Rated 5 out of 5 by md55 BETTER THAN OTHER BIG NAME VACUUM
I bought this machine 4 yes ago after a divorce. I originally used it in an apartment and it did a great job. A couple of years ago I moved to a sandy rural area and have 3 dogs. Due to the amount of sand and hair I found myself vacuuming frequently and picking up large quantities of sand and hair. I decided to try out an expensive other vacuum thinking it would do a better job. Not so! The Bissell out cleans the new vacuum picking up twice as much sand even after the new vacuum and is easier to use, empty, clean, and was 1/10 the price. I'm still using the same filter it came with; just throw it in soapy water every now and then. The Bissell disassembles easily for cleaning. I'd recommend it to anyone.
October 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tucsonarizona1 Best EVER!
I've owned this model for about five years now and have always wanted to let others know about how incredible it is! First off, the price grabbed me - I'm cheap, and didn't want to spend a lot of $$$ - fortunately, I couldn't be happier. Yes, you have to clean the filters after about 5 - 6 good uses, but this filters last forever and are easy to remove, clean, and replace. Also, it's easy to see when they need cleaning because of the see-through container. But the most amazing part is how well this thing cleans! It's ridiculous! The only thing I'd change is maybe to have a slightly longer hose attachment for cleaning up higher.
This thing is tough, and handles light and heavy duty jobs equally well. One of the best investments I've ever made!
June 22, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by BarbF1 Not A Good Bissell Bagless
I've been using a Bissell bagged vacuum for a few years and decided it was time to go bagless. I went out and bought the PowerForce Bagless Vacuum 6584, brought it home and started using it right away. It seemed to work just fine but it has an awful smell and it blows air out from the front (below the canister area) and my floors don't feel clean at all. Once a month like clock work I cleaned all the filters, cleaned the hose out then turned it upside down to clean the (rotating) brush. To my surprise the brush does NOT rotate! I unscrewed the bottom plate, checked the belt and realized that there is no reason that the brush should rotate. The way the brush sits in the slot makes it impossible for the brush to move - AT ALL!! It just sits there, it doesn't move. I ended up going out and buying a different vacuum, brought it home and vacuumed over where I had JUST VACUUMED WITH THE BISSELL BAGLESS. OMG! There was so much dirt and dust in the canister (of the new vacuum) I couldn't believe it. This leads me to believe that the Bissell has never worked properly in the first place. If you have this Bissell vacuum carefully check the brush to see if it rotates - unplug the vacuum first, flip it upside down and see if it rotates. I used the Bissell on all surfaces, hard floors, carpets, upholstery, everything.
February 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by phyllis dottie
We have had this sweeper.For quite a while.And really like it Hope to buy another.Soon!
February 11, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by LJ Smelly
I bought this vacuum back in 2010 and in the beginning it was great. It wasn't until about 2 years ago that I started having problems with it. Every time I vacuum it leaves the room smelling like vomit. I have changed the filters multiple times, taken the vacuum apart and cleaned it and still nothing helps. It has also started leaving dog hair on the floor after I turn it off and move it. I had high hopes for this vacuum but I guess it is just time to go out and buy a new one.
February 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by DebbieW. Works Great
I bought this vacuum because it was a great price, and had been refurbished by the company. It was my first bagless, so I wasn't sure if I'd like it or not. I'm happy to say that I've had it for about 4 or 5 years now, and I'm so glad that I bought this one! It works great on pet hair, and furniture. It's pretty lightweight too.
The only negative is that I'd like to have a longer hose. Other than that, when it's time for a new vacuum, I'll be buying another one of these!
January 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by LadyLeo Love this vacuum!
I've owned this vacuum for almost 9 years now and have never had a problem with it. It's one of the best vacuums I've had. I clean the filters by hand when needed and have never had to replace any of the parts. This vacuum works 100x better then the one my mom has and she paid a great deal more for hers! I've read some of the other reviews and maybe they only apply to the newer version as I've had mine for some time. All I can say is is be lost without this vacuum. I have two cats and you would never know it...it's amazing! Thanks Bissell, I'll be a customer for life.
January 4, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by bettylou Poor New Design
I have used this vacuum for years. The old design where the baskets screwed together was definitely easier/less messy to clean. Not only do I have to wipe down the front of the vac but around the floor when I remove the baskets. The hair does not always flow down into the basket but gets trapped in the top filter...now that's a mess to clean up! Also, leaving the front filter out of the new design causes such a blast of wind any thing not tied down ....gets blown all over the place. The older style had a handle on the hose which made it easier to remove and add the attachments...now I have to fight with it to get it off. Wishing you hadn't cut sooo many corners just to lower the price.
January 2, 2014