In this BISSELL DeepClean Deluxe Pet Full Sized 36Z9 carpet cleaner review, we’ll look at the pros and cons of this home carpet cleaning machine. And this review includes several observations about the pet specific carpet cleaner and shampooer that aren’t clear pros or cons but would matter to some shoppers.
Pros of the Model 36Z9 Bissell Carpet Cleaner
The unit has a dozen rotating brushes to help deep clean the carpet, removing debris that has ground in or sunk in, rather than sucking hard on the fibers and hoping to pull out the debris.
This carpet cleaner comes with an upholstery hose for cleaning your couches or your stairs. And the handle at the center of gravity makes it much easier to carry up stairs than most of its competitors.
The carpet cleaner does a great job of removing the water, so your carpets dry within an hour.
The Bissell Deep Clean is easy to assemble. And it is easy to take off parts to clean them.
Carpets are cleaned best when cleaned with hot water. And this carpet cleaner has a heating system that keeps the water warm as you work.
You get a better than average three year warranty.
The water reservoir in this Bissell carpet shampooer is larger than average, so you need fewer trips back and forth to refill it as you work.
Unlike some of its rivals, the water tanks don’t leak or splash.
This Bissell carpet cleaning machine comes with more hand tools than its cheaper siblings.
The 36Z9 model Bissell carpet cleaner does a better job of cleaning along the baseboards as you travel along the wall than most of its rivals.
Cons of the Bissell Deep Clean Deluxe Pet Model
You need to clean the floors well before you use this carpet cleaner if there is heavy pet fur, or else the carpet cleaner will clog. While the Bissell deluxe carpet cleaning machine is labeled a pet model, it ends up with as much pet hair trapped in the brushes as the pet hair collector. If you don’t vacuum up most of the pet hair before cleaning all your carpets, you’ll end up being unable to clean up the cat puke because its brushes are clogged with the furballs. This is less of a problem if you are only spot cleaning a pet stain.
Emptying the dirty water container is awkward.
This carpet cleaning machine costs around $300 at full price, and it is rarely marked down on sale. It is cheaper than some of its rivals, while cheaper units rarely perform as well. Bissell sells carpet shampoos for its carpet cleaning machine for around $20 per 48 ounces, and the pet stain shampoos cost as much as the standard soaps for the carpet cleaner.
You have to add soap to the clean water container, and if you are spot cleaning, this results in a lot of wasted soap. And you don’t have an option to choose to use only clean water to rinse an area you’ve cleaned.
The dozen brushes clean the entire carpet if you have short carpet, but they only clean the top layer of the carpet if you have medium or thick carpet. Its powerful scrubbing brushes can actually pull fibers from thick carpets without reaching the base of it. And you can’t turn off the brushes.
This carpet cleaning machine does a great job of spot cleaning pet messes. It can be used to clean your whole floor if you vacuum up the pet hair first so it doesn’t clog. It is one of the few pet specific carpet cleaning machines that isn’t a pain to use when spot cleaning where the dog poop on the corner of the stairs.