Hoover SmartWash+ Automatic Carpet Cleaner
About Hoover SmartWash+ Automatic Carpet Cleaner
The Hoover SmartWash+ Automatic Carpet Cleaner is a full-sized machine that’s as easy to use as an upright vacuum.

This carpet cleaner has a triggerless design that automatically cleans when you move forward, and dries with heat when you move back. There are no controls, measurements, or guesswork when dealing with this machine.

The FlexForce PowerBrushes provide a 12-inch cleaning path and reach deep into the carpet to remove dirt, stains, and pet messes without damaging the fibers.

There’s a separate tank for cleaning solution and water, so you all you have to do is fill and go. The water tank holds 1 gallon of water, so there’s plenty of solution to clean large spaces without the need to empty and refill too often.

It also comes with an 8-foot hose and a 2-in-1 antimicrobial pet tool for cleaning upholstery and tight spaces.

The unit itself has an attractive design with all clear compartments and a clear brushroll cover, so you can easily see how much water and solution you have left.

Our Thoughts
The Hoover SmartWash+ is very easy to set up and use, and it does an excellent job at cleaning up everything from food spills to pet messes with little effort.

In fact, it provided some of the best cleaning performance out of all the cleaners in this guide.

The machine uses sensors to automatically dispense water and cleaning solution when it’s needed, and it also automatically dries when you pull back.

However, the automatic drying doesn’t always extract enough water. To override this issue, you can set the machine to dry only to pick up any excess water that the sensor might miss.

The cleaner is also self-propelled, which makes it almost too easy to push. This feature makes this carpet cleaner ideal for cleaning the whole house or larger areas.

This machine is somewhat expensive at around $200, but it’s worth the price if you’re looking for a convenient, innovative carpet cleaner that delivers excellent results.

It also comes with a five-year warranty, which is quite impressive compared to other options at this price level.
Bissell Big Green Professional Carpet Cleaner
About Bissell Big Green Professional Carpet Cleaner
If you’re looking for a powerful, heavy-duty carpet cleaner that’s ideal for whole house deep cleaning, the Bissell Big Green Professional Carpet Cleaner might be a good choice for you.

This cleaner is big and heavy, clocking in at 40 pounds when empty. It has a large 1.75-gallon tank that holds plenty of water for bigger jobs.

It comes with a powerful motor and an extra-large PowerBrush that digs deep into carpet fibers to deliver a professional quality clean.

The cleaner comes with a long, 25-foot power cord so you don’t have to switch outlets as often as you would with most typical carpet cleaners.

You’ll also get a 9-foot cleaning hose and a 6-inch Tough Stain Tool to clean upholstery, stairs, and more.

One unique aspect of this cleaner is that it cleans when you move both forward and back, cutting down on the time you would have to spend making multiple passes.

Our Thoughts
What the Bissell Big Green lacks in special features, it makes up for in cleaning power.

This sturdy machine might be difficult to push and pull, but it does a great job at removing stains and ground-in dirt in a few passes.

It doesn’t have a built-in heater, but this is not really an issue if the water that you use is hot enough.

Water extraction is one area where the cleaner really stands out. It has powerful suction to remove most of the water, and the carpet feels dry within a few hours after using it if you go slowly.

This machine is on the pricier side, at about $400. The cost might be worth it if you’re looking for a heavy-duty carpet cleaner that can stand up to your toughest messes.

It comes with a limited five-year warranty, so you’re covered in case of any defective workmanship