Rated 5 out of 5 by TeresaQ Fantastic Vacuum!
I've had this vacuum a little over 6 months now, and its worked great! I hadnt owned a Bissell before, and I was looking for a moderately priced bagged upright for less than $100, with cleaning attachments/tools. The Bissell Powerforce was the least expensive available. At less than $40 new, it was right in my preferred price range. I sprinkle carpet freshener on rugs before vacuuming, and the Bissell sucks it and any dust bunnies right up. It works great on both carpet and vinyl. Dont let its price fool you; this vacuum gets the job done, and does it well! Bag removal/replacement is easy. When not in use, the vacuum will fit into a closet or a corner, standing out of the way but ready for use - just plug in and go. The only additional features I could wish for are a headlight, and for the power cord to come out of the left side of the unit, but the lack of those don't affect the quality of the vacuum - they are just personal preferences. I lent it to my mom who had a really old metal canister vacuum, and she loved this Bissell so much, Im going to get her one. This vacuum is just what you want and need in a vacuum: quality, dependability, and ease of use, all in a well-priced vacuum that you don't need to take out a loan to buy! Thank you, Bissell! :)
December 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Scicchi Tough to beat for the price!
Over the years, we had a few of the big-dollar "amazing" vacuums and they all broke in a short amount of time and the warranties were a joke. So I decided to get the simplest, least expensive vacuum the store had. Our thought was if we get a year or two out of it and it breaks, we chuck it and get a new one. It was 5 years ago we bought our PowerForce and it is still working like a top!!! We built a new house a little over a year ago, and we bought another Powerforce for the downstairs, and keep our original PowerForce in the upstairs closet to do the bedrooms and hallway!!!! We love it!
December 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Diabeticdoode Blown away
AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING! Okay, I know all caps is a turn off for some people, but this vacuum warrants them. This vacuum is powerful, very lightweight, built amazingly well, and get this, it's BAGGED! That may turn off some people at first, it certainly did me, but after 4 months of use now I can confirm that I'm never using a bagless vacuum again. It sucks up the dirt and keeps it sealed in. The HEPA filter on the side has no dust in or around it (visible at least). My old bagless unit's HEPA compartment would get all dusty after a couple weeks use, and you'd have to practically take apart the whole machine and clean it. Not this one! Also, I'd like to mention that the Febreeze bags are awesome. They actually have a nice scent, and they last! I change my bag about once a month, and the scent has always lasted through the bag change. What else... I think that's it for now. Don't let the low price fool you, it's amazing. I definitely recommend it!
December 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by SUPERSATURDAYLOVER THE BEST BAGGED VACUUM EVER
I HAVE BOUGHT THIS VACUUM AT A LOCAL WALMART IN 2005 WITH THE HEADLIGHT ON IT. I HAVE HAD IT FOR 7 YEARS AND IT STILL WORKS WORKS LIKE A BEAST. OK ILL ADMIT IVE HAD CLOGGING ISSUES IN THE PAST, BUT NOW IT WORKS AGAIN AND HAS A HUGE AMOUNT OF SUCTION. THANKS BISSELL
December 8, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by MrsLee32203 This one doesn't suck....that is the issue
Vacuums are supposed to suck, and this one does NOT!!! I bought mine a few years ago. The only thing good about it is that the handle and bag do not separate from the bottom like my previous vacuum did. Maybe it did ok the first year, but it doesn't work like it used to. I do empty the bag regularly.
This product also claims to be lightweight. NOT!!! If you have wrist issues do not buy this vacuum.
December 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by nimasoan The best so far....
I am just a regular full time employed woman who cleans up her house on weekends.......This vaccuum cleaner is so far the best I have purchased considering its low price. I had a more expensive vaccuum cleaner but it did not do the job.
THANKS TO BISSELL POWERFORCE...
November 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by jacki385 better than my bag less one
I work as a housekeeper and at first I had a vacuum that was bag less, at the beginning it did a great job but after a while it wasn't. In less than a year it lost suction even after I cleaned it. I later bought the PowerForce vacuum and after a year it still does its job. Although it has a bag, its worth it. This vacuum has not loss suction and its very affordable, I recommend it to anyone on a budget.
October 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by DORIA DOMESTIC highly recommend
i have a cleaning business also and have tried every vacuum out there, these work the best. even better then orick and dyson. i purchase them by the half dozen just to make sure i have back ups. i love them so much i used my back ups for home use also. anyone who says they dont work or dont pick up is nuts. yes they should have a longer cord, i have never had one break on me yet and it's about 3 yrs with the same 6 i bought. i clean about 10 houses a week up stairs and down stairs vacuuming. most of my homes have both cats and dogs this vacuum works great on pet hair too.
October 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nick Poor man's Porsche
This is definitely the Vacuum cleaner many consumers are looking for, but it is not advertized (advertisements cost money, that is why the upscale vacuums can afford it), and buyers don't know that it exists. I was looking online for a month, and I couldn't find anything like this -except a couple of heavyweights. Then I stumbled on this by chance at a Walmart, and I couldn't believe my eyes! Walmart online doesn't list this, and I assume as a retired economist that its online list is for affluent clients, whereas in the store unadvertised products are for poor people that don't have computers, nor do online shopping! I bought it, and it is perfect for me.
