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A Celebration of The Miele C3 Series: The Versace of Vacuums

 

A Celebration of The Miele C3 Series: The Versace of Vacuums

 

Do you want the best of the best when it comes to a clean home? The Versace of vacuums? If you’re serious about a clean and allergen-free home and enjoy the benefits of canister vacuum cleaners, you can’t do better than Miele C3 series.

 

Miele is a family-owned business headquartered in Germany that has been in the business for more than a century. They’re at the top of their field, and their vacuums consistently win annual awards for top consumer vacuum cleaners. Miele prides itself on quality and builds its vacuums to last 20 years or more, and they offer generous warranties to ensure that you invest in their products with confidence. And among all the Miele vacuum series’, the C3 vacuums are the crème de la crème.

 

The C3 line has replaced Miele’s S8 line as their premium line, and remains top-of-the-line in 2021. What you’ll get in all C3 vacuums is a 1,200 watt vortex motor that boasts incredibly powerful suction power while also managing to stay whisper quiet on the lower end of the six power settings. 

 

It’s not just dust you’ll be capturing with these powerful units. All C3 vacuums take advantage of the AirClean Sealed System with Miele’s patented AirClean vacuum filters to suck up microscopic particles such as dander and bacteria and keep them there. Miele’s bags are a big part of this process as well, made of electrostatically charged material that along with an AirClean HEPA filter can trap up to 99.95% of all airborne particles down to 0.1 microns.

 

Where you’ll see major differences in the units are in whether the brush roll is air-driven or electric. An air-driven unit is suitable for hardwood flooring and low pile carpeting, but those who want to really dig deep into all types of carpeting within a home should invest in an electric model. 

 

Miele C3 Vacuum Comparison Chart

 

We know comparison shopping can be confusing, particularly between products within the same line. To help you view the major differences at a glance, we’ve compiled this helpful Miele vacuum comparison chart.



               
 

C3 Calima

C3 Alize

C3 Soft Carpet

C3 Kona

C3 Cat & Dog

C3 Marin

C3 Brilliant

Price

$699.00

$699.00

$949.00

$899.00

$999.00

$1099.00

$1499.00

1,200 Watt, Miele-made Vortex Motor System

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Six-stage suction controls, via +/- step down foot control

X

X

X

X

X

X

X


Special "soft carpet" suction setting

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Self-adjusting Automatic setting

 

X

 

 

 

X

X

Self-adjusting Automatic setting, and electrobrush controls via handle control

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

12 Stage AirClean Sealed System Construction

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

AirClean Dustbag, Type GN

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Active HEPA Filter

X

X

X

X

Optional

X

X

Active AirClean Filter

Optional

Optional

Optional

Optional

X

Optional

Optional

Dustbag Change Indicator

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Filter Change Indicator

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Automatic One Touch Cord Rewind

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

33 foot cleaning radius

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Protective Bumper

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Overheating safety shut off

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Quiet Operation

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Illuminated side park system

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

LED underbody lights

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

Velvet bumper strip

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

Accessories

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

Telescopic stainless steel wand

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Dusting brush, upholstery tool and crevice tool

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Crush Proof Non-Electric Hose

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

Crush Proof Electric Hose

 

 

X

X

X

X

X

Deluxe Comfort Grip handle with spotlight

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Deluxe Comfort Grip handle with electrobrush and suction controls

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

Recommended Applications

Great for low-medium pile carpeting/area rugs and all hard flooring.

Best for mostly hard flooring and low pile/delicate area rugs and carpeting.

Great on all hard flooring and all piles of carpeting. Has special settings making it designed for use on Soft Carpeting. 

Great for all carpeting and smooth flooring. From low to high pile carpeting this vacuum can handle it.

All pile carpeting, all hard flooring, and upholstered surfaces. The extra hand tool is great for cleaning up pet hair, stairs, or automobiles.

All pile carpeting, all hard flooring. 2018 Consumer Reports "Best Canister Vacuum & Best Vacuum Filtration."

The most advanced vacuum ever made. Can handle any flooring- all pile carpeting, all hard flooring, and delicate carpeting/area rugs.

 

Now let’s take a deeper look at all the models in the C3 line and how they can benefit your home.

 

The Miele Complete C3 Series - A Deeper Look

 

Miele Complete C3 Calima Canister Vacuum

 

Never sweep again! This air driven model is ideal on all hard flooring and low-medium pile carpeting/area rugs. It comes standard with HEPA filtration, and is completely sealed making it ideal for allergy and asthma sufferers. The Calima's two different flooring attachments can clean a variety of flooring: 

 

  • The carpeting floor head contains a spinning brush roll, ideal for getting a deep clean on your carpeting and area rugs. 
  • The hard flooring parquet twister head simultaneously dusts and vacuums all hard flooring surfaces. 

