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Bissell Cleanview Swivel Rewind Pet Review

The Bissell Cleanview Swivel Rewind Pet upright bagless vacuum cleaner has a multi-cyclone suction design that’s designed to compete with Dyson’s. But will it stand up to the tests and truly compare to Dyson?

Today, we’re going to put the Bissell Cleanview Swivel Rewind Pet through our battery of tests to find out.

A Budget Pet Upright with Cyclone Cleaning

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Bissell CleanView Swivel Rewind Pet

The Bissell CleanView Rewind Pet vacuum is an upright vacuum designed for homes with pets and uses multi-cyclone technology to provide strong suction power across all floor types. It comes with a variety of tools and performed well in our cleaning tests. It was able to remove an average of 84% of all debris we tested it against, with the greatest struggles against large debris (cereal). Check Price

Pros

  • Included tools provide a floor to ceiling clean with just one device
  • Lower cost than other upright bagless vacuums
  • Special pet tools and vacuum design picks up even the most stubborn hair
  • Solid cleaning performance, especially if you don’t consider the issues with cereal

Cons

  • Power and feature buttons are not easily accessible and too close together
  • Brushroll head height is higher at 3”, maneuverability under furniture is limited
  • Isn’t great at removing large debris (performed poorly in our tests vs. cereal)

Bissell Cleanview Swivel Rewind Pet Design

The Bissell Cleanview Rewind is designed with your pet in mind. The multi-cyclone suction system eliminates loss of suction while vacuuming, whether cleaning the rugs or dusting the blinds.

The swivel steering provides ease in maneuvering around corners and furniture.

Review of the Bissell CleanView Swivel Rewind Pet vacuum

The 13.5” wide cleaning path along with the edge-to-edge cleaning feature makes quick work of any vacuuming chore.

In addition, there is a carrying handle above the dirt tank to make moving around the house easier. 

Each accessory tool the Bissell Cleanview comes with also has a designated spot on the vacuum. And the Automatic Cord Rewind makes putting the cord away as simple as pushing a button.

Bissell CleanView Swivel Rewind Pet vacuum on carpet
Bissell CleanView Swivel Rewind Pet vacuum on carpet

The Bissell Cleanview Pet upright is a sleek black bagless vacuum with teal and bright blue accent pieces on the front.

RELATED – More Bissell Vacuum Reviews

Multi-Cyclone Cleaning System

The design of the multi-cyclone cleaning technology on the Bissell Cleanview Swivel Rewind can help get a deeper clean from floors and carpets.

It also ensures that dirt and debris are pulled into the dirt tank and stay there. This feature helps the filters last longer and reduces maintenance costs.

Brushroll Features

The triple-action brushroll and scatter-free technology on this Cleanview Rewind Pet model help loosen and lift dirt and hard-to-see pet hair from carpets. 

The external bristles help to push debris into the path of the brushroll, allowing you to clean closer to baseboards and furniture.

brushroll detail on the Bissell CleanView Swivel Rewind Pet
brushroll of the Bissell CleanView Rewind Pet

With a 13” wide cleaning path and edge-to-edge brushroll, it takes fewer passes with the vacuum to get the job done.

RELATED – 8 Best Vacuums for Pet Hair in 2019

Accessories & Parts

The Bissell Cleanview Swivel Rewind Pet comes with quite a few accessories and parts:

  • Crevice tool
  • Extension wand
  • Dusting brush
  • Pet hair corner tool
  • Pet TurboEraser Tool
  • Removable cyclone (installed)
  • Pre-motor filter (installed)
accessories for the Bissell CleanView Swivel Pet
accessories for the Bissell CleanView Swivel Pet

Tools and Brushes

crevice tool - bissell cleanview pet
Crevice tool

Crevice tool – a long, rigid extension tool with a thin end for pointed suction. It can be attached to the extension wand to provide more length and to get into hard to reach places, like behind or under furniture. Stores conveniently inside the extension wand when not in use.

Dusting brush

Dusting brush – a non-motorized brush tool accessory for dusting blinds, or use in hard to reach areas like ceiling fans and high corners. Can be used with or without the extension wand if needed.

Pet Hair Corner tool

Pet hair corner tool – this non-motorized tool is perfect to use in corners, where pet hair tends to collect. Able to be attached to the extension wand for extra reach.

pet turbo brush - bissell cleanview pet
Pet TurboEraser tool

Pet TurboEraser tool – this motorized brushroll attachment tool is used to get stubborn pet hair out of upholstery and furniture. It can also be attached to the extension wand to give extra reach when using it on the stairs.

extension wand - bissell cleanview pet
Extension wand

Extension wand – the rigid extension wand is used to increase overall reach of this vacuum. This is handy for hard-to-reach spaces and can be used in combination with the other tools listed above.

Removable Cyclone

To keep the Bissell Cleanview running strong, clean the cyclone each time the dirt tank is emptied.

