You know those people that state, “I don’t mind cleaning, I actually like it” or “cleaning relaxes me.” Yeah, I’m not one of those people. I feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day to clean, and when I do happen to have a free minute, cleaning is not at the top of my “want to do” list. Don’t get me wrong. I love a spotless house, and before kids, my house was pretty close to immaculate. Then my tornado of a child came along and I slowly gave up on the idea of having a spotless house. Clean? Yes. Spotless? Not a chance! One of my friends even commented recently: “your house finally looks lived in.” Does that mean dirty?
While I may not scrub down my house everyday, vacuuming just once a week is not an option. I have a wool area rug that seems to shed more than it should, and I find hairballs from this rug throughout the house. I thought that after 6 years this rug would have stopped shedding by now, but this isn’t the case. If I don’t vacuum for 5 days, there is a layer of what looks like dust, but it’s really rug fibers, on my floors. My vacuum lives in my dining room most of the time because when I see these hairballs, I have to clean them or they drive me crazy.
Having a good vacuum that can easily go from floor to carpet is a must. I only have this one area rug in the dining room, and another smaller area rug in the girl’s room, but other than that I have hardwood floors that I would hate to see scratched by a vacuum. I received the Panasonic Jetforce Vacuum MC-UL427 to review and didn’t really have any initial thoughts on it. Quite honestly, I didn’t even know Panasonic made vacuums, but I was willing to give it a try. My last vacuum was fairly new but bit the dust (literally) and I was using a vacuum my mom had given me. I was actually surprised that the Panasonic vacuum looked very similar in body style to the vacuum I was currently using.
There was one difference. And if you ask me, it’s one VERY big difference. The Panasonic Jetforce Vacuum has on-board attachments. My other vacuum didn’t. I had a bag full of tools, which was often misplaced, and this is a feature I hated about my old vacuum. To all vacuum makers out there: on board attachments are a must! The attachements help reach those hard to reach areas:
Now, I don’t have pets (which might change in two weeks) but if you have pets, the attachments are great for those hard to reach areas where fur can get trapped. This is what my dining room looks like after not vacuuming for a 5 days (and mind you- we don’t wear shoes in the house!)
The Panasonic vacuum didn’t reduce the frequency of how often I had to clean, but it definitely helped make cleaning easier because I only needed my vacuum. I didn’t need to pull out the sweeper to get the smaller particles because the vacuum got it all:
Here’s a little more about the vacuum:
- JetForce technology separates the dust and air via centrifugal force and a unique hour glass shape dust container construction, allowing for no loss of suction
- Nine cylinders for multi-‐cyclonic dirt separation and cleaner exhaust air
- HEPA filter to capture small particles such as allergens, irritants, and pollutants
- 12-‐amp motor for powerful cleaning performance
- Pet Hair Air Turbine brush attachment to quickly remove pet hair from furniture and carpets
- Stretch hose, wand, dusting brush and crevice tool for above-‐floor cleaning
- On-‐board attachment storage
- Agitator shut off switch and soft wheels for safe cleaning on hardwood and tile floors
- Automatic carpet height adjustment
- Easy-‐to-‐empty, bottom drop dirt cup for quick and easy dirt disposal
- 13’ wide nozzle allows for quicker cleaning of large areas
- 24’ automatic cord reel for easy and convenient storage
- Weight: Under 15 lbs
- Dimensions: 42-‐inch (H) x 12-‐inch (L) x 13 1⁄2-‐inch (W)
You can find out more about the Panasonic Jetforce Vacuum by visiting Panasonic.
I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Panasonic. I received a product to facilitate my review.