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
Rated 5 out of 5 by JRNEGRON good vacuum at great price!!!
vacuum was worth the money at local retailer. this is the second Bissell vacuum I buy and can not complain. My first vacuum was given to a friend when I moved out of state. He still has it after two years and it still works good!!!!
September 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by chrisy AWESOME!!!
Great Vacuum highly recommend. never thought i had that much dirt in my carpet.
September 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by brandi2012 love it!
picks up so much dirt out of the floor, and love the smell it puts off when vaccuming.
September 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BillD Great Buy
A great replacement for an old Hover. Collects dust I never thought I had.
September 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Patticakes Good Vacuum
This is probably the 4th vacuum I have had in 14 years. It does work well but is a little difficult to push on carpet, even with the wheel adjustment all the way up, and it is so light that when I use the hose attachment the vacuum tends to fall backward and hits me in the leg, ouch!!!! Other than that, it does work well.
September 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by bhayes420 Great vacuum for the money
Had this vacuum since 12/31/12. Never had a problem until the belt broke. This will sound funny, but it sucks very well! For the price, it cannot be beat. Will buy another one just like it when this one goes down for good.
September 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ms825g Great Expectations
I did not intentionally buy this vacuum. I instead meant to buy the PowerGroom Vacuum 92L31 that was on display at my local Walmart, but when I opened the box this is what I had got. So I got online, read reviews & decided to keep it... and I'm so glad I did!! The reviews for the other model were not so great, so maybe this is one is replacing it? I immediately vacuumed to test it out & was so impressed! I had just vacuumed a couple of days ago & still had to dump the canister after each room!
I haven't tried it on tile, but it works great on hard wood! Even if it didn't, I was ok with that... in the past I'll sweep it to the doorway with a broom & use the hose to get the dirt pile. I also use my vacuum a lot for dusting, and would love to find more options for accessories! A softer, or longer haired brush would be great!
I noticed a lot of reviewers had trouble with filters clogging & no headlight. To keep the filters lasting longer, we use an air compressor to clean out after every other use or so (about once a week). And as far as a headlight goes... why? I've never had a use for the headlight on vacuums, so I'm not sure why it should be a deal breaker to people. I love this vacuum & it definitely fits my needs!
August 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by schmoeville good features.
Works well. I just do not like the sponge-like filter...it is a hassle to clean.
August 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cowboy This vacuum is "AWESOME"!
After carefully checking out all vacuums on display at store, I found that this vacuum had great features and was not very heavy at all! And the price was great as well! My wife and I have been using this vacuum for about 3 weeks now, and we have 2 dogs and a son. It is VERY powerful, light and easy to use and cleans the carpet and hardwood floors very well. It really can pick up the dirt and ALL the dog hairs very well! My wife loves it as well, and it is very easy to clean the filters and to empty the dirt!! My wife says I made a "GREAT" choice!! And she loves the automatic cord rewind with a touch of a button! I would highly recomend this product to anyone!! Thank you for an "AWESOME" vacuum!!.......P.S. The only thing I was wondering, why it doesn't have a light on the powerhead? A light on it would be nice, but we can do without it! It's still an "AWESOME" vacuum!! I noticed that alot of all the other brands didn't have a light as well? Just wondering why they are all making them mostly without lights on them anymore???
August 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by brwnsuga43 awesome
This is the best vacuum I've ever had it makes my floors look cleaner... my house smells fresher. The suction is terrfic not a lot of back and forth motion and it lays flat so i dont have to move furniture yaaay. I would definitely recommend it to my friends and family
July 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hudson65 Had Bissell before
Had an older model, something broke something like a shaft. motor ran but no suction. Bought Eureka but was not enough suction to even to get dirt off the floor. Put in closet for yard sale maybe.
July 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Fernando works great at cleaning
It is works really good, but the plug always comes out of the electrical socket And I have to stop and re-plug it in.
July 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by sterling21 has great suction
The vacuum has great suction and gets the dog hair very well. It's nice to see the canister getting full and easy to empty.The fabreze filter smells good. We are very happy with the performance of this vacuum.
July 11, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Nicky Retractable cord stuck
I love this Vacuum but when i went to retract it the button to retract the cord is stuck and wont bring in the cord in, why is this? how can I fix it?
July 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Doc4552 I have both the Proheat pet shampooer & the powergroom
I first purchase the shampooer and was so pleased with its performance that when it came time to purchase a new vacuum there was no need to consider any other products than another Bissell. And as thought my new Bissell vacuum is perfect !! The weight, the power, and it's manuring ability. Yes I'm very pleased with both of my Bissells please keep the excellent performance up!!!!!!
