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BISSELL CleanView/CleanView Swivel Pet Rewind Vacuum Review

Tested using Methodology v1.1
Review updated May 09, 2023 at 02:44 pm
Latest change: Writing modified May 09, 2023 at 02:44 pm
BISSELL CleanView/CleanView Swivel Pet Rewind Picture
7.0
Bare Floor
7.3
Low-Pile Carpet
6.8
High-Pile Carpet
7.3
Pets
5.9
Stairs
6.3
Cars
4.9
Workshop

The BISSELL CleanView/CleanView Swivel Pet Rewind is an upright vacuum. It's positioned above the entry-level BISSELL PowerForce Helix, with a longer range, a broader assortment of attachments, and a slightly more potent suction motor, but below the pricier, more sturdily-built BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo. The CleanView boasts a high-capacity dustbin and five levels of height adjustment for its floorhead, but no brushroll off switch.

It's worth noting that there are multiple variants of this vacuum, which offer slightly different design features, like swivel steering, different attachments, or an automatic power cord retraction system, though these differences are unlikely to result in significant differences in debris pickup performance. Further details on the differences between models are outlined in the Differences Between Variants section of the review.

Our Verdict

7.0 Bare Floor

The BISSELL CleanView is satisfactory for bare floors. While it can easily pick up pet hair and most small and bulky debris, it's very bulky. Its hose is fairly short, and it even the Swivel variant's rotating head does little to improve maneuverability. The vacuum also feel flimsy, there are several parts that you need to regularly maintain, and its filters need to be replaced once every few months, depending on usage.

Pros
  • Cleans up pet hair on all surface types.
  • Several tools and brushes included.
Cons
  • Sub-par maneuverability.
  • Flimsy plastic build.
7.3 Low-Pile Carpet

The BISSELL CleanView is decent for low-pile carpet. It can pick up all pet hair and most solid debris. On the downside, even though the Swivel variant has a rotating head, it doesn't really make maneuvering this vacuum any easier, and its short hose can make cleaning tight spots a bit difficult too. The vacuum also has a flimsy, plasticky build, and it incurs moderately high recurring costs.

Pros
  • Cleans up pet hair on all surface types.
  • Several tools and brushes included.
Cons
  • Sub-par maneuverability.
  • Flimsy plastic build.
6.8 High-Pile Carpet

The BISSELL CleanView is alright for high-pile carpet. It easily picks up all pet hair from high-pile carpet and does an okay job of handling solid debris. On the downside, in spite of its five-level head height adjustment, it can still get bogged down in thick carpeting. Recurring costs are moderately high, and accessing some of its components for regular maintenance can be somewhat time-consuming.

Pros
  • Cleans up pet hair on all surface types.
  • Several tools and brushes included.
Cons
  • Sub-par maneuverability.
  • Flimsy plastic build.
7.3 Pets

The BISSELL CleanView is decent for pets. It easily picks up pet hair on most floor types as well as upholstered furniture when using its turbo brush tool, which is great if your cat or dog sheds a lot. However, accessing its brushroll to clear off any tangled hair can be a time-consuming affair. It isn't allergen sealed and lacks a HEPA filter too, so it isn't the best option if you suffer from allergies. It's also pretty noisy as far as vacuums go, which isn't ideal if your pet is sensitive to loud noises.

Pros
  • Cleans up pet hair on all surface types.
  • Several tools and brushes included.
Cons
  • Flimsy plastic build.
  • Poor air filtration performance.
5.9 Stairs

The BISSELL CleanView is inadequate for cleaning stairs. It has a handle so you can carry it between steps but its hose length is quite short, so you have to move the vacuum if you're using it in its semi-handheld configuration. If you're using it in its upright configuration, the vacuum may tip over, which is likely to result in damage due to its cheap-feeling, fragile construction. That being said, if you don't mind taking your time cleaning, it does an overall decent job cleaning on different surface types.

Pros
  • Can be used in semi-handheld configuration.
  • Several tools and brushes included.
Cons
  • Sub-par maneuverability.
  • Flimsy plastic build.
  • Short hose length.
6.3 Cars

The BISSELL CleanView is an upright vacuum and it isn't recommended for cleaning your car.

4.9 Workshop

The BISSELL CleanView isn't designed for workshop cleaning. It does a great job of dealing with normal household messes on hard floors but is likely to be damaged when dealing with workshop debris like wood or metal shavings. It also can't clear away liquid spills.

