Miele S516 Cat And Dog Royal Blue Canister Vacuum Cleaner, Model S516I
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. This Miele S516 Cat & Dog Vacuum is uniquely configured to meet the special needs of the pet lovers of the world. Sitting elegantly among their midsize vacuum cleaners is this beautiful Cat & Dog vacuum with its lovely royal blue 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 Cat & Dog Vacuum on its looks alone.
Multi-Layer Filtration System
- The Miele S516 Cat & Dog Vacuum 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. To provide heavy duty odor control the Miele Cat & Dog Vacuum includes their special Active Air Clean Exhaust Filter which has a thick layer of Activated Charcoal. This special exhaust filter provides fresher exhaust air than Miele's standard Super Air Clean Filter.
- 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 their standard 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. Miele's optional Active Certified HEPA filters provide even greater filtration, producing net filtration which meets the stringent HEPA specification.
The Miele Sealed System™
- Using the Miele S516 Cat & Dog 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.
- 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 Active Air Clean or optional Active Certified HEPA exhaust filter. 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's revolutionary new IntensiveClean Plus™ dustbag offers unbeatable advantages which really enhance the performance of the Miele S516 Cat & Dog 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 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.
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 vacuum, you can turn it into an outstanding allergy vacuum with extremely low dust emissions by adding the Active Certified HEPA filter for only $54.95. However, you can only use one exhaust filter at a time, either the Active Air Clean which comes with this vacuum, the Active Certified HEPA or the less efficient Super Air Clean filter.
Efficient Miele Vortex Suction Motor
- The powerful 1200 Watt, Miele Vortex suction motor produces plenty of suction for cleaning low to medium nap carpeted floors when used with its SEB 217-2 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 Cat & Dog vacuum will perform quietly for many years. Due to its typical life expectancy of 1200 hours, Miele proudly warranties this motor for seven years.
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 dial, 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 217-2 Powerbrush
- The Miele S516 Cat & Dog Vacuum is a complete power team that includes the SES 118 Direct Connect Electric Hose, SET 210 Direct Connect Electric Wand and SEB 217-2 Direct Connect Powerbrush. Its powerbrush is designed for cleaning low to medium height carpets. If you have high pile carpets, we recommend adding the more aggressive brushing action of the optional deluxe SEB 236 Powerbrush ($249.00) or purchasing a more deluxe Miele vacuum which includes this powerbrush for improved cleaning of deeper pile carpets.
- Having a 1.4 Amp motor to drive the 10 1/2" revolving brush, the powerbrush adds to the power of the Miele S516 Cat & Dog vacuum instead of drawing its power from the air flow like the turbine driven nozzle used on some 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. For cleaning larger areas of bare floors, we recommend using the included Deluxe SBD 285-2 Rug/Bare Floors Nozzle or purchasing the optional Parquet-2 Bare Floor Brush.
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, the 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 SEB 217-2 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 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 and 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 this 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 special 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.
Hand Turbobrush Efficiently Cleans Furniture
- Knowing the difficult, often frequent task of removing pet hair from upholstered furniture, carpeted stairs, beds, etc., Miele also includes their powerful STB 101 Hand Turbobrush with the Cat & Dog vacuum. Working much like a miniature powerbrush, its air driven revolving brush roll, combined with the high velocity air flow, will enable you to efficiently clean most soft surfaces in your home. (Our corporate office building has three resident cats which love to rub against our legs. We find that a hand turbobrush works great for quickly removing their deposited hair from our slacks and shirts although special care must be taken with this process.)
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.
- Miele Cat & Dog vacuums 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 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 S516 Cat & Dog vacuum cleaner 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 S516 Cat & Dog vacuum 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.
- SEB217-2 Powerbrush
- complimentary STB101 Hand Turbobrush
- Height: 8"
- Width: 9"
- Length: 19"
- Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer)
- One Year Parts And Labor
- Seven Year Limited Motor Warranty