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iLife V8s vs A9 vs A9s vs A10s vs A10 what’s the difference?

Some of these iLife cleaning robots are dry vacuum cleaners, such as the A9, whereas some can vacuum and mop, such as the V8s and A10 mop.

iLife A9 vs A10 what’s the difference?

There are some big differences between the iLife A9 and A10 robotic floor cleaners.
The A10 is a much more “smarter” robot. It has several features that the A9 does not have.

  • Mapping
    This is one of the biggest differences.
    Both of them has mapping feature, however, the A9 can only create a real time map that shows you where it have cleaned, it does not save the map, and you cannot use the map to command the robot to do customized cleaning.
    On the other side, the A10 can not only build up a real-time map, but also save the map for further customized use, and it can map up to three floors.
  • Schedule Cleaning
    The A9 can only be scheduled to clean all the rooms per circle, whereas the A10 allows you to schedule it to clean specific rooms or area at different times as you want, such as cleaning room one at 8:00 and room two at 10:00.
  • Boundary
    The A9 comes with an ElectroWall which is a device that creates a virtual barrier whereas the A10 does not use the ElectroWall, it allows you to set up virtual barriers in the App which is more convenient.
    If you have multiple no-go areas, then you will have to buy additional ElectroWalls when using the A9.
    A10, on the other hand, gives you complete control via the App without the need of using the ElectroWall. This saves you money, time and effort.
  • Auto Boost
    The A10 allows you to circle out specific areas which needs deeper cleaning in the App. It will automatically increase suction power in these localized areas.
    Whereas the A9 does not have this feature.
  • Max Suction Power
    The A9 generates up to 1000Pa suction whereas the A10 doubles the max suction to 2000Pa to pick up debris and particles from hard floors to low-medium pile carpets.
  • Navigation
    The A9 uses gyroscope + camera navigation whereas the A10 uses gyroscope + laser navigation which enhances cleaning efficiency.
  • Function
    The A9 is a dry vacuum only, it’s not designed with a water tank. Whereas the A10 can be used with a water tank for mopping. However, the A10 does not include the water tank, if you need the mopping, you will need to buy the water tank and mopping cloth, or buy the A10 mop model.

iLife A9 vs A9s what’s the difference?
The A9s as well as A10s are models sold outside the USA.
The A9s is a bit different from the A9.
The A9s has mopping feature whereas the A9 does not.
The A9s comes with a bristle brush for carpet and a rubber brush for hard floor whereas the A9 comes with a 2-in-1 brush instead.

iLife A10 vs A10s what’s the difference?
The A10s includes the water tank and mopping cloth whereas the A10 does not. If you need the mopping feature, you should buy the A10s.

iLife V8s vs A9 what’s the difference?

  • The V8s has no main roller brush, it’s designed with floors with pet hair in mind. And it has mopping mode.
    Whereas the V9 has a main roller which does a better job on low pile carpets. However, it does not mop.
  • The A9 adds a camera to the navigation system to improve cleaning efficiency, whereas the V8s uses only gyro navigation.
  • The A9 supports WiFi and App control, it will generate a map that shows you the areas it have cleaned whereas the V8s does not.
  • The A9 comes with an ElectroWall that creates an invisible boundary while the V8s has no virtual walls available.
    The A9 can resume where it left off after automatic recharging whereas the V8s does not.

Read comparison table below for more information:

