There are several Bissell CrossWave vacuum models, and it can be challenging to know which one to choose.
While they have several similarities, each model has various features geared to specific jobs.
So, which one is right for you?
In this guide, I provide a side-by-side comparison of Bissell CrossWave models and the features that make each standout.
By the end, you’ll have all the facts to decide which Bissell CrossWave is best for you.
Use the link below to navigate the guide:
- Bissell CrossWave Models: Comparison Chart
- Similarities Between All Bissell CrossWave Models
- Bissell CrossWave All-in-One
- Bissell CrossWave Cordless Max
- Bissell CrossWave Pet Pro
- Bissell CrossWave X7 Cordless Pet Pro
- Bottom Line: Which Bissell CrossWave Should I Buy?
Here’s a quick comparison of the CrossWave models. It’s an easy way to compare features.
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|All-in-One||Cordless Max||Pet Pro||X7 Cordless Pet Pro|
|Power Rating||4.4 amps||Lithium-ion Battery||4.4 amps||Lithium-ion Battery|
|Power Source||Corded||Cordless Rechargeable||Corded||Cordless Rechargeable|
|Charge Time||N/A||4 Hours||N/A||4 Hours|
|Run Time||Unlimited||Up to 30 minutes||Unlimited||Up to 30 minutes|
|Power Cord Length||25 feet||N/A||25 feet||N/A|
|Multi-Surface||Area Rugs, Bare Floors, Sealed Hard Floors, Sealed Wood Floors||Area Rugs, Bare Floors, Sealed Hard Floors, Sealed Wood Floors||Area Rugs, Bare Floors, Sealed Hard Floors, Sealed Wood Floors||Area Rugs, Bare Floors, Sealed Hard Floors, Sealed Wood Floors|
|Cleaning Path Width||12 inches||10.5 inches||12 inches||9.5 inches|
|Dirt Cup Capacity||14.5 oz||18.6 oz||14.5 oz||12-15 oz|
|Clean Tank Capacity||28 oz||28 oz||28 oz||18 oz|
|Color||White & Titanium with ChaCha Lime Accents||Black/Pearl White with Electric Blue Accents||Titanium With Grapevine Purple and Sparkle Silver||Titanium, Black with Copper Harbor Accents|
|Weight||11.5 lbs||11.5 lbs||11.5 lbs||10.6 lbs|
|Warranty||2-year warranty||3-year warranty||3-year warranty||3-year warranty|
|Unique Feature||Large cleaning path with a rotating brush to clean floors quickly||Large dirt tank capacity that doesn’t have to be emptied as often||Tangle-free brush that keeps pet hair from clogging the brush||Turbo pet mode that boosts suction and it’s the lightest of all CrossWaves|
The Bissell CrossWave is a unique vacuum cleaner. It’s a wet-dry vacuum designed to clean both hard floors and carpets. Currently, there are four models: All-in-One, Cordless Max, Pet Pro, and X7 Cordless Pet Pro.
All models share similar features/benefits:
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- Wet/dry Cleaning: All CrossWave models allow you to remove dry debris and wash your floor simultaneously. This helps clean up liquid and solid debris (like a spilled bowl of cereal and milk). But, if you just want to vacuum, you can do that, too.
- Two-tank System: All models have a two-tank system that separates the clean water and cleaning solution from dirty water or dry debris. That means no reusing dirty water on your floor.
- Multi-surface: Every model is perfect for various flooring surfaces, such as tile, finished wood, laminate, rubber floor mats, linoleum, and area rugs. It uses an innovative brush roll made from microfiber and nylon that can mop and pick up dry dirt and debris.
- Swivel Head: The flexible head allows you to maneuver around objects and enter areas with sharp angles so you can cover every portion of your floor.
- Carry Handle: The sturdy handle makes it easy to move your CrossWave from room to room.
- Warranty: While warranty periods differ, each model comes with a hassle-free warranty. Each CrossWave model has a product warranty of at least two years.
- Helps Pets: Each Bissell purchase supports the Bissell Pet Foundation.
Now, let’s cover the differences between each model, starting with the All-in-One.
The All-in-One is the standard and least expensive CrossWave cleaning system. You can use it to vacuum, wash floors, and clean area rugs. The Rinse & Clean Out storage tray allows for easy maintenance. It also includes multi-surface brush rolls, cleaning formula, and an extra filter.
- Two tanks: one with water and cleaning solution and one for dirty water. The clean water tank has a 28-ounce capacity, while the dirty water tank holds 14.5 ounces.
- The All-in-One has a dual-action brush. To save time, it lifts debris and scrubs the floor simultaneously.
- This model includes a 25-foot cord, weighs 11.5 pounds, and offers a 12-inch wide cleaning path. Its wide footprint makes it easy to cover a large area. Because it’s lightweight, you won’t have trouble pushing it around or carrying it upstairs.
- It has a two-year warranty, but it is one year less than the other CrossWave models.
Why This Model:
If you prefer a corded wet vac so you can clean without being concerned about runtime, the All-in-One is ideal. Plus, it has a large tank capacity and a wide cleaning path, making it perfect for cleaning large rooms. If you have pets, you might want to consider another model because it doesn’t have a special brush to handle pet hair.
