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Panasonic MC-CG917 "OptiFlow" Bag Canister Vacuum Cleaner - Corded

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  • 12 amp Motor
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  • Powerful "Bag" Canister with 12 Amp Motor, 24 foot Power cord w/Cord Reel
  • OptiFlow System with separate large bag caddy for easy emptying of dust bag and 20% more use of bag for optimum bag usage and airflow
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Product Description

Color: Green

Product Description

An all-purpose cleaning unit, the Panasonic MCCG917 Canister Vacuum Cleaner with OptiFlow keeps your home dirt- and dust-free from top to bottom. A brush on/off switch makes this unit as useful for bare floors as it does deep carpet. The canister features a rubber casing to help protect furniture and wall and features a convenient cord-rewind for the 24-foot cord. The 6-foot hose is durable and swivels up to 360-degrees without kinking up. OptiFlow technology keeps the vacuum functioning at top performance even when the bag is full. A HEPA filter helps collect pet hair, dust, and other debris. A variety of tools are included to help clean bare floors, furniture, stairs, and more, stored beneath the canister lid. About Panasonic Based in Secaucus, NJ, Panasonic has spent more than 50 years delighting American consumers with innovations for home and business. Panasonic works hard at putting the needs of the consumer and public first by understanding how its products can impact people's loves for the better. Committed to contributing to the progress and development of society, Panasonic creates and supports initiatives that help people around the world. Panasonic is also committed to securing a healthy future for the planet and has worked hard at being green for many years. A leader in development, Panasonic remains dedicated to the people and communities it serves. Powerful 12 amp motor for superior suction. Canister vacuum safe for carpet and floors alike. 24-ft. power cord with 6-ft. hose for reach. HEPA exhaust filter ensures deep cleaning. Dimensions: 8.8L x 12W x 21.5H inches.


OptiFlow technology
OptiFlow technology: vented double-wall design allows for optimum airflow. view larger
Removable telescopic wand
Quick-release pedal releases telescopic wand from 14-inch-wide power nozzle. view larger
HEPA media filter
HEPA media filter effectively captures allergens and other irritants. view larger
Attachments easily secure to end of wand for bare-floor surfaces or detailed cleaning. view larger
Removable dust-bag caddy
Removable caddy for easy bag disposal and replacement. view larger
Air turbine brush
Air turbine brush quickly removes stubborn pet hair from stairs and upholstery. view larger
Tools store on-board
Tools store on-board for easy access. view larger
360-degree swivel hose
360-degree swivel hose provides a smooth range of motion. view larger
Cord reel
Retractable power cord for convenience and compact storage. view larger

MC-CG917 Canister Vacuum Cleaner with OptiFlow Technology

Taking the Work out of Housework

Clean with ease using this MC-CG917 "bag" canister vacuum cleaner by Panasonic. Equipped with a powerful 12 amp system, the vacuum cleaner can handle everything from a quick once over before company arrives to a more detailed weekend or spring clean.

Designed for Bare Floors and Carpets

The vacuum cleaner accommodates both bare-floor surfaces and carpets beautifully. Simply flip the switch on the handle to "floor", which turns on just the canister motor, or to "carpet", which turns on both the canister motor and the power-nozzle motor. There's also four-position height adjustment depending on the height of the carpet.

On-Board Tools for Detailed Cleaning

A quick-release pedal frees the telescopic aluminum wand from the power nozzle, while the included on-board accessories allow for more tailored cleaning. Choose the floor brush for gentle cleaning of hardwoods; the dusting and upholstery brush for tabletops and furniture; the crevice tool to get in between couch cushions; and the pet hair air turbine to quickly remove pet hair from stairs and upholstery.

OptiFlow Technology and HEPA Media Filter

The MC-CG917 canister vacuum cleaner also features OptiFlow technology, which helps ensure a steady volume of airflow through the dust bag, even as it fills up with dirt and debris. The vacuum cleaner's HEPA media filter, which sits behind the dust bag, captures airborne allergens, while its removable caddy makes changing the dust bag a snap.

