Bissell SpinWave Wet and Dry Robotic Vacuum Review

Robotic vacuum cleaners are nothing new, but those that can also mop, like the Bissell SpinWave, remain a rare breed. What’s more, it’s a fraction of the cost of many other options at $399. The reality is that the combination of robot vacuum and robot mop would’ve called for two devices until recently.
That’s still the case when it comes to market-leader iRobot, too. And the cost? Right now, iRobot’s Roomba s9+ Robot Vacuum & Braava jet m6 Robot Mop Bundle costs $1,349.98. That’s nearly $1,000 more than the Bissell SpinWave.
Even hybrid options from other more budget-friendly brands also cost far in excess of the SpinWave. The Dreametech Bot L10 Pro and Eufy’s RoboVac L70 Hybrid, for example, are both closer to $500 apiece.

Bissell SpinWave Review

So, we’ve established that the Bissell SpinWave wet and dry robotic vacuum is one of the most affordable on the market. That’s all very well, but it counts for nothing unless the two-in-one mop and vacuum lives up to expectations.
Thankfully, the SpinWave largely impresses across the board. While it lacks some of the more high-tech features found on costlier alternatives, it performs well, especially at under $300.

Impressive Hybrid Abilities

The robotic Bissell SpinWave’s most significant selling point is its ability to vacuum and mop simultaneously. Here, the device vacuums debris before the mop portion of the device. This two-in-one functionality makes the SpinWave perfect for homes with wood, tile, and vinyl flooring.
However, it can also be used solely as a vacuum cleaner. By removing the SpinWave’s water tank and mop attachments, it’ll happily vacuum carpeted rooms, too. As a vacuum only, there’s the additional onboard capacity for debris as well, meaning that it’ll clean even large rooms without the need for emptying.

But Let Down Slightly by Poor Navigation

Of course, with an MSRP of $399.99, the Bissell SpinWave is best seen as a budget proposition when it comes to wet and dry robotic vacuums. Remember, getting the same from iRobot’s Roomba lineup costs over $1,300. As such, Bissell compensates costs in one or two areas.
Importantly, the manufacturer hasn’t cut costs in areas directly impacting the SpinWave’s excellent ability to vacuum and mop. Instead, Bissell has saved money by keeping its hybrid robot vacuum’s navigation system straightforward.
Sensors prevent it from mopping over carpeted areas nicely, but much beyond that, it goes about its business in a deliberate but predominantly random manner. While it’s possible to schedule the SpinWave via Bissell’s smartphone app, other options are limited, with things like custom maps remaining the preserve of much more expensive alternatives.

The Bottom Line About the Bissell SpinWave

For the money, while it might not entirely replace a more powerful upright vacuum, Bissell’s robotic SpinWave performs surprisingly well. Most suited to homes with primarily hard floors, it cleverly avoids the obstacles it needs to but still does best in rooms without rugs or carpeted areas. That said, with it possible to switch the SpinWave to vacuum-only, it’ll tackle these spots, too, but requires some human intervention first.
Not perfect, but significantly cheaper than more feature-packed alternatives, ultimately it’s hard to argue with what the Bissell SpinWave offers, especially at as little as $250-$300.

Bissell SpinWave Robotic Vacuum Warranty

Like many products, the Bissell SpinWave comes with a one-year limited warranty when purchased from an authorized distributor. But with the average vacuum cleaner expected to last up to eight years, many buyers are likely to want warranty coverage over a longer period. While big-box retailers like Best Buy offer expensive and overpriced warranties, these are rarely the most suitable option, particularly when sold under pressure.

Upsie to the Rescue

The good news is that Upsie is on hand to help. By cutting out the middleman, Upsie’s extended appliance warranty packages cost up to 70 percent less than manufacturer’s warranties. In addition, Upsie offers various small appliance warranties for everything from vacuum cleaners to waffle makers.
Further benefits of choosing Upsie include comprehensive protection against manufacturing defects, power failures, and other non-accidental faults. Best of all, there’s no deductible. Claims are also unlimited up to the purchase price of the device. Customers can purchase Upsie warranties for small appliances bought in the last 60 days and major appliances purchased up to 11 months ago.

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