Sunday, May 03, 2009

This vacuum cleaner sucks

So. The Bissell PowerForce is great for vacuuming up typical household litter, including Newfy hair. It is even sort of effective for use in the car.

However, the cheap plastic construction is, well, cheap. Now I have had two Bissells with broken parts. Both failed in the same way. You know the handy little pedal you push to make the handle be not upright. Well, it's more important than it looks. Now I have a vacuum cleaner that's always lying down. Super annoying.

I'd recommend the vacuum if it weren't for that problem. Seriously, it is super for vacuuming, costs very little and is easy to field strip for serious cleaning. Alas, that's not enough. I guess I shouldn't expect more for something I bought at Wal-Mart for $50, but I'm still annoyed.

1 comment:

Exchange mum said...

I hope you don't choose to play helpless consumer but instead TAKE IT BACK! Fifty bucks is fifty bucks that neither Wal-Mart nor Bissell deserves for inferior merchandise.

Let me know if you want any of my vacuum advice...I used to go through about one per year when I was in the biz.