BISSELL 3554 review


Compared to most other vacuum cleaners from Bissell, BISSELL 3554 Lift-Off Upright Vacuum is lightweight and compact. Its net weight is only 16 pounds and it has compact physical dimensions of 13 x 13 x 42 inches. Compact design and reduced weight, coupled with useful features, provide for smooth and efficient vacuuming operation.


– BISSELL 3554 is basically a two-in-one vacuum. This means that it can not only vacuum carpets and floors in upright position, it can also be converted into a canister vacuum for conveniently cleaning stairs, chairs, auto interiors, and hard-to-reach areas. The conversion between the two types is very simple. It can be done simply by opening a latch and lifting the canister off the machine’s chassis.

– The five foot stretch hose that comes with BISSELL 3554 funnels dirt into the canister whether the canister is attached to the chassis or unattached. It can work in conjunction with any of three onboard tools which are upholstery nozzle, dusting brush, and crevice tool.

– The 14-inch path of vacuuming is constantly illuminated by a headlight at the frontend of the vacuum. This makes cleaning process easy even in the dark.

– Efficient 3M Filtrete bags are used in the machine which make sure that 99.5 percent of particles down to 0.3 microns. These bags works effectively in conjunction with exhaust filter and a soft-grip handle.

Tools and Components:

– There are various useful tools accompanying this machine which considerably enhance the scope of operation of the machine. These tools can be used for specific purposes. For instance, you can use the crevice tools for cleaning in nooks and crannies. Besides, the dusting brush can be turned off when vacuuming over bare floor. Similarly, the pet tool can be attached if you want to get rid of the all the scattered pet hair and fur in your rooms.

– There is a 35 feet long power cord that comes with BISSELL 3554. This again increases the ease of vacuuming because with a long cord, you don’t have to plug and unplug it again and again. We all know that can be very irritating.

– Other useful accessories include 5-foot stretch hose for canister, headlight, exhaust filter and soft-grip handle.


– The machine suppresses the noise thus making it less noisy compared to most other vacuum cleaners out there.

– Automatic adjustment is done while switching from hard floors to carpeted areas.

– The Detachable Canister is very lightweight and it is easy to carry it around without any strain.


Apparently there is one common problem that several users have found. Although technically the machine is very sound, it is quite hard to find its replacement bags and filters. Users even had hard time finding them from stores like Walmart, Target, Kmart,etc. So if you plan on using this vacuum, make sure that you know where to get the replacement bags.


Customers who purchased this vacuum seem quite satisfied. Of course, it does feature a lot of good useful things. Other than the usual features and tools, it is very lightweight and compact which only adds to the benefit. We can include it among the highly recommended vacuum cleaners in the low-weight category.

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