Bissell 1806 PowerFresh Deluxe Steam Mop
Bissell 1806 PowerFresh Deluxe Steam Mop is lightweight and affordable steam mop. It is designed for cleaning and sanitizing bare floors like sealed hardwood, tile, marble, granite and other similar types of floors.
Bissell 1806 steam mop features onboard SpotBoost brush, in order to help the user with the cleaning of tough and sticky stains and messes.
Bissell 1806 Steam Mop - Features and Specifications
When the unit arrives, Bissell 1806 must be assembled, which can be done within seconds.
Package includes Bissell 1806 steam mop, one soft microfiber pad, one scrubby microfiber pad, two spring breeze fragrance discs, attachable water cup and instructions/manual.
Note: although Bissell 1806 steam mop is simple and straightforward steam mop to use and maintain, it is highly recommended to read the manual first.
When assembled, unit weighs 5.7 pounds (~2.6 kg) with empty water tank, which capacity is 19 ounces (560 ml). Water tank is not detachable, but unit comes with water cup, which is stored onboard the steam mop.
Cleaning path width is 12 inches (~30.5 cm), allowing the user to clean large area quickly. Also, main cleaning foot features swivel mechanism, making the unit very maneuverable - it can easily clean around the various objects and obstacles found at home, like chairs, tables, edges, sofas, etc.
Bissell 1806 steam mop comes with two microfiber cleaning pads:
- soft microfiber pad is used for everyday cleaning and for cleaning of the sensitive floors like hardwood, laminate and similar floors,
- scrubby microfiber pad is used for cleaning stubborn dirt and messes found on floors with very resistant surfaces, like tiles, marble, ceramic and similar.
Both microfiber cleaning pads are machine washable and can be reused many times.
Note: when replacing dirty with a clean one, microfiber cleaning pads are hot due to the hot steam - be very careful when replacing them.
Due to the hot steam, when used as recommended, Bissell 1806 steam mop kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria commonly found at floor surfaces, which can be very important for people with pets and kids - as the hot steam cleans and sanitizes the floors, microfiber pads lift off the dirt from the floors.
If your bare floors are heavily soiled with loose dirt, it is highly recommended to vacuum the surface first - after vacuuming, there will be less need to replace the pads and since there are no sand and/or similar dirt, there is less danger of damaging the floors by rubbing the dirt of their surface.
One of the interesting features of the Bissell 1806 steam mop is detachable main cleaning foot, enabling the use of the onboard SpotBoost brush.
SpotBoost brush is designed to clean in combination with the hot steam the hardest and the stickiest messes one can found at home - just be sure that your floor surface can handle such cleaning.
Bissell 1806 steam mop is powered via 25 feet (~7.6 m) long power cable, which is stored onboard the unit, wrapped around the wrap hooks.
Unit is rated at 12 Amps - when turned on, it takes some 30 seconds for the heater to reach desired temperature, after which the user can set required steam level:
- low steam level is used for cleaning sealed hardwood and similar sensitive floors and for everyday cleaning,
- high steam level is used for cleaning tough messes and stains.
Scented discs can be used to increase the feeling of freshness and cleanliness - simply place one scented discs into the 'scented disc tray' and clean your home.
Scented discs leave pleasant aroma and fragrance, but if you find it too strong, simply place half of the scented disc in it's tray.
When filling the water tank, be sure to use demineralized or distilled water, since ordinary tap water can leave residue on the water heater and make streaks and marks on the floor.
Also, one of the options is the use of Bissell demineralized scented water. Such water already contains pleasant fragrance and it leaves no residue on the water heater nor on the floors.
Such scented water costs slightly more than common demineralized water, but it is preferred choice of many people using this and similar steam mops.
For more about it, check our Bissell Scented Demineralized Water article.
Note: when cleaning hardwood, laminate and similar floors, be sure that the finish has no cracks and that whole floor is certified for cleaning with the hot steam. If there are cracks in the finish, over time the moisture will penetrate the wood and cause it to buckle and even rot. Similarly, waxed floors can lose their glossy finish if cleaned with the hot steam - check their preferred cleaning methods before using your steam mop to clean them. This warning is for cleaning such surfaces with any steam mop, not just Bissell 1806.
Bissell 1806 steam mop doesn't feature carpet glider by default. If required, it can be ordered separately.
Carpet glider enables the steam mop to be used for cleaning and refreshing the surfaces of carpets and rugs. As the steam mop pad glides across the carpet surface, hot steam refreshes the surface and microfiber pad clean the carpet - not much, but ...
Note that the carpet must be resistant to cleaning with the steam, or it may lose the colors or damaged even more. Also, it is highly recommended to have the carpet placed on the tiles or similar heat/moisture resistant surface.
Steam mops, Bissell 1806 included, are generally not intended for cleaning the carpets, not even with the carpet glider - but, they can help, at least a little bit.
For more about this topic, check our Steam Mop Carpet Gliders - What, Where, How? article.
Long Story Short: Bissell 1806 PowerFresh Deluxe Steam Mop is simple, durable and affordable steam mop. It doesn't feature motorized scrubbing mechanism, but the combination of two steam power levels, two steam mop pads and SpotBoost brush, enable the user to tackle even with the most stubborn and the stickiest messes and stains.
And Bissell 1806 comes with two year warranty. If you are looking for a new steam mop, consider Bissell 1806 steam mop, too.
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