CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
Panasonic MC-CG917 "OptiFlow" Bag Canister Vacuum Cleaner - Corded
- Enter your model number to make sure this fits.
- 12 amp Motor
- Lightweight With Carry Handle
- Onboard Tools
- Telescopic Wand
- Great for all your needs
- 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
Customers who bought this item also bought
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
12-AMP MOTOR LIGHTWEIGHT WITH CARRY HANDLE ON-BOARD TOOLS TELESCOPIC WAND 6-FT HOSE 14 POWER HEAD 4-POSITION CARPET HEIGHT HEPA FILTER HEADLIGHT 24-FT CORD WITH REEL
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.
Powerful 12 Amp System
12 amp system offers powerful cleaning performance.
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.
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.
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
|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|
|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|
|Limited warranty||1 year parts and labor||1 year parts and labor||1 year parts and labor||1 year parts and labor|
Top Customer Reviews
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.
I've had no problems at all with it picking up pet hair, which for me is 90% of what I use a vac for. Noise levels are decent. It's loud, but not excessive.
The main downside for me is that the wand. While it is adjustable, it is just a bit too short for my comfort. It's not a huge problem, but I do feel it in my lower back after using this for a while and having to stoop a bit. (As a comparison point, I'm 6' 2".) The wand grip is solid and comfortable to use.
I also find it irksome that the wand with the power head attached is not all the stable - tends to fall over rather than stay in place. It does have a "docking" ability so it stays clipped onto the base when you're not using it (very helpful for minimizing storage space), but if you take a break while using it you need to take care that it does not fall over.
Neither of these issues are significant, however, and I see this as easily being a 4.5 star product (rounded up to 5). Highly recommend.
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
1. It doesn't glide along the carpet as smoothly as does our Sears unit (and, who knows, Panasonic may even make the Sears unit--you never know these days; the vacuums seem remarkably similar in quite a few ways).
2. Can't think of another disadvantage!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
See the Top Rated Vacuums in our Vacuum Reviews page. Or, see our lists of the Best Vacuums for Pet Hair, the Best Vacuums for Hardwood Floors, and the Best Vacuums for Carpets