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Five Star Reviews:
Makes cleaning easy.
March 22, 2017
I love this, it makes cleaning the wooden floors in my kitchen a breeze.
Great for little clean ups
December 24, 2016
This vacuum is not made for deep cleaning it doesn't state that it is. What this vacuum is made for is for everyday quick pickups. It's like swiping at a higher level. It won't pick up everything but picks up all little things and dirt.
I have a 2 year old and use this vacuum every night. It is quite enough to not wake up the house and it can be stored just about anywhere.
April 28, 2016
Lots of suction with this little vacuum. If I want to do a quick clean up I rely on this even with dog hair. It's easy to maneuver and so surprising how strong it is. If you have a small space with hardwood floors it's really fantastic, you might not need a more expensive larger vacuum. I don't have carpet only a few rugs and on the rugs, it's really good.
Good suction and was super easy to assemble
November 27, 2015
Works very well on hardwood, tile and vinyl floors! A must for apartment living. Filter does clog fairly fast so be sure to order replacements. I'd say for me, I replaced once a month. But that's due to major dust in my area, hair and fuzzies from clothes and stuff. Good suction and was super easy to assemble.
so far so good
May 24, 2014
I've only had this less than a week but so far I love it. It's incredibly easy to dump the dirt out, just flip the lid and dump, no need to take it apart to do this. I thought it had a hose with the crevice attachment but you have to take the bottom off and attach the crevice tool. No big deal, still a great little vac for a great price. It's also quiet, very easy to push around and lightweight.
LOVE this vacuum!
September 23, 2016
This is a must have if you have wood floors and pets! My husband was so annoyed with me for buying another vacuum, but he has told me several times in the past few weeks how much he loves it. We had a Dyson at our old house, but needed something for hardwoods at our new place. I seriously can't believe how great this is, especially for the price. The Dyson was so heavy and almost impossible to maneuver. This one is incredibly lightweight and you barely have to do anything. My 12-year-old is vacuuming daily...on her own. If you have kids, you know this is a miracle. But the BEST part! It works! No hair, no crumbs, not even dust left behind. We have very dark floors and no rugs yet, so there was dust everywhere. This actually picks up all the dust. It's amazing. Picks up litter, stray carpet from the cats' scratching post, everything. We really have to vacuum daily around here because of pets and renovation work, and now it isn't a huge pain. For upholstery and stairs, try their Pet Hair Eraser hand vac. Bissell is my new favorite!
Finally found the one!
April 16, 2016
I love this vacuum. I have two cats and they use the Cat Genie--if you're familiar with it, it's an awesome self-cleaning cat box. The box is amazing, but the cats track these little granules all over the place. I have hardwood floors so I find them everywhere! I also have a long-haired cat with very fine hair (Norwegian Forest Cat) so that also gets into every crack and crevice, and tends to want to stick there!These are my first hardwood floors, so I have spent a fair amount of money on different vacuums and cleaners--a lot of it wasted. This was not a waste of money! This is the one! It cleans up the hair, the dust and the granules without any problem. The cord is long enough where it's not annoying, the power is strong enough for what I need. I like the fact that the front it split so I can get the corners!Now if it would only clean the floors itself when I'm at work. ;)
A great little vacuum
February 14, 2016
This is the perfect little vacuum. I live in a small apartment with hardwood and tile flooring with two long hair cats. It's fairly quiet so I don't have to worry about using it at odd times and waking up my neighbors which is good since I work odd hours and can't always clean during normal "awake" hours. The cord is long enough that I don't have to move outlets constantly and the light build and swivel head make it very easy to maneuver. I was concerned about the suction power as my old vacuum was a beast. While this vacuum doesn't come close to the power of my old one, it's more than adequate as long as the filter is clean, a lot of that is because of the squeegie/funnel design, it's really good it picking everything up.
