Rated 2 out of 5 by thomasr1950 poor suction & battery life
I've had the unit 4 months now light use. The vacuum stops up with pet hair too easy, have to pull hair out with my hands. Now the battery life is horrible. I'm waiting to hear back from Bissell. Design is good, lightweight and easy to use, swivel head and handle going flat us nice.
February 8, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by joyce9353 would not buy again
The first time I used it was fine. Since then not so much. I have low-pile rugs and tile and hardwood and this vac doesn't do much good on any of them. It tends to make little piles but doesn't pick up the trash, just spits it back out, either from the back or just drops it from the front brush/roller. I have emptied it, cleaned the filter, cleaned the uptake hose and nothing improves the suction. I'm really disappointed in this product although I've always trusted Bissell.
January 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Swifteagle great duel use rechargable
This sweeper is super, the removable hand vac is so handy and the sweeper gets under things and is so easy to use, my regular Bissell house vac can't do that. So easy to clean out too.
December 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shannon Easy and Effective
I bought this product to quick clean tile floors in our home. Love that it's battery operated so my toddlers and preschooler can easily help vaccum the floors. This product lasted two and a half years of daily use (mostly by little ones) and after a whole lot of dropping and abuse it finally fell apart, quite literally.
This product does a great job on hard surfaces, but won't do much for your carpeted areas. It vaccums on hard surfaces just as well as my upright vacuum. A must for any mom with little one's!
October 28, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by HeraM Not good unless deep cleaned after every use
I first used it on my carpet, I have three cats and I thought this would be perfect for my 500 sqft apartment, however just one room tires the vacuum that by the time I move to the next room it not only starts dying on me, not the vacuum cup starts getting full, rather the portion of tube which connects the floor part to the stick gets filled up.
But then I compared it to the others and I was like hey maybe it is not that bad, after all it has a cordless dustbuster 2n1 ! However the strength of the tiny vacuum is even worse than the actual stick, I used it like they did on the videos, on floor, on minimal carpet pet hair but it did not seem to give me the same results.
Yeah it is super light weight and easy to store, but the strength of it is bogus. I cannot imagine deep cleaning the entire stick after every room, I would rather broom.
This is not a vacuum for an entire apartment even if it is 500 sqft, this is best for a room with one cat.
I am disappointed I wish i spent 10 more dollars to purchase the bagless corded vacuum.
This is not for "vacuuming" this seems like it is just for super quick pick up, I actually want my pet hair to be picked up from my carpet as I vacuum my entire apartment, not just tiny areas.
October 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Patti Like but for one thing.
I really like this little machine, however I am unable to find a store that sells the replacement filter. Anyone know where I can get one without paying outrageous shipping fees?
October 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Hate to Vacuuum Good for light work . Easy to manuver around furniture
I bough this for light vacuuming in a small apartment with a cat. Its light and easy to use and does a decent job of picking up light debris and litter. definitely not as powerful as a fullsize but for small jobs its great .
HOWEVER , when using the hand vac to clean cat hair off a light beige couch , the red rubber material that the nozzle is made of did leave marks on the couch. These did come out after some rubbing but I would be careful using it on furniture.
I suggest Bissell switches to a clear rubber nozzle.
September 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mds Love this product
I have had this little vacuum for 7 months. I am very impressed, it is very light weight, cordless, great suction, easy transition from area rugs to hardwood floors, super easy on stairs and with a click of a button you have a hand held small vacuum. Clean out canister as dirt and hairs can fill up fast. I have an autoimmune disease and this little vacuum is great for easement on my joints. Absolutely recommend this cordless vacuum, I love it.
November 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nini Great Product
I Ilove it. It's light, manouverable and does a great job..
September 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by hostan36 great for quick pick up .
I have had this vacuum for well over a year it works just fine for what it was designed to do. great as for lightness and light work.
September 15, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by BABZ do not waste your money on this useless vacuum.
shame i bought this from YOU a little over a year ago,or i would ship it back .i am even embarrassed to donate it to charity.leave plugged into charger 24/7 ,and barely used it.got it to use in laundry room to vacuum up dust,lint and small amount of cat litter around the boxes.from the start it had poor suction,took forever and the brush scattered dust and litter.turned off brush and it was just as bad,it was faster to use a broom and dustpan.I have steered people away from purchasing this useless item..i can't even use the hand vac-too weak! i am a platinum customer and expected great things from this like all my other bissell items.this item is a big lemon i am very disappointed am very careful with my things and did not abuse it,it is just a NO POWER DUD!
