Model # MC-CG917

Internet #203660099

Panasonic Canister Vacuum with OptiFlow Technology

Discontinued Panasonic

Canister Vacuum with OptiFlow Technology

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Product Overview

Home cleaning and floor care are easier and more comfortable when you use the Panasonic MC-CG917 OptiFlow Canister Vacuum Cleaner. OptiFlow Technology - A revolutionary concept in vacuum airflow technology, OptiFlow technology helps maintain a consistent volume of airflow through the dust bag, even as it becomes full. The HEPA filter captures small particles such as allergens, irritants and pollutants.

  • Air turbine brush - quickly remove stubborn pet hair from stairs and upholstery with this handy on-board attachment
  • Powerful 12-Amp motor offers powerful cleaning performance
  • Tools on board - multiple tool attachments are recessed on top of the canister for easy access during cleaning
  • Dual motor system - the motorized nozzle allows for gentler carpet cleaning and extended belt life
  • Powerful "Bag" canister with 12 Amp Motor, 28 ft. power cord with Cord Reel
  • OptiFlow system with separate large bag caddy for easy emptying of dust and 20% more use of bag
  • Pet air turbine brush
  • 4-position carpet height adjustment
  • HEPA filter
  • 14 in. cleaning path, A 14 in. wide nozzle lets you clean larger areas in less time

Info & Guides

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Hose Diameter (In.)
1.5 in
Hose Length (ft.)
6 ft
Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Width (in.)


Amperage (amps)
Assembly Required
Capacity (gallons)
Color Family
Cord Length (ft.)
Filter Type
Floor Care Features
Bare Floor Cleaning,Carpet Height Adjustments,Headlights,Retractable Cord
Included Accessories
No additional accessories included
Number of Attachments
Number of Filters
Number of Wheels
Product Weight (lb.)
Safe For Use On
Surface Type
Voltage (volts)

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
ETL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

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Customer Questions & Answers

Is the wand telescopic and what is the shape of the wand where it connects to the attachments?

Is the wand telescopic? What is the shape of the wand where it attaches to the carpet cleaner?
Asked by: Blu
Yes, the wand is telescopic and has a round connection end.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2016-01-20

How Quiet or Noisy is this Vacumn?

I want a quiet vacuum within reason.
Asked by: McGuyver24
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Customer Reviews

Canister Vacuum with OptiFlow Technology is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 25.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Defective part I purchased two CG-917's. Initially a good machine, it did the job. But on BOTH machines the plastic piece that connects the power head to the wand broke, completely severed, making the machines useless. Bought the vacuums in February and here I sit in August with expensive, broken, completely useless vacuums. As for help, ha ha. the first chat lady said not covered and ended the chat. Another lady wants me to go about 3 hours away to have it inspected by an approved shop. Sorry, that's a bit of an inconvenience. I am certain that for the money one can find a good vacuum that will hold up better than this defective machine. Don't buy it.
Date published: 2016-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST VACUUM AND BEST SUCTION ! GREAT ON CAT FUR WOW!This canister has it all and then some!I have 4 furry shedding cats and its a pain to keep up with the fur.this vac is murder on fur and any floor debris,and it never misses or spits it out,and their is no dust leakage due to the excellent Hepa filter and bags.This has all the attachment I could ever need onboardI I snapped it together in 10 minutes,it is very sturdy and well made,connections are good and tight.The hose is not flimsy and swivels ,so you get every spot.The heavy 3 prong plug and cord is so long,and i love the rewind feature as well as the super headlight.a canister is easier ti vacuum with,plus the large wheels make it easy to move.i recommend this fantastic vac!
Date published: 2014-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Vacuum! I purchased this vacuum after a lot of research online. It took about three weeks to arrive due to back order but it was worth the wait! It is very simple to use and light which makes it really nice for vacuuming the stairs. The only negatives are the cost of the recommended cloth bags and the accessory cover seems stiff. I would definitely recommend this to any friends or family!
Date published: 2013-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Good Vac Very satisfied. (Tried a Hoover, used to be good. Now they are garbage. Authorized repair person said he would never buy one) Very good for pet hair. Almost too good as bags fill up quickly. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2012-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great vacuum cleaner This is a typical European style vacuum that is quiet, light, and powerful. It comes with all the attachments neatly hidden inside the body of the main unit. It also come with a carpet brush that uses the same hose and all the floor attachments. The power cord for the carpet brush is inside the hose and the electrical connections are sturdy and easy to use. I only wish the hose was longer, as sometimes the main vacuum is too close to your feet. The electrical cord is in the body of the vacuum and retracts automatically - it could also be a little longer, as my rooms are large. The filters are HEPA certified and are inexpensive to replace. I really like the vacuum and it does a great job on both, hardwood and tile floors, as well as carpeted floors (the brush has height adjustments, making it effective on various thicknesses of carpets). Great price too!
Date published: 2015-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would give it 10 stars if I could I have owned 5 of these over the last 10 years and this will be my 7th because I bought 2. I use it every day, have many dogs and like a clean house... This model is the only one on the Market that makes sense and is user friendly!!!! The wand is slender at the front which makes it easy to get under furniture! It has GREAT suction and is a WORK HORSE! FYI this one is not like pushing a riding lawn mower to cut grass!!!
Date published: 2015-04-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Professional House Cleaner review So I clean houses for a living. I bought this vacuum for my own home to try out before I recommended for my clients to buy. My clients usually buy the things I recommend for them, I only recommend what I would use because I'm the one cleaning in their home. After trying it out here are the pros and cons (I'm pretty particular so I hope this helps) Pros: Suction is awesome Great on hard woods and on carpets Easy to use and great storage for the attachments Cons: The hose (not the electrical cord) is too short, I have to pull the vacuum along every time I take a step. (I have used other canisters that have longer hoses and they are amazing). When using just the wand, it is too short. You have to bend over or squat down to get corners, behind toilets etc. I have used others where the wand detaches closer to the floor brush so you can get corners while standing up. That feature is a must for me. The floor brush is kinda buiky making it harder to get near edges and into corners. The electrical cord isn't super long, but I don't really mind having to use several outlets. I'd rather the other things be fixed. I would love to help them design a better version, I love canister vacuums and am sad to have to send this one back.
Date published: 2015-09-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from New model features I have had Panasonic vacuum cleaners for years, but this one has new features that I like - such as on-off switch on handle and easy storage of parts.
Date published: 2015-09-04
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