The BISSELL CleanView Swivel Pet 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.
The BISSELL CleanView Swivel Pet 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.
The BISSELL CleanView Swivel Pet 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.
The BISSELL CleanView Swivel Pet 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.
The BISSELL CleanView Swivel Pet 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.
The BISSELL CleanView Swivel Pet 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.
The BISSELL CleanView Swivel Pet is an upright vacuum and it isn't recommended for cleaning your car.
The BISSELL CleanView Swivel Pet 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.
This vacuum is somewhat easy to maintain.
The BISSELL CleanView Swivel Pet has a couple of recurring costs.
BISSELL also sells replacement vacuum belts directly on their website if the original one is damaged.
The BISSELL CleanView Swivel Pet 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.
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.
The BISSELL CleanView Swivel Pet has a sub-par range. It has a fairly long cord length but its hose is quite short when stretched out.
The BISSELL CleanView Swivel Pet has decent portability. While it's heavy, there's a carrying handle so you can easily bring the vacuum to another floor.
This vacuum doesn't have a battery.
The BISSELL CleanView Swivel Pet 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.
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.
This vacuum can also be used in a half-held position with the wand and crevice tool attached.
The BISSELL CleanView Swivel Pet 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.
The BISSELL CleanView Swivel Pet 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.
The BISSELL CleanView Swivel Pet 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.
The BISSELL CleanView Swivel Pet 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 Pet.
The BISSELL CleanView Swivel Pet 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 Pet that's different from ours, let us know in the discussions and we'll update our review.
The BISSELL CleanView Swivel Pet 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 Plus, 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.
The BISSELL CleanView Swivel Pet is a much better upright vacuum for cleaning pet hair than the BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus. The CleanView Swivel Pet 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 Plus 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.
The BISSELL PowerForce Helix is a better upright vacuum for carpets than the BISSELL CleanView Swivel Pet. The PowerForce Helix has better performance on low as well as high-pile carpet, its 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.
The Shark Navigator Lift-Away is significantly better than the BISSELL CleanView Swivel Pet. 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.
The BISSELL CleanView Swivel Pet 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.
The Dyson Ball Animal 2 is a better overall vacuum than the BISSELL CleanView Swivel Pet. 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.
The BISSELL CleanView Swivel Pet 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.
The BISSELL CleanView Swivel Pet and the BISSELL Adapt Ion Pet 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 Pet. The CleanView Swivel Pet is also corded, which some users may prefer.