This page describes the Miele Complete C3 HomeCare Power Team which gives you a choice between their SEB 236 Electro Premium Powerbrush, SEB 228 Electro Plus Powerbrush and SEB 217-3 Electro Comfort Powerbrush.
Miele Complete C3 HomeCare Vacuum Cleaner Introduction
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 HomeCare vacuum, with its beautiful Mango Red 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.
While continuing the strong Miele tradition of quality, design, beauty and outstanding performance, this Miele HomeCare, with its very convenient direct connect electric hose, direct connect electric wand, direct connect powerbrush and combination AllTeQ Rug/Bare Floor Nozzle, takes Miele's beauty and technology to an even higher level.
Multi-Layer Filtration System
The Miele HomeCare 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 HomeCare vacuums come equipped with their HEPA AirClean Exhaust Filter for exceptional allergen filtration. 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 #07782945 to use the Super AirClean filter in this vacuum.
The Miele Sealed System
Using the Miele Complete C3 HomeCare 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 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 AirClean Dustbag
Miele's revolutionary new AirClean dustbag offers unbeatable advantages which really enhance the performance of the Miele HomeCare 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
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 for 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 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
The powerful 1200 Watt, Miele Vortex suction motor produces plenty of suction for cleaning all heights of carpets when used with its SEB 236 or SEB 228 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 HomeCare vacuum will perform quietly for many years. Due to its typical life expectancy of 1200 hours, Miele proudly warranties this motor for ten years. To learn more about this outstanding motor, see our article on the Powerful Miele Vortex Motor.
Convenient Electronic Motor Power Control
The Complete C3 HomeCare vacuum is also equipped with six different motor power settings which adjusts the air flow, giving you complete control when you clean. The plus and minus electronic power control buttons and lighted icons on the vacuum enables you to easily 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.
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 C3 series vacuums with their amazing whisper quiet canister operation. When used with one of their powerbrushes the sound level is increased slightly although still very quiet.
This Miele HomeCare 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!
Complete Power Team with Your Choice of Powerbrush
The Miele Complete C3 HomeCare vacuum is a complete power team that includes the Direct Connect Electric Hose, SET 220 Direct Connect Electric Wand and your choice of the Powerbrush that best meets your needs. Select your desired powerbrush above to see the vacuum's price with it. The Miele Complete C3 Power Team is the only Miele model that gives you a choice of powerbrushes.
Miele's most deluxe powerbrush, the SEB 236 Electro Premium, sports features which are not found on other Miele powerbrushes like a bright LED headlight, close edge brushing on both sides and a wrap-around furniture guard. It and the SEB 228 Powerbrush have two rows of aggressive, but not harsh, brushes for deep cleaning all heights of carpet nap.
The Miele SEB 228 Electro Plus provides similar cleaning performance at a lower price. It's extra-large rear wheels enable it to be used on even the newer super-soft carpets without "burying" itself in the nap like most other powerbrushes.
For those who desire more gentle brushing for more delicate carpets, the Miele SEB 217-3 Electro Comfort has two rows of long, fairly soft bristles. It has the lowest profile and most narrow design of all three powerbrushes. While being the lightest powerbrush, it does not push as easily as the other two since their more aggressive brushes help pull them forward. The Miele Complete C3 HomeCare is the only model that can be purchased with the SEB 217-3 Powerbrush.
Having motors to drive the revolving brushes, these powerbrushes add to the power of the Miele Complete C3 HomeCare vacuums. A cog type belt is used to provide positive power transfer from the motor to the brush roll. You can even use the powerbrush to clean small areas of bare floors by stopping the powerbrush motor and brush roll with a flip of the finger-tip power nozzle switch on the hose.
Deluxe Combination Rug/Bare Floor Nozzle
The Miele Complete C3 HomeCare is also packaged with the SBD 285-3 Combination Rug/Bare Floor Nozzle which can be used on bare floors as well as low nap carpets. If you have a lot of non-carpeted floors you may wish to purchase the optional SBB 300-3 Floor Brush which is even nicer with its long, soft bristles.
This deluxe combination tool has a top mounted lever to switch between carpets and bare floors. For bare floors brush strips long the front and back pop out to provide non-scratching brushing action. Notches along the front allow dirt to easily enter the nozzle. For carpets and rugs, the brush strip is recessed, allowing the channeled steel sole plate to contact the carpet, pulling air through the nap to clean it. The elbow has a long tab which can hold this nozzle securely in the parking slots on the back of this vacuum when you pause while cleaning.
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, this 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 powerbrush connector. 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 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 nozzle or other attachment without breaking your pace.
Convenient Covered Attachment Storage
The Miele Complete C3 HomeCare 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.
Included Special Purpose AttachmentsAll Miele HomeCare vacuum cleaners provide extra value over their standard models. Part of this on their canisters with powerbrushes is the inclusion of their 22" Flexible Crevice Tool #SFD 20 and Universal Dusting Brush w/Swivel #SUB 20 to enhance their performance and convenience.
The extra-long Miele 22" Flexible Crevice Tool is designed for use on Miele hoses and wands. The unique construction consists of a long soft vinyl center section with rigid high impact ends, making it quite durable yet flexible. This crevice tool is great for reaching under refrigerators and car seats, behind old fashioned radiators and other hard to reach areas. An optional SHB 20 Radiator Brush can be attached to the end for even greater performance.
The Miele Universal Dusting Brush with Swivel is great for cleaning all hard surfaces including ledges and cabinet tops. It is great for cleaning both the tops and bottoms of ceiling fans. Its long sleek design enables it to cover larger areas with a sideways sweeping motion. The tapered area with bristles is 2" wide and 6" long with 7/8" long, soft bristles. The main body is flexible vinyl so it is like having a bumper all over it to protect your furniture.
All Three Wheels Swivel 360°
The Miele HomeCare 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.
5-Year Limited Product Warranty
Miele provides five years of peace of mind, knowing that you will not have the expense of a repair which is covered by their Five Years Limited Warranty. This limited warranty period is reduced if the vacuum cleaner is used for commercial purposes.
Outstanding 10-Year Motor and Casing Warranties
Miele is so confident in the durability of their unique Vortex motor that they cover it with their long Miele Ten-Year Limited Motor Warranty. Also, their vacuums are so well designed and constructed that they proudly include their Ten-Year Limited Casing Warranty with this vacuum. These extra-long warranties provide five additional years of peace of mind, knowing that you will not have the expense of a repair covered by them. These limited warranty periods are reduced if the vacuum cleaner is used for commercial purposes.
The Miele Complete C3 HomeCare 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.
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|Key Features||Major Benefits|
|Complete Power Team||This is a complete power team including your choice of one of Miele's powerbrushes 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.|
|Foot Operated Power Control||Enables you to easily select the proper amount of power for cleaning anything from draperies to plush carpeting. It has foot operated plus and minus motor power selector buttons and lighted icons on the vacuum which shows 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. This model also includes a telescopic crevice tool for longer reaches.|
|Bonus Special Attachments||The large Universal Dusting Brush and 22" long Flexible Crevice Tool enhance the performance and convenience of this vacuum.|
|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.|
|5-Year Limited Warranty||Miele's 5-year warranty provides five years of peace of mind, knowing that you will not have the expense of a repair which is covered by this warranty.|
|Outstanding 10-Year Limited Warranties||Miele provides five additional years of peace of mind, knowing that you will not have the expense of a suction motor or vacuum casing repair which is covered by their 10-Year Limited Warranties. This also reflects their confidence in this machine's excellent quality.|