Rated 5 out of 5 by Randy Great product
This carpet cleaner works! And the price of this product is roughly the same as if we had paid to have the carpets cleaned professionally. We have a golden retriever and as all dogs do he adds to the soil of our carpets. One area looked so bad the beige carpet was grey. We were going to have the carpet replaced it looked so bad. After cleaning the carpet once it looked almost as good as new. We are very happy we made this purchase and we would recommend this cleaner without reservation.
November 22, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by 2goldenpyrs DO NOT BUY IF YOU HAVE PETS!! Also have had many problems with the gasket in the formula tank
As far as cleaning the carpet, I would give it 4 stars. However, I purchased this product because it said "Pet 2X" on the front. I have 2 large, shedding dogs, so I thought, "Hey, this looks like the one to buy!" I spend almost as much time cleaning the unit after I use it, than I do cleaning the carpets! The hair gets ever where inside and you cannot remove the brushes to get at all the nooks and crannies! So yes, it does a great job cleaning (and sucking up all the hair) but really hard to clean aftrwards.
I do vacuum before cleaning, but because we volunteer at the Golden Retriever Rescue, we often have foster dogs here that are sick or not potty trained.
The other major issue I have had is the gasket often leaks on the formula tank, so I go through cleaning solution pretty quick.
One other small complaint I have is that the attachment hose keeps falling down when I'm cleaning the carpet, so I literally have a string wrapped around the unit, holding the hose in place.
One positive note is that the electrical cord is nice and long.
I regret falling for the "Pet 2X" on my unit and should have shopped around more for one that I can remove the rollers.
November 22, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Ray Pump Problem
After reading several reviews, I find I am not the only one having pump problems. This is a defect that needs to be addressed. I can not recommend this product due to the failure of the pump.
August 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ann IF YOU HAVE PETS & REALLY STAINED CARPET..BUY THIS
OMG! MY CARPET WAS GROSE! I adopted two english mastiffs, and my carpets have suffered. Not to mention these are older dogs and one has bladder issues in her sleep that I tried to keep cleaned up with the Bissell Portable ( I give that an A as well)You can imagine how stained up my carpets had become because of drool, urine stains, muddy paws, regular foot traffic.
I researched several brands for weeks trying to make the best decision for ongoing cleaning.
YOU HAVE TO BUY THIS. My carpets look like new again. I had to go over it several times and use the cleaning tool in spots, but it got the job done. There is no longer any evidence of dogs, it smells great and I feel I am able to invite over friends again!
The pitfall I found so far, is that I noticed it losing suction after about 3rd tank refill. I ended up having to clean up the brushes that was filled with dog hair my (Bissell) sweeper missed (whats up with that?)
The other thing is I wish the tank was a little bigger. My dining room is 17 x 17 and it took 4 tanks to deep clean it until it was clear water. It is not hard to change tanks at all. just time consuming.
I highly recommend this to anyone..especially if you have animals, and after renting one a few times, you could have paid for this!
May 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jeannebeanie CLEANING THE CLEANER
I love my Bissell but i need help with cleaning the machine after i use it, it is so clogged with hair! (two dogs and a long haired cat) any suggestions?
May 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by ms goodwrench So far, so good...
I have an older Hoover model that I used for years after my friend was done with it. It did well, but was starting to fail after years of service. I have 3 cats which makes for frequent carpet cleaning. I tried my sister's ProHeat 2 and liked the way it heated the water helping to clean better, AND I liked the ability to rinse the cleaning solution away with a separate rinse cycle. After looking at different makes and models, I settled on the ProHeat2 Pet unit. I have used it successfully now using both the hand held tool and scrubbing with the carpet scrubber. I like the ease of the water storage container; it slips into place much easier than my Hoover did. I am a 50+ female and I find this unit handles with ease. I like the extra hand tools that come with it; never know what surface you may need to scrub, with three cats! and the tools are right there ready to use. No problems so far.
March 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ed Some great points & some not so Great
I have a hover carpet cleaner yet when I saw this one I had to have it. It says it will clean hard wood floors and yes it does a pretty good job, the only problems I have with the proheat 2x is when you are using it on hardwood with the hard wood attachment it leaves water and steaks once you have cleaned a spot. It is not the vac problem but the attachment with the scrubber and squeegee once you back up and stop you have water. if there is any suggestion please let me know. Other than that I am very pleased with it
March 2, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by sally no suction
My proheat 2x never had suction. I bought it for maintence, or in case of emergency, for my brand new expensive carpet. it never had suction. i thought i must be doing something wrong, but didnt have time to mess with it, so i put it up. 6 months later i really needed it and i took it all apart checked everthing everyone on -line said to do...checked the little red door, filter (its new ...), the seal, the dial, the little gray latch, the nozzle is in the goove, everything i read to do, still no suction. there is some suction with the hand tool, i can feel it with my hand, but its not enough to suck the water. i think mine is defective. my new expensive carpet is very wet. My husband has ran to Lowes to get a shopvac. What can i do with this piece of junk? Did i waste my money??
January 11, 2013