If you prefer a cordless vacuum-mop hybrid, the Bissell CrossWave Cordless Max is an excellent choice. It boasts a 36-volt lithium-ion battery that runs for up to 30 minutes. This model offers freedom of movement without skimping on power.
- This model has similar features to the All-in-One but is cordless.
- It includes the two-tank water system but provides a larger, 18.6-ounce dirt cup for dry debris (the All-in-One dirt cup capacity is 14.5 ounces).
- The self-cleaning cycle is another perk of the CrossWave Cordless Max. It’s designed to run an internal water cycle to clean away dirt, hair, and debris after each use. Just sit it in the 3-in-1 docking station to run the cycle and charge the unit.
- You can connect the Cordless Max to the Bissell app via WiFi. The app gives you access to a usage dashboard and cleaning tips to get the most out of your wet-dry vacuum.
- Though the Cordless Max has a smaller cleaning path than the All-in-One and Pet Pro, it’s designed to deliver extra cleaning power along baseboards and in tight spaces.
- This model has a runtime of up to 30 minutes, weighs 11.5 pounds, and features a 10.5-inch cleaning path.
Why This Model:
The Crosswave Cordless Max is perfect if you don’t want the hassle of a cord. It also has a larger capacity dirt cup, so you won’t have to empty it as often.
One of the greatest time-saving and hygienic features is the self-cleaning cycle. You can initiate the cycle when you place the unit on the docking station. It will clean the brush roll and the interior of the unit. Once the cycle completes, simply empty the dirty water tank and then wash it and the filter with warm water. This self-cleaning feature is a nice perk that the All-in-One doesn’t have.
Plus, this model has a wider cleaning path and a larger clean tank capacity (10 ounces greater) than the X7 Cordless Pet Pro.
This model is much more expensive than the All-in-One and Pet Pro due to its cordless function and extra features.
The Bissell CrossWave Pet Pro addresses the challenges that pet owners face. It has a specially-designed brush roll to handle pet hair. It also features a trigger sprayer for focused cleaning. Whether spot cleaning or performing routine floor cleansing, it expertly cleans multiple surfaces from finished wood to area rugs.
- The CrossWave Pet Pro is modeled after the All-in-One but with an improved brush roll design.
- The tangle-free brush is an essential tool for homes with pets. It prevents built-up pet hair that, over time, could cause the rollers to get locked up and stop working. By addressing this issue with the tangle-free brush roll, you can feel confident that the unit will work properly.
- This model has a warranty that is one year longer than the All-in-One. It boasts a three-year warranty instead of two years.
- The CrossWave Pet Pro features a 25-foot cord, weighs 11.5 pounds, and provides a 12-inch cleaning path.
Why This Model:
Of the two Pet Pro models (Pet Pro and X7 Pet Pro), this one offers a larger cleaning path and dirt cup capacity. The X7 clean tank capacity ranges between 12 and 15 ounces, while the Pet Pro has a 14.5-ounce tank. It’s also much less expensive than the X7.
Overall, if you have a pet that sheds hair, this is the model you want. Because it’s corded, you can cover more ground without worrying about charging. Plus, the tangle-free brush roll takes the hassle out of cleaning up pet hair.
The Bissell CrossWave X7 Cordless Pet Pro is another excellent option for homes with pets. But I have to warn you; this is the most expensive CrossWave by far.
Like the other models, it cleans multiple surfaces by vacuuming and mopping simultaneously. But this hybrid vacuum-mop cleaning tool boasts a few extra features that make it stand out.
- At 10.6 pounds, it’s the most lightweight CrossWave model.
- It features built-in LED headlights to help illuminate debris.
- This is the only cordless Pet Pro option if you want the freedom to move around in rooms where outlets are not convenient. However, it takes four hours to charge, so you’ll need to plan ahead.
- The X7 features a turbo pet mode. It’s ideal for the heavy soil associated with pet messes. This mode increases the amount of cleaning solution and suction power for a thorough clean.
- Like the Cordless Max, it offers extra perks like a self-cleaning cycle and WiFi connectivity. Think of it as a Cordless Max with the added benefit of features to address pet messes.
- The X7 Cordless Pet Pro runs for up to 30 minutes when fully charged and offers a 9.5-inch cleaning path. While it has the most narrow cleaning path of all models, it’s ideal for tight spaces.
Why This Model:
The X7 Cordless Pet Pro is the best CrossWave if you want a lightweight cordless option for pet messes. It’s almost a full pound lighter than the other CrossWave models, so if you have issues lifting or pushing heavy items, you’ll like the feel of this model.
Even though it is smaller, it still offers impressive results when it comes to pet stains. The turbo pet mode provides an extra boost of suction and cleaning solution for deep cleaning.
Now that you’ve learned how the different Bissell CrossWave models compare, it’s time to decide which is right for you.
To make the best choice, you should ask yourself:
- What is the size of the area you need to clean? Larger spaces will benefit from larger tank and dirt cup capacity and corded power.
- How often will you use it? If daily, consider a model with a self-cleaning cycle.
- What’s your budget for buying a CrossWave model? The All-in-One and Pet Pro models are the least expensive, and the Cordless Max and X7 Cordless Pet Pro are the most costly. The X7 is the priciest. It’s almost twice as much as the All-in-One, depending on where you buy.
Bottom line — Bissell makes a CrossWave for everyone.
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