BISSELL Big Green Machine – Powerful BISSELL Carpet Cleaner

Our Ratings


+ Pros

  • Cleans faster than most rental units
  • Apart from cleaning, it also dries
  • Comes with DirtLifter PowerBrushes
  • Can remove tough, old and stubborn spots and stains
  • Long reach hose for hardly accessible areas
  • Stair cleaning tool included in the package
  • Large capacity tanks
  • Removable tanks for easy filling
  • Water level indicator
  • BISSELL cleaning solution included
  • One of the best professional carpet cleaners

– Cons

  • Not efficient on hardwood floors
  • Hose cannot reach areas where scrubbing is needed
  • Owner’s manual could be more detailed
  • Can take more to dry if you exaggerate in one spot

Maintaining a clean living environment is part of everyone’s common sense. Living in a filthy place is not just highly contraindicated, but also unhealthy. You can imagine how uncomfortable it is to come back home after a day at work and not be able to find whatever you need. The situation becomes even more frustrating when you are in a rush. Maintaining your home in the best possible shape is usually an ongoing operation. Put things in their places as soon as you stop using them and maintenance will be a breeze. But then, there are situations when you need more intense cleaning, such as carpet maintenance.

At this level, you got two choices. The first one implies hiring a professional company. You hire a service, they show up, use some tools and take your money. Your place looks good and smells nice, but this service is not cheap at all. Do it too often and you will notice that costs add up. The second option implies doing it yourself. Fortunately, no matter how lazy and inexperienced you feel, today’s cleaning tools and equipment will make the whole operation piece of cake. Of course, you have to pick the right thing.

This is when BISSELL Big Green Deep Cleaning Machine Professional Grade Carpet Cleaner, 86T3/86T3Q comes in to make your life easier, because it is one of the best professional carpet cleaners. This is one of those carpet cleaners that professional companies use, only it is designed at a less powerful scale for residential uses. Cleaning carpets with this model should not pose too many problems or cause any back pains. In fact, you will find the operation to be quite appealing. This BISSELL Carpet Cleaner is better than rental equipment, but also dries in no time. It is lightweight, comfortable and extremely efficient. Now, what else should you know about it?

Functional Performance

The BISSELL Big Green clean machine comes with a unique technology to ensure easier and more efficient cleaning results. It relies on the versatile power brushes. The respective technology is known as DirtLifter PowerBrushes. These brushes basically take the stubborn dirt from the carpet and put it in the air for the vacuum to take it over. When you vacuum with a regular equipment, you have probably noticed already that many pieces of dirt get stuck and must be picked manually. Forget about those annoying moments now. Although this is rated to be a carpet cleaner, the same technology works on hard floors too.

When comparing this carpet cleaner to other cleaners, you will notice a lot of differences. Classic vacuums grab dust and dirt, but they do not loosen stubborn deposits. At the same time, they cannot really make it in hardly accessible areas. Things change to 180 degrees with this model though. When dirt gets stuck, the rotating brushes will take it from the carpet and put it in front of the vacuum. Hardly accessible areas are also easy to clean because this model comes with more cleaning attachments, so there is no way to overlook corners or stairs.

  • On Carpets: The BISSELL Big Green Deep Cleaning Machine aims to clear all kinds of stains, regardless of how stubborn they seem at first. Old stains become history in no time. If softens dirt particles before drawing them in. Apart from these small particles, it can also clear dust, mold and even allergens trapped deep down carpets. Forget about the dust going up in the air when you use a regular vacuum. BISSELL Big Green is three times more efficient than traditional equipment and reveals the long lost vibrant colors of your carpets. The solution can penetrate both regular carpets and really deep fibers.
  • On Other Fabrics: Apart from carpets, the BISSELL Big Green machine is just as handy for other fabrics. Basically, it can clear stains and dirt off your couch or perhaps armchair. As long as you got upholstered items around, they will reveal an exquisite beauty after staying hidden under a coating of dirt for years. Stair carpets will immediately recover their old shininess as well. The BISSELL Cleaning Machine is mostly recommended for carpets and fabrics, yet it can also be used on hard floors. From this point of view, you can use it on tiles or hardwood flooring. It is not specifically created for such surfaces though.

cleaning with BISSELL 86T3

BISSELL Big Green Machine Features

Obtaining such a high level of performance would not be possible without a decent set of features and capabilities.