 

Integrated tool storage and one-touch suction controls make adjusting suction levels, cleaning, and storing your machine effortless: Just like it should be.




Miele Complete C3 Alize Vacuum Cleaner

 

The Miele Alize Complete C3 is very similar to the Calima, but its default head has no brushroll which is perfect for users with mostly hard flooring, and limited, low pile area rugs. However, the Alize also has a smart sensor not included in the Calima that will automatically adjust the power level based on the surface you’re vacuuming.

 

The generous hose and wand will also help you have a more enjoyable cleaning experience. A spotlight has been added to help light the way to a clean house. New body designs have reduced body weight and captured noise making it an even quieter dust assassin. The outer bumper protects precious furniture and walls from scratching. Along with the dust bag indicator light a new filter light has also been added so you are guaranteed to improve air quality in your home while simultaneously cleaning.



Miele Complete C3 Kona Vacuum Cleaner


The Miele Kona Complete C3 is a perfect electric brush head model for consumers with mixed flooring. The Kona features 6-power level setting suction controlled with a foot pedals to make going from surface to surface simple. The power head has 5 height adjustments to clean all pile carpeting. The parquet floor tool is perfect for hard surface cleaning as it dusts and cleans your hard flooring at the same time! One touch suction controls allow for easy cleaning transitions, and your three cleaning attachments are stored inside the body of this machine. 

 

Miele Complete C3 Soft Carpet Vacuum Cleaner

 

The Miele Complete C3 Soft Carpet vacuum cleaner was designed and engineered for customers with the new “Ultra Soft” carpeting. The problem with this new carpeting is that the power heads tend to sink down too far into the carpet. This makes it very difficult to push as well and affects the suction ability.

 

Miele has solved this by using extra large wheels, large cleaning base and two special height settings on the power head. Combine that with a special “soft carpet” suction setting and you finally have an effective vacuum for this new style carpeting. Users also receive a deluxe parquet floor brush for all of their hard flooring needs.



Miele Complete C3 Cat and Dog Canister Vacuum

 

The Miele Complete C3 Cat & Dog Canister Vacuum gives pet owners the perfect tools for their specific needs. But don’t let the name fool you - this vacuum is ideal for mixed flooring homes: all pile carpeting and all hard flooring. By default it comes with the AirClean Active Charcoal Filter, which removes air pollutants as well as undesirable pet odors from your home environment.

 

This model comes with 2 flooring attachments: an electric powerhead for all pile carpeting, and a hard flooring attachment for all hard flooring, as well as Miele's best selling upholstery tool, all of which are stored inside the body of your canister. It also has the same 6-stage suction levels included in all models, and automatic brushroll head adjustment to keep your hardwood flooring safe.



Miele Complete C3 Marin Vacuum Cleaner

 

The Miele Marin Complete C3 Canister is the penultimate luxurious C3 model. It can clean all pile carpeting and all hard flooring and comes standard with two flooring attachments: a powerhead for all pile carpeting and a hard flooring attachment for all hard flooring. Automatic suction controls allows you to go from different surfaces without having to manually adjust your suction level. The three included cleaning accessories, a dusting brush, crevice nozzle, and an upholstery tool are stored inside the body of the canister.  

 

This model boasts the highest level of filtration you can purchase, HEPA filtration. This model made Consumer Reports best canister vacuum and best vacuum filtration for 2018. 

 

Miele Complete C3 Brilliant Vacuum Cleaner

 

This is it. The most luxurious vacuum you’ll ever own. 

 

The Miele Brilliant Complete C3 was designed to be easy to operate, with every accessory needed to clean any type of flooring. All functions of this machine are controlled by your handle. This model comes with three premium flooring attachments: An LED lit carpeting powerhead, and XL Hard Flooring Attachment, and a Combination Flooring Attachment for both low pile carpeting and hard flooring. 

 

The Miele Brilliant boasts an extra long warranty: 5 Year All Inclusive, and 10 Year Motor and Casing Warranties. Parts and Labor are Included for both. Velvet is used to line the outer protective bumper so the only thing touching your walls will be soft velvet. The Brilliant Comes With an ActiveClean HEPA Filter, a Motor Filter, and one GN Vacuum Cleaner Bag Pre-Installed in the machine, and the three cleaning attachments stored inside the body of the machine.

 

Ready to Clean Like a Queen (or King)?

 

At Vacuum Cleaner Market we’re proud to carry the entire line of Miele Canister vacuums and other Miele vacuums and accessories, and ship across the United States. 

 

Like Miele, we’re a family run business and we pride ourself on customer service. If you have any other questions about these vacuums we didn’t answer here, we encourage you to reach out to us and have a chat.