The Bissell 6596 PowerForce Turbo Bagless Upright Vacuum offers maximum power and convenience to thoroughly clean your home. This vacuum has many features including bagless convenience, 5 height adjustments, wide beam headlight, 3 Stage Filtration with HEPA, 30' power cord, 12 amps, deluxe stretch hose and an easy carrying handle to name a few. There is also a Turbo Brush, extension wand, crevice tool and a combination upholstery/dusting brush for all those hard to reach areas.
12 amps of power-Bagless technology provides high suction power for thorough cleaning
HEPA Media Filter captures over 99.9% of dust mites, pollens and ragweeds
Turbo Brush, combination upholstery/dusting brush, crevice tool and extension wand for hard-to-reach areas
Bagless convenience means no more bags to buy-EVER!
Worthless Piece of Crap This product is waste of Money..... always clogs up suction pipe and I have manually clean the pipe.... dirt never hits the dirt container......
it is not light weight... it is heavy u can feel it.... I dont mind it but suction does not work @ all.Period....more info
I used to hate vacuuming. Now I kinda almost like it. Look, it's 68.99 plus tax. It's a Bissell. It comes with a 1 year warranty.
I have two cats and I myself have long curly hair that tends to fall out sometimes. My apartment is about 800sq feet or less and fully carpeted except for the bathroom and kitchen.
My cats are shed monsters.. I moved in on Feb 15 2008 and vacuumed once before I moved in with a friend's Eureka and then after that I have been vacuuming with some cheapo thing that is not meant for this type of cleaning. I thought I had to save up to buy a great vacuum.
Well, this vacuum is better than the Eureka Boss I had with my roommate. I mean the Eureka is great but that thing was so heavy I hated.
Now, the Bissell PowerForce Turbo is pretty in pink and lightweight and seems shorter than the Eureka. I am not quite 5 feet tall so I really had to look around for something I could use and be comfortable. I was actually having fun using this vacuum. The cat hair and stuff it picked up was AMAZING. I have only lived here 3 months even after vacuuming with my other vac... you can't imagine how much dirt there was on the floor. I mean WOW!
a. easy to set up
d. easy to handle
e. had a nice bright light for vacuuming in the dark
f. the turbobrush is like a mini vacuum cleaner - fits into tight spaces like between the legs of a nightstand or in between the wall and dresser. Also great for getting the cathair off the couches.
g. the washable filters are a great feature -- I recommend washing them once a week and more often if you have cats or dogs. I washed mine after the first use just because I am a neat freak.
h. the attachments are basic and fine for normal use -- what more do you need besides a crevice tool (which is great for under baseboard heating); a turbobush and a drapery/duster thing?
i. it has great suction.
j. it's easy to maintain
h. easy power button and release button
1. The Hose is stretchy - but pointless since it just pulls the vacuum cleaner over unless you hold the vacuum with your foot.
2. I'll let you know more in a few months since others say it doesn't last.
It's perfect for small homes and apartments and if you don't vacuum everyday or have a 3200 square foot house.
I wouldn't say to buy this if you have a LARGE house and a number of kids dogs, pets, etc and plan to vacuum EVERY DAY. This is single person's or couple's vacuum with 1 or 2 pets.
Different vacuums suit different needs. Many of the people who have reviewed this vacuum and who gave it a bad review might be using it for a larger home or a home with 5 dogs and 3 cats and kids or something.
Also, you have to be careful what you pick up with it - you just can't suck anything into a vacuum and expect it to work forever.
You have to be careful with ends of curtains, robe ties, strings, paperclips etc. You have to check the vacuum more than once a month.
If you're a single person or a couple with a small to med size home with 1 or 2 pets and vacuum like once a week... this is the perfect vacuum for you!
Just be good to it and it will be good to you.
