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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An ultralight, versatile vacuum that liberates

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    NBCTeach05
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    I choose this model because I was looking for an innovative product that would address a variety of purposes: a lightweight, cordless vacuum that I could use for carpeted/wood floors on multiple levels and on stairs; a compact, yet powerful vac to clean the car; and a versatile tool that could clean hard to reach places both inside the house and outside on a porch/deck. I have found that this product not only does an excellent job of meeting my diverse needs but it more than fulfills my expectations. Unboxing the vacuum: Opening up the box, every part is packaged compactly and separately. I looked for a Quick Start guide and was surprised not to find one…until I realized I didn’t need one. The Multi Reach piece can be used straight out of the box! I didn’t get to use it long, however, before the residual charge was used up. The user guide is short and easy to read. The font is large enough for aging people like me to read, with some color to make the directions comprehensible. The charger plug in the multi reach is unobtrusive, so much so that I had to read the user guide in order to locate it. It is tucked in the backside, near the bottom of the Multi Reach. That is a good location as the plug stays out of the way of the extension wand when charging. Take a minute to write down your model number, purchase date and staple your original sales receipt to the last page of the user guide. If you choose to register the product, you will get rewards points, product support reminders and alerts, special promotions, etc. I think it is worth the time to do this as the vacuum has a two-year limited warranty for any defective or malfunctioning part. There is a phone number for customer service with the times to call as well as a website for support on a flap on the box itself. Either write it down and tear it off and keep it with the user guide for future reference. Charging the vac: There is a lithium-ion battery (22 volt) that takes 4 hours to a full charge. I suggest doing that overnight so it isn’t in your way as you go about the house during the day. If you don’t have four hours for a full charge, but need to use the unit immediately, you can charge for just one hour for a “burst of cleaning”. This is me when I forget to charge the unit after the last time I use it. When I go to take it out of the closet, there typically isn’t much charge left. There are four green bars that light up/blink one at a time as the unit recharges. Once the unit is full charged, all four LED lights are a solid green. Each time the battery level drops down 25%, one less green LED will be lit. For example, if you only have half capacity (50%), then only 2 green lights will show. What I really like about that is it shows me how much time I have left; there are 20 minutes of power total, so each light indicates 5 minutes of power. If the brushroll is jammed, you will see 4 solid red lights. To fix it, remove the battery in the handheld, remove the brushroll and clean it. Once done, replace the brushroll and battery. It may take 10 seconds to turn from red to green, so give it some time before you repeat the steps to unjam the brushroll. Using the vac: This vac is very simple to use. Just hit the power button and you are in business! It is easy to clean large, flat areas. What is challenging is cleaning hard to reach places, such as under/behind/next to furniture you can’t move. The smaller, flatter powered floor head with the awesome swivel steering got into more places than my Hoover cordless Linx. The auditory clicking indicates when it exits from swivel steering and is back in upright mode. Tools: To attach the extension wand or powered floor head, just line up the white dots and you will hear them click into place. To disconnect these, gently and evenly pull back on the green locking ring until the nozzle comes free. The extension wand is great for cleaning in both ceiling corners, floor/wall corners behind furniture, in between immoveable objects (i.e. bookcases). You can exchange the tools at the end (crevice, dusting brush, deep cleaning tool) or you can hook on the powered floor head. The deep cleaning tool and the crevice tool were great to interchange based on the job that needed to be done. I like that I can store the crevice tool inside the handheld. That makes it so convenient to pull it out when needed and tuck it away without wasting time searching for it. Benefits: One aspect I really like about this Bissell vacuum is the multi reach and the powered floor head both have LED lights so you can see what you are cleaning, and if the vac is picking it up or if you have to do another pass by. Though it particularly helps in a darkened closet or under the bed, it is not easy to light up at a distance such as when using the extension wand. Because the weight of the vac is in multi reach handheld, it makes it easy to control. However, I was nervous that it wouldn’t have the weight to hold the floor head to the floor, thus not having sufficient pick up power. That was not the case. The multi-surface brushroll helps it to clean effectively whether on a hardwood or carpeted surface and the suction kept it in place. This is also great for cleaning cars with floor mats, bucket seats, and dog hair that has blown all over the place. My husband used this to clean my car and was pleasantly surprised about the good job it did, and how convenient the crevice tool was to get into small spaces. The handle is very comfortable with its grip, making it natural to hold. You may find men willingly to use this vac without prompting as it handles like a leaf blower or trimmer. Joking aside, I seriously wonder if there was a psychological study done on this and if the results were utilized when creating the product design. Hmm… Cleaning the vac after use: Since I keep very busy and have a lot of other things that demand my attention, I love the fact that this vacuum doesn’t need much maintenance. All you need to do is keep the washable filter clean, remove hair from the brushbar and charge the battery after use. If the vacuum handle or parts get dusty/dirty, you can quickly wipe down with a dry cloth. The dirt bin is very easy to disconnect from the multi reach handle. What I like is there is no way to accidentally to spill anything from the dirt bin once disconnected. To empty it, you have to pull the release latch to open the dirt bin. The filter is located at the top of the bin and can be removed in order to wash as needed (**only use warm water to wash filter. Do NOT use detergents or soaps to clean). I haven’t had to buy vacuum bags in a while, but if you have, a bagless vac is a wonderful feature. **Watch out that you don’t put your hand on the bin while vacuuming. It is inclined to pop off. Luckily it pops back on without opening up and spilling all that has been collected. The brush bar is easily removed from the powered floor head by rotating the latch on the side of the floor head. It can be cleaned and replaced as needed. Final Words: If you are like me and don’t typically read the safety instruction, let me share some good tips with you: 1) Store the appliance laying on the ground, not leaning up on the wall as it can easily fall and break; 2) Don’t wrap the cord around the charger when storing; 3) Turn the power off before changing tools; 4) Never use the vacuum without the filter inside or it can damage the motor. I would have loved a pouch to store the charger, dusting brush and deep cleaning tool as these items can get lost pretty quickly. I highly recommend this vacuum. I know our older vacuums continue to work and it may be hard to justify replacing them, but when newer models have such convenient features, it becomes a no brainer when they save you time and effort. This is a vac where little effort needed, yet makes such a big difference.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Really great suction for a cordless vacuum!

