BISSELL Little Green ProHeat Portable Carpet Cleaner

Last updated: March 31, 2022


BISSELL Little Green ProHeat Portable Carpet Cleaner

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Product Details

In our analysis of 67 expert reviews, the BISSELL Little Green ProHeat Portable Carpet Cleaner placed 13th when we looked at the top 20 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Bissell Little Green ProHeat is a compact, multi-purpose deep cleaner. It is effective and convenient for tasks large and small. This vacuum delivers heated cleaning power with a design. Its built-in heater heats tap water up to 25 degrees hotter.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

This 13-pound one is easily portable and does a great job of deep cleaning floors. Featuring a built-in water heater and separate clean and dirty water tanks, it also comes with a flexible hose, a special brush for tough stains, and a spraying crevice tool. It’s also one of the more eco-friendly models since it’s made of 50 percent recycled plastic.
Consumers report that this spot cleaner is lightweight, easy to use, and has excellent cleaning power. They also praise it for holding up well up over months - even years - of use.
The Little Green is very portable up stairs, being placed on furniture or moved around a room. This is partially offset by the short brush hose that comes with it. You can order a separate turbo brush good for deep carpets or truly scrubbing upholstery. You can also use the removable front nozzle from the Bissell Spot Clean and use it on this carpet cleaner.
The spraying crevice tool is one unique to the newest Little Green, which makes cleaning areas like the crevices between sofa cushions simple.

What reviewers didn't like

While it’s not a steam cleaner, it does have good suction to clean the floors, said one reviewer. Customers have also praised its attachments and the built-in heater. Those who weren’t happy with it reported leaking and poor suction.
Occasional hose issues. A few problems with motor burning out.
We also tested the Bissell Little Green, which is mostly meant to compete with the ProHeat. It did okay, probably better than most, but it still wasn’t able to completely remove any of our toughest dried-on stains, and it costs as much as our also-great SpotBot anyway. It doesn’t seem to have the same leakage risk that the ProHeat has, so if you’re really concerned about that maybe give it a shot.
The intake hose is impossible to clean. Suction tends to go down over time if you’re using this on semi-solid messes. The dirty water tank is hard to clean; don’t use this on wet or soggy biological messes that will stink to high heaven if you have residue left over in the crevasses of the tank after use.
Some reviewers say that the residue in the cleaner builds up after 3 to 5 uses, and that a smell will develop if you don’t deep clean your Little Green every time you break it out.
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