The Bissell ProHeat 2X Advanced Carpet Cleaner 1383 is a mid-range upright carpet steam cleaner frequently purchased by home users. Both pet owners and non-pet owners find that this machine works very well for them. It deep cleans carpets using Bissell’s proven DirtLifter and Surround Suction technologies. In addition, it comes with a built-in water heater.
There are numerous Bissell carpet cleaner models on the market already, so why consider this particular Bissell carpet steam cleaner? For starters, only a limited number of Bissell models incorporate a heater. If you are specifically seeking out this feature, the ProHeat 2X 1383 is worth looking at because it also has lots of high user ratings and double brush rolls for a more thorough clean.
Bissell ProHeat 2X Advanced Carpet Cleaner 1383 Features & Benefits
12 Rows Dual Action Advanced Brush Technology – Rotating Power Brushes gets deep-down dirt loosened and removed from the carpet. This Bissell ProHeat 2X model has 12 rows of brushes that are spread over two brush rollers to effectively clean your carpet. It uses Bissell’s trademarked Triple Action cleaning — scrubbing, cleaning and grooming. Bissell‘s more basic models typically have just a single brush roller with 6 brush rolls.
Built-in-Heater — This Bissell ProHeat 2X carpet steam cleaner has a heater built into it. It will increase the temperature of the tap water until it reaches 25 degrees Fahrenheit hotter. The heat of the water helps in effectively cleaning the carpet. The temperature of the water will not go beyond 190 degrees Fahrenheit. The heater switch is located in front of the cleaner so it is easy to turn off if you want to clean carpets with delicate fabric.
2-in-1 Clean Water & Formula Tank — This system enables to separate the clean water to be used with the cleaning formula from the dirty water that is extracted from the carpets. The clean water is stored in the heavy-duty bladder while the dirty water is collected around it. That is why only one tank is to be filled up or emptied with water.
1 Gallon Tank Capacity — The capacity of the tank (one gallon) is fairly standard for upright carpet cleaners in general. Unlike small portable spot cleaners that only have a small tank capacity, the tank size is suitable for cleaning rooms and larger spaces without needing too many trips back and forth to the bathroom.
Surround Suction® – The full-width surround suction collects water effectively, allowing for more dirty water to be evenly collected through the span of the nozzle. Together with Edge Brushes, this feature produces better cleaning at the edges and faster drying time for carpet surfaces.
Hose & Tool Attachment – The ProHeat 2X carpet cleaner 1383 package comes with a hose and 3” stain tool, which can be used for cleaning furniture, stairs and upholstery. The unit has a Bissell’s Ready tools™ Dial, which is really a knob selector that allows you to choose between cleaning through the floor brush rolls on through the hose and handheld tool.
12 amps Motor Power – The Bissell ProHeat 2X Carpet Cleaner 1383 has a powerful 12 amps motor. The higher motor amperage is needed for powering up th water heater. In comparison, standard Bissell ProHeat 2X cleaners without a water heater has around half the amperage.
Two-year Limited Warranty
Bissell ProHeat 2X Advanced Carpet Cleaner 1383 Carpet Cleaner Overall Review
Customers who have used Bissell ProHeat 2X Advanced Carpet Cleaner 1383 are generally satisfied with the results. The reasons are as follows:
Most customers pet owners and non-pet owners alike are truly impressed with the cleaning power of this machine. Some thought that their Bissell ProHeat 2X 1383 carpet steam cleaner was at least as good, and possibly better than hired professional cleaners they’ve experienced. There are customers who thought that their carpet looked new again after one cleaning with this machine. Many liked the amount of dirt it can remove. The ProHeat 2x worked in getting out stubborn stains for a number of users, even old stains that had been in the carpet for a long time.
One customer named corn87 has a child and 3 pets at home. He was impressed by the significant amount of dirt and grime that this machine as able to pick up. He also likes having a home carpet cleaner that performs well, as it saves him from having to rely on a rental cleaner each time messes need to be cleaned. Another user, Melissa, has six children, two dogs & a cat at home, and light colored carpeting to maintain! According to her, this machine did an unbelievable job cleaning and enabled their home carpet to become really clean and fresh.
Short Drying Time
Customers are happy that the suctioning power is excellent; thus minimizing the drying time. This Bissell ProHeat 2X unit features Bissell’s Surround Suction technology that provides full width suctioning to enable carpets to dry fast. For some users, it was a matter of hours before their carpets dried. This is unlike their experiences with other carpet cleaners, where carpets took days to dry.
Ease of Use
Customers liked that this ProHeat 2X 1383 carpet cleaner machine was easy to use. Assembling and operating the machine is not complicated. Bissell’s product manuals are usually well-written and this one is no exception.
Quite a number of users also commented on the great overall design, from the big yellow carry handle in the front (easy to carry) to the 2-in-1 bladder tank system (easy to dump and refill water).
Well-Designed Quality Model
A number of customers are loyal customers of Bissell carpet cleaning products and have experiences with other Bissell cleaners. Generally, customer feedback is that this is a good model that measures up to Bissell’s quality standards. Many also feel that their product experience here is an improvement over older Bissell models they’ve used.
