The Bissell Rewind SmartClean vacuum is an upright model, with a main goal of shortening the amount of time you spend cleaning your house. In this review of the Bissell Rewind SmartClean vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over the strengths and weaknesses of this model, then determine if it actually does save time and if it’s worth the $130 asking price. As far as looks go, I would say it’s pretty average – not a real eye-catcher, but not ugly either. As the name suggests, this model has an automatic power cord rewind. It definitely does save some time over hand winding the cord, so they’re on the right track. Now I’ll take a look at some of the other features this model has: Helix system that removes small dust particles, a HEPA media filter, SmartClean system for better cleaning efficiency, a 15 inch rotating brush, 25 ft power cord, clean filter indicator light, dual edge cleaning, 5 vacuum height adjustments, easy-empty dirt container, headlight, and a few multi-use tools. This is a fair amount of features for a model in the $130 price range. And true to it’s main mission, it does have a couple time-saving features.
OK, onto the negative aspects of the Bissell Rewind SmartClean vacuum. One thing I don’t like is that the brush bar does not have an on / off switch. This can make cleaning up bare floors a bit of a hassle. Also, it seems like the dirt container gets filled up very quickly. I’ve read that this was a problem with a couple other users as well. Another thing is that the cord can seem a little short, especially if you don’t pull it all out before you start cleaning up a big room. Lastly, I wish the Bissell Rewind SmartClean vacuum cleaner had microban protection and a heater, but those are more of a luxury I suppose. All in all, I really do like this little machine. I’m giving it a 4.1 / 5 star rating.