Cleaning your floors can be difficult, but the Bissell bare floor cleaner makes it a no-brainer. The Flip-It vacuum works for dry or wet cleaning, making it the only floor cleaning tool you will ever need. Its easy to use and even easier to maintain!...more
I recently renovated a home I bought, replacing all floor coverings with either tile or wood. My previous vacuum would not pick up most things. I saw this at Overstock, and was intrigued by the dual function and pleased with the price. I'm very pleased with the effectiveness of this Bissell. The dry side vacuums up most dirt and most importantly for me, cat hair. The wet side cleans and drys my wood floors and my tile beautifully and the cleaning solution lasts much longer than I thought it would. Also love the dual resevoirs for clean and dirty water. It's lightweight and easy to clean after use. I'd buy another one for sure.
I was looking for a bare floor cleaner that would do tile and hardwood and I decided on the Bissell Flip It Bare Floor Cleaner over a steam cleaner. I was afraid the steam would hurt the hardwood. I have used it only once and I am moderately pleased with the cleaning of the tile and very pleased with the cleaning of the hardwood. The only thing that would make it better is if the brushes on the cleaning side would spin to scrub the tile better. I wasn't as happy with the vacuum side because it didn't work well if the filter was wet and wasn't clean. My advice is to clean the filter every time you empty the tank of dirty water. The unit is light weight and easy to manuver.
I didn't purchase this here, but on closeout at a big box store. I have a very large home and my lower level is nearly all hardwood, ceramic and linoleum in a mud room. Cleaning all these floors literally takes HOURS to be done right and it's tiring. My kitchen floor is tremendous and is the central place in our home for everything including me cooking 3x a day, three giant breed dogs always in and out, one bird, two or three kids and friends- you get the picture -never mind it leads to our mud room and laundry at one end and the backyard, pool, etc on the other. ALWAYS feet and dirt in and out. I had a cleaning service and all they did was "wipe" the floors and over time it showed on my grout. Well, Flip It to the rescue. It does what I consider a 3.5 star job and therefore worth the money especially over time.
I would NEVER consider using this vacuum alone before cleaning my floors. It would be an abuse of the machine in all seriousness unless you have a tiny kitchen/floor area to clean. I use my Dyson with the flat floor attachment and get up all the hair and dirt and pencil lead and sparkles and peas. :) THEN I use the dry side for anything I've missed while I'm mopping and have had no issues. Most of the time I clean my kitchen floor twice- first with the bristle brush. I find the applicator doesn't always wet the floor enough so I keep a spray bottle handy. After using the scrubber brush, I use the pad. It does a GOOD job of cleaning the floors in a much shorter period of time than regular mopping would, it keeps me off my hands and knees, and it's nice that the floors are so dry when I'm done. I did order a spare pad (and recommend it heartily) and filter (same). I don't think it's as good on the ceramic (grout. darned grout. it's hard to get down to unless you use an old school mop, and you can hear the pad cartridge dragging on it) which is why I use the bristle brush first on it. So it's heavenly on the hardwood, good on the ceramic, very good on linoleum. Every once in a while I do get on my hands and knees and scour but for regular weekly cleanings, this is a time saver. Also, the cord is long enough to get most rooms and there's a handle in just the right place for either carrying it around or pushing down on to apply pressure to spots. Those are the good things. The bad things IMO are- you DEFINITELY must clean this sucker every time. Well, it's not really a bad I suppose, who wants stinky dirty floor water sitting in a bin in the pantry closet? Right. Ew. But there have been times when the husband person hasn't and it's a ALOT harder to clean if you don't do it as soon as you're done. It doesn't do edges well. I don't have a cow over this, just get as close as I can and wet swifter or sponge the edges that need it. It can be FUSSY. You MUST have all the parts locked in just so, all seals tight and in place or you'll just spray cleaner everywhere and it won't pick up well. Also, IMO it doesn't suck up as hard as it needs to, but it's not horrible, could just be better. It's noisy, very noisy. That's to be expected, but it makes my dogs crazier than a regular vacuum so they must be hearing something I can't. If you don't have dog hearing or dogs, you're good.