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    Cupra
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    Unpacking the BISSELL - MultiReach Bagless Cordless Stick Vacuum, there isn't a lot to it. It is a pretty lightweight vacuum, packaged in the 'egg box' style packaging, which is great as it can all be recycled and you don't end up with masses of styrofoam to deal with! You unpack the vacuum and 4 accessories. The vacuum arrived with some power in it, so I was able to use it straight away, but I stopped shortly after to give it it's full 2.5 hour charge. Rectangular LED lights softly fade in and out to let you know it's charging. When all 4 LED bars are lit, you are good to go. The main reason for choosing this vacuum, was to be able to use it on my stairs without trailing a power cord behind me. I have a spiral staircase and the cord on my regular vacuum gets caught on the stair rail spindles. This vacuum alleviates that annoyance by being cordless. I was skeptical about how good this vacuum would be, as battery powered vacuums tend to suck, and not in the good way. Well to my surprise, this little (and it is fairly compact) Bissell was more than up to the task of vacuuming the stairs. It really pulled up the pile on the carpet, making it look new again! It really did suck, and in the good way. The pile lifted up nicely, the edge cleaning was good and the LED lights on the front really help you to see what you are doing. Really impressed with its suction power compared to it's small size. It's also pretty quiet too, so it's not really irritating to use! The second task I had for it, was after putting up some curtains. The included small nozzle was great for getting the drywall dust out from between the slats in my blinds, and for cleaning along the window ledges. Over all this was a great little vacuum to have around, when doing quick jobs around the house. The dust/dirt receptacle is really quite small, but with a 20 minute run time, you aren't going to be cleaning the whole house in one go. I chose to use this vacuum as a handheld device, rather than as a full height vacuum, but it does come with a full stand up length hose to use as a regular floor standing vacuum. On the negative side, I found the power button to be very hit or miss. I had trouble turning it on some times. It would take two or three presses to register and then sometimes the same to turn it off. It just doesn't seem to work well. And secondly, when using it on the stairs, the vacuum head would continually lock into one position, and not give me the freedom to vacuum as I wanted to. I had to stop and unlock the head to continue. Aside from these two things, I have been very impressed with the vacuum cleaner. I would recommend this product, as long as the power button is working fine!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A GOOD FIRST RUN ON THIS, AND A GOOD ALTERNATIVE

