Bissell 28806 Perfect Sweep Turbo Carpet Sweeper is motorized cordless carpet sweeper, suitable for fast cleaning of various dry messes and for regular in-between cleaning of bare floors and low-pile carpets. Unit is powered via 7.2V battery, providing up to 60 minutes of operation on a single battery charge.
Note: this is carpet/floor sweeper, not a vacuum cleaner.
Date: July 5, 2017.
Bissell 2880A comes with three brushes - one main rotating brush for picking both large and small dirt and debris and two side brushes for cleaning edges, corners and alongside the baseboards and walls.
Dirt container is transparent, enabling the user to see type and amount of picked up dirt. Dirt container is easy to remove and empty.
Dirt container capacity is 'only' 480 ml (little less than half a liter) - this is more than enough for such unit used for emergencies and for quick cleanups.
Unit has very low profile and can reach and clean under the furniture, beds and similar obstacles. Since it is very light, it is very maneuverable on both bare floors and low-pile carpets.
Brushes are gentle enough to allow the use of the unit on carpets, rugs and hard floors. They are gentle enough even for the delicate wooden floors, but just to be sure about such sensitive floors, make a test on a small, hidden surface - better safe than sorry.
Since the handle is removable, Bissell 2880A can be used even as handheld, cordless carpet sweeper - enabling its use on surfaces which are often hard to clean with carpet sweepers (like carpeted stairs), especially with non-motorized carpet sweepers.
Power switch is on the body of the unit, and is operated with the foot easily - no need for bending or lifting the unit.
Charging port is next to the power switch.
Note: in order to charge the unit, power switch must be in 'off' position.
Initial charging should last for about 16 hours, while in normal use, battery charging lasts for about 12 hours. When the charger is connected, charging indicator will be 'on' and it will NOT turn 'off' when the battery is fully charged. Thus, in order to prolong the battery life, charge the battery only when it is almost empty (rotating brushes slow down) and charge it overnight for 12 hours. After that, disconnect the charger from the unit.
Bissell 2880A carpet sweeper comes with one year limited warranty - nice warranty for such cheap and reliable unit.
Long Story Short - Bissell 2880A is nice and very usable unit, and it does its job well. It is low maintenance unit - just be sure that there are no entangled hair and other dirt around the wheels and brushes and it will clean the floors well. And be careful when charging the unit.
Obviously, there are more things to be aware of regarding this unit when compared with non-motorized sweepers, but it cleans much better than non-motorized units.
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