Rated 4 out of 5 by petowner Pretty great for a carpet for a cheap vacuum
I am on my third one of these. They do tend to break with heavy use after 2-3 years, but they are so economical and do a decent job. I like that it is lightweight and really great on carpets, even with pet hair, and I like the bag. I always hated emptying a dusty cartridge. My main trouble is that it's pretty useless on hard surface floors - it will definitely just blow around the dirt vs sucking it up, even on the lowest pile setting. I usually sweep and then suck it up with the crevice tool. The first thing to go is typically the plastic piece that locks the vacuum upright allowing it to stand on its own, then various other pieces of plastic. The vacuums tend to remain functional in spite of that, you just have to lean it against the wall. The cord length has become shorter with every newer model, which is a pain. Wasn't so bad in a smaller house, but now it gets on my nerves.
October 22, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by rrrodge dissatisfied
This product is not very sturdy, it falls over when using hose with tools. Dust is escaping. I would like to upgrade to a better quality allergenic bagless vacuum. I would appreciate your assistance in upgrade replacement
October 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Christymg Love it. Best one I have ever had.
I love this vacuum. This is my 2nd one now. My first one I had for 10 years and just had to replace it.
October 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cupcake69 Not So Quiet
My personal opinion, there isn't a product out there, that might get a 5-star. Some where in the future, of owning this product it's going to fail, in one format or another.
I will say, the product, at this juncture, appears to be doing the job, as efficient as it says it will.
I like the reality, that it is light weight. Easy to push around, and if I have to use the extensions to get up high, the unit can be lifted to add additional extensions.
I think it's a good product, for the money. I looked at many, including the more expensive machines, and asked myself, why pay anything above $100, just because of a Name.
Vacuums - is what it is. Many machines are over-rated. This one seems to come through. Only had this machine for a few weeks, and so far so good.
September 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sophia34 The best vacuum for it's value.
I have really enjoyed using my Bissell vacuum cleaner. this product has the greatest features, I use it to do the floors and vacuum my sofa, as well as the drapes in my home. it has the best suction power ever. I would recommend this product to all my friends'.
September 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ladybug Ease of use.
I never like to vacuum so I keep buying cleaners but this one is the easiest for me to use and to store. I have paid 6 times this price for vacuums that were too difficult for me to use. I am 79 years old and dragging around a heavy canister or emptying a bag less one, proved too labor intensive.
I went back to this Bissell because of it's ease of use, and convenient access to the tools. This is the second one that I have purchased . I had given the first to my daughter and she used it until it would no longer stand upright, so she donated it to Goodwill and lamented that she missed it and regretted that donation. I had given her the expensive canister and the bag less ones, that I no longer wanted. I guess I should buy her another Bissell. This is a great value at a very reasonable price. I don't need the bells and whistles that are promoted on the more expensive models.
September 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ann20 Great product
This sweeper is the best sweeper I ever had. I bought an Oreck a couple months ago. I will use it in the basement. It was the worst one I ever bought.
September 27, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by D72 Great vac
I just bought this at Walmart today. I am replacing the older version of it. I had my old Bissell for 7 years and it worked great. My only complaint so far is that the amps were not listed on the box nor is it listed in the guide that came with the vac. I had to call Bissell to find out this info. I did find out that it is a 10 amp. My old one was a 12 amp. I hope it has the same great suction. I am not sure how much a 2 amp different makes but I will find out soon. Also, this was the only vac at the store that had a bag. All the others vacs were bagless which I do not like.
September 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gibber Well done lightweight
There isn't anything to not like about this vacuum.
I especially like the fact that it has a bag. The bag system is easier and much more sanitary than bagless models. And, just try and find a new one that has a bag; they are hard to come by.
Well done Bissell!
September 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by dancinglady PowerForce Bagged Vacuum 71Y7V
Dare you find another Vacuum that is better than the 71Y7V Model. This Vacuum has more cleaning power than many of the much more expensive models. It's light weight, easy to use, and no problem trying to empty the dirt container and having dirt fly back into your cleaned area. Just replace the bag when full. Futhermore, and just as important, my back doesn't hurt after cleaning with the PowerForce Bagged Vacuum.
September 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by randal Excellent vacuum
I am sure this inexpensive vacuum will not last as long as my Kirby (going on 30+ years now). However, it pulls dirt very well, it is light weight, not too loud. So, I'll keep using it until the motor burns out or the brush roller bearings seize up. Until then, it is a pleasure using this vacuum, and for the $40+ price, what the heck - I'll recommend this vacuum to anyone.
September 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by PetLover My favorite model!!!
I enjoyed a similar machine for seven years from Bissell. I shopped around town and found an updated model at my local Walmart. I am already enjoying the flexible hose when I clean the stairs. I miss the light in the front....but I like the addition of the scented Fabreze bags! Keep up the great work!
September 9, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Chihuahuamom612 Still don't have quite right
Against my wishes, my husband bought yet another Bissell upright. They have a slight improvement over the older models, in my opinion. The cord is now a reasonable length, but I like long cords so I don't have to plug & unplug so many times to get from one room to another. They are working on a better hose, but still haven't gotten it quite right. The hose is not as stiff as the older models, which is good - BUT - for the weight of the machine, any slight pull on the hose attached to the cleaning tools, and you have a rear end attack every time, unless it just falls over. The suction is still a plus and the price.
