Rated 5 out of 5 by Momof3dogs Great light weight machine
About a year ago we had Stanley Steamer come clean our (1 year old) carpets and we were disappointed. They couldn't get a pet stain out and our carpets did not look any cleaner. We have since adopted 2 puppies who get excited and dribble as they walk. Our carpet was hideous. I rented the Big Green deep cleaning machine and did the carpets and couches. The pet stains came out, even the one the professionals couldn't do and our house looks and smells new.
July 7, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Phil P. Great machine, but....
This machine is easy to use, easy tanks to use and carry, and does a good job of cleaning. But I have one BIG complaint. It leaves big balls of fuzz all over the floor! I had read about this complaint in other reviews. AND it's described in the ops manual! I want to clean the carpet, let it dry, and then enjoy the clean carpet. But no... there is still more work to do before you're done. I do not like that. Why can't this machine "pick up after itself"?
July 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by robert pro.cleaner 2012 bissell big green one of the best cleaners
I am a professional carpet cleaner for about, 20yr. and can say this machine really works, but it can be better with a little more work, but i like it!! i have one and it do clean like the big boys; it just need heat in it and it will be the best machine out there .!!!
June 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by steamshovel Better than zerorez and other pro's
Amazing machine, does not water log the carpet and dried within a couple hours. This machine did better than Zerorez carpet cleaners who we paid $200 to clean our carpets last time. I am so impressed I am going to buy one. Definitely recommend! I wish Costco would carry them!!!
June 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jimmy 1969 The BEST period.
First, Thank you Bissell. You have engineered the best carpet cleaning machine money can buy. After my first use of this machine on our white carpet it proved to me that nothing else will ever do a better job. I have been using the original and very first BIG GREEN CLEANING MACHINE I was given as a gift in 1995. It lasted without a single repair for 3 houses, 4 kids, 4 dogs, 3 cats and what must be without a doubt miles of carpet cleaning. Last month the trigger handle started to leak and to my great dismay the replacement part was no longer made just less than a year ago. Searched like crazy to find a part on line you name it, they are gone. :( So with that I decided to get a new machine. I bought and tried 3 other machines. They all went back to the store. They DO NOT hold enough cleaning solution. I'm telling you about the old machine simply because it gives credit to my Bissell experience with one great machine for 17 years. It still runs mind you. Just has a leaking trigger handle. Ok, moving on, the new Big Green cleaned several high traffic areas that nothing has ever been able to clean. Even after a good effort with the old machine could not clean the new BIG GREEN made my white carpet like new again. The ground in dirt is now gone. I took pictures on my phone as I cleaned the floor to message my wife and show her the results. I was shocked. I kept saying as I was cleaning "You are a total beast." If you use the Bissell high end cleaner and spend time going over the high traffic areas this thing will clean it. Also, I never even broke a sweat. The BIG GREEN did all the work. NO regrets. Like every other review it is worth every dollar. You get what you pay for with this machine. If I see bad reviews of this machine I would seriously question them. It is simple to use and a simple design that should last and clean for years to come. It paid for itself the first time I used it because I thought I was going to need to buy new carpet. Not anymore. They have been deep cleaned by the beast and I have pictures to prove it. :)
June 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rich B big green
Just used it today for the first time and it worked great.
The only problem is that Walmart doesn't have the refills in stock.
May 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Clean Rugs Now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't bother with other cleaners.............
This machine cleaned carpet heavily soiled and spotted in our house, that we were going to rip up and replace with tile. It looks new now! It was amazing how much dirt and garbage it pulled out of the rug area. Uses about 2/3rds less chemical than brand x rental machines. We also pre-spotted as recommened. Some of the really bad food stain/ spots needed to be gone over more than once, but you can't tell they were even there now. If you can't afford one then go rent one. We already got our $$$ worth in one use as most of the house is carpet. Just take your time and let the machine do the work. Criss-cross cleaning bad stains helps. Best $$$ we ever spent!!!!!!!!!! :) Thanks, Bissell!!!!!
May 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Robert Weers Mr
Very happy with my Green Deep Cleaning Machine.
Easier to use than my old machine and removes more of the moisture from the cleaned area.Tanks are easy to empty and refill.
May 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Happy Mom Worth the Cost!
