Rated 5 out of 5 by Walrus Great so far
I've only used it once thus far....I'm lazy....but it has met with all my expectations. I particularly like the suction controll which enables me to vacuum the drapes without the machine swallowing them.
September 30, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by yoyo Should if not used for heavy dirt in carpets.
this works great for light picking up of dust,crumbs, short fiber carpets and bare floors, etc,,,but if you use on dirty carpet, it clogs with hair easy, and fine dirt really sets off and clogs all filters..not worth the trip and cost for filters. 4 of them..even after cleaning the washables is disgusting,, every time I use canister seeps fine dust particles around seams, I see dust come out the back like an exhaust often. Will not buy another one.
March 5, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by mary 68 This product is very loud with a high pitched sound when running
It's suction is okay but the noise is awful. It is like running an
old vacuum that has lost it's ability to run!
This machine picked up dirt but ran with such a high-pitched
sound it hurt my ears. It also did not pick up dirt well on
February 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BISSELL FOR LIFE AWESOME LITTLE HELPER FOR A BUSY MOM
Do I need to say? I have kids. and I have mess in my house. I have tried all those premium-elite-king- cyclone-hurricane or what not standard bagged vacuums before! They are OK but heavy, messy, smelly ( due to bag storing all the dirt all day long in your own house), did I mentioned bulky? And you have to haul the whole thing back and fort. Well for my busy life and kitchen I need a quick picker upper- but not hand held small vacs -rather this versatile and strong canister. I clean my floors, if the dirt cup full, I take it off, shake it to trash, rinse it every once in a while. (the whole attachments, dirt cup, filters, hose everything can be washed and sterilized with a bit of bleach and ready brand new clean whenever you need it.) NEVER PAY for another bag again. It never failed me, I have banged, dropped, dragged this canister around for so long and NOTHING HAPPENS TO THIS THING. Ok. well until l I forgot my dirt cup and filters next to my heater to dry them after washing it off. I forgot them next to my electric heater and unfortunately the plastic dirt cup melt at one side ( MY fault). Rather than running to store and get a new vac NO sir, I just ordered the replacement part for my beloved little helper. Will continue using this for another 3 years or so with the new parts.
I have to add as well as carpets this one is MOST PERFECT for BARE FLOORS, I use it to vacuum my extra large giant bare floors in kitchen, living room and entrance. Since I vacuum those places very frequently I don't need to hassle with bag changing and the smell and inefficient bare floor function of regular bagged vacuums. Have you tried to vacuum a handful of sand of the floor with those? Sucks. it spits it right back to your face. But my Bissell canister doesn't leave a speck behind! Yes I am a regular real mom not paid survey taker. I love this vacuum. Thank you Bissell for making my life EASSSSY.
January 17, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by angie review
I would not recommend this vacuum unless you don't mind having to replace filters. It is bag free, however it is pricey to replace the filter when the dirt cup fills. Total number of filters are 2 paper filters and 2 washable filters.
December 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by rky47 great Vacuum but defective dirt canister
I bought this to replace an upright, works great and a lot of suction power. The only problem with this is that the dirt canister, does not line up with the lid in the rear and this lets dirt/dust to get by and clog up the motor filer. theirs no way to correct this except for getting entire new dirt canister that lines up properly. Now to find proof of purchase. I would of rated it excellent if the plastic was more durable feeling.
December 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by CL34NIN9M4CHIN3 Great!
Really nice vacuum! Only problem is that it's not light-weight at all, pretty heavy and clunky but still compact size.
September 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by CL34NIN9M4CHIN3 Worth The Money
Delivery was prompt, easy to assemble and has convenient features on the vacuum that make the product easier to use. At first I couldn't tell it was actually picking up anything because it was so quiet but I think I am just used to loud, clunky vacuums that do not clean as well as the Bissell OptiClean.
Also, you just can't beat the Bissell promotions and discounts! Before purchasing an item, pricing and current deals are the most important and with this vacuum I saved $20 and free shipping! Loved it!
September 6, 2013