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
Rated 5 out of 5 by catluvr can't beat the price
Purchased this vacuum a week ago and was amazed at the quality for the money. I haven't had it long so I can't speak to the longevity (if it only lasts a year or two I'll be happy for $50!) I purposefully chose this one BECAUSE of the bag. Bagless vacs are simply gross, I've had one and now am back to a bagged model. For one, I do not want to see whats collected and two trying to empty it in the trash while holding my breath to get all the lets just say 'dust' in the trash is impossible.
June 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Leslie64 Carpets & Rugs
I bought this product because i wanted a light weight and bagged vacuum. I used it and was amazed how well it cleaned the carpet. It was very easy to use and i now loved to vacuum when before i hated to think about doing it. Thank you Bissell for a wonderful product.
June 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ali Great Value
It does a great job for the money I spent on it. Best choice for anyone who doesn't have kids and lives in an apartment. No need to look anywhere else.
June 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by britt amazing
just bought this product, used it on my thick area rug for our living room, it works amazing. The suction is strong and picks up tough dog hair, Works great on our couch and pick up the dog hair easily. Love it so far. Bags are cheap.
June 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sammy111 Powerful
I am very pleased with my machine. I was skeptical at first because the price was very low but as soon as I used it the power was amazing. It picks up everything. I threw some paper on my rug from the shredder & couldn't believe my eyes how fast it picked it. Very pleased.
June 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by shirby powerforce vacuum
While I have purchased other Bissell products (a shampooer and a bagless vacuum) I had never tried this cheaper model.
Purhased it for a small condo and it is great! It has good suction and is not too heavy. Only thing I did not like was the febreze packet on the bag. Did not activate it tho, because I have asthma and do not add any scents to my living area. But your website offers bags without the scent, so no problem.
June 13, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by CPhil Some nice improvements, BUT......
We've used the cheap Bissell for years, this being our third one. This is clearly an update of the earlier model we bought at Wal-Mart in the past for about the same price. They've all worked well until they were just worn out.
This latest model has one huge improvement over the model it replaced, the design and quality of the suction hose.
HOWEVER, there is one HUGE issue with this model. NO HEADLIGHT!!!! What were the designers thinking? This is a deal buster for me. Every upright needs a light. Come on Bissell, charge an extra buck and put the light back.
June 2, 2013