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Of the four
vacuums in the Miele S6 canisters, the Onyx is the only model that comes standard with a turbobrush and smooth floor tool. As the S6 equivalent of the
Pisces, the Miele Onyx uses straight suction, two included floor tools, and powerful suction, generated by the patented Vortex motor, to provide you outstanding cleaning performance on all types of smooth
flooring as well as low to medium pile carpet. As a midsize canister with a middle-of-the-road price point, the Onyx is lightweight and durable but high in value. The sealed system
and excellent air filtration makes this vacuum ideal for allergy and asthma sufferers. To
see how the Miele Onyx compares to other Miele S6 vacuum cleaners visit our
Compare Miele S6 Vacuums page.
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Miele Onyx S6270 Vacuum Features
Air Clean filter captures allergens, 99.95% of all particles as tiny as 0.5 microns, and 94% of all particles 0.3 microns and larger.
The Clean Air System construction of the canister keeps all the dust inside, providing maximum protection for indoor air quality.
The redesigned 1200W Miele Vortex Motor provides powerful suction for cleaning any surface.
Miele vacuum cleaners are tested to last an average of 20 years residential use (45 min per week at highest setting).
Pre-motor filter protects the motor from debris and adds another layer of air filtration.
Like more expensive Miele vacuums, the Onyx has a full 33 ft. operating radius with a newly added one-touch, automatic cord rewind.
Durable ABS plastic body and the independent, rubber, 360° swivel wheels won't damage floors and provides unmatched maneuverability.
Exclusive rib-cage canister design allows the air to continuously circulate around the entire bag, maintaining strong airflow as the bag becomes full.
Large FJM Air Clean filterbag with a 3.7 quart capacity that allows for longer use and excellent filtration.
Dustbag change indicator alerts you to replace the filter bag.
Automatic Safety Shut-Off prevents the motor from overheating in the event that a damaging item is sucked up.
Enhanced Silence Insulation makes Miele Onyx one of the quietest of all Miele vacuum cleaners.
At only 10.25 pounds, the Onyx is lightweight and compact, making it easy to maneuver.
Rotary Dial controls "click" as you adjust them to let you know when you've selected your suction setting.
The Miele Onyx was awarded the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval.
An ergonomic handle with a suction slide valve keeps strain off your wrist as you clean while giving you the ability instantly reduce suction from the handle.
The stainless steel, telescopic wand can be parked in the rear position, making it easier to store.
The Onyx comes standard with the SBB300-3 Parquet Floor Tool, Miele's signature smooth floor tool. It also includes the
STB 205-3 Turbobrush for low to medium pile carpet and rugs.
VarioClip attachments include a Crevice Tool for tight spaces, a Dust Brush for delicate cleaning, and an Upholstery Tool for furniture and curtains.
Premium styling changes, including a brushed aluminum accent around the collar, new streamlined compartment latch, slight design changes and
embossed logos distinguish the Oynx from the competition.
7 Year Warranty on the motor and body casing and 2 Year Warranty on limited parts
STB 205-3 Turbobrush
This lightweight carpet tool is driven by the suction and movement of the vacuum cleaner. It features an 11" wide brush roll,
floating head design and 360° swivel neck provide excellent maneuverability.
Gentle cleaning and restoring of crushed carpet nap of low to medium pile carpets with lighter densities.
Parquet Floor Brush (SBB300-3) This signature Parquet floor tool is designed for wood and tiled floors. With a full 180° turn radius and gentle bristles, the
Miele Twister is the ideal tool for cleaning any type of smooth flooring in your home.
The Miele S6 series vacuum cleaners come with 3
standard mini accessories, all useful for cleaning upholstery,
shelves, baseboards, and more. The tools are stored on the VarioClip which can be attached to the hose at any
Air Clean Filter The Air Clean filter is designed for normal use and is made of multi-ply material
which is charged to retain dust particles. It retains 99.95% of particles down to 0.5 of a micron and
94% of particles down to 0.3 of a micron. This filter lasts as long as 5 dust bags and is included free
of charge from Miele with each box of genunie Miele dust bags.
AirClean Dustbag The FJM AirClean dustbag features 9-ply
construction with a spring-loaded, self-sealing
collar built into the bag. Commonly referred to as Filterbags, the FJM AirClean bags not only trap dust and dirt
but act as a the first layers of real air filtration. 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
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This is by far the best vacuum I have ever owned. It has very strong suction and is extreamly quiet. I purchased it mostly for my hardwood floors as my old upright left marks and scrathes. The hard floor brush fits under the basebords and furniture and the non-powered rotory carpet brush works great on my low pile carpets. Well worth the price!
