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Post# 185909   6/17/2012 at 00:27 (2,852 days old) by sensotronic (Englandshire)        

The Miele S8 range is now available from John Lewis with prices ranging from 199.95 ($314) to 419.95 ($660) for the Uniq model with the led handle light.

There are six models currently shown, some straight suction, some with turbo heads but non with power heads which makes me think that the UK will not get a power head option. I expect the USA will get one or two versions with a power head.

They have the same capacity and cord length as the S5 range, so no improvements have been made there. It looks that the differences are mainly cosmetic.

The Uniq model is ridiculously expensive for a straight suction canister, though I expect when it becomes widely available it will offered for less, as John Lewis tend to be more expensive than a lot of electrical retailers. My new Sebo D4 Premium cost 249.95 ($393) so I won't be rushing to get the S8 Uniq. My Sebo may not look as fancy as the Miele but I know which one performs better.



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Post# 185922 , Reply# 1   6/17/2012 at 05:53 (2,852 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Thanks for the heads up. I guess Miele UK may well push for the cordless battery operated power nozzle that they've tried to sell for years as an optional buy on the TOL models.  Here's a spec comparison shot of the base S5211 (a model I quite like) versus the black S8 base priced at £199 compared to £169 for the older S5. Evidently S5 (to the left) is slightly bigger and heavier but both feature the same length of power cord. I'm prepared to give the S8 a chance, even though I'm not keen on the shape. Cool

 

 


Post# 185930 , Reply# 2   6/17/2012 at 07:52 (2,852 days old) by Turbo500 (West Yorkshire, UK)        

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Also, I've noticed the S8's are currently listed as a John Lewis exclusive. I imagine they'll come down in price when other retailers such as Comet, Currys and Argos start stocking them. Similar deal with that ridiculous John Lewis exclusive Sebo

Post# 185936 , Reply# 3   6/17/2012 at 08:33 (2,852 days old) by williamr1248 (USA)        
Miele S8 now Available from John Lewis

Just noticed why does it say only a 2 year warranty? The Miele I just bought had 7 years.
I heard they will be moving to a lighter weight plastic with the new S8's. My Miele has the lighter weight plastic and it seems to be ok. I wonder if they introduced it on the lower tier machines to see how it holds up under use. Does anyone know it the light in the hose handle is simialar to the Kenmore light at the hose end? I don't see any real purpose, but I like it.
I wonder what will happen to the light when customers drop the hose handle over the years? Of course collectors would use care and not let this happen.


Post# 185939 , Reply# 4   6/17/2012 at 08:56 (2,852 days old) by v6jme (Telford, Shropshire/Gdansk/Gdynia)        
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Hi

My S8 uniQ arrived yesterday : )

I ordered a solution as well just to see the difference



Post# 185940 , Reply# 5   6/17/2012 at 08:57 (2,852 days old) by v6jme (Telford, Shropshire/Gdansk/Gdynia)        
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And a pic of the box : )

Post# 185941 , Reply# 6   6/17/2012 at 08:59 (2,852 days old) by v6jme (Telford, Shropshire/Gdansk/Gdynia)        
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The uniQ has nice deals to it with its led light and velvet lined tool compartment, the solution is going back to john Lewis, i thought i might keep them both but as i am about to move to a smaller property one will be enough : )

Post# 185944 , Reply# 7   6/17/2012 at 09:36 (2,852 days old) by joshdonnell ()        
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Want one, i would take it over a sebo . Yes ive compare both and i chose miele

Post# 185947 , Reply# 8   6/17/2012 at 09:48 (2,852 days old) by Turbo500 (West Yorkshire, UK)        
Yes ive compare both and i chose miele

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I think Miele make better cylinders/cannisters but Sebo make far better uprights

Post# 185951 , Reply# 9   6/17/2012 at 10:30 (2,852 days old) by williamr1248 (USA)        
Miele S8 now avialable from John Lewis

Mattt,
They both look the same except for the finish. What is the difference between the S8 and the Solution?
Do we see any up grade in the motor,longer electric cord or longer hose,better attachments or is it mostly cosmetic?
Both have a nice finish on the machine.


Post# 185955 , Reply# 10   6/17/2012 at 11:54 (2,852 days old) by v6jme (Telford, Shropshire/Gdansk/Gdynia)        
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hi

The uniQ is much nicer to look at, the gloss paint, stainless steel trim instead of painted silver, velvet bumper bar and tool compartment lining, the led lights for the side parking slots, the wheels have suspension and little grooved tyres and of course the torch facility : )

i did want the premium 8000 with remote and power head but i have been told we won't get it, the only one with remote S8730 won't have a power head.

On the continent the uniQ has the 1200w motor and the airteQ nozzle, the floor head is just ordinary, i do have an airteQ head, allergotec head and a turbo comfort i can use with it.

