Table of Contents
- GHI Expert Verdict
- We Liked
- We Didn’t Like
- About Bissell ProHeat 2x Revolution
- About Bissell
- Bissell Proheat 2X Revolution Bells & Whistles
- Bissell Proheat 2X Revolution Pricing & Refund Policy
- What Reviews Are Saying About Bissell’s Revolution
- Bottom Line on Bissell’s Proheat 2X Revolution
- Key Specifications
- What is the Bissell ProHeat 2x Revolution Carpet Cleaner?
- Bissell ProHeat 2x Revolution Carpet Cleaner – Design and features
- Bissell ProHeat 2x Revolution Carpet Cleaner – Accessories
- Bissell ProHeat 2x Revolution Carpet Cleaner – how does it clean?
- Should I buy the Bissell ProHeat 2x Revolution Carpet Cleaner?
- Trusted Score
- A quick look at the features
- What to expect from the Bissell ProHeat 2X?
- Cleaning Performance
- Product specifications
- What consumers say?
- Where can you buy this?
- To wrap up
- ProHeat 2X® Revolution® Pet Pro Carpet Cleaner | 1986
- BISSELL ProHeat 2X® Revolution Pet Pro is our Best Deep Cleaning System for Pet Messes!*
- Introducing the Bissell Proheat 2x Revolution: Is It Worth Your Money?
- The Main Features
- Bissell Proheat 2x Revolution Review: The Cheers and Jeers
- Facts and Tips
- The Final Verdict
Overall score: 90/100
Tested November 2018
The Bissell Proheat 2x Revolution Deep Cleaner certainly packs a punch. This model makes light work of most cleaning tasks, whether you’re looking to deep clean the whole carpet, or give the sofa a long-overdue refresh, this Bissell model does so confidently! It isn’t the easiest piece of kit to store, but it is certainly a household essential.
Available from: bisselldirect.co.uk
Quiet Mark Average – this product has been scientifically assessed to have average noise levels for this category.
GHI Expert Verdict
We saw brilliant results on our carpet cleaning test when using the Bissell Proheat 2x Revolution. After a few passes, around 80% of the stains had been removed, meaning that those deep set stains would need little more work. Nonetheless, this model left the carpet just damp, rather than wet, and it also lifted the carpet pile too, making it look refreshed.
We loved the handheld upholstery attachment which allowed us to really target the cleaning solution, the attachment is also designed so you can get right into crevices and corners to thoroughly clean upholstery. After the test, the upholstery was left totally clean and nearly dry. This product is a great all-rounder, better suited to heavily carpeted homes.
- Ease of use: 4.3/5
- Design: 4.5/5
- Instructions: 5/5
- Performance: 4.5/5
- Useful and well-designed upholstery attachment
- Good performance on carpet and upholstery
- Large water tank (clean: 3.7L, dirty: 4.5L)
- Restores and lifts carpet
We Didn’t Like
- Not designed for hard floors
- Difficult to store
- Filling the water tank was a little fiddly
All product information provided by the manufacturer is correct at time of publication.
About Bissell ProHeat 2x Revolution
By HighYa Research Team
If you’ve got kids or pets, Bissell knows that you likely struggle with stubborn stains—and a busy schedule. So, they created the Proheat 2X Revolution to keep your carpets looking brand new, no matter what damage your kids or pets cause.
Bissell claims that this upright carpet cleaner has the power and reliability to beat out heavy rental machines while saving you the time and expense of hiring professional cleaners.
And compared to earlier models, the Bissell Proheat 2X Revolution adds an Express cleaning mode. But before we get too far, let’s quickly talk about the brand:
Bissell Homecare, Inc. is based out of Walker, MI and has been in business for nearly 140 years. The company holds an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, despite 78 closed complaints within the last three years—most of which appear to relate to poor customer service, defective products, and warranty issues.
Bissell Proheat 2X Revolution Bells & Whistles
Newly added to Bissell’s line of carpet cleaners in 2015, the Bissell ProHeat 2X Revolution Carpet Cleaner comes with some standout features:
Suction & Scrub Power
According to Bissell, the Revolution’s Dual DirtLifter PowerBrushes work in tandem with state-of-the-art HeatWave Technology, using 12 rows of brushes spread over dual-rotating rollers to eliminate all kinds of grime and make stains a memory.
Cleaning power can be customized, too. Bissell claims that the Deep Clean mode helps you to tackle the most stubborn grime while the Express Clean mode can help you finish up your cleaning chores quickly—even promising that carpets will dry out in approximately one hour.
One delineating factor of this unit is that it can supposedly deal with dirt and stains permanently, not just mask or cover them up with the CleanShot heavy duty spot cleaning system. Bissell claims that this targeted, on-demand solution can help remove toughest set-in stains.
Design & Performance
Bissell claims that their Proheat 2X Revolution’s clever design makes it extremely convenient to use over tricky slants and curves.
The Edge Sweep Brushes allow you to clean carpets near baseboards or other areas that the Proheat 2X Revolution’s already-low profile can’t reach. Since the model weighs in at just under 18 pounds, Bissell claims that you won’t get tired maneuvering the Proheat 2X Revolution around your entire home.
Assembly & Use
The Bissell Proheat 2X Revolution comes mostly pre-assembled, so getting it ready for work should be a breeze: 2 parts snap together, and one screw must be inserted to secure the handle.
Pro Tip: Remember that the Proheat 2X Revolution is a carpet cleaner, not a vacuum. Always vacuum before using any carpet cleaner, or your deep cleaner will most likely get clogged.
The Bissell Proheat 2X Revolution has a clean water tank capacity of one-gallon, which translates to less running back and forth to get clear water. There’s an additional tank for dirty water, which is supposed to make cleaning up and dumping even more convenient.
Another noteworthy feature is a built-in heater, making it so that any solution you put into the Proheat 2X Revolution stays the same temperature during the entire time it takes you to clean your carpets.
