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Bissell's Latest Laughs Off Pet Hair While Handling Hard Floors and Carpet

Bissell’s Crosswave Pet Pro certainly isn’t the first combination vacuum and mop, but how it accomplishes its dual role really sets it apart.

The Crosswave is always vacuuming and always mopping, and meant to always be dispensing solution which you control with a trigger. Aside from toggling between hard and soft surface modes, this thing is on autopilot.

The Crosswave is heavy, doesn’t turn all that well, and has a relatively significant footprint in storage- all things you’ll really feel coming from something like a Dyson.


While it may not be ultralight, the Crosswave gets the job done. Long story short, I had to pull out my stove recently because the insanely poorly managed construction near my building knocked out the gas line. I took the opportunity to have the Bissell take on what was a significant, stuck-on mess, and the floor under the stove is sparkling now.

Once you’re done cleaning, the Crosswave’s stand lets you direct clean water through the brushes, and has space to air dry them. The absolutely disgusting water in the tank goes down the sink, while there’s a filter to catch anything solid so it doesn’t clog your drain. All in all, it’s a really smart, well thought out system.

Hair, pet and human, is the enemy of vacuums, and if that’s something your cleaning appliances typically struggle with, or if you’re just looking for a great combination vacuum/mop, the Crosswave Pet Pro is an excellent option.

I’ll be testing Bissell’s new Portable Dog Bath soon, which should be a wild ride.


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