Performance Plus Platinum Upright Vacuum Cleaner MC-UG581

  • Powerful 12-amp motor delivers strong cleaning performance
  • Protection system shields fan and motor from dust and dirt
  • Rear accessory port accommodates optional hose attachments
  • HEPA vacuum cleaner filter maintains a healthier environment

SpecificationsExpand All

    • DESIGN
    • Color
    • Amperage
    • Power Switch Location
      (On/ Off)
    • Performance Indicator
    • Wheels
    • Attachments
    • Attachment Reach
    • Attachment Storage
    • Bag Caddy
    • Bare Floor Option
    • Carpet Height Adjustment
    • Cleaning Path
    • Cord Length
    • Dirt Sensor
    • Handle Release Method
    • Handle Type
    • Headlight
    • Agitator Style
    • Air System
    • Belt Change
    • Dual Motor System
    • Edge Cleaning
    • Filter Type
    • Hose Type
    • Motors
    • OptiFlow Bag Chamber
    • Belt Style
    • Replacement Belt
    • Bag Style
    • Replacement Bag
    • Replacement HEPA
      Media Filter
    • Limited Warranty
    • UPC


MC-UG581 is rated 3.2 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Hepa filter I got suckered into buying this vaccum. It was overpriced. In addition, all I wanted from this site was to show how to put the Hepa filter back and info. on replacing it(when). I was on hold for over 5 min. on the phone and told(automated voice) that it would be approx. 1 min. No way was it one min. Why don't you just offer a diagram with real pictures so that a person trying to repair or replace something could see it clearly. All this other stuff: most frequently asked question, etc., are a waste of time. I see right now a note that I should contact Customer SErvice if I have any comments. So, is this email a waste of time?
Date published: 2014-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great vaccum!!!! I have had this light wt vac for yrs had it redone and it takes a licking and keeps ticking!!! Lite wt easy to use lots of suction the onboard tools are bad so I bought horse hair tool attachments from the sew & vac store. I love it going... to buy a new one after 10 yrs just like it!!!! The vacs in the store are too plastic and I want a bag not a clear container where dirt goes..better to throw away bag not empty!!!
Date published: 2013-07-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst Vacuum Ever Horrible suction. Makes high pitched wistle when extension hose is hooked up. Plastic broke on hard connections that twist together. Too expensive for the quality! Hated if from first week of owning but couldn't return!
Date published: 2013-03-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Attachments I agree with a previous writer that the attachments are unsatisfactory in that there is no way to make them stay in the machine. I like the machine but the attachments need some redesign.
Date published: 2011-10-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Ridiculous This vacuum is horrible. The parts just keep falling off especially the hose that attaches supposedly like central vac to the back of it. First of all it is practically impossible to get it into the hole and it keeps falling out. The other cheap plastic parts keep falling off too and you can't turn off the beater bar.
Date published: 2011-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing When I was 18 and moved out on my own I got my mom's vacuum. Panasonic JetFlo (MC-5111) which my dad had got her brand new in the 80's. She used it 3times a day to clean up after my sisters and I. "5 of us total" Not to mention 3dogs. I am 27 now and used it everyday since it was given to me and it just now started going out. I purchased this Performance Plus vacuum which is very much like the jetflo my mother had given me. I was able to purchase a new set of attachments so I now have a total cleaning system. I will never purchase another brand of vacuum. Panasonic is well worth the money.
Date published: 2010-06-19
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