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As the best-selling floor care product manufacturer in North America, Bissell has a wide variety when it comes to taking care of the ground you and your pets step on.
We’ve put together a guide to their main lines of products, the differences between each model and what are they specifically made for.
If you’re hunting for Cyber Monday and Black Friday deals on items such as vacuums, carpet cleaners, hard floor cleaners and sweepers, but are having a hard time deciding on what to actually get, this should help you at least in terms of what Bissell has to offer.
Remember, Cyber Monday and Black Friday shouldn’t be about just finding massive bargains, but about purchasing things that are actually what you need and want (and yes, finding them at a crazy price….)
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Bissell has a wide offering in terms of vacuums, making them in most versions such as Upright, Cordless, Canister, Hand-held, Robot and Remanufactured.
Do note that the more robust and pricier vacuum models from Bissell tend to be an intersection between several of these categories.
That means, you could get a vacuum that’s both upright and canister, cordless and even designed specifically for pet hair.
That being said, let’s see what each category is about:
These are Bissell’s version of a standard upright vacuum, good for a quick clean of large areas and rooms. They come in bagged or bagless varieties and also in their “specialized for pets” form.
Here are some notable models:
These are lighter vacuums, specifically designed for hard floors and reaching small spaces. When deciding on one of these, look out for battery running time and whether it has an extension wand to reach high places and corners.
Some notable models:
The main differences within this category is whether the canister vacuum is bagged or bagless. There are also specialized pet vacuums within this one.
The names say it all really. Great for quick clean-ups and small spaces.
Of course, Bissell had to have its own line of smart robot vacuums. They currently have only two models, the SmartClean 1650C and the SmartClean Multi-Surface 1974.
Both of them navigate by themselves while cleaning your home for several types of dust and debris. The main difference is that one has multi-surface adaptability, which means it recognizes and adapts to multiple floor types, thus doing a potential better job on each of these.
It’s important to note that Bissell has yet to develop an app to go with these, so scheduling and other tweaks are made in the device itself.
These are basically Bissell’s refurbished vacuum cleaners. They are re-assembled, examined, cleaned and inspected by Bissell themselves, but are simply not a brand new vacuum. The main benefit of this is the reduced price, but you get a shorter guarantee than with a new one.
In order to thoroughly clean what vacuums leave behind, as well as taking care of messier stuff like dirt, spots and stains, Bissell also manufactures high-quality carpet cleaners.
This is something that might be used a lot less frequently than vacuums, but it helps if you really want to do some deep carpet cleaning yourself.
As with vacuums, there are several styles to choose from:
These promise professional style results, feature rotating brushes that (when used with carpet shampoo) are great for removing dirt and stains.
Of course, as most Bissell products, there are models that are designed specifically for cleaning after pets.
Some notable models:
Those are the two main models for Bissell’s carpet cleaners. All of them have special presentations where they’re made specially for pets, or sold as a part of a bundle with carpet shampoos, hand vacuums and other goodies. So be sure to look out for those.
These are meant for much less rigorous cleaning of smaller areas, great for rugs, upholstery and car interiors. For some cool examples, check out the:
This gives you a carpet cleaner with a water-filtrated vacuum in one single machine. Great for cleaning both carpets and hard floors. The model currently available is the Big Green Complete Deep Cleaner & Vacuum 7700.
If you want something between a high-powered vacuum with a lightweight handle to reach hard spaces, as well as a carpet cleaner, this is it!
There are several inventions in this category, some of them combining several devices in one, but all of them generally meant for hard floors. Here’s a look at each of them:
This aims to replace the mop and bucket with what Bissell calls a steam mop. It features a built-in scrubber as well as replaceable steam mop pads that let you clean sticky and dried-on spots.
They can also sanitize floors, while infusing the room with a particular fragrance of your choosing.
Of course, there are bundle versions, pet-friendly versions, and even a device that combines a vacuum and a steam mop.
In the same way Bissell has successfully combined a carpet cleaner and a vacuum into one device, they have created a machine that lets you both vacuum and wash your floors at once.
This is called the CrossWave. The robust version, Crosswave Deluxe, lets you vacuum and wash a wide variety of hard floor surfaces, as well as choosing between either vacuuming or washing, letting you clean rugs as well.
Then there’s the SpinWave, which takes the concept of the steam mop a bit further and lets you not mop, but scrub your floors with a lightweight device. It’s great for cleaning hard floors like tile, laminate, and hardwood both for everyday neatness and sticky messes.
