15 Nov 2015

BISSELL PowerGlide® Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

Last week we celebrated Diwali, the Festival of Lights. It meant the house was in need of a good, thorough clean and gave me the perfect opportunity to put the new Bissell PowerGlide Cordless Vacuum Cleaner through its paces.

BISSELL PowerGlide® Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

Check out how I got on unboxing and assembling this new Bissell vacuum cleaner. It is not often that I am in charge of assembling any new piece of equipment, so the video might make entertaining viewing!

Now, what is it that makes this latest from the Bissell stables so special? Well, it is cordless. It has a rechargeable lithium ion battery that gets fully charged in a couple of hours. The charge lasts for 45 minutes giving you more than enough time to do a thorough clean around the house.

Once out of its box, I put the battery to charge. Once the charging light had turned from red to green, I inserted the battery into the battery housing unit on the vacuum and was ready to give it a test drive.

Lithium ion batter being charged

The battery housing unit on the new Bissell

Making sure the battery clicks into place - ready to start

All the switches that you will need during routine operation are conveniently located at the top of the canister. You have the on-off switch and the button that operates the PowerBrush. And there is the Power Mode button that lets you choose between high and low power modes.

All the switches

I started on normal power with the power brush switched off for our laminate flooring. It was a breeze to guide this Bissell around, thanks to the swivel steering that made it easy to steer and manoeuvre around those pesky corners.

Swivel steering on the Bissell PowerGlide vacuum cleaner

Laminate done, it was time to switch to high power and get the power brush out to tackle the living room rug. Now this is where most of the daily action is. Being high pile, it hides all sorts from crumbs of food to scraps of paper. This was the real test, and I have to say, this BISSELL PowerGlide® Cordless Vacuum Cleaner came up trumps. The collection in the dirt container was proof. I don’t have a ‘before’ and ‘after’ shot – it would have been far too embarrassing, so you will have to take my word for it.

The PowerBrush

This Bissell PowerGlide comes with an easy to lift-off canister that makes it portable. It is powerful yet lightweight. A press of a button and a tug on the handle allowed me to ease the canister off the brush unit. The handle release button got the extension tube out of the body. I attached the crevice brush to its end and remembered to change the diverter switch to redirect the suction to the vacuum hose before embarking on my mission to successfully capture every lingering cobweb from around the house. And get behind the sofa and television cabinet. Something I hadn’t done in a very, very long time.

Lift-off canister makes it portable

Being lightweight meant I was able to clean the stairs with ease, one hand holding the canister, the other guiding the extension tube. And it was back to the power brush, this time on low power mode, to tackle all the carpeted floors upstairs.

Bissell PowerGlide - powerful, lightweight, portable

This was my first time trying a cordless vacuum cleaner for a house clean, and I am pretty impressed with all that Bissell has to offer. It really is powerful, even when tackling those high traffic areas. You wouldn’t have thought that of something that is so lightweight, portable and cordless. If you have had enough of wires trailing behind you as you vacuum around the house, perhaps it is time to give the Bissell PowerGlide a try.  

Disclosure: I was sent a Bissell PowerGlide Cordless Vacuum Cleaner for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.


  1. I am in desperate need for a cordless vacuum. I love in a townhouse so the stairs finish me off during hoovering! I didn't even know Bissell did one. It looks great and I love the fact that it's lightweight x

  2. That sounds great, I'd love to give it a try. I love my hetty hoover but it is quite heavy x

  3. Weirdly enough my vaccuum cleaner died this week and we're on the look out for a new one. I like the idea of a cordless but iften wondered if they are powerful enough.

  4. Looks good. We have 2 Dyson in the house. One animal one for upstairs to get rid of everything and a cordless one downstairs that you can charge. Both brilliant.

  5. I am liking the sound of this vacuum cleaner. We have laminate floors and rugs, so this would be great for us.


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