For many people, senior citizens, whether our parents, grandparents, even great grandparents, have played a major part in our lives. They have taught us so much, especially when it comes to cleaning. We can remember our grandmother constantly wiping the counters clean and vacuuming the carpets every other afternoon. Of course, like many things, cleaning has changed over time. At BISSELL, we’re always keeping a close eye on cleaning trends, and adapting to what people look for in cleaning machines. One thing we’ve found throughout our more than 140 years in the industry is that people love a lightweight cleaning machine. And some of our top reviewed lightweight products are getting a lot of love from the 65 and older crowd.
These reviews come at a perfect time, too. World Senior Citizen’s Day is celebrated August 21 and this year we thought the holiday would be the perfect time to dig into the lightweight benefits of some of these products. We also wanted to share our favorite reviews from seniors on these products. And who knows, maybe you’ll even be inspired to celebrate your favorite senior by gifting them one of our innovative, lightweight cleaning products.
1. FeatherWeight™ Lightweight Stick Vacuum – 4.6 Star-Rating
Our FeatherWeight™ Stick Vacuum and the phrase “lightweight cleaning machine” go together like peanut butter and jelly. It just makes sense! This small but powerful vacuum weighs less than three pounds and can be used in three useful ways; as a stick vac, hand vac or stair vac. Not only is it light and useful, but it’s also quite the bargain. Ringing up at less than $30 (before tax) buying one almost seems like a no-brainer!
“I was looking for a powerful, lightweight vacuum for use in the kitchen after each meal. This vacuum is all that and more. The hand held is great for inside my car. I use it [almost] everyday. I'm older and it's getting more difficult pushing a large, heavy vacuum around.”*
- Jrae, 5-star review
2. Pet Stain Eraser™ Cordless Portable Carpet Cleaner – 4.2 Star-Rating
One of the big benefits of a lightweight cleaner, besides it being easy to maneuver while you clean, is that many of them are engineered for grab and go cleaning, too. That’s true for our Pet Stain Eraser™ portable deep cleaner! This small buy mighty cleaner weighs less than five pounds, and the formula doesn’t need to be mixed with water, so you can grab it, pour your formula and get right to work on tough stains on carpets, rugs or upholstery, which is a feature some of our reviewers really benefit from.
“I'm an older person and this being small but mighty really does the job!!!!!!”*
- Becky, 5- star review
3. SpinWave® Cordless Hard Floor Spin Mop – 4.8 Star-Rating
Arguably the most classic cleaning method is getting on your hands and knees to scrub the floors, but that way of cleaning is becoming somewhat outdated. We realized a long time ago how difficult and time consuming, but also rewarding, a hands and knees clean is, so we got to work on finding a solution. That led us to engineer our SpinWave® Cordless Hard Floor Spin Mop. This machine is built with rotating mop pads that do all the work by safely scrubbing and cleaning messes off sealed hard floors for you. Plus, with a weight of less than 10 pounds, this innovative cleaning solution is another favorite among reviewers, especially ones who are used to more classic cleaning methods.
“I'll start by saying I am from the old school the only way to clean a floor is on your hands and knees... When I got the SpinWave and saw how much invisible ground in dirt was in my floors I was shocked. That it is lightweight and cordless is such a plus … five star plus plus.”*
- Mary, 5- star review
So, as you take time to celebrate the senior citizens in your life on World Senior Citizen’s Day, consider how products like our lightweight cleaners help make their routines a little easier. They make great gifts, which is also something to think about as we get closer to the holiday season. And if you want to go above and beyond buying your favorite senior citizen a new cleaning machine – think how much it would mean to them if you surprised them with a new cleaner AND used that new machine to clean their home for them!
*Reviews from BISSELL.com as of 8/5/2020. Some reviewers may have received a free product in exchange for an honest review.