With our tax return this year, we decided to buy a new vacuum. Our old one was old and tired and just wasn’t cutting it anymore with a toddler and a cat. I turned to Google to check out the selection and it was kind of intimidating at first. We weren’t sure what we wanted but we knew we didn’t want something super-fancy with a bunch of extra attachments that would break the bank, but at the same time we didn’t want something that was going to break after a week of using it.
I was shopping in BigLots and saw this really cool vacuum made by Shark that was also a steam-cleaner. (I think) I didn’t know much about it besides that I was always seeing their infomercials on late night TV and I’m always leery about those products. Sometimes you get a really great product and then other times you regret your purchase. I didn’t want to regret my purchase so I went home and started doing my research. When I went back to Biglots they were all gone, so I had to find one somewhere else.
I turned to Amazon to do the rest of my research and shopping. I find that the customer reviews are so helpful to figure out if this is the right product for you. One of the great things about being an Amazon Prime member is that you can find most things you’re looking for with free 2-day shipping. Who doesn’t love free shipping?
I finally had it narrowed down to this one Shark vacuum that I thought would be perfect. It had great reviews and was in the price range that we were looking for, but I just didn’t feel like this was the one. I know that sounds dumb, but my husband vacuums every day. Literally. So this vacuum will get used A LOT.
I’m not sure why the Bissell didn’t come up in my original search, but when I went back to shopping it came up. What caught my eye was the amount of stars for the price. A 4 ½ star vacuum for under $70 shipped? This deal sounded too good to be true, but it wasn’t. It had great reviews and did everything we wanted it to do and had the extra tools to go with it, so I bought it.
When it showed up there was some assembly required, but it was simple and didn’t take long to put together. The vacuum itself is fairly lightweight and picks up pretty much everything. I was a little worried that after getting used a few times that the suction would become less and less, but we’ve had it over 3 months and it is as powerful as the day we got it.
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Overall I’d have to say that the Bissell Onepass is an awesome vacuum. The only complaints that my husband had were that the power switch is in a weird spot and the cord doesn’t stay in the clip on the handle and when it is in the clip, it's awkward. I haven’t found anything that I don’t like about it yet, so I’d have to recommend this vacuum if you’re in the market. You can’t go wrong for the price.