Pros
  • Several tools and brushes included.
Cons
  • Flimsy plastic build.
  • Can't clear liquid spills
  • 7.0 Bare Floor
  • 7.3 Low-Pile Carpet
  • 6.8 High-Pile Carpet
  • 7.3 Pets
  • 5.9 Stairs
  • 6.3 Cars
  • 4.9 Workshop
  1. Updated May 09, 2023: We've updated the text in the review to account for the new tests and scoring methodology in Vacuum Test Bench 1.0 and Vacuum Test Bench 1.1.
  2. Updated May 05, 2023: We've changed the product name to 'BISSELL CleanView/CleanView Swivel Pet Rewind' for the review to encompass all model variants and updated the 'Introduction', 'Quality Of Life Features', 'Maneuverability', 'Tools And Brushes', and 'Storing' sections to outline the differences between models.
  3. Updated Nov 22, 2022: We've changed the full product name to 'BISSELL CleanView Swivel' in order for the review to encompass all model variants.
  4. Updated Oct 13, 2022: We've included a link to the Dirt Devil Endura Max vacuum review in the 'Portability' section to provide an example of an alternative that isn't quite as heavy.
  5. Updated Aug 23, 2022: This vacuum's suction force has been retested with a more accurate manometer. The test results for the 'Maximum Suction' and 'Normal Suction' fields have been updated. All relevant scores have been updated.
  6. Updated Aug 03, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.1.
  7. Updated May 02, 2022: Lowered 'Cracks' score to maintain consistency with similarly-performing vacuums.
  8. Updated Apr 13, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  9. Updated Aug 07, 2020: Review published.
  10. Updated Jul 28, 2020: Early access published.

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Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The BISSELL CleanView is available in several variants with different additional features, though debris pickup performance should be near-identical across all models. We tested the CleanView Swivel Pet variant.

Model Name Additional Features Notes
BISSELL CleanView N/A  Doesn't come with a soft bristle brush
BISSELL CleanView Swivel Pet  Swivel steering  
BISSELL CleanView Swivel Pet Rewind Automatic cord rewind and swivel steering  
BISSELL CleanView Pet Rewind Automatic cord rewind  
BISSELL CleanView Bagged Pet Bagged dirt compartment  

If someone comes across another variant of this vacuum that isn't listed above, let us know in the forums.

Compared To Other Vacuums

The BISSELL CleanView is an upright vacuum that's designed for cleaning up after shedding pets. It can pick up pet hair on all surface types with little problems but unlike the BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo, it doesn't use a HEPA filter, making it a poor option if you suffer from serious allergies. That being said, even if you don't have pets, it still has an overall decent performance across bare floors as well as low and high-pile carpet.

If you're looking for an alternative, take a look at our list of recommendations for the best vacuums for pet hair, the best upright vacuums, and the best bagless vacuum cleaners.

BISSELL PowerForce Helix

The BISSELL PowerForce Helix and BISSELL CleanView each have their own strengths. The PowerForce Helix has better performance on low as well as high-pile carpet, it's lighter, and its dirt compartment is bigger. It's also easier to maintain and there are fewer recurring costs. However, the CleanView has significantly better performance on bare floors, and it comes with a couple more tools and brushes than the PowerForce.

Shark Navigator Lift-Away Speed

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Speed is significantly better than the BISSELL CleanView. The Shark performs much better on all surface types and it's easier to maneuver. Also, the dirt compartment is bigger, and there are fewer recurring costs. However, the BISSELL comes with a turbo brush.

Dirt Devil Endura Max

The BISSELL CleanView is better than the Dirt Devil Endura Max for most uses. The BISSELL has a longer overall range, making it a little easier to clean larger spaces, comes with a much wider assortment of tools, including a miniature turbo brush, and delivers significantly better overall cleaning performance. That said, the Dirt Devil has a larger dustbin, incurs lower ownership costs, and weighs less.

BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus [Turbo, Turbo Rewind]

The BISSELL CleanView is a much better upright vacuum for cleaning pet hair than the BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo. The CleanView Swivel is easier to maintain, and it can pick up pet hair on all surface types. It also has a significantly better performance on bare floors and a slightly better performance on low-pile carpet. However, the Pet Hair Eraser Turbo uses a HEPA filter, it has a much better performance on high-pile carpet, it's significantly easier to maneuver, and it feels better built.

Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe [NV360, UV440]

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe is better than the BISSELL CleanView. The Shark is better-built, has a longer hose, is easier to maneuver, and performs better on high-pile carpet. In contrast, the BISSELL performs better on bare floors and low-pile carpet.

