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Today I want to share my BISSELL CrossWave® Pet Pro review with you. I’m super thrilled about today’s post because you guys know how much I love my kitties and that I try to keep our home clean which can be a challenge for everyone who has pets (and children).
Most of you who read my blog are animal lovers too and if you own a cat like us then you know how messy it can get with their fur, litter and hairballs. I shouldn’t even phrase it as nicely as “hairballs”…lets face it… it is vomit, and hairballs is just a nicer word for it.
My honest BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro review
Let’s start with the ‘hairballs” again because things have gotten really ugly with our 19 year old cat Lucy. All she does is sleep, throw up, snuggle and hopefully eat. You know I’m always worried that she doesn’t eat enough but that’s part of a cat going into kidney failure. They are nauseous and don’t have a big appetite anymore. Even without eating a lot, Lucy can throw up numerous times during the day.
Below you can see her sleeping on her “hospice bed” (how I call it) which is on one of our chairs. It includes a timed heating pad and is always covered in blankets, so I don’t have to clean the upholstery. You can see how dirty it is from spit up and food remnants.
Below that “hospice bed” is our favorite area rug which we have only ever vacuumed and spot cleaned. It is a flat weave and our previous rug shampooer was way too harsh for it and the other area rugs, which is why I gave it away about two years ago.
Anyways… that rug has never gotten cleaned professionally and a major reason for that is that I am too cheap and can’t afford to send them out to pricey cleaners. So I was really happy that I got to try out BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro on my favorite area rug. One of it’s features is that it vacuums and washes at the same time. This eliminates the hassle of spot cleaning with cleaner and water and having to wait until it dries so you can finally vacuum.
It also easily transitions from rug to hard floors by the press of a button. My pet peeve is when my cats throw up right at the edge of the area rug and it runs down onto the floor. So annoying!
I cleared out everything first of course!
Cleaning my favorite flat weave area rug
The BISSELL’s CrossWave® Pet Pro comes with a multi- surface pet brush roll (tangle-free for hair up to 8 inches long) and multi-surface pet floor cleaning formula that includes Febreze to ensure a good smell. The biodegradable detergents in the formula are safe for pets and children and do not contain heavy metals, phosphates or dyes.
The cleaning formula gets poured into the tank after you add the water and the lines make that really easy as you can see. First fill the water to the line and then the cleaning formula to the next line. In my case I definitely needed the Large Area amount!
I went in even rows across the area rug and my curious inspectors were always watching me closely.
If you get nauseous easily then please close your eyes and don’t look at the next photos because it is disgusting what I had stuck in my rug. You really can’t make this stuff up. I’m so embarrassed to share this with you. It didn’t even look that dirty.
I mean look at the tank!!!
Another really handy feature is that the dirty water tank comes with a strainer so you can pour the dirty water out and throw the dirt that is stuck in the strainer away.
I just had to share it on a large square of paper towel how much dirt and hair came out of our area rug. We really couldn’t believe it:
This isn’t where this story ends though. Just after I was done cleaning the area rug, I heard the dreaded noise of my cat heaving. I’m sure you guys know what I mean! As a cat owner I drop everything when I hear that noise and run to the source so I can pick my cat up and place it on the hard surface to finish the business there. Why do pets always pick the rugs to vomit on? Can anyone tell me that?
I think, now I will never have to hurry again because my BISSELL was ready to pick it all up and I didn’t need to touch a thing.
I still wasn’t done because I wanted to test it out in some other areas of our home that frustrate me on a daily basis.
Lets talk about their feeding area. It always looks like they are just trying to invite insects to come and eat their little leftovers. It really looks like this every single day after they are done eating. (Oh in case you are wondering where their water is, they have a water fountain under our bookshelf in the living room. I shared that with you in a different post.)
It all cleaned up so fast without me having to touch a thing. I didn’t even have to get on my hands and knees.
Cleaning our bamboo floors and shag rug
And lastly I tried it on my favorite vintage shag rug and bamboo flooring in our upstairs bedroom. It was a breeze again and I got so much hair and debris collected again. without having to switch cleaning tools or having to get on my hands and knees. My favorite feature is definitely that I can wash and vacuum on both hard and soft surfaces.
I couldn’t help but grin because I got photobombed once again by Maya who was ridiculously interested in my new gadget.
After you are done cleaning, you have to perform a clean water rinse on the included storage/cleaning tray. I however chose to take out the brush and rinse it separately because I had so much hair and dirt everywhere. BISSELL has some really good Youtube videos HERE and HERE that describe how you use and clean the BISSELL CrossWave® Pet Pro
What makes this company even more dear to my heart is that they truly care about animals. I’m a huge supporter of adopting animals from shelters. I get so upset when I read the statistics about the euthanasia rates in this country which I talked about in my recent TNR post (HERE).
Cathy Bissell founded BISSELL Pet Foundation to help reduce the number of animals in shelters and rescues through pet adoption. BISSELL helps pets in need by donating $10 to the BISSELL Pet Foundation for every CrossWave Pet Pro that got purchased and then activated on bissell.com. I think that is a great thing, don’t you think so?
Let me know if you have any questions regarding the functions and how I was able to clean with it below in the comment section.