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Miele Complete C3 Brilliant


The AttractiveVac Advantage:






  • Warranty: 10-year suction motor; 10-year casing; 5-year all non-wearing components
  • Controls are on the handle, including suction control & Powerbrush control
  • Every tool you need for every floor and carpet type in your home.  Includes the SEB 236 Electro Premium Powerbrush  (Miele’s widest, most powerful carpet brush) with headlamp, extra wide Parquet Twister hard floor brush, in addition to a combination Rug & Floor tool
  • Gentle on delicate hard floors – flexible Parquet Twister (XL) floor brush
  • Maximum air hygiene – With HEPA AirClean filter, patented AirClean filter bag, and Miele’s Sealed System construction, 99.9% of particles are captured and held inside the vacuum
  • Illuminated side parking system for Floorhead and Telescopic Suction Wand, in addition to rear park option with automatic standby switch
  • Height-adjustable Electrobrush with LEDs – Underbody lights up also!
  • Automatic suction power setting
  • Silence System Plus – Vacuum is exceptionally quiet while still maintaining full power
  • A 3D velvet bumper wraps around the entire vacuum  to protect furniture and walls
  • On-board storage compartment holds the Extended Crevice tool, upholstery nozzle and Natural Bristle Dusting Brush.
  • 36 ft operating radius
  • One-touch automatic cord rewind
  • Innovated surface color – Bronze Pearl Finish

The best canister vacuum is here! The Complete C3 Brilliant features top of the line power and performance, and a 10 YEAR motor warranty. This vacuum is loaded with luxury features—illuminated underbody and parking system, 3-D velvet protection bumpers. The Brilliant is built for convenience. Fingertip controls on the handle for suction control and Powerbrush control. Simply stated, this is the most advanced and the best home vacuum ever!

Product Details

Construction type
Canister vacuum cleaners with FilterBag™
Product line
Complete C3
Control panel
Electronic suction power setting
Handle controls
LED power indicator on handle
Switch for electrobrush in the handle
Ergonomic carrying handle
Ergonomic handle
Comfort handle
Comfort handle with integrated controls
Silence System
Telescopic suction wand
Electro telescopic suction tube
Park system for vacuuming breaks
Park system with automatic switch-off
Automatic motor setting
Park system for storage
Illuminated on both sides
One-touch automatic cord rewind
Castor wheels gentle on floors
Three-point maneuverability
Filter system
Type of FilterBag™
AirClean 3D Efficiency GN
FilterBag™ volume in l
FilterBag™ change indicator
Exhaust filter
HEPA AirClean filter
Filter change indicator
Motor protection filter
Locking system for floor head and handle
Automatic FilterBag positioning
All-round bumper strip
Thermal Protection Indicator
Performance data
Max. power in W
Standard accessories
Three-piece accessory set
Upholstery tool
Crevice tool
Dusting brush with natural bristles
Classic Combination floor tool SBD 285-3
Parquet brush Twister XL SBB 400-3
Electro Premium electrobrush SEB 236
HEPA AirClean filter

What's in the Box?

  • C3 Complete Canister Vacuum (Bronze Pearl Finish)
  • SES131 Electric Hose with Integrated Handle
  • SET220 Electric Telescopic Wand
  • SEB236 Powerbrush
  • SBB400-3 Parquet Twister
  • SBD285-3 Combination Rug & Floor Tool
  • Natural Fiber Dusting Brush
  • Upholstery Brush
  • Crevice Tool
  • Type GN Dust Bag (Installed)
  • SF-HA 50 HEPA AirClean Filter (Installed)
  • Pre-motor Filter (Installed)
  • Vacuum Operating Instructions
  • SEB236 Powerbrush Operating Instructions


The AirClean Filter System Miele vacuum cleaners’ exceptional filtration is based on a multi-stage system. It consists of the innovative Miele HyClean dustbag, motor protection filter and Miele exhaust filter. The interaction of these components ensures that more than 99.9% of fine dust is filtered. You can breathe with ease! The air that comes out of the vacuum is purer than the room air that went in! The Miele AirClean Sealed System seals the entire vacuum and not just the exhaust filter, so bacteria and allergens are not released back into the air.  Miele vacuum cleaners are airtight. Miele has three different exhaust filters: •  Active AirClean filters for good indoor air •  HEPA AirClean filter for those with allergies or asthma •  AirClean filter for cleaner room air

HEPA AirClean Filter
For people suffering from allergies or asthma
The HEPA AirClean filter retains even the smallest particles. Captures 99.97% of allergens. The time strip® lets you know when the filter should be changed.


Parking System on Both Sides
Convenient for right-handed and left-handed use
Telescopic Suction Wand and hose can be securely attached to the upright appliance – on both sides. This allows the vacuum cleaner to be transported easily, stored with minimum space requirements, and operated comfortably by left-handed and right-handed users alike.

One-Touch Wire Rewind
Without stooping down The wire on all Miele Canister vacuum cleaners can be rewound easily with a foot control, without having to stoop. The Calima, Alize, SoftCarpet, Kona, Cat & Dog, Marin, & Brilliant vacuum cleaners are also equipped with a touch control function, enabling the entire wire to be rewound at the touch of a button.

Automatic Setting
Take the Guesswork Out
The power level of the vacuum adjusts automatically to the surface you are vacuuming. This is not only very convenient, but also achieves the best cleaning results using the least energy.

Operating Radius - C3
Go further without moving to a new outlet
Wire, Telescopic Suction Wand and suction hose combine to provide you with an especially large operating radius of 36 ft.

