The BISSELL Zing 4122 canister is a multi-surface cleaner, best known for its maneuverability, low-cost and lightweight.
The cleaner sports a broad range of sought-after vacuuming features including multi-surface functionality, adjustable power, cord remind feature and a telescopic wand to name a few. It’s the machine to go for if you’re in for something that makes the cleaning process less taxing.
Save for the purple shade, the Bissell Zing 4122 bears the semblance as any other average canister—long hose, small rounded body, and a standard head. But it’s only until you take a look at its review that you’ll notice that it’s actually NO average canister.
Its Performance on Bare Floors
Since the machine comes with no motorized brush, it tends to perform better on bare floors than carpeted ones, as it’s designed to purely rely on suction to pick up dirt.
At eight pounds, this ought to be one of the most lightweight canister cleaner in the market at the time of writing this.
Worth mentioning is that it comes with detachable floor tool that you can easily replace with an upholstery tool for cleaning carpeted and upholstery floor surfaces.
Its Performance on carpet Floors
The machine lacks a beater bar that makes it an effective tool for cleaning carpets. Although it does an outstanding job picking up lose dirt at the surface of your carpet, any dirt embedded deep within carpet strands is bound to give it a struggle.
That’s not to say that its suction is weak. If anything, it’s one of the most powerful canisters in the market. The only limitation is that it tends to grab area rags, thus making it hard to use it on carpet floors.
Pet Hair Removal
As you could have guessed, the cleaner won’t be doing you much justice if your plan is to use it on removing pet hair on your upholstery or carpet.
Of course it can pick some if spotted on non-upholstery surface, but since it lacks a motorized brush, you shouldn’t expect it to do the same on carpets and upholstery.
Attachments and Accessories
The cleaner doesn’t come with a lot of accessories and attachments. As specified on Bissell’s official site, every purchase only comes with a floor and upholstery tool and a telescopic wand. Nothing more, albeit some reviewers point out that it also comes with a crevice tool and brush.
Its cord length isn’t exactly long. At 17 feet, the company could have done a lot better had it considered making the cord a bit longer.
The silver lining is that it features a rewind button that makes it a breeze to wind and unwind the cord for easy storage and use.
Filter Clean Up
Being a bagged cleaner, the machine comes with NO filters, but bags. So instead of cleaning, you simply open up the canisters and replace the bag.
The company recommends that you do it when it’s half or three-quarter full.
The cleaner only comes with a one-year warranty. The is somewhat a let-down considering other companies come with up to three years of warranty.
- At 8 pounds, it’s definitely one of the most lightweight canisters in the market.
- Has a strong suction.
- Its head can swivel, thus making it maneuverable.
- Great when used on bare floors and carpeted ones.
- Versatile enough. It can be used on stairs, upholstery and floors.
- Features a cord rewind button that makes it easy to wind and unwind the cord.
- Comes with no motorized brush. This renders it ineffective when used to clean carpets and upholstery.
- It’s relatively noisy when the suction power is turned up.
- The bags add the operational cost over the long haul.
- Has a short telescopic wand.
- Not quite equipped for picking up pet hair on carpet and upholstery.
The most striking cause of buzz relating to this canister is the fact that it only costs $$ dollars—the cheapest canister in the market, categorically.
Majority love it for its lightweight and small size, whereas some love it for its painless assembly and the multi-purpose tool it comes with.
Overall, the cleaner does a commendable job cleaning up hard wood floors and ceramic tiles. But what makes the cleaner even more attractive and a must-have is its inexpensive nature.
At a time when almost any good vacuum cleaner you can think of is going for hundreds of dollars, it’s nice to have an all-rounded cleaner at only a fraction of the cost. So if you can’t buy it for anything else, then buy it for the fact that you’ll only be robing your wallet $$ to own this great canister cleaner.