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Miele Onyx S6270 Canister Vacuum
As the second model in the S6 line, the Miele Onyx is very similar to the Topaz with the biggest difference being the non-electric hose. So you lose a little
in carpet cleaning ability but in all other areas, the features and performance is identical. In comparing the two models and their performance in cleaning
throughout the house, the Onyx gives a great performance. This is what we found.
What I like about the Miele Onyx
The biggest difference between the Onyx and the Topaz is the electric hose. In terms of cleaning, this means the Onyx can only use
straight suction floor tools. The Twister and the STB 205-3 come standard with the Onyx. One tile, linoleum, laminate and all other types of
smooth flooring, the Twister is the perfect tool. The suction of the Miele allows for great cleaning results, and the bristles are gentle
enough not to scratch but strong enough to dislodge crumbs, dirt and other debris that can accumulate in seams and other small crevices.
The STB 205-3 does an excellent job, even with pet hair, on low pile carpet and most rugs. While it can handle cleaning medium pile carpet, for
pet owners it can sometimes take a little more work to dislodge pet hair from that density of carpet. In homes where there are no pets, the
STB 205-3 works better on taller or more dense carpet. Pet hair can be difficult to remove, but by matching the density or pile of your carpet with the
proper carpet brush, it is no problem at all.
The Miele Onyx is a very durable machine. It handled my abuse with ease, and despite banging the canister off of nearly every piece of furniture I own,
I noticed no marks on the furniture or the vacuum. While the body can certainly take some punishment, the motor is where the durability of a Miele truly
shines. The redesigned Miele Vortex motor provides amazing suction but more importantly is built to last. Miele rigorously tests each model before
going in to production. This is how they can warranty the motor for 7 years and estimate that each Miele should last you nearly two decades.
As far as upgrades on the Miele, the redesigned canister handle blends into the body, and the overall style changes are sometimes subtle but
add to the overall appeal of the Onyx canister vacuum. Though, the one-touch automatic rewind is likely the best upgrade on this vacuum. Instead of holding the button
down, you simply click it once and your cord fully retracts. Another slight style change is when you adjust the suction level, you get an
audible "click" at each setting.
Though it lacks a HEPA filter the overall air cleaning ability of the Miele Onyx still outpaces comparable vacuums. With a full 11 stages of
filtration, the Onyx can remove more than 99.95% of all particles 0.5 microns or larger. For even better filtration, opt for the Active
HEPA Filter. With the HEPA filter the filtration level can meet or exceed the removal of 99.99% of all particles 0.3 microns or larger.
What I do not like about the Miele Onyx
When matched for the right home, there are no real drawbacks to the Miele Onyx. I could say that I would like a powerbrush instead of
an air driven turbobrush, but low to medium pile carpet, it's simply not necessary for most people. I could also say that for
allergy and asthma sufferers, I would like a HEPA filter. The HEPA filter is always optional and can be purchased at any time, but
even without it, the Miele Onyx exceeds the actual filtration or the vast majority of vacuum cleaners available today. In reality, one pet peeve
I do have with the Onyx is the same that I have with all of the Miele S4, S2 and S6 vacuum cleaners - the VarioClip. It can be really easy to
dislodge as you vacuum. I will say though, that with the Miele S6 canisters, the VarioClip seems to fit more snugly than the it does on the
The Miele Onyx is a well built, stylish midsize Miele vacuum cleaner. It is light enough to be used throughout the home and durable enough to
provide you with years and years of cleaning service. Like all Miele's the Onyx is compatible with nearly all of the Miele accessories and attachments. The
sealed system, self-sealing dust bag and 11 layers of filtration are features allergy and asthma sufferers will love. While, the suction, ease of use,
unique styling and versatility are things anyone can appreciate in this vacuum.
Miele Onyx S6270 Vacuum Detailed Specifications
Low to medium pile carpeting, rugs, and all types of smooth flooring
Durable ABS plastic
1200 Watt Miele Vortex Motor
Rotary Dial Suction Adjustment
Ergonomic Handle with Suction Slide
Telescopic, Stainless Steel wand
3.7 quart Air Clean dust bag
Included Floor Tools:
STB 205-3 and SBB300-3 Parquet Floor Tool
Dust Bag Change Indicator:
Filter Change Indicator Light:
Auto Cord Rewind:
Yes, One Touch
Yes, Enhanced for quieter performance
Wand Park Feature:
17" L x 10" W x 9" H
7 years on the motor and body casing - 2 years on limited parts