Rated 5 out of 5 by jrbingham Love my vacuum
I live in a dusty climate and this product is perfect. The attachments are easy to use and with the longer hose they reach the ceilings easily. The pick up of dust and sand is great. Living on a dirt road has its down side but with this vacuum it makes it alot better! The tank is large, and removal is easy.
February 20, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Brandi Concerned
I purchased this vacuum last night and used it for the first time this morning. After using it for 5 minutes, the brush stopped spinning and won't turn on. Help?
March 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Catherin Ready to buy again!
I bought my first Bissell Heavy Duty vacuum almost 6 years ago the day. When we first brought it home, we were amazed by all the dirt it picked up. Well, 6 years down the line, we think it's time to replace it. It still works, but the dust bin is falling apart. I went out today and bought a Hoover Windtunnel. Turned it on and immediately my DH said he hated it. Loud and not a good cleaner at all. I ran my 6 year old Bissell Heavy Duty over and it cleaned up what the Hoover missed. I couldn't find the HD here in town, so I bought the Hoover Air Pro... and it is a dud, too. It just feels cheap. Imagine my joy when I found I can still get my Heavy Duty online at Walmart. I'm buying it today!
March 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Newguy4599 Great value
As many other reviews mentioned, this is a heavier vacuum, but then again it is advertised as 'heavy duty', so you know what to expect. I wouldn't recommend this vacuum for an older person, but otherwise, it's very easy to maneuver. I ran it for about a half hour today, and boy oh boy does this thing do the work! I don't own pets, but it picked up 2 large handfuls of dust, and probably another handful of sand/grit. It is much quieter than the Hoover I got rid of, and sounds like it's really spinning the reel at high RPM. The key to this machine is getting the height adjustment correct. I left it on a higher setting, and it still managed to pull a TON of dust and grit from my carpet and 2 sofas. They advertise 'no loss of suction', and whoa do I believe it! I thought the hand brush tool was going to spin out of my hand, it's just so powerful. My biggest gripe with older vacuums is that it never felt like the drive motor was very powerful, and this thing is a beast. I've got a medium pile carpet, and the rotor never bogged down; very strong motor, from my first impression. Would definitely recommend!
February 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ceejay No one would believe it but it's true!
We have owned probably 15-20 vacuums, I kid not. I have had every brand almost, kenmore, eureka, dirt devil, hoover, panasonic and I think one bissell years ago. I just received my new Heavy Duty vacuum and sitting here lol...because we were AMAZED at how it works. This is the first time my husband and I both looked at each other after using it, and smiled. NOW my husband, wants to BUY ANOTHER exact one haha...well of course I said no, but he works in retail where they sell dysons and sees tons of customers returning them after thinking they're the best...and finding out they're not! He's worried that when it may be time for another, they won't have this..but if Bissell makes this one so well, then the others must be great too. I know this sounds exaggerated, but I've been so upset over the years with vacuums having pets all my life and this Bissell is WONDERFUL! I love it and HIGHLY recommend this. If someone has a problem with suction,then they must either not have it attached right, or something else. I got the one I wanted. I didn't want a auto cord rewind, I've had problems with that in the past..they may be ok though. This also feels like it is heavy but when vacuuming, it seems to move itself..really, I was surprised..not hard to push at all. Ok, that's all I will say for now..I get carried away when I'm happy about something and I hope I stay happy with this..my only concern is the lifetime belt. I wrote c.s. about it but I guess they're made to really last. I'll make sure to watch it for possible clogs, but sounds like they're made to last. I wish I would have found this before my son bought his for his new home. I went there yesterday and used his hoover..omg..no comparison in suction at all...I feel bad cause I was with him when he bought it and THOUGHT hoovers were good...no way as good as mine and he paid a bit more than me :( I cannot imagine anyone in their right mind paying $500.00 for a Dyson, when I am positive this Bissell works just as well if not BETTER, from what I hear about dyson and people returning them. AND so reasonably priced..I was stunned!!! I'm just so happy about this product. Thank you Bissell!! And yes I am a real customer..lol
February 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Larry It's a good one
I did quite a bit of research before buying the Bissell. I am very pleased with it and the accessories as well as how well it cleans. The only drawback is that it is heavy and that makes it difficult for my wife to use.
January 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DASY12 I SWITCHED TO BISSELL
I love this vacuum. It really picks up the dog hair like no other. I was using a different brand before I bought this one. The other vacuum just wasn't picking up well after 98 days owning it. When I used this Bissell I could not believe how much "dirt/dog hair" that other vacuum left behind.
January 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Christi Love this Machine!!
OK I think this is better than the Dyson, Not Kidding! I just got rid of a Dyson and it was my second one. I am not impressed with the Dyson at all. They cost a lot and this one to me was Cheap, but I decided to save some money and buy it over going with another Dyson. People may think I am crazy, but the way I clean "Daily" and I am OCD about cleaning too. This Vacuum picks up more dirt than my Dyson ever did. I recommend it to anyone who wants a deep down clean. Its heavy I will admit that, but other than heavy it is a great machine!!
January 8, 2014