|Bissel Cleanview Helix Deluxe Upright Vacuum|
The Bissel Cleanview Helix Deluxe Upright Vacuum system comes with three different options: the base model (model 82H1), the Plus model (22C1), and the Deluxe Model (21K3). Between the models there are only slight differences, which is why we chose to review all three together – they basically are the same machine in terms of how they work, suction power, filtration, etc.
The bottom line for us (in case you don’t want to read the entire review) is that we don’t recommend any of these models for the following reasons:
- They are basically normal vacuums that won’t last very long. With so many other great alternatives for around the same amount of money, we can’t recommend that you purchase the Cleanview Helix.
- Suction power is decent, but not spectacular, and decreases rapidly as the vacuum becomes clogged
- Using the attachment tools / hose is almost impossible with how the system is designed (see ease of use below)
While we do like the sub-$100 price tag, we would recommend that you either spend a few more bucks and purchase either the:
- Shark Navigator Upright (which is so much of a better vacuum when compared to the Bissell Helix Upright models)
- Eureka Airspeed Gold (also much better machine)
- Hoover Wind Tunnel T Series (also sub-$100, and a much better vacuum)
Bissell CleanView Helix Review
Like we said earlier, the suction of the Helix Cleanview is fairly standard. It comes with a 12 AMP motor (as do many other vacuum models), but in terms of actual airflow created it’s not nearly as impressive as some of the other models we’ve tested. Unfortunately, we also were not able to get the exact airflow numbers (CFM or Airwatts) from the manufacturer either.
The most important part about the suction, however, is the fact that over time the filters get clogged and decrease the suction of the vacuum (we’ll discuss the filters below).
While you can use this vacuum (supposedly) on all floor types, we also would not recommend using it on hard wood floors, as the beater brush doesn’t turn off – leaving a lot of dirt/debri flying around as you try to vacuum them up.
Ease of Use:
The Bissell Cleanview Helix Base 82H1, Deluxe 21K33, and Plus models are all fairly easy to use. In fact, they are some of the easiest vacuums to put together as only one screw is required for assembly, making it so just about anyone can put them together in just a few minutes. We also like how the vacuums come with a light.
Unfortunately, that’s where the ‘Ease of Use’ advantages end. There are a few key design flaws that we hope Bissell corrects with its next generation Helix vacuums, namely:
- When using the hose /attachments, the vacuum literally spews dirt and debri from it. This is because you have to disconnect the hose from the base (which is normal) in order to use it, and while it’s disconnected the beater brush / suction keeps going in the base – which then flings the dirt out of the tubing. This alone is why we can’t recommend the vacuum cleaner to anyone.
- The hose is fairly short, and much shorter than the competition
- Pain to clean the filters, and you have to clean them too often
When looking at the durability of either of these models, it’s probably best to look at how long the warranties last:
- Bissell Cleanview Helix Base Model: 1 year limited warranty
- Helix Plus Model 22C1: 2 year limited warranty
- Deluxe Model 21K33: 3 year warranty
The Cleanview Helix comes with several different filters: a HEPA media filter, which filters the air as is exits the machine, a pre-motor foam filter, and a circular filter (which has both an inner and out part to it).
The HEPA media filter is not a washable filter, and must be replaced when it becomes dirty, at a cost of about $12 (you can purchase a washable filter for a little more). The other filters are washable – but this is where most customers have issues with the filtration system. With the Helix system, these filters seem to get dirtier faster than other machines, causing the machine to clog and loose suction must faster than it should. While it’s not that hard to access the circular filters or the pre-motor filters, you will end up accessing and cleaning them a lot more than you would like.
Overall, the Bissell Cleanview Helix upright baggless vacuum reviews are positive, earning a 3.8/5 stars from amazon.
Again, we do not recommend buying the Bissell Cleanview Helix for the above reasons. We do like the fact that the machine costs less than $100, but why spend $100 here when you can get the other models we recommend for about the same price.
Vacuums We Do Recommend That Are In The Same Price Range:
|Bissell Cleanview Helix Deluxe Upright Vacuum, Bagless, 21K3|
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