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Portable Carpet Cleaners vs. Upright Carpet Cleaners


Regular carpet cleaning is a way to know your carpets are at their cleanest. But given the choice between an upright machine and a portable machine, which should you choose?

Upright carpet cleaners are designed to make it quick and easy to deep clean entire rooms of carpet. What sets many BISSELL upright carpet cleaners apart are the rows of DirtLifter® Powerbrushes—they do the hard work so you don’t have to. These brushes have stiff bristles placed in a wavy formation on the rotating brush, helping to scrub and lift the dirt and stains your vacuum can’t reach. Then powerful suction lifts it away.

Portable carpet cleaners are smaller machines that are great for cleaning spots and stains quickly and easily. They’re convenient to have on hand for unexpected spills, including, wine, juice and pet messes . Having a portable carpet cleaner at the ready helps to keep your home looking and feeling fresh between regular deep cleans.

When it comes to upright carpet cleaners versus portable carpet cleaners, it’s not about which is better; it’s about which is best suited for the job at hand. Think your home could use both? Check out our Lift-Off® Deep Cleaning System, offering both upright and portable cleaning in one machine!

Also, don’t forget to stock up on carpet cleaning formulas designed by our in-house chemists to help you keep your home clean and fresh. Find the carpet cleaning formula that’s right for you.

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