Miele UniQ S8 Vacuum Cleaner

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UniQ S8990
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Miele UniQ HEPA Vacuum Cleaner

Each Miele UniQ HEPA Vacuum Receives Free Next Day DeliveryIt is never easy replacing HEPA vacuums that have been the most popular models in Miele's over 100 year history, but with the new Miele UniQ S8, they just may have succeeded. The UniQ takes the very best that made the S5 line so popular and pushes them even further, adding luxury features and making practical improvements that you can see, feel and hear. From reduced noise and more intelligent controls to greater convenience and an improved ergonomic design, the Miele UniQ will clean nearly any floor surface in your home while removing allergens and improving indoor air quality. Sleek and modern styling blends luxuries found in high end automobiles and electronics into this top-of-the-line home appliance. The result is the pinnacle of form and function right in your home. Quite simply, the Miele UniQ is the best HEPA vacuum cleaner that Miele has ever built.

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Miele S8990 UniQ Vacuum Cleaners Features

  • Miele UniQ S8990 Canister Vacuum DetailsThe AirClean System provides 11 layers of filtration and seals to prevent air leakage. 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 UniQ is cleaner than the ambient air in your home.
  • As a key component of the AirClean system, the Active HEPA Filter is tested and certified to trap 99.95% of particles as small as 0.1 microns.
  • The 9-ply G/N AirClean dust bag can hold up to 4.76 quarts and traps large particles and allergens.
  • 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 tested prior to leaving the factory floor.
  • With a longer cord, the UniQ offers an expanded 36 ft. operating radius with a convenient One-Touch cord rewind switch.
  • Enhanced Silence Insulation combined with the encapsulated motor makes the UniQ the quietest vacuum Miele has ever created. You can easily hear the doorbell or phone even when operating it on the highest suction setting.
  • Always the trend setter, this Miele vacuum comes with a glossy metallic finish and a raised, velvet bumper strip to protect the vacuum and your furniture from scuffs and scratches.
  • The S8 UniQ comes standard with additional touches of class - a raised Miele logo, LED underbody lights, and true chrome accents.
  • Dust bag change indicator alerts you to replace the dust bag, while a separate filter change indicator, located on digital display panel lets you know when it is time to replace the HEPA filter.
  • 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 Miele UniQ weighs in just under 11 lbs. - 2 lbs. less than comparable S5 models! This design also allows for proper airflow through the vacuum regardless of how full the bag is.
  • The Deluxe Ergonomic Handle Assembly allows for a comfortable cleaning motion while the integrated brushroll and suction controls put complete control of the vacuum right at your fingertips.
  • The Stainless Steel Telescopic Wand fully extends and retracts to increase reach for amazing above-the-floor cleaning.
  • Like other Miele's, the UniQ offers three space-saving park positions. The park position at the base of the unit automatically puts this S8 into Standby Mode, while the side park positions are LED illuminated.
  • Standby Mode saves power while the vacuum is parked but provides convenience when life interrupts while cleaning.
  • The Automatic Suction setting provides ease and convenience and is environmentally friendly by only using as much power as needed for your specific cleaning task.
  • As the standard carpet tool, the UniQ comes with the SEB 236 Powerbrush that is well suited for use on all carpet styles. The electrically driven carpet tool cleans deeply and features a height adjustment pedal and LED light to illuminate your cleaning path.
  • SBB 300-3 Parquet Floor Tool is the standard smooth floor tool for this model. Gentle, but firm, bristles dislodge debris while the wide, slim design of the brush allows for quick cleaning of large spaces.
  • A Crevice Tool for tight spaces, Dusting Brush for delicate cleaning, and Upholstery Tool for furniture and curtains are neatly nestled in a velvet-lined storage compartment (under the hood).
  • The Miele UniQ is the only Miele vacuum that comes with a worry-free, 10 Year Warranty on the motor and body casing - 5 Year Warranty on parts and labor.

