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the introductory side of the new Miele S8 vacuum cleaner line is the Miele Alize. With many of the features of a more expensive S8, the Alize is a true HEPA vacuum cleaner
that is a perfect fit in home where there is mostly smooth floors with some low pile carpet. The AirTeQ combination tool is a new model that works well on multiple flooring types.
Though the Miele Alize is comparable to the Pisces, a variety of features makes this canister vacuum a better buy at a less expensive price point.
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Miele S8590 Alize Vacuum Cleaners Features
AirClean System provides 12 layers of filtration and seals to prevent air leakage. As the leader in vacuum filtration, each Miele
actually improves indoor air quality by using superior filtration to ensure that the air coming from your vacuum is cleaner than the ambient air in your home.
As a key component of the AirClean system, the Active HEPA Filter is tested and certified to trap 99.99% of particles 0.3 microns and larger while a layer of activated charcoal
adsorbs household odors.
The 9-ply G/N AirClean dust bag can hold up to 4.76 quarts and traps large particles and allergens.
The 1200 Watt Miele Vortex Motor provides powerful suction with reduced noise and emissions.
Miele vacuum cleaners are rigorously tested to last an average of 20 years residential use (approximately 45 minutes per week at highest setting), and
each vacuum is individually tested before shipping.
Easy to use +/- Foot Controls eliminate the need to bend down while adjusting suction. It can all be done with a simple tap of the foot.
The Alize offers greater reach, a full 33 ft. operating radius with a convenient One-Touch cord rewind switch.
Enhanced Silence Insulation and an encapsulated motor make the Alize quieter than nearly all other vacuum cleaners.
As a vacuum geared mainly towards hard floor cleaning, the Alize reduces sound and vibration as you vacuum by using DynamicDrive swivel casters. Exclusive to
Miele, these feature an integrated shock absorber and low pressure, inflated tires to smooth and quiet movement across hard flooring.
A 3D bumper strip helps to protect the vacuum and your furniture from scuffs and scratches.
Dust bag change indicator alerts you to replace the dust bag, while a separate filter change indicator lets you know when it is
time to replace the HEPA filter.
Like the top-of-the-line UniQ, the Alize has the Standby Park Feature that powers down the suction to reduce noise and power consumption
if you are momentarily interrupted while cleaning.
Safety Shut-Off prevents the motor from overheating in the event that a damaging item is sucked up.
The S8590 Alize has been awarded the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval.
Lightweight, with a ribcage style design, the Miele Alize weighs in just under 11 lbs. - 2 lbs. less than comparable S5 models! This
design also allows for proper airflow through the vacuum regardless of how full the bag is.
The Deluxe Ergonomic Handle allows for a comfortable cleaning motion while an integrated LED Spotlight
sheds some light on any cleaning situation.
The Stainless Steel Telescopic Wand fully extends and retracts to increase reach for amazing above-the-floor cleaning.
The Automatic suction setting provides ease and convenience and is environmentally friendly by only using
as much power as needed for you specific cleaning task.
The Alize comes with the Miele AirTeQ Combo Tool. This combo tool is designed for better airflow and continual contact with the
floor which provides the same cleaner results with less power.
A Crevice Tool for tight spaces, Dusting Brush for delicate cleaning,
and Upholstery Tool for furniture and curtains fit neatly in an under-the-hood storage compartment.
7 Year Warranty on the motor and body casing - 1 Year Warranty on parts and labor.
SBD 650-3 AirTeQ Combo Tool
This redesigned combination floor tool allows for more streamlined airflow and uninterrupted contact
with the floor. This means that compared to the traditional combo tool, the AirTeQ requires less energy to achieve the same cleaning
results on smooth floor, low pile carpet and rugs. Compact and lightweight, a dual-side rocker switch allows you to quickly move from smooth
flooring to low pile carpet.
Automatic Suction Setting By monitoring the air pressure at the floor tool, the Automatic Suction Control on the Miele Alize
automatically adjusts the suction to the type of flooring you cleaning. For carpet the suction level lowers to allow for smooth movement
across the surface without any sticking or catching. On smooth flooring like tile or hardwood, the suction level increases allow for effective
cleaning around edges. By automatically adjusting, this feature ensures that only the power required to clean each specific surface is used. This means
more efficient energy consumption and less waste.