The reasons? Vacuum cleaners have become so grotesque and heavy to portray a "high tech, high price" image, but for me they are ugly behemoths.
First thing when I bought this one, and tested at home, was to trash my still working wind tunnel heavyweight in the garbage. I wish I had discovered this unadvertised gem earlier.
October 3, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by rebellady good vacuum
when I ordered this product I did not realize that it was not a bagless vacuum. However in the packaging was a nice offer for vacuum bags to order and this was easy and they arrived promptly. The vacuum is light so I dont mind carrying it upstairs. It works well on my carpet and cleans it well enough considering the age of my carpeting.
October 2, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Godsgirl Withstands cleaning business...
I could not tell you how many I've bought for my cleaning business.
The only trouble I've ever had was the roller assembly getting loose and wearing out,but we cleaning 6 days a week and 3-4 houses a day being 2-3 level houses.I do wish you had left the longer cord as on the older models.but I have to give this vaccum a AAA+++ I see and use all type(when the owners thinks thiers is better )but my powerforce out beats them all.I have also sold numerous vaccums to my clients simple because it does better than the one they own..Pj's
October 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by rblack27 Bissell PowerForce Bagged Upright Vacuum
I just bought a second PowerForce for our home today. The first one I purchased six years ago is working just fine. Do not be fooled by the purchase price. This product has exceeded my expectations. This vacuum has outlived and outperformed other brands I have tried, well known brands that cost much more! Bissell is number one in my mind when it comes to vacuum sweepers and a best overall value. Bags, Belts, and Filters are inexpensive and easily found in local stores or online at Bissell.
September 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by johnny vac Owned for 12plus ywears
W have owned a Powerforce vacuum for 12plus years and are completley satisfied with it`s pefomance...so much so that the only thing to replace it is the PowerForcebagless vacuum!!!!! Will still keep the older vacuum as a backup, but it probably won`t see much use. Thank you for quality products!!
September 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by davacuum Bissell
We have owned this vacuum for more than 15 years. The only main problem was the belt broke after one year. I called Bissell and they sent two replacement belts asap. We finally gave the vacuum away to someone that needed one more than we did. I just ordered this same vacuum and look forward to another 15 years of use from the new one, Lord willing. Just follow the directions and the product will perform.
September 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beth PowerForce Vacuum
Recently purchased this vacuum and I love it's performance. Cleans carpet quickly and easily. Light weight compared to some I have used. The light weight is definitely a plus since I have problems with my back. My one complaint is that the hose tends to fall out of it's hook on the handle. It would be nice if the design was modified somewhat for a more secure fit for the hose. Overall I am totally impressed with this vacuum. Would recommend it to friends.
September 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by melissa803 Better than most high end vacuums!!
I have a cleaning business and bought the bissell for my own house. My clients vacuums would always do a terrible job and it always took longer for job to get done. started bringing my bissell to work and have not stopped since. Have purchased only the powerforce every time the vacuum breaks. Can always tell when it is starting to not work as well that its a clog due to the suction power, Its awesome!! Only issue i have is that i clean about 5 houses a day and needless to say there is a lot of vacuuming..the bissell always breaks in the same spot. the vacuum will eventually stop standing up by itself and the bottom part for the levels breaks eventually. maybe a manufacture problem?? but would not by any other besides the powerforce!!!
August 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by joshuamichael Awesome
Easy to put together, runs and sucks dirt real good. Glad i bought it. Thanks Bissell! a new custom Mike
August 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Den from philly none better
Have bought one for each of my children, grandparents, and aunt. Light weight but great pickup.
August 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shirley7 Bissell bag vs Bagless
I have to agree with so many other reviewers that the BISSELL with the bag is better. My husband bought the bagless 7 years ago, and it still works great. BUT I hate to use it because I hate that dirt! Plus it is too heavy for me to use. It takes all my energy. So I decided to buy a light-weight vaccuum for myself. I didn't know until I got it home that it was also a BISSELL, but what a difference. It is a lighter weight, and has a nice place to grip to easily carry it. Once it is full it is so much nicer to remove a clean bag than it is to deal with all that dirt! It is actually a pleasure to use the bagless light weight BISSELL.
August 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by CamilleMomma Bissell Cleans Better than my $700 Lindhaus Vacuum
I am embarrassed to admit that this Bissell PowerForce Vacuum cleans better than my $700 Lindhaus Vacuum. I could cry, knowing I could've bought close to 18 Bissell Vacuums compared to my 1 Lindhaus Vacuum. Don't get me wrong the Lindhaus cleans pretty good, but, the Bissell cleans even better and here is why:
Has the strongest suction I've ever seen on a Vacuum.
Got so much dirt out of my medium length carpet, that my carpet felt soft and brand new again. My expensive Lindhaus didn't make it feel like that.
