Thursday, July 21, 2011
You might remember that we got new carpeting a few months ago. We love it, and our cats love it, but the honeymoon officially ended about a week ago when one of the cats threw up on the carpet, leaving a very noticeable dark stain.
Shane, in typical Boy Scout fashion (although he was never a Boy Scout), was prepared. When we bought the carpeting, he also bought a Bissell Green Machine and some of their Pet Stain for Compacts solution. It cleaned the vomit stain up in no time.
It's easy to use. The nozzle attachment sprays the solution onto the stain, has a brush to scrub the stain, then is used to suck up the solution, water and dirt. The entire process takes about a minute, unless you pre-treat, in which case it takes about 5 minutes.
Now, once Shane gets started with something like this, he just can't stop. He also cleaned the upholstery on our two recliners and all four of our dining room chairs. We bought these chairs five years ago, when Kat was just 3, so her chair was the worst, with it's toddler and pre-schooler food stains. Here's the before:
And here is the after, just a few minutes later:
The Green Machine is lightweight and very portable, easy to use and really does the job. For small clean-up jobs, it's so much more convenient than lugging our our Kirby carpet cleaner (also a good product, but a behemoth).
Regular price on these is around $80. I think we found ours on sale for about $65 or $70. I can tell already it will be money well spent, and I'd recommend this cleaner to anyone.
Click here for the specs, if you're interested in that sort of thing.
Posted by Annie Jones at 6:00 AM