Summary: I am writing this after 3 years' use. The vacuum cleaner has had several replacement parts in that time and has now suffered a serious breakdown. Even though it has 3 years' warranty left on it, I am considering replacing it with a different model. I bought this vacuum to replace a Dyson and, while the suction and cleaning was just as good, the overall build quality was far lower.
Summary: This was our second MC-UL594 vacuum! Second I hear you ask? Yes, stupidly replaced the first, following a motor meltdown, with another Panasonic. Unbelievably the same problem has occurred, in both cases when the vacuum was 18+months old (so out of warranty). There is a bolt in the end of the impeller which would appear to be designed to fail in 2 years or less, repair is uneconomical (if you could get a new motor), so no.2 heads to the tip.
Summary: Bought this as I was increasingly frustrated with my Dyson. The Dyson hose attachment is so difficult to use and the Panasonic makes accessing fiddly areas of the home so much easier. Its very powerful and comes with lots of handy attachments. The new longer cable is a vast improvement on the earlier model. I have 4 cats and this vacuum really lifts their hairs from the carpet and elsewhere. Would definitely recommend.
excellent value and very speedy delivery - arrived day before expected!! ACE+
Lesley Smith, Amazon
15 October 2013
Summary: very efficient - after using was totally impressed at what it picked up from my carpets (didn't realise my old cleaner was so inefficient). very powerful and not hard work! Would definitely recommend this model to anyone who wants to improve their carpet appearance.
Summary: Have been very pleased with this Cleaner until one year and four days when it blew up and smoke came from it - read on other reveiw sites that this make is prone to doing this at 14 to 16 months - now await comment from manufacture
Summary: Excellent vacuum cleaner. Best suction power I have experienced in a vacuum cleaner especially useful if you have a dog. Gets dog hairs off carpets and floors with ease. Easy to clean out and maintain. Excellent purchase.
Summary: This is a brilliant hoover and I vowed some years ago never to buy another Dyson after appalling customer service. The Panasonic does what it should and that's suck in an efficient and effortless manner.
Summary: I've always had dysons so I didn't know what I was missing by being loyal to the brand, got fed up of them always breaking so looked at Miele and Panasonic, due to price I bought the Panasonic and so glad I did.... The vacuum cleans far better than anything I've ever owned the only downside is it is bulky and quite cumbersome to lug about but well worth the extra but of grief getting it up and downstairs!
Summary: it is the best I have ever had easy to push easy to empty I have had a lot of hovers in my time even the dyson and this one beats them all and it really does make the carpets come up also it looks very smart thanks again panasonic
Summary: Product arrived in original packaging and looked brand new to me. Cleaned areas with old vacuum first and then tried this one immediately afterwards which picked up a lot more dust and debris from carpets!! Only issue is no "on-unit" storage for two additional cleaning tools. Easy to assemble.