Rated 5 out of 5 by Michael Fabulous Product
This vacuum has great suction power. It gets even the small particles of dirt. The cord retraction is more of a convenience than I thought it would be. One touch and it is done. The lights that show if the carpet is clean is an added bonus. I didn't think much of the lights at first, it really does indicate that the carpet is clean and to move on. Best vacuum I owned.
July 18, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by SG1953 Good vacuum cleaner with one major issue
Generally, we've been very pleased with the features and cleaning power of the SmartClean 58F83. The only drawback, and it is a major one, is that the unit is top-heavy and has a tendency to fall over if you're using the hand tools. The unit has tipped and hit me in the head, back and shoulders numerous times. A longer hose, or better distributed weight would be a nice fix.
November 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by jerry good value
only used for a few weeks now. like, the location of the off on switch, the suction power, user friendly design, and cord return button. also that is does a good job on hardwood flooring and carpeting, and furniture. only disappointment is that the hose is so stiff that I am still adjusting to how easily it tips over. may improve as it is used. overall a very good machine.
November 15, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Mom features i wanted.
like the idea that the on/off switch has been raised some and of course the light and the cord that rewinds.worried that this feature may not hold up.the blinking red for dirty/green for clean i am not really caring for as it blinks constantly and on occasion it is a false reading of clean.its heavier than i wanted and seems to be top heavy.the hose could of been a little longer or maybe the extender could of.
October 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by micky Great vacuum cleaner
the vacuum works just fine,, also has have an option to use on my floors. I also use the Bissell carpet steam cleaner which I have had for twelve years and still works.
September 27, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by sarahb I think this smart vacuum is a smart buy
I really like this vacuum. I've had it for a little more than 1 year.
-cleans my floors (mostly carpet) very well
-moves around easily
-all but 1 of the filters can be rinsed at home. I love not having the hassle and expense of buying new filters all the time.
-it lights up to tell you when filters need to be cleaned
-it lights up to tell you when the floor is clean. Not sure how well such a sensor can detect cleanliness, but 1) getting everything up from my carpet is important to maintain it and 2) vacuuming can be a tedious task but watching the light makes it more fun.
-the automatic cord rewind is more convenient than I expected
Although these are not faults, there are 2 minor things I don't like:
-it takes a while for the filters to dry, so I can only wash them if I am completely done with vacuuming for a few days.
-it isn't easy to use this to clean carpeted stairs, and there isn't a stair cleaning attachment that fits this machine.
September 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Perks love it while its working.
Chord feature is fantastic. Suction is great as long as you maintain your filters. Clean light is a nice gimmick however how it measures that I'm not sure. My problem is now it doesn't work. My beater/brush has broken at the cap and either doesn't spin or when it does, makes a very loud banging. I'm pretty handy and after taking it apart, I was unable to fix it. I've only had the unit for about 6 months so that is my only real gripe.
September 18, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Medeyah Trying to find something to like about this vacuum
Soooo disappointed with this vacuum and thinking of going back to one of the brands I've used for years. I've only used this vacuum twice.
On my first use, I was impressed with all the fine dust which was suctioned from my carpet. However, it wasn't long before I was facing a disaster. I attached the turbo tool to do the stairs and the vacuum spewed dust all over the floor, itself and me. I think it came from the hose wand base. The DIRT CONTAINER WAS NOT FULL, the FILTER LIGHT WAS NOT ON and it spewed dust like a volcano. I emptied the dirt containers, washed the washable filters and had to get my old reliable vacuum out to clean up the mess and clean off my new vacuum. The washed filters sat on my laundry shelf to dry for more than a week. Today I put the filters back, turned on the vacuum and the stench was the most foul odor. With completely empty and clean containers, I attached the turbo tool to do the stairs and once again dust and carpet fuzz was all over the floor, the Bissell and me.
Went to the store, bought bags for my old reliable and cleaned up the mess again. Planned to keep my old vacuum to clean out the cars but so far I've needed it to clean up after using my new Bissell.
Would like to hear from Bissell before I return this failure to the store.
August 25, 2013