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Should You Buy a Bissell Vacuum Cleaner?

Matthew
Updated 12 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 41,000 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 $256.

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. 15 best vacuum cleaner brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Bissell is the 15th best vacuum cleaner brand out there.

#1
United Kingdom
95%
95%
7,794 reviews
#2
Germany
92%
92%
3,686 reviews
#3
90%
90%
4,577 reviews
#4
89%
89%
2,823 reviews
#5
United Kingdom
88%
88%
686 reviews
#6
Germany
84%
84%
1,235 reviews
#7
83%
83%
254 reviews
#8
United States
82%
82%
3,963 reviews
#9
Sealey
82%
82%
40 reviews
#10
VAX
United States
80%
80%
5,353 reviews
#11
Atrix
78%
78%
1 review
#12
77%
77%
1,126 reviews
#13
72%
72%
28 reviews
#14
Germany
71%
71%
677 reviews
#15
71%
71%
1,264 reviews
#16
Koblenz
69%
69%
0 reviews
#17
Denmark
69%
69%
38 reviews
#18
Eufy
67%
67%
287 reviews
#19
Xiaomi
65%
65%
12 reviews
#20
iLife
64%
64%
17 reviews
#21
Turkey
64%
64%
72 reviews
#22
PowerSmith
64%
64%
0 reviews
#23
FEIN
63%
63%
3 reviews
#24
Rug Doctor
63%
63%
0 reviews
#25
63%
63%
1 review
#26
Sweden
63%
63%
20 reviews
#27
Morphy Richards
United Kingdom
62%
62%
352 reviews
#28
South Korea
62%
62%
89 reviews
#29
Neato
62%
62%
133 reviews
#30
Germany
62%
62%
11 reviews
#31
Gtech
62%
62%
965 reviews
#32
Snow Joe
61%
61%
0 reviews
#33
Ecovacs
60%
60%
21 reviews
#34
Vacmaster
59%
59%
0 reviews
#35
Pifco
58%
58%
0 reviews
#36
Winkel
57%
57%
0 reviews
#37
Oreck
United States
57%
57%
0 reviews
#38
Metabo
54%
54%
0 reviews
#39
Thorne Electric
54%
54%
0 reviews
#40
Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner Co
54%
54%
0 reviews
#41
Viper
53%
53%
1 review
#42
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 70%. Bissell also have a number of great features including Tough Stain Tool, Heatwave Technology and PowerJet Technology 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
$274
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $10,849
Price Distribution of All Vacuum Cleaners
No. Of Vacuum Cleaners
Average Price
$256
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,199
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
2
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Bissell logo

User Reviews

5 stars
811
4 stars
283
3 stars
55
2 stars
34
1 star
77
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 67% of expert reviews and 87% 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 iRobot Dyson Miele Samsung Neato Bissell
Trusted Reviews logo
68%
3 reviews
92%
6 reviews
80%
10 reviews
80%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
60%
3 reviews
94%
7 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
CNET.com logo
60%
2 reviews
70%
4 reviews
64%
7 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
80%
2 reviews
93%
3 reviews
70%
4 reviews
90%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
60%
2 reviews
67%
2 reviews
68%
2 reviews
57%
1 review
01net.com logo
80%
1 review
60%
1 review
40%
1 review
59%
2 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
70%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
85%
2 reviews
75%
1 review
40%
1 review
Chip.de logo
78%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
86%
1 review
asia.cnet.com logo
60%
4 reviews
T3.com logo
60%
1 review
90%
2 reviews
PC Mag logo
70%
1 review
75%
2 reviews
videotesty.pl logo
90%
3 reviews
planet-sansfil.com logo
78%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
smartson.se logo
88%
1 review
84%
1 review
stuff.tv logo
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
81%
1 review
73%
1 review
gizmodo.com.au logo
85%
1 review
85%
1 review
techadvisor.co.uk logo
90%
2 reviews
phonearena.com logo
75%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
78%
35 reviews
83%
19 reviews
66%
10 reviews
58%
8 reviews
88%
4 reviews
70%
2 reviews
Average
72%
59 reviews
83%
51 reviews
72%
33 reviews
67%
25 reviews
77%
20 reviews
71%
3 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 Dyson Miele Samsung Neato Bissell
Trusted Reviews logo
2
3
3
Expert Reviews logo
1
2
1
1
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
4
1
planet-sansfil.com logo
2
1
Which? logo
2
Digital Versus logo
2
01net.com logo
1
twojepc.pl logo
1
Tweak.dk logo
1
techzine.nl logo
1
Techradar logo
1
techarp.com logo
1
smartson.se logo
1
reviewed.com logo
1
newgadgets.de logo
1
PC Mag logo
1
ocworkbench.com logo
1
agdlab.pl logo
1
mashable.com logo
1
M3.idg.se logo
1
Other Expert Sites
2
1
1
1
1
Total
13
17
8
4
3
1

How Reliable Are Bissell Vacuum Cleaners?

We checked over 41,000 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

with the robust construction
Amazon
When the belt isn't broken
Bestbuy.com
this is definitely the best on tough stains
Walmart.com
pull it out slowly to avoid damaging the belt
Tesco.com

NOT RELIABLE

powerfully (thought it was broken till I put it on the carpet
Amazon
Broke a belt the second time I used it
Bestbuy.com
the power switch is broken
Walmart.com
Downside a bit 'plasticky' (but they nearly all are these days
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, Heatwave Technology and PowerJet Technology.

Bissell Tough Stain Tool

Bissell vacuum cleaners that feature Tough Stain Tool include the Bissell ProHeat 2X Revolution ($120).

Bissell Heatwave Technology

Bissell vacuum cleaners that feature Heatwave Technology include the Bissell ProHeat 2X Revolution ($120).

Bissell PowerJet Technology

Bissell vacuum cleaners that feature PowerJet Technology include the Bissell ProHeat 2X Revolution ($120).

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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 Heatwave Technology
Bissell PowerJet Technology

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