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Compare Bissell CrossWave vs Symphony

The main difference between Bissell Symphony and CrossWave is how they clean the floors.
The Symphony is a vacuum & steam mop 2-in-1 machine, it is more like a steamer mop, it can pick up mess, or steam, or vacuum and steam at the same time. It has mop pad to wipe your floor. And it has no rotating brush roll.
While the CrossWave is a wet/dry vacuum, it can vacuum & wash your hard floors and area rugs. It can pick up dry debris, it has a rotating brush roll to clean surfaces and it can also extract water from surfaces.
The Symphony is designed for hard floor cleaning. Though it has an optional Carpet Glider, this kit is not intended to enable the Symphony to be used as a carpet cleaner, it just functions as a carpet refresher/deodorizer. When you want to use the Symphony on carpets/rugs, you have to put on this kit, and when you switch back to hard floor cleaning, you have to pull it off. This carpet refreshing kit needs to be purchased separately.
The Symphony nozzle does not swivel, its regular model has an adjustable handle (the pet version does not).
The CrossWave is designed to clean from hard floors to area rugs. With the multi surface brush roll and finger tip control, you can switch between the surfaces effortlessly. However, you also shouldn’t expect it to works as well as a carpet cleaner.
The CrossWave has a swivel head that allows you to maneuver easily across your floors. Its handle is not adjustable.
The CrossWave has larger tank, wider cleaning path, and weighs heavier.
The CrossWave power ratin g is 4.4 amps while the Symphony has 3.3 vacuum amps.
Commonly, when using the CrossWave, you should use warm tap water mixed with formula to clean the surfaces, while you use only water which is at room temperature with the Symphony.
The CrossWave is much more expensive than the Symphony.
Both of them are corded, they have 25 foot cord.

Compare Bissell Powerfresh vs Symphony what’s the difference?

These 2 Bissell stick units are designed mainly for hard flooring such as sealed hardwood, tile, stone, marble, ceramic, linoleum and laminate flooring.

The difference between them are as follow.
Bissell Symphony 1132A vs Powerfresh 1940

1, Cleaning Functions.
The main difference is that the Symphony have both steam and vacuum functions, you can use it to vacuum or steam separately, or steam and vacuum at the same time whereas the Powerfresh is only a steam mop that has no vacuum, you can use it to sanitize floor only.
Because of the additional vacuum function, the Symphony has dust cup and vacuum filter that the Powerfresh does not include.

2, Side Brushes.
The Symphony has 2 small side brushes near the front of the nozzle that help brush off dirt from baseboard or edges whereas the Powerfresh has no edge brushes.

3, Power Cord Length
The Symphony has a 25 feet cord versus 23 feet on the Powerfresh.

4, Controls
The Symphony has Low, High Steam and Vac On/Off settings, the controls are located on the handle for easy reach.
Whereas the Powerfresh has the controls on the body of the unit so you have to bend down to change steam levels, there are 3 steam levels to choose from – Low for delicate floors, Medium for regular cleaning, and High for durable floors or sticky messes.
The Symphony has a trigger on the handle, it has to be held to release steam whereas the Powerfresh steams continuously.

5, Weight
The Powerfresh is lighter, the Symphony weighs about 10 lbs versus 6 lbs on the Powerfresh.

Bissell 1132A vs 1543A what’s the difference?

Bissell Symphony Pet vs Symphony Regular

The Bissell Symphony Pet All-in-One Vacuum and Steam Mop 1543A and the non pet version Bissell Symphony All-in-One Vacuum and Steam Mop 1132A are similar items. They are designed for use on sealed hard wood floors, ceramic tile, vinyl, marble, stone, and other types of hard floors. You can use them to vacuum, steam, or vacuum and steam at the same time. Based on our research, the difference between them is as follows.

The Pet version 1543A has some new or redesigned features that meet the needs of removing pet hair and eliminating pet odors.
It has imporved suction for better pickup, new bristles to help collecting pet hair, new dirt tank filter and redesigned dirt cup that make emptying pet hair and messes easier.
The 1543A comes with a SteamBoost tray to use with the Swiffer Bissell SteamBoost disposable mop pads for pet messes you want to throw away. Whereas the 1132A does not include these. However, some other 1132 models such as the 11322 has the Swiffer Bissell SteamBoost Kit.

The 1132A has a 5-way adjustable handle whereas the 1543A handle is no longer adjustable.

Aside from the above things, there is also price difference, and they come in different color as you can see from the product images. 1132A is blue whereas the 1543A is purple.

If you know other difference between Bissell 1543A and 1132 series, please share below.

You can also download the Bissell Symphony manuals from Bissell official site to learn more.
Bissell 1132 series user guide
Bissell 1543 user guide
If the links not work, please search them at bissell.com yourself.

Compare Bissell 1161 vs 1547 Difference and Similarities

There are similarities and differences between Bissell 1161 Hard Floor Expert Deluxe Bagless Canister Vacuum and Bissell 1547 Hard Floor Expert Multi-Cyclonic Bagless Canister Vacuum Cleaner.
We will discuss them below.
Bissell 1547 vs 1161


Power Control
The 1161 not only has a power button on the unit but also features fingertip control that you can turn on/off the vacuum on the handle.
While the 1547 only has the power button on the unit.

Suction Control
The 1161 features Variable Suction Control, it allows you to choose different suction levels.
While the 1547 uses the same suction level. But it has a air flow regulator that you can slide to open to reduce suction power, or close to get full suction power.

Dust Cup Capacity
The 1161 has 1L dust cup capacity versus 2L on the 1547.

Cyclonic Technology
The 1161 uses Cyclonic separation system whereas the 1547 uses Multi-Cyclonic separation system.

According to product specs on bissell.com, the 1161 uses 7 amps motor whereas the 1547 uses 7.3 amps motor.

Cord Length
The 1161 has a 17 ft. cord versus 20 ft. on the 1547.

The Bissell 1161 is priced at $149.99 whereas the Bissell 1547 is priced at $169.99 on bissell.com

auto cord rewind system that allows you to rewind the cord with a push of the button;
Backed by 2 year limited warranty;
multi-level filtration;
bottom empty dust tank for easy emptying;
come with air driven hard floor tool with auto height adjustment, crevice tool, dusting tool, telescoping extension wand, and low pile carpet tool with a stationary brush ;

Download manuals to learn more.
Bissell 1161 manual
Bissell 1547 manual

Compare Bissell 1161 vs 1154 what’s the difference?

Bissell 1154 vs 1161

Though they are very similar units, there is a big difference between Bissell 1161 Hard Floor Expert Deluxe Canister Vacuum and 1154 Hard Floor Expert Bagless Canister Vacuum – the wand handle.
The Bissell 1161 features the fingertip controls on the handle that allow you to adjust the suction power and turn on/off the vacuum cleaner whereas the Bissell 1154 does not have the fingertip controls, it only has the controls on the unit that the 1161 also has.
Due to the extra convenient feature, the 1161 is $20 more expensive than the 1154.
Another difference is the suction adjustment design on the unit.
And as you can see from the product pictures, they are in different colors.

If you know other difference between Bissell 1154 and 1161, please share below.

5m long power cord;
automatic cord rewind system;
7 amps;
swivel steering feature;
air powered hard floor tool;
auto height adjustment;
variable suction controls;
rubber wheels with felt treads;
8 ft. flexible hose;
metal telescoping wand;
carry 2 year limited warranty;
cyclonic cleaning system;
multi-level filtration;
bottom empty tank;
1L dust cup capacity.

Download manuals to learn more.
Bissell 1154 Manual
Bissell 1161 Manual