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you ever wanted a vacuum cleaner that will do all the dirty work for you? The Miele
Earth vacuum cleaner is the "most intelligent" vacuum in Miele's S5 series. With its AutoEco feature it
automatically adjusts its suction level for optimal performance on
any floor type while saving electricity. It even automatically shuts off in the park position
for convenience and energy conservation. And of course it comes with
an active HEPA filter in a sealed canister system. Miele vacuum
cleaners not only clean your floors, but they also clean the air you breathe. To see how the Miele Earth fits into the S5 Miele vacuum line,
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Miele Earth S5481 Vacuum Cleaner Features
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. Rubber seals and gaskets keep airflow moving in one direction through the multiple levels of
filtration, to create the most hygienic vacuum on the market today.
The Generally Activated Charcoal Filter traps chemicals and odors.
The 1200 Watt Miele Vortex Motor provides strong suction with optimal usage of power.
Miele vacuum cleaners are tested to last a minimum of 1,000 operating hours or an average of 20 years residential use.
Pre-motor filter protects the motor from debris.
AutoEco (automatic motor control) setting for optimal performance on any floor type while saving electricity.
Impressive 30 ft. operating radius with a convenient
automatic cord rewind switch.
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
State-of-the-art soft touch 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.
Filter change indicator light lets you know when it's time to change the HEPA filter.
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!
Lightweight at only 13.5 pounds, making it easy to maneuver.
Deluxe Handle Assembly is ergonomic, keeping the strain off your wrist.
The Electric, Telescoping wand has two
space-saving park positions, making it easy to store and carry.
Auto Shut Off whenever the vacuum is placed in a park position for convenience and energy conservation.
Comes with the SBB 300-3 Parquet Floor Brush (Twister) with genuine horsehair bristles, ideal for gentle but thorough cleaning of tiled and wood
floors; rotates 90° and is exceptionally agile. It also comes standard with the
SEB 217-3 Powerbrush for low to medium pile carpet. This powerbrush is more than capable of tackling the toughest
cleaning jobs and is perfect for edging around furniture and walls.
On-board tools include a Crevice Tool for tight spaces, a
Dust Brush for delicate cleaning, and an Upholstery Tool for furniture and curtains.
7 Year Warranty on the motor and 1 Year Warranty on parts and labor.
* 45 Minutes of Use Once Per Week on the Highest Setting.
SEB 217-3 Mid Size Powerbrush 10 1/2" wide
SEB 217-3 Mid Size Powerbrush
This electrically-driven carpet tool with
a 10"-wide brush roll with floating head and swivel neck design is
ideal for low-pile and medium-pile carpet care. Recommended for deep cleaning and restoring of crushed carpet nap on low- to
medium-pile carpets with moderate densities.
SBB 300-3 Parquet Floor Tool (Twister)
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.
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.
The Miele S5 canister vacuums each comes with 3
included tools all useful for cleaning upholstery,
shelves, baseboards, and more.
Deluxe Handle Assembly
The new ergonomic handle assembly makes vacuuming a
breeze, keeping the strain off your wrist.
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.
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
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 AutoEco is heavy but pushes easily and is extremely effective. A recent appliance repair person at our house to repair a sub zero refrigerator commented that it is the best vacuum on the market. Love it! More Testimonials
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Miele Earth Vacuum
Reviewed by: Fedexgal from Uniontown, Ohio
This was a Christmas gift for my mother, who has the cleanest house in Northeast Ohio. I wanted a vacuum which would assist in the filtration of the air circulation as she vacuumed. She has developed allergies late in life. The Miele "Earth" has been the perfect choice! Easy to use and the filtration system works as advertised. Very happy with the Customer Service and shipping department at Achoo Allergy. My Mom and I highly recommend the Miele Vacuums and Achoo Allergy to any prospective customers!