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    When I got this, I had very high expectations for this, and it checked off many boxes, but is missing on a few things. It is packaged well, and arrived in tact and without any damage at all. The box contents allow you to be able to get everything out without being a puzzle if you had to put things back for some reason. The vacuum comes partially charged, so you can get started with it right away as the book describes. A fully charged battery, which is removable, allows for 20 minutes of run time - I got more when not using the powered floor head. The detachable battery will aid in keeping the vacuum for years to come, because you'll be able to replace the battery easily - and I'm sure they'll sell more of them so you can charge one and be able to go more than the rated 20 minutes. Nice feature. The LED lights, on the powered floor head, and the handheld unit itself, are one of the smartest moves in a battery vacuum of this style. The LED's are a bit dim for the job, or maybe they aren't aimed properly, but they do aid in finding the stuff you didn't know you missed. I am so glad Bissell came up with this, and to be honest, this makes it worthwhile all by itself. I found the disconnect of wants/tools/attachments, while easy enough to do, seems a bit tricky until you get used to it. It uses a ring you slide up and pull apart. Putting these back with a proper alignment also takes practice although they did include some arrows to aid you in this task. Nice touch, thank you! Emptying the dust bin will require you to stop and detach the tank, empty it, then put it back into place. I'm a bit worried about the snap off and snap on tank situation, but I'm also going to trust Bissell has tested this enough because I've had nothing but great luck with Bissell products over the years. There is a washable filter, and that is a nice touch, but I didn't find it to be a hepa filter which would have been a plus for a pet vac. The accessories are all geared around the pet theme, with the felt that grabs the hair and allows that to remove hair from objects in which hair sticks to them, like carpets on floors of cars. And also some of my furniture. This is a nice touch - not one little strip but many, and that made a big difference in removing hair from surfaces. There is no 'trigger" to pull and hold on to keep it running - it is a simple on/off switch at the top of the unit - and that is a huge plus. There is no high/low speed mode, but really, I don't think you need it. It has plenty of suction and does the job you expect it will do. On carpet, I found it didn't really have enough weight in the front to bite down into carpet for deep cleaning - instead I see it as more of a surface vacuum with enough suction to get some of the dust/dander out. As for laminate or wood floors, it is a perfect fit. Same with doing car vacuuming. And since I haul my two dogs in my car, it needs a major cleaning each week - this handles this task well, and I was a little surprised because each week i get alot of dust/dander/fur out of the car and other batter vacs have struggled with this. The attachments and the unit make a very nice unit for both the car and hardwoods. I wish the LED lights were brighter and/or aimed to see more of the floor where I'm vacuuming, but I'll go with it.....it is better than taping a flashlight to it, which I've done up until now, on my current vacuum. Please know that I have high expectations for a vacuum, probably much higher than others. But I also have two long haired dogs that create alot of dust/dander/and fur. And I mean alot. This has features like a way to easily remove the roller and clean it, which is really helpful. And you can do other things like wash out the filter and tank. So, you can clean this easily - and since it is a pet vac, that is always a necessary thing. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a vacuum that is battery operated, cleans well, and who does not want to spend more or cannot afford to spend more. It works well, and I'm sure those little changes will eventually come into a new design - but they aren't enough to make you not buy this today.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A decent cordless vacuum

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    This vacuum works decently for light vacuuming or for quick cleanups and spills (no liquids). Personally, I have found that the Bissell MultiReach works best for "touch up" vacuuming between regular vacuuming. Allow me to explain below: 1. The Bissell does a decent job of picking up surface dirt, crumbs, tracked in grass and other things of this nature. Where it struggles is getting deeper down into the carpet, where a traditional plug-it-in-the-wall vacuum with an adjustable height setting can do so with ease. 2. It's handy if you spill something in the kitchen (non-liquid), but it may take more than one pass to pick it up. I tested this with a small amount of rice. It took 3-4 passes to vacuum up most of the rice. I suspect the rubber "guard" towards the front of the power floor roller caused some of the rice to be pushed away from the vacuum. I ended up having to detach the roller and attach the crevice tool to get the rest of it. Car cleaning: 1. Connecting accessories to the top of the unit is a bit burdensome, as it requires removal of the "stick" portion of the vacuum, and attaching a separate adapter (with a smaller diameter at one end) to use any non-power accessories. 2. The connection is at a 45 degree angle. This makes for a comfortable grip while vacuuming indoors, but an awkward angle for using most of the accessories while vacuuming the car. 3. Depending on your vehicle, the 20 minute battery life, along with the sharp angle of the attachments from the upper portion of the Bissell, and the inability to easily reach some areas (such as under seats) may not be enough time to finish the job. 4. Suction: This is not your typical gas station vacuum. Don't expect to have your car looking as though the carpet has been detailed in only 20 minutes on a full charge. It definitely will take more work than that. Overall, I wasn't particularly satisfied with how this performed with trying to vacuum my car. *Results may vary* In general, the included accessories will cover most household needs, plus the ability to reach high places with "stick" portion of the vacuum. Pros: Lightweight Cordless Easy to use swivel design for floor vacuuming Accessories Convenient Cons: No wall mount No accessory storage, except for the crevice tool Battery life vs charge time Suction In conclusion, I think the Bissell functions great for light duty cleaning and for reaching areas that would be difficulty for a traditional vacuum to reach, plus it's cordless. I would not recommend this as being your sole vacuum cleaner.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    go-to vacuum for everyday cleanups

