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Bissell 1698

Bissell 1698
alaScore 72

95 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 reviews of Bissell 1698. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Vacuums for all reviews. People really like the reliability and design. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive comments about the size.

usability, price, design, reliability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Vacuums the Bissell 1698 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Bissell 1698 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Vacuums on Many are critical about the size.


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Bissell Big Green Machine Flow Indicator Assembly, 2037439Bissell Steam Cleaner Model 1698 Diverter Valve

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: mumma_rocks (

Bissell pro heat steam cleaner


great gift/buy

nothing comes to mind

Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: willabooker (

Bissell Pro Heat Steamer not durable ...what a rip off


Works well in the beginning

Not durable.

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: rocky-77 (

Good cleaner with some design flaws


Good floor suction and brushes. Leaves carpet looking new.

Poor suction on hand tools and no heat. High maintenance.

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: sophiesdad (

Best Home Carpet Cleaner Around


I was a little reluctant to write a review for this item because so many have already been written. However, I am so excited about its performance that I hope that I can help someone to decide to buy this model over the many others offered on the...

Great suction, keeps water hot, easy to push/pull.

None that I can find.

Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: dallasnkris (

This thing has saved our house for years!


Cleans like you hope it will, highly durable.

None after five years. Still looks and works like new.

Mar, 2006

Consumer review by: nborland (

Did not work for long


Worked well for a very short time.

Shampoo doesn't dispense properly. Pours out.Water dispenses sometimes, sometimes not.

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: dontbuyjunk (



worked well first several times of use

stopped working after limited use

Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: reasuhm (

Don't waste your money.


I have had this product for about 3-4 years. When we initially bought it the cleaner worked great. It is simple to use because it is similar to using an upright vacuum and also has the hose/tool attachment for upholstery or stair cleaning. However, ...

Cleans great initially. Easy to use.

There is a defect in the heater on some of these machines.

Apr, 2005

Consumer review by: b_csiszer (

big disappointment


cleans well

doesn't last long. onboard tools are useless

Feb, 2005

Consumer review by: veggirocks (

Powerful cleaner ,but it has issues


I borrowed this from my mom and really like how strong it is. It sucked up cat hair and lint I didn't even know where there and dirt as well which was really gross to empty out! My main issues with this is it is extremely heavy and tiring on the arm to...

Very strong so it cleans very deep down dirt,hair,lint etc...

Very heavy!Awkward on the arm. Spits out the crude it picks up.

Oct, 2004