Rated 3 out of 5 by 3DogHouse Good cleaner but dribbles dirty water
Good cleaner but dribbles dirty water. Cleans the carpet nicely but dribbles dirty water. I have to finish up going backwards and park it on a bin lid or on some tile, anywhere that I can wipe up the quarter sized dribbles. If I go forward the machine leaves little puddles.
Don't run the machine even a little bit on hard wood without the hard floor attachment. It will scratch your floor. I have a section of tile near my carpet across a few feet of hard wood, a nice place to park the Dribble Machine. It left some nice scratches on the floor.
July 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Drew I shouldn't have waited so long to buy this
I bought this cleaner yesterday and I am absolutely sold on it. We have a Dalmatian, and I was shocked at how much hair this machine picked up. I even vacuumed twice before using this! In addition to the carpet and the stairs, I even used this on the couch and it got out a stain that was too stubborn for upholstery cleaner. Definitely worth the money!
June 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by joecamaro DeepClean 17N4 feedback
I bought my wife -- though I'm the actual user -- a ProHeat 2X 9200 series at Christmas 2006. During January 2007, I cleaned the carpet in the entire house, first time it had been cleaned since installation in 2001. Considering charges by professional carpet cleaners, it was well worth the investment, did an excellent job, plus I could clean at my convenience and need. This past spring the ProHeat quit working, so we looked for another cleaner.
After looking on the Bissell website, and seeing what was available at the big box stores, we purchased a DeepClean Premier Pet 17N4 (though we don't have any pets# on May 16.
On Memorial Day, I used it for the first time to clean a guest bedroom, hallway and den, plus four small area rugs. It cleaned as well as the ProHeat, though I noticed a few pro's and con's.
The biggest plus compared to the ProHeat 9200 is the top of the brush section is removable, making it so much easier to clean as you go and when you finish. The tank assembly also cleans up without leaving lint/hair stuck in crevices.
On the other hand, there is no "rinse" function as on the 9200, as it has separate tanks for clean water and the cleaning solution. It is necessary to drain the cleaning solution, since it is pre-mixed in the clean water tank, and put fresh water in to rinse #you will be surprised how much more dirt gets picked up when you rinse). So you will want to have a resealable one-gallon container to drain your solution into, and to put any unused solution when you finish.
The Heatwave system uses waste heat from the motor to keep the solution warm. I'm sure this is more energy-efficient than the water heater on the ProHeat, but I don't feel it is quite as effective. And if you drain the solution to rinse, then the solution is cooler when you go back to cleaning.
Overall, the DeepClean does a very good job for its intended use. I give it extra points for ease of clean-up after use.
May 27, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by aldi39 This product is hard to clean
Bought 17N4 in Nov 2013. Finally used it today20 May 2014. I live in the country and I track dirt/grit onto the carpet creating dirt trails on the carpet. The unit functioned as good as the commercial units I have been renting. So I'M satisfied with the cleaning. What I don't like is that the unit is a pain to clean, the easy to remove nozzle is not easy to clean.
May 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Danter04 Great Investment
We have a Border Collie and a German Shepherd. So, needless to say, our carpet gets hairy. Between our Bissell vac and Deep Cleaner, you would never know that the dogs were ever on the carpet.
May 12, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by isabela21 one very irritating problem
I love how clean it leaves my carpet and how great it smells after but is it really supposed to leave so much water behind. I go over the carpet about 5 times and it's still very wet, it annoys me because it the most expensive carpet cleaner I've ever bought and I feel like others did a better job. I wouldn't recommend this.
May 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by khdh this product has great deep cleaning.
Just bought this cleaner do have a thermax and this did a great job. we had stains that we haven't been able to get clean in years and it cleaned more than 80% of these old stains the first time. Was impressed with its cleaning power! would recommend this product!
April 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Erika1980 Love it!
We have two Yorkies who can be very hard to potty train, so we bought this to clean our carpets and it works great! Our house smells clean and the carpets look brand new. I would definitely recommend this pet deep cleaner!
April 13, 2014