Bissell 2306A CrossWave Pet Pro Multi-Surface Wet Dry Vac
Bissell 2306A CrossWave Pet Pro Multi-Surface Wet Dry Vac is 2-in-1 floor cleaner. It is designed as bare floor/area rugs washer and wet-dry vacuum cleaner. It comes with two separate tanks and Multi-Surface Per Brush Roll, allowing the unit to clean various types of debris, including stubborn pet messes and stains.
Multi-Surface Per Brush Roll features tangle-free design for hair, lint and fibers up to 8 inches long, while specialized pet cleaning solutions help remove even odors from the cleaned floors.
Bissell 2306A CrossWave Pet Pro Features and Specifications
Bissell 2306A CrossWave Pet Pro Multi-Surface Wet Dry Vac is intended not only for homes with pets, but for all homes requiring bare floor/area rugs washer.
Bissell 2306A CrossWave Pet Pro is 2-in-1 unit, allowing the user to vacuum and to wash floors at the same time.
Unit features two tanks, one for cleaning solution (28 oz capacity) and another for dirty liquid. Although Bissell 2306A CrossWave doesn't feature water heater, in order to improve the cleaning effect, it is recommended to use warm tap water (up to 140°F/60°C max) and appropriate cleaning formula, if the cleaned surface tolerate such cleaning.
Main cleaner head features so-called Multi-Surface Pet Brush Roll which rotates at 3000 rpm. Cleaning path is 12 inches (~30.5 cm) wide, allowing the user to clean rather large area quickly.
Multi-Surface Pet Brush Roll is soft and can be used on both sealed bare floors and area rugs. Also, it is designed to pick up various types of dirt, without scattering them around.
Note: Multi-Surface Pet Brush Roll is soft and safe to use on most sealed bare floors and area rugs. However, sand particles, pebbles and similar hard debris can cause surface damage to sensitive floors. Also, wool area rugs and delicate wooden floors should not be cleaned/washed with motorized floor washers - for proper cleaning and maintenance of such surfaces, check the recommendations by their manufacturers.
Multi-Surface Pet Brush Roll is of tangle-free design, helping the user with the maintenance - nonetheless, it is not maintenance free brushroll and from time to time, it is up to the user to clean it and remove any tangled hair and lint.
Bissell 2306A comes with the multi-functional 'Rinse and Storage Tray' which includes a machine storage tray, brush roll drying tray with rinse funnel, and rinse cup.
Note: Bissell 2306A is full-size floor washer and although it is relatively easy to assemble, use and maintain, when it arrives, be sure to thoroughly read the manual. Better safe than sorry ...
Bissell 2306A CrossWave Pet Pro is corded unit, featuring 25 feet (~7.6 m) long power cord, allowing the user to clean large area using single wall power socket. Unit doesn't feature automatic power cord rewind system - power cord is manually wrapped around cord wrap hooks.
Bissell 2306A CrossWave Pet Pro weighs ~11 pounds (~5 kg) with both tanks empty. Thanks to the swivel neck and the fact that the most weight is on the floor, unit feels rather light during use. In order to carry the unit around, unit features dedicated handle.
Bissell 2306A CrossWave Pet Pro is rated at 4.4 Amps - unit features good suction, but personally, its suction is good enough for proper drying of bare floors and thin rugs, but for quick drying of thicker rugs and even carpets, stronger suction is required.
Unit's controls are on the handle and are simple and straightforward allowing the user to easily switch between hard floors and area rugs and control the cleaning solution with an on-demand solution trigger.
Note: The RUG button dispenses twice the amount of the cleaning solution than the HARD FLOOR button. Also, user must tilt the unit backward in order to start the brushroll to spin.
Although Bissell 2306A can be used as dry-only vacuum cleaner, general purpose dry vacuum cleaner will do vacuuming task better. For example, Bissell 2306A comes with washable high-efficiency air filter, which can be easily clogged when the unit is used as dry-only vacuum cleaner, complicating the cleaning and maintenance.
But, Bissell 2306A CrossWave Pet Pro is designed to be used as wet-dry vacuum cleaner/floor washer combo unit, and it should be used as such.
Bissell manufactures several CrossWave cleaning formulas, so choose according to your personal needs and preferences:
- Multi-Surface Formula: intended for cleaning all sealed floors and area rugs,
- Wood Floor Formula: intended for cleaning wooden floors and restoring their natural shine,
- Area Rug Formula: intended for cleaning stuck on and deeply embedded dirt from area rugs,
- Multi-Surface Pet with Febreze Formula: intended for cleaning all sealed floors and area rugs. Also, removes pet odors and refresh the cleaned floors.
By default, Bissell 2306A comes with two bottles of Multi-Surface Pet with Febreze Formula.
Bissell 2306A CrossWave Pet Pro features 3-year limited warranty.
Bissell Floor Washers Comparison Chart
Bissell manufactures broad range of floor mops and washers, differing in size, tank capacity, cord length etc.
Comparison of three very popular Bissell units is given in the following chart:
|Model||Bissell 2039A Spinwave Powered Hardwood Floor Mop and Cleaner||Bissell 1785A CrossWave Floor and Carpet Cleaner with Wet-Dry Vacuum||Bissell 2306A CrossWave Pet Pro Multi-Surface Wet Dry Vac|
|Tank Capacity||28 oz||28 oz||28 oz|
|Power Cord||22 feet||25 feet||25 feet|
|Rated Power||0.9 Amps||4.4 Amps||4.4 Amps|
|Mop Pads||2 scrubby, 2 soft pads||-||-|
|Brush Roll Type||-||1x Multi-Surface Brush Roll||2x Multi-Surface Pet Brush Roll|
|Weight||11 pounds||11.5 pounds||11 pounds|
|Included Cleaning Formulas||2x trial size Multi-Surface Formula||1x trial size Multi-Surface Formula||2x Multi-Surface Pet Formula with Febreze Freshness|
|Recommended Floor Types||Tile, sealed wood floors, laminate, linoleum, vinyl||Tile, sealed wood floors, laminate, linoleum, rubber floor mats, pressed-wood floors, area rugs, carpet||Tile, sealed wood floors, laminate, linoleum, rubber floor mats, pressed-wood floors, area rugs, carpet|
|Amazon Link||BISSELL 2039A||BISSELL 1785A||BISSELL 2306A|
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If you have large areas of bare floors, with some area rugs, but also have the need to vacuum and to wash them regularly, consider one of these units.
Bissell 2306A CrossWave Pet Pro Multi-Surface Wet Dry Vac comes with two Bissell Multi-Surface Pet Formula with Febreze Freshness and two Multi-Surface Pet Brush Rolls, while Bissell 1785A comes with one trial size Multi-Surface Formula and one Multi-Surface Brush Roll.
Bissell 2039A uses a pair of hard floor mop pads (scrubby and soft pads) to clean bare floors.
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