i have one of these. I have asthma and it is important to keep rugs and upholstered furniture clean so I did my research and bought one. When my Sister was diagnosed with the same I knew she needed the same. The cleaning products they sell are the bomb as well, just so you know.
This is such a great carpet cleaner and cleans old stains in an instant. It is light weight and easy to push around. You can not beat the price and you will not be disappointed. I have a bright white large area rug in my living room that gets a lot of traffic and I can't vacuum it because it is very high pile and just get stuck in any vacuum I try. But, this works and cleans like a dream! Highly recommend!
I had a large cleaner that did the job, but it was a big heavy machine and very cumbersome to move and store. This machine is great because it's lightweight, slightly smaller, but does just as great as a job as the big one I owned. One feature I really like, is that you can remove the front plastic part where fuzz, lint, hair, etc. gather when cleaning, and wash it out. I was not able to do this with my other cleaner. It's a great cleaner for the basic household carpet cleaning.
This machine does a good job of cleaning my carpets, but the tank is so small that I couldn't even get through a small bedroom without having to empty and refill the tank. My old carpet cleaner was a Hoover Steamvac that was finally held together with duct tape on the hoses after years of service. I thought I'd get something smaller and lighter, which this Bissell is. It's small capacity tank is the only drawback.
I purchased this carpet cleaner in Nov. 2015 and love it. I have an elderly dog and cat at my house and it's done wonders on my carpeting. It's easy to use and gets the job done. Just took it down to my mom's house tonight to clean up after her new puppy and it was easy to transport and works like a breeze. I may buy another one for her.
I finally used the Bissell Powerlifter yesterday on some high traffic areas and a small rug in my home, and I absolutely love it. It was easy to assemble and use for the first time. You can see the dirt and grime being lifted out of your carpet. I wouldn't recommend it for entire rooms, unless you have a lot of time and want to refill the water tank every 5 minutes. I will continue to use it for spot cleaning and high traffic areas. This was a very worthwhile purchase!