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Panasonic MC-UG471
 
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$104.99 - $199.99
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Summary: This 17-pound upright from Panasonic is bag-equipped and has HEPA filtration and a 20-foot, retractable cord.
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Type: Bagged upright vacuums
About - Panasonic MC-UG471
This Panasonic bagged upright includes a power brush, dusting brush, and crevice tool. It weighs 17 pounds and provides helpful features such as a retractable cord.
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.

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Features & Specs - Panasonic MC-UG471
info Bag Yes
info Weight (lbs.) 17
info Brush on/off No
info Easy on/off Yes
info Manual-pile adjust No
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User Reviews - Panasonic MC-UG471
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5.0
LOVE THIS VAC -- HAVE THREE OF THEM!!!
11/15/2014
Pros
Easy To Empty
Easy to Use
Efficient
Lightweight
Powerful/Good Suction
Very Low Price
Cons
Best Uses
Carpet
Hardwood Floors
Pet Hair
Stairs
Tile Floors
Comment:
After the CR highly rated Eureka Boss bit the dust after only two years, I went back to Panasonic in 2008. My first is now my shop vac -- the hose doesn't fall off when using it. I have the other two situated on each floor of my house.<br /><br />You can't beat the very low price. I have two shedding Huskies and this vacuum does an excellent job picking the hair up from wood and carpeted floors.<br /><br />After all my years, my best advice -- stay away from the bells & whistles in any appliance, large or small, because you will be lucky if it lasts a decade.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Powerful, Easy-to-Use -- For the Money
12/23/2012
Pros
Easy to Use
Efficient
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Auto Brush Height Vs Rug
Tilt Back To Stop Brush
Tilt Back To Stop Brush C
Best Uses
Carpet
Hardwood Floors
Pet Hair
Comment:
Great Old Panasonic TANK lasted 15+ years -- started growling. I noticed users were trying to use tank like an upright. So I got a Panasonic Upright! Far easier to manuever on carpet. When using attachments, just lock in upright and tilt back -- because NO CARPET BRUSH CUTOFF.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Motor Sparks
12/18/2011
Pros
Retractable cord
Cons
Inefficient
Noisy
Poor Design
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
I have had this vacuum for just over 2 years and then all of a sudden I smell something burning... No, it was not the belt... It was the motor...Throwing sparks under the insulation wrapped around the motor!!!<br /><br />I know how to take care of my appliances. My previous vacuum was a Bissell and it has been running for 14 years! I use it for the garage and the Panasonic for the house.<br /><br />It will cost more to fix this than to buy a new vacuum cleaner. I wasted my money on panasonic! :(
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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