Bissell Crosswave 1785 Review
Bissell Crosswave 1785 Review
4.5 (90%) 8 vote[s]

Bissel Crosswave 1785Features of Bissell Crosswave 1785:

  • Includes Smart-Touch Controls Function
  • Two-Tank Cleaning System
  • Cleaning Solution Function

Bissell Crosswave 1785 User Manual

Having problem? Download Bissell Crosswave 1785 instructions.


Accidents and spills are altogether common in households across the globe. Cleaning mixed messes is a bit trickier than a standard vacuum or mopping job. The Crosswave takes the hard work out of the equation for many homeowners. This powerful tool sucks up small and large particles while pulling up the wetness from any spill.

When you have pets, kids, or too little time to clean, then using a combination sweeper and mop is an excellent way to make quick work of any cleaning job. When you need powerful suction to pull up a large spill, then the Crosswave may be a handy item to keep around. You might like that you can use this cleaning tool on a variety of surfaces. This convenient feature means you can clean up spills from your rug and move right onto the hardwood floor, tile, or linoleum without switching equipment.

Crosswave 1785 – Best Wet and Dry Vacuum

When cleaning up sticky, muddy, or oily messes, getting all the dirt up at once can be challenging. Bissell is a popular manufacturer for designing products that outperform others on the market. The Crosswave is a powerful tool for getting out wet and dry particles from your carpets, rugs, and hard surfaces.

With a long cord, users can tote the cleaning tool all around the house or office with ease. The 25-foot cord will reach across most rooms with cord to spare. The dual tanks always keep the clean water separate from the dirty messes you clean up. Going from hardwoods to carpet is as easy as pressing a button on the handle of the tool.

Pros & Cons of Bissell Crosswave 1785

Pros

  • Easy push button trigger for controlling the cleaning solution you put down on the floor
  • Will not tear up laminates, pressed woods, tiles, rugs, hardwoods, or ceramic floors
  • Powerful brush circulates at over 3500 repetitions each minute
  • Holds 28 ounces of clean water and over 14 ounces of dirty material
  • Swivel head for getting low under furniture
  • One-foot wide cleaning path to make cleaning a quick job
  • Faster cleaning by vacuuming and scrubbing at the same time

Cons

  • Manual tank cleaning
  • Tanks may leak around the O-rings
  • Does not work well for finer materials like play sand, dust, and glitter

Interesting Video: Testing Bissell Crosswave 1785


The Bissell Crosswave is an all-in-one multi-surface cleaner for washing hard surfaces, cleaning and freshening rug areas, and vacuuming in one easy step.

To accomplish this, the Crosswave uses a dual-action brush roll and a special multi-surface cleaning solution that removes debris, spills, and sticky messes as it goes without having to sweep or clean beforehand. And while you’re cleaning, you simply need to touch a button on the handle to seamlessly switch from cleaning hard floors to vacuuming and washing your area rugs. All the while, it’s two-tank technology keeps clean and dirty water separated.

Bissell Crosswave 1785 Cleaner

After taking a look at Bissell’s website, it seems reasonable to believe that the Crosswave might clean better than a sponge mop and bucket, and in less time. But does it really deliver an unbelievable clean? Is it a groundbreaking cleaning device?

Bissell Crosswave vacuums and scrubs at the same time

Usually, when assessing the cleaning power of a vacuum cleaner, there are two things to consider: Suction and agitation. The Crosswave, however, is not only a vacuum cleaner, as it uses a cleaning solution in the cycle. So it’s more closely related to a carpet cleaner. The suction power of the Crosswave is around 100 to 150 AWs. As for the agitation, the dual-action brush roll, which works on both hard floors and area rugs, spins at 3,000 RPM. This provides enough cleaning power to help you tackle virtually any type of floor from hardwood up to low pile carpet. The input power pulls about 4.4 amps of power when running, so energy-wise, this is a very efficient and effective product for normal day-to-day or week-to-week usage.

Bissel Cosswave Cleaner 1785

Water tanks

It has a two-tank cleaning system: One for dirty water, which holds about 14.5 ounces of liquid with an automatic stopping mechanism in place for avoiding the overflow of dirty water back into your clean floors; and one for clean water and solution, which holds about 28 ounces of liquid. The dual-tank system assures that the clean and dirty water never get mixed together, and therefore adds a level of cleaning stability. Unfortunately, with a full tank, you can only cover about 700 square feet, so you will need to refill from time to time if you plan on using the Crosswave over large areas. The clean water tank has no level indicator, so you need to check it out from time to time.

