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Should You Buy a Bissell Vacuum Cleaner?

Matthew
Updated 27 August 2021
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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 100,000 user and expert reviews and 350+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Bissell are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and moderately popular vacuum cleaners. Their vacuum cleaners start at $69 for the SpinWave which has a maximum input power of 105W, is a Dry&Wet vacuum cleaner and an upright vacuum cleaner and go up to $303 for the 2048N which has a maximum input power of §W, is a dry vacuum cleaner and an upright vacuum cleaner. The average price of a new Bissell vacuum cleaner is $158.

Bissell are recognised for their good 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. 6 best vacuum cleaner brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Bissell is the 6th best vacuum cleaner brand out there.

#1
95%
95%
10,207 reviews
#2
United Kingdom
93%
93%
10,813 reviews
#3
Germany
93%
93%
5,747 reviews
#4
Eufy
91%
91%
3,467 reviews
#5
United States
89%
89%
10,849 reviews
#6
88%
88%
3,880 reviews
#7
87%
87%
3,725 reviews
#8
United States
87%
87%
3,914 reviews
#9
84%
84%
765 reviews
#10
Sealey
84%
84%
100 reviews
#11
United Kingdom
84%
84%
3,689 reviews
#12
Germany
83%
83%
4,063 reviews
#13
Germany
83%
83%
1,832 reviews
#14
Germany
82%
82%
361 reviews
#15
iLife
81%
81%
141 reviews
#16
Neato
80%
80%
3,862 reviews
#17
80%
80%
8,467 reviews
#18
78%
78%
5,895 reviews
#19
AEG
Germany
78%
78%
1,581 reviews
#20
VAX
United States
77%
77%
9,392 reviews
#21
Netherlands
75%
75%
1,724 reviews
#22
Denmark
74%
74%
56 reviews
#23
Atrix
74%
74%
11 reviews
#24
Rug Doctor
73%
73%
86 reviews
#25
Koblenz
71%
71%
0 reviews
#26
Roidmi
70%
70%
46 reviews
#27
Makita
69%
69%
138 reviews
#28
Zanussi
Italy
68%
68%
401 reviews
#29
Ewbank
67%
67%
71 reviews
#30
Taurus
67%
67%
984 reviews
#31
PowerSmith
66%
66%
1 review
#32
Xiaomi
66%
66%
313 reviews
#33
Oreck
United States
65%
65%
2 reviews
#34
Gtech
64%
64%
603 reviews
#35
Beko
Turkey
64%
64%
393 reviews
#36
63%
63%
63 reviews
#37
South Korea
63%
63%
286 reviews
#38
Sweden
63%
63%
179 reviews
#39
LG
South Korea
62%
62%
36 reviews
#40
Raycop
60%
60%
0 reviews
#41
Germany
59%
59%
64 reviews
#42
Snow Joe
58%
58%
0 reviews
#43
Vacmaster
58%
58%
0 reviews
#44
Thorne Electric
55%
55%
0 reviews
#45
Kirby
55%
55%
0 reviews
#46
Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner Co
54%
54%
0 reviews
#47
Panasonic
Japan
54%
54%
0 reviews
#48
CleanMate
54%
54%
0 reviews
#49
Pifco
53%
53%
0 reviews
#50
Omega
53%
53%
0 reviews
#51
Viper
53%
53%
1 review
#52
DeLonghi
Italy
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 76%. Bissell also have a number of great features including Tangle-Free Brush Roll, Tough Stain Tool and DigitalSpin Motor which sets them apart from the competition.

The average review score for a Bissell vacuum cleaner is 76%.

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 $31 (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
$182
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $3,049
Price Distribution of All Vacuum Cleaners
No. Of Vacuum Cleaners
Average Price
$158
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,049
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
5
4 stars
9
3 stars
2
2 stars
1
1 star
0
Bissell logo

User Reviews

5 stars
3,340
4 stars
838
3 stars
217
2 stars
126
1 star
212
Bissell has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews for its vacuum cleaners than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews are actually lower.

Over 82% of expert reviews and 88% of user reviews for Bissell vacuum cleaners are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 85% and 84% respectively across all Vacuum Cleaner brands.

Purchasers of Bissell vacuum cleaners frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, and they have won a total of 4 awards.

