What Is It
A carpet cleaner is what everybody needs to keep their houses clean. Thanks to this device, you can easily clean carpets and floor surfaces, saving a lot of money on dry-cleaning. The main feature of this type of vacuum cleaners is the ability to clean deeply, disinfecting carpets and other surfaces. Due to special fluids and additional cleaning functions, these carpet cleaners are able to remove even old stubborn stains. Cleaning regularly with a carpet cleaner will save your place from dust, dirt, harmful bacteria and allergens.
If you've got kids or pets, you know how messy a place can be after their games. If you face this kind of problem we'd recommend you to get one of the Handheld Vacuums to keep your house clean and nice.
What Features to Compare
Cleaning efficiency of a carpet cleaner is several times higher than of a standard vacuum cleaner. With a carpet cleaner, you won't need to clean your place every day, just once a week! The efficiency of a carpet cleaner depends on several criteria, and the main one is a power. The more power the motor yields, the better the vac absorbs dirt. 300 Watts is enough to clean linoleum, parquet or carpet with a low pile. For heavily soiled (by animal dander or dirt street) and complex surfaces (woollen carpets) the required power ought to be from 300 to 450 Watts. Another criterion is the width of the main attachment. It will affect the amount of time you need to spend on cleaning. Standard brushes have an average width of 10 inches. That's a pretty good size for a quick and effective cleaning.
Usability and Performance
The next important aspect is a power cord length. An optimal length of the cord should be from 20 feet to 26 feet, such length makes it possible to clean a room without pulling the power cord out of an outlet. The size and weight of a carpet cleaner also affect its performance and usability. These parameters are primarily dependent on the amount of water in a tank. The capacity of a clean water tank, as a rule, varies between 2.3 to 10 litres. For example, to clean a two-bedroom flat, you'd need to use up to 7.5 litres of clean water. The manufacturers often equip vacs with a bit bigger dirty water tank - from 5 to 20 litres. Consider the height of a handle as well, for if it's adjustable, the cleaning will be much more comfortable and efficient too.
Package and Additional Features
We highly recommend you to pay attention to additional features of all carpet cleaners on our shortlist. They determine what kind of tasks the device is able to perform. Usually, carpet cleaners are equipped with 5-7 attachments: 2 or 3 of them are good for wet cleaning, and 3 or 4 are used for dry cleaning. The standard attachment has an adjustable brush that can clean any carpet or carpeted floor quite good. When moving forward, the brush sweeps the floor and absorbs the dust that immediately goes into a carpet cleaner. This brush also protects the floor from scratches.
As for additional attachments, the crevice tool cleans in the most hard-to-reach areas such as louvre-boards, gaps between the furniture, heaters, and ledges. A big attachment for carpets or a small attachment for upholstered furniture is usually used for wet cleaning. There is a built-in mechanism inside these attachments which sprays a special cleaning solution. In most carpet cleaners there are 2 cleaning stages. First, you have to spray the detergent mixed with water on the needed surface, then a brush whips this mix into the foam, after that the foam enters deep into the fibres of the carpet, and finally all the dirt goes up together with the foam. A carpet cleaner absorbs everything into a dirty water tank and, as a result, the surface dries. There is a possibility to wash both the upholstery and furniture during the cleaning since a carpet cleaner splashes shampoo with water and immediately collects it.
A SpinScrub patented system is a brush that rotates in two opposite directions and scrubs the carpet pile on all sides. This makes it possible to remove even the stubborn grime stains, allergens, and unpleasant smell with minimal effort. But this system is not available for all models of carpet cleaners.
Bissell ProHeat 2X Revolution Full-Size Carpet Cleaner
Bissell is a privately-held company established by Melville Bissell back in 1876. Bissell had developed first carpet sweeping machine for cleaning the crockery shop he owned. Later in 1883 he built the company's first plant and by 1890 the company had entered an international market producing 1,000 sweepers per day.
