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We’re comparing two very evenly matched carpet cleaners today. It’s Bissell ProHeat 2x Revolution Pet Pro vs Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe. These are at very similar price points, contain similar features, but their approach to cleaning carpets is very different.
Which is best between Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe vs Bissell ProHeat 2x Revolution Pet Pro? We are going to compare these based on their water tank, cord length, brush, weight and tools, heating components, and any other differences we can find.
Read on to find the best carpet cleaner for your home.
You need a good brush with your carpet cleaner to ensure it’s digging through the carpet fibers and removing debris, cleaning stains, and refreshing your carpet to its former glory. What you get here are two very different, but also two very effective, brushes.
Starting with Bissell, this comes with the 12-row Dual DirtLifter PowerBrushes. This is two brushrolls that work in unison to get into your carpet and remove any dirt or dust lurking under the surface. They also power through stains both wet and dry and make your carpet look like new again. These are some of the best carpet cleaner brushes you can find, and it’s part of the reason why this model is so popular.
Hoover PowerScrub Deluxe fires back in a big way with the Spinscrub 360 brush system. This is a unique system of horizontal brushes, each one spinning a full 360 degrees to really get into stains and massage carpet fibers to thoroughly clean them.
Which is better with Pet Pro vs Power Scrub?
Both are actually fantastic and very versatile. We found that Bissell Pet Pro worked better on dry debris and wet stains. Hoover Power Scrub was a bit better with dry stains that need some extra power and oomph to clean. So it comes down to which one you clean more often.
We would say that Bissell’s is better for everyday tasks while Hoover is somewhat better for heavier stains, but in all reality, both are amazing at cleaning your carpet.
Here we’re going to cover the water tank capacity along with mixing cleaner with the water. Both have the same capacity, but there is a difference when it comes to using cleaner.
The Bissell ProHeat 2x water tank is 1 gallon, which is ideal for cleaning several small rooms. You must mix the water and cleaning solution together in the same tank if you want to use the solution. If not, then just load water into the tank.
Bissell Pet Pro also has a pretreater that allows you to squirt cleaning solution onto the area. This is perfect if you need some extra stain fighting power. In fact, it’s one of the biggest differences with Bissell Pet vs Pro.
Hoover is a little different. It has a similar 1 gallon water tank, but it’s actually separated. There is one tank for just water and another just for solution. This allows you to keep them separate if you want, or you can mix them. You’ll find a dial on the front that says Rinse and Wash.
Wash means that water and solution will be mixed. Rinse means only water will be used (which is great if you want to thoroughly remove any solution from your carpet). We love how you can choose one or the other with such ease.
We like Hoover’s option a little better. Bissell is good here, but we like being able to easily switch between water or cleaning solution. At the same time, Bissell’s Pet Pro pretreater is a great feature you won’t find with other carpet cleaners.
Both of these have heating components, but they are used for completely different purposes. One heats the water so that it fights stains better while the other ensures that your carpet dries faster. Which is better? That largely depends on your perspective.
Bissell ProHeat is able to heat the water so that it’s warm and ideal for cleaning. It’s not to the point of steam cleaning, but it’s like a consistently warm mop that busts through stains and breaks them up for easy cleaning.
Hoover Power Scrub also has a heating component, but it’s applied directly to the carpet. This ensures that your carpet dries faster. Simply turn it on, drag it along the wet spot once or twice, and you’ll notice that it’s much drier now.
You might notice that Bissell promises that your carpet will be dry within 30 minutes. You should know that this is only if you use the Express Clean feature. This uses less water, so the carpet dries faster due to that, not because heat is applied.
Also, while the Hoover water tank isn’t heated, you can work around this. Simply add warm water to the water tank. While it will start to cool, you should still get the benefit of cleaning with warm water as long as you move fast.
So, which is better here with Hoover Power Scrub vs Bissell Pet Pro? Bissell is better for cleaning stains because the water will stay warm, but Hoover is better if you hate waiting for carpets to dry (especially if you have pets or kids who will walk over the wet spot).
