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Very good bagged vacuum
on February 17, 2010
I'm a guy. I do most of the vacuuming at my house. I really kind of like this weekly chore but I like to have a good and well made vacuum. We had a panasonic vacuum that we had for 10+ years. It was pretty good. When it finally died I had the bright idea of buying a bagless vacuum. I thought it would save $$. Bought a Bissell powerforce turbo bagless. Initially I thought it was the best vacuum ever especially for the price. It has great suction on both the carpets and with the tools and it seems very sturdy and well made. BUT that bagless design wore me out. I literally had to clean all 3 filters after every weekly vacuuming. And emptying the dirt container wasn't good either. I always spilled some on the floor and/or myself.
So I decided to stay with the Bissell brand seeing how consumer reports says they are reliable and they are less expensive than other name brands. Found this bissell powerglide bagged model on amazon for a good price. We've had it about a month. Here's what I like and don't like:
Pros: Cleans carpets extremely well. Even a little better than the bagless bissell and much better than the old panasonic. Very good airflow with the tools. Seems very sturdy and well made. Large bags. Haven't had to replace the bag yet (1 month). Bags are cheap ($1 each at walmart) so the bags shouldn't cost me more than $12 year. Belts and other parts are cheap. Bought a 2nd extension wand from bissell for 3 or 4 bucks and now can reach clear to the top of our vaulted living room ceiling. 30 foot power cord is nice too.
Cons: Not much but I do wish you could shut off the brush roll when vacuuming kitchen floors or using the tools.
Summary: Very good bagged vacuum at a very good price.