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Bissell Quick wash 1970
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Bissell Quick wash 1970
Advantages: Very light and easy to use.
Disadvantages: Not heavy duty, pointless on hard floors.
I got the Bissell Quick Wash after spotting it in Tesco for a measley 70 quid. We have been planning to clean our carpets for some time. Bringing up 3 youngsters I shudder to think what lurks under my Shag Pile.
So an impulse buy really, the idea being that hiring a cleaner wouldn't be very satisfying if that tummy bug comes back or my youngest fails his potty training test.
I was quite impressed by how well it locked together with the minimum of assembly required. A Phillips screwdriver and three screws and you are there.
The unit comes with a goodly supply of cleaning fluid. Four bottles of carpet shampoo and 2 of hard floor cleaner. This was a bit annoying as I had bought some extra, it doesnt state they are included on the box.
Although the unit is intended for carpet cleaning primarily it does come with a hard floor attachment to replace the brush that you use on carpets.
Operation is a piece of cake, just lift off the clean water vat, fill to the cleaner line with fluid then top up with hot tapwater. Pop it back on and you are good to go. You use a trigger to release fluid then suck it back just like using a vacuum cleaner. The fixed brush helps agitate the pile and dirty water is collected in another tank which is easily removed and emptied.
The cleaner is fairly quiet and efficient however the fixed brush does not agitate the carpet as much as i would like. I think after a few more washes however my carpets dead pile will be restored. On another downside the hard floor cleaner is pretty pointless leaving the floor dripping. A mop and bucket is a far simpler and more effective option. The dirty water tank also tends to collect filth which you cannot empty out however well you pre-vacuum the carpet. I have sand in mine from the girls bedroom for example, so once used it suffers from the Dyson problem of never looking new and clean again.
Al said however an extremely useful cleaner and for less then 100 notes (or shiny gold coins nowadays).
I would certainly recommend this to buyers however don't expect a miracle for your money, it does however do a good job a keeping a better level of cleanliness and with repeated use improve you carpets lifetime. There are better cleaners on the market I'm sure but not for this money.
Summary: A nice budget cleaner, worth it for monthly upkeep.
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