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Miele S5481 Earth Canister Vacuum Cleaner

Model: 41548150USA | SKU: mi2243
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  • Product Overview

    The Miele S5481 Earth Canister Vacuum Cleaner takes the guesswork out of household chores and practically does the hard work for you. With an ergonomic handle and automatic operation, this HEPA vacuum allows you to clean floors, upholstery, and household surfaces with ease. Ideal for those who suffer from allergies or anyone who wants to improve their indoor air quality, the Miele S5481 Earth removes dust, pollen, and pet dander out of the air as it cleans multiple surfaces in your home. Most effective on low- to medium-pile carpets and bare floors, this Miele S5 vacuum is equipped with a quiet 1,200-watt motor and a 100% sealed filtration system.

    Top Features

    • Swivel Casters: The Miele Earth S5481 Canister Vacuum is equipped with three easy-roll casters that rotate on a 360-degree pivoting system. Made of durable rubber material, these casters provide sturdy support for the vacuum and make it easy for you to maneuver around corners and furniture while vacuuming.
    • Telescopic Extension Wand: With 18 adjustable height settings, the stainless steel telescopic wand provides easy specialized cleaning in hard-to-reach places throughout your home. The telescopic wand securely connects to the suction hose and the attachment tools using the square-locking system.
    • Ergonomic Control Handle: The ergonomic handle features a comfortable handgrip that helps you push the floor brush with ease. Located on the front of the handle, the standby power switch allows you to control the floor tools from your fingertips. 
    • Parquet Floor Twister: Great for cleaning hardwood floors, tile, and smooth surfaces, this parquet twister brush is made of natural bristles for a gentle application on bare floors. The parquet floor brush twists and turns at a 90-degree angle, providing seamless flexibility under tables, between chairs, and in tight corners.
    • Electro Brush: The powerful Electro Comfort brush is powered by an independent motor that you can operate through the control switch on the ergonomic handle. This electrically driven floor brush provides superior suction on wall-to-wall carpets. Perfect for vacuuming large rooms, the electro brush effortlessly glides under furniture and swiftly swivels around corners to minimize your cleaning time.
    • Airflow Indicator: The airflow indicator screen, conveniently located on the front panel of the vacuum, will change from clear to orange when it is time to replace the dustbag or if there is an obstruction in the hose or one of the attachment tools.
    • Easily Transportable: The Miele S5 Earth features a convenient carry handle and two parking station slots. The cleaning wand quickly snaps into the parking clip attachment on either side of the vacuum, so you can take a break from vacuuming without worrying about the vacuum cleaner tipping over or the hose swinging out of place.
    • Automatic Cord Rewind: Great for compact and tidy storage, the Miele S5481 Earth Vacuum Cleaner features an automatic cord rewind button that draws the power cord back into the unit when the vacuum is not in use.
    • Overheat Protection: If the vacuum overheats or an article blocks the suction tube, the vacuum will automatically power off to prevent overheating.

    Convenient Tool Compartment

    The Miele Earth S5481 Vacuum contains a convenient compartment on the front panel that stores the dusting brush, crevice tool, and turbo nozzle. The onboard tools are easily accessible and are very useful when transporting the vacuum up and down the stairs or from room to room. By keeping these integrated accessories on hand, you can easily transition from vacuuming your floors to cleaning upholstery and sofa cushions with no hassle. Simply press the compartment lid release button, remove the tool you need to use, and attach it to the telescopic wand for quick above-floor cleaning.  Tools include:

    • Dusting Brush – The dusting brush easily removes visible dust on ceiling fans, shelves, and window blinds. Made of natural bristles, the dusting brush also twists in varying angles so you can easily dust crown moldings, mantels, fan blades, bookshelves, and light fixtures.
    • Crevice Tool – The crevice tool removes stubborn dirt and crumbs from hard-to-reach areas such as under cabinets, between appliances, and inside air vents. This narrow tool is also great for cleaning in between sofa cushions and staircase edges.
    • Upholstery Nozzle – The upholstery nozzle cleans sofa cushions and fabrics and it features two lint catcher strips that grab hair strands and lint. This handy tool provides a gentle, yet thorough clean on curtains, carpeted stairs, and even mattresses.

    User-Friendly Operation

    This canister vacuum cleaner is not only loaded with useful accessories and innovative features, but it is also extremely easy to use. Featuring AutoEco technology, the Miele Earth Vacuum Cleaner automatically adjusts the suction power according to the surface you are cleaning. When operating on the AutoEco setting, the vacuum senses the level of resistance of the material it is being used on and increases or decreases the motor speed accordingly. In addition to helping to conserve electricity, this intuitive feature protects your floors and prevents damage to your fabrics and upholstery.

