Panasonic Bagless Vacuum Cleaner Review

Review of the Panasonic Bagless Straight Suction Canister Vacuum

The Panasonic Bagless straight suction canister vacuum, model number MC-4620 is a canister vacuum designed primarily for homes that have bare floors only.

This vacuum uses bagless technology, so there are no bags ever to purchase. The MC-4620 is priced from about $110, and is backed by a 1 year manufacturer’s part and labor warranty. The vacuum weighs approximately 14 pounds and has a 17 foot long cord.

Panasonic Canister Vacuum Features:

  • Large dirt cup
  • Tools
  • Blower operation
  • Filtration System

Large Dirt Cup:

The MC-4620 has a large 2.5 quart dirt cup. With these large containers, you should be able to vacuum your home without having to stop to empty the cup part way through.


Included with the MC-4620 are a couple of handy accessories. It comes with a crevice tool, to reach hard to access places, and a dusting brush.

Blower Operation:

Not all vacuum cleaners have this capability. If you have an area that you can’t reach with a crevice tool or the wand, you aren’t out of options. You can still get the dirt by attaching the hose to the blower port and blowing the dust or dirt out.

Filtration System:

Although this is a small, inexpensive vacuum, it still has a complex filtration system. The 5 layer filtration system is designed to remove allergens, pollens and other pulmonary irritants.

The MC-4620 also has an LED indicator for the filters. If there is a problem with any of the filters, you’ll be alerted by the indicator light.

Panasonic Canister Vacuum Recommendations:

Due to the fact that this vacuum has limited uses, it is not recommended. You’ll need to buy another vacuum if you have carpet or rugs in your home, and it probably makes more sense just to invest in a vacuum that has the versatility to handle all flooring types.


This is a relatively light weight vacuum that you can transport up and down stairs without too much difficulty if need be. This model has an automatic cord rewind. A push of a button and your cord is neatly stored away. Suction is very good. Blow power is also very good.


The on/off switch is small and not positioned well and the release for the dirt cup is part of the handle. If you are not careful, you will accidentally release the dirt when you are trying to pick up the vacuum by the handle.

The attachments are cheaply made and don’t stay attached to the hose very well, they attach to the hose by pressure only. It might be a better design to have a twist/lock features. If the attachments aren’t “jammed” into the hose tightly, they will fall off.

This vacuum has no beater bar, and is designed primarily for hard floor surfaces. The MC-4620 has a relatively short power cord. At 17 feet long, you will probably be looking for electric outlets often.