Summary: Pro: Very handy on-board extension wands are actually part of the handle. Wide "bumper" on cleaning head is kind to furniture. Great suction, especially effective on long pet hair. Easy to empty dirt container. Dirt finder lights work well. Cleans a wide swath.
Pros: Just response to the negative reviews about loss of suction. I don't know what they're missing, but our machine still works as well as new after 18 months. Maybe all they need is a new HEPA filter.
Summary: I've only had my new Panasonic vacuum for a week now, but its arrival is clearly evident thru-out my house. Our old vac died a slow & painful death, smoking & whining during its final hour. In my excitement to see it go, I can't even recall the brand.
Summary: I love our new vacuum I love the adjustable height handle I'm 6'8" and it works awesome. Very easy to clean and it works great with pet hair and love the indicator light that lets you know there is dirt still below. We have a 5 year old that plays playdough and everything else.
Pros: Easily the best and most powerful vacuum I have ever had. First vaccuum with HEPA filter too!!! Automatic dirt detector really actually seems to work. Thought I would be annoyed but actually gets me to stop and vacuum dirty spots more. To empty the canister is VERY easy, single push and bottom dr...
Cons: Need a 2nd handle on the main body near the top. This is a minor annoyance if you are working with the handle detached from the main body (using the handle plus hose with one of the small brush attachments). Minor annoyance that one of the brush attachments does not have a place to clip to on the...
Summary: Advanced arthritis makes it hard to use most vacuums, but this one is just what we needed! Tried a friends Dyson, but wasn't impressed enough to pay their price. We feel that this is a much better vacuum for our needs.
Pros: Has just the right set of features for our household. We've got all tile and hardwood floors, so the roller shutoff is perfect. The ease of use for the hose and attachents has exceeded my expectations. Excellent for overhead and blind cleaning.