Everyone wants a clean house but not everyone likes cleaning. Cleaning can be fun if it is made absolutely stress free and not an activity where one would go all sweaty over.
As technology is always advancing, it is not just alright for your vacuum cleaner to do just cleaning, it has to do a lot more than that.
Today we’ll be looking at Bissell CrossWave All-in-One (1785A), a vacuuming and mopping machine comparable to its upgrade, Bissell’s CrossWave Pet Pro (2306A).
Not only is the vacuum cleaner designed to look sleek, I was amazed at the things they do which you perhaps cannot find, easily, in most of the vacuum cleaners around.
Capable Bissell CrossWave All-in-One
There are quite a number of vacuum cleaners lying all around these days but I was particularly glad to have handled the Bissell CrossWave Vacuum Cleaner to know what it can really do.
The question I like asking most people that have other brands of vacuum cleaners is this, can your vacuum cleaner vacuum and wash at the same time? If it can, can it function with a work duration that is impressive?
In your minds, I want you to picture having a lot of cleaning to do at your leisure and then you see a single machine that can solve half that problem for you with no additional cost?
With Bissell CrossWave, you can vacuum wherever is necessary in your home as well as wash wherever you intend to wash without stress as well as save money.
Why We Liked It
As far as saving money is concerned, that means you do not need to buy one vacuum cleaner that can only do dry vacuuming such as picking up mass that is lying across your space, and then another wet mop that picks up fine debris such as dust, mud and so on.
This makes cleaning so expensive and fills your house with several massive gadgets. The CrossWave All-in-One vacuum cleaner offers you the chance to get the benefit of both wet and dry vacuum cleaners in just one purchase.
It is a total package that is ideal for all kind of cleaning purpose. Whether you carry out periodic home cleaning or you are a pet lover looking at cleaning off all the hair sheds, be rest assured that Bissell CrossWave would suck up all hair, particles or debris.
Interestingly, you can effectively carry out super vacuum cleaning on hard floors with this cleaner that leaves your floor absolutely well-polished; furthermore, you can continue and push it onto your rugs without changing the tool.
Another great part is that, you are not going to be cleaning the floor with the same water that accumulates dirt, like you do using a regular mop.
In case you are wondering how it does it or whether it is possible, let your worries end here. The super cleaner is designed with two-tank technology that allows for the clean water to be stored in one tank and the dirty water that comes from washing the floors to go up into the other.
The perfect job 1785A does on floors is nothing but super amazing. This is all thanks to the dual action brush roll that is capable of rotating at 3500 RPM and as it rotates, not a single debris from your floor is left.
In case you are wondering how the washing of floor works, like I like saying, end your worries here. I do agree that it makes no sense to clean up the floor, wash it up and then wait for it to dry. That is when the CrossWave technology wonder comes in.
With the CrossWave technology, all the water released while washing your floor is vacuumed right back into the tank with any dirt on the surface. You do not need to buy any mop sticks to do the job for you, Bissell has got you covered.
As a matter of shortcoming however, one would expect a water filtration system for a vacuum cleaner of this technology. But sadly, the CrossWave All-in-One vacuum cleaner does not come with water filtration. It doesn’t have a built-in water system that allows for a hot deep clean.
As you might find in the users’ manual, to achieve deeper level of cleaning, you may have to mix up warm water solution manually which isn’t so tech, for this kind of vacuum cleaner.
That said, this isn’t such a minus and we still like this vacuum cleaner because almost no other vacuum cleaner can perform it tasks, except for its upgrade Bissell Crosswave Pet Pro (2306A).
Let's Talk about Features
I think the Bissell CrossWave is one of the cheapest multifunctional vacuum cleaner there is as it delivers quite a lot for a price that is below three hundred dollars.
I like that the swivel head is designed for flexibility which allows you to reach deeper areas. This makes your cleaning more comprehensive and absolute. Not all vacuum cleaner has this feature so it is really a plus.
I also like the LED on the nozzle area which comes on when you push the clean button. Although, the LED light doesn’t stay for long, it still gives better view on the area you want to have cleaned up.
The buttons are designed to allow for ease understanding as they are only three buttons, each to select between rug mode, hard floors mood and washing mode.
The nozzle attached to the vacuum cleaner isn’t designed to be detachable and this is a minus to the maneuverability level of the vacuum cleaner. This is because areas that are too hideous might be difficult to reach and you might have to result into using brooms to sweep those places out.
The dual tank system is designed to withhold about twenty-eight ounces of water in each of the water tanks. This means that the cleaning solution can only clean a little above 700 sq ft of space (or about 65 sq m).
Hence, if you are looking at cleaning a larger space, you might have to go through a little trouble of refilling from time to time.
It also has a filtration pack that helps you to retain most airborne particles. This filtration system is detachable and can be washed and reused. If worn out, you can easily replace it with an amount within the range of ten dollars.
However, it is a minus that unlike most of the other sleek vacuum cleaners around, the filtration rack of Bissell CrossWave doesn’t adopt the HEPA technology. What this means is that you might not be totally shielded away from allergens that might be flying around while you are cleaning.
