Rated 5 out of 5 by Centaur71 Gives Dyson a run for their money!
This machine RAWKS! I not only use it for overall cleaning but pest control too (Roaches and spiders beware; MWAHAHAHA) Anyway, this Helix is WAY better than my Dirt Devil vacuum that hardly worked. Well done, Bissell! BTW, If you come out with a hose tool to clean ceiling fan blades, I'll make it SIX stars! ;-)
March 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by happyowner Great for the price
I love my vacuum cleaner, this is the 2nd one, first one the motor started going out after 5 years. We only do normal vacuuming in our house. Only thing is I need to find out how to clean it to get the "dusty" smell out of the machine. The air that comes out while cleaning really smells like a dirty house, but I only assume it's the dust that it picks up.
February 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bob2533 this is a great product
this is our second power force 12B1 ...gave the first to our daughter for part time cleaning jobs ! this vacuum is made very strong , never loses suction , easy to change & clean the filters , good on board tools , great price @ Wal-Mart , the 20' ft cord is a little short so I simply added a 5' ft extension cord , keep up the good work Bissell
January 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Debi 2013 Found one flaw...
I truly like the Powerforce & how well it cleans, especially with 3 dogs in the house I constantly clean.
I utilize the hose alot as well to vacume my couch & loveseat. but one day, sun was shining in the window just as I went to use the hose to do my couch. I turned on the vacume & suddenly seen dust flying out of the hole where the hose attaches to use for floor vacuming. I felt I was wasting my time cleaning with the dust just flying back out all over & had never noticed until the sun was shining in. SO, I cleaned the vacume cleaner really good, took totally apart & washed every part. Went to clean again with the hose & STILL the dust flies out of the tube where the hose attaches for the floor use. Feeling let down, like Im cleaning for nothing because then I have to dust AGAIN after I vacume. :(
December 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by silvwolf Great system
It is a wonderful machine I have had no problems with the system I use it both for carpet, rugs, and hard floors.
November 25, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Jane521 Not the quality Bissell product I expected.
The belt breaks easily...I have had this vac only since August 2 ,2013..Today is Nov.25, 2013. I check the roller before vacuuming each and every time. I adjust the height when changing carpet level. I don't know if the belts are faulty or the vacuum. The belt snaps and breaks at the point one end is connected to the other each and every time....the belts don't have time to get worn enough to break or stretch...This will be the fourth belt I have replaced and just getting to the 4 month anniversary of purchase...I have never had trouble with a Bissell vacuum, or any other Bissell product. The trouble with this one is getting old fast!
November 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Daisy40 This product has a lot of cleaning power for little cost.
It cleans so deeply, quickly and wonderfully. WOW!
November 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jjen1604 Best Vaccum Ever!
Love this vacuum. Previously had a higher priced vacuum and this one works better than it ever did. Gets dirt you don't even know is there. Love the bagless feature and the washable filter. Light weight. Great value for the price. Would recommend to everyone.
November 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by madams12 Good product; easy to clean
I really like your product; I have owned a bagless Bissell vacuum before. It picks up dirt easily and is easy to clean. I only wish it had better attachments that would more easily clean furniture such as sofas.
November 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by kaleb89 best vacuum
This is the best vacuum have ever owned I love it. It doea everything I need it to.
November 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Missy Dust Bunnies Beware!
Still loving it! There has been no decrease in function. On the days when I don't want to move furniture I just use my wand and reach under with great results. No more hidden end dust bunnies for me!
November 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Paula good vacuum
I love that this vacuum doesn't lose suction but I do wish when you use the lowest setting the brush would stop moving.
November 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by DNoemi Great Vacuum and Great Price
I bought this vacuum because my sister had one and worked well with sucking up pet hair (she has a white German Shepard that sheds a lot). I have 2 cats and this vacuum sure does the job at sucking up everything at a very competitive price. I love this vacuum and it really keeps my house clean. I used it on my rugs and carpet and tile but not on my hard wood floors- I use the hose and brush for the wood floors as the main vacuum area with the wheels scratched my floors when I pushed it around on the hard wood floors. Air is forced out through the front and can cause dust to fly around but overall, it does the job of sucking everything on your floor and getting your floors cleaned up. Great product, highly satisfied. I had the vacuum for 5 months now. Would recommend it!
November 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Suzzy57 Blue Monster
This is the best vacuum out there that's why it's my blue monster it picks up everything and more it's light an powerful and has all the attachments that you need to get your carpets an floors clean
October 31, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Shardp62 Great suction
This has very good suction, better than the Dyson I had been using! Light weight and easy to empty. I would have given 5 stars but the hose is too stiff and not long enough. Wish I could combine Kirby hose with this vacuum :)
October 22, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Stan59 The price was right . So i took it home. set it up and cleaned the carpet.I was impressed with the power of The machine. it did well. but
Good job great price . but, not very user friendly . It will only last a short time unless you clean the all the filters after every use.
October 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Slowride85 Best Sweeper we have ever owned!