RobotiLife V8s Robotic Vacuum & MopiLife A9 Robotic Vacuum CleaneriLife A9s Robotic Vacuum & MopiLife A10 Robotic Vacuum CleaneriLife A10 Robotic Vacuum with MoppingiLife A10s Robotic Vacuum with Mopping
ModelV8sA9A9sA10A10 MopA10s
FunctionVacuum & MopVacuum OnlyVacuum & MopVacuum OnlyVacuum & MopVacuum & Mop
SuitabilityTile, Wood, CarpetTile, Wood, CarpetTile, Wood, CarpetTile, Wood, CarpetTile, Wood, CarpetTile, Wood, Carpet
Cleaning PatternM-shaped cleaning routeSystematic Zig-ZagSystematic Zig-ZagSystematic Zig-ZagSystematic Zig-ZagSystematic Zig-Zag
NavigationGyroscopeGyroscope + CameraGyroscope + CameraGyroscope + Laser NavigationGyroscope + Laser NavigationGyroscope + Laser Navigation
MappingNoReal-time Mapping(where it has cleaned)Real-time Mapping(where it has cleaned)Real-time Mapping, Running Route, Map-saving, Selective Cleaning, Multiple-Floor MappingReal-time Mapping, Running Route, Map-saving, Selective Cleaning, Multiple-Floor MappingReal-time Mapping, Running Route, Map-saving, Selective Cleaning, Multiple-Floor Mapping
Max Suction1000pa1000pa1000pa2000pa2000pa2000pa
Auto BoostNoNoNoYesYesYes
Cleaning ModesPath, Edge, Spot, Max, ClassicAuto, Edge, Spot, MaxAuto, Edge, Spot, MaxAuto, Edge, Spot, MaxAuto, Edge, Spot, MaxAuto, Edge, Spot, Max
Dust Bin Capacity750ml600ml600ml600ml600ml600ml
Water TankYes
300ml
NoYes
300ml
NoYes
300ml
Yes
300ml
BatteryLi-ionLi-ionLi-ionLi-ionLi-ionLi-ion
Charging Time200 - 350 minutesless than 300 minutesless than 300 minutesless than 380 minutesless than 380 minutesless than 380 minutes
Run Timeup to 80minup to 120minup to 120minmore than 100minmore than 100minmore than 100min
Charging TypeManual/AutoManual/AutoManual/AutoManual/AutoManual/AutoManual/Auto
Charging DockYesYesYesYesYesYes
Working Voltage14.4-14.8V14.4-14.8V14.4-14.8V14.4-14.8V14.4-14.8V14.4-14.8V
Power SupplyAC 100-240V(50/60Hz) 22WAC 100-240V(50/60Hz) 22WAC 100-240V(50/60Hz) 22WAC 100-240V(50/60Hz) 22WAC 100-240V(50/60Hz) 22WAC 100-240V(50/60Hz) 22W
Main Roller BrushNobristle and rubber 2-in-1 roller brushcomes with two interchangeable roller brushes – bristle brush for carpet and rubber brush for hard floor bristle and rubber 2-in-1 roller brushbristle and rubber 2-in-1 roller brushbristle and rubber 2-in-1 roller brush
Side Brush on Robot222222
Remote Control IncludedYesYesYesYesYesYes
WiFi SupportabilityNoYesYesYesYesYes
Alexa CompatibleNoYesYesYesYesYes
App ControlNoYesYesYesYesYes
BoundaryNoElectrowall
(one included)
Electrowall (included)Invisible Wall created via AppInvisible Wall created via AppInvisible Wall created via App
Schedule CleaningYesYesYesYesYesYes
Auto RechargeYesYesYesYesYesYes
Auto DockingYesYesYesYesYesYes
Resume CleaningNoYesYesYesYesYes
Grade Abillity15 degrees15 degrees15 degrees15 degrees15 degrees15 degrees
Albility to Cross Obstaclesless than 12mmless than 20mmless than 15mmless than 20mmless than 20mmless than 15mm
Anti-CollisionYesYesYesYesYesYes
Anti-FallYesYesYesYesYesYes
Dimensions330* 320* 81mm330* 320* 76mm330* 320* 76mm330* 320* 95mm330* 320* 95mm330* 320* 95mm
Net Weight2.7Kg3.1Kg2.53kg2.65kg2.65kg2.65kg
ColorBlack and SilverBlackBlackIron GreyIron GreyIron Grey
WarrantyOne Year Limited WarrantyOne Year Limited WarrantyOne Year Limited WarrantyOne Year Limited WarrantyOne Year Limited WarrantyOne Year Limited Warranty

P.S.
The 2-in-1 robots can vacuum / mop, however, they cannot vacuum and mop at the same time. When vacuuming, you have to install the dust bin; when mopping, you have to install the water tank and mopping cloth. And they cannot be used to clean your carpets/rugs.

iLife Shinebot W400 vs W400S vs W450 vs W455 what’s the difference?

