The steam from from Bissell weighs in at 8.4 pounds. This wouldn’t be a deal-breaker for me, though, since it is actually easy to maneuver the mop around even if it’s a bit heavy. It would take some effort lugging it up and down the stairs for households that have more than one floor, though. However, it is still an innovative technology that saves you from the hassle of using buckets of water and detergent to manually scrub the filth off your floors.
As with other steam cleaners, you don’t need any detergents or strong substances to clean your floors. All you need is clean water that the Bissell Powerfresh Steam Mop would automatically heat up, once plugged in to a power source to provide steam that would ease up the mopping you have to do. The process of warming up only takes 30 seconds, and you’re ready to go. For parts of the floor that are not that dirty or problematic, you can just let the steam mop pass through, but if you want deeper cleaning for those areas that have deep stains, then you would want to let the mop hover for 15-20 seconds so that it can work deeply with those stains.
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All of those were pretty standard stuff, but here comes the special part about this unit from Bissell. See, almost all steam mops now feature microfibre pads, but the ones that come with this device is unusual since you also get fragrance discs with the unit. These discs are to be inserted in a slot in your pads, so that the fragrance disc could leave out a trail of refreshing scent as it cleans your floors. See, the technology of steam mops is that they do not leave floors wet after cleaning. With this specific device, not only are your floors left dry and clean, but also smelling refreshingly great!
Another unusual feature included with the Bissell Powerfresh Steam Mop is its built-in scrubber that you can simply flip down when you need a more intense texture to deal with crevices or corners. This is one thing that I did not find with other steam mops I have tried, and thus this is a huge plus for me as far as the Bissell Powerfresh Steam Mop is under consideration.
Now, as for maintenance: very little is necessary to keep the device going and in top quality. The unit has filters that you can replace any time, and you must do so from time to time especially if you use tap water to fill the tank up, since tap water can have impurities that might affect the quality of the cleaning that the device provides, or also possibly cause damages on the unit and the pump. You have to check the beads regularly, since they provide indications for when you already need to replace the filters. Originally, these beads are green in color. You would see that the filters need replacement when the beads turn into blue, indicating that it is already dirty. Using distilled water causes the device to stay in top shape, so you might want to opt using that regularly. As for the pads, they are actually washable, so no need to worry about that for the time being.
Another technology unique to the Bissell Powerfresh Steam Mop is its variable steam control that is as easy as choosing to use the device in light, medium, to heavy steam cleaning. The mode you will choose would depend on how dirty your floors are, and sometimes you also need to consider the type of floor you are cleaning. The device works flawlessly on vinyl, granite, and laminated floors, but you have to be cautious with wooden floors. Check first if the type of wood your floors have can take extreme heat.
This unit from Bissell has always been advertised as a lightweight steam mop, but I have to admit that this is not the lightest steam mop once you get your hands on it and try it. ‘Lightweight’ simply doesn’t give justice to the quality of cleaning that this steam mop from Bissell does. So now, let me tell you about the things that make the Bissell Powerfresh Steam Mop, White, 1940 a good buy, but at the end of the day you will still decide whether such features suit your needs and preferences for a steam mop.