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PowerSteamer - NOT A STEAMER!

bykcoxie Mar 4, 2008
13 Helpfuls 14 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Cleans decently for normal, traffic areas.
Cons Got good on deep stains and lacks steam to kill allergens.
Recommended it? No

I purchased this machine in hopes of cleaning the carpets in the house I recently moved into, and I hoped to destroy dust mites and other allergens using the "steam" option.

The previous owners had an indoor dog, and there were stains in the main living room carpet (which is purely... Read full review »


Clean carpets at home

byknitsnbytes Dec 1, 2007
11 Helpfuls 12 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros easier than dragging home a rental, can do oftener than hiring a service
Cons heavy, not really as clean as a pro can clean
Recommended it? Yes

We have pets, to be specific, cats. Why, oh, why do we have these beasts that barf on the carpet, leave hair and do other atrocities that I am too delicate to mention here? Well, we love them despite it all. Our adopted kitties are rescue animals and not always so well-behaved when it comes to... Read full review »



bytheawesome1 Oct 31, 2007
10 Helpfuls 11 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Cleans a major dirty carpet with little work
Cons none
Recommended it? Yes

My husband saw an ad for this Bissell the day after he bought me a PowerSteamer Pro at Wal-Mart's grand opening at Steelyard Commons for $139. I thought it was a bargain.
Then we see an ad at Big Lots for $80. I was at the store outside the door 30 minutes before they unlocked it. Turns out... Read full review »


Easy to use, but could use some redesigning

bypintopilot Jul 2, 2006
8 Helpfuls 9 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Light, compact, quiet, good suction
Cons Wheels are wider than the front, bad switch location, makes fuzz balls
Recommended it? No

The Bissell Powersteamer Pro is a consumer-grade upright carpet cleaner. Features include a clever single tank unit that works as the clean water supply and the dirty water reservoir. It has a hose with onboard tools for doing stairs, upholstery, or small cleaning jobs. There is a separate... Read full review »


I got the power - and at a great price

bynumberfive Nov 17, 2004
2 Helpfuls 3 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros quick and easy, cleans very well,a a variety of cleaning solutions
Cons the wand is easy to accidently activate-squirting cleaner all around
Recommended it? Yes

Kohl's had this unit on sale for $129, so I think that makes me the new low price entry for this cleaner!
I have pets and really appreciate how well this machine cleans and how easy it is to fill and operate.
The smart mix system keeps you from having to mix water and detergent, and lets... Read full review »


Deep Cleaning in 10 Easy Steps

byel_guapo Oct 20, 2004
18 Helpfuls 19 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Cleans well, less noisy than expected, replacement parts available
Cons no steam, control placement, not a vacuum
Recommended it? Yes

The name Bissell Powersteamer Pro Deep Cleaner 1697-M leads one to believe this is a steam cleaner. It is not. The water that goes in only gets as hot as your own tap water. The instruction booklet says NOT to boil or microwave the water prior to putting it in the reservoir.
... Read full review »


A fantastic steam cleaner

bytime2short Feb 3, 2003
15 Helpfuls 16 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Cleans as good as a commercial steam cleaner, but much easier to use.
Cons The upholstery attachment keeps falling off while your cleaning the carpet.
Recommended it? Yes

I am glad I choose this steam cleaner. I read several reviews on different models and brands. This steam cleaner had the best reviews for the price and features. I bought this cleaner for $129.00. It has the smart mix, upholstery tools, and cleans great. It also has the tank-in-tank which I like. I... Read full review »


While not a magic wand, it comes pretty close.

byryansmommy Oct 14, 2001
8 Helpfuls 9 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros easy to use
Cons doesn't always work so well
Recommended it? Yes

I have terrible carpets. They're old. They stink. They need to be replaced, but untill I have a extra thousand bucks or so I must just live with cleaning them. So I bought this steamer.

While it's not a magic wand it comes pretty close. It got out some of the spots that I never thought... Read full review »


My New Best Friend

byCarieP Aug 25, 2001
24 Helpfuls 25 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros It can clean everywhere!
Cons none
Recommended it? Yes

What a dream machine. Anyone who has kids or pets should highly think about investing in one of these machines. It is quite a bit of money ($210) but it does live up to its standards! In fact it comes with a 1 year warranty! As long as you use it for personal use and not commercial use. The replace... Read full review »


Bissell Powersteamer Pro

bycrapola Jul 11, 2001
16 Helpfuls 17 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros There's ONE pro, it cleans floors well -not carpets like it's supposed to!
Cons There are too many cons to list in 15 words or less!
Recommended it? No

I purchased the Bissell Powersteamer Pro and was disappointed by it's overall performance. I spent almost $300.00.

