Lets Compare the
Bissell 86T3/ 86T3Q Big Green Deep Cleaning Professional Grade Carpet Cleaner Shampooer
Bissell Big Green Commercial BG10 Deep Cleaning 2 Motor Extractor Shampooer
In comparing the two variations of the Bissell Big Green Carpet Cleaners its easy to get confused on what sets the two product apart. The Bissell 86T3/ 86T3Q Big Green Deep Cleaning Professional Grade Carpet Cleaner Machine and the Bissell Big Green Commercial BG10 Deep Cleaning 2 Motor Extractor Machine are of the same size and dimensions. Both units have product dimensions of 20.5 inches long, by 11 inches wide and 42.2 inches tall (when the handle has been extended). Both products feature a 25’ cord that enables the consumer to cover a very large portion of your home at one time. The BG10 as well as the 86T3 are equipped with a large 1.75 gallon clean water reservoir and a 1.75 gallon dirty water reservoir that allows the user to clean longer and make less frequent stops. Anyone familiar with carpet cleaning knows now annoying it can be to make frequent stops to empty or refill the water reservoirs due to smaller capacity.
Another feature I personally enjoy that bot units have is the design of the water reservoirs themselves for filling and emptying the reservoirs. I personally own the BG10 for my home. The first after using the shampooer I noticed how easy these storage tanks were to use. With an absolutely well-designed handle on top of both units, carrying around the reservoirs tanks made filling and emptying very easy. The top fill reservoir tank has a large opening that can easily be filled with your mixture of carpet shampoo and hot water. The dirty water reservoir tank has a curved opening on the side that makes pouring out the dirty water very convenient. Its design help prevent spills while emptying the tank. From past experiences, this is a huge bonus. During shampooing the carpet in the house with other units I have routinely spilled dirty water on the bathroom floor from poorly designed dirty water reservoir tanks.
Perhaps one of the biggest misconceptions between the BG10 and the 86T3/ 86T3Q is that the commercial carpet shampooer has two motors and the 86T3 model only has one. Of course why wouldn’t this be confusing given that Bissell advertises the BG10 as Bissell Big Green Commercial BG10 Deep Cleaning 2 Motor Extractor Machine. This is simply an adverting perk for consumers. The truth is that both shampooers have dual motors to deliver superior results. One of the motors powers the Cheveron Brush underneath for a better scrub. The other motor is designed for the suction of the machines water extraction component.
The truth…Both Bissell Carpet Shampooers have dual motors.
Another difference in the two units if that the Bissell Commercial Grade Carpet Shampooer B10 has detachable cord.
Commonly you may find the Bissell B10N2- take note that this is only the older version of the B10.
Easily identifiable by its external large yellow cord, Commercial use, larger areas, has two large 1.75 gallon tanks, easy for storage, edge to edge suction, faster drying times, no assembly required, 25 ft cord, large cleaning radius, clean forward and backward, 1 year warranty. No attachments. Weighs in at 42 pds
86T3 has a 5 year home warranty, does not have surround suction or edge to edge suction meaning it would take more passes to clean an area, comes with a 9ft hose and a 6’ stair attachment.
Both have a 25 foot cord, commercial which iss detachable.
FYI- There is no built in heater on either model. This is a common misconception when it comes to Carpet Shampooers.