Rated 5 out of 5 by old timer Wonderful unit
This is the best vacuum sweeper we have owned. We used it 1 day after using our old unit and couldn't belive all that came out of our carpet. Assembly was very easy. Would probbly be a little better with a longer hose. The rottary tool worked very well on the furniture. I highly recomend this unit.
March 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by vatechhokies Powerful Cleaning/Better Air Quality
This vacuum does a great job of picking up dirt! I can also tell a difference in the AIR QUALITY in my home after using it. Some reviewers stated that it was heavy but I don't have any problems carrying it up and down the stairs. I like the fact that the cord is long and also the hose extends which helps me to do the ceiling. It has a light. It is easy to empty out the dirt when you are finished vacuuming. Comes with a 5 year warranty. Also, I used a $20 rebate for this purchase.
My negatives: the brush attachment keeps falling off while vacuuming (very annoying); since the vacuum is bagless and has a large "DIRTCUP" it is unable to fit underneath your furniture; does not come with a small floor nozzle attachment.
Overall, I have been very pleased with my purchase and I would recommend this vacuum to others.
February 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Two dog home Fabulous Suction! Great Value for Price
A friend recommended this specific vacuum..said it sucked the dirt from under the house. We both have dogs. I am more than happy after using it 3 times now...can't believe how much it does suck up even when the carpet and floors look clean.
-Exceptional value for the price.
-Easy to go from floors to carpet
-Love seeing the dust and dirt when it comes into the container.
-Easy to assemble (am am not mechanical)
-Convenient attachment to do sofa and chairs on the maching
-A little heavier than I would have liked, but because of the price and how it functions I am okay.
-All plastic. Probably why low price.
February 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by stevieb plus and minus
Only about a month into this purchase, and have to say I got what I paid for and then some. Me, I'm 69, male, not very strong, and have COPD. When I pulled the unit out of the box, the holder for the extension tube(s) was broken at the bottom, and was sitting under the vacuum. Probably a handling issue somewhere factory to store. Who cares. First 4 trips over the main carpet, had to keep stopping to empty the cannister. After the first go-over, i'm getting the whole floor in one empty. This really pulls the dirt from the carpet, pet hairs and all. During a rest period, I noticed the sunlight coming in the window. Didn't see any dust floating in it. Filters must be working great. Now for the minus: the extension hose will reach almost to 7' with the unit off, but don't try holding onto it and turn it on. In the on position, you only get about 4' of length and it's hard to negotiate around steps. Also, not many attachments and they are not universal. What you get is for their model only. Like the unit, hate the attachments.
January 25, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Pookster Decent product,but doesnt last long
This is my second Bissell, and both eventually had the same problem..the brush wouldnt work(yes, I know how to use the brush ON and Off button). The brush is clean of hair, but it wont turn. I've only had it for about 2-3 years.VERY frustrating. I cant even check to see if the belt is broke. The booklet says for this model, not to dissassemble the vacuum to check the belt. My next vacuum WONT be a Bissell!
January 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jigsaw This vac is a monster on dirt.
I have owned Hoovers, and Panasonic vacs over the years and thought they were pretty good. This Bissell blows them away. I have two dogs so guess what I have lots of. Dog hair, but this vac sucks the hair and dirt up like a tornado. It is by far the best vac I have owned. It is so easy to empty and has clean styling w/o accsy's hanging all over it. I strongly recommend this vac to anyone that is interested in keeping their carpets clean of deep down dirt and hair.
January 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Wetmountainman This vacuum really SUCKS - in a good way!
I've only used it once (so only 4 stars - so far) but it really does a good job on carpet and bare floors. We have a low nap carpet, and I thought I'd have to lower the unit to one of the lowest levels. But when I did, I couldn't even push (shove) it. The suction was so great that it would not move, so I had to keep raising the unit until it was on the second highest level just to be able to push it. I vacuumed the whole house and couldn't believe what it picked up. The dust container is very easy to remove and empty into a garbage bag. There was some assembly required, but no problem. So far, so good... I'm pretty impressed. I just wish it was self propelled, like my old Kenmore.
December 27, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Beebe Love it!
I'd give this a 5 if it would lock the handle in place when I try to lift it to a higher area. Meaning, I am going from a lower area to a slightly higher area and I just want to tilt it back to lift the front up onto the higher level and then keep going.
Never had a vacuum that the handle didn't lock to be able lift the front brush area up. Weird.
October 3, 2012