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Bissell 1548F ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet Full Size Upright Carpet Cleaner

Bissell 1548F ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet Full Size Upright Carpet Cleaner is large and sturdy carpet washer/cleaner, featuring two separate tanks, 12 rows of rotating Dual DirtLifter Power Brushes, three cleaning modes, wide cleaning path etc.

Bissell 1548F ProHeat is very similar to somewhat older BISSELL 1548 ProHeat (note missing 'F') carpet washer/cleaner, but they share the same design philosophy and most of the features and specifications are practically the same.

Published: August 3, 2019.

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Bissell 1548F ProHeat Features and Specifications

Bissell 1548F ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet Full Size Upright Carpet Cleaner is intended for deep cleaning of carpets and area rugs that tolerate such cleaning/washing using the cleaning solution (warm tap water, mixed with the liquid detergent/cleaning formula) and a pair of rotating brushes.

Cleaning solution is sprayed over the cleaned area, afterwhich the rotating brushes deeply clean carpets and area rugs, removing dirty liquids, embedded dirt, pet hair, lint and other types of dirt.

Dirty liquid is stored in the separate tank and can be easily removed after the cleaning task is completed.

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Main cleaner foot consists of 12 rows of rotating Dual DirtLifter Power Brushes, edge bristles, and is used for dispersing the cleaning solution via trigger on the handle, ensuring that the user has full control over amount of dispersed liquids and hence the drying time.

Cleaning path is 11 inches wide (~28 cm), helping the user to clean relatively large area quickly.

Bissell 1548F ProHeat is rated at 6.8 Amps and is powered via 22 feet (~6.7 m) long power cord, which is manually wrapped around wrap hooks at the back of the unit.

At first, 22 feet long power cord doesn't sound very long (some vacuum cleaners feature 30+ feet long power cords), but Bissell 1548F ProHeat comes with additional 7 feet (~2.1 m) long cleaning hose and a set of cleaning tools for cleaning/washing upholstery, stairs, furniture, pet beds and similar surfaces.

Also, cleaner foot features low profile, allowing the user to clean under the beds and similar objects, although unit's reach is usually not long enough to be able to clean under the full bed's width.

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Bissell 1548F ProHeat weighs ~18 pounds (~8.2 kg) with empty tanks and is not the lightest carpet washer/cleaner on the market, but it is also far from being heavy.

Most of the unit's weight rests on a pair of large wheels, enabling the unit to easily glide over various carpets and area rugs.

Although Bissell 1548F ProHeat combines spinning brushes and suction to pick up the dirt and liquids, it is NOT intended to be used as vacuum only. In fact, it is recommended by the Bissell to vacuum heavily soiled carpets first with carpet vacuum cleaner and only then to wash them using Bissell 1548F ProHeat or any similar carpet washer/cleaner.

Clean water tank features 1 gallon capacity, enabling the user to clean large area without interruptions. Bissell 1548F ProHeat doesn't come with classic water heater, but the use of warm (up to 140°F, 60°C) ta water is recommended to improve the cleaning. Also, Bissell's so-called Heatwave Technology keeps the water warm.

Note: tap water hotter than 140°F/60°C may damage the unit. Also, before cleaning check your carpets to ensure that they can be washed/cleaned with warm water. Bissell 1548F ProHeat is relatively simple to use and maintain carpet washer, but when it arrives, be sure to read the manual thoroughly.

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 Bissell 1548F ProHeat comes with three cleaning modes:

- Express Clean mode is used for light cleaning tasks and for refreshing the carpets. With the recommended cleaning pace of 12 inches per second (1 foot per second; 30 cm per second), average carpet drying time in laboratory conditions is ~30 minutes. In the real life, this drying time can be even shorter, depending on the amount of applied liquids, room temperature, draft over the cleaned carpets and similar.

- Deep Clean mode is used for regular, thorough carpet cleaning. Drying time again depends on the local conditions, and it can be several hours. Note: Express Clean mode uses half of the amount of the cleaning formula used in the Deep Clean mode.

- Max Clean mode is used for cleaning extra dirt carpets. Even in laboratory conditions drying time is ~8 hours, but it can be shorter if the room is warm and if the draft is present.

Note: depending on the amount of applied liquids, cleaning liquid can penetrate the whole height of the carpet, down to the surface below the carpet. If the carpet is regularly washed with Bissell 1548F ProHeat or any similar carpet washer/cleaner, it is recommended that the surface under the carpet is water/moisture resistant - glazed tiles, for example. Sealed hardwood floors are resistant to the moisture, but if they develop cracks over time, moisture from the carpet can enter the wood and cause it to buckle and even rot.

Bissell 1548F ProHeat is intended for carpet cleaning/washing, and by default, it can't be used for bare floor cleaning.

But, Bissell manufactures so-called Bare Floor Tool, which can be purchased from online shops rather cheaply - personally, I have no idea why it is not included with the Bissell 1548F ProHeat.

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Bare Floor Tool is easily attached to the front part of the main cleaner foot of the Bissell 1548F ProHeat, allowing the user to quickly and rather easily wash bare floors, too.

In order to successfully clean various types of dirt from the carpets and bare floors (if Bare Floor Tool is available), Bissell's cleaning formulas are added to the warm tap water in the clean water tank. bissell 1548f 6

By default, Bissell 1548F ProHeat comes with the Bissell's Professional Deep Cleaning Formula and Deep Clean + Antibacterial Formula - trial bottle sizes.

It is recommended to use only Bissell's cleaning formulas intended for upright carpet cleaners/washers and to use them strictly according to the instructions - when used as such, these cleaning formulas are safe for both pets and kids.

Note: some users complain from time to time that their carpets' surfaces feel 'soapy'. Clean water tank comes with water fill line and the cleaning formula fill line, so be sure not to add too much cleaning formula. But, if your carpets nonetheless feel soapy or sticky after washing, add just half of the cleaning formula or perhaps rinse the carpets with water only.

Bissell offers broad range upright carpet cleaning formulas, so be sure to choose according to your personal needs and preferences.

Bissell 1548 ProHeat vs Bissell 1548F ProHeat

Bissell 1548 ProHeat and Bissell 1548F ProHeat are two very similar carpet cleaners/washers, differing in color (Bissell 1548 ProHeat is more reddish, while Bissell 1548F ProHeat tend to be more orange) and in the list of cleaning modes.

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Bissell 1548 ProHeat feature Deep Clean Mode and Express Clean Mode with ~60 minutes drying time, while Bissell 1548F ProHeat features Max Clean Mode, Deep Clean Mode and improved Express Clean Mode with ~30 minutes drying time.

Also, Bissell 1548F ProHeat comes at rather acceptable price for such units, but since Bissell 1548 ProHeat is somewhat 'older' model, it can be found cheaper - just be sure about the 'missing' Max Clean Mode and the improved Express Clean mode.

For Short: Bissell 1548F ProHeat washes various types of carpets deeply and thoroughly and when the Bare Floor Tool is available, it can also be used for cleaning of the bare floors.

Thanks to the 12 rows of rotating Dual DirtLifter Power Brushes, three cleaning modes, Heatwave Technology, dual tanks etc. Bissell 1548F ProHeat can help the user keep the floors and elevated surfaces much cleaner.

For more reviews and recommendations feel free to check Bissell 1548 ProHeat and Bissell 1584F ProHeat Amazon links (links open in the new windows).

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