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Miele Callisto


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Miele Callisto Vacuum Cleaner

Free Next Day Delivery The lightweight, sleek Miele Callisto vacuum cleaner may not make cleaning fun, but it definitely makes cleaning easier and more effective, especially if you have allergies. The sealed system and HEPA filter make the Miele Callisto ideal for allergy sufferers. Plus, the new Miele Air Clean dust bags automatically seal themselves when they are removed, so you never have to worry about exposing yourself to dust or other allergens. Miele vacuum cleaners not only clean your floors, but they also clean the air you breathe. To see how the Miele Callisto fits into the line of S5 Miele vacuums, Compare Miele S5 Vacuum Cleaners.

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Miele Callisto S5281 Vacuum Cleaners Features

    Miele Callisto Vacuum Cleaner Details
  • The Active HEPA filter captures allergens like dust mite feces and pollen and conforms to the stringent European EN1822 filtration standard, trapping 99.99% of all particles as tiny as 0.3 microns.
  • The Sealed System construction of the canister keeps all the dust inside, providing maximum protection for indoor air quality.
  • A layer of Generally Activated Charcoal traps chemicals and odors.
  • The 1200 Watt Miele Vortex Motor provides strong suction with optimal usage of power.
  • Surge protected motor to protect against power surges.
  • Miele vacuum cleaners are tested to last a minimum of 1,000 operating hours or an average of 20 years residential use.
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  • Pre-motor filter protects the motor from debris.
  • Rotary Dial Suction Control lets you choose from six levels of power.
  • Impressive 30 ft. operating radius with a convenient automatic cord rewind switch.The Green Good Housekeeping Seal (GGHS) is an environmental seal that is ONLY assigned after a product has received the primary Good Housekeeping Seal. To receive the GGHS seal each Miele vacuum must then meet comprehensive environmental criteria, including ingredient and product safety, the reduction of water use in manufacturing, energy efficiency in manufacturing and product use, packaging reduction,and the brandís corporate social responsibility.
  • The durable ABS plastic body is surrounded by rubber bumper guards to protect furniture, and the independent, rubber, 360° swivel wheels won't damage floors and provides unmatched maneuverability.
  • State-of-the-art textured finish is scratch-resistant with a contemporary appeal.
  • Exclusive rib-cage canister design allows the air to continuously circulate around the entire bag, maintaining strong airflow as the bag becomes full.
  • Large Air Clean dust bag with a 4.76 quart capacity that allows for longer use.
  • Constructed of 9 durable layers to prevent sharp objects from penetrating the bag, the dust bag is spring-loaded, so it closes automatically for dust-free removal and hygienic disposal.
  • Dust bag change indicator light alerts you when it's time to replace the hygienic bag.
  • Safety Shut-Off prevents the motor from overheating in the event that a damaging item is sucked up.
  • Silence Insulation makes for extremely quiet operation. Even at the highest setting, you can still hear the phone ring!
  • Deluxe Handle Assembly is ergonomic, keeping the strain off your wrist.
  • Lightweight at only 13.5 pounds, making it easy to use.
  • The SES119 Electric Hose is crush-proof.
  • The Electric, Telescoping wand has two space-saving park positions, making it easy to store and carry.
  • Comes with electrically-driven SEB228 Powerbrush with a wide 14" brush roll for deep cleaning of carpets, as well as the SBB300-3 Parquet Floor Brush with genuine horsehair bristles, ideal for gentle but thorough cleaning of tiled and wood floors; rotates 90° and is exceptionally agile.
  • On-board tools include a Crevice Tool for tight spaces, a Dust Brush for delicate cleaning, and an Upholstery Tool for furniture and curtains.
  • The Direct Connect system with no exterior wires makes it easy to change the electrical brushes.
  • 7-Year Warranty on the motor and 1-Year Warranty on parts and labor.
* Used for 45 minutes on the highest setting, once per week.

