There are many upright carpet shampooers on the market and it can be difficult to sort through each manufacturer to determine which one is the best for you. Consumer reviews, professional product information, and sales data give a prospective buyer a glimpse at which companies make the best products. Consumer Reports hasn't reviewed carpet cleaners since 2003, so the best resource is looking at consumer product reviewers at online stores. These products received consistent high marks from consumers.
Bissell ProHeat 2X Upright Deep Cleaner
The Bissell ProHeat 2X Upright Deep Cleaner receives consistently high reviews from consumers. This model is known for cleaning and shampooing carpets as well as being a professional carpet steamer. It can remove deep-set stains, dirt, and pet hair. It has a 12-inch wide cleaning path and a 30-foot cord. It has a water tank and shampoo tank can get empty quicker than some other models. Some consumers complain that the vacuum is somewhat heavy. It has a one year warranty. The product is available for $214.70.
Hoover SteamVac Carpet Cleaner with Clean Surge
The Hoover SteamVac Carpet Cleaner with Clean Surge is an extremely popular, low-cost carpet shampooer. It can dramatically lift stains and performs as well as professional cleaners. Consumers also noted that the Hoover SteamVac is good at drying the carpet as it cleans, so that you're not stuck with wet carpets. Some consumers complained that newer models leaked, but that may be due to errors when assembling the product. Others suggested that using warm or boiling water helps speed up the cleaning process. It has a one year warranty. The product sells for $179.99
The Dirt Devil Platinum Force MCE7900 Carpet Extractor
The The Dirt Devil Platinum Force MCE7900 Carpet Extractor recieves favorable reviews, especially for the three seperate tanks that store shampoo, water, and dirty water. Reviewers have praised the shampooer's built-in switches on the handle. Some consumers complained that it can be somewhat heavy when filled with water. It comes with a two year warranty. It retails for $199.
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