My bissel steam cleaner is one of my favorite and most used household goods. With two kids and three dogs and alot of dirt tracked in, I need a steam cleaner to take care of my carpet. The Bissell Proheat is designed to heat the water even while running, making it up to ten degrees hotter than it already is. It has five rows of brushes to really dig in deep to the carpet and pick up both ground-in and surface dirt. You can set it to one of three settings-high traffic, for those really bad areas of carpet, normal, for regular areas, or just to a water setting. Water will not release the fluid from the container where you put the carpet cleaner solution. The Bissell has two other settings, Floor Clean or Tools and Pretreat. For getting those bad stains out, the Bissell has a hose with a small brush to manually brush away the dirt. The Bissell Proheat is durable, somewhat quiet, and easy to assemble. It is even easier to use, and does a wonderful job of cleaning even the dirtiest of carpets. I'd recommend this steam cleaner to anyone.