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Post# 455625   8/9/2022 at 12:47 (183 days old) by wstonehockertv (North Carolina)        

When I think of forgotten Bissell products, I'm talking about those that have zero videos of them online.

Post# 455649 , Reply# 1   8/9/2022 at 17:34 (183 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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There was a Bissell upright that was similar to the Singer and Kenmore twin fan uprights, not only there's no videos of one but there's also no pictures of them anywhere online.

Post# 455655 , Reply# 2   8/9/2022 at 21:58 (183 days old) by huskyvacs (Gnaw Bone, Indiana)        

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The Bissel SC shampooer has I think 1 video of it on YouTube from well over a decade ago and that's all.

Post# 455711 , Reply# 3   8/10/2022 at 23:44 (182 days old) by kirbylux77 (London, Ontario, Canada)        

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I haven't seen any YouTube videos on the Bissell Butler or Butler Revolution straight suction canister from the late 90's/early 2000's. They seem to be largely forgotten about.


Post# 455717 , Reply# 4   8/11/2022 at 08:20 (181 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Bissell SC

There should be 1 or 2 upstairs that can go to your collection for making a video or the dumpster when we get cooler weather.Also the 'forgotten' Trio!They need to go one way or the other.

Post# 455723 , Reply# 5   8/11/2022 at 10:15 (181 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        
Bissell Sweep Master

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Back in the late '60s/early '70s, Bissell made a stick vacuum called a Sweepmaster. It was very similar to the Hoover Quik Broom. We got one new when I was about six years old and it got a fair amount of use. At some point, it got passed to my grandmother, and then my sister. I haven't seen it in at least 10 or 15 years, so I have no idea whether she still has it. Knowing my sister, it probably got tossed because it was old and therefore useless.

Post# 455789 , Reply# 6   8/12/2022 at 16:40 (180 days old) by wstonehockertv (North Carolina)        

The Bissell Trio is an obvious example due to the recall.

Post# 455794 , Reply# 7   8/12/2022 at 20:15 (180 days old) by niclonnic (Bonney Lake, WA)        
Bissell C4 Cyclonic

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Back in 2014, Bissell released the C4 Cyclonic canister vacuum. It was a bagless, multi-cyclonic machine with a power nozzle that cost $300. I actually had one at the time and will link my thread about it below. Unfortunately, not a single video of it exists aside from Bissell's official product and help videos (which are unlisted). Another user reuploaded the product video of the C4 Cyclonic.

Personally, I thought it was a quiet yet powerful machine that picked up a lot. However, after spending a lot of time with the C4, I was not convinced that a canister was any better than an upright. That thing was just too heavy and cumbersome to be dragged around my old house with wall-to-wall carpeting, not to mention that the hose was short and stiff. It didn't follow me around very well, so I had to constantly pull it along. It came with 3 brush attachments pre-clipped to the hose, handle grip and wand, along with a crevice tool that didn't store on-board. The wand was telescopic and made of thick aluminum. The power nozzle was hard to push and pull, and its brushroll always got tangled with hair due to a small diameter. Lastly, the dirt tank was TINY and difficult to empty as debris would get stuck inside, requiring me to pull it out by hand.

Ultimately, a couple years after using the C4 off-and-on, I got tired of it, especially after replacing the carpets downstairs with laminate flooring. As part of an effort to consolidate my family's vacuum "collection," I cleaned up the vacuum and donated it to Goodwill. I simply went back to using an upright, and never bought another canister again.


Post# 455795 , Reply# 8   8/12/2022 at 23:16 (180 days old) by Hoover300 (Kentucky)        

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The original Bissell Bagless, pre powerforce. Basically a forest green Powerforce without the name, and with a stretch hose.

Post# 455802 , Reply# 9   8/13/2022 at 09:28 by luxlife (Under a Pecan Tree)        
The Bissell Anna

I only found one YouTube video of this machine. Id love to have one of these.


