Rated 4 out of 5 by catnk9 Good vacuum for the money
I purchased this a few weeks ago from Walmart. I had read the filters are washable, and my daughter liked the purple color.
It's light weight, vacuums very, very well. It pulls up powder-sized dirt from the carpet. The hoses stay attached, and the hand held attachment with the roller brush is excellent on cat hair for my comforter and couch.
I had read in a review, and I agree, that the only downfall is when emptying the cup--powdered dirt falls from above the cup onto the bottom of the vacuum. I suggest you empty it often to cut down on this. (I usually use the hose to suck it up off the vacuum). Also, I was the plastic circular piece that is above the dirt container when I was the filters.
I'd definitely buy it again.
October 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by greenidoll Powerforce Turbo is True
I have been a loyal Bissell owner for years. My Powerforce finally wore out and I had to find another.
I didnt wont another Powerforce because i owned 2 and wanted to upgrade.
I saw this one the extra wide cleaning and a longer cord and the of course love the reusuable filters which is really important.
I was so impress with the powerful pick up. And the turbo brush is to die for.
I would recommend this vac to anyone I used it in the bedrooms with carpet and even on my hardwood floor. that is a plus
October 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vickie Easy Cleaning
I just love how the Helix Turbo Bagless works.
First of all it's really light weight, this surprised me, because, looking at the size I honestly thought it would be hard to move & carry.
Picks up dirt & really gets the sand & grit that my old vaccuun couldn't handle.
Love the fact that it's bagless, not only do I not have to mess taking off old dirty bags & touching the dusty spots to put a new one on, but, I can actually see how much dirt, dust, hair, & other yuck I'm picking up. Love it!
October 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by JCL PowerForce® Helix™ Turbo Bagless
The name says it all, as this truly remarkable vacuum. We purchased on price alone, but found out the features were priceless in themselves. There is nothing worse than buying an economical vacuum, and then finding out your accessories are costly and sometimes hard to come by. We have dogs who shed, and the PowerForce® Helix™ Turbo Bagless, came through like a champ picking up dust cup after dust cup, of clumps of pesky dog hair. This vacuum was worth every penny we paid for it. Thanks Bissell!!
October 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by DJ Brissell Powerforce
I have had this vacuum for years and I love it. Still works great. The only down fall is that the filters are not in stores only online.
September 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Zuki17 Cannot say enough...
I may be crazy but I truly appreciate a really good vacuum. This is my second Bissell and the first one, sad to say served me well but was recently retired. Assembly was easy and when I first used this Bissell, I was speechless- not only did it make those carpet lines ( that I look for when I vacuum) but I couldn't believe all the fine dust and animal hair ( having 3 cats and a dog) that was picked up. If I didn't know better I would have sworn I was sold a used machine with all the dirt in the container. Excellent machine for the price. It really does deep cleaning.
September 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vivrant3 Great value for money
I just purchased and used mine for the first time today and loved the experience. Firstly, my vacuum has a burnt orange base which makes it fashionable. Secondly, the suction power it had on my never vacuumed, couple months old carpet made it like new again ( I've been using a Hoover steamvac all this time thinking it had regular vacuum action capabilities...silly me) and thirdly, I procured this at a fantastic price at Walmart. I am yet to explore the various features it has but I love the idea of the Hepa filter. Great value for money.
September 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by petmom great !
Bought this to replace a much bulkier vacuum. Does a great job. Only thing I don't like is that when the height setting is on bare floor, the brush is still revolving. This causes alot of very small particles (cat litter) to be thrown around rather than picked up. I realize other models may do this, but I wish all models would have the option to turn off the brush. With the brush still revolving, it simply can't pick up as much on a bare floor. Other than this, I love it. Does a great job picking up pet hair, love the turbo attachment, and it is lightweight, effective, and easy to use.
August 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by ckarp great vac
Thanks to a price error i was able to pick this unit up for more then half off. Great vac
August 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by chrissyv great machine
I have used Bissells for the past 10 yrs. A very good machine. It does what I need very effectively.
