Bissell Powergroom Multicyclonic Bagless Canister Corded Vacuum – Model 1654, is midrange vacuum cleaner, suitable for cleaning various surfaces, including bare floors, carpets, low pile carpet, stairs, upholstery etc. Due to telescopic wand, swivel head and motorized brush roll, it can easily clean hard-to-reach areas like under the sofas, around the furniture, in the corners and similar.
Main cleaning tool of Bissell Powergroom 1654 vacuum is motorized carpet/floor nozzle with auto-height adjustment, suitable for various dirt and hair pick up from carpets and hard floors.
Brush roll can be easily switched on and off, depending on the surface – avoid using brushes and similar cleaning aids on wooden floors, no matter how soft bristles are – unless they are designed for such floors.
Brush roll can be easily removed and replaced by other cleaning attachments, depending on the cleaned surface. Vacuum comes with a dusting brush, upholstery and crevice tool, too.Telescopic extension wand enables cleaning various surfaces from the floor to the ceiling and extend the reach of this vacuum cleaner.
Bissell Powergroom air filtration is based on Multi-Cyclonic Technology, which extends the performance of vacuum cleaner and helps to keep vacuum filters cleaner for longer period of time. Multi-level filtration helps reduce household allergens and other airborne particles. Filtration is very good, but this is not true HEPA vacuum cleaner.
Also, cyclonic separation keeps the suction level until the dirt bin is almost full. Dirt bin capacity is 2 liters and since it is transparent, one can easily see type (dust, hair, socks …) and amount of the dirt.
Since dirt bin is emptied easily, with just a touch of the button, don’t wait until the dirt bin is almost full 🙂
Vacuum cleaner comes with automatic cord rewind system. Power cord is 18 feet (~5.5 m) long and it could be longer. However, keep in mind that this is canister vacuum cleaner and maximum reach is defined by length of the power cord, hose and extended telescopic wand.
Motor draws around 9.2 Amps – there are vacuums with stronger motors on the market, but suction is good, despite long hose and telescopic wand. Note that one of the advantages of upright vacuum cleaners is that motor is very close to the cleaning head, while that is not possible in canister vacuum cleaners and canister vacuums have some air flow loses and hence lower efficiency when compared with uprights.
Hose is very flexible and strong, but don’t try to walk over it.
Wheels are large and provide good maneuverability, just note that there are no special soft bumpers or strips around the unit – be careful when pulling the unit near furniture and other potential obstacles.
Bissell 1654 Powergroom doesn’t have an air flow indicator, but it is fairly easy to notice if something has clogged the hose or wand. Also, in the case of reduced suction, one has to check the filters, too.
AS vacuum cleaner, Bissell 1654 model is rather light – 9.4 lbs (~4.26 kg) weight of the canister and 16 lbs (~7.25 kg) total weight.
Vacuum cleaner comes with 2-year limited warranty. Before using the unit, be sure to check the manual first.
Long story short – Bissell Powergroom Multicyclonic Bagless Canister Vacuum is a very good vacuum cleaner which can be used as main vacuum cleaner in small and large homes and apartments. It doesn’t have onboard storage for accessories, power cord could be longer, it is not true HEPA vacuum cleaner, but as a unit – it will do its job properly.
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