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Top 10 Carpet Cleaners 2016

Take care of all the ingrained dust, pet hair and stains for your carpets, rugs and upholstery with one of powerful carpet cleaners. We've ranked them by price, overall performance and ease of use, so you can find the perfect one for your needs.



Five Reasons Why You Need To Buy A Carpet Cleaner

When the time comes to give your carpet the deep cleaning experience of its life, you really have 3 options: hiring a professional; renting a carpet cleaner, or buying a carpet cleaner. We think buying your own carpet cleaner is a worthwhile investment, and here are 5 reasons why:

1. Over time, it makes financial sense. A professional carpet cleaner with truck-mounted cleaning equipment might do a more thorough job, but at up to six times the cost of renting a machine for the day - 'easy but expensive' was the verdict of Consumer Reports. Meanwhile, the more often you clean your carpet, the more cost-effective it will be to buy rather than rent a carpet cleaner. Experts suggest you should be cleaning your carpet every 12 to 24 months, but if you have pets, kids or other sources of regular mess - and/or if anyone in your home has allergies that can be exacerbated by dust, dirt or pet hair - your carpet will thank you for a more frequent deep clean. If you can get into the habit of using your carpet cleaner regularly, you could extend the life of your carpet, too.

2. You have a better guarantee of quality than with a rental machine. Ask yourself this: if you inadvertently rented a carpet cleaner that was not in good repair, would you know? Would you be able to tell if it was releasing too much detergent or too much water? We don't think we would. But if you buy a carpet cleaner, read the directions and keep it well maintained, you'll a) be assured that it's not been used before and b) get to know it, so you can tell when it's not working like it should.

3. It saves time. You see all that above about reading the directions and getting to know your carpet cleaner? If you rent, you're going to have to do that every time, even if you're able to rent the same model on every occasion (which is not guaranteed!). If you buy a carpet cleaner and use it regularly, you'll only need to figure out how it works once.

4. You can avoid hidden extra costs. Do you need extra accessories, like an attachment for cleaning the stairs? That could cost you extra if you rent a carpet cleaner. What about if your carpet is badly in need of a clean and you have to use your carpet cleaner twice? That's going to cost you extra with a rental, both in terms of the rental period and extra cleaning fluid. And don't forget about the cost - in money and in time - of picking up and dropping off a rental carpet cleaner: an extra hassle if you don't drive, or don't have a vehicle big enough to transport the unit.

5. You have more choice. As we hope our top 5 and top 10 lists show, there are a lot of carpet cleaners out there: but not all of them are available as rental units. If you buy, you have a better chance of finding a carpet cleaner that is right for you.

6. No judge strangers coming into your home. Cast your mind back to the Jimmy Kimmel video. OK, if you buy your own carpet cleaner you will have fewer opportunities to pull pranks on carpet cleaning professionals, which is a definite con. But if your carpet has gotten so dirty that the idea of anyone taking a close look at it, besides close family members and maybe your regular cleaner, fills you with just a little shame, then consider the benefits of owning your own carpet cleaning machine to use whenever you like.

How Do Carpet Cleaners Work?


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Professional carpet cleaners use a variety of methods to get the nasty out of your carpet - but since you've read the article above, we're going to go ahead and assume you're interested in buying your own carpet cleaner to keep and use at home, rather than having to call in the pros once or twice a year.

With the exception of spot cleaners like the #2 choice in our top 5 list, the vast majority of carpet cleaners available for you to buy for use at home use a method that is often called steam cleaning but is more accurately known as hot water extraction (it's actually about as 'steamy' as the Pope's Instagram feed, as opposed to the separate industrial process of steam cleaning, which is steamier than a screening of Black Swan shown in a sauna).