I have owned a hoover steam vac V2 for about 8 years now, and am very used to cleaning our home carpets with it for the past 8 years. I was very glad to get a reasonably priced steam cleaner when my son was a baby crawling on the floors. I never rented a carpet cleaner before, but when I had family coming I knew my hoover would take me an entire day to clean three rooms worth of carpet, and I would spend a third of my time emptying and refilling the tanks, so I decided to rent the Bissell cleaner from Lowe's after reading reviews online about it. From the beginning, I could tell that the suction power on the Bissell was greater, and it got so much stuff out of the carpets that the Dyson vacuum and hoover steam cleaner completely overlooked. The tanks are also much larger than on the Hoover so you spend more time cleaning and less time emptying and refilling. It took less time to clean overall! I was amazed at how powerful it is and how great it works. The carpets looked fabulous for my family's visit and I am going to sell off the Hoover steam vac and just bought the Bissell Big Green Machine. It is well worth the cost. I joined the rewards program online, saved 10% with an online code for joining the email list, and saved an additional 5% for being a rewards member. That makes me so happy to buy one!
May 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by MikeW Amazing Machine
Best carpet cleaner that I have ever used! Last year, I rented a Big Green Deep Cleaning Machine and was so impressed with how easy it was to use and what an awesome job it did cleaning my carpet that I bought one. Money well spent...just can't say enough good about the product!
May 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by JEFF& DEBBIE worth every penny
We have used all the rentals out there, so we decided to invest in our own. this unit was so easy to use. Did 5 rooms and was really impressed at the ease at which we were able to finish. We could get a tank per room , some more. which limited our use of cleaner. Very impressed with everything about this unit, especially a 5 year warranty. best buy of the decade for us.They couldnt make it any easier to use straight out of the box ready.
April 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by joe the best carpet cleaner
I decided I would go ahead and purchase a big green machine. I have realized that since I like to be able to do my carpets when I want to, it would work out better to just buy one. . I have used all of the orther carpets cleaner available in the past and this one works very well.. In the long run although this machine may cost more it works so much better than one of the other machines that cost as must as this one. it did a good clean on my carpet. i would buy again if i had to. if you need a good carpets cleaner buy this one it will do the job
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April 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by CesarD Better than professional
I had seen this product at Lowe's and contemplated renting, but I had rented other products in the past as was not pleased with the cleaning quality and the drying time. I asked the store associate about the product and she gave me a good review. But, still did not want to believe so I called Kiwi to once again clean my carpets. I had four dogs, down to two, and three kids. One of which plays softball so dirt is a constant battle. The carpet was cleaned but did not feel it was as clean as it could be.
A few weeks ago, with a dirty carpet in the den I was once again looking to get the carpet cleaned. This time I decided to move forward and rent the Big Green Deep Cleaning Machine. I went to Lowe's and again asked the associate for their opinion. I got a solid review as they used it a weeks earlier. I rented the cleaner and there is no looking back. Worth every penny for the rental and will be buying it once I compare prices. What can I say, I can be cautious...
April 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by VW Best steam cleaner - great value
This machine is the best for cleaning. I have had my carpets cleaned by professional companies and this machine does as good, if not a better job than they have for less. After renting this the first time, I decided I would go ahead and purchase one. I have realized that since I like to be able to do my carpets when I want to, it would work out better to just buy one. I love having the machine available when I need it without having to rent one again and again. I have used all of the various models available in the past and this one works absolutely fabulously. The new Bissell products work really great also. In the long run although this machine may cost more initially it works so much better than one of the smaller machines that cost almost as much as this one.
April 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cleaning Machine Great machine worth the money
My parent bought one of these and I have cleaned my house, their house, friends house, and my brother done his. So it's worth the money if the whole family gets use out of it. We have 2 dogs, puppy, teenager and 6 yr old. So our carpets needed a good cleaning. This machine made the carpet look about like new. My friends carpet had stains coming up and looked pretty bad. I did thiers and when they got home they were amazed of how good it did. Thier carpet looked like new and even made the carpet soft and more plush. I've used a rental from home depot in the past and this machine does a better job. I use it pretty slow but the carpet I cleaned was pretty bad but taking my time payed off. Purchased machine <400 has a 5 yr warranty, it's worth it! Only one bad thing I wish it was wider, but don't let that stop you from buying one. Just look at reviews on this wesite or amazon.com and you'll see how nice this machine works.
April 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by pyates41 the best!
I have light grey carpet and 3 Yorkies. Due to this we shampoo carpets at least 1 a month. Over the last 8 years we have gone through 6 shampooers, up to this point we perfered the Hoover uprights the best because they extracted much better than the Bissell uprights. I also had a Rug Doctor like you see for rent, it was returned soon after its first use.
