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Avg. consumer rating = 82/100 

If you are looking for good bang for your buck, the Bissell CleanView Rewind Deluxe model 1819 may fit the bill.  This vacuum is designed for bare floors, low & high pile carpet, stairs, upholstery, and even pet hair.  It is also affordable and can often be found for under $120.  The 1819 is a bagless upright and has a wide cleaning path, scatter-free technology, a turbobrush tool, and an automatic rewind power cord - a great feature not often seen on an upright. The brushroll cannot be turned off however, and the vacuum doesn’t maneuver as well as machines that use swivel steering.

Quick Specs
Type Upright
Bagged/Bagless Bagless
Best for... Carpet & Hard Floors
Pet Hair Features Yes (turbobrush tool)
Approx. Weight 15.4 lbs
HEPA Level Filtration No
Power Cord Length 27 feet
Motor Driven Brushbar Yes
Warranty 3 Years

 

Consumer Ratings
238 owner ratings were found on two quality retail sites and are shown in the table below.  The Bissell CleanView Deluxe ratings are fairly consistent and you can see that they average 4.1 stars out of 5 (or 82/100).  This is a respectable score.  You can see how this compares to other Bissell vacuums in our Bissell Vacuum Ratings table or other uprights in our Upright Vacuum Ratings table.  You may also wish to view all vacuum cleaner ratings in our Vacuum Finder.

Source Consumer Rating # Ratings
Amazon 4.1 stars out of 5 203
Walmart 4.1 stars out of 5 35

 

Bissell CleanView Rewind

Pros & Cons
A thorough review of owner comments along with our own experience with this vacuum has provided the following vacuum likes and dislikes:

PROS
- Automatic cord rewind
- Good edge cleaning
- Easy to empty dust canister
- Affordable
- Strong suction
- Not too noisy
- Works on carpet, bare floors and pet hair
- Limited scatter on bare floors
- Height controls
- Wide cleaning path

CONS
- Cannot turn brushroll off
- Doesn’t have swivel steering
- Extension wand is short
- Hose is a little short
- Cannot get cleaner head under very low furniture
- Power cord location on vacuum can be awkward

What Are Owners Saying?
One of the most popular features of this vacuum is the automatic power cord rewind system.  Virtually all owners love having an auto-retractable power cord.  Frankly this isn’t a new development.  We’ve seen folks lauding this feature on pretty much any vacuum cleaner that has it.  It would seem that most (if not all) consumers hate to manually wind a power cord.  We have to admit to liking this ourselves as we spend a lot of time winding and unwinding cords given the amount of testing we do.

Probably the next most-liked aspect of this vacuum is its strong suction and cleaning abilities - no small things for a vacuum cleaner.  Owners feel it does a good job on carpet, is capable on bare floors, and is also good at picking up pet hair.  Reports indicate the unit does not cause scattering on bare surfaces, something many machines with continuously spinning brushrolls will do.  In addition, the vacuum has reasonably strong suction at the cleaner head and at the end of the hose.  There are also some comments that the TurboBrush does a good job at removing pet hair from upholstery.

People are quite pleased with the edge cleaning ability of the vacuum and report that it cleans up tight against the baseboards and that it even pulls in debris right up to the front of the cleaner head.  In addition, most owners report that the vacuum isn’t too heavy and that it also isn’t too noisy. 

People are happy that the dust canister empties easily.  It is simple to detach, empty, and reattach to the vacuum and the dust/debris often (but not always) just falls out without the need to reach in and dig it out.

Another positive for folks is the price point of this Bissell CleanView Rewind Delux vacuum.  At just over $100 (and sometimes even less than $100) quite a few people have commented that this machine delivers good bang for your buck.  It is indeed below the cost of most uprights and owners seem pleased with the performance they get for their money.

Like most vacuums however, the 1819 does have drawbacks.  Some owners find the vacuum a little hard to maneuver.  We also found this to be the case - see our short video below where we compare swivel steering and ball technology to the Bissell means of maneuverability.

Another common complaint is that the hose is too short.  Folks would like to be able to reach further so they could clean a long set of stairs for example.  But if you try to stretch the hose out too far you will simply pull the vacuum over.  A long extension wand can help with this but the wand provided with the 1819 is also rather short.

