Product - Bissell Big Green Deep Cleaning Machine Carpet Cleaner, 86T3.
Many people are concerned about the chemicals used in carpet cleaners, while others are concerned about the cost. Unfortunately, Bissell states in its owner's manuals that only Bissell carpet cleaning products made for Bissell carpet cleaners can be used. Other products will void your warranty and may cause fire and electrical shock inside the machine. If however, you decide to make your own anyway, there are natural and chemical cleaners you can make at home to use in your Bissell carpet cleaner. Be sure to test it first in an inconspicuous spot first.
Because Bissell states that other carpet cleaning solutions can damage their machines, you may decide to go ahead and purchase Bissell cleaners. Before you do that, you can try using plain hot water. This method is actually recommend by professional carpet cleaners because residues left after using carpet shampoos can trap in more dirt later. You may be surprised how clean your rug can actually get with just hot water and save yourself some money.
The Bissell Big Green Deep Cleaning Machine Professional Grade Carpet Cleaner 86T3/86T3Q is one of the two giants in carpet cleaning. It has a reputation for cleaning extremely well, and, in our opinion, the only other carpet cleaning machine that can compete with it is the Rug Doctor. In this comparison you can see in detail how they compare:.This is a direct comparison of the Rug Doctor and the Bissell Big Green Deep Cleaning Machine. Click for more information.
I chose to compare the machines on a very, very dirty piece of carpet we have in our backyard. I vacuumed it prior to testing with a regular vacuum.
I wanted to make the comparison 100% fair, so I made sure to follow the directions for each machine. I used Rug Doctor Oxy-Steam Carpet Cleaner in the Rug Doctor along with the correct amount of warm water. I used Bissell Deep Cleaning Formula in the Big Green Deep Cleaning Machine with the correct amount of warm water.
The Rug Doctor's instructions explain that you are supposed to pull the machine backwards over the area you want to clean. The machine cannot be pushed forward.
The Big Green Deep Cleaning Machine's instructions explain that you are supposed to first push the machine forward over the area you want to clean while dispersing solution on the carpet and agitating the area, then pull the machine backward to pull up the dirt while still dispersing solution and agitating the carpet.
I feel like it was fair to film the machines first going forward and then backward at the same pace. You may disagree, but please note that we gave the Rug Doctor a few extra passes just in case.
Please feel free to ask questions below.You want the most effective cleaners that deep clean getting rid of the grime and dirt embedded in the fibers. They don’t all do that. If you have the budget for it, we can recommend BISSELL Big Green Deep Cleaning Machine and Rug Doctor Mighty Pro. They are top of the line, they clean extremely efficient, in my experience better than many rental cleaners, and they can deodorize the carpets so by buying you will save a lot in the long run.Like the, this is a very powerful deep cleaner. The downside to this kind of powerful cleaning is that the machine is larger and heavier than normal carpet cleaners. An advantage with the Rug Doctor over Bissells Big Green is its longer power cord (28 ft vs 25 ft) and better tank capacity (3 gallons vs 1.75 gallons).