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Should You Buy a Bissell Vacuum Cleaner?

Matthew
Updated 07 June 2020
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should you buy a Bissell Vacuum Cleaner?

Bissell is one of the most popular vacuum cleaner brands as well as being well known for its steam cleaners.

If you are wondering how Bissell vacuum cleaners compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared over 3,500 vacuum cleaners by objectively and impartially analysing over 52,000 user and expert reviews and 160+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Bissell are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and moderately popular vacuum cleaners. Their vacuum cleaners start at $50 for the 1782 which has a capacity of 0.7L and is a dry vacuum cleaner and go up to $449 for the MultiReach Essential which has a capacity of 0.45L and is a wet vacuum cleaner. The average price of a new Bissell vacuum cleaner is $243.

Bissell are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and moderately popular vacuum cleaners.

Is Bissell the Best Vacuum Cleaner Brand?

So are Bissell vacuum cleaners any good? We give every vacuum cleaner a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all vacuum cleaners we are able to impartially rank all the vacuum cleaner brands.

Bissell is ranked the No. 13 best vacuum cleaner brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Bissell is the 13th best vacuum cleaner brand out there.

#1
United Kingdom
95%
95%
7,700 reviews
#2
Germany
90%
90%
3,667 reviews
#3
88%
88%
2,776 reviews
#4
87%
87%
5,504 reviews
#5
United Kingdom
85%
85%
698 reviews
#6
Sealey
84%
84%
40 reviews
#7
83%
83%
265 reviews
#8
United States
79%
79%
3,933 reviews
#9
Germany
79%
79%
1,297 reviews
#10
Atrix
77%
77%
1 review
#11
VAX
United States
77%
77%
5,466 reviews
#12
Denmark
75%
75%
40 reviews
#13
71%
71%
1,338 reviews
#14
Eufy
71%
71%
287 reviews
#15
Germany
71%
71%
675 reviews
#16
70%
70%
1,183 reviews
#17
Neato
69%
69%
133 reviews
#18
South Korea
68%
68%
88 reviews
#19
Koblenz
68%
68%
0 reviews
#20
iLife
64%
64%
37 reviews
#21
Turkey
64%
64%
72 reviews
#22
PowerSmith
64%
64%
0 reviews
#23
FEIN
64%
64%
3 reviews
#24
63%
63%
28 reviews
#25
63%
63%
1 review
#26
Gtech
62%
62%
957 reviews
#27
Snow Joe
62%
62%
0 reviews
#28
Rug Doctor
61%
61%
0 reviews
#29
Vacmaster
59%
59%
0 reviews
#30
Sweden
58%
58%
21 reviews
#31
Winkel
57%
57%
0 reviews
#32
Oreck
United States
57%
57%
0 reviews
#33
Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner Co
54%
54%
0 reviews
#34
Thorne Electric
54%
54%
0 reviews
#35
Pifco
54%
54%
0 reviews
#36
Viper
53%
53%
1 review
#37
Kirby
53%
53%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Bissell vacuum cleaners compare to the other vacuum cleaner brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All vacuum cleaner Brands
Bissell Vacuum Cleaners

Bissell have better reviews than the typical vacuum cleaner brand, with the average rating of a Bissell vacuum cleaner being 74%. Bissell also have a number of great features including Tough Stain Tool which sets them apart from the competition.

The average review score for a Bissell vacuum cleaner is 74%.

There's a smaller selection of Bissell vacuum cleaners available compared to other vacuum cleaner brands, with only 12 Bissell vacuum cleaners currently on the market in the US. Bissell vacuum cleaners also tend to be cheaper than most other vacuum cleaner brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Bissell vacuum cleaner is $34 (based on a person typically using a vacuum cleaner for 2 hours per week), which makes them less efficient than most other vacuum cleaner brands.

No. Of Vacuum Cleaners
Average Price
$271
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,599
Price Distribution of All Vacuum Cleaners
No. Of Vacuum Cleaners
Average Price
$243
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,349
Price Distribution of Bissell Vacuum Cleaners

What Do the Bissell Vacuum Cleaner Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Bissell vacuum cleaner to work out the average distribution of reviews for Bissell and then compared this to the other vacuum cleaner brands.

Bissell logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
2
4 stars
2
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Bissell logo

User Reviews

5 stars
1,078
4 stars
326
3 stars
70
2 stars
43
1 star
71
Bissell has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its vacuum cleaners than most other brands.

Over 100% of expert reviews and 88% of user reviews for Bissell vacuum cleaners are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 84% and 86% respectively across all Vacuum Cleaner brands.

