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BISSELL Opticlean Canister Vacuum, 42Q8

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  • Versatile, multi-surface cleaning to easily go from vacuuming carpets to hard floors.
  • Digital variable suction control for cleaning delicate areas, such as curtains
  • Quiet Vac Technology for less noise as you clean
  • Automatic cord rewind for wrapping up the cord with the touch of a button
  • Telescoping wand extends reach for easier floor and above floor cleaning
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  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 19 x 42 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 20 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • Origin: China
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  • ASIN: B007FYER2G
  • Item model number: 42Q8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #192,638 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
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BISSELL OptiClean, 42Q8 � The BISSELL OptiClean� Bagged Canister vacuum makes any cleaning task seem effortless. The lightweight design and carry handle offers portable convenience for cleaning around the home, while the Quiet Vac Technology provides less noise as you vacuum. The multi-surface floor nozzle allows for easy vacuuming of carpet, rugs and bare floors, while the telescoping wand helps you to comfortably maneuver around and under furniture, as well as clean hard to reach areas like drapes and ceilings. Use the crevice tool and combination dusting brush / upholstery tool to clean hard to reach spots and above floor areas and even tackle delicate surfaces such as curtains by dialing down the suction power with the digital variable suction control. When you�re finished cleaning, put away the cord quickly and easily with just a push of the automatic cord rewind button. The OptiClean� Bagged Canister comes with 4 extra dust bags and offers a 1 year limited warranty.

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Customer Reviews

It is small, light, has good suction that is adjustable through 5 levels, and is very quiet.
Vickie T.
I also have mostly hard floors and while it is fine for the small carpet area I have I could see it might be a problem for large houses with thick carpet.
Warren E. Leddon
I would not recommend this vacuum unless you absolutely cannot afford a better vacuum and you don't plan to use it on carpeting.
Derek G

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

I've understood canister vacuums, though I must admit that I never owned one before. Overall, I found this to be a very good vacuum, and I am quite pleased with it.

ASSEMBLY:
Assembly was a snap, quite literally, as all it took to get it running from out of the box was to attach the hose, wand and floor nozzle to the base.

OPERATION:
The vacuum works like a champ on hardwood and linoleum floors, picking up everything. My upright doesn't do half the job this one does! On carpeting, I found that the lack of a spinning brush means that it doesn't work quite as the upright.

On draperies and cushions the vacuum was excellent. The ability to adjust the suction power meant that I was able to get the power just right. It removed dog hair no problem. I was quite pleased.

The canister is lightweight and even my eight-year-old had no problem dragging it around the floor. Unlike some reviewers we had no problem with the unit turning over. The size of the bag for the vacuum (that's right, this is not a bagless vacuum) is pretty small, so a lot of dirt will require more frequent bag changing than you might be used to.

CORD:
The cord on this baby is nice and long. I didn't measure it, but I had no trouble using the vacuum throughout the main floor of my house. The automatic cord rewind is nice. Unfortunately, my eight-year-old violated the instructions, and pulled the cord out beyond the red line, and now it will rewind all but the last six or so inches. As a matter of fact, I cannot even force the cord the rest of the way in. That's unfortunate.

CONCLUSION:
The BISSELL Opticlean Canister Vacuum is a very good vacuum cleaner, being a best fit for those with hardwood floors and a minimum of carpeting. It's a great all-around vacuum, and handles pet fur very well indeed. It's lightweight, easy to use and fantastically easy to assemble. I highly recommend it.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Derek G VINE VOICE on August 15, 2012
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CONSTRUCTION:
Nice large rear wheels should keep it from tipping over unless you really yank it around. Black plastic matte finish. A push button top in the front opens to reveal an upholstery and crevice tool that are easy to get to. I question the durability of the thin, plastic hinges, though. You may snap the lid off if you're not careful. Sturdy metal extension handle with a push button extender that's easy to use in order to raise or lower the height. There is also a plastic push-button slider at the top but it seems Bissell has deliberately made the holes so tiny that you can't use it to vacuum the things you may pick up. Plan on having to turn the cleaner toward you to suck up anything you might pick up or you'll have to disconnect the hose each time. Either way it's annoying.

Both the on/off button and the cord rewind buttons are on the rear of the machine. There is a raised plastic symbol to help you determine which is which. Because the machine and symbols are both black it's hard to see which is which unless you're in good light. Eventually you'll remember which button does what but I wish the symbols were easier to distinguish.

As with every canister vacuum I've used in the past, the "flexible" plastic hose doesn't bend easily. There's an obvious need to keep it from kinking while pulling the vacuum around, but plan on fighting with it when putting it away for later use. The hose is also very, very short compared to the old canister vacuums I remember. This hose just barely reaches from the canister to the top of the handle. As a result, you'll likely find this canister bumping into the back of your feet as you pull it around. Step backwards and you'll likely trip over it.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amy Mcfarland TOP 1000 REVIEWER on April 26, 2012
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Sweeping ranks right up there with my least favorite chores, right behind ironing. I was so thrilled to get this vacuum, and I envisioned it replacing all kinds of things in my home - the regular Bissell vacuum I have for carpet, the broom for the wood floors, the shop vac for those hard to reach places... you name it, I had planned on this being the one tool to do it all. Sadly, the Bissell Opticlean did not meet my every need. I will be the first to admit that I had expectations that were too high. It's a nice vacuum. It does several jobs, but unfortunately none of them well.
Things I liked: Very easy to put together and disassemble for storage if you have a smaller space. The hoses snap together and you're done. The tools store nicely in a compartment attached to the vacuum, so they're always there when you need them. There is a button at the bottom to switch from hard flooring to carpet, which raises the brush to change functions. It's also much more quiet on carpet than my regular vacuum. On hard floors it still makes plenty of noise, but on carpet due to the way the vacuum stands, the sound is pretty muffled. I also love that the cord is stored inside the vacuum and there is no need to coil it - with the press of a button, it retracts into the unit. The cord is also marked with yellow and red tape near the end, so you know when you have reached the end of the cord and cannot pull out any more.
Things I did not like: The opening at the mouth of the vacuum is rather small. My regular vacuum has a large rectangular area for suction. This has a small square. On carpet, I was happily buzzing along until I realized nothing was being picked up anymore. I looked at the suction area and realized the tiny area had become jammed with some fuzz/pet hair.
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