I would not say with the tools supplied it is worth the 420 price but then again i did buy a Hybrid when they were launched which had very basic tools

Both the solution and uniQ have same motors, hose and flex lengths

Matt


Post# 185960 , Reply# 11   6/17/2012 at 12:06 (2,852 days old) by v6jme (Telford, Shropshire/Gdansk/Gdynia)        
More s8 pics

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Wheel

Post# 185961 , Reply# 12   6/17/2012 at 12:08 (2,852 days old) by v6jme (Telford, Shropshire/Gdansk/Gdynia)        
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Power take off point

Post# 185962 , Reply# 13   6/17/2012 at 12:08 (2,852 days old) by v6jme (Telford, Shropshire/Gdansk/Gdynia)        
uniQ

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Handgrip

Post# 185963 , Reply# 14   6/17/2012 at 12:09 (2,852 days old) by v6jme (Telford, Shropshire/Gdansk/Gdynia)        
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led lights

Post# 185964 , Reply# 15   6/17/2012 at 12:10 (2,852 days old) by v6jme (Telford, Shropshire/Gdansk/Gdynia)        
uniQ

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underneath vac

Post# 185965 , Reply# 16   6/17/2012 at 12:10 (2,852 days old) by v6jme (Telford, Shropshire/Gdansk/Gdynia)        
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Post# 185967 , Reply# 17   6/17/2012 at 12:11 (2,852 days old) by v6jme (Telford, Shropshire/Gdansk/Gdynia)        
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very bright light : )

Post# 185968 , Reply# 18   6/17/2012 at 12:12 (2,852 days old) by v6jme (Telford, Shropshire/Gdansk/Gdynia)        
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Post# 185969 , Reply# 19   6/17/2012 at 12:13 (2,852 days old) by v6jme (Telford, Shropshire/Gdansk/Gdynia)        
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inside

Post# 185970 , Reply# 20   6/17/2012 at 12:13 (2,852 days old) by v6jme (Telford, Shropshire/Gdansk/Gdynia)        
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control panel

Post# 185971 , Reply# 21   6/17/2012 at 12:14 (2,852 days old) by v6jme (Telford, Shropshire/Gdansk/Gdynia)        
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velvety soft : )

Post# 185972 , Reply# 22   6/17/2012 at 12:15 (2,852 days old) by v6jme (Telford, Shropshire/Gdansk/Gdynia)        
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Post# 185976 , Reply# 23   6/17/2012 at 12:39 (2,852 days old) by williamr1248 (USA)        
Miele S8 now available from John Lewis

Matt,
Thanks so much for the pictures. Love the Mahonany Brown color!
Also like the lighting but a little sad they made no real improvements in the cord,hose or tools.
In one of the pictures you posted shows a "plug in" right next to the hose intake.
I would assume they will be offering an electric hose and power nozzle in the future but it will not be a direct connect.
Just love the color and lighting. Thanks so much for sharing. I was told we will not be getting the machine until about the Christmas time frame.


Post# 185977 , Reply# 24   6/17/2012 at 12:46 (2,852 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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That handle light is the smartest vac innovation I have seen in years! I know Sears Kenmore and Beam Central Vacs have both added spotlights to wands, but this is yet another big improvement on the concept! How many times have I cleaned under my bed with just the crevice tool on the hose and sucked up something that should not have been touched! This handle spotlight sheds light in any cleaning situation and with any attachment. Will work great for getting dirt hiding in the shadows in cars and behind toilets. Pardon the pun - but this is indeed "brilliant"!

Post# 185980 , Reply# 25   6/17/2012 at 12:53 (2,852 days old) by williamr1248 (USA)        
Miele S8 mow available at John Lewis

Matt,
If I am thinking right that amount would translate to about $945.00 in US, plus the $250.00 to add power nozzle. Sounds like a total of around $1195.00.
I better start saving for this one!
Give us an update after you have had a chance to use the machine.


Post# 185990 , Reply# 26   6/17/2012 at 13:55 (2,852 days old) by v6jme (Telford, Shropshire/Gdansk/Gdynia)        
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$1195, it would be cheaper to move to the UK!!

i would not be sucking any thing that has been under my bed ha ha ha : )

the light is very bright though, i cleaned my car today and was able to see the back of the boot

The socket thingy is for the power head with loads of wire on it, very untidy looking, although it is cheaper to buy the wired power nozzle than it is to buy the accu nova battery head (which i had and sold on ebay for 40 as i did not use it)

there is no real improvement on this over the s5 apart from the comfort rewind, still i would buy anything with a Miele badge on it, i have been brainwashed : )


Post# 185993 , Reply# 27   6/17/2012 at 14:02 (2,852 days old) by v6jme (Telford, Shropshire/Gdansk/Gdynia)        
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I bought this s8 model to clean my car as i thought it would be a good colour match, how wrong could i be : (

