Panasonic MC-CG937 vacuum cleaner

 
Approximate retail price:
$324.99
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Summary: This 23-pound canister from Panasonic is bagged and has suction control, HEPA filtration, a brush on/off switch, and a 24-foot, retractable cord.
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Type: Bagged canister vacuums
About - Panasonic MC-CG937
This Panasonic canister vacuum includes a power brush, upholstery tool, floor brush, dusting brush, and crevice tool. It weighs 23 pounds and provides helpful features such as a retractable cord, brush on/off switch, suction control, and telescopic wand.
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Established in Japan almost a century ago, Panasonic has been making home appliances since the 1920s. Panasonic has been in the U.S. for more than 50 years, focusing on electronics and appliances, including vacuums. Panasonic makes uprights and canisters priced from about $150 to $500. They're sold at small, independent vacuum dealers, and national chain stores such as Sears and Walmart.

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Features & Specs - Panasonic MC-CG937
info Bag Yes
info Weight (lbs.) 23
info Brush on/off Yes
info Easy on/off Yes
info Manual-pile adjust Yes
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User Reviews - Panasonic MC-CG937
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4.0
Love this vac!
1/25/2016
Pros
Bag Holds A Lot
Buttons On Handle
Easy To Empty
Easy To Extend
Easy to Use
Efficient
Long Power Cord
Powerful/Good Suction
Quiet
Rolls Easily When Using
Cons
Canister Heavy To Carry
Heavy
Best Uses
Carpet
Hardwood Floors
Rugs
Stairs
Comment:
This is definitely a Best Buy as rated by CR. Mine is sturdy, easy to change attachments, easy to use, stands upright without any problem. No dust or particles blowing out.<br /><br />I ordered it after checking the reviews on Amazon too. People there give it a much higher rating than customers on CR. It is heavy and awkward to carry. I know my 75 year old mom would not be able to handle it, or figure it out easily.<br /><br />For $300, it's a great deal. Beats spending $1,000 or more. Notice the CR ratings are only a 4 point difference between this and the most expensive and highest rated one.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
No flaws in first 3 months
10/20/2015
Pros
Easy to Use
Efficient
Lightweight
Long Power Cord
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I'll put a calendar reminder to come back in a year to review again.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(32 of 32 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Had the Kenmore version for 10 years now
3/23/2015
Pros
Easy To Empty
Easy to Use
Long Power Cord
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Heavy
Best Uses
Carpet
Pet Hair
Stairs
Comment:
Sears sold nearly this exact same Panasonic-manufactured design for many years under the Kenmore name (as in, most of the parts are completely interchangable)<br /><br />Overall, the vacuum has been decent. I greatly prefer bags over bagless designs, and this fills the bill. It cleans wonderfully, and cleaning furniture is a breeze when I can just heave the powerhead right onto sofas, chairs, stairs, etc. (Try THAT with an upright!) It's good this is easy, because the mini-powerhead isn't very powerful. The only real issue I've had with it is that the seal between the bag bracket and the bag isn't perfect, but this just means the cheap canister filter needs changing more often than you might otherwise like.<br /><br />It's only needed two repairs in ten years: I had to replace the mini-powerhead (cheap on eBay). Also the connection between the handle and the telescoping wand began to short out. The parts were easily orderable online, and a helpful YouTube video showed the trick for getting the wand apart to replace the connector. It sounds like I'm not the only person with issues with that connector... (part numbers AC45ECUEZU00 for the wand and AC37GBZRZV06 for the handle... the video for the wand disassembly can be found by searching for the Sears part number: 8191782)<br /><br />For bags and filters, buy generics online for big savings; you'll most commonly find them listed as Kenmore Type C bags. The compartment Filter is a Kenmore CF-1 and the HEPA filter is the EF-1. It's VERY important to replace the canister filter when it starts looking clogged (just glance at it when replacing bags) If you neglect that filter and it gets clogged, you'll burn out the motor. (Generics are all of $1.50) This is not unique to this product; filter or bag neglect will burn out any canister vacuum.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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