September 3, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Angel Returning this sweeper
Bought this yesterday. Used it for a light vacuuming of my front room although there wasn't much of anything on my carpet what there was it did pick up. Then I used the handheld vacuum and vacuumed my couch. Like my front room carpet there really wasn't much there to pick up, but what was there it got up. This morning I used it on my tile in my kitchen. Everything I tried to pick up with it flipped around in the roller for a few seconds then came out the back over my feet. There's no clog it just doesn't have enough suction on tile.
August 11, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by SnKZabel 6 month update
I previously rated this vacuum well. When it works, it works well. Then it started to spit out debris as it picked up. This happened with only 3 months of use, and cleaning the filter/cup out after each use. I read the recommendations on here as it was an issue with many, and bought new filters as we determined that there were no blockages, and this had to be the problem. Well, I'm here to tell you that the problem doesn't go away. Very disappointed. I can no longer recommend this product. Value of the product isn't there if it really only works well for 3 months. I'll stick with my other brand full size upright.
July 26, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Es9196 Terrible vacuum
The reviews on this seemed good, so I bought one. I had to replace a 10 year old sweeper vac that was wearing out. I use this mostly for quick pickup on hard surfaces - kitty litter and crumbs from kids eating. The vacuum does pick up quite a bit, but once you shut it off, a bunch of what you picked up falls right back out onto the floor. I empty the container each time I vacuum and keep the filter cleaned off, but it still doesn't help. If the little purple part at the head of the handheld section is supposed to be a crevice tool, I wouldn't know because I have never been able to pry it out to extend it. If it isn't a crevice tool, I have no idea what useful purpose it serves. It also tends to be difficult to remove the handheld section from the upright body. All around I wish I had never bought this vacuum.
July 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Windtalker Sibes Love this!
I love this cordless and handheld vacuum combo. It is perfect for my needs as my space is small. I use it in my 36' Travel Trailer. I have a mini-Aussie and cats, I am a senior, and disabled so I needed a lightweight vacuum that could pick up the hair on both carpet and tile floors. This did the job. Others have said that it doesn't stay charged long enough and I can see in a larger home this might be a problem but I have never had any problems with it running out of juice. I highly recommend for someone wanting something for fast clean-ups without having to drag out the full sized vacuum and all of the attachments. This little vacuum has replaced the need for me to use them and I have moved two canister vacs out to the garage. I'm sold!
July 14, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Lab Mom Disappointed :-(
This vacuum was exactly what I was looking for!!
I have a two story house and my entire 1st floor is gorgeous, light color, hard wood floors. I also have at home a very sweet black lab. His black hair is very obvious on my light color floors.
I was looking for a better and quicker way to clean up his dog hair and this was my answer!!
I have had this vacuum for just over a week and it has been working very well. It picks up the dog hair with no problem and it also works well on the few area rugs we have.
Now for the problem. The battery!!! Like I stated my whole 1st floor is hardwood which is about 800 sq. ft. The battery runs out of juice before I can get to the bed rooms. When I start it has a full charge and after about 10-15 min it needs to go back on the charger. The manual states that is takes about 16 hours to charge so... while its charging I grab the broom and finish. I have even tried to make a make-shift "power cord" using a extension cord and the wall charger and that did not work. This is where the disappointment came from.
If there was a power cord that you could attach so you can use it when the battery is dead that would be handy.
Also, if you have a small area that you plan on using it in it will work great.
June 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LifeisGood Love this!
Nice little cordless vac. Easy to clean filter...I use an old toothbrush to clean it. It picks up a lot of junk! Great when I need to clean before using my Bissell steam mop. Love the removable hand vac, too. Bought one for the summer home and liked it so much I bought another one for home. Nice in between lugging out the central vac and LONG hose. Already have a friend buying one also.
June 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Megme Easy and convenient !
Have used this for a week now (nearly daily). Great suction, all the way through till the battery loses power. The optional use of rotar bar is wonderful to switch on for bathroom mats, and off to prevent sending small particles flying. Love that there is no charging base, just a plug. Battery life is roughly 20min. Slender fit, stores easily. No screws or assembly to deal with, functional right out of the box. Would recommend to anyone not wanting to sweep their kitchen daily, this makes that chore much faster and easier.