Deluxe Ergonomic Handle
Well fitting, the Deluxe Ergonomic Handle takes strain off of your wrist while giving you full control of the vacuum. This handle is unique to Miele
and to the S8 line in that it features a LED spotlight. No matter if you are using an attachment and removing cobwebs from a corner, cleaning behind the
refrigerator or simply vacuuming a dimly lit room, these powerful LED's light the way and make cleaning easier. This AAA powered spotlight can be handy for
even non-cleaning tasks!
As a smooth floor vacuum cleaner, the Alize has a unique caster system that reduces noise and smooths out movement of the canister. While the
casters of the Alize swivel like all other Miele vacuums, these also have tiny shock absorbers and rubber wheels with low air pressure to
absorb the shock and sound when moving over hard surfaces like tile and laminate or transitions between rooms.
HEPA Filter The HEPA filter conforms to stringent European
filtrations standards (EN 1822). It actually traps
99.99% of all particles as tiny as 0.3 microns. A thin layer of Generally Activated Charcoal
removes household odors, and the
filter only needs to be replaced after 50 hours of use,
or approximately 12 months. And, there is a handy spot
right on the filter where you can write the date,
eliminating guesswork. The HEPA filter is sealed with a rubber edge, to prevent
existing dust particles from escaping the filter.
AirClean Dustbags The AirClean dustbag features a 9-ply
construction that increases airflow while improving filtration. This color-coded, spring-loaded, self-sealing
dust bag is a key component to Miele's AirClean system.
Traps 99.9% of all fine dust particles
33% longer suction performance than Intensive Clean bags
15% improved filtration
Air flow guides increase dust storage capacity by up to 25%
Self-sealing collar for hygienic removal and disposal
The Miele Alize has three above-the-floor cleaning accessories that are conveniently located "under the hood." These three tools allow you to
clean nearly any surface or area in your home and store snugly in this molded compartment. They are always within reach, and you'll never again have to waste time
searching for lost vacuum accessories!
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Q1: Hi, I would like to know if the accesories: SEB217-3 and SBB300-3 would work with the Miele Alize S8590?
Thanks for now.
A: 217-3 - No. 300-3 - Yes. The powerhead 217 won't work b/c it would need an electrically powered hose/wand. The Alize canister has the port to using an electrically powered hose, but does not come standard with it. If you change the hose, you'll also lose the spotlight that comes integrated into the Alize's hose/handle. The 300-3 parquet tool will work with the Alize, as it simply uses straight suction to clean.
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Miele Alize S8590 Vacuum Cleaner
As the second model released from the Miele S8 line of canister vacuum cleaners, the S8590 Alize is an ideal solution for cleaning large areas of hard flooring, like tile,
linoleum, hardwood, and laminate, as well as areas of low pile carpet and rugs. With true HEPA filtration and the AirTeQ combo floor tool, the Alize is well suited for allergy
sufferers and even pet owners with predominantly smooth flooring. Thinking this model is a good fit for my home (no allergies, but all smooth flooring and two dogs), I took
the Alize home for a week long trial run.
What I like about the Miele Alize S8
The Alize is built specifically for people like me in mind. I have tile, hardwood, and linoleum throughout my home with only a few rugs at doorways and between rooms.
Two dogs in the home mean there is always plenty of pet hair and dirt tracked in that needs to be vacuumed up every few days, and again, the Alize was an
excellent fit. Here's how it performed in a variety of cleaning tasks.
In terms of vacuuming smooth flooring the Alize was excellent. The combo tool really showcases the suction of the Miele Vortex motor. So whether it was the linoleum
in the kitchen, tile in the bathroom or hallway, or the hardwood in the bedrooms, the AirTeQ worked well in pulling up dirt, debris and pet hair. I also used
this tool on some of the rugs I have in the home. They are all low pile rugs, that honestly, I often just shake out then toss in the washer. When pushing the AirTeQ,
I was pleased with how well a tool with no brushroll pulled up pet hair. Now, when pulling the floor tool back towards you, you may suck up the rug, but this is
easy to get around by adjusting the suction down with the +/- foot buttons. Overall, it worked well across all of my smooth flooring types.
The AirClean system is a big plus for allergy sufferers. While I do not suffer from allergies, I still like this for a couple reasons. First, the Alize will give you a
0 reading on a particle counter. So the air exiting the Alize is cleaner than ambient air in my home (and likely yours too). Second, the thin layer of Generally
Activated Charcoal in the HEPA filter is just enough to adsorb nuisance odors. Granted if your house smells like a kennel, you may want to consider a few deep
cleanings with a steam cleaner to unlock that kind of odor, but for everyday pet odors, the HEPA filter works. For heavy pet odors, I'd suggest opting for the AirClean
filter when it's time to replace the HEPA. More charcoal means it does better with odors, though you will lose a bit in terms of particle filtration.