Things To Look Out For
Compared to other Bissell Cleaners
Compared to other Bissell cleaners, this is one of the few with a built-in heater. Some shoppers specifically think the inclusion of a built-in heater is important. The pros and cons of having a built-in heater is discussed here. If having this heating feature is important to you, the Bissell ProHeat 2X Advanced Carpet Cleaner 1383 is well-worth considering because it is relatively inexpensive and has a lot of great user feedback.
Compared to the Bissell ProHeat Pet Advanced Carpet Cleaner 89108, which also includes a built-in water heater, the Bissell 1383 Proheat 2X carpet cleaner has double the number of brushes and overall better user satisfaction ratings. However, the 1383 package comes with a standard 3 inch stain tool, rather than the more expensive Deep Reach Pet Tool accessory that comes packaged with the 89108. A minority of users who like to try that attachment would have to pay extra to purchase it.
The newer Bissell ProHeat 2X Revolution carpet cleaner is another option to consider. It is in the same price range as the Bissell 1383, but more compact and comes with a convenient two-tank water system. Although it does not have a water heater, it features Bissell’s Heatwave technology that helps to keep water warm.
Single Bladder Tank vs Two-Tank System
This Bissell cleaner machine comes with a single bladder tank system. A bladder bag separates the clean and dirty water inside the water tank. For some users, it works well, but for others, a two tank system with separated clean and dirty water tanks is preferred. A fuller discussion is found here.
Traditionally, Bissell’s consumer-grade cleaners have been equipped with a single tank system. However, in July 2015, Bissell introduced the Bissell Proheat 2x Revolution. This comes with a two-tank system.
The Bissell ProHeat 2X 1383 carpet cleaner is sold only through Walmart.com. Walmart is a giant retailer and frequently has special relationships with different companies to offer exclusive products to their shoppers. This item qualifies for free shipping, or store pickup can be arranged.
Should You Buy The Bissell ProHeat 2X Advanced Carpet Cleaner 1383?
Whether your carpets are dirty from awful pet stains, food stains or heavy foot traffic, this machine can simplify the chore of getting your carpets clean and groomed again.
The Bissell ProHeat 2X Advanced Carpet Cleaner 1383 has successfully given near professional grade results to many customers. It is recommended for those who want a high quality carpet cleaner with a built-in heater and excellent cleaning results.
Not sure if this model is for you? Check out additional Bissell carpet cleaner reviews, or look through the list of the Top 10 Home Carpet Cleaning Machines.
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I have the 1383 carpet cleaner & I love it. We moved into a house that has very light cream color carpet almost white. One day after emptying dirty water & filling tank with clean water and leaving the kitchen one side of the handle some how came unattached & the tank fail to the floor. I was so bummed. I ended up glueing the pics that broke to stop the water from leaking out. Now I think by the tank hitting the floor it unalined everything. I’m still able to clean my carpets and they look good, but I’m still real bummed about the tank.
never again Bissell says
Ran this machine once. I hated it. The amount of EFFORT it takes to pour out the dirty water is just unreal. ..did anyone bother trying to empty it out after using this or do I just go buy a new machine once it fills up? You have to take the whole thing apart, push the bladder aside dump it over 4 different ways then reassemble the blasted thing all over again. I’d like to spend my time cleaning my floors not cleaning a machine and wiping up the mess it makes pouring it out everywhere. Awful.
Sorry to hear about your experience. It sounds like the bladder tank system does not appeal to you. You could consider at other carpet cleaner models that have separate two-tank clean and dirty water systems. The newer Bissell Proheat 2X Revolution model has two separate tanks.
Susan Odom Davidson says
I love the cleaning power of this machine however the construction could be higher quality. I have had this for a little less than a year and one if the plastic post that the brush housing goes on snapped off of the main bottom plate. Also when it did break it also broke one if the two belts which I wasn’t able to locate locally and had to order from Bissell with a high shipping charge (4 small belts cost $5.95 shipping for regular mail service). While waiting for the new belts to arrive my husband moved the parts and misplaced one of the black plastic pieces that hold the brushes in place and the belts attach to so now I have a huge door stop because its not able to be used as it currently sits.
Ray G. says
WoW It did better than I could have expected . I have a light colored carpet and a high traffic area with pet stains . I have used other carpet cleaners that have not lifted a stain or as much dirt from my carpet as fast or as easy as this machine did . One draw back for me is I have a lot of carpet to do the water tank could have been bigger the same as return water tank is small . In hind sight I could have bought the Bissell Preheat 2x Revolution with the larger tanks . But being in a hurry to get the job done I went to my local Walmart . Like many people I am one who always questions the quality of items bought from Walmart . I was surprised it was the same quality product I expected from Bissell .
Glad you had a nice experience! Thanks for you comment. The Bissell Proheat 2x Revolution actually has the same tank capacity. It may look bigger because it has two separate clean/collection water tanks. Hindsight is 20/20, you made a great choice that worked for you. 🙂 Best, Cassandra