Rated 5 out of 5 by tomgto Awesome time saver, easy to use
I've had my Spot Bot Pet for six months and it is nothing less than awesome. I highly recommend this product for anyone who has pets and needs a quick clean up. It's also good for non-pet messes like spilled coffee or soda. I have a few tips I've learned for maximum success with this unit.
1. The vacuum action may not lift all of the water from the carpet. After cleaning a stain with the bottom auto brush make sure you use the attached hose to vacuum up any water. I've found an extra 3 or 4 minutes of extra work will give you complexly dry carpets in about 30 minutes.
2. After you finish using the Spot Bot make sure you empty and rinse out the dirty water cartridge. If you leave that in there too long the waste could crystallize harming the rubber in the system. Rinsing this out is very simple verses a stand up steam vacuum.
3. After using the attachment cleaner make sure to rinse that out under the sink to get any hair or goo out of it. This too I found takes 30 seconds of rinse to keep it in operating condition.
In all expect to spend about 30 minutes max on a small stain to remove it. I've found only one cycle with the brush cleaner does the job.
I can't say it enough. If you have a pet, this is a great investment. Just take care of the product so it will last.
October 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by ccarter333 Love it!
I just got it today and I love it! First I cleaned my couches and it worked so good my couches look new. Then I did my carpet in the dog room which has been stained over the years and it actually did a really good job, I thought I would have to replace the carpet but this saved me from having to do that. I love how I just turn it on and let it do the work, I can cook and clean my carpet at the same time. The only negative I have is that it only cleans a small area at a time so if you need to clean the carpet in a whole room it takes awhile. But, I know this will be useful in the future with any other small pet stains I get on the carpet or couch.
October 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by FBIT Pretty Amazing
We have a cat that, during periods of anxiety, has urinated on the carpet instead of using the litter. It also (though neutered) sprayed on the carpet a couple of times. I rented RugDoctor units twice to clean the rug where these events occurred and it appeared to have cleaned much of the areas, but there was still discoloration and a slight smell. The SpotBot is amazing. The carpet looks like new and the odor is gone. I wish I could get the rest of the carpet to look new again......but I can't use the SpotBot to clean it one square foot at a time. This is truly a great machine. Is there a larger unit that could do the job on the entire carpet that the SpotBot does on small areas????
October 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Piddly Puppy Momma This was my best friend the past three years
I had one well trained dog when my fiance passed away suddenly six months ago. I acquired his two dogs, who were used to going outside at will. Needless to say we had some accidents but it was nothing to get rattled about as I had my SpotBot. I used it at minimum several times a week ever since, sometimes daily in spite of my efforts. Just this week it began to sound a little strained, but considering the THOUSANDS of times I have used it in three years I am going to let the poor thing go. I liked mine so well I bought my daughter and son in law one for Christmas two years ago and they also raved about how well it worked. In fact, they had just had their carpets cleaned when their son made a few spills, so they hauled out Spot. Daughter called me laughing as they then had a polka dot carpet, it cleaned so well! But that's another story. Anyway, I loved my SpotBot. I can't wait to get it replaced as these rascally dogs are still with me!
September 28, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Halifax64 My SpotBot Pet Cleaner
I really like how it works on my dark carpet that the dogs tickle on but the majority of my house has cream carpet. It leaves circles all over the cream carpet. It makes it look like the dogs tickled all over the carpet again but only larger areas now. My dogs are 5lbs each. That is why I say tickle. I just got cleaner today and hate the idea of taking it back tomorrow.
September 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tiara pet stains and coffee
With 2 large dogs, 1 mid sized, 2 cats and 2 accident prone coffee drinkers, the beige carpeting gets spots. I have a big carpet cleaner but hauling it out for spots is a pain and the hand tool doesn't work as well as the floor tool.
This has worked well on our fairly low pile carpets. Perhaps some of the reviews stating it's not sucking water back up are heavier pile? And I did find once that I had not gotten the dirty water container's removable seal on the drain reseated correctly. This let air in and it didn't suck up water. I used the hand tool and it got most of it back up, not quite as dry as the regular cycle has been leaving it.
Compared to using my heavy duty carpet cleaner, for spots, I think this is a better design. The 2 rotary brushes come at the fibers from more directions. At any rate it is getting out stains faster and easier than my rug doctor. I might wish that it covered a bit wider area but overall it has worked well. Each tank does 3 cycles. So if the spot is larger than it covers I move it around to get it all before having to dump it.
If it holds up over time I'll be a happy camper long terms. So far, I'm pleased. Much less work than dragging around the rug doctor and its working better on the stains.
September 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Little Old Lady HIGHLY recommend SpotBot Pet
I had ordered my SpotBot just a few weeks ago and it has already worked wonders! My dog had some kind of intestinal upset and had diarrhea. Well, I finally pulled the SB out of the box and used it on both fresh and dried spots that had set overnight. There was no sign of either left after 1 use!!! This little tool is easy to use and does a GREAT job. I'm an elder person and the SB is light enough for me to carry, too.
