Summary: My old Panasonic had died as far as I was concerned. Cord had a lot of electrical tape on it. I noticed Wal*Mart had a Panasonic Vacuum in the store. Well, I didn't want that model so I went online. The MC-UL915 had the telescopic wand an a longer cord plus it was recommended for pet owners. My cat had died in Nov. of 2013 but I knew kitty fur was still present in the house. Wow, did I find out just how much. It is amazing how much this vacuum picks up.
Summary: This is an unwieldy, heavy vacuum that is difficult to manoever as a result. There is one tool that has no holder which is inconvenient. The rocker button for the carpet/bare floor option kept switching to bare floor even though I was vacuuming carpet. Very disappointed as I had Panasonic cleaners for years before they changed their manurfacturing methods.
Summary: Purchased this Panasonic to replace the Dyson I've had for 6 years. The suction was VERY good (I joked that I thought it was pulling dust up from the basement and through the sub-flooring). However, the design is poor. When using the attachment to vacuum floors, the base doesn't easily roll behind. When I turn to pull the machine behind me by hand, there's nothing to grab hold of. I ended up pulling it by the cord holder thing.
Summary: And I mean STRONG! This truly seems like one of those vacuums professional cleaning services use. It is so powerful, it can "eat" your carpet. It is heavy, it is noisy, it is big. If you are looking for something light and maneuverable - don't bother. But if you want your house to be clean this is the man for the job! It is easy to empty, although the quick empty hatch is a bit messy. I would rather open it and clean. Easy to disassemble and wash. Long wire.
Pros: Durable, Exceeded expectations, Convenient, very powerful
Summary: I have owned a Kirby for years and it has gotten so old that I no longer want to pay to have it serviced. I recently bought a Red Devil vacuum for around 40 dollars and it works OK for the berber carpet and runners in the basement, but did nothing on my living room rug. This Panasonic cleans carpet well, but I was really surprised how well it cleans the hard wood floors. This is good because I originally chose it because it had a floor attachment.
Summary: Ive had this vacuum for about a week. I bought it to replace my Dyson that I had for 6 years and it recently cracked. My husband wanted another one because he really likes the telescope feature on the Dyson. I was convinced I could find something comparable without the big price tag. So far this Vacuum does the job. I mean its definatley no Dyson but i think its going to work for us.
Summary: This is the second one I bought. I bought one for my daughter and she loves it and then I bought one for my husband for Christmas. Although he hasn't taken it out of the box yet, I know he will like it.