The Optiflow MC-CG917 is seen to be a powerful cleaning machine even if it is considered to be lightweight at only 12.3 pounds. Fortunately, even with its lighter weight, the Panasonic MC-CG917 is still an effective cleaning tool since it uses a 12 amp motor, which even picks up small specks of dirt. This is considered to be of a standard size at only 21.5 by 12 by 8.8 inches and means that it can be easily stored in small spaces such as closets or the pantry.
The Panasonic MC-CG917 is perceived to be efficient since it uses the OptiFlow technology, which minimizes the motor from overheating through a more optimal airflow. This ensures that it is still effectively cleaning even when the dust bag is almost full with dirt and debris. The HEPA media filter easily captures airborne allergens, making a more thorough cleaning even for individuals who are highly allergic.
It is versatile enough to be used on bare floors or on carpeted floors just by the flick of a switch. The homeowner can use the floor option so that the canister motor is used on hardwood floors and prevent accidental scratches. The carpet option uses both the canister motor as well as the power-nozzle motor so that the carpet is thoroughly cleaned with the four height adjustment. The four height adjustment is primarily dependent on the height of the carpet resulting in a basic or complete clean.
The telescopic aluminum wand makes cleaning easier since it can be used to reach hard to clean areas such as ceilings or the top of a cabinet. The additional accessories makes for a more tailored cleaning such as the floor brush, which is primarily designed to clean the floor while minimizing scratches. The dusting and upholstery brush is used primarily for furniture that have flat surfaces or design groves such as table tops or ornate furniture pieces.
The crevice tool is designed to get hard to reach dirt embedded in between couch cushions or from the sofa. But the most useful tool for pet owners is the pet hair air turbine which effectively and efficiently removes pet hair from upholstery and even from the stairs. These nozzles or tools are easily changed through the use of quick release pedals specifically from the power nozzle.
Cleaning this vacuum is also a snap since it has a removable caddy, which is used to easily dispose and replace the dust bag. It is considered a versatile cleaning tool since it can be used for a quick clean for unexpected guests or for a more thorough cleaning with its dual motor system. This results in a longer life for the belt of the vacuum since the floor option will only use a single motor. But what makes the Panasonic MC-CG917 unusual is that the included tools are easily stored on-board, located at the top of the canister.