Carpet Cleaners

Review BISSELL 17N4 DeepClean Premier Pet Carpet Cleaner

Judy D. Evans
Written by Judy D. Evans

Efficiently clean stains, odors, and pet hair out of your carpet with this Bissell premier upright deep cleaner. Equipped with twelve rows of rotating power brushes, EdgeSweep brushes for cleaning baseboards, a surround suction system that helps carpet dry faster, a large water tank, and Heatwave technology to maintain water temperature, the cleaner is designed to offer a professional-quality deep clean. The included hand attachment is perfect for stairs and other hard-to-reach areas, and the entire cleaner comes apart easily for intuitive and convenient maintenance.


12 Rows of DirtLifter Brushing Power

The vast majority of Bissell carpet cleaners feature 6 to 10 rows of brushes, but with the Bissell Deep Clean Premier carpet cleaner you get 12 rows of dual, rotating Powerbrushes in total. This gives you the ability to remove stains which have been soaking into your carpet for weeks or months. The rotating brush heads will also help to revive your carpet pile, making your carpet softer to walk on than it has been in years.

Constant Warm Water

The HeatWave technology inside the Bissell Premier Deep Clean 17N4 ensures that you have a continuous supply of warm water while you’re cleaning your carpets. Users can fill the tank with hot water (up to 140°F/60°C),and Heatwave technology will act to maintain the temperature.

This might not seem like a hugely important feature in a carpet cleaning machine, or at least it won’t until you’ve made multiple trips back to the sink for more warm water to remove stubborn stains. Cold water works perfectly well to remove most stains, but if you want a really deep clean then warm water is the only way to achieve stellar cleaning results.

Pet Hair Basket

This neat little component captures those annoying clumps of pet hair before they get clogged inside your water tank – where they can get stuck and cause even more odor problems the next time you’re cleaning your carpet. This basket is a feature missing from most carpet cleaners on the market today, although it’s not a mission-critical feature. In lieu of a full pet hair collector basket, most Bissell cleaners have tank lint screens fitted on that will catch lint and other debris like pet hair.

Large Water Tank

The generous 1.25-gallon water tank featured on the Bissell Premier Deep Carpet Cleaner 17N4 means that you’ll have to make far fewer trips to the sink to refill the tank with water, so you get more carpet cleaned more quickly. Having a high-capacity water tank on any carpet cleaner just makes your domestic life a whole lot easier.


There’s nothing more annoying than trying to clean your carpets but not being able to clean right up to the very edge of your baseboard. Why is this annoying? Well usually because you have to go and clean that 1 or 2-inch strip of carpet with your bare hands instead. With Bissell EdgeSweep you can clean right up to the very edge of your baseboards, so no stain can survive your cleaning assault with this powerful carpet shampooer.

Pet Stains Tools

The Bissell 17N4 DeepClean Premier Pet Carpet Cleaner comes with a specialized DeepReach pet stain tool for cleaning those awkward and stubborn pet stains. The Bissell 17N4P package comes with the more pricey Pet Stain Trapper tool that has a removable container for suctioning and catching larger messes even before they reach the machine. These tools offer users precision control and tons of suction, so you can make short work of even the worst stains.

Surround Suction

This feature ensures that your carpets aren’t left soaking wet after cleaning, taking days to dry as a result. Instead this Bissell carpet cleaner sucks up as much excess water as is physically possible, dramatically reducing the amount of time it takes your carpets to dry out completely.


  • Brand: Bissell
  • Material: Acrylic
  • Type: Upright
  • Lifestyle: For Pet Owners
  • Condition: New
  • Dimensions: 45″ H x 19.5″ W x 13″ D
  • Cord measures: 22′ L
  • Weights: 24.4 lb.
  • Warranty: 3 year Limited Manufacturer
  • Model Number: 17N4
  • Country of Origin: China

What’s in the box?

  • DeepClean Premier™ Pet Carpet Cleaner
  • Pet Stain Tool
  • 3″ Tough Stain Brush
  • Trial Size of 2X Pet Stain & Odor Formula (8 oz.)

Pros and Cons

This is a very popular model of carpet cleaner and shampooer, partly because of its price, and partly because of its features.

So what are the Pros and Cons of this machine:

  • Very easy to operate and maneuver around
  • The carpet cleaner is capable of removing deep or old stains
  • Powerful suction, which makes it relatively easy to get rid of pet hair stuck in the carpets
  • The machine is made of quality materials
  • Very easy to clean, maintain in good condition and store when not being in use

A couple of shortcomings need to be mentioned, as well. The most common complaints about this carpet cleaner include:

  • Since it’s made of quality materials, the cleaner is a bit heavier than similar products
  • Relatively short cord

Final Conclusion Bissell 17N4 DeepClean:

Pet hair and the mess that pets often create can be a nightmare to handle without the right tool. This portable steam cleaner carpet is the perfect product for your everyday cleaning needs if you have a pet. This is a powerful product that offers immense functionality and quality, and it is highly durable as well, so you would not have to worry about it breaking down after a little use.

About the author

Judy D. Evans

Judy D. Evans

Spent 2001-2005 developing strategies for cleaning company formation in Tampa, FL. Spent college summers lecturing about marketing with no outside help. Spent childhood building my own cleaning company in Pensacola, FL.

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