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I have confessed before and I will confess again that I am a vacuum junkie. After our recent review of the Shark Vac then Steam, Bissell reached out to me to see if I might be interested in giving the Bissell Steam & Sweep Hard Floor Cleaner a spin.  My original steam cleaner happened to be the original Bissell Steam Mop and  I really loved it so I was excited to see what new features were now made available through this newer model.

As the name implies the Bissell Steam & Sweep offer both the steaming feature and the sweeping feature. What makes this model stand above the rest is that the steam and sweep features that are offered are done simultaneously rather than doing these two activities separately. What could be better than being able to get your floors cleaned & steamed at the same time with one tool?

As always, we offer our pros & cons list with this steam mop!

Pros:

  • The steam mop pads are easier to the put on then my old Bissell Steam Mop. This model offers Velcro pads that are easy to attach and detach from the steam mop. The model comes with two mop pads and washed up beautifully after using them on my floors.
  • The cord on this model is generous and I can do almost my entire kitchen and hallway using the cord without having to unplug and relocate.
  • The vacuum function on this model does a surprisingly powerful job. The rotating brush brings in hidden debris and was particularly great in hidden corners of my home and the edges of the room where debris is gathered.
  • The tank on this model is generous and enough to easily do two rooms without refilling. There are no extra parts to keep track of for refilling (like funnels and separate pouring containers) which mean you have fewer pieces to keep track of.
  • The biggest pro with this model is the fact that the vacuum and steaming can be done simultaneously. With a flip of the switch you are steaming and sweeping your floors at the same time.  For busy moms, this one feature alone makes it an ideal model for those of us that want clean floors, but don’t have time to drag out two separate vacuums to get the job done.  It does a very impressive job at both functions!

Cons:

  • As with past models of Bissell steam mops, this Steam & Sweep has a trigger to release the steam. While it offers more control over how much you steam in certain spots, if you are steaming for awhile it can be tiring on your trigger finger having to hold it down to release the steam.
  • The steam mop pads are very thin so the steam does come through at full blast which can get your floors very wet as you get towards the end of your steaming. Because of the thinness of the pads, it also makes it more cumbersome to push when the pads are wet. A thicker pad would definitely remedy this small issue.

Other than these two small gripes, I was really impressed at what an effective job this model does at getting your floors swept and steamed simultaneously. This would make a fantastic holiday gift for any mom that is burdened with the care of tile & hardwood floors.

Suggested Retail Price: $152.77

Website for More Information: Bissell Steam & Sweep Hard Floor Cleaner

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    This sounds awesome. I have always wanted to try steam cleaning my floors. Right now I use old fashioned cloth and bucket :) What a time waster but I know my floors are clean. Regular mops just don’t do the trick but this just might!

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    Love the fact that I can sweep & clean at one time! Hope I’m a winner. May have to buy it anyway if I’m not.

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    What I would love about the Bissell Steam and Sweep is that my floor would finally be clean in one swoop. I somehow am followed by a crumb monster that leaves a trail of dirt behind me after I sweep. If the crumb monster is napping it’s a giant furball that attempts to elude capture. At any rate the floor never seems clean enough to mop.

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    I have a steam mop that I use- it works great! But the mop pads are very difficult to get on and it does not vacuum. It would be wonderful to have a new one that did two jobs in one- making it easier to clean up after two small children and a new kitten. A mom ALWAYS needs good gadgets to help clean the house!! I hope I win!! :) )

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    I like that fact that it is all-in-one – no need to vacuum and then drag out the steam mop- excellent idea

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    I have wanted to try this so much!! We JUST refinished the main floor of our house with hardwood and keeping them clean is such a challenge! I definately think the vacuum/steam feature would soooooooo make my life easier! I love the new floors but did not realize the work that would go with them!!

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    The biggest pro with this model is the fact that the vacuum and steaming can be done simultaneously.This is the best feature on this I think.

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    I have only seen the commercials for the steam mops – but I love my Bissell vaccuum cleaner. Your review makes it sound easy to use and ohhh so wonderful!!

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    My home is 97 percent bare floors. This would be the perfect tool to help me keep them clean and sanitary. My grandson will be crawling soon and needs a clean and safe place to do this.

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    I like the idea of being able to vacuum and steam clean with one appliance. I don’t have a lot of storage room and not having to have to appliances to clean floors would definitely be a plus.

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    I love the fact that I can both sweep and steam clean at the same time! I would love one of these cleaners!

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    This thing looks awesome! I have ZERO carpet in my house and have been dying to find something besides Swiffer to keep my floors clean. It just gets way too expensive!

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    I have tile floors in my kitchen, eat in kitchen, foyer and 3 bathrooms. This would be a GOD SEND to clean these floors. I use something else right now that I am not entirely impressed with. This would make cleaning those floors SO much easier and not to mention it would get them CLEANER!

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    i love that its a steamer so i know my floors would be clean and sanitized, with 3 little ones you never know what they’re up to!

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    I have 4 grandchildren who are all boys 7 and under. They are here a lot,so it would be very helpful to me to have this product on hand after they leave. It seems it very light in weight and I have always had good luck with Bissel

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    I LOVE that this sweeps & steams in one easy step!! My husband gets down on hands & knees & uses Murphy’s Oil Soap to clean our hard wood floors! This would be so much easier & could be done much more often!!

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    I hate cleaning my hardwood floors – so if this could do a good job and save me time I would love it – so the fact you sweep and steam together is my fave!

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    I have a baby and a furry dog – not to mention the other 4 peaople and the cat who live in my house. Being able to sweep up all the fur and Cheerios that seem to constantly cover my floor no matter how often I sweep would be awesome!

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    This would make my life so much easier! With a 2 year old and a newborn we tend to have a lot of spills and accidents. I would love to have this!

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    I use the shark and my biggest complaint is that I have to vac before I can clean – takes forever. Maybe this is my solution??

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