Miele S8390 FreshAir Canister Vacuum Cleaner
As awareness of indoor air quality issues grows, more and more people are looking at the things in their home that are creating the problem, and for those dealing with allergies or asthma, a surprising source of aggravation is your vacuum cleaner. This is where Miele has consistently been ahead of the curve. With an emphasis on cleaning what you can see as well as removing the allergens and irritants that you cannot, the Miele FreshAir S8 vacuum cleaner is one solution to multiple problems. By using their patented AirClean Sealed System and 11 stage filtration that includes a certified H13 HEPA filter, the Miele FreshAir traps ultrafine particles as it cleans your floors and dust throughout your home. Ideal for smooth floors, the S8 Fresh Air canister vacuum includes the AllTeQ combination floor tool and comes packed with a variety of features and accessories, all at a price that makes it an incredible value in any home. Backing up all of this is Miele's reputation for designing and constructing high quality, durable home appliances that combine style and performance with an industry-leading warranty. So if you or someone in your home is coping with allergies or asthma, take a few moments to see how the Miele S8390 FreshAir HEPA vacuum can help.
- The AirClean System provides 11 stage filtration and seals airflow to prevent leakage and ensure that the air passing through the S8 FreshAir vacuum is cleaned and left free of not only visible dirt but also the microscopic allergens that cause allergic and asthmatic reactions. 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 HEPA AirClean Filter is tested and certified H13 HEPA filter that traps 99.95% of particles as small as 0.1 microns.
- The 9-ply G/N AirClean filterbag can hold up to 4.76 quarts and traps large particles and allergens.
- Unique to Miele S8 FreshAir and Alize vacuums, a deluxe ergonomic handle with spotlight LED illuminates your cleaning path, ideal for use when cleaning those hard to reach areas behind appliances or between furniture.
- 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 allow you to adjust suction with a simple toe tap.
- With a longer power cord, the FreshAir canister vacuum offers a full 36 ft. operating radius and a convenient One-Touch cord rewind switch.
- The FreshAir S8 features enhanced silence insulation and an encapsulated motor making it quieter than nearly all other vacuum cleaners.
- A 3D bumper strip helps to protect the vacuum and your furniture from scuffs and dings.
- The filterbag change indicator alerts you to replace the filter bag.
- Safety shut-off prevents the motor from overheating in the event that a damaging item is sucked up.
- Lightweight, with a ribcage style design, the new FreshAir canister weighs under 11 lbs., and this design also allows for proper airflow through the vacuum regardless of how full the bag is.
- The Stainless steel telescopic wand provides superior reach for amazing above-the-floor cleaning.
- The S8 Freshair comes with the Miele AllTeQ Combo Tool. This combo tool is designed for better airflow and continual contact with the floor which provides the same cleaning results with less power.
- The S8 FreshAir also comes with three bonus tools, including the Universal Swivel Brush, Flexible Crevice Tool, and the Hygiene Cap. That's $80 worth of additional accessories - FREE.
- 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.
Miele S8390 FreshAir Canister Vacuum Cleaner - A Closer Look
|SBD 285-3 AllTeQ Combo Tool
This redesigned combination floor tool gives you the ability to clean smooth floors and low pile carpet alike. With soft, retractable bristles and an oversized, free-rolling wheel, the AllTeQ glides across tile, hardwood, and laminate, allowing the powerful suction of the FreshAir to remove debris loosed by the bristles. Flip the rocker switch and bristles retract for better cleaning of low pile carpet and rugs.
|Deluxe Ergonomic Handle with Spotlight
The new FreshAir S8 comes with a handle that is only found with one other premium Miele vacuum. Designed to relieve stress on the hand and wrist while you clean, this Deluxe Ergonomic Handle swivels and moves freely of the hose for flexibility. An integrated LED light illuminates your cleaning path, whether vacuuming, dusting, or cleaning in hard-to-reach areas with low light.
|AirClean HEPA Filter
The HEPA filter conforms to new European H13 filtration standards trapping 99.95% of all particles as small as 0.1 microns. Replace after 50 hours of use, or approximately 12 months. The new Miele HEPA AirClean filters also feature a TimeStrip replacement indicator, eliminating the guesswork for Miele vacs without a filter replacement indicator light. Simply push the small, green crush-button when you install the new filter and the time strip does the rest! The HEPA filter is sealed with a rubber gasket, to maintain proper airflow and a Sealed System.
