Rug Doctor Mighty Pro X3 Triple Action Carpet Cleaner

Last updated: August 21, 2023

If you want professional-looking results, go with this carpet cleaner. It's commercial-grade and features rotating brushes that can reach deep into your carpet fibers. The included handheld soft surface versatility tool is a nice bonus, as it allows you to clean the upholstery in your home, as well as in your vehicle.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: Mud, pet hair and stains are no match for this carpet cleaner.

In our analysis of 67 expert reviews, the Rug Doctor Mighty Pro X3 Triple Action Carpet Cleaner placed 18th when we looked at the top 20 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Sometimes pets forget Santa is Comin’ to Town and leave messes that seem ruinous to carpet, area rugs, sofas and comfy chairs. Fortunately, holiday magic is at hand in Rug Doctor’s Mighty Pro X3, a powerfully deep carpet cleaning machine. When used with the included bottles of Pet Formula Carpet Cleaner and Urine Eliminator Spray, it extracts all types of old and new pet stains, including vomit, urine, blood, feces and hairballs. Granted the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval and The Carpet and Rug Institute’s highest rating for soil removal, Mighty Pro X3 transforms horribly stained carpets people cringe from seeing or touching into rejuvenated, odor free carpets that are the perfect backdrop for the joy surrounding Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza and other treasured traditions. So bring on the cheer, friends, coworkers, neighbors and relatives. Whether surrounding a holiday table laden with food or sipping drinks in front of a fire, Mighty Pro X3 guarantees a setting all will appreciate.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Highs: Cleaning performance was very good. - Drying performance was excellent.
Fantastic suction and cleaning. Thorough upholstery attachments. Easy-to-use tanks.
The unit’s weight and size are absolutely perfect. I am somewhat of a weakling, yet have never been forced to grunt, when utilizing or lifting this product. It weighs just 39 pounds, which puts it well under the weights of many of its competitors. This is truly one of the most notable benefits associated with the Rug Doctor. I absolutely love its size.
The neat case hides a powerful cleaning system, fueled by a 1.74 HP motor. The 10" nozzle width is enough to help you clean carpets and area rugs fast and easy.
Deep cleans and fluffs carpet and excellent suction will lessen drying time. The large wheels make this behemoth easy to move around, foldable handle is adjustable and helps reduce vertical footprint for easier storage, 9 gallon water tank is huge and lessens the need to refill and empty and easy to use out of the box.
Picked up a significant amount of dirt in Institute tests and should work well on high-traffic areas. Extracted almost half of the water we put into the carpets. Controls are easy to understand and use. Manual is complete and accurate.

What reviewers didn't like

Lows: Noise performance was poor for this model.
Some owners complain that tanks are too small. A small percentage have received faulty units.
Although it is slightly uncomfortable to use, since it forces me to lean over to some degree.
This appliance is relatively heavy. It is hard to maneuver it around furniture. The size of the machine makes it predisposed to tipping. I would advise you to lean it next to a wall or at least make sure it will not completely tip over when left unattended.
Very expensive at $400 and pretty narrow cleaning path for a such a large machine. This is a heavy beast that could be hard to move up and down a flight of stairs, very loud – keep this away from toddlers and plastic handle may not hold up well over time.
The machine cleans and extracts only on the backward stroke, making it difficult to maneuver around a room. Can be heavy to push when filled with water.
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