The location of the power cord on the vacuum body is a bit awkward.  It is low and if it isn’t kept out of the way (by carrying it in one hand for example) you will find yourself running over it frequently.  Something higher up on the body would have been more user-friendly, but we can see how that would have been difficult to achieve given that Bissell squeezed the automatic cord wrap mechanics low on the machine below the dust canister.

Finally, the vacuum won’t reach too far under low furniture as the cleaner head does not have a particularly low profile, and even if you should get under furniture you will quickly run into the larger body of the vacuum halting all progress.  To effectively get under low furniture you have to use the hose and tools.

You can read more 1819 owner comments on Amazon.

Bissell CleanView 1819 vs Bissell CleanView 1822
There are quite a few other vacuums in the Bissell CleanView range.  If you are looking for a Bissell Cleanview you may find yourself trying to decide between the 1822 and the 1819 as they are both quite popular.  Following are the key differences between the two machines: 

Bissell 1819 Bissell 1822
Approx. cost (USD) 115 90
Edge-to-edge cleaning YES NO
3 rows of bristles on brushroll YES NO
Scatter-free Technology YES NO
Automatic cord rewind YES NO
Dust canister volume (liters) 1 2
Power cord length (ft) 27 30

 

Cyclonic Technology
The 1819 is a bagless upright vacuum cleaner.  It generates suction via multi-cyclonic technology which is an approach that uses cyclones to rapidly spin the incoming air.  As the air spins, the dust and debris are forced out, via centrifugal force, and into the dust canister.  This is a common approach for bagless machines and one you see discussed frequently with Dyson vacuum cleaners which use the same basic principle.  Is bagless better than bagged?  This is a common debate - you can read more in our article comparing bagged and bagless vacuums.

Performance on Bare Floors
The brushroll on this vacuum cannot be turned off.  When the vacuum power is ON the brushroll is ON.  This is an issue for some folks but not for others.  You generally turn the brushroll OFF when vacuuming smooth surfaces and this is because it has a tendency to scatter debris.  Also, it is possible that a brushroll can mar or scratch very delicate flooring like some hardwoods.  Most 1819 owners do not report any of these problems however.  The vacuum does come with what Bissell calls “Scatter-Free Technology” and we’ve put it to the test.  See video below.

Performance on Carpet
The vacuum is noted as being capable on carpet and having the ability to pick up both large and small debris. We tested it on low pile carpet and found that indeed it performs fairly well although it needed several passes to get up most material - see video below.

Tools
Three tools and an extension wand are provided with the vacuum. 
- Dusting brush
- Crevice Tool
- TurboBrush
- Extension wand

Bissell 1819 Tools

The tools will fit on the end of the hose or the end of the extension wand.  We also like that ALL tools and the extension wand fit on-board the vacuum.  This is very handy as you don’t have to go to the closet to fetch the right tool when you need it.  It is close-by.  We would have liked to see a longer extension wand however.  The extension wand provided with this vacuum only ads about 9.5 inches of reach.

The TurboBrush tool is driven by the vacuum suction (as opposed to a motor).  We’ve tested these quite a bit and while they work, they do have a drawback when compared to the motorized tools.  The turbo tool brushrolls tend to get bound up with pet hair to the point they simply stop spinning – and this can happen after only a short amount of cleaning.  As a result many of these require frequent cleaning to keep them working effectively.  In our experience the motorized tools require cleaning as well but just not as frequently.  In the case of the Bissell CleanView Deluxe you could not use a power tool even if one was provided as there is no electricity at the end of the hose or the extension wand.

We tested the TurboBrush to see how well it would pull up pet hair from medium pile carpet.  We used long white dog hair ground into the carpet and the tool did a decent job (video below).

One thing to consider when using the hose and tools is that the brushroll in the main cleaner head continues to spin (remember that there are no brushroll ON/OFF controls on this machine).  So if your vacuum is sitting on the carpet it may be good idea to increase the height (via the height dial on the cleaner head) so the brushroll isn't beating the carpet in that one spot while you work. 

Hose
The stretch hose on the vacuum is reported as 8 feet in length however in our experience we find the manufacturer’s specs for hoses almost always optimistic.  We stretched the 1819’s hose out as far is it would go before the vacuum started to tip and we got 7 feet 8.5 inches (pretty close actually).  If you include the extension wand you get 8 feet 6 inches.

