Vacuum Cleaners Buying Guide
Our buying guide will explain which type of vacuum cleaner would suit you most, how much you can expect to pay for one, and which features are worth looking out for.
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Quick and efficient
This is my 4th shampooer purchased in about 12 years My first was a bissel quick wash which was pretty good for the price .Then a vax pet pro that was awful and a Vax rapidecwash ultimate which was fantastic .This bissel is good but it holds too little water and needs refilling to often .Otherwise it cleans well .does lack some suction is expensive and altho it's great that you can thoroughly clean it after each use it is time consuming and messy to do .The accessories are good and it's well thought out for practicality Its progressive in desig...n and function and I'm impressed with its actual cleaning All round a good buy although I paid too much for it a d could have bought it for easily a hundred dollars less elsewhere or online which would have paid for several bottles of cleaning fluids Shop around.
Purchased in November 2020 at Beta katanning for $549.00.
Worked wonders - much cheaper in long run to than a professional cleaner
Cleaned so well and removed old stains like a dream. Easy to use, and has 2 cleaning modes - express or deep clean. Very impressed. Before and after photos attached.can even purchase a hard floor attachment for this unit so not just for carpets.
Easy to use. As good as rug doctor
I'd normally hire a Rug doctor but since I now only have 4 carpeted bedrooms I've decided to buy this machine on sale with afterpay. Money well spent! This thing is just as good and I find it less bulky and a lot easier to manoeuvre. The head fits under the bed too where this was impossible with rug doctor. Very easy to clean also and the smell of their solution is divine. My whole house smells lovely. Definitely worth the money. It's a great machine.
can't complain about the quality of cleaning. The only fault is having to empty and refill so many times. Also doesnt seem to keep water hot. The fact that it can do light cleaning and deep cleaning is an added bonus. The extra attachments are great. the only other improvement i can think of is that the head should come apart for easy cleaning.
It's bulky as hell, it does clean okay but doesn't clean as well as it claims. Have to constantly refill it, bit of a pain when you need to walk over already wet carpet just to refill it.
I found it extremely noisey to the point I had to wear ear muffs, maybe I have sensitive hearing?
There are much better ones out there for the price.
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Great carpet cleaner
The Proheat 2X works really well and does a thorough job of cleaning the carpets and couches. It takes a little longer to clean the same area that with a Britex rental machine but the convenience and cost saving makes up for it. The upholstery tool works well and the integrated brush helps get rid of stubborn spots. It manoeuvers well around furniture and cleans close to the edges. The machine is built well and sturdy. The only flaw I have found is that the waste water and clean water tanks are a little small requiring regular trips to the basin.
Absolutely love it
I bought this machine to clean the rugs in my house. Just brilliant, I hadn't ever cleaned my rugs before I got this machine, it did such a wonderful job. Worth every cent, I now clean my rugs every few months and am so glad I bought it. Highly recommended
- Verified purchase
Cleans well but leaks terribly.
Bought my Bissell ProHeat 2 in May 2017. From day dot it leaked from the head. Not bad but if it was left standing for a while with the full tank on it would dribble. Fast forward to October 2018 and I just put the tank on, had to answer the phone and by the time I came back 10 minutes later I have water everywhere. I feel like the initial leak was actually a fault and now what ever was allowing it to leak has just given out completely. Contacted Bissell and they sent me a return voucher to get the machine back to them. It's now been sent back ...and I'm awaiting a response as to whats wrong with it. Over all it cleaned really well. I like the option of the express or deep clean. I didn't have much success with the upholstery cleaning tho but this could be cause we need a new lounge! It came wiht a baggie of tools which were great. You can change rollers and belts yourself as well which was a bonus. Can be fiddly though. Compared to the cleaners from the supermarket I wont say this is just as good but it does a fair effort for a small machine. Hopefully my machine comes back fixed at no cost to me.
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Heavy duty carpet cleaner
This item was a life saver for us. With cream carpets and two children under two (I know what were we thinking!?) This cleaner revitalised our struggling carpet and saved our upholstery from countless disgusting stains. I couldn't believe how much crud came out of our carpets the first couple of runs. No more living in fear or rental inspections or googling "how do I get ..... stains out of carpet"
Wheels were dodgy and scraped
It worked very well but ours was dodgy from day dot. The wheels made an awful scraping noise and were rubbing on something inside. Took back after one use and received refund. Lucky we took out product care other wise we would have had to ship it to bissell at our cost. But Harvey Norman were great
- Verified purchase
Better than the professionals
Advertised as "Outcleans the Leading Rental" and it certainly does this. Great little unit, fairly lightweight for the quality and for what it does. Cleaned our carpets to a level not seen in years, and means that we can forget about having to replace carpets for quite a while yet - they look like new again. Recommended for any one who wants a fresh clean carpet and wants to clean a complete room or too.
Great price currently at Good Guys ($369.00 less 10%) as in clearance mode. RRP is $599 so definitely a bargain at this price.