When we write this short article, the iLife has 4 floor washing robot models, the Shinebot W400, W400s, W450 and W455. These 4 hard floor cleaning robots can be divided into two groups.
The W400 and W400s are similar to each other whereas the W450 and W455 are similar. There are some big difference between these two groups.

  • Difference Between iLife Shinebot W400 and W400s:
    iLife W400s is an upgrade of iLife W400, its software has been upgraded when compared with W400, and it comes with a bottle of hard floor cleanser which the W400 does not include. Otherwise, they are the same.
  • Difference Between iLife Shinebot W450 and W455:
    The iLife W455 has a silver top whereas the W450 has a black top. The W450 comes with a bottle of hard floor cleanser while the W455 does not.
    According to customer support, these two machines have similar performance, but the W455 has stronger and more efficient cleaning ability compared to W450.
    Otherwise, these two are almost the same.

Difference Between iLife Shinebot W400/W400s and W450/W455:
The two groups have some big difference. The W450/W455 are upgraded models of the W400/W400s, they are “smarter”.

  • What’s New?
    The W450/W455 are equiped with PanoView Camera that improves navigation accuracy and avoid missing areas needs cleaning.
    The W450/W455 support WiFi which allows users to control the robots via smartphone App.
    The W450/W455 have more cleaning settings to customize to fit different cleaning needs. You can control the amount of water released, the brush roller speed, the moving speed of the robots, how many times (up to 3 times) you want the robots to clean or dry the floor, and you can also draw in the app to have the robots to wash a specific area for more quick and efficient cleaning.
  • Cleaning Modes
    The W400/W400s have 4 modes: Path, Area, Spot, Edge.
    while the W450/W455 have 3 modes: Path, Area, Spot.
  • Battery
    The W400/W400s have a 2500mAh battery pack, the charging time is less than 300 minutes whereas the W450/W455 have a 2900mAh battery pack, it’s charging time is less than 380 minutes. It seems no much difference on the working time.
  • Hard Floor Cleanser
    The W400s and W450 come with a bottle of hard floor Cleanser whereas the other two do not include.

Similarities:

  • These robots can only be used on hard floors, such as laminate, tile, and hardwood floors; they cannot mop carpet/rugs; and they do not dry vacuum.
  • Tidalpower Cleaning System
    The robots will moisten and scrub the floor, suction up dirty water, and then scrape residues.
  • Separate Dirty/Clean Water Tank
    All of them have separate clean water tank that holds up to 0.85L and dirty water tank that have capacity of 0.9L.
  • Charging Type
    They are not self charging robots, they will not automatically go back to the charging dock to recharge when the battery is low or when the job done. So, you will have to manually take them to the charging dock for recharging.
  • Anti Collision & Anti Fall
    Just like most of the cleaning robots on the market, these iLife hard floor mopping robots feature Anti Collision sensors to stop them from crashing into obstacles & Anti Fall sensors to prevent them from falling down steps.
  • No Barrier Kits
    All of them do not include nor support magnetic strips or “virtual wall” or similar boundary kits to stop them from entering restricted areas.
  • Schedule Cleaning
    They do not allow you to schedule cleaning time.

Read the Shinebot comparison table below to learn more:

