"The Bissell Bolt is shockingly bad"
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The Bissell Bolt is shockingly bad
Hi, I'm Andrew Gebhardt for CNET.
Today I'm taking a look at the Bissell Bolt Ion two in one lightweight cordless vacuum.
It's terrible, like one of the worst vacuums we've ever tested.
Because of a few unique features, you can get under the furniture easily with the pivoting handle, and its edge reach focuses airflow to get the sides of the floor more easily.
I just wish it had a button to help you, I don't know, vacuum the middle of the floor, cuz my gosh is it bad at that.
On pet hair, it tangles everything and grinds it into the carpet.
On Cheerios, it makes.
It's completely improperly balanced especially with the hand vac removed.
It's gonna fall over front to back constantly.
And the pivoting head means even if you get it right front to back, it's gonna top to one of the sides.
And removing the hand vac, let me put it this way.
It's not intuitive at all.
To the point where I challenged everyone in our office to see if they could figure it out how to do it intuitively.
Everybody tried and tried, but without the instruction manual, we would all still be stuck.
The solution is just tug on the thing, but tugging on it feels like you're gonna break it.
It's definitely not easy.
And you don't wanna get this vac for any sort of elderly parent who doesn't have upper-arm strength.
And here's the thing, easy of use is supposed to be the point of stick vac.
You want a vac that you can grab for quick and easy cleaning, not only will this one take much longer to get out
Pull out the pain in the **** handvac to to empty the dustbin, clean off the filter, and put back on the hit or miss charging stand.
But most of the time the way it tangles or flings dirt your floor is gonna end up worse than when you started.
Packed on the Bissell volt ion.
So, the same $180 cost, you can get the excellent Hoover Lynx.
By comparison, this thing is really not worth it.
For more, please make sure to check out my full review and all of our other vacuum coverage on cnet.com.
For CNET, I'm Andrew Gebhart.
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