Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Bissell 5770 Healthy Home Bagless Review

Vacuum Review: Bissell 5770 Healthy Home Bagless Upright Vacuum
Vacuum Rating: 5 stars out of 5 for delivering excellent performance, being priced just right, and providing a solid sealed HEPA filter

Konbanwa! Tonight I bring you a review of the Bissell Healthy Home 5770 Vacuum Cleaner. The Healthy Home Vacuum is one of Bissell’s mid-range vacuum cleaners and there are a lot of things I really liked about this vacuum.

The Bissell Healthy Home retails for around $250 and I expected to see greater performance compared to some of the low-end vacuums Bissell offers. Much to Bissell’s credit, they have met and exceeded my expectations with the Bissell Healthy Home. I was also extremely satisfied with the solid feel this vacuum has. Poor quality vacuums feel wobbly, and those vacuums tend to break down fairly quickly. A stable feel while pushing a vacuum cleaner is almost always a sign of a well made vacuum.

The Bissell 5770 Healthy Home Vacuum has adopted the bottom opening debris bin trend sweeping canister vacuum designers and it’s a much welcome change. A bottom opening debris bin reduces the amount of dust normally associated with emptying a canister vacuum cleaner and makes a canister vacuum much more competitive with bagged vacuums. I can easily envision all vacuums within a few years adopting a similar design.

One of the things your extra dollars pays for is a sealed HEPA filter system that purifies your air as you vacuum. Vacuum cleaners on the lower end of the spectrum filter part of the air while other air is exhausted through small openings throughout the frame of the vacuum cleaner. It’s not too big of a deal if you don’t have allergies, but if you suffer from dust allergies like me, you’ll definitely appreciate the difference a sealed HEPA filtration system will make on your quality of life.

Other features worth mentioning are the 35’ power cord, spinning power brush, and Acarosan Dust Mite Spray. Your Sensei hates it when he’s moving along a hall and about to go into the next room and he hears his vacuum power down. Urrghhh, it’s frustrating! I can’t imagine running out of slack with 35’ of cord, unless you’re Riche Rich and vacuuming your mansion. The power brush is a great add on for people who want more from hand tools than a brush or crevice tool. It really lets you get all those oreo crumbs you dropped in your couch! I’m also a sucker for extra stuff and freebies. I’m not sure if it works, but I am glad Bissell has packed in a bottle of their Acaroscan Dust Mite Spray with every Bissell Healthy Home 5770 Upright Vacuum Cleaner.

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