Can clean a long shag rug, when no other vacuum has been able to. I no longer have to get on my hands and knees picking up all the stuff that my Lindhaus missed on the shag rug.
Cleans a very short rug perfectly on the setting just above bare floor setting. It has 5 different height settings.
You can't pull it back fast because you can tell it's cleaning so well. That is a sign of good suction.
Doesn't make ugly lines in the carpet when vacuuming.
Suction on the hose is GREAT. The hose isn't as short as the other reviewers say, it comes with a long extension part to add to make it longer & comes with a two in one dusting brush/upholstery tool (love the two in one, means less tools to get lost) and it has a crevice tool too. Tools also don't fall off the vacuum, they stay put.
I actually prefer the shorter cord length, so you are not tripping over extra cord. It's just enough to do a medium sized room. There is also a spot toward the top of the vacuum that you can snap the cord into, so the cord is high enough you don't have to hold the cord or worry about vacuuming over the cord.
Love that it is a vacuum that uses bags (no more messy dirt cups to empty). It comes with one bag. Open and make sure the bag is on though. Ours was sitting in there, but we had to attach the bag on it.
Has the option of ordering special hypoallergenic bags or regular bags on the Bissell website 12 for $10 with free shipping.
The filter on the side is one that you just rinse and let air dry.
The lightest weight vacuum I've ever felt. So can be carried up or downstairs easily.
August 2, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by spritetle Second one for me but not as good as 1st
For the price the PowerForce is a good vacuum. My old one I had for several years and was very pleased with it. Recently the upright latch broke so it was time for a new one. Since I was pleased with the PowerForce I bought another one. I was a bit disappointed though. The new one doesn't suck as well as the old one. Unfortunately I'd tossed the box and the old vacuum before using the new one so I can't exchange this one. Live and learn.
July 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by SMITH This is one of the best BIssell has to offer yet!
Hi, I've owned and used the Bissell PowerForce vacuum cleaner since it was first available to consumers. I knew
Bissell had an excellent reputation for excellance so I puschased it. I love everything about this vacuum cleaner. It works perfectly in every way that you need for an excellent thorough cleaning of your carpets and floors too. I rate this the best vacuum for this price. It does what the other expensive vacuums do for a fraction of the cost. I love the Bissell PowerForce vacuum and will own one for the rest of my life! Sincerely! :) :) :) U.S.A.
June 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Andrew Bagged Vac User
In my line of work at my job, I'll go through vacuum cleaners every year [easily] because of daily use cleaning an entire large building.
After my last machine died a violent death (re: cord shorted out).. I was given a slightly used baggless Bissell to use.
It works well - but since we are in a dusty enviroment, it is a pain to clean the cup and filter because it gets packed with very fine 'powdery' dust. Though to be fair I was never a fan of baggless anyway because of the dirty clean-up afterwards.
So went shopping for a new bagged cleaner and saw Bissell's powerforce model. Decided to give this one a shot and works just as great as the baggless! Even if not better!!
May 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by thrifty shopper Great deal
I purchased this vacuum to replace my old bagless. it was messy and too heavy. this one is so light and easy to use on a daily basis. love the fact that all i need to do is throw away the bag and insert another. NO MORE DUST IN THE FACE! Will never go back to bagless. Thank you bissell for a great inexpensive vacuum cleaner.
May 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cynthia This is a tough vacuum
I bought this product as my first vacuum when I moved out of my parents house. I knew nothing about vacuum maintenance so naturally the bristles were never cleaned, belts never replaced, and filters and bags were only changed/cleaned when it stopped working. Four years later I have my first clog. I bought this vacuum as my "starter vacuum" that I assumed would only last me a couple years. After clearing the clog and doing the maintenance that I should have been doing all along, I realize what a great product this really is. I'm sure many more expensive vacuums would be destroyed after the years of neglect I've put this one through. I highly recommend it and I will definitely be purchasing my steam cleaner from Bissell.
May 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by lem29 Light, and good
I have a bad back. I must say this vacuum does exactly what I wanted it to do. Love the easy attachments too. Highly reccommend for anybody suffering from a bad back or other health problems. :)
April 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mickie Don't Let The PRICE FOOL YOU!
I have a cleaning service, and this is the only vacuum I will use.
It's lightweight,has on board attachments,and is powerful.
You cannot ask for a better product.
April 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Operaphantom Positive review
The bissel products i ordered were top quality and arrived promptly an a value price
April 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Deni49 The only vacuum I've ever liked!
I bought a Bissell Powerforce after 30+ years hating another brand's canister vac. LOVED the Bissell but had to leave it behind when I moved. Bought a different brand in the new place--and hated it so even though it worked okay, I just purchased another Bissell to replace it. The Powerforce is lightweight, maneuverable, and it picks up cat hair, tracked litter and the remnants of shredded toys far better than any other vacuum I've owned.
April 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marty Fantastic Product
I am about to buy a second Power Force Vacuum. I think for the money, one could not find a better vacuum! The negative comment one person made is so unfair. It's hard to believe they gave it much of a chance.
April 11, 2012