We know that every time your carpet needs a cleaning you aren’t going to hire a professional carpet cleaner like us. So, rather than be unrealistic, we thought we’d be helpful and give you our professional opinion on which are the best carpet cleaners out on the market right now. While they can’t measure up to a professional cleaning, read on to see our professional recommendations for the best carpet cleaners to leave your home feeling fresh and clean.
The Best Budget Carpet Cleaner
Coming in at $99.99 at the time of writing on Amazon, the Hoover Powerdash Pet is a great value considering the quality of the machine. It’s very light (only 13 lbs), has impressive suction and scrubbing power, and has an excellent price point. The only downsides are its lack of special features and that it has a relatively small 0.5 gallon tank.
The Best Pet Carpet Cleaner
We recommend the Bissell ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet Pro Carpet Cleaner if you want a model that’s going to aggressively fight pet stains. It has a “CleanShot Pretreater” feature, which lets you press a button on the machine to spot clean an area of the rug as you shampoo it. It also has an upholstery attachment with wet and dry modes, so you can vacuum pet hair off of the couch and then shampoo it with the same attachment.
The Easiest to Use Carpet Cleaner
If you’re after ease of use, we recommend the Hoover Smartwash Automatic Carpet cleaner, as it makes vacuuming a breeze. The Smartwash dispenses the appropriate amount of water and cleaning solution as it scrubs and then automatically pulls it back to dry. The wonders of technology! It weighs in at 19.5 lbs, with a one gallon water tank, and an 8-ft. hose with attachments for spot cleaning.
The Best Top of The Line Carpet Cleaner
Get ready for this one: the Rolls Royce of carpet cleaners. The Bissell Big Green Professional Carpet Cleaner is a professional-grade machine with impressive stain-removing power. It retails around $400, but you can also rent one just for when you have a big clean. The machine cleans both forwards and backwards, which cuts down on cleaning time. It also features a separate 1.75 gallon tank for clean and dirty water to make cleanups easy, a nine foot hose with scrubber attachment, and an extra-large scrubbing brush. It weighs in at 40 lbs.
The Best Hand Held Carpet Cleaner
The Bissell Spotclean Pro is a great option if you are looking to just clean a few areas of your carpet, rather than the entire thing. It’s quite small, weighing in at 13 lbs with a 0.75 gallon water tank, which is large for a portable cleaner. Considering its size, consumer report it having impressive suction and stain removal power. The only downside is that they also report that the machine is prone to cracking over time.
As you can see from the list, Bissell is mentioned frequently. If any of these five aren’t your speed, we’d recommend checking out their product line for other options. And of course, if you want a professional team to take care of it, you can always give us a call.