The BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro is an upright hybrid mop vacuum. It does a great job sucking up solid debris on bare floors and is quite effective in clearing stains. It also feels decently well-built, isn't especially noisy, and is fairly easy to maneuver and store. That said, you can't convert it into a handheld vacuum, making it hard to clear messes on furniture or in other hard-to-reach places. It also lacks any floorhead height adjustment, and you can't alter its suction power, so it isn't the best option for dealing with messes on shag carpeting.
The BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro is decent for bare floors. It easily cleans pet hair and small debris on this surface type, not to mention most bulky material, with no significant loss in suction performance as its dustbin fills up. Its mopping feature is also quite effective in helping it clear stains. However, its bulky body can make it tricky to clean under tables and chairs. Also, its real-world suction performance isn't especially strong, meaning it can have a hard time cleaning debris in tight crevices.
The BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro is okay for low-pile carpet. It's fairly effective in dealing with fine material on this surface type and does a fantastic job cleaning pet hair, but it has a very hard time sucking up larger material. It feels decently well-built and is easy to pick up and carry, but its bulky dirt compartment/water tank can get in the way when cleaning under tables and chairs. It has a few parts that need regular cleaning, but thankfully they're easy to access. Recurring costs aren't too high, though this heavily depends on how frequently you use the mopping feature.
The BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro is decent for high-pile carpet. It cleans pet hair and fine debris on this surface type without too much trouble, but it has a harder time dealing with larger material. It's fairly easy to maneuver for the most part and feels decently well-built. Unfortunately, it lacks a head height adjustment feature, so its floorhead can get caught on rug tassels and shag-pile carpeting. Its real-world suction force isn't especially high, so it can have trouble clearing heavily embedded debris.
The BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro is sub-par for dealing with pet hair, though this depends heavily on how you use this vacuum. While it has no trouble clearing pet hair from bare or carpeted floors, you can't reconfigure it into a handheld vacuum, so it isn't suitable for cleaning pet hair on furniture or other hard-to-reach areas. It also lacks an allergen-trapping HEPA filter. That said, it's effective in clearing stains and has a removable brushroll, which makes it a little easier to remove any stuck-on debris or hair.
The BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro is a passable option for dealing with messes on stairs. It's a little heavy, but it does have a built-in carrying handle that makes it easier to pick up and carry. It also delivers great performance on bare surfaces and clears an adequate amount of debris on low and high-pile carpets. Its power cord will also be long enough to clean most staircases without swapping outlets. However, you can't reconfigure it as a handheld vacuum, making it harder to deal with debris in tight spots.
The BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro isn't for vacuuming the inside of your car.
The BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro is okay for workshop cleaning. Its real-world suction performance is somewhat low, so it isn't the best option for clearing debris in tight crevices. However, it's pretty easy to carry around, and it's impressively effective in cleaning debris on bare surfaces like workshop floors. It also does a great job of cleaning liquid spills.
The BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro is only available in one color scheme: 'Titanium With Grapevine Purple and Sparkle Silver'. You can buy this vacuum as part of the Performance Exclusive Bundle, which comes with an additional filter, a 32oz bottle of Multi-Surface detergent, and two additional multi-surface brushrolls. You can see the label for our model here.
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The BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro is a hybrid mop vacuum. It's similar in size and weight to conventional corded stick vacuums like the Shark APEX UpLight but can clean liquid messes and features a detergent-spraying feature that allows for better stain clearing performance. Unlike conventional stick vacuums, you can't use this one in a handheld configuration, and it lacks any dedicated suction power modes or floorhead height adjustment.
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The BISSELL CrossWave Cordless Max and BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro each have distinct advantages, meaning one might suit you better than the other, depending on your needs. Both vacuums use similar detergent-dispersal functions and do a good job of dealing with dried-on stains as well as liquid spills. They're also pretty similar in terms of dimensions and overall weight. That said, the corded Pet Pro can run indefinitely but at the cost of a limited range. Its brushroll motor is stronger than its cordless alternative, so you can use this vacuum to clean carpeted floors. However, the Cordless Max can be used to easily clean faraway rooms with minimal difficulty. It also features a self-cleaning function that slightly reduces hands-on maintenance requirements.
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The BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro and Tineco PURE ONE X are differently-designed vacuums with different intended uses. The BISSELL is a wet-compatible hybrid vacuum mop that does a better job with stains, thanks to its detergent-spraying feature. The BISSELL also has a larger dirt compartment and feels better built. However, the Tineco vacuum's cordless design allows you to carry it wherever you need it. It's also easier to maneuver, has fewer parts that need regular cleaning, clears more debris on bare floors, and you can use it as a handheld vacuum. The Tineco also comes with two separate floorheads, one for bare floors and the other for carpets.
The BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro and Dyson V15 Detect each have distinct uses. The BISSELL is a corded upright vacuum/mop hybrid that does a better job dealing with stains thanks to its detergent-spraying feature and can be used to clear liquid spills. The Dyson is a cordless stick/handheld vacuum that does a better job cleaning debris on various surface types and in cracks, has a much stronger suction force, produces less noise, and is easier to maneuver. It also has a HEPA filter, resulting in superior air filtration performance.
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The Shark APEX Upright and BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro are differently-designed vacuums for differing uses. The Shark is a conventional upright vacuum that isn't wet-compatible. It incurs lower recurring costs, has a larger dirt compartment, a longer range, and sucks up more debris on bare and carpeted floors. You can also use it in a handheld configuration to clean debris on furniture or other hard-to-reach places. Conversely, the BISSELL is a hybrid mop vacuum that is far more effective in cleaning stains thanks to its detergent and water-spraying features, though it lacks any floorhead height or suction power adjustment capability.
