Children and pets can lead to very dirty carpets. Buying your own carpet steam cleaner can be a big convenience compared to renting a machine. Before making your purchase, there are several factors and options to consider to make sure your carpet cleaner will suit your specific needs.
The Hoover SteamVac Plus is a moderately priced carpet steam cleaner that delivers strong carpet cleaning power. It's very easy to use, and clean up is a snap. Features include 5 rotating brush heads, a bare floor attachment, and auto/upholstery accessories.
The Bissell PowerSteam Proheat has an onboard heater to keep the cleaning solution warm. This steam cleaner has an extra-wide nozzle that cleans in forward and reverse, as well as a power brush that lifts deep-down dirt and automatically adjusts to carpet height. Comes with upholstery and auto cleaning attachments. Works on bare floors as well, excluding hardwood floors.
The Big Green Cleaning Machine is a canister model that features a rotating high-pressure brush with 40 high-pressure jets. This carpet steam cleaner has a two gallon tank capacity compared to one gallon for most upright models. Can also be use for dry vacuuming, and wet vacuuming.
The Little Green Clean Machine is excellent for spot cleaning carpets and cleaning spills on upholstery. It features a high-pressure spray to help loosen dirt and a built-in brush to scrub stains and spills. This carpet steam cleaner is nice to have in addition to a larger upright steam cleaner for everyday spills and spot cleaning.
This is a very lightweight and affordable carpet cleaner. While this cleaner does not include a motorized brush like the heavier-duty carpet steamers, it is a full-sized cleaner and holds one gallon of cleaning solution.
This carpet cleaner from Eureka has a looped handle for better control and a folding handle design for easier storage. The Eureka Atlantis cleans carpets, bare floors, stairs and upholstery.