Bissell PowerFresh Steam Mop Review

Need an effective solution for cleaning bare floors? Then a good steam mop would be the device you should be looking for. And we have a great model of a steam mop for you to look into! Meet PowerFresh Steam Mop by Bissell, and on our Bissell PowerFresh Steam Mop review, we are going to uncover every single aspect of this steam mop.

We will be examining both its advantages and disadvantages for you to get a full idea of what the PowerFresh Steam Mop is about. Let’s now see what Bissell PowerFresh Steam Mop has to offer!

Features of PowerFresh Steam Mop

Ideal or Tough Stains

Thanks to the heat produced by the steam, Bissell PowerFresh Steam Mop effectively removes even the toughest stains from the floor, be they dried-on or sticky spots. Steam Mop works well on virtually any kind of bare flooring, though you probably shouldn’t try the mop on laminate because you could damage it.

Highly effective against germs and bacteria

Steam is useful not only against stains on hard flooring. Bissell PowerFresh Steam Mop is also exceptionally effective against germs and bacteria! Steam Mop eliminates 99.9% of germs and bacteria present on your hard flooring, so if you are particularly worried about the harm from those microscopic lifeforms, Bissell PowerFresh Steam Mop is a great choice.

Variable Steam Control

Variable steam control might be not very necessary, but it still is a welcome feature on PowerFresh Steam Mop. The Steam Mop comes with three steam intensity settings: low, medium, and high. The Steam Mop is capable of dealing with most of the stains on the low and medium settings.

However, for the hardest stains, you could just engage that strong steam mode and quickly get rid of the mess.


Bissell PowerFresh Steam Mop boasts remarkable maneuverability. The convenient handle allows for comfortable handling of this steam mop while the fully swiveling head and the compact design helps you reach the furthest corners under your furniture.

Apart from that, PowerFresh Steam Mop is equipped with a 23-foot power cord, so you won’t feel restricted even when going from one room to another.

Quick Warmup Time

Thanks to its power, Bissell PowerFresh Steam Mop gets the water warmed up in mere 30 seconds. You don’t need to think about the temperature of the water you put into the water tank of the Steam Mop: it gets ready so quickly!

Easy to use the water tank

PowerFresh Steam Mop comes with a 16oz water tank. While that may seem not so much, you are able to refill the tank anytime during use.

However, keep in mind that you should not use tap water or any other type of water with chemicals because it will leave buildup in the water tank, as well as other components of the Steam Mop. Instead, Bissell recommends distilled or demineralized water for use.

Washable microfiber mop pads

BISSELL PowerFresh Steam Mop, Floor Steamer, Tile Cleaner, and Hard Wood Floor Cleaner, 1940Bissell included two washable microfiber mop pads with the PowerFresh Steam Mop. They capture dirt very well, but this has a downside: the mop pads get dirty very quickly. In case you will be doing some major cleaning at home, the two mop pads will be clearly not enough for you.

Unless you are alright with washing the mop pads every 10 minutes or so, you will have to get additional mop pads for about $10-15 per piece. You could also go for the exact set included with the Steam Mop: two microfiber mop pads plus two fragrance discs for about $20. Speaking of the 2 included fragrance disks, they can help you attach a little bit more freshness to the floor.

Just be mindful that the scent disks will work best on already more or less clean floors.

Retractable Scrubber for Tough Spots

A remarkable feature of Bissell PowerFresh Steam Mop is the inbuilt retractable scrubber. Should you encounter any kind of stains that you cannot seem to remove with just the mop, engage the scrubber for up to 2 times faster cleaning compared to similar steam mops, as stated by the manufacturer.

  • Great for bare floors.
  • Eliminates 99.9% of germs and bacteria 3 levels of steam cleaning power.
  • Warms up in only 30 seconds.
  • Easy to use water tank: can be refilled at any time, even during use.
  • Equipped with a scrubber to deal with the toughest stains. Comes with two washable mop pads and fragrance disks.
  • Has a long 23-foot power cord.
  • The pads get dirty very quickly.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: What’s the power rating of this steam mop?

Answer: 1500 watts.

Question: Does Bissell PowerFresh Steam Mop work with carpets and furniture?

Answer: Out of the box, Bissell PowerFresh Steam Mop should only be used on bare floors. We discourage you from try using any kind of steam mop on fabrics as the heat of the steam can and probably will damage them, at least the default versions.

You could get the carpet glider by Bissell for about $10, but keep in mind that it is meant for quickly refreshing the carpet in one continuous motion. If you need a machine to deeply treat your carpets with, look for a carpet vacuum cleaner instead.

Question: Can a cleaning solution be used with this steam mop?

Answer: You shouldn’t use any kind of chemicals or minerals with the PowerFresh Steam Mop. They will build upon the heater elements, the interior of the water tank, etc. That’s why Bissell only recommends using distilled or demineralized water with the PowerFresh Steam Mop.

Question: How long does this steam mop work without refilling?

Answer: For about 10-20 minutes.

Question: What kind of current does FreshPower Steam Mop support?

Answer: This particular model supports 110V standard US home current. The classical duo of mop and water bucket doesn’t stand a chance against a good steam mop! If you have been looking for an effective and convenient device to take care of your bare floors with, Bissell PowerFresh Steam Mop might be the best choice for the money!

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