Bissell Cleanview 2254 Swivel Rewind Pet Upright Vacuum

The Bissell CleanView 2254 is an upright vacuum cleaner that has a built-in cleaning wand. This cleaner is designed to be the main vacuum cleaner in the home. It can clean virtually any surface in the home. The Bissel 2254 is a corded unit with an auto power cord rewind system and extra cleaning tools. The vacuum can clean pet hair, human hair, dirt, dust and other contaminants that can be hard to clean.

The Bissell 2254 Overview:

The Bissell CleanView 2254 is a premium grade vacuum cleaner with a matching price tag. But, there are a number of features that justify the higher price point.

bissell cleanview 2254 Features of the Bissell CleanView 2254

  • a pet turbobrush tool,
  • an 8 foot hose,
  • smooth wheels,
  • swivel steering,
  • an auto cord rewind system
  • 4-year warranty.

This model has a smaller 1.0 liter dustbin instead of the 2.0 liter bin found on other models in the range. This is necessary to make sufficient space for the cord rewind system but it does mean that you need to empty the dustbin more frequently. The swivel steering feels smooth and the rubber wheels are an improvement over the solid plastic wheels found on earlier models.

Five Standout Features of the Bissell Swivel Rewind Pet:

1.    The Cleaner Head of the Bissell Cleanview 2254

The cleaner head is a critical component when you’re choosing a vacuum cleaner to meet your cleaning needs. There is no way to replace the cleaner head, the one that comes with the vacuum cleaner is the head that you’re going to be using every day. Most upright vacuum cleaners have no way to slow down the brushroll or stop it entirely.

This is not useful if you need to clean a hard floor which is important if you have bare floor surfaces. The Bissell CleanView Rewind Pet has “Scatter-Free Technology” which reduces debris scatter as you clean hard floors. There is also a plastic plate at the rear of the cleaning head to prevent debris from entering the vacuum cleaner.

The Bissell 2254 has extra brush rows to facilitate “Dual Edge Cleaning”. The purpose is to clean the debris that can be stuck on the wall, in corners and on the vacuum brushes too. But, there will still be times when you need to use the crevice tool attachment on the hose to pick up larger pieces of debris in the corners.

2.    The Automatic Cord Rewind System on the vacuum

The Bissell CleanView Rewind Pet has a built-in auto cord rewind system which can be a real time saver. Although it is still necessary to feed the cord in slowly it will take up the slack efficiently. But, this is a new model and new system and only time will tell if this feature works for the entire lifespan of the vacuum cleaner.

3.    The 1.0 Liter Dustbin on the Bissell CleanView 2254

The Bissell Swivel Rewind Pet has a similar dustbin design to other models in the lineup but the size has been reduced to 1.0 liter. But, this is still a lot of volume and it is 25% larger than the Dyson V10 Cordless to put things into perspective. The filter is located inside the dustbin lid and this component can be removed for easy cleaning. Simply open the bottom hatch, twist the center cyclone filter clockwise and it slides out easily.

4.    What Filters does the Bissell CleanView 2254 have

Speaking of the filters, the cyclone filter differs from other models in the range which have a post-motor  housed near the vacuum exhaust under the dustbin. The Bissell CleanView 2254 has no removable exhaust filter and after washing the filter must be dried for at least 24-hours. This is important, if moisture gets in the vacuum cleaner it will cause unpleasant odors and there could be mold growth.

5.    Included Attachments with this vacuum cleaner

Bissell CleanViewThe CleanView 2254 has a 8-foot hose which is the longest hose in the entire range. The attachments can be stored on this vacuum cleaner and they are ready when you want them. The “Pet” moniker refers to the “Pet Turbo Eraser Tool” which is used to clean pet bedding, furniture, stairs and more. This tool uses a set of soft rubber teeth to clean the pet hair. There is no brushroll and the turbo feature increases the airflow. The rubber teeth spin to cause light agitation which improves the cleaning action. But, you cannot press too hard or the tool will not work efficiently. All the other standard tools that you would expect to see on a modern upright vacuum cleaner are included as standard.

Pros and Cons of the Bissell CleanView 2254:


  • The cleaner head is height adjustable with “Dual Edge Cleaning”.
  • “Pet Turbo Eraser Tool” is ideal to clean hair if you don’t press hard.
  • All attachments are all mounted directly on this vacuum cleaner for convenience.
  • This filter is washable but it must be dried for 24-hours before replacement.
  • The “Auto Cord Rewind” system works well.
  • An 8-foot hose is the longest in the lineup.
  • The 1.0 liter dustbin is smaller but still large enough for home cleaning.
  • This vacuum cleaner performs well on low pile, medium pile and hard floors.
  • A 4-year warranty is included.


  • The hard floor cleaner was good but some debris can be thrown about.
  • There is a dead zone for suction and agitation which doesn’t make the best use of the 13.5 inch wide brushroll surface.

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Bissell CleanView 2254 in Conclusion:

The Bissell CleanView 2254 has a smooth swivel steering action that is found on many modern vacuum cleaners. But, most CleanView models don’t have this steering system. This makes the 2254 a more attractive prospect unless you want a budget model. The auto cord rewind system is a convenient feature, competing models with this feature tend to fail quickly.

But there are no negative reports about the CleanView 2254 at this time. The cord rewind action feels smooth, some light feeding is required and it should last the entire lifespan of this vacuum cleaner. To use this feature simply hit the button and hold the cord as it automatically rewinds. The guidance is needed to prevent the cord from jamming issues which is important when you’re using a corded model.