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    TECHBEENGOOD
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    BISSELL - MultiReach Bagless Cordless Stick Vacuum (Model: 2151 Let’s agree that the primary reason for a stick vacuum is to make vacuuming convenient and comfortable, but also fast and effective. We’d love to minimize the trade-offs, and maybe get away with owning only one vac. So, I’m going to judge our new Bissell on my requirements. Convenience: In the box is a dusting brush, a crevice tool, an upholstery tool, an extension wand, and a Multi-Surface Brush Roll. There are built-in LED lights for illuminating dirt or finding your way under furniture. Very nice in dark corners. We liked the attachment process. Enough friction to feel secure, and the snap/retaining ring approach was fast and easy. Even the dirt basket popped off easily and snapped back on without fuss. The head is small enough to get under the lowest furniture and into tight corners. Transitioning from tile, to floor to carpet was trouble-free (despite no floor type settings). Lifting the wand to get at high locations was easier than any other vac we’ve owned. Wondering how to store this vac? A large garage hook or straight post (into a stud, please) easily supports the vac with or without attachments. The remainder of the attachments can go into a medium sized, heavier duty, plastic bag hung on that same hook. Comfortable: This is a light vacuum, at under 5 lbs, nicely distributed so it feels even lighter in the hand. It certainly has weight, but the balance reduces the effort. Exchanging attachments requires some tugging on the friction-fit joints, but not excessively. Loudness at 1 meter: 81 dB (= loud singing). This was an issue for us. The high powered small motor is loud within expectations, but the pitch was also high. You’re gonna want to listen to music, maybe even with noise cancelling headphones. (Our sample may not be typical.) Runtime: The battery charger for the removable, 22V lithium-ion battery provides up to 20 minutes of suction. We got bored waiting to time out, but 20 minutes seems fair. Lithium batteries make sense for this type of use. Frequent recharges are fine because Lithiums DO NOT suffer from discharge memory. So use the vac, recharge as often as you need, and set aside for the next use. Emptying: Pop off the dirt chamber. Hold it over your garbage, unlatch, open up, dump. Really easy to do. Cleaning Effectiveness: Excellent suction allowed the Bissell to clean up dirt and debris without problem. Every attempt at a variety of dirt an dust situations was quickly accomplished. We were encouraged to tackle difficult-to-reach high locations because of the maneuverability of the Bissell. Bottom line: Not likely to replace our full sized canister vacuum, but very likely to become the go-to vacuum for everyday cleanups. It’s easy and quick to setup and use. And it is effective.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An excellent choice in the stick vac category

