Win a Panasonic MC-UL915 Jetspin Cyclone (read: Powerful Vacuum!)

As much as we may wish it weren’t true, life requires a lot of vacuuming — especially if you are living life with kids!

I marvel at how quickly my floors can go from clean to “Get out the vacuum STAT!”

But the one thing I LOVE about vacuuming is it can instantly make my whole house look SO much better.

The key is to have a vacuum that does the work with as little effort from me as possible.

My experience with the Panasonic MC-UL915 Jetspin Cyclone:

When I tested out the Panasonic MC-UL915 Jetspin Cyclone I was very pleased at how easily it did the job!

The vacuum seems to propel itself forward and I don’t have to put any work into pushing it. It glides around with me doing little more than steering.

It also has powerful suction and I don’t find myself having to go over the same dirt again and again trying to get it to pick it all up. Its fantastic suction definitely cuts down my vacuuming time.

As for maneuverability, the vacuum isn’t too heavy and moves quite well around furniture. But it is large so, of course, I do have to use the accompanying attachments to get into tighter areas.

The big test for me is if a vacuum can pick up my dog’s hair off the furniture. AJ has short, fine hair and it makes me crazy when I see it all over my couch!

The Air Turbine Brush does quite a good job removing the pet hair, although I do have to put in serious effort. And since the brush isn’t very wide, it takes awhile to clean the entire couch.

The Panasonic MC-UL915 Jetspin Cyclone features a “Dirt Sensor” which is supposed to turn from red to green when the floor is clean. However, I have yet to see my vacuum read “dirty.”

Either my floors are very clean all the time, (I disagree,) or they developed this sensor on some serious dirt. If I listened to the dirt sensor, I wouldn’t be vacuuming my house! So, I find the “Dirt Sensor” doesn’t tell me anything. But that doesn’t bother me.

I like that this vacuum is bagless because I hate buying bags and never have them on hand when I need them! And it is great bonus that the dirt cup can be disassembled and washed.

Also, I am very happy that the Panasonic MC-UL915 Jetspin Cyclone features a HEPA Exhaust Filter, which captures particles such as allergens, irritants and pollutants.

Panasonic MC-UL915 Jetspin Cyclone Features:

  • Dirt sensor eliminates guesswork – display turns from red to green when floor is clean
  • Unlike competitor models, the dirt cup can be disassembled and washed, eliminating pet odors
  • Four onboard tools including Air Turbine Brush to remove pet hair from upholstery
  • 12-foot wand and hose for curtains and other hard-to-reach areas
  • HEPA filtration to remove allergens, pollutants and irritants
  • Available at an SRP of $249
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For its price point, I think the Panasonic MC-UL915 Jetspin Cyclone is a GREAT buy! If you don’t want to spend a ton on a vacuum, but you want some good suction and performance, the Panasonic MC-UL915 Jetspin Cyclone is a good option.

Enter to Win

To enter, simply leave a comment letting us know what you look for in a vacuum or what features sound most appealing to you about the Panasonic MC-UL915 Jetspin Cyclone.

The winner will be chosen by random.

This giveaway will close on Friday, August 20th. We will announce our winners on Saturday, August 21st. This giveaway is open to US residents and is void where prohibited. Please see our site’s terms and conditions of use for more information.

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Written by Janice Croze, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom.

Please Note: Pansonic provided prizing for this giveaway along with a product sample. As usual, my opinions are completely my own!


  1. Joe says

    The suction is important. We have two littles ones, one with dust allergies so something that sucks well is very important!

  2. Nancy says

    I want a light weight vacuum that is easy to use and easy to carry around the house. We have 3 floors. One That cleans carpet and hardwood and easy to use on steps

  3. Mrs. Giles says

    When looking for a vacuum I look for one that is bagless, self propelled with attachments. Since we moved to AZ from IA we have discovered that not all Vacuums are the same. :) Good luck everyone.

  4. heidi says

    The fact that it’s bagless and has hepa filtration is most appealing to me. We have a house full of people with allergies and it seems that our house is a dust magnet.

  5. says

    I need a vacuum that can handle pet hair (one dog, two cats) as well as the messes created by two children. A long wand, and good suction are a must.

  6. lisa blanco says

    I am looking for a new vaccuum..i love how it has the detachable part. I love the bagless vaccuums. hope i win, good luck to all

  7. Renee Schuhmacher says

    I look for a sweeper that can do the most for me. Vacuum multiple levels of carpeting, stairs, tile, linoleum, curtains, corners, ceilings, etc… An all in one tool.

