Rated 4 out of 5 by Kajala Great machine
I have had this for about a month and so far it is a great vacuum. Great suction and it is very light. Only problem I have is I am not crazy about the on/off button on the side of the machine and the cord does not stay hooked to the top back of the handle and it seems to always be in my way.. But,
all in all it works great.
June 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by xunix The description does not do this vacuum justice!
First, I bought Eureka Airspeed Ultra and was amazed. Then I noticed a thick layer of dust on the vacuum cleaner, right after I used it. Needless to say it went back and I was looking for a cyclone vacuum. I was reading through the descriptions, comparing different cleaners and couldn't decide. So based on the description I felt like I settled for something that's just OK but at least according to reviews will not spit the dust back out. I love this thing! It is very powerful, the suction is great, yet compared to Eureka, it is much quieter. It is supposed to be heavier and maybe it is, but it is still light enough for me not only to carry up the stairs, but also vacuum at the same time. The dust container opens with a push of a button and empties easily. Yes, I probably may need to sometimes use my hands to clean it, too, but I have never seen a bagless vacuum that allowed me to avoid it. Also, i am very impressed with the TurboBrush tool design - it completely opens, so it can be thoroughly cleaned! The cord is long and rewinds well. The website fails to tell you that it can be used on bare floor, and I also suspect you can get additional Extension Wands to be able to reach higher, this is what i am going to try. If it is true, they definitely need to say it on the website. All in all, I am very happy, thank you, Bissell!
May 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by merina new owner
Purchased my Bissell about 1 month ago and have had a pleasant experience so far. Sure it requires cleaning after each use but after a few times now it is simple.
Accessing the lower filter was a tug- of - war but with the help of someone it is now easy for me to do alone.
So far so good.
April 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RRJackie Great vacuum
Easy to use! Picks up dirt well. Like able see what vacuum was able to pick up when dump container. Nice to have washable filter.
February 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Eagle1 Great vacuum at an affordable price
First time purchaser of a cyclone vacuum cleaner, but needed to replace my 1995 upright bag vacuum. Assembly was easy and when completed was amazed how light weight it was and ease of maneuverability before even plugging it in tho the rear plastic wheels seem cheap and squeak. But once I turned on the switch I was amazed how quiet this vacuum is and the dirt it was picking up. My home is mostly carpet and I had just cleaned the carpets last year with a Bissell carpet cleaner. I couldn't believe the dirt, lint and stuff that was collected. And without the burnt rubber smell of the drive belt or the odors that the Hepa filter picks up that I experienced from my old upright. Dumping the dirt from the canister is straight forward if you follow the directions along with the additional clean up you might need. The attachment hose could be made to be more forgiving to allow more reach when using attachments. Overall I'm quite pleased with my purchase and better yet the replacement filters won't cost you an arm and leg compared to the competition.
January 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by denise53p clean-view plus
We recent bought the new silk carpeting from Mohawk. This carpet is very plush and thick. We were having a hard time finding a sweeper that would sweep without getting stuck. We went to a specialize sweeper store and he wanted us to buy a 600 dollars sweeper. I wrote Mohawk and asked them what they suggested to use, the Bissell was one listed. Thank goodness it worked. It does a great job, however I am seeing a little dust coming out of the bottom, not enough to take it back. Very pleased with it overall.
January 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by adaml123 great
after a few years of over priced vacumes that only work well for a few months at a time I found this on great suction farily quiet work very well
December 24, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by bird disappointing
I read a lot of reviews before I bought this vacuum. It is definitely powerful and picks up a lot of stuff you can't imagine is there. Unfortunately, it also puts back fine dust as you vacuum. The plastic "tank" is not sealed on the bottom, so fine dust blows out all over the outside of the tank and the unit. There are also many MANY small crevices where the dust gets stuck and cleaning it is quite a nuisance. It would need to be cleaned thoroughly every time it is used.
In addition, although I was forewarned of a short hose that doesn't reach all ceilings, I was used to that with my previous vacuum. I was surprised to find out, however, that even if you are of average height, you have to bend over for the hose to reach the floor to get into the corners. Not good.
I took the vacuum back after one use.
December 19, 2013