This basic, affordable carpet cleaner works great for small, pet-free homes and apartments. Despite being rather cheap, it has a brush system that helps remove stains more effectively. This system is usually found only on more expensive models.
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Pro Simple to use
There are no switches, removable attachments or different cleaning modes, making it simple and easy to understand even without prior experience.
Pro Easy to move around
This is one of the lightest carpet cleaners in the market. Weighing only 16 pounds, it even the elderly won’t have any problems moving this unit around.
Pro Good for deep cleaning
The machine has 4 rows of power brushes that form a wavy pattern to deep clean your carpets. The intersecting movement of the stiff bristles scrubs dirt more efficiently than just sucking it up or washing with water. Bissell uses this same system for its more premium models. Keep in mind though that the motor isn’t as strong as the expensive ones so it can’t handle old and stubborn stains.
Con Needs to be refilled often
Because of the small 0.75 gallon water tank, you will have to fill it up at least twice even when cleaning a small room.
Con No separate compartments for clean and dirty water.
There are no separate compartments for clean and dirty water. Instead it has a durable bag in the water reservoir for the clean water, while the rest of the reservoir is reserved for dirty water.
Con Low versatility
While you can use this machine for general carpet cleaning, you can’t clean hard to reach spots or clean furniture with it. That is because you can’t add any attachments like a furniture brush or a crevice tool. There are also no side brushes so it will leave a gap a few inches from the wall.