Best Carpet Shampooer 2020.
Carpet shampooers are the fastest way to clean messes on your carpets.
At the forefront are Hoover and Bissell – both produce the most popular carpet cleaner w/ the newest features:
fast air-dryer, dual water tanks, spot cleaning, power-lift suction (for pet hair)
To help you find the best carpet shampooer, here are my top picks – I based rankings on price, features and functions, and reading buyer reviews.
Carpet shampooer prices range, $119 – $349.
#1. Hoover SmartWash Review
#2. Bissell Proheat Carpet Shampooer
#3. Hoover Power Scrub Elite
#4. Bissell ProHeat 2X Review
#5. Bissell ProHeat Essential Carpet Cleaner
#6. Bissell 86T3 Big Green Machine
#7. Bissell 15651 ProHeat Shampooer
#8. Bissell DeepClean Premier Review
#9. Bissell BigGreen BG10 Deep Clean
#10. Coming soon!
Best Carpet Shampooer 2020 Review
The Hoover SmartWash carpet cleaner (FH52000) is the top seller online.
Buyers love how simple it is to operate — push forward to clean and pull back to dry.
Type: Duel tank
Hoover’s power brushes are very good at picking up embedded dirt, even for thick carpeting.
Also great for picking up micro particles, such as glass.
You can also use the removable nozzle if you need to focus on a specific area.
Hoover SmartWash includes a specialized heater for drying — buyers confirm that it’s able to wash and dry areas in minutes.
Medium price shampooer w/ lots of positive buyer reviews.
Bissell ProHeat Pet shampooer is designed for deep cleaning carpets.
It comes w/ pre-treating spray — after letting it soak 5-10 mins, the ProHeat is very fast at removing stains.
Drying: 30 mins
For fast carpet cleaning, this is the one you want!
Buyers confirm the hot air dryer is very fast, especially compared to other models.
PowerBrush feature makes the Bissell ProHeat the best carpet shampooer for dogs – fast at cleaning dog stains and can pick up clumps of dog hair.
ProHeat also includes a hand-held upholstery dry-vac.
couches, drapes, stairs, pillows, felt seats, lounge chairs
Expensive, but lots of positive reviews!
Hoover Power Scrub Elite (FH50251) is a fast, affordable carpet cleaner.
Buyers love how quickly it’s able to wash and dry a carpeted area — default drying takes only 45-mins too!
Drying: 45-60 mins
The Hoover Power Scrub Elite is equipped w/ an upgraded heated air dryer.
Weighing only 18 pounds, it’s very portable – even w/ the 1-gallon water tank, it’s still fairly easy to move room-to-room.
Power Scrub offers high-suction power + 360° brushes for faster stain removal. Built-in heated air dryer produces 4X faster results.
Also includes 8 ft. hose which attaches to an upholstery tool.
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Bissell ProHeat Revolution (full size) is a 1-gallon shampooer w/ affordable price.
It comes w/ antibacterial stain remover that scrubs + sanitizes carpet stains. (great for removing pet urine!)
Drying: 30 mins
The Proheat model includes power-brushes and high-suction system.
Powerful suction allows it to pull deep-carpet particles + pet hair.
ProHeat Revolution comes w/ 7 foot hose + 2 spot cleaning tools (for upholstery and stairs)
You’ll also love the Express Mode for a quick 1-hour clean w/ drying.
Affordable model w/ lots of happy buyer reviews.
The Bissell ProHeat Essential is an affordable carpet cleaner.
It comes w/ heated carpet cleaning + Power Brush to effectively lift and remove stains.
Type: dual tank shampooer
Features dual water tanks — 1 clean and 1 dirty.
Edge Sweep mode which cleans up to a carpet’s edge. (some washers are too bulky for wall borders + corners)
Includes 7 ft. hose that attaches to a 3 ft. stain tool – should be enough for short stairs and upholstery.
ProHeat Essential is a good, affordable option.
The Bissell 86T3 Big Green is one of the best carpet shampooer models for professional contractors or businesses.
It offers heavy-duty cleaning w/ XL Power Brushes — it’s able to lift and remove deeply embedded particles, odors and stains.
For cleaning the Bissell 86T3 uses duel water tanks (1 for clean water, 1 for dirty water).
Cord stretches 25 ft. and the 9 ft. hose is nice for increased distance. Buyers say it’s a great model for cleaning carpeted staircases or tall upholstery.
For maneuvering, it has forward + backward pass.
Overall, Bissell 86T3 performs extremely well on large carpeted areas.
Buyers say it’s the best carpet shampooer for commercial use.
The Bissell 15651 ProHeat is the perfect for families + pet-owners.
It out-cleans the leading carpet rental while being lighter, more affordable over the long-term, and easier to use.
Water tank: 1-gallon
What is really unique and impressive about this model is that it is actually a 2-in-1 carpet cleaner.
Portable carpet cleaner that lifts right off the main frame – great for deep-cleaning stains!
stairs, furniture, pet beds, inside car
Double row of dirt-lifting brushes, paired w/ upgraded power suction and easy-empty water tank.
Medium price carpet shampooer – perfect for families w/ pets!
The Bissell Deep Cleaner Pro Heat is a lightweight carpet cleaner.
Includes a feature to target pet stains or other spots with the push of a 1-button.
Water Tank: 1-gallon
Stain Trapper ensures the canister is tightly shut.
Like several other models, the Deep Clean Deluxe Pet also has a fast heat dryer. And Bissell’s new Edge Sweep Brushes help you reach every corner and edge of the room.
Includes clean water tank that holds 1-gal of water – good for coffee or wine carpet stains.
Overall a very good, pet-friendly carpet shampooer.
The Bissell BigGreen BG10 is another commercial carpet cleaner.
Buyers say it’s one of the best carpet shampooer for schools or business offices — it’s designed for speed and high grade carpets.
Mostly for commercial purposes, but is a nice luxury for homes with high-quality carpets.
Two powerful motors deep-clean carpets efficiently w/ the dirt-lifting brush and suction features each having their own motors, a feature that is unique to this model.
Large tank capacity of 1.75 gallons makes this model an easy choice for cleaning large spaces.
Big Green cleans on both forward and backward passes, shortening cleaning time by almost half.
Hose and upholstery tool make it easy to shampoo furniture + carpeted stairs.
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** We’ll be adding #10 best carpet shampooer reviews later this year. Stay tuned!