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
Rated 5 out of 5 by operaphantom Bissell Powerforce
This is an awesome sweeper with powerful attatchment and a wonderful offer for replacement bags. Works as well as a Dyson
April 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cherie Great product!
This is my second (wore out the first one under rather adverse conditions) and I don't think you could get a better vacuum for the money.
It's lightweight and very portable.
I bought a couple extra wands to reach the ceiling, and the suction is still good.
The only annoyance with this model is that occasionally the hose will become clogged, and it's a little difficult to unstop it.
Would recommend for anyone, especially for kids starting out, and apartment and dorm dwellers.
April 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sandy Great vacuum for your $$
I love this vacuum and I have 3 indoor dogs and I recommend it to all my family members who have all previously owned bagless and they also really like them and won't go back to the others that are a chore to clean themselves plus weigh a ton. Buy one and check it out great value and it works wonderfully.
March 26, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sylgo18 PowerForce Vacuum Excellent value
I have put off purchasing a vacuum for years; had i shopped for a vacuum sooner I would've added 2 of the PowerForce to my home (my old vacuum got retired to the basement) . Let's all admit owning 2 vacuum's is a good feeling Upstairs/downstairs!! Don't worry if you don't feel the same as I do because the PowerForce is light weight enough to carry up and down the stairs. Yes and very easy to assemble..no wait it's almost as simple as plug it in and go! No screwdriver required.
March 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by onthegoro Great Price and job well done!
I'm sorry I didn't get it long ago, the reason I didn't was because growing up you were told; "You get what you pay for". This price will fool you because it is so affordable and yet worked as well as my expensive vacuum. This is well worth the saving with the economy so bad these days. Plus the deal that was offered on the 12 bags, 2 belts and 2 filters was a blessing to get at a very low price.
March 24, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Drummer J Good Value.
My cleaning crew had little or no suction from my multi-filter, cyclonic vacuum cleaner and rather than take the time to troubleshoot - I decided to run out to my local mega store to purchase a back-up so the crew could finish the job on my house. Upon return, it took less than 5 minutes to set-up and they resumed vacuuming. Surprisingly, this low budget, very basic vacuum, did extremely well leaving my carpet and rugs as clean as my troublesome "high end monster". I will now use this little giant as my lower floor machine, as this is where we have the wall-to wall carpeting. Thanks Bissell.
March 22, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Gina Hate this product!
I bought the Powerforce model about a month ago. I does not pick up anything. It couldnt even pick up a piece of popcorn. I wouldnt recommend this to anyone. I thought this was a reliable brand name or I would have kept my receipt and returned it immediately!!
March 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by The Dog Lady I have this vacuum,and have had it for about 5 months.
This vacuum is a great little machine, it does wonders on dog and cat hair. It picks up litter, gravel etc. the only thing I wish it had was a little more suction on the extended tools for furniture. Other than that it's a super duper machine.
March 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by jenniej01 Great product
This is an affordable option and provides allergen reducing qualities. Asthma is present in my household and so it is important that allergens are trapped in and can't get out, this vacuum provides that. It is also lightweight compared to most and good quality. I had a Bissel Power Force prior to this and owned it approximately 10 years before buying new, so you bet I when I was shopping for another and found the Power Force still available I bought it right away.
March 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by grandma7 My second PowerForce
I just got my 2nd PowerForce and I love it. It may be a cheaper model, but WORKS great for my home. I would recommend it to anyone. I have asthma so the bag helps keep dust away. I am satisfied.
February 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anita422 This is the best VACUUM every and it is Cheap
I,m 60 yrs old with Medical Problem but I have no trouble cleaning my Carpet Thank you BISSELL , your Power Force is the best that I every bought'
February 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Virginia This product has great features
I like it much better then my Bayless vacuum. Also I like my Bissel PRoHeat Pet. They both do a very good job.
February 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by The Cleaning Guy Excellent Product- Recommended
I own a house and office cleaning business and purchase these vacuums exclusively. I've used a lot of different brands/models of vacuums and this is the model of upright I choose and recommend to my customers when they ask me.
February 2, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by DanceswithBrooms Price right light weight everything on board
I have been purchasing the bissell upright for ten years now. I run a small cleaning bussines and find the bissel upright to be the best for bringing to house to house. I refuse to use some brands that are in peoples home because one to heavey , like the Kirby, or there is no hose on the side and can't do stair like the Orek.
I've had many customers purchase a bissell upright after seeing how easy and good it works I too will contiue to purchase the bissell upright. Thank you Bissell
February 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by mchsun Best vaccuum for sand I have used.
I own an RV Park with cabins and a marine retail store. Sand, sand, sand is what I contend with. This simple vaccuum is the best at handling sand.
The bagless vaccuums seem to have too many filters that trap sand in every filter. I spend too much time cleaning filters.
The bag is the way to go. Picks up the sand, you throw out the bag and it has very few other filters to clean.
Don't ever get rid of this product. One of the best you have for sand.
January 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Strawberry Lady This sweeper is light-weight & is very efficient!
This sweeper is light-weight & easy to push! Vacums up everything--works very efficient--We like the features --and I like the fact that it does have a bag to remove--I'm not into those expensive hippa filters! I liked this sweeper so well that I bought another one for my upstairs (doesn't take up that much space & I can move it around easily) When I went back to the store--I sold one to another customer there while I was buying mine!!! When I told her how easy it is to push--and that a child could use it) she grabbed one also! and did I mention that it is very affordable!!!
January 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Maxs Lady A great addition
I bought this vacuum for the local city museum as some areas are carpeted and other methods were unworkable. It does an excellent job on not only carpets but also very dusty tile floors, dusty window sills and other surfaces. It is the third Bissell I have bought for different locations including my home and each one is an excellent product.
January 31, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by bissellcustomer Good Vacuum; Low Cost
The main thing I like about this vacuum cleaner is that it has a bag. It is light and easy to move around. It has a 10 amp motor, so the suction is a little less than I like, but perfectly adequate. Thanks to Bissell for keeping a bagged vacuum cleaner available.
January 31, 2012