The Best Carpet Cleaners 2019

Are you looking to buy a carpet cleaner in the UK?

We've combined the owner rating scores from Amazon UK, Argos and John Lewis to calculate a Top 5 of the highest scoring products for you to consider.

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This report shows you five established, reliable carpet cleaners, performing as owners expect. Our unbiased recommendations are based on combined owner rating scores, which we also share with you.

This ratings-driven view of the market often highlights unexpected models for sale. It can also steer you away from a 'bestseller' - if the owner ratings reveal poor performance.

The Best Carpet Cleaners 2019

How does it work?

We begin by building a list of carpet cleaners with more than 50 ratings at Amazon UK, Argos and John Lewis. This jumps straight to the established products, and the rating scores reveal how they've actually performed, according to numerous owners.

We then remove the carpet cleaners with less than 4 stars. We now have a list of the higher rated models, with a credible amount of opinion.

We use the same criteria for all our consumer reports: each product must have over 50 reviews and more than 4 stars. After sorting the list by ratings, we compile this Top 5.

The Best Carpet Cleaners 2019

Make & Model Total RatingsAverage Rating£ GuideQuick view
Bissell ReadyClean Carpet Washer664.8£Argos
Vax Platinum Max Carpet Cleaner28474.7£££John Lewis
Vax Rapid Power Pro Cleaner4754.7££Argos
Rug Doctor Deep Cleaner1574.7£££Amazon
Rug Doctor Portable Cleaner2894.6££Argos

Total Ratings = Combined ratings from Amazon UK, Argos and John Lewis on February 22nd 2019. Report only considers products with more than 50 verified reviews. View all rating scores here.

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Below are links out to UK stores selling these top rated carpet cleaners. There you can learn more about product features, and find today's best prices.

Feature & Review Highlights

Bissell ReadyClean Carpet Washer

  • 2L Clean Water - 2 Litre Dirty
  • 450 Air Watts
  • 6M Power Cord
  • Weight - 6KG
  • “The dirty water reservoir is easy to clean unlike others I have used. The machine is narrower than some but the performance makes up for this. Great bit of kit.”
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Vax Platinum Max Carpet Cleaner

  • 3.5L Clean Water - 2.9 Litre Dirty
  • 1200 Air Watts
  • 9M Power Cord
  • Weight - 9.6KG
  • “Was genuinely surprised how the vacuum performs... really easy to push around and lots of power!”
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Vax Rapid Power Pro Carpet Cleaner

  • 4.7L Clean Water - 4.7 Litre Dirty
  • 1200 Air Watts
  • 8M Power Cord
  • Weight - 8.4KG
  • “Easy to use, add the water and detergent separately into there stand alone containers, plug in and off you go. Quite heavy but very manoeuvrable, cleans extremely well and drys quickly.”
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Rug Doctor Deep Carpet Cleaner

  • 3.8L Clean Water - 4.2 Litre Dirty
  • 1300 Air Watts
  • 8.5M Power Cord
  • Weight - 12.5KG
  • “Well worth the price tag, easy to use and carpet was dry within half hour, was very impressed how clean the carpets came up.”
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Rug Doctor Portable Carpet Cleaner

  • 1.9L Clean Water - 1.1 Litre Dirty
  • 1100 Air Watts
  • 4.6M Power Cord
  • Weight - 8.2KG
  • “Fantastic little machine. Perfect for stairs for which I bought it. Lifted the dirt quite easily. Would definitely recommend.”
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Well Rated Finds The Best UK Products

Our Notes on this Market

We have reported on the best consumer carpet cleaners each year since 2015. Our 2017 report sees a small change from last year.

Once again, it was Bissel and Vax who scored the best – even with other models that didn’t make our Top 5.

This is a very high scoring sector with regards to customer ratings. We saw a lot of carpet cleaners with combined scores of 4.6.

Similarities in product names and styling, means this is not the easiest market for the consumer to navigate. It is often a case of having to dig down in the carpet cleaner specifications. This can reveal subtle differences in cleaner capacity or cord length.

In our 2017 best carpet cleaner report, we see one Bissell cleaner replaced by a different model, the 44L68. The rest of the cleaners are the same as 2016. All are worthy of your consideration if you are shopping for a reliable carpet cleaner.


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