Rated 2 out of 5 by TomCurt Bissell Cordless 2 in 1 Lift Off Stick Vac
This vacuum is completely impractical. In the first minute or two, the cup fills completely, even on lightly soiled carpet. Then emptying the cup is very messy. The only way to do the cleanup well is to wash everything which renders the unit useless until everything dries.
March 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by b-ri best stick vac I have used
I have been looking for a 2 in 1 vac for over a year now and have finally found the perfect one! I bought a couple others but I was not impressed and returned them right away. I resumed my search again recently and came across this new model and had to try it. Glad I did! I have had it now for a couple weeks and just finished a solid 30 minutes of cleaning the kitchen, both bathrooms a handful of rugs and the couch!! It was not running non-stop for the entire 30 minutes, with a few stops here and there, but ran most of that time. The craziest thing however was that it was still running very strong after all that cleaning!! It has plenty of suction to suck up the pet hair off the kitchen floor and to clean rugs and when in hand vac mode even sucks up dog food kibble. Only issue is the foam filter gets gunked up pretty fast. Solution: place one square of toilet paper in front of the foam filter. When done cleaning just toss the dirty tp and replace with clean one. I haven't noticed any issues with vacuum performance when doing this.
March 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Akacha Excellent Run Time!
It's been about a month since I started using my new Bissell Lift-Off® 2-in-1 Cyclonic Cordless Stick Vac and it works great! It has excellent sunction for a cordless vac and even seems to have more than the 21 minutes run time described in the specs.
I use it at least 2-3 times a week and it easily picks up dust and everday dirt on my ceramic tiles and area rugs. The cyclonic feature seems to make a difference. The unit swivels nicely around corners and the bumper guard feature helps to protect furniture. Cleaning the dust bin is easy and the average recharge time of 4-6 hours is much shorter than competitors. The handvac is easy to use and the attachments are good to have when needed.
The one design feature that would make this machine a home run is for it to "stand" on its own when in use and not in the charger base. It would make it easier moving chairs and other furniture around and not have to lean the unit up against the wall.
March 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by georgekitty works very well but big design defects with the dust bin
I have 3 children and 2 pets, so very year I have to buy at least 1 cordless vacuum. This one cleans best, i.e., my wood floor looks like wiped. It's also easy to use and the skinny cleaning pad can go between furnitures.
But I REALLY hate the dust bin. all the dirt are clogged at the Cyclone Assembly. And the even worse thing is, after every use, there is a film of dirt on the Pre-Motor Filter Sponge. So most dirt and hairs are clogged and only larger debris are actually in the bin.
I just feel it is not a real cyclonic vac, as the filters are so easily clogged.
February 9, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Cameron Dead after two uses
My Bissell vacuum stopped working after only having it for a week. It simply shut off mid-vacuum and failed to turn back on. Thinking that it was a charging issue, I placed the vacuum back in the charging unit. After several hours charging, it would not turn on. I tried the on/off switch several times which caused it do something that isn't mentioned in the manual. Instead of a steady red or green light indicating charged/not-charged, it flashed between green and red. The only way to get it to stop was to remove the battery and re-insert it. Now, after a week of charging, it still does not turn on. My last vacuum I owned for eight years without an issue and I'm disappointed that this one couldn't last a week. I would not purchase again.
January 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mary 54 excellent
my house is all carpeted, and i mean all carpeted, where was this vacuum 10 years ago. the best thing that i have in my
house. it is perfect and for the first time in my life i want to
vacuum every single day. get this vacuum now it will change your life.
December 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Arbeaumont Great battery time and versatility!
I have used various so called long battery time vacuums with five to ten minutes of actual time. This vacuum beats the competition hand down! It's very easy to use and clean and I like the two different beater bars for different use. To put it simply, you want go wrong purchasing this cordless vac.
November 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JoePatt52 This product has exceeded my expectations.
I must admit I was skeptical at first but when I received it; assembled it with no difficulty, and used it, I was sold.
I use it on a daily basis and my 8 year old grand daughter uses it as well.
Light weight and easy to use. 21 hour charge is very good. Step cleaning is a breeze.
I would highly recommend this product to anyone.
October 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Irishimp23 Awesome Vacuum!!!!!
The cordless feature lets you roam around the house freely and the 20 minute allowance easily covers 1200 sq. ft. of. floor space. This Bissell handles edges and underneath furniture better than my Dyson and the lift off dustbuster is great when you have boyfriend and cat messes. The dustbuster picks up large crumbs and has incredible suction! The attachments and floor brushes are versatile and easy to attach. The neat freak in me loves Bissell's reliability(I own 6 items) and I will continue to purchase their products!
October 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by cap Lift Off 2 in 1 great clean up
Comes in very handy for a quick clean up between vacuums. It does a very good job and it is very quick,
October 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Diesel Best ever cordless vac
This Vac is a must for the single guy or women or family it is convenient and easy to use and empty, plus it has great suction. I would highly recommend this to anyone
October 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JoJo Lift-Off Stick Vac
Love it! Vac is very user friendly in that it easily transforms from Stick to Hand vacuum. Easy to empty collection container. Does a good job of picking up dirt on carpet or hard floors. Light weight and even swivels! Great for all those small, quick clean ups!
