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Panasonic MC-CG381

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Panasonic MC-CG381 Panasonic


Canister Vacuum
MSRP: $99

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Vacuum Highlights

  • Compact, variable suction canister vacuum cleaner.

  • Features 3.8 liter capacity dust bag, 10 amp motor, and auto cord rewind.

  • Foam exhaust filter, crevice tool, and dusting brush.

Panasonic Canister Key Specs
Bagless: NoWeight: 18 lbsWarranty: 1 yr Power: 10 amps

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Panasonic Canister Pros and Cons
MSRP$99 This vacuum is less expensive than average and is priced in the bottom 9% of canister vacuums.
Premium Features3 This vacuum cleaner has a below average number of premium features and ranks in the bottom 12% of canister vacuums.
Variable Suction Control Variable suction control allows you to increase power as needed on deep, dirty carpets, or lower the suction when vacuuming delicate rugs and bare floors.
Finger-Tip ControlsNo Vacuum controls are a little less convenient to operate since they're not located at the top of the vacuuming wand within finger-tip reach.
Noise ReductionNo Special noise reduction features have not been incorporated and noise levels are typical of your standard vacuum cleaner.
HEPA FilterNo Standard filters do a satisfactory job for many people, but they can't trap allergens and pet dander that often bother allergy sufferers.
Absorb OdorsNo Charcoal filters are not common, but if you're a cat or dog owner, they do help absorb odors out of the carpet.
Auto Cord Rewind Auto-rewind is a convenient feature that allows you to rewind the cord with just the press of a button. It saves time and keeps your vacuum neat and organized.
Wand Storage Onboard wand storage allows you to securely park the wand when you're finished using the vacuum. Helps keep it organized and easier to store.
Special FeaturesNo Like most vacuums, this vacuum cleaner does not have any special features that are unique to this brand.
Indicator LightsNo Does not have indicator lights to alert you when required maintenance operations need attention such as filter or bag changing.
Edge CleaningNo Without edge cleaners, greater care must be taken to ensure room edges are vacuumed along the baseboard. Crevice tools in particular can help keep the edges dirt-free.
Longer Cord LengthNo Cord length is less than 25 feet and may require more frequent outlet changing depending on the size and layout of the rooms in your home.
HeadlightNo It's not a must-have feature, but if you vacuum in the evenings, or have a darker home interior, consider other models that come with a headlight.
Longer WarrantyNo This vacuum is backed by a one-year warranty. Two or more years is desirable, but one-year is standard for the industry.
Motorized Brush-RollNo Without a motorized brush-roll, the vacuum has to work harder to remove dirt based on suction force alone. The brush-roll agitates the carpet and loosens dirt.
Turbo BrushNo Does not include a turbo brush attachment that helps vacuum pet hair, dirt, and dust from furniture, stairways, or window coverings.
Weight (lbs)18 This vacuum cleaner weighs about average when compared to other canister vacuums.
User Reviews3.6 Panasonic Canister - Based on user reviews, this vacuum is rated lower than average by 5 users and ranks in the bottom 27% of canister vacuums.

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