Hot water extraction involves spreading hot water, or more usually a hot solution of detergent and water, over the carpet, working it deep into the fibers, and then vacuuming it out (ie extracting it), along with a load of lurking dirt. It's important that your carpet cleaner performs this 'extraction' part of hot water extraction effectively, both to ensure a thorough clean and a speedy drying time. If your cleaned carpet takes forever to dry, not only is that going to be inconvenient for you - how long can you go without setting foot in an entire room of your home?! - but it could cause discoloration or even mildew in your carpet.

Some carpet cleaners also come with a 'pretreatment' solution. If you want to pretreat your carpet before deep cleaning, look for a solution that promises to rinse easily: you don't want to swap a dirty carpet for a carpet with trodden-in cleaning solution.

Which Carpet Cleaner Will Get This Stain Out Of My Carpet?


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We've all been in the situation illustrated by the picture on the left, am I right? You've murdered a relative, but despite having watched all eight seasons of Dexter to pick up tips you completely forgot to put down plastic sheeting first and now there's blood all over the...wait, that's red wine? Of course, it is. Our bad. Sorry.

When it comes to using a carpet cleaner to eradicate a deep stain, it really depends on whether it's a true 'stain' or just some ground-in dirt. If it's the latter, then you're in luck: where lingering dirt is clinging on to your carpet fibers, any of the carpet cleaners we've reviewed here should be able to shift them (although the sooner you clean, the more successful you'll be).

A real stain is a change in the color of the carpet fiber itself, and it's likely to be permanent unless you get it cleaned up almost immediately. We'd recommend having a stain-removal kit ready ahead of time, so you can spring into action as soon as that blood - wine! Sorry! We meant wine! - hits the ground. Here's what you need to keep in your kit:
  • white cloths or paper towels

  • detergent solution for general stains: you could use the solution that comes with your carpet cleaner

  • acidic solution, i.e. a bottle half-filled with white vinegar or white wine, and topped up with water, to clean up alkaline stains like urine or dog mess

  • alkaline solution, ie a tablespoon of ammonia mixed with a cup of water, to clean up acidic stains like cat mess, vomit or blood. (Don't use this on carpets that contain wool fibers as it will damage them.)

  • store-bought cleaners for specific items, like nail polish remover, a chewing gum remover, and a stain remover to tackle grease or oil spots.

When a stain hits, immediately apply the relevant treatment, and then as soon as possible - like when your dinner party guests have all gone home, or after you've disposed of the body - give the whole carpet a proper seeing-to with your carpet cleaner. Check out Good Housekeeping's ultimate stain removal tips for more advice.


#10.Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner Machine, Red - Corded


Clever and well-designed spot cleaner. It does seem to have better suction (with a wider path) than my Bissell Spot Bot. The carrying handle and telescoping handle make it so much easier to move the cleaner around. The storage hose and the power cord store on opposite sides of the machine. That way there is no entangling the hose and cord when rolling up the hose. Another ingenious idea was to have a large enough access hole in the dirty water container to allow a person to wipe and dry the inside. A terrific way to prevent the disgusting build up of bacteria!!! I will definitely use this machine more than my full size carpet cleaner. Who wants to drag out a huge, heavy piece of equipment unless you are going to scrub the whole carpet?!


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#9.Hoover F5914900 SteamVac Carpet Cleaner with Clean Surge


No belts to change, break, or replace SpinScrub Multiple Rotating Brush System Heated Cleaning - Applies heat directly to the floor Removable Rotating Brushes for quick rinse cleaning SpinScrub Powered hand tool for cleaning stairs upholstery Fingertip Clean Surge function for spot removal and heavy traffic areas. Two separate translucent tanks to keep clean solution and dirty water separate.


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#8.Hoover Max Extract 60 Pressure Pro Carpet Deep Cleaner, FH50220


Hoover’s new MaxExtract deep cleaners are designed to clean a variety of surfaces from carpets to couches—even sealed wood floors and tiled floors. This versatile, easy-to-use machine removes water, dirt and grime with pressurized cleaning, and has heated drying for a fast dry time. Features a double chamber nozzle to power wash surfaces with even suction across a wide path, while the automatic detergent system provides the right ratio of detergent and water for the best cleaning results.