September 1, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Dog Owner The Worst Product and Wasted My Money
I just wold like to put my comment here. I bought this product and used it once in a every month or two month when my dog messed a carpet. When I bought this cleaner, I thought this is very compact and handy, but I found out a hose is firm and not very flexible to move. I used not more than 10 times and the hose is started to crack and duty water is leaked from the hose. Also, water is started leaking from bottom of machine and messed my carpet more!!
I normally research when I bought something new and I believed this is a good product. I also trusted Bissell product, but I was totally wrong! I totally spent wasting my money for this product. I will never buy this or similar product from Bissell again and I will also never ever recommend especially this product to anyone!
August 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sarah Best Purchase Ever!
My husband and i recently adopted a puppy and quickly learned that house training was no easy task! We have light tan carpet throughout our whole house and our puppy had accidents daily. I read great reviews about this product and purchased it. I AM SOO happy i did! The spot bot completely cleans and removes any smells from our puppys accidents. Even if we didnt catch it right away and it's been dried for a few days, this deep cleaner gets rid of it right away. It's so portable and i love that i can just quickly take it out the closet, set it on the spot and walk away.. 5 min later the spot is clean! I will never be without one of these again!
August 9, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by petowner SpotBot
I bought one and it started leaking from the bottom. I took it back to the store to exchange it. It wasn't long before the brush part broke (on the hose) and then this one started leaking, Would not recommend this to anyone.
August 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Susan LOVE!!!! LOVE!!!!! LOVE!!!!!!
I have been totally amazed at how this little machine can clean our carpet. We have animals in our house, and this is the perfect size to carry around to hit those little accidents. I have used it in my car as well, and the results were amazing. I highly recommend it!!! Should have gotten one sooner
August 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Serenak Life and carpet saver!!
I love this little machine! I have two dogs and we are military, so we rent and move all the time. This has saved me so much money in deposit fees and home maintenance! It's so simple and so effective! Best money ever spent! It really gives it a deep down clean and the Bissell carpet solutions work great! No smells and no stains leftover!
July 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MelMel Great for 2 years but....
This has been working great for 2 years then all of a sudden the machine won't work on its own. Only the tool option works. No idea what happened. Has anyone else had this problem?
July 15, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by AMaloney Leaks EVERYWHERE
Bought this machine a little over 2 years ago. It had been sitting in storage for 6 months while deployed. We just took it out of storage and it now leaks everywhere when we are using it. The entire tank of clean water and solution will bubble up from the bottom and make a mess, and the hose feature leaks dirty water when its turned off. When picking it up to put it back in our laundry room, there is a trail of dirty water that follows. It also leaves the carpet soaking wet all and doesn't thoroughly clean the spots on any setting. I am not happy with this product at all.
July 11, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by No Longer Bissell Consumer 1st purchase great, second purchase waste of money
We bought the Spotbot Pet cleaner when the color of the machine was blue years ago. It was great; cleaned great and suctioned up the water great. I believe we had it for three years and it eventually ended up dying. Sad to see it go. We purchased another one, gray color, which as more expensive, of course due to three years later which is expected, but the product is no longer worth the money. Leaks and leaves carpet soaked with dirty water, why bother to use it, as it only mixes the dirt/soil from pets, with clean water and formula and then sends it back out onto the carpet. Read reviews and answers on the duckbill for the dirty tank and replacing the cap on the clean tank. Since sooooo many people are experiencing the same problems, why doesn't Bissell fix this problem, especially when they know it is a problem, because their making money on selling a defective product and then tells the consumer to replace this part, that part, etc., etc., etc. Their making money hand over fist. Why was the blue colored machine so great and lasted years and now the ones being manufactured today are throw aways after one use, if that!
May 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ItalianArt Easy to Use and Effective!
This is probably this easiest spot cleaner I've used. All you have to do is fill the reservoir with water and cleaning formula. Set the brusher over the stain, push a button, and a few minutes later the spot is gone! You never have to take a stain out by hand again!
May 11, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by joan Still not sure on this one
I bought the Spot bot about 3 months ago and after 1 month it stopped sucking up the dirty water into the container. I called Bissell and they told me to go to a Bissell Repair place. No way was I spending more money, I paid $140. I returned it to the store and took a chance and got another one. A month after that the same thing happened with the suction. Bissell sent me an extra rubber gasket. I have to say although it does remove the stains and is very convenient, I also get the rings around the area and some spots get darker when they dry. I just go over them again. I have a dog who has had accidents and I do have peace of mind that the smell is cleaned up. Bissell needs to work out the kinks on this one.
May 10, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by luddy Spot Bot 33N8 Leaking Clean Water
This is my second spot bot. The first one died due to bad circuit board after having it a few years. This one leaked a whole tank of fresh water all over the place when left sitting in a closet. I'm not sure what is wrong but there is something wrong with my machine as my old one never leaked. Thanks.
