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Miele S514 Solaris Canister Vacuum Cleaner

  • Item #: S514 ELECTRO

Miele S514 Solaris Canister Vacuum Cleaner

The Miele S514 Direct Connect vacuum cleaner offers amazing versatility and value for its reasonable price; it's the least expensive of Miele's premium vacuum cleaners. With a powerbrush so strong that you'll hear it thumping the carpet, the Miele S514 Direct Connect will help you efficiently clean and allergy-proof your home. While the electrostatically charged Super Air Clean Filter captures far more allergens than the average vacuum cleaner, the optional HEPA filter transforms the Miele S514 Direct Connect into a HEPA air purifier on wheels. Miele vacuum cleaners not only clean your floors, but they also clean the air you breathe.


  • Miele Direct Connect VacuumThe Super Air Clean Filter is electrostatically charged to retain microscopic particles. It traps 99.95% of particles down to 0.5 microns and 94% of particles down to 0.3 microns. The Active HEPA filter is optional and removes 99.97% of all particles as small as 0.3 microns.
  • The Sealed System construction of the canister keeps all the dust inside, providing maximum protection for indoor air quality.
  • 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.
  • Rotary Dial Suction Control lets you choose from six levels of power.
  • 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 maneuverability.
  • Crush-proof electric hose that will stand even the most rugged abuse.
  • Exclusive rib-cage canister design allows the air to continuously circulate around the entire bag, maintaining strong airflow as the bag becomes full.
  • Large HyClean dust bag with a 3.7 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.
  • The layer of impact foil in the bag prevents sharp objects from penetrating the bag, and the dust bag closes automatically for dust-free removal and hygienic disposal.
  • Safety Shut-Off prevents the motor from overheating in the event that a damaging item is sucked up.
  • Quiet operation. Even at the highest setting, you can still hear the phone ring!
  • Ergonomic handle to keep the strain off your wrist.
  • Lightweight at only 13.5 pounds, making it easy to maneuver.
  • The telescopic wand has two space-saving park positions, making it easy to store and carry.
  • Comes with the SEB 217-2 Powerbrush for low to medium pile carpet. The Parquet Floor Tool is optional.
  • 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.

Miele S514 Solaris Canister Vacuum Cleaner - A Closer Look

STB 217-2 Powerbrush SEB 217-2 Powerbrush
Electrically driven carpet tool with a 10" wide brush roll and floating head design. Swivel neck provides excellent maneuverability.
Recommended for deep cleaning and restoring of crushed carpet nap on low to medium height pile carpets with moderate densities.

Miele SES Electric Hoses Electric Hose
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.

Telescopic Wand Miele Telescopic Wand
Sleekly designed, the telescopic wand connects the hose to the floor tool.  Fully adjustable, the wand is acts as the connecting power source for powerbrush attachments.

Miele Tools Integrated tools
This model comes with 3 included tools all useful for cleaning upholstery, shelves, baseboards, and more. All three fit neatly "under the hood."

  • Dusting brush
  • Upholstery nozzle
  • Crevice tool

Miele HyClean FJM Dustbag HyClean Dustbags
The new HyClean 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 advantages:

  • 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

Miele Super Air Clean Filter Super Air Clean Filter
The Super Air Clean filter is designed for normal use and is made of multi-ply material which is electrostatically 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 4 dustbags and is included free of charge from Miele with each box of Miele certified dust bags.

Miele Solaris S514 Vacuum Cleaners

The S514 Direct Connect vacuum cleaner is part of Mieles S500 series. This mango red vacuum from Miele is a sealed canister vacuum with an electro-brush attachment. The dial power controls are easy to use and located on the canister body. You can upgrade to an Active HEPA filter, and you can upgrade to any air driven or power driven floor tool.

What I like about the Solaris

This is a powerful vacuum for deep cleaning and restoring low to medium pile carpeting. The SEB 217-2 Powerbrush is an electrically driven carpet tool with a 10 inch wide brush. It has a swivel neck for excellent maneuverability. The Powerbrush is connected to an electric cord running through the telescopic wand.

The S514 also comes with a blower capacity. The blower helps clean out awkward corners of dust and debris before vacuuming. All you have to do is remove the filter and insert the hose into the blower socket inside the canister.

In addition to these features, the S514 Direct Connect comes standard with everything that makes Miele vacuums unique. A durable ABS plastic shell, self-winding cord, self-sealing bags, a hygienic dust cover to prevent dust from escaping the canister, a rubber bumper to protect your furniture, three mini-attachments stored on-board, ultra quiet operation, smooth movement, seven year motor warranty, and long life span make Miele well worth every penny.

What I do not like about the Solaris

There are two minor drawbacks of the S514. The vacuum does not come standard with an Active HEPA filter. The filter is optional. Secondly, the S514 comes with an older version of the Miele ergonomic handle. You cannot control power from the handle assembly.

In summary, the S514 Direct Connect vacuum cleaner is a very powerful vacuum cleaner with a reasonable price. It is the least expensive of Miele's premium vacuum cleaners. You are able to make many upgrades and additions as you grow into the vacuum and discover what the specific vacuuming needs are in your home.

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Miele S514 Solaris Canister Vacuum Cleaner Specifications

Best for: Any floor type (specific carpet brushes are optional)
Vacuum type: Mid-size canister
Color: Mango Red
Construction : Durable ABS plastic
Motor: 1200 Watt Miele Vortex Motor
Airflow: 140 CFM
Operating Radius: 30 ft.
Suction Control: Rotary Dial on canister
Handle: Ergonomic Handle
Wand: SET210 telescopic wand
Bag type: HyClean FJM
Bag capacity: 3.7 quart HyClean Plus dust bags
HEPA Filter: No, but HEPA is optional
Included Floor Tools: Motorized SEB 217-2 Powerbrush for low to medium pile carpet
Crevice Tool: Yes
Dust Brush: Yes
Upholstery Tool: Yes
Dust Bag Change Indicator Light:     
Filter Change Indicator Light: No
Auto Cord Rewind: Yes
Safety Shut-off: Yes
Wand Park Feature: Yes
Dimensions: 19" L x 9" W x 8"H
Weight: 13.5 lbs.
Warranty: 7 years on the motor - 1 year on parts and labor