I LOVE my Bissell Pet Vac! I live in a 3 story house and have 3 dogs, I couldn't continue to drag my regular vacuum(also a Bissell) up all those stairs for the daily light cleaning that needed to be done. I started my research for an electric broom type of item and found the Bissell Lift-off Pet Vacuum. The best feature is that it is lightweight. The other great features are that it has a rotary brush so it not only sucks up the dirt and hair but sweeps it as you go and you have the option of turning the brush on or off while in use. Another great and actually possibly the best one is that you can vacuum your area rugs no matter how lightweight!! It cleans them beautifully without sucking them up into the vac! That alone was worth it to me, I have small area rugs everywhere and now I can just vacuum them daily and don't have to wash them as often. The section of the vac that holds the debris is a removable hand vac so it is really versatile. The price was great and as always, the product has lived up to the Bissell name and good quality.
I have already used this vacuum several times since receiving it a week ago. I have several cats so this has been perfect, picking up cat hair and stray litter from both wood and carpeted floors. It also dissembles easily so I can use the hand vac for the stairs. I am very happy.
This is a nice little cordless vacuum set. I have a small house. It only has carpeting in the bedrooms, all the other rooms have tile floors. the vacuum is rather quiet and it picked up quite a bit of dirt and dog hair throughout the house. It is light, easy to maneuver, and easy to to clean. The hand vac is conveniently placed for easy access. This not the most powerful vacuum I have ever had, however, it suits my present need just fine.
I first saw this vacuum recommended by Good Housekeeping and had an easier time finding it on Overstock than locally and it was less expensive. It is a wonderful product--picks up hair (pet) and dust in some ways better than my canister vacuum. If I had a small house, this would be my only vacuum. It bends to go under furniture and I love the cordless feature.
It says it's designed to pick up pet hair, but when i used it at my house my dog's hair would plug it up after about 5 min. Battery won't hold a charge. Take forever to have enough juice charged up to run. Terrible suction, it wouldn't even pick up bread crumbs. I would not buy this product!!!
Although I really liked the Bissell when I first received it, I am now disappointed that within a year of using the product, it's stopped working well. The stick vacuum worked great in the beginning but now after only 8 months, there is no suction. I've cleaned every part of this vacuum and it still doesn't pick up like when I first received it. The handheld still works well, but I wouldn't get another.
I rate this Vacuum as excellent because of it's price. This Vacuum is so easy on the back. I have tile floors and I wanted a Vacuum that was easy and quick. I love this exact model even though it was listed as a pet vacuum. It is so much more. Don't have to drag it, plug it in, and the hand held one on the handle is the best. So your getting two for the low price of one. If this one ever gives out than I will purchase another one. I'm also going to purchase 2 more for my daughter's for Christmas. Overstock you made me happy again with this purchase. Great price, fast delivery, and great service:)
I recently noticed my "as seen on tv" sweeper wasn't picking up well. Not that it really did in the first place. It finally stopped working all together when I had pondered getting something better. After much research, I decided to go with a stick vacuum versus a sweeper in the hopes of it picking up better. I really didn't know what to expect with the reviews I read here and on the manufacturers site. I decided to take a chance as I have a spot steamer from the same manufacturer, and am pleased with it. The portability is great. I love the fact I'm not tied down to a power cord. It does take a while to charge, and the run time is limited. I believe it said around 12-13 minutes before it needs charging again. I do wish that was better, but it is what it is. My sweepers run time was 45 minutes, but it didn't pick anything up. This stick vacuum picks up litter and hair that the other sweeper never did. The stick vacuum is far more convenient than getting your full size vacuum out for in between messes or just touching up the carpet. So many of the other items out there doesn't work well once you get past hard flooring or low pile carpeting. We have medium pile carpeting, and it didn't bog down one bit. Whether it will work on longer pile remains to be seen. I really wouldn't think it would be a problem. Very pleased.
I gave this as a gift to my sister. She is extremely hard to please and I wasn't sure if she would actually like it. As it turns out, she not only likes it but raves about how well it picks up. It's easy to use both as a hand held and stick vacuum and holds a charge long enough to clean a 3-bedroom carpeted house. I would definitely recommend this vacuum.