bissell proheat 2x revolution review

Bissell Proheat 2x Revolution Review: The Facts, Pros & Cons

bissell proheat 2x revolution

After trying just about everything to get a stain out of the carpet in my dining room, I decided to break out the heavy-duty machinery. However, there was one minor problem: I didn’t own a floor cleaning machine. On top of that, it was difficult to choose the right one for the job considering the sheer number of options available to me.

Since the Bissell is brand a well-known manufacturer with a respectable reputation in the industry, I reached for one of their most powerful devices and put it to the test against my infamous white-carpet coffee stain. The following is an objective Bissell Proheat 2x Revolution review based on the results of that test.

Introducing the Bissell Proheat 2x Revolution: Is It Worth Your Money?

First of all, it’s important to know what the 2x Revolution is and what it isn’t. It IS a powerful, deep-penetrating carpet and upholstery cleaner with several attachments and numerous uses. Although it’s made specifically for cleaning up pet messes, I discovered it does a pretty good job of erasing all sorts of things (even week-old coffee).

This machine IS NOT, however, your standard vacuum cleaner. While it does an excellent job of cleaning nastiness from the carpet and upholstery, this thing isn’t as ideal for tile or hardwood despite its design. In my experience, however, the 2x Rev outperformed most rentals I’ve paid good money for in the past, not to mention it used minimal chemicals and required minimal effort on my part.

The Main Features

Bissell Proheat Revolution 2 in 1

One of the most frustrating Bissell Proheat 2x review problems I found was the lack of attention paid to detail. As such, I want to quickly cover the bases by listing out the main features:

It uses the brand’s most innovative and powerful cleaning system.
It comes with a 2-in-1 pet upholstery tool that’s designed to target stains, odors, and hair.
It features an 11-inch cleaning path.
It has an 8-foot hose.
The power cord measures a generous 25 feet in length.
It provides an ergonomically designed handle with a non-slip grip.
The brush roll cover is transparent and removable.
There are two distinct operation modes:
  1. Wet  – Uses water and/or cleaning agents to remove messes from carpet and upholstery.
  2. Dry  – Uses suction and/or air pressure to remove debris from hard surfaces.
There are also two different power modes:
  1. Regular – Deep cleans carpet and upholstery with a drying time of about 2-3 hours.
  2. Express – Deep cleans carpet and upholstery with a quicker drying time of about 1 hour.
The large-capacity water tank is removable for easy emptying and cleaning.
It comes with trial-size bottles of two powerful carpet cleaning agents:
  1. Bissell’s Professional Pet Urine Eliminator + Oxy Clean
  2. The brand’s patented “CleanShot” Pretreating Formula
It comes with a full-size bottle of the brand’s Pet Stain & Odor + Antibacterial Carpet formula.
It has a low-profile foot that helps it get under furniture.
The foot features a button that administers the pretreating formula.
The 2x Revolution has Dual “Dirt-Lifter” Power Brushes that use Heatwave Technology which penetrates more deeply into porous surfaces to remove embedded dirt and stains.

Bissell Proheat 2x Revolution Review: The Cheers and Jeers

The Bissell Proheat 2x Revolution is considered innovative because of its unique combination of features and versatile functionality. While it’s relatively gentle on all kinds and colors of carpet and upholstery, the overall design had a few minor flaws that any potential buyer should know about.


Extreme Power – Unlike some carpet and upholstery cleaners, the Proheat 2x is powerful and remains that way regardless of how full the tank gets.
User-Friendliness – The machine is surprisingly lightweight at 17.5 pounds and features well-placed buttons that make switching modes quick and easy.
User-Friendliness – The machine is surprisingly lightweight at 17.5 pounds and features well-placed buttons that make switching modes quick and easy.
Low Maintenance – This thing can be disassembled for thorough cleaning and maintenance, plus it’s relatively simple to put back together.
Quiet – The 2x Rev by Bissell is surprisingly noiseless for such a commanding machine.
Large Capacity – The water reservoir is comparably large, with enough capacity to accommodate tough stains and messes.


