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We tested the Bissell ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet Pro 1986 Carpet Cleaner, and this is our review.
We tested it against some of the best carpet cleaners on the market, and not only did it win in terms of cleaning ability, it was better in many other ways as well.
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So, first the cleaning ability - the Bissell Proheat 2x Revolution uses a two-brush design which is so effective that pretty much every carpet cleaner manufacturer is moving to this design.
Without Georgia red clay tests, it did better than all the others, deep cleaning in remarkably few passes. In our multi-stain torture test, it cleaned the stains almost completely in one tank. I suppose I could have also cleaned the faint remnants if I had used the hand tool, but, in any case, its performance was significantly above average.
But the true revolution of this new generation of carpet cleaners is their ease of use.
It moves just like a vacuum cleaner, which is a huge step up from the super bulky and super expensive professional carpet cleaners.
It has a low profile, so you can clean under furniture or other obstacles. It really changes the whole concept of carpet cleaning from a huge disruptive job to something you can do on the fly as needed. In fact, they seem to have anticipated this with a spray adjustment switch called express cleaning mode for light jobs like rugs or touch-ups. They claim that in this mode carpet dries in about an hour.
One of neat innovations is something they call clean shot, which is a foot pedal that shoots cleaning solution on to particularly tough stains. It turns on when you hit the switch and turns off when you hit it again. I found this to be a little difficult to hit the right spot and potentially messy, but there is no doubting that it makes it much more effective on tough stains.
It comes with two different hand tools, including a 2-in-1 pet tool which can dry vacuum pet hair which is collected in a small container, then you can switch it to wet mode for cleaning.
It also comes with the same tool sold with Bissell’s spot cleaners, which we have used for upholstery and spot cleaning with our Bissell Spotclean Pro, and it's solidly built and works very good.
But one of the best things about its attachment set is that the hose is very easy to attach. I know that sounds simple, but after testing a lot of upright carpet cleaners, it’s more rare than you might think.
The 8-foot hose seems sturdy and is long enough for small staircases, but larger ones will require moving the cleaning unit to the top of the stairs to finish the job.
Cleanup was noticeably easy. The dirty water tank has a interesting outlet which causes the liquid to pour out in a controlled stream. It also has a removable plate on the brush roll housing for easy access to the brushes.
It also comes with a significant 5-year warranty.
And the main negative issue I had was with filling the clean water tank, because it is so tall you really need to use a large kitchen sink.
Also the power cord, at 25 ft, is slightly below average length. I would a preferred an extra 5 ft or so.
I know I have been gushing about this carpet cleaner, but I am pretty excited about how much it changes the carpet cleaning market if for no other reason than you can finally get a carpet cleaner which cleans as good (or better) than the rentals and still maneuvers like a vacuum.
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