Whether you are just a regular homeowner or cleaning expert, if you’re reading this, you most likely understand the value of a quality vacuum cleaner. And because you know all of the features that you need your vacuum to have, you will definitely appreciate the latest marvel from Bissell, the 1422 Anna upright. Here’s what you’ll find out in the following couple of minutes:
- what’s so damn new about this vacuum cleaner
- what are its pros and cons
- where to get a very good deal
Be prepared to clean thoroughly with a cordless, hybrid vacuum that has advanced technology. It’s an upright vacuum, so it’s powerful, but has the portability of a lift off. And that cordless feature means that there is no reason to stop and switch plugs when the cord has reached its limit. It has a 30 minute battery life, but if you still need more time to clean after that, you can easily plug in the 20 foot cord and continue. There are so many features to this vacuum that it would be easier to just break down everything that I love about it using a table. But before anything else, check out its aspect:
The sheet of features
|Suction power||Has a great suction power, which can be adjusted using preset modes. I.e. when vacuuming hard floors, the vacuum delivers the maximum suction power and shuts off the brush roll (FLOOR). Want to clean the stairs? Connect the stair tool, choose STAIRS and you're done. The vacuum delivers a medium suction power to help you with this chore. If you want to vacuum carpets use the CARPET preset. This delivers the maximum suction power while having the brush roll on. If you want to use the crevice tool, just connect the crevice to the hose, park the unit and pick the CREVICE preset. Own some pricey rugs? Don't worry, choose RUGS and enjoy a low suction power (which the brush roll turned off). Same goes for drapes and other delicate things, which you can tackle using the DRAPES setting. If you don't want to use a preset, you can adjust yourself by picking among LOW, MEDIUM and HIGH modes.|
|Input power||Uses the standard 32.4V DC/120V AC. The display screen shows you whether your unit is connected to the AC source, or if it's running on battery. It also clearly displays the battery power level using 6 LED lights. Talking about the battery, this is a Sanyo Lithium Ion 32.4 volts (18-cells, 3550mAh) which charges in 12h for the first time - after that it should only take 4h (more or less) - and lasts about 30-40 minutes of continuous use.|
|Dust capacity||It's a bagless which has a decent-sized bin, that can easily accommodate dust and debris from around 2000 sqm. The emptying process is simple, you just push a button and it all goes away.|
|Filtration system efficiency||Comes with a non-washable pre-motor filter. This should be changed once every couple of years.|
|Weight and Dimensions||It's a bit bulky at 19 lbs. The battery ads another 2 lbs. Measures 13.1 x 13.4 x 41.9 inches.|
|Warranty||5-year limited warranty, which is a very good warranty, especially from Bissell.|
|Accessories||Ships with the common set of of accessories:
- Crevice Tool
- Extension Wand
- Long Reach Dusting Tool
- Stair tool
|Special features||Lift Off - 2 in 1 - The capsule can be removed from the upright base and be used independently.
Digital controls - You can select among preset modes, see power indicators and error indicators using a futuristic display.
|Usability||The handle is telescopic and can be adjusted in height. The switch between cordless and corded is easy.|
|Price||It's a little bit pricey for a Bissell, but many happy owners stand behind the product. You can get a decent discount by following this link.|
First and foremost, the physical aspect of this vacuum is handy. It only weighs 18.7 pounds, meaning it isn’t a struggle to take it in and out of storage. It has a retractable handle for easy portability of the pod. Without sounding too techy, the vacuum sits at about 13.1 x 13.4 x 41.9 inches. As you know, these are common vacuum specs when dealing with the size. Out of the box, I had it up and running in about 5 minutes.
Storage on the vacuum is super convenient. Everything that comes with this vacuum fits on this vacuum thanks to the compact design. Surrounding the touch control panel is a telescope handle, dirt cup release hatch, and capsule docking station.
But enough about its physical appearance, this vacuum is number one on my list because of what it can do. Listing what it can’t do would probably be a shorter task. The technology I mentioned earlier comes in the form of a touchscreen. Yes, you heard me right, a vacuum that has a touchscreen (the buttons are digital, but still!). Being that this is a cordless machine means that it runs on a chargeable battery. So that there are no surprises, the touchscreen has an indicator light that lets you know the extent of your battery life. There are multiple surface types that can be cleaned using Bissell-1422 The Anna Upright that I will get into later, but you can easily switch between surface types with a click of a button using the touchscreen. Going between suction variables is accessible with the touchscreen as well. I don’t know about you, but using my foot, or bending down to the floor to use these function before using this vacuum will not be missed.
There are presets to be used on the control panel that make it easier to understand all that this vacuum is capable of. If you press the floor preset for hardwood floors, the vacuum will be at max suction power and the brush will be turned off. Stair mode will kick in when in removed and parked mode. This will put the power at about medium capacity. The carpet preset will put the vacuum in maximum power mode with the roll brush on. When using the crevice tool at the end of the hose, putting the machine in crevice mode will also put it at max suction power. When the rug preset is in use, the suction power is low and the brush is off. And when cleaning your drapes, in drapes mode, cleaning drapes and other delicate fabrics is done with minimum suction. But even with presets in place, you can control the level of suction power on your own. To the right of the touchscreen are options for max, medium, and low suction control.
The main thing that a good vacuum needs to do is clean. This vacuum cleans everywhere. That’s why it’s good for homes or businesses. Carpet, upholstery, autos, stairs, rugs, and low pile carpets can all benefit from Bissell 1422 – The Anna Upright. The one stage filtration system works in conjunction with a bag-less feature. The added tools that come with the vacuum are why it is able to clean so many different surfaces. Not only can it clean a home or business, but you can walk right out to the garage and tidy up the back seat of your car that’s filled with crumbs from fast food pit stops. The extension wand and long reach dusting tool will take care of hard to reach drapes and cornered ceiling spider webs.
This vacuum is powerful. There are no complaints in regards to it doing its job. It picks up dirt like it’s supposed to. No one can contest that. But like any product on the market, it has its good points and bad points. I’ll start with the negatives so we can end on a positive note, because I really do like this vacuum. As much as I love the cordless feature, it takes a long time to recharge. The weight doesn’t bother me, but it can be a bit bulky. This goes for most vacuums, but this one is very loud. And if you are super tall, even with the adjustable handle, you will be bending over quite a lot to use it. Lastly, it comes in white so it can look a little cruddy rather quickly.
Conclusions and VGM (VacuumsGuide.com Mark)
In my opinion the good definitely outweighs the bad. There are far more pros to this vacuum than cons. You will get a deep clean using it. When in upright position, the roll brush automatically shuts off, no burnt carpet incidences will occur. Versatility could be its middle name; being able to switch between all the different functions is a time saver. The fact that I don’t need to buy a separate vacuum for the car is a money saver. Cyclonic technology allows this vacuum to administer a superb suction capability. Innovation was definitely put into its design. The wireless capability seals the deal. Here’s the VGM for this vac:
So like anyone looking for a well-crafted home improvement tool, you’re going to make your own decision. If a useful, futuristic, valuable vacuum cleaner is what you need, then get the Bissell 1422 Anna Upright. And if you have any thoughts on my review, I would love to hear them out.