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Miele Canister Vacuum Cleaner S5281CALLISTO

Must a Vacuum Cleaner Be So Perfect In Order To Be a Miele... Yes it Does Quality. Quality. Quality. Miele's maxim, for everything! S5 vacuum cleaners are manufactured at Miele's Bielefeld factory in Germany where every effort is made to embrace the company's 107-year motto of Immer Besser or Forever Better. Endurance testing in custom-built laboratories forms an intrinsic part of quality assurance on all Miele vacuum cleaners. Before any production process begins, all components are put through rigorous tests and subjected to enormous strain stress that exceeds typical residential household use. In fact, every unit is put through a final quality test, not just one in every hundred or two per production run, ensuring that your home is not a testing ground. Only when all components, electronics and floor tools have successfully passed each critical exam will the Miele brand name be bestowed on them. Excellent maneuverability The three smooth-running 360 castor wheels mounted on steel axles ensure maximum stability and maneuverability for your vacuum cleaner. They are cleverly designed with a travel ramp to help you maneuver your vacuum easily over thresholds and around obstructions. Wide operating radius The S5 is fitted with an extra long cable to avoid the need of having to change sockets halfway through vacuuming. Together with the hose and suction tube, you have an operating radius of 29 1/2 feet. Six level power adjustment The power setting on the new S5 can be adjusted on six levels, depending on the type of flooring you're cleaning or surface you're dusting. Easy to understand graphic symbols indicate which setting is best suited for different kinds of surfaces, such as rugs and carpets, drapes or hard floors. On select models, the power levels are back-lit, making it easier to find the right setting. Purposeful design Miele vacuum cleaners are instantly identifiable by their unique design and stylish character. Careful attention is paid to every curve, angle and line ensuring that the only thing rivaling the vacuum's beauty is its functionality. Skillfully crafted to provide easy operation, effortless movement and remarkable efficiency ' Miele's beauty is far more than skin deep. Responsive Features Make Your Life Easier Intelligent automatic setting When the automatic setting is selected, the power level of the vacuum cleaner adjusts automatically to suit the floor surface currently being cleaned and ensures the most economical use of energy. And because the guesswork has been eliminated, there is no need for you to adjust the power level yourself. Silence setting All Miele vacuums are known for their quiet operation, but a special sound insulation makes the S5 particularly quiet. The new silence setting combines the lowest noise output with the ideal power level for optimum cleaning results. Convenient park system For short breaks, the wand and floor tool can simply be inserted into the park system on the back of the barrel. This allows you to answer the door or the telephone without having to find an unsafe resting place for the wand or laying it on the floor. On selected models, the park system also switches off the motor, saving you time when you are interrupted. Double-sided wand holder For safe storage and easy transportation, two fittings allow the telescopic wand assembly to be hooked onto the barrel when it is upright one on either side. So no matter whether you are right-handed or left-handed, the S5 offers you an ideal solution. If you need to carry the vacuum cleaner up and down stairs, you will have the other hand free to hold on to the railing. Durable bumper strip The fully integrated bumper strip made from soft plastic goes all the way around the vacuum to protect both furniture and the vacuum in the event of a collision. Fully integrated set of accessories To ensure that accessories don't go missing, the S5 features a neat, on-board storage compartment. A crevice nozzle for hard to reach corners, an upholstery tool for all those crumbs on the couch and a dusting brush for the cobwebs in the corners are always on hand, whenever you need them. Breathe Easy, With a Little Help From Miele For over 75 years, our research, development and quality control laboratories have tested methods to effectively pick up and, most importantly, retain dust and other indoor air pollutants. After collecting volumes of data, engineers and designers continue to reach the firm conclusion that Miele's system is the most effective and hygienic method of removing particulate matter from the home. Our exclusive combination of a Sealed System using the very best raw materials, electrostatically charged IntensiveClean Plus dust/filter bag and a selection of high quality filter cartridges, including the first certified HEPA filter, provide the essential formula for this success. As a matter offact, the S5 vacuum series has been awarded certification by the DMT Air Quality Testing Institute, an independent institute that monitors air hygiene. The S5 joins other Miele vacuums - which were the world's first to receive this certificate - with a top rating of "excellent air quality" This certification refers to Miele's HEPA filter and the vacuum cleaner working together as a Sealed System to provide maximum protection for indoor air quality. Please exercise caution when evaluating other vacuum filtration systems, since there are many gimmicks used to sell vacuum cleaners which do not work as effectively as ours and claims of performance which cannot be proven scientifically. As this is an area where the results can be devastating to young or elderly lungs, or to anyone who suffers from allergies or asthma, you may want to visit AJ Madison to discuss the importance of the indoor air quality in your home and how Miele vacuum cleaner can improve it.
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3 of 4(75%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Miele Canister Vacuum Cleaner S5281CALLISTO
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Location:Houston, TX
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Best vacumm
Posted:1/3/12
" I love this product, I didn't even know about this brand until my mother in-law purchased one. Is great for tile and wood floors. I had not been able to find a vacumm good for that. Great product!! "
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Best I have owned
Posted:11/3/11
Pros: powerful brush pickup quietness, once over i am finished
Cons: especially strong hose if a little more flexible, would be perfect.
" Stunningly surprised with the pick up of this vacuum and the quietness of the power. I now have my machine 4 months and waited to see how I would feel down the road before doing my review and all I can say is that it is the best I have ever used Would I recommend it, I sure would. "
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Great Machine!
Posted:7/24/11
" This machine is quiet, easy to use, and very powerful. I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a ligthweight, great machine. I'm enjoying it immensely! "
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GREAT FOR PEOPLE WITH SHORT/NO HAIR
Posted:3/13/11
Cons: vacuum stops freqently when hair wraps in head
" I have medium long hair and when a bit of it is vacuumed the machine shuts down. I have to get the screwdriver and open the head and remove a small bit of hair that gets caught in both side pieces that hold the roller. My carpets aren't even that dirty. It is very frustrating and time consuming. I have to get rid of it and get something dependable. With this unit it is a day job. Who has time for that??Recommend for people with very short or no hair. "
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.