Carpet Steam Cleaner Comparison Chart

Use this chart to see how the different carpet steam cleaners that we reviewed stack up against each other. There is a wide variety in specs and cost, so this should help you visualize the main differences between each machine.

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Model
Weight
Hose
Power Cord
Clean Water Tank
Dirty Water Tank
Cleaning Path
Heating Action
Hand Tool
LED Stain Indicator
Rinse Mode
Detergent Tank
Carry Handle
Warranty
Price Range
Hoover SteamVac SpinScrub TurboPower Carpet CleanerHoover SteamVac SpinScrub TurboPower Carpet Cleaner29 lbs.8 ft.20 ft.128 oz.128 oz.12"YesYesNoNoNoYes1 year$150-$200
Bissell Big Green Deep Cleaning MachineBissell Big Green Deep Cleaning Machine53.2 lbs.9 ft.25 ft.224 oz.224 oz.10.5"NoYesNoNoNoYes5 year$500-$600
Royal Commercial Carpet Cleaner/ExtractorRoyal Commercial Carpet Cleaner/Extractor56 lbs.8 ft.30 ft.128 oz.128 oz.12"NoYesNoYesYesYes1 year$250-$300
Bissell Quicksteamer Powerbrush Lightweight Carpet CleanerBissell Quicksteamer Powerbrush Lightweight Carpet Cleaner17.6 lbs.N/A20 ft.64 oz.64 oz.8.5"NoNoNoNoNoNo1 year$100-$150
Hoover SteamVac Dual V Widepath Carpet CleanerHoover SteamVac Dual V Widepath Carpet Cleaner26.9 lbs.8 ft.25 ft.128 oz.128 oz.14"YesYesNoNoYesYes1 year$150-$200
Hoover SteamVac Carpet Cleaner with Clean SurgeHoover SteamVac Carpet Cleaner with Clean Surge20 lbs.8 ft.25 ft.128 oz.128 oz.11"YesYesNoNoNoYes1 year$100-$150
Hoover Platinum Collection Carpet CleanerHoover Platinum Collection Carpet Cleaner35.8 lbs.8 ft.30 ft.128 oz.96 oz.13.25"YesYesYesYesYesYes6 year$300-$400
Bissell ProHeat 2X Select Upright Carpet Steam CleanerBissell ProHeat 2X Select Upright Carpet Steam Cleaner34.7 lbs.8 ft.30 ft.128 oz.128 oz.12"YesYesNoYesYesYes5 year$200-$300
Hoover MaxExtract All-Terrain Carpet Steam CleanerHoover MaxExtract All-Terrain Carpet Steam Cleaner25.4 lbs.8 ft.20 ft.128 oz.128 oz.13"YesYesNoYesYesYes1 year$200-$300
Hoover MaxExtract77 Multi-Surface Carpet Steam CleanerHoover MaxExtract77 Multi-Surface Carpet Steam Cleaner22.5 lbs.9 ft.20 ft.128 oz.128 oz.13"YesYesNoYesYesYes2 year$200-$300

What can we learn from this chart? The two most expensive carpet cleaners that we reviewed offer the best warranties, by far. Nothing else can touch the 5 year warranty on the Big Green machine or the 6 year warranty on the Hoover Platinum.

The only model that doesn’t have a hose with hand tool is the Quicksteamer, but that is understandable as it is sold as a portable, quick cleaner machine.

The capacity of the water tanks doesn’t vary too much. The larger models however have larger tanks (once again the Big Green Machine and the Hoover Platinum).

Cleaning path width varies quite a bit, this might be worth scrutinizing depending on your situation. The heating features are nice on some of the models too. Overall, you really can’t go wrong with any of these machines. We would suggest avoiding the Quicksteamer unless you need a small machine for spot cleaning. All the other machines will work well as home/apartment workhorses for excellent carpet cleaning.

Special thanks: We would like to thank our reader Bill, who suggested we add weight to this comparison chart – good idea!

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