Tuesday, 24 May 2016

The Pro Heat 2X Revolution Carpet Cleaner - review

My carpet cleaner is ancient and I barely get it out of the cupboard now. I was really excited to be given the opportunity to try out the Pro Heat 2X Revolution. It turned out, not as excited as my Other Half.
He was really keen to unbox the cleaner. He said assembly was really quick and easy and proceeded to show me all the bits and pieces and what they did. He was like a kid with a new toy!

Now my living room carpet is quite new, it was laid just before Christmas. I was thinking that maybe we should try the cleaner out on the bedrooms first as those carpets have been down for a couple of years and they've never been cleaned. I hadn't really thought about it, they get vacuumed often so surely they are clean? Well, after seeing how dirty my relatively new living room carpet was I am not so sure.

So,why don't I clean my carpets regularly? Well, let's admit it, it's such a bother. If you don't have a carpet cleaner you can hire one, but you still have to move the furniture and then there is the drying time. It's a proper hassle and takes so much time.

The Bissell ProHeat 2X Revolution Carpet Cleaner is designed to take the hassle out of carpet cleaning and I can vouch that my Other Half cleaned our living room real quick and then he went to fetch the kids from school and it was dry before they got back, less than an hour in total! The Revolution professes to be half the weight and size of the leading rental cleaner without compromising results.

Included in the package were three cleaning products;  Professional, Wash and Refresh and Wash and Remove Antibacterial.

The Other Half decided to go with the Professional Cleaner. He followed the simple instructions on filling the cleaner and he was ready for the off. The top part removes easily for filling with water and you add the cleaning liquid through a special hole at the top of the tank and their are guides to show you how much to put in. The dirty water is collected in the bottom tank which is also easy to remove, doesn't spill and is easy to empty.

The very first thing I noticed was the lovely fresh smell and it lasted for a long time after the carpet was cleaned too. The next thing I noticed was the noise, it was pretty loud. I know I've had vacuum cleaners as loud but the one I have at the moment is fairly quite so maybe that's why the cleaner seemed loud to me. 

My Other Half whizzed through the cleaning , the cleaner was able to reach under a lot of the furniture. We didn't move the bookshelves be we cleaned behind the tv unit and sideboard. Overall, the cleaning was very quick and we noticed straight away how much better the carpet looked. Well, you may be thinking it wouldn't look that different seeing as it was relatively new, but it did and I was shocked by how much dirty water was collected in the tank. I think we will definitely clean our carpets more frequently now. 

After cleaning the carpet my Other Half decided to give the cleaner a clean and he found this really easy. The tanks were just swilled out and he ran some water through the front cover which comes off easily. He had to get his fingers in to clean some bits (mostly cat hairs) from the bristles but it wasn't a difficult job. 

When the rest of the family arrived home the first thing they commented on was the lovely fresh smell, then they noticed that the carpet looked like new. 

The Other Half can't wait to try out the hose and cleaning tools now and is going to clean the stairs tomorrow. Then we'll set to and do the bedrooms over the weekend. I'm looking forward to a lovely clean fresh house. 

I'd definitely recommend the Revolution carpet cleaner to my friends and family, it's lightweight, easy to use and does a really good job. The only drawback is the noise but I think it's a small price to pay. 

Here are some details from Bissell:

Enjoy the carpet cleaning power of the ProHeat 2X® Revolution™:

  • It out cleans the leading rental in deep clean mode with Professional formula provided
  • Express Clean mode for a dry time of about an hour for ultimate convenience 
  • 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
  • Weighing just 8kg it is lightweight
  • Low profile foot makes it manoeuvrable under and around furniture and easy to use
  • The 3.7L tank capacity means fewer trips to the sink to empty and re-fill 
  • Dual DirtLifter PowerBrushes™ with 12 rows of bristles for a deep down thorough clean 
  • It can be used to spot clean upholstery and area rugs as well as carpets

Disclosure: I was sent the ProHeat 2X Revolution for the purpose of this review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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