Friday, October 14, 2011

Bissell Perfect Sweep Turbo: Review & Give-Away!

Cody inspecting the
Bissell Perfect Sweep Turbo

A few weeks ago I was delighted to have been contacted by a wonderful individual who represents  Bissell, the company  who is well-known for making superior cleaning tools, specifically, carpet sweepers.

About Bissell:

"In the mid-1800s, Anna and Melville Bissell owned a small crockery shop in Grand Rapids, Michigan. While cleaning up after the day's work, Anna often became frustrated with the sawdust that was embedded in the carpet. The tiny, stubborn particles clung to the carpet, and trying to sweep them up was becoming a time-consuming nuisance."

"Anna presented the problem to Melville, her mechanically inclined husband. Melville designed and constructed a carpet sweeper machine that he hoped would solve the problem once and for all.
His ingenious carpet sweeper design was a success, and word of Melville Bissell's carpet sweeper spread quickly. People soon began asking where they could purchase a carpet sweeper for themselves.

The BISSELL Carpet Sweeper was patented in 1876, and in 1883 the first BISSELL manufacturing plant was built in Grand Rapids, Michigan."
Living in Michigan, I am proud to feature Bissell, one of Michigan's own.

The item I was given to review was Bissell's Perfect Sweep Turbo.
Did you know that my bathroom "roomie's" carelessness often leaves much to be desired?
I'm not speaking of my husband here, in this instance the "careless roomie" would be none 
other than Cody.
Now sweep up that little piece
of dirt right here

Cody shares a bathroom with me because that is where his litter cabinet is located. Even
 with the cabinet there are times that I fill the litter that it is kicked out of the cabinet door
 and on to the floor. There are little piles of litter on the mat outside of his cabinet. This is
not something that I  enjoy stepping into when I am walking across the bathroom floor 
with wet feet.

To my delight the Perfect Sweep Turbo delivered as promised. The litter sweeps 
up thoroughly, efficiently, with minimal noise (which is great for Cody!)  and effort! The
Perfect Sweep Turbo has rotating brushes that sweep debris into the container (which is 
super easy to remove to empty!) The Perfect Sweep Turbo  is lightweight, enabling it to
 easily be carried from room to room unlike the bulky vacuum monster I had previously
 been using for litter clean up.

The Perfect Sweep Turbo
meets and surpasses
Cody's standards of excellence!

About the Perfect Sweep Turbo:

  • It is rechargeable with up to 60 minutes of cleaning power.
  • It is great for quick clean-ups of dirt, kitty litter, crumbs and more!
  • It automatically adjusts to all floor surfaces.

I am not the most mechanical person in the world and I found the  Perfect Sweep 
Turbo to be a breeze to put together. It comes with easy to read instructions that if I can
figure it out, trust me, ANYONE can! 

One of many things that I love about this sweeper is the 
handle actually can be removed 
which enables you to use the sweeper as a 
hand sweeper which is PERFECT for hard
 to reach places such as between the litter 
cabinet and the toilet (as in my bathroom),
carpeted stairways, etc.

I couldn't be happier with my Perfect 
Sweep Turbo and guess what? YOU are 
going to have a chance to be equally as 
thrilled with it as I am! Bissell has agreed to give ONE
lucky reader of Cat Chat their OWN Perfect Sweep Turbo! (U.S. ONLY PLEASE).
Kisses to you
Perfect Sweep Turbo
and the nice people at Bissell
for helping to make our bathroom
Kitty Fresh!

Just leave a comment stating that you would like to be entered  in the contest. If you do
not mention that you WANT to be entered, you will NOT be entered.  CONTEST
DEADLINE is 11pm EST OCTOBER 31st. The lucky winner will be announced on

ALSO: you can contact Bissell on Twitter @wemeanclean #sweepers and on BISSELL'S
"I Heart Sweepers" tab on Facebook ( Finally, BISSELL is 
offering a $5 off deal on all Perfect Sweep Turbo sweepers from using
the promo code "perfectsweepCAT."


I was not compensated for this review. All opinions are my own. I was given a Bissell
Perfect Sweep Turbo to test and review.


  1. Very cool and great review! We'd love to be entered for a chance to win - our mom would appreciate this since we are all a bit sloppy with the cat litter :D Thanks from all of us!