Floor Washing RobotiLife Shinebot W400iLife Shinebot W400siLife Shinebot W450iLife Shinebot W455
ModelW400W400sW450W455
Suitabilitytile, marble, composite floortile, marble, composite floortile, marble, composite floortile, marble, composite floor
Cleaning PatternZig-ZagZig-ZagZig-Zag with Smart NavigationZig-Zag with Smart Navigation
PanoView CameraNoNoYesYes
Cleaning ModesPath, Area, Spot, EdgePath, Area, Spot, EdgePath, Area, SpotPath, Area, Spot
Tidalpower Cleaning System
(Moisten,Scrub,Suction,Scrape)
YesYesYesYes
Clean Tank Capacity0.85L0.85L0.85L0.85L
Dirty Tank Capacity0.90L0.90L0.90L0.90L
Water Level IndicatorYesYesYesYes
Battery2500mAh2500mAh2900mAh2900mAh
Charging Timeless than 300 minutesless than 300 minutesless than 380 minutesless than 380 minutes
Run Timemore than 80 minutesmore than 80 minutesmore than 80 minutesmore than 80 minutes
Battery Level IndicatorYesYesYesYes
Charging TypeManualManualManualManual
Charging DockYesYesYesYes
Working Voltage14.4-14.8V14.4-14.8V14.4V14.4V
Power SupplyAC 100-240V(50/60Hz)AC 100-240V(50/60Hz)AC 100-240V(50/60Hz)AC 100-240V(50/60Hz)
Remote Control IncludedYesYesYesYes
WiFi SupportabilityNoNoYesYes
App ControlNoNoYesYes
Cleaning Plan Setups
(clean/dry how many times)
NoNoYesYes
Customizable Cleaning Setting
(water volume,travel speed,roller speed)
NoNoYesYes
Cleaning Area SelectionNoNoYesYes
Boundary
(Magnet Strip/Virtual Wall Kit)
NoNoNoNo
Schedule CleaningNoNoNoNo
Auto RechargeNoNoNoNo
Auto DockingNoNoNoNo
Anti-CollisionYesYesYesYes
Anti-FallYesYesYesYes
Voice AlertYesYesYesYes
Carry HandleYesYesYesYes
Cleanser IncludedNoYesYesNo
Dimensions282*292*118mm282*292*118mm282*292*118mm282*292*118mm
Net Weight3.3Kg3.3Kg3.3Kg3.3Kg
ColorBlackBlackBlackBlack with Silver
WarrantyOne Year Limited WarrantyOne Year Limited WarrantyOne Year Limited WarrantyOne Year Limited Warranty

Some questions and answers:

  • Do the Shinebot pick up pet hair?
    No,they do not vacuum.You should vacuum or sweep the floor before using them.
  • Can you use other solution such as bona cleaner?
    The manual says “Do not add any detergents except Shinebot cleanser”.
    Commonly, manufacturers do not allow you to use other brand products, or it will void the warranty.
  • Will the robots return to the docking base to recharge?
    No.
  • Can you set the robots to run at a specific time?
    No.
  • Can you open the dirty water tank to clean it?
    No. There’s only an small opening that allows you to fill it with clean water and flush out.
  • Will the robots detect carpet/rugs and not going onto?
    No.

You can also download the manuals on iLife official site to learn more details before buying. Here are the links if you want to save time:

W400 manual:
https://www.iliferobot.com/u_file/photo/20191112/7d2d6a54ef.pdf

W400s user guide:
https://www.iliferobot.com/u_file/photo/20201023/809558d89b.pdf

W450 instructions:
https://www.iliferobot.com/u_file/photo/20210505/71906b2af3.pdf

W455 PDF manual:
https://www.iliferobot.com/u_file/photo/20210807/c5c8c33598.pdf

Karcher SC1 EasyFix vs SC2 EasyFix vs SC3 EasyFix vs SC4 EasyFix vs SC5 EasyFix Steam Cleaners what’s the difference?

The SC1 EasyFix is the most compact one, it can be used as a handheld steam cleaner or transform into stick mode, while the others are canister models, they need the help of the hose and steam gun to do above floor cleaning jobs.
The SC5 EasyFix has a detachable hose with steam gun while the SC2 EasyFix, SC3 EasyFix and SC4 EasyFix have a built-in hose with steam gun.

Other differences between the Karcher SC1 EasyFix, SC2 EasyFix, SC3 EasyFix, SC4 EasyFix and SC5 EasyFix Steam Cleaners are as follows:

