My mom gave us her carpet cleaner years ago, and I just loved it. It wasn’t good for small jobs, but we would haul it out once in awhile to do all of our carpet. You would fill the one side with water, and add a little bit of carpet soap, and turn it on. It would spray the carpet and suck as much water as it could back up into a separate bucket. Well last October when Sandy was here for a visit, she tried using the cleaner for something, and the vacuum worked, but the pump (that sprays the water didn’t). I was SO sad. I have used this machine many times and liked to see the clean carpet when I was all done with the machine. Well I asked my mom how old it was since we’ve had it for as long as I can remember. She said that she can’t remember when she got it, but they had it while we were still living in the house in Fullerton. My family hasn’t lived there for 15 years, so that means the machine is OLDER than 15 years.
Kyle got a few bonuses at work that he had been accumulating and saving and we decided to use them to get a new carpet cleaner (he gets bonuses in the form of Amazon gift certificates, which is cool when we want to buy something, but if we wanted to use the money towards paying off the car or putting towards savings we can’t) So I went to Amazon.com to check out carpet cleaners. After looking at what Bissell, Dirt Devil and Hoover had to offer we chose a Bissell. My mom’s machine was a Bissell, I’ve had good experiences with Bissell, and looking at the specs on all the different machines I looked at this machine just looked to be the best. So….. goodbye old Bissell that has worked so well and lived a good long life, and HELLO! new pretty purple Bissell. You have some HIGH standards to keep up with. 😉
I’m sure you can tell what I’M going to be doing over the next few weeks. 😛