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