Bissell 2486 CleanView Bagless Vacuum Cleaner
Bissell 2486 CleanView Bagless Vacuum Cleaner is very affordable, full-size upright vacuum cleaner with wide cleaning path, extension cleaning hose and the set of cleaning tools suitable for cleaning elevated surfaces.
Bissell 2486 is easy to use and maintain and is designed with low maintenance costs in mind, too. It is suitable as the entry level main vacuum cleaner even in medium to large homes. However, don't compare its performances with large and more powerful models that also cost several times more.
Bissell 2486 CleanView Features and Specifications
Bissell 2486 CleanView main cleaner head is based on the so-called 'OnePass Technology', allowing the unit to clean both bare and carpeted floors with the single or with least possible passes, saving time and effort.
Thanks to the 'Scatter-Free Technology', debris scattering by the rotating brushroll is minimized, which is very important for people having mostly bare floors.
In order to clean elevated surfaces, Bissell 2486 CleanView comes with cleaning hose, extension wand and three cleaning tools, including TurboBrush Tool, Dusting Brush, Crevice Tool, all carried onboard the unit.
Bissell 2486 CleanView is relatively lightweight upright vacuum cleaner, weighing 13.8 pounds (~6.25 kg) - there are lighter units on the market as well, but don't forget that cleaning hose and tools are carried on the unit all the time.
Cleaning path is 13.5 inches (~34.3 cm), allowing the user to clean rather large area quickly.
Main cleaner head features transparent brushroll cover, allowing the user to monitor the condition of the brushroll all the time.
As the brushroll spins, it agitates the dirt and pulls out deeply embedded dirt and hair, pet hair included, which is all then vacuumed into the unit by strong suction.
Bissell 2486 CleanView is powered via 8 Amps motor that creates plenty of suction - stronger motors means stronger suction, but also larger weight and often higher price.
8 Amps motor in combination with rotating brushroll cleans various floors rather well.
Note: Bissell 2486 CleanView is simple to use and maintain vacuum cleaner, but when it arrives, read the manual thoroughly.
Although Bissell 2486 CleanView doesn't feature edge bristles, it cleans the floors almost to the wall, leaving just a very narrow area uncleaned - this area can easily be vacuumed later using Crevice Tool and cleaning hose.
Power cord is 25 feel (~7.62 m) long and in combination with 6 feet (~1.83 m) hose, provide the user with excellent cleaning reach using just one wall power socket.
Unit doesn't feature automatic power cord rewind system - it is up to the user to manually wrap the power cord after the cleaning task is done.
Bissell 2486 CleanView is intended for vacuuming various types of floors, including bare floors, hardwood floors, carpets, stairs, area rugs and similar.
Although it doesn't feature suction control, Bissell 2486 CleanView comes with adjustable main cleaner head height, allowing the user to manually adjust it - when the unit is hard to push/pull, or when vacuuming high-pile carpets, plush carpets or similar surfaces, increase the main cleaner head height.
Main brushroll doens't feature system for automatic removal of tangled hair and lint, so it is up to the user to manually clean the brushroll when time comes.
Bissell 2486 CleanView doesn't feature full swivel mechanism, but it is nonetheless easy to maneuver and clean around the floor objects and obstacles. And when its 13.5 inches wide cleaner hed can't reach, Crevice Tool (or some other tool) can easily reach and clean.
Dirt bin is large and transparent, allowing the user to see type and amount of vacuumed dirt. Maximum dirt capacity is 1 liter, allowing the user to vacuum large areas without the need to empty the dirt bin during vacuuming.
Dirt bin features simple and efficient bottom emptying system, enabling the user to empty the dirt bin directly into the trash can, without every touching the dirt.
Bissell 2486 CleanView features multilayered air filtration system. Actual air filtration level is unknown, but it is rather good.
First layer of air filtration is cyclonic action in the dirt bit, which separates air and larger debris and hair. In order for this layer to function properly, it is important not to fill the dirt bin above the 'Max Fill Line'.
Bissell 2486 CleanView uses Style 1214 pre-motor air filter, Pre-motor air filter is made of sponge/foam and is hand washable using warm water and mild detergent. After the air filter is completely dry, reassemble it back into the unit.
Note: never, but really never operate the vacuum cleaner with moist/wet pre-motor air filter or no air filters at all. This can damage the unit and void its 2-year limited warranty.
Bissell 2486 CleanView uses Style 1526 post-motor pleated air filter. Post-motor air filter is NOT washable - from time to time it is recommended to remove the air filter from the unit and to tap it onto the hard surface (inner surface of the trash can is jsut fine) to remove the loose dirt. After that, reassemble the psot-motor air filter back into the unit.
It is recommended to replace the air filters every 3-6 months, depending on the unit's use and dirt type.
Bissell 2486 CleanView Cleaning Tools and Attachments
Bissell 2486 CleanView comes with the flexible cleaning hose and wand and three additional cleaning tools, carried onboard the unit:
- Crevice Tool is long and narrow cleaning tool, allowing the user to clean corners, edges, gaps, between mattresses and cushions and similar hard to reach areas.
- Dusting Brush is intended for dusting of elevated surfaces. As the bristles glide over the surface, they agitate the dust and other small particles which are then vacuumed by strong suction.
- TurboBrush Tool is motorized cleaning tool featuring small rotating brushroll. As the brushroll spins, it picks up dirt and hair even from carpeted and upholstered area easily. Brushroll is powered via small air turbine and requires no electrical connection with the main unit.
Note that the TurboBrush Tool is not maintenance free tool and it is up to the user to periodically cleans the brushroll from the tangled hair and lint and to check if the air turbine is clog-free.
Long Story Short: Bissell 2486 CleanView features wide cleaning path, long reach, good air filtration, large dirt bin, good suction, three onboard cleaning tools, motorized main cleaner head etc.
It doesn't feature LED headlights, HEPA air filtration, various onboard sensors, automatic power cord rewind system etc. But, those features would make the unit larger, heavier, and more expensive.
If you are looking for an entry level, rather affordable upright vacuum cleaner that gets its job done, consider this unit.
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