  8. Kelly Massman says

    I like the idea that you can clean out the dirt cup! I need a multi that does a good job on everything! This would be an awesome thing to win!!!! I’m crossing my fingers and my toes!
    kmassman gmail

  9. LuAnn says

    I like not having a bag. My current vacuum is bagless but it is very heavy and requires a lot of effort. I would love to have a lighter vacuum.

  10. Joy Sutkus says

    I love the fact that it has the attachment for pet hair. I REALLY need a good vacuum. I have three kids, two dogs and two cats! Help!!!!!! I want one!

  11. says

    So, after I got married I decided it was time for my first vacuum. I was living in a moldy old trailer at the time so I picked out the Bissel that is supposed to trap and kill mold. I used it four times before it quit turning on. And, being a Chaos Queen, I couldn’t find my warranty until well after we moved and I’d had the vacuum forever. So, since then we’ve bought several of the cheapest vacuums we could find. Features of my dream vacuum?~ It doesn’t fall on my face when I’m using the hose.~I don’t feel like I’m wrestling a gladiator when I try to get it out of the closet. ~ Good hose suction, a brush that doesn’t maul the carpet, and the attachments stay on? Plus! ~ Not shy around children? Mega plus.

  12. says

    I need something that will stand up to two dogs two cats, a husband a teenager and an 8 year old.

    I love that it shows you green when the floor is clean.

  13. Andrea says

    I love that it is self-propelled! I’ve never had that before :o) The washable dirt cut is a definite bonus.

  14. says

    This would be a blessing as our other vacuum broke. Since we have allergies in the family the fact that it has a HEPA filter is appealing and you can’t beat the fact that it’s bagless!

  15. says

    I definitely look for good suction – what’s the point of vacuuming if it isn’t going to get all the dirt and hair up? I hate when I just get done and then find there are crumbs or something that didn’t get cleaned up!

  16. says

    I look for a vacuum that helps with allergens. I have really bad allergies to dust, etc., so this is very important to me. My vacuum is broken, so I’m going without a vacuum with 3 kids in the house- YEESH! This would be such a blessing!

    Jen at Creative and Curious Kids!

  17. says

    I haven’t bought a new vacuum in years but when I look for a new one it will definitely need some POWER behind it. There’s nothing more annoying than having to vacuum the same spot several times to get it truly clean. My toddler drops all kinds of things (mostly food) on the floor and what doesn’t get eaten by the dog settles into the carpet quickly, meaning I have to vacuum ALL the time! Sigh. So, my answer is power. That’s what I want in my next vacuum.

  18. says

    Well, considering that all the vacuums I’ve owned in the past were the cheap ones, b/c that’s all I could afford, I’d like to have a vacuum with great suction….one that doesn’t leave trash behind. After all, vacuums were made to suck.

  19. says

    At this point I’d love to have a vacuum that just picked stuff up! We have a vacuum that is pretty much useless, which is a bad situation when we have 2 cats and a dog! I’d probably hate vacuuming a lot less if it did something other than just pushing dirt around.

  20. says

    Honestly, right now, I’d love a vacuum that isn’t too heavy to lug around – at 30 weeks preggo, my monster vacuum isn’t the easiest thing to manuever!

  21. Linda says

    what I look for in a vacuum? Easy to use and maintain. the Panasonic MC-UL915 Jetspin Cyclone sounds great.

  22. sharon says

    I like a vacuum that can go from my stone floors to my carpet and clean both well. I like a bagless vac, one that is light to handle, with a long enough hose extension to clean my ceiling fans and high places.

  23. Bridget Haig says

    Light weight, can get everything even the cracks in the floor, works well on carpet as well as hardwood.

  24. Kelcie says

    The fact that it’s bagless with a lot of suction is wonderful! I never have bags on hand when I need them!
    Thank you so much,

  25. says

    I have always tried to be extra frugal when buying a vacuum cleaner, and have never spent more than $70 on one. Oh, how I long for a sleek, efficient, easy-to-use top quality model that is beneficial for clearing allergens out of my house!
    This one sounds absolutely spectacular, and I would love to win it!!

    THANKS for the opportunity!

  26. icunursemicki says

    good suction and easy to clean is what I look for….I really like the Air Turbine Brush to remove pet hair from upholstery feature

  27. says

    I need something strong to clean well with a little one toddling around. I also need something lightweight. I’m petite and sometimes have a hard time carrying around our vacuum.

  28. Amy L says

    The feature I like about this vacuum is the 12 foot hose for getting the hard-to-reach places. This would be great for cleaning around windows, doorways, and ceiling corners where the cobwebs are. Thanks!

