Mary Ellen started Mary Ellen Home Care Products featuring a full line of cleaning products. She became a spokesperson for Bissell with its new product, a home steam extraction machine. The product, a top-of-the-line deep cleaning machine for home use that retails at $299, sold 250,000 units, breaking all records in the floor care industry. Mary Ellen then completed an infomercial for The Little Green Clean Machine, also for Bissell. The company ran the commercials for this product on national and cable TV for over a year. Mary Ellen has successfully produced premium items for Palmolive, Borax, Playtex, Bic and others.