It's the sort of job that does need to be done every so often, especially if you have pets, or if you are renting your property. I gave the Bissell Revolution a trial on the carpets over at our new house (which we've not moved into yet - update on our house renovating coming soon!). The carpets there have been down for a good few years (I'm guessing, from the style of them), so it was about time. Just look at the colour (in the bottom half of the cleaner) of what came back out of this carpet!
The first thing I can say about this machine is that it is definitely lightweight and easy to push (half the weight of the leading rental machine, apparently). It's also extremely easy to fill and empty - the top section pulls up easily so you can fill it with clean water, and then it gently pushes back down. The bottom section tips forward so you can remove it easily; it's cleverly sealed so you don't spill any dirty water.
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