How it works

Think of an upright vacuum cleaner with a turbo-driven brush roll. Now, place a freshwater container on top of the canister that will contain dust and dirty water. Squeeze the trigger to release the soapy mix across the brush roll, and suck it all up in one go. That’s the essence of the machine.

Bissel Crosswave 1785 works

Some of the cons of the machine

It takes more time to use than you might think and doesn’t really provide any time savings when compared to a traditional mop. The softer rollers don’t clean as effectively as some other wet-dry vac models. It uses up a lot of cleaning formula.

Buyer’s Guide – Crosswave Model 1785

Answers to frequent questions about the Bissell Crosswave

In this section, we will define the most pressing questions about this cleaning tool. We will give you the most valuable information about the product. Check out the paragraphs below to find out more in-depth information about this equipment to help you determine if you may get the use you need from it.

Will this tool clean my grout

If the flooring is even and flush, then the 1785A will do a decent job of getting up the dirt and grime from between the tiles. For a thorough clean, we suggest using a grout cleaner safe for your flooring type. This tool works well for mid-season cleaning and everyday spills, but it is not effective as a grout restoration tool.

Does the Crosswave work solely as a vacuum

Yes, however, this tool may not get up little bits of dirt. Smaller particles like dust and fine dirt do not come up alone as well as they do by using the mopping function. If you have larger debris on the floor, then you may like how well the cleaner removes wet and dry particles with the vacuum setting.

Can I put my own cleaner in the wet-vac

While many people use a homemade cleaning solution in these machines, we do not suggest it. Using a mixture that the manufacturer does not recommend may cause parts on the machine to wear out prematurely. You may also void the manufacturer’s warranty if you use cleaners like dish soap, baking soda, peroxide, or pet remover from another producer.

What items will you find in the box upon shipping

The Bissell user’s guide says that the machine comes with a handle, a cleaner for use on multiple flooring types, the brush that works on various surfaces, and a storage tray for the cleaner. The package also includes a brush drying rack that is excellent for allowing air to get to all sides of the brush at the same time. This tray may help speed up the time it takes to dry out the tools and put them away.

How is this model different from the Crosswave 1785W

The primary difference between the Bissell Crosswave models 1785A and 1785W is the A version has more power. The brush in model A spins at 3500 repetitions each minute. The W model only spins at 3,000 movements each moment.

Can I use this tool on my laminate floors

Yes. This cleaning machine works well for laminate tiles, sheets, and flooring.

Is it acceptable to use vinegar in this machine

No. Using an acidic material like vinegar will cause the rubber parts in the sprayer to dry out and malfunction. We never suggest using anything except the cleaner the manufacturer provides or recommends you use with the Crosswave.

Does the Crosswave pick up pet hair

Yes. This cleaner will remove pet hair from your floors. You may find it works best when the floors are wet. Picking up the mess after giving your dog or cat a bath may be easiest when cleaning floors immediately following the bath.

Do I have to put hot water in the clean tank

No. Bissell tells users to use warm water for the best results. Water that is too hot can damage machine parts like the rubber gaskets and O-rings.

The last word on the Crosswave

The Bissell Crosswave is not the ultimate two-in-one cleaning machine, but it is a worthy appliance. Many don’t rust or use any product that claims to do two things at once. Usually, there is always one or the other which is lacking. But this is not the case here. The Bissell Crosswave does exactly what it says it does, and thus it eliminates the need of owning two or three separate cleaning instruments. The fact that all you have to do when you are done is to unsnap the tanks and to dump them simply is a great time saver for families who are way too busy to tote a bucket or dustpan from room to room. And the sleek design ensures that if it is stored somewhat out in the open, it doesn’t provoke a horrible eyesore.

We like the functionality of this tool. When you have pet messes that you do not want to touch, then using this machine can make cleanup easier. Since this equipment vacuums and scrubs, you may find your job is faster when messes appear. We like that this cleaner is easy to stow away when not in use. Plus, the dual-action brush works for many large particles without requiring you to make several passes to get up all the debris.


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2 Comments

  1. I think this is a pretty good deal given the Bissell Crosswave 1785’s smart-touch control functions and two-tank cleaning system. It’d be so handy to go straight from hardwood floors to vacuuming and washing area rugs, all with the same swivel head Bissell. This is a helpful review of the cleaner.

    1. Hello, Sam! I absolutely agree with you. It’s a multipurpose cleaner because you can use it on different surfaces like hardwood or carpet.

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