  29. staceyk says

    I would absolutely love one that is either bagless, or easy enough to change the bags. This would be a perfect gift for my husband on our anniversary since we need a vacuum and with the kids, hopefully we get one soon!

  30. Jessica T says

    I just want a vacuum that sucks consistantly – my powerhead works, but sometimes the hose gets loose and the actual sucking is on and off – but I don’t notice cause the powerhead is making the usual noise . . .so frustrating!

  31. says

    I love that it has the HEPA filtration to remove allergens, pollutants and irritants. With 5 kids (and one on the way), and because one of my kids has asthma and reactive airway disease, I need a vacuum that can keep up with my household. Sounds like this one would fit the bill!

  32. says

    I love that it has a Dirt Sensor! I don’t think it would ever blink “clean” in my house with four boys, but it’s definitely a cool feature!

  33. Francine Anchondo says

    I like that Dirt sensor eliminates guesswork – display turns from red to green when floor is clean

  34. Sarah says

    I love the hepa filtration. I am allergic to everything and having a good filter system really helps me!Oh and the 12 foot wand would be great too.

  35. nan lara says

    my fav feature is that it is lightweight, my mom could use a lighter vaccuum to tote around the house
    nannypanpan at

  36. Sandra K321 says

    I want a vacuum that can do wood floors as well as carpets and it has to be able to get under the kitchen cabinets. It also has to be able to handle dog fur and long hair.


  37. says

    I like a vacuum to pick up even hair and dust easily. I also want a lightweight vacuum. It is not fun having an entire carpeted house (sans bathroom, kitchen) with a heavy vacuum.

  38. Brenda Rupp says

    I always look for vaccuums that are good for people with allergy’s and also that they are light weight!

  39. says

    Oh goodness, the vacuum I have is over 15 years old. What I like about the Panasonic MC-UL915 Jetspin Cyclone is that it is bagless and has HEPA filtration, excellent suction and onboard tools. Many of these things that my vacuum does not have.

  40. Linda M says

    Oh I’m very sure the “dirt sensor” will register with my house! With having my 85 yr. old parents move in with me, I constantly need to vacuum. Mom is confined to a wheelchair but likes to go out & sit on the porch in the afternoons. The dirt that comes in with her is a problem. I really need the lightweight feature due to my back surgery & I love the onboard attachments! Boy oh boy do I hope I win!

  41. Jaimie K says

    I love the wand and hose and the bagless feature. I would love to win this because I hate my current, crappy vacuum! :) Thanks!

  42. says

    And how did you know I was just crying over my vacuum today? :) It is just not sucking anymore – so what appeals to me most about this awesome vacuum is the fact that it is POWERFUL, self-propelling, and the HEPA filter is a huge bonus since I do worry about that with my vacuum. Thanks so much for the terrific giveaway!

  43. Melissa O. says

    There are a few things I look for in a vacuum. Dependability, power, ease of use, ease of finding and replacing parts and also if it’s made by a company with a good reputation.

  44. says

    I have 3 young children and 2 dogs in my house…I need a powerful vacuum! We also have a mix of carpet and hardwood floors…so something that works well on both is a must!

  45. says

    What i look for in a vacuum, first off, i dont want it to be crazy loud, but most important to me is goooood suction! i dont want to go over the same spot 10 times,, who has time for that.. one swipe, maybe 2 and itss all good! Hepa filters are good, but all in all, good suction, and good storage to hold what it sucks up! I really hope i win your vacuum,, Id love to try it! Thanks!

  46. Amy Brewer says

    If there was ever a prize that I wanted to win on your site this one would be it…I look for and need one that does my bare floors and carpets. I love that this one has a EZ Bare Floor Switch to make it easier. I really wouldn’t mind if the dirt sensor didn’t work as long as the vacuum worked. This looks like it would be perfect for me.

  47. pixie13 says

    I look for a vacuum that is strong enough to pick up pet hair & dander & has a HEPA filter. I also need a vacuum that can hold up to being used every day, as I have 2 dogs & 3 cats in the house & I NEED to vacuum every day!

  48. Steph says

    I need a strong vacuum that can handle alot of pet hair. I have 3 dogs that are shedding like crazy at the moment.

  49. Angie says

    I would love a vacuum that is bagless, one with attachments to do stairs, and one that can suck up the pethair of a dog and 2 cats. One that has a HEPA filter would be especially nice with two kids who are allergic to dust.