High Quality Accessories
Always at hand
Miele Canister vacuum cleaners are equipped with three high-quality, standard attachments: Upholstery nozzle, crevice nozzle and dusting brush with soft natural bristles. They are integrated inside the vacuum - dust free or – exclusively with Miele – on a Vario clip and are always to hand.

Park System for Vacuuming Breaks
Easy handling without stooping down
The floorhead is simply hooked onto the rear of the vacuum cleaner, leaving the Telescopic Suction Wand in a secure position ready for use again. The motor is switched off automatically and stooping to turn the vacuum off is eliminated. For the Brilliant and Marin models, the motor is automatically switched off.

Plus /Minus Buttons ( +/- )
Suction power control at the touch of a finger
Electronic adjustment of suction power with plus/minus buttons. Symbols for floor & furniture surfaces make it easy to select the optimum power level.


Practical Locking System
Incredibly secure with just one click
For the safe connection of vacuuming accessories, Floorhead, Telescopic Suction Wand and handle lock into each other with an acoustic fit.

Overheating Protection
Reliable protection against overheating
A temperature limiter protects all Miele Canister vacuum cleaners from overheating. Should the air passage become blocked – for instance by vacuuming up a sock or child’s toy – the motor will automatically shut off for safety’s sake. After the cause of the shut-off has been eliminated and the vacuum has cooled down, it is ready again for use.

100% inspected!
Quality is Miele’s highest priority. From conception to finished vacuum, Miele vacuum cleaners are developed and manufactured exclusively in company-owned plants. Before a new model vacuum goes into production, it is tested for the equivalent of 20 years of use. The hose is twisted and stretched 120,000 times. The cable is unwound & rewound 10,000 times. The floorhead moves over 1,200 miles of flooring surfaces. The handle is raised and lowered 120,000 times. At the end of the manufacturing process, each individual vacuum cleaner is subject to comprehensive testing one more time. This care and attention results in exceptional quality and a long service life for Miele vacuums.

Attractive Finishes
Kick it up a notch!
Many years ago, Miele was the first manufacturer to introduce Canister vacuum cleaners with metallic coatings – and has since spawned many innovative surfaces. Look out for our PearlFinish vacuum cleaners!

Gentle Start Motor
Easy on the Power Supply
The selected power level is ramped up slowly when Miele vacuum cleaners are switched on. This protects the motor from overload and saves power.

Comfort Handle
Easy on the wrist
The hose connects to a handle that is both comfortable and ergonomic. This allows the floor head to be maneuvered more easily and takes pressure off your wrist.

Handle with Metal Inlay
Works like a lightning conductor
All Miele vacuum cleaners have a small metal strip integrated into the handle, which works like a lightning conductor. This prevents static discharge between the vacuum and the user.


What The Warranty Covers And For What Period The Coverage Extends

Miele, Inc. (hereinafter “Miele”) warrants to the original purchaser of this product, living in the United States of America, who purchased their vacuum from a Miele authorized distributor or dealer:

  1.    That this product, including all of its Miele authorized parts is free of defects in material and workmanship.
  2.    That this product, if found to be defective within the stated warranty period, will be repaired free of charge to the consumer (both parts and labor) by an authorized Miele service agent.
  3.    The warranty period for the Complete C3 Brilliant, and all accessories, excluding vacuum cleaner motors, power head motors, and vacuum cleaner casings (body), is five (5) year from the date of purchase.
  4.    For vacuum cleaner casing (body), motor, and power head motor,  the warranty period will be as follows:
  5.    Vacuum motors, power head motors, and the structural integrity of all vacuum cleaner casings (bodies) will be covered for ten (10) years from the date of purchase against defects in material and workmanship.

Commercial Use

Vacuum cleaners will be warranted for a period of six (6) months from the date of purchase. The motors of commercially used upright vacuums will be warranted for one (1) year and the motors of all other commercially used vacuum cleaners will be warranted for two (2) years.. Thereafter this Limited Warranty shall be null and void.

This warranty only applies while the product remains within the United States, and shall be null and void in any other US territories, possessions, or foreign countries.

What is not covered by this Warranty

This warranty does not cover damage or defects caused by or resulting from repairs, service or alterations to the product or any of its parts or accessories which have been performed by service centers or repairmen not authorized by Miele, or damage or defects caused by negligence, accident, abuse, misuse, improper or abnormal usage or maintenance of the product, its parts or accessories. Ordinary wear and tear or cosmetic damage (scuffs, scratches, gouges, dents, etc.) shall not be considered a defect in materials or workmanship.

Exclusion of Other Warranties

Except for the limited warranty provided herein, Miele disclaims any and all other express warranties with respect to the product. Any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose is limited in its duration to the term of the limited warranty provided herein. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you.

Limitation of Liability for Special, Incidental or Consequential Damages

Miele will assume no liability, or other obligation with respect to any personal injury or property damage resulting from the use of a vacuum cleaner, or its accessories, replacement parts, etc., which has not been purchased from, or serviced by an Authorized Miele Dealer. Any purchaser who obtains a vacuum cleaner, accessories, replacement parts, etc., from someone other than an Authorized Miele dealer proceeds at their own risk.

Miele specifically disclaims any and all liability, whether directly or by way of indemnity, for special incidental, consequential or other damages, whether based on breach of contract, tort, strict or product liability, or any other legal theory.

Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation may not apply to you.

Special State Laws

This Limited Warranty gives you specific legal rights; you may have other rights, which vary, from state to state.


Documentation Operating instructions for accessories

Documentation Operating Instructions

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