All these big green vacuum machines from Bissell are actually very similar, there are only a few subtle differences to note between the 10N2 Vs BG10 Vs 86T3 which we will run by you now and from that you will be able to decide which is the right model for you to compare the models.

So the first thing to note is that the BG10 model and the 10N2 are actually identical in all aspects and features, the only actual difference (which is rather noticeable) is the fact that the 10N2 is a slightly darker shade of green in comparison to the BG10. Everything else remains the same.

Bissell BigGreen Commercial BG10 Deep Cleaning 2 Motor Extracter Machine
Amazon Price: $449.00 $427.00 Buy Now
(price as of Dec 17, 2016)

So from there we will be basically comparing the BG10 & 10N2 to that of the Bissell 86T3. The first point of difference comes from the name, the BG10 is commercial whereas the 86T3 is domestic (hence we should expect the former to have a slight edge on the latter model). The four main points of difference come as follows:

  • Warranty Coverage - the BG10 & 10N2 are backed for only 1 year coverage on a commercial setting whereas the 86T3 is covered for 5 years on a residential setting. So obviously, the terms of warranty are slightly different between the two given their intended different uses.
  • Cord Length - firstly their colors are slightly different, as you can see from the images below the BG10/10N2 is yellow whereas with the Bissell 86T3 it is black. Moreover, the cord for the commercial models comes in two sections, an initial pig tail versions as well as a 25 ft extension cord that can be removed when needed. The same goes for the 86T3, however it is non-removable.
  • Accessories, Tools & Attachments - there is also a slight difference with regards to what actually comes with the carpet extractors, the 86T3 comes with a 9 ft hose as well as a 6" stair attachment for cleaning in both carpet, upholstery and stairways. However, the commercial grade models come without these additional items and if you want them have to be bought separately (all for around an extra 50 bucks or so).

Finally, as you can see from the Amazon elements, there is a difference in price. Typically speaking the BG10  & 10N2 model retails at $550 and the 86T3 is around $80 cheaper at $470. However, as you can see below the prices vary somewhat depending on where you shop, typically they should both be around the $400 mark (and the commercial model being slightly more expensive).

Bissell Commercial Carpet Extractor
Amazon Price: $426.96 Buy Now
(price as of Dec 17, 2016)

But, as can be seen above -- in all there is actually practically no difference to be had what so ever between all these Bissell models e.g. all have two designated motor mechanisms (one integrated for just suction and the other for its rotating brush  bar). You will of course notice a few slight design differences between the two as well but nothing totally significant that you should buy one over the other.

Which to Buy the BG10 or 86T3?

They are both top quality and well made models but if you plan on using it in your home (which most people reading this article will be intent on doing) then definitely go for the 86T3 model given that it provides you with an extensive warranty, more suitable accessories etc.

Hopefully you have a better understanding of the Bissell BG10 Vs 86T3 now, but if you do have anymore questions feel free to make them in the comments section just below and we will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible.