Bissell 5200 - Blue - Upright Vacuum Cleaner
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Bissell Powerease Wet & Dry Hard Floor Cleaner Model 5200W-Update

bywaddelne Feb 27, 2013
16 Helpfuls 17 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros See comments - no updated changes
Cons See comments - no updated changes
Recommended it? Yes

Update: After 6 months of using my Bissell Powerease Wet & Dry Hard Floor Cleaner, Model 5200W I am still very pleased. Here are a few additional comments:

1 - After each use I clean out the filter and the dirty water/debris container. Since I have many cats the filter collects lots of cat... Read full review »


Bissell wet/dry vac

byonewish1 Aug 11, 2009
1 Helpfuls 2 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros not too heavy, dries pretty well
Cons not great in tight corners
Recommended it? Yes

I like this for ease of use. good for a quick mop before company comes over and to clean up puppy messes. Read full review »


I really want to love this machine....but I don't.

byjane_in_va Apr 15, 2009
13 Helpfuls 14 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Can clean well, nice smelling cleaner, sufficient cord lenght.
Cons Leaks, a pain to clean, leaks, not much suction, leaks.
Recommended it? No

I've had the Bissell Flip-It for several years.  There is just two of us and 3 cats - so lots of cat hair.  I keep using it and hoping I'm just doing something wrong but I just can't seem to get it to work effectively. 

First of all, as other reviewers have said, read the directions -... Read full review »


Flips but doesn?t clean very well.

bymsmija Apr 29, 2008
9 Helpfuls 10 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Dry and wet vacuum.
Cons Neither work very well.
Recommended it? No

I was looking for an easy way to clean my tile floors downstairs. They are dark brown tiles, and most products such as the Swiffer left a streaky sheen on the dark tiles. I am not very good with a bucket and mop and the cats run around on the wet floor leave wet marks and streaks everywhere, so I... Read full review »


Wonderful Bissell Flip It!

byposingcarrot Mar 10, 2008
15 Helpfuls 16 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Cleans laminate quickly and efficiently and leaves a nice fresh scent.
Cons I have to switch cleaning solution from laminate to tile.
Recommended it? Yes

In November my husband and I bought our first house. The entire house has laminate flooring except for the two bathrooms that both have tile. Sweeping and mopping with a regular broom and mop was becoming quiet a chore. My sister who has four children kept telling me that I should get a Bissell... Read full review »


In two words "It Sucks!"

bybuckwheaties Mar 4, 2008
10 Helpfuls 11 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros none
Cons It flat out doesn't work and is a tremendous waste of your hard earned dollars.
Recommended it? No

I just got it home and was really excited about the possibilities this product could bring. I have an 11 month old little girl and she is constantly on the move. It's more important now than ever that my floors are spotless, and I was hoping that this Bissell would be able to make life a little... Read full review »


A must have if you have lots of tile

bybrianne82 Feb 19, 2008
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros easy to use,does the job GREAT,a must have!!
Cons buying the refills for the solution,
Recommended it? Yes

I have tile all down stairs of my house, and the lil mops just wasnt working, my mom bought this for me for christmas and i love takes just a little bit of the formula and the rest water and i can do my whole downstairs (about 900+sq ft) in smells great, and my tile is sqeaky... Read full review »


Bissell Vacuum is Not Worth the Retail Price

bylcase Jan 15, 2008
12 Helpfuls 13 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros light-weight, chargeable
Cons The wet tank quit after 4 months of weekly cleaning
Recommended it? No

The Bissell/Upright Wet/Dry Vacuum is not worth the retail price because of its shoddy performance.
I bought it at Walmart for $40.00 and the wet vacuum doesn't work after 6 months of weekly uses.

It looks great at first, but it doesn't clean like a real vacuum. I could live with... Read full review »


Wash it! Dry it! LOVE IT!!

byamyskyles Dec 6, 2007
9 Helpfuls 10 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Price, performance, user-friendly, compact, hand-washable HEPA filter
Cons Hard to find accessories. I order from Bissell.
Recommended it? Yes

My brother gave me the Bissell Flip It as a gift when I ripped all of the carpet out of my house exposing unknown beautiful hard wood floors. It seemed like I was always sweeping, mopping, then sweeping again with the broom vac. I was sceptical at first... looking at this little thing with it's... Read full review »



byrosekathleen Sep 6, 2007
11 Helpfuls 12 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Good for large wet messes.
Cons The handle doesn't lock, leaks, vacuum feature poor.
Recommended it? No

I have used this product for over two years. I have mostly hardwood and tile in my house and bought this product because I wanted and easier way to keep my floors clean. With three children at home the floors are constantly dirty. I use this product only for the mop feature as the vacuum does not... Read full review »


works, but has drawbacks

bylindars Sep 4, 2007
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros small. easy enough to use
Cons doesn't dry immediately, hassle to clean
Recommended it? No

I have black floor tile, two dogs and a yard that seems to have more mud than grass. I wanted something to easily vacuum up the dog hair and loose dirt, before cleaning up the paw prints. It works as advertised, BUT my black tile is streaky and it really shows when the sunlight hits it. Also, I... Read full review »