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

  2. @Cara, Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie thanks so much! Ohhh I understand about sloppy litterboxes! lol. My pleasure to enter you! Good luck!!!

  3. Oh my gosh I would love to win this. Enter me please!!! With 2 dogs and 2 cats in my house there is definetly a need for it.

  4. I'd like to be entered! Between Geoff and the cats, I'm cleaning constantly around here!

  5. Look like purrfect toy for you, Mr Cody !
    Mom Clean , and You play..It's just Purrfect...MOL
    You know where I live !
    I'm gentle mancat enough to let go ; )

  6. Mummy loves those sweepers too. Her and her brother relived lots of memories when they cleared their parents house a few years ago. Good luck to all those that enter. We'd love to, but we are far away in the UK :)xx

  7. *pout* we wanna enter! Silly New Zealand! We move to the US!!!!

  8. Great quality control there lovely Cody! Yay!! Take care

  9. This would be so perfect for cleaning up around Baby Joey's litter box—PLEASE enter me to win!

  10. Bazinga is horrible with her litter! Once she's done her business, she likes to PLAY in it - kicks it everywhere.

    This is certainly something useful to have, and Bissell is a good product. I'll enter too :-)

  11. On behalf of all of our kitties, the Animal Resource Center wants to be entered in this contest. We would give this product a good home and lots of attention. Purrs!

  12. I can use this on the stairs? OMG! Please enter my name in this contest!

  13. We're in Canada, so can't enter, but the mom's been looking for something that would get the litter that goes all over the floor. She's put a litter box in our open living/dining area, mostly so Derry will be encouraged to go, but litter gets EVERYWHERE, even with the little area rug under the box. So thanks for the review!

  14. @CRichman yep with 2 dogs and 2 cats I would say so, best of luck!

    @Jenna yep you can definitely use it on the stairs! You are entered! Good luck!

    @Animal Resource Center, my pleasure to enter you! Good Luck!!

    @chocolate angel, Bazinga sounds like Cody! I have to keep the litter soooo shallow because he is a MAJOR litter kicker! Good luck!

    @skkorman yes it would be! I sure will! Good luck!

    @Old Kitty thank you! Cody is doing his job! xoxoxo

    @ dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur Awww I know, I feel so bad! One day I hope to have a big give-away for everyone! But in the meantime, move here! lol xoxoxo

    @Princess Jasmine, thank you for sharing your thoughts. I wish you lived here and could enter xoxoxo

    @Mr Puddy yep I know where you live lol!!!! Thank you for saying hi to us anyway! xoxoxo

    @Natalie yep I for sure should include the guys when I mention a mess, shouldn't I? Good luck!

  15. Sounds like a great product! I would love to be entered into the contest.

    Michellemaskaly (at)

  16. @Fuzzy Tales, UGH!!! Wish you lived in the U.S., this would be PERFECT for your situation with Derry and the litter!! Ugh!!!! ((((hugs)))))

  17. @Michelle Hi! OMG it IS! I was skeptical at first but I LOVE THIS! It is one that is beyond easy to carry and can be used in a second rather than lugging a large vacuum for quick clean-ups! Good luck!

  18. I would love to give this a try, please enter me into the contest. I need a new (easier) way to clean up the "beachfront" property that I have. :)

  19. I be my mom will check it out as soon as she is in the mall. She is such a complainer and always criticise those beautiful furballs at home. She says I'm the culprit but I don't think so. Do you???

    ~ Eva

  20. While our household is down to 4 kitties, we still manage to track litter far and wide and our secreTeri said this lightweight Bissell sweeper would saver her lugging the Dyson Animal up and down the stairs for quick clean ups! We'd love to be entered in the giveaway!

  21. Oh,I know. My blog was an all turtle blog for awhile there. Do you have the turtle blog link? Nifty sweeper and cat approved!

  22. @Shelly thanks for entering! Good luck!

    @Sharon don't have the link in front of me but are we friends on Facebook? I posted a YouTube video of theirs yesterday. They are on WordPress and it is Kroten blog or something like that. If I get the link later I will try and post it, just don't have it in front of me right now. didn't say that you want to be entered so I am going to assume that you do not wish to be unless you say otherwise :)

    @Teri OMG if you win this you will LOVE IT!! I know what you mean about lugging the BIG MONSTERS! I don't even have steps and it is a chore lugging ours. This is beyond perfect! I can also use it in the kitchen for the zillions of crumbs that I dirty the floor with when I am cooking! Good luck!

