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. Sitting elegantly in the middle of their midsize S314i Series vacuum cleaners is the Miele S314i White Star Canister with its white finish accented in black. It is not just a canister vacuum cleaner with great air flow but also provides air powered brushing action with its Turbobrush for enhanced carpet cleaning. 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 White Star on its looks alone.<2>Multi-Layer Filtration System
The Miele S314i White Star uses a multi-layer filtration system which increases the life of the high filtration exhaust filter. The air passes through a triple layer dustbag 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.
Miele vacuums come standard with their Super Air Clean exhaust filter for those desiring outstanding filtration but who do not have dust related sensitivities which require the level of filtration which meets the stringent HEPA specification.
In a study conducted by the Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the University of Virginia, the Miele vacuum cleaner with the Super Air Clean filter was tested, along with eight other leading brands, to determine if vacuum cleaner efficiency affects the level of airborne allergens commonly found in the home, such as pet dander and dust mite feces. The results indicate that some vacuum cleaners substantially increase allergens in the air. The study proved Miele captures virtually all the dust, dirt and allergens you pick up, improving the quality of the air you breathe. Newer optional Certified HEPA filters provide even greater filtration, producing net filtration which meets the stringent HEPA specification.
Using the Miele S314i White Star differs from your typical home vacuum cleaner because of its special high filtration capabilities and its Advanced Emission Guard 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.
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 Advanced Emission Guard sealed system you can rest assured that all the air flow passes through and is filtered by the Super Air Clean or optional Active Certified S-Class HEPA or Active Air Clean exhaust filters. 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.
Miele's revolutionary new IntensiveClean Plus dustbag offers unbeatable advantages which really enhance the performance of the Miele S314i White Star. First and foremost, the unique new material which composes IntensiveClean Plus 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 IntensiveClean Plus 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.
For those with dust related allergies or asthma, Miele has an optional Active Certified HEPA Filter which is tested and certified that it will meet the stringent HEPA specification. It will retain all particles as small as 0.3 µm (micrometers - formerly microns) in size with an efficiency rating of 99.97%. The HEPA acronym is used primarily in the USA whereas Europeans often refer to this same filter as an S-Class filter. This indicates that the filter meets standards like the British Standard 5415 and German norm: DIN 2418B Ti-E EU 13 for filtration performance. Miele's Active Certified HEPA Filter even includes a thin layer of Activated Charcoal for trapping unpleasant odors as well. When purchasing your new Miele from Ristenbatt Vacuum Cleaner Service, turn it into an outstanding allergy vacuum with extremely low dust emissions by adding the Active Certified HEPA filter for only $49.95.
Miele even has a special filter designed for the pet lovers in our world. Their Active Air Clean Filter features a thick layer of Activated Charcoal sandwiched between two Super Air Clean filters for outstanding odor trapping abilities. It's great for cat & dog owners. 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 Air Clean filter for only $39.95.
The optional Active Certified HEPA Filter or the Active Air Clean Filter can be used instead of the Super Air Clean exhaust filter which comes standard in all Miele S314i and S514i series midsize canisters. They can not be used in the Miele compact (S251i series) canisters.
The powerful 1200 Watt, Miele Vortex suction motor produces plenty of suction for cleaning low to medium nap carpeted floors when used with its STB 205 Turbobrush. 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 White Star 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.
This Miele S314i White Star is also equipped with an electronic motor speed control which adjusts the air flow to over 140 CFM, giving you complete control when you clean. The speed control dial, with an infinite number of settings, enables you to select the proper amount of power for cleaning anything from draperies to medium height carpets. Reducing the suction prevents curtains, upholstery or area rugs from inadvertently being drawn into the cleaning nozzle.
The White Star comes with their standard hose which can swivel freely for 360 degrees, enabling you to work conveniently near the machine. This feature also reduces sideways stresses on the hose which can significantly shorten its life span, causing it to tear prematurely. The hose itself is designed to be crush resistant for longer wear as well.
The White Star is designed to track nicely behind you as you pull it by the hose. It is equipped with three wheels which turn a full 360 degrees making it 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.
The Miele S314i White Star 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.
For maximum durability and beauty, Miele uses stainless steel to construct the wands on the models in the S314i series and S514i series. Since this model is in the S314i series, it includes two separate stainless steel wands. Those in the S514i series have a stainless steel telescopic wand which can be easily adjusted to match your stature and cleaning task. These wands are a good example of how Miele goes to great lengths, even with small details, to ensure the quality, performance and beauty of their products.
The Miele S314i White Star canister comes complete with the Miele STB 205 Turbobrush for deep cleaning low or medium nap carpets. It incorporates a turbine to obtain its power to drive the 10 1/2" wide revolving brush roll from the air flow passing through the system. By doing so, it is drawing power from the main suction motor, actually reducing the air flow through the system. A cog type belt is used to provide positive power transfer from the turbine to the brush roll. Since this nozzle does not require electric to operate, it can be used on the standard non-electric hose.
This Miele White Star is designed for those with limited amounts of carpeted floors who can't justify the higher cost of a vacuum with a motorized power nozzle. For those desiring a similar vacuum with motorized powerbrush, consider the Miele Red Star power team. The motorized powerbrush on the Red Star actually adds about 10% more power to the system instead of drawing its power from the air flow as on the White Star.
Miele provides a year of peace of mind, knowing that you will not have the expense of a repair which is covered by their standard One Year Limited Warranty. In addition to this, the Miele Seven Year Limited Motor Warranty provides six 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.
The Miele S314i White Star vacuum cleaners are made by Miele in the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) with components from Germany and China. They are 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.
|Key Features||Major Benefits|
|Includes Turbobrush||By including the STB 205 Turbobrush, this cleaner is designed to deep clean low to medium nap carpeted floors. For those desiring a similar vacuum with motorized powerbrush, consider the Miele Red Star power team.|
|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.|
|Super Air Clean Filter||As Miele's standard exhaust filter, it attracts and traps sub-micrometer particles, improving the quality of the air you breathe. For even greater filtration, use the optional Active Certified S-Class HEPA filter.|
|Optional Active Certified S-Class
HEPA Exhaust Filter
||Retains 99.97% of pollens, household dust, dust mites and other allergens as small as 0.3 µm in size. In addition to HEPA filtration, a thin layer of activated charcoal absorbs organic gases and unpleasant odors while you clean.|
|Optional Active Air Clean Exhaust Filter
||Features a thick layer of Activated Charcoal sandwiched between two Super Air Clean filters for outstanding odor trapping abilities. It's great for cat & dog owners.|
|1200 Watt Miele Vortex Suction Motor||Delivers high air flow rates of over 140 CFM for very effective cleaning. Extra long life expectancy of 1200 hours exceeds most industrial motors.|
|Electronic Speed Control||Enables you to select the proper amount of power for cleaning anything from draperies to medium height carpets.|
|360 Degree Swivel Hose||The hose swivels freely in the cleaner, reducing wear on the hose and making it more convenient to clean near the canister.|
|Three 360 Degree 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.|
|Automatic Cord Rewind||Conveniently rewind the cord for storage by pushing the foot pedal on the top of the cleaner.|
|One Year Limited Warranty by Miele||Provides a year of peace of mind, knowing that you will not have the expense of a repair which is covered by this warranty.|
|Seven Year Limited Suction Motor Warranty by Miele||Provides six 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.|