Bissell 86T3 Big Green Carpet Cleaner
The Bissell 86T3 Big Green is, in our opinion, the best carpet cleaner currently on the market. It is our top pick and we give it our highest recommendation. The Bissell 86T3 Big Green is a commercial quality carpet cleaner that has a very powerful motor to suck up dirt and grime from your carpets. It also has a second motor that powers its rotating cleaning brushes, which break up the dirt in your carpets before the machine sucks it up. These brushes clean in both forward and backward directions, allowing you to push and pull the machine as you clean. This feature not only saves you time, but you get a considerably better clean as it requires fewer passes.

Another great feature of the Bissell Big Green is that it has one of the largest water tanks of any carpet cleaner currently on the market. This is a significant advantage because a larger water tank means fewer trips to the sink to refill it. It also comes with a handy 9′ foot hose attachment that’s great for cleaning stairs and other hard to reach spots. The Bissell Big Green also dries faster as well due to the machine’s strong suction power.

The only potential drawback of this machine is that it’s a bit larger and heavier than some of the other models out there, but it’s still maneuverable enough that it shouldn’t be an issue for the vast majority of users. As far as cleaning power goes, the Bissell 86T3 Big Green simply can’t be topped. It attacks and removes stains and caked-on dirt like no other carpet cleaner out there.
Rug Doctor Mighty Pro X3 Carpet Cleaner Machine
The Rug Doctor Mighty Pro X3 is another commercial quality carpet cleaner and is quite possibly the most well-known home carpet cleaner on the market today. And like the Bissell Big Green, it is an extremely effective cleaning machine. One of the reasons why is because it has a very strong 1.74 horsepower motor that gives it the ability to suck up even the most deeply embedded dirt and grime from carpets and rugs.

Additionally, the Rug Doctor Mighty Pro X3 has brushes that vibrate, which enables the machine to loosen up caked-on dirt before vacuuming it up. Users will also like this carpet cleaner’s simple two tank system, which makes it easy to dump out the dirty water and refill the clean water tank. The Mighty Pro X3 comes with two accessories: a 12″ hose and an attachment for spot cleaning upholstery and stairs.

One major weakness of this carpet cleaner that consumers should be aware of is that, unlike the Bissell Big Green which brushes and suctions both when pushed forward and pulled backwards, the Rug Doctor Mighty Pro X3 only does so when doing the latter. Also, at just under 40 pounds, this machine is certainly on the heavier side as far as carpet cleaners go, and some users may find that the machine’s size and weight makes it a bit unwieldy.

Having said that, however, keep in mind that the Mighty Pro X3 was built to last and it was designed for heavy-duty cleaning jobs that other, lesser carpet cleaners just can’t handle. Also, not many carpet cleaners come with a 5 year warranty like the Rug Doctor Mighty Pro X3 does.