Onion rings beware- Bissell Little Green Proheat Pet Deep Cleaner.
Aug 7, 2012 (Updated Aug 7, 2012)
Review by C Bradshaw
Rated a Very Helpful Review
I had an onion ring incident in my car is what led me to buy the Bissell Little Green Proheat Pet Deep Cleaner. I know, the deep cleaner isn’t green but purple, but the purple products indicate the pet line from Bissell. I figured why not go ahead and get the pet version since I had a dog anyway. I paid around $80 for this little unit, even though I have a large carpet steamer, it’s too much to haul outside to my car and get those little spots here and there up, sometimes it wasn’t worth the effort.
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Anyway, this thing comes ready to use out of the box. It’s a pretty decent size, I don’t find that it’s too big to tote or get out the door if you were going to use it outside, and it even comes with a sample of Bissell carpet formula for you to use. All I had to do was take it out of the plastic and connect the hoses and we were ready to go.
In the box as far as tools go you get a crevice tool, which I have yet to use, but I suppose it could be useful should you get a stain say on the end of the couch or in between cushions or something. Also you get a deep reach pet tool, and a tough stain tool. Now I tried the tough stain tool and you must really need a sure enough tough stain to use it because I found it to be a bit much on what I thought was a tough stain, which was onion ring grease on my car’s seat. That was a bit much, so I tried it on the floormats of the car and it works much better on ground in dirt. If I want to clean something just to clean it I like to use the deep reach tool. The tough stain tool is about twice the size and for me it’s a tad bumblesome in smaller areas and I can’t get into the nooks and crannies quite as well.
This is pretty simple to use, one side has a clear tank for your cleaning formula, the other side has a clear tank that is your dirty water tank. Both can be removed and washed really easily. The formula side has a nice clear indicator line where to fill the formula up to and the other side has a line on it indicating the fill line on the dirty water tank. Be sure to use hot tap water when you mix this formula with water, even though this does heat the water up, I like to use hot tap water to begin with to make it even that much hotter, but I wouldn’t use boiling tap water or anything like that, this heats it up nicely on its own. Now this is a touch heavy for me when the formula tank is completely full but note I’m a shorter, smaller person so it’s mainly just me. It doesn’t last long once this starts emptying a bit I don’t have that problem. This sits down firmly on the floor or even on the seat of the car to get to your stains.
Let me mention that when you first turn this on, I like to let it run a minute or two just to get the water nice and heated up. It really won’t take long. The hose stores around the bottom of the unit by being curled around it, and for my taste, I’d like to see a longer hose as well as a longer cord, but then it wouldn’t store quite as well. When I clean my car I have trouble with it sitting on the floorboard, the hose can’t get to all parts of the backseat so I end up having to set the unit on the seat which is no big deal but just another adjustment. Also I tend to have to change outlets every now and then to get to different areas, but there again you’re not supposed to be doing say, a whole room with this just certain areas, but if I do my car floorboard I use an extension cord which is no huge deal.
Anyway, after the water is warm, you take the hose and whatever attachment you’re using and push the trigger on the underside of the attachment to dispense the formula onto the object you’re cleaning. Be sure not to get it too soapy. Then run the attachment over the formula and suck up the dirty water until it feels relatively dry.
I will say that this holds a nice amount of dirty water and I don’t find myself having to dump it every 5 seconds and there’s just a little flip top lid that you flip up to get the dirty water tank off and you can dump it. I haven’t had any trouble with this leaking dirty water or for that matter formula anywhere.
This works really well and it’s nice not only for the car, but for the house as well. When I had someone come work on my house inside, they left a few dirty footprints in the hall. Rather than hauling out my big machine I just used this and it made light work of the task. This fits nicely in a closet too and I don’t knock the attachments off while storing it either. As for pet stains, well my own pet doesn’t have incidents but I will tell you that this does a decent job of getting loose hair off furniture.
Overall I don’t have too many complaints about this. I would say the cord and hose could be longer, but then they wouldn’t be able to store as well on the machine. This really cleans everything up right nicely and I’d recommend it.
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Amount Paid (US$): @80
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