Some models have a “pet” label as the package comes with an extra pet stain tool-head. This tool-head attachment can be purchased separately (retail value approximately $14) if it is not in the package you bought.
One thing that doesn’t come standard is an attachment meant for bare floors; you’ll have to purchase a separate Bare Floor Tool to use this unit on any non-carpeted areas.
Some additional technical specs for the Bissell Proheat 2X Revolution include:
- Corded unit with range of 22 feet
- Cleaning path of 11 inches
- Hose length of 84 inches
- 6.8 Amps of power
Bissell Proheat 2X Revolution Pricing & Refund Policy
While the Bissell Symphony is available from at many brick-and-mortar stores, it can also be purchased directly through the manufacturer’s website.
If you choose to buy the Bissell Revolution online, you can choose to make four payments of $49.95 (totaling $199.80) or one payment of $199.80. Both purchasing options include free shipping and handling, an extended 5-year limited warranty, and a free Stain Trapper Tool.
You can also choose to upgrade your purchase to one of the following options:
- The Revolution Deluxe Upgrade ($249.96) comes with an additional Bissell Professional Deep Cleaning with Febreze Formula, the Deep Clean + Antibacterial Formula (40 oz), and the Pet Stain Pretreat for Carpet & Upholstery (22 oz). This option also includes the Stain Trapper tool and the Extended 5-year Limited Warranty.
- The Complete Pet Cleaning Bundle ($34.96) comes with the 2X Professional Pet Urine Eliminator Formula (48 oz), Bissell Pet Oxy Boost Carpet Cleaning Formula Enhancer (16 oz), Bissell Prevent Boost Carpet Cleaning Formula Enhancer (16 oz), and the Pet Stain Pretreat for Carpet & Upholstery (22 oz).
- The Ultimate Tool Bundle ($49.96) comes with the 3-n-1 Stair Tool, Sliding Crevice Tool with Brush, and 6″ Stair Tool includes Brush.
Each purchase is backed by Bissell’s 60-day guarantee, allowing you to return your Proheat 2X Revolution for a full refund. However, remember that when returning your purchase, you’ll also be responsible for shipping and handling back to the manufacturer. This could be relatively expensive, considering that it’s 15 x 12.5 x 43.5 inches and weighs about 18 pounds. It’s also worth hanging on to the product’s box for easier return shipping, until you’re sure you want to keep your Bissell for good.
On top of this return window, the appliance also comes with a five-year limited warranty against defects in workmanship.
If you need to process a return, simply call Bissell Customer Service at 800-237-7691 or via an online contact form.
What Reviews Are Saying About Bissell’s Revolution
The device raked in 4 out of 5-stars from 244 reviews on Lowe’s website and 4.5 out of 5-stars from a total of 261 reviewers on Best Buy, with the most positive remarks being that it:
- Is easy to use and clean
- Extracts deep dirt and debris from carpets
- Effectively removes odors and stains (even tough ones)
- Features a manageable size and attachment storage bag
On the other hand, common complaints frequently referenced:
- Smaller water reservoir and recovery tank than some of the competition, often requiring more trips to the sink
- Can’t adjust solution level as you clean
- Spray trigger didn’t work/leaky water tanks, requiring a replacement/refund
Bottom Line on Bissell’s Proheat 2X Revolution
The Bissell Proheat 2X Revolution has been described by an overwhelming majority of users as providing exceptional cleaning results, making good on its promises of:
- Professional grade cleaning that out cleans the leading carpet cleaning rental
- Antibacterial cleaning that kills odor causing bacteria
- About 1-hr dry time with powerful surround suction
- A lightweight design that’s half the weight of the leading carpet cleaning rental
- Maneuverable, low-profile foot that is easy to navigate around and under furniture
- Variable cleaning mode that allows you to select your level of clean
Potential buyers should note that the best cleaning results were achieved through the Deep Clean Mode rather than the Express Clean Mode, and with pretreating and soaking the worst stains in running them over with deep cleaner. This means that, if you’re looking to purchase the Bissell Proheat 2X Revolution for its promise of saving you time, you might be left in the minority who were disappointed.
When comparing the Revolution to similar models, it’s worth noting that every brand of carpet cleaner makes claims of busting stains better than the competition: The Shark Sonic, which sells for a similar price, claims to be the greatest carpet and floor cleaning breakthrough in decades—though reviewers say it works better on hardwood than carpet.
Alternatively, the Hoover Platinum Collection Carpet Cleaner offers similar tank capacity, features a built-in heater, and focuses on pet stains. However, it sells for $400.
Bottom line? Since carpet cleaners are made to, well, clean carpets, you’d be hard-pressed to find a brand who doesn’t claim that there’s is the best at just that. For a purchase you’ll be pleased with for years, look beyond promises of stain-busting to maneuverability, ease of use, and warranty.
If you’re looking for a device that offers more in-depth periodic cleanings, the Bissell Proheat 2X Revolution appears to really treat deep stains and ensure embedded dirt gets removed. Additionally, the device’s light weight and low-profile help make the Revolution a carpet cleaner that owners aren’t intimidated to take out and use often, for cleaning jobs big and small.
Just remember that the Bissell is a carpet cleaner, not a vacuum. If you’re interested in the latter or a combo vac, check out our “Vacuum Cleaner Buyer’s Guide: 3 Steps to Finding the Perfect Vacuum.”
It’s big and noisy but the Bissell ProHeat 2x Revolution Carpet Cleaner offers superb carpet and spot cleaning performance at a great price.
- Excellent stain removal
- Brilliant dirty water pick-up
- Well-made and sturdy
- Long cable and hose
- Very noisy
- Tricky to clean out
- Review Price: £229.00
- 3.7 litre clean tank
- Dual brush bars
- 800W power
- 8kg in weight
- 2.1 m hose length
- Tough Stain tool
- Crevice tool
- Deep Clean and Express modes
- 6-year guarantee
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What is the Bissell ProHeat 2x Revolution Carpet Cleaner?
