Carpet cleaning solutions come in a variety of different styles. Some have a pleasant scent and some have no scent at all. Some solutions are designed to combat a number of different messes and stains, while others are designed only to tackle pet stains. The kind you choose depends upon your needs, your carpet and your personal preferences. It also depends on the tools you have available.
Below you will find a top list of the best solutions on the market along with my reviews and scores.
What about carpet cleaning machine?
Carpet cleaning solution is only as good as the tool you use it with, however. To get the most out of it, you’ll probably want to pair it with some kind of cleaning device. This can be a carpet steam cleaner, a carpet cleaner machine or a portable carpet cleaner—depending on how you want to clean your carpet.
I have to say that this is just a great product. It's powerful, it can clean a variety of different stains, it has a nice smell and it provides Scotch-guard protection.Read Users' reviews
I really have to say that this is one of the top carpet cleaning solutions I've used. It's also a product that I would gladly use again.Read Users' reviews
It's a great product and did a really good job cleaning my carpets. I would definitely recommend it.Read Users' reviews
All things considered, I would have to say this is one of the better carpet cleaning solutions on the market today, especially if you have a pet.Read Users' reviews
It's a good product that does a good job with spot cleaning. It's not the best product I've ever used and it's not a miracle worker but it does do a fine job.Read Users' reviews
It cleaned pretty well and it didn't have a strong scent, which I really liked. It's also hypoallergenic, so it's good for people with allergies or respiratory problems. And it's completely biodegradable.Read Users' reviews
It didn't remove the smell of my puppy's messes. It just wasn't strong enough. While this is a good stain remover, it doesn't do anything for odor and isn't the best carpet stain remover I've found.Read Users' reviews
I think it's just okay. It will handle some messes and other messes it won't do that great of a job on it. Neither bad nor good - it just sort of sits on the fence between the two.Read Users' reviews
I think this is a decent product for light cleaning but wouldn't be my first choice for heavier cleaning. It's pretty much just an average cleaner.Read Users' reviews
It just can't handle the ground-in stains, even when it's placed in a carpet cleaning machine. Unfortunately for this cleaner, there are just better carpet cleaning products out there.Read Users' reviews
BISSELL Deep Clean Pro (78H6B) is a concentrated carpet cleaner that not only meets the U.S EPA Safer Products Safety Standard but is also a carpet cleaner that’s designed to be used in BISSELL carpet cleaners. I’ve heard good things about this product, so I decided to give it a test on some of my carpets and see how well of a job it does.
The first thing I want to say about this product is that it’s a little more expensive than other brands of carpet cleaning solutions. However, it’s not really as bad as it seems because this is a concentrated formula, so a little bit does go a long way.
And I do have to say that this product is pretty strong. When using it in my carpet cleaner, it easily cleaned my carpets and left them not only brighter but also smelling fresher. They should stay in this state for quite awhile, too. That’s because this cleaner has Scotch-guard in it as well – protecting my carpet from future stains.
This cleaning solution doesn’t have to be used in carpet cleaners for you to get the full benefit out of it. I mixed it with some water in a spray bottle and used it to spot treat some stains. What I found out doing this was that this product was one of the best carpet spot cleaner products I’ve used, in addition to it being the best carpet cleaning solution I’ve found so far.
I have to say that this is just a great product. It’s powerful, it can clean a variety of different stains, it has a nice smell and it provides Scotch-guard protection. I’m not sure what else I could want from a carpet cleaning product.
I have to say that this is just a great product. It's powerful, it can clean a variety of different stains, it has a nice smell and it provides Scotch-guard protection.
- Cleans well
- Smells nice
- Scotch-guard protection
- A little expensive
Carpet Miracle Carpet Cleaner & Deodorizer is a carpet cleaning solution that isn’t branded to any one brand of carpet cleaner but can be used in a variety of them – everything from BISSELL to HOOVER and Rug Doctor, as well as any off-brand machine. I personally wanted to see how well it performed, so I bought this product and put it through the test.
At first, I thought this product was more on the expensive side and then I realized it was concentrated. While it was only a 32-ounce bottle, you only need to add 1-ounce to 1-gallon of water. Yes, that’s it and you’re ready to clean.
I tried this solution in several different machines and noticed that it did a pretty good job in each one. It didn’t get foamy like some other cleaners do, it just got the job done. My carpets were cleaner, felt lighter and smelled better. It’s nice to see such a nice improvement. While it wasn’t the best carpet cleaning solution I’ve ever used, it came pretty close. Of course, like many other cleaners, it also didn’t give my carpet Scotch-guard protection, but that’s only a minor negative in my book.
Taking all of this into consideration, I really have to say that this is one of the top carpet cleaning solutions I’ve used. It’s also a product that I would gladly use again.