As the core of Miele filtration, the AirClean G/N bag is more than a traditional dust bag. Featuring 9-ply construction that increases airflow while improving filtration, this color-coded, spring-loaded, self-sealing filterbag traps visible and even microscope particles and allergens.
|Extended Flexible Crevice Tool
Ideal for reaching around corners, between appliances or any narrow space where cleaning is difficult, the extended flexible crevice tool has the reach (22") and flexibility to bend, twist and turn into those hard-to-reach places where dirt and allergens can hide. This FREE BONUS accessory fits onto the wand or directly to the handle of the Miele Fresh Air vacuum cleaner.
|Universal Swivel Brush
This additional tool comes as FREE BONUS accessory with the Miele Fresh Air vacuum cleaner. Versatile and adjustable, you can twist and turn this brush to clean high overhead or at awkward angles where other brushes simply cannot reach. Soft, yet firm bristles gentle dislodge debris and dirt while the powerful suction of the FreshAir removes it. Can be fitted to the end of the wand or directly to the handle.
|Miele Hygiene Cap
Particularly if you have a pet but even if you don't, odors can accumulate in your Miele filterbag, and when you store your Miele with the hose disconnected, odors can escape. For trapping odors when you're storing your Miele, there is now a Hygiene Cap. This small cap contains active charcoal pellets that will adsorb and retain unwanted odors. This is for use only when storing the vacuum with the hose disconnected, and is a free accessory included with every Miele S8390 FreshAir canister vacuum cleaner.
The Miele S8 FreshAir has three above-the-floor cleaning accessories that are conveniently stored, hidden "under the hood." These three tools allow you to clean nearly any surface or area in your home and fit 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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Miele FreshAir S8390 Vacuum Cleaner
Miele has recently added one new model to both their S8 line of canister vacuums and their S7 line of uprights. Both of these HEPA vacuums contain some of the best features of each line, but are designed to be flooring counterparts. The Miele S8390 FreshAir vacuum is ideally suited for homes with mostly smooth flooring while the S7 is best used in homes that have mostly carpet. In addition to this, each has some unique features that you won't find with other models in the line. Loaded with useful accessories, the Fresh Air canister is designed specifically for those dealing with asthma, allergies and COPD. After taking a closer look at the FreshAir S8 canister vacuum and performing a week long, in-home test, this is what I found.
What I like about the Miele Fresh Air S8
First and foremost, the FreshAir S8 is ideally suited for someone, like me. It focuses on smooth floors, is powerful, and comes with a variety of additional attachments. The included smooth floor tool is the Miele AllTeQ SBD 285-3. As a combination tool, it has retractable bristles that extend for cleaning smooth floors and retract for use on rugs or low pile carpet. It's lightweight and maneuvers easily across tile, linoleum or hardwoods. The oversized wheel in the back acts as a pivot, and by turning the handle to the side you can literally clean under furniture as low as about 3". On carpet and rugs, the tool does its job, though I will say, if you havelarge rugs (that can't periodically be thrown in the washer) and pets, you may want to kick in a few bucks and pick up the STB 205-3 turbobrush. Again though, for me it worked great my floors (hardwood first floor and steps, linoleum basement, and tile kitchen and baths).
Above the floor cleaning was where I really impressed. In the past I have used the included mini accessories to dust/clean baseboards, detail my truck, and clean the couch and other furniture. In addition to those three standard tools, the FreshAir S8 canister comes with three additional value added accessories. The first is the 22" Extended Flexible Crevice tool. The center portion of this tool is a softer, rubber material that allows it to flex and bend around corners. It also works well between car seats. The Universal Swivel brush is the next tool. It's similar to the dusting brush but much larger and can configured at a variety of angles. It made cleaning the ceiling fan much quicker and it really works well on leather furniture, or dusting high atop bookcases or shelves (places most of us rarely clean). Lastly, this vacuum comes with a Hygiene Cap. Of the three, this was the least useful, to me anyway. If you disconnect the hose, the Hygiene caps snaps to the canister, sealing the opening to the dust bag. Active charcoal pellets in the cap adsorb and lock away odors. This is good for storage, particularly if you have a stinky but not yet full G/N bag.
