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I mentioned a few weeks back that I was considering purchasing a carpet and upholstery cleaner, and at the time, I had narrowed it down to two. Well, after reading probably 150+ customer reviews and comparing features, I made my decision, and finally went with this one…
This was not given to me by the company, and no one asked me to write a review of this product. I went to Lowe’s and purchased my new carpet and upholstery cleaner just like anyone else would have to, and I ended up loving it so much that I wanted to tell y’all about it.
While I did buy mine locally at Lowe’s for $279 (because I like immediate gratification), it’s actually $30 cheaper on Amazon. You can click here to find it on Amazon.
I don’t have any carpet in my house, and to date, I only have one area rug. But I wanted a cleaner not only for the rug, but also for the upholstery, because it’s just a handy thing to have when you have pets in the house. Our dog Cooper spends lots of time outside when the weather is nice, and since we still don’t have any landscaping (no grass, only weeds and dirt), he gets dirty really fast. And as much as I try to keep him bathed regularly and brushed daily, he still brings that inside and then walks, sleeps and plays on the rug, and rubs up against all of the furniture.
So even though the living room rug isn’t that old (I got this one in October 2019), and it wasn’t noticeably dirty and didn’t have stains or anything like that, I could tell that the colors seems much duller than they did when it was new.
So I assembled my new carpet cleaner (which took all of five minutes and required a Phillips screwdriver), and then I was ready to fill the tank and get started. When I pulled the sofa away from the wall, I could see a definite difference. The carpet that had been hidden by the sofa was still clean with bright colors. But the edge that had been exposed, and where Cooper walks often to look out the window, was very dingy looking.
I’m not sure if you can tell the difference, but it’s pretty noticeable if you compare the color of the border along the back edge with the side border. You can see how much brighter the side border is.
So this is where I started, and after a couple of passes with the carpet cleaner, I could see a noticeable difference.
So after testing the carpet cleaner and getting used to using it on the area that is generally hidden by the sofa, I was ready to move the sofa back into place and work on the main area of the rug. That’s where it really got fun, because I could tell an immediate and very noticeable difference!
I couldn’t believe how well it cleaned the carpet and how much it brightened up the colors. I worked from left to right, and I stopped when I was just over halfway through to take a picture so you could see the amazing difference.
Isn’t that amazing?! When you can see an actual before-and-after difference right before your eyes, it makes the job so much more fun. Here’s that same picture without the line. You can still see a very definitely difference.
I thought maybe the colors were looking so bright and vivid because the carpet was still a little bit wet. Here’s how it looked right after I finished cleaning the whole carpet…
But it looked pretty much the same the next day when it was completely dry. (It actually only took a couple of hours to dry, but I wanted until I had daylight the next day to take the picture.)
I also tried it on the two purple and white ottomans. After two years of cats walking, sleeping, playing on them, and Cooper rubbing up against them, these things were filthy. But after cleaning the first one using the upholstery attachment, was a day-and-night difference between the one that was clean and the one that still needed to be cleaned. Just look at how dingy these had gotten…
But the machine removed all of that dirt and brightened up the whites (and made the purples more vivid) almost like new.
I still have to clean the other ottoman, and I’m actually looking forward to it. It’s really fun to use, especially when you can see such an immediate difference. Who doesn’t love immediate gratification? 😀
I also did some spot cleaning on the sofa, especially along the edge of the cushions where Cooper likes to rub and lean against while begging for head scratches when I’m sitting on the sofa. It was pretty filthy, and now it looks like new again.
So just to be clear, I’ve never used another carpet and upholstery cleaner other than the kind you can rent at the grocery store, and that was over 14 years ago. But I remember not being very impressed with that machine. That’s why I was so wary about purchasing one.
But I’m very pleased with this one, and if you are in the market for one, I highly recommend this Bissell ProHeat 2X Revolution Max Clean Pet Pro, especially if you’re looking for a machine that will do carpets and upholstery. If you’re just looking for a carpet cleaner, I’m sure there are machines that do a great job at a lower price. But I specifically wanted an upholstery cleaner as well, and I’m so happy with this one.
Addicted 2 Decorating is where I share my DIY and decorating journey as I remodel and decorate the 1948 fixer upper that my husband, Matt, and I bought in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do physical work, so I do the majority of the work on the house by myself. You can learn more about me here.