Heavy-duty carpet cleaner with Dual Cross Action brushes, two water tanks, and Super Boost for stains
The Rug Doctor 93146 costs a bit more than other carpet cleaners, but it also packs in some impressive features, like 11 amps of power and Dual Cross Action brushes, which clean every part of every carpet fiber for more thorough, fresh results. For your convenience, the Rug Doctor is designed with two water tanks that separate out the clean and dirty water. For those really bad stains, a Super Boost trigger spray feature helps break down wine, pet urine, and more.
With 11 amps, the Rug Doctor can be placed in the ranks of other powerful carpet cleaners, especially for non-commercial cleaners. That high amperage is important for both superior cleaning and drying.
Dual Cross Action brushes
The motor powers the cleaner’s brushes, which in the case of the Rug Doctor, are dual cross action brushes. The oscillating scrubbing brush consists of two rows of stiff bristles that scrub from every angle so your carpet is more thoroughly and precisely cleaned. The rotating brush has ten rows of bristles that follow up to “groom” the carpet, so it looks as good as it did when it was first installed.
With a two-tank system, it’s easier to empty and refill each tank separately without mixing the clean and dirty water. The tanks on the Rug Doctor 93146 are clear so you can tell when it’s time to refill the clean water tank, empty out the dirty one, or both. The clean water tank holds 1.1 gallons.
Super Boost spray function
You will probably come across a stain that’s really difficult to get out. To take this sort of stain on, use the Super Boost spray. Using the dial on the Rug Doctor, you can focus an extra spurt of cleaning solution directly on the stain for more effective removal.
The Rug Doctor is really good at drying your carpets for two reasons: the nozzle and the high amps. The 12-inch nozzle sucks more more water than smaller nozzles and motors with high amps have stronger suction, which means faster, better drying.
Included hand-held brush
With the Rug Doctor, you get a hand-held brush tool that’s perfect for scrubbing upholstery, stairs, and even inside your car. For your convenience, the tool can be carried around in the detachable caddy.
The 93146 costs more than other upright cleaners, but it’s still pretty affordable for a Rug Doctor. If you want a nearly professional-quality carpet cleaner, but don’t want to pay the highest price, this is a good compromise.
On the heavy side
The Rug Doctor is about 30 pounds without water, so going upstairs will be an issue. For cleaning in general though, it has carpet-friendly wheels, so you don’t have to be constantly dealing with the heavier weight.
With 11 amps, great oscillating and rotating brushes, and a special stain-removal function, the Rug Doctor 93146 Deep Carpet Cleaner is one of the best carpet cleaners you can get without paying an arm-and-a-leg. It does cost a bit more than other brands, some with more amps, but it also comes with that reputation and reliability.