My first steam cleaner were the old style ones that was just like a vacuum cleaner. The machine lasted for years and was fantastic at cleaning carpets and furniture. It did a... Read full review »


Powersteamer Pro 1697

byanne_b Mar 1, 2001
8 Helpfuls 9 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros If you have pets this machine is a virtual fur extractor. Cleans exceptionally well.
Cons none
Recommended it? Yes

I have used many steam cleaners over the years and have found this one to be the absolute best. It lifts the nap of a rug and lifts dirt from deep in the carpet fibers. Having several cats I find it difficult to keep the fur off of my rugs, not a problem for this cleaner. It actually lifted cat... Read full review »


Great for regular use, but not the best on tough stains

bypisces61 Oct 22, 2000
72 Helpfuls 73 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros one year warranty, easy to use
Cons doesn't get all the bad stains out
Recommended it? Yes

We decided to buy this product shortly after moving in to our apartment. Our living room has light carpet and we realized soon how quickly the carpet was going to get dirty. My husband works in a factory, so his shoes are filthy. The first month or so, he never took his shoes off before coming in... Read full review »


Out out damn spot: The Bissell PowerSteamer Carpet Steamer

bymrisch Sep 7, 2000
79 Helpfuls 80 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Cleans very well
Cons kludgy
Recommended it? Yes

I?m not sure why they call this a steamer - the water doesn?t get hot at all. Nonetheless, the Bissell PowerSteamer Steam Cleaner does a great job for a reasonable amount of money.

Does it work?
Yes, yes, yes. Despite any negative feature I discuss below, I bought and use this because... Read full review »


I Wish I Had Bought this Bissell Powersteamer Years Ago!

bysuzig May 21, 2000
14 Helpfuls 15 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros upright design, cleans well, water tanks easy to use
Cons heavy when tanks are on, handle design is awkward
Recommended it? Yes

When I sat down and really thought about the price of having a professional clean your carpets,compared to the price of carpet steamers today, the sensible choice was to buy my own machine. I did look at several brands, and settled on the Bissell Powersteamer Pro Deep Cleaner.

It has made... Read full review »


It's the little things that irritate me

byhalcel Apr 7, 2000
17 Helpfuls 18 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Deep cleans, makes floors look great
Cons small things tend to go wrong
Recommended it? Yes

Don't get me wrong this is a great cleaner and works wonderfully it's just the little problems that irritate me.

After cleaning my living room floor with ease and seeing the results I was impressed. I set the handle down and removed the water tank with no problems. This steamer has a... Read full review »


Old Brush Types Better!

byppritch Jan 13, 2000
6 Helpfuls 7 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros ease of use
Cons poor results
Recommended it? No

The Bissell PowerSteamer Pro looks great and the idea of using hot water makes lots of sense for carpet cleaning. But -- my experience so far has been lackluster! The unit is easy enough to use, just fill the concentrate holder with the cleaner, add hot water to a dual function tank and turn on the... Read full review »


Powersteamer Pro Solved My Carpet Cleaning Woes!

bykevin127 Jan 6, 2000
6 Helpfuls 7 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Works great and easy to use
Cons A little difficult to clean the machine
Recommended it? Yes

Four months ago I bought the Bissell Power Steamer Pro and I have used quite frequently every since. I have two young children, two cats and a husband who is not the neatest man on the block. I was so tired of buying carpet cleaners and scrubbing the carpet on my hands and knees every two to four... Read full review »


Power Steamer Pro get mixed review

byaccentmd Dec 10, 1999
12 Helpfuls 13 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros cleans well, can control cleaning solution
Cons controls in poor position, hard to lift and carry
Recommended it? Yes

The upright Power Steamer pro is a big improvement over my old Bissell canister style that hooked up to the faucet. I love the push method, it's almost like vacuuming. The transparent cover allows you to see the cleanliness of the water as it is suctioned out of the carpet. I can tell when the... Read full review »

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