This Bissell SpotClean was on sale and was recommended for pet owners, so I decided to give it a try despite the bad reviews
A good little cleaner. The Bissell SpotClean Pro 3624 gets rave reviews from people who want to be able to clean spills and stains without all the blotting and scrubbing that goes into using spray cleaners. Pet owners are particularly pleased, saying they feel like the SpotClean cleans pet messes more thoroughly, leaving the area more sanitary after cleaning -- although Bissell doesn't bill this portable carpet cleaner as a sanitizer. Quite a few users say they bought this portable carpet cleaner to tackle older stains and that it works well even for that. The SpotClean has pretty powerful suction for such a small unit, and we read just a few comments that it leaves the floor too wet. The Bissell SpotClean is a great choice for cleaning automobiles, area rugs and upholstery as well.
Thanks for a thorough review. I am currently trying to decide between this machine and the Bissell Spot Clean Pro. Both seem like they would do the job and the prices I have found seem similar. We have a staircase landing that gets constant use from all of us going up and down and now it is a favorite chill spot for our two dogs. We have noticed that the carpet there is now taking on dirt from being in such a heavily trafficked area and is becoming discolored and darker than the rest of the carpet. Your price info on the pet formula detergent is very helpful. Cheers!
In this review of the Bissell Spot Clean, model 3624, we’ll give the pros and cons of this professional grade portable carpet cleaner. And we’ll provide information that isn’t a clear pro or con but potential buyers would want to know. Reviewers love the Bissell SpotClean Pro 3624 because it performs as well as some full-sized carpet cleaners, but you can use it to clean anywhere -- your car's interior, a vacation home, an RV -- or carry it around the house to refresh upholstery or carpet in high-traffic areas. Its compact size also makes it a great choice for cleaning stairs. The Bissell SpotClean has a long, 22-foot cord, a 5-foot hose, and includes a stain tool, stair tool and a top-rated cleaning solution. Like all of the Bissell carpet cleaners in this report, the SpotClean Pro is reported as extremely durable, and Bissell gets very good reviews for customer service. One particular feature that many owners mention positively is how easy it is to thoroughly clean out the tanks when you're done using this machine, a task that can be difficult and unpleasant on full-sized cleaners. The Bissell SpotClean's cord is 22-feet long and the hose is 5-feet, giving it a good reach. At just 13.2 pounds, it's considered highly portable by most reviewers, although a few still complain that it's heavy, especially when filled with water.The Bissell SpotBot has a couple of settings for different types of stains, a quick clean for lighter messes, a deep clean for heavier or set-in stains. Quick clean takes about three minutes, deep clean takes six minutes. The SpotBot is a very popular choice with reviewers for upholstery and area rugs, as well as traditional carpeting. It also converts to a portable carpet cleaner, with a hose and scrubbing brush, which store on the canister.