I was worried about the squeegie blades before I ordered it. Were they sticky rubber that would grab the floor and make it hard to push? Were they so firm that they'd catch on the small nail heads that stick up occasionally on my beat up old floors? After getting the vacuum I'm happy to say that they're a fairly medium density rubber that doesn't stick too much and is also very pliable. The continuous blade in the rear is backed by a hard piece of plastic at about half it's depth that prevents it from bending too far back and adds some stiffness, as is the center of the front blade, while the edges of the front blade can bend more freely. This allows it to be pushed over the occasional small nail heads and even my beveled door sills without getting hung up or damaged.
The only thing that this vacuum doesn't have is a detachable hose, if they ad that in a future version I'd buy the new one.
November 6, 2015
This vacuum is a LIFE CHANGER!!! Last Christmas we redid our floors. We were so so excited to get rid of our carpet and replace it with some laminate. Since we've never done this before we didn't make the wisest choose in color or finish. And we went with near black/high shine. PALM TO FOREHEAD. We have 3 dogs and a toddler. Immediately after installation we realized our grave mistake. We had a shark vacuum which we loved for the carpet but it was so freaking bulky and didn't pick up all the dust particles. I started searching. I almost bought a Roomba but I think my husband would have killed me for spending anymore money. So I read reviews for this and have it a shot. It changed our lives. This thing picks up EVERYTHING. Every speck of dog hair and dander and dryer fuzz particles. I mean everything. It's incredible. I'd pay $500 for this thing. We've had it for nearly a year and we use it every. Single. Day. Sometimes twice a day. If you're contemplating this vacuum and in a similar situation as us. Do it. You will not regret it. Your life will change! I recommend this thing to everyone who will Listen to me!! I'm now really glad we picked such terrible floors because now our house is always super clean.
This Vacuum Sucks More Than This Awful Pun!
July 8, 2015
I paid 30 for a refurbished - I actually forgot it was refurbished/used until I noticed a small scuff and then remembered that that scuff saved me $20+ bucks. this replaces a broom basically - don't expect it to do anything a broom couldn't do ( It works great on our pergo floor - picks up dog food, pet hair, dirt and dust. there are a few gripes - the red top filter; for whatever reason its a PitA to line the threads up and put back on. just needlessly difficult, always misaligned. Also, I lost suction this morning and had to fumble around with it for awhile to release whatever it was that blocked it up. There appears to be a way to take the head off so that the user could remedy any blockages but I couldn't figure it out***. Also, I feel like the tabs that the cord winds around could be easily broken if you aren't careful. Other than that, this thing has been amazing - for $30 and delivered to my home...it gets used a lot more than the swifter and a lot more economical as well as effective.
***UPDATE: SO The head piece does in fact come off - its just a little tricky. push the white tab at the base and then lift the black latch around front at the opposite side, careful not to snap it off. from there you have access to everything else! Now that I know how to do that - I'm still pretty pleased with this thing - its for light cleaning so don't over do it, but for hair and dirt its pretty great and more effective than sweeping stuff around.
Our short hair dog SHEDS LIKE NOTHING I've ever seen
October 18, 2014
O M G !
I'm a newly minted Mr. Mom of about 3 years now. (Though that is another story.) Given that I AM NOW THE ONE "Cleaning" everything in the house, I have a new found appreciation for all the stay at home Mom's. Cleaning the whole house IS THE BANE of my existence! That and a 15 year old daughter........
I'll tell you something... I don't write a lot of reviews. But this vacuum deserves EVERY FREAKING 5 Star review it gets! Our short hair dog SHEDS LIKE NOTHING I've ever seen! IMPOSSIBLE TO KEEP UP WITH! Our house HAS NO CARPET. So I've been "sweeping" (DUH!) for 3 years now. I just vacuumed the bulk of what I normally "sweep" in about a 1/4 of the TIME! Plus this thing gets UNDER EVERYTHING! Along THE EDGE OF EVERYTHING! And the V shape let's you get into places that you just COULD NEVER GET TO! It has... Awesome Power/Suction... Easy as pie to use and empty! Very well built! A STEAL AT Fifty Bucks! Works FANTASTIC! The only slight negative is the power cord is just a tad short.. NO BIG DEAL! Just add a 25 or 50 ft extension cord. If you are contemplating this? Or "On the fence?" JUST GO AHEAD AND AND BUY IT! This thing is a MAJOR TIME SAVER!!! And works on ANY HARD FLOOR! I'm beyond impressed!
