Rated 4 out of 5 by furbabymom Very good machine, but needs a few tweeks
I have had and still have several Bissell products. My previous vacuum was a Healthy home model, loved it, but lost it in a house fire. Search on for new model, but local stores didn't carry the Healthy home model any more. The Powerglide was available at my Walmart and features looked good. I liked the Lift off canister idea for stairs and being able to turn off the brush when needed. What I like: light weight (almost to light), lift off canister, multi surface use (I have carpet and vinyl), easy to empty, power head for hose and the suction of my old Healthy home model. I have 6 dogs and 3 cats, this thing picks up the dirt and hair!! What I don't like: I could live w/out the swivel head and hate the handle on the hose. I have arthritis in my wrists and these 2 features make them hurt. I liked the hose on the Healthy home much better, was more flexible and was easy to snap in and pull out. No hose extensions w/the Power glide (yes you can buy but I think a vac should come w/the things you need to clean). You need the extensions to reach higher areas, luckily I had some from another machine that fit, but there is no place to store them on this machine. The Healthy home model had great storage areas. No edge cleaner, so I have to get that hose I don't like out more often. One thing that is handy but I would still like some control over, this machine self adjusts when moving from one type surface to another. This is nice but on carpets I like to be able to determine my own adjustment. This is because of the arthritis, pushing the vac on higher nape carpet is harder and adjusting the height on the Healthy home model made it easier, I can't do this w/the Power glide. If I could get all the features I had on my Healthy Home model w/the lift off canister I think I would have the prefect vac.
September 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ROCKY 1 GREAT VACUUM!!
This is one easy to use vacuum with all the suction to get the dirt. It's easy to maneuver around all floors and carpet,and its not to loud like other vacuums. Also like that Its easy to keep the dust cup and filters clean! Thanks bissell for one awesome vacuum!!
September 3, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by KGH Frustrated
I really love using the vacuum on my carpet and hardwood floors. The suction is awesome and it is quite maneuverable. However, it is very frustrating when using the hose. The hose is too short for reaching up and away from the vacuum. When canister is attached any action to stretch the hose pulls the vacuum over. I was really excited to use the vacuum as a duster, but this too has been even more frustrating. The hard end of the hose limits the versatility for dusting. The dusting tool should be a round soft bristle brush attached directly to a flexible hose for a close suction. The dusting tool for this machine is also inflexible and just lets the dust stick mostly to the brushes with not very much being sucked up. I also have to hold the canister with one hand even when it is on the floor because it also gets pulled over putting nicks in my furniture. Maybe a well placed strap for the shoulder would help.
July 14, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by cathy58 not as light as they say
when I got this.... the dare hose is way to short to reach without the vacuum tipping over.. also for the price I paid for this model I would have expected another piece that makes the pole longer in the middle and not be expected to order one from you.. this should have been included.. I have always used your brand but this one took the cake.. also your lift off is heavy I have fibro and with the motor on the liftoff it sure makes it heavier for me
June 15, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Tom in OH Belt problem too
Also had the belt fall off twice within the 1st 15 minutes of use.
April 5, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Cnleg Disappointed
I've owned this vacuum for a day. The first time I vacuum my living room the belt slips off, not once, but twice. I am happy with the performance if the vac but I will be returning it to the store.
February 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pam60 A fine vacuum
I am in the 65+ age group and have been looking for a versatile, lightweight vacuum that does a good job on my carpets. Well....I've found it in your PowerGlide. The lift off canister is the perfect addition and so easy to use eliminating cat fur and overexuberent litter in tight places..thanks!
January 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mtngal Really like the lift off for the stairs
Not only is it easier but the brush attachment does a good job. Overall, I am liking the total vacuum!
December 29, 2013