Bissell Canister Vacuum Cleaner Reviews

Bissell Canister Vacuum Reviews

The Bissell Zing is a great inexpensive option for small homes with hard surfaced floors.

Bissell has become a household name across the United States, mainly because they make a wide range of vacuums for every budget. In this article we look specifically at popular Bissell canister vacuum models.

Canister vacuums are characterized by having a small collection unit attached to a hose with a low-profile cleaning head. These features make canister vacuums relatively lighter and more maneuverable when compared to traditional upright vacuums.

Having a hose connected to the cleaning head also means that canister vacuums can be used in a variety of ways, including cleaning under furniture, cleaning drapery, and cleaning cobwebs in high places.

We have selected four Bissell canister vacuum models for comparison purposes. View the details of each below.

The Bissell Zing 10M2

Bissell Canister Vacuum - Zing 10M2The Bissell Zing 10M2 is designed for use in apartments and small homes where storage space is at a premium or for people who hate having to pull and tug on full size vacuums.

The Zing 10M2 has the following features:

  • Bagless- this vacuum has a dirt cup that is simple to empty
  • Pre and post motor washable filters
  • Multi-surface cleaning for both carpet and hard flooring
  • Automatic rewindable cord
  • Fairly lightweight at just 12 pounds
  • Reasonably priced

Overall, this vacuum has an average rating score of 4 stars from consumers. Next we look at what consumers like and dislike about using this machine.

Pros Of The Bissell Zing 10M2

The people who loved the Zing 10M2 tended to be people with small homes and apartments. Consumers who use this vacuum on hard flooring as opposed to a lot of carpeting also got better results. Here is what people liked about this machine:

  • Great suction
  • Great price
  • Easy to empty
  • Easy to store
  • Compact and lightweight

Cons Of The Bissel Zing 10M2

The users who gave this machine the lowest review ratings were those who had larger homes with a lot of carpeting. Here is what they did not like about this vacuum:

  • Lack of attachments
  • Did not work on carpeting very well
  • Thin hose
  • Most of the negative reviewers agreed that this Bissell Canister Vacuum Cleaner simply would not pick up dirt and hair from carpeting even after repeatedly running over a spot

The Bissell Zing 22Q3

Bissell Canister Vacuum - Zing 22Q3The Bissell Zing 22Q3 is another Bissell canister vacuum model that is part of the Zing series. This machine scores around the same as the Zing 10M2, earning an overall rating of 3.9 stars. Here are some of the features of this machine:

  • Bare floor, rugs, and above floor cleaning
  • Automatic cord rewind
  • Telescoping wand and swivel head makes this machine easier to navigate under and around furniture
  • Full bag indicator so you know when the bag is full

The 22Q3 is the only Bissell canister vacuum in this article that is a bagged vacuum rather than a bagless model. Overall, most users liked this vacuum, having mostly good things to say about how it functions.

Pros Of The Zing 22Q3

Here are a few things users liked about the 22Q3:

  • Powerful suction
  • Easy to use
  • Lightweight
  • Hard floor performance excellent
  • Easy to change attachments

Cons Of The Zing 22Q3

There were a few things however that users felt should be improved and these included:

  • Noise – many users found the high pitched squeal of this vacuum annoying
  • The price of the bags for this vacuum is somewhat pricey

Bissell OptiClean 66T61

Bissell Canister Vacuum - OptiClean 66T61The Bissell OptiClean 66T61 has a cyclonic cleaning system that provides powerful suction compared to other canister vacuums.

Overall it earned itself 3.8 stars out of 5. The OptiClean 66T61 has some interesting features including:

  • Bagless design
  • 17 foot power cord
  • HEPA media filters and an indicator that tells you when it time to clean your filter
  • Automatic cord rewind
  • Telescoping wand
  • Designed to clean all types of flooring

Pros Of The OptiClean 66T61

People who like the OptiClean 66T61 find it to be:

  • Quiet
  • Easy to store
  • Lightweight
  • Good on hard surfaces. One user stated that “On hardwood floors this vacuum is perfect.”

Cons Of The OptiClean 66T61

Those who rated this machine poorly did not like:

  • Poor performance on carpeted surfaces
  • Short power cord
  • Many users felt it did not come with enough attachments

Bissell Pet Hair Eraser 66T6

Bissell Canister Vacuum - Pet Hair EraserThe Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Cyclonic Vacuum is designed especially for households with furry family members. This machine’s features include:

  • Bagless construction
  • Pet hair lifter (special brush that lifts hair from carpet to surface then sucks it away)
  • HEPA filtration
  • Auto cord rewind
  • Indicator that tells you when the canister needs emptying
  • Reasonably priced

This machine did not score as well as the other models in user reviews, coming in at an average 3.1 star rating. While users liked some things about this vacuum, there were also several common complaints.

Pros Of The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser 66T6

Here is what people liked about this machine:

  • Does a good job of picking up pet hair from hard surfaces
  • Cleans wood floor well
  • Easy to store
  • Great for small spaces

Cons Of The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser 66T6

Those who did not like the Pet Eraser 66T6 found these faults with this machine:

  • Short cord
  • Did not clean carpeting well and the special tool did little to clean pet hair from carpeting

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