The Mytee Lite II carpet extractor, a commercial carpet cleaner and shampooer designed for cars and upholstery cleaning, is intended for car detailing. What are the pros and cons of this carpet cleaning machine?
Pros of the Mytee Mytee Lite II Carpet Extractor
While a few Bissell commercial carpet cleaners have Heat Wave technology, better described as a water warmer, the Mytee Lite contains a true water heater. It will warm cold water and heat it up to the higher temperatures necessary to sterilize a car seat or upholstery after someone threw up on it, not just remove the stain and you hope that it is sanitary.
It has a three gallon tank you can fill from most industrial faucets or a bucket.
This carpet cleaner is designed for use in cars and on furniture. It has a large nearly fifty pound body, but the fifteen foot vacuum and shampooer hose lets you clean a car front to back or all the furniture in a small room.
The unit’s connections let you swap to a shorter industry standard hose if desired. The manufacturer sells a variety of extractor and upholstery heads if you need it. A standard carpet wand works with it, but the manufacturer sells one designed to fit with it if you need even better performance.
It has very good suction, so there isn’t water residue left in damp furniture when you’re done.
It has a heavy duty handle for pushing around or maneuvering it.
It comes with a convenient tool caddy built into the durable metal handle. That is separate from the hooks for winding up and storing the power cable.
The Mytee Lite II can act as a carpet shampooer, so you can get the stains out of the carpets in the bottom of a car or anywhere else in your business. It can clean short carpets often put under the driver’s seat or the thick rugs put in the back to protect the vehicle’s trunk from damage when items are thrown in.
It has the power to pull up ground in stains, heavy debris and food crumbs. Its only limitation is that it shouldn’t be used as a wet vac, so don’t expect to use it to remove the spilled ice water in the trunk. But it can remove the mud from rugs and carpets in your car whether on the floor or draped on seats.
Cons of the Mytee Lite II Carpet Extractor
The biggest downside of the Mytee Lite II is the price tag.
The water heater circuit sometimes overheats, causing the unit to shut down.
It has a good one year warranty and service through distributors who sell it as long as you aren’t buying it online. The warranty is for manufacturing defects, not wear and tear.
Avoid using this carpet cleaner / car detailer on exposed brass parts. Those items heat up quickly on exposure and may become to hot to handle for a while.
The 2000 watt heater means this needs to be connected to either a commercial power circuit or an electrical outlet with no other load on it, or else you’ll blow a circuit breaker.
Mytee Lite car detailing equipment has a reputation of lasting years, so the high price is offset by the fact you can use it several times longer than its competitors. The only consideration is whether or not you’ll use it enough to be worth the price, though this is not a problem for auto repair shops, car detailers or car dealerships.
This Mytee Lite II is a commercial car detailer capable of acting as a carpet shampooer. It cleans, shampoos and sterilizes everything from baby car seats to the thick carpets on the truck’s floor. If you need a rugged unit you can use over and over again for years, this carpet cleaner and detailer is a good choice.