Carpet Cleaners

Review Bissell 86T3/86T3Q Big Green Deep Carpet Cleaner

Judy D. Evans
Written by Judy D. Evans

The Bissell Big Bissell carpet cleaner Green Deep Cleaning Machine Professional Grade Carpet Cleaner 86T3/86T3Q is one of the two giants in carpet cleaning. It has a reputation for cleaning extremely well, and, in our opinion, the only other carpet cleaning machine that can compete with it is the Rug Doctor. In this comparison you can see in detail how they compare: Comparison of the Rug Doctor and the Bissell Big Green.

The Bissell Big Green has a huge following amongs pet lovers, and the reason for this is the effective cleaning and smell removal of pet vomit, pet stains, and pet urine.

Large Capacity

What is remarkable with this amazing cleaning machine is its big capacity that can accommodate 1.75 gallons of dirt. If you are getting tired of going to and from the sink just to drain the dirt that accumulated on your cleaning tool, then you have to consider getting Bissell Big Green Deep Cleaning Machine for yourself. With this cleaning machine, you won’t have to drain the tank every so often because of its big capacity.

Flow Indicator

What’s even more helpful with this machine is that it has a flow indicator that monitors the level of the water and the cleaning detergent available in the machine. This lets you know when it’s time to add water and detergent, which relieves you off the job of checking the water levels every now and then. The tank also has an indicator which can tell you when it’s time to empty the tank. Thus, you won’t have to empty it every so often.

Tools and More

If you are having difficulties cleaning high corners or low surfaces, Bissell Big Green Deep Cleaning Machine 86T3 can surely make your life easier. You can now say goodbye to those difficult moments, because this machine has long nozzles and tough-stain tools that can reach most, if not all, of the unreachable areas in your house, like the surfaces under your stairs, the tables, chairs and your ceiling. Cleaning these areas will now be less tedious for you.

If there are deeper surfaces that your ordinary carpet cleaner can’t reach, trust Bissell 86T3 to clean them. With the Driftlifter Power Brush, cleaning the deeper parts of the floors and other areas is easier and faster. This machine also promises faster drying time compared to other carpet cleaner.

Product Features:

  • A large removable water tank with a 1.75 capacity
  • A six inch stain attachment tool
  • A 10.5 inch cleaning path width
  • A top of the line rotating brush system
  • A 24 oz bottle of deep cleaning formula
  • A 5 year warranty


Bissells Big Green gives your carpets a professional deep cleaning. It cleans and dries your carpets very quickly. Since the water tank is much larger than most of its competitors, you won’t have to replenish the water as often. Thus, the job gets done much faster.

It also removes more dirt due to its power brush system. These brushes can also be removed in order to clean out pet hair. Once you are finished with your cleaning project, just fold down the handle to store it in a small space.

It cleans in both directions, which means that you will save time since most machines can only clean in one direction. You need to make less passes with the Big Green.


The Big Green is a great machine, but it does have a few minor flaws as well. The machine is somewhat heavy, but it is manageable. Also, it does not have a water heater, but most users say that it isn’t needed because the water remains hot during the cleaning process.In addition, it does not have an edge cleaner, but it comes with a six inch cleaning attachment that can be used to reach the edges of your carpet. Also, one consumer commented online that the handle extends, but the Big Green might not be a good choice for anyone that is extremely tall.

Final Conclusion:

To complete the cleaning function, this cleaner comes with cleaning fluids that can effectively remove the stain and odors produced by microorganisms and molds. The Bissell 2X formula is a deep cleaning solution that you can use for carpeted floor surfaces. I have covered the basics here, and if you like to learn more, check out this more detailed Bissell Big Green 86T3 review.

You won’t have to have your carpet professionally cleaned, because these cleaning formulas can clean your carpet and floors like a pro. Having this also saves you money from renting a cleaner machine. There are various types of formulas and all you have to do is to just take a pick from tough-stain, deep cleaning, multi-allergen protection, fiber-cleansing and odor-removing formulas.

Usually, cleaning carpets can be a tedious household chore that you don’t want to do. You have to vigorously scrub off the dusts and small particles that have already stuck on the fibers of the carpet which can really tire you off at the end of the day. You may also have to wash the surfaces of your carpet with water and detergent that you still have to mix and allow it to dry under the sun, which can take up much of your time.

If you hated cleaning carpets and floors before, with Bissell Big Green Deep Cleaning 86T3/ 86T3Q, you would surely enjoy it! With a lot of features that can ease your cleaning job, not to mention the cleaning formulas that come with it, you can transform your dirty carpet floors into perfectly clean surfaces.

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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