"Good boat anchor"on by c6684
Pros There is nothing good to say about this
Cons If it stays in 1 place on carpet for any length of time while using the hose attachment (for furniture) it actually damages the carpet like a burn; if you move the vacuum while using the attachment, hair poofs out of the place where the hose attached
Summary Very difficult to even use the 'pet hair eraser attachment'--cannot get it detached very easily from the vacuum; stairways are very awkward; vacuum heavy; No matter how clean the filters are kept, it is a very dusty dirty vacuum and it has a great time spreading it around the house; tons of static buildup in upper filter so when it's removed the hair sticks to your hands and flies around the room; the cord location is just poorly designed and always in the way; the cord 'holder' that is used to keep it out of the way isn't even large enough to accomodate the cord; the headlilght really never worked-now it may just pop on for a couple seconds and then go out again;...Bissell needs to contact real people who vacuum in real situations when they are product testing. I wish I had another 150 bucks to go buy a different vacuum...
Pros Their ad campaign.
Cons The vacuum.
Summary It is better to vacuum your carpet floor with a broom.
Pros Awesome suction - removed hair and dirt that I couldn't see
Easy to push and pull
Easy to empty - no filter to accidentally toss from the container
Easy to use hand tools - and they store handily by clipping to the vacuum
Cons Small amount of debris on top of vacuum when removing container to empty
Summary After purchasing this vacuum, I read reviews and noted a mix of positive and negative ones, so I wanted to express my opinion. We have 3 inside dogs, 2 more that go in and out, and a cat. I have gone through approximately one vacuum per year for the past 10 years, but never thought any of them picked up all of the hair. The first time I used the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser vacuum, I had to empty the hair 4 times while vacuuming the den. I have continued to be impressed with the suction power of this machine, and with the pet hair bar on the front. I have had none of the problems mentioned in some of the negative reviews. When using the accessories, the roller bar on the front does not touch my carpet and is not a problem. I have not had trouble removing the tools from their clips, or with the hose coming loose while using the tools. I think this vacuum is definitely worth the $138 I paid, and deserves 5 stars!!
Pros None whatsoever
Cons Where do I begin? I bought this because I read many excellent reviews, and desperately needed something that could pick up the hair from my two long-haired dogs. It worked well exactly once - the first time. After that, I spent more time trying to get all
SummaryI bought this because I read many excellent reviews, and desperately needed something that could pick up the hair from my two long-haired dogs. It worked well exactly once - the first time. After that, I spent more time trying to get all the hair and dirt out of the constantly clogged filter, in the process scraping my hands to pieces. There was constantly dirt everywhere, and the vacuum was covered in it. I've had it six months, and last weekend it stopped sucking completely. I have to say, I'm actually happy about that, because I can't wait to go buy a vacuum (with a bag), that actually works!
Updated on Apr 13, 2011
"Piece of Junk"on by AngieBouch
Pros There are none
Cons There are so many!
Summary We bought this since it was geared towards pet owners. What a crock! It doesn't pick up hair like it should. I can see the hair on the floor after vacuuming. So I'm afraid to think about all of the dirt it's leaving behind. I have to tear it apart to clean it out and put the belt back on every week. And most recently the motor burned out and started smoking.
The stair attachment is a joke. I can't get any further than 2 stairs before having to take that apart to clean it out just in order to keep going!