Carpet cleaning machines can only go so far for cleaning your carpets at home. Deep cleaning will often require a solid scrubbing or steam treatment. However, don’t spend a fortune renting out equipment or hiring professional cleaners when you can get a comparable experience at a more reasonable price. Home carpet cleaners range in price from anywhere between 150 to 300 dollars depending on their advanced features and performance.
The best carpet cleaners on the market have a great balance between cleaning power and maneuverability. Carpet cleaning machines with large capacities and powerful cleaning motors will be heavier and harder to move around. One particularly advanced feature that is attractive is heated forced air drying. This feature dramatically decreases the drying time. The weight, cleaning width and base wheels will determine how easy it is to use. Easy to clean, intuitive design ensures that it won’t feel like a chore whenever you have to use it. Additional accessories are also quite valuable for extra cleaning versatility.
Table of Contents
- 10. Hoover FH50150 Carpet Basics Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Cleaner
- 9. Bissell 3624 SpotClean Professional Portable Carpet Cleaner – Corded
- 8. Hoover Carpet Cleaner SteamVac with Clean Surge Carpet Cleaner Machine F5914900
- 7. BISSELL Spotbot Pet Handsfree Spot and Stain Cleaner with Deep Reach Technology, 33N8A
- 6. Bissell 86T3/86T3Q Big Green Deep Cleaning Professional Grade Carpet Cleaning Machines
- 5. Hoover Max Extract 60 Pressure Pro Carpet Deep Cleaner, FH50220
- 4. BISSELL DeepClean Premier Pet Carpet Cleaner, 17N4
- 3. BISSELL Little Green ProHeat Compact Multi-Purpose Carpet Cleaner, 14259 – Corded
- 2. J-2000 Jiffy Garment Steamer with Plastic Steam Head, 120 Volt
- 1. Steamfast SF-370WH Multi-Purpose Steam Cleaner
10. Hoover FH50150 Carpet Basics Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Cleaner
This deluxe carpet washer by Hoover is one of the highest rated on the market. Considering its high-quality performance, it is still lightweight at only 18.1 lbs. It features a two-tank system that is easy to clean. It separates the clean water from the solution tank, and it includes a quick pour spout for simple emptying. The base uses a SpinScrub technology which contains counter-rotating brushes for 360 degree carpet fiber cleaning. Its dual spray nozzle gives it powerful cleaning capabilities, alongside a quick dry time with its heated forced air technology. There is also an intuitive dial to select between washing and rinsing.
9. Bissell 3624 SpotClean Professional Portable Carpet Cleaner – Corded
This affordable machine features a convenient base/hose design that makes it easier to use than most other free-standing models. This professional cleaner removes tough stains from carpets, stairs and upholstery. It uses a 5 flex hose that has versatile reach and flexibility, making it easy to reach difficult areas. Along with the base machine, it comes with 6 inch stair tool, 3 inch tool for stain removal, and 8 ounces of BISSELL’s Deep Cleaning Formula. The power cord is 22 feet in length, ensuring enough space to move the cleaner around freely.
8. Hoover Carpet Cleaner SteamVac with Clean Surge Carpet Cleaner Machine F5914900
Featuring Hoover’s patented SpinScrub technology, this machine takes care of your carpet fibers efficiently, lifting away deep stains and grime. The SpinScrub technology leverages multiple counter rotational brushes that surround carpet fibers. This removes dirt from every angle and has excellent deep coverage. It has dual tanks to keep cleaning solutions and dirty water separate. There are 3 speeds to choose from in the brushroll, and it even comes with a SpinScrub powered hand tool for smaller sections.
7. BISSELL Spotbot Pet Handsfree Spot and Stain Cleaner with Deep Reach Technology, 33N8A
This cleaner by BISSELL is excellent because it uses a hybrid system that is convenient for deep cleaning your carpets. Its base features several effective, spiral brushes that reach deep down to remove stains. You can set its cleaning cycles and leave it as the machine works automatically. It sprays and suctions in a single, convenient step. In addition, it comes with a spot cleaning tool attached with a flexible hose, which is perfect for upholstery, rugs and stairs. The cleaning mechanisms are all protected from bacteria, mold and mildew.
6. Bissell 86T3/86T3Q Big Green Deep Cleaning Professional Grade Carpet Cleaning Machines
With professional quality carpet cleaning at your finger tips, this machine outperforms leading rental cleaners. It features a large-capacity dual water tank, which means less fuss and fewer trips to the sink to refill. It features rotating DirtLifter PowerBrushers that clean deep down dirt with both forward and backward pass. The adjustable tank handle allows you to be more comfortable as you clean due to its ergonomic design, and the additional cleaning attachments adds versatility for cleaning upholstery.
5. Hoover Max Extract 60 Pressure Pro Carpet Deep Cleaner, FH50220
This cleaner features a 10-amp motor that has powerful suction and fiber coverage. It uses five counter-rotating brushes with a unique spin to it. Instead of spinning horizontally, it does so vertically, which increases the longevity of your carpets with its gentle cleaning. The brushes are all inter-connected, which makes it simple to disassemble to clean. One of the best features that this cleaner has is its forced heated air system. This applies hot air onto your carpets/rugs for a much faster drying time.
4. BISSELL DeepClean Premier Pet Carpet Cleaner, 17N4
If you’re looking for a solid high-end carpet cleaner, check out this model by BISSELL. It comes equipped with HeatWave Technology, which maintains a consistent water temperature while you are cleaning. You won’t have to worry about refilling with hot water constantly for longer cleaning sessions. This free-standing model is very effective at cleaning deep stains with its dual power brushes. It comes with a deep reach pet tool for embedded pet stains, and its 1.25 gallon water tank is convenient.
3. BISSELL Little Green ProHeat Compact Multi-Purpose Carpet Cleaner, 14259 – Corded
Using the power of its built-in heater, this carpet cleaner is efficient at removing tough stains. Using hot tap water, it can heat it up to 25 degrees hotter using its HeatWave Technology. This gives it optimal cleaning power for any spill or stain. It is convenient too; just simply fill it at the sink and let the heater do its job. The design is ergonomic and environmentally friendly, containing at least 50% recycled plastic.
2. J-2000 Jiffy Garment Steamer with Plastic Steam Head, 120 Volt
If you’re interested in leveraging the power of steam cleaning, this multi-purpose cleaner by Jiffy Steamer is excellent. It features a 1300 watt solid brass heating element that can heat up within 2 minutes. At max water capacity, it has 1.5 hours of steam cleaning time. The steam head and outer housing is made from a durable high-impact plastic. The 5.5′ hose and 6″ steam head gives it plenty of maneuverability and cleaning efficiency.
1. Steamfast SF-370WH Multi-Purpose Steam Cleaner
This is another multi-purpose steam cleaner that comes at an affordable price. It features a 1500 watt heating element that heats up to over 200 degrees Fahrenheit. This cleaner works with different steam head attachments for scrubbing hard floors, carpets, mirrors, windows and other surfaces. The 45 ounce water tank provides up to 45 minutes of continuous steam cleaning. It also has an on-demand trigger has a convenient locking switch. This ensures that there are no accidents involving accidental operation.