Four Star Reviews:
January 12, 2016
Cheap vacuum good for small areas. Gets job done with a little effort. Easy clean up.
December 17, 2015
a little bit weak motor, cheap finishing, well...what you pay for
Dirt Devil Vacuum
January 29, 2014
I was pleasantly surprised by this vacuum.....I put it together and was using it five minutes after I opened the box. It stands up on it's own also...alot of detail went into this little vacuum for less than $25! I have all hardwood floors and tile and just wanted an old fashioned plug in "electric broom" as we use to call them. The cordless rechargeable vacuums lose their ability to hold a charge after awhile and don't have much sucking power....this one is quieter and definitely stronger!
My 3 yr old loves to vacuum!
August 2, 2013
I bought this as a replacement for a toy Dirt Devil that my 3 yr old loved. That toy now costs $35 at a national toy chain - why pay that when I could buy a REAL vacuum for less? It works great for what it's designed for - picking up small messes & crumbs on carpets & floors. My son loves that it really works, and that you can see the dirt swirling around in the canister. It's also very lightweight and easy to manuever, my 18-month old can also use it.
July 26, 2012
I like this Dirt Devil Swift Stick vaccum. It does pick up dirt on rugs and wood floor. It is loud, and does get warm to the touch, while vaccumming. Overall, I am pleased that I purchased this. The container where the dirt goes in, is easy to empty out.
Not THE best, but works fine and does what I wanted it to (pick up larger food/craft items on the hard floor)
December 30, 2016
I like the design for getting around legs of furniture and end edges of furniture, but it is harder to use in an actual corner. It also does not work on carpet AT ALL. It also does not pick up fine particles like glitter. I have to use my general vac for that. However, it does pick up small hard candy like MNM's and food like peas. I have had other hard floor sweepers that worked better in corners and picked up even glitter, but those were cordless and all three of them stopped holding a charge within a year. Soooo... here we are with a corded one (not preferred, but I feel it necessary after three failed cordless). Happy enough with it and didn't want to spend more money, so... happy with it for what it is.
Favorite stick vacuum for tile floor
December 10, 2016
I bought this for the tile in my kitchen and love it. The 'V" shape did take a little getting used to, but once you figure out how to use it, it works amazing for getting the edges and corners. It has picked up dirt, crumbs, larger items like popcorn and cut up pieces of paper and everything else that has ended up on my floors. The suction seems powerful. The cord length is nice and long. Cleaning it is as easy as emptying the canister. Would definitely buy again, but it seems like this is going to hold up for quite a while!
you are not going to believe it @ this $$
December 1, 2016
unbelievable vacuum for the price! I would have given it 5 stars if the cord wasn't so darn short. but that would be my only complaint. works amazingly great on my wood floors & ceramic tile floors! we live in the desert and it seems like the floors are always dirty, love this quick easy vacuum to clean them right up.
Very good but very specific purpose
April 23, 2016
It's great for what it is designed to do.
1. It DOES NOT WORK on carpeting. I mean not at all -- I am a pretty strong guy and it won't budge on medium to thick carpeting so don't even think about it.
2. It will work on flat outdoor style carpetting (e.g., runners with rubber backing).
3. It has very good pickup power on tiling. It handles errant pieces of dog food fine.
4. It is light.
5. They added additional manueverability that allows you to turn the vacuum 30-40 degrees with a flick of the wrist.
6. They added the "V" shape to the front so it gets in corners fine.
7. The thing to get the head of the vacuum down is kind of at the bottom -- you have to bend down to get to it -- which is a pain. The small things we bi*&^ch about, right?
