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Bissell 29869 AeroSlim Lithium-Ion Cordless Handheld Vacuum

Bissell 29869 AeroSlim is a compact and lightweight, cordless handheld vacuum cleaner, powered by a lithium-ion battery providing up to 12 minutes of runtime on a single battery charger.

Sleek design allows the unit to be stored within reach at the moment notice and to be used for quick cleanup of various unexpected messes at home, in the car, etc.

Published: September 28, 2020.

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Bissell 29869 AeroSlim - Specifications and Features

Bissell 29869 AeroSlim is powered via a 2-cell 7.2 volts lithium-ion battery which ensures 10-12 minutes of operation on the single battery charge.

When the unit arrives, the battery is not fully charged for safety reasons - before the very first use, charge the battery using a USB charging cable for 2.5-3.5 hours.

charging cable

Bissell 29869 AeroSlim weighs just 1.37 pounds (~0.62 kg) and it may be used even by elderly people with ease.

Dirt cup capacity is 0.1 liters, which is enough for quick cleanups at home, in the car, at the office, and similar. The dirt cup is translucent, allowing the user to see the amount of vacuumed dirt (very important considering the size of the dirt cup) and the condition of the air filter. It is recommended to empty the dirt cup after each cleaning task, which can be done quickly directly in the trashcan.

Note: Bissell 29869 AeroSlim is intended for dry dirt only. Also, Bissell 29869 AeroSlim is very simple to use and maintain, but when it arrives, be sure to read the manual to get accustomed to your new vacuum cleaner.


Bissell 29869 AeroSlim features very simple controls in the form of an On/Off power button and signal LED indicators that inform the user about the battery condition.

When the unit is being charged or stored away, it is placed on the storage base, which is also used for storing the 2-in-1 cleaning tool that comes with the unit.

storage base

Most cleaning tasks may be done using the main vacuum nozzle, but for more detailed cleaning, Bissell 29869 AeroSlim features a 2-in-1 cleaning tool that is a combination of Dusting Brush and Crevice Tool.

2-in-1 cleaning tool can be very useful when cleaning more sensitive and hard-to-reach areas:

2 in 1 tool

Dusting Brush used for dusting of various surfaces, including sensitive ones. As the bristles glide over the cleaned area, they agitate dirt particles which are then vacuumed into the unit via relatively strong air flow.

Crevice Tool is used for cleaning edges, corners, gaps, and other hard-to-reach areas. Also, due to the relatively narrow nozzle, local suction is strong, allowing the user to more thoroughly clean dust, crumbs, and similar dirt.

Air filtration is good, although the manufacturer doesn't state the actual HEPA level. Air filtration is based on the combination of filter cup and pleated air filter.

filter pack

The filter cup filters out larger particles and prevent mechanical damage of the pleated air filter which captures fine dust and debris.

Both filter cup and pleated filter are washable, just be sure to dry them thoroughly before returning back into the unit - don't use Bissell 29869 AeroSlim (or any other vacuum) with moist/wet filters or no filters at all. Such use may damage the vacuum and render its 1-year limited warranty void.

 Bissell 29869 AeroSlim vs. Shark ION W1 Cordless Handheld Vacuum - Model WV201

shark ion wv201 mShark ION WV201 is another ultralight and slim cordless, handheld vacuum cleaner that is often used at homes as a second or even a third vacuum cleaner, for quick cleanups and cleaning in emergencies.

These two units share several features, but also differ in several important details:

- Bissell AeroSlim comes with a 2-in-1 cleaning tool, while Shark ION WV201 comes with Duster Crevice Tool and Multi-Surface Pet Tool,

- Bissell AeroSlim is charged via USB port, while Shark ION WV201 comes with a dedicated battery charger,

- Bissell AeroSlim and Shark ION WV201 weigh almost the same - 1.37 vs 1.4 pounds,

- Bissell AeroSlim is powered by 7.2 volts battery storing enough energy for 10-12 minutes of operation and Shark ION WV201 with 10.8 volts battery storing enough energy for 8-9 minutes of operation,

- Shark ION WV201 feature stronger suction,

- Shark ION WV201 is a more expensive vacuum, but it is still a rather affordable cordless handheld vacuum.

Also, if required, it is possible to order other cleaning tools for the Shart ION WV201 vacuum, including Crevice Tool, Soft Dusting Brush, Scrubbing Brush, Mattress Tool, etc.

Shark ION WV201 is a stronger and perhaps more versatile handheld vacuum, but it also costs more.

Long Story Short: If You are looking for a compact and stylish ultralight cordless vacuum, consider Bissell 29869 AeroSlim - it does its job well and it comes at a rather affordable price.

For more reviews and recommendations, feel free to check Bissell 29869 AeroSlim and Shark ION WV201 Handheld Vacuum Amazon links (links open in the new window).

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