Sunday, September 9, 2012

Bissell Steam & Sweep

So I saw a commercial for this, and I thought it was a really good item. I wanted to get one and couldn't wait.

Finally, I got one. I couldn't wait to get it home and try it out! Opened, the box. Putting it together was fairly easy. I was a little annoyed to see it required distilled water, but got lucky as we happened to have a bottle in the pantry. Filled up the tank, slapped on the washable cleaning pad that comes with it (actually it comes with 2) and started to clean.

NOT what I expected at all.

The sweeper part works o.k., although there's no suction. It's just a rotating brush. The steam seemed to come out o.k. and was pretty hot, however, the placement of the pad is awful and you cannot get in to corners and along edges. I was very annoyed with that. The worst part of the whole thing though, is the button to produce the steam. You have to constantly hold it down while you push and pull the unit. And the unit seemed hard to maneuver. I have fibromyalgia and it literally hurt to use this thing. I also don't see anyone with arm problems, such as carpal tunnel, being able to use this.

I was very disappointed and was sad it didn't work. I returned it after using it once. Hopefully someday, I will find a good product to clean the pain in the butt tile floors I have......Today, this product, was not the one.

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