Rated 5 out of 5 by Bruce 57 Powerful and light.
We were looking for a vacuum to purchase as a gift for a family member. We saw the Complete Pet model and ordered one to try ourselves. The day before it arrived we vacuumed our entire house with our ten year old vacuum.
We always thought the old vacuum was doing a great job, but after vacuuming a five by five foot section of our family room with the Bissell yielded almost a half a tank full of dust and hair, it was obvious our old one just wasn't doing the job.
It was actually fun vacuuming the house and seeing all the dust and hair the new Bissell was picking up. Now that we've used it over the entire house a few times, we do the whole house and pick up just a fraction of what we got the first time. It's quiet and powerful. We liked it so much, we got one for Mom. People comment that our carpet looks new.
February 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BD Excellent vacuum cleaner!
Couldn't be happier with this vacuum. It does the job. I have 8 dogs and this vacuum picks up the dog hair with ease. I like how easy it is to empty the cannister. I also have a Bissell carpet cleaner. I would reccommend Bissell products to anyone!
February 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by sherjoe41 Great Vacumn
I have only two complaints about this machine so I will get them out of the way first. First the on button is really low on the side of the machine which is just weird and un handy. Also this machine tends to tip over easily when using the wand. Ok so now that I have said what I don't like what I do like is that this machine cleans really well. I was amazed how much more dirt it picked up the very first time I used it. It is easy to empty and has really good suction. So if the first two things I mentioned don't bother you to much this is a really good machine to have. The price is right and the features are great.
January 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Shpoots2002 Works great
This is a replacement to my 6-year old Bissell and I'm very pleased with this one. I like the off switch for the beater brush when I vacuum my hard floors. Even though it's light, it should have a handle to carry up/down the stairs like my old one did. I definitely recommend this model.
January 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Toni great
Easy to use powerful and light weight love this vacuum the only thing I wish it had is a light
January 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Keeter Shockingly good value!
My refurbished Oreck of 8 years went up, and I needed a vacuum right away. I purchased a vacuum from Lowes and returned it in a week because it literally sucked, and replaced it with the Bissell #1243. First it was very easy to set up, and I was nervous I was gonna have another bad experience......NOT. Don't expect superb quality, but you will enjoy vacuuming with this one. The suction is visibly awesome. The cup takes a little longer to fill which is great. The Bissell has a lighter load and the suction tools are awesome. My only reason for not giving it a 5 stars is because the hose is rather short with not much give unless you add the extension wand which makes it a little better unless you have really high ceilings. You can actually tell the difference in the carpet now that I've used the Bissell, it looks CLEAN. I would definitely say this one will be a keeper.
January 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chris C. This is an Excellent Vacuum Cleaner for Pet and General Clean-Up
I wrote a review when I first received this Vacuum Cleaner several months ago, Since then I had a German Shepard-Rhodesian Ridgeback mix living in my house and boy can they shed. :-) I was extremely impressed with this Vacuum Cleaner and its ability to pickup dog hair ( filled the canister the first time I used it :-) I have decided I am going to purchase a Carpet Shampooer from Bissell. Just having trouble picking out which one I want :--) In closing, I highly recommend this Vacuum Cleaner if you own a pet. Works great (even on hardwood floors) " I'm Impressed" :-)
December 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by the clean Maven Quiet as it vacuums
This is the third Bissell Vacuum that I have owned. Each one has had features that have made "dog cleanups" easier. Since I have respiratory allergies we should not have a long haired dog - but we do. For a while (about a year) we also had a visiting long haired dog with us. Was I glad to have my Bissell - Pet then. This new vacuum has one feature I really like - it is quieter than any one I have used. I would give it 5 stars if it had a light, a floor brush and longer extension tube.
December 17, 2013