The Shark APEX UpLight and BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro are different types of products intended for differing uses. The Shark is a more conventional corded stick/handheld vacuum. It features an allergen-trapping HEPA filter, takes up less room, has a slightly larger dirt compartment, a longer power cord, and is easier to maneuver. It also does a better job of clearing debris on various surface types. Meanwhile, the BISSELL is an upright hybrid mop vacuum with a detergent-spraying feature, allowing better stain-removal performance. It can also deal with liquid spills, unlike the Shark.
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The BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro feels decently well-built. It's mainly made of hard plastic, although it does have an aluminum wand. It feels more robust than most other BISSELL vacuums, like the BISSELL Adapt Ion, though it can sometimes creak when passing over uneven surfaces like carpeting. Thankfully, it's also quite easy to take apart and reassemble.
This vacuum's handle has a hexagonal textured surface to give you a more secure grip. Most of its controls are within easy reach, with its surface mode switch on top of the handle and a detergent trigger just underneath it.
The BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro is reasonably easy to maintain. While there are a few parts that need periodic cleaning, they're easy to access.
Any parts that you wash under water should be left to dry completely before refitting them.
The BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro incurs fairly low recurring costs.
Note: The mopping component of the vacuum incurs separate recurring costs.
The BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro has acceptable storage capabilities. It comes with a 'Rinse and Storage Tray' that you can position it on to let it dry after mopping, and there's even a separate slot to place the brushroll.
The BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro has an adequately-sized dirt compartment. It has roughly the same capacity as most standard cordless stick vacuums, like the Dyson V15 Detect. There's a max fill line that lets you know when it's full when vacuuming. A separate 'Floater' component automatically shuts off the suction motor and produces a screeching noise once the dustbin is filled with water while mopping.
The BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro has a reasonably long range. You can clean most rooms without worrying about swapping outlets. Unfortunately, its wand doesn't extend or retract, so you might find it hard to find a height that suits your preferences. If you're looking for a similarly designed hybrid vacuum/mop but don't want to deal with the hassle of a power cord, you should consider the BISSELL CrossWave Cordless Max.
The BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro is decently portable. While its overall weight is considerably heavier than cordless vacuums like the BISSELL Adapt Ion, it's much lighter than most conventional uprights like the Shark APEX Upright. It feels very light and has a built-in carrying handle to make it easier to pick up and carry wherever you may need it.
This vacuum doesn't have that many quality-of-life features. There are two surface settings that you can select with a handle-mounted switch: 'Area Rug' or 'Hard Floor'. However, this setting only adjusts the amount of detergent sprayed onto the brushroll when you pull the trigger, and it doesn't adjust brushroll height or suction power.
Note: While the floorhead does have a built-in light, it only turns on to light up the brushroll after pulling the detergent release trigger. The 'Headlight' field has been set to 'No'.
The BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro doesn't come with attachments, though there is an additional replacement brushroll for its floorhead.
The BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro does a great job of vacuuming debris on bare floors. It easily cleans small debris like rice and sucks up most bulky debris like cereal, though you might need to make an extra pass to clean it all.
The BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro delivers mediocre vacuuming performance on low-pile carpet. It does a decent job dealing with fine debris like baking soda but has a harder time clearing larger material like sand.
The BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro delivers satisfactory vacuuming performance on high-pile carpet. It does a good job cleaning fine debris like baking soda, but you might need to make one or two extra passes to deal with larger material like sand.
The BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro has okay real-world suction performance, though it can lose a significant degree of performance in this regard if you don't clean its filter regularly. Since there's no difference in brushroll height or suction power when swapping between the 'Hard Floor' and 'Area Rug' modes, you likely won't experience any changes in debris pickup performance depending on the mode you select.
The BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro is somewhat loud. At roughly 80 dBA, you'll find it very difficult to hear anyone talking nearby or any other background noise while it's running. Since there are no power adjustment settings or attachments that would change the incoming airflow of the vacuum, you won't notice any significant differences in how loud this vacuum gets. It's worth noting that the 'Floater' component inside the dirt compartment makes a noticeable screeching noise when it fills up with water.
The BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro has mediocre maneuverability. Its floorhead pivots, allowing you to maneuver around obstacles pretty easily. However, its bulky body gets in the way when cleaning under tables and chairs. Shag-pile carpeting is also a significant obstacle for this vacuum, as it can get stuck inside the floorhead. Thankfully, you likely won't experience this problem while vacuuming low or moderately high-pile rugs and carpets.
The BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro seals in most fine particles, but some can still escape from its post-motor exhaust.
The BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro does a good job dealing with stains. Unlike shop vacuums like the RYOBI 18V One+ 3 Gal. Project Wet/Dry, it has a detergent-dispersal function for its floorhead that helps deal with stains. The manufacturer recommends using the 'Hard Floor' setting to clear stains on bare surfaces but using the 'Area Rug' mode for stubborn messes since it releases more detergent onto the brushroll. It's worth noting that this vacuum can leave behind a small amount of residue after completing a pass, though thankfully it's pretty easy to clear away. You'll probably need to make several passes to fully clean most stains, and a hand mop will likely be more efficient in cleaning stubborn stains since you can manually provide a greater degree of surface agitation.