For those with allergies, asthma or more severe respiratory problems, this vacuum really shines. Most vacuums, even those with HEPA filters, spew hundreds of microparticles back in the air. So allergens and irritants like dander, pollen, and dust that have settled on the floors are picked back up and dispersed back into the air you breathe. Recent research confirms this and shows a huge drop in air quality after vacuuming with most vacuum cleaners. The Miele S8 FreshAir is different. As dirty air enters the unit is first passes through the 9-ply G/N filterbag that removes all visible particles and many of the fine particles you can't see. From here it goes through a pre-motor filter then through the certified H13 HEPA filter that traps the fine particles, 99.95% of them as small as 0.1 microns. The final stage is a post filter, and in all, this system removes nearly everything leaving only clean, fresh air. The canister and filter features rubber gaskets to ensure there is no air leakage and unlike other HEPA vacuums, the filtration of Miele vacuums is independently tested and certified.
The last upgraded feature of the FreshAir S8390 is the handle. It is very similar to the Deluxe Ergonomic Handle you will find on most premium Miele vacuums, except this one features an LED spotlight. Like only the Alize, the FreshAir handle has a very bright, battery powered LED light, that is very useful when cleaning under seats, in corners, closets or other areas where light is minimal. It also doubles as a flashlight if you're looking for something under your couch or stove (true story).
The vacuum is also exceptionally quiet. Like other S8 models, it features enhanced silence insulation and a double-encased, slow start motor. You can, and I have, literally talk to someone on the phone while you're vacuuming.
Some of the other premium features you will find on this vacuum are a longer cleaning reach (3 feet longer than the S5 models, 36 feet total), a soft bumper strip, filterbag full indicator, six speed suction control operated by +/- buttons on the vac (great for above the floor cleaning), a one-touch cord rewind, a durable ABS shell, and an industry leading warranty. All of these things not only make the Miele easy to use but a positive experience without the aggravation, struggle or noise that accompanies other vacs.
What I do not like about the Miele Fresh Air S8
I really wish the filter change indicator was standard on all Miele HEPA vacuum cleaners. Unfortunately, it's not, but I will say, the redesigned HEPA filter feature a Timestrip indicator. So when you install it, you crush the little green button and over time the strip will eventually fill red, letting you know when to replace the filter.
Personally, I would prefer the SBB 300-3 Twist (smooth floor tool) and the STB 205-3 turbobrush (carpet tool) instead of the AllTeQ combination tool. Don't get me wrong, the AllTeQ works fine, but tools designed for one task often perform better at that task than a combination tool designed for multiple tasks. Again though, if you have mostly smooth floors, the AllTeQ should meet all of your needs.
For the allergy, asthma or COPD sufferer with mostly smooth floors, the Miele S8390 Fresh Air vacuum cleaner is a great value. The best filtration, excellent suction, durable construction, and a variety of useful free accessories is really tough to beat. The Artic White finish gives it a clean appearance to match what it can do in your home. Miele has again delivered on a vacuum that offers style and superior design while providing all the necessities for a healthier, happier cleaning experience.
Miele S8390 FreshAir Canister Vacuum Cleaner Specifications
|Best for:||All Types of Flooring, Allergy Sufferers|
|Vacuum type:||Full Size Canister|
|Construction :||Durable ABS plastic|
|Motor:||1200 Watt Miele Vortex Motor|
|Operating Radius:||36 ft.|
|Suction Control:||+/- Foot Pedals|
|Handle:||Deluxe Ergonomic Handle w/ LED Light|
|Wand:||Stainless Steel Wand|
|Bag capacity:||4.76 quart AirClean dust bag|
|HEPA Filter:||Yes, AirClean HEPA w/ TimeStrip|
|Included Floor Tools:||SBD 285-3 AllTeQ Combo Tool|
|Additional Accessories:||Extended Flexible Crevice Tool, Universal Swivel Brush & Hygiene Cap|
|Dust Bag Change Indicator:
|Filter Change Indicator :||No|
|Auto Cord Rewind:||Yes, One Touch|
|Wand Park Feature:||Yes|
|Dimensions:||19.2" L x 10.8" W x 8.9" H|
|Warranty:||7 Year Motor & Shell - 1 Year Parts & Labor|