October 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by BC Man An EXCELLENT stick vac--finally!
After wearing out a few other less expensive stick vacs, I decided to give this new Bissell model a try. It was a great choice...much improved suction, and longer battery life over a previously owned vac. It has a high quality feel to it, steers nicely with the swivel head, and works very well on hardwood floors with the special brush (included) for smooth surfaces. I use this mainly for small areas: carpet stairs, and wood & tile floors. Small capacity dirt bin, but it's easy to clean. Picks up my dogs hair surprisingly well, too. Overall, I'm very pleased with this product and have recommended it to a few friends looking for a smaller, lightweight vacuum that actually works. Nice one, Bissell.
October 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by claudia product description did not lie.
I scoffed when I read the sticker "barefoot approved". It was engraved in me that there would be nothing that can outpast my love for my swiffer system but i figured, what the hey, might as well use it, afterall, I owe Bissel a review since I won this thing.
Ran this thing on the carpet- not bad. Easy to maneuver & did a fine job. Ran it on my tile floors & was impressed. Tried it on my wood floors & from then on I was hooked. I kinda love this thing.
My only complaint is the handheld had better suction as is without the attacheable heads. I actually thing the attacheable heads were pointless; whatever it managed to suck didnt make its way to the collection.
October 16, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by rg0647 Bissell 2 in 1 Vacuum
The vacuum packaging was excellent, all the parts were easy to find. Included is a large silver bolt used to fasten the vacuum parts, this bolt is very easy to overlook since there is no special packing, it is just taped to one of the plastic bags. The instruction manual needs a lot of work both in wording but especially in the diagrams/pictures. The diagrams/pictures are so small and grainy that they are impossible to reference. The units is very easy to assemble, very few parts. The instruction manual is not much help on assembly. The battery life is exceptional for a stick vacuum, it worked well beyond the predicted 21 minutes. The vacuum did an exceptional job in cleaning both carpet and hard surface flooring. The most disappointing aspect of the vacuum was the dirt/dust bin capacity. The capacity is very limited. If you have a pet that sheds much the bin will fill up very rapidly. The dust bin also has a two stage filtering system where each stage comes out separately. This design is a little inconvenient having multiple filters to reassemble. The sponge filter needs special attention because it clogs up very quickly and will decrease the efficiency of the vacuum. The second filter has stayed very clean thus far. Given the two stage filtering the vacuum exhaust is very clean. Again the instruction on cleaning the dust bin were inadequate. But, a little trial and error and you will be able to clean the dust bin. From an operability perspective the unit is extremely easy to use and does a good job. The charging station is well designed and easy to use. The entire unit is well designed and sturdy. I would recommend it for light cleaning only given the limited capacity of the dust bin, especially if you have pets. I wouldn't worry about the instruction manual comments since installation and use is so intuitive. The unit is easy to assemble and use, without the manual.
October 15, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by RG0647 Bissell Lift Off 2 in 1 Cyclonic
Packaging was excellent, except for finding the sole bolt that holds all the vacuum together, it was difficult to find in all the wrapping. The assembly instructions were not adequate (typical of made in China instructions). The diagrams were extremely small and very grainy to a point they were useless. For assembly you don't need the instructions, very few parts to assemble. The emptying instructions were not adequate, but again with a little discovery you can do it. The best thing about the Bissell was the battery capacity, it went well beyond the advertised 21 minutes. I could do two stories in the house and it still didn't run out of power (My Hoover Lynx runs out of power after 1 floor is completed#. It is very easy to charge with the included stand. The cleaning was excellent on both smooth and carpeted surfaces. The capacity of the dust/dirt collector is very limited compared to my Hoover Lynx . If you have a long haired dog the dust collector will fill up very fast #probably in one room# and is not that easy to clean out. The biggest limitation of the unit is the capacity of the dust collector and complexity of taking it apart and assembly again #again very inadequate instructions#. If you are cleaning a very limited area with no pets it is an excellent vacuum. It should only be considered for very light vacuuming. It is solidly constructed and very easy to use #easier than my Hoover Lynx). Currently I use the Bissell 2 in 1 on the 2nd floor where the dog isn't at and the Hoover Lynx on the first floor where the majority of the dog hair is.
October 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Norma 55 Great features, quick assembly
We are absolutely delighted with our Lift-Off 2-in-1 Cyclonic Cordless Stick Vac 1189. With the two interchangeable floor brushes, and the easy lift-off hand vac, cleaning up minor messes is now a snap! We wish the crevice tool was a little narrower to get into tight places, but the suction for both floor use and hand-vac use is great. Emptying the dirt cup is easy also. The swivel head for the floor brushes makes it easier to get under cabinet edges and along wall edges. Thanks Bissell!
