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Miele Complete C3 Brilliant Vacuum Cleaner with SEB 236 Powerbrush
Powered by the Miele Vortex motor and teamed with the SEB 236 Powerbrush, this Miele Complete C3 Brilliant vacuum cleaner is a complete 1440 watt Power Team. Popular features include a fingertip on/off switch and speed controls on the hose, a HEPA AirClean filter, high air flow, deluxe direct connect SEB 236 Powerbrush and its whisper quiet operation. Strong suction and high air flow provide outstanding cleaning of all surfaces.

A very nice feature is the direct electrical connections on the Direct Connect Electric Hose, SET 220 Direct Connect Electric Telescopic Wand and SEB 236 Direct Connect Powerbrush.

This is a complete power team including the Miele C3 Brilliant Canister Vacuum and their deluxe SEB 236 Direct Connect Powerbrush.   See also the Product Description Sheet and Owner's Manual by Miele, Inc.   For similar products see our list of Miele Canisters w/Power Nozzles.   See also the optional accessories and supplies on the Accessories tab below.   View Larger Image
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This page describes the Miele Complete C3 Brilliant Power Team which always includes their SEB 226 Electro Premium Powerbrush.

Miele Complete C3 Brilliant Vacuum Cleaner Introduction

Miele - Made in Germany

Miele has been designing and manufacturing products for the home since 1899. They produced their first vacuum cleaner in 1927. Their products are world renowned for their power, durability and performance. The introduction of the Miele C3 Brilliant vacuum, with its beautiful Bronze Pearl finish, whisper quiet operation and lightweight skeleton construction, reflects their commitment to designing and manufacturing outstanding vacuum cleaners. As with all Miele products, all its advanced technology and incredible power is harnessed within a truly beautiful work of art. You may even be tempted to purchase a Miele Complete C3 Brilliant vacuum cleaner with its attractive LED underbody lights on its looks alone.

While continuing the strong Miele tradition of quality, design, beauty and outstanding performance, this Miele C3 Brilliant, with its very convenient direct connect electric hose with deluxe handle having fingertip on/off and power controls, direct connect electric wand, direct connect SEB 236 Electro Premium powerbrush and Parquet "Twister" floor brush, takes Miele's beauty and technology to an even higher level.

Multi-Layer Filtration System

The Miele C3 Brilliant vacuum cleaner uses a multi-layer filtration system which increases the life of the high filtration exhaust filter. The air passes through their high filtration 3-Layer AirClean Bag and a secondary electrostatic filter before reaching the special exhaust filter. Each layer of filtration captures more particles as the air passes through them. Ideally, multi-layer filtration enhances performance by ensuring good air flow through the system. It prevents large particles from reaching and blocking the exhaust filter, saving it for critical particle retention.

The Miele C3 Brilliant vacuums come equipped with their HEPA AirClean Exhaust Filter for exceptional allergen filtration. It is also equipped with an indicator to show that it's time to change this filter after 50 hours of use to maintain its outstanding performance. A lower cost alternative is the Super AirClean exhaust filter which is packaged with the dustbags. It is designed for those desiring good filtration but who do not have dust related sensitivities which require the level of filtration which meets the stringent HEPA 13 specification. You will need to order the optional Filter Holder #05986971 to use the Super AirClean filter in this vacuum.

The Miele Sealed System™

Using the Miele Complete C3 Brilliant canister vacuum differs from your typical home vacuum cleaner because of its special high filtration capabilities and its Sealed System™. This means that the sub-micrometer dust you pick up actually reaches the high filtration exhaust filter and is not blown out through minute cracks in the case or around the exhaust filter like many competing cleaners with high filtration exhaust filters. To protect you even more the dustbag is designed to automatically close its opening when you remove it from the vacuum for disposal. Taking this concept even further, an optional Miele Hygiene Cap can be snapped into the hose inlet of this vacuum when the hose is removed. This added protection enhances the ability of this Miele vacuum to provide extremely low dust emissions.

