I got curious when one of the moms wasn’t even bothered about being the host, three times in a row, her reason? BISSELL Big Green! So naturally, out of curiosity, I decided to look it up and was pleasantly surprised.
It turned out to be one of the best residential cleaners in the industry; well designed, powerful, and comes packed with an overabundance of functions (as expected from BISSELL). It has dual water tanks (water and detergent) that are larger than most other cleaners, which means you can clean a larger area for longer before you need to refill it again. With a cleaning path of 10.5”, you are also able to clean a wider area with a single pass, significantly reducing your cleaning time.
The tanks are removable making the refilling process that much easier. It comes with a flow indicator allowing you to monitor both tanks and refill them accordingly, and rotating power brushes which provides more power to remove dirt and debris. It also dries carpets faster, meaning that you can your carpet within hours after use. The hose is long enough to get to all those hard to reach areas, especially under immovable furniture and appliances, and the 6 inch stair tool is excellent for cleaning stairs.
It has uncanny ability to remove all dirt, debris, pet hair, and odors from the carpet, leaving it noticeably clean. Its deep cleaning ability ensures that any carpet you use it on will last for a very long time. It is relatively easy to use, the performance is exceptional, and its overall design gives great satisfaction.
The power cord that comes with this cleaner is 25 feet long, allowing you to clean wide areas without worrying about a power outlet. Since it is designed for both commercial and residential use, which generally means it’s more powerful, more efficient, and more durable than your average residential cleaning machine.
The reviews I found on sites such as Amazon and eBay raved about the Big Green’s ability to remove even the toughest stains. (This reason alone sold me on this machine).
The tank handle is adjustable ensuring it’s comfortable for use by all heights (including short individuals such as myself). The downside to this machine is that it’s slightly on the heavy side. This means it could be a problem for individuals who have back problems. It could also be a problem when you have to carry it up the stairs. With that being said, the actual difference between it, and other good upright models, in terms of weight, is not all that much.
It comes with a 5 year limited warranty, and although it’s slightly pricier than most other residential models, the experience of cleaning is definitely worth it. If you are thinking of getting a new vacuum cleaner, or you simply want to replace your old model, the BISSELL Big Green (86T3) comes highly recommended.