September 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Malibu Bissell PowerForce
I bought this a week ago, after my Hoover Windtunnel lost the self propel feature. I like the lightweight Bissell and I prefer a bagged vaccuum. My only issue at this time is that the hose for the attachments tends to pop off pretty easily while I am vaccuuming the floor.
August 29, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Sam Physically looks great. Suction is poor.
Physically I think the vacuum looks great. I like the new Febreeze bags that you can buy for it. I like the clear tube and small wand head. I feel the suction is great when using the wand but as far as vacuuming the floors I don't think it sucks well. I have had several of these Bissell uprights over the last 8 years or so and compared to them it just doesn't feel like the floor gets clean. I always go back to the Bissell uprights because of the price, style and accessories. Those qualities fit my needs great. This recent Bissell I've purchased doesn't compare to the Bissell vacuums I've had in the past in regards to overall cleaning power. For now, I guess it will have to do!
August 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JossRox Awesome Powerful Vacuum at a Budget Price
This is probably the first time I haven't minded vacuuming thanks to the Febreze scent that jumps out every time I do. It does it's job, is easy and cheap to maintain and compact enough to fit in my tiny broom closet. I love it!
August 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Gin in KY Good light weight vacuum
Bought this vacuum as a backup for light day sweeping. Needed something light weight as I have back problems. It is light weight to pickup but if not adjusted right on height level on carpet it can be hard to push. When adjusted right it does a good job of picking up and since we have a cat it needs to pick up cat hair. It does make a little more noise than I like but since I only have to use it a short time it really doesn't matter. If someone was looking for a light weight vacuum that does a good job of picking up I would recommend this one.
August 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tik811 Surprised by My First Bissell
Was looking for an inexpensive, lightweight, bagged cleaner (I, too, was sick of the bagged ones) and stumbled upon this one at Walmart. It works perfectly (except for some noisiness), and I like the height adjustment knob. So far, so good...it cleans just fine!
August 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Karin3010 This vacuum is my second Bissell, and I love it and wouldn't want being without it when doing my cleaning chores.
The suction power is great and I like having a bagged vacuum since the bagless ones just distribute the dirt. Hope that this one will last as long as my previous one did, about six years.
July 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by lisak43 great product
i bought this product a few years ago,and now i have bought another one.i gave my old one to a family member.this is a really great product.
July 28, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by b Beware
I purchased without doing all my research. This does use bags. Now I have to add to my continues hope that my local store carries these bags. Also you will need a long handled Phillips screw drive do place the one screw. The bag need replacing quiet quickly because it is small. It is light weight, good for moving but not stable while in use with hose.
July 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by dot great vacuum!great price
I loved this vacuum so much that I bought a second one for upstairs.
July 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Judy Great buy
This vacuum has good cleaning power for carpets and hardwood floors. It is easy to use and takes little space to store. I find it much easier to use than my canister vacuum and it does not seem to bother my back as much. A great vacuum for a great price!
July 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by tiaf1one Simple and effective
Good value; works great; good suction; easy to get parts and filters for it.
July 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by viva923 Am really surprised by this vacuum
I am loving the new design of this vacuum. It is bagged vacuum which I do really like. The suction is excellent. I needed a light weight vacuum because I can no longer push and pull 20 pound vacuum . This fit my idea of a vacuum to a tee. Am very pleased with the vacuum so far. I have only had the vacuum for a week but I find it to a good match for my needs. Lightweight, good suction pick up and BAGGED vacuum.
July 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by MzSpicnSpan I opt for only the best!
This is my third Bissell Vacuum. I bought one for my mom and two for myself back in 2003 and recently. The only reason why I had to replace mines is because while cleaning after moving to another home, a family member was forcing items to be vacuumed and therefore she blew out the motor/belt on my...yes 10 year vac. It was probably time for a new one anyway, but prior to someone else's carelessness, my Bissell was working just fine. Never had any problems none whatsoever!
In my humble opinion know other vacuum can compare!
July 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by clean sweep wow. light, powerful, & has bag
i bought this product because i wanted a light vacuum with a bag. not too many companies make this & are way more expensive. was i surprised about how powerful it was. sure beats my old, heavy & expensive one by miles. will buy another one for downstairs. love the febreeze bag. it is a bit noisy & doesn't have a light, but overall it's wonderful.
July 2, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Amy Started out great; didn't last long.
My vacuum won't even switch on anymore. We only have carpets in our bedrooms and have only used this vacuum two or three times. While I was using it one day, I stopped it to help my daughter with something and went to finish and it's completely dead; flip the switch and nothing, like it's not plugged in at all. At first I thought maybe it overheated, although I had never heard of a vacuum doing that, nor had I been running it long, but a week later I try it and still nothing. Am currently searching for reasons to the problem in hopes of finding an answer other than buying a new vacuum.
June 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Blondie great vacuum
Was skeptical at first. How well could a low cost vacuum work? I was pleasantly surprised at this machine, It is very easy to maneuver and the suction is great. I also love that it is bagged. Too many issues with bagless vacuums. I would highly recommend this to any one shopping for a bagged vacuum cleaner. On board storage of attachments is also good.
June 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nath0214 Worth the money
I purchase this vacuum a few weeks ago and it get the job done.
My 7 year old grandson is responsible for vacuuming and he enjoys the way he can maneuver the Bisell PowerForce through the house.
June 23, 2013