Product Review: Bissell Momentum Vacuum Cleaner

The Bissell Momentum is a moderately priced, high-efficiency, bagless vacuum that is powerful enough for professional use, yet affordable for the budget-conscious shopper. The Bissell Momentum provides many convenient features and few drawbacks. Retail price for the Bissell Momentum averages about $139 but it may be found on sale as low as $99.

Bissell Momentum Review

If your former vacuum cleaner is performing moderately well, or worse, prepare to be embarrassed the first time you run the Bissell Momentum. When you pride yourself on clean floors and learn just how much dirt, dust, or carpet freshener has taken residence in the carpet.

The bagless Bissell Momentum collects the debris in a large, clear, salmon-tinted container that is both easy to remove and clean. After the first run with the Bissell Momentum, the nearly full dust-catcher didn’t support the fact that the floor had been vacuumed only two days prior. Albeit the vacuum cleaner the Bissell Momentum replaced should have been retired months ago.

Not only is the Bissell Momentum powerful, the vacuum cleaner offers several features that save time and provide convenience. Of particular note is the 35-foot power cord which is not frequently found on vacuum cleaners.

The 15-inch dual-edge cleaning base and heavy-duty brush makes for truly efficient vacuuming. Dirt and dust is readily suctioned with fewer motions and Surround Suction® technology allows the Bissell Momentum to clean well around baseboards.

No filter cleaning is necessary as the Bissell Momentum utilizes a Hepa Media filter that is designed to be replaced as needed, for about $12. An air flow indicator located on the front of the vacuum shows that the vacuum is working at maximum potential.

For those who use attachments, the Bissell Momentum comes with an exceptionally useful one, a rotating TurboBrush® that works well on both stairs and upholstery.

A crevice cleaner, dust brush and a 15-inch extension tool are also included.

The 12-foot stretch hose on the Bissell Momentum is wider than most vacuums possess and durable, making it harder to clog or crack.

Seven height settings are available on the Bissell Momentum, which some may find overkill while others prefer the precision.

Bissell Momentum Drawbacks

Few cons exist to the Bissell Momentum but a couple of features could be improved upon.

Attachment Hose: The attachment hose extends adequately when pulling it vertically or above the vacuum, but if pulled horizontally the vacuum tips over rather easily. So the advertised 12-foot stretch hose is somewhat misleading.

Weight: The Bissell Momentum feels lightweight while vacuuming yet this model is moderately heavy at roughly 20 pounds. This is lightweight for its power class but individuals who want a truly portable vacuum may find this a bit heavy.

Bissell Momentum Specifications:

  1. 12 amps and bagless technology
  2. Rotating DirtLifter brush system
  3. Cyclonic cleaning technology keeps filters clean longer and provides more suction
  4. 15″ wide cleaning path with clear foot window
  5. HEPA media filter
  6. Easy Empty dirt container
  7. 12′ flexible stretch hose
  8. Powered rotating TurboBrush attachment
  9. 35′ power cord
  10. Dual edge cleaning with surround suction for hard to reach places