Bissell CrossWave 1785A Multi-Surface Wet Dry Vacuum

Last updated: July 18, 2023


Keep your hardwood floors and area rugs looking like new with this wet dry vacuum. The dual action brush roll is able to grab everything from your child's spilled cereal to your pet's hair. The vacuum is also user-friendly with an on-demand solution trigger and two smart-touch controls on the handle.

We looked at the top Wet Dry Vacuums and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Wet Dry Vacuum you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: Thanks to the two tank system on this wet dry vacuum, clean and dirty water are kept separate.

In our analysis of 57 expert reviews, the Bissell CrossWave Multi-Surface Wet Dry Vacuum placed 2nd when we looked at the top 18 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Get your hard floors cleaner than you could have ever imagined! The Bissell CrossWave is a revolutionary, all-in-one, multi-surface cleaning system that vacuums and washes floors at the same time. With a dual-action brush roll rotating at 3,500 RPM and an innovative multi-surface cleaning solution, the CrossWave cleans better than a sponge mop and bucket, in less time. Plus, with the touch of a button, you can seamlessly switch from cleaning hard floors to vacuuming and washing your area rugs. All with one machine.

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Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

Among the Bissell units we tested, the Bissell CrossWave 1785A had an especially nice design; at 11 pounds it was the lightest cleaner we tested, and its swivel design made it far and away the most agile.
The Bissell Crosswave comes with lots to talk about. If you're looking for a cleaning tool to scrub both area rugs and hard floors, you might really enjoy using one of these. The 2 tank system allows you to clearly differentiate between solutions. The dual action brushroll allows you to vacuum and mop at the same time, while the usability is greatly enhanced by the ergonomically placed fingertip controls and the swivel steering. Overall, a great unit with minor drawbacks.

What reviewers didn't like

But it just didn’t work that well. It’s probably better suited for hard flooring, and it still costs way too much.
The only real drawbacks I could find on this product are the small tank and that it takes a while to clean with it, as you need to move slowly.
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