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
Rated 2 out of 5 by Jay_Z83 Back to the Bags
so far it is doing what we need vacuumed. not really that impressed with the suction and its not clogged but wait we did take a step back into the past with it not being bagless.
May 31, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Marlene Didnt last long.
I have bought this type of vacuum for years and always had good luck with it. 3 months ago I bought this one from walmart, didnt keep the receipt, and it wont pick up anymore. I checked the belt and for clogs but its just broke. Walmart will not take it back because I dont have the receipt so now I have to put out more money for another vacuum. Im not sure, I may try a different brand this time.
May 21, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by RightOnTrack Good dependable vacuum . . .but
The last Powerforce vacuum lasted us for years of dependable service until it just got worn out. The obvious choice was to get another one. We bought another one and it looks exactly the same with one exeption, the headlight is not on these vacuums anymore. It was a nice feature to help light the path as your vacuuming. Is this a cost cutting measure, Bissell? That is a feature every house vacuum should have. Bad move, Bissell.
May 11, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by marilyn57 Beware
I liked this vac. It is light weight and has powerful suction. After using it for about three years, I noticed black streaks on my light colored carpet. The black on the wheels have stained the carpet and I can't get it off.
April 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pleased Ideal Vacuum - great value
Great vacuum, great price. It does the job well in a small house occupied by me and a German Short Haired who sheds. A definite plus is not having to take it apart to clean the filters. It's also lighter and easier to use, making vacuuming a pleasure again.
April 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Danny A. The only one I buy
I have used many types from stick broom to the Kirby and the rainbow and everything in the middle I have bought 2 of these and I am now buying my 3rd one I ware them some them give them away to my family because most of my family can not left the heavy vacs but these are light weight and it is easy on them you will not go wrong buying this vac. yours truley Danny A.
April 8, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by JTink OK, for what it is
I have bought PowerForce Vacuums for years. When my last one bit the dust, I opted to buy a more expensive(heavy)Fuller vacuum. It's great, but I needed something I didn't have to haul upstairs everytime I finished sewing or needed a quick clean up. I bought a new PowerForce(at Wal-Mart# for upstairs. The first time I used it, the hose kept popping off the intake connection. I typed to the company, sent pictures and they sent me a new hose. It is working fine now. I do have to say, until I had the Fuller, I was satisfied with the PowerForce for all my cleaning#I have a cat and a husband). But now, it's only good as an occasional back up. It is what it is.
April 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ab102798 WOW
This is possibly the best vacuum engineered. It is such a simple design, yet the cleaning perfornmance is outstanding. The only I did not like, was the filters, but I replaced them with an Arm and Hammer HEPA like filter. It has superior suction power, and works great on pet hair. I also own a $560 Oreck XL2 Ultra vacuum and the Bissell works better.
March 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anthoni The Best I have Ever Used
This vacuum is by far the best I have ever used in my life. I Had 3 Cats and # dogs to clean up after and with this vacuum i have not ever had a problem where it has never cleaned and left hair behind. I would recommend it to anyone and everyone and I even bought my mother one to replace her 12 year old vacuum and she loves it as well
March 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TY PowerForce Vacuum
I love this vacuum. It is smooth across the carpet and not as loud as the others in the past. Since I purchased the PowerForce vacuum, I thought it would be like other vacuums in the past but no, it is ten times better and I would definitely recommend this product or any Bissell vacuum to anyone.
March 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by theorange Just purchased 2nd vacuum today!!!
I LOVE this vac! Great on stairs with tough pet hair too. the only problem with this newer version is that the detachable hose comes off while I'm vacuuming and I have to stop to put it back in. My old model held in better and didn't come off. I still absolutely love this vacuum. works great and for the price, can't be beat.
March 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Solo Angel More power than I expected for the price!
I needed a bagged vacuum because emptying my bag-less would put me in respiratory distress (dust sensitivity). After extensive research, I chose the Bissell PowerForce based on customer reviews. Being low income, I was also pleased that I could afford it right away without having to "save up" to make the purchase. I bought it today, read the manual, put it together (easy), and used it immediately. I was amazed at how swiftly it cleaned my neglected house, without causing me any breathing difficulties! I ordered the Universal Pet Tools set to compliment this fine machine, as I have 6 cats for roomies, and the "rubber teeth" pull embedded pet hair from upholstery better than standard attachments.
March 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by blue eyes Love the machine expect the handle
I have had 3 machines and my Mom 1, love the lightness and it picks up everything...one problem, after a few months the handle with not stay up. Slow downs my cleaning time and I use it to clean part of my apt. building.
What can I do, the hardware store in my town charges a arm and leg to fix. Thanks
March 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DebraT I almost want to stock up on these!
I cannot say enough about this simple low cost vacuum cleaner. I see that the reviews for this are mostly great. Believe them! I have two of them and intend to get one each for my daughter and my sister.
This is a fantastic value for the price. Go get one now, hurry up!
March 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jeanette Best Vacuum Ever
I have purchased many Vacuum's over the years and have not been able to find one that was worth keeping. My new PowerFource vacuum is the BEST. It is very easy to use and works great on my carpet and floors. I also like the fact that it uses the traditional vacuum bag. I have had so much trouble with the new vacuums that have the removable container. I LOVE my BISSELL!!
February 28, 2013