Rated 1 out of 5 by DF Very fustrating and un productive
I have had this vacum for about 1 year and I too have experienced the same problems like the previous review... it picks up dirt great in one room after i have cleaned the vacum throughly, however that's all it takes 1 room... after cleaning 1 room i notice it doesn't vacum the same. I have to clean everything every time im going to use it and it is very fustrating to take it apart and clean it. I too wish i could return it and get the old vacum cleaner that had the disposable bags.
July 9, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Barb917 Has great suction, but....
I've had this vaccuum for almost a year. Yes, it has great suction power, picks up the pet hair but I wish I would have read these reviews prior to purchasing it. I have these complaints, some of which are already addressed here: Cord is too short; hose is too short, the unit has tipped on me several times; the dusting brush/upholstery tool is most inconvenient to use - and it snagged my couch cushion when I tried to clean with it; too many parts to clean and way too often - Don't think I should have to do this every 3-4 weeks, there are no dirts roads near my home; I also have to take it apart outside as it makes a mess; no self propelling feature; I could understand having 1 or 2 of my complaints but all of them? Will not purchase any Bissell again.
July 7, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by TH Disappointed!
I purchased this vacuum to replace another Bissell that I had for several years. It does a good job picking up pet hair and the turbo brush is great. However, my previous Bissell's brush would turn off when the handle was upright. Much to my dismay this one does not and the brush continues to spin and create heat. I was vacuuming my stairs with the hose and turbo brush and the vacuum created so much heat that the carpet underneath it burnt and melted! I now have to repair my carpet.
I like my previous Bissell so much better. Very dissapointed. I own a carpet steamer and steam mop from this company as well and think they are great. This vacuum is not!
June 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by amy_az Pleasantly Surprised
WOW ... I bought this vacuum out of necessity (as my other vacuum (not a Bissell) finally broke. I was happy with the reviews and was drawn to it because of the comments about pet hair. I have one dog and THREE cats and 'thought' I had a pretty clean house. I was so disgusted and at the same time pleased with the amount of dirt and pet hair that it was bringing out of my carpet and upholstery. I have to say my previous vacuum was NOT doing a good job. The suction on this vacuum (even while using the hose and attachments) is nothing other than AMAZING. I really hope this vacuum continues to work as well as it ages. And on a side note ... I previously had a 'bagless' vacuum and said I would never buy another one as it created a dust cloud in the air when I was emptying it and I was covered in dirt by the time I completely cleaned it and put it back together. This vacuums collection 'cup' (rather bucket) is very easy to open and empty. Some small things that I feel Bissell could improve on in the future is to make the hose longer (or have a longer hose attachment for an option) . When I was using the hose for my couch the vacuum wanted to tip over ... partly because the suction was SO great that it kept the hose compact and it didn't stretch out easily. But, I would NOT trade a longer hose for less suction!!! Also, just out of curiosity ... why does the brush still rotate when the hose is in use? It doesn't seem to affect the suction at all, it just surprised me that it didn't stop while the hose was being used. I also had to be a bit careful that the cord didn't get under the turning brush when I was setting it back upright after it tipped. All in all ... This is a GREAT vacuum and I'm pleased with my purchase!
June 11, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by mgrimm Very dissappointed in this selection
We only had the vacuum cleaner out one time and the belt broke. So we got new belts and those broke as well. Now we are waiting for a new part to try to see if we can get this cleaner to work. It's hard to rate it's effectiveness if we can't get the thing to work. I thought Bissell was suppposed to have good products. I would think twice before I buy another vacuum cleaner from Bissell.
June 6, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by J Ok, but could be better
I just received this vacuum and used it for the first time today. I did notice it picks up pet hair really well, but there are a couple of things I am not happy about. For one, the clean filter indicator light is not turning on (trying to figure out why), the cord is too short, and I don't like not having the option to turn the brush off when you use the hose/attachments. Thinking about returning it.
June 5, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by yt My second Bissell
I had my first Bissell upright bagless for quite sometime, was noticing that maybe its just not doing as well as it did before. So i bought a new one. i have 2 dogs so i went with the rewind premium pet. The best feature i liked about it was that the cord rewinds. also the hose is see thru. My other bissell had a dark hose, hated when things got stuck in it. always had to locate the clog now i can see where it is easily. So far the only problem i'm having is that the belt has already broke , which is a surprise since i just got it this year. I never had to replace the belt on my other bissell and glad i still had it. I took that one off and replaced it in my new vacuum. Good thing that worked because i had family coming over. I have noticed that its hard to push sometimes on rugs but i just reajust the lift setting and it's fine. overall very happy with my purchase.
