Bissell 1330 CleanView Bagless Upright Vacuum with OnePass Technology

Bissell CleanView with OnePass Technology Upright Vacuum 1330 model is strong, relatively lightweight and rather affordable upright vacuum cleaner with the additional cleaning hose and several cleaning tools.

Bissell CleanView 1330 is very similar to Bissell 9595A, it is somewhat newer model with few differences.

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Thanks to 10 amp motor and cyclonic air filtration, Bissell CleanView 1330 provides powerful suction. It comes with a new brush design to help clean more dirt on the first pass.

Although it is not HEPA vacuum cleaner, thanks to the cyclonic separation, washable foam pre-motor filter and non-washable post-motor filter, air filtration is good – very important for keeping home clean and safe, especially for people having issues with dirt, dust, allergens and similar.

Cleaning path width is 13.5 inches (~34.3 cm) and helps cover larger area rather quickly, especially having in mind ‘OnePass’ technology and ‘Dual Edge Cleaning’ (sets of additional brushes which help the unit clean on the sides of the main cleaning nozzle).

Bissell CleanView 1330 has 5 possible height settings, which are not automatic – it is recommended to use the lowest setting on the hard floors and low-pile carpets, medium settings on the medium-pile settings and highest setting for high pile carpets and rugs. If the height is set too high, suction is lost, and if the height is too low, it will increase the force required to push the unit while cleaning.

Bissell 1330 weighs 15.5 pounds (~7.02 kg) and it doesn’t have full swivel cleaning head. Nonetheless, when the height is properly set, unit is easy to maneuver around and under the furniture, along the walls, near the edges and corners and similar, hard-to-get areas. Unit is light to move around, but elderly people can have issues when carrying the unit up and down the stairs.

However, 13.5” nozzle is not the smallest one (which is good) and can cause issues when cleaning really narrow and tight places. Thus Bissell 1330 comes with additional hose and crevice tool and turbo brush tool. Crevice tool is excellent for cleaning tight spaces between seats or cushions, or between furniture and walls etc. Turbo brush tool removes dust and hair from upholstery, stairs, or even smaller carpets.

Dirt cup capacity is 2.0 liters and is large enough for most situations. Dirt cup is transparent and user always can check the amount and type of the sucked dirt. Dirt cup can be emptied quickly, when required.

Since Bissell 1330 covers many surfaces like carpets, rugs, stairs, hard floors etc. it can be used as the main entry level vacuum in homes and apartments – when cleaning larger area, it is perhaps good practice to empty the dirt cup after each vacuuming.
Power cord is 25 feet (~7.6 m) long and is long enough for smaller areas, especially when being combined with 6 feet (~1.8 m) long hose. Bissell 1330 doesn’t have automatic cord rewind system – although this is under $100 unit, such system would be nice.

There are few more little details that are missing, but would be nice to have:

- No air flow and no filters sensors – it is up to the user to notice if there is some clog inside the unit, or if it is time to clean or change the filters. Depending on the usage, filters can be changed every 3-6 months and washed/cleaned more often – for details about cleaning/washing the unit, check the manual.

- There is no variable suction control – when turned on, unit operates at full throttle regardless of the floor type or amount and type of the dirt. Also, there is no brush on/off switch.

- No soft bumper – main cleaning head is made of plastic and when it hits the furniture gently, it will leave no mark. However, any stronger collision could potentially leave the furniture scratched. Soft bumper in the form of thin rubber/foam would be nice.

Other than that, Bissell 1330 is excellent and very affordable unit.

bissell 1330 beltBissell 1330 Belt – belt is used to power the brush. Over time, it gets damaged and can snap or at least transfer less energy to the brush. Original Bissell belts are rather cheap, so there is no need to look for non-OEM parts.

Bissell 1330 foam pre-motor filter – this is washable filter and it is positioned in the front of the motor (with regard to the air flow). It prevents small particles from entering the motor and potentially damaging it and protects post-motor filter. Foam filter can be washed with warm water, but it should be thoroughly dried before putting back into the unit.

Bissell 1330 pleated post-motor filter – this filter is not washable. When it gets dirty, it can be tapped onto the hard surface (trash can) and this can remove some of the dirt. However, it should be changed periodically. Note that there are also scented post-motor filters, which act as ‘ordinary’ filters, but also remove odors and freshen the exhaust air.

Bissell 1330 vs Bissell 9595A

Bissell 1330 is somewhat newer model – it has newer brush roll, which is made using an updated Bissell’s OnePass technology to help better clean multiple floor types.

Thus, thanks to such improvements, Bissell 1330 uses 10 Amp motor, while Bissell 9595A uses 12 Amp motor with comparable or even improved cleaning effect (depending on the surface and dirt).
Bissell 1330 has somewhat smaller dirt bin – 2 liters vs 2.2 liters. Also, 1330 model is slightly heavier 15.5 pounds vs 15 pounds, but this doesn’t influence the mobility of the unit – setting proper height of the cleaning foot/nozzle is much more important.

Also, Bissell 9595A comes with an extra cleaning tool – both units come with crevice tool and turbo brush tool, but 9595A model comes with an extra dust brush cleaning tool, which 1330 lacks.

Other than that, Bissell 1330 and Bissell 9595A are practically the same unit.

Which one to buy, Bissell 1330 or 9595A? Bissell 1330 is newer model and IMHO preferred model, but if you do find 9595A on sale, go for 9595A.

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