The vac is about 10 shades lighter, still at least the car matches my Louis Vuitton : )

I have a love of the colour brown, thats what happens when you grew up in the 70's





Post# 185994 , Reply# 28   6/17/2012 at 14:04 (2,852 days old) by v6jme (Telford, Shropshire/Gdansk/Gdynia)        
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I forgot to add it has the same average build quality of the S6

Post# 186003 , Reply# 29   6/17/2012 at 15:24 (2,852 days old) by williamr1248 (USA)        
Miele S8 now available from John Lewis

Matt,
What a great idea! Buy the vacuum to match the color of your car. Beautiful car!
Miele has got it going on. They know how to market new products (at least to vac collectors).
I have always liked brown in vacuum cleaners too. I think it started way back when Hoover used to make the brown finish on the old machines from the 1940's.
I sure like the looks of the machine. I bought a new Rainbow last year because they had a new model but almost everything you touched were REAL improvements for the user. Still it was the lighted water basin and lighted power nozzel that tipped the scale for the purchase. I am sure I will have to have one of these lighted new Miele's too just for fun.
Thanks again for taking the time to share the pictures!


Post# 186009 , Reply# 30   6/17/2012 at 17:15 (2,852 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Great news for those of us on the western side of the Atlantic!

Some strange online retailer is advertising a Miele S8 Continuum with a full power nozzle which will be available in September!

Here's the link:


CLICK HERE TO GO TO eurekaprince's LINK


Post# 186012 , Reply# 31   6/17/2012 at 17:35 (2,852 days old) by Rolls_rapide (-)        
Miele S8 Continuum

From the photo in that link, it looks as though the machine has full remote control; the "+" and "-" power buttons don't appear to be present on the cleaner's control panel.

Post# 186015 , Reply# 32   6/17/2012 at 17:53 (2,852 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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It also appears that the Continuum lacks the handle spotlight..... too bad. :-(

Post# 186016 , Reply# 33   6/17/2012 at 17:56 (2,852 days old) by williamr1248 (USA)        
Miele S8 now available at John Lewis

Hey guys I was about $204.00 off with my price guess if the price of $1399.00 in the add is correct. Then You would need to add the cost of shipping or bought local the sales tax.

Post# 186018 , Reply# 34   6/17/2012 at 18:14 (2,852 days old) by pr-21 (Middletown, OH)        
McHardy Vacs in Canada seem to.....

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McHardyvacs in Canada is a great place for Miele Vacuums. They seem to be proactive on new models. I know when I bought my top of the line model called Jupiter. This has the handle controls, they were coming out soon with a Black model called a Continuum. They are great to deal with and that site has recently allowed you to pick your power nozzle, as an add on to your model. It is a family run business that has been in business for years. Graham ships to the USA and I had mine in a few days. I have had vacuums or supplies take weeks to get here from Canada. They evidently know how to ship to the us without getting delays in customs. The only thing is, the Miele warranty will not carry over to the US. Graham explained this to me and I have bought two so far and not had any problems with either.

Sincerely,

Bud Mattingly
PR-21


Post# 186060 , Reply# 35   6/18/2012 at 11:07 (2,851 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Hey guys, don't forget the U.S and the U.K get different machines, so even if our Miele vacs are cheaper, the U.S will probably get a bigger line of models for a bigger market share and probably a power head as standard. As I've said I'm prepared to like the new Miele S8 but it doesn't really bring much to the table that my Sebo D2 can't do already and having to pay TOL for extra LED lights is just a nonsense; at least the D4 Premium comes with a power head as standard in the UK and everywhere else.

 

I can't deny however that the S8 looks ultra cool, hip and very modern ALTHOUGH as v6mj states, if it has the same quality as my S6, I wouldn't feel obliged to trust that the body would be free of scrapes a year after ownership. Miele have a knack of dressing up the machines with a bumper and black PVC plastics are obvious parts of the body that would get abuse, but its the side of the body at the top where my S6 seems to get the worst of bumps and scrapes, and indeed any Miele vacuum I've ever had in the cylinder line up seems to be badly protected. Pity Miele don't produce covers for the bodies entirely instead of massively overcharging for a Velvet covered model - and even at that I would be suspect over the Velvet covering actually able to protect the body of the vacuum; as an owner, it's no matter to me whether a machine gets scraped but if you're a collector AND an owner, it can be hard to put up with.

 

 

Turbo500 - the Sebo X4 Excel was created only because JL were fed up having to pay off the cost price differences of the older X4 Extra when they ran their "knowingly undersold" policy. The X4 Excel is a sole exclusive to JL - Comet, Currys et al only sell the blue and orange X4 compared to the blue and silver, and the colour difference, fixed pricing and name are the only differences.