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#7.Bissell 47A23 Proheat 2x Premier Full-Size Carpet Cleaner, Blue


Bissell, pro-heat 2x premier upright cleaner, patented heat Wave technology, 2 sources of constant heat to maximize cleaning, dual dirt Lifter power brushes, 10 cleaning rows, 1. 25 gallon tank, 22' power cord, 3 inch tough stain tool, comes with 8 oz 2x Bissell cleaning formula, 3 year warranty, requires 47A23 #160-2669 small brush belt & 47A23 #203-6804 large brush belt.


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#6.Rug Doctor Deep Carpet Cleaner


Now there’s a better deep carpet cleaner from a name you trust. Introducing the Rug Doctor Deep Carpet Cleaner. The Rug Doctor Deep Carpet Cleaner features 75% More Suction compared to leading comparable upright deep carpet cleaners. Plus, your Rug Doctor Deep Carpet Cleaner uses Dual Cross Action Brushes! Two brushes under the machine deep clean all sides of the carpet fibers. This innovative technology deep cleans each carpet fiber, then grooms and polishes the carpet – all in one cleaning pass.


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#5.BISSELL DeepClean Premier Pet Carpet Cleaner, 17N4


Your pets are a part of the family but they can do a number on your home. Muddy paw prints, shedding hair, and outside dirt can quickly find their way deep into carpets, leaving them looking matted and dingy. With a powerful clean against pet stains and odors, you can keep your carpets looking newer, longer.


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#4.Hoover FH50150 Carpet Basics Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Cleaner


Help extend the life of your carpet with the Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Cleaner. Designed to clean many carpeted and fabric surfaces in and around your home. Make cleaning a breeze with spill free tanks that are easy to access, easy to fill, empty and clean. The Power Scrub Deluxe features SpinScrub multiple brush system, a rinse option, automatic detergent mixing, a DualV Nozzle for more efficient cleaning and forced heated air for faster drying time.


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#3.Bissell 3624 SpotClean Professional Portable Carpet Cleaner - Corded


Bissell Spot Clean Pro is Bissell's most powerful portable spot cleaner. It comes ready to use with no assembly required. Simply connect a tool such as the 6" stair tool to the end of the hose, fill the clean water/formula tank with Bissell Professional Deep Cleaning formula, plug it in, turn it on and you're ready to spot clean. Use the Bissell rug cleaner to clean areas that are difficult or hard to reach such as stairs, area rugs, upholstery, and auto interiors. The Spot Clean Pro comes prepared with tools to effectively clean each surface. Use the 6" brush tool to clean stairs and area rugs or use the 3" brush tool to clean stubborn spots or upholstery. Spot Clean Pro is a convenient way to clean. It is Bissell's largest capacity portable machine so you are able to fill and empty the tanks less frequently. Superior suction power helps you to remove spots and stains better than a rag and cleaner. When you are finished cleaning, Spot Clean Pro stores easily to be ready for whenever m


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#2.Rug Doctor Mighty Pro X3 Pet Pack


- Includes:(1) Mighty Pro X3 machine, (1) Upholstery/stair tool, (1) 40-oz. bottle of Pet Formula Carpet Cleaner, (1) 17-oz. Urine Eliminator Trigger spray

- Large-capacity tanks keep clean and dirty water separate

- Handheld tool for upholstery, stairs, car and tight spaces.


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#1.Bissell 86T3/86T3Q Big Green Deep Cleaning Professional Grade Carpet Cleaner Machine


The BISSELL? Big Green Deep Cleaning Machine? Professional Grade Carpet Cleaner achieves a whole new level of clean with its powerful motors and extra large brush roll to pull out deep down dirt. It's made of super durable, high quality materials for sturdy, anti-tip design, and features robust workmanship from top to bottom. The Big Green Deep Cleaning Machine? outcleans the leading rental carpet cleaner.


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