Rated 5 out of 5 by Cassie O.M.G. TOTALLY EPIC!!!!!!
Let me start by saying I was skeptical at first even though I read the great reviews. Well skepticism has left the building!!! I have a 17 year old carpet that is so beastly you would have to pay me a million dollars to walk barefoot on it. Well today is payday; my carpet looks so good I just can't believe my eyes. My whole town house is carpet except for the kitchen, wash room and bathrooms. It was so bad I never turned on the lights at night because I was afraid to look at my carpet. It really is a ecru color and not brown! The amount of dirt and black particles it pulled from the carpet was incredible. It even left the carpet fluffy, smelling great and looking brand spanking new. Old pepsi cola stains gone! Make-up stains gone! Urine stains from the dog gone! Weird smell gone! Old food spills gone! Unappealing appearance gone! Bissell let me tell ya, you had me the moment I turned the machine on. Easy assembly, easy use and worth money hard earned money. The only thing I would recommend is adding a side rotating bristle(s). This will allow you to get in between the crevices where the carpet meets the wall so the dirt that gets pushed to the wall can also be cleaned up. A+++
February 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jen AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!
My husband and I finally broke down and bought a carpet cleaning machine after researching for a few months and I have to say that this cleaner has far surpassed my expectations with how quickly and effectively it has cleaned my carpet. My carpet is 7-8 years old and I had never deep-cleaned it (I know, really gross) and I just can't get over how much better it looks. It practically looks and feels like new again. I love that the unit keeps the clean solution hot while you work and that the dirty water tank is twice the size as the clean tank so you only have to dump it every other fill-up. The clean tank is small, but not any smaller than I had expected and I was still able to get a good deal cleaned before I had to refill. I have frieze carpeting, so I did a couple extra sweeps to make sure I had all the water pulled up and found that it wasn't really necessary to do that after some experimenting. Also, I am recovering from 2 back surgeries (7 months ago) and have not had any trouble maneuvering the machine around, cleaning, or emptying/filling the tanks. That alone has made this purchase worth every penny we paid for it!
July 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dave Outstanding!!!
I was pleasantly surprised. What a great job. Much better than waiting around for a so called professional. Great product.
June 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lynne57 Why did I wait so long!
I have used many carpet cleaners on a carpet that has seen better days. My carpet originally is tan, in the past 8 years it has gone to spotted from all the stains. I have tried numerous other cleaners without success. They would clean the top and leave the stains. I purchased this cleaner. I tried it and couldn't believe my eyes. It got out almost every stain that had been there for years. I was embarrassed to have people come in my house because of that carpet now...bring them on! I also purchased your spot bot for pets. I put that on the stains that didn't totally come up and let me tell you, they are gone! My carpet looks brand new. Thank you Bissell
June 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Spunky's mom easy to use and does a great job!
This cleaner does a better job than the industrial steam cleaner that I had been renting! It does the better job while using less water, so the carpet dries very quickly. It is very to use, and I am completely satisfied with my purchase.
June 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by mkk884 Great Results
I just cleaned my carpets with this deep cleaner and it worked beautifully. While recovering from hip replacement surgery, I was using a wheel chair, and my carpet was black in places from "tire" marks. All of the stains came out with a minimum of cleaning, and it also worked well on pet stains that other products didn't entirely remove. I think both tanks are a generous size, compared to other products I've tried. You probably can't do an entire house without refilling water/solution, or dumping dirty water, but you can get a room done. I used the oxy-based cleaners, and they worked well. The carpet was pretty wet when I finished, but that would be true even if I had someone come in and clean the carpets professionally. There were a lot of hairballs after I finished, but I don't think that would be a problem if I had a better vacuum cleaner (I may be in the market for a Bissell!)
My only criticism is that I got so frustrated trying to attach the upper part of the handle to the unit, I was ready to return the product. I have assembled many "assembly required" items, but trying to get those long screws through a tiny hole, at an angle, was a nightmare!
June 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LOULOU GREAT PRODUCT!
I HAD STANLEY STEAMER COME IN AND CLEAN MY RUG, THEY EVEN CHARGED ME EXTRA FOR PET STAINS, WELL. THEY DID A HORRIBLE JOB. SO I WENT OUT AND PURCHASED THIS MODEL AFTER MONTHS OF RESEARCHING. I LIKE BISSEL BEAUSE I HAVE THEIR LIFT OFF PET VACUMM. I THOUGHT MY RUG WAS RUINED. MY RUG LOOKS NEW AGAIN. IT IS EVEN FLUFFY . AND THE BEST PART IS THE MACHINE IF LIGHT AND EASY TO CONTROL. I DIDN'T NEED HELP FROM ANYONE. I DIDN'T GET TIRED. I DID A BETTER JOB THAN STANLEY STEAMER!!!!!
June 11, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by AJ cleaningmachine nice extractor needs improvements
I purchased my cleaner in Feb 2013, it works fine for what it is...a home extractor/cleaner not a professional extraction machine. I found it is great for spot cleaning and light carpet cleaning...it DOES NOThave enough PSI or lift for deep down cleaning on thick heavy pile carpets. The big green machine is a much better choice.
Ideally the solution and recovery tanks should both be larger...what a pain to keep starting and stopping to refill. The recovery tank shut off value needs to be rethought as it will shut off with a tank half full. My wish list also would include a cord at least 10 foot longer and the manufactering of a soap/shampoo solution that need not be rinsed out. Current soaps clean okay but leave major residue so if you don't rinse carpet looks like you never cleaned it 3 days later.
For the price it's an ok machine, wish I would have purchased the Big Green!
May 31, 2013