The Bissell Velocity is an upright model, which is specially designed to get extra power from it’s two-stage cyclonic action. In this review of the Bissell Velocity vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over this model’s strengths and weaknesses, then decide if this is indeed worth the money. You can currently get this model for around $130, so it’s not overly expensive – but, the question is whether it actually works well. Here’s a quick rundown of the features you’ll find on this unit: a powerful 12 amp motor, HEPA media filter, 15 inch cleaning path, multi-cyclonic action, 35 ft power cord, rotating brush bars, easy-empty dirt container, 7 surface height adjustments, headlight, and an extension wand with tools. A couple things I really like about this vacuum are the extra long power cord, and the nice tool selection. The cyclonic action is a little over-hyped in my opinion.
OK, onto the negative aspects of the Bissell Velocity vacuum. A couple things I don’t really like about this model are: it doesn’t have a retractable cord and the brush bars cannot be turned off. Also, the dirt container seems to get filled up very quickly. Another issue that a number of users had after a few months of use is that it starts to lose its suction power. I’ve also noticed that a fair amount of people say it gets louder the longer you own it. I’m not sure if there is an underlying reason that is causing these issues, but they do seem to be pretty common problems amongst users. There is a lot about the Bissell Velocity vacuum cleaner that I like, so I’m a little disappointed with the issues it has. Overall, I can only give this model a 3.8 / 5 star rating.