    @Eva I don't see ANY WAY at all that you could be the culprit! lol!! At least in our house Dakota and I SHARE the blame! xoxoxo

  23. I want to be entered in the Bissell Sweeper giveaway. My 3-cats, R2, Smokey-Boy and Baby Girl Emma sometimes make quite a mess with their litter and all their shedding hair. This Sweeper looks like just the thing I need to make my life easier!

  24. @Lina Campbell you sure will be entered! This IS just the thing to make your life easier! Good luck!

  25. I want to be entered!!! Thank you, thank you! What kitty person can't use another way to clean up litter!

  26. We want to be entered. I usually end up using a brush and dust pan around the litter. The sweeper we have is useless and the Dyson to heavy for every day.

  27. Fur some reason Mommy says she'd LOVE to have this contraption! She's a little OCD about cleaning, we think.

  28. We want to be entered in the contest cause we need that monster Bissell over here cause our hair falls out, per mom
    Benny & Lily

  29. I definitely want to be entered. EK kicks litter EVERYWHERE! Mom could use that to clean up after him instead of having to carry the vacuum cleaner upstairs to clean his messes.

  30. Oh, my, yes, I want to enter this contest. For the past 4 months, Jax's "cousin" has been living with us. I sweep and sweep some more the litter that they trail out on their sweet paws. The Bissell sounds like the perfect solution!

  31. @Chrissykat you are welcome and you are soooo right!!! Will gladly enter you! Good luck!

    @Scrappy Grams awwww so cute that Jax has a "cousin" living with you but the litter tracking sure isn't! I know what you mean! Will gladly enter you and good luck!

    @Pumpkin Puddy if you win your Mom will LOVE how lightweight this is! She will probably ENJOY EK kicking the litter because this makes it fun to clean up! Good Luck!

    @Benny & Lily so happy to enter you! I know your Mom will love this for your hair if she is the lucky winner! Good Luck!

    @Katnip Lounge MOL!! you will love it too because it isn't as noisy as the BIG vacuum monsters!! I think you will totally love it! Good Luck!

    @Cat Wisdom 101, I was doing the EXACT SAME THING with the brush and dust pan and the bending on my lazy bones gets super annoying! Not to mention some litter gets left behind when I do that. I know what you mean about lugging the large Dyson, NOT fun! Happy to enter you! Good Luck!

  32. Kitty litter "crumbs" on the floor are the worst thing ever!! This sounds like a good thing to clean them up with. I would like to enter and paws crossed that I win!!

  33. We love hearing about a product that works! I bet Mom would like having that thing in the kitchen.


  34. @Julia Williams "kitty litter crumbs" I love it! Good luck!

    @Bunny I bet your Mom would too!! I am taking that as an "enter me" GOOD LUCK!

  35. Oh goodness, we would love to have this sweeper. We need this house cleaned up and that sure would help us to have one of those sweepers. Thanks so much for having this drawing. You take care and have a great day.

  36. That was a great review. The boys track litter around like there's no tomrrow. We would LOVE to be entered in the contest. :)

    Thanks and hugs!

  37. I'm entering the giveaway :) I've got five shed machines to clean up after so I'm crossing my fingers.

  38. @Marg tickled that you are entering and keeping my paws crossed for you! Good luck!

    @meowmeowmans thank you soooo much! I know Cody tracks enough in the bathroom, I can only imagine what it would be like with multiple cats! Good luck!

    @Cynthia Downer "shed machines" OMG I love it! Good luck!

  39. Isn't this a great little sweeper? Don't enter me in the giveaway, as you know, we already have one.

    I didn't expect to love an appliance as much as I love this sweeper!

  40. Ingrid OMG I know! I bet you were as shocked as I was!
    I just love carrying it around because it is sooooo light! Perfect for the lighter jobs! Thanks so much for stopping by to reinforce how great it is! :)

  41. Oh, yes, please, I want to be entered to win! I could put several of these to good use in my house, LOL, and one for work as well!

  42. @Jennifer it is my pleasure to enter you! What a great idea to bring it to work! :) Good luck!!