Hoover WindTunnel 2 Whole House Rewind

The BISSELL CleanView is a better vacuum than the Hoover WindTunnel 2 Whole House Rewind. The BISSELL performs better on all surface types, and it has an alternative configuration for cleaning harder-to-reach places. However, the Hoover has better storing capabilities, a longer range, and virtually no recurring costs. It's also significantly easier to maintain.

Dyson Ball Animal 2 Total Clean/Origin

The Dyson Ball Animal 2 is a better overall vacuum than the BISSELL CleanView. The Dyson cleans all surface types better, it has an anti-allergy filter, it's easier to maintain, and there are virtually no recurring costs. It also has a better range, a pet grooming tool, and it's significantly easier to maneuver.

BISSELL Adapt Ion Pet/XRT

The BISSELL CleanView and the BISSELL Adapt Ion Pet/XRT are, for the most part, similarly performing vacuums but the Adapt Ion Pet is a better choice if you need more mobility. The Adapt Ion Pet has a better build quality, virtually no recurring costs, and it's cordless so it has an unlimited range. It's also very portable, especially as it can be reconfigured into a handheld vacuum if you want to clean your car or hard-to-reach places. While it's significantly more maneuverable, it doesn't perform as well picking up small and large debris as the CleanView. The CleanView is also corded, which some users may prefer.

Eureka FloorRover

The Eureka FloorRover is a bit better overall than the BISSELL CleanView. While the BISSELL performs a bit better all-around on bare floors and low-pile carpets, it struggles a bit on high-pile carpet, and it lacks a HEPA filter to reduce allergens. The Eureka, meanwhile, has a longer range, fewer recurring costs, and is a little easier to maneuver.

Kenmore Intuition Bagged

The BISSELL CleanView and Kenmore Intuition Bagged have different advantages, and you may prefer one over the other depending on your needs. The BISSELL is a bagless vacuum with slightly lower recurring costs and marginally lighter construction. It also struggles less with cleaning pet hair.  However, the bagged Kenmore performs better overall on bare floors and high-pile carpet, has an allergen-trapping HEPA filter, and is easier to maintain.

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Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
6.0
Design
Build Quality
Vacuum Type
Upright

Build quality is mediocre. The vacuum is made from plastic including parts like its hose and two wheels, which makes it feel flimsy overall. The turbo brush and dirt compartment also seem like they could crack if dropped. There are also a lot of pieces to assemble and in order to use the vacuum, you need to attach the handle to the body with two screws. That being said, everything else clips together.

Unfortunately, the brushroll doesn't stop spinning when the vacuum is on, so if you want to have it in the upright position and the head isn't high enough, it may damage your floor. Luckily, there's a head adjustment dial on the vacuum head.

5.5
Design
User Maintenance

This vacuum has quite a few parts that need to be cleaned periodically.

  • Dirt compartment: The dirt compartment is easily removable. It opens from the bottom so you can empty dirt or the cyclone cylinder. You can wash the cyclone cylinder with warm water plus a mild detergent, but you need to let it dry for 24 hours before using it again.
  • Brushroll: The brushroll is a bit of a hassle to take out, as you first have to remove six Phillips screws and the brushroll plate. You can also remove the brushroll belt if you want to check if this part has been damaged or stretched, and you can pull or cut out hair tangled around the brush. No specific maintenance interval is given, but you should clean the roller as needed since it tends to collect a lot of long hair.
  • Pre-motor filters: There are two filters, one carbon and one foam, found on the top of the dirt compartment, both of which can simply be pulled free. They should also be washed periodically with warm water and mild detergent before being left to dry for at least 24 hours.
  • Post-motor filter: This filter can't be washed. You can only access to it once you've removed the dirt compartment, and you just need to twist it to take it out. Other than the fact that it can't be washed under water, no other maintenance instructions are given. That said, you can gently tap on it to dislodge any stuck-on dust or dirt.

6.5
Design
Recurring Cost
Bag Part Number No bag
Filter Part Number 1608225/1601972
HEPA Filter Part Number No HEPA Filter

Recurring costs are reasonably low.

  • Pre-motor filters: There are two pre-motor filters, one carbon and one foam. Both need to be replaced every six to eight months, depending on use and how often they're cleaned. The foam filter can be purchased here, while the carbon filter can be purchased here. A Febreeze-scented variant of the foam pre-motor filter can be purchased here.

BISSELL also sells replacement vacuum belts directly on their website if the original one is damaged.

