Carpet Cleaner Rating Sources
Total of 13 Sources
For an explanation of how we rank reviews, see our ratings criteria page.
by Contributors to Amazon.com
Our AssessmentThis is the best source we found for user feedback on carpet cleaners, and some models attract hundreds or thousands of reviews. Reviews also tend to be very detailed and thorough, examining performance from set up to storage. A few carpet cleaners stand out for their high ratings. Many users come back after a year or more to offer updates on durability.
by Contributors to Walmart.com
Our AssessmentWalmart.com has more reviews for carpet cleaners than any other source except Amazon.com. Standout models are rated 4.5 stars out of 5 or better after at least 50 user reviews, and quite a few attract comments from several hundred owners. Reviews tend to be mostly thorough, and reviewers can say if they'd recommend the carpet cleaner to a friend. We noticed some reviews that were imported from the manufacturer's website for Bissell and Hoover models.
by Contributors to BestBuy.com
Our AssessmentBestBuy.com doesn't sell as many different carpet cleaners as some other online retailers, but several of the models they do offer get plenty of reviews. Standout models receive an average rating of 4.4 stars out of 5 or better, and a few get hundreds of reviews. BestBuy.com includes reviews from other websites, but keeps those separate from reviews posted by its own customers.
by Contributors to Target.com
Our AssessmentTarget.com sells a wide variety of carpet cleaners, but the Bissell machines are far and away the most popular, a few even attract hundreds of comments and get close to perfect ratings. Each review is divided into categories that include value, quality and effectiveness.
Carpet Cleaner Ratings
by Editors of ConsumerReports.org
Our AssessmentThe editors of ConsumerReports.org review a handful of full-sized, upright carpet cleaners for performance on ground-in dirt on white carpet panels. Each machine is rated on how well it removes the dirt, how dry it leaves the carpet afterward, ease of use based on factors such as weight and cord length, coverage (how much carpet the machine can clean on a single tank) and noise level. This review is less useful than most we see from this source because several of these carpet cleaners have been discontinued, and a couple of top-rated models here get very poor user reviews.
by Contributors to HSN.com
Our AssessmentHSN.com sells several Hoover and Bissell carpet cleaners, but has a much more limited selection than other online retailers. Still, most get a good number of reviews, with some garnering hundreds of comments.
by Contributors to HomeDepot.com
Our AssessmentRug Doctor and Bissell are the top-rated carpet cleaners at HomeDepot.com, but they have quite a few less reviews than at other sites. We also noticed that the reviews for highly-rated cleaners elsewhere get lower reviews here. Home Depot brick and mortar stores also rent Rug Doctor Carpet Cleaners for about $30 per day. This is another site that includes reviews from manufacturer sites alongside those of its customers.
Shampoo & Steam Cleaners
by Contributors to Lowes.com
Our AssessmentLike HomeDepot.com, Lowes.com sells several brands of carpet cleaners, but it once again imports many of its reviews from the manufacturer's website. Lowes locations rent both Bissell and Rug Doctor commercial grade carpet cleaners for about $25 to $30 per day, depending upon the model.
by Contributors to BedBathandBeyond.com
Our AssessmentBedBathandBeyond.com carries about as many carpet cleaners as Lowes.com and HomeDepot.com, and just like those sites, includes reviews originally posted elsewhere. Still, there are enough unique reviews to make the site worth a visit, and reviewers can say if they would recommend the carpet cleaner to a friend.
by Contributors to Overstock.com
Our AssessmentThere are fewer carpet cleaners available at Overstock.com and they get fewer reviews -- and less positive reviews overall -- than at other sites. Still, this is a helpful resource if they carry a cleaner that gets few reviews elsewhere.
Carpet Vacuums & Steamers
by Contributors to Wayfair.com
Our AssessmentWayfair.com carries a few carpet cleaners, including some very high-end professional models, but most get only a handful of reviews. Still, like with Overstock.com, this site is helpful for carpet cleaners that may not get many reviews overall.
Carpet Cleaner Reviews
by Linda Thomson
Our AssessmentTen carpet cleaners are ranked and rated, with the Hoover Power Scrub named a Gold Award Winner. Each cleaner has a link to a more thorough review that includes detailed specs, but hands on testing, if any, is not well explained.
Top 5 Carpet Cleaning Machines - Best Carpet Cleaner 2015
by Editors of Coit.com
Our AssessmentEditors of Coit.com, the website of a professional cleaning service, recommend five home carpet cleaners based upon side-by-side comparisons and their evaluation of features, however, it's not clear if they tested any of these models and at least one has been discontinued and gets extremely poor user reviews.