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Best Carpet Cleaners 2018

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You don’t need to be super house proud to want to keep your home looking beautiful.  Day to day life really does take its toll on how clean your house is and it's pretty normal to want your loved ones to reside in a healthy living space.  Ensuring your carpet is clean is a huge part of domestic bliss but it can sometimes be a chore.  We've tested 3 popular carpet cleaners that will help you transform dull, stained carpets without investing too much time or energy.  Carpet cleaners may look like regular vacuum cleaners but they provide a more intense clean.  They scrub chemical substances into your carpet whilst at the same time, soaking up dirty water that is left during the process.  If this sounds like something you're interested in purchasing but feel slightly overwhelmed by your lack of knowledge then look no further.  We have reviewed the best carpet cleaners to ensure that your carpets not only pop back to life but remain spotless too.

Best High End: Bissell Big Green Professional Carpet Cleaner Machine

We were simply blown away at the strength of this carpet cleaner as it efficiently cleans even the toughest of stains. Cleaning is possible when the machine is dragged both forwards and backwards which explains why this carpet cleaner works so quickly.  In addition, carpets dried the quickest with this machine making the aftermath much easier, especially if you lead a busy lifestyle and can't always wait around for your carpet to dry.    Whilst other carpet cleaners on the market seemed to leave the faintest hint of older stains on the carpet after a deep clean, the Bissel Big Green Professional machine left carpets cleaner time after time. Testers commented that they loved how easy it was to distinguish between clean and dirty water tanks making cleaning much easier than pervious experiences.  What's more, it comes with a 12-foot hose making even the smallest of corners accessible as well as a 6-inch-wide tool for tackling less prominent stains.  Unfortunately, the price tag is slightly steep at $350.  It's also bulky and more difficult to maneuver than other carpet cleaners we tested so we would only recommend it if you're looking to remove stubborn stains on a semi-regular basis.  On a more positive note, the bulkiness contributes to the durability and its size definitely doesn’t make it impossible to use.  Value for money is something that is important to us and with the Big Green Cleaner, you really are getting what you pay for.  Our reviewers were fans of the 5-year warranty too! The question is, if you really need such a deep cleaning experience regularly enough to purchase it?  If the answer is yes then this is the one for you!



Best Multitasker: Hoover Carpet Cleaner Man Extract Dual V All Terrain Hardwood Floor and Carpet Cleaner Machine F7452900PC

Not only does this cleaner tackle carpets, but hard surface flooring and upholstery too.  Our testers loved how easy set up was and how light and easy to maneuver it in relation to its robust design.  It comes with soft wheels and a squeegee attachment for when you want to tackle your hard surface floors and a brush for scrubbing upholstery.  With this machine you have the option of a rinse or a deep clean.  Testers loved that the wash feature allows the Hoover Carpet Cleaner to mix cleaning detergent and warm water for you, ensuring that measurements are always precise.  There are also gentle scrub and power scrub setting that allow the user to apply different strength impacts on different kinds of stains.  Reviewers noted that in terms of new spills and stains the machine worked like magic however with older more ingrained stains, slight shadows seemed to remain where stains once were.  On the whole, the Hoover Carpet Cleaner works like a charm.  The cord is 20-foot-long so it's easy to clean an entire room without having to plug it into different sockets.  The reason why this cleaner didn’t come top is due to the fact that despite the claims from Hoover, it was difficult to clean hard flooring as the squeegee seemed to have problems sucking up the dirty water.  In addition, testers didn't like the fact that it was difficult to achieve an effective clean around the edges and corners of the carpet.  However, it's easy to empty the dirty water tank and at just over $200 it's superb value for money. 



Best Cordless: Bissell Pet Stain Eraser Cordless Upholstery & Carpet Cleaner

Sometimes, cord-free cleaning is just more convenient and we love that Bissel have created a product specifically for pet owners.  Our testers loved that there is even room to hold a bottle of cleaning solution making your cleaning experience much easier.  Although it's not the machine that we would recommend you to clean your entire carpet with, it's definitely the one for removing stains. This cleaner uses a combination of spraying, scrubbing and suctioning every day pet stains such as urine and vomit.  What's more, it also tackles non-related pet stains such as food and makeup.  Testers loved that it was super easy to maneuver without having to worry about the cord getting in the way.  When fully charged, battery life is only around 15 minutes and it takes around 4 hours to charge.  Although this machine is efficient and convenient, you must remember to charge it as there is nothing worse than being caught in a cleaning emergency when your cleaner is out of battery.  It's also important to remember to remove the nozzle and give it a thorough clean after use too.  On the whole, the Bissel Cordless Pet Stain Cleaner was the best cordless cleaner that we tested.  It's light, convenient and makes your carpets smell like a dream with the special solution they provide.  What's more, it's affordable and it's easy to store away too making your living space look less cluttered. 



The Bottom Line:

Carpet cleaners are definitely an essential appliance to keep your home in the best condition.  With regular deep cleans, there is no way that your carpets will stay grubby for long! We've shown you how quickly and easily carpet cleaners can soak up stains however when considering which machine to invest in, it's important to consider how your carpets get stained in the first place.  For example, some machines work better when maneuvered over large spaces however other perform better when worked on smaller more concentrated stains too.  On the whole, despite the price we loved The Bissell Big Green Professional Carpet Cleaner Machine because it provided us with the deepest clean and the best results.  Our carpets were clean much quicker than when cleaned with competing carpet cleaners and we loved that because the tank is larger, it meant we changed the water less often.

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