Bissell Steam and Sweep

Bissell Steam and Sweep 

The latest rage in steam mops are 2 in 1 steam mop and vacuum/sweeper combos. The Bissell Steam and Sweep is a hot new version of this that recently hit the market.

It combines a Bissell Steam Mop with a sweeper function that is suppose to allow you to clean debris off your floor and steam mop them all at the same time. Let's see how it measures up!


Bissell Steam and Sweep Features

  • 2 in 1 Steam Mop and Sweeper
  • 30 foot cord
  • Swivel mop head
  • Removable water tank
  • 12 inch cleaning path
  • 17.5 ounce water tank
  • 2 microfiber mop pads
  • Weighs 9.5 lbs


Bissell Steam and Sweep Pros

Long cord.  At 30 feet, the power cord on this Bissell Steam Mop and Sweeper is actually quite impressive. While many steam mops offer cords that are 20 feet or less, you won't find yourself needing to frequently change electrical outlets with this one.

Removable water tank.  The water tank on the Bissell Steam and Sweep is removable which makes it easier to refill when the time comes. At 17.5 ounces, the water tank is also a decent size and should allow you to do several rooms before requiring a refill.

Swivel head.  The mop head on the Bissell Steam and Sweep swivels, making it easier to get it into the areas you want to mop.

Mop pads velcro on.  The mop pads velcro on, which in my opinion is easier than the Bissell 1867-7 Steam Mop which has tie on mop pads. The Bissell Steam and Sweep comes with 2 microfiber mop pads.


Bissell Steam and Sweep Cons

Trigger to steam.  You have to push a trigger to make steam come out of the mop. This becomes tiresome and many report it making their finger sore after a while.

Sweeper function not so great.  The sweeper function is simply a rotating brush, not a heavy suction vacuum like some might expect. While it does an adequate enough job of picking up larger crumbs and debris, it is not really good on pet hair and small dust and dirt. Therefore, many find that if they don't also sweep with a broom or vacuum before using the steam mop function, they end up with wet, globby bunches left on the floor after mopping.

Expensive.  The Bissell Steam and Sweep is almost twice as expensive as most steam mops. You need to weigh whether the added sweeper is worth the additional cost to you.

Sweeper is located in front so steam mop doesn't get to certain areas.  Because the sweeper section is in the front, the steam mop section of the mop doesn't reach certain areas such as corners, edges, and under cabinets. The only way to steam mop these areas is to come in backwards or at a different angle.


Bissell Steam and Sweep Reviews - What Do Customers Say?

Customer reviews on the Bissell Steam and Sweep are pretty split. About half of what I read were positive reviews while the other half were neutral or negative.

One of the biggest issues customers had with the mop was the sweeper function. It doesn't work as well as they expected it to. Since you will be paying at least $40 - $60 more for this steam mop than for other models, in my opinion you are better off getting a steam mop like the Eureka Enviro Steamer and buying a cheap stick vacuum like the Bissell Featherweight for $20 to clean the debris off your floor before you steam mop. You will save about $40 and get better results.

I realize this blows the whole idea of sweeping and steaming in one job but from the reviews I read, the Bissell Steam and Sweep doesn't do a good job of completing both these tasks simultaneously. It left wet clumpy messes on the floor in many instances.