Rated 5 out of 5 by Dubh Excellent, for the price.
This is a small, lightweight, plastic vacuum. It's not a premium model, doesn't hold a 55-gallon drum's worth of dirt, doesn't have a motorized carpet head, or a mile-long cord, and it isn't whisper-quiet. If you're looking for those features, you'll need to look at more expensive vacuums.
It does, however, do quite well what it's designed to do. It has remarkable suction -- so much so that I actually have to use the control on the hose to back it off, at times. It's lightweight. It's great for hard-surfaced floors, and works well on rugs and carpets. The dirt-cup is well-designed, and easy to use and to clean. The cord is retractable, and its retractor is easy to operate.
In short, it's a great vacuum for light cleaning of small areas or small apartments. It's not a good choice as the sole vacuum for a large house or a home where the dirt gets ground-into its rugs and carpeting. I recommend it, highly, for what it's been designed to do.
April 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by GT21 Very powerful
This unit has powerful suction. I did not like the attacment it came with so I rigged it for other attachments I had from other unit. I liked retractable cord and wheels. I also like that power button is easily accessible.
February 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bren Excellent
I just had hardwood floors installed in my house and my family room is pretty big and the stick vac I was using wasn't picking up the dirt, dog hair, etc. So I was looking everywhere for a small canister vac that had the PROPER brush for hardwoods and I found it!! Could not ask for a better vac. Please Bissell DO NOT EVER DISCONTINUE this vac if and when this one ever dies I will be purchasing another one> I already told a few people also:)
February 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CounTess LOVE LOVE LOVE this machine!
I am a professional cleaner in high end vacation homes in Hawaii and this is the only vacuum I use on tile and hardwood floors.
Amazing suction power and light weight. We use these machines 6 - 8 hours a day and other heavier machines kill us. This one is loved by my staff.
I started with one in February of this year and have since bought 2 more! All three are going strong with lots of wear and tear. Finally getting around to buying new filters and I am please with the price of replacements. I just wish my local Lowe's stocked the filters.
December 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by J and M Loved it so much bought two of them for our two houses
Bought one for our 'vacation home' and was so impressed with how easy it was to use and light weight decided to get rid of the 'old' heavy, bulky and not very good vacuums we had in our permanent home. Love both of them equally.
December 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ba15kari Love my Zing!
I love love love my Zing! It is lightweight and easy to use and clean. I especially love the little hose attachment that is PERFECT for mini blinds, vents, and crevices!
November 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Eric astounding -- the best vac ever
I have used many dozens of vacuum cleaners, but this one blows away all competition, regardless of price.
What I want in a vacuum cleaner is the easy ability to clean all surfaces (carpets, floors, furniture-tops, rugs, etc.) without needing to lift the machine or reach for and change cleaner-heads, and without excessive machine-noise; ideally, the machine will be light, and its suction will be powerful but also easily adjustable (so as for the vacuum-head not to cling to floormats, etc.); and the machine will be bagless but also easy to empty the dirt; and it must be durable. Finally, the machine must provide outstanding dollar-value. This machine is stellar on all counts. If it were $500+, then I would not buy it, because I would compromise and get one of its competitors; but this machine was only $50, and so, once I bought one and took it home and learned how to empty the dirt and replace the dirt-canister back into the machine, and satisfied myself that this machine actually is the most exceptional bargain I have ever encountered, I returned to the store and bought another for back-up, because if this perfect vacuum cleaner were ever to become unavailable, I'd be depressed unless I had at least one in storage.
This is the vacuum cleaner I have hoped all my life to find. Thank you, Bissell Zing engineers and company -- you have produced a masterpiece, and at a dirt-cheap price. All I can say in summation is: Wow! There is no rational argument for buying any other.
October 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JJRN Perfect for multiple surfaces
This is the best small vac I have ever had. It is light weight but has incredible suction. Super easy to use on the stairs and for the car. Cleans like a much larger, bulkier machine. Beats my neighbor's Dyson...she listed it on Craigs List and bought this one after borrowing mine.
September 15, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by mom072301 hate the brush
this machine has great suction but, I have a very hard time to using the brush on the rugs. I really have to push the brush very hard to get the dirt up. The wheels don't roll very well on the brush. I say I feel like I am rolling around a shopping cart with a bad wheel... Other than that it works great.
September 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kdcvt Excellent
Love this vacuum! Use it weekly and I'm surprised at how much it actually sucks up. And I don't have to worry about finding bags for it.
