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Miele S5281 Callisto Canister Vacuum Cleaner
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Excellent Vacuum!
by: Miele Lover (Louisville, KY)

"This vacuum cleaner is an excellent choice. I didn't need the gadgets that justified the price for the Capricorn.
If you're looking for a good vacuum cleaner that traps dust and is great for carpets, floors, stairs, etc. then this is the machine!
You don't get the odors that come out of mos..."
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Miele S5281 Callisto Vacuum Cleaners

The Miele Callisto has been officially retired by the manufacturer for 2013 and replaced by the new Miele Kona S8390 Vacuum. The Miele Kona offers improved user-friendly features and a new attractive design.
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Description of Miele S5281 Callisto S5 Canister Vacuum Cleaners

Our customers love the Miele S5 Callisto as it represents one of the best values within the Miele S5 series. Combining superior HEPA filtration, Sealed System™ construction and 9-layer AirClean™ filtering vacuum bags it ensures clean and fresh indoor air. The S5 Callisto is packaged with a deluxe parquet floor brush and the new lightweight full-size Electro Plus Power brush (SEB 228) which features 5 height settings and improved maneuverability. Sharp Euro styling, a silence setting for ultra quiet vacuuming, rubber bumper guards to protect your furniture and a large 33 foot cleaning radius, are all state of the art features. The Miele S5 Callisto vacuum cleaner is ideal for medium to thick pile or plush carpets, area rugs and bare flooring.

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Features of Miele S5281 Callisto S5 Canister Vacuum Cleaners

  • 6-stage suction control via rotary dial on the canister
  • Iconic indicator for suction settings
  • 1200 watt, high output Miele-made Vortex Motor System™
  • Silence insulation for ultra-quite operation
  • 3-stage AirClean™ filtration technology directs air through the electrostatically-charged, AirClean™ 9-layer filtering dust bag, pre-motor filter and active HEPA exhaust filter for ultimate in fresh and clean indoor air
  • Active HEPA exhaust filter with Activated Charcoal filter captures and retains tiny, lung-damaging particles as well as absorbs odor – 99.9% efficiency down to 0.3 micron
  • Exclusive Sealed System™ construction combines the very best in raw materials with revolutionary filtering dust bags and high-quality active HEPA filters to provide the essential formula necessary to safeguard your indoor air quality
  • The Callisto is an air-tight sealed system that retains 99.99% of particles at 0.3 micron (results from independent testing at IBR laboratories)
  • Deluxe Parquet floor brush (SBB 300-3) with 90° rotation perfect for cleaning around obstacles such as table legs and in tight places
  • New Full-size power brush (SEB 228) is 14" wide for maximum cleaning radius and has 5 carpet height adjustments to accommodate a variety of carpet types and densities. The new SEB 228 is lighter and is easier to maneuver than Miele's older full-size power brush SEB 236.
  • Direct connect, electric hose with dual swivel ends (SES 119)
  • Direct connect, electric stainless steel telescopic wand (SET 220)
  • Deluxe handle with ergonomic hand grip to reduce wrist strain
  • Fingertip brush roll on/off control
  • 3 integrated on board accessory tools: crevice nozzle, dusting brush, upholstery tool
  • Bag change indicator light
  • 4.76 quart, large capacity, type G/N AirClean™ 9-layer filtering dust bags with spring-loaded, self-sealing collar
  • Automatic cord rewind with step-on button
  • Dual parking system for wand
  • Three smooth-running 360° caster wheels
  • Impressive 33-foot operating radius
  • Safety shut-off on overheating with indicator light
  • Good Housekeeping seal of approval

SBB 300-3

Parquet Floor Brush SBB 300-3
Miele Electro Plus Power Brush SEB 228

Miele's full sized 14" Power brush SEB 228
S5 deluxe handle
S5 Deluxe Handle

 

Reports by Experts - Miele S5281 Callisto S5 Canister Vacuum Cleaners

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EXPERT REVIEW PARAMETERSSTAR RATING
1. Filtration Efficiency
2. Cleaning Power and Effectiveness
3. Easy to Use Controls
4. Noise Level
5. Maneuverability
6. Ease of Assembly & Attaching and Removing Parts and Accessories
7. Quality of Floor Tools
8. Quality of Accessory Tools
9. Quality of Dust Bags
10. Durability
11. Cleaning Radius
12. Warranty
13. Value for Price

Pluses:

