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Bissell Little Green Compact Deep Cleaner 1400-7

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Bissell Little Green Compact Deep Cleaner 1400-7
 
4.3

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

This thing really SUCKS, and that's GOOD!

I will admit upfront that I may have my admirable qualities, but fastidious housekeeping is not one of them ... especially when it comes to the care and upkeep of carpets.  I...Read complete review

I will admit upfront that I may have my admirable qualities, but fastidious housekeeping is not one of them ... especially when it comes to the care and upkeep of carpets.  I watch with fascinated horror those television commercials about dust mites and other things that may be living in my carpet.  The words "may be" don't really apply -- the little rascals have no doubt become firmly entrenched by this time except for my occasional assaults with the ***Bissell Lil Green Machine***. 

I used to rent a carpet-steaming machine from Dominick's, a procedure which really sucked even before I filled up the tank and threw the switch.  I forget what **that** rental device was called -- suffice to say that it was massive and heavy.  Because I don't have a car, after I signed the monster out for the day, I had to wheel it all the way home (down sidewalks, across busy intersections, etc.)  That was only the beginning, because I live on the top floor which meant I had to lift the rental steam machine up in both hands and carry it up two and a half flights of stairs.  There I was, staggering along and gasping, for all the world like an eager groom trying to carry his overweight bride over the threshhold.

The recuperation period following this had to be short-lived (only until the brightly colored spots and stars disappeared from my field of vision) because -- according to the terms of the rental -- if I didn't return the wheeled fiend after 24 hours, I would be charged for another day.  Therefore I had to steam as much carpet as I could get to as fast as I could, a process complicated by the fact that even the Brazilian Rainforest doesn't have as much as I do crowded into such compact spaces.  By the time I repeated the *schlepping* process back to the store the next day, I was exhausted and making soft squishy sounds as I walked out the door.  I knew there had to be a better way.

**ENTER, LIL GREEN!**

The ***Bissell Lil Green Machine*** was one of my online deals and is a great device.  Let's face it, even God Himself probably couldn't make me a better housekeeper and neither can the Bissell Company but it has advanced the cause of carpet cleaning in my home.  Dual tanks contain hot water and soap in one, while the other captures and serves as a reservoir for the dirty water.  Hoses and attachments are provided for cleaning upholstery and ***Lil Green*** seems to achieve all this without getting anything soaking wet (so you won't be making squishy sounds when you SIT). 

**MY VIEWPOINT**

Aside from the dorky name which sounds like this is something the Beverly Hillbillies would buy, the ***Bissell Lil Green Machine*** has very few drawbacks ... sometimes I seem to have a problem getting the reservoir tanks in place properly and I nearly always have to refer to the instruction manual at some point in the game but these difficulties would be resolved if I actually used the machine as often as I should and got better used to it.  Another potential problem is that, when I exhaust the supply of extra cleansing solutions I bought with the machine, I am not sure where I will buy more of them.  Nevertheless, the ***Bissell Lil Green Machine*** has been a good little buddy and is not too big to keep conveniently on hand which means that I can steam a little here and there when the fancy takes me.  On top of all that, it is kind of **CUTE**, although I realize that in itself is not a compelling reason to buy something like this.

 

 

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Bissell Little Green did not meet my expectations.

I bought the Bissell Little Green Pro Heat TurboBrush for Pets last night after I dumped a whole plate of spaghetti on my beloved sofa and not so beloved carpet.  (I have...Read complete review

I bought the Bissell Little Green Pro Heat TurboBrush for Pets last night after I dumped a whole plate of spaghetti on my beloved sofa and not so beloved carpet.  (I have a cat, a puppy, and a geriatric dog and figured this model would serve me well for future pet accidents).  My sofa is red and my crummy carpet is dark green, so I can't truthfully say whether it pulled the stains out or not.  I do know that I can no longer see where the spill spot was on either the sofa or the floor.  My main concern was sucking all of that wet mess out of the carpet, which it failed to do.  There was maybe a couple of tablespoons of moisture (very dirty, mind you) in the dirty collection tank, and the spot was still very damp when I was finally tired of going over the spot with the vacuum hose over and over (as the instruction booklet suggests under "troubleshooting: poor suction")  I even removed the brush attachment and pressed the open end of the hose against my hand and there was barely a pull.  The "TurboBrush" attachment fails to rotate once you've placed it against a surface; I found the regular 3" attachment and some elbow grease much more effective.  I intend to return this product.  I think some regular carpet/upholstery cleaner (409 or whatever) and a wet/dry shopvac (2 things I already have) would have worked just as well for cleaning the stain and much better for pulling out the moisture.

