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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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    Wow…how amazing is it that it vacuums and mops at the same time…what a time and energy saver for someone like me….I have medical issues and sometimes it just too much to do all that work seperately.

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    I love how easy it is to change the pads, and that it sweeps and steams at the same time. Perfect for our new kitchen floor.

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    With two highly active grandsons, it will be a pleasure to be able to vacuum and clean at the same time. Thanks for the review.

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    I love this! I have a 10 month old and would love to steam clean my floors. It would make me know they are as clean as possible for him.

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    I love that it is like a vacuum and mop all in one! Never seen this, but I’ve got to have it! Get’s two jobs done in one, what could be better???

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    Between my two kids at home and my 115 kids at school, I’m constantly running from place to place. What a wonderful machine that makes the best use of the few minutes I can dedicate to the kitchen floor.

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    I like that this product lets you sweep and clean at the same time! I also like that it uses sanitizing steam!

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    I care for three grandchildren, and I only have the use of one of my arms. This would be so much better for me to clean up after the kids than the old mop I’m using!

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    I have a 4 year old and need help keeping my floors clean – I love that it vacuums and steams in one machine!

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    I just love that it does two things at once. I usually have to vacuum the floor first and then get the mop and clean the floor. this would eliminate a step for me!!!

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    The majority of the flooring in my house is either tile or laminate. This steam machine seems so easy to use, which is wonderful when you’re chasing around two kids and two dogs while trying to clean. I would love one of these!

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    This floor cleaner would be ideal for ceramic and hardwood floors and I like the fact that it gets past the dirt to all the germs that have been residing on our floors.

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    This would make my life so much easier, with pets and two small children I am constantly washing the floor on my hands and knees because I just don’t like the way that current products on the market clean. I just feel like the dirt and grime gets pushed around. With this I can see the dirt coming out in my mind, I would love it!!! If I don’t win it- I may go purchase one.

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    I believe that the bissell steam and sweep would be ideal for me. I have a small apartment and am disabled so the size alone would help me immensly. Not to mention the cleaning and power ability, especially with kids and 2 dogs to clean after. Thank you, for wanting my comments.

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    This sounds great- I have all tile floors and to be able to know that they get cleaned one time around (vacuuming and steaming) at once awesome!

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    I like the idea of sweeping and steaming at the same time. I have a very large tile floor and it takes me forever to do both these chores. This is definitely a tool that I can use. Go Debi!

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    Love the fact that you can sweep and mop at same time. Will save time on my hardwood floors and bathroom tiles. Just have area rugs in my house. Would love to have it!

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    OMG, the fact that I can sweep and mop at the same time is amazing. However, I’ll confess this will be an awesome gift for my daughter who just replaced all of her carpet with hardwood floors and has a 1 year old toddler. She needs it a lot more than I do!! I would love to surprise her with this.

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    I have a two yr old and a one week old…..doing the sweeping and getting on hands and knees to do floors is not top of my list right now because of the time, but i cant ignore it either! This sounds like a perfect item!

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    I have 3 kids 6 and younger!! Our kitchen floor is always a mess, not to mention the dirt, mud and sand they drag into the bathrooms!!! It’d be awesome to have one of these!!

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    I love the idea that this sweeps and steams at the same time. 85% of my house is hard floors and I have 2 small kids. I have the Shark, but have to sweep first than steam….way to much time. This would be GREAT!!!

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    I love the fact that it sweeps and then steam cleans at the same time. I have 3 kids and 2 dogs and an active duty husband. We never have enought time to thoroughly clean our house and with this, I could feel more confident that our kitchen floors were sanitized.

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    With two large dogs in the house, those rotating brushes would be fantastic for the mud and hair.

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    90% of the floors in my house are hard floors! Which is a pain to constantly keep clean! I have a bissell sweep vac and swiffer which wet jet (which I am really starting to hate)
    My life (cleaning) would be SO much easier having the all in one feature!! Plus I would know my floors are clean afterward!

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    Love that you can steam and sweep at the same time! I was actually looking for the combo awhile ago & gave up thinking it did not exist.

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