October 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kim1961 Great Quick Clean up!
Received this stick vac as a result of winning a Bissell contest. Sorry it has taken so long to write a review. First of all I must say the vac was very easy to put together. let it charge for the recommended time of 12 hrs, and then put it to work. what a great job it does on my bamboo flooring. As the advertisement says it will leave your floors barefoot clean. run time is quite sufficient for me to do all of my bare floors, bamboo and tile with plenty of charge left. I also like the detachable vacuum for going over my furniture. No more lugging a vacuum and hose. Really does a great quick all around cleanup! It is also very easy to empty the dirt cup. Very impressed with another of the Bissell products!!!
October 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pom-pom Lover Wow, such freedom!
Not being tethered to the outlet by a cord is freedom plus.I can go places with it not accessible before. 21 minutes of charge is more than ample, I can go through the whole house and still have power to spare.
Emptying the dirt catcher is a breeze, although small, I notice very little, if any loss of suction. I have wool carpeting, which pills constantly, however this little gizmo takes it all in stride. The swivel unit is wonderful, I get in places that here-to-fore hurt my back trying to fine guide the sweeper.
One negative is the docking unit. One cannot just put the sweeper on it and walk away. It is necessary to get down on the floor in order to be able to see in the black on black area in order to get the opening of the sweeper over and down on the hook for recharging.
The charging unit only has a place for one of the accessory tools ... thus, it is easy to misplace or lose the other brush and the dust tool. Would be nice if there was a place for these other tools also.
I am glad to have this unit for spur of the moment cleaning, it's easier than ever before!
October 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sarah C Great Stick Vacuum!
I got this vacuum last month and it is a great portable vacuum. I like to use this vacuum for little jobs around the house, and the vacuum has the lift off vacuum that I can take around the house and even use in the car! It is cordless which makes it easier to get around and not have to worry about it getting tangled. This vacuum is a great vacuum to have. I recommend it to anyone!
October 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pete53 Wow love this stick vac.
When i received my free vac. box i thought how can this be any good sense the box was small. then when i opened the box i said here we go a lot of pieces to put together but it was only one screw and i reached for a nickle that tightened the whole thing up WOW that was impressive. I had to change the hardwood beater brush and that was easy as well. The vacuum is a well thought out machine.Well i plugged it in and started to vacuum my carpets and thought with the hair that my two shedding dogs well i am going to clog the brushes but no the vac picked up so much hair i could not believe my eyes. I did my stares and the rest of the house the thing keep picking up more dust and hair. The vacuum is light and quiet but had to take a lot of trips to the garbage to empty the debris bin but its a small price to pay to own a great vacuum. Added bonus is the swivel head and the detachable hand vacuum,crevice tool ,charging base extra brush for hardwood floors This vacuum has a lot of going for a light vacuum. A plus in my book.
October 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by BYC Nice machine, very handy for quick clean-ups
I found the 2-in-1 Cyclonic cordless to be a very efficient vacuum cleaner. Battery operated translates into superior mobility, and the long battery run-time was a pleasant surprise. The swivel function made it easy to maneuver. It is quiet and particularly good in cleaning hard surfaces. Assembly was remarkably easy, and it has a good charging station.
The hand-vac unit is a little heavy for its size, and the debris collection container is a bit small. The container does have to be emptied several times, and disposal is messier, since it's bagless. The machine is not as effective on carpets as I would have liked.
However, overall, I would recommend this vacuum cleaner as a useful tool for quick cleaning.
October 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Burt50 A sturdy,efficient and extremely handy tool
I am the househusband in our family. I really like my 2-in-1 stick vac. We have 4 dogs and they are a big part of our family. As such, hair on our laminate floors in the areas they "inhabit" is an issue all the time. I can now freshen these areas in no time at all now with the 2-in-1. I use the hand-vac part in my car and it is great. For my heavier vacuuming I own a major brand swivel head vacuum and the swivel head has always been a favorite feature so I was very pleased that the 2-in-1 has this feature as well. It makes maneuvering the unit a breeze. I would suggest some sort of rubberized covering for the wheels for better traction on hard surfaces.
October 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gbo Great all around Sweeper
Quick assembly, no tools needed. Used on hardwood floors; great suction! Used on carpet and it actually picked up the Great Pyrenees hair better than my regular quick vacuum. I would highly recommend the Lift-Off 2-in-1 Stick Vac!
October 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tilley Great Product for quick clean up
2-IN-1 Cyclonic cordless Stick Vacuum is great for quick splils and clean-up, also come in handy for vacuum out motor vehicles.
October 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Djmmsterling Cordless & awesome cleaning up messes
I am so happy to say this product can vacuum up my two toddlers messes so easily. Love not having a cord because my kids always loves playing with it when I use our vacuums. So a huge plus. The wide range of movement is a plus too. The only things I can say that are a negative is how small the filter area is. Did the whole house and had to empty like three times. And how short the chargers cord is. Would love to have a little longer But overall so glad I have this vacuum
September 28, 2013