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Rated 4 out of 5 by Animal Lover The Hand Vacuum Does A Great Job.
After doing alot of research, I decided to give the hand vacuum a try....I needed it primarily to pick up animal hair off of my bed, which I do almost daily. Previously, I used an old cannister vacuum that worked like a charm, but finally failed and because of it's advanced age, cannot be repaired. I own an upright vacuum with hose attachments, but it is clumsy pulling out and using on a regular basis. I decided the hand vacuum was worth trying after reading the reviews. The weight, the length of the hose is great, and it is very powerful. I'm really thrilled with the product, but having to clean the filter, and screen after each use is abit tiresome.
I, also, am concerned about how often I will have to replace the filter (since I use the hand vacuum so frequently), and the cost involved, which will then make the machine rather expensive to use.
February 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ed53 This Little Guy Has Great Features!
I purchased this about 6 weeks ago and love it. Well designed by incorporating the power on/off toggle switch at the beginning of the handle, making on/off a flick of your thumb. Good suction and very lite weight. The included upholstery attachment makes removing dog hair simple and efficent. My only suggestion would be for Bissell to include or have as an accessory a wand which I purchased seperately on the internet. This makes this powerful little guy even more versatile then it already is.
December 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bigdawg Impressive for a little guy
I was a bit worried when I saw the motor was only a 4 amp. I have a another well advertised brand with a 7 amp motor that I am very disappointed with. Bissell made a very impressive hand held using a small motor. This vacuum has far more suction than the other brand. The unit cleans dog hair (140# German Shepard) from auto carpet with ease. It handles floor mats, road dirt etc. I am very happy with this unit. It will also power the rotating brush attachment that I use for my wall hung vacuum.
Good job Bissell.
June 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by bailey Power plus! use it everywhere!
This is a very well designed, light weight, powerful, relatively quiet, little gem! We have 3 dogs, a cat, wood stove and birds...haven't tried it on the cars yet! My wife has OCD and lives minute to minute with vacuum in hand. The power switch is ingeniously built into the end of the comfortable handle. It appears to be identical to the "clear view" but we liked the black color of the auto-mate as it sits out in the living "on guard". We attached an 18" extension wand that we had to the hose for the crevice tool to save our backs and the suction is still great. ONLY complaint ...the wand should be provided or at least available as the size is not compatible with most other vacuums.
February 18, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Shopgirl 303 This product works great for my car!
I keep the vacuum in the garage and use it for getting the dog hair out of the seats and carpet. It is fairly powerful and it is very easy to move around the car (ie - the upright used to tip over a lot).
I would have given it 5 stars but it is a little difficult to remove the dirt and shake out the filter. But overall, I am very happy.
January 31, 2012