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Bissell PowerForce
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Bissell PowerForce Vacuum Cleaner Best Buy
Upright Vacuum Dry Bagless Home Jan 2013
Type Cleaning Type Dust Container Intended Use Release Date
- Bagless technology provides high suction power.- Easy Empty dirt container with exclusive Lock 'n Seal lever.- Easy to manuever and carry. More
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10 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The writer at one expert review site wrote that this vacuum was a sensible purchase. This Bissell vacuum cleaner received a "Best Buy" award from

User Reviews Are Average

People who bought this Bissell vacuum rated this vacuum 72% on average.

Best Seller

According to sales data from Amazon, the PowerForce is a popular choice amongst customers who bought vacuum cleaners in the last 3 months.

Good Size

A few customers who purchased it concluded that it was lightweight. Angela Bolan she wrote “Lightweight and easy to manage” in her review of the Bissell PowerForce. Scop1 wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “Wished we had gone for a more lightweight model”. Expert website mentioned “A lightweight model” but despite that they only scored it 3 stars.

One Bissell PowerForce owner said in their reviews that the Bissell PowerForce was good physically.

One Bissell PowerForce owner reckoned that it was compact. Crazyaboutmoo wrote on Amazon “I personally would avoid this hoover, I replaced my upright bissell which had been amazing for a more compact model and initially I was impressed with it” nonetheless they only gave the product a score of 2 stars.

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Several Bissell PowerForce owners reckoned that this vacuum cleaner was easy to move around.

Good Suction

A number of people who purchased the Bissell PowerForce considered that it had good suction. Paul mentioned “Fantastic vacuum great suction x x” in his review of this vacuum cleaner. Scop1 wrote “Suction is very good” although they scored the product 40 out of 100. said “This machine has strong suction that forces dirt”.

Good Brand

We assessed average ratings for each vacuum manufacturer and found that whilst Bissell has good average ratings across all vacuums, Bissell has unexceptional ratings specifically within its vacuums range.


Easy to Use

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good experience. A few weeks ago Tony Napier wrote “So far my experience has been good - it vacuums up the dirt very effectively” in his review of the Bissell PowerForce.

Good Filter

One customer who purchased it considered that it had a good filter. Crazyaboutmoo wrote in October last year “Im sure its not far off! The problem is it blocks very easily around the internal filter which I think is what causes the breaks” .


One Bissell PowerForce reviewer said in their reviews that it was well made. Sudsandsoda said “Ultimately, I think it's too powerful for the physical build of the unit”. One customer thought it was easy to damage or scratch. Daniel Pride mentioned “Now most of the stick or rather handle is broken” in his review of this vacuum cleaner.

3 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Expert review site scored this vacuum 60 out of 100. Experts don't rate this vacuum cleaner very highly.

Does Not Have a Brush Tool

The PowerForce does not have a brush tool, although keep in mind that most of the other vacuums of a comparable age and type to the PowerForce also do not have a brush tool.

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Not Cordless

The PowerForce is not cordless, although keep in mind that most of the other vacuums that have been around for more than two years are also not cordless.

Vacuums which are cordless that might also be worth looking at include the Severin Lithium Sweeper[plb_2538399_price] which is also higher rated.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Bissell PowerForce

Dry Cleaning Type

The cleaning type of this vacuum is Dry, which is typical of many vacuums of a comparable age and spec to it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative Dry vacuums currently available including because of it's better review score, the Severin Lithium Sweeper[plb_2538399_price], or the VAX Performance 12 C86-PB-Be[plb_2914926_price].

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This vacuum has been on the market for over three years.


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Cleaning Type
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1 Award Best Buy

Expert Reviews

13 August 2014

The Bissell PowerForce Helix is a powerful budget vacuum cleaner that offers great value for its price, especially considering it comes with features generally found in higher-end machines. This... Read more…

18 September 2006

A lightweight model, the Bissell PowerForce Bagless Upright Vacuum 6579-2 may interest those who prefer the familiarity of a unit with disposable bags. Equipped with a clear dirt receptacle, the... Read more…

5 height adjustments, weighs just 17 pounds, headlight
Requires purchase of replacement bags

User Reviews

(Verified Purchase)

Extension pole had to be replaced before it was a month old. Suction has reduced despite cleaning filters on a regular basis...

(Verified Purchase)

I have had four of these hoovers and I would highly recommend them. We have had two dogs and the hoover is great for the pets, just what it says on the tin!!

Reviewed 28 April 2016 by Clare
(Verified Purchase)

Doesn't suction property...

Reviewed 2 February 2016 by Do not use my name on any feedback
(Verified Purchase)

This is an extremely powerful cleaner, but is much heavier than I thought it would be,and not easy to manipulate, especially around furniture.

Reviewed 29 January 2016 by Ms Jacqueline Offen
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this as a quick solution because my Dyson had broken & I couldnt get it repaired. This has performed brilliantly. I actually havent bothered with the Dyson. This was a fraction of the... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers bissell 1240, bissell 1797, bissell 47b2, bissell 47b2w, bissell bgu1451, bissell bgu1451t, bissell commercial bgu1451, bissell commercial bgu1451t
Barcodes 00011120199093, 00011120221305, 00011120223538, 00011120228861, 00011120230604

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