August 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Caleb321 Amazing
I have a Kirby but am tired of wasting money on the bags. Well I have had luck with Bissell and always had. Searched for vacuums for a week and this one stood out. Its an amazing vacuum. Picks up more than the Kirby and is great picking up pet hair. Multiple height adjustments and the tools are great. Great suction as long as you maintain it! Have not had to clean the brush roll yet. Seems to be durable and a great product.
August 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cleopatra Cleopatra, Woodlands, TX
First bagless vacuum experience and the results are excellent. Far better than any previously owned vacuum as far as getting surface cleaner.
July 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by ShellBell Great vacuum!
I purchased this Bissell after I bought another unit that didn't work well when emptying. I am pleased with the suction strength and the fact that it really gets my carpets clean. I like it, so far. This is my second Bissell. Hopefully, it'll last longer than my last one.
July 19, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by John37 It has 5 height adjustments
This vacuum works fine on ordinary carpet. However, I just brought high pile carpet and turned the vacuum to the highest setting. I can barely push the vacuum cleaner. It pulls back easier, but it is too hard to push. It seems as though the height adjustment does not go up high enough to vacuum pile carpet.
July 15, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by pmae Great product, except...!
I originally purchased this Bissell Vacuum cleaner the beginning of June, 2012. I have had other Bissell vacuums in the past and been pleased with them. This time though I wanted a slightly better model as I have been having many more problems with my allergies (plus I own a cat!). It worked really well and brought my shag carpeting back to life! It sucked up the cat hair and worked MUCH better than the one I had before.
BUT, I left it running and sitting on my shag carpeting while I moved a chair out of the way. That was a mistake, as it caused my rug to melt and mat, as well as causing it to melt onto the bar and brush on the underside. I did exchange it and got the same one (that shows how much I liked this model!), BUT now I don't leave it sitting still for even 1 second to avoid the same problem. I don't know why that happened, but I did want to put out a word of warning. The vacuum itself moves very nicely even on the deep shag rug I have, and also works well on my bare floors and very low pile rugs. Just don't let it sit while running in one spot!
July 7, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Happy Customer Quiet vacum and more
This vacuum gets the job done not to mention does not make much noise when in use. I also love the fact that it is bagless!!!! I was quiet impressed with the over all performance.
June 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by PaulW54 Very Satisfied!
This is our first bagless, and I chose it especially because of the ease of disassembly and reassembly. It's easily the most powerful vacuum we've ever had, as well as the quietest. It cleans better than any I've ever seen, and speaking of seeing, the clear housing makes it easy to tell when the filters need to be cleaned. I fear that will be fairly often, but that's a small price to pay for all the advantages. Way to go, Bissell!
June 1, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by ashley.hs Alright
When it works it works, problem is it doesn't always work. Ive had it for less than 3 months and ive already had to replace the belt and the brush roll. Also I have pets and it gets clogged with hair easily. I guess you get what you pay for.
May 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by CarlB Dad loves it too!
As a single dad, this is the first vacuum that I ever purchased and it, by far, outperforms my last vacuum. The power is amazing and the pick up is incredible. The attachments work perfectly and I'm truly amazed at how powerful it is.
Extremely satisfied with its performance.
May 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by tammysea Love My Bissell
I love the fact that this vacuum can be used on multi-surfaces and I don't have to change bags.
May 21, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by cindy why change something that works with something that doesn't
TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE!!!! This was my favorite vacuum until I bought a new one, bissell has changed it and it is for the worse, the hose is cheapy, it broke off it within a week, there is now no handle on the wand so you have to pull on the hose, so that will probably pull out of the end soon! the dirt container now comes out in 2 pieces, it used to come out as one and u twisted off the bottom for the filter, so now u have to fuddle to put it back in, the wand is shorter, the cord is shorter. the upholstery attachment fell off and is now in 5 pieces, I have used this type of Bissell for over 10 years and the new improved.. BAD<> BAD!! whoever redesigned it apparently doesn't vacuum at ALL!!
May 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by pet lover best ever
I was in the process of deciding to eliminate my carpet, due to pets, until I bought his vacuum. It is so powerful and effective, that the carpet looks new, and after my first use, I couldn't believe how much "stuff" it pulled out of the fibers. I am happy I bought his one.!!!!!
