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I used to hate vacuuming. Now I kinda almost like it.
on May 14, 2008
Look, it's 68.99 plus tax. It's a Bissell. It comes with a 1 year warranty.
I have two cats and I myself have long curly hair that tends to fall out sometimes. My apartment is about 800sq feet or less and fully carpeted except for the bathroom and kitchen.
My cats are shed monsters.. I moved in on Feb 15 2008 and vacuumed once before I moved in with a friend's Eureka and then after that I have been vacuuming with some cheapo thing that is not meant for this type of cleaning. I thought I had to save up to buy a great vacuum.
Well, this vacuum is better than the Eureka Boss I had with my roommate. I mean the Eureka is great but that thing was so heavy I hated.
Now, the Bissell PowerForce Turbo is pretty in pink and lightweight and seems shorter than the Eureka. I am not quite 5 feet tall so I really had to look around for something I could use and be comfortable. I was actually having fun using this vacuum. The cat hair and stuff it picked up was AMAZING. I have only lived here 3 months even after vacuuming with my other vac... you can't imagine how much dirt there was on the floor. I mean WOW!
a. easy to set up
d. easy to handle
e. had a nice bright light for vacuuming in the dark
f. the turbobrush is like a mini vacuum cleaner - fits into tight spaces like between the legs of a nightstand or in between the wall and dresser. Also great for getting the cathair off the couches.
g. the washable filters are a great feature -- I recommend washing them once a week and more often if you have cats or dogs. I washed mine after the first use just because I am a neat freak.
h. the attachments are basic and fine for normal use -- what more do you need besides a crevice tool (which is great for under baseboard heating); a turbobush and a drapery/duster thing?
i. it has great suction.
j. it's easy to maintain
h. easy power button and release button
1. The Hose is stretchy - but pointless since it just pulls the vacuum cleaner over unless you hold the vacuum with your foot.
2. I'll let you know more in a few months since others say it doesn't last.
It's perfect for small homes and apartments and if you don't vacuum everyday or have a 3200 square foot house.
I wouldn't say to buy this if you have a LARGE house and a number of kids dogs, pets, etc and plan to vacuum EVERY DAY. This is single person's or couple's vacuum with 1 or 2 pets.
Different vacuums suit different needs. Many of the people who have reviewed this vacuum and who gave it a bad review might be using it for a larger home or a home with 5 dogs and 3 cats and kids or something.
Also, you have to be careful what you pick up with it - you just can't suck anything into a vacuum and expect it to work forever.
You have to be careful with ends of curtains, robe ties, strings, paperclips etc. You have to check the vacuum more than once a month.
If you're a single person or a couple with a small to med size home with 1 or 2 pets and vacuum like once a week... this is the perfect vacuum for you!
Just be good to it and it will be good to you.