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Professional Grade carpet washer uses Dual Cross Action Brushes to scrub away dirt and remove stains. The scrub brushes deep clean each fiber from every angle and the grooming brushes polish carpet for plush results
75 percent more suction than comparable machines means a quicker clean and dry time. Simply pull the Deep Carpet Cleaner to see immediate results.
The Deep Carpet Cleaner is CRI (Carpet + Rug Institute) rated Gold for Best in Class Cleaning Performance. It removes more dirt than comparable machines and will not void your carpet warranty.
The included Upholstery Tool allows you to clean furniture, upholstery and hard to reach areas. The Super Boost Spray option cleans high-traffic areas that need extra attention.
Quick results leave your carpet smooth, bright, fresh and clean. Quick dry takes up to 4 hours. Use Rug Doctor cleaning solutions in the Deep Carpet Cleaner for the best results
At Rug Doctor, we care about your carpet! We work to make our machines and solutions the most dependable in the market because we believe you deserve a clean and fresh home.
The Rug Doctor Deep Carpet Cleaner is designed to extract heavy stains, dirt, pet urine and odors from your home. With 75% more suction than other leading deep carpet cleaners, this machine has the power you need to remove tough stains and soils. This upright carpet cleaner is the only machine with Dual Cross Action brushes which clean, groom, and polish every fiber of your carpet. See the powerful, professional-grade results as you pull the machine over your carpet.
The Super Boost option scrubs heavy-traffic areas and the upholstery attachment cleans other soft surfaces. The Deep Carpet Cleaner is accessible and easy to store with the removable tool caddy and collapsible handle. Make deep cleaning easy with the Rug Doctor Deep Carpet Cleaner!
|Product Dimensions||22.8 x 14.2 x 28 inches|
|Item Weight||37 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||37 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)|
|Item model number||931461|
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Size. My photo shows that both machines very similar in size and both weigh about 30 pounds.
OFF Maneuverability. Rug Doctor has larger wheels so easier to move over doorways & stairs.
ON Maneuverability. Rug Doctor practically moves itself while you press the “SOAP & SCRUB” button vs. Bissell which requires more human pulling power.
Noise. Both machines loud enough to keep my dog away (and louder than my Shark vacuums).
Water tanks. Bissel has 1 tank with a bladder that holds both clear & waste waters. Rug Doctor has separate tanks which I found easier to fill & dump.
CLEANING RESULTS. Rug Doctor does visibly better job of cleaning carpets. In fact, I’d say it’s 90% as good as the last outside cleaning service I hired (with their fancy tank on a truck). Bissell always left me disappointed.
Machine cleaning. Dog hair clogged up the “head” of my Bisseel, which required me to spend about 20 minutes disassembling and reassembling. Rug Doctor has a much better design that lets you clean the rotating brush in seconds.
BOTTOM LINE: Unless you can’t afford the price difference, buy the Rug Doctor.
After I got the machine I went to use it. I was VERY pleased with the machine. You don’t push the machine forward you pull back towards you which seemed odd, but I got used to it. The thing that has caused me to only give it 3 stars is the fact that the front of the machine – the area that sucks up all the dirt – you can’t remove it to clean it. I contacted the company to find out how to remove it and was told it does not come off. The person that responded to my inquiry gave these directions “Cleaning the Deep Carpet Cleaner is best done as soon as you are finished using the machine. I normally lay the machine on the back and then wipe down the inside of the housing with a wet rag wrapped around my finger. The brush has enough movement for me to fit my fingers behind it to clean. To get up in front of the brush I will also wrap my wet cloth around a small object, I normally use a ruler, and push up in front of the brush to wipe down the front housing. Remove any lint, hair or other matter that may be stuck to the brush and wipe it down with a cloth to remove any dirt as well.” While I do appreciate the advice, it is my opinion that any part of the machine that has constant contact with the dirt and grime that is being sucked up should be removable to keep clean. I shouldn’t have to shove a ruler up into it to clean it.
