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Miele S 5281

Miele S 5281
alaScore 83

253 reviews

Apr, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 253 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size and reliability. The design and usability also get good views. Reviews are divided on the value for money.

usability, design, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Vacuums the Miele S 5281 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Miele S5281 Callisto Vacuum

 

Avg. consumer rating = 92/100 The Miele Callisto is part of the Miele S5 series of vacuums. The S5 series are Miele’s higher-end canister vacuums, with the S4 and S2 series being typically more affordable. The Callisto has been around for some time and...

The powerhead attachment is very good on carpet- Tools are stored in canister- Very quiet yet powerful- Suction power can be controlled- Works well both on carpet and hard floors- Solidly built (in Germany)- True HEPA filtration

Expensive- Vacuum bags are expensive- Power cord is a bit short- Heavier than other Miele canisters

Like all Miele vacuum cleaners the Callisto is made in Germany. It is also powered by a 1200 Watt vortex motor and comes with 6 suction settings that are controlled via a rotary dial on the body of the vacuum. Lower settings allow effective (but not...

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Miele S5281 Callisto Canister Vacuum Cleaner with full-sized Powerbrush 228

 

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...

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...

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...

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Miele S5281 Pisces Canister Vacuum Cleaner

 

The Pisces may be the entry level model of the S5 series, but it still earned its 4.5-star rating. Despite the lack of luxury features such as +/- finger tip suction controls, filter change indicator, a deluxe handle and direct connect wand with an...

The Pisces'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...

The only carpet tool that works with the Pisces is the Turbo brush. If you have wall to wall or thick, medium to high pile carpets this is not the vacuum for you. The Turbo brush is powered by air flow and does not provide the deep cleaning and brush...

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Miele S5281 Libra Canister Vacuum Cleaner

 

The S5281 Libra proves to be a great value for the price, ranking as the most affordable S5 model packaged with a power brush. Standard with the mid-size power brush, the Libra is a better choice from smaller sized homes or those who do not like large...

The Libra'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...

The Libra is not one of the luxury S5 models, so it lacks special features like +/- suction controls and a filter change indicator. The Libra has a manual rotary dial suction control which is located on the canister ; The mid-size power brush 217 is...

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Amazon review summary for Miele S 5281

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 112 user reviews of Miele S 5281 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Vacuums on Amazon.com.

usability, design, size, reliability

value for money

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Miele S5281 Callisto Canister Vacuum CleanerMiele S5281 Pisces Canister Vacuum Cleaner w/205 Turbo-BrushMiele Libra Canister Vacuum, S5281

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Miele Callisto S5281 Vacuum Cleaner with SEB 228 Powerhead and SBB-300-3 Floorbrush

 

Build quality, excellent power in carpets

price

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Miele libra canister vaccuum

 

good for use on floors and small carpeted spaces, easy to handle for kids to do chores and for my use on floors and picking up dog hair. I like the onboard tools.Suction is not as powerful as I had read or had hoped. I like that it's quiet and it's...

Lightweight, Easy to Use, Efficient

Not that powerful suction

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Callisto Review

 

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 that I am spending less time cleaning because this...

high quality, effective, quiet, reliable, easy to use, met my expectations

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Miele S5281 Callisto Canister Vacuum Cleaners

 

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 that I am spending less time cleaning because this...

high quality, effective, quiet, reliable, easy to use, met my expectations

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Miele S5281 Callisto Canister Vacuum Cleaners

 

high quality, effective, quiet, reliable, easy to use, met my expectations

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