Bissell Powerglide Lift Off Pet Plus Upright Bagless Vacuum Review

Bissell Powerglide Pet reviews

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When it comes to keeping your house clean, pet hair is one of the worst offenders and the most difficult to eliminate. It sticks to virtually every surface, leaving you at your wits ends trying to deal with it. We may have found the solution to your pet hair woes with Bissell Powerglide.

The Bissell Powerglide Lift Off Pet Plus Upright Bagless Vacuum offers all the versatility you need in an upright vacuum along with the pet hair removal capabilities you are looking for and so much more.

​Product Specs

Vacuum Type:

Corded Upright Vacuum

Motor Size:

10 amps

Cord Length:

30 ft


18 lbs



Bissell Powerglide Lift Off Pet Plus Upright Bagless Vacuum

The Bissell Powerglide Lift Off Pet Plus Upright Bagless Vacuum is your go-to vacuum for removing pet hair. Its main feature is a removable canister that allows you to go directly to the source for cleanup.

This handy little canister gives you plenty of capability. It includes a specialized pet hair tool that digs in deep to lift pet hair from your furniture, upholstery, and steps without lugging the entire vacuum with you.

At 18 lb. this Bissell Powerglide Pet Vacuum has a moderate weight and does weigh a few pounds more than other upright vacuums in the same category.

Billed as a 2-in-1 vacuum because of its convenient canister, you can clean your home, car, or even your boat with ease and without hassle. It uses a lift-off technology that is designed to lift the hair off carpet or fabric that it stubbornly sticks to. This allows for a clean surface every time without having to repeatedly go over the area again and again.

Thanks to the triple action brush, which can easily be switched on and off, you can vacuum clean any surface in your home including hard or soft surfaces. Maneuvering the Bissell Powerglide Lift Off Pet Plus Upright Bagless Vacuum is also designed to be a cinch.

You’ll find this cleaning device incorporates swiveling action that allows it to get into hard to reach spots with ease, including under ledges where pet hair loves to hide.

Additional cleaning capabilities come into play with the Smartseal allergen system. This helps to trap dust, dander, and allergens right inside. This gives your home a fresh, clean feeling and can eliminate that pet smell that is hard to remove. A Febreze pet odor eliminator filter also aids in the elimination of pet odor as it refreshes your carpet as your vacuum for decent cleaning power.


We’d be remiss if like other Bissell Powerglide pet reviews, we didn’t mention the suction power on this Bissell Powerglide Lift Off Pet Plus Upright Bagless Vacuum. It features a powerful 10-amp motor that really gives it some kick and helps to trap that pet hair quickly.

The 30 ft. cord also gives you plenty of maneuverability around your home, but don’t forget the freestanding canister for those trickier jobs around your house.


The Bissell Powerglide Lift Off Pet Plus Upright Bagless Vacuum that we reviewed didn’t include any accessories, which may be disappointing to some. But, keep in mind that this vacuum features a special brush technology that will clean deep and thoroughly.

Bissell Powerglide is effective for homes with pets


The price of the Bissell Powerglide Lift Off Pet Plus Upright Bagless Vacuum ​sits a little above average in terms of upright vacuum pricing.

However, the slight cost increase above average is because of the focus that Bissell puts on pet hair, and they do a very good job on it. If you have pets, you will find it is pretty effective at removing that pesky pet hair that seems to stick to everything. 

While the price may be a little more than you want to spend on a vacuum of this caliber, it will provide you plenty of use as it is also backed by a five-year warranty.

What We Like

There are several things we really admire about the Bissell Powerglide Lift Off Pet Plus Upright Bagless Vacuum including its ability to lift pet hair with minimal effort. For homeowners with pets, this offers a good option to keep your home free of pet hair without having to exert extra effort to do so.

We also appreciate the vacuum’s removable cleaning canister. This canister offers the ability to move about your home with relative ease and really do some deep cleaning.

Adding to this advantage is the Smartseal allergen system and Febreze pet odor eliminator filter. This reduces that pet smell in your home and provides a fresh, clean smell when you are done vacuuming.


  • Removable canister cleaning
  • Special brush technology
  • Pet-friendly
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    Additional air filtering options

What We Don't Like

One of the most obvious features missing from the Bissell Powerglide Lift Off Pet Plus Upright Bagless Vacuum is the lack of accessories provided with this vacuum. Without any additional tools to clean with, it can be a bit of a challenge to get into harder to reach places or to do other surface cleaning.

However, the vacuum does come with special brush technology that can be switched on and off as you need it. This allows you to clean any room in your home as well as a variety of fabrics.

This vacuum is also a little bit heavier than other pet cleaning upright models we’ve seen, but it is not a noticeable difference. We would have like to see this as a cordless vacuum but the 30 ft. length does provide plenty of maneuverability.


  • No accessories
  • Heavier than other vacuums
  • Uses a cord

Final Thoughts

The Bissell Powerglide Lift Off Pet Plus Upright Bagless Vacuum is the ideal vacuum for pet owners, as stated here and in many other upright vacuum reviews. 

You’ll eliminate that accumulating pet hair in your home on the first try and give your house a refreshed cleaning with its dual filtration system. You can’t go wrong with this vacuum, and you’ll find it is the ideal investment to make for a cleaning device that is backed by a five-year warranty.

​Why Buy?

Powerful, pet-friendly, and with dual filtration system - Bissell is the ideal cleaning investment to make.

About the Author Allen Michael

Allen Michael is the Founder and Editor of Home Viable, a website that he started to provide readers with tips on home efficiency and automation. He draws on his engineering background combined with his family-of-four experiences for his articles.

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