Panasonic MC-CG917 OptiFlow Bag Canister Vacuum Cleaner
Panasonic has been quietly making quality vacuums for quite a while, under the 'Kenmore' name. The MC-CG917 offers all the basics needed for a solid and effective canister vacuum cleaner. A dual motor system ensures strong and consistent suction, while 4 height adjustments make switching between surfaces easy. This vacuum uses bags, which are fairly large in size and can hold quite a bit before needing to be replaced. OptiFlow technology helps to keep suction strong by keeping airflow consistent even as the bag fills up with dust and dirt. Tools are on-board, and include tools such as an Air Turbine brush for removing pet hair from stairs and upholstery. Although this isn't the lightest vacuum and the cord could be longer, it does at least come with a carry handle. Parts - including the bags - are easy to find, and Panasonic's excellent build quality ensures durability. Although the MC-CG917 isn't fancy, it offers good value for money with its emphasis on function over form.