What's Included

Premium SEB 236 Powerbrush
SEB 236
Full Size Powerbrush
13 3/8 " wide
SEB 236
Electrically-driven carpet tool with a 13 3/8"-wide brush roll and 5 height adjustments for a variety of carpet densities is the best carpet tool that Miele has to offer. This carpet tool has a swivel neck for maneuverability, an integrated LED light to illuminate your cleaning path, an all-round bumper strip to protect your furniture and an automatic shut-off feature when in the parked position. Recommended for deep cleaning of all types of carpet from thin and low pile to dense, thick carpeting.
SBB300-3 Twister Parquet Floor Tool SBB300-3 Parquet Floor Tool
Even on delicate flooring the polyamide bristles are tough, but gentle in removing debris and cleaning up messes. A wide cleaning path allows you to tackle large areas of smooth flooring quickly, and a swivel neck design allows the Twister to angle and fit through most tight spaces and underneath almost any type of furniture.
Miele S8 Automatic Suction Control
Automatic Feature
By monitoring the air pressure at the floor tool, the Automatic Suction Control on the Miele S8 UniQ automatically adjusts the suction to the type of flooring you are cleaning. For carpet the suction level lowers to allow for smooth movement across the surface without any sticking or catching. On smooth flooring like tile or hardwood, the suction level increases allow for effective cleaning around edges. By automatically adjusting, the UniQ ensures that only the power required to clean each specific surface is used. This means more efficient energy consumption and less waste.

UniQ S8990 Vacuum Ergonomic Handle Assembly Deluxe Ergonomic Handle
No one wants cleaning to feel like work, and with a handle that is specially designed and tested for comfort and functionality Miele takes the work out of keeping a clean home. The shape allows for a natural grip that reduces stress and strain on the hand and wrist. The deluxe controls provide complete control of the vacuum without ever having to bend over. Suction can be adjusted with a set of +/- controls and you can turn the brushroll off and use straight suction to clean areas of smooth flooring. Convenience and functionality are hallmarks of this handle.

Miele Unique HEPA Filter - HA-50 HEPA AirClean Filter
The HEPA filter conforms to the new European H13 filtration standards, trapping 99.95% of all particles, even though as small as 0.1 microns. Though not necessary with the Miele UniQ, each HEPA filter does come with a built-in TimeStrip indicator that lets you know when to replace the filter. Each HEPA filter also features a sealed rubber edge, to prevent exiting dust particles from bypassing the filter.

Miele AirClean G/N Dustbag AirClean Dustbags
The AirClean dustbag features a 9-ply construction that increases airflow while improving filtration. This color-coded, spring-loaded, self-sealing dust bag is a key component to Miele's AirClean system.
  • 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 for hygienic removal and disposal
Illuminated Park System Illuminated Park System
The UniQ features a series of LED lights around the park system to make parking your vacuum and storing it just a little more convenient. These capacitor powered LED's do not require batteries and stay lit for 30 seconds after powering the vacuum down. They can illuminate the cleaning surface as you vacuum or a closet where you store your Miele.

Miele UniQ's Velvet Tool Compartment Additional Accessories
Like other Miele's, the S8 UniQ has three above-the-floor cleaning accessories that are conveniently located "under the hood." These three tools allow you to clean nearly any surface or area in your home and store snugly in a velvet-lined compartment. They are always within reach, and you'll never have to waste time searching for lost vacuum accessories!
  • Dusting Brush
  • Upholstery Nozzle
  • Crevice Tool
Vacuum Cleaner Replacement Bags and Filters

Product Reviews & Questions

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  Creme de la Creme of Vacuums
Reviewed by: Miele addict from Miami, FL

I love the color and just how easy it is to use throughout my home. Let me back up, I felt that if I was going to spend over $900 for a vacuum I may as well shoot for the best and the best is what I got. It does great on my areas of carpet, and though I was a bit scared at first, it was gentle enough to use on a beautiful, hand woven Persian rug my husband purchased last summer . I love the light on it and the hardwoods always look marvelous after using my parquet brush. I bought it as a birthday present to myself and I am happy that I did! You will have no regrets with this one.

Customer Q & A

Q1: Can you blow with this also. I have a porch that has screens and I blow them to get rid of dirt.

