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Bissell 2306A Crosswave Pet Pro All in One Wet Dry Vacuum Cleaner and Mop

Bissell 2306A Crosswave Pet Pro All in One Wet Dry Vacuum Cleaner and Mop is 2-in-1 cleaner designed for both vacuuming and washing of sealed hard floors and area rugs.

Bissell 2306A Crosswave Pet Pro combines relatively strong suction, Multi-Surface Pet Brush Roll and cleaning solution to vacuum the dirt and wash the surfaces thoroughly, removing stubborn stains and various messes. Dirty liquid is removed off the surface and stored into the separate, dirty liquid tank.

Published: May 8, 2019.

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Bissell 2306A Crosswave Features and Specifications

When the unit arrives, it must be assembled, which can be done quickly and easily.

Content of the box slightly varies depending on the shop, but generally, Bissell 2306A Crosswave box contains Bissell 2306A Crosswave unit, 2x Multi-Surface Pet Brush Roll, 2x Multi-Surface Pet with Febreze Formula, Rinse and Storage Tray, Rinse Cup and Brush Roll Drying Tray with Rinse Funnel.

Bissell 2306A Crosswave is designed for homes with large sealed bare floors and area rugs. Unit features two separate tanks for clean water (with added cleaning formula) and for dirty liquids. Capacity of the clean water tank is 28 oz (~0.82 liters), allowing the user to clean easily at least 700 square feet (~65 m2) with a single tank of clean water/solution.

The use of warm (up to 140°F/60°C) tap water is recommended for improved cleaning - if the cleaned surfaces tolerate such type of cleaning.

Note: Bissell 2306A doesn't feature water heater. Also, it is highly recommended to read the manual before the very first use - Bissell 2306A is fairly simple to use and maintain hard floor/area rug washer, but it is better to get accustomed to the new unit prior the first use.

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Bissell 2306A Crosswave is design to save time in multiple ways.

First, it is designed to act as both vacuum and washer, at the same time - there is no more reason to vacuum the area first and then to clean it with a mop.

Second, its controls include separate settings for hard floors and area rugs at the handle, allowing the user to traverse various surfaces easily.

Also, Bissell 2306A Crosswave is able to pick up and clean broad range of types of dirt including pet and human hair, lint, fibers, pet food, stains etc.

And when the job is done, using Rinse and Storage Tray, user can quickly clean the brush roll and let it dry, empty the tanks, check the air filter and prepare the unit for the next cleaning.

Note: for exact procedures, check the manual.

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Multi-Surface Pet Brush Roll is specially designed for sealed bare floors and area rugs and for picking up pet and human hair, lint, fibers, crumbs, pet food etc. Multi-Surface Pet Brush Roll spins at 3000 rpm, cleaning thoroughly even the most stubborn stains and dirt.

Note: Multi-Surface Pet Brush Roll is gentle even toward sensitive wooden floors, but just in case, check if your wooden floors are designed for such cleaning (spinning brush roll + cleaning solution).

To help with the maintenance, Multi-Surface Pet Brush Roll is tangle-free brush roll for pet hair up to 8 inches long. At least in theory - in the real life, such hair do occasionally get tangled on the brush roll, but much less than some similar brush rolls, helping with the maintenance and saving time and effort.

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During cleaning, dirty water is stored in the dirty liquid tank, while larger debris is removed using onboard (removable) strainer - pet hair and other debris are easily thrown into the trash can, while dirty liquid is easily poured away, without the fear of debris causing the blockages or clogs.

bissell 2306a air filterBissell 2306A Crosswave also features washable air filter, enabling the unit to expel only the clean air, and trapping the dirt inside the unit.

Unit is powered using 25 feet (~7.6 m) long power cord, which is manually wrapped around cord wrap hooks - there is no automatic power cord rewind system.

Such long power cord, in combination with 12 inches (~30.5 cm) wide cleaning path, allows the user to clean rather large area quickly.

With empty tanks, Bissell 2306A Crosswave weighs ~11 pounds (~5 kg) and in combination with swivel neck, it is rather maneuverable cleaner.

Bissell 2306A Crosswave is rated at 4.4 Amps. It features relatively good suction - it dries bare floors rather well and they are usually dry to walk over after just few minutes (depending also on the local temperature, humidity and draft). However, cleaned/washed area rugs require more time to dry, sometimes even few hours, depending on the type and thickness of the area rug.

Note: Rug mode uses twice amount of cleaning liquid and if you have issues with area rug drying time, clean them using Hard Floors mode (less cleaning liquid used, decreases the cleaning effect, but the rugs are dried faster).

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Bissell 2306A CrossWave comes with the Rinse and Storage Tray. Using this tray, user can quickly rinse the Multi-Surface Pet Brush Roll and let it dry. Also, Rinse and Storage Tray is used for storing the unit and its accessories, ready for the next cleaning.

Bissell 2306A Crosswave comes with 3-year limited warranty.

Bissell CrossWave Cleaning Formulas

bissell multi surface petTo help with the cleaning, Bissell 2306A CrossWave uses the combination of the plain water and appropriate cleaning formula which depends mostly on the area being washed.

Cleaning formulas include:

- Multi-Surface Formula: used for general cleaning of all sealed hard floors and area rugs,

- Wood Floor Formula: used for washing wooden floors and restoring their natural shine,

- Area Rug Formula: removes stubborn stains and stuck on dirt from area rugs,

- Multi-Surface Pet with Febreze Formula: used for general cleaning of all sealed floors and area rugs and for removing pet odors.

Note: cleaning formulas are safe even to pets and kids, WHEN used according to the instructions!

For most up-to-date offers and prices, check Bissell Multi Surface Pet Floor Cleaning Formula Amazon link (link opens in the new window).


bissell 2306a mFor Short: If you are looking for carpet washer or dry-only vacuum cleaner, consider some other unit. When washing carpets, especially thick carpets, too much cleaning solution is left in the carpet, requiring long drying times. Also, when only-vacuuming bare floors and carpets, suction is good, but it could be better - there are much cheaper dry-only vacuums on the market that do dry-vacuuming much better.

But, if you have large bare floors with some area rugs and you have the need to wash them regularly (having pets or not), consider this unit - it is relatively easy to use and maintain, and what is the most important, it does its job well.

For more reviews and recommendations, check Bissell 2306A Crosswave Pet Pro Amazon link (link opens in the new window).




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