Much easier and more effective than my Kirby shampooer. Spot cleaning tool is great for couches. Freshens up carpet from our dog and leaves it clean for baby to play on. Can leak out the bottom a little if left stationary. Not overly noisy. Would be better with a bigger water.
I give 5 star
This is the best one I ever had!! It a little bit heavy and the head a little bit big,so it not suitable for washing stair. But it is perfect for washing the big area carpet. The loung room and living area, also the rooms. You will find how dirty the carpet you got. And you want to clean very week. It got two big wheels so easy to move, but the hard thing is you have to put water in and take dirty water out. But it is how is work. Before we clean it, please vacuum first, otherwise it will be too many dirt into the dirty tank and it makes machine short life. So this machine main use clean carpet and dry. It is a sunny day, it can easy to dry after you use dry function.
Great Product - Satisfied
This is a great product; I am very satisfied. The suction is pretty good. Used both on upholstery and carpet and results are very good. Will definitely recommend.
Adjustable cleaning modes, lets you customize your clean
Quick and easy cleaning that dries in about an hour using express clean mode
Can’t live without it now
This is the best product I’ve bought in a long time my carpets are gleaming, my son had spilt hair dye on the carpet (long story to why he got his hands on it) anyway the stains had been there for over a year (light grey carpet) with me trying everything from the supermarket to remove them bought the proheat 2x and one go over them removed them forever am so happy, has now also removed red cordial stains, orange juice..the list goes on also leaves the carpet smelling fresh and lovely thanks Bissell my next purchase will be a crosswave, loyal customer here
I am satisfied
Very nice and easy to clean. Now my carpets are clean and fresh. But it uses up lot of water and liquid, which I did not mind as I can see the results and the amount of dirt was extracted.
Note: the solutions given not enough to clean whole house, buy extra ones.
This cleaner was amazing at getting stains out!! I’ve steam cleaned my carpets at least 20 times literally in an attempt to get our stains. My pet had urinated several times in the carpeting my daughter has spilled chocolate milk and fused coloring paper to the rug and left red chalk stains onto the carpet and blue kids paint in the rug. It was the most overwhelming thing you could look at!!! I didn’t even want to step on the carpeting in my room it was that bad! I used the antibacterial solution. Only issue is the belt on the bottom of the scr...ubbing brushes broke at the end in the second bedroom. I’m praying it’s only because it may of sat in storage for awhile before purchase. The tank is a bit small so you constantly have to rinse and refill but it’s worth the progress it does so no complaints at all with that!!! But now to order a new belt and figure out how to put it on!
Had this Bissell for 12 months now and its amazing. I've used it on both of plush and shaggy rugs and inside my 4wd on the seats and carpet.. Works like a treat, and saves the requirement to get them professionally cleaned.
Easy use, would recommend this product to anyone.
It's quite easy to assemble and came with 3 bottles of cleaning formula which it turns out that the machine doesn't really use much of. I haven't had the opportunity to use it yet so can't really comment on it's cleaning ability. If there's any issues I have I'll just come back and comment about it.
- Verified purchase
Clogs up during use, Insufficient Suction & Speed of Spinning Brushes too severe & not adjustable!
It seemed fine at first but then we discovered the MANY problems and issues:-
1. It clogged up after one use with carpet pile and debris in the nozzle and behind/around the brushes. This was after vacuuming with our Miele beforehand and a professional steam clean just before Xmas! It seems the brushes are too fast/severe and rather than gently cleaning they tear and pull the pile off!! It had to be disassembled to clean it all out which is NOT really mentioned in manual and it took an hour to take off the covers, pulley belts, gears, brushes...and washers etc. then clean all the pile and debris out from behind and around the brushes, reassemble the parts then flush with it out with water! Fortunately I'm an engineer so was able to do this however the average user/homemaker would probably find it quite challenging if not just too difficult! 2. The brushes remain spinning at high speed and cannot be turned off or down while using the accessory tool/s (which are both very similar, one’s just a little bigger)! This means the appliance should be raised off the floor otherwise the spinning brushes could leave a wear mark on the carpet/floor if left on the same spot for any length of time! 3. There are two modes of operation "Deep Clean" and "Express Clean" which should be renamed as Normal/Proper Clean and Light/Partial clean. The difference is the amount of water that is applied in each mode. From observation "Express" or Light/Partial clean mode applies about a quarter to a third of the amount of water to the carpet so it really can't do a proper clean at all! All the time the brushes are spinning at the same high speed which is unnecessary with the limited amount of water applied! The brush speed should be reduced as well to match the lower amount of water applied but isn’t so you just end up with a similar amount of debris and pile thrown up, same clogging of the brush area/nozzle and an unsatisfactory Light/Partial clean due to the reduced water and wash!! 4. Suction is not very powerful with only an 800W motor compared to the leading brand with 1400W! Probably why it clogs up so quickly as the lower power motor just can't seem to suck up the clumps of pile, dirt and debris that the brushes throw up!
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