Rated 5 out of 5 by wk New Bissell user
Recently purchased the Bissell Symphony after our other Steam then Vac died after four years. Was a bit skeptical about the item being to vacuum and steam mop at the same time, but it does a great job on tile and our hardwood flooring. Its easy to operate and works great...only complaint is that the cord is not long enough to go through the whole house without unplugging and replugging.
April 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by nwwitch great product
cleaning floors is something I really have a hard time doing do to disability but the Symphony solved that problem.
Very easy to operate and does a great job of vacuuming and mobing all in one. I couldn't ask for more.
My floors are now easy to keep clean and sanitized
I truly recommend this product to anyone that wants to easily keep their floors clean
April 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MRS Great Little Machine
As an owner of 3 beagles, my kitchen floor gets dirty. It is no problem to clean up now thanks to the Symphony. The ability to vacuum and steam at the same time saves a lit of time and I only have to use 1 machine. And I feel better knowing my floors are sanitary. Thanks Bissell. One question - when will the pads be available. I need a few more!!!
April 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Happy customer Great machine and great result! Wish I had it sooner!
I usually don't fall into TV shopping commercial, thinking that it was all made up. However, I really wanted to give this product a try. Vacuum and mopping floor the same time?? ....it sounded too wonderful to be true.
After getting the product today and I couldn't wait to try it out. The machine was built with a morden look, slim and stylish. The weight is light and there is almost no assembly job required. Operation was so easy and soon I began mopping and vacuum my laminate/tile floor without a problem!
The result was wonderful. My floor was so clean and walking on it with bare foot made me feel so satisfied! I saved at least half of my usual time when cleaning the floor (first vaccum then mop).
If you want an effective floor clearning solution, you really should try it out. This is such a great purchase and a fanstastic tool I have ever had!
April 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by cedarridge Glad I waited and bought the Symphony
I had been thinking about purchasing a competing product but was hesitant , then I caught the ad late one night for the Symphony and I LOVE IT! I have 3 dogs and they are starting to shed. The Symphony pulls in the clumps of fur before I'm even over it. I use it as a stick vac most of the day and then put the mop pad on as needed for muddy paw prints and etc. My husband gave me a bit of grief over ordering from a tv commercial, but after seeing the results in the kitchen he was glad I got it. Works great on my throw rugs too/
The only minor negative I have there is a short tube from where the debris sucked up across the foot before it goes up the tube and into the dust cup. That short tube is a bit tricky to get to if you get a clog. I accidentally got a toothpick lodged in there and with the dog hair it got caught and there were about 12 screws to remove to get to it. I am usually very careful not to pick up large objects but this was under the edge of the cupboard where I didn't see it first. Again this is a minor detail. I got it opened and closed in about 5 min with a screwdriver, no big deal was very easy to reassemble and back to work. I have cleaned up dog food no problem, smaller debris from our firewood area no problem and a lot of dog hair with no problems.
I use it 3-4 times a day and would not want to be without it ever again.
March 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Debbie Absolutely Amazing
It's my first review ever and I can't wait to share this.. My housekeeping job got easier! I can mop and vacuum at the same time my beautiful white tiles. My laminate wood floor shine again. The most amazing thing is that the Symphony has clean the build up from others steam mop previous owned didn't do. It's worth the price. Thanks Bissell for the payment option also, the extra gifts received with the purchase!!
March 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by momof2kidsand2dogs great on tile and wood
I love that I don't have to sweep before I steam - saves a lot of time. Not the best on area rugs but will work until we buy another vacuum for the area rugs. Easy to change the pads. Hard to push on area rugs and uneven floors (old house). Overall very happy with purchase. Would definitely recommend to friends
March 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Littleone Great cleaning
I have had for one month and love it. My floor had build up that has been removed. Shine and no streaks. Cleaning time cut more than half
March 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Clean-tile-gal Time-saving Wonder Machine
What a great machine! More than 2000 square feet of tile and it now takes less than half the previous amount of time to get a better job done. Thanks, Bissell...
March 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sylvia C A symphony of cleaning!