Vacuum cleaners are designed so that air flows through the nozzle and hose into the dustbag, and then through any additional filters before leaving the machine at the exhaust. Filters capable of achieving sub-micrometer filtration are important but equally important is how much of the air flow containing these allergens, etc. actually passes through the filters to be cleaned by them. With the Miele Sealed System™ you can rest assured that all the air flow passes through and is filtered by the included HEPA AirClean or optional Active AirClean exhaust ilters. Having a completely sealed system also helps improve suction by ensuring that all air flow through the motor is also pulled through the hose and attachments, not entering through unsealed joints in the case, wands and attachments.

High Performance AirClean™ Dustbag

Miele GN AirClean Dustbag

Miele's revolutionary AirClean™ dustbag offers unbeatable advantages which really enhance the performance of the Miele C3 Brilliant canister vacuum cleaner. First and foremost, the unique new material which composes AirClean dustbags has made significant progress in the quality of filtration: Thanks to its intricate web of three-ply random-spun polymer fibers, far more tiny particles and allergens are retained than with conventional dustbags. This alone accounts for a reduction in dust emissions from the dustbag of up to 50%, based on levels which were already extremely low. Therefore, this vacuum's secondary filter and high efficiency exhaust filter will be kept cleaner, providing outstanding cleaning performance with reduced resistance to the air flow.

The enhanced composition of AirClean virtually eliminates clogging, improving cleaning performance even further. This material captures millions of tiny dust particles and holds them tight within its fibers, keeping the pores of the dustbag open longer. As a result, this Miele vacuum cleaner retains its excellent cleaning performance, even when the dustbag is full. This special polymer material also makes the dustbag practically tear-proof. The risk of damage caused by sharp, pointed objects in the bag is now a thing of the past.

High Efficiency Filters

Miele SF-HA 50 HEPA AirClean Filter

For those with dust related allergies or asthma, Miele has included an HEPA AirClean Filter that meets the stringent HEPA 13 specification. It has been proven to retain over 99.99% of dust particles. It only needs to be replaced approximately once a year. A special "Timestrip" provides a visual indication of when the filter should be replaced. Packaged in a white case, the SF-HA 50 HEPA AirClean filter takes clean air to an even higher level. It replaces the former SF-AH 50 HEPA filter in a light blue case which meets the "HEPA 12" specification.

Miele SF-AA 50 Active AirClean Filter

Miele even offers an optional special filter designed for the pet lovers in our world. Their Active AirClean Filter features a thick layer of Activated Charcoal sandwiched between two Super AirClean filters for outstanding odor trapping abilities. It's great for cat & dog owners to use instead of the HEPA filter. When purchasing your new Miele from Ristenbatt Vacuum Cleaner Service, turn it into an allergy vacuum with very low dust and odor emissions by adding the Active AirClean filter for only $39.95.

Efficient Miele Vortex Suction Motor

Miele Vortex Motor Fan

The powerful 1200 Watt, Miele Vortex suction motor produces plenty of suction for cleaning all carpeted floors when used with its SEB 236 Electro Premium Powerbrush. As such it is a very effective 1440 watt (12 Amps.) power team...both in its ability to pick up dirt and allergens and in its ability to retain them. This high performance motor has fan parts that are aerodynamically designed with no parallel surfaces and nine long fan scoops compared to the typical six shorter ones. These scoops are quite wide near the hub of the fan and become more narrow toward the outer edge similar to that of a jet engine compressor. This single stage "compressor design" optimizes the air flow and increases the overall motor efficiency. Featuring lifetime lubricated ball bearings, well balanced motor parts, enhanced motor suspension and lining of the motor housing, the Miele C3 Brilliant vacuum will perform quietly for many years. Due to its typical life expectancy of 1200 hours, Miele proudly warranties this motor for seven years. To learn more about this outstanding motor, see our article on the Powerful Miele Vortex Motor.

Fingertip Electronic Motor Power Control

Deluxe Handle with Power Control & On/Off Switch

The Complete C3 Brilliant vacuum is also equipped with six different motor power settings which adjusts the air flow, giving you complete control when you clean. This fingertip electronic power control with lighted icons enables you to select the proper amount of power for cleaning anything from draperies to plush carpeting. Reducing the suction prevents curtains, upholstery or area rugs from inadvertently being drawn into the cleaning nozzle. The Miele C3 Brilliant also has an Intelligent "Auto" Motor Power setting which automatically adjusts the power level to suit the surface currently being cleaned and ensures the most economical use of energy.

