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Should You Buy a Bissell Vacuum Cleaner?

Matthew
Updated 25 February 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 27,000 user and expert reviews and 140+ 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 $55 for the 1782 which has a maximum input power of §W, is a dry vacuum cleaner and a handheld 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 $220.

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. 7 best vacuum cleaner brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Bissell is the 7th best vacuum cleaner brand out there.

#1
United Kingdom
95%
95%
9,100 reviews
#2
94%
94%
6,671 reviews
#3
Germany
92%
92%
4,301 reviews
#4
United States
90%
90%
7,526 reviews
#5
Eufy
89%
89%
941 reviews
#6
United States
88%
88%
2,045 reviews
#7
88%
88%
1,719 reviews
#8
United Kingdom
88%
88%
2,218 reviews
#9
88%
88%
2,521 reviews
#10
Germany
85%
85%
1,478 reviews
#11
84%
84%
5,877 reviews
#12
Germany
83%
83%
46 reviews
#13
82%
82%
421 reviews
#14
Neato
82%
82%
1,468 reviews
#15
Germany
82%
82%
301 reviews
#16
81%
81%
2,087 reviews
#17
iLife
81%
81%
64 reviews
#18
Sealey
81%
81%
40 reviews
#19
Netherlands
80%
80%
390 reviews
#20
South Korea
76%
76%
135 reviews
#21
Koblenz
75%
75%
0 reviews
#22
Denmark
75%
75%
47 reviews
#23
VAX
United States
74%
74%
4,941 reviews
#24
AEG
Germany
73%
73%
860 reviews
#25
Oreck
United States
73%
73%
1 review
#26
Beko
Turkey
70%
70%
127 reviews
#27
Atrix
70%
70%
1 review
#28
69%
69%
26 reviews
#29
Zanussi
Italy
68%
68%
151 reviews
#30
Xiaomi
64%
64%
32 reviews
#31
PowerSmith
63%
63%
1 review
#32
Moneual
63%
63%
6 reviews
#33
Roidmi
62%
62%
2 reviews
#34
LG
South Korea
61%
61%
43 reviews
#35
Gtech
60%
60%
2 reviews
#36
Tower
60%
60%
8 reviews
#37
Rug Doctor
60%
60%
0 reviews
#38
Sweden
60%
60%
40 reviews
#39
Makita
60%
60%
8 reviews
#40
Raycop
59%
59%
0 reviews
#41
Snow Joe
59%
59%
0 reviews
#42
Taurus
58%
58%
0 reviews
#43
Dusty Bin
56%
56%
0 reviews
#44
Thorne Electric
55%
55%
0 reviews
#45
Vacmaster
55%
55%
0 reviews
#46
Germany
55%
55%
6 reviews
#47
Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner Co
55%
55%
0 reviews
#48
DeWALT
54%
54%
0 reviews
#49
FEIN
54%
54%
0 reviews
#50
CleanMate
54%
54%
0 reviews
#51
Pifco
53%
53%
0 reviews
#52
Kirby
53%
53%
0 reviews
#53
Viper
53%
53%
1 review
#54
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 75%. 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 75%.

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 more expensive than most other vacuum cleaner brands making them 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 $1,349
Price Distribution of All Vacuum Cleaners
No. Of Vacuum Cleaners
Average Price
$220
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,449
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
3
4 stars
4
3 stars
2
2 stars
1
1 star
0
Bissell logo

User Reviews

5 stars
576
4 stars
165
3 stars
44
2 stars
22
1 star
40
Bissell has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its vacuum cleaners than most other brands.

Over 70% of expert reviews and 87% of user reviews for Bissell vacuum cleaners are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 85% and 88% respectively across all Vacuum Cleaner brands.

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 Ecovacs iRobot Dyson Neato Miele Bissell
CNET.com logo
71%
5 reviews
70%
3 reviews
69%
19 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
60%
4 reviews
92%
5 reviews
91%
7 reviews
88%
5 reviews
73%
3 reviews
40%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
65%
4 reviews
73%
3 reviews
84%
5 reviews
75%
4 reviews
80%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
60%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
100%
4 reviews
100%
2 reviews
67%
6 reviews
techgearlab.com logo
44%
3 reviews
70%
1 review
72%
1 review
60%
3 reviews
68%
2 reviews
Digitaltrends.com logo
78%
5 reviews
73%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
Pocket Lint logo
80%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
88%
4 reviews
80%
2 reviews
toptenreviews.com logo
78%
3 reviews
76%
4 reviews
81%
1 review
01net.com logo
78%
2 reviews
71%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
PC Mag logo
40%
3 reviews
70%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
Chip.de logo
81%
1 review
83%
2 reviews
86%
1 review
83%
2 reviews
examiner.com logo
100%
3 reviews
93%
3 reviews
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
74%
5 reviews
90%
1 review
planet-sansfil.com logo
90%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
reviewed.com logo
83%
4 reviews
85%
1 review
74%
1 review
goodhousekeeping.com logo
70%
3 reviews
90%
1 review
65%
2 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
80%
4 reviews
90%
1 review
60%
1 review
Techradar logo
83%
4 reviews
90%
1 review
60%
1 review
computertotaal.nl logo
95%
2 reviews
100%
3 reviews
netzwelt.de logo
69%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
79%
56 reviews
79%
42 reviews
80%
32 reviews
85%
18 reviews
63%
13 reviews
78%
3 reviews
Average
73%
113 reviews
81%
74 reviews
81%
63 reviews
81%
62 reviews
70%
37 reviews
67%
9 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Bissell Vacuum Cleaners Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 1 industry award for a Bissell vacuum cleaner. 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 1 award for its vacuum cleaners.

Compare all award winning vacuum cleaners

Number of Awards Ecovacs iRobot Dyson Neato Miele Bissell
Expert Reviews logo
1
4
2
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
3
2
Trusted Reviews logo
1
3
1
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
4
1
planet-sansfil.com logo
3
2
vonguru.fr logo
4
reviewed.com logo
4
Which? logo
1
2
altomdata.dk logo
3
profesionalreview.com logo
3
01net.com logo
1
1
Pocket Lint logo
2
Digital Versus logo
1
1
techzine.nl logo
2
Techradar logo
1
smarthomemagazine.nl logo
1
newgadgets.de logo
1
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
1
M3.idg.se logo
1
newesc.com logo
1
Other Expert Sites
2
4
4
1
Total
24
17
18
7
7
1

How Reliable Are Bissell Vacuum Cleaners?

We checked over 27,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Bissell vacuum cleaners. over 110 of these reviews mention reliability of which 71% were positive. Therefore the majority of Bissell vacuum cleaner owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

71% 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

outlets aren't as well-placed as in more modern construction
Walmart.com
Good Build Quality
Argos.co.uk
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

NOT RELIABLE

Very flimsy made so broke very easily just trying to push along carpet
Argos.co.uk
Dirty tank has an internal construction which slightly restricts an 'even
Amazon
the trigger on handle broke
Tesco.com
Maybe it's just broken
Walmart.com
fresh water tank valve has broken
amazon.co.uk

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 ($500).

Bissell Tough Stain Tool

Bissell vacuum cleaners that feature Tough Stain Tool include the Bissell ProHeat 2X Revolution ($133).

Bissell DigitalSpin Motor

Bissell vacuum cleaners that feature DigitalSpin Motor include the Bissell Icon ($500).

Bissell Removable Battery

Bissell vacuum cleaners that feature removable battery include the Bissell PowerGlide ($144).

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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

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