Replacing after 1 year... I bought this vacuum cleaner about 1 year ago at Walmart and am already replacing it. It has completely lost suction and clogs up very quickly. I have tried cleaning out the filters, but it just ends up with the same problem. Spend you money on another model if you want something that is going to last!...more info
don't bother I don't recommend this product at all. It worked for a period of about 5 months and despite cleaning the filters on a regular basis it became hopelessly clogged. You get what you pay for. Next time I will buy a better, more expensive machine instead of waiting money on these cheapo things that just end up in a landfill somewhere. ...more info
belt broke after first use I loved this vacuum the first time I used it! The turbo brush is great. It's relatively light-weight. But, the second time I went to use it, there wasn't good suction. We looked under and the roller wasn't turning. We opened it up to find the belt was broken...after only 1 use!!!! We're taking it back. I'm bummed, because I did like it. I read reviews about this belt problem BEFORE I bought it, took a chance, and it happened to me too. Bummer....more info
The best deal! I just bought this vacuum last night to replace a dying Dirt Devil bag less model. The Bissell was extremely easy to put together and I thought why not try it quickly on an area rug. I ran it for about 3 min. on a three foot by three foot area.
First impression: The motor is very quiet. Was it working? I turned it off and looked in the dirt container. This rug had been vacuumed earlier in the day and appeared to be clean yet there was a layer of debris in the dirt container!
For the money this has to be the best upright bag less vacuum deal out there. I thank the previous reviewers for their input and I too recommend this product....more info
Awesome I purchased the Bissell PowerForce Turbo Bagless Upright Vaccuum about a month ago. Wow! I sat in Walmart called my dad made him drive all the way from his home to look at Vacuum cleaners (lame I know, but I trust his judgement) I couldn't decide between the brand new Eureka Capture (that did not have any reviews or information ), it was selling for $150, and a Hoover selling for approx $120 rated 10+ for dirt removal (I am guessing 10+ means better). Several customer saw me pondering for hours (literally) and several of them said that although the vacuum cleaners I was looking at were great, that they own the Bissell PowerForce Turbo and couldn't complain. So we took all of the vacuum cleaners down off the shelf and ran them around the aisles. I finally grabbed the Bissel and put it in my cart to shop and ponder some more. Customers (since I had been there for hours, these were all new people) would make comments as I passed them. "thats a great vacuum" "Oh Ihave that one its awesome!" "I know you will like it, I love it" and so on until I finally made it to my. To make a very long story...just a little longer. I came home and was amazed at how well this thing picks up dirt and other things I did not realize were living my carpet. I also used it on hard floors which seemed to work great. Although vacuums often lose suction after a time of using them this is well worth the money if it even lasts 1 year. That is about $5 - $6 a month. I can live with that....more info
This vacuum doesn't suck! Figuratively, of course. We somehow broke the cover off of our old bagged vacuum, and I accidentally tore a hole in the bag. After getting new bags, the next time I vacuumed, I sucked up our couch cover, and it got stuck up inside the vacuum. It then proceeded to spark from where the cord went into the vacuum, so that was fun. In other words, it wasn't in too good shape. As I started looking for a good vacuum, I definitely wanted the bagless feature...hate the mess of changing out the bags. Went to Wal-Mart thinking they would be $100 and above, but thankfully they were almost all under $100. I was choosing between this one (70-ish) and a Dirt Devil (60-ish), but the Dirt Devil had horrible reviews, while this one had great ones (from here).
Well, I've had this vacuum for about two weeks now, and I can say I'm VERY pleased so far! It's got great suction power, it's wide, and the dirt bucket is so easy to empty. The power brush feature is AWESOME!! I used to have to clean the stairs with the hose, and it wasn't efficient or easy. The power brush makes it so easy to quickly run over the stairs. The cord is long and wraps up easily. The hose is a little hard to take out of its holder, but I'm soooo glad I don't have to take it off the vacuum, put it in the hole, then reverse to put it away, like other vacuums do...it's just taking the hose out of where it sits, and it's ready to suck.
