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.

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 wemoveandclean.co.uk. 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.