Last Updated: 30th June 2017
Bissell, or Bissell HomeCare, is a privately owned vacuum cleaner and floor care product manufacturing corporation headquartered in Walker, Michigan in Greater Grand Rapids (Wikipedia.com). Bissell has been founded over 130 years, making it the oldest brand among other floor care manufacturers.
In the context of carpet cleaners, Bissell offers a variable array of machines, cleaning solutions and rental service. Unlike Hoover, one of Bissell’s rival that only have upright carpet cleaning machine, Bissell have portable carpet cleaner, upright carpet cleaner (half-size and full-size), commercial carpet cleaner and combo model of portable and upright carpet cleaner, making Bissell the only brand to have such diversified carpet cleaning machines so far. Besides, Bissell also has its own cleaning detergent brand, Scotchguard and Febreze, which is normally sold with the machine in selling package.
Table of Contents
- 1 Bissell products
- 2 Group 1. Bissell Portable Carpet Cleaner
- 2.1 BISSELL SpotClean Professional Portable Carpet Cleaner, 3624
- 2.2 BISSELL Little Green ProHeat Compact Multi-Purpose Carpet Cleaner, 14259
- 2.3 Bissell SpotClean Cordless Portable Spot Cleaner, 1570
- 2.4 BISSELL Little Green Multi-Purpose Portable Carpet Cleaner, 1400B
- 2.5 BISSELL Spotbot Pet Handsfree Spot and Stain Cleaner with Deep Reach Technology, 33N8A
- 3 Bissell upright carpet cleaner
- 3.1 Upright carpet cleaner for pet messes
- 3.2 ProHeat 2X® Revolution™ Pet Carpet & Upholstery Deep Cleaner | 1548
- 3.3 BISSELL DeepClean Premier Pet Carpet Cleaner, 17N4
- 3.4 The hybrid carpet cleaner
- 3.5 BISSELL DeepClean Lift-Off Deluxe Pet Full Sized Carpet Cleaner, 24A4
- 3.6 The cheap carpet cleaner
- 3.7 BISSELL PowerLifter PowerBrush Upright Deep Cleaner, 1622
- 4 Commercial grade carpet cleaner
- 5 Conclusion
Except for carpet cleaning machines and carpet cleaning formulas, the brand also provides vacuum cleaner, sweeper, steam cleaner and hard floor cleaner, marking a total of 104 products (quite a great quantity). In this review, we only focus on those relates to carpet care only.
Bissell carpet cleaners could be basically divided into 2 designs: portable and upright.
Group 1. Bissell Portable Carpet Cleaner
The portable carpet cleaner from Bissell give us a quick and convenient measure to tackle spills, pet messes and embedded stains, keeping our carpet stain-free and odor-free without manual cleaning needed. Almost all of the portable carpet cleaners are fully assembled unit, lightweight and easy to use and be capable to work on various surfaces like rugs, upholstery, car interior and carpet. They are varied by features and technologies that Bissell uses in different models. Depending on the design, you could let the portable carpet cleaner to work automatically on the stains while you are doing other tasks, or you could clean by yourself for a deep cleaning efficiency. Due to the small size, the portable carpet cleaners could not be treated as an upright carpet cleaner, because they are designated for small area cleaning, not for whole room cleaning task.
BISSELL SpotClean Professional Portable Carpet Cleaner, 3624
Worthy to mention, this model is rated as the best portable carpet cleaner[ on the market by professionals, review websites and amazon.com user review. The BISSELL SpotClean Professional Portable Carpet Cleaner, 3624 is featured by its ability to remove set-in stains and worst stains that others may fail to deliver. The machine value is added by a lot of attachments and hand tools (6’’ stair tool, 3’’ stain tool, cleaning formula), long cord (22 feet) and light weight (13 lbs). Compared to other portable carpet cleaner, this is the only model to give deep spot cleaning results with extra-fast drying time. Over 1500 buyers on amazon.com agreed to rate this carpet cleaner 4.5 over 5.0 stars. Recently, the BISSELL SpotClean Professional Portable Carpet Cleaner, 3624 price is reduced to about $100 (check current price here).
BISSELL Little Green ProHeat Compact Multi-Purpose Carpet Cleaner, 14259
The most noticing of this model is the “Proheat” function, meaning that the BISSELL Little Green ProHeat Compact Multi-Purpose Carpet Cleaner is incorporated with the heatwave technology to maintain the water hot during cleaning circle (BISSELL SpotClean 3264 does not have this function, although adding tepid water to the machine is applicable). Secondly, this model is equipped with dual water tank (separate dirty and clean water) for easy filling and emptying. Slim, effective cleaning and cheaper price than the SpotClean Professional 3264, this model is therefore an alternative choice of over thousand buyers who rated it 4.5 over 5.0 stars on amazon.com.
You could check the price of this model here.
Bissell SpotClean Cordless Portable Spot Cleaner, 1570
The Bissell SpotClean Cordless Portable Spot Cleaner, 1570 is exclusively targeted car owner by its two features: cordless and extremely lightweight (only 8.5 pounds). Like any portable carpet cleaner that works effectively on upholstery, spots, stains or pet messes, this product uses lithium battery, enable continuous working around 20 minutes. Therefore, most of buyers agreed that, this is an exceptional design for car interior cleaning and outdoor furniture cleaning. The price of Bissell SpotClean Cordless Portable Spot Cleaner, 1570 is always $50 more expensive than the norm (check current price here), but this cordless model gains considerable from over 700 customers on amazon.com (rated 4.5 over 5.0 stars).
