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Bissell Symphony All-in-One Vacuum and Steam Mop Features
Bissell Symphony combines vacuum and steam mop in one unit. The Bissell Symphony’s foot features vacuum in the front that sucks away the dirt and debris, there is a steam mop directly behind it that cuts through the grease and grime and sanitizes your floor killing the germs such as E. coli and salmonella. Bissell’s Symphony boasts to be the only product in the market that combines vacuum and steam mop in one machine. Now you don’t have to waste time and energy in sanitizing your floor separately, get both the tasks done with one machine, at the same time. Bissell Symphony All-in-One Vacuum and Steam Mop has adjustable handle with 5 height settings and collapses for storage. The innovative Dry tank technology keeps moisture out while you clean. Features easy-touch digital controls and easy-release mop pad tray.
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Bissell Symphony Review
Advantages of Bissell Symphony
Most people like who reviewed this product say it is light-weight, has easy-release mop pads, picks up light-weight dust/debris and cat fur. Does deep clean tile floor. It stores in a small closet. It is easy to empty the collected dirt/debris and also easy to clean the filter. You can use either of the one feature (vacuuming/mopping) at a time. Picks up stray crumbs, dirt. Bissell Symphony is fairly easy to assemble. Gets rid of dog paws.
Though the idea of having 2 cleaning features in one vacuum sounds good…something’s gotta give. It dampens the heavier debris not picked up by the vacuum. It leaves footprints after vacuuming. One cannot use the conventional method of back and forth motion of a regular vacuum or mop. Some people have complained about the Bissell Symphony being loud and does not generate enough steam to clean the floors some have complained about the vacuum suction being inadequate to get the tough jobs done. One customer on Amazon.com has complained about Bissell Symphony leaving streaks on his polyurethane sealed (3 coats of satin) red oak, hardwood floors. One customer has complained that water needs to be refilled about twice in 30 minutes of use. Most Bissell Symphony users prefer to first vacuum and then mop. When mopping unlike regular steam mops that glide smoothly, you need to put extra strength to get it moving. Not very well suited for a house with lot of dogs. You have to hold the steam button down the whole time, it is tiring. Not much suited for people with arthritis. Not recommended for wood or shiny wood floors. No on/off switch.