Miele Complete C3 Alize Canister Vacuum Review

Miele Complete C3 Alize Canister Vacuum Review

Miele Complete C3 Alize Canister VacuumMiele Complete C3 is the premium high-end range of the German made Miele canister vacuum cleaners. Incorporating improved innovative features, a new powerful yet low-noise 1200 watt Miele Votex motor, strong suction, quiet operation, unique classy compact design and convenience in usage, the extremely lightweight prestigious Miele Alize canister vacuum cleaners have it all.

The bagged canister vacuum cleaners have a feature for every one; hepa filter vacuum cleaner for allergy sufferers and pets lovers, energy efficient motor for the environmental conscious and specific floor tools for specific types of flooring. Getting the perfect one to fit your needs is so easy. Highly outstanding in design and innovative user-friendly features, Miele S8 signifies the vacuum cleaner of the future.

The ivory white Miele Complete C3 Alize has all the standard quality features of a Miele vacuum cleaner plus more additional impressive features all contributing to an equally impressive clean.

Active Hepa Filtration

Its outstanding 12 stage Hepa filtration comprises the highly efficient Active Hepa exhaust filter (SF-AH 50), 9 stage electrostatically charged layers auto-sealed AirClean G/N filter bags and premotor filter, all in a sealed construction; thus living up to its reputation as the best hepa filter vacuum cleaner to use. A highly efficient filtration system removes 99.97% of dust particles, dust mites and their faeces, pet dander, pollen and allergens as well as unpleasant odors from your home. High Efficiency Particulate Arresting (HEPA) filters have very high filtering efficiency.

Silent Operation and Sealed Construction

Miele Alize with its improved insulation technology for an even more silent operation and AirClean sealed system all contribute to a quieter, fresher and cleaner vacuuming experience. The important feature of the AirClean Sealed System is the sealant that is wrapped around the casing, thus forcing the polluted air through the 12 stages of filtration, ending up with clean air coming out through the exhaust. The Active HEPA filter not only filters out 99.97% of all dust particles, dust mites and allergens but also removes bad odors as well through its activated charcoal layer.

G/N Filter Bags

Its self-locking large 4.76 quart filter bags consisting of 9 electrostatically charged layers also does a great job in trapping and retaining allergens. Due to its superior 12 stage filtration system and sealed system, air pollutants are prevented from being leaked back into the environment. Thus you get a cleaner house and cleaner air. Miele Alize does a great job cleaning your house and indoor air.

Powerful motor

Miele Alize comes fitted with a low noise encapsulated 1200 watt Votex motor offering powerful suction and silent operation. Miele Alize also comes with automatic suction control but manual control on the handle is also possible.

Suction is automatically controlled when changing floor surfaces and you do not have to manually change the setting. Suction increases when cleaning hardwood or smooth flooring and decreases when doing carpets. All these are pre-programmed leading to more efficient energy usage for a cleaner floor. Led display on the canister shows clearly the suction setting being used. Auto control suction is however, not meant for cleaning upholstery and light, delicate fabrics.

Cleaning Tools

Miele Complete C3 Alize comes with the low energy consumption AirTeQ Combination floor tool (SBD 650-3) which is best for cleaning low pile carpets, area rugs and smooth flooring. This newly designed Combo tool has improved air flow system and maintains closer contact to the floor surface, thus improving sucking power but with less energy needed.

The normal standard attachments are included, such as a crevice tool, an upholstery brush and a natural bristles dusting brush for a complete whole house cleaning. The tools are conveniently stored under the canister cover and easily assessed when needed.

Useful Features

Nice features include a three AAA (1.5V) batteries-powered LED light in the handle for darker spots or corners, as well as a rubber bumper to protect your walls and furniture, auto one touch cord rewind and a fantastic long 36 foot cleaning radius; all contributing to a fast and easy clean.

With such innovative feature as a skeleton construction, the ultra-light Miele Alize weighs a mere 11 pounds and is such a delight to carry around.

Fitted with 3 smooth castor wheels that are able to turn 360 degrees, you get excellent maneuverability. Pushing around furniture and reaching tight corners is a breeze.

Constructed from strong ABS plastic that is the same as those used in crash helmets and is thus highly resistant to impacts, and together with the 3D bumper strip that comes fitted to the canister body, both the canister vacuum as well as walls and furniture are protected from accidental dents and scratches.

Other helpful tools include a telescopic stainless steel wand and a 24 feet long electrical cord offering a cleaning radius of 36 feet, cleaning covers a wider area in a shorter time.

Deluxe Comfort Grip Handle

The Deluxe Comfort Grip with LED headlight and 6 stage suction controls also add to your convenience and hassle-free vacuuming. When you are done vacuuming, just a press of the auto rewind button and the Miele Alize is ready for storage.

Comes with the exclusive dynamic drive feature whereby air-filled tires with shock absorbing mechanism offers first class maneuverability with the machine rolling gently along during cleaning process, crossing easily over whatever type of flooring.

A light stainless steel telescopic wand that has 18 adjustable height settings to reach far and high, or into the tightest corner.

Backed by a new low-noise powerful 1200 watt Miele Vortex motor with a 7 year warranty, the Miele Alize is designed to last 20 years of usage.

+/- Foot Switch Controls: This useful feature enables you to change switches without the need to bend down ever so often. Whether it is the suction power controls, the on/off power button, an automatic standby switch for park system or the one-touch cable rewind button, all that is needed is just a light tap of the button using your foot.

With a filter change indicator light to remind you to change your dirty Hepa filter and a dustbag change marker indicating the need to replace the dust bag, airflow is constantly maintain for a powerful suction. Hepa filter can last about a year of usage whereas the AirClean pre motor filter should be change everytime you open a new box of filter bags.

A thermal detector will shut down the motor if overheated. This helps to protect the motor. Causes of overheating could be due to a blocked suction hose, pores of filter bag are blocked or an extremely dirty filter.

When you make use of the park feature during a stop in your vacuuming, the motor automatically adjust to a lower setting, thus saving energy consumption.

Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 23.2 x 15 inches


7 years for motor and casing and 2 years for parts


Awarded the Good Housekeeping seal which guarantees a two-year limited warranty on replacement, repair, or refund on defective products.


  • Durable – Designed to last 20 years
  • Very silent operation
  • Excellent sealed filtration system
  • Lightweight
  • Extremely user-friendly features such as one touch cord rewind, automatic power control, foot switch controls etc.
  • Aesthetically pleasing elegant design – beautiful and functional


  • Automatic power setting is only useful if you have carpets as well as smooth floor surfaces.
  • Its non electric wand and hose do not support electro power brush for high pile carpets. However, Miele Alize does have an option for power hose should you wish for it. Another option would be to buy the comparable canister cleaner Miele UniQ, also from the S8 Series line but with power brush included.

Miele Complete C3 series are lighter than the S5 series and have longer power cord resulting in a longer cleaning radius. Convenient foot switch control replaces the rotary dial of the S5 and s6 series vacuums. Miele S8590 Alize would make a great vacuum if you have mostly smooth hard floors with some scatter rugs. The Miele Alize is also a great hepa filter canister vacuum cleaner for allergy sufferers and pet lovers.

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