Compromised Cleaning Power – Although the Express mode is good for quick cleanups and drying times, deep-cleaning is best achieved when you use the device’s regular mode.
Ideal for Small Messes – The water tank may be classified as high capacity but it’s certainly not ideal for large messes or full rooms.
It Wobbles – Speaking of the water tank, it wobbles slightly when snapped in place. However, the reservoir never comes unfastened when I was using my Revolution (it was just kind of annoying).

Facts and Tips

It’s difficult to know whether a product will be worth your time or money until you use it. Reading a concise Bissell Proheat 2x Revolution review most certainly helps, but more homework is generally needed to determine what’s right for your situation.

The following are 3 important facts that are presented to help you make up your mind:

  • This machine comes packaged securely in a biodegradable box which contains the official Bissell Proheat 2x Revolution manual that features a step-by-step guide for easy set-up, use, and maintenance.
  • While it can work with other cleaning supplies, the 2x Rev works best with the recommended Bissell-endorsed products.
  • Depending on where you buy it, some models may come with a 10-inch hose (instead of 8), a 3-in-1 stair tool and a stain trapper tool as standard attachments.

The Final Verdict

Before I go, I want to remind you that I’ve written this Bissell Proheat 2x Revolution review to be as objective and comprehensive as possible. With that said, I’d like to summarize my opinion of the machine. Overall, it’s a solid workhorse with lots of potentials (a.k.a. room for growth).

I liked being able to switch between Regular and Express mode. However, each one had its pros and cons – regular mode takes forever to dry and express mode doesn’t clean as effectively. I would have liked a third setting somewhere in between the two.

Regardless of which mode was used, I noticed that some messes needed more than one pass to come up. Although that’s rather typical in the carpet and upholstery cleaning industry (especially considering how potent and concentrated some substances are), it would have been nice to finally find a machine that could get the job done in one try.

Either way, I still thought the Proheat 2x Revolution worked best under the 5 following circumstances:

  • When I used all the included attachments as necessary for the mess I was tackling.
  • When I filled the machine with only the brand’s recommended cleaning products.
  • When I approached messes by using the machine on dry mode first or in tandem with a good vacuum.
  • When I referred to the owner’s manual for questions about features, functions or attachments.
  • When I pretreated stains prior to cleaning them.

My final impression of the Proheat 2x Rev by Bissell: a viable contender worthy of consideration. While it may not be the best thing on the market, it’s truly a remarkable machine that defeats tough stains (week-old coffee, pet urine or otherwise) regardless of how old or set-in they are. The fact that its chemicals are also designed to eliminate odors is just a bonus.

3 thoughts on “Bissell Proheat 2x Revolution Review: The Facts, Pros & Cons”

    1. It is not recommended to use the Bissell Proheat carpet cleaner on looped carpets with rollers installed. The powerful suction and agitation of the machine can cause the loops in the carpet to become tangled or frayed, and the brush roll can damage the rollers or cause the carpet to move.

      An alternative for cleaning looped carpets with rollers installed is to use a handheld or portable spot cleaner, or to hire a professional cleaner who is experienced in cleaning looped carpets. These are smaller, lightweight machines that are specifically designed for spot cleaning and can be used to clean small areas of the carpet without the risk of damaging the carpet or the rollers.

      Another alternative is to use a low moisture cleaning method such as encapsulation cleaning, it’s a dry cleaning method that uses a low moisture detergent that is agitated into the carpet fibers and then vacuumed up. It’s a gentle method that does not damage the carpet.

      It’s always a good idea to check the manufacturer’s instructions for your carpet and roller system, and to take extra care when cleaning looped carpets to avoid causing any damage.

  1. Thanks for your review.
    I was looking for an unbiased report before purchasing a carpet cleaner, and I found it.

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