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Should You Buy a Bissell Vacuum Cleaner?

Matthew
Updated 09 January 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 59,000 user and expert reviews and 240+ 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 $42 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 $402 for the MultiReach Essential which has a maximum input power of §W, is a wet vacuum cleaner and an upright vacuum cleaner. The average price of a new Bissell vacuum cleaner is $193.

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. 5 best vacuum cleaner brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Bissell is the 5th best vacuum cleaner brand out there.

#1
United Kingdom
95%
95%
8,181 reviews
#2
94%
94%
6,687 reviews
#3
Germany
94%
94%
3,814 reviews
#4
89%
89%
2,300 reviews
#5
89%
89%
1,700 reviews
#6
Eufy
89%
89%
940 reviews
#7
87%
87%
5,853 reviews
#8
Germany
87%
87%
1,329 reviews
#9
United States
86%
86%
1,610 reviews
#10
United States
86%
86%
7,159 reviews
#11
84%
84%
2,097 reviews
#12
83%
83%
418 reviews
#13
iLife
82%
82%
64 reviews
#14
Germany
82%
82%
41 reviews
#15
Neato
82%
82%
2,133 reviews
#16
Germany
81%
81%
301 reviews
#17
United Kingdom
80%
80%
916 reviews
#18
Netherlands
80%
80%
335 reviews
#19
AEG
Germany
77%
77%
742 reviews
#20
Denmark
77%
77%
47 reviews
#21
Sealey
76%
76%
40 reviews
#22
Koblenz
76%
76%
0 reviews
#23
South Korea
76%
76%
131 reviews
#24
Oreck
United States
74%
74%
1 review
#25
Atrix
71%
71%
1 review
#26
VAX
United States
70%
70%
4,624 reviews
#27
70%
70%
26 reviews
#28
LG
South Korea
67%
67%
43 reviews
#29
Makita
66%
66%
8 reviews
#30
Xiaomi
64%
64%
32 reviews
#31
Beko
Turkey
64%
64%
127 reviews
#32
Moneual
63%
63%
6 reviews
#33
PowerSmith
63%
63%
0 reviews
#34
Roidmi
63%
63%
2 reviews
#35
62%
62%
10 reviews
#36
Raycop
61%
61%
0 reviews
#37
Rug Doctor
61%
61%
0 reviews
#38
Sweden
60%
60%
41 reviews
#39
Vacmaster
59%
59%
0 reviews
#40
Gtech
59%
59%
2 reviews
#41
Taurus
58%
58%
0 reviews
#42
Thorne Electric
57%
57%
0 reviews
#43
Winkel
57%
57%
0 reviews
#44
Snow Joe
57%
57%
0 reviews
#45
DeWALT
56%
56%
0 reviews
#46
Germany
55%
55%
6 reviews
#47
Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner Co
55%
55%
0 reviews
#48
CleanMate
54%
54%
0 reviews
#49
Solac
54%
54%
0 reviews
#50
FEIN
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
#55
Omega
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 Tough Stain Tool, Tangle-Free Brush Roll 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 11 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 $32 (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 $1,549
Price Distribution of All Vacuum Cleaners
No. Of Vacuum Cleaners
Average Price
$193
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,699
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
4
4 stars
8
3 stars
2
2 stars
1
1 star
0
Bissell logo

User Reviews

5 stars
1,139
4 stars
338
3 stars
83
2 stars
43
1 star
79
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 80% 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 Ecovacs Neato Dyson Miele Bissell
CNET.com logo
70%
8 reviews
71%
24 reviews
71%
8 reviews
70%
2 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
78%
9 reviews
56%
5 reviews
93%
9 reviews
94%
10 reviews
73%
3 reviews
40%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
69%
5 reviews
78%
4 reviews
85%
2 reviews
89%
8 reviews
79%
9 reviews
80%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
80%
2 reviews
60%
3 reviews
93%
3 reviews
97%
6 reviews
67%
6 reviews
techgearlab.com logo
60%
2 reviews
44%
3 reviews
63%
5 reviews
71%
4 reviews
68%
2 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
80%
2 reviews
80%
4 reviews
80%
4 reviews
84%
5 reviews
PC Mag logo
72%
5 reviews
43%
4 reviews
75%
2 reviews
70%
3 reviews
Digitaltrends.com logo
75%
4 reviews
78%
5 reviews
67%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
toptenreviews.com logo
78%
3 reviews
85%
2 reviews
73%
2 reviews
81%
4 reviews
01net.com logo
67%
5 reviews
70%
5 reviews
60%
1 review
Chip.de logo
82%
3 reviews
81%
1 review
83%
2 reviews
82%
1 review
81%
3 reviews
computertotaal.nl logo
86%
5 reviews
100%
3 reviews
reviewed.com logo
85%
1 review
83%
4 reviews
89%
1 review
74%
1 review
techadvisor.co.uk logo
80%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
90%
1 review
60%
1 review
M3.idg.se logo
75%
2 reviews
90%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
planet-sansfil.com logo
78%
2 reviews
90%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
techstage.de logo
83%
1 review
92%
2 reviews
89%
3 reviews
100%
1 review
tweakers.net logo
80%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
87%
3 reviews
100%
1 review
Techradar logo
90%
1 review
83%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
60%
1 review
T3.com logo
60%
1 review
100%
1 review
85%
4 reviews
Other Expert Sites
78%
70 reviews
78%
72 reviews
82%
32 reviews
76%
46 reviews
61%
13 reviews
78%
3 reviews
Average
76%
130 reviews
74%
121 reviews
84%
107 reviews
81%
104 reviews
74%
42 reviews
67%
14 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 iRobot Ecovacs Neato Dyson Miele Bissell
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
3
5
Expert Reviews logo
1
3
6
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
2
5
2
Trusted Reviews logo
2
4
2
1
planet-sansfil.com logo
1
3
2
Which? logo
3
2
reviewed.com logo
4
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
1
3
vonguru.fr logo
4
Digital Versus logo
1
1
2
M3.idg.se logo
1
2
1
profesionalreview.com logo
3
newesc.com logo
3
01net.com logo
2
1
androidheadlines.com logo
3
altomdata.dk logo
3
techzine.nl logo
2
Pocket Lint logo
2
Techradar logo
1
toptenreviews.com logo
1
Other Expert Sites
9
1
1
5
2
Total
26
29
17
30
8
1

How Reliable Are Bissell Vacuum Cleaners?

We checked over 59,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Bissell vacuum cleaners. over 140 of these reviews mention reliability of which 70% were positive. Therefore the majority of Bissell vacuum cleaner owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

70% 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
a sturdy
Walmart.com
I appreciate that you may need something more heavy duty for carpets with years of trodden in dirt
Amazon
It did need some easy construction on first use (handle needed attaching to main body
Tesco.com

NOT RELIABLE

when tried to remove the brushes to check to see if the belt was off a piece broke off
Walmart.com
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

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, Tangle-Free Brush Roll and DigitalSpin Motor.

Bissell Tough Stain Tool

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

Bissell Tangle-Free Brush Roll

Bissell vacuum cleaners that feature Tangle-Free Brush Roll include the Bissell Icon ($119).

Bissell DigitalSpin Motor

Bissell vacuum cleaners that feature DigitalSpin Motor include the Bissell Icon ($119).

What is the Best High End Bissell Vacuum Cleaner?

Bissell CrossWave Pet Pro

$219.99
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Bissell CrossWave Pet Pro
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Bissell CrossWave Pet Pro
560W
4.9kg
HEAVY
0.83L
DUST CAPACITY
76dB
NOISE LEVEL

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 77, but is a bit more expensive at $219.99.

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

A good value for money and fully featured 0.83L dust capacity, 4.9kg heavy vacuum cleaner, with very good user reviews.

81
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Popularity
Quite Popular
76
Value for Money
Very Good
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that Bissell CrossWave Pet Pro has fantastic 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
Bissell Tough Stain Tool
Bissell Tangle-Free Brush Roll
Bissell DigitalSpin Motor
What is the Best High End Bissell Vacuum Cleaner?

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