A true household companion, the MC-CG917 canister vacuum cleaner makes it easy to achieve a thorough clean throughout your home.

Detailed Features

Powerful 12 Amp System

12 amp system offers powerful cleaning performance.

OptiFlow Technology

A revolutionary concept in vacuum airflow technology, OptiFlow technology helps maintain a consistent volume of airflow through the dust bag, even as it becomes full.

HEPA Media Filter

The HEPA media filter captures small particles such as allergens, irritants, and pollutants.

Air Turbine Brush

Quickly remove stubborn pet hair from stairs and upholstery with this handy on-board attachment.

Tools On-Board

Multiple tool attachments are recessed on top of the canister for easy access during cleaning.

Dual Motor System

The motorized nozzle allows for gentler carpet cleaning and extended belt life.

EZ Bare-Floor Option

A convenient switch on the handle shuts off the agitator for safe bare-floor cleaning.

Four-Position Carpet Height Adjustment

Adjust the setting to one of four positions for just about any carpet height.

14-Inch Cleaning Path

A 14-inch wide nozzle lets you clean larger areas in less time.

On/Off Power Switch On Handle

A convenient switch on the handle turns the vacuum on and off.

360-Degree Hose Swivel

The hose connection features a nimble swivel device that lets you clean in any direction without the hose getting twisted.

Automatic Cord Reel

A single touch activates the cord rewind mechanism making storage easy and convenient.

Handle Grip

Ergonomic, closed-loop handle reduces fatigue.

Curved Carrying Top Handle

Convenient and sleek handle makes carrying and maneuvering the vacuum less of a chore.

What's in the Box?

MC-CG917 canister vacuum cleaner, on-board tools (floor brush, dusting and upholstery brush, crevice tool, pet hair air turbine, aluminum telescopic wand), user manual

Panasonic Canister Vacuum Cleaners

MC-CG937 MC-CG917 MC-CG902 MC-CL933
Model MC-CG937 MC-CG917 MC-CG902 MC-CL933
Color Black/Vibrant Violet Ebony/Green Burgundy White/Green with Envy
Amperage 12 amp 9.5 amp
On/off switch location On handle On body
Wheels Standard Soft Double molded, soft wheel
Attachments Floor brush, dusting and upholstery brush, crevice tool, combo brush, aluminum telescopic wand Floor brush, dusting and upholstery brush, crevice tool, pet hair air turbine, aluminum telescopic wand Floor brush, dusting brush, upholstery brush, crevice tool, 2 chrome wands Dusting brush, crevice tool
Attachment storage Covered, recessed On handle
Bare floor option Yes Yes, on nozzle -- switch
Carpet height adjustment 4-position No
Cleaning path 14 inches 11 inches
Cord length 24 feet
Cord reel Yes
Handle release method Pedal On nozzle
Handle type Ergonomic E-Z grip Integrated handle with bleeder
Headlight Yes (on nozzle) No
Agitator style Wood, tufted, double row Air turbine
Dual motor system Yes No
Edge cleaning Dual active Dual passive
Filter type HEPA media filter
Hose type 6 feet, electrified 6 feet, molded
Hose swivel 360 degrees
Overload protector (belt saver) Yes No
Bonus 2 dust bags (included) 2 dust bags (included) None None
Replacement belt MC-V330B, CB-6 N/A
Replacement bag MC-V295H, C-19 MC-V295H, C-19 MC-V150M, C-5 None
Exhaust filter MC-V199H
Limited warranty 1 year parts and labor 1 year parts and labor 1 year parts and labor 1 year parts and labor

Product Information

Product Dimensions 21.5 x 12 x 8.8 inches
Item Weight 25 pounds
Shipping Weight 27.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Department Electronics
Manufacturer Panasonic
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Item model number MC-CG917
Customer Reviews
4.1 out of 5 stars 843 customer reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #10,054 in Home and Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home and Kitchen)
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Color: Green
NOVEMBER 2014 UPDATE: Just happened to be responding to a response to my review and noticed all the negative comments about this vacuum! I'm shocked! While I don't doubt any of these reviews, I do have to say that I am still very happy with the vacuum, and so is my daughter with hers. It still runs beautifully and I have absolutely no complaints. Nothing has gone wrong with any of the parts or attachments. Can't comment regarding the customer service issues and that is unnerving to know. However, spending $200 for a vacuum is not a huge amount of money. For me, personally, I would still be happy with mine even if it started to act up after a few years of use. Things just aren't built the way they used to be. If Kenmore vacs were built the way they used to be (I had my old one for 15 years), I would have bought another Kenmore. For me, my Panasonic is holding up and I'll just keep my fingers crossed for the future!