May 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by HappyMommy Wonderful for a household that have children with allergies!
My husband just bought me this unit as an early Mothers' Day gift. My whole family has allergies but my husband and son are highly sensitive to dust. I use this every single day #because I'm very particular about dirty floors# and my family has already noticed a HUGE difference in the sniffles and watery eyes. There is no escaping dust from the air exchange on the vaccum, works well on both carpet and hardwood floors and the attatchments are perfect. Washable filters are very important to me and this vaccum has them, saving money is always a plus. It is not very heavy, it has great suction so far, and it's purple :) My hubby did a great job on the gift this year!
May 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Abby Fantastic Product
This is my 2nd vacuum cleaner with Bissell. It's a wonderful product. I love it. The one that i recently bought it's powerful. it cleans my rugs and furniture wonderfully. I am very happy with my investment. Thank you and keep up the great job.
May 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by JC Pleasantly suprised
I stared at this product for a long time at the store before deciding to purchase it. I just didn't want to be disappointed, then have to repack and return it. I hate having to return things, but this vacuum is awesome. The first time I used it I was embarrassed when I emptied the cup. I knew my previous vacuum wasn't performing, but I had no idea it was that bad. I'm a pet owner with carpeting and the appearance and smell of my home is very important to me. Visitors don't need to know I have a pet until they see her. Odor is not acceptable. Great job Bissell.
May 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Terry79 This is the vacuum cleaner you want
Out of all the vacuum cleaners I've owned this is the best I've ever had. There is only two down falls to it, but I can deal with them. The main one is the length of the cord, it would be nice to have another 3-4 feet of cord. The second is a light, but that is not really a big deal. The performance of my Bissell is top notch. My carpets look so much cleaner and as I walk across them they fell much fuller almost as if I have new carpets all over again. If i ever have to replace or decide to buy a Deep Cleaner Bissell product will be what I purchase.
April 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Donnie.D. Excelllent if you have Pets!
Wow, I thought I was doing fine with my old vaccuum. I am glad my old one finally died on me.
Went out and bought this Helix at my local large retailer. I couldn't believe what it was picking up!
FYI. dont get a pet the same color as your carpet. lol
The extra power brush thing was great for the couch, comforter, pillows...etc
Definitely a great product if you live in like an apartment with shedding family members.
April 25, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cleanlady good product -
I use alot of bissels, in a cleaning business. This vacuum needs a longer extension cord and a handle on the tube. I love the washable canister. It is much better than the older models.
April 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Daniel This is a must if you have a Cat
I have a small one bedroom apartment and a long haired cat that loves to shed her fur when spring/summer hit I was vacuuming with my old vacuum and just got about done when it just quit. Would not turn on, would not work.
So I bought this vacuum as a low priced option. I didn’t want to replace bags anymore, and I wanted something with washable filters, and this fit.
What I was expecting was a avg vacuum that picked up “Most of the stuff.”
What I got was a miracle. So, I plugged it in, began vacuuming, and the container was FULL just when doing my entry way-it was ALL cat hair. Keep in mind, I had completed vacuuming with my old vacuum less then an hour prior.
So, I emptied the bin, began vacuuming the front room. The container was full after doing just ½ of the front room. Emptied it again, and then did other half, and emptied again. I then vacuumed the entire entry way and front room again, emptied the container, and followed the instructions on cleaning the filers-YES, they all are washable except the Hepa filter. It was so so gross to see all the dirt that was coming out of the filters. But they rinsed clean after a few minutes, and dried overnight.
This thing CLEANS DEEP! It also leaves the apartment smelling clean. The vacuum is fairly quiet as far as vacuums are concerned, and for the price, you can’t beat this. If I were to have to replace this vacuum with another one just like it, I’d gladly pay double. It picks up EVERYTHING. Sure, you have to clean the filters, the rotating brush, and empty the Bin often, but it works so darn well, and for any cat owner, this is a must vacuum.
April 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Happy PowerForce Helix Turbo Bagless
I am delighted with the performance of this vacuum.
This is my first bissell and I will go right out and buy
another if this should ever break down. recommend this machine, especially to anyone on a budget...great
April 21, 2012