8. Very easy to empty.
Love this vacuum for an inexpensive, light weight and quick solution for picking up dog hair
April 15, 2016
Love this vacuum for an inexpensive, light weight and quick solution for picking up dog hair. Works great on kitchen floor, picking up after my Springer Spaniel (sheds heavily). Have to get used to the rubber blades instead of brushes; doesn't work on carpet (which it's not designed to do); have a little difficulty maneuvering the edge of the vac along a straight wall as the video shows (but DOES work fine); the "V" shape really does help to gather up all of the dog hair. In addition, I did a test to determine the effectiveness of cleaning up against the bottom/sides of the dog crate - after which I swept the same area with a broom, and no extra debris. The 20-ft cord is a little shorter than some of the others, but should fit most kitchens OK. I opted for the corded model so as not to be bothered with charging, how long it's been running, etc.
Only real issue is vacuuming against the back wall under the desk - which is cumbersome and doesn't always get everything. All in all - very happy with my $50 solution.
Decent product, seems well built and has great suction - great for pet hair, but...
May 14, 2015
I bought this to replace my wife's swiffer. We have a large house with a lot of hardwood and two German Shepherds. She seems to constantly be changing swiffer pads and then having to pick up the little piles with a papertowel. She was initially excited and approved of the purchase. Unfortunately she only used it for a week and then went back to her swiffer.
The Vacuum itself is great. It swivels great to get in all the nooks and crannies, it has a long cord, and great suction and does especially well on the edges. The quality seems decent, it seems well built, I am not concerned about it scratching the floors, and like I said - it has great suction. It's a luxury item though and outside of the convenience factor, there's nothing this can do that my Kirby can't already do.
Her issues compared to the swiifer is she likes to listen to the TV when she swiffers and this vacuum is VERY LOUD especially echoing off the hard wood and the walls. She also prefers changing swiffer pads to winding and unwinding the cord and then moving the plug around when she changes rooms.
This review is for the product itself and it's a four star product. If my wife was to rate this compared to the swiffer, should give this a three star rating.
Three Star Reviews:
May 20, 2017
Worked great on bare floors but not so good on carpet.
March 23, 2017
Not powerful enough for carpet but it is fine for other floors.
Only good use if you're sweeping and don't have a dust ...
November 29, 2014
Only good use if you're sweeping and don't have a dust pan or hard to reach corners that your broom can't do.
Nice, compact unit
September 12, 2014
The unit itself is a nice, easy-handling unit. However, I would like to find something with a brush bottom for picking up more of the sand/dirt on the floor. This unit works great for small spaces that don't get much traffic. Easy to empty and clean the filter, too!
Dirt Devil Bagless Stick Vacuum
April 23, 2014
It is a great vaccum but does not pick up as well as it should. You will have to vacuum several times before it picks
up the matter off the floor.
Great for pet hair pickup but not so great for the user's lungs.
April 20, 2017
It's more than okay in terms of power, and how well it picks up all my long-haired cats' fur that tends to drift around the place, as well as all the shredded stuff off their scratching posts. It's also not too terribly loud, and I live in a partially adobe, fully stucco'd house with all ceramic tile floors that turns everything into something 2-4x louder than it feels like it should be.
I also had no problems with using it along wall edges, the weird-shaped head seems to really do its job well, and it IS super lightweight which is also very nice.
However, despite using the microlined filters and so on, it really releases a lot of very fine dust back into the air, and the exhaust, placed as it is pretty much on the front top of the vacuum, means that as you're following it along, you're walking right into everything it has expelled at around face level, especially if you aren't terribly tall.
And worse, if you bend forward, like to real quick shove a curtain out of the way or something, it pretty much is right up in your face. This might not be too terrible for people not living in desert environments where there is a lot of fine dust, but it had me coughing and wishing I'd put a face mask on before using it, and I'm lucky nothing got in my eyes. I'm positively ill even a good fifteen minutes later and coughing from all the fine dust I inhaled, and my house smells like a sandstorm.
