Panasonic Bagless Canister Vacuum MC-CL310 Review

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The MC-CL310 stands out from the crowd with its multi-angle nozzle and swivel 6-foot attachment hose. Users like the cleaning convenience but some carp about insufficient suction.

It's all about ease of use with the Panasonic MC-CL310 canister vacuum, according to online reviews. Posts at Amazon, for example, commend the multi-angle nozzle, which slides under furniture, maneuvers through tight spaces, and is particularly well suited for corners and baseboards. Panasonic MC-CL310 reviews also laud the 360-degree swivel on the hose, which they say keeps it from getting tangled, the comfortable hand grip, and the easy-empty dirt cup, which one user notes is most welcome when a flea infestation requires daily dumping. This canister vac also earns qualified praise for efficacy on hard floors, stairs, and small, low-pile rugs. It's a fine "second" vacuum, concludes one reviewer at Newegg, with strong suction and maneuverability but some limitations in the face of pet hair and thick carpets.

Indeed, some users just aren't sold on its cleaning performance and a number of Panasonic MC-CL310 reviews gripe about non-rotating brushes in the nozzle (i.e., no help on carpets). This little vaccum also gets dinged on occasion for losing suction over time and for parts that don't fit together smoothly. A bit of carping pops up here and there about its perceived "delicacy."

The Panasonic MC-CL310 canister vacuum (starting at $85, Amazon) offers a nice mix of features. It sports a 6-foot swivel attachment hose with a 9-foot cleaning reach (thanks to a telescoping wand), and the onboard attachments -- a crevice tool and a dusting brush -- are stored in the wand for easy access. The multi-angle nozzle adjusts as needed while staying flat against the surface; there is no bare floor option or carpet height adjustment, however. This budget model comes with a HEPA filter that requires periodic replacement, and a 16-foot power cord that automatically rewinds. It runs on an 11-amp motor, cleans an 8-inch path, and weighs a relatively hefty 13 pounds. Users of the bagless Panasonic MC-CL310, however, don't seem hindered by the load.

If you're tired of dealing with tangled hoses and nozzles that don't fit where they're needed, then the Panasonic MC-CL310 canister vac is a worthy contender. Although some users are less than thrilled about its vacuuming chops, the majority are generally satisfied.

Raechel Conover

Raechel Conover is a freelance writer whose work has appeared on Yahoo, blogs, and other websites. She's a self-confessed shopaholic and frugal mom, always scouring the sale and clearance racks for deals and taking full advantage of free community activities and events with her husband and young sons.

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