Advice on which carpet shampooer to buy ?

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Found 22nd Jan 2009
seeing as its nearly valentines day i thought i might treat our lass to a new carpet cleaner ... but which one would be best ? i have seen the vax all terrain on amazon for £161 with 6 year warranty but am i better off with a bissell with only one year warranty , i dont mind pushing the boat out and treating her to one with attachments so she finds it easier cleaning my car ...

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aahhhhh and they say romance is dead..

What a catch - she must be so proud

Original Poster

i am only kidding ... if anything she will have me cleaning her car !

I've got a bissel...dont ask what model, just a bissel and it's good enough for me. never tried a vax so cant comment on them. It is a very noisy machine mind.

Bissel are very good and they do refurbs on their site at good prices and machines are as new

bisselldirect.co.uk/pro…ned

great idea.. wish i'd thought of that.
we had a bissell and it had to go to the tip after two uses!!
P.S. this is my first post on my favourite site... ever

personally i would recommend a polti steamer-we have a vax and it was expensive used once then the next time we got it out it blew...rubbish imo
The polti is donkeys years old and my friend borrowed it a few weeks ago as her cleaner broke-she did carpets, mattresses and tiles-fell for it. You can get them reasonable now and they clean everything almost-my partner does the oven with it! well worth a look?

I wouldn't spoil her to be honest.

Instead, get her a broom, mop and bucket. Like most birds she should be grateful you're giving her the chance to get some exercise!!

Rug Doctor, fab!

karaokecolin;4154573

I wouldn't spoil her to be honest.Instead, get her a broom, mop and … I wouldn't spoil her to be honest.Instead, get her a broom, mop and bucket. Like most birds she should be grateful you're giving her the chance to get some exercise!!



Are you Andy Capp?

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karaokecolin;4154573

I wouldn't spoil her to be honest.Instead, get her a broom, mop and … I wouldn't spoil her to be honest.Instead, get her a broom, mop and bucket. Like most birds she should be grateful you're giving her the chance to get some exercise!!



:thumbsup:

i have the vax not bad but about looking to hire the industrial ones ive been told this are better and you only need to do it once a year

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louloo;4154557

personally i would recommend a polti steamer-we have a vax and it was … personally i would recommend a polti steamer-we have a vax and it was expensive used once then the next time we got it out it blew...rubbish imoThe polti is donkeys years old and my friend borrowed it a few weeks ago as her cleaner broke-she did carpets, mattresses and tiles-fell for it. You can get them reasonable now and they clean everything almost-my partner does the oven with it! well worth a look?



never heard of this product , i will google , thanks

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ttwcd;4154653

i have the vax not bad but about looking to hire the industrial ones ive … i have the vax not bad but about looking to hire the industrial ones ive been told this are better and you only need to do it once a year



once a year ? not with my lot

shop-com.co.uk/Pol…309

this is like ours-but there is a cheaper alternative.


deals4u.co.uk/pro…559

This is the best price i can see for this. I believe they used to be v expensive. I reckon there are a lot of uses to these rather than just cleaning carpets.
The steamer is easy to use for the Mrs too!! lol

i know same here slurping drinks everywhere, walking in dirt (and you know what) and thats just the animals dont start me of on the oh and kids lol

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louloo;4154707

http://www.shop-com.co.uk/Polti_Vaporetto_Sprint_Steam_Cleaner-130918111-159567300-p!.shtml?sourceid=309this is like ours-but there is a cheaper alternative.http://www.deals4u.co.uk/product.asp?id=3559 This is the best price i can see for this. I believe they used to be v expensive. I reckon there are a lot of uses to these rather than just cleaning carpets.The steamer is easy to use for the Mrs too!! lol



you doing a lot of legwork for me thanks .. you just like my mrs :whistling:

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DAMNOME;4154540

Bissel are very good and they do refurbs on their site at good prices and … Bissel are very good and they do refurbs on their site at good prices and machines are as newhttp://www.bisselldirect.co.uk/products/reconditioned



I got a Bissell (all rounder I think) as a refurb. Excellent machine, cleans and hoovers, paid around £67 for it.

This is the one ]http//ww…085 EDIT, Its there for £99, well worth it

Keep an eye on the refurb section, always bargains coming and going

i have a Bissell 'Big Green Machine' and it is brilliant. carpets come up like new - and with 3 kids under 4 years old and messy plasterer in the house, thats quite a feat.

seriously though, you are getting her a proper present too arent you? you'd have to run and hide if you were my man and you got me this for valentines day!

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3lovelybabas;4154868

i have a Bissell 'Big Green Machine' and it is brilliant. carpets come up … i have a Bissell 'Big Green Machine' and it is brilliant. carpets come up like new - and with 3 kids under 4 years old and messy plasterer in the house, thats quite a feat.seriously though, you are getting her a proper present too arent you? you'd have to run and hide if you were my man and you got me this for valentines day!



barcelona for 3 nights this year , different city each year , dont know whether its a romantic break or just an escape from kids with beer thrown in :-D

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hankmarvin4;4154831

I got a Bissell (all rounder I think) as a refurb. Excellent machine, … I got a Bissell (all rounder I think) as a refurb. Excellent machine, cleans and hoovers, paid around £67 for it.This is the one ]http://www.bisselldirect.co.uk/product/1085 EDIT, Its there for £99, well worth itKeep an eye on the refurb section, always bargains coming and going



many thanks for great link:thumbsup:
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