If you are looking for a steam cleaner you can use easily and quickly at home that is effective but not bulky or heavy like the professional carpet steam cleaners, you may want to look at the Bissell Quicksteamer Carpet Cleaner. It is light and simple to use, designed to be sturdy but attractive with its sleek and modern look, and has a clear plastic base so you can see exactly how effectively it cleans your carpets as you use it.
When you open the box you will find the Bissell Quicksteamer does not come already assembled but do not let this put you off this machine. It comes in just three pieces which are very easy to put together, the handle, the base and then the middle (the water tank). Just attach the water tank to the base using the two screws that are supplied then using another screw attach the handle to the top of the tank. In just a few minutes the machine will be ready to operate.
You can use this cleaner for a variety of purposes. It is great for cleaning rugs, mats and carpets but also works well on hard surfaces like stone, hardwood, tiles, linoleum and vinyl. Plus as well as cleaning effectively it is a breeze to clean up spills with. Just use the brushes and using vacuum only it will suck up that spill no problem. It actually has six rows of bristles that can be used for great deep cleaning or getting out that stubborn pet hair. Whatever carpet height and style you have the rows of bristles will rotate and move to achieve a deep clean.
The power rating for this Bissell model is 3 amps. Low amp ratings are not an indication of less cleaning power and therefore less effective cleaning. They tell you how much power that machine uses to operate. So a 5 amp machine has to use more power to operate compared to a 3 amp machine. This is one of the lower ratings you can get so it saves you money on your power bills. Other features include two large wheels that make it easy to move through even thick carpeting, a one year warranty, a dirt lifter Powerbrush (a patented system from Bissell), cleaning solutions and tools for surfaces other than bare or carpeted floors, such as upholstery, tiles, and stairs.
The Bissell Quicksteamer Carpet Cleaner weighs a little under 19 pounds so is certainly not the heaviest machine on the market. It is easy to move around furniture and does not feel awkward or clumsy to use. It comes with a large water tank that can take half a gallon of water so you do not have to keep stopping and re-filling the tank as you clean. Depending on other variables like how much detergent you used the tank can clean up to 64 square feet. A very important thing to note is that emptying the dirty water tank, cleaning it and then putting it back in is very easy.
The Quicksteamer is an excellent and effective cleaner that would be suitable for anyone whether you live in a smaller or larger home. People who have pets or have small children that create a lot of spills and stains will really appreciate being able to deal with these things in a quick manner. There is no need to hold on to that mop and bucket that take up room in your cupboard, are a pain to use and do not clean as well as this cleaner. Definitely a recommended buy.