Rated 3 out of 5 by erica satisfactory
First let me start by saying what I like about this vacuum. I really like the way the cord retracts, I like the suction, the bagged style and the smell of the vacuum. What I really dislike is the fact that the brushes don't stop spinning when you use the attachment and it actually burned my carpet. I have two spots in the middle of my dining room that everyone comments on. I'm very disappointed. I will not buy another Bissell until they resolve this issue.
November 10, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by CleaniningMom Waste of time and $
I've owned the Velocity for less than a year and I despise it. I just finished attempting to vacuum my floor. I actually enjoy cleaning but this product has made me pulling the vacuum out. EVERY time i use it, it clogs. And not just a small clog, it's intense. YOu have to almost disassemble the vacuum to make it work and it still never lines up without a gap in the tank and creates more clogs. I just picked mine up and threw it in the trash can. Awful product. Just awful!!!
October 10, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by eyeman some good features, some disappointments
The product is very effective for what it is supposed to do - vacuum floors. However, the effort expended to do so is excessive. It's too hard to push and pull. It's just as heavy as the self propelled machine it replaced. The self retracting cord is a big plus, and is the main reason I bought this model. Unfortunately, it's too short for my purpose. I've had to add an extension cord to achieve the necessary range of use. I'll rate it three stars.
August 6, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by mommy42 hard to push
I will be honest- I bought this for the febreeze. I like the smell when I vacuum but I can not push it on carpet unless the setting is on high pile. That makes it less efficient. I will use it until all 9 bags I bought are gone and then I will be buying another. This is my fourth vacuum in 10 years. Maybe I will invest in an expensive model now.
June 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Irishgal Very good, just needs a tweek or two!
Very good suction, which is, of course, the reason one buys a Vacuum! I find the mobility a bit stiff. Push and Pull should be easier.
I am also confounded by my inability to easily determine if the refuse bag is full.
Other than those issues, the main agenda has been met, the carpeting is clean!
June 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by karen1703 bissel velocity bagged redwind vacuum
I liked the sweeper however, it was not the one i really wanted as I have a pug and they shed hair very easy. I gave the sweeper to my daughter and she loves it and her carpets have not looked better. I did purchase the Bissel Pet bagless vacuum and I am very satisfied with, as it has helped keep our dogs hair from being on everything and I rate this sweeper 5 stars.
March 28, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Bichon Belt broke on first use
Overall this vacuum is disappointing. It is heavier and more awkward to use than hoped for. Plus, the belt broke on first use.
February 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AJ47 Vacuum Experienced Buyer
I've owned several different vacuum brands over the years and I am very satisfied with my Bissell Velocity. I prefer a machine with a bag as I cannot handle emptying a dirt container. I did my research before making the decision to purchase this product and it preforms exactly as advertised. It is very powerful with deep down cleaning of my carpet! Two particular features which I favor is the extra long hose (unusual for an upright) and the Febreze Bags made especially for my Bissell. The scent while vacuuming and the scent of the vacuum itself is remarkable. Add this to the price point and I have to say one of the best values for my money!
February 5, 2013