Vacuum Cleaners Buying Guide
Our buying guide will explain which type of vacuum cleaner would suit you most, how much you can expect to pay for one, and which features are worth looking out for.
Be careful changing room levels
Like the vacuum cleaner but be very careful when changing floor levels. A piece that holds the brush in broke off very early in the piece. It was made of plastic and broke very easily. I can still use it if I'm very careful changing rooms e.g. carpet to kitchen with a strip across the join. It's where you can see a piece of metal in the middle of the photo.
I was very happy when I rang Bissell and found out that they would replace my Bissell Bolt Stick Vacuum. There was a two year warranty on it and apparently the battery was faulty and mine still had six months under the warranty.
My husband drove to the outlet and came home with a brand new Vacuum. Excellent Service and handled with efficiency and no hassles. Thank you Bissell.
Purchased in December 2017.
Good until the battery failed
We loved the unit and the convenience of it but unfortunately we only got just over a year of use thanks to the battery failing. Such a waste of money and bad for the environment to throw it out so soon. Why bother making it at all. We are done with this brand.
Poor quality - the handle broke first and other parts fell to bits. When I went to get replacement parts - nothing available so had to throw the entire cleaner away.
Don't bother with a Bissell!
As I need to write more than fifty words I again suggest don't buy a Bissell as they are not supported with any spares. They are badly designed and break easily.
Despite being a little fragile, the unit worked well until the battery failed very suddenly. Apparently this is a common problem that has not been fixed. Before that we were happy and would have replaced the battery if that was an option. We won't buy another because of this failing.
Love vacuuming now !
Using Bissell Bolt upright vacuum and love vacuuming now
Used to try to get someone else to do it as I hate lugging around accorded vacuum cleaner especially because of the stairs which are heavy traffic areas and need doing daily
This model is light,quiet and very efficient
Cannot believe how much it picks up and easy to empty
I know what to give as a wedding present next time
So much better than my old Hover.
We waited 6 months to do this review to give the new Bolt a good run for its money and are now confident to review it. The suction is very powerful for this type of unit. The charge lasts a good 40 minutes and the additional features of the edge cleaning function and the fact you can clean the filter under running water. Yes its a bit heavier and yes you need to empty it and clean the flter often but thats because its sucking up so much dust! We are very happy both with the performance, features and running time. Best of all its self standing so if you need to move some furniture it will stand upright not like the silly Dyson hand stick that you need to keep bending down and lay on the floor each time.
I can't believe they havent recalled and fixed this issue
This vac was great, while it worked! I cant believe that with soooo many people having the same issues with the battery this company has not recalled the products and fixed whatever the problem is. Its ridiculous. The same as everyone else my bolt has stopped holding charged. It says the battery is at 100% but it only goes for ni more then a minute and dies. Extremely unhappy, especially after seeing how common this is.
Everything I need in a home vac
Its awesome, its compact and has strong suction. Its light and as loud as any other vac on the market. Love the maneuvering - how the handle folds down to clean under furniture without having to get on your knees and how it picks up the dirt from corners and edges really well. Its great on tiles, carpet and floor boards. Its quick when having to do two levels.
Not as good as the first one i bought
I bought a Bussell bolt jan 2016. It last one year then sadly the handle fractured. Till that point I was thrilled with it & used it daily. Bissell & Harvey Norman were both excellent & replaced it. The new one is a little more powerful. However not happy with the new filter system, it has already broken & I can’t turn it to get the dirt out. Even worse, the hand held vac falls out when I am using it. It is very heavy & has fallen on my foot several times. The old hand held was definitely not as heavy & fitted without falling out while vacuumi...ng. So as pleased as I was with the good replacemt policy when the first one broke I am not anywhere near as happy with it for above reasons. The filters in the old one were easily interchangeable. Performance wise, it is outstanding but who wants a heavy hand held dropping onto their foot? and how much strain would it put on the motor that I can’t clean the filter properly? I always keep filters clean. Thankyou but would not buy another if this one breaks. Thankyou
Powerful and versile
We were about to buy the big name big Price ticket then this caught our eye. Knowing the Bissell braand from many moons ago when they made the original push pull carpet cleaner. I thought let's give them ago.
Well we are super impressed it's light weight easy to use and manoeuvrability is great. Battery last for the whole house. Picks every thing up. Love the detachable vac.
Has its own storage cradle.
And we saved a bunch of $$$ to boot.
Highly recommended this profuct
Great for house and caravan
Very happy. It's great in the house and compact enough to take info the caravan. Strong pickup and great for pet hair (and with pugs I've got plenty). Keeps a long charge and charges relatively quickly, even when camping it charges on the van batteries with an inverter without drawing a lot of power.
Not as good as one would expect from bissell.
Purchased this cleaner for my self and one for my in laws and at 1st seamed to do a respectable job but found the filter clogs quickly and suction diminishes quickly. Turbo function and side brushes are a good function and the charging base works well. What I noticed it the run time has greatly reduced and after 2 years it now only last 30sec on full charge needless to say it now is in the bin.
Interestingly my in laws unit did the exact same thing at the same time and sadly they have thrown theirs out also.
Before I threw mine out I opened the unit to find that even though the battery is 18volt it is a small unit which tells me run times can't be that big and needs to work to hard.
An unreliable cleaner
The performance of this cleaner is average. I purchased this t use on the timber stairs and rugs. The suction is minimal, average on a timber and and hardly works at all on carpet or rugs. The machine motor has been replaced 3 times during the warrany period as it continually runs out of charge after about 5 minutes. I bought it to use in between my regular vacuum. I could not recommend this product.
Best of this type I have tried
Being a husband I have used two electrolux's over the past 8 years but this model takes the cake.
Many little attachments and very powerful. May need emptying more often but folds away neatly.
It is important to read reviews on exact model on all products we find before purchase.
Questions & Answers
Can I replace the hand Vacuum separately as I have had 2 of these units and have some spare parts left over. the latest Vacuum is only running for about 3 minutes after a full days charge.
should i leave my unit on charge all the time or remove when filly charged
The batteries on my Bissell do not hold a charge, is it the cheap batteries or the wrong charge for the unit as they replaced the batteries but did not give 2 years on them as the other batteries on lasted 15 months.
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