Last month my Hoover broke, so I had to rent a Rug Doctor, it did what I thought was a good job, but it kills my back and my wife had the same problem. Yesterday I used my new Green Machine for the 1st time, only 2 weeks after a very exhausting cleaning with the Rug Doctor. I was simply amazed at how much dirt i removed from my carpet, by looking at the waste water you would have thought it hadn't been done in years, this morning when i got up and walked on the carpet barefooted i could not believe how good it felt. The capacity of the water tanks is another great feature. This machine also leaves the carpet very dry, by the time i finished it was dry where i had started. Useing this machine did not hurt my back either. I know some may be scared of the price tag, but it is worth every penny! Carpet shampooers are like anything else, you get what you pay for. After looking on several sites i found it was best to buy it direct from Bissell. I ordered it on a Saturday and it was shipped on Monday morning from Texas and was at my home in Milwaukee Wi. the very next day. I cannot remember the last time I have been so pleased with a purchased (maybe my Harley).
April 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by PGM The RED Machine vs. the GREEN Machine
I do not own any machine but I have always rented them. Always renting the heavy Red Machine, I was out looking for the rental. I ran across the BIG GREEN at my local Lowe's. I rented this machine hurried home to start my long morning carpet cleaning. I hurried home that morning because I knew that it would take me several hours of work and all the rest of the day with all my windows open, fans blowing, and my back hurting after all that pushing and pulling. WOW BIG GREEN I am in love...lol...This machine is awesome. It is very easy to operate, it is easy to navigate, it places just the right amount of cleaning fluid on the carpet, and NO BACK PAIN! I finished my cleaning in record time and guess what...my carpets look newly installed. My carpets dried in record time and did I mention how clean. I did such a great job I am about to purchase this unit. Oh my neighbor now rents this same unit because she saw how clean my carpets were. Thanks Bissell for making my life better!
April 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stacey13 Best Machine Ever
I have used the other Bissell carpet cleaning machines, and they did a great job. The Big Green Deep Cleaning machine is just amazing. I moved into my home 12 years ago & am still remodeling all the rooms, but the living room carpet is the worst. I used my machine this past week & was utterly amazed by how clean the carpet got. I know if I had time to keep going over it that it would be even better. Even my family was amazed. I know it is pricey but it so worth it. I luv this machine.
March 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Slim Super carpet cleaner!
I was online looking for the rug doctor carpet cleaner and came across bissel. Must I say that this machine is super awesome!! Just cleaned all the carpets in my house today and it is super clean. The machine is so easy to use and cleans really good! I recommend this machine to everyone!
February 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by BM Big Green Dirt and Dog Hair Carpets You have met you MATCH!
I bought this machine today and just cleaned my entire house took me about 3-4 hours to do but my carpets are finally clean. (Carpeted area in the house is about 1500 sq.ft.) But I vacuumed and vacuumed and still don't think anything could pull out as much hair as this thing did. I recently bought the house, I am living in I don't think the people who lived in the house before me every shampooed the carpet and probably did not even vacuum that well. The tank almost looked black with all the dirt and grim that was in these carpets yet the carpet is only 2 years old. I would highly recommend the BIG GREEN to anyone after using it. Especially since I was considering purchasing a rug doctor and when comparing the two machines there is no comparison. The rug doctor has flimsy hoses that connect to the tank and the big green does not less moving parts mean less likely to break. Need I mention that the Rug doctor that I looked at on display that was new and never used already had cracked hoses (the biggest complaint on the Rug Doctor website as well). So I must say to close my comment out "Bissell you have out done yourself with this cleaner and with the Big Green and my will to clean even the dirtiest carpets nothing stands a chance, but clean carpets in the end!"
February 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mom Dogs, Kids & Dirt
I have owned many carpet cleaners, uprights, cannisters and some were " other brands" but I always come back to Bissell. What I have paid in the last 10 years for cleaners more then covers this one. With a 5 year warranty it is worth every penny. My carpets take a beating and the day this arrived I used it in my worst room the family room. The amount of dirt I removed hurt my feelings but the fact that the carpets were clean and dry in 2 hours was worth the hurt feelings. The suction does very well at removing the dirty water and leaving it SLIGHTLY damp. I will recommend this to everyone I know!!!
February 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pete Great Cleaning Power!!
