Date: January 3, 2017.
BISSELL PowerEdge Pet Hard Floor Stick Corded Vacuum – 81L2A Model is very affordable, corded stick vacuum cleaner, optimized for cleaning of the hard floors. It has very distinct V-shaped cleaning head, which in combination with specially designed wipers, helps clean various debris and dirt, pet hair included, from hard floors like tiles, hardwood and similar.
Date: January 3, 2017.
Due to the design, BISSELL 81L2A PowerEdge Pet Hard Floor Stick Corded Vacuum captures both larger and smaller debris and dirt along the edges and in tight corners and spaces without the need of special attachments or motorized brush roll. It does excellent job on hard floors and good job on low pile carpets. It picks easily kitty litter, dust, sand, pet hair, pet’s food etc.
Since the unit has no motorized brush roll, it is not so good on carpets and rugs, in general.
However, such brush roll would increase the price, weight and mechanical complexity of the unit.
The V shape of the cleaning head directs larger debris into the center of the cleaning head, where the suction is the strongest, while the ends of the V shaped cleaning head help clean the edges.
Swivel head. large wheels and lightweight design allow the unit to maneuver easily around corners, furniture legs, edges and similar, often hard to reach, areas. Bissell 81L2A PowerEdge weighs only 7.5 lbs (~3.4 kg).
Bissell 81L2A PowerEdge Pet Hard Floor Stick Vacuum Cleaner is bagless unit. It uses cyclonic separation to remove the dirt from the air and two stage mechanical filter – foam filter and the inner pleated filter.
Foam filter may be washed in warm water using the mild detergent, if needed. The foam filter should be rinsed well and air dried thoroughly before putting back into the unit.
Pleated filter can be tapped firmly against the inside of a trash can, which would remove any visible dirt. Note: it is very important NOT to wash the pleated filter.
If the unit over time use the suction, replace mechanical filter – they are cheap and can be ordered online from Bissell, Amazon and other similar online shops.
Dirt bin is transparent and very easy to empty. If the dirt bin gets dirty, it can be washed using warm water and mild detergent. Be sure that it is completely dry before assembling the unit again. Note: it should NOT be washed in dishwasher.
Power cord is 20 feet (6.1 m) long and is generally long enough for most of the cleaning jobs. Bissell 81L2A has no automatic rewind system and IMHO, longer cord would require such system.
Unit can be used on sensitive wooden floors, too, since it leaves no scratches thanks to the lightweight design, large wheels etc. Just don’t drop it on the floor 🙂
Cleaning path width is 11.35 inches (~28.8 cm) and the unit can cover rather larger area quickly.
Bissell 81L2A PowerEdge comes with one year limited warranty.
Long story short – if you have issues with dirt, dust, pet hair and similar debris on the hard floors, consider Bissell 81L2A PowerEdge. It is very affordable unit (under $100) and it does its job very well.
For more reviews and recommendations, check BISSELL 81L2A PowerEdge Pet Hard Floor Corded VacuumAmazon link (link opens in the new window).