Posted by Ted
A great brand name, Bissell is well known for being a good competitor in the steam cleaner industry, but the reviews on Amazon weren’t all that excited, even as Bissell Steam Mop Hard Floor Cleaner manages to get a large number of 5 star ratings the negative comments are quite startling, this causes buyers to be cautious. So what about it? Not one to judge before using, I decided to try it.
So about the Bissell Steam Mop Hard Floor Cleaner, the design is quite compact, being an upright steam cleaner without having all of its mechanics in a roll along body; you can save more room with storage, It fits well where any ordinary broom or mop would fit (cupboard, locker), even with its water tank attached to it. This model the “green tea” named accordingly due to its color I suppose, it features a cord wrap, a great feature to have, but the cord only being 17 feet long, you might be wishing for a longer cord over the wrap.
It is rather short, this requires one to bend slightly while using it, but you might expect a short and compact steam mop to fit fabulously under furniture, but you are in for a disappointment, it can’t even work its way under my sofa, this is thanks to its bulky head being unable to bend forward.
The swivel head on the other hand was quite responsive with its left and right movement, it’s not loose nor is it tight, it has that smooth yet entirely controllable feel.
Sadly this only comes with 1 steam jet, but that 1 steam jet is capable of spitting out steam almost as good as a 5 or 6 steam jet model, this however is entirely in vain, as the temperature of the steam is at a pathetic 125 degrees Fahrenheit, this means longer time spent on a single area, and another crippling feature that ruins this is that the tank only holds 13 ounces of water, so put them all together and you obviously won’t be getting much done.
The water heater is a joke; it requires a filter which I need to replace after a buildup occurs. Also the fact that I need to pump the darn thing every time I want to get steam out is quite a pain.
I guess the only thing which I honestly like and think is a great part would be the microfiber pads, if this Bissell Steam Mop Hard-Floor Cleaner was a little more efficient I would definitely buy more of these pads, they are washing machine safe and can be mounted on most Bissell mops. Overall this steam cleaner is just not that good, the price may get you all exited, but you will probably regret buying it as adding another $50 would get you a better steam cleaner.