Purchasers of Bissell vacuum cleaners frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Bissell vacuum cleaners by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other vacuum cleaner brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score iRobot Samsung Dyson Ecovacs LG Bissell
CNET.com logo
74%
5 reviews
63%
15 reviews
71%
7 reviews
56%
7 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
80%
8 reviews
75%
4 reviews
93%
8 reviews
53%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
69%
5 reviews
73%
3 reviews
90%
5 reviews
70%
3 reviews
40%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
80%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
97%
7 reviews
60%
1 review
Pocket Lint logo
65%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
86%
5 reviews
77%
3 reviews
Digitaltrends.com logo
80%
3 reviews
75%
2 reviews
78%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
01net.com logo
69%
4 reviews
60%
3 reviews
82%
1 review
92%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
80%
3 reviews
85%
2 reviews
78%
3 reviews
PC Mag logo
70%
3 reviews
73%
4 reviews
40%
1 review
Chip.de logo
85%
4 reviews
82%
1 review
81%
1 review
69%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
64%
2 reviews
77%
1 review
68%
3 reviews
44%
1 review
M3.idg.se logo
75%
2 reviews
75%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
45%
2 reviews
toptenreviews.com logo
95%
1 review
88%
1 review
78%
1 review
83%
3 reviews
reviewed.com logo
91%
1 review
74%
1 review
85%
2 reviews
88%
2 reviews
computertotaal.nl logo
86%
5 reviews
100%
1 review
techstage.de logo
92%
2 reviews
92%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
90%
1 review
70%
4 reviews
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
75%
2 reviews
60%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
tweakers.net logo
80%
2 reviews
100%
2 reviews
40%
1 review
wired.it logo
76%
3 reviews
75%
1 review
85%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
76%
63 reviews
65%
76 reviews
79%
42 reviews
80%
35 reviews
55%
31 reviews
73%
1 review
Average
78%
119 reviews
77%
118 reviews
81%
90 reviews
72%
65 reviews
66%
50 reviews
78%
4 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Bissell Vacuum Cleaners Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we couldn't find any industry awards for Bissell vacuum cleaners. The table below shows the number of awards received by the most popular vacuum cleaner brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Compare all award winning vacuum cleaners

Number of Awards iRobot Samsung Dyson Ecovacs LG Bissell
Expert Reviews logo
1
1
7
Digitaltrends.com logo
2
2
3
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
4
reviewed.com logo
1
2
1
01net.com logo
2
1
1
Pocket Lint logo
1
2
Trusted Reviews logo
2
1
ixbt.com logo
2
1
Digital Versus logo
1
1
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
3
Techradar logo
1
1
androidheadlines.com logo
1
1
vonguru.fr logo
2
planet-sansfil.com logo
1
1
Which? logo
2
M3.idg.se logo
1
1
twojepc.pl logo
1
profesionalreview.com logo
1
prohardver.hu logo
1
pureoverclock.com logo
1
Other Expert Sites
10
22
4
3
3
Total
24
35
26
13
6

How Reliable Are Bissell Vacuum Cleaners?

We checked over 52,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Bissell vacuum cleaners. over 60 of these reviews mention reliability of which 61% were positive. Therefore the majority of Bissell vacuum cleaner owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

61% of reviewers think Bissell vacuum cleaners are reliable.

So, most people think that Bissell vacuum cleaners are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Bissell vacuum cleaners that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

the tough stain tool both worked great
Walmart.com
Having had the rug doctor portable I befer the bissell its a much better built machine
ao.com
seems well built from quality materials
Amazon
It did need some easy construction on first use (handle needed attaching to main body
Tesco.com
reliable carpet machine
Bestbuy.com

NOT RELIABLE

I noticed one or two more cautious reviews suggesting that the machine does not do heavy duty cleaning
Amazon
I have actually even broken a mop in the past due to the amount of pressure I felt I needed to apply to get my floors clean
Walmart.com

Features to Look Out For On Bissell Vacuum Cleaners

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Bissell vacuum cleaners that set them apart from the competition. These include Tough Stain Tool.

Bissell Tough Stain Tool

Bissell vacuum cleaners that feature Tough Stain Tool include the Bissell ProHeat 2X Revolution ($189).

What is the Best High End Bissell Vacuum Cleaner?

Bissell CrossWave Pet Pro

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If you're looking for a high end Bissell vacuum cleaner then the Bissell CrossWave Pet Pro takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 78, but is a bit more expensive at $239.99.

Features We Love:
Washable filter
High suction power (560AW)

A cheap and fully featured 0.83L dust capacity, 4.9kg heavy vacuum cleaner, with great user reviews.

82
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Popularity
Quite Popular
76
Value for Money
Very Good
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that Bissell CrossWave Pet Pro has excellent user reviews with an average user rating of 100%.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Bissell Vacuum Cleaner?
Is Bissell the Best Vacuum Cleaner Brand?
What Do the Bissell Vacuum Cleaner Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Bissell Vacuum Cleaners Received?
How Reliable Are Bissell Vacuum Cleaners?
Features to Look Out For On Bissell Vacuum Cleaners
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What is the Best High End Bissell Vacuum Cleaner?

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