UPDATED: Oct 1, 2019.
Rug Doctor came up with a simple idea almost four and a half decades ago for cleaning carpets. A few years later, the brand became a force to reckon with and is now used worldwide.
One of its major products is the Rug Doctor Deep Carpet Cleaner, which we will review below. It is one of the most potent cleaners you can get on the market today.
- 1 Product Specifications
- 2 What the Cleaner Offers
- 3 Best in Class Performance
- 4 Pros and Cons
- 5 Wrapping It Up
Here are the cleaner’s specifications.
- Item model number: 93146
- Product dimensions: 22.8 x 14.2 x 28 inches
- Item weight: 24 pounds
- Manufacturer: Rug Doctor
- Warranty: 24 months
What the Cleaner Offers
What should you expect from the Rug Doctor Deep Carpet Cleaner? Here are its main features:
Deep Carpet Cleaning
When it comes to cleaning your carpets, there are a few models that can match this cleaner. For decades, the brand has provided professional quality machines that have proven to be effective.
The Deep Carpet Cleaner is also a professional model that happens to be more affordable compared to other cleaners in its class. Note that it won’t function like a commercial machine, but it is close.
Dual Cross Brushes
Unlike some cleaners that come with many small spinning brushes, this cleaner comes with one substantial sweeping brush with stiff bristles. Although the spinning brushes are thought to be more productive, it is the single brush that does a better job.
Besides, the cleaner boasts of a dual cross design that combines with the brush to ensure that the machine agitates the sides of your carpet. Also, it grooms your surface to make sure that you get a thoroughly cleaned floor.
The machine does three things – polishes, grooms, and agitates – to leave your carpet cleaner and blighter.
Super Boost Spray
Cleaning a heavily soiled carpet can be a problem if you don’t have the right machine. That is why the Rug Doctor Cleaner comes with the super boost spray that sprays on dirt areas of your floor that require more solution.
The spray is located at the rare of the machine and works quite well on high traffic floors. You should note that the manufacturer recommends you to presoak the dirt spots with a cleaning solution before you use the machine.
That way, you will get better results and even avoid making your carpet wet with excessive solution.
75% More Suction Power
One of the issues of an upright carpet cleaner is the soapy residue it leaves behind. That means you get a sticky carpet that attracts more dirt than usual.
The Rug Doctor’s unit doesn’t do that thanks to the 75% more suction power. It can reduce the amount of detergent left behind; although you should ensure that you use the right amount of soap when cleaning.
The powerful suction also makes it possible for your carpet to dry within 4 hours. That is quite impressive as a home cleaner.
Simple Lift Tanks
Another notable feature of the cleaner is the dual but simple to lift tanks that hold dirty and clean water. With two tanks, there is no possibility of the dirty water coming into contact with the clean one.
What’s more, removing these tanks is quite easy when you want to empty or refill them. The clean water tank holds a maximum of 3.8L while the dirty one holds 4.2L.
You can clean your floors for hours without needing to take a break.
Transparent Water Tanks
The two tanks are transparent to provide you with better user experience. You can easily see the amount of water left in the tank and see if the dirty vat requires to be emptied.
Also filling up the clean water tank is easy since it comes with a large lid. It is also easy to empty the dirty water tank due to its large cover.
The lid also acts as a measuring cup that helps you to avoid overfilling the machine.
The Carpet Cleaner is not just for washing your floors as it comes with a caddy tool for vacuuming stairs and upholstery. It is a 7.7 feet flexible hose that lets you clean your stairs and sofa with ease.
Besides, the machine comes with wheels that make it possible to move on the carpet with ease. That also makes it easier to move it around your home.
The other great feature is the collapsible handle that makes it easier to store and use the machine. You can set the handle at various angles to suit your cleaning needs and your comfort.
The unit comes with a 24 months warranty for home use. Thus, it is a popular product that you can be sure it will last for years.
Best in Class Performance
You might have heard many brands claiming to offer the best performance out there, which is not valid. The Rug Doctor Carpet Cleaner is proven to perform excellently and is certified for these criteria:
- Water removal – It sucks up moisture.
- Soil removal – It removes dirt.
- Surface retention – Doesn’t destroy your carpet.
These variables are satisfied by the CRI – an institute that tests cleaning products. That means the machine is approved.
Pros and Cons
The model has both the benefits and drawbacks as you will see below.
- User-friendly design
- Super boost spray for embedded areas
- Two water tanks that ensure the clean and dirty water don’t mix
- A strong motor that provides superb cleaning power
- Easy to empty and refill the tanks
- A massive model for DIY carpet cleaning projects
- It is a bit slow when compared to other models
Wrapping It Up
We hope you have provided you with everything you need to know when buying the Rug Doctor Deep Carpet Cleaner. The unit does an excellent job when removing pet hair and stains on your carpet.
It also comes with attachments that make it stairs, upholstery, and sofa cleaner. The cleaner comes with the seal of approval from CRI, meaning that you can depend on it.