The Bissell Proheat 2x Revolution is a serious carpet cleaner with an 800W motor, heated cleaning, and a rotating brush bar featuring 12 rows of bristles. It’s equipped with helpful tools, a long hose, two different cleaning modes and a choice of three fragrant solutions for new, robust and old stains.
Filling and emptying the clean and dirty water containers is super simple and the Bissell was easy to assemble. Our only issue was the noisy operation with a high-pitched screech, but since our carpets and rugs have never looked better, this is a great all-rounder at under £230.00.
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Bissell ProHeat 2x Revolution Carpet Cleaner – Design and features
The Bissell’s appearance resembles the body of a Transformer with a mix of sharp reds, black and grey colours. Despite its complex looks, it was easy to assemble, and the manual included is precise and detailed.
The floorhead is large and has 12 cleaning rows of DirtLifter PowerBrushes that aim to deliver deep cleaning into the carpet pile. Heated cleaning mixture is sprayed onto the surface using the trigger on the handle that is easy to push down. The fluid is agitated into the pile by the brush bars and vacuumed up from the front edge of the head, complete with the carpet dirt. You can see the muck being drawn up through the clear plastic shell. The ProHeat heating uses the residual heat from the motor to keep the cleaning solution warm, improving both cleaning performance and carpet drying times.
The ProHeat 2X Revolution gets two cleaning modes; Deep Clean and Express Clean. These can be selected by popping the red button down on the left side of the machine. For the best cleaning performance, Bissell recommends using the Deep Clean Mode for tougher areas, with the carpet likely to take around four hours to completely dry. For the lighter clean and rejuvenation of carpets, the Express Clean Mode uses less fluid and will take around one hour to dry.
Quality is a virtue with the Bissel as all the parts feel well made and clipped together nicely. As is typical with full-size carpet cleaners, the Bissell is rather heavy in the hand and weighed in at 8kg fully loaded with clean fluid.
There is a clean water tank that holds 3.7 litres of the cleaning fluid mix of water and one of Bissell’s supplied solutions. The tank is easily removed and can be filled up under the sink with measuring the solution is aided by a helpful black jug, which has measurements at 74ml per tank of water for Deep Clean and at 37ml for Express Clean Mode.
The dirty water tank is slotted in low down under the clean tank, is removed easily and has a capacity of 4.5 litres. There is a marking on the side of the dirty water container indicating when it is full, so you know when its time to empty. For larger rooms, there is plenty of reach and freedom thanks to the lengthy 7m power cable, that can be wrapped around the back of the machine for storage.
Cleaning out the machine is something of a challenge. The top vacuum cover unclips from the floorhead but the main brush bars can only be accessed once you have removed four Philips screws in the side cover and then dropped the little washers on the ends on the rollers. Re-assembly was equally as fiddly. On the plus side, Bissell supplies a flexible nozzle cleaning tool that helps in getting fluff out of the narrow vacuum channels.
Bissell ProHeat 2x Revolution Carpet Cleaner – Accessories
At over 2m long and very flexible, the hose pushes snugly into the port on top of the floorhead. It all fits together very nicely, and the low down fitting means there is no danger of toppling over the cleaner when using the hose and tools. A chunky, rounded trigger on the hose handle operates the clean fluid jet on the attached tools. The tools push on and clip snugly into pace.
The main cleaning brush is Bissell’s Tough Stain Tool, comprising single spray jet, three rows of nicely stiff bristles and a clean plastic vacuum nozzle at the front. Simply spray on the cleaning fluid, agitate with the brush and slowly vacuum up the dirty water.
The 2-in-1 crevice tool and brush are a little odd on a carpet cleaner. It is more of a traditional vacuum cleaner tool, albeit with a spray nozzle. The idea is that it can be used to get in areas that are too awkward for the main brush, such as corners and very close to skirting boards, or for small spot cleaning.
The Bissell comes complete with a selection of three sample-sized bottles of different concentrated formulas that all smell rather lovely. For a powerful and fresh smelling clean, the Febreze Wash & Refresh fluid is a great option, while the Scotchguard Wash & Protect formula is designed to remove tough stains and protect the carpet from future spills. The Oxygen Boost is an add-on formula that boosts stain removal power of any solution it is added too.
The hose, tools, jug, sample bottles and the innovative nozzle cleaning tool can all be stored in the mesh bag supplied.
Bissell ProHeat 2x Revolution Carpet Cleaner – how does it clean?
Fired up, the first thing you and your neighbours will notice about the PreHeat 2x Revolution is the noise. It is properly loud at 86-87dB, about the same as standing by a busy street in London, but part of the cacophony was a high-pitched shriek. We are not sure what was causing this whistling noise but it was like a high-speed dentist drill and equally unpleasant. Our ears did adjust to the sound after a little while and carpet cleaners are never that quiet, but best leave carpet shampooing with the Bissell until the neighbours are out.
As a favourite spot for the dogs to sit of an evening, the deep red rug in our living room presented the Bissell with a serious challenge. We used the Deep Cleaning Mode with the fresh smelling Febreze solution at a rate of a 74ml jug full in a tank of warm water. Following Bissell’s manual, we made two slow wet passes spraying the cleaning solution and two slow dry passes vacuuming up the liquid, over the whole area. Considering the weight of the Bissell, the big wheels made it fairly easy to move around and it wasn’t too strenuous on the arm.
After a couple of strokes, we were amazed at the difference. The ProHeat 2x Revolution carpet was picking up a lot of the dirty water as its tank seemed to fill up pretty quickly. That is unusual in that many shampooers will only pick up around half the liquid they put down, the Bissell was near 75%-80% on our short pile rug. That is excellent as it means both a good clean and that the carpet will dry off quicker.