images from Karcher official site

Steam CleanerKarcher SC1 EasyFix Steam CleanerKarcher SC2 EasyFix Steam CleanerKarcher SC3 EasyFix Steam CleanerKarcher SC4 EasyFix Steam CleanerKarcher SC5 EasyFix Steam Cleaner
ModelSC1 EasyFixSC2 EasyFixSC3 EasyFixSC4 EasyFixSC5 EasyFix
Power SourceCordedCordedCordedCordedCorded
Cord Length4m4m4m4m6m
Integrated On/Off SwitchNoNoYesYesYes
Accessory Power Outlet for Optional IroningNoNoNoNoYes
Heating Output1200W1500W1900W2000W2200W
Heat-up Time3 minutes6.5 minutes30 seconds4 minutes3 minutes
2-Tank SystemNoNoNoYesYes
Boiler / Water Tank Capacity0.2L1L1L0.5L / 0.8L0.5L / 1.5L
Removable Water TankNoNoNoYesYes
Area Performance Per Tank Fillingapprox. 20 m²approx. 75 m²approx. 75 m²approx. 100 m²approx. 150 m²
Max Steam Pressu re3 bar3.2 bar3.5 bar3.5 bar4.2 bar
Steam Flow ControlNoon handleon handleon handleon the device (multi-step)
Descaling CartridgeNoNoYesNoNo
Descaling PowderNoNoNoNoYes
VapoHydro FunctionNoNoNoNoYes
Child Safety Lock/Safety ValveYesYesYesYesYes
Integrated Filling FunnelYesYesYesYesYes
Accessory Storage and Parking PositionNoYesYesYesYes
Cord Storage CompartmentNoNoNoYesYes
Floor NozzleYes
1
Yes
1
Yes
1
Yes
1
Yes
1
Microfiber Floor Cloth11111
Extension Tube2 x 0.5m2 x 0.5m2 x 0.5m2 x 0.5m2 x 0.5m
Hand NozzleYesYesYesYesYes
Microfiber Cover for Hand Nozzle11111
Detail NozzleYesYesYesYesYes
Round Brush1 (small)1 (small)1 (small)1 (small)1 (small)
Power NozzleYesNoNoNoNo
Measuring CupYesNoNoNoNo
Steam Hose with Trigger GunNo2 m2 m2 m2.3 m
Weight without accessories1.6 kg2.9 kg3.1 kg4.1 kg6.6 kg
Weight incl. packaging (kg)3.3 kg4.6 kg4.7 kg5.8 kg8.8 kg
Dimensions
(L × W × H)
321mm x 127mm x 186mm380mm x 254mm x 260mm360mm x 236mm x 253mm380mm x 251mm x 273mm439mm x 301 mm x 305 mm
  • Cord Length
    The SC5 EasyFix has a 6m cord whereas the others have a 4m cable.
  • On/Off Switch
    The SC1 EasyFix and SC2 EasyFix has no On/Off Switch, when you insert the plug into a socket, the device is on. Whereas the SC3 EasyFix, SC4 EasyFix and SC5 EasyFix have On/Off control to turn On/Off the devices.
  • Accessory Port for Optional Ironing
    The SC5 EasyFix has an outlet for optional ironing whereas the others don’t.
  • Heating Output
    The heating output of the SC1 EasyFix, SC2 EasyFix, SC3 EasyFix, SC4 EasyFix and SC5 EasyFix are 1200W, 1500W, 1900W, 2000W and 2200W.
  • Heat-up Time
    The heating time of the SC1 EasyFix, SC2 EasyFix, SC3 EasyFix, SC4 EasyFix and SC5 EasyFix are 3 minutes, 6.5 minutes, 30 seconds, 4 minutes and 3 minutes.
  • 2-Tank System
    The SC4 EasyFix and SC5 EasyFix have 2 tank system whereas the SC1 EasyFix, SC2 EasyFix and SC3 EasyFix have one tank design.
  • Tank Capacity
    Boiler / Water Tank Capacity
    The SC1 EasyFix, SC2 EasyFix and SC3 EasyFix have tank capacity of 0.2L, 1L and 1L. Whereas the SC4 EasyFix has 0.5L boiler and 0.8L water tank, SC5 EasyFix has 0.5L boiler and 1.5L water reservoir.
  • Removable Water Tank
    The SC4 EasyFix and SC5 EasyFix have removable water tank whereas the SC1 EasyFix, SC2 EasyFix and SC3 EasyFix have built-in tank.
  • Area Performance Per Tank Filling
    Larger tanks can cover larger areas per tank filling, the SC1 EasyFix has the smallest tank while the SC5 EasyFix has the largest tank.
    The area performance per tank filling of SC1 EasyFix, SC2 EasyFix, SC3 EasyFix, SC4 EasyFix and SC5 EasyFix are approximately 20 m², 75 m², 75 m², 100 m² and 150 m².
  • Max Steam Pressure
    The max steam pressure of SC1 EasyFix, SC2 EasyFix, SC3 EasyFix, SC4 EasyFix and SC5 EasyFix are 3 bar, 3.2 bar, 3.5 bar, 3.5 bar and 4.2 bar.
    Higher steam pressure commonly could get tougher jobs done.
  • Steam Flow Control
    The SC1 EasyFix does not have variable steam whereas the others have steam flow control.
  • Descaling Cartridge
    The SC3 EasyFix has a descaling Cartridge whereas the others don’t. The descaling cartridge can autonomously decalcifies the water, thereby increasing the lifetime of the device.
  • VapoHydro Function
    The SC5 EasyFix features VapoHydro Function whereas the others don’t. The VapoHydro Function adds hot water to steam. Dirt is removed more easily and washed away, for even better cleaning results.
  • Accessory Storage and Parking Position
    The SC1 EasyFix does not have accessory storage and parking Position whereas the others have.
  • Cable Storage Compartment
    The SC4 EasyFix and SC5 EasyFix have cord storage compartment for storing the cable neatly while the others don’t.
  • Accessories
    The SC1 EasyFix comes with a Power Nozzle and Measuring Cup whereas the others don’t.
    The power nozzle is designed to clean stubborn dirt, blow down corners, joins, etc.
  • Steam Hose with Trigger Gun
    The SC1 EasyFix does not have the Steam Hose with Trigger Gun while the others have.
  • Weight
    The SC1 EasyFix is the lightest one while the SC5 EasyFix is the heaviest one.
    Without accessories, the SC1 EasyFix, SC2 EasyFix, SC3 EasyFix, SC4 EasyFix and SC5 EasyFix weigh 1.6kg, 2.9kg, 3.1kg, 4.1kg and 6.6kg.
    With accessories, the SC1 EasyFix, SC2 EasyFix, SC3 EasyFix, SC4 EasyFix and SC5 EasyFix weigh 3.3kg, 4.6kg, 4.7kg, 5.8kg and 8.8kg.