A: No. Some of the older Miele models used to have this type of capability, but over time, Miele ped that feature in favor of placing more emphasis on filtration and suction.

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Miele UniQ S8 Vacuum Cleaner Reviews
Miele UniQ S8990 Vacuum Cleaners

After years of development, Miele has designed a vacuum cleaner line that they feel can surpass the quality, performance and popularity of the S5 canisters. Building upon that foundation, the Miele S8 vacuums offer unique enhancements and features that work to surpass their high standards. As the flagship model of this new line, the Miele UniQ displays the very best that Miele has to offer in a vacuum cleaner. With our demo model in hand, we set about testing this S8 and breaking down what truly makes this vacuum - "unique".

What I like about the Miele UniQ S8 Canister Vacuum

Grade: A+
Performance - With a 1200W workhorse powering the UniQ, there is no lack of suction. Other brands try to differentiate themselves with brand specific categorizations, but the Vortex motor has proven itself to be unmatched. On smooth flooring, the Parquet Tool is both gentle enough for softer flooring but stout enough to dislodge debris. The SEB 236 continues to be one of the best all round tools for carpet. LED lights illuminate your cleaning path, while an independent motor powers a brushroll that cleans deep. A height adjustment pedal and fingertip brushroll control allow for an on-the-fly transition across multiple types of flooring. On thicker carpet like Saxony or Frieze, the SEB 236 will restore matted or crushed fibers, remove loose fiber and debris. I dropped the height of the brushroll down, and the 236 worked great for removing pet hair and dirt from low pile Berber. In the kitchen and dining room, the Parquet tool cleaned with ease, rolled along smoothly, and allowed for the suction to really pull debris from edges and underneath things like the stove and refrigerator.

Grade: A+
Filtration - Independently certified and conforming to rigid EU H13 filtration guidelines, Miele's AirClean System is the best filtration available today. This isn't as surprising when you consider Miele was the first to offer a HEPA certified vacuum cleaner. This is, however, an understated and often overlooked benefit for allergy and asthma sufferers. As air enters the UniQ, the 9-ply dustbag filters smaller and smaller particles, up to 99% of all particles that enter. After passing through a pre-motor filter, the air then travels through the HEPA filter, eliminating allergens like dander, dust mites, pollen and the most damaging particles in the air you breath. The end result is air that filters out a minimum of 99.95% of all particles particles, even trapping those as small as 0.1 microns. Ultimately, the AirClean System sets a new bar for improving your Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) while cleaning your floors.

Grade: A+
Control - One of the biggest complaints with many vacuums is having to bend down each time you want to adjust suction. Ditching the rotary dial controls, the Miele UniQ allows you to control everything from your fingertips or with your foot. Vacuuming the carpet in the bedroom and don't feel like switching floor tools to clean the tile in the master bath? No problem, flip the brushroll off (via the handle) and use straight suction only. Vacuuming a rug? Again, simply adjust the suction down on the handle and you're all set. On the canister, there is a one-touch cord rewind button. Simply press it once when you're finished and it automatically retracts the cord. If you want to take some of the guesswork out of suction while saving money, set the UniQ to Automatic. This setting adjusts suction levels to use only the power needed to clean the particular surface you are on at the time.

Grade: A 
Maneuverability - Miele's patented 360° casters allow for smooth, even movement around the house. The canister glides across linoleum and hardwoods, while quietly following you as you clean across carpet. A cord that is 3' longer than S5 models gives you even more cleaning reach throughout your home (1 outlet change to clean my entire ranch style home from end to end). The handle is largely as it was with S5 models.  It fits well in your hand and reduces strain. Across the board, all Miele components are built to glide, swivel, bend and turn with ease.

Grade: A+
Luxury - Fancy is a bit of an understatement when it comes to the UniQ. Miele took several queues from high end autos to give the UniQ a sleek style and feel that is all its own. From the deep, metallic finish and true chrome accents, to the raised chrome Miele logo and LED park and underbody lights, the influence of modern luxury automobiles, like Mercedes, is fairly evident. Miele has always been one to put the "luxury" in the term "luxury home appliance". (As a side note, this made me feel a little bad as it bounced off tables, chairs and other furniture in my home.)

