The thing that truly sets Bissell apart is its product pet-friendliness. For instance, take the Bissell Crosswave 1785A and the Crosswave Pet Pro 2306A, two wet-dry vacuums that have impressed the pants off of pet owners across the globe. The question is, which of the two models is better? Find out in our comparison below!
Bissell Crosswave 1785A
The Bissell Crosswave 1785A, just like the Pet Pro, it is a multi-surface cleaning tool. We are not just talking about tiles and floorboards. If you have rugs, you can run this wet dry vac over them to clean the surface and remove embedded dirt and debris.
0.4-liter Dual-Tank System
The 1785A model comes with a classic dual-tank system with a combined capacity of 0.4 liters. Though not the largest tanks out there, it holds enough water to clean multiple rooms in a single tank. The tanks are separate from each other then there’s absolutely no risk of accidentally drawing water from the dirty water tank.
Inside the floorhead is a dual-action microfiber brush roll that massages bare floors and carpets while it cleans. Microfiber differs from traditional bristled brushes in which it’s unable to deep-clean shaggy carpets and rugs. However, it dislodges hair and types of debris from the surface, allowing the power inlet to suck 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 brush rolls don’t drive the model forward and there’s still some manual pushing and pulling involved. You’ll find this to be true in the Pet Pro model.
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 model cable is 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 means longer-lasting cleaning cycles with each tankful of water and cleaning solution. Their designs are identical—a clean water tank in the back and a dirty water tank in the front.
But then we have the hair strainer inside the dirty water tank that does what its name suggests. Pulling the strainer out will remove all hair and large debris from the tank hence, you don’t accidentally toss them into the sink. They also keep your fingers away from the dirty water so there’s to look forward to. With the 1785A model, 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 brush roll. Instead of long, stiff bristles, both come with a brush roll “wrapped” in microfiber cloth that gently scrubs smooth floors and carpets. The benefit of a brush roll design is that hair does not tangle the roll and axis which will not affect cleaning performance. If hair does clump up around the brush roll, a quick snip of scissors will instantly remove the hairball.
Manual Brushroll Cleaning
It brings us to the next point: manual brush roll 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 brush roll on your own.
And finally, both vacuums have controls right at your fingertips. On the handle are the two buttons to switch between the area rug and smooth floor surface cleaning. You can instantly transition from one surface to another with a simple press 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.