One of the most important appliances in my home has to be the vacuum cleaner. With this in mind, you should be able to know how extra careful I take my home cleaning. More so, I won't just trust my home to any average, somewhat popular canister vacuum cleaner. My journey to get vacuum cleaner I could rely on, finally brought me face to face with the Panasonic MC-CG917 "OptiFlow" Bag Canister Vacuum Cleaner. After using this product for a little over two years, I think its time to let everyone know how amazing the product is.
As I stated earlier, I have trust issues with vacuum cleaners; especially because most of them tend to over promise and always under-deliver. I have had freinds and family members complain over time about one or more feature or bad experience. My last canister vacuum cleaner lasted almost 10 years and as it began to age, I was really terrified if I could get something as good or even better. Obviously with the experience some of my friends were having, this didn't make it easy for me. I began to do my research on top canister vacuum cleaner. I was so determined to get only the best, I was willing to spend any amount on it - you will be amazed how much I budgeted down just for a good vacuum cleaner.
Honestly I had no idea that Panasonic even manufactured vacuum cleaners. It was when I began researching that I saw they had impressive customer reviews on some of their products. Since I was not too keen on going with what's popular, especially when they has several cons I couldn't live it, I narrowed my search to this product. At first it seemed too good to be true, so I focused on getting as much cons on it as I could find. The only question on my mind at that time was: how could Panasonic make something as good as this? When it finally arrived, I quickly installed it withhh ease and immediately took it to my room to test it out. The carpet in my room has a reputation for hiding dirt and it was one of the things that made me fall in love with my previous vacuum cleaner - it vacuumed that carpet like its life depended on it. To my amazement, this Panasonic MC-CG917 "OptiFlow" Bag Canister Vacuum Cleaner has got one mad suction power! It was almost love at first use.
So let's take a look at all of the features this product has got to offer.
This Panasonic MC-CG917 "OptiFlow" Bag Canister Vacuum Cleaner is designed with plastic material. It comes with an easy to carry bagged canister. The bags are made from a cloth-like material. This makes them tougher and not easily susceptible to tear. The product is compact and lightweight which gives them a great advantage for easy lifting. It also has a great telescopic wand that allows for easy reaching of tight areas on floors and carpets.
The product is designed for use on both bare-floor and carpet. With its excellent suction power, it is able to adapt from floor cleaning to more tougher carpet cleaning. On the handle of the cleaner is a switch that indicates both "floor" and "carpet" mode. When the switch is turned on to floor mode, this automatically turns on just the canister motor. When the switch is turned on to the carpet mode, this automatically turns on the power-nozzle motor as well as the canister motor.
Carpet Height Adjustment
This is yet another feature that allows the Panasonic MC-CG917 "OptiFlow" Bag Canister Vacuum Cleaner to function effectively on carpet. It comes with four adjustable positions from 1 to 4. This can be adjusted to suit the type and thickness of the carpet to be vacuumed.
The product comes with addable attachments that are kept hidden within the canister, when not in use. The floor brush, unlike some other vacuum cleaner, is every efficient in cleaning dirt from the floor. The same can be said of other attachments like the dusting brush and upholstery brush. There was no noticeable compromise on any of their functions. To disassociate the telescopic aluminum wand from the power nozzle, there is a quick release pedal on the unit. With this, other attachments can be added accordingly. If you have pets, you would love the pet hair air turbine attachment. It removes even the most stubborn of pet hairs from off your carpet.
The Panasonic MC-CG917 "OptiFlow" Bag Canister Vacuum Cleaner comes with a 12 amp motor. This no doubt, gives it its incredible suction power and general performance.
HEPA Media Filter and OptiFlow Technology
This OptiFlow technology is one edge the Panasonic MC-CG917 "OptiFlow" Bag Canister Vacuum Cleaner has over other vacuum cleaners of this same price. With the OptiFlow technology, enough airflow is guaranteed to flow through the dust bag. The HEPA media filter allows the vacuum cleaner pick up minute dust particles like irritants, pollutants, and allergens. The HEPA media filter, together with the OptiFlow technology, ensures a perfect cleaning action of the vacuum cleaner.
As earlier stated, the dust bag is made of a cloth-like material. The bag is almost twice the size of a regular vacuum cleaner at this price range. This means the bag takes less time to fill up. This is definitely a great feature if you don't like changing bags. The good thing about this dust bag is the ease with which it is removed and replaced.
14-Inch Cleaning Nozzle
The cleaner comes with a 14-inch base nozzle which allows a larger cleaning coverage. With the power suction performance of the nozzle, cleaning can be achieved a whole lot easier and quicker.
The product comes with a curved carrying handle. This makes lifting and maneuvering of the vacuum cleaner much more easier. The ergonomically designed handle also allows for effective cleaning by minimizing fatigue.
Automatic Cord Reel
The Panasonic MC-CG917 "OptiFlow" Bag Canister Vacuum Cleaner comes with 24 foot power cord with power reel. This gives the vacuum cleaner lots of space to navigate on the floor area and also easy retraction of the cord with the reel.
The Panasonic MC-CG917 "OptiFlow" Bag Canister Vacuum Cleaner is a lightweight cleaner that weighs just 25 pounds. This can be lifted easily up and down the stairs. Unlike some other cumbersome vacuum cleaners, you can carry this product away with you in the car.
These and many other features got me in love with the Panasonic MC-CG917 "OptiFlow" Bag Canister Vacuum Cleaner. Since I loved cleaning, this vacuum cleaner gives me the ample space and time to get all areas of my home clean. With the available attachments, I can do much more in cleaning tight, hidden areas. Just to add, ensure you don't use the 14-inch nozzle base on your cushion. The suction power is so great, it would rip off your lovely cushion. The upholstery brush works just as well and fine and can get the job done for you the way you want it.
If you have been using a particular canister vacuum cleaner for quite a long time and looking to get a replacement, this should be your ideal choice. The product is moderately priced and promises to give you your money's worth. Even after two years with this vacuum cleaner, the suction power and overall performance have not diminished in anyway. Need I add that I'm a neatness freak and vacuum my house more often than average people do.
While the dust bag is almost twice the size of a regular bagged vacuum cleaner, it would have been great if this product came with a bag full indicator. With its size, it's easy to get carried away and not know when the bag is full - an indicator would have helped out a lot. The telescopic aluminum wand is adjustable but not too long, especially for tall individuals. If you are 6'2" and above, you may find using the wand a little bit strenuous. On carpets, although it has a fantastic suction power, it doesn't glide as freely as my old vacuum cleaner.
If you have been doing lots of research on canister vacuum cleaners, if you are anything like me, you would have gotten a bit confused. The Panasonic MC-CG917 "OptiFlow" Bag Canister Vacuum Cleaner not only comes packed with the above features, it is also reasonably priced. While it is a bagged vacuum cleaner, the size of the bag ensures you do not have to worry about changing the bag more often. Take a leap of faith today and try out the Panasonic MC-CG917 "OptiFlow" Bag Canister Vacuum Cleaner and I can guarantee you won't regret it!