If you’re thinking of investing in a top-quality carpet cleaner, you’ve come to the right place. In today’s review, we will talk about two excellent products that can do a decent job at addressing your carpet cleaning needs. Expressly, we will focus on presenting the Rug Doctor Mighty Pro X3 and the Bissell Big Green carpet vacuum cleaners.
The question is: why did we choose precisely these two machines? What makes them so special? First, both are produced by dependable home appliances manufacturers. At the same time, both come accompanied by overwhelmingly positive reviews. The price range is also very much alike, and each comes with a five-year warranty. Hence, we can assume that durability is a given.
Performance wise, both units are equipped with top-quality cleaning tools and solutions that aim at easing your job.
That being said, let’s have a closer look at the main features of these machines and see how they are different from one another.
When it comes to the cleaning method employed by the appliances, it is quite similar. Expressly, both carpet cleaners come with rotating brushes. These rotating brushes lift and eliminate the dirt and other traces of residue. Concurrently, they distribute hot water and cleaning solution on the carpeted surface in order to do a thorough job.
Moving on, the Rug Doctor X3 is quite efficient. That’s due to its one-pass cleaning system. In other words, you don’t have to go over the same spot repeatedly because it eliminates stains on the spot.
In fact, the manufacturer suggests you should actually avoid making more than one pass in a given spot because this will make the unit use more water and cleaning solution. Of course, over the course of time, this translates into higher costs. So, what do you do if the stain doesn’t come off at first?
In this situation, it would be best to allow the carpet to dry completely and only afterward should you attempt to go over the spot another time. Still, to be frank, this is quite counteractive and inconvenient.
On the other hand, the Bissell Big Green Deep Cleaning Machine Pro aims at significantly diminishing the cleaning time. To that end, it cleans both forward and backward, so that you can really save time (and effort). Nonetheless, you might also need to get over the same spot (if there’s a stain, for instance) more than once.
But considering that it cleans from both directions, it does the job effectively and fast.
In regard to the tank capacity of the units, there is quite a difference between the two. More specifically, the Rug Doctor has a tank whose capacity is of 3.9 gallons. This comes in really handy, meaning that you don’t have to worry about emptying the tank very often. When you have a large cleaning area, it could really save you a lot of time.
We cannot say the same about the Bissell Big Green Pro, though. That’s because its capacity is much smaller – of 1.75 gallons, to be more precise. However, it only seems smaller when compared with the Rug Doctor. If we were to compare it with other carpet cleaners on the market, we would say that a tank of 1.75 gallons is pretty decent – being larger than the tanks of the majority of carpet cleaners on the market.
And while the large tank size of the Rug Doctor means that you don’t have to empty the tank every other day, it also means that you’ll carry a significant amount of water with you. Thus, the Rug Doctor might be more difficult to maneuver, especially if you’re dealing with narrow areas.
So, if you have to go up and down the stairs, then you might find it a tad challenging to carry the Rug Doctor carpet vacuum cleaner.
Weight and Portability
What about the weight of the units? Well, when the tank is empty, the Rug Doctor is more lightweight than its counterpart. This somehow compensates for the size of the tank.
Hence, the Rug Doctor weighs 36 lbs., whereas the Bissell Big Green Pro weighs 42 lbs. In addition, the power cord is connected with the portability of the appliances. In this view, the power cord of the Rug Doctor is longer – measuring 28 feet. On the other hand, the Bissell Big Green’s power cord measures 25 feet.
|Rug Doctor Mighty Pro X3||BISSELL Big Green|
|Hose length||12 ft||9 ft|
|Power cord length||28 ft||25 ft|
|Scrubbing method||Vibrating Brush||DirtLifter Powerbrushes|
|Tank capacity (clean/dirty)||3/3.9 gallons||1.75/1.75 gallons|
|Weight||39 lbs||40 lbs|
What to Choose: The Rug Doctor or Bissell Green?
After this brief comparison, the question that naturally follows is: what unit should you choose? As we said before, both appliances are top-quality carpet vacuum cleaners. As a result, your personal preference will definitely play a role in your choice.
For example, a major difference between the Rug Doctor and the Bissell Green has to do with their design. In other words, some users might simply prefer the upright design, granted that it’s easier to maneuver, use and helps you reach narrow spaces. To that end, the Bissell Green might have its weight more evenly distributed. However, that’s not to say that it is a casual carpet cleaner – not at all.
At the same time, if you find it a bit too much to maneuver a rather large unit such as the Rug Doctor, then you should simply choose the other product. Otherwise, you will just get frustrated with its size and the effort required for using it.
In addition, bear in mind that the Rug Doctor is also available in distinct versions – such as the Family Pack and the Pet Pack. Even if the actual equipment of the appliance is the same, you get distinct types of applications that are specific to different purposes.
Overall, it would be safe to say that these two carpet cleaners are some of the very best ones you can get for the price. Hence, regardless of which unit you end up getting, you can be sure that you’ll make a sensible choice. So, tell us, which carpet cleaner is more suitable for your needs?