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    ferrari
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    As far as stick type vacuums go, this is a pretty good unit. If you've tried stick vacuums in the past, as i have, they were little more than toys. No suction, no versatility, the Ni-Cad batteries would give you 10 minutes run at the most, and lose power all through the cycle. Best suited to pick up corn flakes you spilled at breakfast time. That all started to change with the arrival of the Dysons, arguably the leader in this category. Now, this category is starting to approach the utility of a standard vac - almost. The Bissell follows the usual stick format; power unit & dirt bin at the top of the handle, brush & roller at the bottom. With 2 longhair dogs, my biggest concern is pet hair, which is usually not on the menu for stick units. While i expected it to do a decent job on the hardfloor, i was pleasantly suprised at how well it performed on an area rug. The collector bin is obviously not going to hold a lot of hair, but it's up to the task if you just want to give a small area a quick fixup. The rotating brushes give the rug a good lift & tug; when you're done, the brush will pop out for easier cleaning. My full size Bissell dedicated pet hair collector has specially shaped brushes that tangle less easily, but as i said, while the stick is not meant for that, it will do the job in a pinch. An ongoing concern with vacuums is noise level. I'm sorry to say there's no help here. It might be a bit less than a full size, but it's a different kind of noise; having a high speed motor, the pitch of the noise is higher as opposed to more bassy growl that you'd get from a canister type vac. The good news here is that noise = power, and the Bissell provides probably quite a bit more suction than what you'd expect from a stick. The power is generated from that high rpm motor and the 22 volt battery that powers it. The Li-ion battery provides about 20 minute run times, and the power doesn't fade much as the battery runs down. While this is going to live it's life mostly in the kitchen area, the feature i appreciate most is the ability to take it apart and use the crevice & upholstery tools. I can take it out to the car, and it has more than enough run time to do the rugs, seats, & trunk. It's also nicely balanced & lightweight enough so that i can use it in standard mode with the crevice tool or dust brush to reach up for those spider & dust webs that collect in the ceiling corners. I always hated emptying those dust bin collectors, but this one works about as well as a device of this type can. The LED lights on the brush head are more than decoration, they're bright enough to be of some help when reaching under a couch or table. And while doing that, it'll lay down almost horizontally flat, so you can get good reach. Overall, i found this to be a hard working & versatile unit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Short run time, but enough to “Get 'er done”.

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    The Bissell vacuum is a great tool to get some quick clean up jobs done. Since its cordless and lightweight its very handy when you need to clean up a mess, or get a quick floor cleaned. I wished it would have a longer run time, but it runs just long enough for most jobs. And its very easy to charge. A full charge takes about 4 hours, but you can quick charge it for an hour or so to get quick job done. I really appreciate the detachable battery. A lot of devices these days have enclosed batteries, so when they stop holding a charge they are pretty much done. Or require an expensive repair. With this you can just buy another battery and be good to go again. Or you could even buy an extra battery and have one charging while you use the other. Twice the run time. The Bissell Multi Reach comes with several different attachments. In the box you get the main handheld vacuum, an extension tool, a crevice tool, a deep cleaning head, the floor head, a dust brush, and the AC charger. The main brush is multi use for different floor types. The crevice tool for those crumbs and stuff that falls into the cracks and sides of your couches and chairs. The dusting brush and deep cleaning head for the surfaces of your furniture. This vacuum has all the attachments needed for pretty much any job. Other than floors and furniture another convenient feature is that you can just grab it and vacuum out your car without having to worry about where to plug it in, or hunting down a long extension cord. You can just grab it and clean up your cars interior, trunk, etc. And when your all done with cleaning emptying out the bin is quick and easy. Just a pull of the latch and dump...done. And the filter is easy to clean with just warm water. You can also remove and clean the main brush as well. Its very easy to keep this vacuum as good as new. Overall I would say the best thing about this is its convenience. Since its cordless, light, and has several different attachments its very easy to just grab it and get a quick job done. Got someone coming over and dont have time to grab your main vacuum, find a place to plug it in, then drag it all around? Just grab the Bissell handheld and “get 'er done”.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for some applications

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    I'm a big fan of Bissell vacuums. I've been regularly using a floor sweeper model and a pet hand vac for over a year and really like them. I thought I might be able to use this model as a combination of the two in another area of the house. However, it quickly became apparent it wasn't as good on the floor as the dedicated floor model, and it wasn't as good as the handheld pet model (it has a small roller brush for pet hair) either. The good news is, though, I found it to be very useful in the garage. The floor brush and suction wasn't quite strong enough to easily clean carpet and throw rugs in the house. Even going over a spot multiple times, there were still bits of debris it couldn't seem to get. The suction may be a little on the weak side, too. But on hard surfaces like tile and concrete in the garage it worked very well. Being able to quickly switch between a hand vac and floor brush turned out to be a great combination for cleaning in the garage. Here are some things I like about it: o It's a little lighter than some other Shark/Dyson modes so your arm may not get as tired using it. It's also easier to pick up and hop around obstacles. o The crevice tool is stored in the handle grip. One of the biggest problem with all vacuums is keeping all the attachments handy for use. For me, the crevice tool is the most common attachment I want to use so this is great! o The dust bin is easy to empty and also wipe out and keep clean. o The motor is pretty high-pitched, but overall not terribly noisy. o The attachments and floor head are very easy to swap out. o The 22v battery seems to run plenty long for most jobs. o The LED lights on both the floor head and the hand part illuminate the work area very well o The instructions are very clear and easy to read A few things I don't like: o The on/off switch isn't very easy to activate for some reason and has to be pressed very firmly. I find myself having to push the button more than once to get it to actually power on. o Suction is a little on the weak side o Its light weight makes the roller head sometimes hop around on the rug or carpet as you're moving it. I think this contributes to it not cleaning quite as well as some models. o A hepa filter would have been nice to cut down on allergens