7.1
Design
Storing
Height
44.09" (112.0 cm)
Width
13.78" (35.0 cm)
Depth
12.80" (32.5 cm)
Cord Storing
Manual
On-Board Tool Storage
Yes
Vacuum Rack/Station
No

This vacuum is decently easy to store. While it has a fairly wide footprint, you can store most of its brushes and tools directly on the vacuum body. If you go for the Rewind model, you get the added bonus of an automatic power cord retraction system, so you won't have to gather up its power cord manually.

7.8
Design
Dirt Compartment
Bagless
Yes
Volume
0.26 gal (1.00 L)
Full Indicator
Yes
Bag Included
No Bag Needed

This vacuum has a good-sized dirt compartment. It's made of clear plastic and it has a line to indicate when it's full, which is nice.

Design
In The Box

  • Vacuum head/body
  • Vacuum handle
  • Wand
  • Hose
  • Dirt compartment
  • Inner cyclone
  • Crevice tool
  • Upholstery tool
  • Soft bristle brush
  • Turbo brush
  • Pre-motor filter (foam)
  • Pre-motor filter (carbon)
  • User guide

7.1
Design
Range
Cordless
No
Cord Length
26.90 ft (8.2 m)
Hose Length
3.28 ft (1.00 m)
Minimum Wand Length
0.72 ft (0.22 m)
Maximum Wand Length
3.08 ft (0.94 m)
Total Range
29.99 ft (9.14 m)

Range is decent. It has a fairly long power cord, enabling you to clean pretty large rooms without swapping outlets, but its hose is quite short even when stretched out, which makes it difficult to clean hard-to-reach spots, like shelves or the tops of wardrobes.

7.0
Design
Portability
Total Weight
14.11 lbs (6.40 kg)
Weight In Hand
3.02 lbs (1.37 kg)
Carrying handle
Yes

This vacuum is decently portable. While it's heavy overall, it's on the lighter end of the scale for a full-size upright, and it places little weight in hour hand while in use. Still, you might want to check out the Dirt Devil Endura Max if you're looking for a bagless upright that weighs a little less.

0
Design
Battery
Minimum Battery Life
N/A
Maximum Battery Life
N/A
Recharge Time
N/A
Recharge Dock
No
Battery Life Indicator
No
Removable Batteries
No

This is a corded vacuum that doesn't have a battery.

Design
Quality Of Life Features
Rotating Head
Yes
Power Adjustment
No
Self-Propelled
No
Headlights
No
Easy On/Off
Yes
Head Surface Type Adjustment
Manual

This vacuum has a couple of extra features. There are five surface settings: I (bare floors and low-pile carpet), II, III, IIII, IIIII (high-pile carpet and shag carpet). You can adjust the dial as you need, which is good if you're having a hard time pushing the vacuum around. It's worth noting that the standard CleanView model doesn't have a pivoting floorhead, but the BISSELL CleanView Swivel Pet and BISSELL CleanView Swivel Pet Rewind models do.

Design
Tools And Brushes
Brushroll
Yes
Brushroll On/Off
No
Removable Brushroll
Yes
Turbo Brush
Yes
Crevice Tool
Yes
Upholstery Tool
Yes
Soft Bristle Brush
Yes
Hard Bristle Brush
No
Extension Wand
Yes
Ceiling Fan Tool
No
Pet Grooming Tool
No

This vacuum comes with a few tools and brushes. The crevice tool is stored inside the extension wand. There's also a soft-bristle brush and an upholstery tool with a triangular brush design so you can get into tight corners. Unfortunately, the soft bristle brush isn't included with the standard CleanView variant.

Design
Alternative Configuration
Blower Mode
No

This vacuum can also be used in a half-held position with the wand and crevice tool attached.

Performance
8.0
Performance
Bare Floor Performance (Hardwood, Laminate, Tiles)
Setting Used Dial Setting "I"
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L) 92%
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) 93%
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L) 93%
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L) N/A
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L) N/A
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L) N/A
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L) 96%
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) 96%
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L) 97%
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L) N/A
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L) N/A
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L) N/A

This vacuum does a great job on bare floors, with a caveat. It clears away the majority of small debris like rice and bulkier material like cereal on this surface type, but a small amount of material can be flung outwards by the rotation of its brushroll, forcing you to clean up afterwards; a brushroll off switch would really help with rectifying this issue.

