Bissell SmartClean 1605 Review
Bissell SmartClean 1605 Review
5 (100%) 6 vote[s]

Bissell SmartClean 1605 ReviewFeatures of Bissell SmartClean 1605:

  • It has two edge brushes
  • You can program a schedule
  • Perfect choice for hardwood floor and carpet

Bissell SmartClean 1605 User Manual

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Video Guide: Setup Bissell SmartClean 1605

Here is the review of the Bissell 1605 Smart Clean Robot Vacuum. It is really great. The removable dust bin to do a great job of collecting the dirt and debris. It’s very quick and easy to pull out and empty into the garbage. You can even rinse the filter and bin with water.


  • Automatically docks and recharges
  • Triple action cleaning system
  • Finds hidden dust


  • Navigating issues

Main Features

It features triple action cleaning, which basically means it has two edge brushes, one on each side, that help push dirt and debris into the middle where the brush roll and vacuum suck it up into the canister. The brush roll was a bit larger for a wider cleaning path. On a positive note, the suction seems powerful to help pull most things up, and the dual-edge brushes do a great job of pushing things into the middle for it to pick up.

Bissell SmartClean 1605 Vacuum Cleaning Robot

Another feature is the multi-surface cleaning, so it self-adjusts to easily cover carpet, hard floors, tile, and laminate. You can also program in a schedule for convenient auto cleanings. When it’s done cleaning it automatically shuts off the main vacuum which is to conserve battery, which is smart, and then auto-searches and docks to recharge itself.

It also has cliff detection to avoid stairs and other drop-offs, and it works 100% of the time. It has multiple cleaning modes, spiral, edge, random and Z pattern. The on-device touch controls are okay, a little confusing to maneuver. It shows remaining battery life while it’s cleaning; however, it does show battery percent when charging on the dock, which is helpful.

Bissell SmartClean 1605 Photo

It’s really amazing, and kind of disgusting how much stuff is on our floors that you can’t see, but the Bissell will find and pick up for you.

It seems to do a very comprehensive cleaning job. But just inefficiently because there’s no camera eye to map out your rooms, just a lot of random bumping around. On a positive note, if it misses something, it will probably be back multiple times to cover the area again and again.

It is a little loud. You wouldn’t be running this while you have company over.

Bissell SmartClean 1605 Robot Cleaner

It’s fun to watch buzzing around and neat to see it clean hard to reach areas like under furniture cabinets and lips in the kitchen. It can sometimes hit problem areas. For example, if you have a super thick shag rug, it will often avoid those areas by using its sensors, which is nice.

Final Thoughts

This makes for a great complimentary cleaning device, but it’s not a replacement cleaning device. In other words, with all the robot vacs on the market, including this one, you can’t throw out your stand-up vac just yet. The Bissell was awesome to run every day or every other day. And it will do about 90% of the cleaning for you, but you still need to bring out your stand up the vac, maybe a couple of times a month to do a more thorough deep cleaning. But overall, that’s pretty amazing. If you think about it, it will do all this cleaning for you while you sit back and relax.

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  1. The Bissell SmartClean 1605 looks like a great cleaning device. I doubt it would do better than my handheld, traditional vaccuum though. For that reason, I have largely avoided this automated vaccuum cleaners that do the work for you. I’d love to read more reviews to see just have effective this one is.

    1. Hello, Ryan! I agree with you, it’s the best choice for the money.

  2. Does it still pick up a good amount of dirt and dust on carpets? I just ordered mine and I have mainly carpets in my house. Thanks.

    1. Hello, Lisa! Yes, it picks up a good amount of dirt and dust when I run it on the carpets. But, I still need to use my regular vacuum to get into the corners, along baseboards, and under the rocking chairs. But, in the high traffic areas, it does a nice job.

  3. What causes the Smartclean vacuum to operate within a 5 foot space only. It will not travel outside a small space within a large room?

    1. I have to admit, that has not happened to me yet. But, my unit will not cross a shadow because of the sensor it has. A high contrasting color change on the floor signals the unit to back up or turn away because it thinks it has reached the edge of a staircase.

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