The Bissell did put down a serious amount of fluid in Deep Clean mode and adhering to the manual’s two strokes spraying. We managed to empty a complete tank of solution cleaning a single large rug 1.8m x 2.3m. It’s very effective but when Bissell says Deep Clean they do mean a deep clean and the Express clean is a lot more efficient in solution per square meter. We would also argue just one stroke spraying is enough for most carpets even if you do want a deep clean.
Still, you can’t argue with the results as our rather dog-eared and lifeless rug looked like new! The wastewater tank was just as shockingly grim and thick with dirt. Thanks to the Febreze solution, the room smelt very fresh too.
Moving to the challenging red wine spill test on a cream carpet, the Bissell again impressed us and with a few passes over the area the stain was completely removed. We were also using the lighter Febreze detergent, and from past experience with Bissell products, we know that adding the Oxygen Boost fluid would have cleaned even quicker.
Throwing another good glass of Rioja down in the name of a thorough review, we tackled a similar stain with the hose and Extra Tough Stain tool. It sprays cleaning fluid at a serious rate irrespective of the Deep/Express setting, so use caution on surfaces you don’t want to fully saturate.
Again, the results were excellent. It took a little while agitating and respraying but a few minutes later the stain was gone, and the carpet was remarkably dry. The suction and dirty-water pick up on this Bissell is one of the very best we have used, which goes a long way to justifying the high motor noise.
We even gave the Extra Tough Stain tool a go on an elderly leather sofa that was showing its vintage. The Febreze fluid would have again benefitted from the Oxy additive to speed up cleaning but it didn’t take too many passes to start revealing a much lighter colour sofa.
Should I buy the Bissell ProHeat 2x Revolution Carpet Cleaner?
A serious carpet cleaning over-achiever, the ProHeat 2x Revolution demonstrates that Bissell’s experience counts. It cleans very well, agitates the carpet nicely and has outstanding dirty water pick up. Combined with the ProHeat’s clean water heater, the clean is exceptional and carpets dry very quickly. The detail tool is a similar star performer, delivering fabulous stain-busting performance thank to its stiff bristles and excellent dirty water pick-up. Our only gripes are that its very noisy and a bit of a faff to clean out. If you can live with those caveats, the ProHeat 2x Revolution is a great buy at a reasonable price.
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Score in detail
- Usability 8
- Cleaning performance 10
- Features 10
- Design 8
- Value 9
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One of the biggest issues with the Hoover PowerScrub Deluxe was the lack of agitation from the five spinning brushes.
When you put it side by side against the much more expensive Rug Doctor, its brushes are David to Rug Doctor’s Goliath. Base on that alone, you can see why there’s a difference in performance.
But a lot of folks cannot or will not buy the Rug Doctor because it is expensive. The Might Pro X3 costs around $400 while the Rug Doctor Pro Deep carpet cleaner is close to $450!
If you don’t want to spend that amount on a deep cleaning carpet cleaner then you’ll have to look at the Bissell ProHeat 2X.
It’s actually more expensive than the Rug Doctor FlexClean machine. But get this deep cleaning machine has two roller brushes that will provide more agitation.
Is it worth at asking price of close to $250? We’ll find out in this review.
A quick look at the features
- Dual DirtLifter system digs deep into carpet fibers to loosen and remove ground-in dirt
- Twin water tank system ensures that clean water is separate from the dirty water that’s sucked from the carpet
- Comes with a 7 foot hose with spot cleaning tools for upholstery
- 2-in-1 pet and upholstery tool helps remove pet stains
- Bissell even includes a trial size Professional Pet Urine Eliminator + Oxy Formula capable of removing even skunk odor
- EZ clean brush roll cover makes it easy to clean the roller brush
- CleanShot Pretreater helps you pretreat carpet stains
- Express clean mode allows carpet to dry in just one hour (according to Bissell)
- One gallon tank capacity
- 3 year warranty
- Cheaper than a professional grade Rug Doctor FlexClean machine
- Will deep clean carpet
- Hose and spot cleaning tools allow this to clean upholstery as well
- Express mode allows this machine to clean area rugs
- Long warranty
- Not the cheapest carpet cleaning machine right now but it is worth every penny
- No water heater
- Water tank is small
What to expect from the Bissell ProHeat 2X?
One unique feature that the carpet cleaner has that separates it from the Rug Doctor would be the two roller brushes that provide twice the agitation.
Dual DirtLifter Power Brushes
Bissell calls this the Dual DirtLifter Power Brushes. These are two roller brushes with stiff bristles that dig deep into carpet to clean dirt.
It’s a big reason why this carpet cleaning machine is one of the more popular options in Amazon.
When you compare it to the Rug Doctor that only has a single roller brush, you’ll know that this will have better agitation.
There are two power modes.
The express cleaning mode has will dump less cleaning solution on the carpet or rug. And it’ll work well if you’re in a hurry because it dries up in just an hour according to Bissell.
Since uses less water and suction, you can use this mode on area rugs that may not need as much agitation.
Deep Cleaning Mode
Use this mode if you need to deep clean carpet. It will work on most types of carpet from thin to thick pile because the roller brush automatically adjusts to the height of the carpet pile.
This mode will take longer to dry up because it uses more water and cleaning solution.
But it will give you the best results in terms of deep cleaning. Take note that you’ll still need to vacuum your carpet prior to using this. And you can check out our guides on upright vacuums and canister vacuums if you’re looking for one.
EZ Clean Brush Roll Cover
One of the biggest issues with carpet cleaners would be maintenance. Bissell makes it easy with the ProHeat 2X Revolution thanks to the removable brush roll cover.
This gives easy access to the roller brush for cleaning and maintenance purposes.
2-in-1 Pet Upholstery Tool
This machine is more than a carpet cleaner. It comes with a hand tool they call the pet upholstery tool.
So this machine will also work well on upholstery as well. It will also double as a tight area cleaner on spots the main cleaning head cannot reach.
You’ll see it below on how to use this tool on tight spots.
Before anything else, please watch this video from Kode1996 to see how this carpet cleaner tackles carpet that has not been cleaned for a month.
