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Should You Buy a Bissell Vacuum Cleaner?

Matthew
Updated 13 February 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 4,600 vacuum cleaners by objectively and impartially analysing over 40,000 user and expert reviews and 90+ 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 $115 for the ProHeat 2X Revolution which has a maximum input power of 800W, is a dry vacuum cleaner and an upright vacuum cleaner and go up to $397 for the BG1006 which has a maximum input power of 1,380W, is a dry vacuum cleaner and an upright vacuum cleaner. The average price of a new Bissell vacuum cleaner is $253.

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. 14 best vacuum cleaner brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Bissell is the 14th best vacuum cleaner brand out there.

#1
United Kingdom
95%
95%
7,752 reviews
#2
Germany
91%
91%
4,143 reviews
#3
91%
91%
4,591 reviews
#4
88%
88%
2,810 reviews
#5
United Kingdom
87%
87%
682 reviews
#6
Germany
83%
83%
1,229 reviews
#7
United States
83%
83%
3,941 reviews
#8
Sealey
81%
81%
40 reviews
#9
81%
81%
254 reviews
#10
Atrix
77%
77%
1 review
#11
VAX
United States
76%
76%
5,337 reviews
#12
76%
76%
1,126 reviews
#13
Germany
71%
71%
675 reviews
#14
71%
71%
1,233 reviews
#15
Koblenz
70%
70%
0 reviews
#16
Neato
69%
69%
133 reviews
#17
Denmark
69%
69%
38 reviews
#18
69%
69%
28 reviews
#19
iLife
65%
65%
17 reviews
#20
PowerSmith
64%
64%
0 reviews
#21
Turkey
64%
64%
72 reviews
#22
FEIN
63%
63%
3 reviews
#23
Rug Doctor
63%
63%
0 reviews
#24
Eufy
63%
63%
287 reviews
#25
Sweden
63%
63%
20 reviews
#26
63%
63%
1 review
#27
Morphy Richards
United Kingdom
62%
62%
337 reviews
#28
South Korea
62%
62%
81 reviews
#29
Snow Joe
62%
62%
0 reviews
#30
Gtech
62%
62%
965 reviews
#31
Pifco
58%
58%
0 reviews
#32
Winkel
58%
58%
0 reviews
#33
Vacmaster
57%
57%
0 reviews
#34
Oreck
United States
55%
55%
0 reviews
#35
Metabo
55%
55%
0 reviews
#36
Thorne Electric
54%
54%
0 reviews
#37
Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner Co
54%
54%
0 reviews
#38
Kirby
53%
53%
0 reviews
#39
Viper
53%
53%
1 review

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 70%. 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 70%.

There's a smaller selection of Bissell vacuum cleaners available compared to other vacuum cleaner brands, with only 2 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 $33 (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
$292
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $10,849
Price Distribution of All Vacuum Cleaners
No. Of Vacuum Cleaners
Average Price
$253
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,149
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
0
4 stars
1
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Bissell logo

User Reviews

5 stars
796
4 stars
265
3 stars
60
2 stars
41
1 star
68
Bissell has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its vacuum cleaners than most other brands.

Over 50% of expert reviews and 86% of user reviews for Bissell vacuum cleaners are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 83% and 87% 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 Dyson iRobot Miele Samsung Neato Bissell
Trusted Reviews logo
90%
4 reviews
68%
3 reviews
79%
11 reviews
80%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
96%
5 reviews
80%
2 reviews
70%
4 reviews
90%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
97%
6 reviews
60%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
CNET.com logo
70%
4 reviews
64%
7 reviews
01net.com logo
78%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
40%
1 review
59%
2 reviews
techgearlab.com logo
67%
2 reviews
58%
1 review
68%
2 reviews
57%
1 review
Chip.de logo
86%
2 reviews
81%
3 reviews
86%
1 review
toptenreviews.com logo
91%
3 reviews
95%
1 review
72%
1 review
Pocket Lint logo
80%
1 review
65%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
asia.cnet.com logo
60%
4 reviews
T3.com logo
90%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
70%
1 review
75%
1 review
40%
1 review
Techradar logo
90%
1 review
90%
1 review
80%
1 review
computertotaal.nl logo
100%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
videotesty.pl logo
90%
3 reviews
theregister.co.uk logo
75%
1 review
73%
1 review
tweakers.net logo
80%
1 review
100%
1 review
muycomputer.com logo
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
M3.idg.se logo
80%
1 review
90%
1 review
phonearena.com logo
75%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
83%
26 reviews
78%
29 reviews
61%
9 reviews
53%
8 reviews
84%
3 reviews
67%
2 reviews
Average
85%
54 reviews
76%
53 reviews
76%
35 reviews
69%
26 reviews
79%
20 reviews
67%
2 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 Dyson iRobot Miele Samsung Neato Bissell
Expert Reviews logo
4
1
1
1
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
2
3
Les Numeriques.com logo
4
1
planet-sansfil.com logo
1
1
Which? logo
2
Digital Versus logo
2
M3.idg.se logo
1
1
toptenreviews.com logo
1
1
Techradar logo
1
1
01net.com logo
1
twojepc.pl logo
1
Tweak.dk logo
1
techzine.nl logo
1
techarp.com logo
1
PC Mag logo
1
reviewed.com logo
1
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
1
agdlab.pl logo
1
ocworkbench.com logo
1
newgadgets.de logo
1
Other Expert Sites
1
1
1
1
Total
18
12
8
4
3
1

How Reliable Are Bissell Vacuum Cleaners?

We checked over 40,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Bissell vacuum cleaners. over 50 of these reviews mention reliability of which 75% were positive. Therefore the majority of Bissell vacuum cleaner owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

75% 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

well made
Walmart.com
I appreciate that you may need something more heavy duty for carpets with years of trodden in dirt
Amazon
has better reliability
Bestbuy.com

NOT RELIABLE

I noticed one or two more cautious reviews suggesting that the machine does not do heavy duty cleaning
Amazon
did a lot of research before purchasing a new one after the one I have been using broke
Walmart.com
Downside a bit 'plasticky' (but they nearly all are these days
Tesco.com
I originally intended to buy a Hoover shampooer to replace the one that I previously had that had a broken hose on it
Bestbuy.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 ($115).

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