Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Review and GIVEAWAY: BISSELL Perfect Sweep Turbo Vacuum

So I love to vacuum. I loved it as a kid and I still enjoy it today. Maybe it's the excitement of seeing a clean floor, or knowing that I am taking care of my family and home, or perhaps it is the calming and repetitive motion of moving the vacuum back and forth, and... oh. What's that? This is not normal? I see. Well, for those of you who might need a little something to boost your vacuuming pleasure, I introduce to you the BISSELL Perfect Sweep Turbo.

I was so graciously provided with this little vacuum for review and I really, really like it! I will start out by saying that at first, I was a bit skeptical as to how well the Perfect Sweep would preform compared to my regular vacuum. Being the vacuumaholic that I am, I figured that I would use the Perfect Sweep for the occasional crumb, but stick to my more powerful, fancy vacuum for everything else. Surprisingly, I found myself reaching for the Perfect Sweep for so much more than I expected!

My favorite part of the Perfect Sweep had to be the simplicity. With just a simple click of the handle, I was using the vacuum within seconds of opening the box. (I did plug it in to charge fully, but only after I played with it for a few minutes. I was just too excited to wait). I tested it out on three different floor types:  Tile, wood, and plush carpet. It preformed wonderfully on both the tile and wood, as expected. All the little crumbs, bits of paper, dried mud chunks, dog hair, gerbil cage fluff, ladybugs, etc. were sucked right in. And oh my garsh! The Perfect Sweep's low profile allowed it to glide right under my cabinets. One thing that bugged me so much about my larger vacuum was that I always had to whip out the clunky hose to get all the crumbs from under the cabinets. Not any more!

Now I didn't expect the Perfect Sweep to do so well on my carpet. I figured that there wouldn't be enough suction power to really pull up the fuzz (and ladybugs) from the carpet, however, I was wrong inaccurate. Although I had to go back and forth a few times to really pull up all of the little bits of debris on the carpet, the Perfect Sweep was able to suck most of it up. It did well with hairs and discarded stickers too.

After a good cleaning, I went to see/dig through what had been collected in the see-through debris chamber. (No, this is not a regular habit. I was simply curious to compare the thickness and quality of dust to that of my other vacuum. Look, I said I had vacuum issues). It was super easy to remove the collection chamber from the Perfect Sweep. I lifted it off and, to my enjoyment, I found a rather thick dust wad. Strange, because my house is usually clean, but it's good to know that the Perfect Sweep can remove dust comparably to a larger vacuum.

There were also a couple things I was able to do with the Perfect Sweep that I cannot do with my regular vacuum. Again, the low profile allowed me to vacuum under the couch and the easily detachable handle let me vacuum the pillows on my couch without having to set up a blasted hose. So fun! If you don't believe me, ask my boys. They couldn't get enough of the Perfect Sweep. Both my 3 and 5-year-old ask me daily to vacuum with it. Despite the fact that they are also vacuumaholics, there is no doubt that the Perfect Sweep is easy enough for kids to use.

Features I Like:
-detachable handle
-rotating edge brushes
-clear debris chamber (great for locating that toy you just vacuumed up)
-long battery life

Possible Issues:
-debris spills out of the chamber if the vacuum is tilted too far (like when vacuuming the side of a couch)
-plastic seems fragile (could crack if it hits something hard)
-edge bushes only spin when wheels are rolling

While I love my larger vacuum for its excellent suction and allergen trapping features, I have found a special place in my heart for our newest addition, the Perfect Sweep Turbo. It is definitely one of those things you never think you need until you get it. Then you wonder how you ever functioned without it! Enter the giveaway below for your chance to win a BISSELL Perfect Sweep Turbo of your own.
Buy it on Amazon.com or Bissell.com using code 'sweepupLEGO'.
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  2. My living room... it sure needs it!

  3. My living room for sure...That is the messiest room in the house since that is where everyone usually is.
    Amy Brewer

  4. I would do my stairs! The lightweight-ness of the vacuum would certainly make that task easer!

  5. My living room could definitely use this!

  6. my whole house it really needs it. Using a shop vac now

  7. I could really use this in my upstairs bathroom! No more lugging the sweeper up there every day!

  8. this would be prefect for my kitchen!

  9. I could SO use this for the room my fire stove is in!

  10. i would use this in every room in my house! perfect for hardwood floors!

  11. The Living Room First
    Entered As Heather Hayes Panjon

  12. My bedroom, the dogs spend way too much time in there.

  13. I always start in the kitchen because it has the most dirt on the floor.

  14. I'd vacuum the living room/dining room first.

  15. I would probably vacuum the kitchen first, but I think it would be great for little touch-ups around the whole house!

  16. I would clean my living room first.

  17. the living room...yorkie/pom that sheds..whew!

  18. I would vacuum my living room first!

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  19. My living room.
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