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Miele S318 Bahama Blue Power Team
The midsize Miele S318 Bahama Blue Vacuum Cleaner has many popular features including the new, powerful 1200 Watt Miele Vortex motor, electronic speed control, a Certified HEPA filter, telescopic stainless steel wand and extremely quiet operation. The Bahama Blue is always packaged with the SEB 213 Powerbrush. The external cord on the hose end at the cleaner and external powerbrush cord must be plugged in manually.

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h2>Miele S318 Bahama Blue 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. Sitting elegantly among the exclusive Miele Diamond Dealer models is the Miele S318 Bahama Blue vacuum cleaner with its beautiful pastel blue finish. It is not just a canister vacuum cleaner but a complete power team with a motor driven power nozzle and electric hose. 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 Bahama Blue vacuum on its looks alone.

Multi-Layer Filtration System

The Miele S318 Bahama Blue vacuum cleaner 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.

This Miele vacuum cleaner comes equipped with their Active Certified S-Class HEPA exhaust filter for exceptional allergen filtration. A lower cost alternative is the Super Air Clean exhaust filter which is packaged with the dustbags. It is designed 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. The Certified HEPA filter which comes with the Miele S318 Bahama Blue provides even greater filtration, producing net filtration which exceeds the stringent HEPA specification.

The Miele Advanced Emission Guard™ Sealed System

Cutaway view of Miele Sealed System

Using the Miele S318 Bahama Blue vacuum cleaners differ from your typical home vacuum cleaners because of their special high filtration capabilities and 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.

Miele 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 included Active Certified S-Class HEPA, optional Active Air Clean or Super 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.

High Performance IntensiveClean Plus™ Dustbag

Miele IntensiveClean Plus Dustbag

Miele's revolutionary new IntensiveClean Plus™ dustbag offers unbeatable advantages which really enhance the performance of the Miele S318 Bahama Blue power team. 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.

High Efficiency Filters

For those with dust related allergies or asthma, Miele has included an 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. This hybrid exhaust filter makes your Miele Bahama Blue an outstanding allergy vacuum with extremely low dust and odor emissions. The included Active Certified HEPA exhaust filter normally sells for $49.95.

Miele also offers an optional 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 vacuum cleaner 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.

Efficient Miele Vortex Suction Motor

Miele Vortex Motor Fan

The powerful 1200 Watt, Miele Vortex suction motor produces plenty of suction for cleaning low to medium nap carpeted floors when used with its SEB 213 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 Bahama Blue 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.

Electronic Motor Speed Control

The Miele S318 Bahama Blue vacuum is also equipped with an electronic motor speed control which adjusts the air flow up 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.

Hose and All Three Wheels Swivel 360 Degrees

The Miele Bahama Blue vacuum cleaner comes with the SES 105 Electric 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 Bahama Blue vacuum cleaners are designed to track nicely behind you as you pull them 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.

Convenient Covered Attachment Storage

The Miele S318 Bahama Blue 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.

For maximum durability and beauty, Miele uses stainless steel to construct the telescopic wand that comes with their Bahama Blue vacuum. This wand can be easily adjusted to match your stature and cleaning task. This convenient and durable wand is a good example of how Miele goes to great lengths, even with small details, to ensure the quality, performance and beauty of their products.

To supply the electricity needed to run the motor in the SEB 213 Powerbrush, the Miele Bahama Blue vacuum cleaner also includes the SES 105 electric hose. Like those in the S251i and S314i series, this hose has a short cord at the cleaner end which must be manually plugged into the vacuum cleaner. This hose does not mate with the very convenient direct connect SET 210 telescopic electric wand like packaged some of the more deluxe Miele Power Teams. The cord on the SEB 213 Powerbrush clips on the wand and is manually plugged into the hose end which you hold.

Motorized Power Nozzle

The Miele S318 Bahama Blue vacuum cleaner comes complete with the Miele SEB 213 Powerbrush for deep cleaning low or medium nap carpets. Having a 1.4 Amp motor to drive the 10 1/2" revolving brush, it adds to the power of the Miele S318 Bahama Blue vacuum instead of robbing its power from the air flow like vacuums with a turbine driven nozzle. A cog type belt is used to provide positive power transfer from the motor to the brush roll. You can even use the power nozzle to clean small areas of bare floors by stopping the power nozzle motor and brush roll with a flip of the finger-tip power nozzle switch on the hose.

Outstanding Warranties

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.

Product Availability

The Miele S318 Bahama Blue 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. exclusively through their network of Miele Diamond Dealers 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
Complete Power Team By being complete with the SEB 213 Powerbrush and electric hose, this cleaner can deep clean low to medium nap carpeted floors.
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 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 electric 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.
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