Bissell 1819 Hose Length
 
Cleaner Head
The cleaner head on the CleanView is quite large and is 13.5 inches wide.  This significant width is both and pro and a con.  It covers a wide area on each pass of the vacuum but you will find it hard to get into tight areas.  We should highlight that the width of the cleaner head is not necessarily the cleaning path width.  We often measure the suction channel under the cleaner head which can give a better approximation of cleaning path width.  In this case the suction channel width is 12.25 inches which is still reasonably wide.  Also, we would have liked to see some kind of bumper on the perimeter of the cleaner head to minimize any scuffing of furniture or walls but there isn’t one.

Filtration
Filtration is handled at two stages.  There is a pre-motor filter and a post-motor filter.  Both are very easy to access and remove/replace.  The pre-motor filter (yellow filter in image below) is rinsable in water, and a mild detergent if you wish, and when it is completely dry you simply place it back in the vacuum and you are good to go.  The post motor filter (white pleated filter in image below) is not rinsable.  When it is dirty you can tap away the loose dust/debris over a dustbin which will help, but it still has to be replaced every 3-6 months or so. 

Bissell CleanView Filters

The post-motor filter is fortunately fairly inexpensive and easy to find – see right.

One should also bear in mind that none of the filters are HEPA grade.  HEPA filters are helpful if you have asthma or allergies because they remove the likes of tobacco smoke, dust mites, pet dander, pollen, mold spores, etc.  Also, some vacuums (typically more expensive units) have a sealed system which ensures no unfiltered air escapes from the vacuum.  The 1819 does not have a sealed system.

Power Cord
An automatic retractable power cord on an upright is not common and it really is a nice feature.  One of the pains of a vacuum - especially for a short cleaning session - is to have to unwind the power cord and wind it back up again.  I never thought I would appreciate this feature so much, but I do.   It retracts very easily when you depress the foot lever on the side of the vacuum (you can also operate this lever by hand if you want).  The power cord on the 1819 is 27 feet long which is perhaps a little short.  We usually advocate a length of 30 feet or more but this is not a hard and fast rule. 

Dust Canister
The dust canister is remarkably easy to empty.  It isn’t any different than most in that you detach it from the vacuum, press a button, empty it, then reattach it to the vacuum.  However the canister is wider at the bottom than at the top which is not typical and this really helps in keeping debris from getting stuck in the upper regions of the canister.  It is not foolproof but we were surprised how often everything just fell out of the canister.

Edge-to-Edge Cleaning
This Bissell CleanView vacuum is advertised as having “edge-to-edge cleaning capability” which means, according to Bissell, that it provides cleaning suction up to the edge of the cleaner head and is also adept at cleaning in corners and along baseboards.  So we decided to test it against our wall and were surprised at just how effective it was.  See video below:

Height Adjustment
Some vacuums today have automatic cleaner head height adjustment.  This is often managed via a spring loaded brushroll or a floating base plate or some such technology.  The Bissell 1819 is old school.  It has a manual dial on the cleaner head with 5 height settings.  This is not necessarily a bad thing.  The manual height controls provide the ability for you to ensure you are at an optimal height for mobility and cleaning – but you have to lean over and set this every time you move from one surface to another. 

Bissell CleanView Height Adjustment 

Bissell documentation states that one should choose the lower setting (I) for low pile carpet or bare floors.  A medium (III) setting is best for medium pile carpet and the highest setting (V) is for high pile carpet.  In our experience you may have to play with these a bit to get the best results.

Vacuum Weight & Warranty
At 15.4 lbs the 1819 is not too heavy but it is not particularly lightweight either.  To get an idea of “lightweight” you can see our list of lightweight vacuums if you like.  The 1819 is an average weight for an upright vacuum cleaner.  We found it fairly easy to move back and forth and to lift and carry.  It is around the same weight as many of our Shark machines and less heavy than most of our Dyson uprights.

The Bissell CleanView Rewind Deluxe 1819 carries a 3-year limited warranty.  You can see the warranty details and some company contact information in this Bissell Warranty Document.

Vacuum Cleaner Manual
The manual for this machine is fairly short but the illustrations are good and most things are covered.  You will find a list of what should be in the box, instructions on using the vacuum, details on maintenance, and some basics regarding troubleshooting.  See the manual here: Bissell CleanView Rewind Deluxe Manual

 

 

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