The thing that truly sets Bissell apart is their products’ pet-friendliness. For instance, take the Bissell Crosswave 1785A and the Crosswave Pet Pro 2306A; two amazing wet dry vacs that have impressed the pants off of pet owners across the globe. The only question left to answer is which of the two is the better model? Find out in our comparison below!
Bissell Crosswave 1785A
The Bissell Crosswave 1785A, just like the Pet Pro, is a multi-surface cleaning tool. We’re not just talking about tiles and floorboards; if you have area rugs, you can run this wet dry vac right over them to clean their surface and remove embedded dirt and debris.
0.4-liter Dual-Tank System
The 1785A comes with the classic dual-tank system with a combined capacity of 0.4 liters. Though not the largest tanks out there, it holds onto enough water to clean multiple rooms on a single tank. The tanks are separate from each other so there’s absolutely no risk of accidentally drawing water from the dirty water tank.
Inside of the floorhead is a dual-action microfiber brushroll that massages bare floors and carpets while it cleans. Microfiber differs from traditional bristled brushes in how it’s unable to deep-clean shaggy carpeting and rugs. However, it dislodges hair and all types of debris from the surface, allowing the powerful inlet to suction all loosened floor contaminants.
Washes and Vacuums Simultaneously
But perhaps the shining feature of both the 1785A and the 2306A is their ability to wash and vacuum at the same time. No more going back and making repeated passes; instead, with both systems working in tandem, you’ll have more time left over in the day to re-dirty your floors afterward.
Calling the 1785A lightweight is an understatement by wet dry vac standards. Weighing only 11.5 pounds on an empty tank, moving this unit around shouldn’t cause any muscle problems. However, the brushrolls don’t drive the unit forward so there’s still some manual pushing and pulling involved. You’ll find this to be true in the Pet Pro model as well.
And finally, we can’t ignore the super-long power cord attached to the back of the unit. The 25-foot cable offers a wide radius of free movement with fewer interruptions in the middle of cleaning. The 2306A’s cable is also 25 feet long.
Bissell Crosswave Pet Pro 2306A
0.8-liter Tank Capacity
The 2306A differs in many ways with the 1785A. For instance, its dual-tank system can hold onto twice as much water which means longer-lasting cleaning cycles with each tankful of water and cleaning solution. Their designs are identical—clean water tank in the back and dirty water tank in the front.
But then we have the hair strainer inside of the dirty water tank that does exactly what its name suggests. By pulling the strainer out, it’ll remove all hair and large debris from the tank so you don’t accidentally toss them into the sink. They also keep your fingers away from the dirty, dirty water so there’s that to look forward to. With the 1785A, your digits will have to dig into the tank to remove hair (gross).
What both wet dry vacs have in common is a tangle-free brushroll. Instead of long, stiff bristles, they both come with a brushroll “wrapped” in microfiber cloth that gently scrubs smooth floors and carpets. the benefit of such a brushroll design is that hair does not tangle the roll and axis which, in turn, will not affect cleaning performance. If hair does clump up around the brushroll, a quick snip with a pair of scissors will remove the hairball instantly.
Manual Brushroll Cleaning
Which brings us to the next point: manual brushroll cleaning. Neither of these wet dry vacs has a self-cleaning system that removes grit and hair from their microfiber rolls. Instead, you’ll have to pull your sleeves up and get your hands dirty by removing, rinsing, and wringing the brushroll on your own.
And finally, both of these vacuums have controls right at your fingertips. On the handle are the two buttons to switch between area rug and smooth floor surface cleaning. You can instantly transition from one surface to another with a simple press of a button.
Bissell Crosswave vs. Crosswave Pet Pro: Which Should I Get?
After learning about what each of these wet dry vacs has to offer, we feel that the better, more convenient model to work with is the Crosswave Pet Pro 2306A. It comes with twice the water tank capacity and a handy strainer that makes maintenance easier and less yucky. Other than these and their appearance, they’re practically identical.