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BISSELL CleanView Swivel Vacuum Review

Tested using Methodology v1.1
Reviewed Aug 07, 2020 at 08:40 am
BISSELL CleanView Swivel 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
Vacuum Type
Upright
Bagless
Yes
Cordless
No
Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)
No
Wet Compatible
No

The BISSELL CleanView Swivel is an upright vacuum designed for cleaning pet hair. Even though it doesn't use an anti-allergy (HEPA) filter, it's still an excellent choice for those who have shedding pets as it can easily pick up hair from all surface types. It also has a decent performance overall on bare floors as well as low to high-pile carpet. On the downside, while it's fairly easy to maintain, there are a couple of recurring costs, which can add up over time. It doesn't have a very long range, and it has sub-par maneuverability as its rotating head doesn't help improve its ability to move through rooms. On the upside, it comes with several tools and brushes, and it can be configured into a semi-handheld position, which is helpful for cleaning upholstery.

Our Verdict

7.0 Bare Floor

The BISSELL CleanView Swivel is satisfactory for bare floors. While it can easily pick up pet hair and most small and large debris, it can be hard to maneuver around a room. Its hose length is fairly short while its rotating head doesn't improve its sub-par maneuverability too much. The vacuum is also very plasticky, which makes it 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. On the upside, this vacuum is somewhat easy to maintain overall.

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 Swivel is decent for low-pile carpet. It can pick up all pet hair and most large debris. Even though it struggles a bit more with smaller debris, it can still clean up a lot of it. On the downside, even though it has a rotating head, it doesn't really make maneuvering this vacuum any better and its short hose can make cleaning a bit more time consuming too. The vacuum also has a flimsy, plastic build, and it has a couple of recurring costs. It's somewhat easy to maintain.

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 Swivel is alright for high-pile carpet. It easily picks up all pet hair from shag carpet and while it struggles a lot more to pick up small and large debris, it still does a satisfactory job overall, and it's somewhat easy to maintain. On the downside, it has sub-par maneuverability and its rotating head doesn't really do much to improve it. Its hose has a short range, which can be a little frustrating if you need to clean a hard-to-reach place. There are recurring costs as well, and replacing the filters can add up if you're constantly cleaning.

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 Swivel is excellent for pets. It easily picks up pet hair on all surface types, which is great if your cat or dog sheds a lot, and it's somewhat easy to maintain. However, this vacuum is made from plastic, giving it a flimsy feel. There's also a couple of recurring costs, which can add up, especially if you use your vacuum a lot.

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

The BISSELL CleanView Swivel is disappointing 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, and as it has a plastic body, you could crack the dirt compartment if dropped. 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 Swivel is an upright vacuum and it isn't recommended for cleaning your car.

  • 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 Nov 22, 2022: We've changed the full product name to 'BISSELL CleanView Swivel' in order for the review to encompass all model variants.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Updated Aug 03, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.1.
  5. Updated May 02, 2022: Lowered 'Cracks' score to maintain consistency with similarly-performing vacuums.
  6. Updated Apr 13, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  7. Updated Aug 07, 2020: Review published.
  8. Updated Jul 28, 2020: Early access published.

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Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The BISSELL CleanView Swivel also comes in several other variants with different additional features, but we expect our results to be valid for these variants as well.

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 a BISSELL CleanView Swivel that's different from ours, let us know in the discussions and we'll update our review.

Compared To Other Vacuums

The BISSELL CleanView Swivel 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, which those who have allergies may find a little disappointing. 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. However, it doesn't perform as well as the Dyson Ball Animal 2 overall, and it has a lot more recurring costs too.

Shark Navigator Lift-Away

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away is significantly better than the BISSELL CleanView Swivel. 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.

BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo

The BISSELL CleanView Swivel 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

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe NV360 is better than the BISSELL CleanView Swivel. The Shark is better-built, incurs virtually no recurring costs, has a longer hose, is easier to maneuver, and performs better on high-pile carpet. The BISSELL performs better on bare floors and low-pile carpet and comes with more attachments.