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5.0

Having trouble getting out the stains? Look no further.

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from Texas

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

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  • Easy To Use
  • Great suction
  • lightweight

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    • Carpet

    Comments about Bissell Little Green Compact Deep Cleaner 1400-7:

    When I first was in the market for a new carpet cleaner it was like trying to find a needle in a haystack. It wasn't my first rodeo but I knew that I needed something more compact, easy to use and extremely versatile as I have a handful of pets that leave their traces of dirt love all over my carpet. Upon further research, I found this Bissell Compact Cleaner and I must say that it was the absolute best purchase I have ever made. Besides it being compact, green (my favorite color) and absolutely adorable it has the power of being huge. The saying is true good thing come in small packages. That couldn't be further from the truth. This Bissell Compact Cleaner has really outdone itself in fighting the deeper stains and the ones on the surface. It has a great suction and a neat little sprayer with a brush to fight off nearly any stain that you come across. I was hesitant at first because I have a problem with one of pets eliminating on the carpet and I wasn't sure that this machine would take care of that but it did. It got every ounce of the stain out and the smell that came with it.

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    5.0

    Lightweight and easy to use!

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    from USA

    Comments about Bissell Little Green Compact Deep Cleaner 1400-7:

    I originally purchased my Bissell Little Green a few years ago because I got sick of dragging my full size cleaner out every time someone spilled something or our puppy had an accident or tracked mud into the house. Since then it has continued to be one of the most useful, and versatile, cleaning tools I own. Obviously it is great for spills on carpets and area rugs (put a towel under the rug if possible on area rugs) but it is also great for stairs and curtains. I have also used it to freshen everyone's mattresses. I use it just like you would on the carpet, turn on a fan and in a few hours the mattress is dry and I swear you go to bed that night and it FEELS cleaner and fresher!

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    I would have given it a 10 but the nozzle/handle part is a bit longer than I would like for being able to get into tight spots easily.

    Suction Performance
    I tend to use a pretty large amount of cleaning solution no matter what I am cleaning and it pulls out the excess in a few passes so that even really dense carpet is dry very quickly.

    Durability
    I have dropped it from halfway up the stairs, it was fine!

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    5.0

    does what is says it will.

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    from Kenner, LA

    Comments about Bissell Little Green Compact Deep Cleaner 1400-7:

    I need this product as I have a very recalcitrant dog who pees in the dining room all the time. She is relentless. The other Bissell machine works very well,but it's too big to lug all over the house.
    This little green is so easy to operate that even I was able to understand the directions. The ease of use and the thoroughness of the cleaning job are wonderful. I ordered more cleaner after I ran out (easy to do managing this crazy dog) and all work well
    to have a beautiful, sweet smelling carpet!!!

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    5.0

    A Mom Must Have

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    from USA

    Comments about Bissell Little Green Compact Deep Cleaner 1400-7:

    I have two children under 7 who spill constantly. Having tan carpet it use to drive me crazy. This machine is so light weight and strong that I can pull it out for any spill. It'll suck it right up and the solution keeps it from staining. I've also used this to clean the seats in my car.

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    4.0

    easy to use

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    from USA

    Comments about Bissell Little Green Compact Deep Cleaner 1400-7:

    easy to use for small areas.

    Maneuverability
    compact light wieght

    Ease of Maintenance
    dirty tank is not so easy to clean

    Suction Performance
    great suction, leaves area slightly damp not soaked.

    Versatility
    mainly for small area spots, handle makes it easy to carry up stairs

    Design
    two tank design is a must, strong plastic shell casing.

    Durability
    tough enough for daily use, small but durable.

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    3.0

    Dissappointed

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    from Jacksonville, AR

    Comments about Bissell Little Green Compact Deep Cleaner 1400-7:

    I think I expected this to work miracles so it might be my own fault that I'm disappointed. When we first got our dog she had chronic diarrhea. We got the Little Green Compact to clean up the messes but it seemed to make it worse, grinding everything into the carpet, even when you went over spots gently. Eventually, I figured out that if you got a cup of water and basically soaked the entire area you could pull up a lot more mess. For that reason I wish they had a nozzle that didn't have any brush, just suction.
    I wish it was easier to get replacement brushes. It was next to impossible to keep them clean very long. This cleaner is designed for animal messes so of course the brushes are going to get clogged with animal fur.

