BISSELL ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet Carpet Cleaner 1548F Review

Why rent when you can own? Carpet cleaner rentals are a pain to transport from the store to your home and back again. They’re also extremely heavy and no matter what, they always manage to leave water trails on the floor.

BISSELL ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet Carpet Cleaner 1548F Review

Bissell makes a carpet cleaner that’s one-third the weight of those you rent from the grocery store. The ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet features separated water tanks, two brushrolls and quick-drying Heatwave technology. If you own pets, you’ll love the extension hose and the stain-removal hand tool.

Lightweight With a Low Profile

Unlike those clunky rentals, the Bissell ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet is ultra-lightweight. At just 18 pounds, the upright carpet cleaner is light enough for anyone to use, and most people can carry them up the stairs without assistance.

The full-size Bissell carpet cleaner also has a low-profile floor head that maneuvers under furniture with ease. While you’re cleaning your carpets, the handle’s D-shaped design provides the ergonomic comfort you need to make it through extended cleaning sessions.


DirtLifter Power Brushes

Regardless of your carpet’s pile height, the ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet can lift and remove the dirt that’s buried under the nap. The carpet cleaner features a pair of rotating brushrolls in its removable nozzle. Each brushroll is equipped with six wavy rows of lengthy bristles that are tough enough to lift stubborn stains from wall-to-wall carpet yet gentle enough to clean spots from delicate area rugs.

In addition to the DirtLifter Power Brushes, the carpet cleaner also has two edge-sweep brushes that bring the Bissell’s total cleaning path to 11 inches. While you’re using the upright, you can monitor the color of the water through the brushroll window, so you’ll know when your carpet is clean.

BISSELL ProHeat 2X Carpet Cleaner

Three Cleaning Modes

Deep clean is ideal for thorough, periodic carpet maintenance. However, some messes require more power than others. When put on max clean, the Bissell upright can remove concentrated, set-in dirt and stains. Max mode has an 8-hour dry time.

Express clean mode is the gentlest of the carpet cleaner’s mode, and it’s fantastic for quick touch-ups and pet messes. When set to express clean, the ProHeat Pet gets rid of surface-level dirt and pet hair, and it only takes 30 minutes for your carpet to dry.

On-Demand Controls

You can stop and start the flow of soapy water with one quick motion by holding the squeeze trigger. When you’re ready to make a dry pass, simply let go of the trigger, and the carpet cleaner will stop releasing water.

The power switch to the entire upright is located midway down the side of the ProHeat Pet, and the cleaning-mode switch is on the other side. On the back of the carpet cleaner, there is a turn-hook that instantly unwinds the 22-foot-long power cord.

BISSELL ProHeat 2X Carpet Cleaner

Heatwave Technology and Surround Suction

Inside the ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet, a 6.8-amp motor operates the carpet cleaner’s major components, including its Heatwave mechanism. Thanks to Bissell’s Heatwave technology, the water stays warm throughout an entire cleaning session.

Bissell also integrated surround suction into the carpet cleaner’s host of features. Surround suction generates air pull around the front and the sides of the DirtLifter Power Brushes. With its all-encompassing suction, the upright cleaner dries carpets quickly, and it prevents water from dribbling onto the carpet.

Two Useful Hand Tools

With the Bissell ProHeat Pet, you get two hand tools. One is suitable for tough stains like grape juice, and the other one is ideal for cleaning dog/cat bedding, stairs and upholstered furniture. Both tools are equipped with spray tips and stiff bristles.

To use either one, connect the 7-foot flexible hose to the dedicated port on the floor head and secure the tool to the other end of the hose. Press the on-tool trigger to spray water and release it when you’re ready to dry the area. Bissell throws in a drawstring bag that you can use to store both tools.

Separate Dirty/Clean Water Tanks

As opposed to a single tank with a partition, Bissell used two totally separate tanks to ensure dirt doesn’t contaminate the clean water. The tanks are stacked, which reduces the carpet cleaner’s width. With its 1 gallon capacity, one fill-up can clean all the carpets in your house.

Removing and refilling the reservoir is easy – just lift it and fill to the soap and water lines. To remove the dirty-water tank, press down on the handle and pull out the tank. A rubber tab keeps the water contained until you dump it, and a float stack eliminates the possibility of overflows.

BISSELL ProHeat 2X 1548F Review

A Lightweight Yet Powerful Carpet Cleaner

The Bissell ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet Carpet Cleaner is a dog and cat owner’s dream. With two hand tools and a flexible hose, this carpet cleaner can reach any stain. It’s lightweight enough to use on stairs, and the brushes are strong enough to lift the most stubborn of dirt.

