Carpet Cleaners

Review Bissell 24A4 DeepClean Carpet Cleaner

Judy D. Evans
Written by Judy D. Evans

The Bissell  24A4 DeepClean Lift-Off Deluxe Pet Upright Deep Cleaner 24A4 is a two-in-one carpet cleaner machine. This model works as a highly effective upright cleaner with a removable portable unit.

This unique duo upright and detachable portable unit set-up is specifically designed for ease of use. Users can expect to have an easier time maintaining carpet cleanliness anytime with this machine at home.

Besides general carpet cleaning and spots cleaning, the machine is versatile enough that it can be used for cleaning stairs, upholstery, auto interiors and other hard-to-reach surfaces.

When it comes to keeping your houses from being overrun by pet fur and urine stains, it helps to have a good carpet cleaner on your side. Bissell makes a range of pet-focused carpet cleaners (the DeepClean series) designed to help make keeping pets compatible with owning nice things.

Product Features:

2-in-1 – The machine can work as an full-sized upright cleaner for cleaning larger floor spaces and rooms. When the need arises, the bottom part can be lifted off and transformed into a portable spot cleaner for cleaning spots, stairs, upholstery, auto-interiors or hard-to-reach areas. People sometimes feel unsure about whether to buy an upright cleaner, or a portable cleaner. With the Bissell DeepClean Lift-Off, you get the best of both worlds.

Dual DirtLifter PowerBrushes – This feature is designed with 12 brush rows that make it easier to remove and loosen up even dirt and dust from deep within the carpets and rugs. The brushes remove deep-seated dirt while also ensuring that the fibers of the floor coverings do not get damaged along the process.

Surround Suction – This machine contains Bissell’s surround suction technology to ensure that much of the water used in the cleaning process will be suctioned off the carpets.

3/4 gallon Tank Capacity – This tank size is just enough to clean a floor area without the need to go back and forth to your bathroom or sink for emptying and refilling purposes. The capacity is not as large as Bissell’s regular full-sized upright cleaners that have a 1 or 1.25 tank gallon sizes. The smaller tank size is understandable – it makes it possible to lift off and transform into a portable unit.

Powerful 6.7 amps Motor – This machine has comparable motor power to Bissell’s full-powered upright cleaners.

Separate Water Tanks – The clean and dirty water tanks are separate, making it hassle-free to fill and dump the water. Bissell’s regular upright cleaners usually have a single “bladder” tank that some users have found awkward to use. This dual-tank system is a good feature.

EdgeSweep Cleaning – This promotes better and deeper cleaning even at the edges while also ensuring quick drying time for carpets.

22-feet power cord – The long power cord makes it easier for you to reach even those areas and spaces that are hard to reach.

Heatwave technology – If you want the machine to maintain the right water temperature all throughout the cleaning process, then the Heatwave technology integrated in the Bissell DeepClean Lift-Off Deluxe Pet Upright Deep Cleaner 24A4 will surely help you out. This means that heat in the water is maintained for as long as possible.

Removable nozzle – With the machines removable nozzle, cleaning it up is a breeze. This feature makes it easier for you to access the nozzle’s body to clean it up and remove spatter and pet hair.

Attachments and Accessories – The package comes with an attachment hose and tool-heads for cleaning spots and smaller areas such as the stairs , upholstery or auto-interiors. There is both a 3-inch tough stain and a 6″ Pet Stain Eraser Tool.

Pros & Cons:

We’ve always had a soft spot in our hearts for multifunctional carpet cleaners, and the Bissell Lift-Off 24A4 checked our box handily. We liked how easy it was to switch from using it in the full-sized, upright mode to using it in the go-everywhere portable mode. We primarily used it in the upright position, such as when cleaning large areas of carpet throughout our test homes. However, we enjoyed being able to detach the helmet-shaped portable unit and use it whenever we got to a particularly narrow area (e.g., inside closet spaces or on stairs) or whenever we simply didn’t feel like lugging the full-sized unit around.

A downside to the 24A4 for several team members was the weight; at 32 pounds, it’s not exactly a lightweight. However, this just made us appreciate the ability to separate the cleaner even more; this was not an option in the 36Z9, and believe us when we tell you that we missed it dearly.

In terms of pet protection, we found the 24A4 did a great job with both cat and dog stains of the liquid or solid kind, and we also didn’t have trouble removing stains that had set in for a few weeks (or even months) in our test homes. One situation involved an apartment complex with an apartment full of college students who had decided to keep a number of small dogs with even smaller bladders with them. The smell was awful, but the 24A4 performed admirably and was able to remove a number of stains from the living room, the bedrooms, the hallways…it went on and on (unfortunately). Fortunately, the 24A4 was up to the task.


Final Conclusion:

This carpet cleaner is a great choice for shampooing small stains, rugs, upholstery and other types of spot cleaning. It does a decent job of removing pet stains as long as the solid chunks or majority of the soggy goop has been removed already with a wet/dry vac. If you want a home carpet cleaner that will clean your throw rugs, stairs and baby’s car seat as well as the floors, this is a great choice.

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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