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Miele Earth S5481 Canister Vacuum

Miele S5481 Canister Vacuum:

The S5481 Earth canister vacuum is equipped with a 1200-watt Vortex motor and is one of easiest-to-use and best equipped vacuum cleaners offered by Miele. Its unique feature being its AutoEco setting which allows for much smoother transitions from one surface to another.

The transition speed on the Miele S5481 Earth is usually adjusted manually, but not with this appliance. This AutoEco setting is the feature behind which lie the energy savings lie. The suction power can also be regulated via the foot pedal suction power controls.

Item Number: 41548146USA

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All consumers dream of having a vacuum cleaner that can do the vacuuming almost on its own, without too much involvement from them. Miele responded to their wishes and proposed the S5481 Earth canister vacuum of the S5 series of Miele vacuums. This appliance is energy-saving and generates just as much suction power as a given surface requires. It also parks when not in use and delivers excellent filtration results.

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The SEB 217 powerbrush this vacuum cleaner features is one of the parts that lie behind its performance. Able to remove even deeply embedded hairs and debris, this powerbrush can be adjusted in height so as to match that of the carpet it is cleaning. In fact, it is ideal for cleaning smooth floors and medium or low pile carpets. Other types of floors require the parquet floor tool which is much gentler yet equally thorough thanks to its horsehair bristles. The cleaning path is twelve inches wide and the 90-degree rotation head allows it to clean around corners. The 1200-watt Vortex motor also plays a part in this high efficiency rate. Miele vacuums in general are renowned for their Vortex motors which are not only capable of reaching impressive performance levels, but also impressively low noise levels.

The performance of the S5481 Earth canister vacuum is also tightly connected to its filtration capacity. The Active HEPA filter and the 4.76-quart G/N Air Clean dust bag ensure an air cleanliness rate of 99.9%, which places it high on the preference list of those suffering from asthma or different types of allergies. Another plus is that one does not have to worry about whether the dust bag is full or not because an LED turns on when it is.

However, the performance of a vacuum cleaner is not the only factor that determines one’s shopping decision. The design also counts. The Earth canister vacuum has a very luring one, being one of the best-looking premium vacuums offered by Miele with its metallic silver/blue ABS plastic casing. Moreover, the good looks of this vacuum are complemented by its high maneuverability determined by its very long self-winding power cord, its ergonomically designed handle, a telescopic wand, three casters, a protection bumper strip and its on-board accessories.

Miele has definitely got to the hearts of some of their customers with the S5481 Earth canister vacuum for it has both an innovative feature in its auto power setting and some enhanced features as compared to its predecessors in the S5 series. These result in more energy savings, higher performance levels and additional convenience, which is exactly what one seeks in these appliances.

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Suitable for cleaning all types of floors and floor coverings, Miele’s S5 Series blends energy efficiency with standard-setting innovations to create a highly intelligent and remarkably convenient vacuum cleaner. Many S5 models feature foot pedal controls for effortless comfort, and the savvy S5 Earth offers a self-adjusting AutoEco™ setting. As you transition from hardwoods to dense carpeting, the S5 Earth automatically decreases suction, then increases suction when you return to smooth, solid flooring — saving you both time and energy.

The ergonomic telescopic wands standard on all S5 models make reaching for curtain rods, mantles, blinds and other hard-to-reach surfaces as easy and convenient as caring for your floors. And with an additional layer of sound insulation, these full-size canisters operate quietly without waking sleeping children or disrupting conversations.

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From introducing the world’s first HE PA certified vacuum cleaner to developing our advanced 12-layer filtration system, Miele has been pioneering the science of clean air technology for more than 80 years. While many vacuum cleaners today promise to remove allergens from the air completely, only Miele’s AirClean Sealed System® has been proven by independent laboratory tests to be over 99.99% effective in capturing and containing pollens, dust mites, pet dander and other irritants known to trigger allergy and asthma symptoms. Within each Miele Series, you’ll find HE PA vacuum cleaners — and all help you and your family breathe easier.

