The Panasonic MC-CG937 Canister vacuum cleaner includes a power brush, upholstery tool, floor brush, dusting brush, and crevice tool. It weighs 23 pounds and provides usability features such as a retractable cord, brush on and off switch, suction control, and and a telescopic wand.
About This Brand
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.
Bag Denotes whether the model has a disposable bag. A growing number of vacuums, particularly upright models, use a container that can be emptied, eliminating the bag. To capture fine-dirt particles, however, these models must use a filter (such as a HEPA filter) that can need routine cleaning or replacement. Replacement filters tend to be significantly more expensive than bags. While vacuums with bags may also use filters, the bag acts as a prefilter that helps to keep the fine-dirt filter cleaner, thus extending its performance until cleaning or replacement. Another caveat: Emptying the dustbin and cleaning a filter can be messy, and handling it may expose you to dust and other allergens.
Weight (lbs.) Weight of the vacuum cleaner, to the nearest pound.
Brush on/off An on/off switch for the rotating brush lets you stop the brush from rotating when using tools or cleaning bare floors. This helps eliminate scattered dirt on bare floors and reduces the risk of injury if the vacuum tips over during use. It also reduces the risk of damaging a carpet or the finish of a bare floor if the vacuum sits in place at the low-height setting.
Easy on/off A switch that's located on the handle or where your foot can activate it is more convenient than one on the body of the vacuum.
Manual-pile adjust Lets you adjust the height of the machine to a carpet's pile height to allow for easy movement and thorough cleaning. Adjustments are automatic on some models, but we prefer the manual control afforded by some models.
I liked the product until the telescoping wand broke under very little stress. Practically new, I was using in on a wood floor (virtually no resistance) and it just snapped; rendering it useless for floor cleaning. It just telescopes up and down, doesn't lock in position. Calling and writing Panasonic was very frustrating. They told me to mail it to another state, the whole vacuum-not just the wand (at my expense) and then they would ship it back. I called the place for guidance, and they haven't serviced Panasonic vacuum cleaners in over 15 years.(Good thing I didn't go to the expense of shipping it).Very bad warranty service. It's less than 6 months old.
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)
Have loved it for years
Easy To Empty
Easy to Use
Long Power Cord
I have owned this vacume for many years. I started with the kenmore version and was glad that I had the extended warrenty as it needed help every year. When that vacume died I really liked being able to go from hard floor surface to carpet in a button push and not have to lug around a heavy upright. The cost and the convenience really suited my needs so we found the panasonic on amazon. I have a family of 5 and a big dog and a cat. I love my vacume and the quick ability to put on an attachment and vacume a lampshade or reach a cobweb on the ceiling.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(23 of 23 customers found this review helpful)
Easy to Use
Hose could be longer
I had to wait for this unit from Amazon as it was back ordered (a good sign) and I am glad that I did. This unit is excellent! Strong suction, ability to adjust cleaning head for various carpet heights and long extension cord makes this easy to use. As well, it is compact for storage with a compartment for all the tools. The only comments, are small nits. The hose could be a bit longer but it is standard length now. As well, the head for floors needs to be able to be flat (it is at a slight angle) to clean easier and better under the bed and behind the sofa etc. As well, the main head could flatten for the same reasons. I am glad that I waited for this unit and could not be more pleased especially after reading the reviews on all the others.