August 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Deenie55 Vacuum has superior suction
I bought this appliance to replace an old 1970's canister that finally went kaput which I used for my tile floors. Because of the superior suction I can also use it on carpets. I also like the small size and am happy I won't have to buy bags. I would have liked a longer hose because I am tall and need to bend down a bit. Also a longer cord would be great as I have to unplug and replug in some rooms.
August 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Loudog Affordable and powerful
I decided to buy this vacuum because it was small enough to take on the bus, also I was very pleased with the price point. It has exceptional suction power and I like the retractable cord.my only complaint would be the carpet/floor attach. It trends to swivel 360 degrees when you don't want out to.
August 7, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Small Pint Not quite what I had in mind
The product itself is cute..it could be better. The floor/carpet attachment needs more looking into by Bissell. The actually size of the attachment does not work well in carpet flooring staircase..to wide, does not move easily on either side of flooring. I bought it because of its size and thought that maybe I would be working smarter instead of harder. No carpet elsewhere in the house, except for the staircase. I do sadly regret buying it - its not something I look forward to taking out every week. I should of gone with my instinct and bought the battery volt hand-held vacuum.
August 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pamela47 I love the size and the convenience of the "cord away"
This small machine has the power of a much larger model. It is easy to use. The suction is great! We have two Maine Coon cats, long hair, and two dogs so daily clean up is a routine.
I do wish the cord was a little longer and the motor a little quieter. I would recommend this canister to anyone.
August 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dennis157 Good For the Money
I think the Bissell Bagless is very nice and compact I had a kenmore which did not have much power and was looking for something small to clean the car with. It has a lot of power to it
August 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Chas Great little vacum
I works well has enough power easy to use, for the price.
August 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by shatski Awesome!
It was the fastest shipping I have ever had!!
Great vacuum cleaner. Works fine, not to loud not to heavy.
July 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by engine288 Best value ever
I purchased this vacuum for our RV. It is possible the best value for the price anywhere. The vacuum is powerful and never loses suction. It stores away nicely and has every attachment you can use. I have tried several vacuums in the RV and this one beats them all.
July 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Adoptedby5 Good product for the price
This is a good product for the price. I originally bought it because I needed a small, light weight vacuum to clean my planter shelves & ceiling fans. I needed something with a big, sturdy handle that I could hold easily while going up & down a very tall ladder.
I was pleasantly surprised to see that it had a floor/carpet attachment. Works well on tile floors, base boards and cobwebs in the corners, but I would not use this on a regular basis on my carpets. Even though they are a very short nap, the cat hair needs a vac with a beater brush.
Like others have mentioned, the cord seemed a bit short - but really, if you want a longer cord - get a cordless. Also, as others have mentioned, it is quite loud - but . . . . the suction on this is fantastic! I used it on my Tiffany style lamps & they look marvelous. They have not been that clean since I got them! I also, used them on my blinds and the little flip out brush is the perfect size. Speaking of the suction, I really appreciate the air flow regulator. At times when I use this vac, I find it necessary to decrease the suction since it is so strong.
True, this vac does not have a lot of attachments, but I have a couple of attachments that were still around from a prior had held vac & these attachments fit great.
Last, but not least - terrific for getting under the beds & couches, although it would be helpful if the handle/hose had a little bit of a swivel capability.
In my opinion: this is a good vac for the price. It is terrific for small jobs. If you are looking for a lightweight vac to do carpets - choose another that is made specifically for carpets.
I would definitely recommend this vacuum. Thank you Bissell for a good product!
June 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tibbymc This vacuum sucks....everything off the floor!
I need something good with dog hair. The dog hair has dog hair it's so thick. So far this is working wonderfully. It's also easy to use and store. Very easy to empty.
April 9, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Notnif Waste of money
This product is truly a waste of money. Poor suction does not pick up much. I subsequently bought a competitor's vacuum, and threw the Bissell away.
March 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Romancegirl Such a pleasant surprise!
I have used an upright machine for many years and I wanted a canister this time. The wand sweeps well under beds, chairs and it maneuvers easily. I was so pleasantly suprised at how powerful the suction is on this machine. We have a bunny and this machine picks up the hair great! I also love the color. It glides right behind me as I move from room to room, too. I have arthritis so this is another nice advantage to this machine.
Thank You for a fine product. Greatly appreciated!
March 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fazor 58 A great little Vacuum
I needed a small Vac for my large kitchen floor - using a broom is very tiring and doesn't get the job done. The Zing is so easy to use, and the suction is fantastic, better than you could ever imagine. After using it for the first time I was amazed to see what it picked up and how bright my floor looked. I didn't have to scrub the floor, thats how good it looked. I'm so glad that I bought it!
