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Bissell Rewind SmartClean Upright Vacuum

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 Avg. consumer rating = 84/100 

The Bissell Rewind SmartClean 58F8 is another reasonably priced Bissell vacuum that is getting good consumer reviews and ratings.  It can be found online at some sources for under $150 and it comes with HEPA filtration, a retractable power cord, an array of attachments, and a carpet clean sensor that many folks really like.  It is also a bagless machine with a respectably long warranty for the price.  Some people, however, have commented that it is a little heavy, although it is only just slightly heavier than your average upright.

Several consumers ratings were found and are shown in the table below.  They indicate a reasonable level of satisfaction with the 58f8.

Ratings Updated March 2016
 Source  Consumer Ratings  #Ratings
 Amazon  3.9 stars out of 5  73
 Kohls  4 stars out of 5  5
 Overstock  4.7 stars out of 5  35
 Viewpoints  5 stars out of 5  5

 

A review of consumer comments from several quality online sources yielded the following common Bissell Rewind SmartClean likes and dislikes:

PROS
- Good price
- HEPA filtration
- Powerful suction
- Retractable power cord
- Dirt sensor
- soft bumper

CONS
- A bit heavy for some people

The 58f8 is a fairly standard upright and it comes with most of the basic features and even a few extras.  It is powered by a 12 amp motor, is bagless and uses cyclonic suction, made famous by Dyson.  This approach spins air at extremely high velocity inside a cyclonic cylinder.  Centrifugal force pushes the dirt/dust particles out against the wall of the cylinder and into a dirt canister.  This technology is also said to help keep filters cleaner longer which in turn ensures that suction is not much diminished over time.
 
Like many new vacuum cleaners today, the 58F8 comes with HEPA level filtration.  This is particularly popular with people suffering from asthma or allergies.  HEPA filtration removes dust mites, pet dander, pollen and other allergens from the air.  The HEPA filter on the Bissell 58F8 is washable (a feature that saves money over time usually).  There is also a Clean Filter Indicator which takes the guess work out of when to change or clean filters.
 
A number of consumer comments indicate that owners find the Clean Carpet Sensor a very useful – and in some cases enjoyable - feature.  The Clean Carpet Sensor illuminates a red light when a dirty area is encountered and the light only turns to green after the area is cleaned sufficiently.  This option seems to strike a chord with owners and there are a large number of comments alluding to its effectiveness (and to some extent novelty). 

The Bissell Rewind SmartClean comes with several attachments and tools including:
- TurboBrush Tool (good for removing pet hair and dirt from upholstery or stairs)
- Extension wand
- Crevice tool
- Combination dusting/upholstery brush
- Hose

Another feature that consumers like is the retractable power cord which retracts at the push of a button.  The power cord is also 25 feet in length.  While not too short it is, in our opinion, not long enough.  30 feet would be better.  In addition the vacuum weighs in at 17.5 lbs.  There are some comments that the vacuum is a bit heavy and cumbersome to move around (not many comments to this affect but some).  It is indeed slightly heavier than your average upright but there are certainly others that are heavier.  The weight may not be as much of an issue for younger and/or stronger users.

Other vacuum features include a fairly wide 15 inch cleaning path and an easy-to-empty clear plastic dirt canister.  The Bissell Rewind SmartClean also sports a Headlight which helps to illuminate dark areas and under furniture when vacuuming.  The brushbar on this machine has 2 rows and is motor driven (meaning it is not air driven) but there is no brushbar on/off switch.  This may be an issue for some people depending on the bare floor cleaning one wants to do.  Bare floor cleaning is often done with the brushbar off. 

The 58F8 has 5 height settings which allow one to adjust the nozzle height for different lengths of carpet and it carries a 3-year limited parts and labor warranty.

 

 

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