Rated 5 out of 5 by peachcake 5 cats, 2 dogs, great product
Love this little vacuum. Very lightweight and picks up hair, dirt, dust, flour/sugar and pebbles. I have 2 big dogs that track all sorts of stuff in as well as 5 cats so we have a furry house. The cord is a bit short but not anything that I find to be a real problem. It is loud, but not as loud as my regular vacuum. I highly recommend. I have only had it for a couple weeks so I can't speak to the overall durability. I did purchase a replacement filter when I purchased the vacuum because I know I'll want to wash it periodically and I don't want to be without the vacuum while the filter is drying.
April 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bob Loblaw A life changer.
You can tell alot of thought went into the design of this rather simple looking vacuum. We've got 2 dogs and 3 cats, so things can get a little furry and dirty as you may imagine. Previously was using a manual push vacuum to get up hair, and/or then a bagged vacuum to get dirt. This one does it all. Dirt, fur, parts of dog toys, it picks up everything! As another reviewer commented, I can pick up cat litter without it getting shot out the back at my feet. I would recommend this to all pet owners, or even just those with hard floors. It works wonders.
March 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Texas This product has rubber on bottom that doesnt scratch floors
I love this product also-does a good job quickly-especially like rubber bottom doesnt scratch laminated floors- V shape works well around things-havent had any problems with -have had a year-buying one for kids-
February 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sue B AWESOME VACUUM!!
We recently adopted a mixed breed dog that sheds quite a bit. We moved to a new house where all the floors are dark hardwood. Never having a shedding dog before, we did not realize the amount of hair that was tumbling. I investigated stick brooms and this one popped up. I ordered it immediately and it is the best stick vacuum I have ever used. My daughter even loves to vacuum with it because it is so easy to use and does a GREAT job. I have already recommended it to 2 of my new neighbors who have large breed shedding dogs as well.
January 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by logcabinliving Get a 2nd filter
I agree with the other posters that this is a great sucking stick vac. I have hardwood floors throughout and two labs. The floors need vacuumed just about every day. Though it does do a great job, the filter tends to gather a lot of dirt, hair, dust, therefore, it reduces the sucking power drastically. I find myself cleaning the filter every 3rd use or so. It does help that the filter and foam cover are washable but they need to dry thoroughly before using again as moisture will screw up the motor. So if you go to use the vac and find the filter is clogged, its best to have another while the other one is drying out. I have had this vac for a year and recommend for the price.
January 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by HeavyShedderOwner Excellent machine!
I have white tile floors and a black dog. It's a daily battle keeping these floors clean, especially around furniture legs and along baseboards. I had to lift up the furniture to dust under and around the legs because vacuums couldn't reach and vacuums with attachments didn't have enough suction power. Let me tell you, this Bissell gets all up in there and gets that dirt. I also had to use attachments to clean along baseboards, I don't have to anymore. I always spent at least an hour sweeping my tiles because I had to do the baseboards and all furniture legs first, then go back over the floors with the hard surface vacuum. I can do my floors -- furniture legs and baseboards -- in less than 15 minutes. I'm saving up to buy a Bissell Steam Mop next, based on how pleased I am with this product. Thank you Bissell for making my life easier!!!!!
January 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jca1012 Great for the whole house!
This is my third one I have bought ( 2 store bought last thru Bissell site) The reason I have gone thru 2 of them is that the first after a year the bottem part broke off, the second one the wheels kept falling off while vacuuming after 10 months of everyday use. I continue to buy this vaccume because of the great suction ( for a stick.) and the filter. I have sever allergies to dust mites and this vaccume helps pick up not only the smallest particals of dirt ( which helps keep dust minimal) but picks up dog hair too. And nothing ever gets blown back out ( I know this because I never sneeze while vaccuming!) I have never had a problem with the moter itself but the wheels are a big problem.
For the money it's TOTALY worth it to buy another one every year! Thanks Bissell for helping keep my allergies and asthma under control!
November 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by MaryAnne SO EASY to use
and it works better than a broom or a vacuum designed for carpets on my hardwood and tile floors!
Ease of use is so important for me because I GROOM dogs and raise them. But it picks up way more than dog hair! Nothing can hide from it!
November 23, 2012