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Bissell and Hoover and are two of the most renowned and recognized names there are when it comes to vacuuming and floor-cleaning products. Indeed, our Bissell vs Hoover vacuum comparison for instance is one of our most popular articles. In this article we will be comparing two of their top hard floor cleaning products head-to-head.
It's going to be Bissell Crosswave vs Hoover Floormate, and we will not be using any puns like 'let's see which one wipes the floor with the other.' (We couldn't resist just one ... but we promise, no more).
As we look at both products we will go through the most important features you would expect to find in a floor cleaner and compare how the Crosswave and the Floormate measure up for each of them.
Once we have made the comparisons, we will be able to summarize the pros and the cons of the Bissell Crosswave and the Hoover Floormate, and then conclude as to which one we recommend.
BISSELL CROSSWAVE FEATURES
The Bissell Crosswave is an all-in-one floor cleaner which is suitable for multiple surfaces. It can operate as both a wet and a dry cleaner. The main advantage of all this is that you do not need a separate vacuum cleaner and floor cleaner for your hard floors, as the Crosswave can do both.
The Bissell Crosswave isn't as good on hard floors as the best upright vacuum cleaners, but if you have rugs which you’d also wish to clean then it is a worthy alternative.
Bissell Crosswave Video Review
For a full rundown on the features of the Bissell Crosswave, check out the video below, which gives a 15 minute demonstration of this hard floor cleaner in action:
HOOVER FLOORMATE FEATURES
Hoover FloorMate Video Review
Want to see the features for yourself? Then check out the short video below that provides a demonstration of the features of the Hoover FloorMate.
Bissell Crosswave Pros and Cons
HOOVER FLOORMATE PROS AND CONS
Where the Bissell Crosswave Wins
The Crosswave is the more versatile of the two cleaners for the simple reason that it can be used to clean more floor surfaces than the FloorMate, including rugs and thin carpets, whereas the FloorMate can be used only on hard surfaces.
You will also find the Crosswave to be more maneuverable than FloorMate and will be able to reach under a lot of places that the FloorMate cannot. It even has a longer cord which means it can be used further from the power point.
The filter in the Bissell Crosswave can be removed which may be important if you have pets, and their hair tends to clog up your cleaner a lot.
Where the Hoover Floormate Wins
The wet/dry cleaning function of the FloorMate is a big plus and makes the job of cleaning and drying hard floors surfaces quicker, and easier than the Crosswave
Its larger tanks mean it can hold more water and cleaning solution, so there is less need for you to refill it as often.
The unique brush system means that cleaning is more thorough, and that includes being able to clean right up to edges and corners, which the Crosswave struggles with.
The folding handle (an optional feature that you need to choose before purchase) means the FloorMate is easier to store away and requires less space or storage than the Crosswave, which also requires a spot for its holder.
The Bissell Crosswave and the Hoover FloorMate are both excellent floor cleaners, but if we had to choose one for cleaning hard surface floors it would be the Hoover FloorMate.
Its biggest appeal is its cleaning functions, which include the 'SpinScrub' brushes, and the wet/dry function to quickly dry floors. The larger tanks also mean fewer refills.
Last update on 2022-01-24 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API