Being a total cleanliness freak, I bought this steam cleaner after reading rave reviews on Amazon. The Bissel brand bears the hallmark of quality, and I certainly had very high expectations from this product. I am glad to say that most of my expectations have been satisfactorily met. I am writing this review to share my experience.
Bissell 1940 PowerFresh Steam Mop Review
Bissell 1940 PowerFresh Steam Mop Features
Let me first list down the key features along with their benefits:
Easy to Use Steam controller
If you haven’t yet used a mop with a steam controller in it, then trust me this is going to be a total game changer for you. No matter how much muscle power you employ to scrub the floor with a regular mop, getting a sparkling clean surface by doing so is next to impossible. The digital steam controller is easy to use. You are able to treat the surface with the right amount of steam needed by controlling the three settings – low, medium and high. I tried using it on dried up gunk on my kitchen floor and boy; it did really work like magic. In fact, I was pretty amazed by the results. Normally, it would have taken me a good deal of exercise to get the dried up mess to loosen up but thanks to the high steam setting and the easy scrubber brush feature (suitable for dried up mess), I was able to get the floor to look sparkling clean in no time. I have tried it on all kinds of surfaces since then (tile, vinyl, marble, hardwood) and it has delivered results pretty much every time. I haven’t tried it on laminated floors yet. Although Bissel claims that this is safe for use on all floors including laminated ones, I would honestly recommend checking with the manufacturer first before using any kind of steam mop on it.
Built-in Easy Scrubber
The scrubber reaches into the grout quite efficiently and removes all the residue stuck in it. However, keep in mind, it will take some time for the grout that has accumulated over a long period of time to clear up fully. Steam is disbursed through the scrub pads to reach the floor surface. After a few seconds, the dirt loosens up and can be easily scrubbed away.
Spring Breeze Scent Discs & Microfiber Mop Pads
I tried using the spring breeze scent discs and they did leave a lingering fragrance on the floors. However, even when used without the scent discs, your house looks and feels super fresh (nothing artificial, just the fragrance of freshly steam-cleaned surface). The thing I love most about this cleaner is the fact that I no longer have to waste money on chemical-laden cleaning solutions. The microfiber pads have so far been really efficient at gently removing all debris from my super messy kitchen floor.
The tank can easily hold 15 ounces of water which usually lasts me for about half an hour of cleaning. Honestly, that’s enough for me to clean more than half of my small apartment. However, I have to refill the tank more often when I am sanitizing because, in that case, I have to hold the mop in one place for at least 15 seconds.
What Comes with the Bissell 1940 PowerFresh Steam Mop
The product came with a 23” power cable and a comprehensive manual with very clear instructions. The manual talked about a carpet glide attachment which wasn’t there in the box. It can be bought for $8. The carpet glide is meant to freshen up your carpets. It apparently does a great job at removing odors. I am yet to buy and try it out for myself, though.
Overall, I would highly recommend Bissel 1940 to anyone who is on the lookout for a high-quality steam cleaner that gets the job done. I haven’t regretted buying this at all. It has significantly reduced cleaning time and also the headache associated with it. Being a cleanliness freak and a mother of a 5-year old who wants to keep her house germ-free at all times, I am certainly very proud of my purchase. It’s been quite a sturdy machine so far and I hope it will continue to be my reliable best friend for daily home cleaning routines.