But ProHeat 2X Revolution carpet cleaner is considered to be one of the greatest and the most advantageous model they have ever launched. First of all, we'd like to note that the cleaner is capable of disinfecting your carpets if used with the Antibacterial Formula. The carpet cleaner comes fitted with a trial size cleaning solution so that everyone could see its effectiveness for themselves and purchase the whole bottle in the future. The Antibacterial formula kills odour causing bacteria leaving your carpet with a quite fresh scent. With this outstanding cleaner, all messy job falls on the cleaner's DirtLifter brush with 12 rows of rotating brushes resulting in efficient and uncompromising cleaning results. The manufacturer has thought through every detail when designing ProHeat 2X Revolution carpet cleaner and so, decided to enhance its productivity by implementing the HeatWave Technology™. Here, the heat generated by a motor preserves the constant temperature of the water a tank was filled with while you are cleaning your carpets. Therefore, the water can't ever cool down in the middle of a cleaning process and will be efficient in stains and spots removal until the cleaning is done. What's more, if you have got some ground-in dirt on your carpet just switch to the DeepClean mode and watch how ProHeat 2X Revolution machine makes your flooring cleaner literally in seconds.
Dry Carpet in an Hour
We may safely say that the very model is designed with convenience in mind since the carpet cleaner is quite lightweight, manoeuvrable and easy-to-use. We'll start by saying that the manufacturer claims that on using the cleaner your carpets will be fully dry in an hour. To be honest, it is a true statement! Just choose the Express cleaning mode, freshen up a carpet and in 1 hour only you will be able to walk on a fully dry, brilliantly clean and smelling fresh carpet. To start the cleaning process, first of all, you need to fill the 3.7 litres clean water tank with warm water and do all carpets in your house. All the wastewater will be collected in a dirty water tank that holds up to 4.5 litres of liquid. The carpet cleaner is designed with the tanks of the different capacity, not by chance. Just imagine a situation that while cleaning you see spilt water on the floor. What would you do? Of course, you will collect it with a cleaner and especially for such excess liquids, the manufacturer has enlarged the dirty water tank. You will also like the fact that the Dirt Lifter tool features EdgeSweep brushes that are meant to collect debris in tight places such as along the walls and near the furniture. On purchasing this model not only the carpets spread on the floor will be clean, with the help of the included hose and tools you will be able to clean stairs and upholstery easily too. To sum up, ProHeat 2X Revolution carpet cleaner will become an irreplaceable device for users who want to have their floorings clean and disinfected.
More Products to Consider
BISSELL 1898E Wash and Remove Plus Antibacterial Formula, 1.25 Litre would come in handy for every user owing to its disinfecting properties.
If you want your carpets to stay clean longer you should definitely try BISSELL Wash and Protect Pet Carpet Shampoo, 1.5 L. It will help you remove the toughest stains and protect your floorings from dirt accumulation. Scotchgard Protector is meant to repel liquids and block stains.
Vax company specializes in the manufacturing of corded and cordless cleaning products in the floor-care sector. Their products range comprises vacuum cleaners, steam mops, cleaning solutions for carpets and hard flooring. From the date of company's foundation in 1979, they have been renovating their products and introducing new technologies into the market and finally become the best-selling brand in UK.
We've decided to take a closer look at Vax Dual Power Pro carpet cleaner. To turn-to cleaning all you have to do is just fill the water tank where one section is used for water and the other one for cleaning solution. If you want to remove stains from your carpet it is recommended to choose the Wash mode that uses cleaning detergent to remove dirt. But if you need to freshen your carpet, the model features Rinse mode that uses only water to remove dust and dirt. You can also use this mode in case you need to remove solution residue after deep clean. Vax W85-PL-T carpet cleaner also features Dual V technology where 2 separate air paths create dual power and suck in water more efficiently for faster drying time. What's more, the main cleaning brush features DualTECH system - 6 SpinScrubs and 1 rotating brush bar that gently wash and groom carpets and rugs for a 360-degree clean.
