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Bissell 2998 MultiClean Allergen 2-in-1 Lift-Off Pet Vacuum

Bissell 2998 MultiClean Allergen 2-in-1 Lift-Off Pet Vacuum is a convertible and rather versatile, full-size upright vacuum cleaner suitable even for large homes and apartments, with or without pets.

Bissell 2998 can be used as a classic upright vacuum cleaner with an additional cleaning flexible hose or it can be used as a canister vacuum cleaner with a carrying handle (Lift-Off Pod) and cleaning flexible hose to reach and clean surfaces that can't be cleaned with classic upright vacuums, including stairs and other elevated surfaces.

Published: August 30, 2021.

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Bissell 2998 MultiClean Allergen 2-in-1 Lift-Off Pet Vacuum Features and Specifications

The main feature of the Bissell 2998 is that it is a 2-in-1 convertible upright vacuum cleaner with a cleaning hose - Lift-Off Pad can be easily detached from the main cleaner head and easily carried around the home, allowing the user to clean every available surface using flexible cleaning hose, wand and the set of available cleaning tools.

Bissell 2998 is rated at 7 Amps and is powered via 30 feet (~9.15 m) power cord, ensuring a long cleaning range, regardless of the chosen cleaning mode. The power cord doesn't feature an automatic cord rewind system - the power cord is manually wrapped around the wrap hooks.

In order to prevent any damage to the motor, Bissell 2998 comes with a motor thermal protection system - if the air flow through the motor is decreased, thermal protection system turns off the motor.

After cooling for at least 30 minutes and after removing the cause of thermal protection shut off (clog, blockage, dirty air filters, full dirt cup, etc.), thermal protection system automatically reset itself, allowing the user to continue with the cleaning task.

The unit weighs 15.7 pounds (~7.1 kg) and is not the lightest upright vacuum on the market - but, most of the weight is resting on the floor, and in combination with the main cleaner head swivel neck, make the unit rather maneuverable.

swivel neck

Bissell 2998 is intended for both bare floors and carpeted areas when used as an upright vacuum cleaner. When used in Lift-Off mode, it can clean practically all common elevated surfaces found at homes and apartments.

The main cleaner head is a multi-floor cleaning system featuring a tangle-free brushroll that can be turned off for vacuuming sensitive floors, strong headlights that help vacuuming in low light conditions, and that features 13 inches (~33 cm) cleaning path, allowing the user to vacuum large surface relatively quickly.

main cleaner head

Note: when the unit is in an upright position, the brushroll doesn't rotate - the unit must be reclined for the brushroll to start rotating. Bissell 2998 is a full-size vacuum cleaner that is fairly easy and intuitive to use - but, when it arrives, it is highly recommended to read the Owner's Guide/manual in order to get accustomed to your new vacuum cleaner.

The dirt cup is transparent, allowing the user to check the amount and type of vacuumed dirt. Dirt cup capacity is ~0.8 liters, allowing the user to vacuum a relatively large surface without stopping.

dirt disposal

Dirt cup features a simple and efficient bottom emptying system, allowing the user to empty the dirt directly into the trashcan, without ever touching the dirt.

Bissell 2998 features an excellent air filtration system, which is able to capture 99.97% of 0.3 microns or larger particles, making the Bissell 2998 a true HEPA vacuum cleaner.

Also, the whole unit is designed and manufactured with HEPA air filtration in mind - the unit is sealed, preventing any dirty air from escaping from the unit before being thoroughly filtered.

The air filtration system consists of cyclonic action, motor prefilters, and an exhaust air filter.

Motor prefilters are washable using mild detergent - after washing, these air filters must be dried completely before returning to the unit.

The pleated exhaust air filter is NOT washable - depending on the use and type of dirt, it should be replaced every 6-9 months.

Note: for exact maintenance procedures, check the Owner's Guide.

Additional cleaning tools that come with Bissell 2998 include Crevice/Brush 2-in-1 Tool and the Pet TurboEraser Tool.

Both tools are carried on the unit and can be quickly used when required.

crevice tool

Crevice/Brush 2-in-1 Tool combines long and narrow Crevice Tool and the dusting brush. A crevice tool is intended for gaps, edges, corners, and similar surfaces, while Brush is used for dusting around the home and for picking up other dirt as well.

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Pet TurboEraser Tool is intended for deep vacuuming of the smaller carpets and area rugs, carpeted stairs, pet beds, and similar smaller surfaces.

Crevice/Brush 2-in-1 Tool and the Pet TurboEraser Tool are used while being attached to the 7.2 feet (~2.2 m) flexible cleaning hose, which additionally extends the cleaning range.

Bissell 2998 MultiClean Allergen 2-in-1 Lift-Off Pet Vacuum comes with a 5-year limited warranty.


bissell 2998 mLong Story Short: If You are looking for the main home vacuum cleaner that has to be versatile, and feature good suction and air filtration, consider this unit.

Bissell 2998 features a tangle-free main cleaner head with strong LED headlights and the brushroll On/Off switch, easy to empty dirt cup, true HEPA air filtration, Lift-Off Pod, etc.

For more reviews and recommendations, feel free to check the Bissell 2998 MultiClean Allergen 2-in-1 Lift-Off Pet Vacuum Amazon link (link opens in the new window).




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