That small plastic attachment on the handle gets in the way really fast - I took it off the first time I used it. Vacuum is heavy and bulky. The long attachments are worthless because this vacuum didn't have enough suction after that distance to pick anything up. On carpet, suction seemed good, might have to go over the same area 2-3 times - that's about all it's good for. It has a way to lower the flat "head" part with a hard-to-turn plastic "tab" is the best way to describe it, since it's not a knob, but is circular, to lower the brushes and let it work better on hardwoods than the carpet. I thought it worked better down at all times, though that's not saying much because every 5th pass or so on the hardwood it would spit back dirt it was supposed to have already picked up out of the back of the vacuum - because it wasn't sucking it up when the brushes were pushing it in. I'd have to time it so it would spit it out over the carpet just to pick it back up, wait for it to "digest", and then go forward again. It's the reason I'm on here, shopping for a new vacuum! Utterly terrible and I barely used it, so I really doubt it was a filter or something I needed to clean - as I said, carpet was fine, but anything more and this POS can't do it.
Love the dust free feature to empty the dirt, the hoses are clear to see any blockages, the hose is a mile long but retracts perfectly when not in use. Best of all, it seriously picks up dirt, dirt you could not see and did not know that it was even there. Very pleased with this model.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? more aqua than green
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great product with a lot of extras.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Aside from the color (that does not make the vacuum perform any differently), all of the facts were accurate.
This was purchased as a gift for my daughter who lives on the other side of the country. She's had it for about a month and it seems to be doing a great job. I especially picked this vac due to its versatility. Uprights are great, but having the convenience of a hose and "canister-style" attachment clinched the deal for me.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Same
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good quality
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
Thank you nikkioncloudnine for your question on the Bissell 16N5F Healthy Home Bagless Upright Vacuum. I am sorry but this not for wood floors. Thank you for shopping with us!
overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 26, 2013
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