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Bissell CleanView 1330

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Avg. consumer rating = 90/100 

This is a simple, inexpensive vacuum cleaner that is getting some good reviews and ratings from consumers.  It is very similar to the Bissell CleanView 9595 but has a new brushroll designed for better pickup (according to Bissell).  The vacuum is very reasonably priced and is usually under $100.  It is also capable on pet hair, carpet and hard surfaces, and it has strong suction.  However the brushroll cannot be turned off and the power cord is a bit short.

 

 

Quick Specs
Type Upright
Bagged/Bagless Bagless
Best for... Hard Floors & Carpet
Pet Hair Features No
Approx. Weight 15.5 lbs
HEPA Level Filtration No
Power Cord Length 25 ft
Motor Driven Brushbar Yes
Warranty 2 Years

 

Consumer Ratings & Insights
The Bissell 1330 is available at a number of retail outlets and we have compiled the consumer ratings in the table below (we found over 1000).  When averaged these ratings generate a score of 89.9 out of a possible 100, or about 4. 5 stars out of 5.  This is a very good score and you can compare it to the scores for other uprights in our upright vacuum ratings table.

Source Consumer Rating #Ratings
Amazon 4.4 stars out of 5 481
Best Buy 4.6 stars out of 5 263
Sears 4.5 stars out of 5 18
Target 4.5 stars out of 5 171
Kmart 5 stars out of 5 1
Wayfair 4.7 stars out of 5 78
Walmart 4.5 stars out of 5 46

 

Front View - Bissell 1330A review of consumer comments has provided the following common Bissell 1330 pros and cons:

PROS
- Very reasonably priced
- Not too heavy
- Easy to assemble
- Dust canister is easy to empty
- Works well on pet hair
- Strong suction
- Attachments work well

CONS
- Power cord is on the short side for an upright
- Brushroll cannot be turned off
- Location of on/off switch is awkward
- Build quality is not great

One of the concerns with this vacuum is that the brushroll cannot be turned off.  This can be an issue when cleaning bare surfaces.  It can cause some of the dust and debris to scatter as opposed to being sucked up.  There is also a chance that a spinning brushroll can mar a delicate hardwood floor – it doesn’t often happen and it depends on your flooring.

There is consensus that the attachments for this vacuum work fairly well.  However they are not particularly easy to attach and they don’t always stay in place.  The TurboBrush tool gets good ratings from owners who say it works well on stairs, furniture and upholstery.  A “Turbo” tool is driven by suction – meaning the brush is spun by the suction of the vacuum.  These tools tend not to deep clean as well as a motorized tool and pressing down on them too hard will cause the brush to stop spinning. However we have heard no complaints about the effectiveness of the 1330 turbo tool and most owners like it.

There are also a number of comments highlighting how well the vacuum performs on cat hair and dog hair.  It doesn’t come with any specialized pet tools but the vacuum cleaner itself is effective at pulling up pet hair off both carpet and bare floors.

Some people are frustrated with the positioning of the on/off switch which is half-way down the body of the vacuum and requires you to bend over to access it.  Most owners would have preferred an on/off switch that is on the handle or at least closer to the handle.

Finally we note that while there are many four and five star ratings for the 1330, there are also a number of 1 and 2 star ratings.  The lower ratings seem to be the result of things breaking or features not working –or in some cases the vacuum simply refusing to turn on.  This is indicative of a build quality that is not particularly high.  But remember - this is an 80 dollar vacuum cleaner.

You can see more owner comments on Amazon if you want.


Some ruminations:
Inexpensive  vacuum cleaners with this kind of rating and review profile often start with very good ratings, but over the years, as the vacuum ages and inevitably has problems, owners report their issues on retail sites and the ratings for the vacuum cleaner drops.  Will this be the case with the Bissell 1330?  We don’t know for sure but having some experience in reviewing vacuums over the years this seems like a likely candidate.  Sometimes a vacuum that has a score of 90 today will get a score of 75-80 three or four years from now.  This is one reason we make an effort to review our scores when possible.


Details and Specifications
The Bissell 1330 is a bagless upright that has cyclonic technology.  This technology involves sending the air stream through cyclonic cylinders which spin the air very rapidly in a spiral path.  As the air spins the dust and debris are forced out - via centrifugal force - and into the dust canister.  Cyclonic technology helps to keep the filters cleaner longer and it provides no loss of suction as the dust canister fills (as opposed to a bagged vacuum where suction can drop as the bag fills).  The dust canister on the 1330 has a volume of 2 litres and is bottom empty.

Several attachments are included with the Bissell 1330:
-  TurboBrush tool (for stairs, upholstery, cushions)
-  Crevice tool (for tight, narrow spaces and corners)
-  Dusting brush (for dusting blinds, furniture, lampshades, shelves, etc.)
-  Extension wand (tools can be attached to end of this plastic wand)

TheTurboBrush tool, crevice tool and dusting brush can be attached to the end of the extension wand or the end of the hose.  

The following video from Bissell provides a good overview of the 1330 and its features

The vacuum hose is a “stretch hose” and at 6 feet in length is a little on the short side.   Also, the power cord is 25 feet long which has resulted in some grumbling among owners.  A good length for an upright power cord is generally 30 feet or more.  We’ve often found that consumers complain when a vacuum power cord is under 30 feet.
 
The vacuum does not come with HEPA filtration but it still has two filters – a pre-motor filter and a post-motor filter.  The pre-motor filter is washable and should be cleaned about once a month.  The post-motor filter is a pleated filter and it cannot be washed.  When dirty it can be gently tapped against the inside of a trash bin to remove any loosely attached dust/debris.  Bissell also suggests it be replaced every 3 to 6 months.

The vacuum is consistently marketed as “lightweight” and at 15.5 lbs it isn’t a particularly heavy machine.  But it also isn’t what we would call a real lightweight either.  It is about average.  Lightweight vacuum cleaners might include the likes of the Oreck 2100RHS - 8.2lbs or the Dirt Devil Dynamite Plus - 8.8lbs (which are shown in our list of lightweight vacuum cleaners).

A dial on the front of the nozzle can be turned manually to one of five nozzle height settings allowing the machine to work effectively when vacuuming different thicknesses of carpet (short to long).  The 1330 also has a 13.5 inch wide cleaning path width (average for an upright) and it carries a 2 year limited warranty.

Vacuum Cleaner Manual
You can find the manual for this vacuum here: Bissell CleanView 1330 Manual

 

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