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Agitator — The brush at the base of a vacuum that pushes dirt and debris toward the suction.

Bag change indicator — A light that comes on automatically when it is time to change the bag, so the vacuum can operate at maximum efficiency.

Canister vacuum — Works best on hard surfaces or smaller carpeted areas, such as stairs. A suction hose picks up dirt, and their lightweight structure and retractable cord make this vacuum convenient and ideal for easy storage.

ClearView® — A see-through window for watching the Bissell® DirtLifter® PowerBrush gently and thoroughly remove dirt from your carpeting.

Deep cleaner — Used for heavy-duty jobs on nearly any surface. Perfect for indoor or outdoor use.

DirtLifter® PowerBrush — A powered brush roll at the floor nozzle that gently lifts out deep-down dirt while grooming carpet fibers. The result is enhanced cleaning performance. Also with a floating suspension that self-adjusts to all carpet heights and protects your carpet if you accidentally leave on the power switch. From Bissell.

Easy Empty™ Dirt Container —This Bissell feature means no more bags to buy or change — ever! Plus, its simple, one-hand operation makes it a breeze to empty and replace the dirt container.


Handheld vacuum — Great to have in addition to uprights because they can clean areas your upright is too large for. They are portable and cordless, which make them ideal for cleaning small areas like the car. Perfect for cleaning up after children and pets.

HEPA air filter — High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are extended-surface filters that capture 99% of all dust particles that are a common cause of allergies.

High Traffic — Automatically mixes the right amount of water and cleaning formula to dissolve tough grime and heavy soil typically found on high-traffic areas, like entryways.

Normal — Automatically provides the best mix of water and cleaning formula for most cleaning jobs.

ProHeat® — A patented, built-in heater that heats the water and cleaning solution - just like professional-grade deep cleaners! The temperature safely rises 25° for continuous, heated cleaning. From Bissell.

Quick Release Cord Wrap — With this handy feature, you can release the full length of the vacuum's power cord in one quick, easy movement. Simply rotate the Quick Release Cord Wrap and remove the power cord. From Bissell.

SmartMix® System — This Bissell technology provides custom control for each type of cleaning job. SmartMix lets you choose from one of the following settings:

SmartTemp — On selected Bissell deep cleaners, this temperature control automatically sends water and cleaning formula through a built-in heater to increase the heat of the solution by up to 25°. Then, SmartTemp safely applies the heated solution to the carpet for maximum cleaning performance.

Strain Reliever Handle™ — Ergonomically designed to reduce hand and wrist stress. From Bissell.

Sweeper/stick vacuum — Commonly used for quick, cleanup areas, such as kitchen and bathroom floors. Most stick vacuums have a dirt cup as opposed to bags to collect debris.

Tank-in-Tank™ — Designed to keep clean and dirty water in separate, heavy-duty compartments. So you only have to make one trip to the sink to fill and empty. Plus, because the weight of the water stays in the model's base rather than at your hand, the deep cleaner becomes easier to maneuver for faster cleaning. From Bissell.

Upright vacuum — Perfect for large, carpeted areas of the house. Uprights use a motor-driven beater brush that loosens and removes dirt through suction. Most come with onboard attachments which make cleaning hard-to-reach areas a breeze. Some capture dust and debris in bags, while others are bagless. Some uprights even feature adjustments, allowing you to clean thick pile carpet or hardwood floors with the flick of a switch.

Vacuum bag — The bag attached to the vacuum, which collects dirt particles.

Water rinse/Carpet protector — The best option for a clean water rinse. It should also be used when applying the carpet protection through the applicator.