Bissell 1544A PowerFresh Lift-Off Pet Steamer
Bissell 1544A PowerFresh Lift-Off Pet Steamer is 2-in-1 steam mop. Thanks to its design, it can be used as classic steam mop for cleaning and sanitizing bare floors, and for cleaning and sanitizing above the floor surfaces and areas.
Bissell 1544A PowerFresh steam mop features a number of additional cleaning tools and attachments, enabling the user to quickly and thoroughly clean practically all home surfaces that tolerate cleaning with the home steam.
Bissell 1544A costs slightly more than similar classic steam mops, but thanks to its versatility, it is one of the most popular steam mops on the market.
Published: March 1, 2019.
Bissell 1544A PowerFresh Lift-Off Pet Steamer Features and Specifications
Most prominent Bissell 1544A feature is detachable steam pod, which enables the user to clean elevated surfaces with hot steam - as long as those surfaces allow such cleaning.
Since hot steam kills 99.9% of all the germs and bacteria, regular cleaning with hot steam can keep home safe and pleasant to live.
Bissell 1544 features 1500 W water heater with ~30 seconds warm-up time.
Power cord is 25 feet (~7.6 m) long, allowing the user to clean large area quickly.
Obviously, Bissell 1544A doesn't feature automatic power cord rewind system - power cord is manually wrapped around cord wrap hooks.
Unit controls are simple:
- On/Off button turns the unit On and Off,
- Steam High - increases the amount of steam. Steam High is used for cleaning tough stains and messes on tiles and similar, very resistant surfaces.
- Steam Low - decreases the amount of steam. Steam Low setting is used for everyday cleaning and for cleaning delicate hardwood surfaces.
Main steam mop cleaner head features 13 inches (~33 cm) wide cleaning path. Unit features swivel mechanism, allowing it to easily glide around floor objects and obstacles.
Like all other steam mops, Bissell 1544A is intended for steaming tiles, marble and similar, very resistant bare floors.
When steaming sealed hardwood, laminate and other sensitive floors, be sure that the finish is without cracks and that your wooden floors are certified for steam cleaning - hot steam can penetrate the wood via tiny cracks, and in the long run cause wood to rot and even buckle.
Bissell 1544A weighs 10 pounds (~4.53 kg), which is slightly more than similar 'classic' steam mops, but the weight difference is, IMHO, worth additional features.
Tank capacity is 13.5 ounces, allowing the unit to operate up to 23 minutes on Steam Low setting on the single tank of water.
Note: Bissell 1544A is simple to use steam mop, but, just in case, before the very first use, be sure to read the manual thoroughly.
Bissell 1544A comes with one microfiber soft pad, one microfiber scrubby pad, odor eliminating fragrance discs, an attachable water cup, a microfiber towel, and 13 cleaning tools with a tool bag.
Microfiber soft mop pad is intended for everyday cleaning and for cleaning of sealed hardwood floors, while microfiber mop pad with scrubbing strips is intended for tough, stickier messes.
As the hot steam sanitizes the floors, microfiber pads scrub the floors and clean them. If the floors are heavily soiled, it is recommended to vacuumed the floors first and then to steam the floors. This way, single steam mop pad can clean larger area before it gets dirty and need to be replaced.
Note: be very careful when replacing the steam mop pads - they are HOT after the cleaning.
Microfiber steam mop pads are reusable and can be machine washed.
Mop pads are infused with Microban, a product protection intended to prevent the growth of odor causing bacteria on the pads.
Thanks to Microban, microfiber steam mop pads stay fresher for longer between uses.
Steam mop pads also feature a small 'pocket' for scented discs, which provide soft and refreshing fragrance after cleaning. Although the fragrance is not strong, some users prefer to use just a half (or even less) of the scented disc.
Tap water or distilled/demineralized water?
Bissell 1544A should be used with distilled/demineralized water, especially in the areas with hard water that can leave plenty of residue on the heater and other internal components and shorten the useful life of this steam mop.
Also, one of the solutions is the use of Bissell's scented demineralized water - scent is added to demineralized water, allowing the user to skip the use of scented discs.
Again, some users mix scented water with 'plain' distilled/demineralized water, in order to decrease the scent strength, although most users find the scent pleasant as it is.
Bissell 1544A Cleaning Tools and Attachments
Bissell 1544A feature several cleaning tools, specialized for certain situations and surfaces.
These tools include: carpet glider, extension hose, window squeegee, flat surface tool, brass bristle brush, fabric tool, kitchen brush (green), bathroom brushes (red, black), tool connector, angle tool, grout brush and flat scraping tool.
Note: actual list of cleaning tools and attachments can change over time. Also, carpet glider is used for refreshing the carpets and perhaps the cleaning of the carpet surface. Before the steaming, be sure that your carpet is certified for such cleaning.
For Short: Bissell 1544A PowerFresh Lift-Off Pet Steamer is slightly heavier and slightly more expensive steam mop, when compared with other 'classic' steam mops.
However, it is one of the most popular steam mops, since all additional features and functionalities are worth every additional ounce and (euro)cent.
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