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alaScore 75

17 reviews

Apr, 2018

  • Negative

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of 1697. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Vacuums for all reviews. People are impressed by the price. The usability also gets good feedback.

usability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Vacuums the 1697 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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PowerSteamer - NOT A STEAMER!


I purchased this machine in hopes of cleaning the carpets in the house I recently moved into, and I hoped to destroy dust mites and other allergens using the "steam" option. The previous owners had an indoor dog, and there were stains in the main ...

Cleans decently for normal, traffic areas.

Got good on deep stains and lacks steam to kill allergens.

Mar, 2008

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Clean carpets at home


We have pets, to be specific, cats. Why, oh, why do we have these beasts that barf on the carpet, leave hair and do other atrocities that I am too delicate to mention here? Well, we love them despite it all. Our adopted kitties are rescue animals and...

easier than dragging home a rental, can do oftener than hiring a service

heavy, not really as clean as a pro can clean

Dec, 2007

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My husband saw an ad for this Bissell the day after he bought me a PowerSteamer Pro at Wal-Mart's grand opening at Steelyard Commons for $139. I thought it was a bargain. Then we see an ad at Big Lots for $80. I was at the store outside the door 30 ...

Cleans a major dirty carpet with little work


Oct, 2007

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It's the little things that irritate me


Deep cleans, makes floors look great

small things tend to go wrong

Apr, 2007

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A fantastic steam cleaner


Cleans as good as a commercial steam cleaner, but much easier to use.

The upholstery attachment keeps falling off while your cleaning the carpet.

Feb, 2003

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Easy to use, but could use some redesigning


Light, compact, quiet, good suction

Wheels are wider than the front, bad switch location, makes fuzz balls

Jul, 2002

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While not a magic wand, it comes pretty close.


I have terrible carpets. They're old. They stink. They need to be replaced, but untill I have a extra thousand bucks or so I must just live with cleaning them. So I bought this steamer.

easy to use

doesn't always work so well

Oct, 2001

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Great for regular use, but not the best on tough stains


We decided to buy this product shortly after moving in to our apartment. Our living room has light carpet and we realized soon how quickly the carpet was going to get dirty. My husband works in a factory, so his shoes are filthy. The first month or so,...

one year warranty, easy to use

doesn't get all the bad stains out

Oct, 2000

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Out out damn spot: The Bissell PowerSteamer Carpet Steamer


I'm not sure why they call this a steamer - the water doesn't get hot at all. Nonetheless, the Bissell PowerSteamer Steam Cleaner does a great job for a reasonable amount of money.

Cleans very well


Sep, 2000

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Old Brush Types Better!


ease of use

poor results

Jan, 2000