Download manuals/user guides/instructions to learn more:
SC1 EasyFix
https://s1.kaercher-media.com/documents/manuals/raw/000/BTA-5547100-000-06.pdf

SC2 EasyFix
https://s1.kaercher-media.com/documents/manuals/raw/000/BTA-5546018-000-06.pdf

SC3 EasyFix
https://s1.kaercher-media.com/documents/manuals/raw/000/BTA-5544676-000-05.pdf

SC4 EasyFix
https://s1.kaercher-media.com/documents/manuals/raw/000/BTA-5544725-000-04.pdf

SC5 EasyFix
https://s1.kaercher-media.com/documents/manuals/raw/000/BTA-5542253-000-04.pdf

Bissell 2685A vs 2705A vs 1544A vs 15441 what’s the difference?

The difference between the Bissell 2685A Power Steamer Heavy Duty and Bissell 2075A Powerfresh Slim Steam Mop is the use, included accessories, and color scheme.

  • The 2685A is for indoor and outdoor surface cleaning, while the 2075A is for indoor use only.
  • The 2685A comes with more accessories than the 2075A. For example, the 2685A comes with (4) Nylon Bristle Brushes for scrubbing everyday messes on above floor surfaces and (4) Grout Tools for removing dirt and grime from grout on sealed hard surfaces, whereas the 2075A comes with (2) Nylon Bristle Brushes and (1) Grout Tool.

    The 2685A comes with (2) Scrubby Mop Pad which is recommended for cleaning durable surfaces like tile, whereas the 2075A comes with (1) Scrubby Mop Pad and (1) White Mop Pad that is recommended for everyday use on delicate flooring like sealed hardwoods and laminate.

    The 2685A also comes with (4) Brass Bristle Brushes for scrubbing tough messes on durable surfaces, while the 2075A does not include.

