Bissell Vacuum Reviews

Bissell Inc. began in the late 1800’s in Michigan. Today the company is still headquartered in Michigan and is now the largest manufacturer of floor care products in North America. They manufacture stick vacs, canisters, uprights, handhelds and carpet cleaners. The units often have a focus on households with pets and are usually affordable with slightly better than average consumer ratings (but not always). Bissell vacuums have appeared in our lists of best vacuums under $100 and best vacuums under $200.

Top 5 Rated Bissell Vacuum Cleaners - 2017

Model Type Avg Rating / 100
Bissell Pet Hair Eraser 33A1 Handheld Vacuum 91
Bissell CleanView 1330 Upright Vacuum 90
Bissell CleanView with OnePass 9595A Upright Vacuum 89
Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Cordless Handheld Vacuum 89
Bissell Zing 4122 Canister Vacuum 88

In the above table an effort has been made to highlight machines currently available

Bissell 22C1 Cleanview Helix Vacuum Cleaner

Avg. consumer rating = 75/100 

The Bissell 22C1 Cleanview Helix is one of three Bissell Cleanview Helix vacuums on the market today.  It is Bissell’'s mid-range Helix machine with the 82H1 being the entry model and the 21K3 being the top end.  All of these are bagless uprights with HEPA filtration and a number of other features.  The 22C1 gets reasonable reviews and is available for under 100USD.

Bissell PROlite Review


Avg. consumer rating = 64/100 

The Bissell PROlite (17G5 series) gets a wide range of consumer ratings.  It is a bagless, upright vacuum cleaner with automatic height adjustment.  It is liked for it’s stylish looks, easy assembly and strong suction while detractors indicate that the attachments do not stay in place, the power switch does not always work and the power cord is too short.

Bissell 76T8 Versus Vacuum Cleaner

Avg. consumer rating = 71/100 

This vacuum cleaner seems to evoke a number of emotions from consumers.  Comments range from “"wonderful"” to "“you basically get what you pay for”" to "“do not buy this vacuum”".  It is a relatively inexpensive machine with a unique v-shaped base, the idea of which is to channel the dirt into the main suction area of the vacuum.

Bissell Healthy Home 16N5 Upright Vacuum Cleaner Review

Avg. consumer rating = 79/100 

The Bissell Healthy Home 16N5 is the newer version of the Bissell Healthy Home 5770 vacuum and reviews and ratings from consumers are average at best.  While lighter than the 5770 this is still a fairly heavy vacuum cleaner.  There have been some improvements over the 5770 and it comes with a 5-year warranty.

Bissell Cleanview Bagless Vacuum Review - Model 21K3

Avg. consumer rating = 77/100 

A quick look at a reasonably new vacuum that appears to be increasing in popularity, the Bissell 21K3 Cleanview Helix Deluxe Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner.  This unit has slowly been climbing the best-seller vacuum list on Amazon, although at this time there are still limited reviews or ratings.  In this review we provide a quick vacuum cleaner overview.

Bissell 1200B SpotBot Carpet Cleaner Review

Bissell 1200B SpotBot
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Avg. consumer rating = 87/100 

The Bissell 1200B SpotBot is not a steam cleaner – rather it is a specialized unit for cleaning carpet stains (Bissell categorizes the SpotBot under “Compact Deep Cleaners”).  The Bissell 1200B gets excellent consumer ratings, and reviews indicate that it is very easy to use and can effectively remove all manner of carpet stain.

Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Hand Vac Review


Avg. consumer rating = 91/100 

The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Hand Vac is designed to vacuum up pet hair. Consumer comments indicate that this handheld does exactly what it was designed to do. It also gets very good ratings from those who have used the machine -– typically about 9 out of 10. It is one of the better-rated handhelds that we have had the opportunity to review. Another plus is that it is inexpensive.

Bissell Lift-Off Bagless MultiCyclonic Pet Vacuum Cleaner Review

Avg. consumer rating = 81/100 

The Bissell Lift-Off MultiCyclonic Pet Vacuum (model 89Q9) is a bagless, upright with a number of great features - detachable canister, headlight, HEPA filter, 30 foot power cord, 15 inch cleaning path, rotating brush power on/off switch, etc.  Bissell indicates that the unit is good for both carpet and bare floors.  It gets decent consumer reviews and is not too expensive (under 200USD).

Bissell Cleanview Helix 82H1 Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner Review

Avg. consumer rating = 81/100 

The Bissell 82H1 seems to be fairly popular and gets good reviews from most consumers. It is also inexpensive (under 100USD) and is purported to be effective on both carpets and bare floors. Bissell has been providing floorcare products for over 125 years and they are best known for carpet cleaners (they are also fairly active in the community).

Bissell 3920 Pet Hair Eraser Vacuum Review

Avg. consumer rating = 79/100 

The Bissell 3920 Pet Hair Eraser appears to be another in the line of “love it or hate it” vacuum cleaners.  Many consumers indicate that it does a great job, has fantastic suction and is good value for the money (several even feel it does a better job on animal hair than the Dyson Animal models).  However there are also folks that give this vacuum cleaner less than stellar ratings, citing decreased suction over time, an overly aggressive brushbar and a “messy to empty” dirt canister.

Bissell 2080 Quicksteamer Powerbrush Lightweight Upright Carpet Cleaner Review

Bissell 2080 Quicksteamer
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Avg. consumer rating = 88/100 

An economical carpet cleaner that does a good job for spot cleaning and smaller carpeted areas.  The Bissell 2080 is also lightweight and very easy to assemble and use.  Consumers, while giving the vacuum positive reviews, have indicated that it may have limitations if you intend to use it to clean very large carpeted areas.  Bissell has been making cleaning tools since 1876 and is renowned for it’s carpet-cleaning products.

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I'm Nigel Russco, a 50 year old professional engineer originally from the west coast of Canada.  I love to review vacuums and I’ve been doing just that since 2008.  

I make every effort to write unbiased, intelligent vacuum cleaner reviews and I provide average consumer ratings for each and every vacuum cleaner I investigate.  My ultimate goal is to ensure you find the best vacuum for your cleaning needs.  

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