Miele Leo Canister Vacuum S5381

Miele Leo Vacuum S5381
Miele Leo Vacuum S5381
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Miele Leo Vacuum Review

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Welcome to our in-depth review of the Miele S5381 Leo Canister Vacuum Cleaner.

If you are unfamiliar with the Miele name, rest assured.  Miele is one of the premier manufacturers of quality vacuum cleaners.  Based in Germany, Miele has dealers across the United States and the world.  In this review, we will be examining the Miele Leo S5381 canister vacuum cleaner.  The Leo is one of five popular models in Miele's S5 line of vacuum cleaners. On this page we will look at the features of the Leo S5381 vacuum cleaner, discuss its differences with other S5 Galaxy models, look at both negative and positive Miele Leo reviews, and give an overall rating on this vacuum cleaner. 

Miele S5381 Leo Vacuum Cleaner Description

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Miele might make some great vacuum cleaners, but trying to tell the differences between the various models they offer can be confusing.  They all look alike, the models numbers are similar, so deciding which is the right choice for you takes some research.

When comparing the Miele Leo to the other models in the S5 Galaxy line, you really only need to ask yourself two questions.  First, what type of floor tool does it come with?  And second, what kind of controls does the vacuum have and where are they located?

Really, that's the big difference between the Miele S5 vacuum cleaners. 

The Miele Leo S5381 comes equipped with the following:

  • SEB217 Electric Powerbrush Floor Tool (or can upgrade to SEB236)
  • Foot/Step Controls

The foot/step controls offer footswitch controls that allow you to operate the vacuum without having to bend down.

Other features of the Miele Leo vacuum cleaner are shared among all Miele S5 vacuums.  These include a HEPA filter, telescopic wand, 1300-watt Vortex motor, a hardwood floor tool (parquet tool), a dusting brush, mattress tool, and crevice tool.



  • Electric Floor Tool SEB217 or SEB236
  • Parquet Floor Tool
  • Hepa Filter
  • Telescopic Wand
  • Vortex Motor, 1200 watts worth of power
  • Auto adjusting power setting
  • Dusting Brush
  • Mattress Tool
  • Crevice tool
  • Indicator for full bag

Miele Leo Reviews

Like all vacuums in the S5 galaxy line, the Miele Leo S5381 reviews from actual customers have been outstanding overall.

Sample Customer Reviews

Positive Customer Reviews

The Miele Leo vacuum cleaner is worth every single penny. If you have pets, allergies, or asthma, the Leo is the vacuum cleaner you want. There simply isn't another vacuum that offers a sealed HEPA Filter this good.
-- Kim

With the press of a button I can adjust the suction and go from area rugs to throw rugs to my drapes. It tackles my Weimaraner's short hairs imbedded in the fabric of the couch and rugs with ease. But I can also vacuum my plant leaves without shredding them.
-- Cheri

The price caught my husband off guard but since he has witnessed the Miele's power and cleaning ability first hand, how powerful it is and how good a job it does with the dog hair, he has seen the light and even has helped with the cleaning.
-- Lisa

Negative Customer Reviews

The only downside of the Miele leo is the price. That SEB236 Power Nozzle can cost more than some vacuum cleaners alone.
-- Kim

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The Miele Leo S5381 is a great cleaning machine and gets very good reviews. If you're looking for a Miele vacuum and like the footswitch controls, you will definitely enjoy the Miele Leo canister vacuum cleaner.