Bissell 2747A PowerFresh Vac & Steam Mop All-in-One

Keeping the house clean is more important than you think. Not only it look better but you’ll also feel better. Why? There will be fewer allergens in the house. Take dust and dirt, for example, they can settle on the floors quickly without you knowing. Over time, they can build up, which can trigger potential health issues.

Fortunately, cleaning isn’t as tedious as it used to be. For one thing, we don’t have to rely on the mop and bucket system anymore; there are far easier ways to clean. Ultimately, we have technology to thank for that. Just look at steam mops—they allow you to sanitize different surfaces with the press of a button. What’s more, is that they don’t require any special chemical solution, just water.

Vacuuming, however, is also important. In fact, it should always be done prior to mopping. That way, you won’t run into large debris and particles when you’re pushing the mop around. Don’t have room for a vacuum and mop? Why not get a 2-in-1? Yes, they exist. In fact, there are many models to choose from—the Bissell PowerFresh being one of them!

How many features does it come with? Does the steaming function work well? What about the vacuum? Read our review below to find out!

The Bissell 2747A PowerFresh Vac & Steam Mop All in One

Bissell is a family-owned company that’s been around for over 140 years. Based in Michigan, they sell a variety of vacuum cleaners, carpet cleaners, sweepers, and more. In fact, they’ve become the number one floor care company in North America based on sales!

The Bissell PowerFresh Vac & Steam All-in-One is designed so that you can vacuum and steam at the same time. Easy to use, it’s suitable for all sealed floors including linoleum, ceramic, tile, hardwood, granite, and marble. Complete with digital controls, you can switch between different functions easily. For example, you can set it so that it’ll vacuum or steam separately. The choice is up to you. All you have to do is press a button (the steam function is on-demand)!

Featuring a powerful cyclonic vacuum, it’ll have no trouble removing everything from the floor—from dirt to food crumbs. As for the tank, it’s designed to stay dry so that it’s easier to empty afterward. In addition to that, you can change mop pads easily. You can even insert a fragrance disk if you wish.

What’s Included With the Vac & Steam System?

The Bissell 2747A comes with a few things. Here’s a quick list of what’s included in the box:

  • 1 Mop System
  • 1 Water Tank
  • 1 Measuring Cup
  • 1 Soft Microfiber Pad
  • 1 Scrubby Microfiber Pad
  • 1 Detachable Mop Pad Tray

The great thing about the Bissell PowerFresh is that it comes assembled. All you have to do is put on one of the microfiber pads- just click it onto the back of the base. If you plan on using the mopping function, you’ll have to fill the water tank up as well. To do that, just use the measuring cup that’s included (two cups will be enough to fill the tank).

Now, as far as the microfiber pads go, you get two different kinds- one is your standard cleaning pad whereas the other is more for scrubbing stains and whatnot. The difference is obvious when you look at the two; one is noticeably fuzzier than the other.

As for the mop pad tray, that’s what the pad will be sitting on if you’re mopping. Without it, you won’t be able to steam properly with the cleaner.

If you’re looking for additional attachments, you won’t find them. It gives you what you need to steam and vacuum the floors and that’s it. Honestly, though, you won’t need much else to put it to good use—it’s straightforward that way.

Build Quality of the Bissell 2747A PowerFresh Vac & Steam Mop

Not all mops and vacuums are of high quality- some will be flimsier than others. How can you tell? Pay attention to its construction. Generally speaking, you want to avoid those that look like they’re made from cheap plastic. Instead, go for something to has a metal handle. Aluminum is best, but stainless steel also works.

Fortunately, quality isn’t a major concern with Bissell products. Yes, the PowerFresh is mostly made from plastic but it’s much more durable than your average plastic. For example, the mop tray is built so that it can withstand constant movements. The Easy Touch Digital Controls is also put together well so you shouldn’t experience any issues with it.

The microfiber pads are high-quality as well. Relatively thick, especially the scrubby pads, they won’t be fraying after just a few uses. In fact, their thickness allows them to absorb more water, which makes them that much more effective when you’re moving them across the floor.

Some Drawbacks with the Bissell 2747A PowerFresh Vac & Steam Mop

Here are a few things about the Bissell PowerFresh Vac & Steam Mop that you should know before deciding to buy it.