Bissell/Hoover sell a few VERY good products for this machine, first being the Hard Floor cleaner. I LOVE it because it is safe to use on the wood AND tile, so no changing the dispenser chemicals from floor to floor. The grout cleaner is also good. There's a pet product too and IMO it's no better than the regular hard surface product. It's much less expensive to purchase online (hint!) than in stores.
So overall, I'm happy with it and have had no issues with it not user-related. It will never replace a good hard scrubbing but it's very good for regular sized rooms in a regular sized home.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? right on
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very good
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Excellent
I am disappointed in this product. I could not find at the time a lightweight 'electric broom' type appliance that was NOT cordless, so decided to go with this. It is OK, but since I am older I find it really heavy to use. I plan to give it to one of my girls, who will undoubtedly like it better than I.
I thought it will help me to make things easier. The vacuum did a pretty good job, it sucked all the dirt, but the cleaner made everything messier. The whole wood floor were so wet, it streaks everywhere. I must cleaned it all over with another regular mop. Sadly, I shipped this thing went back to the warehouse the very next day.
i was not very impressed with the dry vacuum , but LOVE the wet vac! having a home with many animals, this is a must have! to be able to clean up little pet accidents in a moments notice without ever getting my hands dirty is a dream come true! it is light weigh and easy to use, the power cord is long enough to move a good distance, and the water containers hold enough to not have to constantly change them out. i would highly recommend for any home with pets. even though a good vacuum is needed before using to mop, it is worth it!
I really love this little machine. It's not too heavy. The vacuum is strong and does a good job. Then all you have to do is flip the machine over and you can wash your floors right after vacuuming. That is so convenient.
The only reason, I did not give it the very highest rating, is because you have to clean the filter if you are just vacuuming. I don't mind after washing but it's a little bit annoying to clean after vacuuming. If they could design this so that dust and dirt from vacuuming could enter without first going through the filter, then i would rate this excellent.
But, cleaning the filter is not all that hard.
I have dark hardwood floors which show all the dirt. I was trying to dust them with a dust mop, but it wasn't thorough. Finally, I bought this little vacuum as it not only vacuums, but washes too. It really picks up the dirt without spitting it out as it goes. It is light weight but heavy enough to give you traction. I love this little cheap machine. I have not used the washing part yet, but will soon. It also does not need bags so there is an additional savings.
Its a great machine as long as you or the person who is using it know how to do it. I've had two burn up because the person who was using it was trying to vacuum up a liquid with the vacuum side of the machine and not the wet side vacuum.
I was given this Flip it wet/dry vacuum as a Birthday give and just used it for the first time today on the dry vacuum side,
I don't have any MANUEL INSIDE THIS BOX OR ANYTHING,
AND SENT THE BOX TO THE GARBAGE THIS AM. Is there any way I can get a Manuel, Please....I need this badly, I am so sick and my Hubby is even worse.eveleenbrown on Mar 18, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello eveleenbrown, you can use his link to download the manual for the Bissell 5200B Flip-It Bare Floor Cleaner http://www.bissell.com/assets/0/132/134/228/86168c28-914e-4d94-971a-5f5070043ae8.pdf
Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions. Thank you for shopping with us!eveleenbrown on Mar 18, 2014
Is this safe for engineered hard wood, that is a floor with wood laminated surface?pghfam on Oct 12, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for shopping with us pghfam. It is safe for tile, vinyl, sealed hard floors, and linoleum. It will work on wood laminate that has been sealed. Have a great day.overstockcustomercare1 on Oct 18, 2013
I saw about the hardwood floors and the tile , but is it for carpets ?tootsie46 on Sep 26, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello tootsie46, we appreciate your inquiry. For optimum results, this item was designed to use on non-carpeted floors such as tile and wood. We hope you have found this information helpful. Thank you for shopping with us. Have great day!overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 30, 2013
Thank you for your inquiry. This appliance is designed for use on a nominal 120-volt circuit. Make certain that the appliance is connected to an outlet having the same configuration as the plug. No plug adapter should be used with this appliance. This model is for household use only.overstockcustomercare1 on Jan 31, 2013
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