Rated 5 out of 5 by AV Welcome addition to my home!
The suction power on this is phenomenal, I feel like it does a great job picking up dirt, dust, and hair! The canister is easy to empty, and I haven't yet had it signal losing suction for any reason. Most of the vacuuming I do is on carpets, but the ability to shut off the brush to go over bare floors is incredibly useful, and I use it on those as well! The vacuum itself is a bit on the heavy side, though after using it for a while it becomes much easier to push. The retractable cord is also a nice feature, makes it easy to keep under control while going back and forth over an area.
The only (small!) critique I have is that the foot pedal to lean the vacuum backwards requires being hit twice in order to go all the way down- pushing it once allows most of the range of motion, then it has to be pushed again if you're vacuuming underneath low furniture and need it to lean all the way back. Not a major issue by any means, though I would prefer if it wasn't one at all!
May 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CurlyandSlick Best Ever!!
After renting the Pawsitivity Carpet Cleaner I emailed Bissell and asked for recommendations for a vacuum that would have the same characteristics. It lives up to the recommendation...it got more dog hair up than my old, supposed to pick up every pet hair, other company. Am quite happy.
May 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Caringfor3furbabies This vacuum sucks...and I mean that in a good way:)
I knew I had pet hair but I didn't know how much was left in my carpet from my old vacuum. I love the easy cord rewind, my old one you had to wrap around and after awhile the cord was becoming exposed. It is messy to clean out the dirt cup but with the job it does I can live with rinsing out the inside parts. Beware if you leave a cat toy on the floor, I thought it would just push it forward and it sucked it up. Like I said this machine sucks:)
April 24, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by dogmomma Pick-up great - Emptying is Messy
I thought we had made a good purchase with the sweeper. We have 3 dogs, so pet hairs are every where. It picks up pet hair great! It is the dust that falls when you remove the canister to empty it. Yes, my filter is clean (was just replaced at a cost of about ten dollars (Febreeze filter).
The messiness makes me wonder if I made a good investment. I have to wash the canister and "wind tunnel" with clear water each time I use it, or it clogs up. I empty the vacuum frequently before it gets to the "full" line.
April 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sam K Purchasing this vacuum was one of my better ideas
This vacuum really cleans!! I could not believe what came out of my carpet when I first used it throughout the house. I have a long-haired cat and a dog so I vacuum 6 out of 7 days a week. I knew my vac was not doing a great job although I had just purchased it about 6 months ago. Because of Bissell's support of pet rescue organizations, I decided to try their product. The canister is easy to empty and clean so no more dirty bags either.
April 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Michigan Lady LOVE THIS MACHINE!
I recently remodeled my home complete with new carpet and new bamboo flooring. The vacuum cleaner I had was doing okay, but wanted something that could pick up much better and would be able to sweep the hard wood floor with. Oh, and did I mention I also have 2 dogs and 8 cats? So something that would hold up to all that hair and dust was an absolute must. I saw this model at Lowe's, and the one thing that I really liked about it was being able to shut off the brushes for the hardwood floor. I looked at a few other models, including the one just above this one, (which btw is removable from the base, but I don't have stairs, couldn't see the need) and couldn't find anything near what this one was.
So, I brought it home. It was quite easy to put together, and I was sweeping with in in a matter of minutes. I was quite impressed as to how much dirt it pulled up in a short amount of time. I'm a little disappointed with how small the cup is that holds the dirt and the shortness of the hose, but, if it does the job over the long haul, I'm okay with it. My older carpets looked much better after sweeping with this machine, and it wasn't as incline to pull up threads of one of the carpets I have. Using it on my hardwood floor was easy. With the brushes shut off, no kickback of dirt or debris, and the glides on the bottom made it move effortlessly on the floor.
Next was the pet brush. Wow. I was impressed. It did take a bit of doing due to the amount of hair from my pets, but it did a fabulous job. I was very pleased with the performance of it. It varied with the amount of pressure because of the amount of hair and the curve of the furniture, but still a great job. Overall, I am ecstatic about this machine and would recommend it to anyone.
March 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kat Bissell knows how to make a vacuum!
We have had our old Bissell Momentum for several years and have loved it! Best vacuum but, just recently the only thing I noticed is that the pedal to lock the vacuum upright wasn't clicking in every time unless you put your foot underneath it to click it into place. Our old bag vacuum in the basement was done for, so we decided to put our Momentum down there and purchase a new one for upstairs. I looked at the reviews, we do have a pet and this looked like the perfect vacuum and it has not disappointed. It is powerful and quiet. It cleans very well and I love the ease of emptying it and the retractable cord. The price, excellent! I did not even consider or look at other brands. If you purchase this vacuum you will be very glad you did!
March 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by WB Beardie Great vacuum with excellent suction
I have several Bissell vacuums. With a long-haired dog, the rollers get filled with hair but not with this vacuum. I rarely have to clean the brush! The suction is capable of pulling the long hair into the dust bin. This makes life a whole lot easier. Also, the retractable cord is very handy and reduces having to lasso the cord during vacuuming. Of course, the vacuum pulls out the carpet dirt well. Also, the design of the brush attachment is an engineering feat. It has a paddle which works so much better than a brush roller. The paddle is far more reliable at doing the job. I highly recommend this vacuum because of the features I have described.
March 15, 2014