March 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jgopher Perfect for hardwood floors with dogs
Our new Zing is a great addition to our household. It is so simple to use - right out of the box - it's suction is more than enough to pick up the dog hair and the sand & gravel brought in by my 2 dogs. Dumping the bagless dirt container is simple and there is no dust in the air. It is a light-weight cleaning dynamo worth every penny!
February 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sildow Small, Nimble Cleaner
The Bissrell Zing vacuum cleaner does everything thing that we want. It is small, light, and, as one reviewer noted, picks up dirt that you never knew that you had. We love it!
February 16, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by lindak I Would Love To Give This A 5
I love my Zing. It has great suction and pulls up a lot of debris that I didn't know I had. I gave it a three because of the Floor Nozzle. The brush and rubber that are used for doing floors will not go up all the way. I'm 62 yrs. old and it makes it hard to use to do my rugs. It takes so long to do them because of the rubber and brush that will not go up all the way. Is there a floor nozzle that is just for rugs that will fit this vacuum?
February 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gary Great Little Vacuum
I like to review a product that is worthy of it. This little vacuum is very light weight and has a lot of suction. I hate vacuuming and then discovering dust in the air afterwords. After vacuuming with this machine I can shine a LASER across the room and see very few dust particles in the beam. Its easy to dump the dirt and clean the machine. Read the instruction book carefully to understand the filter and the convent automatic cord retract system. I have laminate floors throughout my house and a beater brush would be better for carpeted floors. But even with carpet this vacuum is great for cobwebs and getting into tight spots.
January 31, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Dancer M Hose problems
I really do love my Zing vacuum but the hose fell apart after 1.5 years. The hose and nozzle separated. I've maybe used it about 35 times. Not happy! The replacement hose costs about a third of a new machine!
January 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by lflcreations Perfect for my sewing area!
I needed a small lightweight vacuum to clean my sewing area in between projects. This includes vacuuming my 3 ft high work table. The Zing is perfect!! Lightweight & portable but has a powerful suction. Love the retractable cord. Works wonderfully on hard surfaces. My only con is it doesn't glide smoothly over pile carpet even with the brush in the up position. But that is not really what this little guy was meant to clean.
January 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Collector16 Wonderfull small vacuum
First of all, I would like to explain that I am a collector of vintage vacuum cleaners, It's is a hobby however I typically use modern machines for actual household cleaning. I originally decided on this particular machine because I was looking for a small canister for quick daily cleaning, because although I own plenty of vacuums to chose from, most are rather bulky and a bit overkill for daily pickups. Almost all reviews on the product were positive and the few negative reviews seamed to be from the owner misusing the product. Once I recieved mine I was surprised with the size of the box, and after unpacking all of the parts, I was surprised with the weight and was happy with my choice. First thing that struck me when I turned it on was the noise, this is NOT a quiet vacuum by any means. But the second thing I noticed was the suction, it has plenty to spare which is a good thing again considering the noise level. I feel that the wands, main floorhead, and hose are well made enough, considering the purchace price of the machine. The design of the suction unit itself seams good and everything is easy to access. In use the machine is very stable and has not fallen over once since I have owned it, the floor head works well for both carpets and hard floors and the canister is small enough to be easily carried for cleaning dificult spaces. It easilly brings up most dirt and pet hair quickly and with less effort than most straight suction vacuums. It also gets under furniture well and is easy to maneuver. Once cleaning is done the machine is easy to store. As far as maintenance it is very simple, with no belts or brushes to worry about all there is to do is empty and clean the filters. The main dust bin filter is very solid feeling and is washable along with the screen around the filter, I find I only need to clean the dust bin filter about once a week. There is also a pre motor filter and post motor filter which need much less attention and again both are washable. As with all bagless vacuums, it is fairly messy to empty so keep that in mind if you have allergies. As for downsides, again the noise is very annoying but not the worst I have experienced. The cord is short but that has to be expected in a canister of this size, and I don't mind it. Now for the big one which for me, knocks off one star. Yes, this canister is cheep, I understand this but why no other small cleaning tools? All it comes with is a small crevice tool with a slide out brush the size of a toothbrush and although it works well for what it is, this machine needs another tool. After all aren't canisters used most with the small tools? That's the point of a canister!
Overall, it is a good vac for smaller spaces or as a secondary vac to complement a bigger vac, as long as you can overlook it's flaws. Since purchase I have ordered some extra small tools through a local vac shop from Bissell to use with this machine. I do really like it!
January 8, 2013