The biggest problems with older vacuum cleaners like the Hoover Linx Stick and GTech AirRam are the lack of flexibility.
These two products are limited to floor cleaning and some people may think twice about spending the money they would on vertical wires due to the lack of versatility.
The idea for the Lift Away feature originally came from Shark. Hoover also entered the market and introduced a cordless lift vacuum that takes the rope of the equation.
It looks just like the Hoover but has a large 36V Li-ion battery
When you look at it, it looks like a counterfeit but under the hood this vacuum cleaner looks promising with a 36V lithium-ion battery that only takes 2 hours to charge and will give you 45 minutes of uninterrupted runtime.
If you compare this to a wireless Hoover lift, it’s 2 hours faster because the Hoover gets a 50-minute runtime from two 20-volt lithium-ion batteries, so the shift will be much faster if you need to clean the entire house.
For homes with low or medium pile or bare flooring, this machine is a very good investment. It is much cheaper than Hoover but the warranty is only 2 years.
Quick look at the features
- 45-minute runtime from a 36-volt lithium-ion battery
- 2 hours charging time
- It has a lift function that turns this vertically into a cylinder vacuum cleaner
- Comes with a built-in crevice/brush cleaning tool for above-floor cleaning
- 13.5″ cleaning path
- 2 years warranty
- Lightweight at just 11 lbs
- Weighs only 11 lbs
- Wide cleaning path (2.5 inches wider than Hoover crane)
- It has rotary steering
- Versatile – Able to clean floors and tops
- 45 minutes long playback time with a very short 2 hour charging time
- No tool included that allows you to clean carpeted stairs (purchased separately)
- You cannot use this on a plush rug
- Shorter warranty from Hoover
- The assembly does not lock in place, it relies on friction to hold it in place
- short extension stick
What to expect from this wireless column:
The Bissell PowerGlide is designed for people looking for a vertical standout with a versatile case minus the rope. Unlike other props that may have a hard time cleaning over floors, this machine excels at that.
With the push of a button, you can separate the body from the floor tool and turn it into a cylinder broom.
I’m sure they took the idea from the Hoover elevator which uses the same concept. But this will not cost much.
However, it only comes with one attachment which is the prong and brush fitting tool. So don’t expect this one to clean carpeted stairs.
Here’s how to convert that portrait mode into canister mode…
But this facility alone makes this broom very useful for cleaning cobwebs from ceiling floors, dust bunnies in vents, and air conditioning filters.
Upright vacuums, even those with a hose, do not have this flexibility.
The highlight in my opinion is the 36v lithium ion battery which only takes 2 hours to fully charge which will give you about 45 minutes of run time.
This means that you vacuum a lot because you don’t have to wait 3 to 5 hours to use this again.
It has a large 13.5″ cleaning path, so you’ll cover more area with fewer aisles.
Finally, this machine features a swivel steering which makes it very easy to maneuver around the furniture. Old Hoover Linux didn’t have this.
bare floor performance
It has a brush on/off function which makes it suitable for bare floors. A big disadvantage of a bristle brush is kicking around large particles of dirt. Turning off the brush roller also extends the operating time.
The suction should be sufficient to pick up dust bunnies and other small to medium sized debris.
Here’s how the PowerGlide performs compared to the Dyson Ball Multi Floor, Bissell Symphony, and Hoover Floormate. Pay close attention to how the Floormate works on the bare floor in a low setting and then in a high power mode.
When using this on the rug, make sure you turn on the boost feature found here…
This feature increases suction allowing you to clean low to medium pile carpets.
Also turn on the brush roller by pressing this button here…
It will activate the motorized brush to move the dirt. This machine is best used on low or medium pile carpets. Anything thicker, will struggle.
Remember that this vacuum is not designed to deep clean carpets but use it as a maintenance cleaning tool between deep cleaning sessions.
Bissell can have a hard time cleaning up larger debris like cheerios because it doesn’t have any hole in the middle of the floor tool to direct it through, so expect a snowplowing effect.
