Bissell 29869 AeroSlim Handheld Vacuum
Bissell 29869 AeroSlim is an ultralight and ultra-compact cordless, bagless handheld vacuum cleaner, suitable for quick cleanups at home or in the car.
Bissell 29869 AeroSlim features a slim and stylish design and requires very little storage space, thanks to the vertical position in its storage stand. Despite the lithium-ion battery, Bissell 29869 AeroSlim is a rather affordable handheld vacuum cleaner.
Published: September 26, 2020.
Bissell 29869 AeroSlim Features and Specifications
Bissell 29869 AeroSlim is powered by onboard 7.2 volts (2-cells) lithium-ion battery storing enough energy for up to 12 minutes of vacuuming. Although there are handheld vacuums, and especially larger cordless vacuums, that feature longer runtime on a single battery charge, 10-12 minutes of power fade-free operation is more than enough to quickly clean smaller messes.
Physical dimensions of Bissell 29869 AeroSlim with the stand are (L x W x H) 12.6 x 2.75 x 3.62 inches (~32 x 7 x 9.2 cm) and the weight of the vacuum only is just 1.37 pounds (~620g) - it can be easily used by elderly people and kids (of course, kids under supervision by adults).
When the unit arrives, its battery is semi-charged for safety reasons. Bissell 29869 AeroSlim is charged via USB cable - depending on the remaining charge in the battery, it takes some 3-4 hours to fully recharge the unit.
Controls of the unit are very simple - a single On/Off button turns the unit On and Off.
The whole unit is designed with simplicity in mind, also leading to easier use and maintenance.
The dirt cup is transparent allowing the user to see the amount and type of vacuumed dirt. Dirt cup capacity is just 0.1 liters, but considering the unit's dimensions and intended use, dirt cup capacity is good.
Air filtration is simple and based is on a two-stage mechanical air filtration. Air filters are washable, leading to very low operational costs. Since the air filters must be air-dried completely before reassembling back into the unit, some users buy a spare filter kit - one is clean and dry ready to be inserted in the unit, and another one is already in the unit.
The filter set consists of the filter cup that protects the pleated filter from larger debris and mechanical damage.
Note: It is a good practice to tap the filter cup and filter onto the inner side of a trashcan whenever emptying the dirt cup. Bissell 29869 AeroSlim is a really simple unit to use and maintain, but when it arrives, be sure to read the Owner's Guide, just in case.
Bissell 29869 AeroSlim uses the main cleaner nozzle for everyday cleaning, but it also comes with a 2-in-1 cleaning tool, consisting of Crevice Tool and Dusting Brush.
Crevice Tool is intended for vacuuming hard to reach areas like crevices, gaps, between car seats, edges, corners, and similar.
Dusting Brush is used for dusting of delicate surfaces like keyboards, car interiors, and other sensitive surfaces.
Bissell 29869 AeroSlim comes with a 1-year limited warranty, which is a very nice warranty for a cordless unit in this class.
Long Story Short: Bissell 29869 AeroSlim is a lightweight, compact, and affordable cordless handheld unit, intended for smaller cleanups and for emergencies at home, car, and similar.
Its suction, air filtration, dirt cup capacity, and other features can't be compared with larger units, but it is not what this unit is about - it can be kept anywhere in the house and used at the moment notice to clean the most common types of dirt and messes.
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