Once the dirt and debris are removed from the dirt tank, twist out the cyclone and wash it. Once it’s completely air dry, pop it back into place before returning the dirt tank to the vacuum cleaner.

Pre-Motor Filter

The pre-motor filter keeps dust particles in the dirt tank and from entering the motor.

The carbon and foam filter can be found inside the lid of the dirt tank. Each piece is removable for easy cleaning and to prolong the life of the vacuum cleaner.

Automatic Cord Rewind

This feature is a welcome addition that isn’t often found on other upright vacuum cleaners. The 27’ long cord wraps under the dirt tank canister when not in use.

Autoamtic cord rewind on the Bissell CleanView Rewind Pet

When ready to use the vacuum, pull the plug out gently to the desired length. Once done, hold the end of the cord and push the automatic cord rewind button next to the base of the canister. Hold the button until the cord has fully retracted into the vacuum cleaner. 

Size & Dimensions

The Bissell Cleanview Swivel Review Pet upright vacuum is:

  • Depth: 13″
  • Width: 14″
  • Height: 46″
  • Weight: 16 lbs
size of the Bissell CleanView Rewind Pet
size of the Bissell CleanView Rewind Pet

It has a 27’ foot long retractable power cord with an 8’ foot long hose.

Cleaning Performance

The overall cleaning performance of the Bissell CleanView Swivel Rewind Pet was pretty good, with the exception of a few specific debris that it struggled with.

It performed best on hardwoods (excluding large debris) and best on low carpet if you’re looking for best across all debris types. The high pile carpet was mostly good, but it was unable to capture most of the large debris due to the height of the cleaning head.

Overall

84%

Hardwoods

78%

Low Carpet

92%

High Carpet

82%

RELATED: Looking for a vacuum that can tackle large debris messes like cereal? Check out our review of the Shark IonFlex DuoClean stick vacuum.

Hardwood Floors

When cleaning hardwoods, the Bissell Cleanview did excellent with small debris, capturing 99% during all of our smaller debris tests. Cereal is where it really struggled and it mainly just pushed the pieces around instead of actually capturing them.

Cereal

16%

Kitty Litter

99%

Rice

99%

Sugar

99%

hardwood cleaning results - Bissell cleanview swivel pet
hardwood cleaning results – Bissell cleanview swivel pet

Low Pile Carpet

When cleaning low pile carpet, the Bissell CleanView was able to perform much better on large debris, capturing 82% during our cereal test. Performance did dip a bit for cleaning sugar, but overall, the average of debris cleaned across all four tests was the greatest for this flooring type.

Cereal

82%

Kitty Litter

99%

Rice

99%

Sugar

86%

low carpet cleaning results - Bissell cleanview swivel pet
low carpet cleaning results – Bissell cleanview swivel pet

High Pile Carpet

On high pile carpet, we continued to see it struggle with large debris. Cleaning performance of kitty litter, rice, and sugar was pretty consistent to what we saw on low pile carpet.

Cereal

36%

Kitty Litter

99%

Rice

99%

Sugar

92%

high carpet cleaning results - Bissell cleanview swivel pet
high carpet cleaning results – Bissell cleanview swivel pet

RELATED – Looking for other good options for carpet? Check out our 8 Best Vacuums for Carpet.

Usability

Like many upright vacuums, the Bissell Cleanview Rewind Pet has a few parts to assemble before you’re up and running. A Phillips screwdriver will get you from out-of-the-box to ready-to-clean.

removing the dust bin on the Bissell CleanView Pet
removing the dust bin on the Bissell CleanView Pet

Assembly is straightforward:

  1. The upper handle goes into the base, and the two provided screws are then screwed into the base to secure the upper handle.
  2. Attach the extension wand base and lock it into place.
  3. Twist and secure the hose into the back of the vacuum.
  4. Bring the hose up and around the back of the handle to attach it to the base of the vacuum.
  5. Place the accessory tools into their designated slots and the vacuum is ready for use.

It took us about 5-6 minutes to unbox and assemble the vacuum.

Foot controls on the Bissell CleanView Swivel Rewind Pet
Foot controls on the Bissell CleanView Swivel Rewind Pet

The Bissell Cleanview has multiple settings to make it simple to vacuum across a variety of floor types. 

The manual floor height adjustment is located on the top of the brush head. The lowest setting is ideal for bare floors and low pile carpets. The medium setting works for medium pile carpets and the highest setting is best for shag and high pile carpets.

If debris isn’t being picked up or there is resistance when using the vacuum, move the height to the next highest setting and continue vacuuming.

The recline and power pedals are both located to the left rear of the vacuum. The recline pedal is on the left and the power pedal is next to it on the right. This could be a concern when powering down the vacuum in an upright position.

Maneuverability

The swivel steering and relatively lightweight vacuum make maneuverability pretty easy when navigating around the room.

