Rated 5 out of 5 by Jamdam Well worth it!
I was hoping to be pleased with this purchase, ended up thrilled and amazed! With 4 dogs, 2 cats, a hapless husband and light grey carpet, I thought getting it clean would be hopeless. This machine did such a good job on my 15 year old carpet, I'm not kidding when I say, it looks almost brand new. The Big Green so much easier to use and clean afterwards. The attachment is very easy to connect and handle. With the bigger tank capacity and wider brush, it cuts down on the time too. The best part? It leaves the carpet almost dry! I'm beyond happy!
April 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Blackjackbimmer Worked so good I bought one.
Rented one from Lowe's and it did such a good job that I bought one when it went on sale.
April 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Edie 5 Dogs
Don't look any further if you have dogs in house. If you are comparing this with other machines save your time and get this one. Hands down the best commercial cleaner I've ever used and well worth the money. I live on a 10 acre acreage and spend a lot of time outdoors. And so do my dogs. (4 over 90 pounds and a pug so lots of dog) Needless to say my carpets take a beating. The Big Green is so easy to maneuver around, it seems to just glide over floors. The tanks hold enough cleaning solution that I'm not constantly stopping to empty and refill. I have about 1500 square feet of carpet and it makes the job so much easier and faster. I vacuum every other day for the most part and am just amazed at the hair I pull up when cleaning carpets with this machine. It's so easy to quickly pull the hair out and continue on. It also leaves carpet almost dry! I cannot believe how it pulls out the excess water. My sister in law renovates houses and owns the commercial Rug Doctor. Told her to try it and she was amazed as well. She also commented on how easily you can move it around. Seems so well made and solid. I also think the money and effort Bissell gives to help pets is so nice. Makes me even happier with my purchase!
February 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kay Big Green Cleaning Machine
We have rented these from Lowes in the past, this machine does such a great job on the carpets, so we decided to buy our own. We have used Hoovers carpet shampooers in the past and this machine outdoes any others. If you want your carpets really clean then this is the machine to get. Don't take my word for it try it out and you'll see for yourself. The carpets comes out looking brand new.
Great Machine, Keep Up The Good Work Bissell!
February 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LET IT BE KNOWN great product
I LOVE BISSELL. MY OLD BISSEL JUST WENT ON ME AND I'VE HAD IT FOR 10 YEARS+. WE JUST RENTED THIS MODEL FROM WEIS AND MY HUSBAND ACTUALLY USED IT AND LOVED IT. I LIKE THAT IT HAS THE 2 WATER BUCKETS INSTEAD OF THE BAG INSIDE OF THE BUCKET. IT MAKES FOR EASIER CLEANING AND THE RESULTS ARE GREAT. IT DRIES THE CARPETS BETTER THAN THE OTHER MODEL TOO. I THINK IT'S A LITTLE PRICEY, BUT IT HAS GREAT RESULTS!
January 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CarpetCleaner53 Great Cleaner
I have rented this machine a few times before and was always impressed with the results. We have two medium-large dogs and although we clean their muddy wet feet before they enter the house, they still track in residual dirt. This, the occasional accident coupled with lounging require the carpets be cleaned as often as necessary especially the traffic areas.
This machine is well-built and handles the job extremely well.
January 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Secrent A Dream Machine
This is the machine I have been waiting for Bissell to come out with for 20+ years. Hats off to the Design & Engineering Dept. for this excellent hard working carpet cleaner! I have been using a Bissell Big Green canister deep cleaner 1671 for over 20 yrs. and have been more than happy with it, but it does require putting some labor effort into it. Having had back surgery this year, I knew it was time to step up. I used my 86T3 for the first time and fell in love with it. Everything is designed well and with common sense! Very easy to use and cleanup with the collection containers is a breeze. Best part is how extremely well it cleans the carpet. The rotating brush and "strong" vacuum suction really works all the dirt free from the carpet effortlessly. I am really pleased that Bissell didn't not skimp on the vacuum power, it is powerful and suprisingly quiet. The attachment hose is another great bonus, it is plently long and is just what is needed to clean the areas you can't get the machine into, stairways especially. This is one heck of a carpet cleaner, and I can easily say it does as good job if not better, than any job a come to your house "professional cleaner" does.