  • The 2685A is yellow and black whereas the 2075A is blue and white.

When it comes to functionality, design, cable length, power, etc. They are the same.

Some people said that the 2685A has continuous steam setting.
No, it does not. You have to push the trigger
underneath the handle of the handheld portion to release steam, just like the 2785A.
However, if you want, you could try to use velcro to wrap around the trigger to get continuous steam. (Do this at your own risk.)

The Bissell 2685A and 2075A are 3-in-1 Steam Mop and Handheld Steamer: upright steam cleaner, extended reach steam cleaner and a handheld steam cleaner.

  • They are slim, have a swivel and low profile floor mop head.
  • Both come with a variety of tools to tackle sealed hard floor and above floor cleaning jobs.
    An Extension Wand to help clean high and low areas,
    a Floor Mop Tool to use with mop pads to clean hard floors,
    a Flat Surface Tool and Mop Pad to clean large flat surfaces,
    a Fabric Steamer and Cloth to clean and refresh clothing, drapes and upholstered surfaces,
    an Angle Concentrator Tool to clean hard to reach spots, a Window Squeegee to clean windows, glass and mirrors,
    a Flat Scraper Tool to scrape off stuck-on messes,
    a Water Tank and a Wall Mount for storage.
  • A Tool Box attached to the handheld pod for storing the Bristle Brush, Angle Concentrator Tool, Grout Tool, and Flat Scraper Tool onboard.
  • They use a steam trigger that requires you to press the button all the time to keep the the steam going, not a lock design without getting your hand tired.
  • Have 2 steam intensity settings: Low Steam for cleaning delicate surfaces and light everyday messes; High Steam for cleaning durable surfaces, tough stains and stuck-on or sticky messes.
    Steam will be ready in 30 seconds, heat up to over 200 degrees.
  • The water tank capacity is 12 oz / 350 ml.
    It is recommended to use distilled water or demineralized water in place of tap water to prolong the life of the steam mop.
    Use other solutions may harm the machine and void the warranty.
  • Corded and have a 25-foot power cord.
  • 13-inch cleaning path width.
  • Carry 2 year limited warranty.

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Bissell 1544A vs 15441 what’s the difference?
According to Bissell customer support, the only difference between Bissell 1544A and 15441 is where they’re sold.

The 1544A and 15441 PowerFresh Lift-Off Pet Steam Mop are 2-in-1 Steamer, can be used as a hard floor steamer or a handheld Steamer for above floor cleaning.

Just like the 2685A/2075A, both of the 1544A and 15441
come with a variety of tools to do floor and above floor cleaning. Such as:
a Floor Mop Tool and 2 mop pads,
a Flat Surface Tool and Mop Pad,
a Fabric Steamer and Cloth,
an Angle Concentrator Tool,
a Window Squeegee,
a Flat Scraper Tool,
and a Detachable Water Cup.

The 1544A and 15441 also come with odor eliminating fragrance discs to help remove pet odors.

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The main difference between the Bissell Power Steamer Heavy Duty 2685A / Bissell Powerfresh Slim Steam Mop 2075A and Bissell PowerFresh Lift-Off Pet Steam Mop 1544 / 15441 are as follows:

  • Design
    The 2685A/2075A are 3-in-1 machines while the 1544/15441 are 2-in-1 steamers.
    the 2685A/2075A have a detachable extension tube which allows you clean those hard to reach high and low spots, whereas the 1544/15441 do not have the wand.
    However, the 1544/15441 come with a extension hose whereas the 2685A/2075A do not include.
  • Steam Control
    The 2685A/2075A use a trigger type control which you should keep on pressing to activate steam, whereas the 1544/15441 do not require you to constantly holding down the button to release steam, you just turn on the machine, then select low or high steam setting to get continuous steam.
SteamerBissell Power Steamer Heavy Duty 3-in-1 Steam Mop and Handheld Steamer 2685ABissell Powerfresh Slim Steam Mop 2075ABissell PowerFresh Pet Lift-Off Steam Mop 1544ABissell PowerFresh Pet Lift-Off Steam Mop 15441
Model#2685A2075A1544A15441
Design3-in-13-in-12-in-12-in-1
Power SourceCordedCordedCordedCorded
Cord Length25-foot25-foot25-foot25-foot
Wattage1500W1500W1500W1500W
Steam ControlSteam on Demand/TriggerSteam on Demand/TriggerContinuous SteamContinuous Steam
Steam Level2222
Sealed Hard Floor CleaningYesYesYesYes
Above Floor CleaningYesYesYesYes
Tank Capacity
12 oz12 oz13.5 oz13.5 oz
Swivel HeadYesYesYesYes
Cleaning Path Width13-inch13-inch13-inch13-inch
Extension Tube

