Summary: My friend's vacuum died recently (it was very old but suspect that a careless housekeeper helped it along). My friend is a former professional housekeeper and knows a lot about many different brands of vacs. When I offered to help her find one on Amazon, she said that I should research Panasonics.
Summary: Best upright we've owned ever. It's so light to Cary but does a heavy weight job! The best feature is it sturdy metal beater bar. Really agitates to get all dust and debris loose to get sucked in.
Most excellent service from McHardy as well!
Thanks again so much!!!!
Summary: I have bought the Panasonic MC-UG583 Platinum Upright Vacuum Cleaner and found it to be excellent and give it a 5 star rating. It was easy to assemble and has great suction power especially for the tiny seed beads that I keep dropping on the carpet. I would highly recommend it and the service I have received from McHardy has been great.
Summary: This is a good, basic vacuum. Lightweight and simple to use. Seems to have some automatic acceleration so it goes forward with less effort than my previous vacuum. It has excellent suction. Only cons are that it does not vacuum floors well, it's rather loud and it does not come with an upholstery nozzle attachment.
Summary: inadequate on rugs. Note that the directions don't tell you where it will clean (only rugs). A useless tool, I'm donating mine to the good will. Feel sorry for whoever gets it. The directions are inadequate as well and it should be marked that it is only for carpets.
Cons: Expensive, Did not meet expectations, Difficult to use, Poor documentation, Poor quality
Summary: I just purchased this model, and am very happy with it so far. It is lightweight, has great suction, is quieter than others I've used, and the price was very reasonable for the quality. I would recommend this vacuum to anyone.
Pros: Exceeded expectations, Convenient, Easy to use, attractive design
Summary: I have had this vacuum for some time now, and I have to say it is simply excellent. It really is everything you would expect from a well built machine. Suction is outstanding, on rug as well as attachments. The fact that you get a 2 year parts and labor warranty as well as a 5 yr warranty on the motor says it all for me. I just couldn't be happier.