July 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alan Does the job for me
I've only used it twice so I can't comment on how it holds up with time, but it's exactly what I was looking for - powerful, don't need a bag, attachments that let me clean furniture, stairs, and hard-to-reach places, and a long cord so I can do a whole room without having to unplug and replug. And all that for a great price! Assuming it lasts, you'll be happy with this one too.
June 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by fox Great smell
The smell of the febreze filter as you are vaccuming is great. Easy to empty. Love the clear tubing so you can see if there is a clog and where it is.
June 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by leanraw Great Vacuum
Picks up everything. Great suction. Easy to empty dirt cup. Filters easy to clean
June 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Old dodge Great suction
This vacuum picks up dirt and pet hair very well. The filter smells great, auto cord is great.
June 20, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by jjroller Belts break
I received the vacuum as a gift and while I love the cord and appearance overall, with regards to functionality it is a bitter disappointment. 2nd day - belt broke. Purchased new belts - 4th day another belt broke. Ughh!
Plan to return it - embarrassed to request receipt and threw away box already. Annoyed.
June 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by K-Ren Good Product for the Price
I find this vacuum to be great. I have had other brands that cost double the price of this one. They do not compare to the Bissell power groom helix. It has very good suction and light weight. I have told all my friends about this vacuum. LOVE IT
June 4, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Sarobbi It's ok
I love the Febreeze filter. But I hate the suction tube that clogs up EVERYTIME I use this vacuum. I have to clean it out to get it to pick up everytime I use it.
June 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jc Stronger suction,and retractable power cord
We have had a few different Bissell bagless vaccums. This one has better suction and I like the retractable cord.
In our previous vacs when winding up the cord it didn't always have enough space to clip the end of the cord,so it stays in place.
May 25, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Dana Sprite Difficult cleaning process after use.
I found cleaning the total system after use to be difficult. When I removed the dirt container and filter cups, dust and dirt fell all over the vacuum and surrounding floor. A big mess. The cups were not particularly full. The upper tank was completely covered with debris (I have cats) and I had to use my hand to remove the collection before I could remove the piece for cleaning. Another big mess, my hands and arms, the vacuum and the surrounding floor. The cleaning process took as much time as I spent vacuuming five rooms and now I have to wait for everything to dry before I can reassemble. I was pleased with the performance of the vacuum but question if I will keep the product because of the cumbersome and sloppy cleaning procedures. I also found it awkward reaching for the electric cord so it would not tangle in the wheels. It would help to have a "hook" to secure the cord when the unit was in use.
May 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by johnny2002 MY SECOND BISSELL VAC....
I bought this one to replace my last bissell that lasted me for 12 years! My old one was as every bit a great machine as my new one. I love all the NEW features on my new Bissell Vac. I brag about it to all my friends that have other brands and replace them year after year :-}
I rate my new Bissell KING of the Vacs. Hope this one lasts me another 12 years...ha, ha, ha!
April 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Zombie68 Wonderful !!!
I replaced this because my old one died and I just love it the Febreze air filter is wonderful glad I bought this one.
April 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by faithclean5112 Great Machine!
We are a church and our senior Pastor came in one morning to find the Bissell Power Groom Helix sitting in front of the door, package unopened. The young woman who does our cleaning uses a Bissell that is similar and was excited to try this one out. I'm not sure what she liked best - the power and suction, the ease of use, the sweet Febreeze smell that is left after use or just the total package. My next new vacuum will be a Bissell based on the quality and workmanship of our new machine here at church.
April 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by J21 Awesome Power!
I purchased this vacuum after our other Bissell vacuum finally went. I loved our other vacuum and was hesitant on purchasing a new one. I found this one and LOVE IT! I just used it for the first time today and not only was the price VERY reasonable but it has great suction power. The Febreze filter scent feature is super nice while you are vacuuming and I love the cord rewind feature. I would recommend this vacuum to anyone who is looking for a reasonably priced, very efficient vacuum. Thank you Bissell.
April 7, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Buylamb Plastic parts just cant take heavy use
I guess given whats out there this machine is good. I have found however, that the plastic parts are not able to stand up to any real dirt and grit that animals may bring into the house. The more sandy the grit the easier the plastic parts fail. Metal parts had no such issues. Great hair collector and very easy to clean. I expect this will last about 2 years due to the plastic parts.
April 6, 2013