I have laminate flooring and tile flooring. I also have two big Rottweilers who can get into a mess! I can vacuum the hair up and mop the muddy paw prints all in one sweep! I thought for sure the hair would become a wet mess to clean out of the canister, but to my surprise the hair was totally dry and easy to dump out! The floor was cleaner than with a regular mop.
My only wish is that they sell the mop heads seperately that come with it. I am keeping my eyes out so I have more replacements. Otherwise I am trying to wash and dry them daily for repeated use. HURRY UP AND BRING ON THOSE MOP HEADS~!
March 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mona7161 the best!!!
OMG!!! Why didn't your company design this sooner! I now have don't have to go get my broom or vacuum, and my mop! This thing is just great!!! Plus i don' t have to worry about scratching the surface of my hardwood floors. Thanks! I'll never have anything else used on my floors again except your product!!! Once you go steam, your floors are clean!!!
March 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Happy2703 This is the best hardwood floor cleaner!!!!!
I have over 900 square feet of wood floor in my house and I have tried many different products, the Symphony All in One is the greatest invention since sliced bread!!! I can clean my floors in half the time!!! I would love to have more than one cleaning pad and I am definetly purchasing some when they become available.....
March 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by WRO Retired! In charge of floor cleaning
I will keep it short and sweet. Amazing floor cleaning system. Mostly tile flooring.
March 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Russ Bissell Symphony
I saw the advertisement on TV and ordered it... I have been using it for two weeks now... I have laminate and tile floors... I have been using a shark system vac & steam the vacuum is not as powerful as the Bissell and the steam has one setting only... The shark leaves streaks on my wood floors so I have to use a mop and floor treatment to remove them which takes a lot of time. With the Symphony on low I have no streaks... My cleaning time is about 10 minutes from 45 with the shark...I love this machine it does everything they said it would... Thank You Bissell..
March 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AccordingtoHez 4.5 Stars - If you have kids, this will change your life!
Vacuum: Amazing! I was doubtful how well it would do with baby/kid dining messes. Oh my goodness was a I pleasantly surprised. I took pictures, but there's nowhere to add them to this review. Got the cheerios, got the Kidney bean, it even got the cheeto-shaped baby snacks! That clinched it for me.
Mop: Mopping while vacuuming is cool, but I couldn't see the steam. I feel like it did a better job on its own. My 1/2 star knock-off is because I think the steam mop could be hotter and/or just a little better.
Even though I did most of the mopping separately, it was great to turn the vacuum back on whenever I came upon a missed crumb.
I used the scrubbing pad, and initially had trouble pushing the vac-mop, but once the pad got wet enough it slid just fine.
I will be keeping this right next to the highchair. Great job, Bissell
March 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by G&R Great Product!!
This vacuum is absolutely amazing!! It literally cut my cleaning time in half AND I actually want to use it. We have 8,000+sq ft of slate and hardwood. I absolutely love my floors, but if you've ever tried cleaning slate you know how difficult it is. I always had to sweep before I mopped which was a major pain. I can now just plug in my vacuum/steam mop and get to work. The vacuum actually sucks things up (you can use it on low pile carpets too) instead of just throwing the dirt around on the tile and the steam mop cleans very well. It leaves my hardwood floors shining and does not leave streaks or any residue. It takes a little effort to push around on the slate, but nothing to worry about. The only thing I wish it had was a longer cord so I didn't have to unplug it so often. I'm sure with a smaller size house the cord would work just fine though. The whole machine is easy to use and works so well. The mopping pads come off with ease and are so easy to put back on. I would absolutely recommend this machine to anyone. 100% great machine.
February 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by lionessqueenc great product
I love this little machine. I especially like the vacuum feature. It cleans my floors and leaves them spotless and shiny. It was very easy to use. I no longer use anything else on my floors. as you mop the vacuum picks up anything you missed when you swept your floor, which I really like. I would very much recommend this product, you will like it .
