Model # MC-CG917

Internet # 203660099

Canister Vacuum with OptiFlow Technology

$237.67 /each



Model # MC-CG917

Internet # 203660099

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

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Assembled Depth (in.) 
28.5 in 
Assembled Height (in.) 
13 in 
Assembled Width (in.) 
16.5 in 
Hose Diameter (In.) 
1.5 in 
Hose Length (ft.) 
6 ft 
Product Depth (in.) 
Product Height (in.) 
Product Width (in.) 
Amperage (amps) 
Assembly Required 
Bag Change/Receptacle Full Indicator 
Built-In Accessory Storage 
Capacity (gallons) 
Carpet Height Adjustments 
Color Family 
Cord Length (ft.) 
Edge Cleaner 
Filter Type 
Number of Attachments 
Number of Filters 
Product Weight (lb.) 
28.3 lb 
Retractable Cord 
Surface Type 
Voltage (volts) 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
ETL Listed 
Manufacturer Warranty 
1 year 


Brand: Panasonic
Bagless: No
Price: $200 - $250
Review Rating: 4 & Up
Surface Type: Carpet
Amperage (amps): 12
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Is the wand telescopic and what is the shape of the wand where it connects to the attachments?

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Is the wand telescopic? What is the shape of the wand where it attaches to the carpet cleaner?
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January 19, 2016
Yes, the wand is telescopic and has a round connection end.
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How Quiet or Noisy is this Vacumn?

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I want a quiet vacuum within reason.
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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 23 reviewers.
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Poor bag installaion I purchased this vacuum in Dec 2015 at a great price, to be used primarily in my family room where I have a pellet stove. (My primary vacuum is a Rainbow and it doesn't do well with ash and wood dust). I was impressed with the silence of the motor--the only noise you hear is the rush of the air being sucked into the hose-- and the amount of suction. I liked the attachments, especially that both the floor and furniture brushes used natural fiber so they would not scratch wood surfaces. It seemed to work great. The disappointment came when I recently changed the as-received vacuum bag. The bag itself was nice and clean on the outside so I assumed it was doing its "hepa" job. But the entire bag compartment was covered in a layer of fine dust--in particular where the bag attaches to the basket and hose. The owners manual warns about properly installing the bag and had I been the one to do it, I would have blamed myself. But this was a factory installation. The only time I've ever seen this much dust having escaped the bag was with a old single ply bag for a Hoover Celebrity, circa 1984. The issue is apparently that foam "gasket" which does a poor job of sealing the connection between the hose and the bag. A poorly thought out design which could be easily remedied by extending the end of the hose so it protrudes farther into the bag. Anyway, I wiped out the compartment with a damp rag and installed a new bag. Will use it off and on for the next couple of months and if I get the same dust by-pass results as with the factory installed bag, the vacuum will be exiled to cleaning the car and the basement. May 8, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great vacuum for the money I would have given this vacuum five stars except for the fact that the floor brush is cumbersome. It has very little flexibility and the few number of bristles on the bottom make it necessary to use it at an angle. It has plenty of suction and is relatively easy to maneuver around furniture and corners. All in all I like it. February 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great vacuum for the price I bought this a couple years ago, and haven't had any problems with it. It does a great job cleaning and even the spinning brush attachment works as expected whereas it doesn't on other vacuums I've tried. My only wish is that the power head would attach directly to the handle. That would make it a lot easier to use on carpeted stairs. February 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Much better than I expected I needed to replace my old Panasonic canister vacuum with something that would remove pet fur from my carpets and furniture. I love this vacuum because it does just that. The dust bag holder has a handle on it so you can remove the basket with the full bag. The hose is shorter but that isn't a problem for me because the wand extends quit a bit. In all, I am glad I purchased this vacuum because it does a great job picking up the fur from my 2 Pomeranian's and 1 cat. December 30, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Optiflow 360° Swivel Canister Vacuum MC-CG917 Overall excellent product, just wish the upholstery cleaning attachment had a bit more power. Brush driven by suction alone. Would prefer it to be powered. But still very satisfied with the vacuum. January 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great vacuum Formerly owned a Kenmore which was similar in design. Panasonic has made a quality vacuum with great suction power and ease of use. The tools store nicely in the vacuum and are easily accessible. The quality of the brushes are not as good as the Kenmore and I wish there was a bag full light otherwise not bad for the price. December 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best Vac We have ever owned Have tried many brands of upright and canisters over the years. This model is far superior. light, very quiet, and has powerful suction. Have had this one for a year with almost daily use and no problems. Especially like the cord retraction device. December 13, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good sturdy vacumm cleaner It replaces a vacuum cleaner that we had for several years and has strong suction and all the same attachments on the previous vacuum cleaner. It is easy to operate and more quiet than our previous one. September 29, 2015
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