  • The Callisto's active HEPA filter and sealed system construction truly provides excellent air quality by trapping dust and other particles inside the vacuum cleaner. Our testing showed it exhausts 0 particles back into the room!
  • Its 6 suction speed settings paired with a power brush, floor brush and accessory tools provide everything you need for cleaning of carpets, bare floors and upholstery.
  • Miele's built-in silence insulation makes the Callisto one of our quietest vacuum cleaners on all speeds.
  • The Callisto is a mid-size canister vacuum with a lightweight design weighing 13.5 lbs, so it is still easily maneuvered and carried up or down stairs.
  • Miele vacuums are the easiest to assemble, changing the floor tool, putting on an accessory tool, removing the wand, etc. thanks to quick release buttons and snap-into-place construction.
  • The full-size 228 power brush is very easy to use and is rather lightweight for its large size and easy to maneuver. It is 14" wide with 5 carpet height adjustments to handle all types of carpets. It also parks on its own for convenient stopping and storage. It is simpler in design than the 236 power brush and does not have a headlight or protective molding which allows it to be more affordably priced.
  • The Parquet Twister floor brush has an improved swivel design which is most helpful when cleaning in hard to reach areas like under the bed. The Parquet Floor Brush has been redesigned with shorter natural bristles and spaces between the bristle sections to provide for maximum suction and longer life.
  • We love the large 4.76 qt. (approx. 1 gallon) AirClean dust bags because they hold so much and do not need to be replaced until they are truly stuffed full. They are some of the best quality bags we have tested. They are 9 layers thick for filtration quality and durability, have excellent air flow for efficient use and spring-loaded self-sealing covers for no-mess disposal.
  • The handy dust bag change indicator tells you when the bag is full and needs to be replaced, eliminating guessing games and loss of suction due to an overly full bag.
  • The Callisto's integrated rubber PVC bumper guards protect your walls and furniture from marks and dings.
  • Its large 33 ft cleaning radius allows plenty of room to clean before needing to move to a new power outlet.
  • The Callisto is a great value for the price. It lacks some of the luxury features found on the more expensive S5 models, but has the same quality Miele design and construction.

Minuses:

  • The Callisto is not one of the most expensive S5 models, so it lacks special features like +/- suction controls and a filter change indicator. The Callisto has a manual rotary dial suction control which is located on the canister.
  • Miele's crevice tool is not as long as we would have liked. It only offers a 4" reach where some competitors offer a full size 8" crevice tool. (However, the Extended Flexible Crevice tool offering 22 inches of flexible length is an available option.)
  • Miele's dusting brush has the industry standard round design which we have found clogs easily when used on high suction because the bristles are sucked inwards. A triangular dusting brush proves to be a more efficient design because it does not become clogged by its bristles. (However, the Universal Brush tool with its 2 swivel joints for 360 degree rotation is an available option.)

Summary:

The Callisto proves to be a great value for the price and because of that, is a very popular model with our customers. The Callisto proudly represents the Miele S5 series exhibiting the same quality design expected from Miele, with an active HEPA filter, large 4.76 qt. AirClean dust bags, sealed system design, silence insulation, integrated rubber PVC bumpers guards and the ability to quickly, almost effortlessly, switch out floor tools and accessories. It However, is not one of the most expensive models and lacks electronic +/- suction controls and a filter change indicator. The Callisto comes standard with everything you need to clean all floor types from thick pile carpets, to small rugs, and hard wood floors. The onboard accessory tools are conveniently stored under the vacuum's hood and always in reach and ready to do their job. Its 6 speed suction adjustment is located on the canister which is not as convenient as fingertip controls, but for the dollar savings, we don't mind bending down to change the setting. The Callisto is the first Miele to come with the new full-size power brush 228, which is not as fancy as the 236, but it is a bit lighter and maneuvers just as easily with 5 height adjustments and the ability to park. The addition of this power brush has helped the Callisto offer deep cleaning for all types of carpets, while maintaining a more attractive price.

 

Technical Specifications of Miele S5281 Callisto S5 Canister Vacuum Cleaners

 
Miele S5281 Callisto Canister Vacuum Cleaner with full-sized Powerbrush 228
Miele Aquarius Vacuum Cleaner - S5580
Type of vacuum Mid size canister
Finish - Color Black
Vacuum Cleaner hood material ABS plasitc
Motor (watts) 1200 watt Miele-made Vortex Motor System
Airflow (cfm - cubic feet per minute) 141 CFM
Pre-motor filter for motor protection Yes
Radius of Use (reach) 33 ft.
Included Standard Floor tool(s) NEW Full-sized 14" Power brush (SEB 228) and Parquet Twister floor brush (SBB 300-3)
Included standard vacuum filter Active HEPA Filter
Included onboard tools crevice nozzel, dusting brush, upholstery tool
Suction adjustment 6-stage rotary dial on the vacuum canister
Vacuum maneuverability Deluxe handle, 3 smooth-running 360° castor wheels mounted on steel axles and flexible hose
Indicator lights on vacuum canister Bag change
Standard hose Electric direct connect, dual swivel hose (SES 119)
Vacuum wand Electric, stainless steel telescopic wand (SET 220)
Wand park feature Yes -2 park positions
Vacuum bag capacity 4.76 quarts
Replacement vacuum dust bags Type GN AirClean™
Fingertip controls Brush roll on/off
Auto-reverse cable rewind Yes
Power cord length 21 ft.
Noise reduction / Decibel Range Silence insulation
Vacuum Dimensions 8.25"H x 10"W x 19"L
Weight of vacuum 13.5 lbs
Warranty 2-year limited warranty on Miele vacuum parts and labor. 7-year warranty on motor and labor.