Not crazy about it
July 30, 2016
I bought it because of all the great reviews it had. A testament to: just because it's popular doesn't mean t's as good as people claim. The vacuum is good at picking up dirt/dust wherever you run it, but it doesn't pick up any surrounding dirt as the advertisement states the V look should do. I try to vacuum the corners and edges of my apartment and it does not pick up any of the dirt. I have to follow up with a broom which is what I was trying to avoid. The vacuum would be better if it had an extension to pick up dirt in the hard to reach places. I do use it on ceramic floors.
Maneuvering Difficulty Negates Power
September 17, 2015
This vacuum was almost a great idea, but someone needs to go back to the drawing board and work out a better overall design. It does have three great features: (1) powerful suction—surprisingly powerful for a lightweight stic vac, actually; (2) a V-shaped head for angling around corners; and (3) squeegee type flaps on the bottom instead of a beater bar (rolling brush) to help pull in loose dirt, hair and debris. The problem is, the latter two features actually work against each other, making it very difficult to maneuver.
The V-shape of the squeegees on the bottom causes the vacuum to skid rather than move smoothly. I have to pivot the handle sideways and vacuum at an angle just to get it to glide correctly in one direction (which gets aggravating, and is taxing on the wrist). Then after about two or three strokes, I usually have to lift it up and place it back down on the floor in the direction/angle I need it to go.
The powerful suction does *somewhat* compensate for the lack of maneuverability, but not enough so that I would recommend buying this vacuum. What good is power if you can't move the vacuum around?
The wheels are made like they were meant for a toy
August 30, 2015
Used it just a few times so far. It does pick up the dirt and dog hair well, but its just seems very cheap. The wheels are made like they were meant for a toy, which makes absolutely no sense to me for a vacuum of this type. The noise from the cheap wheels and rubber front end scraping on the floor make it sound like I'm scratching it all up. It also makes the maneuvering more awkward - not smooth at all. I've reached down more than once to check the surface of the wheels to make sure the outer rubber layer on them is sufficient to keep from scratching the floor. I suppose it is, but its very thin, and on very cheap plastic wheels.
I've also realized that it's difficult to get under couches and other furniture with it because you cannot vacuum straight up against the wall with the front end. I have to move the couch to get along the edge of the floor by the wall. Not sure yet if I'm going to keep this one.
January 31, 2014
Good power given its lightweight.
Convenient to grab and go compared to a full sized upright. Gets small crumbs better than a broom.
Sucks up moderately dense, 1/2" sized dry food pieces when they reach the center of the head, but they sometimes have to be encouraged by hand. Larger pieces don't fit.
The edge cleaner gets small stuff well, better than our upright.
The right side wheel (when viewed from the perspective pictured) does not roll freely. It has loosened up with use but still occasionally binds and impedes pushing and pulling motion.
The "V" shaped head prevents cleaning the floor completely up to the baseboards when pushing it perpendicular them. This requires a second pass parallel to the baseboard. This requires extra motion and time and is aggravating.
Not as maneuverable as we would like. It has a large turning radius.
The cord is too short. We have to unplug and move to the next outlet to finish vacuuming.
We wanted something that would replace a broom and dustpan but would be more convenient that lugging out a full sized vacuum. This does fit that need; we leave it out ready for service in a corner in the pantry making it easy to grab and go. We had recently purchased the PowerFresh steam mop and were impressed enough with its performance to stay with the Bissell brand. Unfortunately this vacuum does not impress.
We have many small areas that require easy maneuverability to get too. Our bare floor attachment on our upright glides easily over the hardwood on bristles making this task easy. This vacuum has rubber on hard plastic wheels. It does not glide or move easily laterally. To cover the area immediately to the right or left of the head requires the user to retract the vacuum toward oneself and the push it away toward the area one wants to cover. This may not seem too much of an inconvenience but when there are a lot of small areas like this cover, it becomes a time consuming chore.
