Rated 5 out of 5 by Heather I'm in love with this Vacuum
About twelve years ago, when I first went out on my own I bought an upright Bissell bagless and loved it. In fact, it is still going strong today. But I just moved across the country and took only what I could fit in my car--the vacuum didn't make it, so I passed that along to my friend who also loves it.
I needed another vacuum and decided that I wouldn't just jump right back to a Bissell. It had been 12 years since my last one and while I loved it, I wanted to make sure there wasn't something better out there, especially within a reasonable price. I looked at every vacuum available in my area and checked reviews on all of them. I wasn't satisfied with the other product reviews so decided to stick with what I knew. So I got a BISSELL Cleanview Helix Upright Vacuum Cleaner, Bagless and am in love. The suction is fantastic and even better than my last Bissell. And the little turbo head is great for my couch and picking up all the cat hair. Another great job, Bissell. I won't hesitate again.
September 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ree perfect cleaning product
After researching many types of vacuum cleaners, and finding all the requirements I was looking for in this product, I can honestly say that I am 100% satisfied with my purchase. The ironic thing was after I bought it home and called my daughter to brag about my smart shopping choice, she informed me she has the exact same model. Since we are 750 miles apart, I never saw hers. We both did our homework and came up with the same product. Like Mother like daughter.
May 15, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Buzzby Stopped working after a year
I loved this vacuum when I got it, it really worked well getting dog hair up. Unfortunately it stopped working after a year. I tried changing the filters out (which I had been cleaning consistently), but it didn't help. This certainly wasn't made to last.
May 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Craiger Love It!
I left my carpet and wood floors dirty just to see how it would work the first time I tried it. It worked wonderfully in every way. We even had the neighbors shaggy Papillion dog come over and she rolled on the carpet and left hairs. It picked it all up.
April 13, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Shedaweda Not my favorite
My belt broke and the metal spindle thing now just burns off all replacement belts and my roller brushes don't spin. When I pulled the vacuum apart it seems like the rollers are not suppose to turn because when I turn the rollers manually I see the side expanding like it is being forced in a hole it doesnt fit in. Also smelling burning rubber too when I install belt. For all the money I have spent on parts like belts and filters, and my vacuum STILL not working right, it is hardly a deal to me.
April 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bunks Great Budget Vacuum
I will start out buy saying I have purchased more expensive Bissell uprights, and this one is just as good as the more expensive ones. It really picks up a lot of sand out of carpet. For the price, you really can't go wrong. It is easy to maintain and as long as you properly maintain it, it will last you for years. I have had this vacuum for more than 4 years, and have never had a problem with it. One recommendation I have is to buy another set of filters. The filters are washable, (except for the HEPA on the side of the machine) but they take at least 2 days to dry. I am really pleased with this vacuum though.
April 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Blujay Very Happy
I am very particular about cleaning my home. I have bought two comparable uprights. They both performed poorly, both had pet hair tools and bagless. I reviewed the Bissell in Consumer Reports and saw the review was highly recommended as well as a best buy. Purchased on 03/02/13 and could not believe how much much was left behind from previous vacuums. Initially, the dirt container had to be emptied numerous times, but eventually it got the dirt/pet hair up. My carpet looks like a new carpet every time I vacuum. With a dog, and 2 cats, my home must be vacuumed 2-3 times a week. Cleaning the dirt container and filters is a dream.
March 14, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Disappointed Mixed Feelings about this product.
I bought this vacuum about a year and a half ago. It works great as far as picking up everything as I have 3 cats and it picks up all the cat hair beautifully, however it is an awfully messy job when it's time to clean the filters and empty out the dust container as the dust gets airborne and if you have allergies like I do, it's awful even when wearing a dust mask.
Now my vacuum is not working right, the power brush does not move, the belt is still good as new but the power brush seems to be jammed and there's a smell of burnt rubber, so I can't use it. Now I have the expense of getting this fixed and/or buying a new vacuum again. I would expect a vacuum to last longer without something going wrong so soon after purchasing it.
March 9, 2013