    You can also manually adjust the suction power setting from minimum to turbo using the buttons on the front of the panel. The control panel features user-friendly icons and an LED display screen that illuminates for each setting. Additionally, the reset button resets the system after you replace the filter and the thermo indicator illuminates if the vacuum is in danger of overheating due to a blockage.

    Sealed Air Filters and Dustbag

    Many vacuum cleaners pick up loads of dirt and debris off of your floors and upholstery only to distribute tiny particles back into your indoor air through the exhaust vent or out of the dustbag opening. The Miele Earth Vacuum Cleaner uses an AirClean FilterBag, which features self-locking technology.

    When the vacuum door is opened, the dustbag automatically snaps closed, making it impossible for captured debris particles to be released back into your home. The Auto-Seal filter bag features a quick-snap hook that makes it easy to lift the bag out of the vacuum chamber and easily discard the dustbag without getting dirt on your hands or distributing dust particles back into the air.

    The dustbag is made of 9 layers of electrostatically charged woven fibers that effectively capture and contain dirt, dust, and debris particles. Each AirClean Filter Bag holds 4.76 quarts of collected debris. Type G/N replacement dustbag packs (sold separately) include four dustbags, a replacement pre-motor filter, and an exhaust filter.

    Advanced HEPA Filter 

    Designed to thoroughly clean various surfaces without polluting the air, the Miele S5 Earth Vacuum not only cleans your home, but also treats the air that comes through and out of the vacuum. In addition to a pre-motor filter that protects the vacuum motor from collecting dirt, this Miele S5 vacuum cleaner also includes an Active HEPA Filter.

    The HEPA filter captures 99.99% of dust mites, pet dander, pollen, and other particles as small as 0.3 microns and releases clean air back into your space. Additionally, this sealed filter cartridge also features a layer of activated charcoal for odor control. The Generally Activated Charcoal material absorbs food and pet odors and deodorizes foul smells in the dustbag.

    For more effective odor control, you can swap out the Active HEPA Filter with Miele's Active Air Clean Filter (sold separately). This filter blends the Air Clean filtration technology with an activated charcoal cassette to absorb pet and household odors better than the Active HEPA Exhaust Filter. The Active Air Clean Filter also captures and retains 99.5% of allergen particles as small as 0.5 microns.

    Sturdy Construction

    Miele vacuum cleaners boast durable construction with lightweight design. The Miele S5481 Earth Canister Vacuum is made of heavy-duty materials that will stand the test of time. The housing is made of durable, recyclable ABS plastics that won’t dent, scratch, or crack with frequent use.

    In addition to durable construction, this Miele S5 Series vacuum is backed by the Good Housekeeping seal. This esteemed emblem confirms the integrity of tested products so you can rest assured that you’ve made a good investment. The Good Housekeeping seal adds a two-year limited warranty which guarantees a replacement, repair, or refund on defective products.


    Good Housekeeping Seal

    Manufacturer's Warranty

    1-Year Warranty on Parts and Labor; 7-Year Warranty on Housing; 7-Year Warranty on Motor

    Manufacturer's Literature

    Owner's Manual
    Product manual for the Miele S5481 Earth Canister Vacuum Cleaner.

    What's In The Box?

    • Miele Earth S5481 Canister Vacuum
    • Parquet Twister Floor Brush
    • Electric Telescopic Wand
    • Crevice Tool
    • Dusting Brush
    • Upholstery Nozzle
    • Active HEPA Filter
    • Pre-motor Filter
    • Type G/N Air Clean Dustbag
    • Owner's Manual

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  • Specifications

    Vacuum TypeResidential
    Vacuum StyleCanister
    Collection TypeBagged
    Floor Surface TypeBare Floors, Low-Pile Carpet
    Height8.25 in.
    Width10 in.
    Depth19 in.
    Weight13 lbs.
    Collection Capacity4.76 qt.
    AttachmentsCrevice Tool, Dusting Brush, Upholstery Tool, Wand
    Hose Length5.5 ft.
    Sealed Filtration System Yes
    HEPA FilterYes
    ULPA FilterNo
    Odor FilterNo
    Brushroll On/OffYes
    Brushroll PowerElectric-Powered
    Adjustable Suction ControlYes
    Height Adjustment ControlNone
    Bag Change IndicatorYes
    Filter Change IndicatorNo
    Automatic Cord RewindYes
    Dirt SensorNo
    Electrical Cord Length18 ft.
    Voltage110-120 V
    Watts1200 W
    Amperage10.2 Amps
    Safety CertificationsCSA
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