The BISSELL DeepClean Lift-Off Deluxe Pet carpet cleaning machine, model 24A4, is one of the newest choices on the market. What are the pros and cons of this portable home carpet cleaner? And what information about this carpet cleaning machine would affect someone’s decision to buy this model, even if they are not clear points for or against this carpet cleaner?
Pros of the Bissell Carpet Cleaning Machine 24A4
This carpet cleaner comes with a variety of tools such as a nozzle for getting between the couch cushions, brushes for scrubbing stubborn stains on the carpet and a vacuum head specific for pet messes. However, this carpet cleaner does better as a general carpet cleaner pulling dirt and stubborn stains out of carpet than coping with mushy biological messes like vomit and poop.
While the Bissell Deep Clean Lift-Off Deluxe carpet cleaner doesn’t boil the water, it does heat the water so that already hot water stays hot and cool tap water warms up.
The Bissell Deep Clean is easy to assemble initially, as well as take off the portable section so you can spot clean stairs, tight areas behind furniture or your upholstery.
This carpet cleaning machine provides excellent suction, so it leaves little water in the carpet which evaporates quickly. Do expect to take a couple hours for the floor to dry, instead of getting a perfectly dry floor afterward.
This home carpet cleaner doesn’t dribble like some of its rivals.
This carpet cleaner excels as a carpet shampooer, thoroughly cleaning all layers of the carpet. As a stand alone vacuum cleaner, it doesn’t work as well, so don’t expect this to remove pebbles out of the carpet as it pulls out the grape juice stains.
This carpet cleaner is safe enough for wool carpets.
While the manufacturer suggests using Bissell’s various carpet shampoos, you can use eco-friendly alternatives like vinegar or Simple Green in this carpet cleaner.
Cons of the Bissell Home Carpet Shampooer 24A4
At 32 pounds, this unit when it is on the stand is heavy and hard to maneuver.
It has a moderate capacity water tank that lets you clean about a hundred square feet before you need to refill it. Don’t pour boiling hot water in the water tank or it may deform.
The suction gate door has problems getting jammed or stuck. You can remove the gate cover to fix the door, but this isn’t something the manual explains, though the Bissell website does.
You need to vacuum up pet hair before you use this carpet cleaner in order to minimize the risk of clogs in the intake or messes that are hard to get out of the dirty water tank. This is a negative only because the Bissell Deep Clean model is advertised specifically for pet owners.
When you are carrying the portable section, the scrubbing brushes are turned off. So the deep cleaning you get when using it as an upright vacuum cleaner is lost when you turn it on a car seat or stairs.
This carpet cleaner is a great choice for shampooing small stains, rugs, upholstery and other types of spot cleaning. It does a decent job of removing pet stains as long as the solid chunks or majority of the soggy goop has been removed already with a wet/dry vac. If you want a home carpet cleaner that will clean your throw rugs, stairs and baby’s car seat as well as the floors, this is a great choice.