BISSELL Little Green Multi-Purpose Portable Carpet Cleaner, 1400B
This portable carpet cleaner is mostly identical to the model Little Green Proheat 14259, but this model is lighter (9.65 lbs) a bit. Bringing the same benefit but this carpet cleaner is currently sold at a higher price ($150 on amazon.com, check the deal here), therefore it is not the most recommended carpet cleaner. The reason behind is Bissell had reduced the price of other models but they “might” forget to reduce this model, hence the model is not so appealing in terms of money value.
BISSELL Spotbot Pet Handsfree Spot and Stain Cleaner with Deep Reach Technology, 33N8A
This is the rare portable carpet cleaner that could work automatically on its own. You just need to let the machine standing on the stains, choosing the cleaning regime and walk away, the Spotbot will do the rest for you. Besides, there is a hose tool that allows you to do manual cleaning for hard to reach areas, upholstery, rug,..like any portable carpet cleaner. Although the suction of this carpet cleaner is weaker than the SpotClean 3264, this product is also one of the best seller on amazon.com, due to its unique “hand-free” cleaning function. This Spotbot 33N8 is currently sold at $99 (you could check the price here)
Bissell upright carpet cleaner
Bissell [su_highlight background=”#e8e68a”]upright carpet cleaner[/su_highlight] is a full-size carpet cleaning machine that could perform wall-to-wall carpet cleaning task, upholstery, stair, hard-to-reach area cleaning tasks. This could be done because the machine has the rotating brush system at the base for whole house cleaning and a hose outlet for other small cleaning task. Similar to portable line, the upright line is diversified by different technologies and applications that Bissell have put into each carpet cleaner. Some are for small apartment owner, some are for high traffic area, some are for pet hair and pet accidents treatment…In any circumstance that we have to encounter, Bissell will have a model to cater our specific demand.
Upright carpet cleaner for pet messes
ProHeat 2X® Revolution™ Pet Carpet & Upholstery Deep Cleaner | 1548
The Bissell Proheat Pet full-size carpet cleaner 1548 model is the newest design of Bissell, targeting at pet owners and those who require a true deep cleaning. Mentioned by many users, this carpet cleaner could bring the cleaning performance outrank other rental units. The machine could run in Deep cleaning mode to remove worst stains permanently, or Express cleaning mode, for regular cleaning duty. Especially, the carpet drying time is around 1 hour (Bissell reports) and the low profile foot lets us to clean under furniture without removing it. Under $200 (check recent price), this is one of the best carpet cleaner on the market.
BISSELL DeepClean Premier Pet Carpet Cleaner, 17N4
This model is featured by a pet hair basket incorporated to separate the hair out of the dirty water, thus preventing clogging on the machine. With this carpet cleaner, you will never worry of loosing suction activity caused by pet hair, which others may fail. Besides, the rotating brush is added with 2 edge sweeps for baseboard cleaning, and the 12-row path width let us wash the carpet faster than others. This carpet cleaner is currently sold at $178 (check recent price), making it more appealing than the Proheat 1548 model.
The hybrid carpet cleaner
BISSELL DeepClean Lift-Off Deluxe Pet Full Sized Carpet Cleaner, 24A4
The selling point of this carpet cleaner is the 2-in-1 design: you could use the machine as an upright cleaning machine or a portable carpet cleaner, just in a blink of eye. This machine is considered as a combo of Bissell Spotclean Professional and Hoover SteamVac, mentioned by a lot of users, but the design makes it an attractive tool than buying two separate machines. The downside of this carpet cleaner is the water tank size. Users said, the water tank capacity of the portable part is only ¾ Gallon, so they have to change the fresh water more frequent than the Spotclean Professional. So far, only Bissell has such kind of combinative carpet cleaner, therefore, it has captured a lot of user’s attention, even its price is about $279 (check current price).
The cheap carpet cleaner
BISSELL PowerLifter PowerBrush Upright Deep Cleaner, 1622
If you are looking for an affordable carpet cleaner with sufficient cleaning result, this BISSELL PowerLifter PowerBrush Upright Deep Cleaner, 1622 will match exactly your requirements. About $120 (check new price here) only, this upright carpet cleaner will provide impressive cleaning performance. However, this small cleaning row path width (only 4 rows), this model is suitable for small apartment, studio, small house only. This model is somehow similar to Hoover SteamVac, mentioned by a lot of users .
Here is the full review of this model.
Commercial grade carpet cleaner
Bissell BigGreen Commercial BG10 Deep Cleaning 2 Motor Extracter Machine
This [su_highlight background=”#e8e68a”]commercial carpet cleaner[/su_highlight] is one of the best professional grade tool. It provides a superior cleaning result, stable working that exceed all of upright carpet cleaners on the market. The machine is fully assembled with 2 powerful motors inside for maximal cleaning effectiveness. If you are going to cleaning massive areas, high traffic area, hotel, restaurant…this Bissell BigGreen is the only tool you need.
There are two versions for home use and renting purpose with the price of $399 and $469, respectively (check current price here).
Briefly stating, the Bissell Homecare is one of the leading carpet cleaner suppliers. There are a lot of rivals coming into the game like Hoover, Rug Doctor, Dirt Devil,…in recent years, Bissell has still earned a great market share due to its diversified products and customer services. Choosing a Bissell carpet cleaner, you will get the nice tool for your money and the impressive post selling service, at which Bissell left others behind.
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