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Forgotten Bissell Products
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Post# 465702   8/31/2023 at 14:42 (295 days old) by powerstarenergy (Portland, Tennessee)        

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Fun Fact: This thread was supposed to come before my Forgotten Oreck Products thread, but I had trouble finding some forgotten products from Bissell, but I found some, so hooray. This thread is about forgotten and rare Bissell products. Like always, I will start.
-The Powersteamer, this product appears to be made in the early 2000s, We can safely theorize this because Bissell products back then had the Big Logo, just like Dirt Devil then.
-The City Sweep: Up until only a few days ago, Bissell used to have a carpet sweeper line called the City sweep. They featured London and Chicago as designs. Remember when I said "Up until a few days ago?", well, that means that it was discontinued recently. Anyways, if you guys know of any forgotten Bissell products, then please feel free to share them.

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Post# 465704 , Reply# 1   8/31/2023 at 18:45 (295 days old) by GE1970 (Birmingham, Alabama )        

The Bissell ďClean AlongĒ, which deserves to be forgotten. I love most vacuum cleaners, but I hate everything about this one. Itís clunky, clumsy, heavy, hard to maneuver, the hose is the worst hose Iíve ever used. I picked it up recently at a thrift store for $15, gave it a through cleaning and then tried to use it and like it, but I just canít. This mess of a vacuum gives canisters a bad name.

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Post# 465707 , Reply# 2   8/31/2023 at 21:33 (295 days old) by JustJunque (Western MA)        

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That's a shame.
It's a beautiful shade of blue, and it looks like you did a fantastic job of cleaning it up!

Post# 465741 , Reply# 3   9/1/2023 at 19:01 (294 days old) by PowerstarEnergy (Portland, Tennessee)        
Anna, by Bissell

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here is another forgotten product. It is known as the Anna.

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Post# 465789 , Reply# 4   9/3/2023 at 13:48 (292 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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There was a Bissell upright made by Ryobi that was basically a Singer/Kenmore Twin Fan.

Post# 465821 , Reply# 5   9/4/2023 at 09:37 (291 days old) by luxlife (Under a Pecan Tree)        
The Anna

Itís a wonderful machine. Probably would be the contemporary crown jewel of anyoneís collection.

Post# 471090 , Reply# 6   5/5/2024 at 12:24 by Eureka1998 (New York )        
Bissell Lift Off Bagged

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I have only seen like one or two photos, but there is an ALL BLACK Bissell Lift Off bagged vacuum/Plus. Not with the white lift off unit. Think of like the all black PowerForce everyone is familiar with.

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Post# 471095 , Reply# 7   5/5/2024 at 15:27 by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        
I didn't know this one existed

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A blue Bissell Powerglide Plus. I knew there was a green Powerglide, ivory Powerglide Ultra, and maroon Powerglide Platinum but never have I seen one of these before.

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Post# 471217 , Reply# 8   5/11/2024 at 08:51 by Eureka1998 (New York )        
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This is the one I was referring to. A rare all black Bissell Plus Lift Off and I think this looks even better than the white and green and white and black. Only found out about this one not so long ago.

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Post# 471247 , Reply# 9   5/13/2024 at 18:33 by cam2s (Nebraska)        

I donít know how forgotten it is but thereís not a lot of mention of the healthy home here.

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Post# 471249 , Reply# 10   5/13/2024 at 21:04 by RainbowD4C (Saint Joseph, Michigan )        

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The Healthy Home. I always liked that one. I was surprised it went away so quickly.

Post# 471257 , Reply# 11   5/14/2024 at 20:46 by RoyalFan103 (Bremerton, Washington)        
Bissell 1st Gen Quicksteamer?

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There was a thread on this unit. Who thought using a Direct Air design for a Carpet Cleaner was a good Idea?


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Post# 471258 , Reply# 12   5/14/2024 at 21:45 by AmtrakSebo1997 (Vacmasterthegreats basement)        

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There's no way that it uses a direct-air design, right?...


Post# 471260 , Reply# 13   5/14/2024 at 22:44 by RoyalFan103 (Bremerton, Washington)        

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These do use a Direct Air design according to one of the Replies in the Thread I linked to. The motor would slow down due to the Motor being weak and the water being too heavy for the Motor.


Post# 471261 , Reply# 14   5/15/2024 at 02:40 by EvolutionClean1 (Nampa, Idaho)        
Maybe not forgotten

But these machines don't get the credit they deserve. The ever famous PowerForce. Of course the older models were built better with higher quality motors and materials, but the simple fact that they kept this style going for so long just proves how well they did sell! For under $100 you could get a halfway decent bagged machine that actually cleaned fairly well. I love that almost all of the parts are still available, easily accessible, and very affordable. Even a brand new brush roll is under $20! Can't complain. This one I picked up from a curb alert is probably right before they changed to the new style, which still sells for $60 and HEPA bags are available for better filtration. I will probably end up upgrading mine to a better hose and I'm going to find the pleated exhaust filter for an extra touch!
This has become my new buddy for daily allergy control, and it's ridiculously lightweight and cheap feeling but I love it! 😆

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Post# 471269 , Reply# 15   5/15/2024 at 17:18 by DoraTheExplorer (Virginia, USA)        
Rare PowerForce models

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There are several variants of the well known Powerforce line that are pretty rare and therefore mostly forgotten outside of those who still have them and fellow Bissell enthusiasts.

One particularly rare model is the Bissell "Bagless" 6579/6579-1 model. This model came out in early 2005 for a few months and it served as both a bridge from the original entry in the Powerforce Bagless line, the 6594 model, but also served as a prototype for the 6579-2 model that would come out in 2006. Being a prototype model, it doesn't bear the Powerforce name, but rather is just titled the "Bagless"despite obviously being a Powerforce Bagless that is debadged.

Besides that, differences include a handle sticker with green background versus the purple one and later on blue, plus green hood with all-white graphics instead of the dark blue hood with colored graphics that would become the common hood design on them for years to come.

Another model that is quite rare, is the Canadian Powerforce Bagged that is actually just a Powertrak/Powerglide Platinum in blue and with a plastic hose instead of the premium stretch hose. Unsure of the model number, and I only somewhat recently discovered its existence for the first time when I found this picture online. Here are pictures I found of both:

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Post# 471270 , Reply# 16   5/15/2024 at 17:59 by RoyalFan103 (Bremerton, Washington)        
ThaT blue Powerglide...

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Looks like a older Walmart Powerforce from the Late 2000's/Early 2010's.

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Post# 471271 , Reply# 17   5/15/2024 at 18:07 by PowerstarEnergy (Portland, Tennessee)        
What a sight.

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I go to Vacuumland after not being on for a few days and see that my thread has been revived. Hooray. There are more forgotten Bissell products than I thought.

Post# 471273 , Reply# 18   5/15/2024 at 20:07 by DoraTheExplorer (Virginia, USA)        

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Yeah, sure does!

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