As with most Bissell products, be sure to look out for special bundles!
The sole product in this category to date is the Steam Shot, a handheld hard surface steam cleaner that’s also 100% chemical free.
It features an elongated snout with a brush on the end, which is great for reaching hard places that you just wouldn’t be able to clean with a handheld vacuum.
And finally there are sweepers. If the steam mop is Bissell’s mechanized version of an old-fashioned mop, these are their version of a regular broom.
Luckily, they stretched the concept to include both carpet sweepers and floor sweepers. There are two main categories to choose from:
These are easy to use, eco-friendly (electricity free) and will be able to handle multiple surfaces. Most of them can be worked like a regular broom but feature a more intricate brush system, its own dust bins and are good for both carpets and floors. There are two main models:
Bissell’s electrical version of the sweeper is cordless and rechargeable. Thanks to the power, they can pick up large and small debris with little effort from the user. The sweeper comes in two main forms:
Apart from having a pet-friendly option for pretty much each type of product they manufacture, Bissell also has its own pet foundation. They assist animal welfare organizations nationwide by donating up to $1,000,000 to multiple of them each year.
They also donate up to $10 for each pet product that is purchased. You can learn more about their efforts to find a home for every pet here.
Bissell products can easily ship to anywhere in the U.S. from their online store. They’re also carried by most major retailers.
Timing is one of the best advantages that the Bissell Vacuum has going for it, with a relatively impressive market performance over the past few years. This makes it even more important to look at the history of the Bissell Vacuum during Black Friday over the past few years. This will provide us with a better idea of what trends we’re working with – and how they’ll converge on black Friday 2018.
The Bissell Vacuums are mid-tier products that balance performance with a reasonable, and often fantastic, price tag. This means you’re going to see them making waves during the Black Friday holiday: they’re already at great prices, so any discount is going to be an even greater win.
On the other hand, these great RRPs mean that there’s less swing or “wiggle room” during sales – we don’t often see these products dropping by great amounts. This is what we refer to as a product being “settled” in the market: it’s reached an RRP so good that there’s not much left to take off!
Today we’re going to look at the history, what we can expect from the Bissell vacuums this year, and how previous Black Friday sales provide us with a good idea of how to play it when Black Friday 2018 comes around!
The mid-tier vacuum we’re looking at today is the Cleanview upright. This is one of the most popular Bissell Vacuums, making it a great place to look. It’s the kind of vacuum that makes vacuum shopping simple and pain-free: a product with good performance at a good price.
During previous Black Friday sales, between 2013 and 2017, the Bissell vacuum has been one thing: predictable. The RRP on this product is around $80 during the rest of the year, while previous black Friday sales have brought it down to around $60 at lowest.
This is a sale of around 20-25%, something we see often during black Friday sales. It plays it safe: this is a discount worth grabbing, but it isn’t enough to really shock us. 20% is around the average for black Friday sales, so this trend doesn’t fill us with excitement like some other sales we’ve seen.
In fact, the average sale doesn’t even reach this mark – Bissell Vacuums tend to drop to $70 rather than the all-time low of $60. This is the inevitable result of a product that has a good RRP, but it definitely isn’t an exciting sale compared to those seen on other products.
There’s not much we can say here – you might already be getting the impression that you can expect a sale of around 10-25% on the Bissell mid-tier vacuum. The Cleanview is a cheap product to start with, but provides very little in the way of sales – even during consumer holidays.
We recommend being flexible on branding and models during the 2018 Black Friday sales. The best sales come from products like the PowerGlide – the model up from the Cleanview that comes with an RRP of around $170 but often drops to $120 during big consumer holidays. If you’re looking to make an investment for the long-term, this product makes more sense on Black Friday.
There seems to be a pretty obvious difference between the two product lines: the Cleanview doesn’t need black Friday to pose a great deal. As ever, the more-expensive product shows a greater range during the sales, while the mid-tier Cleanview is already affordable so sales make very little difference.
So, when Black Friday 2018 comes around, the PowerGlide provides the best way to get more for your money, while even small reductions to the Cleanview make for a simple, incredibly-cheap vacuum. If you’re looking for something simple to do the job, you might not need big sales, but if you’re looking for quality and long-term investment, the more expensive models are where to look.
Rachel Fink is a writer and mom of 7 kids. She keeps her sanity by keeping a stash of chocolate and coffee nearby.