June 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PENNY1548 SURPRISED
I WAS VERY SURPRISED AT HOW GOOD THIS PRODUCT CLEANED. I HAVE A DOG AND CAT, I HAD NO IDEA HOW MUCH HAIR THEY WERE LEAVING BEHIND. I USE IT ON THE HARD WOOD FLOORS AS WELL AS THE CARPET. I WISH THE CHARGE LAST A LITTLE LONGER. THE SWEVEL HEAD MAKES IT SO MUCH EASIER TO USE. I HAVE AND WILL RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT. REMEMBER TO ORDER EXTRA FILTERS, THE ONE THAT COMES WITH IT IS EASY TO CLEAN BUT IT IS A PAPER PRODUCT.
June 11, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Sharon K Loved it at first...
I absolutely loved this product when I bought it 8 months ago but it will not hold a charge! I have made sure it's super clean, I've let it completely decharge and then put it on the charger, I've left it on the charger full time all with no results! Any suggestions?
May 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by del Great Bissell
I love my Bissell for what it's intended to do. Although this is my 2nd one (same type) because the first one stopped working and would'nt charge anymore after 1 year. But since I missed it and liked it very well, I opted to purchase another one. Hopefully this one will last me for more than 1 year.
March 19, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Becca Poor suction & sends larger pieces flying!
We have a toddler & two cats. I was hoping I could use this for quick pick ups & it's letting me down! It doesn't pick up little pieces of cat litter because the suction is so poor! & when the brushes are turned on, it just sends it flying across the room! It can even pick up the dust from a fallen cracker! & the handheld part is useless! I'm better off just using a broom!
March 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kittles Best Sweeper Ever!!
I have owned numerous sweepers, this Bissell Lift-Off is by far the best one. I bought a 2nd one just to hold on to just in case something happens to this one & or it get discontinued. I have convinced a few family members to get it too & they are very happy. It does a great job on wood floors, carpets, tile, etc.
March 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Char Lift-Off Floors & More PET 53Y81
This is a nice little cleaner for quick jobs. It does a nice job. The only thing I wish it had a cord and not be cordless. Cordless cleaners don't have the suction that plug-ins do. I like it for quick jobs.
February 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lizster It sucks up more than I thought it would!
I decided to try this Bissell because the other cordless vac I had broke. I was pleasantly surprised to find that this vac is STURDILY made - it was easy to assemble, feels solid and ergonomically good to push it around. It also does not get stuck when transitioning from tile to carpet. Best of all, I was so shocked to find how much PET HAIR and DUST (we have a short haired dwarf rabbit) it sucked up -- MORE than the other vacuum I had used for years before! I didn't realize how much stuff we probably had lingering in our carpets! I also love the 2-way folding handle feature. Thank you Bissell! I'm glad I chose you!
February 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by StripeySkunk Perfect for cat hair
I bought this to use on my laminate floors to try and remove the cat hair. I have a short haired cat so shouldn't be too bad -- BUT, the first time I used it I got a huge wad of cat hair. It picks up hairs and small things very well. I also love the easy to dump cup, and it is lightweight so it doesn't hurt my back.
January 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by patchouli1971 Love it!
I love this product. Very easy to use and maneuvers very well. I even use it while holding my baby! Great suction power and picks up even the tiniest stuff...kitty litter included.
January 31, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Ima This product needs improvement
There is no sucking power in this vacuum at all. Dust, dog hair get stuck in the brush and are not moved to the dirt container. I have to clean it inside out every time.
I am extremely disappointed. I love the bissell brand and had great success with most of them. but this one is a huge desappointement.
January 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by shell2014 This is a great product!
I got this for Christmas it is wonderful easy to use,works great,perfect if you have pets.Great for quick clean ups. I would recommend this to every one.
January 19, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Manda great at first but stopped sucking
This vacuum was great at first! I was using it every day to do a quick sweep of my floors to keep my house clean. I would have to empty it about 2-3 times per use, but I didn't mind at all. Lately, the bin has not been filling up at all! I clean it every time I use it and I checked for a clog and cleaned out any dust and dirt from the bottom. It still isn't getting the dirt and hair from the floor into the bin. I am very disappointed. I loved this, but it stopped working after only a few weeks!
January 15, 2014