Rated 5 out of 5 by Macnana Every Home with Pets Should Have This Machine!!
I just used this machine for the first time. I had the most disgusting pet stains on my stairs, they were black in some spots. I pretreated and used the lift off machine and the spots are gone. I wish I could post a picture because I took before and after shots and it's amazing. My carpet is about 10 years old and I have had a house full of kids and pets, I cleaned it last (ashamed to say) 4 years ago so it was pretty bad. This machine just took care of all of it and I paid what I would have paid one time for the pros to come out - and now I'll have it on hand all the time. What with grand kids spilling things, my little dog who still decorates the carpet, I can whip the Bissell Lift off out whenever I want to and keep the carpet clean. Great machine - and it's so easy to use - out of the box, plug it in and go - just have to attach the handle on the base, that's it. I highly recommend this machine.
August 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Happy homeowner Saved the cost of professional carpet cleaning.
My wife and I are retired seniors. The carpet in our home over 10 yrs old. Although old, the carpet still looks really good because we've had it professionally cleaned on a regular basis. Then my wife sees this Bissell product demonstrated on TV. It's certainly not cheap, however, when compared to the cost of regular professional carpet cleaning it was easy to see the cost of the Bissell would be soon repaid. Thus we purchased the machine, along with the super strength cleaning solution.
We used the machine, and we were very very pleased with the results..! The cleaning was even better than the regular professional carpet service we had been using.
Using the machine was straight forward, the dirty water captured by the machine, was a sight to behold.
We could not be more pleased with this purchase! We would recommend this machine to anyone wanting clean carpets.
November 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by mustang man This product is fantastic.
After years of using a Hoover
Shampooer I looked at consumer reports and got this one. Right out the box it removed stains the Hoover left. I brag about this product all the time.
October 7, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Sh3ralyn Loose Handle
I bought the 80X9 at walmart tonight 9/30/13. I got it home and was not even able to try the machine itself because the handle would not tighten!! What a pain... Disappointed.
October 1, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Mdrankos Not Enough Suction
Former Product: Hoover Max Extract
New Product: Bissell DeepClean Lift-Off
I needed to replace the Hoover as it's brushes had stopped agitating. It has been an otherwise very faithful carpet cleaner keeping up with two small dogs very well.
I was hesitant to go back to Bissell after having several of them cease to move water/cleaning solution after slightly more than a year each, but I liked the idea of the removable body for stairs and smalls spots so I threw caution to the wind.
I will say it's a very nice design, the containers are well made and have good fit/finish. The removable body works as advertised.
My one very strong concern is the lack of water/dirt removed from the carpet. I went through 3 FULL soap/water containers and barely filled the dirty water reservoir past half full. 3-1/2= 2.5 containers of soap/water left in carpet.
The Hoover easily extracted at least 3/4 of each tank for a nearly 1 to 1 ratio.
This seems like it's likely just creating mud in my carpets if it's not extracting. I ran into the same ratio using the hand brush on the stairs.
I'm very familiar with the slow motion drags needed to extract the water and performed the same motions as my Hoover.
I won't say this is a bad product, but if it's designed to pull dirt/soap/water out of your carpet, I'm not sure it's the best tool on the market.
I'm going to give it one more test to determine if a return is needed.
September 21, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by menscott loss of suction
I have only had this product for about 6 months and I hate it! I have only used it 5 times total and I have loss of suction. I followed all of the steps to clean and ensure that everything was sealed correctly and I still have to go over the floors 3 or more times to extract most of the water. Also when the handle is released from the upright position it doesn't always engage to get the suction, you have to put it back in upright position and release it again to attempt to get suction. I don't recommend this product to anyone!
August 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lindalou Cleans great!
I very pleased with my bissell deep clean lift off. I would have given the product 5 stars however I find it difficult for me to keep it clean. You have to take so much of ithe sweeper apart to clean it.
August 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by First time user Makes the house smell better too!
We really needed to invest in a deep clean machine as we now have a baby and also have two large dogs. We have always rented a rug doctor, but it gets expensive. So we decided to invest in this Bissell Lift-Off. I love the Lift-Off part so I can clean the stairs, upholstery, and small jobs without using the huge machine. There is a small formula tank, but I can fill it twice and empty the dirty tank once. I couldn't believe how much dirt it has brought up from my carpet with two dogs in the house. The added benefit was it made the house smell cleaner and the pretreat worked really well on old stains. The only downside is that using the spot clean on upholstery in the formula tank has made my couch and recliner a little stiff because of all the soap in the tank, so I have not added the full amount it recommends. Truly a great product, lightweight, and easy to clean!
July 29, 2013