Three very popular portable carpet cleaners today. How do they compare?
Portable carpet cleaners provide the convenience and the simplicity that many homeowners are looking for.
However, it can be difficult to know which unit suits your needs best.
Here we have compared the features of three of the best portable carpet cleaners of 2015, the Bissell Spotbot Pet Handsfree Spot and Stain Cleaner 33N8A, the Bissell SpotClean Professional Portable Carpet Cleaner 3624 and the Bissell SpotClean Anywhere Portable Carpet Cleaner 97491.
Bissell Spotbot Pet Handsfree Spot and Stain Cleaner 33N8A
The Bissell Spotbot with Deep Reach Technology 33N8A is a hands-free portable carpet cleaner.
You simply need to put the cleaner on the carpet, select among the preset cleaning cycles and let the device do the work.
Bissell Spotbot is equipped with a hand-held hose for cleaning larger stains and the staircase, for example. There are two preset cleaning cycles – one suitable for new stains and another program for deeper and older stains. The first cleaning cycle lasts around three minutes while the second one lasts around six minutes.
The carpet cleaner sprays the solution and suction-dries in a single step. Spotbot Pet has a 32-ounce water tank and the weight of the device 14.1 pounds.
This cleaner has a lot of neat functions, but it also has the smallest tank of the three, which means you will have to refill it more often. It is also slightly heavier than the other two.
This carpet cleaner is especially convenient for pet owners because of the deep clean technology and anti-microbial cleaning. Its automatic cleaning is also one of its main selling points, you just set it and forget it.
Bissell SpotClean Professional Portable Carpet Cleaner 3624
If you want a carpet cleaning machine that is lighter, you should consider Bissell SpotClean Professional Portable Carpet Cleaner 3624. Its weight is 13 pounds and the cleaner is considered to be one of the most powerful options in the Bissell portable range.
The cleaner is particularly suitable for tough stains and it’s also equipped with tools that make it great for different types of cleaning. It can be used on the stairs and on upholstery. Very powerful suction enables the removal of even tough and old stains from your carpets.
Bissell 3624 is equipped with a flexible hose, a 96-ounce tank and a 22-foot power cord.
This is the most powerful unit of the three, with very strong suction. It also has the most tools to be able to reach in to the hard to reach places. It has a rather large tank, just like the SpotClean Anywhere, but is heavier than the SpotClean Anywhere.
Bissell SpotClean Anywhere Portable Carpet Cleaner 97491
There is an even lighter Bissell model for cleaning carpets, upholstery and auto interiors. The SpotClean Anywhere Portable Carpet Cleaner 97491 has a weight of only 9.2 pounds and the capacity of its water tank is the same as SpotClean Professional with 96 ounces. There is a stain trapping tool that is suitable for particularly challenging and stinky spots.
Bissell SpotClean 97491 comes with a water tank that can be taken out for easier refills.
This Bissell home cleaning machine comes with the patented HeatWave technology – the temperature of the water is maintained the same throughout the cleaning process. It has an extra-slim design and is the lightest of the three options, but still carries a pretty large tank.
If you need a good carpet shampooer for a small apartment that doesn’t have a lot of storage space, this model is going to be perfect for you.
All three of these machines have been getting great reviews, and Bissell is a very well-known brand in the world of carpet cleaners.
If you are a pet owner, you’ll enjoy the Bissell Spotbot 33N8A technology, with anti-microbial cleaning. You will have to give up some tank size, but you will gain pretty amazing functionality and save a lot of time with automatic cleaning.
Anyone living in a tiny apartment will appreciate the power and the slim design of the Bissell SpotClean Anywhere 97491. It has good cleaning power and a good size tank, but less functions and tools.
The Bissell SpotClean Professional 3624 features powerful suction and the ability to deal with even the toughest stains. It also comes with a variety of tools to reach hard to reach places. It has about the same weight and the same tank size as the Bissell Spotbot. It is heavier than the SpotClean Anywhere but has more cleaning power and more tools.