  50. says

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  51. joyce proctor says

    I too battle with dog hair! I need a vacuum that can pick up the hair so it doesn’t end up all over my toddler! :)

  52. KAI-NIAMBI says

    durable…compact… easy to use….and SUCKS THE CRAP FROM THE FLOOR SO I CAN BREATHE EASIER!!! :-) my family has a $600 vacuum that is absolutely RIDICULOUS!!!… it’s THE dumbest vacuum in the world… and it’s making my asthma worse!!! and now i’m pregnant so i need something that’s really going to benefit me…my health… and my unborn child’s health as well!!!

  53. Kelly Ann T. says

    I look for a bagless vacuum, the bags are so expensive and messy too. I like that this vacuum has a dirt cup you can wash.

  54. destiny says

    Hi! It is so hard to find a good vacuum I have 2 kids with allergies and 2 shedding dogs so I really look for one that has a good hepa filter and great suction especially of pet hair. Unfortunately that can make a very expensive combination this would be a great win, thanks for the contests you guys are the best!

  55. Michelle S says

    Powerful suction is important for me. I have a cat that gets fur everywhere and four kids who love to make messes or are constantly dropping things. I need something that will get it up quickly and efficiently.

  56. Shannon says

    This would be a great prize to win! my vacuum is slowly dying! I like something lightweight…with POWERFUL sucking action!

  57. Liz says

    The feature I would look for first is allergen/pet hair pick up. We recently purchased a vacuum that had excellent ratings in that area. Unfortunately it is VERY heavy. It also misses an inch out from the wall. I know edging is important, however, I don’t always want to have to edge and this vacuum requires it. There’s my two cents, maybe 5 cents…

  58. says

    It has two wheels that work.

    Story: Teenage daughter was trying to get something unstuck from the vaccuum.

    Picked up the vacuum and hit it hard on the floor… the wheel broke.

    Now I am using a vacuum with a messed up wheel.

    I just want one WITHOUT a janked wheel…. just a thought.. it’d be nice!

  59. Melissa says

    As my vacuum cleaner died the same week we got a new dog, I think this is a great contest for me to enter — and hopefully win! :-)

  60. says

    I need a vacuum that actually picks up all the dirt! With three little boys ages 4-8, they are CONSTANTLY dragging dirt all over our light beige carpets, LOL:)

  61. Nad says

    The most important feature for me is the HEPA filtration system because we have people with allergies in our home.

  62. Marlena U. says

    I look for a vacuum cleaner that can reduce allergens in our home since we struggle with allergies year round. One that is light-weight is also a plus for hauling it up and down the stairs!

  63. says

    What I look for in a vacuum is one that is not to heavy, and one that can clean up all the dog hair! I also love the bag-less feature, I am always out of bags when I need one the most!

  64. Kristin says

    I don’t do bags, either. And I look for ease of use. Vacuuming pet fur off of stairs sucks no matter what, but that detachable part sure makes it look easier!

  65. lisa kay says

    My favorite part of this vaccuum is the 12-foot wand and hose , my vaccuum does not have this feature which makes vaccuuming stairs and high places a real pain!!

  66. Libby says

    I look for a vaccuum that can stand up to kid messes and pet hair…..and not weigh two tons, because I have to lug it up and down the stairs.

  67. Mel says

    I love a vacuum that is bagless, has a hepa filter and isn’t too heavy. With 3 kids and a dog and tracking in from outside constantly I would love this.

  68. says

    I love vacuums that are bagless, have HEPA and can get the job done. We have a big hair problem. It would be awesome not to have to give my vacuum a haircut every time I vacuum.

  69. Donna C. says

    I look for a vacuum that is lightweight yet powerful. I have 3 dogs and 4 cats and vacuum everyday. I need something that makes the job easier. The Panasonic MC-UL915 Jetspin Cyclone looks like it would be great for the job

  70. Elaine Tihen says

    The pet hair…it would be a real blessing to have one tool to eradicate it all. Lightweight is a major plus.

  71. katklaw777 says

    I am looking for a vacuum that is strong enough to pick up cat hair…my little darlings(3) do not shed too badly, but during changes of the season it does get worse.
    I want one that is reasonably lightweight cause I will use it often.
    Wonderful, helpful giveaway, thanks.

  72. says

    One of the main things I look for is a lightweight vacuum. I have a hard time lugging a heavy one around. Another is noise. I like ones that aren’t ridiculously loud. I do a lot of vacuuming and loud vacuum’s give me a headache!

  73. trixx says

    I love that the Panasonic MC-UL915 Jetspin Cyclone has a Pet Air Turbine Brush. With tons of pets, this is super useful!

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