Just in time for a majr spring cleaning in our home, I received the brand new BISSELL Symphony All in One Vacuum and Steam Mop. We only moved into our current home in December (2013), so I am doing much more than just spring cleaning. I’m still dealing with unpacking moving boxes! Plus, we also added another member to our family this week: Brian, our 8-week old Pit bull puppy! Add in my two wonderful kids and something like a 2-in-1 steam mop and vacuum is a busy moms best friend.
♪ ♪ ♫ ♪ There was music to my ears when the BISSELL Symphony All in One Vacuum and Steam Mop arrived on my doorstep (no pun intended!). ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪
Now you can enjoy a complete hard floor clean in one easy step. The BISSELL Symphony All in One Vacuum and Steam Mop is the only cleaner that can vacuum and steam at the same time. You get a clean, sanitize hard floors without using a mop and bucket or harsh chemicals—all you need is water.
Our old vacuum literally malfunctioned 48-hours before the Symphony was delivered, so I welcomed it with open arms and a big smile on my face. We normally vacuum multiple times per day with the kids around — and much more now that we have a puppy, too. The first thing that I notice when we’re shopping for a vacuum is how much it weighs and how bulky it is.
Carrying a vacuum around the house multiple times per day can become exhausting if it’s too heavy. Sometimes I am holding a baby at the same time as a vacuum.That’s why it was immediate love when I lifted the Symphony out of its packaging. It’s not only stylish, but the Bissell Symphony is also lightweight! (What can’t this bad boy do!?) Weighing in at only 9.7 pounds, BISSEL Symphony is the lightweight all in one vacuum and steam mop of my dreams.
The Bissell Symphony Vacuum and Steam Mop from Best Buy comes with additional pack-ins to get you started. You’ll find 4 Microfiber mop pads (2 soft, 2 scrubby), 1 water filter, and 1 water cup.
Setup was a cinch! We were able to get our new Bissell ready to vacuum in under 1-minute (literally!). Obviously, I had no trouble figuring out the vacuum function and I was able to start cleaning our carpets and tiled floors without a hitch.
The BISSELL Symphony All In One Vacuum and Steam Mop is bagless. The dirt chamber (pictured above) is easily removable. Simply push the locking mechanism to the right to remove, or left to lock it back in. It’s very simple to take apart and put back together again.
Here’s a strange feature that I actually love a lot…. There’s a cool notch on the top lid, which is strangely something that makes me very happy. Our old vacuum was horribly impossible to put back after emptying the chamber. I could never get everything to line back up again, components would fall out, filters would go in the wrong way! Oddly enough, I really appreciate Bissell’s ingenious idea to include a simple notch on the filter lip!
As for performance, I have nothing but great results to report! It does the job and picks up all of those crumbs left behind by my kids, which is all I ask for in a vacuum. The smooth maneuvering, adjustable arm, filter simplicity, and lightweight design are all perks (awesome perks!). I’m actually very impressed — I couldn’t believe how many crumbs were picked up during the first run with my new Bissell! Do you mean to tell me that my old vacuum missed all of those crumbs?!
But wait… there’s more!
It not only picks up millions of crumbs left behind by my two kids….
It’s also a floor steam mop for my kitchen, bathroom, and hallway floors!
I never really thought that a vacuum and steam mop combo would be necessary or useful. Now that I am a proud Bissell Symphony owner, I can’t imagine my life without it! We’ve totally ditched on the old mop and bucket since our new Bissell mop is unbelievably easy to use. It’s much cleaner, easier, and sanitizes our dirty floors. No harsh chemicals — sanitize those dirty floors with water (only)!
Do you sweep before mopping your kitchen floor? I don’t! Simultaneously using the steam mop and vacuum feature together means that I can save time by picking up debris and steaming the floors at the same time. The Powerful Cyclonic Action vacuum picks up debris from my kitchen tiles or living room floor. Using just water, I am able to sanitize with steam and eliminate 99.9% of germs and bacteria.
I couldn’t believe how easy it was to get started on the steam mop feature. I didn’t think it would be too difficult, but I was actually quite surprised when I discovered it’s actually 3 very simple steps:
 install your BISSELL Symphony Microfiber mop pad of choice (scrubby or soft);
 fill included water cup and load into the water compartment;
 press “HI” or “LOW” button to get steam mop started. It only takes about 30-seconds to warm up your steam mop, which I thought was absolutely amazing!
Waiting only 30-seconds for my new Bissell steam mop to get ready for use is amazing. No one wants to stand around waiting for their steam mop to warm up, especially busy moms! When those kids get started and make a mess, I need to vacuum up those crumbs and mop it as fast as I can (or else the dog will get ahold of it!)
Maneuvering the steam mop around the tiled floor was very easy. It isn’t bulky, so I am able to glide it around with no trouble at all. All you need to do is hold down a button that is located on the underside of the handle (your hand is there anyways…). Moving your steam mop/vacuum slowly and holding it in one spot for a few seconds will sanitize your floors.
Before trying out our new Bissell Symphony steam mop, I had mopped the kitchen floor no more than 12-hours prior. The floors weren’t a complete disaster and they looked fairly clean to me! However, I quickly realized that I was totally wrong:
*This was one of the all white Microfiber mop pads! I can’t believe how much dirt was on our floors. I had mopped the floors the night before — and they looked fine! It’s amazing to what an abundance of dirt and grime exists right under our noses!
I couldn’t believe all that dirt that was left behind by my old mop! My 15-month old daughter was rolling all over and my son had been playing with his toys on the kitchen floor. The steam mop feature does more than I expected and it’s so simple to use. This is really a must for busy moms and dads, especially since it’s great for sanitization!
Look – how pretty and shiny!
There is so much to love about the Bissell Symphony, seriously. Here’s my rundown of favorite features and what swept me off my feet on my new and amazing All in One Vacuum and Steam Mop from Best Buy:
#1 – I actually enjoy mopping now! Don’t tell my husband, but it’s actually a lot of fun and a pretty cool thing to have around the house. I’ve used it nonstop (sadly, I mean that quite literally) since it was delivered and mopping our floors isn’t such a huge chore anymore. All I need to do is add water, snap on the Microfiber mop pad, wait 30-seconds, go! Totally beats the dirty mop and bucket method!
#2 – Vacuuming while mopping – No matter how much you sweep prior to mopping, you’ll always miss a crumb (or, a dozen). I love being able to use the vacuum while I am mopping. Another huge timesaver.
#3 – Lightweight design – Carrying this bad boy around the house is no problem at all. I don’t even mind taking it from one room to another at the end of an exhausting day with the kids!
#4 - Sanitizing - There’s no such thing as a floor that’s too clean when you’ve got two young children running around. Bacteria, germs, dirt, scum, grime – if these floors could talk!
#5 – Unbeatable Price - Bissell’s Symphony All in One Vacuum and Steam Mop at Best Buy is only $219! Considering the purchase price of a vacuum and a steam mop sold separately, Symphony’s price is fantastic. Add on to the fact that this is an All In One — huge space saver!
Free Bissell Symphony Mop Pads Coupon!
Free Mop Pads with Purchase of Bissell Symphony. This offer is valid ONLINE only as the mop pads are not sold in store.
The Bissell Symphony Steam Mop and Vacuum is available at Best Buy as of April 13, 2014. Comes with a 2-year limited warranty, $219.00 purchase price, and free shipping from Best Buy. Learn more and purchase this spectacular steam mop and vacuum from Best Buy today!
Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.