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Portable power!

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    For the past couple of years I have been using a dustbuster for small cleaning jobs. It was woefully under-powered and had a short battery life. This Bissell was a much needed upgrade. Here are some of my takeaways after using it for the first 24 hours. Pros: -Battery life is displayed with up to 4 green bars that provide an easy way to know when you need to charge it. -Battery life is great. It fully charged in less than 3 hours. I spent about 3 minutes vacuuming out my car and another few minutes cleaning up kid messes. I still have 3 of 4 bars remaining. -Suction power was great for a battery powered unit. This is the first portable vacuum I have used that does a good job of cleaning the carpets in my car. - Multiple attachments are included to serve most any cleaning need. I won't have to get a chair to stand on to vacuum my ceiling vents with this vacuum. Cons: -It's fairly heavy. This is the trade-off for having long battery life and strong suction. But the weight is worth it, as most of your jobs will be short duration spot cleaning. -The power button is tricky. Sometimes I have to press it 5 or more times to turn the device on or off. Sometimes it will turn on with the first press. It's a minor nuisance for now, but I may need to get support if it gets worse. In summary, this is a very good product that I would recommend to anyone needing portable power to clean in short duration. A very solid vacuum!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent stick vac, but does not store upright

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    When this stick vac arrived I put it in the hands of a professional…the woman who helps us around our house. She put it through a bit of a workout everyday for three days. I’m happy to report that she was pleased with its performance and that we can recommend it to others. Here is a list of pros and cons based on both our experiences. Pros: -It gets into smaller spaces than the current stick vac we have. -It has great swivel action for getting into those tight spaces. -She was impressed with the Bissell’s row of headlights. It even has good lighting when using it as a hand held vac. Great for not so well lit stairways. I’ve never seen a handheld vac with lights. Nice idea. -She remarked as to how simple the emptying and filter cleaning was. Kudos there. -It has the unique ability to do great job on throw rugs without clamping down on them and sucking them up. -Yet, it has no problem picking up cat litter without scattering it around. That is our litmus test of a good stick vac. Cons: -She didn't like the excessive friction fit of the attachments because they are very hard to separate. She thought that method of connecting attachments would be more typically found on a cheap $50 stick vac rather than a $200 stick vac. -Being an engineer, I don't like how all the attachments depend on the one adapter piece. If you misplace the adapter you can’t use any of the attachments. -I wish this stick vac came with a recharging/storage stand. We’re not sure what we’re suppose to do with this vac when not in use. It won’t stand up by itself, we’re not going to let lean on and mar up our walls and we can't leave it lay on the hallway floor. Because it has two plastic “feet” under the motor housing it appears that this stick vac is meant to reside horizontally on the floor. Who has that kind of closet floor space? Overall, I can still recommend it, but docked the review down from five stars to four stars because there is no upright storage.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good for a cordless vacuum

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    This is a nice looking vacuum, and is very light-weight and easy to use. The system of attachments connecting with green rings so you can see where the connection is makes it simple and intuitive to connect parts the right way. I haven’t tested the full running ability of the vacuum, but based on what I have done, I’d guess that the battery will last for about 40 minutes. The suction isn’t amazing, but it is good enough to get all obvious material off of the carpet and have the nice “freshly vacuumed” look. After vacuuming my apartment with this vacuum, I borrowed a Dyson v8 Animal stick vacuum (also cordless and bagless). Comparing the two, the Bissell is much lighter, and almost seems to glide across the carpet, where the Dyson is heavier and feels like it is gripping the carpet more. The battery life appears to be similar to the Dyson when it is set on “low,” but the Bissell only has one setting. Putting the Dyson on high (which drains the battery in about 12-15 minutes) still got up almost as much as usual from the carpet when I use it, so the Bissel doesn’t do a lot in comparison. In summary, the Bissell is easy to use, and light-weight, making it good for someone where the weight is an issue. The suction on the carpet isn’t nearly as good as a Dyson, but the price-point isn’t nearly the level of Dyson either. Consequently, I wouldn’t recommend this as your primary vacuum for a large home, but it would be good for lighter-traffic areas and is very portable for cleaning out cars or other spaces.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Lightweight and cordless, it sucks (that's good)

