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Miele S524 Mercury with SEB 236 Powerbrush
Powered by the new 1200 Watt Miele Vortex motor, this Miele Mercury Vacuum Cleaner model S524 is one of their most powerful and deluxe midsize power teams. Popular features include the powerful 1200 Watt Miele Vortex motor, electronic speed control, the ability to use an optional Certified HEPA filter, large 4.5 qt. paper bag, electric telescopic wand, over 150 CFM air flow and its extremely quiet operation. The Miele Mercury Vacuum is always packaged with the deluxe direct connect SEB 236 Powerbrush. This Miele vacuum has a case with a beautiful dark grey finish while being very durable for long life.

The Miele Mercury Power Team is only available from Miele Diamond Dealers like Ristenbatt Vacuum. A very nice feature is the direct electrical connections built into the hose connector to support the included SES 118 Direct Connect Electric Hose, SET 210 Direct Connect Electric Telescopic Wand and deluxe SEB 236 Direct Connect Powerbrush. For similar products see our list of current Miele Canisters w/Power Nozzles.   View Larger Image
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Miele S524 Mercury 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 their more deluxe midsize vacuum cleaners is the Miele S524 Mercury vacuum cleaner with its beautiful dark grey finish. It is not just a canister vacuum cleaner but a complete power team with a motor driven powerbrush 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 Mercury vacuum on its looks alone.

Multi-Layer Filtration System

The Miele S524 Mercury 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.

The Miele Mercury 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.

The Miele Advanced Emission Guard™ Sealed System

Cutaway view of Miele Sealed System

Using the Miele S524 Mercury vacuums differ from your typical home vacuum cleaner 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 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.

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 S524 Mercury vacuum cleaners. 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 cleaners retain their 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.

Optional High Efficiency Filters

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 S300i series and S524 midsize canisters. They can not be used in the Miele compact (S200 series) canisters.

World’s First HEPA Certified Vacuum Cleaner System

DMT Air Quality Test Institute Certification

The Miele S524 Mercury vacuum, when used with an optional Certified HEPA filter like others in their S500i and S600i series, represents the world's first ever HEPA certified vacuum cleaner system. People especially concerned with indoor-air quality will be pleased to know that the filtration system with optional Certified HEPA filter in the Miele S524 Mercury vacuum was tested by the DMT Air Quality Test Institute and certified that it is in compliance with the stringent EN 1822 standard.

By testing the particle retention of the entire unit's filtration system it is one of the world's most stringent filtration standards. Much to Miele's delight, virtually all particulate matter was contained within this vacuum cleaner system, earning the S500i and S600i series the world's first certificate of HEPA certification. The Miele S524 Mercury, when combining the optional Certified HEPA Filter with their completely sealed system, provides the lowest vacuum cleaner dust emissions available for your home environment.

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 Powerbrush. As such it is a very effective 1320 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 Mercury 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

This Miele vacuum cleaner is also equipped with an electronic motor speed control which adjusts the air flow to over 150 CFM, giving you complete control when you clean. The speed control slide, which is completely variable with six click stops (six stage), 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.

Complete Power Team with SEB 236 Powerbrush

Deluxe SEB 236 Powerbrush

The Miele S524 Mercury is a complete power team including the SES 118 Direct Connect Electric Hose, SET 210 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 SES 118 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, this new SES 118 hose mates with the top of the SET 210 Direct Connect Electric Wand with its internal wiring. The bottom of this wand mates with the deluxe SEB 236 Direct Connect Powerbrush. This 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.

The electric hose has a built-in swivel at the cleaner, allowing it to swivel freely for 360° to enable you to work conveniently near the machine. This feature also reduces sideways stresses which can significantly shorten its life span, causing it to tear prematurely. Additionally, the hose itself can swivel freely within the rounded end you hold, further preventing the hose from tangling while being used. The hose itself is designed to be crush resistant for longer wear as well.

You can easily recognize the SES 118 Direct Connect Electric Hose, SET 210 Direct Connect Electric Wand and Direct Connect Powerbrush combination by the rounded hose end and matching black steel telescopic wand. The ergonomically designed rounded hose end enables you to easily grip this new handle with minimal bending of your wrist, reducing stress and fatigue to your lower arm. This 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.

Hose and All Three Wheels Swivel 360°

The hose end has a built-in swivel, allowing it to swivel freely for 360°, 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. Additionally, the hose itself can swivel freely within the end you hold, further preventing the hose from tangling while used. The hose itself is designed to be crush resistant for longer wear as well.

The Miele Mercury 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° 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 S524 Mercury 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.

Additional Deluxe Features

The Miele S524 Mercury vacuum cleaner 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 wide wrap around bumper for improved furniture protection and more ground clearance for thicker carpets. If desired, you can store the bare floor brush in the rear parking slot while using another attachment.

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 S524 Mercury power teams are made in Germany and sold in the U.S.A. through their network of 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 This is a complete power team including the SES 118 Direct Connect Electric Hose, SET 210 Direct Connect Electric Wand and deluxe SEB 236 Direct Connect Powerbrush for efficiently cleaning all your home's surfaces including low to medium nap carpeted floors.
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.
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 150 CFM for very effective cleaning. Extra long life expectancy of 1200 hours exceeds most industrial motors.
Electronic Speed Control The completely variable slide with six click stops (six stage) enables you to select the proper amount of power for cleaning anything from draperies to medium height carpets.
360° Direct Connect Swivel Hose The hose end at the cleaner has a built-in swivel, reducing wear on the hose and making it more convenient to clean near it. When using the electric hose with a powerbrush, all the electrical connections are automatically made when the hose is inserted into the cleaner.
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.
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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