- Long Power Cord
- Large Water Tank
In the box, you will get the user guide, and all the instructions you need will be in there. You also get a small bottle of deep cleaning solution. This is mixed with hot tap water. The unit itself does not generate heat or steam of any sort, so you do use the cleaning solution with hot tap water, and then you put that into what they call the clean water tank.
You also get two attachments. The larger brush is what they call the stair cleaning brush, and then there is a smaller deep cleaning tool, and that’s what you’re probably going to use most of the time for small spots and stains on your carpet or upholstery. There is a bristle brush there which you use and then the full width there is the suctioning end which will suck the solution and hopefully the dirt and stain out of your carpet.
There is a cord wrap on the one side. It’s about the size of a basketball. It’s fairly light. On the other side, there is the hose wrap, and also there is an area there where you can clip the hose into, particularly when you’ve got an attachment hooked on, and that keeps it sort of out of the way when you’re carrying this around.
The clean water tank. This is the dirty water collection tank, and you flip the handle up to take it out of the machine, and then you continue flipping the handle over to the other side to remove the lid so that you can then empty the dirty water into the sink. And you will be amazed at how dirty the water gets. You think your carpet is fairly clean, but once you start using this little thing, it sucks all sorts of dirt out of there.
Pros of Bissell 3624
The suction is incredibly powerful. It allows for deep cleaning and also dries up the moisture from it almost completely.
The power cord is 22 feet long, which allows you to move about the room easily without having to unplug and replug the unit in to complete an area.
Both the water and dirty tank are incredibly large, which will allow you to complete your job without having to go and refill and empty your tanks.
The unit comes with a three-inch brush as well as a six-inch stair brush. Both attachments pop on and snap off easily from the hose. Like some units you buy, which practically hurt your hand when you take it off, the three-inch brush is very nice when getting into small areas.
The cleaner is fairly small and is only 13 pounds, making it very portable when using and moving it around. Lastly, there is a latch to hold the hose into place when storing.
Cons of Bissell 3624
The hose is about five feet long, but it isn’t long enough, and you’ll find yourself picking up the unit to reach an area. When cleaning a couch or stairs, you’ll find yourself picking up the unit to set it down on something else so you can finish cleaning part of it.
The tanks are not reliable, and when you go to put them back on the unit, there is no way to lock them into place. So when you go to use it, and it tips over, the tanks will come off and may spill detergent or the dirty water all over the place.
It doesn’t include a rotating brush, and it would have been nice for them to include this, making it a lot easier and more effective in cleaning your area. Without a rotating brush, you have to scrub back and forth for a long time, depending on your stain. So if you have a large area to clean, your arm will become tired after a while.
The unit is very loud. And if you’re cleaning with an area that has hardwood or tile, the unit will echo throughout deafening your ears. But it doesn’t seem so bad if you’re cleaning in a carpeted area.