The BISSELL Zing Bagged Canister is a budget-friendly corded canister vacuum. It does a good job of cleaning debris on low and high-pile carpets and is easy to maintain. Courtesy of its lightweight plastic construction, it's decently maneuverable and easy to carry around. Unfortunately, it feels cheaply made and has high recurring costs, since many parts need to be replaced regularly. It also really struggles with picking up bulky debris, such as cereal, which can clog its head. However, if you're looking for a simple, small canister vacuum, this is a solid option.
The BISSELL Zing Bagged is mediocre for bare floors. Pet hair can get caught in its vacuum bristles, while bulky debris can clog its head intake. However, it clears smaller material, like rice, without an issue. It has a simple design that's easy to maintain but incurs many recurring costs, and its short power cord may force you to switch outlets when cleaning a bigger room.
The BISSELL Zing Bagged is decent for low-pile carpet. While it struggles somewhat with fine debris like baking soda, it picks up most pet hair, as well as larger sand-like material. It's also quite easy to maintain and is decently maneuverable, courtesy of its lightweight plastic construction. That said, it feels quite cheaply made and has many recurring costs.
The BISSELL Zing Bagged is a satisfactory option for high-pile carpet. It sucks up a good amount of small debris like baking soda and doesn't struggle too much with larger sand-like material. Unfortunately, some pet hair can get trapped in the head's bristles, even when they're retracted. Its short power cord and vacuum hose can make it difficult to clean large rooms or hard-to-reach areas.
The BISSELL Zing Bagged is passable for cleaning up pet hair. Pet hair tends to get stuck in the vacuum head's bristles, even when they're retracted while cleaning carpets. That said, it still picks up quite a bit of this kind of material. However, it doesn't have an allergen-trapping HEPA filter or a turbo brush to deal with shed fur on fabric surfaces.
The BISSELL Zing Bagged is a decent choice for cleaning stairs. It's light enough to be lifted and carried around and small enough to be placed on a step while you clean. It's good at cleaning carpeted surfaces, though it struggles somewhat with bulky material like cereal. Its short power cord can also make it a bit of a hassle to clean longer staircases.
The BISSELL Zing Bagged is a very good choice for cleaning the inside of your car. It's small and light enough to be carried around without too much difficulty, and you can use it in a semi-handheld configuration to clean some surfaces more easily. It comes with a crevice tool to tackle messes in tight corners, and a hard bristle brush to dislodge dirt from seat upholstery. That said, its short power cord may force you to use an extension cord if your car is parked far away from an electrical outlet.
The BISSELL Zing Bagged has mediocre build quality. It has a mainly plastic construction, though its wand is made of metal and its wheels are rubber. While it's easy to take apart or reconfigure, it feels quite flimsy in a few places. The hose connections aren't particularly secure, and its nozzle head feels cheap and doesn't roll smoothly.
This vacuum is very easy to maintain. Few parts require routine maintenance, and they're quite easy to access.
The pre-motor and post-motor filters should be left to air-dry for at least 24 hours before they can be reused.
The BISSELL Zing Bagged has high recurring costs.
The BISSELL Zing Bagged has passable storing capabilities. It has a compact body and a retractable power cord, but no rack or onboard storage for its included tools and brushes.
This canister vacuum has a great dirtbag. It's quite spacious and has a mechanical max fill indicator to let you know once it needs to be replaced.
The BISSELL Zing Bagged has a poor range. Its power cord is quite short, which may force you to switch outlets when cleaning a big room. Its hose also isn't very long, which can make it difficult to clean hard-to-reach areas.
The BISSELL Zing Bagged is impressively portable. It doesn't weigh very much and has an integrated carrying handle to make it easier to lift and move.
This vacuum doesn't have a battery.
The BISSELL Zing Bagged doesn't have many quality of life features. Its vacuum head rotates to offer a little more maneuverability and has a foot pedal that allows you to extend and retract its bristles. You can also adjust its suction via its handle and change its power level between 'MAX' and 'LOW' via a switch on its main body.
The BISSELL Zing Bagged has few tools. There's a crevice tool for tackling tight corners, and a hard bristle brush for dislodging stubborn dirt. However, both these tools are quite short, which means that cleaning furniture can be quite time-consuming. You can also extend its wand to reach far-off areas.
The BISSELL Zing Bagged can be used in a semi-handheld configuration by detaching its extension wand.
This vacuum delivers sub-par performance on bare floors. It clears small debris like rice without a problem, but pet hair can get trapped in the bristles of its head. Also, bulkier material like cereal can clog the entry to its head nozzle, even when its dirtbag is empty.
This vacuum's performance on low-pile carpet is good. With its bristles retracted on the head, it clears most pet hair and larger material like sand. Unfortunately, its struggles somewhat with finer debris like baking soda.
The BISSELL Zing Bagged is good for cleaning high-pile carpet. It does a fair job of clearing both fine and larger debris, like baking soda and sand, though it may take an extra pass to clear it all. However, even with the vacuum head's bristles retracted, pet hair can still get caught instead of being completely sucked up.
This vacuum has satisfactory maneuverability. It's lightweight and easy enough to reconfigure, and cleaning around obstructions like electrical cords or on top of furniture is fairly easy, though the small size of its tools can make these sorts of cleaning tasks somewhat time-consuming. Unfortunately, its wand can occasionally disconnect from its hose, and its very short power cord forces you to switch to another outlet when cleaning cramped, cluttered rooms. You may need to crouch and twist the wand sideways to clean under low-lying furniture. Rug tassels can also be a problem, as they can get stuck in the head.
The BISSELL Zing Bagged, model number 2154A, is available in only one color variant: 'Purple', and you can see its label here. The BISSELL Zing Bagless Canister is a similarly-named vacuum that's almost identically equipped but employs a bagless design. It and the Zing Bagged perform somewhat differently overall.
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The BISSELL Zing Bagged is a no-frills canister vacuum that's positioned as a bagged alternative to the BISSELL Zing Bagless Canister. It's lightweight, easy to maintain, and performs well on carpets. Unfortunately, it has high recurring costs, feels cheaply made, and really struggles with bulky debris, like cereal. If you're looking for alternatives, consider our list of the best canister vacuums, the best vacuums for carpets, and the best vacuums under $100.
The Eureka Mighty Mite is a superior all-around choice to the BISSELL Zing Bagged Canister. The Eureka is a little easier to maintain, performs noticeably better on low-pile carpet and bare floors, and has lower recurring costs with a longer range. Conversely, the BISSELL deals with finer debris on high-pile carpet more effectively.
The BISSELL Zing Bagless Canister and BISSELL Zing Bagged Canister have slightly different advantages, and one may suit you better depending on your needs. The Zing Bagged is easier to maintain, has an effectively larger dirt compartment, and performs a little better on bare floors. That said, the Zing Bagless is a little lighter, more maneuverable, incurs fewer recurring costs, and performs better on low and high-pile carpet.
The Miele Classic C1 is a more versatile canister vacuum than the BISSELL Zing Bagged Canister. The Miele performs considerably better on all surface types, is more maneuverable, and is more sturdily built. It also has lower recurring costs and is easier to maintain. However, the BISSELL is a little more portable.
The NaceCare HVR 200 Henry is a better canister vacuum than the BISSELL Zing Bagged Canister. The NaceCare is better-built, easier to maintain, incurs fewer recurring costs, and has a far bigger dirt compartment. It also has a longer power cord and struggles less with bulky material. Meanwhile, the BISSELL is lighter and easier to carry.