Bissell Versus Vacuum Cleaner Review

Review of Bissell Versus

The Bissell Versus 76T8 is a bagless upright vacuum, manufactured for residential use. It is designed for use on bare floors, but it can also be used on low pile carpet. The 76T8 has an innovative “V” shaped base, and has a 13 inch cleaning path. The “V” directs dirt to the center where it is sucked up into the reservoir for later disposal.

The Bissell Versus 76T8 comes with a 1 year warranty and is available from internet retailers for about $39.00. The 76T8 is lightweight, it weighs approximately 13 pounds.

Bissell Versus 76T8 Features:

  • Bagless design
  • V shaped base
  • Swivel head
  • No brush roll

Bag less Design:

The bagless design of the vacuum saves you money. No more expensive vacuum bags to buy ever! The dirt container is easy to remove and empty, just slide the locking switch and pull the container out. Take it to your nearest trash receptacle and dump!

V Shaped Base:

This is a vacuum with a unique shape. All the dirt and debris get forced to the center of the V, where it gets sucked away by a vacuum with a powerful 12 amp motor. It has a wide 13 inch cleaning path and is capable of edge to edge cleaning.

Swivel Head:

The vacuum head swivels, allowing for easy cleaning in hard to reach areas.

Brushless Technology:

The brushless design of the vacuum means it is safe for all hard surface floors. No revolving brush to scratch your beautiful wood or marble floors.

This also means there is very little brush maintenance involved. You don’t have to worry about long threads/fibers or hairs getting wrapped around and around a brush. You also don’t have to worry about accidentally catching the fringe of an expensive area rug in a brush.

Bissell Versus 76T8 Recommendations:

Most reviewers thought this was a good product for the money, and did what it was advertised to do. There were numerous comments that the unique head took a little getting used to, but once you got used to the swivel, and the V head, it worked really well. The positive reviews went on to say that the Bissell had a lot of suction and worked really well on cat hair, food crumbs, and other debris. It was much more effective than getting out a broom and dustpan.

The negative comments included the power cord is short. At 19 and 2/3 feet, I’d have to agree, this sounds like a short cord, and I would think you’d either be looking for outlets or investing in an extension cord.

Other negative comments included that it was unstable when you go to use the hose. The best advice seems to be to lay it down when using the hose, so it does fall over on you. (It sounds like it’s very easy to pull the vacuum over onto your self-ouch!)

The other feedback concerned the exhaust vent. It is actually located right over the collection area, so if you aren’t careful, you end up blowing all the debris/fuzz away from you before you have a chance to vacuum it up! The solution seems to be to make sure the handle isn’t in the straight up position, if it’s slightly angled, this doesn’t seem to be too much or a problem.