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the middle of the new Miele S8 line of canister vacuums, the Kona offers a purposeful design and an uncompromising balance of performance and convenience. From large homes with wall to wall carpet to medium sized homes with pets, the
Kona offers versatile tools and consistent suction and cleaning ability throughout the home. As a direct replacement of the Miele Callisto, the S8390 Kona is, at its core, a well-balanced cleaning machine that delivers on
providing a cleaner home, cleaner indoor air, and exceptional ease of use. The two floor tools excel on all types of smooth flooring and even the thickest types of carpet while the AirClean system features 11 stage filtration
that has been independently certified to capture 99.95% of all particles, as small as 0.1 microns - a big plus for allergy and asthma sufferers alike. So regardless of your cleaning needs, the Kona provides
a clean that you can see and one that your lungs will thank you for! To see how the S8 Kona fits into the rest of this Miele line, visit our
Compare Miele S8 Canister Vacuums page.
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Miele Kona S8390 Vacuum Cleaners Features
AirClean System - features 11 stage filtration (9 ply
filter bag, pre-motor filter, HEPA ActiveClean filter, and finally a post-motor filter). With
a sealed system, Miele vacuums have been independently tested to filter at least 99.95% of particles 0.1 microns and larger. This means the Kona actually cleans the air you breathe and doesn't simply
blow allergens back into your indoor air.
The 9-ply G/N AirClean dust bag can hold up to 4.76 quarts and traps the vast majority of particles and allergens.
The workhorse 1200 watt Miele Vortex Motor provides powerful suction and is now encapsulated to further reduce sound.
Each Kona is rigorously tested to last an average of 20 years residential use*, and individually tested prior to leaving the factory floor.
The redesigned Miele S8 series made things easier
by turning the older style rotary dial controls into foot pedal buttons. So now, once you plug the vacuum in, you can clean,
adjust suction and even retract the cord (with the upgraded One-Touch cord rewind) all without having to bend over.
Taking the bumper strip even further, the Miele Kona has a raised bumper that better protects your vacuum and furniture from the bumps and bangs of everyday vacuuming.
An easily visible dust bag change indicator alerts you to replace the dust bag.
Safety Shut-Off prevents the motor from overheating in the event that a damaging item is sucked up.
The Miele Kona is lighter than its predecessor. At about 11 lbs., the Kona is nearly 20% lighter.
The Deluxe Ergonomic Handle Assembly allows for a comfortable cleaning motion while the integrated brushroll controls
put complete control of the vacuum right at your fingertips.
The Stainless Steel Telescopic Wand fully extends and retracts
for excellent above-the-floor cleaning reach.
Three park positions allow you to compactly carry or story your canister in one tight, compact package.
The Miele Kona comes with two floor tools to provide complete floor cleaning - the SEB 228 Powerbrush with height adjustment and smooth movement is ideal for
carpeting of all types. And, the SBB 300-3 Parquet Floor Tool
works for hardwood, tile, linoleum, Pergo, and other laminate flooring.
Fitting neatly under the S8 Kona's "hood" a Crevice Tool for tight spaces, Dusting Brush for delicate cleaning,
and Upholstery Tool for furniture and curtains is included.
7 Year Warranty on the motor and body casing - 1 Year Warranty on parts and labor.
*Based on 45 Minutes of Use Once Per Week on the Highest Setting.
SEB 228 Full Size Powerbrush 14 " wide
SEB 228 ElectroPlus
With a 14" wide cleaning path this full-size carpet cleaning tool works well on all carpet. The SEB 228 features 5 level height adjustment, swivel
neck design, and slightly wider cleaning path than the SEB 236. The cleaning motion is slick and effortless. Less expensive than the SEB 236, this tool
lacks the automatic park/shut-off when locked upright and LED light. Great for all carpet types.
SBB 300-3 Parquet Floor Tool
With a blend of polyamide and natural bristles, the SBB 300-3 is Miele's signature floor cleaning tool. The bristles dislodge and loosen grime and will not scuff
even soft flooring allowing the powerful suction to remove dirt, hair, dust and grime. A thin, but wide, profile and fully rotating neck allow the parquet tool to swivel
and bend around tight corners and fit neatly under low furniture.
The hose is often an overlooked part of
a vacuum cleaner, but the standard,
electric equipped hose on the Kona provides both reach as well as durable
flexibility that can literally be tied into knots and not be damaged. Tested for years of abuse, the Miele hose will never fail.