December 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gerard Where have you been all my life?
As a professional Carpet Cleaner, I have owned many machine's in all shapes and sizes, when I stumbled onto Bissell looking for Machines I could recommend to my clients to use in between regular cleanings, I had tried other makers and found them lacking.... The ease of use, the ease of care, the performance, the cleaning products, and the accessories, makes the big green deep cleaning machine a machine I can recommend to my clients without any reservations!! Online ordering is smooth, the delivery, flawless, and right out of the shipping container, you are ready to clean and maintain a healthy home of carpets ans upholstery.... 2 very enthusiastic thumbs way up!!!
December 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jglockle2014 Thank You Big Green!
I have three indoor dogs; Carpet appeared ruined and needing to be replaced. I was ashamed for anyone to come over... Holy smokes! I wish I could post my before and after pictures!!! This machine is amazing and worth every dime. Family members have seen my before and after pics and are paying to have their carpet done with mine... This machine is, and will, pay for itself! It left my carpet smelling amazing, fluffy, and soft!
December 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Picky Customer Better Than "Professional" Cleaning
I have owned several carpet cleaners, none of which were impressive, but were better than nothing. I decided to treat myself with a professional cleaning, and it was so inadequate, I ended up replacing my carpet, even after they came back once to redo it. Took the plunge and spent a little more on this machine, but still less than the professional cleaning cost. My new carpets are two years old, and still look new. The slime that came out of them was amazing. It was like muddy water! I am impressed - and I don't impress easily. It is heavier than some, but easy to use, and rolls up the stairs backwards with ease. Love it!!
December 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by South jersey What a difference
I've used Hoover and most recently a bissell steam cleaner. I was happy with results on the carpet. I was cleaning the carpet every two weeks because of my two dogs. Got a great price and further discounts on the big green machine so I decided to go for it. What a difference! It picked up dirt and sand and dog hair even though I had just vacuumed. There is a definite difference. So glad I purchased this product. Also, I dislocated and broke my shoulder a couple of months ago and it was easy to maneuver and clean up
December 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mike Great cleaning machine
Having used many less expensive machines over the coarse of 20 years I decided to invest more money for a better heavy duty cleaning machine. One new puppy I need a carpet cleaner. I have 3,000 square feet of carpet all of which has been cleaned by me many times with the old machines. Got the Big Green in Nov. 2014 and I love it. My carpets I thought appeared to be clean. I ran this big boy and was amazed how it cleaned. Very noticeable. The only drawback this is a big machine and heavy but you get a good workout. It also leaves the carpet very dry. Completely dry in less than 24 hrs. Get it ! Mike
December 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jt Excellent Machine
I was sorta skeptical of how well this would work on some of the stains in my carpet. With a little pre treatment, this worked like a champ!! I was impressed with how much water it pulled back out of the carpet. It didn't take long for it to dry. This machine exceeded my expectations.
December 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marines33 WORTH EVERY PENNY -- BEST MACHINE I'VE EVER USED
I have 5 active boys, a yellow lab that sheds ALOT and light beige carpets that are 10 years old. My carpets get DISGUSTING in no time and keeping them really clean requires a lot.
Despite daily vacuums and renting commercial carpet cleaners I was not satisfied with the look and cleanliness of the carpet. I was frustrated and planning on replacing the carpets because I just could not find a machine to clean deep enough. I tried several brands.
I found this machine researching online -- the reviews were great but I was skeptical. Then I found a bargain too good to pass up and I decided to take the risk.
I just got it and couldn't wait to put it to the test. WOW is all I can say!
WORTH EVERY PENNY! NO REGRETS HERE! The true test for me was that first water change -- it was like tar!! I know -- it's nasty but I knew instantly it was doing it's job well. This is what I was looking for all this time. This machine cleans better than any machine I've ever used. I finally got the clean I was looking for in my carpets.
It pulled all the dog hair off the carpet -- I do mean ALL the hair and I vacuum daily with a high end vacuum. I take pride in keeping a clean house but when I saw all that machine pulled up -- I was astonished!!! My carpets look like new now. I was going to replace them but now I don't have to.