I really have to say that this is one of the top carpet cleaning solutions I've used. It's also a product that I would gladly use again.
- Cleans well
- Nice scent
- Non Toxic
- No Scotch-guard protection
Hoover Clean Plus Carpet Cleaner and Deodorizer is a product that I’ve been wanting to review for some time. That’s probably because I have owned several Hoover carpet cleaners and have found the machines to be pretty good, so I just wanted to find out if the cleaning solution was good all by itself or in another type of machine. It’s a question I soon answered as I started putting this product to the test.
First off, let me tell you what I didn’t like about this product. I didn’t like the fact that it didn’t have Scotch-guard protection. Yes, that’s my one and only negative for this carpet cleaning product. If I wanted to protect my carpet or upholstery from future stains, I guess that I am just going to have to Scotch-guard it separately.
What does this product do well, you ask? Well, it does a whole lot of things well – and that’s why it’s one of the best carpet cleaning solution products on the market today. It’s powerful, cleans well, has a nice linen smell and is biodegradable. I don’t think there’s a whole lot more you could ask for from your carpet cleaning solutions.
Overall, I think this is one of the better cleaning solutions for carpet on the market today. At least, as far as I’ve seen. It’s a great product and did a really good job cleaning my carpets. I would definitely recommend it.
It's a great product and did a really good job cleaning my carpets. I would definitely recommend it.
- Cleans well
- Smells nice
- No Scotch-guard protection
For quite some time now, I’ve been looking for a product that’s not only the best carpet spot cleaner but is also the best pet stain remover. And it’s been a long and exhaustive search but I think that I have finally found what I was looking for when I discovered the BISSELL Pet Stain & Odor carpet cleaner.
This solution is meant to be used in all spot cleaning machines and that is exactly how I used it for this review. It’s concentrated, so I mixed it according to directions and put it to the test. What I discovered is that this product is good for all types of stains, but is especially good for pet stains.
As I was using it, I marveled at how it not only got rid of deep-down stains but also removed the odors that were associated with my pets misdeeds. And when I say that it got rid of it, that’s exactly what I mean. It didn’t cover up the odor – although this product does have a scent that’s kind of on the heavy side – it completely eliminated the underlying pet odors.
Although this product did have a strong scent when it’s first used, I did notice that it went away during the cleaning process. All things considered, I would have to say this is one of the better carpet cleaning solutions on the market today, especially if you have a pet.
All things considered, I would have to say this is one of the better carpet cleaning solutions on the market today, especially if you have a pet.
- Good for pet stains
- Heavy scent
Resolve Carpet Spot & Stain Remover in a 22-ounce spray bottle is a product that’s not intended to be used in a spot cleaner or a carpet cleaning machine but is intended to be used as a spray-on solution for getting rid of stains. Which brings me to my question: Is this the best carpet cleaner spray available or is it just another entry in a long list of cleaning products? Let’s find out.
I used it over the course of a week and I discovered that it is indeed a very good product for cleaning a variety of different stains. It got out everything from gravy (on my couch thanks to my husband) to red wine and a whole lot of stains in between. It really did what it was supposed to do. And while I thought the bottle was kind of small, I was really happy that this product is relatively inexpensive as compared to some of the other cleaning products on the market today.
Overall, I think it’s a good product that does a good job with spot cleaning. It’s not the best product I’ve ever used and it’s not a miracle worker but it does do a fine job.
To be quite honest, up until I discovered Puracy Natural Concentrated Carpet Shampoo I had never heard of it. I assumed that it was probably not the best carpet cleaning product on the market today, or I would’ve heard something about it, but I couldn’t rule out the possibility that this might be a good overall product. Of course, the only way to find out is to test it out and that’s what I did for this review.
It’s a product that comes in a 25-ounce bottle and can be used for hand cleaning upholstery or in a machine. Since it’s concentrated, you only have to use one part solution to four parts water. And using that ratio, I discovered that this product worked pretty well.
It cleaned pretty well and it didn’t have a strong scent, which I really liked. It’s also hypoallergenic, so it’s good for people with allergies or respiratory problems. And it’s completely biodegradable. Of course, I thought that the bottle was a little too small at first and that this product probably should’ve come with a spray bottle but overall, I think it’s a good product for someone looking for something a little more organic.
It cleaned pretty well and it didn't have a strong scent, which I really liked. It's also hypoallergenic, so it's good for people with allergies or respiratory problems. And it's completely biodegradable.
- Small bottle
- Doesn't come with a spray bottle
Hoover Pet Plus Carpet Washer Detergent is a carpet cleaning solution that’s supposed to be catered to the kinds of messes that pet owners can expect. Since I own pets that often leave messes, I wanted to try this product out and see how well it cleaned. Here are my results.