Maneuverability of the Bissell CleanView Swivel Review Pet vacuum
Maneuverability of the Bissell CleanView Swivel Review Pet vacuum

With the motor near the base of the vacuum, the low center of gravity adds to the ease in maneuverability.

Furthermore, having an extension wand included makes it easier to reach from floor to ceiling, and also to use when vacuuming the stairs. The carrying handle makes it easier to move from room to room and to carry up and down the stairs.

Maneuverability Quick Facts

  • Weight: 16 pounds
  • Turning: 
  • Hose: 8 feet
  • Power: 27’ cord
  • Height: 46″
  • Back Pivot: 
  • Width: 13.5” cleaning path

MORE: Even with the 8’ hose and extension wand, the Bissell Cleanview still doesn’t match the 50’ reach of the Dyson Animal 2

Maintenance

To increase the longevity of the Bissell Cleanview Swivel pet vacuum cleaner, maintenance should be performed when emptying the dirt tank.

  • Empty the dirt tank when full
  • Remove the carbon and foam filters from the lid, clean and air dry before putting back together
  • Twist and remove the cyclone, clean and allow to air dry before replacing
  • Once everything is fully dried, click the dirt tank back into place

There are some maintenance costs associated with the Bissell Cleanview Swivel vacuum cleaner. However, the costs are minimal. You can find replacement parts here.

Foam filter on the Bissell Swivel Rewind Pet vacuum
Foam filter on the Bissell Swivel Rewind Pet vacuum

Dirt Tank

The dirt tank has a 1 liter / .91 dry quart capacity cup. When it’s full, simply click the release button at the top of the dirt tank to remove it from the vacuum cleaner.

To empty the tank, hold it over the trash can and press the bottom release button to open the tank. Once all the parts are clean and dry, place the dirt tank back into position and click it firmly into place. Overall, the process was easy and quick.

Dustbin detail on the Bissell CleanView Swivel Rewind Pet vacuum
Dustbin detail on the Bissell CleanView Swivel Rewind Pet vacuum

The tank opening from the bottom is a nice feature as it reduces the amount of dirt and dust particles from going back into the air, and ultimately, back onto the floor.

Is the Bissell Cleanview a Good Value?

Once all the tests have been done, do we still think this vacuum is a good value for the money?

Given its mid-range price point, we do think it’s a good value for the price. To expand, here are three best reasons we think it’s worth considering.

  • It comes with multiple accessories that store easily on the vacuum.
  • Low maintenance costs and easy to maintain
  • Great cleaning performance for small to medium sized debris.

In addition, there is also a 4 year limited warranty from Bissell for any defective or malfunctioning part. It’s important to note exclusions on the warranty coverage:

“This warranty does not apply to fans or routine maintenance components such as filters, bags, belts, or brushes.”

Is the Bissell Cleanview the best upright on the market? Certainly not, but it’s priced at a compelling level, has solid performance, and includes the accessories and features that making using it easy.

Bissell Cleanview Swivel Pet Specifications

The features and specifications for the Bissell Cleanview Swivel Rewind Pet are:

Specifications 
TypeUpright
ManufacturerBissell
ModelCleanview Swivel Rewind Pet Upright Bagless
Depth (inches)11.2"
Width (inches)12.2"
Height46"
Weight16 pounds
Floor TypeAll
FilterReplacement Bissell Style 12141
Dust Bin1.0L
CordlessNo - 27' cord
Suction PowerNot Listed
BaglessYes
Returns30 days via Amazon. Varies by retailer
Warranty4-Year limited
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Who Should Buy the Bissell Cleanview Swivel Rewind Pet vacuum?

If you are looking for these features in a bagless vacuum cleaner, you should consider purchasing the Bissell Cleanview Swivel Rewind Pet vacuum cleaner:

  • Want pet hair gone – The Bissell Cleanview comes with extra tools that help with dusting, getting into hard to reach areas, and tackle stubborn pet hair. The pet-focused tools work to get the hair off all surfaces and provides edge to edge cleaning to reduce time spent cleaning.
  • Don’t have a lot of money to spend – The Bissell Cleanview Swivel is a good mid-range canister vacuum cleaner. It’s not the cheapest in quality or price, but it’s also not the most expensive. Maintenance costs are minimal as well.
  • Have multiple floor surfaces – This unit goes easily from bare floors to high pile carpets with just a turn of the height adjustment dial. Move quickly from one room to the next and knock vacuuming off the to do list.

For more information on the Bissell Cleanview Swivel Rewind, check it out here.

Budget Upright Vacuum for Pets
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    Design - 92%
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    Performance - 84%
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    Quality - 93%
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    Usability - 92%
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    Value - 90%
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Summary

The Bissell CleanView Rewind Pet upright vacuum is a budget-friendly vacuum designed with pet owners in mind. It comes with a huge variety of tools and is easy to use. Performance-wise, this vacuum will certainly get the job done, but be wary if you’re looking for something to clean up large debris — this Bissell isn’t great for that.

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