Date: November 16, 2016.
Bissell 1985 Multi Cordless Hand Vacuum is versatile lightweight cordless handheld vacuum, with very good suction and operating time. It comes with many cleaning tools, suitable for cleaning various surfaces, in emergencies or as part of the regular cleaning.
Date: November 16, 2016.
Bissell 1985 Multi Cordless Hand Vacuum is cordless vacuum cleaner powered with 22V lithium battery. Fully charged battery provides up to 14-15 minutes of fade-free power, after which, it can be fully recharged in 4 hours (normal charging) or, if needed, in 1 hour using so-called boost charging. Charger’s operating voltage is between 100 and 240V, so it works overseas, too.
Battery pack is removable and can be charged regardless if it is connected to the unit or not. However, Bissell 1985 doesn’t come with docking station or anything similar.Bissell 1985 is relatively lightweight – it weighs slightly under 4 pounds (under 1.8 kg). The center of gravity is in front of the handle, when the unit is held horizontally, but directly under the handle when vacuum is held under angle and is being used for cleaning horizontal surfaces – very easy to hold during vacuuming, even for elderly people.
Dirt bin is transparent and it is very easy to remove and empty. Dirt bin capacity is 0.4 liters, and it could be better, however, this is small cordless unit, and cleaning the dirt bin after each use is recommended.
Controls are positioned just above the handle and whole unit can be used using single hand. Battery charge indicator is clearly visible and it shows current status of the battery.
Two LED lights help cleaning in low-light conditions and help to spot the dirt, but also items that should not be vacuumed like smaller toys, socks, marbles and similar – kids and pets, anyone? 🙂
Air filtration is good – filter is washable with warm water, without soap or any detergent. Note: never put wet filter back in the unit, or never use the unit without filter – moisture and dirt can damage the motor.
Unit comes with several attachments:
– on-board dusting brush – dusting brush bristles are soft and gentle and help sweep and vacuum dust and debris even from the sensitive surfaces,
– on-board crevice tool – crevice tool is stored in the handle and enables one to reach tight spaces and areas.,
– extension wand – extension wand helps cleaning elevated surfaces and for cleaning the floors while standing.
Bissell 1985 vacuum is suitable for cleaning carpets, stairs, upholstery and similar surfaces. To aid cleaning hard to reach areas even more, the unit comes with the built-in extension hose.
Bissell 1985 as Car & Boat vacuum – if you need cordless vacuum cleaner for your car or boat or for camping or anything similar, Bissell 1985 is a good option. 15 minutes of operation on a single charge, given the strength of the suction, is respectful time. Longer operating time requires larger and thus heavier battery and heavier vacuum cleaner. Thus, this battery is perhaps the best balance between operating time, suction and weight. If you do need longer operating time, far away from the nearest wall outlet, additional batteries can be ordered separately and replaced when discharged. Note that the batteries can be charged connected to the unit or not.
Various attachments help in cleaning dirt from different surfaces, especially from hard-to-reach areas – very important when cleaning cars and boats. 15 minutes of operation is more than enough to clean whole car, no matter how dirty it is. Since it is cordless, it is very easy to maneuver around.
Bissell 1985 as an Emergency vacuum – lithium batteries hold their charge for a long time, without recharging the batteries. Suction of the unit is excellent for a cordless unit (actual Air-Watts are unknown), however, it is not designed as wet-dry vacuum cleaner. Dry dirt will be removed easily, but wet dirt and liquids should be removed by some other means.
Also, Bissell 1985 has no docking station – call me spoiled, but I like my second home vacuum cleaner to be positioned in the docking station (with the charger) on the wall, waiting to be used when required. Nonetheless, Bissell 1985 is very stable when placed on the horizontal surface, and it can be charged while the battery is connected to the unit.
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