Panasonic MC-CG917 Optiflow has a 12 Amp Motor and a 24 foot Power cord reel. This device has a separate large baggy meant to make the emptying of dust easy. It is fitted with a power nozzle with has an overload protection reset.
Some of the tools that it has to make it efficient in its work include the dusting and upholstery brus , aluminum telescopic wand, floor brush, and pet turbine mini-brush for cleaning pet hair from troublesome surfaces.
With its High Efficiency Particulate Absorption filters it is able to capture irritants and pollution agents like dust with ease.
This tool has a swivel hose that can turn at 360 degrees allowing you to move it around without getting it twisted. For ergonomics, it is fitted with a power cable rewind button with a user friendly design that facilitates a comfortable grip. The wand and hose are long thus you can be able to clean stairs, ceilings and walls without having to constantly lift it.
Though the product measures 21.5 inches long, 12 inches wide and 8.75 inches high it is flexible in that it can change the height of the head when cleaning carpets and its cleaning path of 14 inches.
Measuring its performance on a scale of five stars, for carpet cleaning it gets five stars this is because of its superior power nozzle that ensures maximum performance in suction on any type of carpet. Most canister vacuums lack this. Not only is this canister cleaner considered one of the best vacuum for hardwood floors, it could also be considered one of the best vacuums hands down!
For bare floor cleaning it earns four stars. Failure to get five stars is because when its head is lowered to the surface its ability to clean the edge is reduced thus forcing one to use other methods of getting out the dirt like use of hand mops.
Its hose airflow strength gets all the stars because despite of its small size and design it can still compete with the big vacuum cleaners. Even with the dirt already full its efficiency is never lost.
Noise pollution is not environmentally friendly therefore noise levels have to be controlled. On this front it receives three stars. It produces some relatively high noise levels as a result of its enormous power but such noise level can be livable with.
Machines are meant to make work easier therefore they should be designed in a way that makes them easy to use. On ease of use it takes home all the stars because all the tools attached to it like the dirt bag, power and telescopic wand can easily be used, replaced or even repaired without much ado.
Pet hair cleaning is another factor to review it performance and on this it gets three stars. This relatively low performance level is due to the fact that if you are not keen or careful this powerful tool may pull out soft and light fabrics from the carpet.
By taking all the stars received and doing an average of them this tool receives four stars which is an excellent overall rating. If one really needs an efficient and permanent solution for carpet and floor cleaning then he or she should ensure that this machine is one of his or her home appliances. You can get a new one for around $235.99 and a used one for around $159.82. Its warranty covers one year.