As its name suggests, the Bissell DeepClean Premier Pet carpet cleaner is designed to deal with the specific challenges related to keeping your carpet clean as a pet owner. It did an ok job cleaning our test carpets, but it was great for water extraction. So, if you hate a long wait for carpets to dry, this is a contender. However, it was also the heaviest and bulkiest machine we tested, and it was hard to work with at times. Additionally, it will take a lot of room to store.
This carpet cleaner comes with an unusually large water tank that holds 1.25 gallons of water and cleaning solution. Unlike some of the other carpet cleaners in our lineup, it doesn’t have separate tanks for the clean water/solution and dirty water that is extracted from the carpet during cleaning. Rather, it stores the clean water inside a pouch that shrinks as the clean water and solution is used up. The pouch is gradually surrounded by the dirty water while you're cleaning, so it stays separate from the clean water. This all happens within the same tank, which is an efficient way to separate the two.
This pet carpet cleaner implements 12 staggered rows of powerbrushes designed to loosen stubborn dirt. This is combined with Bissell’s surround suction feature which pulls water up from all sides of the machine instead of just in front, as most machines do. You would hope for powerful results with these combined features. And while it performed well, its results weren’t among the best in our comparison.
When we measured the amount of water extracted from the carpet after the initial cleaning, this cleaner’s results were second to only the Rug Doctor Deep Carpet Cleaner. The Bissell DeepClean Premier Pet removed 24 ounces in the same time it took other machines to remove just 8 ounces.
This cleaner has a pet tool designed to get out stubborn pet stains – and it did a decent job of it – but we were hoping to be wowed and were only mildly impressed. Still, this cleaner made a noticeable difference to the carpet, but it was just average when it came to the overall cleaning performance score.
It comes with a generous limited three-year warranty, which is well above average and will provide security during a lot of your time using it. Bissell also has a helpful website with multiple online tutorials. Customer support is very attentive and responded quickly to our questions.