One of the main advantage of this carpet cleaner is its quite long hose that can be extended up to 4.6 meters. Just attach a SpinScrubTM hand tool to a hose and you will be able to clean upholstery and even passenger compartment with ease. You will also like the fact the length of a hose is enough to clean thoroughly each stair without lifting a carpet cleaner. The Auto mix system mixes the right amount of water and solution, ridding you of the need to do it yourself while the Auto shut-off function turns the unit off the moment the water reservoir has been emptied. As regards stains removal, this carpet cleaner does its job perfectly. Even if you have some tough stains you can easily get rid of them. To do so, fix a Clean Boost Trigger and apply a special solution on a stain. Leave it there for several minutes and run the cleaner over it as you'd do while cleaning. All in all, Vax carpet cleaner is a perfect device for those users who are looking for both an efficient yet budget-friendly carpet washer.
More Products to Consider
Genuine VAX AAA Carpet Washer Cleaning Shampoo Floral Infusion 750ml is a multipurpose cleaning solution that will make your carpets not only clean but also pleasantly fragrant and fresh.
Dirt Devil DDW01-E01
Undivided Attention on Your Carpets
Dirt Devil company was founded by Philip Geier in 1905 and at the time was known as a Royal Manufacturing company. Now the company produces and deploys a wide variety of floor care products but what it's famous for most of all is the introduction of the first vacuum with a patented Cyclone system into the market. Since 1955 Dirt Devil company has sold over 25 million vacuums, which is an impressive amount, to be honest. The original products were sold under the "Royal Dirt Devil" name but as the time passed by, the word "royal" was slowly coming out of use except for really expensive professional-grade products.
For our review, we've picked Easy&Lite carpet cleaner by Dirt Devil. This model is ideal for cleaning carpets and rugs. The cleaner doesn't require a hose connection and so, can be easily run over small to moderate-sized areas. It mightn't be the best option for cleaning stairs and upholstery, but for people who look for a decent carpet washer only, it will surely do. The Easy&Lite carpet cleaner is fitted with all needed accessories to quickly remove dust and stains including deeply embedded dirt from all kinds of carpets (nozzles, brushes, trial size formula) so that you can maintain the cleanness of your floors with literally no effort at all.
Portable and Lightweight Cleaner
The carpet cleaner is quite portable and very manoeuvrable owing to the fact that it is designed without additional parts and tools. It weighs only 5.2 kg and both its width and depth don't exceed 28 cm so, it will easily fit into a closet or a cupboard for storing. It may be concluded that such a lightweight device can be moved around easily and the process of cleaning won't be painstaking. The dirty water tank holds up to 2 L of water while the clean water tank features 2.5 L capacity. It means that you will be able to clean the whole flat on one refill. The cleaner comes fitted with a cleaning solution so that you don't need to get one right away and can have some play around with the one supplied. Yet, if you'd like to neutralize unpleasant odours or saturate the room with a fresh fragrance, you may want to try a different washing solution, the link to which is provided just below. Anyway, with all that said, we can easily say that this carpet cleaner can become a great solution for customers who have got kids and/or pets and face the problem of soiled carpets and rugs pretty often. With one at hand, all mess and odours will disappear once and for all, leaving a beautiful trail of freshness after each use.
More Products to Consider
Replace a standard washing solution with this Vax 1913270200 aaa+ Pet Solution and neutralize all unpleasant odours at a heat. You deserve to live in the environment of freshness.
Bissell Cleanview Proheat Carpet Cleaner
Heated Water For Better Results
We have already told you about BISSELL company and their outstanding floor care products. But we'd also like to add that the company is the number one manufacturer of vacuum cleaners in North America in terms of sales, having got 20% of the market share.
