Rated 5 out of 5 by Happy in Chicago Love my new Vac!
I just got my new Lift -Off multi pet vacuum yesterday and could not wait to get it out of the box. I was ready to have problems putting it together from some of the reviews I read but that was not the case. Really didn't even have to look at the manuel. Two screws and everything else just clicks into place. The first thing I did was my hardwood floors and then took off the canister and did my carpeted stairs. What a pleasure. My old canister vacuum did not have a stair attachment, the cord was not long enough as my stair case is a U shape with two landings. I would have to do them in sections. First the top, plugged in upstairs and then carry everything down and re-plug in downstairs and work my way back up. Hated the stairs. Now with my new vacuum the cord is long enough that I can vacuum part of the hall on the second floor. My stairs will be vacuum much more now. Also love having all the tools on board. My last canister I had to change the hose from carpet to hard surface also had to go and get attachments when I needed them. If it's that much work your not always going to do the best job. The Crevice tool is long and narrow which is great for getting into the lint trap in the dryer. Also like the telescoping extension wand, make it whatever size you need. So looking forward to vacuum everything.
The other nice feature is the dirt that I got up was the real fine stuff, that you see under your carpet when you are replacing it. The suction is great! Love my Vac!
May 18, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Lem No Brush Power
I just recently got the Multi-Cyclonic pet vacuum and have only used a handful of times. Today while I was vacuuming, the unit started making weird noises & then the brush stopped working. I unscrewed the bottom of the unit and cleaned off the brush, however, when I turn the brush power button back on there is NO POWER. I can't believe that this vacuum has stopped after using less than 5x total.
August 16, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by SunshineLady512 Great At First but Doesn't Last
We purchased this vacuum in February 2011 when we moved. We loved it at first because it has the lift-off for stairs and the attachment did a great job of getting pet hair (we have two cats) off the stairs, curtains, and furniture. There are several problems with it: 1) it keeps clogging; 2) dust goes everywhere when you empty it; 3) it doesn't take very long to fill up the compartment - I have to empty it twice when vacuuming the stairs and the 3 upstairs bedrooms; 4) the brush keeps stopping and has to be cleaned; 5) the filter needs to be changed too often; 6) the Pet TurboBrush® completely stopped working after about a year but we were told it was an attachment so it wasn't covered under the warranty but we could purchase a replacement; 7) the whole vacuum cleaner just completely died today when I was half-way up the stairs. We have had this vacuum for three and a half years so it is JUST outside of the warranty period. The last vacuum we owned (a different brand upright with a a bag) lasted about ten years! It still worked when we replaced it - I just wanted a bagless since the bags were getting hard to find. Now I wish we hadn't thrown it away! I think I'm going to have to use my handvac to finish vacuuming my stairs! A vacuum cleaner that is designed for pet owners to pick up pet hair and pet dander shouldn't keep clogging when being used for its intended use. I will never buy a Bissell again.
August 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Crusaderboi Great product, with great features.
This unit was recommended by the carpet manufacturer. It has great power and great features. It keeps our carpet looking like when we moved in. The height adjustability is wonderful also! I thoroughly enjoy being able to just lift-off the motor and take it where I need to go. And the ingenious thought of the brush roll stopping when the vacuum is locked upright is just BRILLIANT! Thank you for making a wonderful vacuum for homes with pets. The only thing I do have a problem with is the brush. I initially thought the triangular dusting brush was a great idea, but I think I would appreciate a more traditional shape for dusting duties. Thank you.
August 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by qwerty Attachments not so good
I don't like the piece they put on the hose that is supposed to help you attach it to the vacuum. It gets in the way of my fingers, sometimes hurting them, when I'm vacuuming with attachments. I have not found a way to get it off without destroying the hose. The only bare floor attachment they offer has little wheels, which I think would tend to get stuff wrapped around them, and I want a brush on that attachment. The suction attachment has little combs on the bottom so is not good to use on Berber. It's hard to find attachments elsewhere that will fit. I eventually found a connector piece to use with my old attachments, but I had to wrap tape around it for a good fit, and it's just a pain not to be able to use attachments without it. It would be a big plus if the lift-off part of the vac housed attachments. Other than those things, I like the vacuum very much. It picks up great, has strong suction with no noticeable loss after four years. The end caps on the motorized brush don't ever clog. I like the premotor filter cause it's easy to clean, except the slot it fits in is not air tight. If I were in the market again, I would have to pay attention to what attachments are offered and avoid one with an unnecessary piece on the end of the hose. Of course I'd like auto cord rewind too.
August 4, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by thumbsdown Good cleaning. Horrible emptying!
I bought my Bissell because I pets and love the cyclonic hose attachment. The vacuum has great suction and cleaning power. but emptying the vacuum is terrible!
Almost every time, no matter how little I vacuum, I have to re-vacuum the area and clean off the vacuum itself because hair/fur and dust always fall out of the bagless dust cup. The floor, the vacuum and my hands are dirtier post emptying then before actually vacuuming. I try to take the vacuum outside to empty it because of the mess that it makes!
July 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brandycakers Such an AMAZING purchase :)
I love this vacuum cleaner the lift off canister I really nice too :) cleans like a dream :):):):)
July 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Manthie717 Love this vacuum!!!
I have used my vacuum 3 times since I have owned it. I live in an apartment and own 3 Boston Terriers. I have an old carpet and it looks almost brand new. I never knew how much they shed until using this machine..and the amount of dirt this vacuum sucks up is amazing!! The Turbo Eraser is great too, it took out ground-in spots with ease. Great product Bissell. I would highly recommend this vacuum to people I know that have pets.
July 5, 2014