This post is in partnership with BISSELL®.
We’re often asked how we keep our home clean with two large dogs and the sweetest elder kitty, and over the years, we’ve written a handful of posts on how we stay on top of the dirt, which includes everything from the fabrics we choose to the rules we enforce (no pups on the furniture!). And since sweet Lucy has come into our lives, we’re now extra diligent about keeping dirt at bay – from those everyday puppy kisses to the sticky fists of cat fur, she’s also a rolling, scooting girl on the loose!
Despite having a lot of systems in place to prevent everyday grime, we were intrigued when BISSELL introduced their newest product, CrossWave Pet Pro®. Catered towards those with homes full of pets (and aren’t those the coziest, snuggliest homes of all?), CrossWave Pet Pro is sure to keep your floors free of the toughest pet messes. Because, friends, get this, it vacuums and washes both hard floors and area rugs! It’s one machine that pulls double duty, replacing the broom and dustpan, mop and bucket.
Not ones to dive in without exhaustive research, Scott and I were impressed to learn that – in addition to the already awesome task of vacuuming and washing! – CrossWave Pet Pro stays tangle-free for hair up to 8″ and it comes with a concentrated multi purpose cleaner that’s earth, family and pet friendly; the latter was one of our very first concerns, which was squashed immediately. Plus, did you know that BISSELL really, truly cares about our pets? For every registered purchase of a CrossWave Pet Pro (or any designated BISSELL pet product) the BISSELL® Pet Foundation™ will donate $10 towards animal welfare organizations around the country, which not only promotes adoption and educational programs, but also helps pets find their forever homes and families. And you all know that’s what the sealed the deal for us.
Okay, so how does it work? We had a hard time wrapping our heads around it until we had it in our hands, and it really couldn’t be easier! To understand how CrossWave Pet Pro cleans so well, it’s important to mention that it has a two-tank system – one for clean water, and one for dirty water. The clean water + formula is dispensed onto the roller, and the dirty water is contained in a separate tank. Essentially, dirty water never touches your floors!
To start, we filled the clean water tank with tap water, and we topped it off with a small amount of the concentrated multi-surface cleaner. The tank has easy measuring guides on the side, so you’re not guessing if you’re using too much or too little. The clean tank then clicks into place:
On the handle are two smart control options: ‘area rug’ or ‘hard floor.’ We chose to start with ‘hard floor’ for both the hardwoods and tile throughout our home. There’s a small trigger on the underside of the handle, which releases the clean water. When pulling the trigger, clean water is dispensed onto the roller and CrossWave Pet Pro will vacuum and wash.
You know our corner pet food station? It’s still going strong, but I can’t tell you how many times we’ve been down on our hands and knees, scrubbing at the dried spills and mess. (Jack and CC are, after all, big, slobbery loves.) Both of us exclaimed at how clean the floor got after one pass of this machine! We unearthed a section of hardwood floor that had been struggling to see the light of day for years. (I wish I was joking.)
When we were done with the hard floors, we swapped the smart touch control to ‘area rug,’ and we held our breath as we rolled over the vintage rugs in our home. It didn’t take long for us to realize that this guy works. We started with the kitchen runner, and then we moved into the dining and living rooms. We even washed the plush rug in our reading nook, and with every pass of the vacuum, we marveled at how it could be so simple! If you’re wondering if the rugs get too wet, I can assure you that they feel slightly damp to the touch at first, but every one of our rugs dried beautifully. We had the same initial concern, and that worry flew out the window immediately. For reference, we use this thick rug pad under all of our area rugs, and the pad didn’t get damp at all.
When we were done vacuuming and washing the entire floor – area rugs and all! – it was time to empty the dirty water tank. Which, gross. But also extremely satisfying? The dirty tank has a strainer that separates and traps all hair, making clean up a snap. The hair and gunk from the strainer gets tossed, and the dirty water gets rinsed down the drain. I’m simultaneously sorry and thrilled to share with you how well our CrossWave Pet Pro tackled the everyday grime:
Before rolling our machine into the closet, we took a final step to keep the brush roll clean and healthy. Included with CrossWave is a slim Rinse and Storage Tray and rinse cup. When we completed all the floors and rugs(!), we placed the machine on the tray and poured clean tap water into the funnel with the cup. Then we just turned it on until all the clean water was picked up!
If you’re still wondering how BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro can do All the Things, we created a short video to share how truly unique it is!
When it comes down to it, we can’t imagine our home without our pets, and we absolutely love that our BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro helps us to have our pets and our clean home, too. Their Pet Foundation is (the very best) icing on the cake! Even better still? BISSELL wants to share all that love, and so together with BISSELL, we’re giving away a CrossWave Pet Pro (a $300 value) to a lucky reader! Here’s how:
- Using the Rafflecopter widget below, enter as many ways as you’d like.
- You must be located in the United States to be eligible.
- This giveaway runs through Monday, June 25th, and the winner will be contacted directly. Good luck!
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