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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Annie Bissell Symphony All in One Vacuum and Steam Mop 1132in
This is a great product! The features are outstanding making cleaning fast and simple. I love using the vacuum then switching to the steam mop. I highly recommend the Symphony!
January 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Renee This product is great for cleaning!
This product has made cleaning my house so much easier. The electric vacuum is great for sweeping my hard floors and the steam mop feature really gets my floors clean without putting too much water on the floor. It is easy to push and lightweight so it's easy to carry around the house. I also love the fact that you can adjust the height of the handle.
January 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by blondie Symphony Rocks!
This product is just what I was looking for. I have ceramic tile and wood floors and cleaning them has always been a 2 step process. I was starting to get frustrated with my upright vacuum cleaner when using the wand to vacuum the floors. It tipped over constantly. I was getting ready to start the research process for getting a canister or some other option. When I saw the Symphony it was perfect because it not only vacuumed my floors but steam cleaned them too. This is a great invention!
January 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by pdub Best hard floor cleaner I've ever used!
I have to say this is one of the most well thought out and engineered products I've seen and used in a long while.
When I first heard about the Bissell Symphony combination vacuum and steam mop I just couldn't imagine how vacuum and steam could work together. Well it works beautifully and the dirt and debris that gets vacuumed up shakes out dry when you go to dump its easy to remove and replace dirt cup. The steam cleaner itself with 2 levels of steam control does a beautiful streak free job on every type of floor I use it on. I have vinyl, ceramic tile, and hardwood and all come out clean and residue free after using the Symphony.
As one reviewer said this machine is so well designed it even stands upright on its own without falling over. The pad and holder are simple to remove and replace and the water fill couldn't be easier. The Symphony is made of high quality materials and very durable. There is no struggling in any way to use this machine as it is so simple to operate and is pretty much care free.
January 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Aaron Amazing
I have used this the Symphony and it works absolutely amazing. I highly recommend it. I have 6 kids and it is very important to have a clean house and clean floors. It cleans better than any other product i have used and the best part to me is that it doesn't have harsh chemicals and you don't have to buy all these add ons. You just need water. My youngest daughter thought it was a good idea to draw on the hard wood floors with a permit marker and I used the Symphony not thinking it was going to work and lifted the pen marks completely off. I highly recommend the Symphony you will not regret it. Highly highly highly recommend it:)
January 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marcy A Simply Amazing
The first thing that impressed me with the Symphony was how Easy this machine is to use. I am not one for fussing around with things and with the Symphony I don't have to. The totally adjustable handle really is nice for me so I can adjust the height perfectly for me. The second this is how efficient it is. This machine cuts down my cleaning time as it sweeps , vacuums and mops, and sterilizes all at the same time. The third thing is the price point is so very affordable. I have been using the Symphony for about 2 months and have not been disappointed, It is Simply Amazing.
January 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by pjm All in One
I received the Bissell before the holidays and found it made things so much easier. The combined mopping and vacuuming capabilities far exceeded my expectations. In addition, there were so many nice things that were designed to make it even easier like 1) It stands up by itself so you never have to lean it on something when you're interrupted; 2) it has easy fill water which does not spill or leak if the vacuum is laying down or turned over to change the pad; 3) It heats up quickly; 4) The pads clean easily and are sturdy; 5) It's intuitive and doesnt even need the manual it comes with; 6) It saves time and money--no expensive cleaning or 'refill' supplies; 7) it's ECO friendly because there are no solutions other than water so for those with allergies or who are sensitive to harsh clearners, this is AWESOME.
January 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Leigh Really Steams Up Dirt!
Excellent little all-in-one. Vacuum is great as you steam up the hard dirt spills in the Kitchen. This got rid of old stains that the regular mopping had not been able to get up. And being able to Vacuum up the pet hair before you mop without having to stop and get a broom is a real time saver. I'm so very glad you included 4 mop heads with the unit and that they snap on and off in a second. My son was so intrigued by the steam that he had done 90% of the floor before he had realized. I finished the rest. Now we just have to find out how many washings the mop heads will take and how to order more.
January 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by jello132 On the Fence
Have used the Symphony several times over the past month.
The Symphony is simple to use and is very easy care and maintenance. I am a pet owner and it works well with picking up hair as it cleans. Is lightweight and easy to maneuver. Water reservoir seems to last a while. Steam operation ready almost immediately.
Does not remove scuff marks. My floors are slightly damaged, so it leaves them looking a little dull. Collection cup is very small and fills quickly (especially for a pet owner).
I do like using this product for quick clean-ups and regular cleaning. Having the vacuum and the steam mop in one cuts my cleaning time by over 50 percent.
January 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Glad51 Excellent Product
I received the Bissell Symphony All in One Vacuum & Steam Mop about 2 weeks ago. I have a large kitchen. I didn't vacuum the floor before using the product. I used the mop pad that was already attached & snapped the tray on the unit. I filled the water tank. After getting it all set up, I wanted to use the vacuum & the steam at the same time. The controls were easy to use. It took me about 15 minutes to go around my kitchen. Surprisingly, the product did a fantastic job. It got all the particulars on the floor & left my floor shining. It was easy to empty the dirt cup. Great product. I recommend.
January 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JoAnnGC Bissell Symphony for a Revolutionary Clean
I am delighted to report that the new Bissell Symphony All in One Vacuum and Steam Mop 1132 arrived on my doorstep the day after Christmas as a result of my participation in a recent contest sponsored by Bissell. The perfect timing could not have been planned better. As a result of entertaining my large extended family the day before my floors were definitely in need of a thorough cleaning. This mop was a snap to set up. The only cleaning solution required was distilled water. A choice of light duty or heavier duty washable cleaning pads attached easily and steam was generating in less than a minute. An adjustable height sturdy handle with built-in easy to access controls made the cleaner comfortable to use. I was very impressed with the cyclonic vacuum that easily picked up all of the crumbs, pet hair and other loose debris and the steam that very easily loosened and removed all of the spills, grease and soil that had accumulated from holiday cooking. My textured ceramic tile floor was perfectly clean and sanitized in a very short time without buckets, brooms, mops or cleaning solutions. I also tried this amazing cleaner on my hardwood floors with the same streak-free, fume-free amazing results. I was also very pleased that my floors dried extremely quickly too. A flick of a button released the dust canister which I could then empty easily, the cleaning pad was easily removed and was tossed into the washing machine and I was done in hardly any time at all. This is a fabulous cleaning tool and is one I highly recommend to everyone. It is eco-friendly, convenient, sturdy and highly effective for getting floors extremely clean with very little effort or time.
January 12, 2014