  • DirtLiften PowerBrushes Technology: The unique technology provides extra dirt removing power by pushing particles up in the air before getting them inside the machine. Brushes rotate continuously for a better particle circulation.
  • Long Reach Hose: Unlike other cleaning equipment, this machine does not need to be moved too much around. The long hose adds to its overall convenience, so you can forget about going back and forth with the machine nearby. Instead, you have some extra flexibility for quicker results, as well as more comfort.
  • Water Flow Indicator: You do not always have to keep an eye on the water tank. Instead, the machine will do everything for you. It keeps an eye on the water level and notifies you when you have to add more of it. This way, you can practically prevent it from breaking down or losing its efficiency. The same goes for the solution level, which is automatically checked.
  • Large Tanks: Although the large tanks add to the weight a little, they make cleaning your home a more convenient operation. Simply put, you do not have to run too often to the bathroom to fill them up. Instead, you can focus on cleaning for longer periods of time between two consecutive refills. There is nothing to worry about – you will be notified when the water is low though.
  • Removable Tanks: Tanks are removable, so refilling is a breeze. You do not have to raise the entire machine and find a good position to fill the tanks. Also, you do not have to use any special cups to get them refilled either. Instead, take them off, put them under running water and fit them back once they are full. What can be simpler than that?
  • Adjustable Tank Handle: The tank handle is adjustable in height. It is an extra feature designed with the cleaner’s comfort in mind. Forget about bending over and over again. Skip the back pains and make the cleaning procedure as comfortable as possible. The handle is also ergonomic and easy to use or adjust.
  • Extra Cleaning Attachments: The best carpet cleaner could not come without any extra cleaning attachments and this one makes no exception either. The nine foot long hose is one of them. It allows reaching hardly accessible areas. On the other hand, stairs can be thoroughly cleaned with the six inch stair tool, which is included in the package.
  • BISSELL Cleaning Formula: The BISSELL cleaning formula is original and created for more intense cleaning operations. The package comes with a 24 ounce can. Try its efficiency yourself by cleaning with and without it. Once it runs out, you will have to purchase it individually. However, other cleaning solutions are also accepted.

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Commercial Version. What is the Best Commercial Carpet Cleaner

The 86T3/86T3Q Big Green cleaner from BISSEL is designed for residential uses, despite its professional capabilities. Those who are interested in using this machine with business purposes should check out its commercial alternative – Bissell Big Green Commercial BG10 Deep Cleaning 2 Motor Extracter Machine which is best commercial carpet cleaning machine. In terms of features and sizing, the two machines are relatively similar. However, the BG10 model comes with a more impreesive power for tougher suction. It can tackle large areas exposed to intense everyday traffic – such as hotels, institutions and other similar places. Just like the residential option, it is indicated to carpets only.

The BISSELL Big Green comes with two motors, an adjustable tank handle height and a flow indicator. It indicates the water and cleaning solution levels and notifies you when you need a refill. You can clean in all kinds of movements – both forward and backward. Other than that, the powerful suction power targets the entire surface – from edge to edge. Interested in other attachments for more precise cleaning? There are quite a few options available in commerce, but they must be purchased separately.

carpet cleaning with bissell big green machine

Conclusion of BISSELL 86T3 Professional Carpet Cleaner Review

As a short final conclusion of our review, BISSELL Big Green Deep Cleaning Machine Professional Grade Carpet Cleaner, 86T3/86T3Q is ideal to bring the professional features from expensive tools into your residential cleaning needs. This BISSELL carpet cleaner is great for all kinds of surfaces, but especially carpets and upholstery. When interested in a cleaning machine for business purposes. the commercial alternative is more powerful.

Updated on August 23, 2018 by Clean This Carpet