Overall good product with one major problem (which was, unfortunately, one reason/feature why I bought it in the first place): the cord reel feature.
After doing a significant amount of research, I settled on this Panasonic for its reputation and Consumer Report rating. It works well, but the cord reel--when fully or mostly retracted--makes for an off-balance/easily-tipped feel.
One week after purchase, my wife was vacuuming and accidentally tipped the unit over, breaking the on-off switch (~ $30 to repair). Ever since, I've been on sole vacuuming duty.
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