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Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Other Box From Monday

I told you on Monday that I got 2 boxes over the weekend and that one of them was from the West Coasters but I didn't tell you what the other box was.  Back in November I won a gift give away that was held by MomAdvise    It was for this Bissell Sweep and Steam. I was so excited to get it. I don't win things often and if this thing really works like it says it does, then I will be doing the happy dance around here (good things neighbors can't look in my windows - we are too far apart)

I comes almost completely assembled all that is needed is to add the handle (1 screw) and place the sweeper bottom onto the center tube (1 screw) easy peasy. I was excited to get it and to get it going. After putting it together and reading the 10 page manual I added water and turned it on.  The entire thing is very light and the long cord made it easy to move around the kitchen.  But when I pulled the level for steam, it made this clicking noise!  OH NO I thought, it's broken.... I didn't see anything in the manual about this noise so I called the 1-800 number listed in the manual and Mary, service representative  asked me to turn it on and let her hear the sound. I did that she told me that the sound was normal and I needed to hold the steam release button for about a solid minute to let the pump pull the water down for the first time.  So she stayed on the phone with me because I was sure that something was wrong.  Just as she said the sound stopped and steam started coming out. Thank you Mary!  She was so helpful.  The steamer sweeper is very quiet, light and easy to use. Well once the initial clicking noise has past that is.  The floor dries fast, not immediately, but within a minute or two -  and hubby was able to sleep right through it.  Thank you Amy for a great give away. If you have never been over to MomAdvice you should go. She has great tips on managing a family on a budget, great recipes and wonderful gift giveaways.  Go over there and see for yourself.

I know that with a dog and a grand daughter, cleaning the floors with steam is just better for us. Plus snow has arrived at our house so now there are wet muddy paws, and boot prints to clean up after!  Can you see me smiling?  I had priced them in stores and figured I just needed to save up and hope for sale.  Now that money can go to something else.  Don't you love when that happens?

OutFit # 28 only 2 more to go!


  1. Now that was a great giveaway! My parents have one and the6y talk about how nice it is. Enjoy!

  2. Love you collection of nutcrackers. I just got my husband a cowboy one for Christmas. That mop/steamer sounds wonderful. Merry Christmas.
    Love the snowman top.

  3. Lucky you! A steam cleaner is just what I need, too ... with two dogs and four grands. ;-)

    Wishing you and yours a very blessed Christmas!


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