The "V" shaped head works as advertised to direct dirt toward the center of the vacuum head where it can be sucked up. But this only works well in large areas. The user has to push it forward several feet to get large crumbs into the center. What happens when one runs out of floor space? One has to bend over and push it by hand. Our upright's bare floor attachment doesn't blush at an oncoming wall. If it has not gotten it by the time it reaches the wall, it will get it at the wall by covering it and concentrating its suction power on the offending debris. The upright's bare floor attachment is straight, not a "V" design. This vacuum can leave them at the baseboard and requiring a parallel pass to get them.
Despite these few gripes, it still works well enough to find a place in our home.
Two Star Reviews:
December 2, 2015
The suction is not that great and the part of the vacuum that picks up is tiny! Many of the reviewers compared this to the Swiffer vacuum and I think there is no comparison, the Swiffer is better. I used to have a Dirt Devil vacuum that was a different kind and it worked amazingly well. I was actually trying to replace that one, I guess I will have to keep looking! :)
Not great or good just ok
September 19, 2015
Something I don't care for is the parts are not screwed on to fit together so they keep falling off. I give two stars because my daughter says she can use it in tight spaces and it's getting her to clean her room
GREAT ON BARE FLOORS
April 17, 2015
DID NOT REALIZE NO BRUSHES TO SWEEP CARPET. GREAT ON BARE FLOORS.
Description and features are WRONG WRONG AND WRONG
December 5, 2014
This item is advertised as cordless, with a 24 charging time.
It is not cordless, and does not charge.
This item has rotating brushes with an on/off switch?
Nope, it has a plastic squeegee.
Durable metal handle? No, plastic. Folding handle? Guess again!
But yay, it converts to a hand vac! Oh wait, it doesn't do that either.
Bottom line, the product you are buying is a mere shadow of what is promised.
You get what you pay for.
March 27, 2014
When I used this vacuum for the first time I was pleasantly surprised at the strong suction it had. The second time was a different story. Once the filter gets dirty, you won't have any suction. Unless you remove the filter, wash it out, then dry it and put it back into place after each use, the vacuum is not much good.
Just ok....probably should have returned it.
May 24, 2017
I had high hopes for this vac. Its not very powerful, emptying the canister is messy and you have to do it every time you vacuum because the canister is too small. It does pick up cat hair...but just so-so on regular dirt and debris on hardwood floors. It barely picks up the 1/2 eaten cat food nuggets that my cats drop next to their bowls. It's fine for a quick touch up to ke it look like you cleaned more recently than you did...but can't replace my broom and dustmop...which was the whol point of owning one.
Really tried to like it but ended up disappointed.
January 21, 2017
I bought this about a year and a half ago and have really tried to like it. Thought I would like the v-shape base feature that allows it to go into corners but it just hasn't measured up. It just doesn't have enough suction to pick up everything and stuff like cat food just seems to get pushed around until you literally pick up the vacuum and put it over the stuff. Cat and dog hair gets caught up in the plastic guides on the bottom and again, you have to pick it up to get it to suck up the hair. Tried to vacuum up some spilled talcum powder the other day and it just wouldn't do the job. Just don't think it has enough suction.
Sincerely disappointed with the vacuum. Think I'm going to order a straight hard floor vacuum without the plastic things on the bottom and without the "V" shaped base.
I Still Had To Pull Out The Big One
January 3, 2016
Ok, so here's the deal. I bought this to pick up dog hair in between my regular vacuuming. This is not going to replace a broom or a regular sized vacuum. With that said, it does pick up dog hair. Anything heavier is left behind. Also, the "V" shape floor piece makes it impossible to get up close to the wall when pushing forward. You have to do a quick twist of your wrist to try to get close to the wall, turning the unit left or right. I don't find this practical. I'm also not so happy with the design for the exhaust. It blows out in front, blowing the dog hair away from the unit and stirring it up into the air.
If you already have a vacuum that has a beater bar you can turn off for floors and attachments, just use that. Chances are-- if you have dog hair on the floor it's also on your shelves, TV, cable box, furniture, etc...