It Can Be Kind of Loud

The 2-in-1 is pretty loud. Don’t expect it to be quieter than your average vacuum- because it won’t be. If anything, it’s just as loud as those that are double the size. You can also hear the steam coming out of the base, especially if you’re using the high setting. It’s not a deal breaker by any means, but some might find it annoying.

You Have to Hold the Steam Button

As with their other steam mops, you have to hold the steam button for the steam to come out- you can’t just press it once. It’s not that big of an issue if you’re cleaning a small area but it can quickly get tiring if you’re cleaning more than one room. Given that, I would suggest that you take frequent breaks.

Good For Light Vacuuming Only

The PowerFresh does a decent job as a vacuum. However, it’s probably not the best thing to use if you have thick rugs or if you’re picking anything more than dust, crumbs, and hair. Some debris will be leftover, which kind of defeats the purpose of vacuuming in the first place.

Removing Leftover Water Can Be Tricky

The water tank is not removable- it’s stuck on the body. This makes it a little tricky to remove extra water. You literally have to hold the entire thing upside down over a sink for the water to come out. The design also makes it hard to rinse out the tank.

The Mop Head Is On the Small Side

The mop head isn’t very big so you won’t cover that much area. Ultimately, this means that you’ll have to do more work since the surface area is small. With that said, its small profile does allow it to clean under furniture such as tables and chairs so it’s not entirely bad.

It’s Rather Heavy

This is not the vacuum/steamer for you if you’re looking for something lightweight. Despite what it looks like in the photos, it’s actually rather heavy- you’ll quickly feel it once you start cleaning. This is especially true if you’re using the mopping feature with a full tank of water as it adds to the overall weight.

Does It Clean Well?

Vacuuming

Like we pointed out earlier, the vacuum does work well for small debris such as pet hair and dust. One thing to note is that the intake is at the front of the mop so if you use the two together, it’ll pick up dirt and dust as you push it forward. Anything big or heavy, however, and you might run into problems. Also, it’s not designed to be used on rugs and carpets so if you have any of those, you’ll probably run into issues as well. At least the dust bin is easy to use- there’s also a filter that helps to trap particles so that the air will be cleaner. Just don’t forget to rinse it with water afterward!

Pro-tip: Make sure that you’re not vacuuming anything super wet. There really isn’t any way to drain the water once it’s in the bin.

Mopping

The soft microfiber pad works well with the light steam option. The fabric is also white so you can visually see all of the dirt that it grabs onto. You’ll be surprised at all the crud that it’ll remove from the floor! For the best results, use it after vacuuming or with the vacuum.

As for the scrubby pad, it does a slightly better job than the soft pad. Despite its name, however, it’s not actually meant for scrubbing (it’d be hard to move the mop like that anyway). For stains and whatnot, you’ll probably have more success actually using a rag with your hands.

Cost and Pricing Information

The Bissell PowerFresh All-in-One is not terribly expensive at $179.99 (standalone vacuums go for similar prices). Keep in mind, however, that it doesn’t come with a lot in terms of pads. While they’re washable, there will come a day where you’ll want to grab some new ones- and those will cost you extra money.

Also, the scent waters- they’re basically demineralized water that comes in various scents. Those will cost you extra as well if you plan on using them. The same thing with the scent discs. Fortunately, all of these are optional so it’s not like you have to get them for the steamer/vacuum.

 

Our Take
The Bissell PowerFresh is a convenient 2-in-1 machine that lets to vacuum and steam at the same time. Like most mops, you can use it for all sealed floors from tile to hardwood. It also comes with digital controls so you can customize exactly how much steam you want to use; you can also switch between the vacuum and steam functions. What’s more, is that it comes with two different types of microfiber pads that you can use- you only get one of each, though. As for how effective it is, it’s ideal for light cleaning. The vacuum isn’t all that great for large, heavy particles and the mop isn’t necessarily designed for scrubbing stains and messes. For regular vacuuming and cleaning, it’ll probably do the trick. The price isn't that bad either with free shipping.
Easy to Use
7.5
Durability
7
Material Quality
7.5
Attachment Security
8
Effectiveness
7.5
Value (Price)
7.5
Reader Rating0 Votes
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Pro's
Comes with a measuring cup
Doesn’t require much assembly
Two types of mop pads
Con's
Hard to remove leftover water
Only good for light vacuuming
You have to hold the steam button
7.5
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