Compare Bissell Crosswave Cordless Models

Bissell produces battery powered Crosswave wet dry vacuums as well as corded Crosswave models.

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Just like the corded series, there are also several cordless models available. Below we will discuss the main difference between these Bissell Crosswave Cordless, Cordless Max, Cordless Max Deluxe models.

    There are:

  • Bissell Crosswave Cordless 2551
  • Bissell Crosswave Cordless Max 2554, 2554A, 2590(exclusive to Walmart), 2596(exclusive to Bissell)
  • Bissell Crosswave Cordless Max Deluxe 2593

It seems that the Crosswave Cordless Max models (2554,2554A,2590,2596) and Deluxe (2593) are the same machine except for what are included and the color. The 2596 is exclusive to Bissell, it offers some limited time free bonus and one extra year warranty.
The Crosswave Cordless(2551) is a bit different from the Max models. Besides some cosmetic differences, such as the tanks, upper handle and carry handle, there are some other differences that might affect your buying decisions.

  • Digital Display
    The Max models have some lighted icons that make cleaning more intuitive:
    modes indicator to tell you which mode you select – Hard Floor or Area Rug;
    dirty water tank full indicator will blink orange when tank is full.
    wifi connection status icon.
    The Crosswave cordless does not have these indicators.
  • WIFI supported
    The Max supports wifi connection, you will need to use your smart phone to install the Bissell Connect App to connect the machine, and it will provide helpful alerts, maintenance tracking and usage tips. However, you can use the vacuum without the App.
    The Crosswave cordless does not support wifi.
  • Self Cleaning
    Both feature Clean Out Cycle to flush clean water through the machine for quick and simple clean out. However, there is difference between this process. The Max models use solution from the clean water tank whereas the Crosswave cordless models use water from the docking tray.
  • Control Buttons
    The Max has a power button to turn on/off the vacuum and a mode button to switch between two modes.
    The Crosswave cordless has a HARD FLOOR button and a RUG button, you press one of them to turn on the vacuum, press the button again will turn it off.
  • Edge Cleaning
    According to Bissell, the Max has improved edge cleaning to pick up dust, pet hair, debris that gathers along baseboards and in corners.
  • Cleaning Path Width
    The Max cleaning path width is approximately 10.5-inch versus 12-inch on the Crosswave cordless.
  • Roller
    It seems that the Max has a thicker roller than the Crosswave cordless.
ModelIncluded BrushrollIncluded FormulaWarrantyColor
Crosswave Cordless 2551(1) Multi-Surface Brush Roll(2) 8 oz. Multi-Surface Formulas
(2) 8 oz. PET Multi- Surface Formulas
2 year limited warrantyTitanium with Saphire Blue Accents
Crosswave Cordless Max 2554(2) Multi-Surface Brush Rolls(2) 8-oz. Hard Floor Tough Mess + Odor Eliminator Trial Formulas
(2) 8-oz. Multi-Surface Trial Formulas
2 year limited warrantyBlack/Pearl White with Electric Blue Accents
Crosswave Cordless Max 2554A(2) Multi-Surface Brush Rolls(2) 8-oz. Hard Floor Tough Mess + Odor Eliminator Trial Formulas
(2) 8-oz. Multi-Surface Trial Formulas
2 year limited warrantyBlack/Pearl White with Electric Blue Accents
Crosswave Cordless Max 2590(1) Multi-Surface Brush Roll(1) 8-oz. Hard Floor Tough Mess + Odor Eliminator Trial Formula
(1) 8-oz. Multi-Surface Trial Formula
2 year limited warrantyBlack/Pearl White with Electric Blue Accents
Crosswave Cordless Max Deluxe 2593(2) Multi-Surface Brush Rolls
(1) Wood Floor Brush Roll
(1) 8-oz. Hard Floor Tough Mess + Odor Eliminator Trial Formula
(1) 8-oz. Multi-Surface Trial Formula
(1) 8 oz. Wood Floor Trial Formula
2 year limited warrantyBlack/Pearl White with Blue
Crosswave Cordless Max 2596(2) Multi-Surface Brush Rolls
(1) Wood Floor Brush Roll
(1) Pet Multi-Surface Brush Roll
(2) 8 oz. bottles of Multi-Surface Formulas
(2) 8 oz. Hard Floor Tough Mess + Odor Eliminator Formulas
(1) 8 oz. bottle of our Wood Floor Formula
(1) 8 oz. bottle of our Pet Multi-Surface Formula
3 year limited warrantyBlack/Pearl White with Electric Blue Accents

The Max 2596 also include an extra filter.

    Some questions and answers:

  • What do these machines do?
    They are wet dry vacuums, they vacuum and wash the floor at the same time. They can handle sealed hard floors, such as sealed wood, laminate and tile floors, and low pile area rugs.
  • Can you control when to dispense solution?
    Yes. There’s a spray trigger located on the handle.
  • Can the Crosswave Cordless/Max be used to clean carpet?
    They are not designed for carpet cleaning.
  • Do they steam floors?
    No.
  • Can you use these Crosswave cordless machines without water?
    They are not intended for dry vacuuming only, will not work as well as a regular dry vacuum cleaner does.
  • Is it OK to use the Crosswave without formula?
    Yes, you can use only water.
  • Can you have one battery in use and one battery charging?
    No. These vacuums have built-in battery pack which is not detachable.
  • How long does it take to charge the battery?
    Approximately 4 hours.
  • How long does it run?
    Up to 30 minutes per charge.
  • Is the charger input AC 100 to 240v?
    No.
  • Do you have to do cleanup after each use?
    Yes. Though it has the self cleaning function, it cleans the brush and suction path, you still have to clean the dirty water tank, stainer, filter, screen, tray.
  • What’s the tank capacity?
    The clean water tank holds up to 828ml and the dirty water tank holds up to 550ml.
  • Do the Crosswave have corded models?
    Yes.
  • Can the brush roll be removed for clean up?
    Yes.
    Similarities:

  • Cordless. Powered by 36V Lithium-Ion Battery.
  • 3-in-1 Docking Station for charging, storage and self cleaning.
  • Dual tanks to hold clean and dirty water separately to ensure you always clean floors with clean water.

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