Summary: Great vacuum, great suction, easy to use. Slightly difficult to clean. Because of the great suction, the agitator assembly/brush roller became useless within a year. After 4-5 attempts to obtain warranty service, I gave up. Fortunately, I had purchased a secondary warranty, and they helped me. Vacuum is back in service, no thanks to Panasonic.
Summary: I bought this on 11/11/2012 after reading reviews. I won't say it sucks because that would be a good thing for vacuum cleaners. At first I liked the way it swiveled for getting under furniture and close to baseboards. After a few uses I began hating the feature since it made the unit VERY difficult to steer. The retractable cord sounds good on paper but is very sensitive and forcefully retracts whenever it darn well feels like it.
Good basic machine - for hard floors, but not good for stairs, carpet or nooks & crannies cleaning
Ann Seffens, Amazon
29 November 2013
Summary: First the pros: good suction, easy to empty collection bin, easy to move on hard surfaces (ie. tile, hardwood flooring), retractable cord Now the cons: Does not move easily on carpet, hose is too short to be useful My home is mostly hard flooring - tile and hardwood - fortunately, because this vacuum is hard to maneuver on carpet.
Summary: Let me start by saying I really like vacuum's, not so much using them but the way they look like weird future guns or something. That being said this vacuum looks awesome I love being able to see the brush spin and the dust and dirt spin around in a nasty dirt tornado. The pros of the would be the 12amp motor, it picks up everything and with the help of the dirt sensor you can really get a deep clean.
Summary: BTW - I bought this because I have a long-term temp job for Panasonic and wanted to show my support (after having decided on a Samsung television, just a week before - I was feeling a bit guilty). But I was really pleasantly surprised by the quality of this vacuum cleaner. See, growing up my family had a number of vacuum cleaners in the house - most of them were ancient; they looked like they belonged in some pharaoh's tomb or something, and every other weekend was an...
Summary: I like Panasonic vacuums. I had 1 years ago I loved. It lasted for years til the motor finally wore out. Then I couldn't find them anywhere to buy. Always Hoovers never any Panasonics. The Panasonic is lightweight with good suction and is easy to manuveur. All the other Vacuums I have ever owned were always heavy and hard to handle.
Summary: This is my second Panasonic vacuum cleaner that I have purchased. They are great vacuums I especially like the bagless function. this means you no longer have to waste your time changing and buying vacuum cleaner bags. The suction part of this vacuum cleaner is great.