I like that it has 2 buckets (one for clean water / one for dirty water) so changing out the water out is manageable for me - not too heavy. It cleans forward and back which cut my usual carpet cleaning time in half. My carpets were dry in half the time too. There is nothing I don't like about this machine. I like that it folds down so storing it is easier. All the compartments come apart for a thorough clean-up of the machine. The hand tool cleans great -- my stairs look really clean and plush. You guys thought of everything. Only wish it could clean closer to the edges but other than that -- it's does a great job.
THANK YOU BISSELL for a great machine!
November 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LA50 Big Green is best ever.
I had been waiting for quite a while to purchase a Big Green Cleaning Machine. Finally, time came when I needed to clean carpets. What a wonderful experience. Our pamperd puppy had ventured down to our basement family room and had an accident. After a couple of weeks waiting I finally cleaned stained area, WOW!!! Stains came out and carpet looks brand new. I then took cleaner to my sons new home where previous owner had put an area rug under kitchen table, which left a 'sticky residue of some sort." Big Green not only cleaned up 'shadow' but made carpet look brand new again. Can't say enough. We used the Professional Cleaner with the Boost additive. Enough said. Thanks Bissell for making such a wonderful product. I also like the fact that I can purchase repair parts when needed.
November 29, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by ns started leaking from water flow indicator in a week of purchase
Started leaking from water flow indicator on a second use of a purchase without pressing the trigger
November 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by John26 It does what it says it will do!
We have two older cats and a young Maltese puppy. The dog is trained to use the pads but sometimes he misses and his business goes onto the carpet. One of the cats is sick and while she’ll use the box for #1 she does #2 when and where the urge arises which is usually on the carpet in one room. Her #2 has been upset which made matters worse. There are lots of areas where there have been #1, #2 and throwup.. Most of the stains pretty much came up (some didn’t) using one of the spray cleaners but sometimes there would be a “cleaned spot” which stood out from the rest of the carpet. I mention all of this, not to be disgusting, but to give you an idea of what we were faced with on our carpet.
So after reading about carpet cleaners and watching comparisons online I ordered the Big Green Cleaning Machine from Amazon. The room was vacuumed twice and I used Big Green on it. I was amazed at how dirty the pickup water was in the top tank. All, and I mean all, the stains were gone. Our 12-year-old carpet literally looked almost new. One hint: if you are going north and south on an area that’s pretty soiled, change and go east and west also. This way all four sides of the carpet fibers are cleaned.
We have used the professional carpet cleaners before and they did a good job but Big Green does a great job! And, using the professionals a couple of three times would have paid for Big Green. With the pros, we would move all the furniture (except the big stuff) onto the tile one day and put it all back a day or two later. With Big Green you are not pressed for time and can do one room at a time. And, the carpet dries much faster.
Big Green appears to be solidly built and has a “good feel” about it. It came fully assembled and I all I had to do was add water and the cleaning solution. While it’s a little heavy (54 lbs.) it was not hard at all to use, even one handed.
My wife was so pleased with the results that she now wants me to clean all the carpets in the house. Thanks a lot Bissell Company for building such a great carpet cleaning machine that I now have to clean all the rooms. There goes my free time – just kidding – I’m looking forward to have a house full of clean carpet.
I highly recommend Big Green for cleaning carpets!
I do have two suggestions for the Big Green engineers that would improve, I think, the operation of Big Green.
1 - In empting the dirty water tank one holds the tank by the edges and pours out the dirty water. While the edges are not sharp they are a straight edge. It would be more comfortable if the edges were folded over so as to have a smooth surface to hold when pouring out the dirty water.
2 – In using Big Green I had to hold the power cord out of the way when pulling the cleaner toward me so the wheels would not ride over it. Could a “flexible wand:” be attached to one handle to hold the cord away from the unit?
November 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pamepot What a difference a carpet cleaner makes
I had an older Bissell which broke halfway through cleaning. I wanted to buy a cleaner and decided to look for the big Green deep. However no store sold locally. So I decided to rent a Big Green Deep. Easier to setup and use and like the convenience of the fold down handle.
I returned to finish the job and decided to test the carpet I already had cleaned. Wow the water looked like I never did a thing; filthy even with grime in the water. Unfortunately I ended up redoing the whole room. I took pictures to show my sisters, before and after, they were shocked!
