Rated 4 out of 5 by Lindap Great suction
I had high hopes for this little vac when I purchased it. I was pleased with the light weight but was very disappointed with the doll house quality of the tools. REALLY, Bissell??? Also, the hose feels very flimsy. The suction, however, is great!!! I have mixed floor surfaces and the carpeting is not a deep pile, so this vac was able to handle it. The single brush DOES need frequent cleaning and perhaps should be replaced with something else.
Considering the price range and compact design of this vac, it will work well for me.
February 22, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Josh Small, Portable, & a Hassle
We have mostly wood flooring, so we thought this would be a great fit for our house. My wife didn't want to lug something huge around, and we didn't need a ton of sucking power because of the floor type. The Zing fulfilled our wish for a small, portable vacuum. However, I have never had as much hassle out of a vacuum as I have had with this one - and it almost all stems from the retractable cord. The vacuum has a button to "retract" the power cord, but honestly I'm not sure why it exists. The cord is ALWAYS "retracting." Perhaps we have acquired a faulty machine, but this hassle makes it a pain to operate every single time.
January 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by jennifer4 good little vac
Great suction only thing is no good way to store it it has no spot to store hose ...other than that its a great vac and the price is more than affordable.glad I bought it!
December 27, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lisa Very powerful suction
I am a bird breeder (finches and canaries) and have a constant battle with small bird seed and feathers on my hard wood floors. In the past, vacuums that I have purchased have trouble picking up the seed and feathers, as they tend to just blow them around due to their light weight. I purchased this vacuum, really not expecting much from it due to the low price but the vacuum I really wanted would take 2 weeks to get in. Low and behold, this vacuum surprised me with it's POWERFUL suction!!! You can actually feel it clinging to the hard wood floors in my home and not a trace of bird seed or feathers remain! It's fantastic for a quick, easy major clean up. The only thing that drives me nuts is the carpet roller knob sticks up from the head of the suction unit and tends to catch any cables or cords that are under or around the furniture. Excellent vacuum! By the way, I've decided to stick with this one and scrap purchasing the other one. Thanks for a great product.
November 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by GB_Rick little powerhouse
This vacuum has many great features.
1) Great suction and the adjustment feature is very unique.
2) Retractable cord is very handy.
3) Sturdy suction hose with metal extension slider feature is much better than most competitors.
4) Bag is very simple to change.
5) Very light weight, and affordable unit.
The only drawback(s) are the tools (they are completely useless)!!
1) All the attachments are very small and poorly designed (maybe they were designed for a dolls vacuum).
2) Carpet/floor attachment is not very wide, and will not slide on Berber carpet.
3) Upholstery tool is the best of the bunch but very narrow.
4) Crevice tool is a joke (cant figure out what the flip brush is supposed to do).
5) No way to keep the tools with the unit.
I would recommend this unit to anyone who wants a great bagged canister vacuum. Simply buy a set of standard "wet/dry" vac attachments and you will be very pleased! The unit would get 5 stars but the attachments.....
November 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DaddyJack Very light and portable vacuum
Overall this is a very good vacuum for my hardwood floors. I can easily clean up hair from my dogs. The vacuum either rolls or I can carry it around. Good suction. The cord could be a little longer. It meets my expectations for the buck.
November 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SariStrand Nice little vacuum
I needed a canister vacuum because my upright just can't do everything. I wanted something cheap, and small, and that actually used bags. I have a shop vac (no suction) and a dirt devil (no bag) that don't quite do what I want.
This vacuum is easy to use and very light. The metal stick is much easier to use than a plastic one. I *think* I would like a moveable beater bar, but really when the belt broke, I would quit using the vacuum.
I have a small house and a lot of pets--works great.
November 5, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Debz35 Very Powerful
I received a bag less "Zing" as a gift. It appears to work fantastically on my kitchen and bathroom floors. Unfortunately, It does not come with a beater bar for carpets. With several cats in the home who shed terribly, I have found having a beater bar does work better at picking up pet hair. The "Zing" has one bristle bar, that runs along the front of the head, that is stationary. It does catch SOME cat hair off of the carpet, but not all of it. I also have to stop vacuuming to pick the hair off the bristle bar and put it near the hose to have it sucked up. The vacuum head also does not roll well on carpeting. It will do for now but I am looking forward to having a vacuum that has the suction of the Zing with a beater bar to complete the job as I like it to be done. Thank you.
October 13, 2013