Last Updated: June 2016
When comparing models of carpet cleaner, there are a huge number of different factors to consider. The sheer amount of option available is great because this allows you to choose something perfect for your home and your particular requirements. At the same time, though, it can also make picking your first carpet cleaner quite a daunting task.
But let’s assume you’ve chosen your brand, and you’re going with Bissell. Bissell is well-known for making some of the most powerful and performance-oriented carpet cleaners on the market. And if you want a proper deep clean carpet cleaner, then you’ll likely want to turn to the aptly named ‘DeepClean’ range – especially if you have pets.
But which of these is going to provide the best job for your home? Let’s compare the top models.
Bissell DeepClean Essential Full Sized Carpet Cleaner 8852
This product is a powerful cleaner that has heatwave technology, six cleaning rows, and EdgeSweep brushes. Together, these features provide a very thorough clean. It also comes with stair tool and on-board storage for as many tools as you need.
Despite the wide range of different features, this is actually an affordable model which makes it a great choice for those just starting out. The heatwave technology is particularly useful for breaking up dirt and grease.
Bissell DeepClean Deluxe Pet Full Sized Carpet Cleaner 36Z9
A slightly more expensive product, this includes all the same features as the previous model but with some impressive extras. The dual power brushes now give you 12 rows instead of six and you also get a pet hair basket (for picking up and disposing of pet hairs) and a stain trapper tool.
The Essential model is a great starting point, while the Deluxe option builds on that and offers some more bells and whistles and still won’t break the bank.
Bissell DeepClean Premier Pet Cleaner 17N4
The Premier model meanwhile is very similar to the Deluxe. This gives you the same heatwave technology, the same pet hair collection basket, lots of tools and a three year warranty. You also get the same 12 rows of brushes and heatwave technology. You don’t get the same ‘stain trapper’ feature however – so if you’re looking to save a little money and don’t find yourself fighting a lot of tough stains then this might be a good choice.
Bissell DeepClean Lift-Off Deluxe Pet Full Sized Carpet Cleaner
This is an upright carpet cleaner that is designed for easily cleaning full-sized rooms. Again you get the usual heat wave technology found in this range, a special portable spot cleaner that you can remove from the main bulk of the unit and a removable nozzle. While you lose some of the raw power of the previous two options, you get a lot more versatility thanks to its 2-in-1 nature. It can become a spot cleaner when you need it to be and it can be an upright machine when you want one!
This is a good choice if your home has lots of nooks and crannies and you want to be able to clean upholstery more easily.
Bissell Deep Clean Professional Pet Carpet Cleaner 17N4P
Despite the professional title, this is a very similar product again to some of the previous models. You again get 12 rows of dual rotating powerbrushes, edgesweep, heatwave, a collection basket and a lot of great tools with 3-year warranty and trial size detergent bottles.
In short, this is a great package that is around the same performance as the Bissell Deluxe and Premier and around the same price.
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In conclusion, all of these products from Bissell are fantastic in terms of their power and performance and are ideal for cleaning up pet stains and hairs. They all come with a 1.25 tank capacity and weight 25lbs or less and are an excellent solution for a quick but effective clean.
If you’re choosing between them, then there aren’t that many differentiating factors to go on. The Premier is less catered to pet cleaning; the deluxe is possibly the most powerful and the lift-off cleaner is excellent thanks to its versatility which makes it well suited to getting into more difficult spots. Again, though, whichever you choose you should have no problem keeping your carpets as good as new!