You’ll also see how to load the cleaning solution plus other features.
In a nutshell, the way the ProHeat 2X cleans carpet is impressive. You can clearly see the difference between the dirty and clean part. It was also able to remove several pet stains on other parts.
The cleaning process though is slow and this is really the proper way of using a carpet cleaner.
If you go too fast, you don’t allow the brush to do the job. And the machine will not be able to pick up water/cleaning solution residue.
Expect to wait a few hours for the carpet to dry up. Use this properly and you’ll have a machine that will match a pro-grade machine for much less.
Just look at this screenshot of the video…
The Bissell ProHeat 2X was able to clean all if not most of the stains on carpet and almost restore it to its original glory.
Take note that this machine does not come with a water heater. So you’ll need to pour hot water on the clean water tank along with Bissell’s carpet cleaning solution.
Here’s another video from Ibasaic…
Again, the results are positive. You can see through the dirt water it was able to suck up the amount of grime it was able to remove.
It also comes with several attachments capable of cleaning tight spaces between furniture and edges.
One potential issue I see here would be the water tank. If you’re cleaning an entire home, you will need to empty it often.
Performance is really a strong point of this machine. The twin brush system clearly does a good job when it comes to agitation. You’ll notice that the carpet in the video looked relatively clean. It was still able to pick up dirt and groom it as well.
|Model||Bissell ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet Pro|
|Cord length||25 feet|
|Hose length||8 feet|
|Water tank||1 gal|
|Specialty tools||2-in-1 Pet Upholstery Tool
3″ Tough Stain Tool
What consumers say?
This carpet cleaner is a popular option among pet owners. Whatever pet stain your pet leaves, this machine is capable of removing it, whether it’s pet hair, urine or any other contaminant.
It doesn’t matter if it’s a Siberian huskie or a British bulldog, the ProHeat 2X will pick up whatever pet hair is on the carpet.
The twin roller brush system clearly does the job well. Despite the complaints of some folks that it did not perform well, the majority vote is positive. I’m thinking that for the minority, they may have been going too fast.
Like what I’ve said earlier, when using a carpet cleaning machine, you’ll have to go slow. And allow the brush to do its work.
You’ve also seen in video reviews how much dirt this machine picks up.
Cleaning the roller brush is also easy with the brush roll cover that pops out. You will have full access to the two brushes and remove hair and muck in there.
Where can you buy this?
You can buy the Bissell ProHeat 2X Revolution from Amazon for less than $250. And it is eligible for Amazon’s two day free shipping if you join Prime.
Amazon also sells extended warranties if you think the 3 years isn’t enough.
This is also available in Bissell for slightly more but you wouldn’t get the fast shipping and extended warranty options.
To wrap up
The Bissell ProHeat 2X is a great option if a pro-grade carpet cleaner is too expensive.
One advantage it has over a product like a Rug Doctor would be the weight savings.
This product weighs literally half less than the Rug Doctor Mighty Pro X3. And it has enough agitation to clean most types of carpet.
One potential issue would be the dirty water tank. On paper, one gallon sounds a lot but in reality it’s on the small side. Depending on how big the room and dirty the carpet is, you will need to empty it after one or twice per.
It should be a non-issue since emptying it is easy.
Overall this is a great option in homes with lots of carpet. And it’s cheaper than a pro-grade cleaner.
As a dog owner, you know there are certain times of the year where muddy paws are inevitable. You can try to prepare with towels and designated dog areas when you arrive back home after a long walk, but you can guarantee at least once a day you will be caught out with one dog running inside while you’re still trying to get another in and you’ll end up shouting ‘you haven’t cleaned your feet yet!’ to the furry heels of the dog who’s now standing on the fabric sofa (the one your husband always told you would become a big dog bed) or who has now galloped onto your cream carpets, possibly also chased by another dog and you know the battle for clean floors has gone for the day, but you knew it would happen eventually. It always does.
At home I have a cat and three dogs. Mia, our older Rottweiler who runs only to her Petzi. At almost 11 years old, her motto is ‘spend calories to consume calories’. She’s joined by two younger boys dubbed the ‘hardy boys’ who she’s more than happy to keep in check.
Christopher is just over two years old and Danny, his partner in crime is probably around 4 1/2 years old.
Together, their theme tune would be an adapted version of Journey’s ‘Anyway You Want It’ – they love to move, they love to groove, they love a lot of things.
And together they’ve managed to wreak havoc in our garden creating a running track around the middle bush which began with Christopher stalking Danny until he gave in and ran around the tree followed promptly by Christopher. Rain + dirt = well, you can imagine, can’t you.
Over the years I’ve often tried different vacuums to find one which can help me to keep my poor cream carpets as clean as possible, spot cleaning the carpets wherever possible, but ultimately I’ve always known vacuuming only solves half of the problem.
One of the biggest problems I find is how to spot clean without then realising just how dirty the rest of the carpet is – have you ever experienced this? You clean one area only to see how clean that now is versus the rest of the carpet which you’d assumed was fine?
I’ve used a carpet cleaner once before at home and I admit it, I ruined our carpets. I didn’t really know what I was doing and ended up basically flooding the carpet. It couldn’t dry and all of the normal problems carried on on top of what felt like a damp carpet. It was a nightmare so we just replaced.
Recently we were given the chance to review BISSELL’s new Carpet Cleaner Revolution™, specifically the ProHeat 2X Revolution (RRP £299.99) which arrived with a bundle of cleaning solutions, some specific for pet owners. I registered the claim on the box that it dries within around an hour and exhaled with some relief.
Both nervous and eager, I got ready to put it to the test.
The box was thoroughly investigated while being opened and I unpacked each of the different components ready to put together.
Pretty straightforward, aside from what was in the box all I needed was a screwdriver to hand to fasten the carry handle in place.
Then, I took note of all of the cleaning solutions to work out which did what and worked out which I should use.
