Date: August 24, 2016.
Bissell 86T3 Big Green Deep Cleaning Professional Grade Carpet Cleaner Machine is big, sturdy, relatively heavy carpet cleaner with very acceptable price tag and carpet cleaning capabilities of the professional carpet cleaners.
Date: August 24, 2016.
Bissell 86T3 Big Green is suitable for various surfaces like low to medium pile carpets, upholstery, and stairs.
Unit comes with two tanks – one for clean water and other for dirty liquid. Also, unit features builtin flow indicator which monitors water and solution levels and lets the user know when it is time to check the tanks.
In order to improve cleaning, Bissell 86T3 can use warm water, but it doesn’t come with water heater. Also, if the carpets are really dirty, it is highly recommended to vacuum them using ordinary vacuum cleaner first, then to pre-treat stubborn stains before cleaning and to clean the carpet using adequate cleaning solution.
With the cleaning path width of 10.5″ (~27 cm) and the unit cleaning on the both forward and backward pass, unit enables one to clean rather large area quickly.
After cleaning, carpets are slightly moist and they require some time to properly dry out. During summer, when windows are open, carpets are dry in less than hour. During winter, it can take several hours for carpets to completely dry out.
Unit weighs 40.6 lbs (~18.4 kg) and when compared with other carpet cleaners and especially ‘common’ vacuum, it is rather heavy. However, unit is easy to use and operate, thanks to large wheels and adjustable two-hand handle. When tanks are empty, unit can be carried upstairs, if the user wishes to do so. However, wheels are positioned in the way that it is easy to pull the unit up the stairs, even if the tanks are full.
Unit dimensions: 42.25 x 20.5 x 11 inches (~107.3 x 52.1 x 28 cm).
For most of the cleaning, Bissell 86T3 uses Rotating DirtLifter PowerBrushes and for cleaning hard to reach areas it uses 6″ (15 cm) stain tool on 9 feet (~2.75 m) cleaning hose.
Bissell 86T3 uses two electric motors for operation – one is for cleaning brush and second is vacuum motor for water extraction.
Although rather large and heavy, unit is corded – it has no batteries for cordless operation. Power cord is 25 feel (~7.6 m) long. Although unit has no automatic rewind system, and although long cords can be problematic during operation, the power cord could be somewhat longer. If you do need longer power cord, feel free to use properly dimensioned extension cord.
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Also note that Scotchgard Protection feature improves protection from future stains and ease their cleaning.
Using right cleaning solution can significantly improve carpet cleaning. Cleaning solutions can be ordered individually, or as combination of several cleaning solutions for specific use.
Bissell 86T3 comes with 5-year limited warranty. It is highly recommended to read both warranty terms and manual before first use.
Unit is simple to operate, but manual is short, so do yourself a favor and read it at least once 🙂
Long story short – Bissell 86T3 is excellent machine that comes with nice, but acceptable price tag.
If you have need for regular cleaning of large carpet surfaces, consider this unit.
Since it is not so cheap, if you can borrow or rent the unit for a test run, do it.
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