The first thing that I liked about this carpet cleaning product is that it’s inexpensive yet comes in a pretty good size 32-ounce bottle. Which was kind of a surprise to me at first. After all, it seems like over the last few years, carpet cleaning products have been getting more and more expensive.
I put this solution in my carpet cleaning machine, following all directions of course, and proceeded to clean up some of the pet stains that my pets just so happened to leave for me. My puppy must have known that I was doing a review because he left an especially big mess for me to clean up. 😉
On most of the pet stains I cleaned up using my cleaner and this solution, it did a good job. It got the majority of the stains out with the exception of one ground-in stain that had somehow gone unnoticed. Unfortunately, it didn’t do so great with the smell.
While this product had a nice cotton breeze scent, it didn’t cover up or remove the smell of my puppy’s messes. It just wasn’t strong enough. So I have to say that while this is a good stain remover, it doesn’t do anything for odor and isn’t the best carpet stain remover I’ve found. A shame since I had such high hopes for this product.
Bubbas Super Steamer Carpet Cleaner is a cleaning product that consistently gets rave reviews and ratings on shopping sites despite its funny name. That’s why I wanted to get a bottle and find out if it’s all hype or if it really is one of the best carpet stain remover solutions on the market today.
While this product is usually priced higher than a lot of competing products, I didn’t mark off points for that because it’s a concentrated solution that doesn’t require all that much. According to directions, you are only supposed to use an ounce of this cleaning solution for each gallon of water but I ended up having to use a little more because I didn’t get the results I was looking for.
Don’t get me wrong, it did a decent job on lighter messes. It just didn’t do the job I would’ve liked on heavier messes. It just didn’t seem to be powerful to get the job done. I wished it had but it didn’t. However, it did leave a nice clean scent during my cleaning, so that’s a positive.
Considering everything I know about this product, I think it’s just okay. It will handle some messes and other messes it won’t do that great of a job on it. Sometimes you just get to review a product that is neither bad nor good – it just sort of sits on the fence between the two. For me, this was that product. Okay but not exceptional.
I think it's just okay. It will handle some messes and other messes it won't do that great of a job on it. Neither bad nor good - it just sort of sits on the fence between the two.
- Cleans okay
- Pleasant smell
- Just cleans okay
When I first saw Chemical Guys Fabric Clean Carpet and Upholstery Shampoo, I didn’t know what to think about it. It was a big gallon bottle that had the company’s name on the label along with a big skull. The addition of the skull made me wonder if I had just purchased the world’s deadliest poison or carpet cleaner. I know that you’ll be relieved to know that it was the latter and not the former.
In fact, it was a pretty decent cleaner that was concentrated so you didn’t have to use a whole lot of it and had a surprisingly pleasant smell. I guess from the looks of the label I was expecting it to have a chemical smell to it but fortunately, that proved not to be the case.
According to its label, you are supposed to dilute this produce 20 to 1 – or twenty parts water to one part cleaner – but it didn’t work so well for me, so I had to adjust the solution to a 10 to 1 mixture. And even then, it only did an okay job. It didn’t do anything spectacular. Sure, it handled lighter stains and cleaning, but for harder tasks, it just couldn’t compete.
All in all, I think this is a decent product for light cleaning but wouldn’t be my first choice for heavier cleaning. It’s pretty much just an average cleaner.
I think this is a decent product for light cleaning but wouldn't be my first choice for heavier cleaning. It's pretty much just an average cleaner.
- Cleans okay
- Pleasant smell
- Not good on tough stains
Folex Carpet Spot Remover is yet another one of those cleaning products I hadn’t heard about until I saw it and decided to review it. So I ordered it and tried it out to see how good of a spot cleaner it would be in my home.
When I got the 32-ounce spray bottle, I read the label to see how it’s supposed to be used. And it’s label says that it’s non-toxic, non-flammable, CFC and Petroleum free and safe for all colorfast carpets. All things that turned out to be true.
I then decided to try it out on a few spots. It did a pretty decent job cleaning up lighter stains but on heavier messes, it just couldn’t cut the mustard. In fact, there was a mustard stain on the carpet in front of my husband’s recliner and this product couldn’t cut it either literally or figuratively.
That’s not saying this is a bad product. After all, it is an odorless cleaner that can handle some stains. It just can’t handle the ground-in stains, even when it’s placed in a carpet cleaning machine. Unfortunately for this cleaner, there are just better carpet cleaning products out there.
It just can't handle the ground-in stains, even when it's placed in a carpet cleaning machine. Unfortunately for this cleaner, there are just better carpet cleaning products out there.
- Cleans okay
- Just an okay spot cleaner