This is a very powerful vacuum. There are settings for rug or bare floor and degrees of each, with a rotating sweep. The dirt container is easy to see (and thus monitor) and to remove for dumping. There is a dust head and an edge head for the flexible tube when it is detached from driving the floor unit. I'm a medium-size guy and don't find the unit difficult to maneuver, though I've heard from a petite woman that she found it a bit heavy. It seems to me to be as sophisticated a vacuum as you could expect in one, self-contained unit.
This item has a faulty attachment, I returned the first one and it was replaced but within a month the replacement part also broke, I have been using the vacumn to the clean the floor only but now I hear a noise from the brushes and expect it to fail as well. I would not recommend this to anyone !! Overstock was good to replace the first broken attachment, but the machine is poorly make , would not buy again.
I had been looking for a bagless upright for a while. I went with this since it had mostly positive reviews, and those reviews were correct. I can vacuum my entire house and only empty it once. Great suction, great attachments, easy to set up and use, easy to empty (although you have to be careful not to get dust everywhere, I'd suggest you empty it outside or on a non-carpeted area). I'd definitely recommend this vacuum! Just as good if not better than higher priced models.
My Bissell vacuum has been a great asset. It does a complete job around the house. The on board accessories make house work a breeze. It's light weight will not ware you out. It has the power to handle any cleanup that has to be done in the house.