What Makes Bissell Vacuums So Popular?
When a brand name, like Bissell, is almost synonymous with the mention of an industry, like home cleaning, you know that brand has made an impact that has revolutionized the way we do things. Bissell vacuums are no exception. A vacuum appliance company that is now well over 100 years old, Bissell is a mega-popular company that seems like it will continue to be around for a long time to come. But what makes Bissell vacuums so popular?
The Timeline of Bissell’s Growing Influence & Popularity
It Began with a Real Need
Founded by Melville and Anna Bissell in 1876, Bissell started when Melville Bissell invented a unique carpet sweeper and had it patented, all to simply clean sawdust off the carpets of the small crockery shop he and his wife owned. Friends and customers began asking about the special carpet sweeper, and that’s how Bissell was born as a business. It all started with the Bissell Carpet Sweepers.
Bissell Gave America its First-Ever Female CEO
When Melville later died, Anna Bissell stepped up to become the first female CEO in America, defending the company’s patents and marketing the sweepers throughout North America and Europe. Even Queen Victoria became a Bissell fan, demanding that the palace be “Bisselled” every week.
Their Technology is Award Winning
By 1956, Bissell introduced the manual carpet shampooer to replace the task of getting down on one’s hands and knees to scrub the carpet, which won the Bachner Award for Achievement in the field of practical application of molded and formed plastics.
They Continued to Evolve and Expand Their Product Line
By the end of the 1960’s, Bissell had become known for being able to clean multiple floor surfaces, offering the first ever combination of vacuum and floor scrubber: the first two brush sweeper – Gemini Sweeper, Dry Powder Rug Shampoo, and Applicator.
They Revolutionized the Home Cleaning Industry
By 1979, Bissell introduced their first carpet deep cleaning machine. In the late 80’s, they created the Bissell SC – a deep cleaner that wouldn’t be tethered to a water source in the house, revolutionizing how effectively we could deep clean carpet. Today, their convenient deep cleaner the Bissell Big Green Clean Machine is the king of modern deep cleaning.
In the late 90’s. Bissell’s first upright vacuum became available to the public, known as the PowerGroom.
They Help Pets & Pet Owners, and Even Own a Charity
In 2005, the SpotBot portable deep cleaner was launched, their first product designed specifically for cleaning up after pets. Then, in 2011, Bissell founded the Bissell Pet Foundation, an NPO for lost, abused, neglected and abandoned pets and helping them find safe and happy homes. Sales of Bissell pet products are used to raise the charity’s funds. This was inspired by the fact that many people who work for Bissell are dedicated pet owners who understand the need for proper pet care at home, and proper homes for pets.
It’s All About Family and Living
Today, Bissell Inc is still a family-owned company that is passionate about making home cleaning effective and easy, so that we can all spend a bit less time cleaning and more time enjoying our lives. That’s probably also why Bissell vacuums are so affordable for families, being one of the best brands that offer quality budget vacuums.
Looking at Bissell’s Most Popular Products
Having been around for a long time, Bissell’s product range has become quite extensive over the years, and each vacuum has its own unique combination of features to tackle every kind of cleaning job and homeowner. The complete list of products they offer includes carpet cleaners, vacuums, steam and hard floor cleaners, sweepers, carpet and floor cleaning formulas, Febreeze Freshness products, Pet Accessories, Mops, Brooms and more, all for the sake of good housekeeping. Here’s a look at some of the best vacuum cleaners by Bissell for 2018.
Bissell CleanView 9595 with One Pass
This is one of Bissell’s most affordable uprights that come with a ton of features for its amazing price at just $80. It features powerful suction power performance, washable filters, a turbo brush for cleaning stairs and upholstery, a crevice tool for cleaning edges and more. Its OnePass technology uses an innovative brush that cleans better than many Bissells that have come before it, making it so that you get maximum clean with minimum passes. In fact, its suction is so powerful that it gives vacuum appliances like the Shark Rotator Professional, Shark Navigator Lift, and even the Dyson Ball a run for its money. Its dirt tank is easy to clean, in fact, the entire vacuum is quite easy to maintain. Of course, it’s a master at getting pet hair out of your carpet because Bissell is a family company and pets are family, too. All in all, this bagless upright vacuum gives great value for a vac under $100.
Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Vacuum 33A1B
Another master at picking up pet hair by Bissell, this hand vacuum cleaner is designed specifically for that task. It doesn’t come with any crevice tool for cleaning tight spots or hard to reach spaces, but this pet hair vacuum offers a lot of suction power to grab embedded and loose pet hairs everywhere. It comes with a flathead attachment that you swap the pet hair attachment for, should you need to do more cleaning tasks than just pet maintenance. Being a corded hand vacuum cleaner limits portability, but is the reason for its powerful suction, which is superior to what you would find in the cordless Dirt Devil hand vacs on the market. Masterfully cleaning pet hair from carpet, and as an affordable vacuum under $30, you can’t really go wrong with this Bissell. We review this popular handheld vacuum here.
Bissell PowerGlide Cordless
A maneuverable upright by Bissell, this portable upright vacuum cleaner is another vac that delivers top performance in the business of removing pet hair. Lightweight at just 11 pounds, this easy to store bagless vacuum cleaner comes with a swiveling head, extendable hose and onboard attachments for the ease of total house cleaning with just one appliance. It includes an extension wand, dusting brush, crevice tool and comes with a two-year warranty from Bissell. It isn’t upright vacuum by Bissell, thanks to the CleanView, who blew these other models way out of the water, but it’s still a popular model for just $100. Some people prefer it because of its lightweight and sleek design that makes it easier to store than its superior successor.
The Bissell ProHeat 2X Revolution
A deep cleaning Pet Pro Carpet Cleaner designed to remove pet hair, stains, and odors from upholstery and carpet. Its system includes their CleanShot pre-treater for treating stains in advance to make them easier to remove. The system comes with quite a range of features, attachments, and accessories, and rightfully so at a price of $250. It includes a 2-in-1 pet upholstery tool, professional pet urine eliminator + oxy formula, EZ Clean brush roll cover, Dual Dirtlifter power brushes and more. This deep cleaner is better than the Hoover Max Extract and Rug Doctor and is only second to another Bissell Deep Cleaner, the Bissell DeepClean Pet, a pet vacuum for deep cleaning the toughest messes.
With a history of innovation and many firsts that revolutionized the home care industry and even how those businesses were run, Bissell is a longstanding company that will continue to be loved for a long time. As long as there is a need for affordable cleaning appliances for family homes and pet owners, Bissell will be there.