This can be easily resolved with a stick and slit extension tool.
Here’s a short demo of how this happens on the rug…
This is where this product shines.
In case mode, you can take this anywhere inside your home without pulling annoying wires to clean almost any upholstery.
The only downside I see is that this product lacks a small motorized brush tool which should come in handy when brushing pet hair on upholstery.
This tool can be purchased separately at the Bissell website for about $34.
But the built-in brush and dusting brush are more than enough to tackle most upholstery cleaning jobs.
This machine is very capable of cleaning at least pet hair on low to medium pile carpets. You won’t get to pet hair buried under twine, but it will do a good enough job of picking up surface hair and preventing it from accumulating on your carpet.
If you can’t afford a robotic vacuum cleaner, this is the next best alternative to cleaning high traffic areas inside your home.
Attachments and accessories
You’ll only get a crevice and dusting brush combination that looks like this…
According to Bissell, it will only take about two hours to charge this vacuum cleaner. Among the cordless or upright vacuum cleaners, this is the second fastest after the Makita.
In order to keep this device in tip-top shape, you will need to clean the filter and motorized brush.
Bissell recorded a video on how to clean both parts…
This product does not come with a cleaning tool so you may need to use your hands or scissors to remove any hair or debris stuck on the brush.
the show length
A full charge will run for approximately 45 minutes.
Bissell will back this up with a 2-year warranty on the entire unit.
|attachments||crevice and brush cleaning tool|
|battery||36 volt lithium ion battery|
|Shipping time||2 hours|
|Battery life||45 minutes|
|Brush on/off switch|
|rotates on axis|
|net weight (with battery)||11 pounds|
|Purchase weight||16.2 EGP|
|cleaning path||13.5 inches|
|above ground up||Unavailable|
|total length||43.9 inches|
|filter type||Cyclone Filter + Foam|
Since this is a new product, there are currently less than 50 reviews on Amazon and most of them are positive.
Lots of people liked how cordless this product is and the lift feature adds flexibility to it.
However, one farmer complained that the extension wand was too short for him (about 6ft 1 by the way just to give you an idea).
Regarding cleaning performance, most reviews say that it did a decent job on both the floor and the carpet.
They mentioned that this wasn’t supposed to be a deep cleaner because it didn’t have as much suction as a wire shaft. But the lightweight design and swivel steering made up for the lack of suction power.
One reviewer compared this to the Hoover Air Cordless and concluded that the Air Cordless 3.0 performed best on carpet but Bissell performed best on hard floors and rugs.
Also based on reviews, this is going to struggle in terms of cleaning really plush carpets. And if you have a lot of pets, this product will suffer a little because of the small box and lack of pet hair upholstery.
The Shark Navigator will be a better choice for pet owners who are looking for a versatile vacuum cleaner for handling pet hair.
Consumers were generally quite satisfied but there are limitations in terms of suction and the lack of a locking mechanism for the fuse that only uses friction to hold it in place, an omission that didn’t sit well with many consumers and is a reason for this. Their scores were shocked.
Where can I buy this?
You can buy this versatile cordless straightener on Amazon for just over $200. And you’ll be eligible for free 2-day shipping if you join Prime. Amazon also sells extended warranties of up to three years if you want the extra peace of mind.
This product is great for people who live in small apartments that are mostly hardwood or low pile carpeting. It has enough suction to pick up dirt on both bare floors and low to medium pile carpets but it won’t have enough for a deep clean.
The lift function instantly converts this vertical position into a cylinder vacuum. Combine this feature with the flexible hose and interchangeable tools, and you’ll have a product that can be cleaned from floor to ceiling.
You may not reach the Dyson or the drawer-cleaning capabilities of the Shark Navigator but it holds up in other features.
If you live in a home with a lot of medium pile carpeting, this is a great tool for cleaning traffic areas that require more cleaning to prevent dirt buildup.
It is a cheaper alternative to the Hoover Wireless Elevator with less accessory and 3 years less warranty period but it is much cheaper.