So far, no complaints. A great vacuum for any household!...more info
Does a pretty good job... I just bought this vacuum today from Walmart (after looking at Target), I was expecting to pay around $150 for a good vacuum. After really researching the other ones on the shelves, they were all pretty much the same, same 12 amps, long cord, bagless, HEPA filter system, so why pay more? I don't need all the frills of a clog detecter or fancy on board tools, I just want the basics and this did a pretty good job (plus it comes with a one year warranty). I vacuumed my house with our old $40 vacuum and then went over it again with this vacuum, my kids loved to see all the dirt being sucked up and whirlwinded around the container, but that's how much dirt you get left behind with a cheap vacuum cleaner. The attachments are easy to use and setting it up is really easy.
This vacuum does a pretty good job, I'm happy with it....more info
Relatively Inexpensive; PowerForce is Power full! I researched online but using online comparison tools, also visited several stores (Kohls, Sam's Club, Target, Walmart, etc.) to get a good look and feel for a vacuum.
I was willing to spend up to $120 for a decent vacumm to replace my Hoover - Hepa WindTunnel Bagless model (which started scretching and stinking up the house) before I finally got annoyed with it and threw it out.
The Bissel PowerForce Turbo is, in my opinion, the best deal for the relatively low price of $68 plus tax. Last week I vacuumed and steam cleaned my carpets. Yesterday I vacuumed for the first time with the PowerForce Turbo and I could not believe the stuff that was pulled out from the rugs. Not just dirt and dog hair, but also carpet room deodorizer which was sprinkled on the carpets weeks ago!
The easy empty container is easily removable and washable; the cord is 30 feet long (no need to unplug and replug); the headlight gives you a better view; bagless feature is a must (who would want a vacuum with a bag now a days anyway...); and the vacuum is relatively quiet and lightweight.
Now with all these pros, you would think that there is a con. NOT AT ALL. The only feature my old Hoover had that the Bissell did not have was the dirt sensor, which, I believe is not worth a dime anyway. The Bissell picked up MORE dirt, hair, and who knows what else that the twice as expensive Hoover did not - although the Hoover's dirt sensor indicated a clean carpet.
So, all in all, if you want a GREAT vacuum without spending $200 go with the Bissell PowerForce Turbo model. So far, I am glad I did!! ...more info
Good for a short while, then... I've only had this vacuum for 6 months - yes I bought it for appx $60 at Walmart - and after 6 months, it has lost about 80-90% of its suction power. Everytime I want to get a GOOD vacuum in, I have to dismantle the frame under the bottom, as well as the hose and clean it out (carpet fuzz, etc). Everything clogs up in these spots, and even cleaning them out, the suctioning power is so weak that it gets clogged again almost immediately. I at first thought maybe the carpet fuzz was the sole culprit, but thinking about it more, if the suctioning was the same as when it was bought, all this fuzz would be in the trash bin to be dumped out, and not at the beginning of the hose area. Even though it was only $60, I can't help but think that it couldv'e been a $60 investment towards a really good vacuum that could last years instead of only months....more info
Interesting This review may get deleted, but I've been looking for an affordable vacuum cleaner, and this one keeps popping up, so I decided to look around a little more. They have this same vacuum cleaner, Bissell PowerForce Turbo Bagless Upright Vacuum, 6596, for 65.32 at Wal-mart. Make sure you look around before you think that 130something is a good price....more info
Great Product I really like this vacuum cleaner. It has three filtration methods which is good for me because I have asthma. You are able wash two of the devices which is also good so you don't have to replace it all the time. The vacuum cleaner was very easy to asemble. All you had to do was pretty much screw the handle on to the vacuum. You had to connect the other parts too which are not hard at all. It picks up fine dirt and other particles that are invisible and visible to the eye. It looks good and best of all it's worth the money. No bags to keep buying and/or looking for....more info