February 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by cantrip Chemical Free one step cleaning
I am a owner of the Symphony™ All in One Vacuum and Steam Mop as well as a Bissell lift off steam cleaner. I really like both of these cleaners. The lift off covers areas that can not be done with the floor cleaner. I have done furniture, dog crates, cupboards and most of all the bathroom. But did not get it out to do floors very often. I did not prefer the extra steps to get ready or the (to me) extreme effort I had to use to push the cleaner back and forth. To much drag. It just killed my back.
Now with my new Symphony being so easy I can do the floors on a daily bases. Just plug and pull the lever. No sweeping or even spot cleaning to get ready. The vacuum works nicely picking up the dog hair as well as all the fine dirt that is track in.It even picks up sand that my other cleaner does not. ONE STEP CLEANING. No broom, No mop and No pail. Best of all no chemical detergent needed. Steam kills bacteria.
The vacuum also works on my rugs. I just remove the hard floor cleaning head and cover, as directed and give my rugs a fast once over. This is great for when people are coming over to visit my pups. Fast and easy. One cleaner does the job. A very important feature for me is ease of use and the Symphony provides just that. Keeping floors clean with young puppies running around is not easy.
As a "in home" breeder of Boston Terriers I need to maintain a environment that is safe for new born pups and their parents. When using chemicals to clean it can be very risky for mothers in whelp as well as newborns to be exposed to chemicals. Using steam removes the fear of that exposure as most bacteria are killed by steam. Also a clean house does not need to have fragrant candles and sprays in used. I hate cover ups :o) Clean is better and with young pups it was not always as easy as it is now with my new Symphony
I do have a problem with my back and found both cleaners were very difficult for me to push around. The main reason I be leave I was not using the lift off on the floors. The new vacuum steamer came with two different floor pads. One with strips for tough jobs and a solid white cover for wood or less dirty floors. After using the white cover (non scrubbing) I was able to move the cleaner easier on the floor. I personally can push lightly over a spot several times to remove a spot easier then trying to push with the stripped scrubber cover just one time. So if you are having trouble pushing the cleaner please try using the solid white pad instead of the scrubbing cover.
I hope in the future Bissell with come up with a cover that will glide over the floors.
Also by using distilled water I have had no problem with blockage of steam vents. Distilled water is so much safer and cheaper then harsh chemicals.
February 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cates Kitchen Brilliant!
Bissell's Symphony is the best cleaning product I've used to date. I've been using my Symphony for two months and since its arrival in my home, there are four other products that can no longer be found.. A broom, a dustpan, a mop and floor cleaner chemicals. Good riddance! The Symphony is perfect for many reasons.
First, the design is beautiful. I actually prefer it sit in a corner of my kitchen where all can see it and where it is convenient to grab for quick use.
Second, it is very easy to use with an extending handle for hight adjustment and storage. The Symphony can be used in three modes: Hi Steam, Lo Steam, Vac. Even better, I can vacuum and steam my floors at the same time, which is how I prefer to use my Symphony.
Third, the steam unit uses only distilled water for sanitizing floors, not harsh chemicals! Plus, the removable cleaning pad on the bottom of the Symphony gets cleaned right in your washing machine.. That's right.. It's reusable!! (If I were the environment, I'd be smiling and saying thank you to Bissell right now.) But I'm someone who shares the environment with others and for that, thank you Bissell for an outstanding eco-friendly product!
Fourth, the Symphony gets my floors really clean! I like to walk around bare foot and its the worst to have little particles of yuck stick to your feet because your broom and dust pan couldn't do a satisfactory job on the floors. The vacuum sucks up all the debris on the floor while the steam loosens anything dirty and sticky which will then be picked up in the steam pad. The way the Symphony was designed allows for the steam vac to reach under the over hang of counters and under tables and chairs with ease.
And finally Fifth, the Symphony is easy to clean up. There is a quick release foot pedal on the back that releases the pad which gets tossed in the laundry. A smooth lever under the vacuum dirt tank slides to the side to release the debris canister which can then be dumped into the garbage. Water doesn't collect in this canister only dust and dirt so it's easy to dispose of. The vacuum canister and vacuum filter can be rinsed with water before its placed back on the Symphony, if so desired, which means that the Symphony itself is just as clean after you finished cleaning with it, as it was when you started cleaning with it. My broom and mop could never do that!!
