Updated February 11, 2019 by Melissa Harr

The 10 Best Rug Shampooers

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This wiki has been updated 7 times since it was first published in February of 2019. Very few people actually enjoy cleaning, but the secret to making such work easier is having the proper tools. For grubby floor coverings, the right choice is often a rug shampooer, a heavy-duty device that gets out dirt and odors by applying detergent, scrubbing with brushes, then sucking up the dirty liquid. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best rug shampooer on Amazon.

10. Bissell Big Green

9. Koblenz Shampooer/Polisher

8. Hoover SteamVac Plus

7. Bissell SpotClean

6. Rug Doctor Deep Carpet Cleaner

5. Hoover SmartWash Automatic

4. Bissell TurboClean PowerBrush Pet

3. Rug Doctor Mighty Pro X3

2. Hoover PowerDash

1. Bissell DeepClean Lift-Off Deluxe

Editor's Notes

February 08, 2019:

Investigated a range of models at price points appropriate for all budgets. For those who have heavy-duty needs as well as the cash to spare, the Bissell Big Green and Rug Doctor Mighty Pro X3 are robust models, although the latter is probably the more longer-lasting choice. On the less expensive side, we added the Hoover PowerDash and Bissell TurboClean PowerBrush Pet, both appropriate for apartment-dwellers. We also added the Bissell SpotClean even though it's only for spot cleaning, because it is a handy tool for those who have pets.


Melissa Harr
Last updated on February 11, 2019 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.


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