Bissell Spotclean Pro Portable carpet cleaner

10.0 out of 10
10.0 out of 10

If the Bissell Spotclean Pro is sitting in your cupboard then you will never have to worry about stains on your carpet ever again.

This carpet cleaner is an excellent way to achieve superb results at a very low cost compared to other carpet cleaners that cost more and don’t do as good a job.

Bissell is the number one brand in the carpet cleaner market and this little gem of a cleaner is the reason why.

It’s been around for a few years now and enjoys very strong reviews from thousands of happy customers so it’s already a tried and tested winner.

It is very deliberately a portable carpet cleaner and is not meant to be able to cope with large areas of carpet in one go so if you are looking to clean your entire home or large areas then here are some of the best carpet cleaners for that purpose.

Features and benefits

The thing that strikes you straight away when you take it out of the box is the size.

It’s really small at 25cm depth x 36cm wide x 35.6cm high and to put that into perspective it’s not that much bigger than the length of a standard ruler!

When you look at it the first thought is how is something that small going to be able to generate enough power to clean carpet and upholstery that have ingrained dirt that has accumulated over the years.

Size doesn’t always matter and the Bissell Spotclean Pro is a perfect example of that.

It packs the same punch as a full-size carpet cleaner despite being about 1/5 of the size.

There are two tanks, one for the clean water and one for the dirty water. To get going just lift out the clean water tank, fill it up with hot (but not boiling) water and add some cleaning detergent.

That’s all the preparation required. Plug it in and you are good to go.

The trigger on the handle squirts the water onto the area you want to clean and then you are ready to clean.

Just press down and move the cleaning head across the area that needs cleaning and the motorised brush head will dig deep into the fibres of your carpet.

Bissell has made the cleaning head transparent so you can actually see the brushes in action and watch the dirt being sucked out of whatever you are cleaning and into the dirty water tank.

I wasn’t expecting something of this size and price to deliver the same cleaning performance as a full-size carpet cleaner but it does. It is outstanding on every level.

This cleaner is fully capable of bringing carpet and upholstery back to as new condition and is particularly good on stairs where there is always a lot of footfall and is more prone to an accumulation of dirt than other areas.

Not only does it do a great job of cleaning the stairs but because of its size and weight you can actually rest it on the stair below whilst you are cleaning each stair.

We really like that Bissell has put a really long 6.5 metre cable on this cleaner so you can reach anywhere you need to clean from any plug socket and that includes the car without the need for messing around with an extension cable.

The hose is also a really good length at 1.5m so you won’t need to keep moving the main unit to cover the area you want to clean.

The clean water tank holds 2.9 litres of water and the dirty water tank 3.5 litres which is big for an appliance this small and means you are not going to be going back and refilling the water tank all the time.

Bissell throw in a bottle of cleaning solution with the cleaner and that’s deliberate on their part to show you how good a result you can get if you use the right cleaning solution.

Normally we would suggest going for a supermarket brand or something cheaper from Amazon but our experience of cleaning solutions is that it does pay dividends to go with the branded option.

Choosing a cheap cleaning detergent for carpets does impact on the overall performance and we have found when using both Vax and Bissell carpet cleaners that you don’t quite get the same result if you don’t use their recommended cleaning solution.

You get two changeable brush heads, a wider one for carpet or rugs and a smaller one for more focussed area perhaps with uneven surfaces like car seats.

The dirty water tank is easy to remove and empty. You need to make sure that you push the handle all the way back and the top comes right off making it easy to tip all the water out in one go.

There is nothing cheap and nasty about this carpet cleaner. It’s sturdy and well-built and gives you the impression that it will last for years if looked after properly.

You get a two-year guarantee giving you complete peace of mind for the first 24 months.


This is an exceptional value for money carpet and upholstery cleaner. The peace of mind it provides is worth the money alone.

It’s no wonder that the rental market for carpet cleaners is declining when you can get something this good for this price.

Stairs, Cars, Sofa’s, Mattresses and even the toughest ground-in stains will be obliterated by this small but super powerful cleaner.

It’s not for cleaning whole rooms of carpet but it does everything else and it does it brilliantly.