YesYesNoNo
Extension HoseNoNoYesYes
ColorBlack/YellowBlue/WhiteBrite White/Samba OrangeBrite White/Samba Orange
Weight6.125 lbs6.125 lbs10.6 lbs10.6 lbs
Warranty2-year limited warranty2-year limited warranty2-year limited warranty2-year limited warranty

Karcher FC 5 vs FC 5 Premium what’s the difference?

According to Karcher, the difference between Karcher FC 5 and FC 5 Premium hard floor cleaners is that the FC 5 Premium is the upgrade version of FC 5, it has all the features of the FC 5, but with improved debris pickup, two extra rollers, different detergent, and a white color body.
Otherwise, they are the same.

Floor CleanerKarcher FC 5Karcher FC 5 Premium
ColorYellowWhite
Number of Rollers Included1 set2 sets
Detergent(1)500ml RM 536 Multipurpose Floor Cleaner(1)30ml RM 534 Sealed Wood Floor Cleaner
(1)30ml RM 535 Wood Floor Oil/Wax Cleaner
(1)30ml RM 536 Multipurpose Floor Cleaner
(1)30ml RM 537 Stone Floor Cleaner

Product info and things you may want to know before buying:

  • These machines are designed for cleaning hard floors, not for use on carpet and area rugs.
  • They are corded, have a 25-foot/7m power cord.
  • They have clean water tank and waste water tank to separate clean and dirty water.
  • They use two rotating microfiber rollers to mop all standard hard floors, including hardwood, laminate, stone, tile, vinyl floors, etc.
    The rollers are automatically wetted by the clean water when the machine is ON, they spin at the speed of 500 rpm, wipe and pick up dirty water, dust, small crumbs, pet hair, etc. And the built-in vacuum motor will then suction these dirty things off the rollers, collect them into the waste water tank.
    Thus, you always clean the floors with clean water.
  • According to Karcher, the FC 5 uses up to 85% less water when compared to traditional mopping, meanwhile providing better cleaning performance. And the cleaned floors will dry in no more than two minutes.
  • They come with a clean and storage station for storing and cleaning the device.
  • The rollers can be detached and cleaned under running water or washing machine.
  • The waste water tank can be cleaned in the dishwasher.
  • There is no detergent tank. You will have to add detergent into clean water tank if you want to use detergent.

    Karcher customer support say that they allow you to add your own detergent, however, “Detergents containing bleach, ammonia, or other corrosive substances is
    not permitted for use in this machine. The use of non-approved detergents can damage the appliance and will void the warranty”.

    You can also use only water without adding any detergent.

  • There’s no heater. You can add cold or lukewarm tap water into the clean water tank.
  • They do not steam.
  • There is no solution release trigger, the water comes out automatically when it’s powered on.
  • The color scheme is the only difference between the grey and yellow microfiber rollers.
  • They are hard floor cleaners, not vacuum cleaners.
  • Come with clean and storage station for cleaning and storing the machines.
  • The handle does not fold for storage.
  • The FC 5 is designed in Germany and assembled in Lithuania.
  • Weighs 11.02lbs / 5kg (without cleaning liquids)
  • Dimensions are 12.60″ x 10.63″ x 48.03″ / 320mm x 270mm x 1220mm
  • Carry 3-year limited warranty.
  • Download Karcher FC 5/FC 5 premium manual to learn more:
    https://s1.kaercher-media.com/documents/manuals/raw/000/BTA-5612773-000-07.pdf