In terms of noise, the new Miele S8's are very quiet, and the Alize is no exception. Neither of the dogs paid much attention to the vacuum while it was running. With
the silence insulation and encased motor, the bulk of any noise the Alize produces comes from the air being sucked through the AirTeQ tool or the accessories. I could easily hear
the TV, doorbell and even carry on an only slightly-louder-than-normal conversation with my roommates.
The new LED spotlight is my favorite feature on the S8590 Alize. After installing AAA batteries in the handle, you're ready to go. The light is powerful and
shines right down to where you are cleaning, whether you are using the AirTeQ or the accessories. I really liked this because for tight spaces, it is very handy. How many people are
going to shine a flashlight behind their refrigerator while they clean? I'm not that coordinated. This, however, makes it easy by illuminating your cleaning path no
matter where you are vacuuming - behind appliances, the corners of rooms, in your closet, around your dresser or bed, and the list goes on.
The G/N dustbags still impress me. Though there are dustbags that can hold more, the construction of the G/N is impressive. Not only is the 9 layer filtration great for removing
the vast majority of particles in the air, they are self-sealing. I've used plenty of bagless vacuums before, and while it's nice to not have to buy dust bags, emptying them is
a joke - and a bad one for allergy sufferers. I've yet to empty a bagless vacuum and not get dust rolling back up into the air I breathe. Ideally, you should empty that type of
vacuum cleaner outside, but who wants the hassle? No, the G/N bags are a far better choice. As you open the bag compartment of the Alize, the G/N's spring-loaded collar seals
shut. Simply pull it out and toss it in the trash, keeping all the allergens, dirt and dust locked away in the body and not in the air I breathe.
Additionally, the new Dynamic Drive system is a nice bonus, particularly for a vacuum that is specifically designed for cleaning smooth floors. The rubber, air filled tires combined
with the tiny shock absorber makes for an ultra smooth and much quieter movement across hard floors, especially the grout lines of tile, and transitions between rooms.
Other noticeable upgrades over the old S5 line include the suction controls. Instead of the rotary dial
which meant having
to bend over to adjust the suction, all S8 models have foot buttons. No bending required. The cord rewind now mirrors that of the S6 models. You press the button once and it fully
retracts. So you don't need to hold the button in for it to rewind by itself. The handle is a deluxe handle (always preferable over the ergonomic handle).
Lastly, the Alize is lighter than the S5 models. Most of the S8's dropped a couple pounds, so most weigh in under 11 lbs.
For those who like style points, the handle was
redesigned to curve upwards to reduce some strain, but it also gives it a unique appearance. The accessories
are functional and covered all of my needs in terms of vacuuming between the windows and screen, baseboards, and other edges. Plus, they store neatly away, which is good for someone like
me who is prone to losing small things. The Alize is very durable with
an ABS finish and a hose that I've literally tied into four knots - it always springs back to shape.
What I do not like about the Miele Alize S8
The AirTeQ floor tool is a good tool. Personally, I still prefer the signature parquet floor tool. Truthfully if I was purchasing this vacuum, I would seriously consider it
if your flooring situation is like mine. As I said before, I wash my rugs, so the AirTeQ feels like something that would be more beneficial to other users.
The Automatic setting is one that I used, but personally didn't see much difference. Ideally, this setting is best used when moving from, say carpet to hard flooring. In my house,
there is no carpet, so while the automatic suction setting did cause a slight change while moving from smooth flooring to my rugs, for homes like mine, you may not need it much.
In other homes with more varied flooring types, this feature would be much more beneficial as it helps to reduce power consumption by adjusting suction up or down based on the flooring type.
Priced less than the straight suction S5 Pisces, but loaded with better features, the new Alize is a great choice for homes with mostly smooth flooring. The features are functional, and
overall, the Alize is extremely versatile. It is quiet, rolls nicely across multiple surfaces, and cleans better than most other vacuums on the market. The filtration is truly outstanding
and in all, it would be a good fit in homes with or without pets. Provided you don't need much carpet cleaning ability, you cannot go wrong with the Miele S8 Alize.