The Bissell MultiReach™ cordless vacuum cleaner arrived well packed and on opening was easy to assemble.
It did however take a bit of detective work to figure out where to plug the mains lead into the base charging unit. I kept re-examining the User Guide hoping to see a diagram; it only showed the mains lead going into the handle of the hand unit which confused me. It was only when I read the Quick Start Guide that I saw where the mains lead goes into the base charging unit, but I must confess I am not the best at reading and following manuals.
I liked the design and colour of the vacuum, and especially the different options (edgeReach™ Technology, 2-way folding handle and suction power control) all within a fingers reach during use. The power the vacuum provides belies its relatively low noise level, and being so lightweight it is extremely helpful as I have a back problem and know how heavy machines can take their toll.
The main vacuum was lightweight and easy to push on carpet. Despite being cordless, I found it very efficient at picking up fine hair shed from my dog, a Shih Tzu. I have a mix of both hard and carpeted surfaces and the MultiReach™ efficiently transitioned from one surface to the other. Vacuuming under and between my dining chairs is now a breeze because of the ability of the brush head to swivel and of the handle to contort to reach right under the chairs in any direction. Previously, I would remove all the chairs, one by one, vacuum the area and return them to their positions.The hand vacuum is simple to extract by a firm pull in a forwards direction away from the unit, and returned into position by placing the vacuum nozzle back into the unit and clicking the handle backwards. No more searching for those accessory tools for the hand vacuum; they are neatly stored on the base charging unit. The freedom of the cordless handheld with the attached crevice tool enables me to effortlessly deal with those ceiling cobwebs that seem to appear from nowhere at this time of year.
The Bissell MultiReach™ is unquestionably my ‘go to’ choice of vacuum cleaner for my housework days.