Last but definitely not least on our list is the Turboclean Powerbrush Pet Upright Carpet Cleaner by Bissell. This brand has rarely disappointed us with its product quality and this product here is yet another example of how a good product can have an affordable price tag. The Turboclean Powerbrush is the most compact version out of all of Bissell’s line of carpet cleaners. Still, it offers a ton of functionality and is more narrowly oriented towards pet owners.
Our Verdict: The theme with any Bissell product is affordability and extreme functionality. The PowerBrush is no exception to that with its 4 rows of brushes and effective water cleaning. It also is one of the lightest models in its price class weighing in at 12 pounds when empty. If you are looking for a practical carpet cleaner that is a great bang for the buck, this one should be at the very top of your list.
Overview & Features – Bissell Pet Carpet Cleaner
Even though it lacks a drying option, the TurboClean PowerBrush is still a great option to clean your carpets instead of calling a cleaning service. It is quite economical on its clean water usage so it won’t soak up the carpets and rugs too much. Still, you will have to give them some time to completely dry up before you let your pets go and play around in them, as that would create a bigger mess than you started with.
To find out more about our other top picks for some of the best carpet cleaners for this year, head over to our Buyer’s Guide where we’ve ranked them all according to their features and have discussed the topic of carpet cleaners in great depth.
Wet and Dry Carpet Cleaner
At this price there aren’t a lot of carpet cleaners with wet cleaning. The TurboClean PowerBrush excels at cleaning carpets and rugs that have pet hair in them thanks to its 4 row brush. The bigger more expensive models have up to 12 rows of brushes but those are designed to take care of heavy-duty issues and stains that are going deep into the carpet.
There is a dual-tank system here which keeps the clean and dirty water separated at all times. They can be easily removed for maintenance and refills. The nozzle is also easily reachable if you want to detach it for a rinse. It doesn’t clog up too often but if you are dealing with longer hairs it might need maintenance more frequently.
One thing that we love here are the EdgeSweep Bristles which clean along the baseboards and also around any furniture that are on top of your carpet. This feature can only be found on Bissell products and makes a night and day difference for such a small thing.
Design and Construction Cleaning Machine
The overall shape and weight of this cleaner make it feel like a spot cleaner rather than a proper carpet cleaner since it doesn’t have that big footprint (cleaning path) and water tank to be fit for large carpet areas. Still, this can play to your advantage if you have a house on two floors since you will easily be able to take it along with you to clean the stairs or anything else in another room.
The power cord length is 20 feet so you will have to comply with that but otherwise it is by far the most portable out of all its cousins in the PowerBrush Bissell series.
When you store it, you can take advantage of the collapsible handle so that it can fit in a tighter storage area. The 2 tanks for clean and dirty water are easily removable. That will save you time when dealing with bigger cleanups, even though you will still have to change the water quite often due to the relatively low tank size.
An unexpected bonus
Something that we really want to mention is the fact that Bissell donates 10$ of each purchase of any of their carpet cleaners to the Bissell Pet Foundation which is an NPO that helps with homeless pets, their rescue, and sheltering.
It might not seem like much but it makes a difference so we wanted to share it with you.
If you want to spare a few extra bucks and don’t mind losing the wet-cleaning capabilities of your carpet cleaner, we suggest checking out our Dirt Devil Razor Pet Vacuum Cleaner review. Now, let’s get to the pros and cons of the Turboclean Powerbrush…
Advantages & Disadvantages of Bissell Carpet Cleaner
- Lightweight construction
- Durable swivel system
- 1/2 gallons clean tank capacity
- 4 brush rows
- Ideal for carpet & rug cleaning
- Includes a cleaning formula sample
- Perfect for pet owners
- Won’t be a good fit for some heavy-duty tasks
- Doesn’t come with any tools or attachments
- Doesn’t have drying capabilities
Learn more about cleaning urine stains from your carpet on our detailed article on the topic. There we discuss the different approach you need to have to fresh stains and ones that have already dried out.
Conclusion & Rating of Turboclean Powerbrush Carpet Cleaning Machine
The BISSELL Turboclean Powerbrush Pet Carpet Cleaner is a mix of functionality and affordability that a lot of pet owners are looking for. It easily removes hair even from thick carpets and rugs, and its wet cleaning capabilities are similar of ones on much more expensive models.
It comes with an Oxy solution sample which you can mix within your clean water tank and use it to remove harder stains from your floor. There is another tank for dirty water. Both of them are easy to clean and refill. As a whole, there isn’t much competition in this price class for wet-cleaning vacuums. Nonetheless, this one definitely stands out. We gave it a score of four and a half out of five stars.