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 Dyson Neato Ecovacs Miele Bissell
Les Numeriques.com logo
72%
10 reviews
92%
10 reviews
97%
7 reviews
53%
3 reviews
70%
4 reviews
60%
2 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
69%
5 reviews
86%
11 reviews
85%
2 reviews
75%
2 reviews
77%
11 reviews
83%
3 reviews
CNET.com logo
72%
9 reviews
71%
7 reviews
73%
16 reviews
70%
2 reviews
PC Mag logo
72%
5 reviews
70%
3 reviews
78%
4 reviews
43%
4 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
80%
1 review
83%
7 reviews
80%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
80%
2 reviews
100%
4 reviews
90%
2 reviews
67%
6 reviews
toptenreviews.com logo
61%
2 reviews
63%
2 reviews
70%
3 reviews
76%
4 reviews
82%
2 reviews
Chip.de logo
80%
2 reviews
82%
1 review
86%
1 review
65%
4 reviews
81%
3 reviews
techgearlab.com logo
58%
1 review
62%
1 review
63%
4 reviews
44%
3 reviews
68%
2 reviews
Digitaltrends.com logo
73%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
77%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
70%
1 review
01net.com logo
67%
5 reviews
70%
5 reviews
60%
1 review
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
77%
1 review
84%
2 reviews
69%
4 reviews
72%
1 review
73%
1 review
M3.idg.se logo
75%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
80%
3 reviews
77%
3 reviews
pricerunner.dk logo
60%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
60%
2 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
73%
4 reviews
90%
1 review
60%
1 review
gadgetreview.com logo
88%
3 reviews
93%
4 reviews
91%
1 review
techstage.de logo
100%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
78%
3 reviews
92%
2 reviews
planet-sansfil.com logo
78%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
88%
4 reviews
Techradar logo
90%
1 review
85%
2 reviews
82%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
60%
1 review
dinside.no/data logo
79%
4 reviews
83%
1 review
67%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
75%
75 reviews
75%
61 reviews
81%
31 reviews
77%
53 reviews
71%
20 reviews
81%
2 reviews
Average
75%
137 reviews
79%
120 reviews
80%
93 reviews
71%
90 reviews
74%
63 reviews
71%
15 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Bissell Vacuum Cleaners Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 4 industry awards for Bissell vacuum cleaners. The table below compares the number of awards received by Bissell to other popular vacuum cleaner brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Bissell has won 4 awards for its vacuum cleaners.

Compare all award winning vacuum cleaners

Number of Awards iRobot Dyson Neato Ecovacs Miele Bissell
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
8
5
1
1
Trusted Reviews logo
3
7
1
2
2
Expert Reviews logo
1
4
2
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
1
2
2
1
1
M3.idg.se logo
1
1
2
3
Which? logo
4
2
gadgetgear.nl logo
1
4
profesionalreview.com logo
4
Digital Versus logo
1
2
1
Pocket Lint logo
2
1
01net.com logo
2
1
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
3
planet-sansfil.com logo
3
T3.com logo
2
1
agdlab.pl logo
1
1
Chip.de logo
1
1
androidheadlines.com logo
1
1
gagadget.com logo
2
techzine.nl logo
2
in.pcmag.com logo
2
Other Expert Sites
8
8
2
6
4
Total
25
43
18
22
17
4

How Reliable Are Bissell Vacuum Cleaners?

We checked over 100,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Bissell vacuum cleaners. over 620 of these reviews mention reliability of which 86% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Bissell vacuum cleaner owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

86% 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

Excellent Build Quality
Argos.co.uk
I used lukewarm to hot water as no built in water heater (not an issue
Bestbuy.com

NOT RELIABLE

We haven't had it long so I can't comment on its durability
Bestbuy.com
I had a proheat that broke down
Amazon
My only complaint is when I put it together there was a broken tab on the handle that keeps the handle attached to the bottom part of the handle
Walmart.com
it has now broken
amazon.co.uk
the trigger on handle broke
Tesco.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 Tangle-Free Brush Roll, Tough Stain Tool and DigitalSpin Motor.

Bissell Tangle-Free Brush Roll

Bissell vacuum cleaners that feature Tangle-Free Brush Roll include the Bissell Icon ($130).

Bissell Tough Stain Tool

Bissell vacuum cleaners that feature Tough Stain Tool include the Bissell ProHeat 2X Revolution ($125).

Bissell DigitalSpin Motor

Bissell vacuum cleaners that feature DigitalSpin Motor include the Bissell Icon ($130).

Bissell Removable Battery

Bissell vacuum cleaners that feature removable battery include the Bissell PowerGlide ($100).

What is the Best High End Bissell Vacuum Cleaner?

Bissell CrossWave Pet Pro

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560W
4.9kg
HEAVY
0.83L
DUST CAPACITY
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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 85, but is a bit more expensive at $195.

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

Customers report that this vacuum cleaner is very easy to use and good-looking, and good at cleaning pet hair. It's an excellently reviewed and fully featured 0.83L dust capacity, 4.9kg heavy vacuum cleaner, with a reasonable price.

96
Reviews
898 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Popularity
Quite Popular
83
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Customers report that Bissell CrossWave Pet Pro has great user reviews with 88% of buyers recommending this vacuum to others.

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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
Bissell Tangle-Free Brush Roll
Bissell Tough Stain Tool
Bissell DigitalSpin Motor
Bissell Removable Battery
What is the Best High End Bissell Vacuum Cleaner?

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