 

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of 2 (100%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Written By: Josh (Boston)
I have used this product for: 3-6 months
Expertise: intermediate
This product is: the first product I have had like this
Callisto Review Date: September 27, 2010
Pros: high quality, effective, quiet, reliable, easy to use, met my expectations
Bar none this is the best vacuum that I have ever used or owned. My dog no longer barks at the vacuum because of how quiet this machine is. There is no longer pet hair all over my house and I find tha... (see entire review)
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Written By: Miele Lover (Louisville, KY)
I have used this product for: 1-3 months
Expertise: intermediate
This product is: used in addition to another, similar product
Excellent Vacuum! Date: April 06, 2009
Pros: high quality, effective, quiet, reliable, easy to use, met my expectations
This vacuum cleaner is an excellent choice. I didn't need the gadgets that justified the price for the Capricorn.
If you're looking for a good vacuum cleaner that traps dust and is great for carpe... (see entire review)
109 of 110 people found this review helpful.
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Bags & Accessories for Miele S5281 Callisto S5 Canister Vacuum Cleaners


Miele Wide Upholstery Tool SPD10
Miele Wide Upholstery Tool (SPD 10) MI VA SPD10  $32.95
Equipped with 4 thread catchers and a flexible suction opening, which adapts to various pile depths, the Extra Wide Upholstery Tool offers fast and thorough cleaning of upholstery and mattresses. Fits all S2, S4, S5, S6 & S8 canisters and S7 uprights.

Availability: In Stock. Ships Same or Next Business Day.
 

Miele AirClean Dust Bag -Type GN
Miele Type G/N AirClean Vacuum Bags - 12 bags MI VA HCGN  $58.95
Includes 12 bags, 3 pre-filters, 3 post filters. Fits Miele S8, S5 & S2 series canister vacuums. 9-layer filter bags with spring-loaded, self-locking collar. 4.76 qt capacity.

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Miele Universal Brush SUB20
Miele Universal Brush (SUB 20) MI VA SUB20  $34.95
Made from a blend of natural bristles and polyamide, the Universal Brush is ideal for dusting bookshelves, large vertical surfaces, textile wall coverings, ceiling fans and more. Two swivel joints provide a 360 degree rotation. Fits all S2, S4, S5, S6 & S8 canisters and S7 uprights.

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Miele Cat &  Accessory Case SHC 10
Miele Cat & Dog Accessory Case (SCD 10) MI VA SCD10  $150.00
For overall cleaning in homes with pets. Includes: Mini Turbobrush (STB101), Flexible Crevice Tool (SFD20), Hygiene Cap (SHV10) and Active Air Clean Charcoal Filter (AAC50). Fits all S4, S5, S6 and S8 canister models and S7 upright models.

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Miele Active HEPA Filter
Miele Active HEPA Filter (HA 50) MI VA GFILT  $54.95
Includes 1 HEPA filter. Fits Miele S4, S5, S6 & S8 Canister Vacuums. Replace after 50 hours of use, or approximately 12 months.

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Miele Extended Flexible Crevice Tool SFD20
Miele Extended Flexible Crevice Tool (SFD 20) MI VA SFD20  $32.95
This unique crevice tool offers 22 inches of flexible length and is ideal for cleaning hard to reach nooks and crannies. Fits all S2, S4, S5, S6 & S8 canisters and S7 uprights.

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Miele Handheld Turbobrush (STB 101) MI VA S300HT  $79.95
Recommended for: Gentle cleaning of stairs and other limited space carpet applications and aggressive cleaning of upholstery. Great for removing pet hair from upholstery. Fits all S4, S5, S6, S8 canister models and S7 upright models.

Availability: In Stock. Ships Same or Next Business Day.
 

Miele Micro Set Accessory Case (SMC 20) MI VA MICRO  $79.95
Great to use to vacuum your computer or collectibles
MicroSet includes: Micro hose with a combo crevice nozzle/dusting brush, Extension crevice nozzle, Angled crevice nozzle and Extension dusting brush. Fits all S4, S5, S6, S8 canister models and S7 upright models.

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Notes regarding Miele S5281 Callisto S5 Canister Vacuum Cleaners

All Miele Vacuum Cleaners are fulfilled by our retail store partner, L.V.C. Summit Sales, of Worcester MA


 


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