BISSELL 2252 CleanView Bagless Vacuum Cleaner: worth it?


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One quick way to look for vacuums with fairly good suction ability is to check out the ones that are advertised as pet vacuums. Just think about it, if a vacuum doesn’t say anything about taking out those pesky pet hairs, it likely won’t excel in cleaning more stubborn messes, especially on carpets. So the next question is, which one? One such contender is the BISSELL 2252 CleanView. Although you won’t find this vacuum on Bissell’s main website anymore, it remains a tempting choice with more than 60,000 positive reviews on Amazon US. How does it hold up in 2023? Let’s find out!

What is the BISSELL 2252?

The BISSELL 2252 is one of the several vacuums in the CleanView series. According to BISSELL, vacuums in the CleanView family are lightweight and focus on mobility. The 2252 model is the Swivel version which puts it pretty high on the maneuverability scale. What made the BISSELL 2252 such a huge seller is its price mostly hovering slightly above $100 USD.

What’s in the Box?

For a $100 product, the BISSELL 2252 box comes with an impressive number of accessories including a crevice tool, extension wand, dusting brush, a pet hair corner tool and a special tool called the Pet TurboEraser Tool. The main components consist of the vacuum unit itself, the handle, and stretch hose.

Assembling the Vacuum

Putting the vacuum together isn’t very difficult. Just slide the handle part vertically into the rear slot found on the top of the base and secure it with the two included screws. Then you insert one end of the stretch hose into the tube slot and twist to lock it in place. From there you just wrap it around the handle of the vacuum and plugging in the other tube. Once finished, you can start using the vacuum or trying out the different accessories!

Using the BISSELL 2252

Stepping on the red pedal found on the base of the vacuum powers it on. Once on, you can step on the gray pedal to adjust the angle of the handle to your preferred position. The BISSELL 2252 offers five suction settings which you can select using the dial found on the foot of the vacuum. Using the lowest setting is ideal for bare floors or carpets where strong suction isn’t needed as it helps make the vacuum feel nimbler when pushing it. You can always increase the setting when you need to use it on messier carpets.

The key element of the BISSELL 2252 is the two-axis swivel situated between the base and the neck of the vacuum. This component allows you to twist and turn the vacuum as you work around the house which should provide significant relief especially if you have big rooms to clean.

The BISSELL 2252 works best on carpets but it can handle hard floors too thanks to the squeegee attached to the front of the base. This squeegee also helps it vacuum finer debris without scattering the mess around.

If ever you find the vacuum under-performing, you can check if the suction indicator found on the handle is fully or partially red. Any hint of red on this indicator means that some degree of suction blocking is present.

Working with the Attachments

The hose component is really useful for dealing with dirt, debris, and pet hair on surfaces other than the floor such as couches and beds. To make the most of this feature, you need to use the right attachment for the right task. I’ll break down each tool.

Pet TurboEraser Tool: This tool is one of the main things that define the BISSELL 2252 as it eliminates the need to buy a handheld pet hair vacuum if you don’t mind moving the big unit it depends on around. This suction powered tool takes care of hairy messes on surfaces with ease. The cool part? You can actually take apart this tool and clean the roll, belt, and paddle wheel parts separately to help keep the tool in good condition.

Pet Hair Corner Tool: This tool has a unique triangular shape to make it easier to suction pet hair and debris found in corners of the house and tighter spots. It doubles as a handy tool for vacuuming stairs as well.

Extending Wand and Crevice Tool: The extending wand is the typical tube accessory you find in most vacuums and you should attach it to the 27-foot coil if you need that extra reach. Stored inside the wand is the crevice tool which is another common tool you see bundled with vacuums.

Dusting Brush: For getting rid of dust and light messy piles, the dusting brush is best for the task thanks to those fine bristles.

Emptying the dust bin

Removing the dirt tank is a simple button press away and emptying the mess is pretty straightforward. The tank’s cover does house a filter but it isn’t a HEPA one so you might smell some unpleasant odors when emptying the tank. You can take out the inner component of the tank and rinse it with mild detergent mixed with warm water to keep the tank in tip top shape.

Have you tried the Bissell 2252? We’d love to hear your experience in the comments below! It sells for about $118US/$185CAD on Amazon.


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