My two year old daughter has a knack for throwing up on my carpet after I finish feeding her, which not only means I have to re-feed her, it also means I have to constantly clean the carpet. Not to mention, our pet dog was always shedding and walking into the house with muddy paws, making my carpet cleaning a total nightmare.
After I had worn myself out screaming and fussing, I decided I needed to buy myself a carpet steam cleaner. I went online and did a lot of research, and looked through a bunch of reviews. I eventually came upon the best steam cleaners available. I hope this helps you as much as it did for me.
1. BISSELL Little Green 1400
Another fantastic deep cleaner is the BISSELL Little Green 1400. It’s ideal for cleaning stains or spots on carpets, car interiors, upholstery and even carpeted stairs. Weighing in at only 10 pounds, with a 15 foot power cord for maneuverability, it’s exceptionally easy to use and move around. It has a very cute and compact design, which means you can comfortably use it on stairs or hard to reach places.
The separated tanks for dirty and clean water are very easy to empty and re-fill. It has a tough stains brush, which really works on those deep, tough carpet stains. It also comes with a floor brush for some extra cleaning. The high pressure spray loosens dirt quickly, while the in-built brush scrubs and removes stains completely. In my opinion, it’s quite pocket friendly and comes with a one year warranty in case anything fails to function properly.
2. BISSELL Big Green Deep Cleaning Machine
Built as an upright canister vacuum cleaner, the BISSELL Big Green has a rotating pressure brush that’s extremely powerful, with up to 40 pressure jets. It features a two gallon tank which is larger than most other upright cleaners and is perfect for both wet and dry vacuuming.
The tank handle is adjustable allowing you to fix the height to your own preference for maximum comfort. The rotating dirt lifter power brushes loosen dirt from the carpet and ensures a deep clean. The flow indicator allows you to check when you have to refill the water tank and cleaning solution. A very handy feature to have.
It also comes with cleaning attachments like the 6 inch carpeted stair tool, and a 9 foot hose.
3. Hoover SteamVac F5914900
Hoover has always been a trusted brand in my household, and their carpet steam cleaner did not disappoint either. It’s very easy to fill or empty the reservoirs, and it’s also very easy to clean up after each use. This steam vacuum comes with a long cleaning hose for upholstery and autos, along with a 16 Oz bottle of cleaning detergents. The brushes are removable, making them very easy to clean and it comes with a dual tank which means my clean water and dirty water never mix.
This budget conscious cleaning tool has multi directional brushes which surrounds the carpet fibers removing dirt from all angles. It also comes with a 3 speed brush roll control, allowing me to select the speed depending on the kind of cleaning I require. Its heated dryer speeds up the time it takes to dry my floor, which is just fantastic. However, the feature I love best is the clean spurge control, which allows me to add extra detergent to tough stains, or areas with high traffic.
The 12 amp motor ensures your carpet is left clean to the touch, and the fact that it has no belts means you never have to replace them. The price is on the higher side, but comes with a one year warranty so it’s definitely worth checking out.
4. Euroflex Monster Steam-Jet-II
If you have small children crawling around your house, then you’re probably looking for a deep carpet cleaner that’s not only effective at cleaning carpets, but also effective at sanitizing it at the same time. This is exactly what the Eurflex Steam-Jet-II Disinfecting steam cleaner does. It kills 99% of all bacteria including e-coli and salmonella. It comes with accessories that you need to clean your entire house, and squeezing the trigger delivers a jet of steam from the front. The steam loosens dirt, debris and reaches all the hard to get into corners. The carpet microfibers cut through the carpet fibers removing dirt, debris and hard stains, while the carpet glider refreshes and deodorizes it. It also helps to eliminate odors like tobacco smoke. The Steam-Jet-II is ideal for cleaning floors and drying them up quickly allowing you to get back into your house as soon as possible.
5. McCulloch MC-1275 Heavy-Duty Cleaner
This is a heavy duty deep cleaner that delivers a strong jet of steam, quickly cleaning away stains and debris on your carpet. It is also ideal for auto upholstery and requires no chemicals for use.
The 50 oz. water tank capacity ensures you do not need to refill the tank constantly (about 1 hour of use).
The steam control switch shows you when the machine is ready to switch.
It has a storage compartment with 10 attachments, and is conveniently mobile for use on carpeted surfaces that are hard to reach.
6. BISSELL PowerLifter PowerBrush 1622
This 12 amp carpet cleaner comes with 4 rows of rotating dirt lifter brushes, which removes grit and stains using hot water and detergent. The removable nozzle and dual water tanks make using this machine extremely easy.
You will love the inbuilt measuring cup which ensures you are using just the right amount of detergent, and the 16 oz. cleansing formula that comes with the machine.
The powerful suction ensures that your carpet is dry and useable within a couple of hours after cleaning. For a relatively low cost, this cleaner offers great value. It also comes with a one year warranty.
7. Hoover MaxExtract F7452900PC All-Terrain
Designed to clean a variety of surfaces, the MaxExtract F7452900PC provides equal suction to dry your carpets quickly after cleaning. The machine scrubs the entire carpet on all angles to loosen the dirt gently, while the heated cleaning sanitizes the carpet. The automatic detergent mixer ensures you are using the correct amount of detergent, and the auto rinse feature ensures no detergent is left behind.
It has a removable nozzle for easy cleaning, a flexible, comfortable handle, an 8 foot nose, and an edge cleaner to get to those hard to reach areas in your home. The 20 foot extension cord on this carpet steam cleaner allows you to conveniently move around the entire carpet.
If you’re looking to buy the best steam cleaning machine for your carpet without overspending, you’ll definitely want to start by checking out the ones I’ve listed above for you.