    Ease of Maintenance
    It's easy to clean out the dirty water canister, but to clean the hose you have to keep the vacuum on and suck up water from the sink. I could never figure out a way to clean the inside of the hose right above the brush. That was always pretty gross and smelled horrible.

    Durability
    I've had two bissell steam cleaners. The little green, and the lift off. Both times my hoses came detached from the brushes within the first year. I would definitely get an extended warranty if you plan on keeping these things around.

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    5.0

    Love our little green cleaner!

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    from Greenville, SC

    Comments about Bissell Little Green Compact Deep Cleaner 1400-7:

    I'm not sure how we would live without this little machine. It is handy, easy to store, and does it's job well. We keep it in the garage and it has saved our new carpet several times. My children are both potty training and have had a couple of accidents on the new carpet we just bought a few months ago. This Bissell cleaner got the stain right out of the carpet and the smell too! It is easy to use in small or hard to reach spots and is PERFECT for couches, stairs, and chairs. This works well with pet accidents too. This steam cleaner is durable (as we have been using it for year) and is easy to use. It's not super loud and the suction performance is great. I love this design with the long hose and you can really get almost anywhere that needs to be steam cleaned. The only complaint I have is that sometimes when I turn the machine off some of the cleaner continues to drip out. It's not a lot so not a huge deal. Overall I love this cleaner!

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    3.0

    I wasn't really impressed with this

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    from USA

    Comments about Bissell Little Green Compact Deep Cleaner 1400-7:

    I moved into a apartment that had very stained carpets. I used a larger carpet shampooer that was a friend of mines and it didn't work. So I decided to go to walmart to find something else. I picked a smaller carpet shampooer because I have two little girls that are always making messes, so I figured it would also work good for that. Well this little green deep cleaner did not get rid of the stains on my carpet. I was very disappointed in that. I kept it anyway because I thought it would do better on a fresher stain. Over a period of several years, I used it for a lot of stains. It worked well on some of them, but it didn't get rid of others. I found it to be kind of a pain to use. The shampoo goes very fast and it's rather expensive. Also, cleaning this is a lot of work. It actually has dirt stuck in it that I can't get out. Therefore, I can't tell if I'm really cleaning anything because the water is always dirty regardless. It is very durable and easy to tote around. I just don't think it works good enough to be worth the hassle. I now have carpet that cleans very easy with just a wet rag, so I no longer use this deep cleaner at all.

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    5.0

    I dont' ever want to be without this machine!!

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    from Toledo, OH

    Comments about Bissell Little Green Compact Deep Cleaner 1400-7:

    Bissell Little Green Compact Deep Cleaner 1400-7 is awesome. This machine gets deep down dirt and is super easy to use. It is great for spills, which is the reason I first bought it, but what I really love it for is cleaning my furniture. It does a great job. I have grandkids that spill things on the furniture and dogs that sneak up on the furniture – and keeping it all clean would be impossible without the Bissell. Plus this machine has held up really well. People are borrowing it from me all the time to clean their furniture because they see how good of a job it does on mine. I do use Tide for frontloading machines in it instead of the Bissell brand cleaner because I like the smell of the Tide. But it works great in my Little Green Cleaner. This machine is a must have for me and if it ever wears out I will have to replace it immediately. I have grandkids, I have dogs, I have carpeting and this cleaner lets me keep up with them and keep my home looking wonderful.

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    3.0

    Save your money

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    from Columbus, OH

    Comments about Bissell Little Green Compact Deep Cleaner 1400-7:

    I thought this was the solution to my carpet cleaning problems. I was wrong. I have a lot of health problems so it's hard for me to push around a heavy carpet cleaner and when I saw this machine I was instantly attracted because of it's size. I have children, who love to walk around the house with food and drinks and paint and anything else you can think of that kids could possibly spill. So I do a lot of spot cleaning around the house. Our whole house is carpeted and a pain to keep clean. For some reason this little machine guzzles the cleaning solution, much more so than the larger machines! Assembly is quick, didn't even have to look at the directions. But it always takes me several attempts on one stain to get it completely removed. And with all the bending down I think it would be simpler to just buy a light weight carpet cleaner.

    Maneuverability
    If you are able to bend down onto the floor, it's fairly simple to move around because it's so light.

    Ease of Maintenance
    Very easy to maintain, it's so small and compact there's not much to do.

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    I have to go over stains several times to get it thoroughly cleaned.

    Versatility
    It's for spot cleaning only.

    Design
    It looks very simple to use and could be discreetly stored.

    Durability
    I wouldn't be too tough on this machine, it's very light which means it's probably not going to handle abuse well.

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