What's Included

Miele SEB 228 Powerbrush SEB 228 Mid Size Powerbrush
This electrically-driven carpet tool with a 14" wide brush roll with floating head and swivel neck design is ideal for low-pile and medium-pile carpet care. With 5 height adjustments and an automatic shut-off in case of blockage, this powerbrush is recommended for deep cleaning and restoring of crushed carpet nap on low- to medium-pile carpets with moderate densities.
SBB300-3 Twister Parquet Floor Tool SBB300-3 Parquet Floor Tool
A mixture of polyamide and natural hair ensures a gentle cushion for this floor brush which makes sure that tile, wood and other smooth surfaces are cleaned thoroughly with extreme care. It has a 90° rotation and is exceptionally agile at cleaning around obstacles such as table legs and in tight places.
Miele SES Electric Hoses
Electric Hose
A required component for the use of all electric powerbrushes. Versions vary depending on canister style used. Miele hoses all are crush-proof and regardless of the abuse, will always retain their original shape.
Miele Accessories
Integrated Accessories
The Callisto comes with 3 included tools all useful for cleaning upholstery, shelves, baseboards, and more. Included under the lid of the Callisto are:
  • dusting brush
  • upholstery nozzle
  • crevice tool
Miele Deluxe Ergonomic Handle Deluxe Handle Assembly
The new ergonomic handle assembly makes vacuuming a breeze, keeping the strain off your wrist.  This handle comes equipped with powerbrush control switch to easily turn the powerbrush off or on from the handle.
Miele Callisto HEPA Filter - AH-50 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. 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.

Miele AirClean G/N Dustbag Air Clean Dustbags
The new Air Clean dustbag features a 9-ply construction with a spring-loaded, self-sealing collar built into the bag. Each style is color coded to prevent confusion and offer many advantages:
  • 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
Vacuum Cleaner Replacement Bags and Filters

Miele Callisto Vacuum Cleaner Reviews

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  Beats Aurus Electrolux hands-down!
Reviewed by:  from Ohio

I have been cleaning professionally for the past ten years. My three previous sweepers have all been Electrolux's top of the line Guardian canisters. I have had nothing but trouble with them and have paid hundreds of dollars in repair bills to keep them going over the years, I decided last week to bite the bullet and purchase a brand new top of the line Aerus Electrolux to the tune of over $2,000. After using it for roughly two hours, I was so frustrated with it that I was about ready to throw it against the wall. Electrolux had changed all of the features with this year's newest most expensive model that I had come to love with my old sweepers. [Editor's Note: This review was shortened for space.]The Electrolux was returned the next day, much to the dismay of the sales rep. I had used a Miele a few years ago at the home of a wealthy client and decided to investigate it. After studying the different models, I decided on Callisto. It has all the features my old Electrolux sweepers had, plus has many more accessories available to make my job even easier and more efficient. The only thing I am changing is I am switching out the power head that came with it to one that has a light on it. My Electrolux has this and it makes a huge difference when cleaning poorly lit rooms. I am looking forward to many years of enjoyment from my new team-mate. My sweeper is literally my right hand for my line of work, and I need something that is dependable, easy to use, efficient, and versatile. Thank you Miehle for having all the options available that Electrolux decided to abandon. Their loss, your gain!
  investment in family
Reviewed by: Annp from Chicago

I have a history of purchasing items that do not perform as promised. Before i purchased this Miele Callisto I emailed Achoo Allergy for guidance. A response to my questions were answered the next day with specific info pertaining to MY questions. There response made me feel comfortable in investing in this very high cost vacuum. I felt this was an investment in my family's health. Well, the vacuum is PERFECT! I was not led on to believe anything other than what it can do. It cleans perfectly and the house really does smell cleaner when I am done. Also, it is so quite you will not believe it! I can vacuum on the phone!! Thanks so much for the great advice, I will be purchasing from your site again.
  My New "BFF"
Reviewed by: Carol with pets & allergies from Tampa, FL

The house smells and feels so clean after vacuuming! I have asthma and allergies, and the Callisto cleans my carpet, wood floors, tile floors and oriental rugs thoroughly. This vacuum is so easy to use and follows me without damaging furniture. I can vacuum under beds and furniture easily, too. Love it!!

Customer Q & A

Q1: Can the Active Air Clean filter be used with the Callisto model?
A: Yes. Simply choose the Active Air Clean Filter designed for the S5 series Mieles, and you're all set!

Q2: differences between Callisto and Libra
A: There are really 3 differences. First, the Callisto is Black while the Libra is a Mango Red. More importantly, the Callisto now comes with the SEB 228 powerbrush. The SEB 228 is wider and has 5 height adjustments. The SEB 217-3 is what used to come standard with the Callisto but now comes with the Libra. It has a more narrow cleaning path, lacks height adjustment and overall is best suited on thick medium pile carpet to thin low pile carpet. You can get by on some higher pile carpeting with the SEB 217-3, but for the larger 228 gives you better results on thick and high pile carpet. Because of this difference in the powerbrush, you have the third difference - price. Other than these differences, these units offer the same features and benefits.

Q3: Which Miele should I buy the Callisto or the Earth? I am replacing an older white pearl- I have stairs, short flat carpeting, wood and tile floors...2 short hair dogs as well. Can I attach the stronger power brush to either or both of them?

