Customer Ratings & Reviews
Customer image gallery
Customer ratings & reviews
Powered wet moppingPosted
Seeing my wife use a mop for years on our floors I thought the BISSELL - SpinWave Cordless Powered Mop would make the job so much easier for her. So once I had this unit assembled (you literally snap the handle to the main body, put on the cleaning pads and you are ready to go). You should plug the wireless unit in to charge which takes a few hours as the initial from the factory charge can vary. There are a series of three blue lights that provide a status of the battery charge. Two small containers of multi use cleaner are provided with the unit, mix with water and place in the reservoir on the front of the unit. Once charged you are ready to clean. You can dispense solution on the floor from the unit and it provides a small chime to indicate it was dispensed. My wife used the unit and came to the conclusion that very little solution was needed to clean the floor. Now some of her observations were that if you like the pad cleaner (starts with S ends in R) you will be a fan of this BISSELL SpinWave Cordless Powered Mop. However as I found out, she likes to rinse the mop during use to actually clean the floor and remove dirt. She said that wet pad cleaning solutions are kinda just like spreading around the grime (did not know this prior to getting this unit - my bad). I mentioned to her, this is more of a commentary on her way of cleaning, this unit does what it was designed to do and does it well. She also mentioned that with the tank full of solution it really adds to the weight of this cordless unit. She also said unlike a mop it was difficult to get into tight places (like around a toilet) when using a traditional mop. My observations were the linoleum floor looked clean and shiny after using this unit and our hardwood floors looked fantastic (however be careful to sweep or vacuum up any dirt prior, as the circular motion of the pads could scratch hardwoods if dirt or small rocks get caught up in the pads). However she mentioned that the linoleum floor was a little sticky from the solution (I also thought so), I suspect it would be less so when using less of it. The pads are washable and can be put in a washing machine. A rubber tray is provided so you can place the unit (standing up) on the tray with wet pads. Overall I thought this was a nice addition to our fleet of cleaning devices. Not sure how much she is going to use it though. However I plan on repurposing it to clean my elderly mom's laminate floors. I suspect it will do a wonderful job. Pros: - Wireless, built in 18v rechargeable battery. - cleaning solution provided (use a little at a time) - awesome if you already like wet mopping pad cleaning solutions. Cons: - heavier than expected with solution in the tank (don't fill to the top) - old fashioned rinse and repeat mop fans might not care for it. - solution leaves a sticky residue (at least on linoleum floors). - hard to use in tight place (like near toilets) however it is very maneuverable.
I would recommend this to a friend
About two years ago got the Bissell CrossWave, which is great, but also like the extra convenience of this which is cordless. Although it works a bit differently, both use the same cleaning formulas. This unit came with two sample-size bottles of multi-surface formulas, a set of smooth pads installed and an extra set of'scrubby' pads. It's fairly compact, no assembly required, and lightweight. The pads spin somewhat slowly and so is fairly quiet, a faint whirl, and does not bother others in the house. It takes about four hours to fully charge, and that provides about 30 minutes of runtime, for which I used about the small fill-line in the water/formula container. Ours came with two sample bottles of Multi-Surface formula. Since the floors were relatively dirty, used the multi-surface formula with the'scrubby' pads. It cleaned the hardwood floors well, picking up stuck-on dirt the vacuums couldn't handle. Also used it on shiny ceramic on a bathroom floors. The floors dried up in a few minutes, but it left lots of residue and dull-looking floors. The next day, since the floors were now cleaner but still dull-looking, used the hardwood formula, which we had for the Bissell CrossWave, and this time, it left the hardwood floor back to its normal shine. It's very maneuverable and easy to use when cleaning under the feet of kitchen cabinets and around baseboards, since the pads won't scratch them. The mop has two buttons: And on/off and a spray button. The pads start spinning only after reclining the handle and stop when putting it straight. When pressing the spray button, it also makes a faint chime to remind that it's spraying formula. For storing, it comes with a tray, so storing it with moist pads is not a problem, it also stands on its own, so it's simple to store. The pads can be rinsed with warm water or are machine washable (wash them separately from clothes). Filling up the tank is straightforward: Remove it from the mop by pushing it up. There are no latches nor other pieces that might break. The tank itself is about the size of a sports water bottle. Fill it up with warm/hot tap water to the first mark, add formula to the second mark, close the cap and put it back on the mop, that's it. It has a cap that won't leak until is fully inserted into the mop. To keep in mind, the battery is not replaceable. It would be good to have a formula for hardwoods that would provide more luster. As for the multi-surface formula, consider using less of the formula mixed with the water for less residue on shiny floors, that worked better for me.
I would recommend this to a friend
Bissell Spinwave Mop Keeping It SimplePosted
I figured by the slightly weighty feel to the Spinwave that it would be kind of powerful and I was not disappointed. The AC charger needs to be connected until the indicator lights show it's ready. Once I added warm tap water and the included cleaning solution to the easy-to-access fluid tank (it has marks for small and large jobs) and put the tank cap back on and into position it was ready to work. The two sets of included pads (fine and coarse) attach with tough velcro pads and can be set inside the storage base to make it easy to center them on the mop. Set the pads in place, and set the mop down right on them in the base, and you are ready to go. I chose the small job tank level and set about doing the linoleum floors in the kitchen and 2 bathrooms. It took very little time and with the swivel ability of the mop head itself and the ability of the pad edges to reach further than the actual mop ahead along the edges of cabinets and appliances, I was able to get clean what I can't quite hit with a steam mop. The mop motors are pretty powerful but quiet, and you can feel the "intertia" of them as they spin the mop pads. All you have to do to spray the cleaner is press a button on the handle and the unit beeps to confirm the solution is coming out. I noticed the mop wants to "travel" quickly a bit along edges of carpet edge strips, but there is nothing that seems of a concern. The ease of getting the tank in and out, the ease of attaching and detaching the cleaning pads, the remaining battery indicator (I used a third on this test) and the overall good job it did make this Spinwave mop a decent addition to your household cleaning arsenal. I bet it would make keeping a laminate floored house clean a lot easier than with a steam mop, though really high traffic and grungy situations might benefit from the heat of those. In any case, the Spinwave was very quick to set up and very easy to use.
I would recommend this to a friend