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    With a name like "MultiReach Bagless Cordless Stick Vacuum," you pretty much know what you should be getting, and this Bissell entry does a pretty solid job on all fronts: Multireach: The vac can be used as an upright vac with the extension and roller, a small handheld, or an extended handheld for high ceilings or out of reach areas with the extension and nozzles. The multiple nozzles allow for various surfaces and they all do reasonably well. Bagless: No bag needed. Bag? Who uses bags with vacuums? Anyway, the dirt collects in a small, clear container that has a removable filter in the center. This filter was a little bit of a pain to clean, however. Cordless: Advertises 20 minutes of run-time (pretty standard) after a 4-hour charge (seems a little long, but you can spot clean as needed after a short charge). I was able to get about 15-17 straight minutes non-stop before it automatically shut down. I kind of wish it warned me before it just stopped abruptly. Stick Vacuum: The design is nice - short, thin, green and black, and not too heavy (around 5 lbs.). I was a little disappointed that the nozzles are not hangable on the vac, but it is forgiven in that the design remains aesthetically pleasing (although one nozzle does slide in fully hidden). This vacuum works well on multiple surfaces, surprisingly. Wooden and tiled floors were a cinch, but I was quite pleased with the job done on rugs and carpeting. Dirt disposal was pretty painless except for the filter issue. Aside from the few aforementioned issues, this Bissell vac is a great product. It won't replace your heavy duty upright vac, but it is a well-designed, easily portable alternative option. Full disclosure, I was given this product for my unbiased, honest review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    cleans well, worried about longevity

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    this is a basic battery powered stick vacuum. whats in the box: charging cable, the vacuum, 4 accessories (round brush, powered brush roll, hard floor attachment and crevice attachment). First con right off the bat: no way to store any of this. No wall attachment. Once its out of the box, you have to find somewhere to put it all. Use: pretty easy. one push button for on/off. Easy quick connects to attach and remove attachments. Dust bin is large enough, though there is no button to push to remove it, you just yank it with force (one of the things i'm worried about with longevity). There are LED lights on the body itself, and the powered brush roll, which is nice. Cons: I'm worried about quality. As i said, you have to just yank on the dust bin to remove it, it feels like this will loosen over time doing this. The power button is hard to push, you have to push pretty hard to get the vacuum to turn on or off, i thought it was broken at first. The powered brush roll is belt driven, thus it is heavy on one side. As soon as you life the vacuum off of the ground it rotates fully to one side. This gets annoying as it makes it more difficult to set back down on the ground. Try vacuuming stairs with this, you get annoyed pretty quickly. All in all: For the price, look at one of the competitors. This does clean well, but I feel that all of the cons outweigh the pros.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice light and powerful vacuum

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    I’ve been using this Bissell for 2 days now. It is as good as advertised. It has plenty of power to clean up most things that was thrown at it, and the versatility to adapt to jus about any situation. I’ve been using this in place of my regular upright and it has performed well. On the carpet, it has picked up everything in its path. Easily move from carpet to linoleum without missing a beat. No setting changes, just move from carpet to hard floors. Once the floors were done, I just detached the power brush head attached the upholstery tool and I’m cleaning the chairs and couch. No let down here either, this cordless vacuum picked up crumbs and dog hair with ease. After the chairs and couch it was time for the dusting brush. Attaching the brush to the wand makes cleaning the cobwebs a snap. I was able to get all the window sills, ceiling fans, bathroom exhaust fans and all other hard to reach places. This vacuum is light and easy to use above your head. Powerful, lightweight, easy configuration changes, and cordless make this an easy choice for anyone. We like it so much, we are going to put this in the RV when we travel to keep it tidy. Get it you won’t regret it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for quick touch-ups

