Rated 5 out of 5 by mommyofthree86 Uh-mazinggg!
I got this vac and have fallen in love with it. I am notorious for "breaking" all my vacs that I buy. They never last and the never quite live up to my standards! BUT this one is fantastic! You don't have to go over the same spot over and over this one only needs one pass. It is worth the price! five stars!! :)
February 21, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Catlynn Good vacuum, but one huge design flaw
I switched to bagless vacuums over a decade ago and would never go back. My top of the line Other Brand finally gave out, and I bought a Bissell ClearView. Great suction - absolutely AWFUL in every other way. So I bought a reconditioned PowerForce. The design features on this vacuum are head and shoulders above the ClearView - much longer cord, with a clip high on the handle to keep the cord out from under your feet; a back-saving step-on power button; dirt bins and multiple filters that are all easy to remove, clean and reassemble. But just like the ClearView, this vacuum's roller brush does not disengage on the bare floor setting (bare floors meaning hard-wood, vinyl, laminate, concrete etc). That means when you vacuum your bare floors all the debris comes ROCKETING backward off the spinning roller brush instead of getting sucked up into the bin. Cat litter is particularly painful. Don't vacuum bare floors with bare legs! I wish Bissell could get this design element right. My home is mostly bare floors. I miss my Other Brand every time I clean...
March 21, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by creeper design flaws not very happy with this mistake expect more
I expect more out of a company that is name brand. a simple fix in the cleaning brushes. The way the head has no real sap port in a critical area plastic against plastic aluminum bushing would be perfect fix in cradle. just a suggestion
January 18, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by William Deutermann great machine, but...
We have two of these machines, and we love them with the following caveats.
They really pick up dirt, but when the canistrr Is full you have a really nasty job. To empty and clean this thing you need to take it outside and don a hazmat suit. Dust, dirt and lint have to be dug out with one's fingernails. The canister has to be washed with a garden hose, the filters washed, and everything put aside to dry for 24 hours before it can be used again. Then you need to shower and
wash your clothes.
What Bissel needs to do is provide disposable liners for the bagless canister.
January 6, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Pamela And Cat's Poor Choice
It died on 10/26/2013. So that makes the Vacuum 1 yr & 9 months & 3 days old to be exact. I have 3 cats, so I Vacuum every day & pick up hair & litter. I clean out the Dirt container every other day & the filters got cleaned every other week. This Vacuum was not neglected, it wore out before it's time. I believe this Vacuum is not made to do heavy duty pet clean up, although the name says "PowerForce Turbo".
On 10/26/2013 I purchased a 18M9-W Bissell Rewind Cleanview Pet, which I am hoping that this lasts longer. We are now at the 1 yr & 2 months & 6 Days mark now and I am doing the same maintenance that I did with the prior Vacuum, so here's hoping that this will be a good choice.
January 1, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Weezy this is a great product it does an excellent job
I like it except for one thing. it is heavy. It does a good job and is very easy to empty out and clean the filters but I could not begin to carry up stairs. Its not good for older folks or those with hand or knee problems.
February 18, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by disappointed Ok Vacuum
I have had this Vacuum for 3 years. We have two dogs, and honestly just because its a pet vacuum doesn't mean its good for the dog hair. I can't get the turbo brush to spin half the time after fixing it many times (thats even after cleaning out the hoses and stuff). Dog hair keeps getting stuck all the time in the vacuum in the tubes. Then I can't get it out cause its in a hard to reach spot in the curve at the bottom of the vaccum. When I get a new one it will not be a Bissell.
January 14, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Daddyo2 It was good at first...
When this vacuum was new it worked great, but over time suction has went down a significant amount. As long as you are willing to buy filters every couple of months it will do fine, that is until the roller brush assembly gets locked up for the whatever # time and you end up putting another belt on and taking the roller assembly off and fixing it. This one will be finding a new home (dumpster). Sadly disappointed in the quality of this vacuum
December 20, 2013