Additional Accessories Like other Miele models, the S8 canister series comes with three
included tools, all useful for above-the-floor cleaning, including upholstery,
shelves, baseboards, ceiling fans and more. Each fits snugly in an enclosed onboard storage compartment.
AirClean Filter Bags As the first line of filtration, the AirClean G/N filter bag uses 9 progress plies of filter media to trap large, medium and even fine particles as they enter the
vacuum. A mesh netting makes the bag puncture resistant and a rubber sealed collar keeps air and debris from escaping. As you remove it, the spring-loaded collar seals away
dirt and allergens making for a more hygienic filter bag and allergen-free cleaning experience.
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 with rubber gasket for hygienic removal and disposal
HEPA AirClean Filter The H13 HEPA AirClean filter not only captures and retains
micro-particles (including dust mite feces, dander,
and pollen), it features a new TimeStrip Indicator that lets you know exactly when it's time to replace your filter.
Redesigned to meet H13 filtration standards, the new Miele AirClean filter traps 99.95% of particles, as small as 0.1 microns. Each
filter provides about 50 hours or one year of use.
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Reviewed by: Kiristin D. from Naperville, IL
Our Kona has been a great purchase. We really like the wand and that we can reach ceilings and the baseboards easier. It's incredibly light and like that attachments fit in the canister. Only giving 4 stars cause we never give 5!
Reviewed by: MLB from New Jersey
Our previous vacuum died and we were very hesitant to try a different brand since our old one had lasted so long, but we are glad we did. We love this vacuum. It's light and easy to move around and the best thing is -- IT WORKS!
Reviewed by: wanted a quiet, HEPA vacuum from Washington state
This is the best vacuum that I have used. It truly is a joy to use. It is quiet, solid, ergonomic and does a great job in cleaning floors and upholstery.
Customer Q & A
Q1: What is the main difference between the kona and the Marin vacuums? Trying to decide between those 2 or if I need to go with the uni-q
A: Choice of powerhead Marin. Automatic suction adjustment setting Marin. HEPA filter change indicator Marin. Metallic fleck finish Marin vs. a solid black Kona. Those are your main differences. Other than that, they are going to be the same, same performance, same accessories, same filtration, warranty, etc. With the UniQ, you get FULL control on the handle, the velvet lined tool compartment and bumper strip, LED lights, chrome accents, the park and pause/standby feature when you park the wand in the slot at the base, and fully digital control display on the body instead of icons that just illuminate. Plus, the warranty is substantially longer with the UniQ. My only real downside with the UniQ, when compared to the Marin is no choice in powerheads. However, with the lamp and the way the SEB 236 head more freely rolls, this tool is the best of the three electrically driven, carpet cleaning attachments. Hope that helps!
Q2: Price - data very impressive but see no indication of typical price.
A: $899. Sorry about that. Miele is giving us a bit of the runaround as to when they can actually be "sold" online. The orignal launch date was 2/15, but I believe they are pushing the online launch back till the first of the month. We do have them in stock all S8 models, so they are available if you call in.
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Miele Kona S 8390 Vacuum Cleaner
As the center of the Miele S8 line, the Kona is the direct replacement for the Miele Callisto. Like the
Callisto, the Kona continues a tradition of balanced performance and value that will likely garner it the same
awards and accolades as its predecessor. Equipped with everything you need to clean any surface or type of flooring in your home, the Kona offers
and likely represents the best value in the line. So after spending a week with the Kona, this is how it fared against the other S8 models in the line.
What I like about the Miele Kona HEPA Vacuum
The similarities between the Kona and Callisto are many, so it's really only worthwhile to note the differences. First, instead of the rotary dial controls, the Kona
has the foot pedal +/- buttons. So after you plug it in, the only bending down you do is to pick the vacuum up when you're done. The deluxe handle offers brush roll
control, and power, suction, and cord rewind are all now able to be done with your foot. This means less bending over, less strain and getting your cleaning done quicker.
The next difference is the aforementioned cord rewind. The older style Miele
vacuums all used a push and hold style button. So to retract, you held the button down until the cord was
fully retracted. With the S6 line and now the S8
line, you simply tap the button once and the cord auto-rewinds. And speaking of the cord, the cut-out/recessed spot where the cord is
located, is larger in S8 models. This is not a major upgrade, but it gives your hand a little more room when reaching for and pulling out the cord.
Miele canisters have long had a rubber bumper strip integrated into the bottom edge of their vacuum cleaners. The S8 Kona takes that just a little bit further with a raised
bumper. Instead of the bumper being flush with the sides of the vacuum, the 3D bumper actually protrudes, and it is this soft strip that cushions impacts and collisions with
furniture while you clean. In addition to this, the handle has been redesigned to curve slightly upward. Though a small change, it attempts to move the handle further off of the ground
and closer to you (with the hopes of slightly less bending down).