The Miele C3 Brilliant vacuums have their power level controls and motor on/off switches mounted right at your fingertips on the deluxe hose handle. The small icons on the hose show at a glance which motor power is selected or if the Auto power feature is on. Also available at your fingertips is a powerbrush on/off switch so you can stop the brush roll when cleaning bare floors.

Complete Power Team with SEB 236 Powerbrush

Deluxe SEB 236 Powerbrush with LED Headlights

The Miele Complete C3 Brilliant vacuum is a complete power team including the Direct Connect Electric Hose with fingertip power controls, SET 220 Direct Connect Electric Wand and deluxe SEB 236 Direct Connect Powerbrush.

A non-slip cog type belt provides positive power transfer from the 2 Amp. motor to the full size 13 3/8" revolving brush roll. Combining two rows of stiff bristles and a cog type belt with the outstanding power of the Miele canister, it will perform very well on all types of carpeted floors. Its height adjustment enables you to match the thickness of the carpet pile.

Direct Connect Hose, Wand and Powerbrush

Miele's Direct Connect Electric Hose automatically makes the electrical connections when you insert it into the cleaner. In addition to the direct connect at the cleaner, the hose mates with the top of the SET 220 Direct Connect Electric Wand with its internal wiring. The bottom of this wand mates with the deluxe SEB 236 Electro Premium Powerbrush. This stainless steel electric wand even telescopes so you can easily adjust it to match your individual stature. For convenient storage, it collapses to about half its total height.

When you attach the wand to the hose and the powerbrush to the wand, all electrical connections are made automatically. Removing them is just as easy. There are absolutely no exposed cords on the hose, wand and powerbrush which need to be plugged in manually. All electrical wiring is built into them. This new direct connect feature between the electric hose, electric wand and powerbrush provides even more convenience and user friendliness. It really makes it a breeze to switch between the powerbrush, floor brush or other attachment without breaking your pace.

Convenient Covered Attachment Storage

Integrated Attachment Storage

The Miele Complete C3 Brilliant vacuum carries its three small attachments conveniently tucked away in the covered tool storage on the main unit where they are always easily accessible. This design reduces the risk of bumping these attachments, accidentally knocking them from the vacuum cleaner. The dusting brush has soft, natural hair bristles which will not curl and mat like synthetic ones tend to do. The upholstery nozzle has two red strips which are like the "magic lint brushes", capturing the lint, hairs and threads and then cleaning themselves on the reverse stroke.

Whisper Quiet Canister Operation

Whisper Quiet Canister Operation

For many years Miele vacuums cleaners have been much quieter than most vacuums. More recent series have become even quieter in their operation. Their S6 compact vacuum series set a new standard of very low level sound levels. When we thought vacuums could not be any quieter, Miele's engineers developed the S8 series vacuums with their amazing whisper quiet canister operation. (On February 1, 2015 the "S8" series was renamed the "Complete C3" series.) When used with their SEB 228 Powerbrush the sound level is increased slightly although still very quiet.

This Miele Brilliant vacuum, along with others in the Miele Complete C3 series, has special construction and sound insulation which make it whisper quiet. The special "Silence Setting" combines the lowest noise level with the ideal power level for the most efficient cleaning results. When operating at this level the canister vacuum is actually quieter than a pot of boiling water. Now that is quiet!

All Three Wheels Swivel 360°

The Miele C3 Brilliant vacuum cleaners are designed to track nicely behind you as you pull them by the hose. They are equipped with three wheels which turn a full 360° making them very easy to maneuver and very stable. Going over electrical cords, door thresholds and around furniture is a breeze. Since it can be moved in any direction, being able to easily push it out of your path when working near the machine is an added convenience.