Very Disappointed in the Flip It!

bybecandid Aug 2, 2007
6 Helpfuls 7 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros I like the color.
Cons Doesn't do the job!
Recommended it? No

The wet vac streaks and there is no suction on the dry vac. I'm sorry I did not return it within the time allowed for returns. Read full review »


I love it

bycatfanatik Apr 7, 2007
11 Helpfuls 12 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Better than mopping. Price is good. Easy to store. Cleaner smells good.
Cons I really have no complaints yet.
Recommended it? Yes

First off, I wish epinions would name this product the "Bissell 5200 Flip It Upright Wet/Dry Vacuum" .. without "Flip it" in the title ... it's confusing.

Do not get this product confused with another one called "Flip Ease". I accidentally bought that one first and as soon as I took it... Read full review »


Bissell done right by me.

bytehgab0 Dec 25, 2006
9 Helpfuls 10 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Ease of use, very reliable, compact, works. Period.
Cons Filter and scrub brush both look as if they need replacing often.
Recommended it? Yes

The Bissell "flip it" does work. For a lot of people who say they've tried it and it doesn't work, then they're fools. It's really an easy device to use. I picked up the floor model at a local store, and it was basically sold as is. Without manual, or anything. I had to clean up my house today in... Read full review »


Decent job

bydarex Dec 16, 2006
10 Helpfuls 11 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Cleans and dries floors better than any other method I know
Cons Learning curve: Too much for some here :-P. Emptying dirty bin IS nasty.
Recommended it? Yes

Like most products today, people clearly haven't read the instructions.

For every bad review I've read here, it's clear that they didn't read the instructions!

1) they say to VACUUM FIRST
2) they say to ONLY squirt on the UP-stroke
3) they say to DRY with the SQUEEGEE... Read full review »


Better than the Dirt Devil

bycagrlnor Oct 28, 2006
6 Helpfuls 7 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Small, lightweight, more sanitary than a mop, great for liquid spills
Cons Dry and wet debris stored together which can be gross for cleaning the reservoir
Recommended it? Yes

I like this product. It's better than the dirt devil brand. I love the size for storage and it's easy to push and maneuver. It comes with a cleaning brush or a cleaning pad, which are interchangeable and can be removed for drying. The only thing I don't like is the dry debris and the wet debris is... Read full review »


Is it better than a mop? Yes, but...

byawm03 Oct 9, 2006
7 Helpfuls 8 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Good for maintenance cleaning, quick and easy
Cons Not for deep cleaning
Recommended it? Yes, your floors won't be clean enough to eat off of. The vacuum suction could be stronger, the wet vac doesn't dry your floors immediately, and it doesn't get ground-in dirt in a textured tile floor. Still, it does a good enough job. It's so easy & convenient to use that you'll end up using it... Read full review »



bycbrzychcy Sep 16, 2006
14 Helpfuls 15 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros - Set-up was a snap, Moping side is WONDERFUL, Lightweight and easy to use
Cons - Dry-Vac doesn't work well (tends to blow stuff around)
Recommended it? Yes

All of the floors in my house are tile, so I figured I buy this and give it a shot.

To start out with, this was VERY easy to put together. Took 5 minutes, probably less. The only 'tricky' part was the the hole for the handle screw was behind the clean tank, and it took me a minute to... Read full review »


Passable but not worth much praise

byajlacher Aug 2, 2006
11 Helpfuls 12 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Easy of assembly, storage, weight of unit
Cons Price, streaks, height, small collection container, small solution container
Recommended it? No

I bought this unit as an intermediate solution for cleaning the floors in my house. I have a Dyson DC15 Animal for dry vacuuming and a Hoover Agility for serious, hard floor cleaning. I thought that this little baby would be good for the bathroom and what not. My Agility is big and bulky, huge... Read full review »


Bissell Flip It

byjcobb15 Jul 11, 2006
1 Helpfuls 2 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Light weight, some wet vac effect.
Cons No sucking action.
Recommended it? No

This machine is an overall disappointment, although a great ideal for those of us who have arthritis and have trouble getting on our knees to scrub the floor. The dry vacuum just isn't effective. Tiny pieces of material and dust are not even sucked into the machine. The wet/scrub action is okay but... Read full review »

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Bissell Flip It Hardwood Floor Cleaner Model 5200

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Keep your house speckles with the Bissell 5200 upright vacuum cleaner. The trigger control of this Bissell vacuum cleaner releases a solution for bare floor cleaning. Dry, wet, and drying vacuum are some of the modes that this upright vacuum cleaner provides, for cleaning different types of materials and dirt. With a washable machine, cleaning this Bissell vacuum is really easy. The 22-foot power cord of this upright vacuum cleaner lets you clean freely without restricting you on cleaning only in the plug area. The Bissell 5200 vacuum cleaner is accompanied by 2 trial-size chemical solutions, making scrubbing the floors easy.

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