This product didn't help me with vacuuming dog hair. I still had to pull out the big one... and for that, I cannot recommend this product.
For the first 4-5 months I absolutely loved it. The v-shaped head took a few minutes ...
July 25, 2015
I have owned this vacuum now for almost 8 months. For the first 4-5 months I absolutely loved it. The v-shaped head took a few minutes to get used to, but it quickly became my favorite feature of this vacuum. I feel a little spoiled by it now and can't imagine using a flat head vacuum again on my hard floors...it's fantastic for vacuuming around furniture legs and corners.
However...for the past 2-3 months, the suction has just greatly diminished. I empty the canister and clean the filter after every single use...so it's not a problem of anything clogging up the vacuum. It just seemed to continually diminish over a few weeks and now the suction is so light that it will only suck up dust and dog hair that it directly passes over, rather than pulling it in from the sides a bit. This makes for a lot of extra time vacuuming with having to cover every square inch of floor. The first few months of use...I could run it into tight spaces and it would literally suck my dog's hair into the vacuum head...now the tight areas have to be broom swept into the open floor areas in order to vacuum up. For me...it's turned what was once a very impressive little vacuum into a vacuum that feels more like a chore to use on an already undesirable chore (vacuuming).
I don't feel like the suction should be diminishing on a vacuum after such a short period of time and only used a couple times a week...so for me it feels like a bit of a waste of money. Although I really love the v-shape head...I can't see buying another of the same one when I finally give in an purchase another vacuum.
The angle is more of an inconvenient than a benefit
February 18, 2014
As a mom of several rescued dogs that shed year round and live indoors, including two golden retrievers, I was really looking forward to this purchase to help me deal with the madness of living in pet hair. First of all, to be fair of the task at hand and my expectation of the vaccuum, while the dogs do shed tremendously we sweep daily and vaccuum regularly so the floor is typically clean but with the inevitable clumps of hair that form and fly around daily. While the idea of the angle was appealing, I do not like this vaccuum at all; the V shape is more of an inconvenience than a benefit. Picture the V angle, and note that the suction is at the base of the V only and not the "legs", which means that every time you reach a wall the "legs" reach the wall first and prevents the suction from reaching the edge. Therefore to clean along the edge of the wall you have to vaccumm alongside the wall, not facing it, which is inconvenient and not possible in tight spaces. Also where the V should be more useful, such as around furniture legs, if there is hair slighly caught under the furniture it does not suction enough to vaccuum it so I find myself pulling the hair from under the furniture to be able to vaccuum it. As to the overall suction aside from the angle, it does not suction clumps of hair that well unless the suction goes over the clump directly. Also the cord is pretty short, so you will likely not be able to vaccuum more than 200 square feet using the same socket, so a longer cord would be a plus. I decided to keep it to avoid the return shipping cost but unfortunately it does not meet my expectations.
One Star Reviews:
description is wrong, this is a corded vacuum, not rechargeable.
January 13, 2016
I purchased this because the description referred to it as a cordless / rechargeable vacuum. Model M08341 RED is not cordless. The box and instructions make no mention of a rechargeable option. I will be sending it back. Frustrated because I wasted time having it shipped and still need a cordless, rechargeable vacuum.
I would recommend not to purchase this Dirt Devil or any Dirt ...
November 22, 2015
Doesnt work , I wated to open it and it hardly picks up the dirt and no power. When I attempted to request a Return system wouldnt allow me. I would recommend not to purchase this Dirt Devil or any Dirt devil as there was so many it was confussing . Maybe goto Bed Bath and Beyond for better service.
Burn a $20 and it will keep you as warm as this vacuum actually picks up dirt.
May 11, 2015
I have hardwood floors and I am really disappointed by this product. This vacuum has very little suction out of the box, and if it does manage to vacuum up any dust, fine dust eventually clogs the filter inside to the extent that you lose nearly all suction period. I am kicking myself for not returning it immediately AND for not listening to the other low reviews, but I made a poor life choice and threw out the box already. Please don't make the same mistake I did.