Grade: A+
Sound - I remember having to yell to my mother when she was running her old Eureka. Miele broke new ground with S7 uprights by producing a vacuum that was quiet enough to hear the phone ring, a knock at the door, or your child asking for a juice box. The UniQ is one of the quietest vacuums ever produced. Thanks to an encased motor and insulation, Miele was able to further reduce noise with this model to create a vacuum that doesn't even sound like a vacuum!

Grade: A+
Odds and Ends - Each Miele UniQ is tested before it leaves the factory to ensure that when it arrives to you, it performs exactly as it should. A new velvet covered 3D bumper protects the vacuum as well as your furniture from the inevitable bangs and collisions while cleaning. From the durable ABS shell that withstood my downright abuse in testing to a hose that I literally put four knots in (just to ensure it would bounce back to its original shape), the new Miele UniQ not only performs and looks great doing it, but it lasts. To back this up, Miele has offered the longest warranty ever on this model - a full 10 Year Warranty on the motor and 5 Year Warranty on parts and labor. That type of confidence and peace of mind is years ahead of the rest of the industry.

What I do not like about the Miele UniQ S8 Canister Vacuum

Price - There is really no getting around it, price will be the biggest drawback for most people when it comes to the Miele UniQ. This combination of performance and luxury has a price, and that is $1499. Granted, you get a great deal for that price, and ultimately you get a vacuum that is tested to last 20 years. Think about it like this. If the UniQ lasted you 20 years, it would mean your initial cost is only $75 a year. So when you put it in perspective and view it as something you're making a 20 year investment in, it makes it a bit easier to justify.

Choice - The Capricorn was the top of the Miele S5 line and with it, you had a choice in which powerhead you wanted. With the UniQ, that option goes away. While the 217-3 is smaller and not as effective on high pile or very thick carpet, the option to choose the smaller tool at a reduced price, was attractive to some. However, with the UniQ being quite possibly the best vacuum Miele has ever designed, I can see the side of not wanting to offer a less effective carpet tool. You pay for the best, and you get the best, regardless of flooring type.

The various influences Miele had in creating the S8 line and the UniQ come together to create a stylish, top-performing vacuum cleaner. No matter your cleaning task, the UniQ is perfectly suited to deliver the results you demand. The filtration is the best in the world, and the quality and durability of the UniQ cannot be found with any other canister vacuum cleaner. A sleek, well appointed design perfectly compliments the core cleaning ability, while intelligent controls and superior components make this Miele S8 the most hygienic, effective and truly UniQ vacuum available today.

Miele Unique S8990 Vacuum Cleaners Detailed Specifications

Best for: All Types of Flooring
Vacuum type: Full Size Canister
Color: Mahogany Brown Metallic
Construction : Durable ABS plastic
Motor: 1200 Watt Miele Vortex Motor
Airflow: 141 CFM
Operating Radius: 36 ft.
Suction Control: Integrated Handle Controls
Handle: Deluxe Ergonomic Handle
Wand: Stainless Steel wand
Bag type: G/N
Bag capacity: 4.76 quart AirClean dust bag
HEPA Filter: Yes, H13 HEPA AirClean
Included Floor Tools: SEB 236 & SBB 300-3
Crevice Tool: Yes
Dust Brush: Yes
Upholstery Tool: Yes
Dust Bag Change Indicator: Yes
Filter Change Indicator Light: Yes
Auto Cord Rewind: Yes, One Touch
Safety Shut-off: Yes
Silence Insulation: Yes
Wand Park Feature: Yes
Dimensions: 19.2" L x 10.8" W x 8.9" H
Weight: 10.8 lbs.
Warranty: 10 years on the motor and body casing - 5 year on limited parts

Miele UniQ HEPA Vacuum Cleaners Additional Resources

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Miele UniQ Vacuums Warranty Information

10 Year Motor - 5 Year Parts and Labor

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