Hoover WindTunnel 2 Whole House Rewind

The BISSELL CleanView Swivel 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.

BISSELL PowerForce Helix

The BISSELL PowerForce Helix is a better upright vacuum for carpets than the BISSELL CleanView Swivel. 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.

Dyson Ball Animal 2

The Dyson Ball Animal 2 is a better overall vacuum than the BISSELL CleanView Swivel. 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

The BISSELL CleanView Swivel and the BISSELL Adapt Ion 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 Swivel. The CleanView Swivel is also corded, which some users may prefer.

Eureka FloorRover Elite NEU630

The Eureka FloorRover Elite NEU630 is a bit better overall than the BISSELL CleanView Swivel. 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 Swivel 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.

Dirt Devil Endura Max

The BISSELL CleanView Swivel 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.

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Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
6.0
Design
Build Quality
Vacuum Type
Upright

The BISSELL CleanView Swivel has a mediocre build quality. 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 is somewhat easy to maintain.

  • 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: You can remove the brushroll by removing 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, and you can pull or cut out hair tangled around the brush.
  • Pre-motor filters: There are two filters, one carbon and one foam, found on the top of the dirt compartment.
  • Post-motor (HEPA) filter: This filter can't be washed. You have access to it once you remove the dirt compartment, and you just need to twist it to take it out. If dust/debris accumulates on it, gently tap the filter against a trash container to remove it.

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

The BISSELL CleanView Swivel has a couple of recurring costs.

  • 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 also comes in a Febreze-brand variant, which is advertised to help cut down odors, but we don't currently test for this. Both filters are sold separately.

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

The BISSELL CleanView Swivel can store away decently. While it has a fairly wide footprint, you can store most of its brushes and tools directly on the vacuum body.

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)

The BISSELL CleanView Swivel has a sub-par range. It has a fairly long cord length but its hose is quite short when stretched out.

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

The BISSELL CleanView Swivel has decent portability. While it's heavy, there's a carrying handle so you can easily bring the vacuum to another floor. 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 vacuum 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

The BISSELL CleanView Swivel has a couple of extra features. This vacuum has five dial 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. There's also a rotating head, but it doesn't rotate very well.

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

The BISSELL CleanView Swivel Pet comes with a few tools and brushes. The crevice tool is stored inside the extension wand. There's also an upholstery tool with a triangular brush design so you can get into tight corners.

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

The BISSELL CleanView Swivel is great on bare floors. It can pick up all pet hair and most small and large debris. However, the vacuum tends to send large and small debris in different directions and it can take multiple passes for the vacuum to fully capture this debris.

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

The BISSELL CleanView Swivel is excellent on low-pile carpet. Just like on bare floors, it picks up all pet hair. While it slightly struggles to pick up large debris, and it has a bit harder time picking up small debris like baking soda, it can still pick up most of the debris. However, debris can get stuck in the hose itself.

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

The BISSELL CleanView Swivel is decent on high-pile carpet. While it struggles a lot more with both small and large debris on this surface type, it can pick up pet hair easily. Just like on low-pile carpet, debris can also get stuck in the hose. Luckily, the vacuum's performance stays consistent as the dirt compartment fills up. If you're looking for a similar upright vacuum with a better performance on high-pile carpet, check out the BISSELL PowerForce Helix.

10
Performance
Pet Hair Floor Performance
Bare Floor
100%
Low-Pile Carpet
100%
High-Pile Carpet
100%
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)
7.0
Performance
Noise
Bare Floor
84.3 dBA
Low-Pile Carpet
81.1 dBA
5.5
Performance
Maneuverability

The BISSELL CleanView Swivel has sub-par maneuverability. Even though it has 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. If you're looking for an upright vacuum with better maneuverability, check out the BISSELL Adapt Ion.

8.0
Performance
Pet Hair Furniture Performance
Sofa Pickup Post Test
Performance
Air Quality
Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)
No
7.0
Performance
Cracks
Wood Cracks Post Test

The BISSELL CleanView Swivel has decent crack-cleaning performance. 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
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

The BISSELL CleanView Swivel doesn't have any automation features.

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

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