The vacuum works great; very powerful. I am personally not happy with it because Bissell doesn't make an extension hose for it. I would have never bought it; I mistakenly assumed I would be able to get a long hose for doing two flights of stairs. But the actual vacuum deserves the highest rating. I'm a former Kirby owner and this vacuum does the job equally satisfactorily.
I love the sensor that tells you when the floors are clean. I knew my old vacuum wasn't doing the best job anymore and I wanted a high end vacuum but didn't have the money - so ended up getting this Bissell. Best decision ever! This works wonders on my stairs with the carpet treads and as I mentioned the sensor light lets me know when my floors are really clean. The first night I filled the cup 5 times and didn' t even get to the lower level - now though I know I can walk barefoot arount my house - on clean floors and carpets :)
I always used a Hoover upright, but gave it to my grandaughter for her apartment and ordered this one for myself. My dog sheds and I vacuum every day in the family room where she stays, so I thought a new vac would help keep up with the dog hair. I wish I had my old Hoover back! The suction in the new one isn't as good as the old one and because of the filter, you must clean it after every use. Yuck!
I hate this vacuum...It is hard to push....used it once and there is dust ALL OVER IT! makes you wonder if it's sucking or blowing...will find out about that. I would say BLOWING! want to return it if I can put it back in the box....that alone is a major undertaking! add to that....it came all the way from Utah??? to Houston??? not one a little closer than that??? hmmmm... will return this one!
This Bissell Upright Vacuum is a Great little vacuum ! Has good suction and is easy to maneuver around furniture and tight places. My carpet looks clean & restored back to its "new carpet look" in no time ! Thanks Bissell for once again providing an excellent quality product ! Thanks Overstock for the Excellent price !
I purchased mine 8-13-13,two days ago,it started making a loud noise,I had my husband look at it,and he said a piece broke off the brush\brushplate.It is not useable,i called the company,and all they can do is give me the adress of a repair shop,the warranty is for 3 years,but there is no model number on mine,and i have no recipt for proof of purchase because I brought it thru the internet.I do not feel it is right to have to pay for repair myself.I really hate loising it,I used everyday,and love it's features.