Two more recent differences (meaning changes that happened AFTER the Kona was first introduced) involve the overall cleaning reach and the HEPA filter. First, the Kona, like all
S8 models, has an extra three feet of cleaning reach - 36' total. Next, the HEPA filter has changed. To meet updated H13 HEPA filtration standards in Europe, the Kona now features a filter
that has been tested to remove 99.95% of all particles, as small as 0.1 microns. This means it effectively removes all of your common particle allergens like dander, pollen, and
dust mites. Another neat feature with the new filter is the TimeStrip Indicator. This is built right into all of the new filters. Before you install the filter, crush/push the green
button on the filter. This activates the strip. As time passes, the bar fills red, and when the bar is completely red, it's time to replace your filter. This is ideal for the Kona, and
for use with many Miele vacuum cleaners, since the filter change indicator light is a luxury feature that few Miele models have. With the TimeStrip, you don't have to worry about remembering
when you changed it or writing it down.
Lastly, is the motor. All of the S5, S6, S7 and S8 models have the same 1200W Miele Vortex motor, which delivers powerful suction. Where the Kona differs is
that the motor is encased. So while the silence insulation in Miele vacuums make them far quieter than most comparable models, the S8 line is the very definition of quiet but powerful.
You won't miss a phone call, door bell or crying child with the Kona running. It is literally quiet enough that you can vacuum and talk on the phone at the same time.
When it comes to performance, the Kona is nearly identical to the Callisto.
Versatile: Two floor tools allow it to clean nearly every type of flooring
there is, three mini accessories work well in dusting and cleaning upholstered surfaces or in those hard to reach crevices, and the retractable wand plus the cord and hose
length give you the reach to clean overhead vents or ceiling eaves.
Durable: I really like demonstrating this one to customers and even new sales reps. I take the Miele hose and literally put three knots
in it that I pull tight. After a few minutes I undo the knots, and every time, the hose springs right back to shape. No kinks, no bends or breaks. The ABS shell comes with a
full seven year warranty, and for all of the Miele vacuums we have sold, I have yet to have someone bring in a powerhead that needs a belt replaced. Aside from changing the
filter and dust bag, and occasionally unclogging the airways (usually only with S7's), there is very little maintenance. The Kona provides reliable, consistent service.
Filtration: Independently tested and certified, the Miele AirClean system (sealed system + G/N dust bag + pre-motor filter + HEPA filter) removes
99.95% of all particles 0.1 microns and larger. This is literally unmatched when it comes to allergy vacuum cleaners.
Whether we are talking about cleaning, durability, filtration, ease of use or overall performance, the Miele Kona excels in all areas. If the Callisto was a model you
were considering, the Kona HEPA vacuum features a few upgrades, but comes in at the same price point.
What I do not like about the Miele Kona HEPA Vacuum
There are very few things I do not like about the Kona. If I had any gripes with the model I would like a choice in powerheads like the Marin. Choice is a great thing for
these models since it not only allows you to select the carpet cleaning tool that best meets your needs but also helps to tailor the cost of the vacuum. Other than this,
the only other possible suggestion would be to have the filter change indicator light. That feature is standard with some S8 models but not the Kona.
The Kona represents the most well-balanced value in terms of the S8 line. While each of these models offers elegant styling, unrivaled function and powerful
cleaning, the Kona likely offers the best balance of each of these, and all at a price that is a great value. With features like this, the Kona is poised to
take the place of its predecessor, the Callisto, as the most popular Miele S8 model.
Miele Kona S8390 Vacuum Cleaner Detailed Specifications
All Types of Flooring (Smooth & Carpeted)
Full Size Canister
Durable ABS plastic
1200 Watt Miele Vortex Motor
+/- Foot Pedals
Deluxe Ergonomic Handle w/ Brush Roll Control
Stainless Steel wand
4.76 quart AirClean dust bag
Included Floor Tools:
SEB 228 & SBB 300-3
Dust Bag Change Indicator:
Filter Change Indicator Light:
Auto Cord Rewind:
Yes, One Touch
Wand Park Feature:
19.2" L x 10.8" W x 8.9" H
7 years on the motor - 1 year on parts and labor
Miele Kona Vacuum Warranty Information
7 years on the motor/ 1 year on parts and labor
Miele Kona S8390 Vacuum Cleaner Additional Resources