Bissell's Symphony is brilliant and I would recommend it to absolutely anyone. It would be nice to see this machine being used in commercial kitchens and restaurants as well as households everywhere!
January 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KMB Awesome Product - Symphony
Highly recommend this product. Worked great as a vacuum and awesome as a steam mop (on both tile & wood). So compact and very easy to use.
January 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DRS Awesome Performer
We received our Symphony in late December just in time for holiday cleaning. We have been using a Shark Steam Mop for years and this provided us with an excellent point of comparison. We have a pet that sheds very fine hair so opted to vacuum independent of steaming on our ceramic floors based on previous experience. The vacuum mode did a credible job on both pet hair and dirt and the canister was very easy to remove and clean. The steam head attachment was easily installed as was the pad attachment. The unit stands vertical on it's own allowing for convenient storage and easy water fill. It is easy to state that the unit is attractive, has quality construction and has well thought out design features that are convenient and easy to use (multi-point adjustable metal handle, low profile vacuum/mop head, well placed and durable controls, two steam levels, continuous steam application and a sufficiently long cord). Given all of this, the proof still has to be in the cleaning performance. As a steam mop, this unit did and outstanding job on ceramic tile floors, including some difficult scuff marks, with a little work. We are very pleased, would recommend to our friends and have retired our Shark Steam Mop.
January 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by alaskarealtor Huge time saver
Wonderful time saver! (I have about 2000 sq.ft. of tile and laminate floors.) by not having to vacumn first then damp mop. I really appreciate having my floors clean and streak free. The other product I was using can't match this one. Easy to use, lightweight and doesn't leave streaks. Highly recommend this product.
January 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dk Great machine
. I really like this Symphony all In One Vacuum and Steam Mop. It is lightweight, easy to use and has a adjustable handle. I use it on wood floors, rugs, and furniture. I like this machine very much.
January 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ellen M Very easy to use product
I have tile floors in my Kitchen and Bathrooms and the Symphony vacuum and steam mop works very well. having the vacuum and steam mop in one product makes cleaning very convient. It is very easy to use. The washable pad for the steam mop goes on and off very easy.It is heavier than a regular steam mop because of the vacuum.I would reccomend this product to my friends and family.
January 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Maxwell Symphony is wonderful
As my daughter says, it is "AWESOME"! We let our daughter use it and she said that her floors are the cleanest they have been in 6 years. Since she works full time, and has a 2 year old, time is precious. Our son-in-law even asked her what she had done to the floor. My wife had quit using a different brand of steam cleaner because all it was doing was steaming the dirt to the floors. Now, everything is clean, even the wood floor. Our daughter is saving her money to buy one herself.
January 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by B4Tech Easy to use
I really like my Symphony All in One Vacuum and Steam Mop. It is very easy to use and does a wonderful job on all floor types. I have found it is easier to use when the vacuum is on because it slides across the floor without any drag. It cleaned up sticky spills and scuff marks!
January 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MRC GREAT PRODUCT
I received this for CHRISTmas 2013, and used it for the first time right after New Years. I immediately fell in love with this product.
I used it on laminate floors in the hallway, and in the dining room. Than tried it on linoleum in the kitchen, It works great on laminate, linoleum, tile in the bathrooms.
I already recommended this to my daughters, and daughter-in-law.
We are a Bissell family forever.
January 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Happy Nana Bissell Symphony All in One Vacuum and Steam Mop 1132
We are very happy with the steamer-vacuum cleaner. It does an excellent job and there are no toxins involved.
Our 14 month old grandson is here this week and it has been put to good use!
Thank you for the opportunity to use it. All the floors in our house are tiled and now it is so much easier to clean them.
January 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mackman This product really works.
I have used the steam mop and was impressed with its performance. I really like the fact that you can vacuum and steam clean with one tool by simply pressing a key pad.
January 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by hope bissell symphony
cleans as well as advertised, would and have and told friends about this product
January 21, 2014