Monday, February 21, 2011

Bissell Proheat 2x Upright Carpet Cleaner

While not new to the market, it's still widely available, and something that all carpet owners should consider (especially if they have children or pets in the home.) The Bissell Proheat 2X Upright Carpet Cleaner is a lifesaver for me!

Operating this item is simple, just fill the tank with hot water from your tap. Then add the cleaner of your choice to the cleaner compartment. The Bissel brand does not need to be used, I prefer the 2X concentrated that can be diluted.

Since the appliance has a "power" and "heater" button, it makes your hot water go farther, even if you've used it so long that the water in the tank has cooled down significantly. Sadly, this item is rather heavy. However, if your a person who's healthy with regular strength this shouldn't be an issue. I used it both pregnant and right after a c-section. It's lighter than a commercial steam cleaner.

Another great feature of the Bissell is the ability to select the level of dirt you're cleaning. I almost always use the "medium" setting (otherwise, I go through too much cleaning solution), and in some cases, I use the "light" setting and use the "rinse" setting to finish up. This lets you use only water to get some of the dirty water up out of the carpet without wasting the cleaner. The unit provides great suction, and is kinda noisy.

The dirty and clean water stay separated by a rubber "bladder" within the machine, that can get gross and slimy if you don't rinse it well every time you use it. If your in need of an affordable alternative to renting a machine every few months, you'll feel good about owning the Bissell Proheat 2x Upright Carpet Cleaner.