There is no denying that Coccolino is one messy mini pig. Not in the way that the kids are messy, since he usually helps to clean up their messes (sometimes consuming a plastic doll in the process), but in a way that requires a daily cleaning of the floors if I want my house to look presentable.
Combine the kids’ crumbs and crafts, the pig’s knack for spilling open garbage bags and the cats’ shedding, and I have my hands full of soggy garbage contents and my feet wet and sticky from Cocco licking up the leftovers. Several times a day.
So, I was ecstatic to say the least when BISSELL offered me the opportunity to review a BISSELL Powerglide Deluxe Pet Vacuum. It arrived just two days later, right in time to brighten up our tedious household spring cleaning.
Before I get into the nitty gritty, here are a few considerations about me:
~ I am only five feet tall (well, with heels. I am actually only 4’11″.).
~ My weight is pretty proportionate to my height so you probably wouldn’t ask me for moving help.
~ I almost always use a dust buster, not a vacuum, because vacuums are too bulky and heavy for me.
~ I love a clean house; I don’t love to clean.
With those considerations in mind (essentially that I am a small, not too strong, easy-way-out cleaner), I will go on to the review.
My first thought after trying this vacuum was that this vacuum should be marketed for households with young kids and/or pets. The mess my kids make with their food, their paper clippings and their art projects far outweighs the amount of cat fur and Cocco messes I encounter, even though those accumulate and occur on a daily basis. The kids just tend to make a mess (and lucky for me, leave it) everywhere they go. They are working on cleaning up after themselves though that may take years to really happen.
So, for a vacuum that caters to heavy duty pet cleanup, picking up construction paper pieces, sticker backings and cereal crumbs is a breeze for this vacuum and a plus for me since I have the pets’ and the kids’ messes to contend with.
Here is a little video of me showing how easy this is to use on a bunch of crushed up cereal and how to use the “lift off” technology:
The number one feature about the BISSELL PowerGlide Deluxe Pet Vacuum is the “lift off” technology it offers. This refers to the option to use the vacuum as a whole or just lift off the mid section of the vacuum to easily clean the stairs without dragging the whole vacuum with you.
The reason I often used the dust buster instead of the vacuum is because our other vacuum did not have this possibility, and that would mean dragging a very heavy vacuum on the stairs with little old me. I cannot tell you the number of times it has fallen down, creating a loud and dangerous thunk on the landing. So, after this happened a few times, I decided to only use the vacuum if necessary, resulting in stairs a bit dustier and furrier than they should be.
Things are different now! With the BISSELL lift off option, I honestly cannot wait to clean the stairs. I have been cleaning them every day, pretty much because I can physically do it and because I secretly (not so secretly anymore) find it fascinating to watch the vacuum suck up anything remotely close to the suction.
Here is a picture of me demonstrating how to use the attachment on the carpeted stairs:
A spring cleaning here means taking the time to clean places we don’t clean on a regular basis, including hard to reach spots. Having the extra long attachment allows me to clean places that must be dustier than an old cupboard since I haven’t cleaned them for almost a year when we first moved in (lower my head in embarrassment):
Since it is as easy as just attaching one piece to another, I won’t be waiting until next year’s spring cleaning to de-dust the windows.
Another plus: Stefano loves the vacuum as much as I do. He is a very efficient cleaner, unlike my “good enough” cleaning mantra.
With our old vacuum, I couldn’t figure out how to change the bag; this bag-less vacuum empties so easily that all it takes is the press of a button:
I cannot express enough how incredibly powerful and easy to maneuver this vacuum is. I had gotten so stuck in my ways of using the dust buster every day and the vacuum only when absolutely necessary because it was such a hassle. Apparently, we really needed this BISSELL pet vacuum.
If you are in the market for a lightweight, heavy duty, easy to use pet OR kid vacuum, I’d highly encourage you to check this out. More details can be found here on the BISSELL PowerGlide Deluxe Pet Vacuum with Lift-Off Technology.
Coccolino gives this a snout’s up:
Thank you for reading!
~ Katie, the mom to kids, cats and a pig that make no mess the BISSELL cannot suck up
* I received the BISSELL PowerGlide Deluxe Pet Vacuum at no charge to me in exchange for an honest and fair review. I will only accept and review items that I believe are relevant to this blog and our lifestyle, and most importantly, the readers of this blog.