Additional Deluxe Features

Exclusive Under-body Lights

The Miele Complete C3 Brilliant vacuum is designed with many deluxe features not found on other Miele vacuum cleaners nor competing brands. These include an extra large 1 1/3" (34mm) inside diameter hose, large primary filter and more bag compartment ribbing for increased air flow. The redesigned case has an extra soft wrap around velvet bumper for improved furniture protection, more ground clearance for thicker carpets, and advanced floor nozzle parking slot which conveniently turns the suction motor off.

Outstanding Warranties

Miele provides peace of mind, knowing that you will not have the expense of a repair which is covered by their extra-long Five Year Limited Parts Warranty. In addition to this, their outstanding Miele Ten Year Limited Motor Warranty provides five additional years of peace of mind, knowing that you will not have the expense of a suction motor repair which is covered by this warranty. These limited warranties are reduced to six months if the vacuum cleaner is used for commercial purposes.

Product Availability

The Miele Complete C3 Brilliant vacuum cleaners are made in Germany and sold in the U.S.A. primarily through their network of independently owned vacuum cleaner specialty stores like Ristenbatt Vacuum Cleaner Service. We also promote and sell additional models of Miele Canisters & Power Teams, various Miele Accessories & Attachments and Genuine Miele Dustbags, Filters & Supplies.

Please feel free to call toll free at 800-413-2778 or 717-665-5126 for more details and information on this and additional models. Most of our salespeople are also skilled technicians who are very knowledgeable about vacuum cleaners, both inside and out. They will be happy to talk with you regarding your various vacuum cleaner needs, preferences and desires. We are a vacuum cleaner specialty store providing outstanding customer service to all who purchase from us.

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You can Order Online with our secure checkout or call us at 800-413-2778 or 717-665-5126 to place a Phone Order. Orders can be charged to any major credit card issued in the USA. We ship only within the United States of America.


Key Features Major Benefits
Complete Power Team This is a complete power team including their deluxe SEB 236 Electro Premium Powerbrush for efficiently cleaning all your home's surfaces.
Direct Connect Attachments The electrical connections on the electric hose, wand and powerbrush automatically are made when attaching these items. There are no external cords which must be manually connected.
Completely Sealed System Ensures that all air flow through the system reaches the high filtration exhaust filter. It also improves the cleaning performance since all air flow passes through the hose and attachments as well.
Multi-Layer Filtration System Each layer captures more particles, providing longer life and better performance of the exhaust filter.
Includes HEPA AirClean Exhaust Filter
The SF-HA 50 HEPA AirClean filter meets the stringent "HEPA 13" specification. It has been proven to retain over 99.99% of dust particles.
Optional Active AirClean Exhaust Filter
Features a thick layer of Activated Charcoal sandwiched between two Super AirClean filters for outstanding odor trapping abilities. It's great for cat & dog owners.
1200 Watt Miele Vortex Suction Motor Delivers high air flow rates for very effective cleaning. Extra long life expectancy of 1200 hours exceeds most industrial motors.
Six Position Power Control plus Auto Enables you to easily select the proper amount of power for cleaning anything from draperies to plush carpeting. Fingertip operation is convenient and lighted icons on the hose show the power level at a glance.
Three 360° Swivel Wheels Tracks nicely behind you as you pull it by the hose. It also can be easily pushed it out of your path when working near the machine.
Covered Attachment Storage Carries its three small attachments conveniently tucked away in the covered tool storage where they are always easily accessible.
One-touch Cord Rewind Conveniently rewind the cord for storage with a quick tap of the foot pedal on the top of the cleaner. The rewind speed is limited by a built-in governor.
Five Year Limited Parts Warranty by Miele Provides five years of peace of mind, knowing that you will not have the expense of parts repairs which are covered by this warranty.
Outstanding 7-Year Casing Limited Warranty Miele provides two additional years of peace of mind, knowing that you will not have the expense of a vacuum casing repair which is covered by their 7-Year Casing Limited Warranty. This also reflects their confidence in this machine's excellent quality.
Ten Year Limited Suction Motor Warranty by Miele Provides five additional years of peace of mind, knowing that you will not have the expense of a suction motor repair which is covered by this warranty. This also reflects their confidence in this machine's excellent quality.
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