Thursday, July 21, 2011

Product Review: Bissel Little Green Machine

This is not a paid review.  It's just my opinion of a product that I think works well.

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.


Sheila said...

Thanks for the review. Kevin and I looked at these a few months ago for the RV. I wasn't sure if they really worked or not so we didn't get one. I'll have to talk to Kevin about how good they are. Have a great weekend. Take care.

Dmarie said...

gotta love it when something actually works as well as you'd hoped!!

Dr. Alice said...

That sounds great! I've got some downstairs carpet spots I need to address and a machine like this could come in handy.

Jill said...

You are welcome to come try it out at my house too! LOL With 2 cats and 4 dogs there's always something to clean up! ;-)


A.Marie said...

I love my little green machine!!!

Leanne said...

Oh get me, I've a whole hour to catch up on my reader. I feel like I've won the lottery.

That looks like a real handy wee doodah I'll have to keep an eye out and see if anywhere sells them here in the UK, we get other Bissell products so there's a good chance. I have a vax upright carpet cleaner and it is less than useless, it doesn't clean (not even fresh spills) it soaks the carpet and it takes up a huge chunk of space in storage (which is where it spends most of its life).