The cleaner’s fast-drying express mode and large-capacity reservoir are tailored to those who live busy lifestyles, but is the ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet able to match the cleaning power of other Bissell cleaners? To find out, we compared the ProHeat Pet to the TurboClean Pet, ProHeat Pet Pro and Big Green models.

ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet vs. TurboClean PowerBrush Pet

With the Bissell ProHeat Pet and the TurboClean Pet, you get the benefit of a separated-tank system and an ergonomic handle. Both cleaners boast an on-handle trigger sprayer and edge-sweeping bristles. The brushroll area is visible through a translucent window, and the entire nozzle detaches for easy maintenance.

Bissell 1548F vs. Bissell 2085

The ProHeat Pet comes with two hand tools while the TurboClean Pet comes with none, limiting the TurboClean to carpets and area rugs. Since the motor amperage is twice that of the TurboClean Pet’s, the ProHeat Pet has the power to support features the TurboClean doesn’t have, such as Heatwave technology and surround suction.

When it comes to reach and width, the ProHeat model’s power cord is 2 feet longer, and its cleaning path’s 1.5 inches wider. Plus, the nozzle is equipped with two brushes to the TurboClean’s one. The ProHeat Pet also has eight more bristle rows and double the water capacity.

The TurboClean Pet’s 9.5-inch width is not necessarily a downside – Its nozzle takes up less storage space. This carpet cleaner also has a collapsible handle that saves vertical space. With its weight of 12 pounds, the TurboClean feels featherlight compared to the ProHeat’s 18-pound weight, which isn’t exactly heavy.

Bissell 2085

ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet vs. ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet Pro

In many aspects, the ProHeat Pet and the ProHeat Pet Pro share the same great features. Both have a floater-equipped dirty-water tank that’s separate from the 1-gallon clean-water reservoir. Each one offers three cleaning modes, a 6.8-amp motor, Heatwave technology and an 11-inch cleaning path. Their D-shaped handles provide the same level of comfort, and they have edge-sweep brushes too.

Bissell 1548F vs. Bissell 1986

However, the ProHeat Pet is easier to handle since it weighs 18 pounds, which is 2 pounds lighter than the ProHeat Pet Pro. With the ProHeat Pet, Bissell includes surround suction to prevent water leakage. Bissell left this feature out of the ProHeat Pet Pro.

Between the 25-foot cord and the 8-foot hose, you get 3 additional feet’ worth of reach on the ProHeat Pet Pro. The ProHeat Pet Pro also has a CleanShot Pretreater that squirts spot-cleaning solution from the floor head. Refills are easier with the Pet Pro due to its integrated formula cap, and less hassle is involved with brushroll maintenance since the entire cover is removable.

There are also some differences that are don’t favor either model. The bristles on their dual DirtLifter brushrolls are configured in distinctive ways. Although they both come with a Tough Stain tool, the ProHeat Pet has a Pet Spot tool while the ProHeat Pet Pro comes with a 2-in-1 Pet Upholstery tool, which has its own dirty-water collection tank.

Bissell 1986

ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet vs. Big Green Professional

They look nothing alike, but the ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet and the Big Green Professional do have a few things in common. Each one reduces dry time with the help of general suction, and they have two separated tanks. The ProHeat Pet’s D-shaped handle has a trigger like the one that’s on the Big Green’s T-bar. Although the ProHeat Pet is equipped with two brushrolls to the Big Green’s one brushroll, all three have wavy bristles.

Bissell 1548F vs. Bissell Big Green 86T3

At 18 pounds, the ProHeat Pet is much lighter than the 40-pound Big Green. The ProHeat Pet also features a 0.5-inch wider cleaning path, an additional hand tool and a quick-release cord wrap. Unlike the Big Green, the ProHeat Pet offers Heatwave technology, edge-sweep brushes, surround suction and see-through tanks. You also get your choice of three cleaning modes while the Big Green offers none.

The Big Green outdoes the ProHeat Pet when in terms of reach, power and capacity. Its cord is 3 feet longer, and its hose is 2 feet longer. The 12-amp motor in the Big Green dwarfs the ProHeat Pet’s 6.8-amp motor, and the Big Green can hold 0.75 gallons more clean water than the ProHeat Pet.

Maintenance is easier with the Big Green thanks to its removable brushroll cover and handle-equipped tanks. With the Big Green, you can pretreat stains via the nozzle-integrated CleanShot sprayer, and you don’t have to bend over to attach the hose due to the portal’s on-tank location.

Bissell Big Green 86T3

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25 pounds 11 pounds 12.5 pounds 13.2 pounds 24 pounds

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