I consulted the user guide included which told me all about each of the solutions but I was still unsure after reading if I should use one (the colour coded yellow topped anti-bacterial solution) or whether I had to use this plus one other, so I consulted google and watched various videos.
Fairly confident afterwards that you can choose which solution (singular) you’d like to use based on your needs I opted to use the larger ‘Wash and Protect’ bottle which has been designed for pet owners.
I decided to first begin on one of our most used rooms, which also didn’t have that big a floor space and I could easily begin at the furthest corner and then clean backing out of the room, meaning I wouldn’t have to tread on any of the just cleaned carpet as I went along. I also knew I could close the door behind me preventing paws entering and investigating my handy work.
With the cleaner now all put together, my plan for which solution to use in place and room decided, I now had to vacuum and prepare the carpet.
Before cleaning area 1
This area has the largest footfall from the door and wear and tear of older dogs and puppies alike. It also has a dog bed next to the radiator, which when lifted up has a noticeably lighter circle underneath.
Before area 2
Before area 3
Vacuuming complete to what I thought was a decent standard, I used the ‘Pet Stain & Odour Remover + Antibacterial’ spray to pre-treat the floor.
The carpet cleaner itself looks a heavy and durable piece of kit, and it’s weight reflects that but the carry handle does lighten the load.
It’s worth noting that the user guide tells you how much solution to use based on whether you are going to ‘express clean’ or ‘deep clean’. I had chosen to deep clean on the basis the carpet has stains and is frequently used. On this basis, I also knew it wouldn’t dry within the estimated hour time period which is for express cleans, but I felt it was a good tester for how long it would take to dry on a deep clean.
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Armed with my materials I set off to fill up as needed. The clean water tank has different lines visible from the outside with instructions as to where to fill the hot (not boiling) water up to, and then where to fill the solution up to.
I think this is more specifically for the yellow-capped anti-bacterial solution on the basis that you can simply screw the yellow top from the solution into the yellow top on the tank, but if you’re using other solution as I was, I took guidance from the user guide as to how much to use.
The ‘Wash and Protect’ bottle has a handy cap with measuring lines inside to help you with this but it’s worth noting these are in fluid oz measurements and the user guide is in millilitres, so I had to quickly google (thank you google!) converting 74ml as needed.
Now ready, I slotted the clean water tank back into the cleaner, made sure it was switched to ‘deep clean’ and turned on ready to begin once more reminding myself of the instructions in the user guide.
For deep cleaning, hold the trigger under the handle (as pictured below) to spray twice and make two slow wet passes – 1 forward and 1 back. Release the trigger and make two slow dry passes – 1 forward and 1 back to suck up any dirty solution.
By the time I’d completed two thirds of the floor, the solution had gone so after emptying the dirty water tank which was now full (or too full depending on whether the cleaner was tilted in use or upright) I decided to use ‘express mode’ giving me the chance to compare drying times and cleaning performance in one room. I re-filled ready to use on express mode, this meant using the same amount of water but 37ml of formula only.
How to empty the tank
Life the handle
Use the rubber flap at the back to empty and re-close when all dirty water is out.
Before slotting the dirty water tank back in, check the red filter for debris. If clear or when clear, re-slot the tank back in.
I switched to express mode using the lever at the side re-started. Essentially using the same format of two wet passes, 1 forward and 1 back, release the spray trigger and make two dry passes, 1 forward and 1 back but I didn’t need to do it slowly like I had for the deep clean.
It’s worth noting that for the deep clean when using the yellow capped anti-bacterial solution the user guide recommends you make three slow wet passes, 1 forward, 1 back, 1 forward again before releasing the trigger and then make 1 slow dry pass to suck up the dirty solution.
Once finished, I emptied for the second time and I took in the floral scent which reminded me of one of two things – either the pet friendly cottage we stayed at when we got married or my gran. It’s a pleasant smell without being overpowering.
I stood back and surveyed my handy work from the edge of the room and packed up the carpet cleaner ready to close the door and allow to dry realising the cleaner hadn’t felt that heavy to use. In fact, it felt quite nimble.
The red brushes which got into the hard to reach corners worked brilliantly and it found pet hairs I didn’t know existed and so I didn’t need to use the 2-in-1 Crevice Tool or attachments (Tough Stain Tool and Nozzle Cleaning Tool) which come with the cleaner in a handy bag.
I packed everything up ready to move out of reach downstairs and decided my hard work (took around 30 minutes) was worthy of a cuppa while I waited to see how long it would take to dry.
Sadly, by the time I had gotten downstairs I realised someone had left a dirty paw print (I blame the cat) on the carpet and thought it was a good chance to use the ‘Pet Spotlifter’ solution which can be used on stains or dirt.
After removing the safety clip, I held the brush down over the muddy area and set about cleaning. It advises you use a small amount then brush in using the green bristled brush at the top of the bottle, working in lines then circling over the brush stroke lines and blot away any excess solution afterwards.
It did make a difference, although I think further highlighted the difference between clean and dirty like night and day.
I think this room might be my next carpet cleaning mission! This room is quite large in floor space but I think the 7m cable length should be fine.
After about an hour I checked on the room cleaned earlier, it was still damp so I left for another hour. The area which had been express cleaned was dry in about two and the area I had deep cleaned took about four. It’s worth noting that this was on a winter’s day with a window open, I think in the summer with warmer temperatures able to breeze through it would dry quicker.
After cleaning and dried area 1
The lighter area which had been there underneath the bed now blended with the rest of the carpet. I was really surprised, given this was the area cleaned on the express clean that it had disappeared, I’d assumed it would have needed the deep clean treatment!
After area 2
After area 3
All in all, once I felt comfortable that I knew what to do and had googled videos or measurment comparisons, I was impressed with the cleaner and felt comfortable that my experience of carpet cleaning years ago wouldn’t be replicated because this is a very comprehensive carpet cleaning piece of kit – it looks like a professional cleaner and indeed BISSELL do say it out cleans the leading rental in the field.