May 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by irish spotbot
i was astounded at how well this little unit cleans up spots...even years old stains that had been cleaned but not erased by professionals and myself with a carpet cleaner. the cleaned areas now show as little clean circles; i can't wait to have the rest of the rug areas cleaned to match!
May 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by adiddy Great Product
I bought my spot bot specifically for pet stains. My husband and I recently moved into a new home and couldn't be happier with how well the spot bot handles these "accidents". We were both amazed and disturbed at how much dirt was already in our carpets. I feel the option to have the machine work for you is well worth the money spent on the product.
April 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ilovepuppies AMAZING Results
I have six puppies in a brand new house with carpet. While potty training them they made quite a few stains on our new carpet. I bought this product yesterday and am ecstatic with the results!!!!! I love how i can just set it down and walk away. It cleaned all of the stains that had been there as long as six months! I highly recommend this product to anyone with pets or children.
April 22, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Billi79 Upper casing fcomes off aftere warrenty expires
I bought one of these about 3 years ago Absolutly loved it!!!! about a yer and a half afterpurchase i pulled it out to clean up something and the uppercasing came off of it =( i called Bissell and they were quick to replace it at no cost with a refurbished machine. it's been about a year to a year and a half since then and once again i pulled it out today to find the uppercasing Pulling off of it. Exposing all the innards to it, and making the machine unuseable =( Very disappointed.
April 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Barbara67 Love, love, love this cleaner
I absolutely love my SpotBot Pet Deep Cleaner. My dog always seems to have very messy accidents just around the time I am having company over. With all the other preparations I have to do, who has time to stand over stains and clean them? Plus, I have a terrible back. So now all I need to do is set it over the stain and walk away! 3-6 minutes later, it's finished and the stain is gone! Saves my back and my time! I have to use it so often, I have to always buy the Bissell carpet cleaning products in bulk! Thank you for your buy one get one with 30% off! Hahaha! I must admit, there are times when I have to use my SpotBot so often that my carpet looks like it has crop circles! But once I give my carpet a good vacuum, the circles are gone! Thank you Bissel for making my life easier.
April 17, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by DavinaChica Terrible Customer Service & Would NOT REPLACE
I am very dissatisfied with this item. I previously had a Bissell Upholstery Cleaner that I used for years and upgraded to this. I've had it less than 6 months and the tube broke away from the handle while I was putting it away for storage When on the phone with Bissell they told me they could not replace it, even though its a defect and it was within the 1 year manufacture warranty.
April 7, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Carpet owner Stopped working after 1 year of use
With a new puppy in the house, this machine was my little miracle worker. Both the brush and hose options worked great for all kinds of puppy messes. The big disappointment is that now after 1 year, it has stopped working. The pump was replaced by a Bissel warranty store and that was covered. But now the push buttons are not working and I can no longer turn on my machine. And now my 1 year warranty has just passed. I was not sure whether to buy this for the convenience and portability and now I think it may have been better to opt for a larger machine with the lift off option. Too bad as I was really happy with the item until recently.
April 4, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by hhink Have owned 2--lasted only a year each
I have now owned 2 of the SpotBot Pet cleaners. They both worked great in the beginning, but after about a year, just outside of warranty, they both had issues with the pumps. We tried to fix the last one ourselves by ordering a new pump, but it too quit working a few months after that. This newest SpotBot Pet was purchased 1/28/13, and now it too has something wrong with the clean solution tank pump. Once you place the tank with cleaning solution into the unit, it just dumps out all the cleaning solution at once onto your carpet instead of going through the clean, scrub, and suction sequences like it's supposed to. So, you can figure up how much I have spent owning 2 of these units, only to have neither last more than a year.
April 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Swiss Miss Excellent on set in pet messes
Set up: So easy my Daughter did it
Set in pet stains were removed in less then 8 minutes
ALWAYS use the Bissell pet cleaning products
March 17, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by susy Worked great until it didn't work at all
I have had TWO of these, and both had the same problem in the end. The first one worked wonderfully, then, one day, it just stopped working. No power. No lights. Nothing. It was only a few weeks old, so, thinking maybe this one was a lemon, I took it back to the store and exchanged it for another one. I've had this one about a year. Today, I got it out, set it up, plugged it in, and nothing. No power. No lights. Nothing. Again. UGH! I can't afford to keep buying new ones. Great idea, and when it works, it works wonderfully. Just no durability.
March 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sam Love It!
I've had troublesome stains for months now. I just bought the SpotBot Pet Deep Clean. Now I don't have stains or smells to worry about!
March 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 3doxies Best ever for pet stains
I have three dogs - one had the "runs" in the middle of the night all over my beige carpet. Tried another cleaner and still had stains - went and bought the SpotBot and all set-in stains gone - I keep it on hand always and it's never failed me. I have friends who say nothing can get their stains out and I've let them borrow mine - stains gone. Nothing like setting back and watching the machine work instead of me!!!!
February 24, 2014