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
Rated 4 out of 5 by Virginia Good, but not Great!
Our last half dozen or so vacs have been Bissells and all have been great. This one, though, while it picks up the dog hair and dirt very well, has some shortcomings--the cord is too short to reach from one side of our family room to the other (noticably shorter than cords on previous vacuums) and the absence of the light isn't good either. Otherwise the vacuum works very well!
April 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hairs to you This product has great power!
Just after vaccuming once in my living room it picked up so much dirt and dog hair. We have 2 golden retrievers and one visiting full size collie, so there is always hair! And the attachment for the couch work great. Thanks!
April 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by J Amazing
I recently purchased the Bissell Heliix force to replace my old Bissel that died after 8 years of daily use. It does an amazing job of picking up dog hair (we have 4 small inside dogs that shed excessively) and it is doing a great job, just what I expect from a Bissell. I have had more expensive vacuums and other brands but the Bissell vacuums put them all to shame. I would like to recommend to the company to make the foam filter that covers the paper filter available for purchasing I like to wash mine often and it would be helpful to just have a spare one to put on and then wash the other one. A lot longer cord would be nice. Thanks Bissell for making another outstanding vacuum.
April 8, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Misa Bissell
This product was purchased about 2 weeks ago and already I am having problems with it not picking up anything. I am disappointed once again in the product by Bissell.
April 4, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Larry3442 Very Good Vacuum
This unit picked up twice as much as my old vacuum. I had to empty the tub and brush clean the foam filter half way through my vacuuming. The one problem I do have with it is the pleated filter, under the foam filter, takes a couple of days to dry after rinsing clean.
March 31, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by MRSSTAX Super powerful
Got aggravated with my super-expensive piece of junk Kirby and went out and bought the first vacuum I could find... it was this one.... we are SO pleased. It is very powerful and clean-up is a snap. Would purchase again.
March 26, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Delberta This product is easy to use
I like this product because of the easy empty canister and the on/off button is where I can get to it. It is light and easy to use.
March 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by larry superior product for the price
had another vacumn for 18 years, bought a bissell and didnt realize the good cleaning I have missed all those years. paid twice as much for the other model than the bissell, worth the money and a great product. Thank you bissell for making me a believer.
March 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Larry8777 The best vac we've ever owned
We bought our place in 1994 and a new Hoover as well. Maint. was not a problem with the Hoover, just bought bags over the time frame of 1994 to 2012 when we bought our Bissell. We didn't know what we were missing by not getting the Bissell much sooner. The cleaning power from the Hoover to the Bissell does not compare in any manner. The power of the Bissell is truly amazing. $56 is a bargan, Compare that to $134 for the Hoover in 1994. Thank you Bissell.
March 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bobbo outstanding
WE Recently purchased this vaccum to replace our Royal Vaccum of some 15 + years.....This is the best clean we have had on our rugs in a very long time....The maintenance on it is a little more than the Royal but the power this vac has compare to the Royal is unbelieveable. So the extra time to keep the cups clean and the filters is well worth the amount of dust and fur we pick up....We have a Golden Retreiver and she does have alot of hair.....Thanks Bissell...P.S. We also own a steam cleaner and it is also great...Thanks Bissell.....R. Lewis & Wife
March 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by mark25 superb suction,affordability and versatile features
i recently purchased this new upright to replace my other lightwieght bagged upright. It was a sinch to put together, only 2 screws for the handle and the rest just snapped together effortlessly. i gave it a little test run on this one tiny section of my carpet and i was astonished at what my other vacuum was missing. Very powerful and very easy to push around, i very much love the stretch hose and on board tools. Overall i am pleased with this vacuum, i certainly beats my bagged lightweight.
March 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by mark great suction, versatile features, affordable
recently purchased on walmart's website,and was on roll back for 60 which was right in my price range. it was a sinch to put together,only 2 scews and the rest just snapped on. i had just vacuumed a few hours before i gave it a little test run. i was astonished at what my other vacuum was missing,the dust,lint and im not even sure what else, and all with a couple passes over the carpet. i am very pleased with this vacuum, my cleaning has never been easier.
March 16, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by pam55 higher expectation than this
I have purchased Powerforce bagless cleaners for the last 15 years. I wanted a new vacuum to put the older one downstairs. Paid more for this one than the blue Powerforce thinking it would be better. WRONG! the hose that you pull off to use attachments does not have a handle like the old one--very difficult to grab and then put back on so it doesn't come off while vacuuming. The hose is also stiffer to use with attachments, too. I also prefer the on/off button up higher to turn on with hand rather than foot. Also, this one didn't have headlight like older less expensive model. It was lacking the extra extender bar for reaching higher places with wand. Overall, I would not buy this again. I know the less expensive blue Powerforce is much better. It can't be returned because I used it and it looks dirty, so too bad for me.
March 12, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by verna the suction is good and light weight for stairs and picked pet hair great
got deal on this one hope it lasts longer then my dirt devil.. the only thing dont like have to clean the filter to much but they are easy to get to. let u know if it still works in 6 mo.
February 23, 2012