Miele S500 Vacuum Cleaner Series - The World's First Ever HEPA-Certified Canister Vacuums

With the Miele S500 Vacuum Cleaner Series, Miele’s legacy as a world leader in vacuum cleaner design and engineering continues. These vacuums offer great versatility and value for the price.

Perhaps most impressively, the S500 (and S600) series represent the world’s first ever HEPA-certified vacuum cleaners. Installing the optional certified HEPA filter is important, because it is rated to retain 99.9% of all lung-damaging particles 0.3 microns and larger. However, that is only half of the picture.

This "full picture" would include a HEPA filter installed in a sealed environment, one that does not leak air prior to being filtered.

Miele S500 series canister vacuums deliver on both counts. People especially concerned with indoor-air quality will be pleased to know that the S500 / S600 series was tested against one of the world’s most stringent filtration standards, EN 1822.

The results: virtually all particulate matter was contained within these vacuums, earning the S500 / S600 series the world’s first certificate of HEPA certification. It’s like having a HEPA air purifier on wheels!


Miele S500 Vacuum Cleaner Series Features

  • All Miele vacuum cleaners are tested to last a minimum of 1,000 operating hours, or an average of 20 years residential use.
  • The Sealed System™ construction of the canister keeps all the dust inside for optimum filtration.
  • The 1200 Watt Miele Vortex Motor increases airflow to 140 cubic feet per minute creating strong suction for excellent cleaning ability.
  • A pre-motor filter protects the motor from debris.
  • Safety shut-off prevents the motor from overheating in the event that a large item gets lodged in the vacuum.
  • Ultra-quiet operation.
  • A control panel with six power settings allows for optimal cleaning on any flooring surface.
  • Like all other Miele vacuums, the S500 series is constructed from ABS plastic material, making them durable for a lifetime of use.
  • Three, 360° swivel wheels provide unparalleled maneuverability and won’t damage floors.
  • These vacuum cleaners come standard with crush-proof hoses and carry three useful accessory tools on-board.
  • On-board tools include a Crevice Tool, Dust Brush, and Upholstery Brush.
  • Introduced in this product series is Miele’s stainless steel telescopic wand for complete flexibility and cleaning convenience and floor tools developed with a two-point holder clip for increased stability when using Miele’s unique carrying, storage, or parking features.
  • The new, non-electric hoses for this series are wider, increasing airflow, and are ergonomically designed for maximum comfort.
  • The electric powerbrush connection is "direct connect" at the canister, removing the need for an exterior wire connection, and it too rotates 360° for maximum convenience.
  • Impressive 29½ ft. operating radius with a convenient, automatic cord reel rewind switch.
  • Large, 3.7 quart capacity HyClean dust bag.
  • The Super Air Clean Filter is electrostatically charged to retain microscopic particles. It traps 99.95% of particles down to 0.5 microns and 94% of particles down to 0.3 microns. The Active HEPA filter is optional and removes 99.97% of all particles as small as 0.3 microns.
  • At only 13.5 pounds, the S500 is lightweight and easy to maneuver.


Included with All Miele S500 Vacuum Cleaners

Miele's Sealed System

Sealed System

AAir enters through the floor nozzle and travels up the hose to the bag.
BAir emitted from the bag moves through the filter and into the sealed motor chamber.
BAir moves through the motor chamber toward the post-motor filter.
DAir exits through the post-motor HEPA filter which traps fine particles.
EAir released from the Miele is almost totally free of particles 0.3 microns and larger.
FThe bag and motor compartments are completely sealed by one continuous rubber gasket.
GMiele’s unique rib system helps maintain powerful flow as air moves through the vacuum cleaner, even as the dustbag fills.

Miele Integrated Tools

Integrated Tools

These vacuum cleaners come standard with three cleaning tools. Useful for cleaning upholstery, shelves, baseboards, and more, all are conveniently stored on-board, just a hands-reach away under the lid.

  • Dusting Brush
  • Upholstery Brush
  • Crevice Tool

Miele Crush-proof Hoses

Crush-proof Hose

The new, non-electric hoses for this series are wider, increasing airflow, and are ergonomically designed for maximum comfort and regardless of the abuse, will always retain their original shape.

Miele HyClean FJM Dustbag

HyClean Dustbags

Miele’s revolutionary and patented dustbag is an important component of the vacuum cleaners filtration system. Their unique HyCleanbag is 9-layers of electrostatically charged material that traps micro-sized debris in the airtight vacuum chamber. With its spring-loaded, self-locking collar you’re never exposed to the tiny, lung-damaging dust and allergens you worked to vacuum up!

Miele Super Air Clean Filter

Super Air Clean Filter

The Super Air Clean filter is designed for normal use and is made of a multi-ply material which is electrostatically charged to retain the dust particles. It retains 99.95% of particles (according to IEC 60312) and lasts as long as a box of dustbags. One is included in every box of bags.



Miele S500 Vacuum Cleaner Series
Technical Specifications

Vacuum Type: Canister
Construction: Durable ABS body
Motor: 1200 Watt Miele Vortex Motor
Airflow: 140 CFM
Power Controls: 6-position rotary dial on canister standard; optional slide controls, foot switch, or electronic controls in handle available
Dust Bag Capacity: 3.7 quart HyClean Plus dust bags
Standard Filters: Super Air Clean Filter
Optional Filters: Active Charcoal; HEPA filter
Floor Tool: SBD285 Combination Rug & Floor tool comes standard; optional powerbrushes available
Included Attachments: Dust Brush, Upholstery Brush, Crevice Tool
Suction Wand: Stainless steel telescopic wand
Operating Radius: 29-1/2 ft.
Auto Cord Rewind: Yes
Safety Shut-off: Yes
Wand Park Feature: Yes
Dimensions: 8″ H x 9″ W x 19″ L
Weight: 13.5 lbs.
Warranty: 7 years on motor and 1 year on parts and labor



Miele S500 Vacuum Cleaner Series Models

Miele S514 Direct Connect

The S514 is outfitted with Miele’s revolutionary ‘direct connect system’. The electric hose directly connects to the canister and wand, with no exterior wires showing, and offers a dexterous 360º swivel. With an electric hose, telescopic wand, six power settings and a mid-size powerbrush, the S514 is engineered to efficiently care for a variety of carpets and floor coverings.

Miele S514 Vaccum

Miele S516 Cat & Dog

Miele’s answer to pet hair and odor problems is the Miele S516 Cat and Dog. With its powerful 1200 watt motor and powerbrush to remove pet hairs and a unique, active charcoal filter system that efficiently removes odors, cleaning up after your pets couldn’t be easier. And despite its incredible power, it’s also exceptionally quiet; you probably won’t even wake the cat.

Miele S516 Vacum

Miele S558 Red Velvet

The S558 Red Velvet is the newest addition to Miele’s S500 series line-up. The Red Velvet features the SEB236 powerbrush and ‘Soft Touch’ paint finish. A HEPA filter and complete ‘direct connect’ system, gives you unsurpassed flexibility, convenience, and filtration.

Miele S558 Red Velvet Vaccum


  1. Val Vacuumer says

    We have an 18 year old Miele S516. It works great, but the plastic of the power button and cord-retract button has become very brittle. The cord retract button has broken off, and now we can see the plastic is extremely thin! When I tried to move tabs to take the button and dial housing off, the tab broke. Very disappointed in that. Now it’s held together with duct tape. Other than that, the vacuum still works like a charm. Also, it seems replacement parts are no longer available.

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