Panasonic MC-CG917 “OptiFlow” Bag Canister Vacuum Cleaner Review

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Panasonic MC-CG917

Product Review: Panasonic MC-CG917 “OptiFlow” Bag Canister Vacuum Cleaner

Company: Amazon

Price Range: $200 – $250

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Who Would Buy This: Those shopping for a powerful, quiet canister vacuum cleaner which is versatile enough for wooden floors, carpets and above floor cleaning.


  • The Panasonic Bagless Canister Vacuum has a compact, lightweight design measuring just 16.3″ x 11.4″ x 12.6″ (L x W x H) and weighing only 10.1 lbs. Its bold black exterior features twilight green accents to give it an attractive appearance. The curved carrying handle allows for easy transport of the canister around rooms and when taking it upstairs. The 24 foot power cord features an auto cord reel at the rear of the vacuum for quick and easy storage of the cord.
  • The powerful 12 Amp motor provides strong cleaning power to ensure outstanding cleaning performance. The power of a motor is as only as good as the technology which utilizes it. OptiFlow Technology is employed which is designed to ensure airflow is consistent so cleaning performance isn’t reduced over time as the bag gets fuller.
  • The built-in EZ filter cleaning system provides low maintenance cleaning of the filter. Just simply turn the onboard dial then the filter is spun clean to keep cleaning performance high.
  • Cleaning large rooms quickly is not a problem thanks to the 14″ wide cleaning path. Using the 4-position carpet height adjustment you can easily adjust the vacuum using the foot pedal to clean optimally on different types of carpets.
  • Frustration with twisted hoses whilst cleaning is now a thing of the past thanks to the 360° Hose Swivel feature. This allows you to move the 6 feet hose in any direction without encountering it getting twisted or tangled.
  • Onboard tool storage is recessed inside the canister. Tools include an Air Turbine Brush for cleaning pet hair, a crevice tool and a dusting/upholstery brush.


  • There is no full bag indicator on the unit so you have to manually check inside to see how full it is.

Guarantee: 1-year limited warranty on parts & labor.


The Panasonic MC-CG917 is a compact, well made canister vacuum that delivers highly on all fronts. We like how the controls are located on the handle itself so it is very convenient to operate.

Quiet in operation, includes HEPA filter, powerful suction plus the versatility of its adjustments and attachments make this a fine choice for hard floor and carpet cleaning as well as furniture.

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