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 Barry Family Best Ever Deep Cleaner
Title says it all. It is amazing, from two toddlers, a dog, a cat, to three levels of house and when to gather them all in my car it's a nightmare only this deep cleaner can handle. I thought it was over priced, but now I see it's well worth every penny.
May 7, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by ReeDrakeford was in love, but it leaves dirty lint on the carpet
i purchased this cleaner about one year ago. It cleans great. I had my carpet professionally cleaned prior to purchasing this machine, and i must admit it cleaned it better than the pros. however it it leaves dirty lint balls all over the floor. I'm not sure of the cause but it is very frustrating.
May 4, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by hunterman 66E12 lift off VS a standard floor model.
I have owned a number of Bissel capet cleaners over the years so I feel I am pretty qualified to comment on this one I purchased and used for the first time today. A few things about this unit.
It holds more water than it's predesesors however it goes though it just as fast if not faster. This means it is putting down much more product in the same amount of space but on the otherhand, it also seems to do a much better job of sucking it back out of the carpet.
The cord is too short making it sort of a pain when it does not reach the same spots as my old one.
There is not spot treater nozzle built into the machine to squirt a bit of pure cleaner dorectly on a spot. The cleaner and water are placed in the same tank now.
The unit is much much taller than any of my other machines making it impossble to get under my tables and chairs as I used to be able to do.
The first thing the instructions say is move your furniture out of the way before starting. Now I know why.
I will probubly use the lift off feature in the future but if you are not dead set on it being able to use without the base, save some money and purchase the old style floor model.
That being said the new machines motor is much more powerfull than any of my old ones and sucked up dirt and gravel from my carpet that not even my Dyson will. Was very impressed with it's performance even given the short comings mentioned.
May 3, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Disappointed Suction is horrible; tried the suggested troubleshooting tips; still horrible
I've tried all the troubleshooting tips suggested by Bissell, and the cleaner still has horrible suction. It only sucks water when being pulled backward with water spraying at the same time. In other words, it only sucks water as it's being sprayed and does not actually suck water once applied to the carpet. This unit is being returned first thing in the morning.
April 29, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by DNABHR dirty water
I LIKE HOW EASY IT IS TO USE, HAVE ONE COMPLAINT . THE SUCTION IS NOT THAT GOOD. ALL THE DIRTY WATER DOES NOT GO INTO TANK , SOME LEAKS BACK ONTO CARPET. LEAVES CARPET LOOKING DIRTY. WHEN I PUT IT ON KITCHEN FLOOR WAS A PUDDLE OF DIRTY WATER. WOULD NOT HAVE WASTED THE MONEY IF I HAD KNOWN .
April 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by OCDnate Decent Product
I vacuum my floors twice a week because I have two dogs (and a child on the way) and thought my floors were rather clean, but after using this product I realized how dirty they were. I like the fact that this product is 2 in 1, I really like that I can detach the motor and use it as a portable machine. For the price of the machine you would think the suction would be a lot better but if you put fans on the cleaned area it dries after a couple hours and if no fans are involved it might take all day or overnight. When I was cleaning I would hear a different pitch in the sound of the cleaner, I just cleaned out the bottom of the stand-up unit (where the bristles are located) and it sounded normal again. Over all I am happy with my purchase but it has only been used once but again, if I could improve anything about this machine I would increase the suction power to assist in drying the carpet.
April 21, 2015