Bissell SpotBot Review

The Bissell SpotBot is a unique type of carpet cleaner. It’s name really says it all. ‘Spot’ and ‘Bot’. Put that togehter and you’ve pretty much got a carpet cleaning machine that does spot cleaning.

And that is exactly what the Bissell SpotBot does effortlessly. All you have to do is add in fresh water and give the hose a rinse once you’re done.

Below is a quick video of the Bissell SpotBot in action.

So the model I’m revieing here is the Bissell SpotBot pet hands-free, Compact Deep cleaner, Blue Illusion 1200A.

There are a few different models but that’s the one for this review. So this model is built in with some pre-programmed instructions. This is achieved with a cool microchip. And lets back track here for a moment! Microchips! C’mon, what the heck man!

I remember back in the days when I started as a carpet cleaner. I literally had an on button and an off button. So how cool is it with how far technology has come! This is one fine and effective carpet cleaning machine!

So back to it…

You can use the pre-programmed options. Or set the options on the SpotBot options yourself if one of the official options is not suitable. You can control:

  • Carpet surface type
  • Duration/Time limit
  • Stain type

And that is it. Then all you need to do is put the Bissell SpotBot on the stain you want to remove. Fill it with water and add in the cleaner and press the start button. It’s never really been easier to ‘spot’ reduce stains.

This review is not going to be long. This is a simple device and it does what it claims. Below is a nice clean picture of the SpotBot.

Why Buy the Bissell SpotBot?

The SpotBot is pretty much perfect if you bring dirt into the house. A good situation is if you have kids who always play outside and track in dirt.

Another good situation to have this nifty little device at home is if you have pets who might accidentally pee on your carpets. Plus odds are that not and again they will track in dirt. For example your dog runs over the carpet and leaves stains while your not at home so those stains then get very hard to remove. This is a perfect time to use the Bissell SpotBot!

Don’t forget it can clean liquid stains perfectly also! What is you spill some wine or bear. It’s perfect to clean that up.

SpotBot for Professional Carpet Cleaning? Yes!

Something I will mentioned and while I didn’t do this myself I do have a friend who uses the SpotBot. Paul over at Clean Victoria in Newcastle is my friend. He basically cleans carpets for a living and his focus is carpet cleaning in Newcastle.

When we were having a chat the other week he told me that he actually owns a few SpotBot units. When he goes to a clients home to clean their carpets he first looks around the home to see if there are any really nasty stains and he will use the automatic functions of SpotBot on the stains while he works on other rooms.

From what he told me this works out very well as it means there is less effort needed on his pert when he gets to that room. So if you’re a professional carpet cleaners then this maybe something you want to consider.

Small and Convinient

The SpotBot is quite small. So unlike traditional heavy and bulky carpet cleaning equipment that needs a large storage area. You can just keep the SpotBot in the cupboard or even i a large draw. Then you can bring it out when it’s needed.

The machine is fast also. You don’t need to spend hours waiting. You stains will be cleaned in about 20 minutes. Then you just leave the area to dry.

Sean’s Summary

So to wrap this up I give the thumbs up for the SpotBot. It’s a simple machine that every home should have. Even businesses as who knows when one of your staff will spill coffee on the floor. The $150 or so the SpotBot will cost once is ten fold cheaper than consistently hiring professional carpet cleaners.

So a big thumbs up for the Bissell SpotBot and I’d recommend you buy it on Amazon.

Hoover SteamVac Review

I personally think the Hoover SteamVac Carpet Cleaner is one of the best on the market. I hope my review here today will help you in your buying decision.

It’s definelty a carpet cleaner that any home should have especially if you have pets or kids that are bound to make a mess on your upholstery. The Hoover SteamVac Carpet Cleaner comes with a bonus brush for you to deal with stains on your upholstery so it’s easy to deal with hard to reach places you can’t lift the carpet cleaner onto.

As usual here is a video for you to quickly watch before I get into the nuts and bolts of my review:

The Hoover SteamVac Carpet Cleaner Technical Specs:

  • Clean Surge
  • Powerful 12amp motor
  • 8 foot hose
  • 5 extra scrubbing brushes for upholstery cleaning with built in rotation indicator
  • 1 year warranty

My Hoover SteamVac Carpet Cleaner Review

The Hoover SteamVac Carpet Cleaner is on e of my favorite by far!

Hoover got this one right. Normally you have to buy upholstery cleaning equipment separate from the carpet cleaner you buy but this carpet cleaner is a combination of both.

The carpet cleaner itself is exactly what you should expect. It will get the job done and it cleans fast. This is thanks for clean surge. A feature of many Hoover machines that is well know to really get the dirt out of carpets. It’s not an over assumption to say that this machine can bring your carpets back to life in the same way that an expensive professional carpet cleaner that you hire would.

