It's not easy having carpeting through most of the house with three pets, two kids and myself tracking in everything from outside. Most of the carpeting is about a year old and it is a light cream. I have just recently been trained by my oldest son, to take off my shoes at the door. Now if he could just get our pets to wash their paws at the door, we would not have been in trouble with my wife.
The old Hoover wasn't doing the job, so when the motor started smelling like my cars radiator, we went looking around. The kids wanted the vac, that looked like something they would kill in one of their video games. My wife wanted the Kirby man to come over for a demo. I wanted, "cheap"; yet, something that would do the job right.
I am more than pleased with the BIssell, Power Lifter. I really did not know, this technology had some so far in the last few years.
The instructions were a little daunting, but workable. Once I got the vacuum cleaner set up and ready to go, it went; and so did the cats and dog, flying off to the basement.
Bissell's, Powerlifter was not that loud, really. It was very easy to handle, once I figured out the adjustment settings.
I let my wife take a spin with it. She was smiling, that's a good sign. When I wanted to take over, my wife wouldn't give it up. That was like gold to me.
Of course, the kids had to play with it, so I let them do the family room. I think they would have paid me for the priveledge.
Honestly, Bissell's Powerlifter, vacuum cleaner, really deep cleaned the carpeting better than I had hoped for. It is still pretty new to us, but by all indications; it's a winner.
It handles very smoothly and is a powerhouse. I don't get to use it that often, but my wife said, "Honey, you saved my life, getting this vacuum cleaner for me". For a moment, I thought we were in a TV commercial.
Personally, I wish it had a longer cord to it. What it has is fine, but I like things to have electrical cords that I can snake around the whole house, without having to get out an extension cord.
I wish the warranty was four years. I also had hoped for more attachments, The ones we got were fine. If I want more, I can order them.
Bissell's, Power Lifter-Power Brush-Deep Cleaner has my blessing. It does just what it is supposed to do.