Owning your own carpet cleaning machine can save you hundreds of dollars over the years, but how do you know which one you should buy? After looking over consumer reviews at many sites, here are the ones that consistently rate the highest.
Hoover SteamVac Carpet Cleaner with Clean Surge, F5914-900
This upright machine got glowing reviews from its owners. Priced around $150, it has a 12-amp motor, 5 spinning brushes, and uses hot water and carpet cleaning solution to get the job done right. You can give tough stains an extra squirt of cleaner if needed, and this carpet cleaner leaves your carpets surprisingly dry. You can also use this cleaner on upholstery or bare floors. This carpet steam cleaner gets first place for reliability and functionality.
Bissell Quicksteamer Powerbrush Lightweight Deep Carpet Cleaner, 2080
This carpet cleaner is also an upright. It is priced at about $100, so it is an affordable option, and it assembles in two easy steps. It has separate 1/2 gallon clean and dirty water tanks. This carpet cleaning machine weighs in at only 18 pounds and has a 20-foot long cord and large wheels for easy maneuverability.
Hoover Platinum Collection Carpet Cleaner with MaxExtract Technology, F8100900
Another Hoover upright made the list, this one featuring a computer-controlled system and DualScrub technology. The price is a bit steeper, coming in at around the $375 mark, but it does come with a rare 6 year limited warranty and several desirable bells and whistles. There are onboard power tools, including a crevice cleaner and upholstery tool, and this carpet cleaner leaves your rugs nearly dry and looking professionally cleaned when the job is finished.
Bissell SpotBot Pet Hands-Free Compact Deep Cleaner, 1200A
If you’re looking for a spot cleaner, this little carpet cleaning machine really does the trick. You can actually set this down on the trouble spot and simply walk away while the SpotBot does the job. Perfect for pet stains and other problem areas. At around $130, it may seem a little pricey for a small machine, but it packs a big wallop in cleaning power.
Overall, it looks like a Hoover carpet steam cleaner could be your best bet, closely followed by some Bissell models. Check out other consumer reviews before you buy and choose your carpet steam cleaner wisely. There have been several complaints about some types of carpet cleaners, so do your homework before you make your buying decision.