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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.


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.


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
Power SourceCordedCordedCordedCorded
Cord Length25-foot25-foot25-foot25-foot
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

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

Compare Bissell Powerfresh vs Powerfresh Deluxe

Below we will discuss the difference between Bissell Powerfresh and Powerfresh Deluxe.
If you are deciding between the Bissell Powerfresh (such as the model 1940, 1940a and 1940w) and Powerfresh Deluxe such as model 1806, the info should be useful to you.

Both of these 2 machines are designed mainly for cleaning hard floors. They are similar but not identical to each other.
The Bissell Powerfresh, such as the model 1940, 1940a and 1940w, is the original basic model.
While the Bissell Powerfresh Deluxe such as the model 1806 is a newer model, it has some new features.
Here are the main differences between them.

Water Tank design.
Their tank design are different. The Powerfresh 1940 models has a removable water tank whereas the Deluxe 1806 has a built in water tank. So, with the Powerfresh, you can remove the tank to fill and empty, while the Deluxe comes with a measuring water cup for filling.
The Deluxe has larger tank capacity which is 19 oz. versus 15 oz. on the Powerfresh.

Scrubbing Brush.
The scrubbing brush design is another big difference between them.
The Powerfresh has a brush on the back of the nozzle, you can flip it down to use it with the mop pad to clean grout, crevice, and sticky messes.
While the Deluxe has a totally different, redesigned spot scrubbing brush which is located on the bottom, but above the nozzle, when cleaning tough spots, you detach the nozzle to expose this SpotBoost brush, then use the machine with this brush (without the mopping pad) to scrub the touch spots.

Steam Levels.
The Powerfresh has 3 steam levels (low, medium, high) while the Deluxe has 2 levels (high, low).

Scent Disc Holder design.
The Powerfresh has a pocket inside the mop pad, you can insert the scent disc into that pocket while the Deluxe has a separate scent disc holder on the front of the nozzle.

Cord Length.
The Powerfresh has a cord length of 23 feet versus 25 feet on the Deluxe.

Both of them have swivel feature, backed by a 2 year limited warranty, and they have optional carpet glider attachment to enable them to work as a carpet refresher/deodorizer.

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
images from manufacturer

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
images from manufacturer

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.