You’ve heard about the Bissell Sweep Up from your friends. And they want you to get one. But should you? Here, we’d like to help you find an answer. We’ve gone through different materials available online (e.g., consumer reviews, videos, and sales pages) to come up with this report.
About the Bissell Sweep Up Floor Sweeper
The first thing you need to know is that the Bissell Sweep Up comes in several models, but officially, it has the “2101” designation. A letter or a number may be attached to this designation, but it can only be to signify a change in color. For instance, the Bissell 2101-3 is basically the same as the 2101-B or 2101-2. The only difference is that the 2101-3 has a black exterior while the 2101-B is blue. If you investigate further, a 2101-K has been released, and it comes in a green color.
For this post, we’re going to focus more on the Bissell 2101-2, and from here one, 2101-2 and Sweep Up are interchangeable.
Here are some product highlights and features.
– Weight. As advertised, the Sweep Up floor sweeper weighs 1.6 pounds. From these numbers, you can already tell it’s lightweight, even lighter than the Swivel Sweeper Max.
– 7 Brush System. Yes, this floor sweeper has one of the most number of brush rolls at 7. If you flip the main unit upside down, you should see three long brushes and 4 corner brushes.
– Handle. When you receive your package of the Sweep Up, it doesn’t come fully assembled. But assembly only requires screwing metal pieces to put together the handle. There are no buttons on the handle, it doesn’t fold, and it’s not at all fancy.
– No Batteries. Hate charging? With the Sweep Up, you don’t have to worry about batteries or running out of charge in the middle of a chore. This floor sweeper relies on a “forward-and-return” motion, which should be powerful enough to pick up dirt and small pieces as you go.
VIDEO: Product Demonstration
In this video, you’ll see a product demonstration of the Sweep Up. How well does it pick up dirt? Watch.
Pros and Cons of the Bissell Sweep Up
First, let’s talk about the obvious. With the Bissell Sweep Up, there are no batteries and cords involved. Why is this important? Because for one, batteries require charging. Sure, battery-operated floor sweepers have more rotating power, but one of their disadvantages is that they need to be charged from time to time. If you’re looking for a sweeper for a busy place such as your own business establishment, keeping a charge can be impractical. Second, there are other issues related to batteries. For instance, they no longer hold a charge after some time. Replacing them needs extra money and effort. Third, cords can be annoying.
That said, the Bissell Sweep Up is truly ideal for people who are looking for something cordless, handy, and reliable anytime.
How reliable is the Bissell Sweep Up? How well does it pick up dirt on different types of floors? Based on what we’ve gathered, it appears that even though there are some buyers who aren’t satisfied with this sweeper’s performance, the general consensus is that this cordless sweeper can pick up a variety of dirt and particles from your rug, carpeted stairs, and bare floors. (For a demo, watch the video we embedded above.)
However, the Bisseel Sweep Up is not a perfect product. In this section, we acknowledge some issues. One minor issue raised by one consumer is that if the dust compartment gets full, or if you accidentally tip it over, it will “spill” the contents. That said, always empty out the dust bin every after use.
Also, since this product relies on bristles, it may not be a good idea to use it a hair salon. Strands of hair can get stuck in the bristles, and it’ll take you additional effort to clean them out.
If you’re looking for something elegant, you may not be impressed with the Sweep Up’s exterior. It’s made of plastic, and you may not find the color attractive.
Should You Get One?
Here’s our recommendation. If you want an inexpensive, no-fuss sweeper that you can rely on for frequent, small, and quick clean-up jobs, consider the Bissell Sweep Up. This sweeper is ideal for busy spaces and places where it’s impractical to keep something charged at all times. It’s easy to use, easy to empty, and easy to store.