A: Based on what you described, either model would work well. The Callisto comes with the larger SEB 228 powerbrush as opposed to the Earth with the SEB 217-3, but with low carpet and short hair dogs either powerbrush will likely do the trick. Both will fit nearly any Miele floor tool attachment, though the Callisto, with the 228, is about as good of a carpet attachment as Miele offers. Only the SEB 236 is comparable in size and performance. With the Earth, you get the Auto suction setting but a slightly smaller carpet attachment.

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Miele Callisto Vacuum Cleaner Reviews

Miele Callisto S5281 Vacuum Cleaners

The Callisto is the most popular of all of Mieles canister vacuums. It offers the conveniences and the basic advancements of the S5 Galaxy series with a few notable improvements. The Callisto represents an excellent blend of outstanding value and price.

What I like about the Miele Callisto Vacuum

What separates the Callisto from the entry level Pisces is quite simply, upgrades. With the Callisto, an electric powered SEB 228 Electro Plus Powerbrush comes standard. This is a significant improvement over the air driven brush. In addition to this, the hose that comes standard with the Callisto is powered. This gives you a wider range of more versatile attachments you can use with this model.

When I ran this model through tests similar to those used on the Pisces, I found for thicker carpet the SEB228 Powerbrush was better at extracting pet hair from thicker carpet. In previous tests, I could notice the strain as the air driven brushed bogged down on more dense carpet. In contrast, the electrically powered brush cleaned our high pile carpet much easier.

The last noticeable upgrade with the Callisto is the handle. In lieu of the standard handle, the Callisto is equipped with a deluxe handle. The design fits better in your hand and puts less strain on your wrist while you vacuum. Again, with Miele, sometimes it is all about the little things. A more comfortably designed handle may not seem like the most important feature, but when you have to vacuum the first and second floors of a fully carpeted house, little conveniences make a big difference.

The Callisto comes standard with Miele's Active HEPA filtration, a definite plus for allergy and asthma sufferers. This vacuum collects dirt, dust and pet hair from the floors without polluting the air in your home. The Generally Activated Charcoal reduces odors and traps some chemicals. The sealed system rounds out the filtration qualities of the Miele Callisto and makes it and ideal choice for those concerned with indoor air pollution.

In addition, the Callisto comes standard with all the features you normally find on a Miele canister, quiet operation, 7 year warranty on the motor, self-winding cord, easy movement, and self-sealing bags.

What I do not like about the Miele Callisto Vacuum

The Callisto is a powered unit, which means it has electric features from the powerbrush to the vacuum itself. To connect the hose to the vacuum is a minor inconvenience. There is a small, gray, plastic tab on the body of the vacuum that must be removed before you can attach the hose. The end of a nail file or very fine-tipped, flat head screwdriver will work. Without removing the cap, you may be left scratching your head as to how the hose could actually attach to the vacuum.

Despite a standard HEPA filter, the Callisto does not come with a filter change indicator. A bag change indicator comes standard with all Miele canister vacuums, but a good rule of thumb for the HEPA filter is to replace it once a year.

For those concerned with not only cleaning their floors but also the quality of the air inside their homes, the Callisto offers the best on both counts. For both hard and carpeted surfaces the Callisto will get the job done, and the electric powerbrush and deluxe handle are just two additional features that help make this unit one of Miele's most popular choices.

Miele Callisto Vacuum Cleaner Detailed Specifications

Best for: Any floor type
Vacuum type: Mid-size canister
Color: Deep Black
Construction : Durable ABS plastic
Motor: 1200 Watt Miele Vortex Motor
Airflow: 141 CFM
Operating Radius: 30 ft.
Suction Control: Rotary dial on canister
Handle: Ergonomic deluxe handle assembly with Powerbrush Control
Wand: SET220 telescopic wand
Bag type: G/N
Bag capacity: 4.76 quart Air Clean dust bags
HEPA Filter: Yes, Active HEPA Filter plus Generally Activated Charcoal Filter
Included Floor Tools: Powerbrush for carpets & Parquet Floor Brush for smooth floors
Crevice Tool: Yes
Dust Brush: Yes
Upholstery Tool: Yes
Dust Bag Change Indicator Light: Yes
Filter Change Indicator Light: No
Auto Cord Rewind: Yes
Safety Shut-off: Yes
Silence Insulation: Yes
Wand Park Feature: Yes
Dimensions: 19" L x 10" W x 8"H
Weight: 13.5 lbs.
Warranty: 7 years on the motor - 1 year on parts and labor

Miele Callisto Vacuum Cleaner Warranty Information

7 year on the motor - 1 year on parts and labor

Miele Callisto S5281 Vacuum Cleaner Additional Resources

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