The BISSELL® Zing® Bagged Canister Vacuum is a portable vacuum that works on all floor surfaces. Cleaning with the BISSELL Zing® bagged canister makes any cleaning task seem effortless. The lightweight design and carry handle provide portable convenience. The Multi-Surface Floor Nozzle allows for easy cleaning of carpet, rugs and bare floors. The telescoping wand allows you to comfortably maneuver around and under furniture and also clean hard to reach areas like drapes and ceilings. When you are finished, the cord will automatically rewind with the push of a button.
Bought this to replace a hoover bagless upright. I have never owned a canister vac before but this was a great price and I specifically wanted to switch back to a bagged unit after having 2 bagless ones kick out on me. I did keep up the proper maintenance on them, yet over time they fade in performance. Also I don't find dumping a dirt cup to prevail in convenience over changing a bag. My home is multi-pet and I have children and I love this vac and use it pretty much every day. It worked amazingly well first time out of the box I was immediately impressed but I waited some time to keep using it before writing this review. I would specifically like to point out how powerful this little unit is, you can adjust the suction and I have never had to put it over a three. Combined with the fact that it's light enough to carry around the house with you (even though I don't have very strong hands and in fact have arthritis) and it gets into every nook and cranny of your home. The profile of the standard vac head easily turns to get in tight spaces and it's low so it goes under furniture such as my bureau. Changing attachments is a breeze and with a flip of a lever you can go from cleaning carpet to bare floor... very nice for my eat in kitchen where I have both rug and flooring in the same room. I can change the suction to clean small area rugs as well without eating them up! I hope this will be a long-lasting vac compared to the last two I have had but if it were to kick out early, at this point I would pick the same one to replace it with. Bags have great capacity as well. I would recommend this to anyone!
Nearly 9 months later... I am still using my vac and still love it!Read more ›
I spent days looking for a vacuum cleaner, reading as many reviews as I could about them on Amazon and other websites. It seemed that every one within my budget (under $200) had some negative reviews that made me think twice about buying them. For example, I considered for a while getting one of the inexpensive Eureka ones but after studying some of the negative reviews some people said it was very flimsy. We have quite a large house with laminate flooring downstairs and carpet upstairs. I needed something that could vacuum both surfaces well and not fall apart after 5 minutes. I considered spending more money, but as my husband and I have found with other purchases, the rule tends to be that if you spend a lot OR very little money, you tend to be happy with your product either way but going for some middle of the range tends to result in disappointment - spending that little extra (say $150-$250) on a vacuum cleaner would mean I'd have high hopes for it and would feel like I'd wasted good money if it didn't match up to my expectations.
So, I read the (then) 5 reviews of the Bissell Zing - people said it was good on both hard wood floor and carpet (which many of the other vacuum cleaners couldn't claim). I thought for $50 I would not be too heart broken if it wasn't THE best vacuum cleaner ever - and yet it wasn't described as flimsy and cheap like the Eureka so I thought it might hold up slightly longer.
So...for the review, finally... On taking it out of the box and examining it and the parts I was pleased that it didn't feel cheap. The hose in particular was one of the things people complained about with the Eureka - the hose on the Bissell is of good quality and not likely to puncture easily. It also looks nice.Read more ›
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I bought this Bissell Zing (black color). This Zing is only $49.99 free shipping from Amazon. I got it today and love it for its quality and powerful suction. This model is similar to Bissell older model 6800-1, which I owned and used every other day for almost 10 years. Its motor finally died. Zing is better than 6800-1 because suction is adjustable. I have wooden floor so lowest setting is enough to do the job. When i turn it all the way up, the 11" nozzle suck onto the floor very strongly, excellent for carpet, I think. I do not have carpet in my house. I recommend Zing Black highly.
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While shopping for a compact cannister I had the opportunity to try out the Zing line from Bissell. I went with the bagless model since that works best for my needs, but the bagged version performed very well.
There are two models of bagged Zing's: model 7100 and model 22Q3. A quick comparison:
>> Both have the same motor and (as best as I could determine) the same suction power.
>> The 7100 is more compact, and uses a 1.5 liter collection bag. It comes with a floor brush and combo crevice tool/brush, and a pack of 5 bags.
>> The 22Q3 is a bit larger, and uses a 2.5 liter bag. It has the same attachments as the 7100 (although the floor brush is larger), but also adds a small floor/counter attachment. It comes with a pack of 3 bags rather than 5.
Both have some useful features that the bagless version does not have, such as a telescoping wand, a suction control dial on the unit, and a swivel attachment head for the hose to prevent tangles. But, they both use bags. You could endlessly debate the pros and cons of bags vs bagless, but for me, bagless is preferable. But, if you prefer bagged vacs, this is an excellent choice in the compact vac category.
The construction quality is what you would expect at this price point. Not junk, but certainly not built as solid as a high-end cannister vac especially with regard to the hose. The Zing line is best used as a second vac for small jobs or when you need something that will store easily in a small space.
Performance on hard floors is excellent. Huge suction power - you'll find that you actually need to dial down the suction at times, which is a rare event for most vacs. Ergonomics are decent - the wand adjusts, the cord retracts automatically, and the attachments are well-designed.Read more ›
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