I had been using another manufacturers rug cleaning machine. Many times I felt the machine was not cleaning well and dirt was still deeply embeded in the rug. Well finaly this machine stop working in the middle of doing the rugs in the house. I went to local Home Depot and they had this machine on sale. Well when I got home and put it together I put it to the test and the part that had been done before I redid it and lo and behold the dirt it pulled from it was astonishing1 I was sold and my wife was too. We use it at least once a month due to the fact we have two dogs and they do track dirt into the house. I must say I have not been disappionted with it's performance and cleaning ability
January 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Joe1958 WOW! what a great carpet cleaner.
I can't beleive what a great job Big Green did on my carpets. I have off white carpet and a new puppy, need I say more? I had another brand cleaner and was happy with the job it did but I broke so I decided to get a Bissell and was so very glad I did! I still can't believe what a great job it .
January 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by joe big green deep cleaning machine
this unit is the Best that i have used out of all the others there is no comparison words cant really describe the way it cleans the BEST can't be beat
January 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Trimline Excellent Performance
I've had a number of cleaners and was at first hesitant with the price, but I am so glad I purchased this machine.
My family room is between the kitchen and the pool area, and you guessed it, the light carpet is easily soiled, especially with 2 dogs coming in and out.
With one cleaning, the carpets looked brand new again. The machine holds a lot of cleaning fluid and is a breeze to operate. I would not hesitate to recommend Big Green. In my opinion, it out performs any cleaner on the market, and believe me, after 22 years in this house, I've tried quite a few.
January 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Keith Works as advertised
We purchased the cleaner almost a year ago and have now used it a number of times as well as our family members who continue to borrow it. The bristle bar spins fast like a vacuums beater bar, really scrubbing the carpet. The suction is very powerful, pulling out most of the water that's applied. It truely is a short drying time between the powerful suction and the heater/ blower under the machine. I now see the big green offered for commercial use/rent at large stores that used to offer the Red commercial machine.
January 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stickler for Quality and Value Simply THE BEST Carpet Deep Cleaner Out There!
The Big Green Clean Machine is the best carpet shampooer I ever used. The heavy-duty quality construction, efficient design, ease of use, & unbelievable cleaning effectiveness make this carpet shampooer the best one on the market today. It was a snap to use & even got out soap and grime left behind by another brand machine. The sample of the Bissell professional strength cleaning solution that came with the machine was outstanding. Less cleaning solution cleaned better than any other product I had used before & did not require the use of a defoamer like the other brand did. I was amazed how thoroughly Big Green cleaned the carpet & totally vacuumed up the water. It was phenomenal how dry the carpet was immediately after shampooing. It dried completely in just a few hours. (I mention this fact because the other brand of machine that I had used before left my rug so wet that I had to use my utility vacuum to vacuum up the water it left behind--even after all that, it still took a long time to dry,) With Big Green, my carpet was clean, dry, & looked as close to new as could be expected with a lot less effort (fewer strokes) & time. I love that I have my own Big Green Machine in house that I can use any time I need too. It also comes with an portable cleaning tool & hose which are also of a heavy duty construction. Don't waste your money on services or other brands of cleaners--GO BIG GREEN CLEAN MACHINE!
January 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by TC Great product
I have used this product (renting) more than once and I love it. Carpets dry very fast and really clean, looking to purchase one
January 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jaxson10 Good Machine
I use the Rug Doctor many many times . Not sure why but went to Lowe's and rented a Big Green . Very pleased how good it cleans and how fast carpet drys. The other machine took all day for the carpets to dry, the Big green only took a couple of hours for carpet to dry. Also when the soap runs out you dump dirty water a same time, not so with the other unit. So finally I was able to get one . Very happy with machine.
January 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dawnjmh Truly Great Carpet Cleaning Machine
I rented the Bissell Big Green a couple times from Lowe's prior to purchasing mine so I knew the features and how well it actually worked. I had used Rug Doctor machines in the past and just really liked the ease of the Big Green Deep Cleaning Machine so much MORE. I live in Indiana and I have four dogs that are in and out of the house all the time. In the past, I had purchased the Bissell ProHeat 2X and while it was lighter and easy to use, it didn't do as great a job as the Bissell Big Green Machine. In fact, after about a year and a half the pump went out on the ProHeat model. So, that was a huge consideration when I went to purchase the Big Green Deep Cleaning Machine. It's great to have it in my home so that I can clean a small spot or if I just decide to do one room without the hassle of going somewhere to rent one. I can clean carpets before our family gatherings and holidays, all ON MY OWN SCHEDULE rather than killing myself trying to get it all done in one day. I thing you'll absolutely love this machine!!!
January 24, 2012