Vacuum cleaners and regular cleaning solutions work well, but what works even better when cleaning your upholstery is a dedicated upholstery cleaning machine that combines the two. We’ve looked at the best of every size out there.
Each of these upholstery cleaners is ideal for cleaning up food stains, marks from pets, or simply when the kids have decided to draw all over the couch instead of their coloring books. Consider them the best way to keep your furniture, carpet, and even car interiors looking as good as new.
Here’s a look at the best wet upholstery cleaners out there.
Best Handheld Cleaner: Bissell Spotlifter Powerbrush Handheld Deep Cleaner ($60)
The Bissell Spotlifter Powerbrush Handheld Deep Cleaner is one of the simplest cleaners out there. Simply plug it in, fill it with cleaning solution, and you’re good to go. You hold it like a regular handheld vacuum with continuous suction ensuring that your surfaces don’t get too wet and that any dirt or stains are sucked up quickly.
In addition to the continuous suction, there’s a manual spray trigger so you can opt to spray more solution onto the stain if need be. That’s great for digging up stubborn stains that don’t normally budge. A rotating brush further helps as it loosens up the dirt well before the suction does its thing.
It’s all suitably effortless, right down to how easy it is to remove the water and dirty water tanks after use. Just slot them off the back.
Best Upright Upholstery Cleaner: Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Washer ($130)
Prefer to use upright vacuum cleaners? Then the Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Washer is perfect for you. The powerful suction is combined with 360-degree brushes so it can easily contend with the toughest dirt on your furniture or carpets. Rather conveniently, it also has a special nozzle so it evenly cleans surfaces with equal amounts of suction, so you don’t have to worry about missing any key areas.
As well as that, it applies forced heated air to your carpets and surfaces so that drying time is improved. No squelchy carpets to walk around thanks to this feature.
Throw in automatic detergent mixing (and separate tanks for added ease), and it’s hard to pick fault in the Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Washer. It’s perfect for an upright solution with a high quality hand-held feature built right in. For the price, it’s a ridiculously good value that will work on both your couch and your carpets.