January 2013 UPDATE: It's been a year that I've owned and used this vacuum. I thought it important to add an update so here it is: This is an EXCELLENT vacuum and works as well a year later as it did upon purchase. I have no doubt that it will last for years to come. One word of caution: DO NOT USE THE POWER VAC DIRECTLY ON ANYTHING BUT CARPETING! I know that sounds stupid but I used to cheat and use my old Kenmore power vac (the heavy duty part used for carpeting) on my furniture if I was in a rush... never had a problem with the Kenmore (which tells you that the suction wasn't that great). HOWEVER, the Panasonic's power/suction is so terrific that it damaged my upholstery fabric... pretty much chewed it up! I mean it really did some damage! This is not a negative for the vacuum...
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Overall I'm very pleased with this vacuum. It excels in the areas that are most important in a vacuum - it picks up dirt very well and it is solidly built.

I find the second factor (build quality) to be something that's becoming harder to find these days. For example, I had a Hoover bagless canister that performed very well, but lasted less than 3 years before calling it quits. Along the way it started shedding pieces, such as a cracked hose, an on-again, off-again working status for the power head, and so forth. The Panasonic, however, feels very substantial, especially the hose. I know you're not supposed to pull it along by the hose connection, but I do (and I suspect that many others do as well). The hose is made of thick plastic and the end connectors seem very well up to the task of being stressed now and again.

This is my second Panasonic vac - the other one is about 2 or 3 years old and works (and looks) as good as it did on day one (albeit some scuffing here and there). Given my past good experience with the brand I expect this model to have a decent life span as well.

The power head works very well on all types of carpet that I've tried it on, ranging from a very thin throw rug to a thick pile. The height adjustment is easy to do, and I had no problems finding a setting that cleaned a thin throw rug without having the vac try to consume the rug.

This is a bagged unit which I normally don't care for due to the ongoing replacement costs. But, the bag is substantial and holds a lot. Most important, the suction power keeps on going even when the bag is very full. On the plus side, bagged vacs are less messy than bagless, and the exhaust is cleaner due to more filtration. While I don't like having to spend on bags, the pros offset the cons.
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Update April 30, 2014:
I can't believe this vacuum is almost two and a half years old already. It's holding up extremely well. Impressed with how clean it stays inside the canister--not a lot of dust and debris like we've had with some vacuums. I guess the bag seals well at the entry point, the filtration system is good. There have been no problems at all with this device.


My wife and I have been using the OptiFlow canister vacuum cleaner for a few weeks now, and we agree that it competes quite well with the CR-recommended Sears unit we also own. We like to keep two vacuums: one for upstairs and one for downstairs most of the year, and then we take one of them to our little summer cabin to use there during the summer.

As mentioned elsewhere, there's lots of plastic in this device.


1. Good sucking power--not as strong as the other device we have, but probably 90 or 95% as much. A close second.
2. Good power brush action, helping to pick up dirt/debris(?) from our carpeted rooms.
3. Good wood-floor action (i.e., the option to vacuum without the power brush on, scraping the floor)
4. Good placement of attachments. We're both undisciplined and often forget to put attachments back in their designated holders and then can't find them again--or, more precisely, we can't remember which one is the new one that fits the new vacuum and which ones are the old attachments from old vacuum cleaners we haven't had for years. We're trying to force ourselves to PUT THEM BACK in place when we finish with each attachment.
5. Nice long power plug that retracts easily with a wide foot pedal/retractor
6. HEPA filter and filtered bags
7. The bag is large and also easy to change

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