Post# 455849 , Reply# 10   8/14/2022 at 13:15 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

These need to go out of my building...
... should they go in your collection

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Post# 455882 , Reply# 11   8/15/2022 at 13:08 by wstonehockertv (North Carolina)        

This also includes the 90's Powersteamer uprights...

Post# 455891 , Reply# 12   8/15/2022 at 16:39 by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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What Powersteamer uprights are you referring to? There's more than one variant back in the 90's.

Post# 455895 , Reply# 13   8/15/2022 at 18:25 by wstonehockertv (North Carolina)        

The original ones that were released in 1997-1998. Not much videos of them on Youtube.

Post# 455901 , Reply# 14   8/15/2022 at 19:10 by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Can you be a little more specific? Are you referring to the ones that have the Proheat feature or no? Do you have any pictures?

Post# 455929 , Reply# 15   8/16/2022 at 13:41 by wstonehockertv (North Carolina)        

Post# 455932 , Reply# 16   8/16/2022 at 14:12 by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Ah ok, those are the ones that don't have the proheat feature. I just wasn't sure since there were two different Powersteamer uprights that came out around the same time, one of them had a built in heater.

Post# 455937 , Reply# 17   8/16/2022 at 16:00 by wstonehockertv (North Carolina)        

I also heard someone bring up the Butler/Butler Revolution canisters...there's not much info about them. This also includes the Powerpartner canister and Powerpartner handvac. Very 90's and early 2000's if anyone was wondering.

As for that forest green bagless Bissell that didn't have the Powerforce's not a big deal if it's forgotten because there are too many videos of the Powerforce bagless.

Post# 455939 , Reply# 18   8/16/2022 at 16:56 by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Speaking of carpet cleaners, I don't see very many of the Proheat Self Propelled uprights.

Post# 455943 , Reply# 19   8/16/2022 at 19:39 by wstonehockertv (North Carolina)        

Beyond the common issues the Proheats are known for, the self-propelled mechanism is another thing to break. Sure it was kind of a neat feature on paper, but it did more harm than good.

Post# 455946 , Reply# 20   8/17/2022 at 00:52 by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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I've always liked the self propelled feature on Hoovers and Kirbys.

Post# 455947 , Reply# 21   8/17/2022 at 07:00 by OldCrankman (Lawrenceburg, Indiana)        
Bissell 150 push sweeper

I seen one at the thrift store and there is no info on it at all.

Post# 456177 , Reply# 22   8/24/2022 at 20:22 by Kloveland (Tulsa)        

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If I had to guess this Singer would be an example of right about when they switched to Bissell. The cord and plug is the same on the later Bissell uprights.

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Post# 456206 , Reply# 23   8/26/2022 at 09:33 by OldCrankman (Lawrenceburg, Indiana)        
Here's a Bissell you rarely find.

2011 Bissell powerforce bagless 6583-W.

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Post# 456209 , Reply# 24   8/26/2022 at 12:32 by wstonehockertv (North Carolina)        

That machine looks too familiar.

Post# 456210 , Reply# 25   8/26/2022 at 14:10 by OldCrankman (Lawrenceburg, Indiana)        

Yeah your referring to the 6583-3 that looks exactly the same as this one.

Post# 456211 , Reply# 26   8/26/2022 at 14:42 by Hoover300 (Kentucky)        

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I vaguely remember those when sold new, they made a pink one as well. One of the last iterations before the Helix came out.

Post# 456313 , Reply# 27   8/29/2022 at 14:58 by wstonehockertv (North Carolina)        

The pink one was for breast cancer awareness month.

Post# 457393 , Reply# 28   10/12/2022 at 20:13 by OldCrankman (Lawrenceburg, Indiana)        
This has no videos at all.

(2008) Bissell revolution lift off pet 3760-4

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Post# 457408 , Reply# 29   10/13/2022 at 16:51 by Hoover706 (Schererville, Indiana)        

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I saw one of those at a local thrift store. I didn't buy it because my Grandma has a strict no more vacuums rule

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