October 31, 2014
When I first saw reviews on this new model, I kinda laughed and thought it would be another one of those homeowner cleaners that would last a year, force you to buy their detergent, and then break down and force you to throw it away. The more I read into them, the better it sounded so I decided to order 1 and give it a try.
I have to say, I am truly surprised in the results. This unit works much like the commercial ones where it injects a detergent/water solution, a brush agitates the carpet, and then it vacuums up the dirty water. I have to say, we were shocked at how dirty the water was that came out of a homeowner unit. Honestly, the water looked dirtier than what we got by using a rental. This unit does agitate the carpet upward in a way that works the dirt loose, pulls the dirty solution up, and actually raises the carpet knap back up. I recommend overlapping the cleaning path by 50% and pulling it back at about 1 foot every 2-3 seconds. If you go too fast, it doesn’t have time to work. You may have areas that require multiple paths on it to clean it, but that’s normal in high traffic areas. It also pulls a remarkable percentage of the solution back out of the carpet and allows it to feel almost dry immediately. I would say it leaves the carpet feeling as dry, if not drier than the rental machines, not to mention these units are lighter and easier to use.
These units are residential units and are made primarily from plastic. This is not a problem if they are being used by adults who are aware of what they are doing. Don’t expect to slam it into a brick fireplace without possible damage. The upholstery tool is also plastic, but then again, it is designed to clean cloth. It even has a stationary brush made into the underside of the tool to allow you to scrub the solution into upholstery and vacuum it back up. Both fresh water and dirty water tanks are also plastic, but they are strong enough to tolerate normal use. They hold smaller amounts of solution than a commercial unit, which means more frequent dumping of dirty water and refilling of clean water. This unit is lighter which means it doesn’t require the struggle to use it like a rental unit.
Another tip…you can use detergents other than their “branded” offerings. I personally use a degreaser or even a quality liquid laundry detergent. If you use laundry detergent, just make sure it is the “HE” (high efficiency) type for newer washers since this type does not foam up. Also, use a smaller amount such as 1 ounce per tank. The major misconception by homeowners when it comes to cleaning carpet is the amount of detergent required. If you have a tough spot, pre-spray it with a spray bottle filled with a stronger mixture. Don’t mix all of your solution strong that sprays from the unit just to clean a few spots. The more detergent, the higher the chances of the carpet getting dirty faster due to the sticky detergent residue that will be left behind. Also, if you still find a problem with a spot after pre-spraying it and using the Rug Dr, simply prespray again, give it a couple minutes, then go over it with the Rug Dr at an angle 90 degrees from the way you first went over it. This sometimes helps to release the spot.
To sum it up, if you use this unit as an adult, it should give you great service. It would be fine for using at home or at a rental property, but I wouldn’t want to start using it commercially. The unit is much lighter and can be used by most anyone. If you still can’t make up your mind, go ahead and get 1 of these units. They do what they were designed to and they do it very well. Furthermore, once you own your own unit, you can spot clean any time you need to instead of waiting til your carpet gets bad enough to justify a rental. You can have it up and going in a couple minutes and then clean it and put it back up in a short time too. Also, by owning your own unit, you don’t have to worry about who’s home it was in before. We will probably use ours monthly since it is so convenient to have around.
The video posted above is from about 3 weeks ago. This is a rental property that we own. Tenants were there for 6 months and I cleaned the carpet before they moved in. The first pic in the video shows the carpet on the day they moved out. The 2nd pic is while I was cleaning it with my Rug Doctor…notice the dirty water in the tank on the carpet. The 3rd pic is after I finished cleaning it. Tenant claimed she cleaned it 1 week before they moved out. You can make up your own decision on that one. Needless to say, their eviction was not a friendly process. I posted these pictures on her fb page and her sister tried to tell me that it wasn’t the same carpet. She tried to say I replaced it after they moved out. Also, this carpet is 20 years old so it just goes to show that normal cleaning will make carpet last longer.
March 25, 2015