Here, we'd like to tell you about BISSELL CleanView® Proheat® carpet cleaner. This model works in 2 operation modes. The Floor Clean mode is used to remove tough stains from carpets and rugs while the Tools mode is efficient to clean stairs and other hard-to-reach places. What we liked best about this vac is that it features a Microban coating inside the water tank that prevents the growth of harmful bacteria and kills all unpleasant odours. Owing to this coating, the unit also doesn't dirty up as quick as those models without it. Still, that's not everything that we find special about BISSELL CleanView® Proheat® carpet cleaner. You wouldn't see it until you try the vac and feel the results. Inside the vac, there's a heater that constantly heats water to maintain efficient cleaning and remove stubborn stains. You'd never get rid of such pollutions with a conventional broom or a standard vac, even if you rubbed stains hard. That's what makes this model outstanding on our shortlist and that's why we can certainly recommend it to use.
Bladder Instead of a Tank
The peculiar thing about BISSELL Cleanview Proheat Carpet Cleaner design is that instead of a clean water reservoir there’s a bladder, which means you’d have only one tank to empty after each use. The construction of the kind also means that hot clean and dirty water never mix up and the cleaning results are much more efficient. That also greatly scales down the weight of the unit, making it much more lightweight and convenient to use. The maintenance is also a breeze. All brushes have removable nozzles which can be easily ejected in case there’s something got stuck inside a nozzle. Whenever you need to clean in the confined places or along the stairs, set the ReadyTools dial on a vac, switch it to the Tool mode and go vacuuming. All dirt and dust from upholstery and stairs will be removed in a blink. The option to vary cleaning modes with accordance to the flooring is another advantage we’d like to bring to your notice. The vac has got a heater and you can use it whenever you need. There are plenty of things that make up for the convenience of use, some of which need no introduction. You will surely put value upon an ergonomic handle, a long retractable cord and a manoeuvrable brush, all designed for comfortable cleaning and great end results.
More Products to Consider
Concentrated shampoo BISSELL Wash and Refresh Blossom and Breeze will remove the toughest stains from your carpets and rugs by penetrating deep into fibres and leave a refreshing flower scent in the air.
Not Only Washes
Vax company has been producing floor care products for over 40 years by now and still follows the voice of its customers to be able to satisfy their all needs and come up with top-notch appliances. Among the products the company's known for is this Upright Carpet and Upholstery Washer with Dual V technology.
This technology with 2 separate air paths ensures even suction throughout the tool's width as against the models where the water is collected only against the centre of a tool. What's more, the vac provides a heated cleaning too with the air blown right onto the carpet to ensure faster drying time. The carpet cleaner boasts SpinScrub technology with 5 rotating brushes, all spinning alongside each other to penetrate the carpet surface deeper and remove stubborn and embedded dirt. The vac can reach the edges of any surface, be it your furniture, stairs or upholstery, and so, will help clean throughout the house in no time. It effectively struggles against spilt liquids, hairs, etc. and if you'd need to go clean your car, it will absolutely do. At an attractive price as it's sold, this vac can become your helping hand in many situations; you won't regret buying it, for sure.
When speaking of the machine's usability we'd like to note that the carpet cleaner features a brush setting selector where you can turn on/off a brushbar rotation. This feature is meant to prolong the lifespan of the whole machine since if you need to pick up liquid, brushing is not required. Quite a clever decision, isn't it? Another thing we like about this carpet cleaner is that it allows for incredibly safe and fast cleaning. The model features automatic shut-off when the dirty water tank is full. The cleaner will stop picking up dirty solution and to restart the operation you'll have to empty the tank. Vax carpet cleaner comes fitted with a 2.4 m hose that will help you remove dirt from those places where the main tool cannot reach. You will be able to use it to clean your car, stairs, upholstery, etc. Now you might have got an impression that this vac can do literally everything for you, and you know what, that's actually true. Using this vac, you wouldn't even need to bother with the amount of solution to add to the tank since the vac can automatically mix the right proportion, draining out the unused solution for the next use.
More Products to Consider
If you'd like to kill pet's odours and refresh carpets, we'd recommend you to opt for Vax New Ultra+ Pet Carpet Cleaning Solution 1.5 Litre. It will refresh your flooring and break down harmful bacteria.
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