I returned the rental and ordered mine. I used in our office and spots that my husband assured me were permanent came up. Now we are not replacing the carpeting!
Renting one first was definitely a plus. It is a good workout but less time overall because of the deep cleaning process.
You can even get coupons to fray the cost. I believe long run my friends will try to rent from me :)
October 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dave Just had to have one
We have always rented the Rug Doctor at our local Lowe's but this time when we went in to rent one, they switched to the Bissell Big Green. I asked the girl how it worked and she said everyone that has rented them said it works better then the RD. We took it home and tried it and before we even got it back to the store, I had to purchase one. This unit is so easy to use and does such a great job that I just had to own one. It will now be much easier to keep up with our two Great Danes and the carpets look like new!!
October 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ChrisC Great Job
I rented this cleaner from Lowes and was amazingly surprised at how well it cleaned my carpet. I had oily track marks on my rug as well as kitten urine in the carpet and this cleaner sucked it all out. I was very frustrated with my carpet that I was going to rip it out and just have plywood but thanks to this cleaner, I think I can wait that little longer until hardwood is an option. I also would like to say that I used the ZAP cleaning solution.
November 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by George WOW!
Wow, Amazing, I can't believe it. Those are the words my wife and I used after purchasing and using the "Big Green". We own a 13 year old Bissell Pro-Heat 1699 shampooer, but there is no comparison between that and the Big Green Cleaning Machine. We clean our carpets regularly, and take our shoes off when walking on the carpet, but we still had ugly permanent black stains. We used spot removers before shampooing with our Bissell Pro-Heat. The black stains just wouldn't come out. Our house is only 8 years old, and has a light colored carpet. After just one use of the Big Green, the black stains were completely gone. (And I thought about the replacing the carpet, or see if a professional could get the spots out). Wow, I can't believe it!
September 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by oldzoom Best Carpet Cleaning Machine For The Money
I've owned many carpet cleaning machines through the years and the Bissell Big Green Clean Machine is by far the best one. I've owned mine for 3+ years now and it's works just as good as the day I bought it. It's simple and easy to use and holds lots of water/solution to get a big job done. I have 3 dogs and accidents do happen. The BBGCM sets up fast for use and cleans up fairly easy after the job is done. The handle folds over reducing the size of the machine so it takes up less storage space. I've never been happier with a carpet cleaning machine purchase as I have been with the BBGCM. I've loaned it to several friends with pets and then they purchased their own BBGCM and love it too. The BBGCM cleans better than the Rug Doctor rentals. You will save alot of money over the years by owning the BBGCM instead of using rentals. If your an animal owner or have messy kids, this is a MUST HAVE item in your household! Check out all the available attachments for the BBGCM, they work wonders for carpet edge cleaning, auto seat/carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning. I own them all and highly recommend them for the complete cleaning package. If you're on the fence about purchasing the BBGCM, Bissell stands behind their products and mine is 3+ years old and works great. It's simple solid construction will last many years longer than the competitors...
September 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mick1034 wow?
Received the cleaner and tried to use it, Not. We received ok to take it to a repair shop, had it one day on the way to be repaired. We received a call that it was repaired, this was done in a timely manner, thanks. When we picked it up they told us what a great machine this is, OK. Upon arriving at home it was time to try again or not. Cleaner worked great, but the attachment with the gears to drive the brush did not. Placed a call to the factory new one on the way, GREAT. I would like to close by saying what a great machine this is!! I do mean it.
August 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by rocketman Fantastic and I'll tell you why...
I used to rent the Rug Doctor from the local supermarket once/year. It became a hassle trying to do 2 living rooms and 3 bedrooms in one 24 hour period before the rental expired.
I got old. Now I just want to do my rugs and carpets when IWANT to at MY schedule.
This is better than rug doctor. It is equally as well built (sturdy, no toy), but it cleans and sucks out the water better than RDoctor.
I wanted to use it quickly to make sure it operated correctly but I didn't yet have any shampoo. So all I used was hot tap water for one bedroom, just to make sure the darn thing worked.