Absolutely one of the best vacuum sweepers that my wife and I have ever owned. Far superior than the Hoover brand vacuum we had owned prior to this purchase. Our Bissell cleans better and there are no more bags to buy, which is a wonderful feature. The suction is definitely better and my only suggestion for improvement would be either a longer hose or more extensions. This model was also very affordable for folks like us with a limited budget. I would definitely recommend it for anyone looking for a good, affordable sweeper.
October 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by arffy12 Excellent Vacuam
I got this vacuam for a good price but wasn't to sure on how it was going to work because I usually would buy a more expensive vacuam. Since the economy is so bad and I am very limited on to what I can spend at this time, I bought this vacuam. Boy, what a surprise! This vacuam works EXCELLENT and is also very light which makes it easier on my back. Not only did I get a good price, but I got an excellent vacuam.
October 17, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by NoMo24DaD24 Wishing there were more.....
I guess for the money what do I have to complain about.....really? Well I would wish the vacuum came with an extra at least 1 ft more on the hose, and an additional 1 ft on the electric cord too. The add- ons would be nice if the carpet attachment wasn't so rigid as well. Just a few thoughts overall a okay product Bissell, but guess they wont be calling me to design any new products in the near future.
October 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by anthony25 excelent
One of the best vacuums i ever have pick up everything good deep clean love it
October 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LtRipleyLastSurvivorOfTheNostromo Wasn't expecting what I got with how much I paid.
So here we are. I honestly never thought I would be writing a review about a vacuum. But this vacuum... this vacuum is too good not to.
We needed a new vacuum because our old one finally bit the dust *cough* dirt devil *cough cough*. We are moving into a home with no carpet in 3 months so we didn't really want to spend a lot on a vacuum. We purchased this thinking it would just be "OK" but boy were we wrong. You should have seen how much dust and dirt was in our carpet! And our carpet looked clean beforehand! super gross right? AND this vacuum is so light. Crazy light. It just zooms around the house. But seriously, this vacuum is great. I will never purchase another brand besides Bissell from here on out. Thanks for helping keep my house clean Bissell :') Truly yours xoxo
September 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by GRANNY GREAT PRODUCT
THIS IS MY FIRST BISSELL VAC.IT HAS GREAT PICKUP POWER .IT IS LIGHT WEIGHT AND EASY TO HANDLE.THATS A PLUS FOR ME. NO MORE BAGS TO BUY AND HAS WASHABLE FILTER.
September 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Browlan LOVING THIS MACHINE!!
I've only owned my PowerForce Helix Bagless 12B1 for a few weeks now and have used it three times, but for the price, you just can't beat it! I have hardwood floors, area rugs, and tile in my kitchen and bath. This baby does it all! I use this machine when I do my weekly, entire house vacuuming/cleaning. I have a Bissell PetEdge for small areas of non-carpeted flooring where our dog and cat leave their hair and I use it as needed in between my weekly whole-house vacuuming. I highly recommend both machines....I love, love, love the PetEdge and have owned it for about two years now.....never had any problems with it! I really like using both machines because they're light weight, easy to use and easy to maintain. The only improvement I would make on my PowerForce Helix Bagless machine would be a longer hose for reaching behind and above cleaning needs. But as I said for such a reasonable price you just can't beat these machines....they do everything the much more expensive machines do!
September 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by KKT06 Love this vaccum!
Glad I don't need bags. Bare floor setting, perfect for cat hair pick-up! It is light weight but has great pick-up!
September 22, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by eancloud Too loud fake hose short cord
Yes it has good suction & it's lightweight. However, its very loud, the cord is very short and the hose is fake, it does NOT stretch.
September 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Joann 130 Best ever!
The first time I used this vacuum I could not believe the dirt, dust & debris it picked up. I was just trying it out, had already vacuumed the previous day. I though my carpet was clean when I started out, it was not. It is an amazing machine.
September 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Prowriter Excellent!
I have to admit that this vacuum is fabulous! House cleaning is boring, but this little machine makes you look forward to cleaning. The suction is very strong, the machine is light, and you will be amazed at how much dirt gets sucked out of your carpet. I LOVE the corner tool. I almost wish I had a bigger version of it, but then it would be too heavy for me. My only critique is that the cord and hose are too short. Oh well, that's what extension cords are for. Great work Bissell! P.S. And the price is right!
September 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tamara Great affordable
Love this vacuum, perfect for picking up cat hair and whatever else, great suction. Love.
September 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SamanthaBrown8612 Works great & Affordable too
We had Kirby salesmen at our house a couple weeks ago and this vacuum works just as good as their top product. More than adequate for the price. Love that its bagless.
September 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by grammy FANTASTIC
At age 55 physical activity takes MORE effort. Pushing this vacuum is EASY!!! Suction is POWERFUL!!! EASY to empty the canister and LIGHTWEIGHT!!! WORTH THE BUY at its LOW price!!! VERY VERY PLEASED!!!
September 13, 2013