What I really like about the Hoover SteamVac Carpet Cleaner is that there are two separate compartments for water. Instead of reusing dirty water like some carpet cleaners do this model rotates the water it uses. This does mean that half way through your clean you may have to swap out the tanks to empty the dirty water and to add new fresh water but the end result is well worth it.

Upholstery Cleaning

I can’t forget to mention the upholstery cleaning feature of the Hoover SteamVac Carpet Cleaner. There are five different brushes that you can swap out on the carpet cleaner. You can select the brush you need with a special rotation function so you know what brush you are using.

The hose for the upholstery cleaner is 8 feet long. That is more than enough length to even get into tighter spaces as long as you keep the machine next to where you are cleaning.

If you have pets that run into the house with dirt or even kids who make a mess on the couch then you will be happy you have the upholstery feature of the Hoover SteamVac Carpet Cleaner available. You will be able to spot clean the stain right away.

Or if you spill a glass of wine on the couch. Wait, you’d never do that would you!

Sean’s Summary

A solid machine! I give the Hoover SteamVac Carpet Cleaner a 4.5 out of 5 star rating. I really love that is has an upholstery feature and the 8 foot cord is is ore than enough length to deal with any stains.

Like normal everything I recommend can be bought on






Bissell Little Green Machine Review

The Bissell Little Green Machine is a small handheld device for spot cleaning.

Below is a short video showing you the Bissell Little Green Machine in action.

In short what does the little device do?

  1. It sprays the area to soak the carpet
  2. You move the device over the area to clean the stain

It’s that simple. You get a professional clean in the palm of your hand for the fraction of the price and minimal effort on your part with how work is needed to actually clean stains.

The Technical Mumbo Jumbo

So lets get into the technical side for a moment.

The Bissell Little Green Machine has a 2.75 amp motor so it’s not very loud. The power cable is about 15ft long so you will always have plenty of room to get from the power point to the stain you need to deal with. Plus you can always use an a cheap extension cord if you need for cable length.

The nozzle is very flexible. So you don’t have to worry about applying to much pressure and breaking to machine. Plus it’s about four inches wide so while it’s not that big it’s got enough room to deal with small stains. But I wouldn’t want to be dealing with a big two by two foot stain with the Bissell Little Green Machine. There are better solutions for big stains.

The technical specs and a few other things:

  • 2.75 amp motor
  • Uses liquid cleaning formula
  • 1 step cleaning
  • 1 year warranty
  • Easy to use
  • 9.1×18.8×13.25 inches so it’s tiny! It will fit in your draw next to you bed

My Experience

As a carpet cleaner by trade I actually used the Bissell Little Green Machine now and again. The majority of my work was with professional equipment but for the stubborn stains that were hard to get to it was perfect.

It never failed to lift anything of a carpet. I even once had to deal with a bloody carpet. Someone cut themselves quite bad and blood is hard to get out. The little green machine got it out without an issue.

If it’s a small stain from wine, dirt or food you will be able to lift that stain off the carpet. But some advice I can hand over if that you want to get to that stain as fast as possible. Think about it logically for a moment. If you spill coffee on the counter and it drys you have to scrub hard to get it off right? Compared to wiping it up when it was spit first of all.

Well the same goes for the carpet. If anything it’s a hundred times more important to attend to a stain as soon as humanly possible once it happens so the stain does not settle in.

Originally I was introduced to the Little Green Machine by Lucas of He is a long time friend and a fellow carpet cleaning professional in Swindon.

The Downside

The only downside is the fact that the Bissell Little Green Machine is tiny!

So when you put in the cleaning solution you will only get about 10 minutes of usage from it. But this is not a problem. Like I said before there are better options out there for bigger stains.

Sean’s Summary

Thumbs up and buy it!

It’s as simple as that. It’s a nice and niffy little device to have. If you ever have something stain your carpet. Pull out the Bissell Little Green Machine ASAP and get to work. Then the stain is gone and you get back to your day.

Hoover Steam Vac Dual V Review

The Hoover Steam Vac Dual V is a great carpet cleaner for any household.

It has some niffy features that other carpet cleaners don’t have such as Hoovers patented SpinScrub technology. But it also has down sides also such as how long it takes to clean. But overall it’s a great carpet cleaner.

Before you read my review why not take a look at this short video about the Hoover Steam Vac Dual V and then below I’ll get into a detailed review.

This model by Hoover is definitely a more mid range carpet cleaner. The price point hovers around the $200 to $300 range depending on where you end up buying.

Hoover Steam Vac Dual V Technical Specs

So lets jump into some of the more technical specs first:

MaxExtract Technology:

The problem with tradition carpet cleaning with soap and then drying is that you never get everything out of the carpet. Left over soap eventually damages carpet overtime leading to expensive costs with full carpet replacement.

