24 October 2013

Bissell Vac & Steam

When I was revealed as the Official Facebook Reviewer and the person who would be lucky enough to review the Bissell Vac & Steam, I was so happy and after trying it out I decided to post my review on here too even though this was not a requirement. I was in fact giving my opinions on the Vac & Steam for the purposes of it's launch on the television channel Ideal World and some of my thoughts are being read out live on air at 8pm tonight (Sky 644, 651, 668 & 671; Freeview 22, 36 & 41, Freesat 812 & 813, Virgin 747)

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Upon receiving the product, I was actually surprised at how small the package was. I assumed that because it would need a space for water and a space to collect dirt, it would be massive and take up loads of room.

The Vac & Steam is the brand new product from Bissell and it can apparently vacuum and steam at exactly the same time. Then it got me thinking, how could an appliance vacuum and steam at the same time? Surely crumbs would get stuck into the steam compartment and block it up. I couldn't wait to get the parts together just to be able to test my theory out. 

It was simple to fix together, the steam foot just needed clipping in place to the stick vacuum and that's it, ready to use. At the back is a water compartment which, even though it looks small, holds a good amount of water and at the front is the tank which holds all of the dirt and debris. I also like the fact that it has an adjustable handle as my husband is over 6ft tall and usually has to bend whilst vacuuming. 

Filling the water tank, I the appliance all ready to use, and then we were off. It is quite simple to use. There are only 4 buttons on it. One for the vacuum, 2 for choosing whether you want a high or low amount of steam and then the button in the handle which enables the steam to come out. You can choose whether you want to vacuum, steam or do both at the same time by using the simple fingertip controls. The steam foot is removable too so the vacuum can be used on carpet as a stick vacuum instead. 

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I chose first of all, to try out the vacuum on its own. I wanted to vacuum a few bits up before trying the steam in case it got clogged up but actually, once the steam was on too, it became apparent that I shouldn't have worried because it did both with ease. The vacuum suction part is towards the front of the foot so the bits are picked up before the steam touches them and the Dry Tank Technology keeps the dirt separate from water for easy emptying. 

Cleaning my kitchen floor, I was surprised as to how much dirt it picked up and the light scent that comes from the freshening disk makes the whole room smell nicer. I also like the fact that you can keep your house germ free as if you hold the steam on the spot for at least 15 seconds and it will sanitize and kill 99.9% of germs and bacteria. The steam removed every mark from my kitchen floor and left it gleaming. 

The best thing for me though is the time aspect. I would usually have to vacuum and the mop our hard floor surfaces and they still wouldn't be germ free so it would mean cleaning every day to make sure it stayed clean. I like the fact that it is now all done in one, cleaned, steamed and sanitized!

It's a 5* from me for time keeping, space saving, cleaning, steaming, freshening and sanitising all in one small product so in fact, it is even saving you money as this is the only product you will need for your floors.

12 comments:

  1. Pam Francis Gregory25 October 2013 at 09:34

    This looks fantastic! What a great idea.

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  2. So does it clean carpets too? I couldn't quite tell if it does or not. I'd definitely be interested if it does as our house is full of cream carpets and we are always cleaning the,m with our Vax. Just a pain to hoover first and then get the Vax out!

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  3. I want one! What a time saver. I hate mopping. I should do it straight after hoovering, but I don't. So it gets left.

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  4. Does this work on both carpets and hard floors? We have mostly hard floors but the carpet I decided to get for the bedroom was a little lighter than I expected it to be so would be nice to have something that would clean both :) x

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  5. Think I might need to ask Santa for one of these. Love the idea that it sanitises as well as vacuuming!

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  6. great review hope santa brings me one

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  7. Great review thankyou! I have a bissell hoover atm but after lasting about 12 years its time i let it retire this sounds fantastic as you have said time saving is essential with buisy family life :) x

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  8. Sounds perfect! I would love one of these steamers they truly look Terrific :) x Love your review, I have mixture of flooring, with kids and dog. I have to invest. Thank you

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  9. Would love to win this with taking 12 cats in over the years this would be a lifesaver xx liking n sharing xx

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  10. Good, factual review! What a great idea - I'll take a look at the prices of this. I've always been a bit wary of "2 in 1" products, so good to know both the vac and steam work so well and also that's it's so easy to use. Thank you ...

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  11. Looks a sturdy machine. First I have come across vacum and steam cleaner in one machine. My Mum used to have a Bissell Carpet shampooer many years ago, she loved it. As she found it was effective.

    Rachel Craig

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  12. I am thinking of buying a carpet cleaner and this rewiew has been very helpful.

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