|Bissell's PowerEdge captures dirt and debris that typically only a broom and dustpan can. The V shape technology directs larger debris into the center suction path, while the ends of the V capture debris along edges and baseboards.|
Top Customer Reviews
An update...Almost a year later and I still love this vac! Haven't had problems with scratching hardwood or whining noises. I mentioned a Bona in my review. I reviewed a Bona mop and that is definitely my go to wet mop product. This Bissell PowerEdge is a standout dry floor cleaner. It picks up everything - so when I use the Bona to wash the floors there are no tracks of dirt left behind. For the price this is a great little picker-upper!
Another update - May 2012 - Bad news...evidently Bissell no longer makes the Poweredge! It figures - finally a product that does the job and they take it off the market. I sure hope mine keeps going. It still is the best little hardwood floor vac out there.
"well, first i must say, this has alot of power for a stick vac. it literally has suction to the floor unlike most stick vacs. considering its strength, it is still very light and takes up very little space. the cup is very easy to empty. its has a nice handle area making it a snap to move around. the cord is average for most stick vacs. the base is def something you need to get used to when up against the wall, but so far its been good. i do wonder how it would do if i were to spill something by the baseboard though. the vacuum manuevers very well, but at times, its almost too much. it literally can move all different directions, which sometimes can get move more than you wanted. but i am being picky, the power on this stick vacuum makes up for any little criticisms one may have."
since using the vacuum, i still stand by my above, but after using it a few times, i noticed these really fine, thin scratches in the floor. you couldnt see them in certain lights and im sure no one visiting would notice but they were there. i finally realized that when i vacuumed the hardwood, especially when going against the grain, the bristles actually left these thin surface scratches. it almost seems like the new bristles are very hard, combined with such strong suction, leave the marks.
i must though admit, we have shiny floors so the scratches are only in the coating over the floors. i imagine if you had more matte type floors, this wouldnt be an issue. i dont believe its scratching the wood at all, just the sealer on top. i would have only taken away one star since it still is such a great stick vac, but the fact that its name even contains "hard floor", i didnt expect scatching no matter what, so i took 2 stars off.
Usually when you think of using a regular house vacuum in , say, the kitchen, you picture hauling a 15 pound machine as it bulldozes its way around corners and tables, just to get those little pieces of crumbs and dirt off the floor. What is different with the 4 pound PowerEdge is there is no 'hauling', there is only 'lifting'--which can be done with one finger.
With lightweight vacuums (trust me I had a 100$ one that doubled as a dustbuster), you think low suction, and a device that sits more than it gets put to use. Not an issue with the PowerEdge. It seems to have the power of a heavy duty vacuum without the size (the suction actually pulls the objects in before you run over it), and it is probably the easiest vacuum to maneuver. On a typical vacuum the handle is mainly used for the force to 'push' the vacuum. However, with the PowerEdge the handle also pivots and turns so that you can get extremely precise motion that only goes, in any direciton, that you wish. I found this to be extremely helpful when going around refrigerators, tables, or underneath chairs.
Also with this vacuum, you get a bagless operation that always helps in that you never have to pay extra whenever the vacuum gets full. Simply lift the container out and dump the fluff in the garbage.
Using this vacuum for several months, and watching the broom and dust pan collect lots of dust, I can say this is the most useful, and easiest to operate, vacuum I have ever used. Many family members will now be receiving these as gifts. Add another space in your house for the PowerEdge, it will be one of your best appliance purchases.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Still use this vaccuum once a week to handle the hard wood floor duties, the head was a little stiff at first while trying to work into the tight spots but over time it has... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Mike Mags
I'm sorry I chose the Bissel with the angled shaped head. Suction is very good and I like the ease of removing the dirt container and putting it back in. Read morePublished 15 months ago by rita dumser
This is the best floor vacuum I have ever had. Does a great job picking up cat litter, etc. The shape is helpful for getting close to corners.Published 16 months ago by Fran
Absolutely love this. Keep it in the kitchen. Wonderful in the bathroom (tiled) as well. I've had this for awhile and it still works like new.Published 17 months ago by Nanna
It's good but earlier version of this was way better. Quality of the parts is an issue.Published 18 months ago by AJP
Would have given this 5 stars if the battery would last longer.Published 18 months ago by Debbie Arvio
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