This Bissell product is a multi-tasking master! The Bissell Symphony All-in-One Vacuum and Steam Mop is the first unit in our line-up that can both vacuum your floors and steam them….at the same time! This unit comes with all the accessories you need, including 4 reusable and machine washable mop heads. It boasts an easy […]
This Bissell product is a multi-tasking master! The Bissell Symphony All-in-One Vacuum and Steam Mop is the first unit in our line-up that can both vacuum your floors and steam them….at the same time!
This unit comes with all the accessories you need, including 4 reusable and machine washable mop heads. It boasts an easy remove water tank so filling and replacing is a breeze. As always with steam mops, distilled or demineralized water is recommended to preserve the life of the unit.
Users report that this unit can do some light vacuuming to your carpets but generally isn’t powerful enough for any real cleaning if you are moving from tile flooring to carpets. In other words, It may be great for those “oh no company is coming!” moments, but not great for the weekly cleanup.
Things I love about this unit:
I love that this unit can do both functions together or separately depending on the cleaning situation and your current needs. I also love that it is lightweight, coming in at 10lbs. While maintaining a compact design and lightweight build it has a wide mop head for maximum efficiency.
The mop head is 11 inches wide which makes each pass count and really helps save time when you are cleaning your tile floors. It also has a long cord length at 25-foot-long so that it helps keep things moving along since you aren’t searching for a power source or changing batteries!
The biggest complaint (and most common) with this unit is that it doesn’t have a lot of power and that it doesn’t always steam correctly. To elaborate:
Many users report that the vacuum is made to suck up dirt while steaming, however, it often isn’t powerful enough to suck up pebbles or larger particles from the floor. I’m thinking about how this would work in my life and if it can’t pick up cheerios then I am still sweeping the floor first and then mopping, thus missing the entire point of a system that can do both.
Users also comment that while using the functions simultaneously will tend to wet some of the finer dirt and then the machine just tends to push dirt around rather than actually pick it up.
Regarding the steam function complaint: People consistently comment that the machine either doesn’t steam at all or only WARMS the water instead of getting the water hot enough to actually steam and sanitize the floor.
To be honest, this vacuum/steam mop combo SOUNDS great, but it seems to fall short on expectation. It has one of the largest price tags that we’ve seen so far and if I am going to pay that much for a unit I really need it to last a long time and deliver a quality clean for my tile floors.