Thread Number: 43913  /  Tag: Recent Vacuum Cleaners from past 20 years
No Bissell/DD Power Nozzle Canisters Until The Early 2000's
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Post# 457811   11/6/2022 at 07:26 by wstonehockertv (North Carolina)        

I was wanting to know why Bissell and Dirt Devil waited until the early 2000's to release a canister with a power nozzle.

Post# 457813 , Reply# 1   11/6/2022 at 07:32 by Eureka1998 (New York )        
DD had one in the 90s

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I never knew about their early models from the 90s as a young kid EXCEPT for the MVP and Ultra MVP. But during the mid 1990s Dirt Devil had the Power Pak canister.

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Post# 457815 , Reply# 2   11/6/2022 at 11:20 by wstonehockertv (North Carolina)        

I must've made a little mistake on my part. Sorry.

Post# 457816 , Reply# 3   11/6/2022 at 14:02 by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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There was also the Bissell Big Green Powerbrush.

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Post# 457818 , Reply# 4   11/6/2022 at 17:34 by wstonehockertv (North Carolina)        

That was a carpet extractor.

Post# 457820 , Reply# 5   11/6/2022 at 20:24 by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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It is still however a canister design with a powerhead.

Post# 457825 , Reply# 6   11/6/2022 at 22:14 by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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Did Bissell even have any canisters before the Zing, Digipro, etc? I know they had some in the 70s, but I donít remember any from the 80s or 90s. And I donít think any of their 70s models had one but I could be wrong.

And Dirt Devil I donít remember ever having a full size canister, it just wasnít a market they were in. So itís not a huge surprise only the Can Vac had one, as itís the only canister they really had before the bagless ones, unless you count the Vax made extractor/shop vac thing.


Post# 457833 , Reply# 7   11/7/2022 at 12:04 by wstonehockertv (North Carolina)        

You forgot the Butler.

Post# 457874 , Reply# 8   11/9/2022 at 21:15 by wstonehockertv (North Carolina)        

What I was meaning to say was full-size canisters with power nozzles, not those small canisters that are straight-suction and make more sense for homes with all hard floors. The fact Bissell and DD/Royal were late to that market in the early 2000's kind of says something...

Post# 457887 , Reply# 9   11/10/2022 at 14:22 by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Actually Royal did had a powerhead canister in the 90's. Ever heard of a Power Team before?

Post# 457889 , Reply# 10   11/10/2022 at 14:50 by wstonehockertv (North Carolina)        

I have, I have.

Post# 458144 , Reply# 11   11/23/2022 at 03:53 by RegularRett69 (San Clemente California, USA)        
Royal started early

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Royal's metal Power Teams were great canisters! Those were produced from the 70's all the way to the very late 90's, I believe '98 or '99 was when they were officially discontinued? And Dirt Devil of course had the little Power Pak in many different variations. For Bissell, the only power nozzle canister that comes to mind is the digi pro. I'm assuming Dirt Devil and Bissell didn't put much money into designing full sized power nozzle equipped canisters because they weren't very popular in America at the time, and other countries did it better because their markets bought more of them. If you look at Dirt Devil, they used that same Power Pak nozzle design for over 10 years on various models, bagged and bagless, before they turned to other companies to source nozzles from. And for Bissell, they just turned to Samsung to brand the digi pro for them presumably because they didn't want to invest the money to design their own. There was a market for canisters, it just wasn't their primary sales.

Post# 458146 , Reply# 12   11/23/2022 at 12:57 by wstonehockertv (North Carolina)        

Y'all might be onto something.


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