The two drawbacks so far are that it is a little heavy and difficult for me to get up the stairs at my house and the cord gets caught on low things on the floor. Very minimal things. The suction is GREAT. My OCD'ness loves that I can see the disgusting dirt and cat fur that it picks up when I vacuum. I love how easy it is to empty the dirt catcher.
Yes, yes, yes I would for sure certainly recommend this product to any and everyone. This vacuum deep cleaned a small rug I have in front of my couch and the dirt it sucked out had my head realing. I knew the rug was dirty but I did not know it was FILTHY. I was so shocked to see the dirt, my mouth dropped open, and to think I was inhaling all that dust I could not believe it. This product really deep cleans, I love it and I'm glad Overstock had it in stock. I think this Bissell will out clean any other vacuum cleaner out there. Vacuuming will not be a chore anymore it will be fun to see the dust this vacuum sucks up. The price was great, I can go on and on about this product. Thanks Overstock, I'm a happy customer.
this is a lightweight but very effective vacuum. my rating is for the vacuum based on it's price. I have not tried some of the more expensive vacuums that are available now because I can't afford them, so I can't rate it to that. but I am very satisfied with this model and couldn't imagine needing to pay more money. I have a bad back and this is easy to push, glides effortlessly. i have two golden retrievers and hardwood floors, a large area rug and wall to wall carpeting in some places and have found it to be effective in all 3 areas.
Having a toddler, two dogs and two cats I needed a good vacuum. My previous vacuum seemed to just mat dog hair and stuff deeper into my carpet. The shipping on this vacuum through Overstock was incredible it was so fast (and shipping was free!). After vacuuming the house my carpet seriously stands upright now and looks the way carpet should. I couldn't believe how much stuff came up I had to empty the canister twice per room. I have a pretty big house and this vacuum was a breeze to use. It is actually exciting and motivating seeing how much junk is being sucked up. My husband and I laughed that with my previous bagged vacuum a bag would last a month+ and yet I had to empty this canister about 10 times in my first vacuuming session. I couldn't stop smiling my carpets looked so nice. The wand with the stair attachment also worked so good on my stairs (that was a serious problem area as they come in from my husbands shop). So would I suggest this vacuum to my friends? ABSOLUTELY! I would even recommend it to strangers, as everyone deserves to have their carpets looking this good!
The first vacuum arrived and needed assembly. After about 20 min, I realized the box was missing a bag of screws which was required. Called Bissell and they said they'd send the bag of hardware - but they didn't. I called Overstock.com and they said they couldn't send just the hardware, but I had to pack up the vacuum, put it back in the box (not easy to do!), return the whole thing and they'd send me an entirely new vacuum. Seemed silly since all that I needed was the two screws. The new one arrived, it took way longer to assemble than I'd like and it's REALLY heavy (I lift weights, so I can't imagine how someone who is older or doesn't work out manages with it.) It works fine, but I wish it were more compact and lighter weight.