Post# 186065 , Reply# 36   6/18/2012 at 11:39 (2,851 days old) by Turbo500 (West Yorkshire, UK)        

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Sebo_ fan, I know. That's why I brought it up. The excel being the JL exclusive and more expensive, I was meaning this situation with the s8's would change once other retailers begin stocking it

Post# 186536 , Reply# 37   6/20/2012 at 16:44 (2,849 days old) by v6jme (Telford, Shropshire/Gdansk/Gdynia)        
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Comet are to sell the S8310 in black for 299, that is 100 more than John Lewis sell it for.

Post# 186807 , Reply# 38   6/23/2012 at 03:45 (2,846 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Yes but Comet are known for changing prices. I was really shocked a few months ago when my burgundy red S381 that originally (and always) cost £99 suddenly shot up to £249! I emailed Comet about it and they responded that it was "special stock that would be exclusively ordered from Miele." It may well have been but I'd never go about suggesting that £249 is good value for an older base Miele cylinder vac, no matter how well built they are - when there are cheaper priced S5's and other models sitting alongside them from the Miele range sold at the same stockist. They now have a base S700 model that is around £299 which is far too expensive.


Post# 187208 , Reply# 39   6/26/2012 at 06:32 (2,843 days old) by sensotronic (Englandshire)        
Miele UK website

The S8 range are now on Miele's UK website.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO sensotronic's LINK


Post# 187537 , Reply# 40   6/29/2012 at 09:44 (2,840 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Ty for the link. I'm looking at their "Compare S8 models" section right now and Miele UK have listed "lightweight" as a feature, yet none of them are lightweight and have big red X's to indicate what the models don't have. Do you think this would be a disservice to Miele's new S8? 


Post# 189062 , Reply# 41   7/8/2012 at 19:18 (2,831 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Well, I got to Glasgow today and visited John Lewis. Good to see the base S6 blue model reduced to 134 instead of the 200 asking price when it was first launched - but they also stocked a red Bosch model that is smaller and more compact at the same price - just to confuse the buyers!

I was really disappointed with the S8 though - they had the black base model on display and the top of the range UniQ 8. I even got to test run the top of the range model and discovered few surprises.

If you're savvy enough you can actually order the LED handle for ANY Miele canister vacuum. It only has a button to switch the light on, although I had trouble turning the thing off! The AirTeq branded single pedal floor head is also far easier to move than my own double pedal SBD 650, and I will be trying to get that floor head (SBD 285-3) as the pedal won't get stuck under radiators or be such a pain to move when I vacuum with my socks on and no shoes. Lacking the "Air Teq" transfer, it's the same suction only floor head you get with the S5.

The S8 UniQ is a lovely machine to look at, but I was really surprised to find how cheap the pick open door for the optional plug in socket on the main machine is. I expected a better precision here than just cheap plastic. Also, whilst I was impressed with the Velvet lined tool caddy underneath, the lid is horribly thin - on both models - and the whole thing flexes easily and isn't as well made IMHO as the S5. I do however like the almost flush touch single plus and minus control buttons for the suction controls, but it doesn't bring anything much to the table other than the fancy LED lights which do nothing for me and the Comfort rewind function I'm already used to with my own S6 Ecoline.

At the moment I'll just say that my Sebo D2 has far better quality and is just a bit lighter to carry. Even Sebo's exterior body feels better made and is a far more substantial design than the S8. It is true that whilst the Sebo is a tad noisier than the S8 UniQ (or comparatively the S8 black baseline model), the S8 is a bit more nimble due to its shape until you put it in the upright position and find out that it's actually pretty tall and narrow. Overall, its a fitting replacement for the S5, but I still can't get used to the Grub look though and if I was to buy the bigger bagged Miele vacuum, I'd probably settle for the base S5.

Much prefer the S4 and S6 for compactness, end of the day.




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Post# 189107 , Reply# 42   7/9/2012 at 05:45 (2,830 days old) by sensotronic (Englandshire)        
LED handle light

Ryan,

You can't turn the light off yourself. According to the instruction book, it turns itself off after approximately 30 seconds.


Post# 189173 , Reply# 43   7/9/2012 at 15:09 (2,830 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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That's a major pain and a drain on the batteries on board - ty for letting me know. I wonder why Miele didn't allow an activation button to switch the darn thing off. Would make much more sense and more energy saving.


Post# 268116 , Reply# 44   2/17/2014 at 09:44 (2,242 days old) by thekirbylover (Warrington, cheshire )        
still at least the car matches my Louis Vuitton : )

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that has to be one of the best things Ive read on here so far, omg I love it I find that with my LV practically anything goes with it presume you got the monogram print, I may get an S8 at some point maybe one with the parquet tool



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