Just got mine today...fell in love in 15 minutes )))
Shanna Brian, Amazon
7 March 2014
Summary: Absolutely in love with my new vacuum :) I honestly even forgot how good vacuum should work...in 5 minutes I`ve notice that duster was half full of dirt...I had no idea I had that much, as I used my old one for quite few years , and notice lately it stopped picking a little things. this blue guy definitely knows how to suck !! Easy to assemble, easy to use...easy to clean...easy to move it around...easy to store...cute and compact, doesn't make much noise.
Summary: I had a older Panasonic bag model for about 15 years, finally retired it to the basement when I bought a newer, different brand bagless. After getting sick of the poor features of the other, I decided to look at Panasonic again. I bought this bagless 425 series and I am really pleased so far. It is quiet, handles well, the bagless feature is much easier (and cleaner) to empty than the other brand I had. The retracting cord feature saves time.
Summary: This vacuum has great suction but - 1. The auto height adjustment is annoying because it feels like the height is too low sometimes. 2. On my area rugs it is impossible to vacuum all directions - it will only pull across the rug in certain directions. 3. The BIG PROBLEM: Clogs and then overheats. Then it shuts down for an hour. It got to the point that I couldn't even finish the big area rug. 4. The on-board tools are annoying. I felt like a peddler.
Summary: My wife purchased this vacuum from Amazon less then two weeks ago and it is already having major problems. The vacuum overheats and shuts itself off after less then 5 minutes. The motor sounds like it is ready to explode. We have checked for any clogs, jams etc. It is just poorly built. If we had not already tossed the box, this would be going back. I expected alot more from Panasonic.
Summary: It is a nice vacuum, does what is expected. Good suction and very easy to handle given its light weight. The automatically retractable cord is a nice feature though the cord is not as long as other vacuums. It is easy to empty. After two months use I have no complaints. I would be cautious in recommending it to anyone with a large home as it is somewhat small, but it works fine in my townhouse.