Best vacuum I ever owned
Reviewed by: Breathing easier from MA
I love the features of this vacuum. I couldn't believe the dirt it picked up on my berber carpet before I realized that I hadn't even turned on the power to the brush! It has a bag installed and another in the box.
Earth for the earth
Reviewed by: Earth lover from St. Louis
I thought it appropriate to write my Earth vacuum review on Earth Day 2009. This is a wonderful, if expensive, machine. I had a previous Miele that was lost in a flood so in choosing a new one there was no doubt I'd go with Miele again. Love their products. But which one to choose? The eco-factor was the thing that tipped the scale in the favor of Earth. Have not been disappointed, despite the steep price.
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Q1: Where is the Miele made? Is it made in the USA?
Thanks A: ALL Miele vacuum cleaners are made in Germany.
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Miele Earth S5481 Vacuum Cleaners
When it comes to electronic features and ease of use, the Earth
comes out on top. This is the only Miele canister to offer the
setting for transitioning to different surfaces. In other models
there is either a rotary dial or push button to adjust the speed
when moving from different surfaces, but the Earth adjusts itself.
In doing so it not only makes vacuuming seem less like a chore but
also reduces energy by adjusting to optimal suction for any surface. I
tested this model with the standard SEB-217 powerbrush and deluxe handle.
After using it on a thick rug (caked with dog hair), a thinner rug
and a finished concrete floor, here is what I found.
What I like about the Miele Earth Vacuum
The Earth, fitted with the SEB-217, was well suited for the task
of pulling up ground in dog hair and dirt. After adjusting the
different height setting on the brush, I was able to clean the
medium pile rug easily. To give you a better idea about the surface,
it is a 3x5 rug that my dog used as his bed. So given the amount
of time he spent on it, there were short hairs all through the
fabric. I have used a Dyson product to clean this same rug, but did
not get near the same results as the Earth.
The SEB-217 is a very capable powerbrush. It moves and turns very
smoothly, and being electric powered, this brush is stout enough to
tackle the tougher cleaning jobs. Though this brush is not quite as
wide as the SEB-236, it can be parked and edges very well.
This is the only canister model that comes equipped with the auto power
setting. In addition to the six selectable suction settings, the
automatic power setting will adjust the suction and speed of the motor
depending on the flooring and mess you are cleaning.
The Earth is one of only a few Miele canisters that comes
equipped with a HEPA filter change indicator. A small indicator
light lets you know when you need to replace the Active HEPA filter.
The finish of the Earth is still one of the most appealing in the line of premium vacuum cleaners. While Miele switched away
from the marine color, the metallic silver/blue is a brilliant finish that lends a very modern appeal to this home
With the Earth you will find the features of all of the less expensive
models including, self-winding cord, large capacity (self-sealing) bag, Active HEPA filtration,
deluxe ergonomic handle, adjustable wand, 7 year motor warranty,
sturdy ABS plastic body, mini accessories under the hood, free and
smooth movement, self-sealing bags, and a thermal shut off (and
indicator light), to name a few.
What I do not like about the Miele Earth Vacuum
With the Earth you are really starting to climb in price, but
Miele is a top of the line brand which produces quality products that in many circles are very much considered luxury home appliances.
Though this initial cost is high, it saves you money
when you factor in the much longer expected lifespan of the Miele Earth over a traditional vacuum cleaner that would
likely have to be replaced every 2-3 years.
For me, the auto power (AutoEco) is not as useful as it may be for others. If you are using the SEB 217-3 and
move from carpet to smooth flooring, an automatic suction adjustment is not as useful when you consider you will
have to switch from the powerbrush to the Twister attachment.
Regardless, the energy saving nature of this feature is something
all can use.
Aside from the initial cost, all of which would be made up in the
longevity of this product as well as value added features, there are
few drawbacks to the Earth. The AutoEco feature is an
excellent addition that some will really enjoy, while the heavier
cleaning ability, more efficient power consumption and convenient controls are things that
everyone can make good use of.