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Miele S5981 Capricorn Canister Vacuum Cleaners

Miele S5981 Capricorn Canister Vacuum Cleaner w/ SEB 236 Full Size Power brush

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Miele S5981 Capricorn Canister Vacuum Cleaner w/ SEB 236 Full Size Power brush

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The Capricorn is a top of the line HEPA vacuum cleaner with large fiber bags giving you more power & fewer bag changes. Midnight Purple color.

Why Green

  • Energy efficient
  • Larger dust bags & fewer filter changes equals less waste

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Description

Miele S5981 Capricorn Canister Vacuum Cleaners is a luxury canister that offers a HEPA filter for excellent air quality while vacuuming. Integrated rubber PVC bumper guards protect your walls and furniture. Available with a deluxe parquet floor brush and your choice of mid-size or full-size power brush to suite your household cleaning needs. Includes 3 on-board tools hidden under the main body of the vacuum. The Miele Capricorn vacuum cleaner is for those who would not be content with anything but the best. Miele's silence insulation offers the quietest cleaning on the market! Now in a new midnight purple color with a metallic-matte pearl finish.

Features

  • HEPA Filtration: The superior performance of the active HEPA filter traps tiny particulates for clean air and filtration of dust, dust mites, and allergens making it easy for allergy and asthma sufferers to vacuum. The S-5's Active HEPA filter coupled with its sealed system construction received certification from the DMT Air Quality Testing for "Excellent Air Quality"
  • AirClean Dust bag: New electrostatic dust bags have better airflow for better performance. The large 4.8 qt. bag allows for longer use and has a spring-loaded self-sealing closure. Miele dust bags are part of the sealed system design ensuring excellent air quality, optimum performance of suction power and safe use of the full bag’s capacity thanks to the dust bag replacement indicator
  • Standard Floor tools: The Miele Capricorn S 5981 comes with the Parquet floor brush with genuine horsehair bristles and 90° rotating head to gently clean smooth high polished floors
  • Choice of Power Brush: Choose either the Mid-size Power brush model SEB 217 (10.5" wide brush roll) or the Full-size Power brush model SEB 236 (13 3/8" wide brush roll). Both Power brush heads have a swivel neck for helpful maneuverability. The 217 is great for deep cleaning and restoring crushed carpet nap on low to medium height pile carpets with moderate densities. The 236 brush head has 5 height adjustments making it perfect for use on any type of pile carpeting for deep cleaning and restoration
  • On-board tools: Includes 3 on-board tools hidden under the main body of the vacuum: Crevice Tool for hard-to-clean corners and next to walls, a Dust Brush with natural bristles and swivel head for gently cleaning moldings and ornate or carved articles and Upholstery Tool for mattresses, cushions and curtains
  • Power Adjustment: The Capricorn features a 6-level power adjustment for use on different flooring; finger tip controls are located on deluxe handle
  • User friendly Controls: Power on/off foot switch, easy to use finger tip +/- controls located on the deluxe handle with LED indicator to adjust suction, convenient automatic power cord rewind switch, dust bag change indicator, filter change indicator, overheating lamp and safety shut-off on overheating
  • Lightweight and Sleek: The New midnight purple color with a metallic-matte pearl finish makes a bold statement with a modern appeal. This lightweight vacuum is exceptionally great for women and the elderly to use thanks to its convenient foot touch and fingertip controls and easy maneuverability

Accessories

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Model Choices


Miele S5981 Capricorn Canister Vacuum Cleaner w/ SEB 236 Full Size Power brush
Miele S5981 Capricorn Canister Vacuum Cleaner w/ SEB 236 Full Size Power brush

Miele S5981 Capricorn Canister Vacuum Cleaner w/ SEB 236 Full Size Power brush

    Includes:
    • Full size SEB 236 power brush - Best for deep cleaning thick pile carpets
    • Parquet floor brush - Best for hard surface floors
    • Crevice Tool for hard-to-reach spots
    • Dust Brush with natural bristles and swivel head
    • Upholstery Tool
    • HEPA filter

Miele S5981 Capricorn Canister Vacuum Cleaner w/ SEB 217 Mid-sized Powerhead
Miele S5981 Capricorn Canister Vacuum Cleaner w/ SEB 217 Mid-sized Powerhead

Miele S5981 Capricorn Canister Vacuum Cleaner w/ SEB 217 Mid-sized Powerhead

    Includes:
    • Mid size SEB 217 power brush - Best for low to mid pile carpets
    • Parquet floor brush - Best for hard surface floors
    • Crevice Tool for hard-to-reach spots
    • Dust Brush with natural bristles and swivel head
    • Upholstery Tool
    • HEPA filter

Reviews

Expert Review

The Capricorn's Active HEPA Filter and sealed system construction provides excellent air quality as you vacuum by trapping dust and other particles inside the vacuum cleaner. We like the sleek, lightweight design of the new S5 models as they can be easily maneuvered and carried up or down stairs. The Capricorn come with a mid-size power brush or a more robust full-sized power brush for carpets that need a deeper, more powerful cleaning.