Attached to the vacuum cleaner is a twenty-five feet long cord that allows you to move within the length range of the cord.
This is a minus as far as easy maneuvering is concerned because if you are looking at cleaning an area with a larger radius, you may have to start detaching from one point to the other.
With dual tank system that is designed to hold 28 ounces of water, you shouldn’t expect that the machine should be lightweight. However, the vacuum cleaner isn’t all that heavy as it has a general weight of about 11 lbs, and small wheels under the head also helps a lot during work.
The weight structure is designed in such a way that the entire weight isn’t design to rest on the hand but evenly distributed to put less weight on the hand while in use. This allows for quite easy movement during cleaning.
The case might be different as soon as you have the tanks filled with water as it will generally be weighing more. Hence the eleven pounds vacuum cleaner may result into a mini workout tool for your arms especially when used for a longer period.
Bissell CrossWave is 46 inches tall and the cleaning path is 12 inches wide. I would say it isn’t too much a size for a vacuum cleaner that does so much cleaning job, but it is better than having three to four different cleaning equipment laying across the room.1
Bissell CrossWave vacuum cleaner can be aptly described as noiseless. Except from the normal functioning swirl sound that it makes, which is normal, you shouldn’t expect anything more than ordinary.
Although, you should know that the material or debris your vacuum cleaner is sucking up, to a large extent, determines the kind of noise it makes.
Also, when the filter box is full, you may experience some strange sound but once you take the filter out to empty and clean, normal sound should kick right back in.
The suction power of the cleaner is around 100-150 AW which isn’t so little for the kind of job it does.
Aside its dual cleaning function and dual tank system, other notable features inherent in its designs include a smart touch control system that allows you to alternate between the cleaning hard floors and area rugs.
The Bissell CrossWave All-in-One doesn’t not come with so many additional tools that perhaps may have been anticipated. Aside a simple nozzle tray and a brush roll, a user manual and a small bottle of cleaning formula (8 fl oz).
The “rug” mode enables larger flow of crosswave than the “hard floor” mode. The press button on the other side is actually a water controller. You press it to spray the cleaning solution, and release to hold for dry vacuuming.
Things that May Trigger a Second Thought
Although 1785A is “perfect”, according to most users, there are things that seem to be a turn off for this product.
The design which has been luxuriously crafted to meet the demands of twenty-first century cleaning should have also been cordless.
All the cleaning that can be done with this vacuum cleaner is left within the radius of a twenty-five feet cord when there are hundreds of other brands ready to provide a cordless vacuum cleaner, such as Dyson V8.
Also the fact that the nozzle attached isn’t flexible enough for easy maneuver, especially to those areas that are difficult to reach is also a minus.
Cleaning under a sofa, reaching to a tight angle under your bed and many other hideous locations may be difficult.
Also the dual tank system isn’t designed to hold enough water. Twenty-eight ounces of water isn’t so great a capacity especially when you are looking at covering a large area.
This will definitely result into you frequently refilling the tanks, which is stressful in a long run.
If you want a dual tank system with larger capacity, you may want to look at Hoover’s FloorMate Deluxe, which has 48 fl oz tank size; or Smartwash Automatic Carpet Cleaner, which has 1 Gal clean water tank and 20 fl oz solution tank.
How Does It Compare with Bissell Crosswave Pet Pro
Functionally, the Bissell CrossWave Pet Pro (2306A ) is very similar with this All-in-One. They are both made to carry out both wet and dry vacuum cleaning functions.
They cater for both pet and human mess as they would clean almost all surface from area rugs to all manners of hard floors.
The only difference being that the Pet Pro is designed to cater largely for pet owners as the vacuum cleaner comes with a Pet-Hair Strainer that best helps in retaining pet hair.
Aside very few differences here and there, which we would look at soon, it is almost difficult to differentiate between the Pet Pro 2306A and the All-in-One 1785A. Let’s examine their differences in a table.
Aside very few differences, it is certain that Pet Pro 2306A and All-in-0ne 1785A are almost the same in design, functionality and special features. The only big difference lies basically in their function towards pet.
While the Pet Pro is specifically designed to help achieve the cleaning objective of a house with pets and lots of hairs to deal with, the All-in-One is basically designed for homes with no serious pet issues.
Since both designs have dual tank system that deals extensively with floor washing, it is very pertinent to put certain things into consideration such as making sure all cleaning solutions are kept away from the reach of little children as well as pet.
Also do not leave an area unless you are sure all cleaning solutions applied there have been wiped clean and dry.
It is also advisable not to wash baby play mats or identified baby areas with these cleaning solution and if need be to do so, make sure such areas and mats are wiped completely clean so as to render them safe to play on again.
All in All...
The Bissell vacuum cleaner models are not entirely a class of their own as their basic functions are still with little faults. While both Pet Pro and All-in-One promise to clean and wash, it’s a fact that they are not so flexible to reach every hideous areas.
That said, they really do the work in your cleaning tasks, save a lot of time and are worth your investment.
Last update on 2020-07-01 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API