February 27, 2015
This vacuum was advertised as cordless multiple times on the page and is not.
Not worth it, even as a low price
June 12, 2014
This doesn't pick up much - just doesn't seem to have the strength. After a few uses it was regulated to the back of the closet to be forgotten. Found it again while moving and it now resides in a landfill.
Pass on this one!
April 21, 2017
I bought this because of the positive reviews - should have returned it right away but thought I was just being fussy and needed to use it a while and get used to it. NOT. In a busy household this is way too small and not nearly strong enough suction. Difficult to tilt from upright position into usable position. If you have a one room apartment with little dirt maybe this will suit you. Otherwise run away!
I do NOT recommend. Mine broke after just a few weeks, less than ten uses.
November 25, 2016
I used this less than ten times. For no reason at all, the head broke free from the canister unit. Since this happened shortly after my return date, both my husband and I tried in vain to repair it but it's proven impossible. I am extremely disappointed.
I know this gets great ratings still
June 6, 2016
I've owned this vacuum for a year now. I had originally given it five stars shortly after purchasing it. I've downgraded it to three. Frankly, it just doesn't pickup anything anymore -- dust, kitty litter, sand, and dirt tracked into the house. I've cleared out the filters and the suction hasn't improved at all. I know this gets great ratings still, but it wasn't money well spent. I'm looking at other options for hardwood floors.
Broke just after a year and outside the warranty repair period.
Don't waste your money.
March 8, 2014
Bought this because I have all hard-surface floors and a dog and most of the reviews seemed to be favorable. At this price I didn't expect it to be great quality but it's a piece of junk -- seems like everything is cheap plastic. It's very noisy. It's bagless but it sucked dog hair up into an area above the dirt canister and it's very difficult to remove -- I had to use a little shrimp fork to reach up through a very small opening and pull the hair out! It's totally useless along baseboards and actually unusable on the stairs. Even though it's lightweight it's exhausting trying to maneuver it around the floor -- the head is sort of floppy and seems to go where it wants to go. You have to keep picking it up to shift its position. If you try to vacuum under furniture, the head usually gets stuck and falls off. When it's right on top of something the suction seems to be adequate but it also has a pretty powerful exhaust that's down low on the front (!) and while the vacuum is trying to pick up the dog hair, the exhaust is blowing it around. Do not waste your money on this vacuum.
Inadequate, poorly built, breaks easily, another unhappy "broken handle" customer here, folks!
August 2, 2013
Suction-smuction. Everyone is talking about the great suction. Are any of you paying attention to the notably many issues about the handle breaking off?
Well, trust me. The machine may pick up some dog hair, but it's a cheaply built, slipshod, weak-jointed tool and so please do not waste your time on this. I lost the handle on the second use. I have a small, light-duty bare-floor 900 sq ft area that i need to occasionally sweep. I thought this guy was going to do it. Boy, was I wrong. I am easy on machinery; nevertheless, the handle snapped right off at the screw moulding down inside the base. One reviewer said that he used duct tape after his second machine broke, but that is not good enough. Bissel, you just lost yourselves a customer --and a vociferous one at that. You stuff stinks, plain and simple. Don't ever darken my doorway with your lame products again.
As to my next move, sweep-wise? I will pick something else and let you know how it goes with that one. Hopefully Hoover or one of the other companies
understand (unlike Bissell) the meaning of "durability"
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20' Power Cord Length
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1-Year Limited Warranty
1 Year Limited Warranty
Clean and convenient easy-empty dirt cup
On-board crevice tool
Durable metal handle
Lightweight - great for quick pick-ups
Product Built to North American Electrical Standards
Captures debris along edges and in tight spaces-- no attachments or broom needed
The V shape directs larger debris into the center suction path, while the ends of the V capture small, fine debris
Easily cleans around furniture legs and on low pile area rugs
Swivel head allows you to easily clean around furniture legs
Easy-to-empty dirt cup makes project cleanup a breeze
20' Power Cord
Designed for hard floor