Best Carpet Cleaner Reviews and Ratings for 2014

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Best Carpet Cleaner Models

2014
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Best Carpet Cleaner Models for 2014
  • Best Carpet Cleaner Models for 2014

Carpet Cleaner Reviews

2014
2014
Carpet Cleaner Reviews
  • Carpet Cleaner Reviews for 2014

Carpet Cleaner Buying Guide

2014
2014
Carpet Cleaner Buying Guide
  • Carpet Cleaner Buying Guide

Best Carpet Cleaner Models

Model
Rating
Weight
Type/Power
Price
BISSELL Big Green

4.954.2 poundsUpright
12 amp
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Hoover SteamVac

4.3530.4 poundsUpright
12 amp
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Hoover SteamVac Pet

4.329.2 poundUpright
12 amp
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Hoover MaxExtract Dual V

4.2530.6 poundsUpright
12 amp
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BISSELL Spotbot

4.218.2 poundsPortable
120 volts
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Bissell PowerLifter PowerBrush

422.4 poundsUpright
12 amp
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Hoover MaxExtract All-Terrain

3.9638.5 poundsUpright
12 amp
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BISSELL SpotLifter 2X Portable

3.7515 poundsPortable
9.6v
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Carpet Cleaner Buying Guide

carpet cleaner buying guideCarpet cleaners are indispensable appliances if you want a healthy home away from the health risks of dust and stains embedded into your carpets. Various odors, stains and germs caused by different sources like your pets, foodstuff and drinks spilled onto the carpets, etc. can pose serious health risks for all the family if not dealt with in a timely and appropriate manner.

Thankfully, the best carpet cleaner models on the market can help you eliminate such problems without spending a fortune for hiring professionals or renting commercial cleaners. You can read our individual carpet cleaner reviews or check out our comparison table to find the best models that will help you keep your carpets clean at all times.

Hiring a Professional

With that said, if you don’t need to clean your carpets very frequently, you may want to hire a professional or rent one from a local store instead of buying one. Both alternatives have their own advantages and disadvantages. Hiring a professional carpet cleaner will be the easiest way if you don’t want to deal with the hassles of cleaning the carpets yourself, but there are two problems. First, it will cost significantly more than buying (or even renting) a carpet cleaning machine, and second, you need to make sure that you are dealing with a true “professional”. Paying someone hundreds of dollars for a half-baked job is not ideal under any circumstances.

Renting a Carpet Cleaner

Renting a carpet cleaning machine, on the other hand, is somewhere in between hiring a professional carpet cleaner and having a decent carpet shampooer of your own. It eliminates the need for a storage space, it allows you to save a bit of money (since the amount you will pay for the rental will most likely be less than the purchase price). But, you will still need to clean the carpets yourself, and if you need to do it about two times a year, you will end up paying a lot more money in the end. Our suggestion is to buy one of the top carpet cleaner models on the market if you want to make sure that you spend as little as you can and get the best possible results in the long run. So, what do you need to look for in a good carpet shampooer?

Size and Weight

Basically, there are two types of carpet cleaners: full sized models and compact cleaners (and spot cleaners). Full sized models are equipped with bigger and more powerful motors and more accessories, and they are better at removing deep stains than compact models. With that pro, though, comes a con: they are heavier, hence require more pushing power. If you are dealing with hard stains frequently, go with full sized cleaners; if you only deal with superficial stains and/or dirt and don’t need that much power, prefer lighter models.

Water Tanks

Aside from the power of the motor, the size and quantity of the water tanks will be the most important factor that determines the efficiency of your carpet cleaning machine. Most advanced models are equipped with double tanks: one for water and one for the cleaning solution. The larger these tanks are (especially the water tank), the longer you can use the machine and the better will be the results you will get. However, large tanks also mean added weight, so if you have any back problems, etc., you may prefer smaller tanks.

Attachments and accessories

Most carpet shampooer models on the market come with a variety of attachments and accessories including hand, upholstery and stair tools. What matters here is what you need. If you have carpeted stairs and/or bare floors, look for models that offer adequate attachments.

Hose

The length of the hose is another important feature, especially considering the weight of the best carpet cleaning machines. The longer the hose, the less you will have to push the cleaner around, and the faster and better you will be able to clean the whole house.

Brushes

There are two types of brushes: moving brushes and fixed brushes. Moving brushes will reduce the amount of force you need to exert to deeply clean your carpets as the brushes will continuously rotate to penetrate and remove the stains. Fixed brushes will require you to work harder to get the same level of cleaning.

Tank indicators and shutoff features

Some of the best models on the market have tank indicators that alert the user when the tanks need to be emptied or refilled. Although this feature does not make a dramatic effect on the usability or efficiency of the carpet cleaner, it is a very handy feature to have. Plus, some models automatically shut off suction when the tank is full. This is a useful safety feature that wouldn’t hurt to have on your carpet cleaner.

Latest Carpet Cleaner Reviews

BISSELL Big Green Deep Cleaning Machine

BISSELL Big Green Deep Cleaning Machine Review

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Hoover SteamVac Carpet Washer with Clean Surge

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Hoover MaxExtract All-Terrain Carpet Cleaner

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Hoover MaxExtract 77 Multi-Surface Pro Carpet & Hard Floor Cleaner

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Hoover Max Extract Dual V WidePath Carpet Cleaner

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BISSELL SpotClean Professional Portable Carpet Cleaner

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BISSELL SpotClean Portable Carpet Cleaner

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The BISSELL SpotClean Portable Carpet Cleaner is a cleaning machine that will make sure that all the though spots and stains in your home will be removed permanently. You might not be able to use it all over the house, but you can use it in the most important places without a problem. It will […]

BISSELL Spotbot Pet Handsfree Spot and Stain Cleaner

BISSELL Spotbot Pet Handsfree Spot and Stain Cleaner Review

The BISSELL Spotbot Pet Handsfree Spot and Stain Cleaner is a small cleaning machine which specialized in residues that are left behind by any pets that you may have around the house. It can concentrate a larger amount of detergent in the spaces where the stains are more powerful and embedded better. It is a […]

BISSELL PowerLifter PowerBrush Upright Deep Cleaner

BISSELL PowerLifter PowerBrush Upright Deep Cleaner Review

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BISSELL DeepClean Essential Full Sized Carpet Cleaner review

BISSELL DeepClean Essential Full Sized Carpet Cleaner Review

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