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Power S8390 Calima S8590 Alize S8390 Kona S8380 Cat & Dog S8590 Marin S8990 UniQ
Powerful Vortex Motor™, manufactured by Miele Low Noise, 1200-watt Low Noise, 1200-watt Low Noise, 1200-watt Low Noise, 1200-watt Low Noise, 1200-watt Low Noise, 1200-watt
Power Adjustment +/- Foot Switch +/- Foot Switch +/- Foot Switch +/- Foot Switch +/- Foot Switch Handle Controls
Number of Power Settings 6 6 6 6 6 6
Motor protection function with safety shut-off Yes Yes Yes N/A Yes Yes
Automatic Motor Setting No Yes No N/A Yes Yes
Filtration S8390 Calima S8590 Alize S8390 Kona S8380 Cat & Dog S8590 Marin S8990 UniQ
AirClean Sealed System™ Construction Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
AirClean FilterBag™ Type GN, 4.76 Quart Type GN, 4.76 Quart Type GN, 4.76 Quart Type GN, 4.76 Quart Type GN, 4.76 Quart Type GN, 4.76 Quart
FilterBag™ change indicator Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Active Air Clean Filter or Air Clean Filter Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional
Active HEPA Filter Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Filter replacement indicator No Yes No Yes Yes Yes
User Conveniences S8390 Calima S8590 Alize S8390 Kona S8380 Cat & Dog S8590 Marin S8990 UniQ
Lightweight Skeleton Construction Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Side park-system for storage Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Illuminated
Long electrical cord with automatic rewind One-touch One-touch One-touch One-touch One-touch One-touch
Cleaning radius 33' 33' 33' 33' 33' 33'
Bumper Strip Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Velvet
360˚ castor wheels for high maneuverability Yes Dynamic Drive Yes Yes Yes Yes
Deluxe handle grip with electrobrush control No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Suction controls via handle No No No No No Yes
Spotlight Handle No Yes No No No No
Floor Tools S8390 Calima S8590 Alize S8390 Kona S8380 Cat & Dog S8590 Marin S8990 UniQ
Standard Floor Tool STB 205-3 & SBB 300-3 SBD 650-3 SEB 228 & SBB 300-3 SEB 228, SBB 300-3, & STB 101 SBB 300-3 SEB 236 & SBB 300-3
Accessories S8390 Calima S8590 Alize S8390 Kona S8380 Cat & Dog S8590 Marin S8990 UniQ
Dusting Brush, Upholstery Tool, Crevice Nozzle Integrated Integrated Integrated Integrated Integrated Integrated
Color S8390 Calima S8590 Alize S8390 Kona S8380 Cat & Dog S8590 Marin S8990 UniQ
Miele S8 Canister Vacuums Canary Yellow Ivory White Obsidian Black Koi Orange Navy Blue Metallic Mahogany Brown Metallic

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Miele, Inc. (hereinafter "Miele") warrants to the original purchaser of this product, living in the United States of America, who purchased their vacuum from a Miele authorized distributor or dealer:

  1. a. That this product, including all of its Miele authorized parts is free of defects in material and workmanship.
  2. That this product, if found to be defective within the stated warranty period, will be repaired free of charge to the consumer (both parts and labor) by an authorized Miele service agent.
  3. The warranty period for vacuum cleaners and accessories, excluding vacuum cleaner motors, and vacuum cleaner casings (body), is one (1) year from the date of purchase.
  4. For vacuum cleaner casings (body), the warranty period will be as follows:
    - The structural integrity of the vacuum cleaner casing (body) will be covered for seven (7) years from the date of purchase against defects in material and workmanship on the S2xxx, S4xxx, S5xxxx, S6xxx, S7xxx, S8xxx and S160 product series.
  5. For vacuum cleaner motors, the warranty period will be as follows:
    - Vacuum motors will be covered for seven (7) years from the date of purchase on the S2xxx, S4xxx, S5xxx, S6xxx, S7xxx, S8xxx and S160 product series.

Vacuum cleaners used for commercial purposes, except for their motors, will be warranted for a period of six (6) months from the date of purchase. The motors of commercially used upright vacuums will be warranted for one (1) year and the motors of all other commercially used vacuum cleaners will be warranted for two (2) years. Thereafter this Limited Warranty shall be null and void.

This warranty only applies while the product remains within the United States, and shall be null and void in any other US territories, possessions, or foreign countries.

What is not covered by this Warranty

This warranty does not cover damage or defects caused by or resulting from re - pairs, service or alterations to the product or any of its parts or accessories which have been performed by service centers or repairmen not authorized by Miele, or damage or defects caused by negligence, accident, abuse, misuse, improper or abnormal usage or maintenance of the product, its parts or accessories. Ordinary wear and tear or cosmetic damage (scuffs, scratches, gauges, dents, etc.) shall not be considered a defect in materials or workmanship.

Exclusion of Other Warranties

Except for the limited warranty provided herein, Miele disclaims any and all other express warranties with respect to the product. Any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose is limited in its duration to the term of the limited warranty provided herein.

Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you.

Limitation of Liability for Special, Incidental or Consequential Damages

Miele will assume no liability, or other obligation with respect to any personal injury or property damage resulting from the use of a vacuum cleaner, or its accesso - ries, replacement parts, etc., which has not been purchased from, or serviced by an Authorized Miele Dealer. Any purchaser who obtains a vacuum cleaner, acces - sories, replacement parts, etc., from someone other than an Authorized Miele dea- ler proceeds at their own risk.

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