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The first time you see a Bissell PowerEdge, you'll do a double take. Unlike most hardwood floor vacuums, which have rectangular suction heads, the PowerEdge features a unique V-shaped head design for cleaning in corners, along baseboards and in tight spaces where a traditional hard surface vacuum cannot fit. The PowerEdge's V-shaped head swivels, so it's easy to maneuver the machine around furniture and other obstacles. The unique shape precludes the need for extra attachments, as he head can fit places traditional vacuum cleaner heads cannot. Additionally, bristles on the underside of the V-shape force larger debris toward the middle of the V while the arms suction smaller particles. This allows a for brushless head design that ensures your hardwood floors are not at a risk of being scratched by an abrasive spinning brush roll.
At 7.5 pounds and with a 20-foot long power cord, this vacuum is easy to maneuver around the house and light enough to carry up the stairs. You should use it primarily as a wood floor vacuum because its brushless design and lack of height-adjustment options make it a less-than-ideal option for cleaning carpet.
The Bissell PowerEdge has a 5-amp motor, which gives it plenty of power to clean hardwood floors and some low-pile carpet. It employs a cyclonic cleaning system that swirls vacuumed debris in a cyclonic motion. The resulting centrifugal forces deposit debris in the dirt cup and send clean air through the air filter and out the vacuum exhaust. Non-cyclonic, bagged vacuums lose power as they fill their bags, but a cyclonic cleaning system ensures a consistent suction power, regardless of how full its dirt cup is. This means the Bissell PowerEdge will pick up dirt just as powerfully at the end of your cleaning cycle as it does at the beginning.
The PowerEdge has a built-in dirt cup, so you can get rid of captured debris whenever you need to without worrying about running out of vacuum bags in the middle of your cleaning. You should clean the air filters every three to six months, and additional filters are available on Bissell's website in case you need a replacement.
The Bissell PowerEdge comes with a one-year warranty that protects you against any defective or malfunctioning parts up to one year from the date of purchase. The Bissell PowerEdge is an affordable and highly maneuverable way to keep your hardwood floors shining and pristine.