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Bissell Symphony Pet Steam Mop and Steam Vacuum Cleaner, 1543A reviews

Bissell Symphony Pet Steam Mop and Steam Vacuum Cleaner, 1543A reviews 

Last updated: 16th August 2018

Bissell Symphony Pet Steam Mop and Steam Vacuum Cleaner, 1543A reviews

vacuum & steam mop

Bissell Symphony 1543A is a hybrid of a vacuum cleaner and a steam mop, allowing pet owners to vacuum pet hair, large particles and steam the hard floors at the same time.

The unit is featured by the ability to vacuum and steam at the same moment, or you can do separately by using a digital touch control.

This model is suitable for the home with hard floors and pets with short hairs. It is a nice additional tool for quick home cleaning but it can’t replace a full-size upright vacuum cleaner.

Check for the technologies and benefits of Bissell Symphony 1543A.


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Bissell Symphony 1543A reviews

Technologies and benefits of Bissell Symphony 1543A

Construction: this is an upright vacuum cleaner and steam mop, designed to vacuum and steam the floor in a single step. It is a time-saving machine for apartments, busy person with bare floors and small pets that requires daily cleaning. Similar Models: 15438, 1543A, 1543R


  • The model uses a 1100W for steaming which will heat up the steam in 30 seconds (similar to Bissell Crosswave, Bissell Powerfresh steam mop). When it is ready, the heater light will be turned on. The unit steam level is adjustable so you can choose the higher steam on worst stains and lower steam for dedicate floor surfaces.
  • For vacuuming, it uses a motor of 3.5 amps rating which is quite weak if you compare with a full-size upright vacuum cleaner with the same weight. The model, therefore, is not recommended as a replacement of a full-size vacuum cleaner.

Touch digital control

  • The Easy touch digital control menu gives you the option to either vacuum and steam the floor separately or at the same time.
Bissell Symphony 1543A dust bin
Bissell Symphony 1543A dust bin- easy bottom released

Specifications of Bissell Symphony 1543A

  • Dimensions: 9.8 x 11 x 46 inches
  • Warranty: 2 years limited
  • Surface Type: Bare Floors, Hard Floors
  • Power Rating: 1100 Watts for Steam / 400 Watts for Vacuum / 3.3 Vacuum Amps
  • Heater: Yes
  • Weight: 9.74 lbs
  • Heater Warm-Up Time: 30 seconds
  • Power Cord Length: 25′
  • Automatic Cord Rewind No
  • Cleaning Path Width: 11″
  • Tank Capacity: 12.8 oz; 380ml
  • Carpet Glide: No
  • Swivel Head: No
  • Cleaning Area: Bare Floors, Hard Floors
  • Variable Steam Control: Yes
  • Storage Hook No
  • Carry Handle: Yes

Performance of Bissell Symphony 1543A

Bissell Symphony 1543A reviews performance
Bissell Symphony 1543A performance
Bissell Symphony 1543A reviews performance dirty pads
Bissell Symphony 1543A dirty pads

Pros and cons of Bissell Symphony 1543A


Bissell Symphony 1543A is a cleaning tool designed for small apartments/ busy person where a quick clean-up daily is required. The unit allows users to vacuum and steam in one step, therefore, it would save time 2X if you have to do the vacuuming and steaming one by one. It has scented disc, washable microfiber pads, variable steam control which is similar to Bissell Powerfresh steam mop (the most popular steam mop model). It is backed by 2 years warranty from Bissell brand.


This model is expensive compared with a regular steam mop (because it is a 2-in-1 model) but it lacks the flexibility to clean above floor surfaces like kitchen countertop, toilet wall… The model does not have swivel steering, therefore, you can’t clean corners. The vacuum suction power is limited is also a weak point.

Recommendation of Bissell Symphony 1543A

  • Recommended for users with laminate floor, hard floor apartment who have pets and busy to do the chore daily. Suitable for the single person rather than a family house.
  • Against for users who need a steam mop with multiple functions or a full-size upright vacuum unit.

