The Bissell Zing 2154A grapevine purple bagged canister vacuum cleaner works great for bare floors and some carpets, but not suitable for tall people over …
VERDICT: Should You Buy the Zing 2154A?
The Bissell Zing 2154A is a little vacuum that packs a punch. People who bought this vacuum were surprised at the powerful suction in a small body and affordable price. The Zing is great for small living areas that are mostly bare floors, but not so well for wall to wall carpeting.
At first glance, the appearance of the small Zing may worry you, but it’s a capable vacuum. It can handle area rugs and low pile carpets, but not all types of carpets. The main complaint about this vacuum is that the hose is too short, forcing tall people to bend over when cleaning.
Should You Buy It?
YES. If you have a tight budget, then the 2154A fits the bill nicely. It’s a great choice if you have a small living area, like an apartment, or if you’re looking for a secondary vacuum that’s lightweight enough to carry around to do maintenance cleaning. The Zing is primarily for bare and hardwood floors and some types of carpets.
NO. If you live in a large area with carpets in multiple rooms, the Zing may not be satisfying. The Zing can clean pet hair, but if you have many pets, you may want a vacuum suitable for pet hair. Also, if you’re taller than 5’1”, the short hose may be uncomfortable for you.
Bissell Zing 2154A Reviews by Customers
Due to the affordable price, compact size, and light weight, the Zing is very popular among owners. The powerful suction is comparable to other vacuums worth twice the price. This vacuum receives many high ratings because it fulfills people’s needs and even exceeds some of their expectations.
This vacuum can be an answer to your prayers if you dread lugging around a heavy upright vacuum that causes you back pain. At only 8 lbs, it’s a lightweight vacuum perfect for small areas, that is portable to bring to your camper or lake house basement.
Being a compact vacuum, the vacuum head can go under furniture that’s hard to reach with bigger vacuums that have bulky heads. The swivel steering feature allows you to clean areas that may be inaccessible with bigger sized vacuums.
It’s also a bagged vacuum, meaning you simply zip up the bag and throw it away when it’s full. If you suck up any dead insects, they remain out of your sight and out of your mind.
For a two bedroom apartment with some area rugs, one bag can last for more than two months, if you vacuum around once a week. The Zing maintains powerful suction even as the bag starts getting full. Some other vacuums start losing suction power the more dirt is in the bag, but that isn’t the case with the 2154A.
The suction is so powerful that some owners have to use the variable suction control to turn it down to medium or lower for bare floors. With a great suction, you may worry about the noise. But fret not, it’s surprisingly quiet, enough to make a three month old baby keep sleeping soundly.
You’ll know the bag is full when a light comes on to alert you. Some people feel that replacement bags are a bit expensive, but it’s worth it considering the price and power of the 2154A.
The main drawback of the Bissell Zing is that it’s not the best vacuum for carpets because it doesn’t come with any type of brush roll. You can still clean carpets, but you’ll mostly do several passses to clean it thoroughly.
The Zing has a filtration system, but it’s not up to HEPA standards. If you have special concerns about pathogens or allergens, then a vacuum with a HEPA filter will be more suitable for you.
When using the vacuum, some people say that the cord is too short so they have to unplug several times when cleaning. This problem can occur if you live in a large space, but it rarely happens if you live in a small apartment. Other users are quite happy with the cord length.
A special consideration for tall people over 5’1”: the hose of this vacuum is short, so you will bend over when vacuuming. Some people find it very uncomfortable and switch to a different vacuum.
What both lovers and haters of the Zing 2154A agree on is that the attachments are practically useless. The crevice tool is so short it can make you wonder what you can use it for. The attachments are also difficult to store, since there aren’t many places to store it on the vacuum.
The good news is that you can use attachments from other vacuums with the Zing.
Features of the Bissell Zing 2154A
- 2.5 L capacity bag that’s easy to remove
- Compact and lightweight design
- Switch to flip from carpet cleaning to bare floors
- Variable suction control
- Automatic cord rewind
- Crevice tool and dusting brush attachments
The automatic cord rewind is a favorite among users of the Bissell Zing. It makes tidying up and storage a snap with the push of a button. That said, in some faulty cases, the rewind mechanism doesn’t fully retract the cord, making some users have to push it in manually.
With the powerful suction, affordable price, popularity with customers, and some minor drawbacks, the Bissell Zing 2154A sits at the top of our list for best bagged vacuums.