Let’s take a look at the Bissell ProHeat 2X Select Pet Upright Deep Cleaner.
As with many of the Bissell models,the Bissell ProHeat 2X Select Pet comes with many standard features, such as on board water heating, the two in one tank, and two dirt lifter power brushes.
I’ll go over these three commonalities as well as talk about some things that set this machine apart from the other Bissell models.
Bissell ProHeat 2X Select Pet: On Board Water Heating
One of the common feature that many all Bissell carpet cleaners have is the on board water heating function. This is just a good solid feature of the Bissell cleaners over other carpet cleaners that do not offer this feature.
Bissell claims a twenty five degrees more water temperature when using the water heating system. Using preheated water in the carpet cleaner will usually give better results when cleaning your carpeting. But, a built in temp-sensor won’t let the water get over 190 degrees.
The truth about carpet steam cleaners are that the consumer grade models, made by Bissell and Hoover, don’t actually use steam to clean your carpeting. So, the hotter the water the better.
There is a switch which controls the heating system and it can get turned off to clean delicate carpeting or upholstery.
The Bissell ProHeat 2X Select Pet definitely has a leg up on it’s Hoover counter part with the on board heating of the water
Bissell ProHeat 2X Select Pet: Two in One Tank
The Bissell two in one tank system is a pretty slick idea. Although many reviewing it said it was messy and hard to us, I really didn’t have any problems with it at all.
The inner reservoir is actually just a bladder which contains the clean water and the outer is the dirty water collection reservoir. As the clean water is depleted the dirty water takes up the excess volume left over by the shrinking bladder.
This system really makes good use of space and is easily removable with just a snap where you can carry it over to a sink for dumping and refilling.
Bissell ProHeat 2X Select Pet: Two Row Power Brushes
The Bissell Proheat 2x Select Pet uses what they call the two row dirt lifter power brushes. These are similar to the rotating brushes found on many household vacuum cleaners for years. These rotate horizontally across the carpet to scrub and to lift dirt and debris out of the carpeting. It also aids in lifting matted down carpeting to some extent. It won’t totally restore worn out carpeting, but it does make it a little more uniform.
I don’t believe that these rolling brushes work nearly as good the scrubbing brush heads on the Hoover units. It really only scrubs the fibers of the carpeting in one direction.
The edge scrubbing brushes as noted in many of the general product description are nothing more than nylon bristles sticking out from the edge of the machine. I really don’t think they are very effective for cleaning, but they may scrape up a little lint along the base boards.
Bissell ProHeat 2X Select Pet: Deep Reach Pet Tool
The Deep Reach Pet Tool that comes with the Bissell Proheat 2x Select Pet is actually a pretty neat little hand held tool. It seems to inject the cleaning solution deep within the fibers of the carpet then uses a pretty powerful water extraction system to lift out deep stains within the carpeting.
They say it works great by itself to remove pet stains, but I would still use an enzyme type cleaner when cleaning up organic pet messes. I’ve always have had good luck with the enzyme cleaners and I don’t like to mess with something that works. I still use the pet tool after the cleaners are done doing their magic, but have never tried it on it’s own.
It is hand held and the attachment hose is plenty long to clean up any mess, but the machine will have to follow you in your cleaning process.
Bissell ProHeat 2X Select Pet: Crevice Tool
It does work to clean up edges, but you may need to do a little manual scrubbing if you are trying to lift a tough stain from a particular area.
It does easily plug into the same external tool system as the Deep Reach Pet Tool.
Bissell ProHeat 2X Select Pet: Other Features
The Bissell ProHeat 2X Select Pet carpet steam cleaner has a couple of other features worth noting. It has a long 30 foot power cord which will allow you more cleaning time with less searching for outlets to plug into.
It also has a wide 12 inch cleaning path with edge to edge extraction.
The heart of the machine is a powerful twelve amp motor.