Although vacuum cleaners can remove most surface dirt, they struggle to remove stubborn stains or dirt deep inside your carpets. Luckily, dedicated machines are far cheaper than you’d expect and they are a worthwhile investment that’ll save you money in the long run because some professionals may charge as much as the machine itself.
To assist you in selecting a carpet cleaner, our handpicked selection lists top-performing models, chosen based on our first-hand experience cleaning nylon and wool carpets. Our testing and up-to-date research further ensure the quality of our recommendations.
Our Top Picks At A Glance:
How The DIY Works Team Tests & Rates The Carpet Cleaners
As we own several properties (rentals and Airbnb’s), we find ourselves cleaning carpets quite regularly to return them to a “like new” condition. Whether we’ve been carrying out various DIY projects that have stained the carpets (i.e. plastering or decorating) or the carpets have simply become dirty due to them not being cleaned for a while, owning a carpet cleaner has certainly paid for itself several times over.
Over the years, we’ve had the pleasure of using multiple (as shown in the images below) and putting them to the test on multiple types of carpet and dirt. When testing the carpet cleaners, we are always amazed by the amount of dirty water that fills the tank after using them. As you can see from our before and after photos below, the carpet cleaners certainly made a big difference.
During our testing of the carpet cleaners, we analyse the machine’s performance, ease of use, all of the modes it offers as well as its portability. To keep up our commitment to reviewing and testing the latest carpet cleaners (for this article), we are continually testing the latest offerings from top brands in the UK. This means that when we notice that a brand has released a new model, we attempt to upgrade our current machine for testing.
As well as our testing and experience of using a range of carpet cleaners, we also based our recommendations on the latest research and several factors. Some of the factors that we took into consideration included the machine’s performance, usability, portability and manoeuvrability, functionality, warranty and value for money.