For those of you that have been long-time readers of my site, and especially for those of you who remember the last review I did for Bissell, you should remember how much my children hate vacuums, and how much I too hate to vacuum. I really just hate to clean in general. However, now that we've moved into a new place that pretty much has wall to wall carpeting in EVERY single room, I'm going to have to keep up with the cleaning more than I'm used to.
Anyway, awhile ago (I know, I'm awful and kind of sat on this review for quite awhile) Bissell sent their Perfect Sweep Turbo Cordless Rechargeable Sweeper for me to review. I finally decided to charge it this afternoon and use it this evening. With all of the moving, including pieces of boxes breaking off, tape pieces finding their way into the carpet, setting up the Christmas tree and getting fake needles everywhere, and my old ornery cat not being able to figure out that the litter stays IN the litter box, it seemed like a great time to try it out. Plus, we left our actual vacuum cleaner in MAINE.
One of the reasons Bissell offered to send the Perfect Sweep Turbo Cordless Rechargeable Sweeper was because they knew I had cats from the previous review. Supposedly this bad boy is supposed to easily pick up things like cat litter, even off of a hard floor. I figured as much as I loved the Bissell Natural Sweep, I would certainly love a battery powered sweeper even more. (Guess what? I was right.)
"The Perfect Sweep Turbo® Cordless Rechargeable Sweeper provides a convenient and easy way to pick up daily dirt and unexpected dry messes in between routine vacuuming. Since the rotating brush is battery powered, it can quickly sweep up debris large and small with little effort on your part. With a slim design, the Perfect Sweep Turbo® is perfect for leaving sitting out or in a nearby closet for quick pick-ups throughout the week. Since the sweeper also has edge brushes and a 60 minute cleaning time, you can keep up with dirt build-up along baseboards and in corners too." ~ Bissell
I only charged the Perfect Sweep Turbo Cordless Rechargeable Sweeper for maybe 3 or 4 hours before using. (I got excited and trashed the instructions before even reading them.) I have a blogging friend who charged hers overnight. It seemed after 3 or 4 hours there was enough charge to do at least two rooms and then some. I went over my living room which is rather large, and the small bathroom that has linoleum flooring. I even touched up the kitchen a tad just to try it out on the laminate wood flooring.
Oh. My. Goodness. The Bissell Perfect Sweep Turbo Cordless Rechargeable Sweeper worked like a gem. I really couldn't have asked for anything better (other than an actual corded vacuum with major suction). But, for in between cleanings, this thing performed AMAZINGLY. I honestly hadn't realized how much stuff had ended up on my floors since we moved in Friday afternoon. There was dog hair, pieces of the Christmas tree, dirt, lint, and everything else under the sun in the catch-all compartment of the Perfect Sweep Turbo by the time I was done. And, other than not being able to get deep into corners, this puppy picked up ALL of the cat litter that was lying around on my bathroom floor.
I have to say that I LOVED how quiet this was. The kids didn't freak out. The dog didn't freak out. Even the cat didn't go running to hide under the bed. It wasn't silent, but it was definitely SO much quieter than a normal vacuum cleaner. And, it picked up just about all of the visible crud on the floor... and then some. After only going over the living room, and bathroom, I had FILLED the catch-all compartment. It's not a very big compartment, but the fact that it picked up THAT much stuff off of my floor I thought was really impressive. But, it also makes me want a real vacuum cleaner. However, for those in between cleanings, this is PERFECT. (It's also perfect until I can go out and purchase a new vacuum cleaner.)
I also really, REALLY loved how easy it was to assemble. (By now you should know that I live by the KISS motto. Keep It Simple Stupid.) Once again I didn't even need the instructions. There were a total of 4 pieces for the handle, all of which easily screwed into each other. Then just snap the handle into the base and you're ready to plug it in and start charging it. The handle lays almost flat so you can get under furniture pieces that sit a little higher up. Turning it on and off is a breeze too. Just push your foot on the very obvious black section of the base and it turns on. When you're done, just push your foot down on it again, and it's off. Easy peasy!
I haven't had to use it for 60 minutes at a time, but Bissell's website says that on a full charge, the Perfect Sweep Turbo Cordless Rechargeable Sweeper is able to maintain its cleaning power for up to a full hour. I certainly believe it. This is yet another product that I will replace once this one wears out. I LOVE it. I've already shared the link with my personal friends on Facebook. Definitely a great product to have on hand for simple, and quick floor cleanings.
*I received the Perfect Sweep Turbo Cordless Rechargeable Sweeper from Bissell free of charge in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% mine. See Disclosure Policy.