BISSELL 17N4 Deep Clean Premier Pet Carpet Cleaner Review

I’m always on the lookout for a carpet cleaner that does a good job of dealing with the particular issues that I, as a pet owner, have to deal with. Namely, the hair and the smell that can get into carpets from my beloved animals. So I checked out numerous carpet shampooer reviews and decided to order a BISSELL 17N4 Deep Clean Premier Pet Carpet Cleaner – a carpet cleaner specifically designed for pet owners.

When I received it, I noticed that it had a few features that really sounded good. It had dual rotating power brushes, Heat Wave technology to keep the water in the cleaner warm, Edge Sweep brushes for cleaning along baseboards and a pet hair collection basket. After reading about all of these features, I just couldn’t wait to put this cleaner through its paces. Which is exactly what I did.

The first thing I noticed was that this unit was quite heavy. Over 30-pounds, in fact. This made it a little harder to use, but not as difficult to use as some of the really heavy professional cleaners that are out there. And besides, this unit really did a good job at cleaning.

This machine had a 12-inch cleaning path that really dug the dirt out of my carpets and left them smelling fresh and renewed. It also managed to get out some dog hair that had been ground down into my carpet. Its main failures come not with its ability to clean carpets, but with its accessories.

The hair trap collection basket doesn’t stop all of the hair and hair can be really hard to get out of this cleaner. I also didn’t think that its deep reach tool wasn’t all that it was cracked up to be. It wasn’t bad, it just didn’t do the job that I thought it was going to do.

What it all boils down to is this: While I think that the unit is kind of bulky and that the accessories are a tad bit disappointing, I still feel that this machine does a good job at cleaning carpets – animal hair and all. It has a wide cleaner path and its dual-rotating power brushes really pull dirt and hair out of carpet.

8.4 Total Score
Bottom Line

While I think that the unit is kind of bulky and that the accessories are a tad bit disappointing, I still feel that this machine does a good job at cleaning carpets - animal hair and all.

Quality
8.5
Ease of Use
8.0
Performance
8.5
Features
8.3
Value
8.5
PROS
  • Cleans very well
  • Good for both carpet and upholstery
  • Well built
CONS
  • Kind of heavy
  • Accessories are just okay
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