8.3
Performance
Low-Pile Carpet Performance
Setting Used Dial Setting "I"
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L) 87%
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) 87%
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L) 86%
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L) N/A
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L) N/A
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L) N/A
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L) 78%
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) 78%
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L) 78%
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L) N/A
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L) N/A
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L) N/A

Performance on low-pile carpet is great with the surface setting set to 'I'. It can clear away the majority of fine debris like baking soda and larger material like sand within two or three passes, though unfortunately a small amount of material can get stuck within its hose.

6.8
Performance
High-Pile Carpet Performance
Setting Used Dial Setting "I"
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L) 44%
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) 44%
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L) 43%
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L) N/A
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L) N/A
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L) N/A
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L) 56%
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) 56%
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L) 57%
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L) N/A
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L) N/A
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L) N/A

This vacuum does an okay job of cleaning high-pile carpet. You'll need to make a couple of extra passes to fully clear away larger debris like sand and finer material like baking soda on this surface type.

10
Performance
Pet Hair Floor Performance
Bare Floor
100%
Low-Pile Carpet
100%
High-Pile Carpet
100%

This vacuum does an exceptional job of cleaning up pet hair on bare floors as well as low and high-pile carpet. However, the brushroll tends to collect a lot of hair. Since you need to remove six screws and a brushguard to access it, cleaning the roller is also a bit of a hassle.

4.3
Performance
Suction
Maximum Suction
1.3 inH₂O (0.32 kPa)
Setting Used For Maximum Dial Setting "I"
Normal Suction
1.3 inH₂O (0.32 kPa)
Setting Used For Normal Dial Setting "I"
Hose Diameter
1.4" (3.5 cm)

Real-world suction performance is sub-par. Even with its floorhead set to its lowest level, this vacuum doesn't generate a very tight seal against the ground and consequently exerts much less suction than a higher-end upright like the Dyson Ball Animal 3.

7.0
Performance
Noise
Bare Floor
84.3 dBA
Low-Pile Carpet
81.1 dBA

This vacuum is fairly noisy. It's noticeably louder when running compared to most other pricier bagless uprights like the Shark Stratos Upright, and the sound of it running is sufficient to drown out most nearby conversation.

5.5
Performance
Maneuverability

Maneuverability is sub-par. Even though all Swivel variants have a rotating head, it doesn't really help in maneuvering the vacuum better. The dirt compartment is somewhat bulky and it can block you from getting underneath tables or chairs. It tends to suck up rugs and tassels too, which is a bit annoying. That being said, it's easy to clean furniture with the upholstery brush but the vacuum may tip over when using the hose. The brushroll may also get stuck on carpet and if you need to switch between different head levels, you need to crouch to change it. The brushroll may even damage the floor if placed upright and if the head height isn't adjusted to a higher level.

8.0
Performance
Pet Hair Furniture Performance
Sofa Pickup Post Test

The turbo brush tool included with the Swivel Pet variant of the BISSELL Cleanview is great for dealing with pet hair on upholstered surfaces, with very little remaining stuck to the tool. That said, you do have to hold it at a bit of an angle to maintain close contact with the fabric surfaces. The triangular upholstery brush isn't as effective for dealing with large amounts of hair, but it's fine for dealing with a few shorter strands.

Performance
Air Quality
Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)
No

Air filtration performance is poor. The vacuum isn't rated as being allergen-sealed and lacks a HEPA filter. Particulate matter can escape from panel gaps at the top of its floorhead.

7.0
Performance
Cracks
Wood Cracks Post Test

This vacuum does a decent job of cleaning cracks. With its brushroll set to its lowest 'I" setting, it manages to clear away debris wedged in shallow cracks and crevices, though the bulky design of its floorhead can make it hard to clean crevices near walls. If you're planning on cleaning deeper crevices, you should use the dedicated crevice tool.

1.0
Performance
Stains
Stain Pickup Post Test

This vacuum has no impact on stains.

0
Performance
Water
Wet Compatible
No
Water Pickup Post Test
Automation
0
Automation
Physical Automation
Automatic Recharging
No
Automatic Bag Emptying
No
Pathing Algorithm
No Pathing Algorithm
Physical Boundary Markers
No
Scheduled Start Buttons
No
Cycle Control Buttons
No
Navigation Control Buttons
No

This vacuum lacks any automation capabilities.

0
Automation
Companion App Automation
App Name
No App
iOS Availability
No
Android Availability
No
Software Boundary Markers (No Go Zones)
No
App Scheduled Start
No
App Cycle Control
No
Navigation Control within App
No

There's no smartphone app integration for this vacuum.