MaxExtract technology has a special heating technology that will dry the carpet so all the excess liquid is removed. It’s really that simple. A dry carpet is good and a left over damp carpet is bad. MaxExtract helps you dry up as fast as possible!

Dual V Technology:

The Hoover Steam Vac Dual V MaxExtract utilizes wide nozzles so you can use it on a large surface. Nothing is more frustrating that having a small nozzle and having to clean a large carpet!

So what does Dual V tech do exactly? It’s quite simple really. You get equal sucking draw from each part of your carpet clean nozzle on the Hoover Steam Vac Dual V.

Imagine for a moment the cheap $30 vacuum that we are all guilty of having bought in the past. Yes, I’m looking at you right now! Don’t deny it haha!

Think about the underside of the nozzle. It’s just that one pipe doing the drawing so when the edges of the nozzle go over the carpet then it’s not giving you the same pulling power as the middle of the nozzle right? Are you following? Good!

So Dual V technology simple means that every single square inch of the nozzle of you carpet cleaner gets strong pulling force. This way the carpet you are cleaning gets cleaned properly with not dirt or grim left behind.

So that is it for the technical specs that are specific to the Hoover Steam Vac Dual V.


While I don’t think this is really a con as I know a lot about carpet cleaners being an ex-profession cleaner. But for the average person this would be a con so it’s in this section.

It will take you about 20 minutes to clean the Hoover Steam Vac Dual V. If that is a con for you. Well, I’ve leave that to your discretion. For me it’s not but for you it maybe.

My experience has seen me use  500+ cleaners ranging from cheap $30 products to expensive machines worth thousands. And based on my experience what I have to say is that Hoover has done a great job with this model. It might take about 20 minutes for you to clean but it’s very easy to do!

Sean’s Summary

Because of the cleaning time needed I’m going to rate the Hoover Steam Vac Dual V a solid 4 our of 5 stars. It’s a great machine and I really love the MaxExtract technology as that helps your carpets dry faster.

If you need a good carpet cleaner to keep in the home and you don’t mind spending upwards of $300 I’d recommend you buy the Hoover Steam Vac Dual V MaxExtract.

Like usual everything I recommend is available on Amazon.


Haan SI-35 Review

The Haan SI-35 is the ‘Beez Neez’ of steam cleaners that are available for $200 or less. I hope you will enjoy my review about this Haan model as I personally think it’s one of the best on the market.

The SI-35 is exactly what you’d expect in a steam mop. It heats fast and then you can clean whatever surface you need to clean with a mop. Be it laminate, vinyl, sanitize hardwood or even normal kitchen tiles.

Plus it’s chemical free! You wont have any nasty smells coming from the mop nor will you have to use a face mask. Plus it only weights about five pounds so it’s nice and light. I give the Haan SI-35 five out of five stars and hopefully you will see why in my short review here today.

Here is a quick video for you to watch about the Haan SI-35:

The Technical Specs

If you really want to know about the technical details of the Haan SI-35 here they are:

  • 5.1 pounds
  • 19.5ft power cable
  • 1 year warranty
  • 1,200 watts / 120 volts

My Haan SI-35 Review

So a long story short, I kept this steam cleaner in my truck for many years as a backup steam cleaner when doing my professional cleaning work for clients. Now and again I’d put it to use and it did it’s job.

It’s very light and easy to use. It has a great ergonomically hand grip so if you are needing to use it for a long period of time it’s not going to hurt your hands like some other steam cleaners do.

The power cord length is decent. I won’t say it’s as long as it could be but hey that’s not a big deal as who doesn’t have an extra extension cord lying around the home. Lets be real. Every single household as one to two extras right. So if you need fore cable you have it as home already.

What I really love about the Haan SI-35 is that from power up to steam being produced is only 35 seconds! That is crazy fast. Normally it takes about 3 minutes or so for domestic steam cleaners to ‘steam up’ so Haan definitely got this right with this particular model.

If you take a look to the left you’ll see the model I’m reviewing here today. It comes in a few different colours but I love the red model.

What I first thought was an issue when I started to use the steam mop was durability. As lets be real here for a moment. An entire electronic steam mop only weighing about 5 pounds. That doesn’t seem like a solid construction. But in reality the Haan SI-35 is extremely durable. I never once had an issue with the mop and that includes breaking anything. It stayed in one piece. I can’t say the same for some other terrible models of steam mops I’ve used in the past.

Sean’s Summary

So in the end I give this mop five out of five stars. This review didn’t have to be long at all as at the end of the day the Haan SI-35 simple does what it’s supposed to do. Plus it heats up in 35 seconds and that timing demolishes anything else on the market!

If you want to buy the Haan SI-35 I suggest looking on Amazon.