The BISSELL Power Fresh 1544A Pet Lift-Off Steam Mop is a BISSELL steam cleaner that I thought had a nice design. Not only could you use it as a steam mop but you could also detach part of it to use as a hand-held steamer. I thought that was pretty nifty, so I couldn’t wait to get it so I could review it.
One of the very first things that caught my eye about this unit was that it had a nice long 25-foot cord. Which was a pleasant surprise because a lot of other steam mops have shorter cords. It gave me just the amount of cord I needed to reach the corners of all of my rooms.
Another thing I liked about it was that it had a flip down scrubber that you could put down and scrub tough stains. I thought this feature worked fairly well and got up some of the tougher messes I had to clean up. And when I was done with it, I could just flip it up so it didn’t harm more sensitive surfaces. I thought it was pretty nice.
The removable hand-held steamer worked well too. It not only provided a good deal of steam but it also came with a number of handy accessories that really gave me a variety of options when it came to cleaning. It came with 13 accessories in all and they included everything from a window squeegee and a fabric steamer to a scraper tool and a detail brush. This made this unit handy for any number of different jobs.
Of course, while this steam mop/hand-held did a pretty good job cleaning, it wasn’t without its flaws. And one of its biggest flaws is that it’s heavier than most other steam mops. In fact, it’s about twice as heavy as some other units.
Another thing I didn’t like about this unit was that it seemed like I had to refill it a lot. It seems like every time I turned around I had to refill it with water. Although, it’s not really surprising since it only had a 13-ounce tank.
Taking everything into consideration, I do think that this steam cleaner is a pretty good one. Unfortunately, it’s more expensive than other models, needs to be refilled quite often and is heavier than most other steam mops. If it weren’t for those issues, it would be a great steam cleaner.
- Removable hand-held
- Assortment of accessories
- Variable steam control
- More expensive than other steam mops
- Heavier than other steam mops
- Needs to be refilled frequently