Bissell is known for producing the best vacuum cleaners in the market. With more than 100 years of experience, the brand’s products have evolved to meet customers’ needs.
Bissell is particularly remembered for producing the first combination of a vacuum and floor scrubber in the 1960s. The innovative spirit is still evident in this versatile Featherweight Stick Vacuum Cleaner.
The vacuum cleaner has a simple design to switch the configuration from a handheld to a stick vacuum. I could remove the stick in a matter of seconds and use the smaller unit to clean curtains, furniture, and the sofa.
With the floor nozzle attached to the hand vacuum, I could clean the stairs easily. However, I wouldn’t say I like its plastic construction.
While it appears firm, the handle feels like it can snap out when pressure is applied. The dirt cup is also quite small (capacity of 0.67 L), and many need to be emptied regularly.
Bissell Featherweight Stick Vacuum Cleaner doesn’t have many advanced features because it’s merely designed for small cleaning chores. It has the most basic features buyers look for when buying a vacuum cleaner:
- Dirt compartment: It snaps out easily using the grey release clip
- Crevice tool: It helps clean hard-to-reach areas
- Floor nozzle: It’s attached to the vacuum cleaner to help clean stairs quickly
- Dirt cup filter: It’s located inside the dirt compartment, and it’s washable
Ease of use
Its lightweight build makes it adequately maneuverable. I particularly loved how effective it was at cleaning bare floors. It sucked all the large debris and picked up pet hair, but the small dirt cup needed emptying frequently.
I also tested it on a low-pile carpet, and its performance was pretty decent for a 2-amp motor. It removes large debris but struggles with finer particles.
Unfortunately, it performed dismally when tested on high-pile carpets. It struggled to pick up both small and large debris but cleared pet hair with little difficulty.
The Featherweight Stick Vacuum Cleaner is the most affordable vacuum cleaner you’ll find in the market. I found the price pretty reasonable for its basic construction and performance.
However, I could only use it for simple cleaning chores because the cord is relatively short, and the suction isn’t too powerful.
This Bissell model is the true definition of an affordable vacuum cleaner. With a little less than $50, you have a vacuum cleaner that can be used as a handheld and stair vacuum. Its performance isn’t that impressive, but if looking for basic cleaning equipment without breaking the bank, Bissell’s Featherweight Stick Vacuum Cleaner is a solid buy.