Let’s face it; if you have carpet, you will eventually need to shampoo it. Depending on how often this task needs to be done, it may be smart to invest in a carpet shampooer. Renting a shampooer, or steam cleaner, can easily cost $50 – $100 per rental.
With the cost of purchasing your own shampooer starting at only $89.99, it doesn’t take a mathematician to figure how quickly the savings will add up.
BISSELL Carpet Shampooers
As I stated before, carpet shampooers can be purchased for around $90, but they can also cost as much as $500+.
I wanted to purchase a mid-price model, and found one with some new technology that is worthy of sharing.
If you have used shampooers in the past, you know that the cleaning solution is held in a tank. The solution from that tank is sprayed into the carpet, which is then sucked up into another tank.
BISSELL DeepClean Essential
The cool thing about the BISSELL DeepClean Essential full size carpet cleaner is that it uses only one tank.
The thought that first occurred to me was, “Gross. I will be spraying dirty water into my carpet.” I found this was not the case. I am no scientist so I cannot fully explain how the single tank works, what I can tell you is there is a bladder that successfully keeps the clean and dirty water separate.
In addition to the convenience of having one tank, the BISSELL DeepClean Essential has many of the same features that other BISSELL models offer.
- The attachments are onboard and therefore easy to access.
- The machine employs edge brushes to clean close to walls and molding.
- The “heatwave” technology keeps the cleaning solution at a proper temperature for maximum effectiveness.
- All of these features with a price point of around $160 make this shampooer the best value for the money.
What Customers Liked
The first thing that all consumers look for is the purchased item to do the job it was procured to do. This machine meets those criteria. It removes dirt, stains, and odors from carpeting.
The onboard attachments allow for an easy transition to stairs or upholstery; you can even use the attachments to shampoo your vehicle interior. Because this model has only one tank, it is considerably lighter than other models. This makes it easier to tote up and down stairs and to store when not in use.
What Customers Did Not Like
The BISSELL carpet shampooer needs some assembly prior to use. This was an issue with some consumers. However, most found the machine very simple to put together.
The onboard attachments are handy, yet there have been complaints about the location of the attachments, as the rear placement tends to interfere with cord movement.
What I found to be a bonus other customers did not like is the single tank. Some consumers found the one tank “weird” and stated that it was difficult to tell when the tank was void of cleaning fluid.
Overall, customers were very satisfied with this machine. They felt it did the job well and liked the benefits that a single tank provides. Considering how few of the reviews had any negatives attached, it goes without saying that most customers were satisfied with their purchase.