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Technical Specifications

 
Miele S5981 Capricorn Canister Vacuum with Full-sized Power brush SEB 236
S5980 Capricorn Canister Vacuum w/ SEB 236 Full Size Powerhead
Miele S5981 Capricorn Canister Vacuum with Mid-sized Power brush SEB 217
Type of vacuum Compact canister vacuum Compact canister vacuum
Finish - Color New Midnight Purple color with matte-metallic Pearl finish New Midnight Purple color w/ matte-metallic pearl finish
Vacuum Cleaner hood material ABS Plastic ABS Plastic
Motor (watts) 1200 watt Miele-made Vortex Motor System 1200 watt Miele-made Vortex Motor System
Pre-motor filter for motor protection Yes Yes
Airflow (cfm - cubic feet per minute) 141 CFM 141 CFM
Radius of Use (reach) 33 ft 33 ft
Included Standard Floor tool(s) Parquet Twister Floor Brush (SBB-300-3) and Full size Power Brush (SEB 236) Parquet Twister Floor Brush (SBB-300-3) and Mid size Power Brush (SEB 217-3)
Included standard vacuum filter Active HEPA Filter Active HEPA Filter
Suction adjustment Six level suction control via +/- controls with LED indicator Six level suction control via +/- controls with LED indicator
Vacuum maneuverability Deluxe handle, 3 smooth-running 360° castor wheels mounted on steel axles and flexible hose Deluxe handle, 3 smooth-running 360° castor wheels mounted on steel axles and flexible hose
Indicator lights on vacuum canister Dust Bag change indicator, overheating lamp and filter indicator Dust Bag change indicator, overheating lamp and filter indicator
Standard hose Electric hose (SEB 130) Electric hose (SEB 130)
Vacuum wand Electric Stainless Steel telescopic wand Electric Stainless Steel telescopic wand
Wand park feature Yes -2 park positions Yes -2 park positions
Replacement vacuum dust bags AirClean dust bag with 4.8 quart capacity (2 supplied with vacuum) AirClean dust bag with 4.8 quart capacity (2 supplied with vacuum)
Optional accessories (available for purchase below) Hand Turbo brush, Micro Clean Tool Set, Car Clean Set Hand Turbo brush, Micro Clean Tool Set, Car Clean Set
Auto-reverse cable rewind Yes - step on rewind button to retract cord Yes - step on rewind button to retract cord
Vacuum Dimensions 19.5" L x 10"W x 8"H 19.5" L x 10"W x 8"H
Weight of vacuum 13.5 lbs. 13.5 lbs.

Efficiency


Leading principle of the Miele company philosophy: "Our aim is to manufacture and market durable products to the highest quality standards, using economical and ecologically compatible processes which not only demonstrate a high level of performance, efficiency and safety, but also place the least possible burden on the environment."

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS AND PRODUCT DURABILITY

  • All our appliances are the best performers when it comes to saving energy. All of them: Miele is not in the game of packing all its environmental credentials into a single showcase product.
  • All Miele appliances are designed to last at least 20 years. That it is better for the environment or household appliances to be long lasting than to have to dispose of two or even three appliances over the same period is obvious. And in this respect, Miele products are clearly the better choice because they are made to a very large extent from metal, which is much easier to recycle. The cast-iron counterweights used by Miele are not only much more resistant in the long-term, but also much kinder to the environment than the concrete blocks used by all other manufacturers.
  • Ongoing optimization of production processes minimizes waste, effluents and emissions. There is no superfluous packaging, and the materials used are recyclable. Critical materials such as coatings and solders are reduced to the absolute minimum. Miele uses district heating and has implemented numerous energy-saving programmes in production and administration. Our logistics are designed for maximum efficiency, and all our vehicles are low-emission.

Warranty

1-year limited warranty on Miele vacuum parts and labor, 7-year warranty on motor and labor.

Summary

At the top of the S5 Series, the Capricorn is packed with convenient luxury features. We really like the +/- finger tip suction controls located on the deluxe swivel handle, the filter change indicator and the automatic shut off feature when the vacuum is placed in the park position. The LED speed indicator is also a nice plus, especially when you are in darker areas and want to adjust your suction. The Capricorn exhibits the quality design expected from Miele, with an Active HEPA filter, large and very efficient 4.8 qt. dust bag, dust bag change indicator, sealed system design, silence insulation, integrated rubber PVC bumpers guards and ability to fit with multiple floor tools and accessories. The Capricorn proves to be a 5-star excellent canister vacuum that can tackle any job.

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Miele HyClean Dust Bag -Type GN

Miele AirClean Type G-N Dust Bags

$58.95
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Item #: MI-VA HCGN

  • 12 AirClean electrostatic dust bags, 3 pre-filters, and 3 rear filters for Miele S2 and S5 Series Canister Vacuums
  • 9-layer fiber dust bag
  • Better circulation and performance
  • 50% reduced emissions
  • Spring-loaded self sealing bag closure
  • 4.8 qt capacity

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Miele S4-S5 Galaxy Series HEPA Filter

$54.95
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Item #: MI-VA GFILT

  • 1 Hepa filter for one year of filtration.

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Miele Vacuum Cleaner Hand Turbobrush

$79.95
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Item #: MI-VA S300HT

  • For gentle cleaning of stairs and other limited space carpet applications
  • Aggressive cleaning of upholstery
  • For removing pet hair from upholstery

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Miele Vacuum Cleaner Micro Clean Tool Set

$79.95
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Item #: MI-VA MICRO

  • Great for vacuuming computer or collectibles
  • Tool Set Includes:
    • Micro hose with a combo crevice nozzle/dusting brush
    • Extension crevice nozzle
    • Angled crevice nozzle
    • Extension dusting brush

Availability: Usually ships within 2 days.

Miele Vacuum Cleaner Car Clean Set

$154.95

Item #: MI-VA CARSET

    CarClean Set includes:
    • STB 201 Mini Turbo Brush
    • Extra long crevice tool
    • Micro hose and combo nozzle
    • Extension suction hose

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