FAQs & troubleshooting of Bissell Symphony 1543A

doe it have have adjustable steam setting?
Answer: Yes it has a high and low setting

Question: Is this only for people with pets?
Answer: No. If you want your floor clean use this

Question: Does anyones mop leak from the power cord while steaming ??
Answer: I bought one for my mother and she doesn’t have any problem with her’s so i guess you might need to send yours back for a replacement or repair. i bought a extended warrantee because when you deal with water and electricity things can go wrong.

Question: How many pads does it come with?
Answer: One smooth and one textured

Question: How does the roller on this vacuum do with long hair? Does is get tangled easily or frequently?
Answer: the Symphony does not have a rotating brush so no hair to get tangled in it!

Question: can you vaccum caperts eith this combo
Answer: No just floors

Question: I’m confused, the amazon listing has three different options for “style name”: 1. all in one vacuum, 2. something steam mop water and 3. steam/vacuum. what’s the difference?
Answer: those are bundles available to purchase. They all include the machine, one includes a bottle of scented water and one includes an extra set of mop pads.

Question: Does it work on carpets too?
Answer: Yes, not for deep cleaning but for light cleaning and vacuuming. I love my symphony

Question: Can you use this on a carpet? If so, how? Do you take the steam pad off?
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Answer: You can use it to vacuum a carpet. You can’t use the steam mop features on carpet

Question: How much does the unit weigh?
Can the Bissell 1543 be used on tongue and groove laminate flooring?

Answer: it should just fine on laminate flooring, not sure if it will affect the tongue and groove since they keep the laminate flooring together.

Question: Is it safe for hard wood floors?
Answer: Yes

Question: Does this include the terrycloth pads?
Answer: Yes, two pads are included with the steam mop.

Question: How long does it take to heat the water?
Answer: Heats up quickly

Question: Is the vacuum suction effective for long human hair? I have long hair.
Answer: Yep! I have 4 hair large dogs. It’s wonderful

Question: 1132a vs 1543a which has more power/suction?
Answer: I do not know.

Question: How much water does the tank hold?
Answer: The water tank holds about 12.8 oz of water.

Question: Can this be used on marble floors?
Answer: I’m sure that would be fine but I would recommend an entirely different vacuum and Steam Mop all together because after a few months of having this it started leaking anytime I fill the tank

Question: can i use on tile and throw rugs
Answer: Tile,wood,vinyl flooring, cushioned rubber mats yes. Carpet…not really.

Can we use this to steam and vacuum the area rug’s?
Answer: No, it’s only good for tile floors

Question: Can you add some disinfectant to the water?
Answer: You can. I mix equal parts Fabuloso floor cleaner and water and it works great. Leaves my floors cleaner and smelling amazing !

Question: Is there rubber on the bottom to help corral pet hair?
Answer: The front has raised edges for the hair to go in between and gets sucked up anything that doesn’t get sucked up gets captured in the mop section. If it’s of any consequence my wife loves this thing!

Question: Can it be used on hardwood hickory floors
Answer: Not sure, I have tile and Pergo laminate.

Question: can i use it on tile floors
Answer: I have 3,000 square feet of 24×24 tile floors and it works great. I change the removable fabric heads about every 1,000 square feet to avoid streaks.

Question: How loud is this vaccuum? I would like to use it after the kiddos go to bed but do not want it to wake them up.
Answer: It’s on a low MED scale of noise.

Question: Is this vaccuum very loud?
Answer: It’s about as loud as a regular vacuum

Question: Can it be used on laminate floors?
Answer:  Yes this cleaner is designed for hard floors including laminate.

Question: Interested in this 1543. Will using steam in this, remove pet stains from my low pile careting?
Answer: This vacuum/steamer is for tile and wood floors only, not used on carpets. It only releases steam which the mop wipes, it does not release water and then suck up remaining water and dirt.

Question: Is the suction on the vacuum only setting strong enough to pick up cat litter?
Answer: I’m not sure as I haven’t tried to vacuum cat litter. It does pick up pet hair.

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