  43. I would love to enter the contest on behalf of my little girl, Ellie, who is a bad, bad litter kicker and drives her mommy nuts every day when she has to pick up all that mess! (but we love her anyway. :D ) Thank you so much for the opportunity, Bissell! I have a regular-size Bissell vaccuum and it is the best investment I've ever made.

  44. Yes, we would like to be entered in the contest for Bissell's Perfect Sweep Turbo. It looks like it would really do the trick, cleaning up tracked litter. Thanks.

  45. @Court keeping my paws crossed that you win it for Ellie, best of luck to you!

    @Dana K Charlee you got it, good luck!

    @Elizabeth Flynn, it does! You are welcome! My pleasure to enter you, good luck!

  46. I so want to be entered in this contest. I'd love to have one of those not only to use at home, but to take with me to my pet sitting jobs. I just had to pull out a client's big vacuum to clean up a bunch of feathers this morning (her bird is molting). This would have been so much easier to take in and use.

  47. Mom says we need this please enter us!!

  48. @Tri-County Critter Sitters OMG you are so right! You wouldn't believe how light it is. You can carry it with one hand! I will definitely enter you and good luck!

    @The Island Cats I absolutely will enter you! My pleasure! Good luck!

  49. Looks like a great product! I'll read the review more carefully and then enter-thanks!

    I appreciate your tips for confusing to me as a first-time user.

    And love your new photo!

    Hopefully we'll be able to chat a bit more at the Salt Lake BlogPaws!

  50. @Bocci good to see you! You know what? that photo is OLD but that is ok! lol!!!!! I actually darkened my hair since that photo.

    Yes IS confusing the first time. You are most welcome!! I use the same one that you use...I do the free stuff. I like the random integer one the best. Easiest to use!

    yes! Let's definitely PLAN a way to talk at BlogPaws this time! :)

  51. Dear Caren and Cody,
    This is such a cool contest! Me knows that Mommy wants a Bissel Sweeper. We loves to throw litter all oover the little warm room! Can yous enter us into the contest please?

  52. Sounds like an excellent product. Great review. (Thanks so much for your sweet and thoughtful comment today, I appreciate it very much.)

  53. Hi Nellie! lol! You and Kozmo sound like Cody! I have to keep his litter so shallow because he kicks it EVERYWHERE!!! Of course I will enter you!!! Good luck and kisses back at ya!

  54. I shall ignore the dust and ask Target to roll around the floor a bit more :-)

  55. Cody seems to be downright fascinated with that thing! Great find, and obviously suited to your PURRticular needs.

  56. I can't wait to see who wins! We've got enough sucky monsters around hear already, but it does sound quite good!

  57. Great review!! Even if I didn't have a house with a mountain of cat hair and trails of kitty litter debris, I would want one!! Please enter the ZeeZoey gang!!! If the Bissell can stand up to my crew, it can withstand anything!!

  58. It sounds like a great cleaning product!! My boys and I also share bathroom and I clean the littler on a floor every day. I would love to be entered!

  59. @Au and Target lol!

    @Tamago I feel your pain! It is my pleasure to enter you! Good luck!

    @Deb Barnes you got it and thank you!!! Good luck wishes to you and your adorable crew!

    @Gattina, not a toy lol but I guess Cody thinks it is!

    @Brian it definitely is!

    @CCL Wendy yep Cody sure was fascinated with it!! Won't tell you why (hehehe) it will be my deep, dark secret!

  60. Hey Caren and Cody! I wanna be entered! I like that rug ya got too. I guess it does look better without fur huh?

  61. My goodness, I had to do some serious scrolling down to leave a comment on this delightful posting. In fact, I got swept away with how well it's written. Maybe I should take note and brush up on my writing which certainly has some broom for improvement.
    It would be rather pointless entering me in said contest. I'm in lil' ol' England and that sweepy type thinga ma jiggy has a 'left-hand drive' handle :)
    So, being a 'Turbo' sweep, I wonder if it makes a noise like this..'brrrooom, brrrooom..'

  62. Cody looks very suspicious of the sweeper! Thats how we feel about vacuum cleaners, brooms, and anything with a stick attached!

  63. I would love to be entered to win :)
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

  64. I would love to be entered for the contest! Thanks!

  65. Please enter me into your contest! Love the blog!!!