It sure did. It took out entire stains with just hot water and the dirty water from that one bedroom (cleaned WITHOUT the benefit of a shampoo ingredient-Just hot water) was black. After I got shampoo I did it again, of course, and got even more dirt out. Love this thing.
August 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Over 40 Just WOW!
I shampooed my home with my 12 year old Hoover brush cleaner a week ago. Not fully satisfied I decided to bite the bullet and spend the money on this one. Cream carpet etc upstairs first. Sure it was good it seemed but I still wasn't sure. Then....the stairs with cream carpet. I upgraded the attachment that hasn't come in yet so used the one that came with it. Mind you, I'm NEVER impressed with stair attachments. WOW The 10 year old carpet looks almost new. The suction? WOW So then came the real test. My family room. 3 large dogs and newer chocolate carpet that I can see the walking dirt path. Will it pick up anymore dirt? I mean it has only been a week right? Like sludge. EWWW It really should have been done again but will wait until the weekend. Sometimes we just feel like a purchase was really worth it. Doesn't happen often but this really was one of them. I won't lie though, I am a very fit 40 something female and it is a bit of a workout. Its a heavier unit and if it were a lawnmower I'd say make it self propelled. It's love...I wish Bissell made tile cleaners and vacuums this awesome. Oh, I did vacuum with my Dyson dog cleaner. Totally missed a ton of hair. The smell of the shampoo got lots of bad reviews. I am scent sensitive and while too strong from the bottle, it isn't bad and goes away once dry. Thumbs up on this cleaner!
August 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nickntj Best clean ever!
I wish I could add my before & after picture, this is amazing, cleans light carpet ruined by dogs & teenagers back to new!
Can't live without it!
August 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sandy Love this machine
Worked wonders on my carpet that truly needs to be replaced. The burbur carpet is over 15yrs old and has endured many pets and their issues. This machine has done just as well as the professionals. The stains came back after drying of course so it's not a miracle worker and nor is it to be expected for such old stains. It's very user friendly, the hot tap water stays hot so I didnt notice nor miss the heater that my old machine had. This one is well worth the extra money compared to all the others. I would definitively recommend it, especially if it has the longevity of my old one that died after 17yrs.
July 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marie57 Worked Better Than I Imagined
First: The Bad News -- I never realized just how filthy my carpets were.
Now: The Good News -- When the massive box this came in arrived through UPS, I DREADED opening it and the prospect of beginning the laborious process of assembling the cleaner and reading the directions. I needn't have worried. Well-packaged, the cleaner was out of the box and ready to go in less than 5 minutes. NO assembly to speak of and easy to understand directions - there is nothing complicated here folks. But the real test was cleaning the carpet After the first swipe, I had to run and get a camera to show the noticeable difference. Our dining room carpet is OLD and while we have a GREAT vacuum cleaner & had used our old carpet steam cleaner, I couldn't have been more surprised at the results of the Bissell. I like the scent of the cleaner and the two separate tanks means you're not washing your carpet with dirty water. The tanks snap on easily and take the guesswork out of "Is it sealed?". (Unlike my old machine that I would have to fire up to see if it was sucking up the cleaner.) The next test was drying time and would the carpet look better when it was dry. The carpet was dry in just a few hours and looked amazingly good. We have several cats and I immediately noticed a difference in the way the carpet felt on my bare feet as well as the air quality in the room. I am so glad that I purchased this machine and have been telling everyone in my family about how pleased I am. This is the real deal and if you want your own professional style cleaner to have at your disposal, I highly recommend this one. THANK YOU for a GREAT product!
June 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Biss48 Sweet Machine
I have rented several machines and I always go back to this one.This is hands-down the best machine for the money out there. These machines have never let me down,other ones have, so I bought one because I got tired of having to clean it before I used it when I rented it but that's not Bissells fault. This machine is very easy to run and maintain.
June 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by rett fantastic
I rented one and my next big purchase will be to buy this machine, I want one of my own (no one else's dirt) plus I think it needed service since I noticed tiny oil or grease spots once in a while.
I am trying to wait until next year for new carpet or was going to do the carpeted room in hardwood due to the cleaning issue. Next year I will recarpet because this machine was so easy to use and effective.
April 28, 2014