Rated 5 out of 5 by dacrmn Great vacuum cleaner
This vacuum is fabulous- got to containers of dirt and pet hair just out of the living room. The suction is great- just have to figure out how to detach it to use it for the stairs like the show on the box.
June 7, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Christina I volunteer to be a tester...
I just purchased my second PowerGlide Pet Vacuum for my camp. I was hoping that since I bought my first one Bissell had made some improvements. I have four large dogs and I vacuum every day. I volunteer to be a tester for Bissell because I have no idea who thought it was a good idea to put such a short hose on it. When I use the lift off and set it on the floor it falls over right away. The hose is so short you have to pull on it and that makes it very hard to use. Also, the belt needs to be improved. I have to take the whole brush out almost every day and place the belt back on the pulley. Another problem is the attachments. They don't all work together. I found that using parts from both vacuums makes my work easier. I like that the vacuum picks up hair but I'm not totally sure they did enough research with "real" people and how they use the vacuum in a normal setting. I purchased another one because I have bought so many extra belts, extensions and brushes that I thought I may as well use them.
April 9, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Kay22 Nice, but some drawbacks
I owned this vacuum for less than one week when the clip broke that holds the pet turbo brush. The brush came apart and I was not able to get it back together again. I was cleaning up needles under the Christmas tree using just the hose when the vacuum tipped over on my wood floor. Fortunately I was able to get replacement parts. But the design of the hose is the problem. It is stiff and doesn't easily extend or stay extended enough to use. I have this problem with the lift off section also. It almost requires a third hand.
The suction is great for my carpet. I like the ability to turn off the beater brush and clean the wood floors.
The cord could be longer. When you attach it to the cord clip on the vacuum base you lose about two feet of cord. If you don't clip it, it is a tripping hazard.
The vacuum head is smaller, but that is good for getting into narrower spaces. The swivel feature is very handy too.
I also would like a separate brush to use on just the stairs.
December 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by tiffasu Exceeds my expectations
This product was just what I needed. I live in the country and we track mud, leaves, etc. all in the house. The only problem I have is when we removed it from the box the part that controls the handle was broken and now it moves from left to right when I move it back and forth. It just does a great job picking up the dirt I don't worry to much about the broken handle.
November 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by lily696 Fun Vacuum
I was in search of a new vacuum and thought I'd try a canister style. After trying three other vacuums, I came back to this upright. It's perfect because I can still use the floor-brush attachment and clean my tiles floors or use the turbo brush on my stairs while just carrying the lift-off tank. And then it turns back into a "regular upright" for all of my carpets with a click of the canister. I have learned I will always be an upright vacuum lover, but am a huge fan of the lift-off feature on this vacuum. I also get great suction and enjoy the narrow vacuum width because it fit between the legs of more of my furniture.
The only downsides: It doesn't flatten out well to get beneath furniture because of the large tank on the front. And the floor-brush attachment doesn't glide very smoothly on my floors--seems a bit cheap.
Although I've only had this vacuum for a few months... I hope I get to use it for years to come!
August 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by gingerlynn Best vacuum we've ever had!
This is the best vacuum that we have ever had. Very easy to assemble. I noticed immediately that this vacuum has great suction. This vacuum deep vacuums my carpet. There was much more dirt picked up and in this canister than my old vacuum ever picked up. Some vacuums will have the filter inside the canister, but with this vacuum, the filters are housed separately in the bottom of the vacuum, not in the canister. I really like this design because it is not as messy to maintain. Emptying the canister is very easy. Love the versatility of being able to remove the canister to vacuum stairs. The attachments included are nice. I really like the built in handle on the vacuum hose. This makes it much more comfortable to vacuum when using the crevice tool or vacuuming stairs. Has a very long power cord to reach multiple rooms without having to change outlets. Absolutely love the swivel steering. Highly recommend this product especially if you have pets.
August 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by airbix Overall great product
First Bissell vacuum that we have bought and it will not be the last. It cleans the carpet, throw rugs and bare floors great. We love the ability to lift up the portable canister for the stairs, around furniture and other areas around the house.., great feature.
January 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Smiles4redhead Easy to USE and light weight
I needed a new vacuum and saw the commercial about this product and LOVED all the cool features and how light it was. I'm on disability and can't use HEAVY objects at all . I would recommend this vacuum to anyone that's looking for a Great light vacuum.
February 5, 2014