When Bissell contacted me last month to see if I’d be interested in trying out their ProHeat 2x Revolution Carpet Cleaner at home, I didn’t hesitate in saying yes. Now I know what you’re all thinking…Why is she so excited about a household appliance? But take it from me, when you live in a house with beige carpets and two messy boys, the prospect of a carpet cleaner begins to sound really rather appealing.
Now with this post – as with all my posts – you will get an honest review from an honest “real” family. There are no placing of fresh stains on the carpets or clever editing of images in photoshop. I haven’t used lighting and we haven’t changed any of our daily habits or living routine – these are old ground in stains and genuine before and after photos.
So, while we’re being honest…I have a confession to make…we have lived in our current home for 2 years now and the carpets have never been cleaned. I know, I know, don’t all shoot me at once. I’ve always intended to do it, I’ve just never got around to it. Plus the thought of having to hire a machine or external company to come in a do it for us has always put me off.
But that’s all changed thanks to BISSELL because the ProHeat 2X Revolution Carpet Cleaner is a powerful, lightweight and easy to manoeuvre machine that achieves professional results without having to hire a cleaner. Trust me, I’ve been using it around our home for the last 6 weeks and the results are incredible.
What’s in the box?
- 1 x BISSELL ProHeat2X Revolution Carpet Cleaner
- 1 x Tough Stain Tool
- 1 x 2-in-1 Crevice Tool
- 1 x Nozzle Cleaning Tool
- 1 x Hose & Accessory Bag
- 1 x Antibacterial Formula (trial size)
- 1 x Professional Formula (trial size)
The BISSELL ProHeat 2X Revolution Carpet Cleaner comes in four easy-to-assemble components: • Base • Upper Handle • Clean Water Tank • Carry Handle. The instructions are really easy to follow and it literally takes a matter of minutes to assemble, although it’s important to note that a crosshead screwdriver is required to complete one of the steps so make sure you’ve got one to hand.
The BISSELL ProHeat 2X Revolution Carpet Cleaner offers two different cleaning modes.
Express Clean – This mode provides a lighter clean with a dry time of 1hour. Quick and easy carpet washing that is perfect if you have guests coming over or are wanting to give your carpet a little spruce up.
Deep Clean – This cleaning mode delivers a deep clean to your carpets but takes considerably longer to dry. It’s perfect if you’re dealing with tough stubborn stains and want to get deep into the bottom of carpet to extract as much dirt etc. as possible. BISSELL recommends choosing this mode and using BISSELL Wash & Remove + Antibacterical to deliver antibacterial benefits.
Regardless of which method you choose, i’ve found that both leave your carpet looking, smelling and feeling fresher and newer.
Setup & Use
The BISSELL ProHeat 2X Revolution Carpet Cleaner uses a dual tank system meaning that the clean water (3.7litre capacity) and dirty water (4.5litre capacity) can be stored separately. This handy design feature enables you to fill, remove and clean each tank without spilling or mixing any solution.
The clean water tank is located at the top of the machine and can be lifted straight up to be removed. To fill, you simply unscrew the cap, add hot tap water to the water fill line, add the appropriate cleaning formula (refer to formula packaging or instruction manual for correct amounts) and then twist cap back into place before sliding the tank back on to the machine. You’re then ready to start cleaning.
Once you’ve selected your cleaning mode and filled the clean water tank, you then just need to push the power button to turn the machine on and recline it by pressing on the recline pedal with your foot. The machine works in a very similar way to a vacuum cleaner by using a forwards and backwards motion. One thing I’ve noticed is just how lightweight and easy it is to use and manoeuvre around the home, especially when it comes to reaching those tight and awkward spaces.
It also features HeatWave Technology, which redirects heat generated by the motor, keeping the water consistently warm to optimize cleaning. Plus when used in conjunction with the BISSELL Wash & Remove + Antibacterial formula, it kills odour causing bacteria for clean smelling carpets and uses the power of Oxy to permanently remove old spots and stains embedded in carpets.
- Produces professional cleaning results in the home
- Proven to out clean the leading rental at half the size and weight
- Express Clean mode dries in about an hour for ultimate convenience
- Uses HeatWave Technology™ to keep water at a consistently warm temperature for optimum cleaning results
- Trial size (8oz) bottle of Wash & Remove + Antibacterial formula which works exclusively with the ProHeat® 2X Revolution™ to kill odour causing bacteria and permanently remove spots and stains*
- Trial size (8ox) bottle of Professional formula
- 8kg weight
- Low profile foot makes it easy to use and manoeuvre around/under furniture
- The 3.7L clean water tank capacity means fewer trips to the sink to empty and re-fill
- Dual DirtLifter PowerBrushes™ with 12 rows of bristles for a deep and thorough clean
- Can be used to spot clean upholstery and area rugs as well as carpets
- Comes with a 6 year warranty
- RRP £299.99
Long gone are the days when washing the carpets meant an afternoon of moving your furniture, scrubbing and 24 hours without access to your living room. The new BISSELL ProHeat 2X Revolution has made carpet cleaning a breeze for me. It’s powerful, lightweight and easy to manoeuvre, and achieves professional results around the home without the need to hire a cleaner. It’s left our carpets looking like new and smelling so fresh and clean. It’s a little pricey at £299.99, but a very worthwhile investment and I’ll definitely be recommending it to family and friends.