Whilst looking for a new vacuum I’ve seen that they make in home carpet washing/cleaning machines. We have a young daughter who is constantly spilling things on our lounge room run and it would be great to clean it myself. I’ve tried the vanish and other sprays and powders and they did nothing for me. mI was wondering if anyone had one of the cleaner/washers? Are they worth the money? Which one do you have (brand etc)?


Posted by kathryn, 30th December 2013


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  • I have one and it doesn’t get out stains that have set in but it definitely makes my carpets seem fresher after I’ve used it and the water is always filthy!


  • You really should have your carpets cleaned every quater, my partner bought the home steam clean system from Godfreys, it is fantastic on our carpet.


  • my sis brought a Kirby but I didn’t think it did a very good job. team cleaning by a professional would be my choice


  • We live in a rental with really old light coloured carpet that pics up dirt and wear marks easy. Our solution is to just have them cleaned once a year properly by professionals rather than trying ourselves. Much easier :)


  • The Bissell Spot Cleaner is fantastic for spills etc but you might want a bigger one for doing the whole carpet area.


  • i’ve got a bissell spot cleaner one and now am saving to get one to do all of the carpet all of the time as I love it so much


  • Some great answers here, I have been thinking of purchasing one rather than hiring one.


  • I was told once by a guy that worked in a vacuum cleaner shop that you were better to buy a vacuum cleaner that just vacuums. If you want to shampoo you can rent the ones from the supermakerts but you shouldnt shampoo your carpets often as its really not good for them….so i was told.


  • there are some good comments here


  • I have been looking for an answer to this myself, come away confused when talking to the carpet salesmen, feel like its a con to get you to buy the more expensive ones, I need something I can use easily not too heavy!


  • Some good advice there below.


  • If a demo is available it might be worthwhile. My mum bought a fantastic vacuum\capert cleaner. But it is so difficult to use that its not worth it.


  • there are some fab ones out there…definitely worthwhile!


  • I have heard lots of good things about Bissell and I am hoping to get the money together to buy one myself. Good luck.


  • If you get a carpet cleaner make sure it has great suction otherwise they can leave a soggy carpet. The Bissel spot cleaner is good …apparently!


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