Rated 3 out of 5 by Wabbit1961 Picks up a lot, but...
I brought this model back after using it twice. Not my first time in this rodeo. I've used plenty of carpet cleaners.
It does pick up lots of dirt, it's much quieter than a Hoover, and it's built very sturdy.
This model, for me, lays very flat and was bulldozing dirt that it was not suctioning up. Also, dirt was all over the flat base and was spreading across the floor I was attempting to clean. I attribute this to the weight of the machine.
The tank was also a pain to empty, clean, and fill.
I traded it for the ProHeat Pet and couldn't be happier. It's noticeably lighter, the single roller works great, and the two separate tanks mean you don't have to stop, empty, and clean the tank to do a rinse. The ProHeat Pet switches on the fly to rinse.
February 24, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mom of 3 Loud Motor noise
I purchased this today. I promised myself after having 3 Bissell's break in 3 years, I wasn't going to buy another. However the Other brand wasn't in stock. So I decided to purchase this one.
At first I didn't feel it was sucking up the water very well. I filled the bladder tank twice and the dirty water tank was still not full. I still went ahead and cleaned the rest of the room. When I started to rinse the floor and continually push water out of the machine, a loud vibrating motor kicked in. I don't know if this is supposed to happen. The machine started picking up more and more dirty water! This stayed on the rest of the time I rinsed the floors. It honestly was able to suck up so much dirt that I rinsed one area 5 times and the water was still brownish. Just last week I borrowed my MIL "other brand" and this definitely out cleaned it.
The only thing I can think of with the motor is if it has an automatic height adjustment? I pushed it onto my hard wood floors and the vibrating quit. Once I pushed it back on the carpet it started up again. I really hope it's not a sign of something wrong.
February 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by GGrah903 Excellent Product
We bought this cleaner last weekend and used it on traffic areas of our home that we share with two dogs. A particular stain that had not come up with other remedies lifted right off and no one would ever know it had been there. I had researched carpet cleaners online and at the local stores trying to make sure we would buy the best product available. We accomplished the goal. I recommended this particular model to a friend just recently and they went out and bought it that same evening. Very happy and will recommend again and again!
December 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stephanie I would DEFINITELY Recommend This!!!!!!!!!
Just purchased this today and cleaned my living room carpet. Excellent cleaning and very powerful suction. Love the heating feature. Very IMPRESSED with its performance, unequal to any other home carpet cleaners. This product is the standard for all others to be measured. EXTREMELY PLEASED!!!!!
December 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mcramer surprise clean carpet
WOW, My carpet was so dirty mostly pet stains.This Bissell carpet cleaner cleaned and really helped with the smell.My carpet looks new.Veryeasy to use and clean.I love the heat feature and the tool was helpful for that stubborn stain.Highly recommend.
November 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 78turbo Great Product
I used this machine to clean an 1800sf house and it did a very good job. The carpets were cleaned by "professional" cleaners recently and this machine still picked up dirt left over. This is the third cleaner that I have used from Bissell. I miss having the indicator for speed found on my old one, it let you know when you're cleaning too fast.
October 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mom of 6 Excellent Home Cleaner!
We are a home with 6 kids 2 dogs a cat and light colored carpets. I have always kept up on keeping carpets clean. But our steam cleaner was going on 6 years old and did not seem to get the clean I was looking for. I purchased this advanced machine and with in 5 minutes of using it , it had collected dog hair, crumbs, misc rocks etc.....I could not believe my eyes. The carpet looked clean looked fresh and was the softest my carpet has ever been. My husband and I could not stop talking about how great the carpets looked. The machine I think is so simple to use. It is very common sense funtcion, it is everything I would hope for a machine.
July 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Rose Great cleaner!
I bought this because I needed something with better cleaning . I am allergic to dust.. So I need something that will really clean deep down, and the heater was a plus.. The only con's on this machine is the tank is smaller than I am use to and having to wait for the water to heat,.. ALL and all I give it a A+ ...
July 6, 2014