In my lifetime, I have used a range of cleaning tools to keep my home clean and shiny all year round. Starting from brooms to vacuum cleaners to mops – I have tried them all. In my small store room one will find at least one unit of almost every type available. Most of them were good enough in doing the job close to the level that they promised to deliver. But it always seemed that my thirst for trying a new category would never stop. So, when I read about the steam mops, I wanted to try this category too and brought this model home. The features that the model offers are straight as below:
• Product Dimensions: 11.6 x 7.1 x 28.6 inches ; 9 pounds.
• Weight: 8.4 pounds.
• Easy Scrubber flips down and goes down to reach the grout and crevices.
• SmartSet Steam Control allows light cleaning to heavy cleaning.
• Spring Breeze fragrance discs releases a fresh and clean scent.
• Easy re-fill water tank
• Low-profile mop head to get into corners and edges.
• 12.5 AMPs recommended
• Eliminates 99.9% of germs and bacteria when used as directed
Functionality and Performance
I read all the features pointed above, went through the instructions during the weekend and started to steam mop my home for the first time with a high expectation. I do not have any tool to measure the claim that ‘it eliminates 99.9% of germs and bacteria when used as directed’ but I was simply amazed to see that gleaming beauty of my floor after I finished mopping.
The built-in Easy Scrubber worked really well and fast in cleaning sticky, dried-up messes. The bristles quickly and easily removed all the stubborn stains and dirt, getting deep down into the crevices and grouts.
I love anything that offers smart features. Thanks to the BISSELL Powerfresh Steam Mop, Blue, 1940A that it offers the SmartSet Steam Control feature which let me adjust the amount of steam I need to tackle messes. It allows users to set at low for light cleaning, medium for everyday messes, and high for the toughest mess. As my hard floor is partially made of tiles and partially of hardwood, I also exercise caution in setting it at the right level which will do the cleaning well but at the same time will not discolor my hardwood finish.
Good fragrance and cleanliness are complementary to each other. The PowerFresh Steam Mop’s Spring Breeze fragrance disc releases a fresh and clean aroma when the scented disc is inserted into the pocket of the mop pad during mop. So, enjoy that feel of extra freshness as you keep mopping!
• Eliminates germs and bacteria almost completely
• Cleans stubborn and sticky dirt.
• Options for low to high steam control.
• Cleans grouts and crevices.
• Gets into tight areas.
• Creates a brilliant-looking, fresh-scented home ambience.
Cons: May affect the finish of wood floor if the steam is set at high and user target a particular spot for a long time.
A good choice. Seems no false promises made. At least I found them to be true, but of course, to get the desired result, I completely read and followed all instructions.