When I bought the BISSELL 1622 PowerLifter PowerBrush, I had my doubts about whether this carpet cleaner could ever be a contender for the title of best carpet shampooer. And for the most part, I was right. This unit will never be mistaken for being the best carpet cleaner. However, it does have a few things going for it that make it worth looking at.
One of the first things I liked about it was its price. While I won’t tell you how much I paid for it because prices fluctuate, I will say that it was one of the more inexpensive units I’ve found. In fact, I think it’s safe to say that it was a bargain for me.
Another thing that I liked about this unit was its size. It’s not a big unit and isn’t particularly heavy, so it’s pretty easy to use. As I was cleaning my carpets, I can honestly say that I had no problem maneuvering this unit around corners or my furniture. And when I had to tote it upstairs, it wasn’t a big pain to do so.
It also did a great job of cleaning. While it only has an 11-inch cleaning path, it’s easy enough to use that I didn’t care having to make an extra pass to get all my floor done. I don’t find that to be too much of an inconvenience. However, there were a few things I genuinely didn’t like about this cleaner. And these things were power cord length and water container size. Both of these things annoyed me.
The power cord just wasn’t long enough. It was only about 20-feet long. A few extra feet would’ve made all the difference. And as far as the water tank goes, it just wasn’t big enough. It only held about ¾ of a gallon at a time. Which meant that I spent a lot of time emptying and refilling this particular unit.
Of course, I do think that its positives outweigh its negatives. The BISSELL 1622 is a good low-priced carpet cleaner. It may never be mistaken for being the best carpet cleaner, but it will economically get the job done.
It is a good low-priced carpet cleaner. It may never be mistaken for being the best carpet cleaner, but it will economically get the job done.
- Cleans well
- Easy to use
- Short power cord
- Have to fill & empty tanks frequently