Product Type: Bissell vacuums
Newest Review: ... cat and messy toddler (worst of the three!). ******One more point I will make - slightly naughty to Bissell but hey - thats what review... more
If you want carpets that look, smell and feel new....this is your machine!
Bissell 9200E Proheat 2x
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Bissell 9200E Proheat 2x
Advantages: Amazing results, cheap solution, heat option, range of settings
Disadvantages: Heavy and bulky, noisy
We initially borrowed this machine from my mum who swears by it - and having borrowed it over 4 times now we have gone out and bought our own one. I actually incorporate carpet cleaning into my routine at least once a fortnight now - it really is amazing how much dirt is collected on carpets, especially in hallways or near front doors, and it always makes my house look lovely after I have deep cleaned all the carpets.
The machine itself is pretty big and bulky (quite hard to store - keep mine in garage), but it does a very thorough job that a flimsy, lightweight machine probably wouldn't be able to handle. It is easy to push around though, even with the large amounts of cleaning bristles constantly turning onto/into your carpet. I am only 5ft4, small build and I can easily push this around my house for a good half hour.
Quite complicated to set up initially - you need to work out how to fit and fill the water storage bag at the foot of the machine, top up and fit the soap dispenser at the back - however once you have learnt how to do this it becomes second nature. I can now set up the machine ready for use in under a minute.
Once you turn it on, I tend to leave it running for a minute at least to ensure the 'proheat' part is hot and ready to go. I find I get better results from the offset, rather than if I start cleaning immediately on turning the power on. The machine is a bit noisy, probably the same as a loudish vacuum cleaner, which is similar to the noise it makes.
The lead is really long, and I find I can do the length of my house, or all the stairs without having to move the plug. Their is a separate hand held attachment for awkward corners and stairs - very good again, not a silly extra that you find you never use - it works very well.
One slight flaw I find is that after using it for 5 minutes +, the machine starts leaving little clumps of hair/dirt around the carpet you are cleaning - then again it takes five seconds to pick up the large, very visible clumps so not the end of the world. Also the soap dispenser can leak if you haven't double checked it is fitted in correctly. The weight can be a problem with lifting upstairs - I usually get my boyfriend to do this for me. Its not so heavy you can't, just easier if you get someone bigger than you (if you are little like me!) to do it!
Range of different settings also - a normal traffic, heavy traffic etc... and a water rinse for after cleaning. I have used all of these for different areas, and all are very effective. Can't think of a single flaw to mention about the actual quality of clean it produces - my carpets have never smelt or looked so clean - and I have a dog, cat and messy toddler (worst of the three!).
******One more point I will make - slightly naughty to Bissell but hey - thats what reviews are for(!) Have found that Bissell solution which is super expensive is actually inferior to the Vax AAA range which I absolutely love and is cheaper. Saw a big improvement the first time I cleaned with Vax AAA, comes in a huge range of different types (pet, light use, etc...) and huge range of lovely scents, is a hell of a lot cheaper, and much much easier to pick up - I can get it in my local B&Q as opposed to having to pre-order Bissell solution. *****
Summary: Results are so amazing I carpet clean every week!
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