Description: This article is going to talk about the Bissell cross wave, it introduces basic information of the machine and how it can do good to your cleaning, it also tutors you on how to use it.
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Bissell cross wave is an all-in-one multi-surface cleaner for washing hard surfaces, cleaning and freshening rug areas and vacuuming in one easy step. To accomplish this, the cross wave uses a dual action brushroll and a special multi surface cleaning solution that removes Tabriz spills and sticky messes without having to sweep or clean beforehand. While you’re cleaning, you simply need to touch a button on the handle to seamlessly switch from cleaning hard floors to vacuuming and washing your area rugs, the technology keeps cleans and dirty water separated.
After taking a look at Bissell’s website, it seems reasonable to believe that the cross wave might clean better than a sponge mop and bucket in less time. Now I’ll answer some of the questions in this review.
Bissell cross wave vacuums and scrubs at the same time, it is not only a vacuum cleaner, as it uses a cleaning solution in the cycle, it’s more closely related to a carpet cleaner. When assessing the cleaning power of a vacuum cleaner, there are two things to consider: suction and agitation.
The suction power of the cross wave is around 100 to 150 AWS, the agitation, the dual-action brush roll which works on both hard floors and area rugs spins at 3000 rpm, this provides enough cleaning power to help you tackle virtually any type of floor from hardwood up to low pile carpet , the input power pulls about 4.4 amps of power when running so this is a very efficient and effective product for normal day to day or week to week usage.
About the water tanks, it has a two tank cleaning system, one for dirty water which holds about 14.5 ounces of liquid with an automatic stopping mechanism in place for avoiding the overflow of dirty water back into your clean floors.
One for clean water which holds about 28 ounces of liquid. The dual tank system assures that the clean and dirty water never get mixed together and therefore adds a level of cleaning stability, unfortunately, with a full tank you can only cover about 700 square feet so you will need to refill from time to time. If you plan on using the cross wave over large areas, the clean water tank has no level indicators, so you need to check it out from time to time.
The cross wave has a fresh water container on top of the canister that will contain the dust and dirty water, squeeze the trigger to release the soapy mix across the brush roll and suck it all up. There are some of the cons of the machine, it takes more time to use than you might think and doesn’t really provide any time savings when comparing to a traditional mop. The softer rollers don’t clean as effectively as some other wet/dry vac models, it uses up a lot of cleaning formula.
In conclusion, the Bissell cross wave is not really the ultimate two-in-one cleaning machine, but it is a worthy appliance. All you have to do when you are done is to simply unsnap the tanks and to dump them, it is a great time saver for families who are way too busy to tote a bucket or dustpan from room to room. The sleek design ensures that if it is stored somewhat out in the open it doesn’t provoke a horrible eyesore. The only drawback I could find on this product is the small tank and that it takes a while to clean with it, as you need to move slowly.