I just got the cleaner today. I have the newer purple version. I have two chihuahua's, the one with short hair sheds like crazy. Daily I have been Swiffering and mopping. I thought I was doing a good job, until I cleaned with this Bissell! It makes me wonder, what have I been living and walking on all these months?
The water was filthy, and the amount of hair it picked up was quite a surprise. It was disgusting and amazing at the same time! My house smells great, and I can SEE by the dirty water, it's cleaner. I did not purchase this to "save time" as other reviews complain. I purchased it for a better clean.
Yes, you have to clean the unit. I am sure that after a few times, it will only take me a few minutes. A small price to pay for not having to sweep, then mop and the bonus is I can clean the rugs. I have already ordered more of the multi-purpose with Febreze. I'll be searching for something more cost effective, but for the meantime, I'll invest in the genuine product by Bissell.
So far...so good!
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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