It also comes with a 6 year warranty which gives peace of mind and I think for the price, will be well used regularly – especially when compared to either buying and replacing the carpets if they visibly look too far gone purely because of their colour or bringing in a professional cleaner.
Thanks to BISSELL for sending to us for review! To read more about them or check out their reviews online visit www.bisselldirect.co.uk or more third party reviews on Amazon.co.uk.
ProHeat 2X® Revolution® Pet Pro Carpet Cleaner | 1986
BISSELL ProHeat 2X® Revolution Pet Pro is our Best Deep Cleaning System for Pet Messes!*
We love our pets, and we know you love yours, too. The messes our pets leave behind are inevitable. It doesn’t matter if it’s tracked in mud, food spills or other accidents, the BISSELL® ProHeat 2X® Revolution® Pet Pro can handle them all thanks to its exclusive Pet Pro Cleanup System. The system uses a CleanShot® pretreater to focus on spots and stains, a 2 in 1 Pet Upholstery Tool to remove stains, pet hair and odors from upholstery, a trial-sized bottle of our Professional Pet Urine Eliminator + Oxy Formula, and an EZ Clean Brush Roll Cover that makes maintaining your machine easy. When used in Deep Clean Mode, this carpet cleaner gives you professional-level results and outcleans the leading rental machine.** And what’s more, when you use this machine in Express Clean Mode, your carpets will dry in about 30 minutes!*** All of these features are packed into a lightweight machine that’s easy to maneuver thanks to a low-profile foot that reaches far under furniture. The BISSELL ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet Pro gives you everything you need to tackle some of the toughest pet messes and get the same type of results you’d get from a professional carpet cleaning company. Plus, when you purchase this product, you help us save pets. BISSELL will donate $10 for each purchase of our ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet Pro Carpet Cleaner. Donations can be activated at BISSELL.com. This year, we’re committed to donating at least $1 million to BISSELL Pet Foundation®. And, we’re proud to design products that help make pet stains, odors and pet homelessness disappear.
- Carpets dry in about 30 minutes when machine is used in Express Clean Mode.**
- Remove embedded dirt and stains while carpet cleaning in Max Clean Mode.
- Our Best Deep Cleaning System for pet messes includes: EZ Clean Brush Roll Cover, Professional Pet Urine Eliminator + Oxy Carpet Shampoo, CleanShot®, and 2 in 1 Upholstery Tool.
- Use the 2 in 1 Pet Upholstery Tool to remove stains, pet hair and odors from upholstered furniture.
- Outclean the leading rental machine when using Deep Clean Mode.*
- Includes a trial-sized bottle of our best formula for pet odors – BISSELL Professional Pet Urine Eliminator + Oxy – it even removes skunk odor.
- Cleaning this machine after use is quick and easy thanks to the EZ Clean Brush Roll Cover.
- Maneuvering around furniture and other obstacles is a breeze with this machine’s lightweight design and low-profile foot.
- Comes with a 5 Year Limited Warranty
*Includes: EZ Clean Brush Roll Cover, Professional Pet Urine Eliminator + Oxy Carpet Shampoo, CleanShot®, and 2 in 1 Upholstery Tool.
**Deep Clean Mode – Using BISSELL Professional Pet Urine Eliminator + Oxy Formula. Based upon measurements of color reflectance and brightness of carpet fibers compared to the leading rental with their best selling formula.
***Express Clean Mode (reference instructions in User Guide) – Tested on new carpet with protectant. Results may vary.
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The Bissell ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet tied for the second best in our stain removal tests. It was also very easy to use, maintain and maneuver. It’s packed with features that will make it easy to maintain any home, especially one with pets; however, its high price tag may be too high for some budgets.
The ProHeat 2X is designed to offer an option for quick pet cleanups in addition to a normal carpet cleaning experience. When operating as a general cleaning tool, you simply mix cleaning solution in the water tank, run the machine over carpeting, and draw the water out. It lifts stains and removes hair and dirt easily. You can also choose to use the deep clean mode, which employs plenty of water. It’s important to note that this can make it take longer for your carpet to dry, though. There is also the express clean mode, which can usually dry in about one hour.
The machine is designed with a special device to hold pre-treating solution that you can squirt directly onto pet stains and spots by just pressing your foot onto a pedal.
The brush is made of 12 alternating rows of powerbrushes, so as it rotates it can loosen ground-in dirt and grime. This ProHeat 2X has an 11-inch cleaning path, which is about average.
You get a generous 25-foot power cord with this carpet cleaner, so you won’t have to keep plugging and unplugging it into electrical sockets as you work. This machine also sports an 8-foot hose for attachments, which can help you reach awkwardly placed areas that get dirty.
The Bissell ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet weighs in at 19 pounds, which is just a bit over average for the carpet cleaners in our comparison. However, moving it from room to room is relatively easy, since it has a carrying handle.
You can attach the 2-in-1 pet upholstery tool and clean couches, chairs and other places where your pets may have left paw prints and fur. Using its dry mode, you can clear away any hair, visible dirt and then, if you choose, can change to the wet mode for deeper cleaning. You can also use this carpet cleaner and a helpful attachment to clean stairs.
Bissell backs this carpet cleaner with a five-year warranty, which is longer than any other cleaner in our review. If you run into problems, you can contact Bissell via email or phone, and you can check the company website to find a service center near you.
After trying just about everything to get a stain out of the carpet in my dining room, I decided to break out the heavy-duty machinery. However, there was one minor problem: I didn’t own a floor cleaning machine. On top of that, it was difficult to choose the right one for the job considering the sheer number of options available to me.
Since the Bissell is brand a well-known manufacturer with a respectable reputation in the industry, I reached for one of their most powerful devices and put it to the test against my infamous white-carpet coffee stain. The following is an objective Bissell Proheat 2x Revolution review based on the results of that test.
