Rated 1 out of 5 by JMP222 Worst vacuum I have ever had the misfortune to use
I bought this vacuum about 2 years ago because of the pet feature. I have 2 cats, 1 short-haired and 1 long-haired. The long-haired cat's fur clogs the hose and wraps around the roller bar, making it stutter during each use. I have to stop, turn it on its side and clear the roller. Then, when I remove the canister to empty it, the fur and litter goes all over, so there's a bigger mess than when I started.
It's also heavy and unwieldy, hard to manuever. Maybe in a bigger area with little or no furniture, it would be useful, but in a small condo, it's not. The so-called "dual-edge cleaning" does not pick up well, so I have to go back around the edges of the walls and furniture with the attachment. I usually don't bother using the vacuum at that point because I'm so disgusted with it.
You can't vacuum under the dining room chairs or any other furniture on legs because the canister prevents the vacuum from going under more than a few inches.
I am looking for a canister vacuum at this point, something like the one I had for about 20 years before it had to be thrown out and I bought this Bissell upright. When I find the one I like, this Bissell will be in the dumpster. Good riddance!
November 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by doglover1 Sad Story
I have been a Bissell fan for years and tell that to everyone when the subject of vacuums comes up! Even convinced several people at a well known store to buy Bissell when I was in the appliance dept and saw them checking out other brands! I have 3 dogs with long hair and am about to rescue another husky so pet hair is an issue! I got several of my friends to buy this vacuum and they loved it and I saved up for it for the last few months and was so excited to try the new lift off feature to get hair in hard to reach places. 2 days ago my oldest dog got very ill and vet bills ate up my vacuum nest egg! One of my friends is letting me borrow hers til I can save up again tho I am hoping Santa may bring me one! lol But my point is I would rather have to wait til I save up again because Bissell vacuums are worth it...I would not ever buy anything else!
November 25, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by kh07 terrible
After having a Bissell that was amazing for more than 6 years I finally wore it out and was very excited to upgrade to a new machine! We have 2 children and 2 pets so we decided to get a "pet" geared vacuum cleaner. This vacuum cleaner has not performed well at all. After continually cleaning out clogs in the base, the hose, and the plastic filter I finally took it into a repair shop. only 7 months after its purchase, I am bringing it in for its second visit to a repair shop. This vacuum is terrible!! I Do Not recommend purchasing this model!
November 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by MilBrook Really Pick Up Dirt!!!
I do love this new vacuum cleaner. I couldn't believe the dirt that was picked up. I love the "lift off" feature making it very easy to clean other than carpets.
I do find it hard to maneuver but that may be because of my arthritis. Otherwise, I'm very pleased.
November 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bobbie Awesome! size and performance
Love Love Love it! Only one suggestion....could be a little more quiet.
November 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by themomster the best
I have all hardwood floors and area rugs and only needed a vacuum for area rugs. This vacuum is fantastic! It moves easily and smoothly on the floors and it cleans the area rugs without eating the edges or pulling up the rugs. I do think a retractable cord would be nice but not necessary for me. I was frustrated running over the cord since it's at the bottom of the vacuum until I noticed the little hook on the handle to hold it up. And, the long cord is definitely a plus. Another plus is that it's made by a family run business in the USA. I was so pleased with this vacuum, I purchased one of the floor steam cleaners.
October 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Happy Customer Better Vacuum Ever Used but could be better
This is the very good vacuum I have ever used . This is my first Bissell while in USA.It fulfilled all my requirements except following two which can be very easily added to this model.
1. It should have retractable chord. This is very good feature and can be added to this model very easily. The best location is at bottom of lift off.
2. It should have one brush attachment for carpet stairs or for carpet corners. If customer service reads my review, please let me know which one is the best Bissell carpet Stairs attachment that would work with this vacuum. I want to buy separately and do not want to return it , due to this part.
October 27, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by flo Great vacuum.
Picks up cat hair wonderfully. With five cats and a small condo I can definitely recommend it. Also has an easy to empty container, which is what I like about Bissell products.
October 14, 2013