Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 12
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Basil Had nice features and decent suction but didn't last long enough
This vacuum lasted a little over 2 years and then died. The suction definitely waned in the end, however its functionality far outlasted my Panasonic MC-UL815. I originally rated this vacuum a 4/5 but I decided to dock 2 stars.
ORIGINAL REVIEW BELOW:
I liked this vacuum but it let me down just like so many others in the end.
I also had the MC-UL815 vacuum, which looks similar to this one. Each had its drawbacks and pluses. The main difference is that the MC-UL427 doesn't have the dirt sensor, which is a nice feature to have, but the MC-UL815 on the other hand was hard very hard to push around, had an increasingly annoying and dysfunctional automatic rewind on the cord, and didn't stay upright when not in use.
The things that I appreciated the most about the MC-UL427 were that it was easy to maneuver and initially had very strong suction. EVERY upright should at least exhibit those two qualities. Additionally, the 427 didn't lean to the side when it wasn't in use and instead of an automatic rewind, a button had be pushed in order to rewind the cord (which meant that the cord rewound when I wanted it to instead of while I was trying to clean).
This vacuum lasted a little over 2 years and then died. The suction definitely waned in the end, however its functionality far outlasted my Panasonic MC-UL815. Originally I would have rated it 4/5. I don't think I'd buy another Panasonic after two negative experiences.
June 14, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by In need of a new vacuum I used to love this vacuum.
When I first bought this vacuum a year ago I loved using it! I researched and did my homework so it was everything I wanted. It was lightweight so even my 6 year old could use it. I love the retractable cord. However, after a year of good use, the hoses have fallen apart and I can't replace them without buying a whole new vacuum. You should see all the duct tape I am using to keep it on the vacuum! My last vacuum lasted over 10 years before I called it quits. I am sad that I already need a new one.
July 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Purple is the Color
Purchased as a gift for my mom. Loves purple and this vacuum has made a difference from what she was using. Would highly recommend.
May 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by born2boop Vacuum of my Dreams
This Panasonic Vacuum exceeds all my expectations. It was very simple to put together right out of the box. It's very easy to use as well. From turning it on, to adjusting the height, to using the on board tools it's apparent that the design was well thought out. The Bare Floor feature is one I truly appreciate on my tile floors and the vacuum glides along picking everything up in its wide path. The Pet Hair Air Turbine Brush is my favorite feature. It picks the cat hair up quickly and effectively on the furniture with lots of suction to get every hair. All of the on board tools stay put in their slots and are easy to reach when you need them. Another great feature is the retractable cord and the long length is a plus to get all the way down the hallways. A simple push of a button detaches the dust bin and it has a washable filter as well. Hands down this is the best vacuum I've ever owned.
June 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tasha Great for pets
I love this vaccum ... We have 5 pets in are home and it gets up so much hair,dust and dirt better then most of the vaccums i have used..The only downside is it is not very light (not to heavy)other then that for the $$$$ it is a great deal...
March 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Grace What a great vacuum!
After reading good reviews from Good Housekeeping on this vacuum, I decided to get it, expecting it to be a good buy. I was not disappointed! I've been struggling with a heavy vacuum for years, and I'd have to go over the same spot many times to get it to pick up. Not this vacuum! It picked up what my old vacuum left behind, before I even got to it. I only regret I didn't buy this vacuum long ago.
March 12, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Sad Customer Poor
Brand new, used for maybe ten mins and it overheated. I'm on a cleaning schedule and having to wait 50 min for it to cool down after 10 min of use is ridiculous.
May 8, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by NYCCUSTOMER111 THE TERRIBLE PRODUCT: DAMAGED MY RUG,NOT CONVINIENT IN USE
THE ANNOUNCED AUTOMATIC ADJUSTMENT FOR RUG PILE DOES NOT WORK AND AS A RESULT COMPLETELY DAMAGED MY WONDERFUL BELGIUM RUG (8FT X 11FT).
ANNOUNCED STRETCH HOSE CAN NOT BE STRETCHED,BECAUSE THE VACUUM HAS VERY SMALL WEIGHT AND MOVED AT HOSE STRETCHING.
COMPLETELY POOR VACUUM.
December 10, 2013