Panasonic MC-UL712 Upright Vacuum Cleaner
As a previous reviewer wrote, if lightness of weight is your one criteria, you might at first be interested in this. Don't be: its filter jams in a fortnight; the collection bin is tiny; and it is basically seriously underpowered and doesn't work well. Or indeed, ultimately at all: ours started making a foul electrical smell just a few days' short of being 1 year old. JL sensibly exchanged it, and we now have a Dyson.
Avoid this product like the plague.
09 December 2013
Very poor product
This product is very lightweight and easy to manoeuvre but sadly these are the only positive points about this vacuum cleaner. The capacity of the canister is very small and requires emptying far too often. The filters become totally blocked with minimal usage and therefore require washing and cleaning far too often. There are only two of us in the house, the children have left home and we have no pets so our dust levels are extremely low. This product just cannot do what it's supposed to do and is generally not fit for purpose. We would definitely not recommend this vacuum cleaner.
08 December 2013
The Worst Vacumn Cleaner We Have Ever Purchased
We've had this product now for a year and I don't think we will have it for another. It is without doubt the worst vacumn cleaner we have ever purchased. It does have it's good points, correction, it does have one good point, it's very light. So what's wrong with it, well almost everything.
1. Useless on hard floors, although it does manage to push the dust into a nice neat pile so that you can use a dust pan and brush to collect it.
2. The dust canister is far too small and requires emptying very frequently, dust often gathers in the side of the canister which makes it very messy to clean.
3. Yes it light but that brings it's own penalties. Using the extender causes the cleaner to fall over far too easily.
4. The extender is not long enough to clean a average sized staircase.
In mitigation it does appear to collect dust off carpets ok.
So unless your only criteria is that you want a light vacumn cleaner then I would stay clear of this one.
17 October 2013
Compact, light, fairly effective but capacity and filter poor
The pluses first - it's small, light, quiet and it cleans fairly effectively.
But overall, this is not a product I'd recommend and won't consider buying a Panasonic again, because its filter is truly terrible. It needs almost weekly washing out, when the manual suggests it needs this monthly. This is in simple domestic use - a suburban house, mainly carpet and wooden floor.
We're going to have to buy a spare filter, as it's not even predictable when it will simply stop cleaning due to being blocked.
Buy something else.
18 September 2013
MC UL 712
Sorry John Lewis you normally sell good products I have had this for quite a few months, and it has not improved! The beater doesn't beat, and it has little use as is for my third floor only, to save me carrying it up the staircase. It is without doubt the worst appliance that I have bought from you. It simply doesn't do what it should do which is clean.,
22 April 2013
The best value and quality! (compared to the well-known UK brand)
Originally I visited John Lewis to buy other vacuum cleaner (the most expensive well known vacuum cleaner. sorry can't write the name).
I am also a big fun of Panasonic so I did comparison test panasonic and the well known expensive vacuum cleaner.
I took a cup of the dust out which was already in panasonic and spread and forced them on a carpet at the vacuum cleaner section (John lewis shop staff kidly let me do it)
First I used the UK well known vacuum cleaner. It left lines of dust which was surprising. Sounds strong suction but not really.
Then used Panasonic vacuum cleaner. It was quieter and it cleaned all the dusts!
Panasonic was £300 cheaper than the expensive vacuum cleaner but cleaned far far better!
I went back to home with panasonic and used it immediately.
I cleaned my house every week and I just used a carpet cleaner a month ago so my house shouldn't be too dirty but I found a lot of dusts inside house by using Panasonic.
This is AMAZING! carpet colour changed as well. I used Henry for 6 years but it didn't clean my carpet then!
I highly recommend this vacuum cleaner.
04 March 2013
I recently purchased this Panasonic Vacuum cleaner and have been utterly disappointed in its performance.
A number of the key features which helped us to decide to purchase this vacuum cleaner are in actual fact the biggest let downs with this product:
- The bag less canister needs to be constantly emptied due to its tiny capacity and is often clogged or blocked.
- It recommends cleaning the filter with water once a month but we have found that we need to do it every other week.
- The attachment arm has absolutely no suction.
- The beaters need to be switched on at all times to ensure adequate performance.
Overall we are extremely disappointed.
09 January 2013
Best vacuum cleaner I've ever bought
Lightweight, easy to move around, powerful suction and quiet.
Switching from floor cleaning to using the hose is very easy too.
Carrying it around is very easy, the handle above the dust box is well balanced, makes it feel so light.
Would definitely buy again.
04 January 2013