Rated 5 out of 5 by BissellLover My favorite thing
I have had very expensive sweepers in the past, but since I have hardwood now, and carpet only in the living room, family is grown, and have no animals, I thought I would try a lightweight cleaner the last time. I really LOVE the smell, the lightness, and most of all, the amazing pick up. I bought it last year, Unfortunately, while decorating for X-mas last week, I picked up something that stopped the beaters, and burned the belt. My daughter gave me a beautiful dyson, while I took my Bissell for repair. Sorry to report that it could not be fixed.
After thinking how great the dyson was going to be, I used it. I do not like it nearly as much as my Bissell. I am going to buy a new one immediately. If I have to buy one a year, it is worth it.
December 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Patsy1963 A Good Vaccum
I have always owned a Bissell vacuum , but last Christmas I bought a different brand.. a Eureka WhirlWind® Rewind 4242A, .. that lasted almost a year from last Christmas to this Christmas. ,, I went back to Bissell.. !
The only thing I don't like about my new Bissell vacuum is the cheaply made rewind mechanism.. I have only had it a month and the cord got stuck in there around the plastic piece that winds it up.. I fixed it myself. Other then that its okay.. nice and light.. and picks up really well... will see how long this last..=)
I am tough on vacuums.. they have to be good because I have 4 grandchildren and 6 dogs that run in and out playing.. so my vacuum gets a work out every single day.. sometimes twice a day..
December 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by chaching Love it
Really like the Helix Vacuum. Only down fall is it is loud and could use another extension "tube". I have a problem with the vacuum fall over when using the extensions. It has great suction and filters are easy to clean.
October 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by deletez work better than expected
works great, made four passes on carpet & emptied after each & was still pulling mess out of carpet. wow! very strong suction, great vacuum!
October 22, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by JS disappointing
I purchased this vacuum in May of 2013. It does a super job of cleaning. The suction is great and it grooms the carpets and makes them look like new, as well as being easy to use. However, the disappointing thing is how inconvenient and messy it is to take it apart and clean the filters. It is a major, messy job. The fine dust spills out onto the vacuum and the floor. So I have decided to get rid of it because it is too much of a hassle for me.
October 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jenni1976 I love this vacuum!
I have been very pleased with this vacuum. I only have one problem. I am needing to replace the hose wand base and cannot find it anywhere. Is there a replacement part for this?
October 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by paverette Great Product
We replaced our hardwood floors with carpet and had to purchase a vacuum. We have several pets and wanted a good vacuum at a reasonable price. I love this vacuum. It picks up dog hair that I do not see. It is very easy to use. I have used it daily since we purchased it and have not had any issues. The canister empties easy. The automatic cord rewind is a great feature.
October 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by meow Like the Vacuum, Not Crazy About the FeBreze Filter
I just bought this vacuum 9/23/13 and tested it out on both the carpet and the tile floor as well as vacuuming a body pillow. Everything works fine, but I have to say the FeBreze filter is too strong of an odor. I have a small house and frankly, that filter gives me a headache. To remedy the problem, I've wrapped 2 plastic bags around the vacuum covering the FeBreze filter to cut back on the smell while in my storage closet. Is there an odorless filter I can purchase that does the same job as the smelly one? Also, in old school days when I used a Kirby, I would put a newpaper down under the vacuum to empty the dirt and contents from the cloth bag rather than on the raw floor. The clean up might be somewhat minimized doing this, or don't empty the vacuum in the house reintroducing dust again, just take the vacuum outside to your lawn or garden and work on emptying it there....just a thought...
September 29, 2013