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Panasonic MC-UG583 Performance Plus Platinium 12" Upright
This Panasonic Performance Plus Platinium upright model MC-UG583 boasts deluxe features including a powerful 12 amp. all-metal suction motor, quick-draw attachments and electrostatic filtration.

The 12" metal brush roll with replaceable brush strips, metal bottom plate and metal handle add to the durability of this outstanding upright vacuum cleaner. For similar products see our list of current Panasonic Uprights with One Motor.   See also the optional accessories and supplies on the Accessories tab below.   View Larger Image

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Code: MC-UG583     Mfg. Code: MC-UG583

Panasonic MC-UG583 Vacuum Cleaner Introduction

Panasonic is a leading edge company offering well designed vacuum cleaners with many advanced features. Their model MC-UG583 is an excellent example, combining style with functionality and durability to create an outstanding upright. Being part of the Performance Plus Platinium series of Panasonic vacuum cleaners, it has deluxe features that are exclusive to this series. These include an extruded aluminium brush roll with durable ball bearings and three rows of replaceable bristles, metal base plate and an extra long cord.

QuickDraw On-Board Attachments

The QuickDraw On-Board attachments enable you to conveniently clean you furniture and those hard-to-reach corners without slowing you pace. The wire reinforced stretch hose extends to give an 12.5' attachment reach for those high ceilings, etc. If you need an extra long reach, Panasonic now offers an optional Extension Stretch Hose to extend your total reach to 17 feet. The QuickDraw feature enables you to quickly remove the hose and wand in one easy step. The small attachments are always conveniently nearby on the side of the vacuum cleaner as well.

Efficient 6 Stage, HEPA Type Filtration

The filtration system with an efficient HEPA Type filter reduces recirculation of dust and allergens back into your home. A high filtration two-ply Micron paper bag and a secondary HEPA Type filter clean the air before it enters the motor. Following the motor the air is additionally cleaned by a foam exhaust filter. This multi-layer filtering system enhances the filtering ability while extending the filter media's life span. Keep in mind that this Panasonic upright does not have a completely sealed system so the stringent HEPA specification may not be met by it. For more information about HEPA filtration, see our article on Filtration Efficiency - HEPA, ULPA, etc.

Durable and Efficient Clean-Air Design

A key feature which all Panasonic uprights incorporate is the clean-air system design. The air flow which picked up the dirt is cleaned by the filtering system before it passes through the fan of the suction motor. This design eliminates fan breakage problems which can be caused when objects are picked up by a dirty-air system. Also, it typically produces significantly more suction, especially when the optional hose and attachments are used. For more about these two designs, see our article on Fan or Impeller Types & Performance.

Powerful 12.0 Amp Motor

Strong suction and rigorous carpet agitation powered by its 12.0 amp. motor combine in the Panasonic MC-UG583 to deep-clean carpet as well as all other surfaces. Featuring lifetime lubricated ball bearings and well balanced motor parts, it will perform quietly for many years. The track record of Panasonic motors is one of the best in the industry.

Some other uprights in the Panasonic Performance Plus Platinium series have their more efficient 12 amp., 2-fan Triforce motor that develops significantly more suction. Panasonic is playing a game of "Hide and Seek" with their policy of not selling the models in this special subset to dealers who promote them on the web.

The maximum amperage permitted for UL Approval of an upright vacuum cleaner is 12.0 Amps. If you see a rating higher than that, it probably is an Efficiency Rating.

Durable Extruded Aluminium TriForce™ Brush Roll

Panasonic has added an extra row of bristles to the brush roll to provide more aggressive brushing action for improved cleaning. Panasonic calls this durable extruded aluminium brush roll with three rows of replaceable brush strips a TriForce™ Agitator. It revolves on precision ball bearings that are designed to last the lifetime of the vacuum cleaner. By replacing only the brush strips, not the complete brush roll, maintenance costs are reduces significantly. The use of permanently lubricated ball bearings eliminates the need to replace sleeve bearings when they fail due to excessive wear.

Steel Base Plate

Another area of increased durability provided by the Panasonic MC-UG583 is in the construction of the base plate where the nozzle contacts the floor. Steel in used to reduce wear and extend the life of the base plate. Convenient slide type latches allow for easy removal for changing the belt, etc.

Automatic Carpet Height Adjustment

All Panasonic uprights have automatic carpet height adjustments. The weight of the main housing is carried on the two rear wheels, allowing the fairly light nozzle to float on the top of the carpet. This design makes them very maneuverable around furniture as well as convenient when going from one carpet to another. When the handle is moved to the vertical position for using the attachments, the agitator is automatically raised out of the carpet nap. This is helpful as well when you want to pause a moment to move a piece of furniture without turning off the cleaner.

Product Availability

The Panasonic MC-UG583 Performance Plus Platinium Series vacuum cleaners are sold only through their network of independently owned vacuum cleaner specialty stores like Ristenbatt Vacuum Cleaner Service. We also promote and sell additional models of Panasonic Upright Vacuums, various Panasonic Accessories & Attachments and Genuine Panasonic Dustbags, Filters & Supplies.

Please feel free to call toll free at 800-413-2778 or 717-665-5126 for more details and information on this and additional models. All of our salespeople are also skilled technicians who are very knowledgeable about vacuum cleaners, both inside and out. They will be happy to talk with you regarding your various vacuum cleaner needs, preferences and desires. We are a vacuum cleaner specialty store providing outstanding customer service to all who purchase from us.

Key Features Major Benefits
QuickDraw On-Board Attachments Efficiently reach into those hard to clean areas with the long 12.5' reach of the on-board attachment set. Convenient for cleaning all types of furniture, window frames, baseboards, etc. Clean extra high areas or stairs with the optional extension stretch hose.
Six Stage Filtration System with HEPA Type Filter Greatly reduces recirculation of dust and allergens back into your home. Filtering is enhanced by the use of a HEPA Type secondary filter.
Clean-Air Design Automatically protects the suction motor while allowing for quieter operation. Also produces significantly more suction, especially when the optional hose and attachments are used.
12.0 Amp. Motor Produces plenty of power for any type of cleaning job. This is a very durable all-metal motor.
Steel Base Plate Reduces wear and extends base plate life. Easily removable for access to brush roll and belt.
Automatic Carpet Height Adjustment Move easily from one carpet to another. Convenient for moving furniture without stopping the motor.
Thermal Protector Prevents the motor from overheating should the main air flow drop too low due to a blockage.
Bright Headlight Clean easily in low light conditions during evenings, etc.
Long 25' Cord Travel far with the vacuum cleaner without needing to stop and change the cord to another electrical outlet.
Full Bag Indicator Know when to change the paper bag for improved efficiency.
Two Year Limited Warranty by Panasonic Provides two years of peace of mind, knowing that you will not have the expense of a repair which is covered by this warranty.
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