Bissell Powerglide Pet Lift-off review

If you are looking for a vacuum cleaner that is easy to use on stairs and provides enough suction power to pick up everything including dirt, dust, allergens and pet hair, the Bissel PowerGlide Pet with lift-off technology is a good one for you. With its portable lift-off canister that you can take with you wherever you want to clean, it is perfect for stairs. The best part is, this one is an all-rounder vacuum cleaner that will take care of all your vacuuming needs, whether you want to clean your carpeted or bare floors, your steps, upholstery, walls or other hard-to-reach areas. Find an outlet nearby and you can even take it to your car for cleaning car mats.

Here are some features that make the Bissel PowerGlide Pet a good vacuum for stairs.

Portable lift-off canister

The Bissel PowerGlide features an easy release lift-off vacuum that you can take away with you wherever you want to clean. While the floor head is great for cleaning whole rooms, the portable vacuum is best on stairs, upholstery and hard-to-reach areas. Simply push a button to release the portable vacuum and carry it with the handle while using the hose to vacuum with the other hand. The pod is lightweight and handy and gives you the convenience you need when cleaning stairs.

27 ft. cord length

The long cord length of 27ft. makes it ideal for cleaning stairs. You can take it all the way up your stairs without having to unplug your machine.

Turbo Eraser pet tool

Pets don’t stay at one place and you will soon find all your steps, upholstery and even walls full of pet hair, dirt, dust and other allergens. That is why the turbo eraser pet tool is so essential. It has molded paddle type bristles that effectively remove pet hair out of your carpeted stairs and upholstery.


The above features give you the convenience you need for cleaning stairs. The portable lift-away canister is particularly very handy to use and it takes away all the hard work of dragging a big vacuum on stairs or using its limited hose to clean.

The best part about this vacuum is that it gives you a good powerful vacuum cleaner for whole rooms plus a portable vacuum for small cleaning jobs. Hence, it is a 2 in 1 vacuum for the price of one upright vacuum.

However, the Bissel PowerGlide Pet lacks many features you need for cleaning stairs. First, the turbo eraser pet tool isn’t very effective as it is powered by air rather than a direct drive motor; hence, you cannot apply much pressure otherwise the bristles stop working. Second, you cannot really clean non carpeted stairs safely without scattering the debris around, as there is no option to turn off the brush roll on the turbo tool and there is no other attachment for cleaning bare floors.

All in all, this is a good vacuum to have if you don’t want to spend a lot but still get an all-rounder machine which can be used for the entire house.

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