I bought this vacuum after reading the reviews. More people liked it, then didn't. I should have listened to the didn'ts. It worked okay for a little while and then the suction quick. Air is coming out of the hose where it connects and it won't tighten. I have only had it for 6 months and it is close to worthless. I don't think I will buy another one online because I can only get a partial refund. What a waste of my hard earned money.
I did research different little vacuums before purchasing this one. I was so excited to get it and use it. The suction seemed like it was going to be really good because it has a strong suction, it just didn't last. I literally used it three times and the suction is terrible already. I clean houses and have used many different little vacuums prior to this one, and I have never been so unhappy with a little vacuum. In the first house I used it in, I got half-ways done vacuuming the hard floors and it shut off and wouldn't turn back on. It wasn't a blown fuse, it was the vacuum overheated. I didn't even use it for 30 minutes before this happened. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. There are many other vacuums out there that actually work.
I bought this small canister vacuum for small rental house where I can't use a larger upright. This vac has many attachments for small corners and high ceilings, long house and can carry while I am on the stairs. It gets the job done quickly and thoroughly.
I bought this product to keep in my office since I have area rugs. I needed something small, yet powerful at the same time. It has good suction and tucks away well under my desk. It also has a retractable cord which makes it easy and quick to put away.
I bought this canister vacuum after reading the reviews on Overstock. I have tile and hardwood floors in most of my house and needed a vacuum that worked well in picking up cat hair. This one is fantastic!! It now takes me 1/3 of the time to vacuum the house. It's not really great on rugs but if you need one for wood and tile, this is it!
Bought this for my mom, she had bought another brand only for it to break on the first try, soooooooo, I have had good luck with Overstock, and checked out all the models they have, finally settled on this one, and it`s very good, easy to use and great suction!
With a newish allergy to most/venomous arthropods, including the microscopic ones, my vacuum cleaners get put through their paces at least daily. The Opticlean held promise: the size is moderate, manageable. The cord retracts: makes for crazy convenient cord-cleaning, through a surface wipe on its way back onto the reel. The mechanism is pretty flawless. Never failed. You can drag the machine up and down concrete garage stairs by its hose and it will follow happily along. The thing has guts. Thing is, it spills them every time you use it. The dust cup is an obscene design snafu wrought by a team of folks who've never ever cleaned a home before. The dust cups' flaws are many, each fatal. The first emptying may have you consulting the user's manual. Then gawking, muttering, cursing, groaning in disbelief that the crap you just spent money and labor eradicating from your home, at many times an arm's length, allowing for easy-ish removal of, say, tiger moth or carpet beetle larvae from your baseboards and ceilings with not too much risk of [if you're me] eye injury or contact dermatitis, and the loss of pride in the purchase that is about to deny any future business you might have brought to its maker. Emptying the dust up takes something like 6 steps, all require use of both hands, and direct intimate engagement with the [potentially deadly, guaranteed Pigpen-style redistributed] debris. Open the main canister, and find a clear brittle curved-channel-laden other canister. The machine won't run if that canister is not placed just so, and just so is hard to achieve when the thick weatherstrip falls away from its component parts, around use 3... But before that happens, you'll have to lift the canister out, set it on something solid, and apply some force to a latch on its front. It will then fall open to something like a gaping maw, forcing confrontation with the stuff you vacuumed up. Nice. Nicer is the next step: using both hands, you must either fake a hinge opposite that latch or growl a little louder as the cup falls apart into two components;either way, you will now get to wait for the cloud of dust and whatnot to settle. Then you get to use one of those hands to fish out the larger-than-a-mcron debris now trapped in the curved channels. These are not accessible except by probing finger. This is b*llsh%t. I had to ask a friend to empty the dust cup on my third warranty-replaced unit, one day, after sucking up a couple tiger moth caterpillars. They're huge, black, cobra-like when distressed. I cowered in another room while he fumbled with the machine a while, after which he had to o home and shower. It wasn't til the next morningn I realized he'd thrown the dust cup away with the dust. Caterpillars spooked him, too. Outrage at removal of this key component of this critical tool, which I'd paid too much for, turned to gratitude when I altered the main compartment to accomodate vacuum bags. Then I ditched the telescoping, floor-gouging, steel attachment tube with the plastic version from a shop vac, applied btter adhesive and swankier weatherstrip, and figured I was in business. Not so much. I might have compromised on suction to more easily dispose of [vacuum bags vs. debris], but the filters presented their own motor-overclocking suite of problems. The power, maneuverability, and super-useful luxury feautures like adjustanle suction are all out of proportion with each other attribute, and each of those with the ridiculous trials of dust cup emptying. This machine should be a simple elegant implement for success. Instead, it fails miserably to suck. Even with a replacement warranty, the thing can become a burden.
This is my first canister type vacuum. I guess I was expecting a little more. The suction on laminate and vinyl flooring is good but on carpet it leaves a lot to be desired. I do like the lightweight of toting it around my tri-level home. The uprights that I have had in the past are very heavy so this is a plus to have less weight to get from floor to floor.
I was lost at so many vacuum options, but when I used this I liked instantly. Not so noisy, light and with acceptable mobility. I recommend it.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exact match.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good quality corresponding with price.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate description.
For the price, this vac is great for hardwood floors and carpet too. It performs better on hardwood floors as this unit does not have a power head/brush, but I like that because they can become inop. Seems to be well made; the only enhancement I'd like to see is a larger dirt cup as you have to empty this every/every other time you vac. For a 2-3K+ sq.' home, you may need to empty it twice when you vac. It has four filters--helps keep dust from entering into the home, but that also requires some maintaining. Overall, I'm very pleased w/it.
Awesome Vacuum! I would recommend this to anyone with pets. The suction is excellent and you can adjust it. I will use Bissell from now on.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? color was what I had expected
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Awesome Quality. Sturdy
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very Accurate
This vacuum was for our upstairs, but when I opened the package it had some broken pieces of plastic under some gray tape. I would not recommend this product. The cord is not long enough to move the vacuum around a room. I am just sorry I had to go out of town and missed my 20 day window to return, especially sine it was broken o.n the bottom.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. No power and a piece was broken on the bottom,but had some tape over it. I had to go out of town so missed my 20 day window to return.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Fair