BISSELL CrossWave Floor and Carpet Cleaner with Wet-Dry Vacuum, 1785A

The Bissell CrossWave has a very unique and innovative way of cleaning the floors while being a multitasking genius! This unit uses a microfiber, multi-surface brush rolls to polish floors while vacuuming up dirt and debris. This is actually ideal for your tile floors at home because it helps really get to those grout joints […]

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BISSELL CrossWave Floor and Carpet Cleaner with Wet-Dry Vacuum, 1785A

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The Bissell CrossWave has a very unique and innovative way of cleaning the floors while being a multitasking genius!

This unit uses a microfiber, multi-surface brush rolls to polish floors while vacuuming up dirt and debris. This is actually ideal for your tile floors at home because it helps really get to those grout joints and loosen all the fine dirt that can get caught in between.

You can also purchase additional rolls for keeping them in a rotation and washing in between uses. This unit can clean all the floors in your home, but it is specifically built for hard flooring.

This Wet-Dry vacuum has so many great features!

I love that this unit can also wash my floors once they have been vacuumed. It cannot operate both functions at the same time but I’m okay with that as long as the unit itself can do the job. It has dual tank technology, so you can always be sure you are washing your floors with fresh water and not dirty water you’ve already used.

There is cleaning solution suggested for purchase with this unit. However, I have found that several users actually use the water tank to make their own simple home mixtures. If you want the unit to last, you will need to use demineralized or distilled water for your mixes.

Many users report using water/vinegar solutions instead of purchasing the cleaning solutions from Bissell. If you don’t like the smell of vinegar you might want to explore the cleaning solution offered instead!

One big red flag I found when researching this unit:

Unfortunately, it seems that this unit’s build is prone to mildew and musty smells. Many users said that in order to keep the smell at bay they have to take the unit apart and make sure they remove the microfiber brush roll after each wet use.

I find this somewhat deterring when considering this vacuum for my floors. While I love that it can do so many functions and that the brush roll is so innovative, I don’t want to turn the vacuum on and have it blowing smelly air into my home. I struggle with my front load washing machine enough to even think about adding another issue appliance!

Additionally, this Bissell vacuum comes with a pretty hefty price tag. This is a budget buster for many families so it is a huge consideration in purchasing. On one hand, you get a lot of options and a multi-tasking tool designed specifically for hard flooring. On the other hand, you have a unit that potentially causes more work (or at least offsets the work it saves during cleaning) by needing to be taken apart to properly dry out and lengthen its overall usability.

This unit is lighter than many of the other multi-tasking units we have considered thus far. At 11lbs it isn’t the lightest, but it is far from the heaviest option on our list. I would say you can expect that this unit is easy to move around and won’t be too difficult to move around the home. Don’t forget, however, that this unit is 11lbs EMPTY and one cleaning solution and/or water is added it will be somewhat heavier.

Overall, this unit is built to clean floors like no other. Many users say this rivals their experiences with commercial cleaners for their tile floors. This is impressive to consider when you compare the price tag of this unit with a commercial cleaning option.

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