My personal worst cleaning nightmare is dog diarrhea in the dining room -- which is what I discovered this morning. Fortunately I had bought a SpotBot about a month ago. This was its first acid test. After picking up what could be picked up, I sprayed it down with Eeeeeeew (a Bissell product sold at pet stores specifically for pet stains and odors). I used the SpotBot formula for set-in stains to get maximum cleaning power, but pressed the button for suface stains to avoid grinding the disgusting stuff further into my cream-colored carpet. After the SpotBot was done with all the stains you would never know anything bad had happened in that room. It was amazing.
I have two minor quibbles. One, mentioned by another reviewer, is that the dirty water tank tends to leak when you empty it -- which is disgusting. I place it completely inside the sink before trying to empty it so it won't spill on me or the floor.
The other is that while the Oxygen Boost formula for set-in stains works like magic, it requires a lot of the liquid, which comes in very small bottles. I get only a little over two tankfuls per bottle, which isn't enough on a morning like this. They should sell it in gallon containers.
Before I got the SpotBot I was trying to figure out how to find the money to rip out all my carpet and replace it with laminate before the family next gathers at Thanksgiving. Thanks to the SpotBot I can put that off for at least another year.
In order to help with the circle left on the carpeting I find using the hose attachment with suction only sucking up the excess water after cleaning helps to make the circles not as visible. Be sure to clean the hose afterwards.
I also turn the solution tank upside down on the machine to prevent as much leakage. I also leave the cleaning part of the machine over a sink overnight to dry out. I store the machine on a plastic tray to catch any excess water.
I've had spot-bots in the past and they were lifesavers with my older ailing pets, but this new one rocks. The brushes are great, the handheld option is a new feature for me, the cleaning products really work and my rugs sparkle!
All I can say is "Goodbye Stanley Steamer!"
I seriously won't have to have my carpet professionally cleaned anymore. This machine does a fantastic job of cleaning and removing stains. It is SO easy to use and easy to clean up. I am truly thankful I decided to buy it - this is a great machine!
Just purchased the Spot Cleaner yesterday and have been cleaning everything from upholstered chairs, toss pillows, stain on carpet, pads on patio chairs, now I'm moving on to the car seats. Does a great job and everything I've done so far looks and smells great.
My only question is...................I can not figure out how to attach the flex hose CLIP. Do you have a diagram or video on how to attach it. I almost think I have the wrong clip. Thanks
I just purchased this after lending out my upright and never getting it back and am thoroughly pleased. It's compact and has just as much power as my upright did. Its nice and light to carry from place to place and does wonders. I would recommend buying this to anyone who is interested in cleaning area rugs, couches, autos, rugs, stairs or anything else as I've tried it in every situation and have been very pleased with the results. Good job bissel !!!!