June 3, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Lainie too heavy
The vacuum is way to heavy and very hard to push I really can't say I am impressed at all. QVC gave this a high rating customer favorite however I am not impressed. I would like to return it .
May 23, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Judie Really cleans up
I was not sure that this would be as advertised. It did more than I expected. The first time I used it, the container had to be emptied before I finished the room, and I thought my old sweeper, a Kirby had done a good job. The only drawback is it is a little heavy, but I'll cope with that because of the wonderful job it does.
When you are through sweeping, emptying the container is easy. It is also easy to clean the filter. I can't believe that so economically priced sweeper can do the job it does. Hurray for Bissell!!! From now on when I need something they make I will always check them out first.
May 22, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by CJP Broke in 30 minutes!
Plain and simple. Got a great cleaner and for the first few minutes it was sucking up the dirt and pet hair unbelievably.
But on the second room I went to, the smell of burning rubber followed by the sound of a blender with ice cubes began to pour out of the base. Figuring there was a string caught in the brush dowel, I flipped it over to find the end cap of the dowel had become melted into the plastic base. Pulled the metal guard off to see it it was a minor fix and realized the end cap closest to the belt had come off center and wobbled itself into the base, melted/welded itself into the sides and was not going to be fixed with a simple dowel replacement.
Sending it back, will try once more and if the next one fails as miserably then a refund is my only option. Sad.
May 22, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by sheba1 Short Cord & Hose
I have to use the hose with an attachment to vacuum my tile floor as the vacuum itself blows the dirt around or won't pick up. It works good on my carpets. I have several Bissell products that I really like but this one I'm not as happy with. Wish you could buy a longer hose to attach as the hose is too short. Also, it needs a longer cord.
May 21, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by CJP Broken ALREADY! 30 minutes after assembly!
Super excited to get this vacuum. Couple of huskies that are blowing their coats for spring and our tired older vacuum couldn't handle it. So after considering a couple other (one high end price and another comparative priced), we decided to go with this one.
Easily assembled, only a screwdriver needed and about 5 minutes. I got to work on our low pile floors and immediately was amazed with the awesome power. It was picking up hair and small particle dirt with ease. Completed our living room and headed to the hall. Right after I got going good it started to smell like burnt rubber. I flipped it over and figured there was a thread or something caught in the brush. WRONG! The brush end cap had broken off, caused it to bind up and was burning the belt!!!
So now I have a $150 vacuum with a broken brush dowel, melted and destroyed base from where the dowel cut into the plastic and began burning off the containing brackets, an almost fully melted belt and dirty floors!
Awesome guys! Do I get a refund or a new vac? Is there any quality control or quality assurance at all?
May 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Grammy Joanie Really works!!!
I recently purchased this vacuum. It works well but is much TOO HEAVY for me to use and carry; so I decided to give it to my daughter. I was truly amazed at the amount of fur, etc., that it picked up.
May 5, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by roscoe not good at all
i purchased this vacuum after my Hoover of 25 years finally gave out. i have been disappointed entirely. it does not pick up pet hair as it claims--it merely pushes it into a clump which you can pick up manually. it is a back breaker in pushing.
i would not recommend this at all
May 3, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Jonesy Jury is out
I'm still trying to get use to this vacumn. It does a great job on getting pet hair up but it's hard to push, the cord is way to short, and cleaning the filters are messy. My on/off switch sometimes works. Thinking of taking back to Lowe's.
April 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vet47 Best Yet!
I replaced my 4 year old Bissell Pet Hair Eraser with the new Rewind Premier Pet Hair Vacuum. I thought the old one was awesome, but the new one is even better. Anyone that has a pet, this is a must have vaccum.
April 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Freeatlast ABSOLUTELY THE BEST !
I have NEVER been so impressed with a product as I am with this unit. I chose it initially because of the pet "flap" on the front which said it picked up pet hair so well. But...when I began to use it throughout the house, it became apparent day 1 that my carpets were so much dirtier and had so many small particles of dirt, dust and sand than I had EVER imagined. I've used it twice now and can tell you without a doubt that my carpets have their "spring" back in them like when they were freshly new. You can feel how the carpet has lifted up and isn't so flat anymore. I thought the flat was from being old, but no...the flatness is from having so much dirt, hair and particles in it, that it can't raise up like it did new. But...now it does. I sincerely hope they NEVER EVER stop producing this unit and say to anyone hesitating.."For this price you are getting so much more product and performance...you'd be a real fool to pay more and get less" To Bissell I say "You got it 100% right...don't change a thing"...and thanks so much!
April 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Geeda Great Vacuum!
This Vacuum is wonderful! Picks up all kind of dirt & pet hair!! I love it & would recommend it highly!!
April 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by angels Wonderful Vacuum
I have had this vacuum for two weeks and I absolutely love it. It picks up all the pet hair and dirt. My carpets look great.
April 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Janij07 Great Vacuum!
I love this vacuum. I purchased it for the purpose of getting up as much pet hair from my carpet as possible, and it does a fantastic job. This vacuum picks up so much more hair and dust than any other vacuum I've had. I have had this vacuum for about 3 months now and it still works great, hopefully it will keep going strong for a long time.
April 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by caitlen07 I don't know how I ever could use my old cheap vacuum.
I had been using a cheap $40 vacuum while in college. As time went on, the vacuum pretty much lost all suction. So my boyfriend and I went out and found this one and I couldn't be happier with it! Although it can be heavy at times, it makes up for it with how well it picks up the hair and dirt! I even noticed that my carpet looked well "fresher". As if I fluffed it up. Definitely makes even my high traffic areas in my carpet look less flattened.
April 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dog Lover Amazed At How Much Suction
Recently purchased this vacuum. Used it over the weekend for the first time and was amazed at how well it works. I have two dogs and my old vacuum could not handle all the hair. This vacuum has great suction and I love the pet turbo eraser tool and pet hair lifter. I highly recommend this vacuum to any pet owner.
March 27, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ms. G Pet Hair Be Gone!!!
I just recently purchased this vacuum, so far, so good. This product was bought especially for getting up all the hair from my pets, as my regular vacuum cleaners were constantly breaking down on me, maybe the hair was just too much. This vacuum was easy to put the parts together and I like the cord rewind.
March 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by clm great price, great cleaner
i haven't had vacumn cleaner long and if it continues to do as wonderful a job as it is doing now; it's a keeper. it is heavier than i would like it to be but it is workable. i can see the difference in carpet and my carpet is well walked on from people to animals. this cleaner is absolutely wonderful. i have purchased other bissell products is the reason i went with another bissell product. the name says it all.
March 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by linda i like the pet feature and the power itself
i just purchased this product recently and as of right now i am very satisified with the results.i have a german shephard that sheds all the time and it was great picking up the hair and the suction is great from the floors to the carpets.
i would reccommend this to others who have animals that shed-dog and cat owners alike.
March 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by CJprtyov5 Great product for the price!!!!
This is my first bagless vacuum and I must say I was shocked to see what it picked up!!! Even though it's a little heavy in my mind that means sturdy! I had bought a cheap light weight vacuum years ago from a different big name manufacturer, it was super loud and I don't think it lasted 6 months. I am really pleased with all the features this Bissell has to offer. I just wish the cord was a little longer. Other than that I am very pleased with my purchase!!!!
February 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pet-e Great new pet vac!
This vac replaced our ten year old Bissell with out any pet hair features. Now after four months of use it still works amazingly well and better then my in-laws VERY expensive pet vac! Our thanks to everyone at Bissell again.
February 2, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bigbabypt1 This product is a excellent buy
This product is a excellent buy. Not hard to handle and not messy. Clean floors with ease. Return cord is a excellent feature of this machine.
February 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dee Awesome Vacuum!!!
This is my second Bissell pet clean up vacuum. I absolutely love this vacuum. It has a great suction; picks up dog hair very easily. I have an Australian Cattle Dog and this vacuum really does a great job! I give this vacuum an A +++. Thank you Bissell!
February 1, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by chocoholic 47 Good machine for the price
It picked up cat hair and dog hair really well. Was sort of embarrased that I had that much remaining after using my old vacuum. It is a little heavy and I wish the attachment hose were a little longer and more flexible but for the most part would recommend this for people with pets and carpet. The attachment for pet hair is wonderful just don't get it too close to throws or anything loose.
February 1, 2012