Introducing the Bissell Proheat 2x Revolution: Is It Worth Your Money?
First of all, it’s important to know what the 2x Revolution is and what it isn’t. It IS a powerful, deep-penetrating carpet and upholstery cleaner with several attachments and numerous uses. Although it’s made specifically for cleaning up pet messes, I discovered it does a pretty good job of erasing all sorts of things (even week-old coffee).
This machine IS NOT, however, your standard vacuum cleaner. While it does an excellent job of cleaning nastiness from the carpet and upholstery, this thing isn’t as ideal for tile or hardwood despite its design. In my experience, however, the 2x Rev outperformed most rentals I’ve paid good money for in the past, not to mention it used minimal chemicals and required minimal effort on my part.
The Main Features
One of the most frustrating Bissell Proheat 2x review problems I found was the lack of attention paid to detail. As such, I want to quickly cover the bases by listing out the main features:
- It uses the brand’s most innovative and powerful cleaning system.
- It comes with a 2-in-1 pet upholstery tool that’s designed to target stains, odors, and hair.
- It features an 11-inch cleaning path.
- It has an 8-foot hose.
- The power cord measures a generous 25 feet in length.
- It provides an ergonomically designed handle with a non-slip grip.
- The brush roll cover is transparent and removable.
- There are two distinct operation modes:
Wet – Uses water and/or cleaning agents to remove messes from carpet and upholstery.
Dry – Uses suction and/or air pressure to remove debris from hard surfaces.
- There are also two different power modes:
Regular – Deep cleans carpet and upholstery with a drying time of about 2-3 hours.
Express – Deep cleans carpet and upholstery with a quicker drying time of about 1 hour.
- The large-capacity water tank is removable for easy emptying and cleaning.
- It comes with trial-size bottles of two powerful carpet cleaning agents:
1. Bissell’s Professional Pet Urine Eliminator + Oxy Clean
2. The brand’s patented “CleanShot” Pretreating Formula
- It comes with a full-size bottle of the brand’s Pet Stain & Odor + Antibacterial Carpet formula.
- It has a low-profile foot that helps it get under furniture.
The foot features a button that administers the pretreating formula.
- The 2x Revolution has Dual “Dirt-Lifter” Power Brushes that use Heatwave Technology which penetrates more deeply into porous surfaces to remove embedded dirt and stains.
Bissell Proheat 2x Revolution Review: The Cheers and Jeers
The Bissell Proheat 2x Revolution is considered innovative because of its unique combination of features and versatile functionality. While it’s relatively gentle on all kinds and colors of carpet and upholstery, the overall design had a few minor flaws that any potential buyer should know about.
- Extreme Power – Unlike some carpet and upholstery cleaners, the Proheat 2x is powerful and remains that way regardless of how full the tank gets.
- User-Friendliness – The machine is surprisingly lightweight at 17.5 pounds and features well-placed buttons that make switching modes quick and easy.
- Maneuverability – Not only does it clean hard-to-reach places but it’s not difficult to turn around sharp corners and curves (especially when you use the included attachments).
- Low Maintenance – This thing can be disassembled for thorough cleaning and maintenance, plus it’s relatively simple to put back together.
- Quiet – The 2x Rev by Bissell is surprisingly noiseless for such a commanding machine.
- Large Capacity – The water reservoir is comparably large, with enough capacity to accommodate tough stains and messes.
- Compromised Cleaning Power – Although the Express mode is good for quick cleanups and drying times, deep-cleaning is best achieved when you use the device’s regular mode.
- Ideal for Small Messes – The water tank may be classified as high capacity but it’s certainly not ideal for large messes or full rooms.
- It Wobbles – Speaking of the water tank, it wobbles slightly when snapped in place. However, the reservoir never comes unfastened when I was using my Revolution (it was just kind of annoying).
Facts and Tips
It’s difficult to know whether a product will be worth your time or money until you use it. Reading a concise Bissell Proheat 2x Revolution review most certainly helps, but more homework is generally needed to determine what’s right for your situation.
The following are 3 important facts that are presented to help you make up your mind:
- This machine comes packaged securely in a biodegradable box which contains the official Bissell Proheat 2x Revolution manual that features a step-by-step guide for easy set-up, use, and maintenance.
- While it can work with other cleaning supplies, the 2x Rev works best with the recommended Bissell-endorsed products.
- Depending on where you buy it, some models may come with a 10-inch hose (instead of 8), a 3-in-1 stair tool and a stain trapper tool as standard attachments.
The Final Verdict
Before I go, I want to remind you that I’ve written this Bissell Proheat 2x Revolution review to be as objective and comprehensive as possible. With that said, I’d like to summarize my opinion of the machine. Overall, it’s a solid workhorse with lots of potentials (a.k.a. room for growth).
I liked being able to switch between Regular and Express mode. However, each one had its pros and cons – regular mode takes forever to dry and express mode doesn’t clean as effectively. I would have liked a third setting somewhere in between the two.
Regardless of which mode was used, I noticed that some messes needed more than one pass to come up. Although that’s rather typical in the carpet and upholstery cleaning industry (especially considering how potent and concentrated some substances are), it would have been nice to finally find a machine that could get the job done in one try.
Either way, I still thought the Proheat 2x Revolution worked best under the 5 following circumstances:
- When I used all the included attachments as necessary for the mess I was tackling.
- When I filled the machine with only the brand’s recommended cleaning products.
- When I approached messes by using the machine on dry mode first or in tandem with a good vacuum.
- When I referred to the owner’s manual for questions about features, functions or attachments.
- When I pretreated stains prior to cleaning them.
My final impression of the Proheat 2x Rev by Bissell: a viable contender worthy of consideration. While it may not be the best thing on the market, it’s truly a remarkable machine that defeats tough stains (week-old coffee, pet urine or otherwise) regardless of how old or set-in they are. The fact that its chemicals are also designed to eliminate odors is just a bonus.
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