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    Daniel
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    This vacuum offers a surprising suction power in a small form factor, but leaves much to be desired in terms of battery life. Pros: Suction - I was very impressed with this vacuum’s ability to provide a solid clean on a first pass. Even with the extension arm, I never have to worry if I am cleaning everything. Build/ portability - As a stick vacuum, you expect a light, portable form factor and this does not disappoint. The easy empty bin was nice also. I do, however, wish they offered a storage rack to help keep track of all the useful accessories. Cons: Battery life - This is really the biggest (only) concern with this vacuum. If you are performing quick touch ups then this should do you fine, but if you are taking care of big jobs (IE cleaning an entire car) you might want to plan ahead for some battery recharge breaks. Overall, I think that this vacuum is a welcome addition to any home. For most, it will not be enough to stand on its own, but would still provide a nice solution to those quick touch ups around the house.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great portable vacuum

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    This is now my go to vacuum for small jobs from around the house to the car and boat. Comes with 4 attachments, battery and a charger. I wish it had a wall mount with storage for all the attachments. The crevice tool (stored inside the handle for your convenience) is the one I find my self using the most. Great for them hard to reach places like between your car seat and center consul. Has good power and suction for most jobs. And I was very pleased with the battery life. I found my self making a mess just to give this vacuum a test. Works very well on hard wood and tile floors along with low pile carpet. I have one area rug that is shag carpet that did take 2 or 3 passes to pick most of the stuff I put on it. But for the most part this thing can handle most every day jobs around the house. It's lightweight and comfortable in my hand. Oh and one of the best features is the built-in LED lights. Great for them low light situations. All in all I am very happy with this cordless vacuum from bissell.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Quick and Easy cleaning tool for small clean ups

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    TechNerd
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    I snack on my couch often when I watch TV and tend to drop crumbs when I snack on pastries. I hate leaving crumbs on my rug so I always have to lug out the vacuum cleaner out of my closet then unwind the electrical cord and find the closest non-occupied outlet. I probably sound dramatic but doing this every time I snack becomes a hassle. When I got chance to get the Bissell cordless vac, I thought an easy way to clean my rug but this thing has been so useful in a cleaning my car and picking up little messes around my garage. Very happy getting this vac, it's 22v so it has great suction. It's a bag-less system, clean out of the dirt container is very easy. The vac has a very modern look and the small attachment is cleverly stored in the handle next to the battery. It does take a bit of time to charge and also has a good amount of run time. The wand and rug attachments really make this thing useful especially if you want to clean the carpet of your car. I'd highly recommend this for anyone looking for a cleaning tool for quick and small clean ups.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great value for what you get

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    I like this product because it holds the charge for longer than it stated and the unit will stay charged for over a week if you don't use it. Main features I really like: lighted vacuum bar, 4 bar charge light indicator, off and on switch so no having to hold in the bar, super easy to put on attachments, very light weight and my favorite feature is it goes from carpet to floor without missing a beat. It doesn't like my long shag throw rug but has no problem with my plush bedroom carpet. Downsides but not really, it doesn't do as good of a job getting buried in dirt on really plush carpets but is excellent for surface pickup; cleaning the filter is yucky but easy. Overall for what I paid on sale it more than met my expectations and I find that I use it all the time because it's so easy to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice touch-up vacuum

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    The Bissell 2151 Multi-Reach Cordless Vacuum is reliable, convenient, and an overall efficient tool for cleaning both home and vehicle. It helps avoid things like having to bending over to reach remote spots. Its LED lighting ensures good visibility of areas to be cleaned. It has a short run-time of around twenty minutes – great for touch-ups but short for whole house cleaning. Like most vacuums of this style its dirt cup / dust bin is rather small and may need to be emptied frequently. It does not come with a wall hanger making storage a little clumsy. It looks nice and functions well with good suction while still being very light.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Multi-functional Vac!

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    ExcellentEducator
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    I love this vac! I especially love the versatility of this vacuum as I have chosen to use it mainly as my car cleaning tool. The unit was easy to assemble and the suctioning of this vacuum is good—really good!! This is my second Bissell vacuum as I have the Air Ram 2in1 stick vacuum in which I rated too low in my initial evaluation of the unit. The unit has served me extremely well for my vacuuming needs. I was elated to test another of Bissell’s products because of my success with the first unit. If you’re in need of a vacuum that is multi-faceted but performs extremely well, then this unit may be for you!

    I would recommend this to a friend