Weight and Tools
Carpet cleaners should never be too heavy. Both of these models are meant to clean several rooms and can even travel upstairs and downstairs with relative ease. While they might be a little heavier than some vacuums (especially when the water tank is full), we would still consider them to be portable.
They are nearly the same weight. Bissell is 18lbs while Hoover is 18.5lbs, so no major differences here. Once again, that should be fine for bringing around the house, but we suggest having the water tank empty if you’re using stairs.
What about the different tools?
The Bissell ProHeat 2x Revolution Pet Pro tools include the 3-inch Tough Stain Tool and a 2-in-1 Pet Tool. The pet tool is both wet and dry while the Tough Stain Tool is only wet. The Tough Stain Tool, as you can imagine from the name, is ideal for busting down tough stains on stairs, upholstery, and other hard to reach spots. The Pet Tool is good for getting similar areas that might be covered in pet hair.
The Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe SpinScrub 50 tool is similar to Bissell’s Tough Stain Tool. It’s about three inches and only uses wet cleaning. While it lacks the Pet Tool and is a little weaker than Bissell’s accessory in general, we still found this very useful on hard to reach surfaces.
In our Hoover vs Bissell carpet cleaner review, we found that Bissell is better here, but Hoover is good as well. Both ensure that you can clean smaller areas that might be hard for the cleaner to reach.
In most of our Bissell ProHeat 2x Revolution Pet Pro reviews, the cord length hasn’t been massively different. Normally the cord is nearly the same or at most 3’ shorter with other models. However, there’s actually a sizable difference here that we were surprised to find.
The Bissell Pet Pro cord length is 25’, which is great for cleaning several rooms. You should have no problem going from room to room without having to change outlets every few steps.
We can’t say the same for Hoover. The Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe cord length is 20’, which is actually short compared to other carpet cleaners. Most of our other carpet cleaner reviews found that the models were around 22’-25’.
While this is shorter by comparison, you should still be able to clean several rooms with ease. Bissell makes it much easier, especially if you don’t have that many outlets, but both are fine. If you find that you normally need every inch of the power cord to reach stains and debris, then choose Bissell.
What is the Difference Between Bissell ProHeat 2x Revolution Pet Pro and Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe?
There are many differences between these two. Unlike many of our other reviews of carpet cleaners, it’s hard to determine which one is best because one model will serve you better in one way while the other will serve you better in another way. That being said, both are great, but they prioritize different features and functions.
Bissell is very similar to a vacuum and the brush is great for cleaning up dry debris along with scrubbing away stains. Hoover on the other hand has 360-degree spinning brushes that work through tough stains, but aren’t quite as good with dry debris.
Both have the same water capacity, but Bissell forces you to either choose clean water or water mixed with solution while Hoover’s tank is segmented so that you can load both and use them as needed. However, Bissell’s pretreater is great for when you need the extra power.
They each have heating elements, but they serve different purposes. Bissell heats the water so that it’s warm and ideal for breaking through stains while Hoover heats the carpet slightly for faster drying. You can load warm water in the Hoover for improved cleaning power, and Express Clean with Bissell uses less water for faster drying.
Even the tools are somewhat similar. Both include a 3-inch hand tool. Bissell’s is a little stronger and it also includes the Pet Hair tool, but Hoover’s hand tool is useful as well.
In general, we found that Bissell was more versatile, but Hoover is better in some situations (such as with tough stains or when you want the carpet dried quickly).
So, which one is better for your needs? It all comes down to your specific situation. We found that with Bissell Revolution Pet Pro vs Hoover SpinScrub 50, Bissell was more versatile and better for most needs. However, the Hoover’s spinning brushes were better for dry, tough stains, and we also loved the segmented water tank. At the same time, Bissell kept the water warm, had better tools, a longer cord length, and one of the best brushes of any carpet cleaner.
Which do you choose? Be sure to let us know.
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