BISSELL Spotbot Pet Spot & Stain Cleaner 33N8A Review

The BISSELL SpotBot Pet Spot & Stain Cleaner 33N8A is a spot carpet cleaner that I’ve been looking forward to reviewing for quite some time. That’s because it’s a unit that’s automated to some extent. You can just place it over the stain, press a few buttons and let it do all the cleaning for you. Or at least, that’s what the commercials say. In order to find out whether or not that is actually the case I had to order my own and put it through some tests – which is precisely what I did.

And the first thing I want to say about this carpet cleaner is that it is not an inexpensive model. Of all of the conventional carpet spot cleaners, this one was one of the most expensive of them. Of course, when the unit came, I could see what it cost more than some other units. It’s not only high quality but also has some technological features built into it.

After filling its 32-ounce tank, I put it to work on a couple of stains around the house. One of the stains I had to manufacture because I had been using quite a few other carpet cleaners on my floors over the past few weeks and was beginning to run out of stains to clean up. The other one came courtesy of my dog, who must know I’m testing cleaners because he’s been leaving me

The “manufactured” stain I cleaned was a cup ring I made with tea. I had actually let it sit in one of my old area rugs for about a week before I used this unit on it. I placed this cleaner on the stain, set it to set-in stain and let the unit go to work. It’s computer decided how long to scrub the stain and I was actually surprised that it did such a good job. All without me having to stand over it.

The urine stain my dog provided me was fresh, so I set my unit to surface-stain and let it go to work. It cleaned it right up. It really is the best carpet cleaner for pet stains—at least among the non-steam driven machines. It cleaned it right up. The BISSELL SpotBot 33N8A also has a 5-foot hose that works quite well, too. I was able to use it on my stairs and I think it did a pretty good job.

This cleaner really does do a good job. My only complaints are that it is a bit loud, doesn’t have a long enough power cord and is a bit pricey. However, I also have to give it credit. It does a good job, especially with pet stains.

8.4 Total Score
Bottom Line

This cleaner really does do a good job. My only complaints are that it is a bit loud, doesn't have a long enough power cord and is a bit pricey.

Ease of Use
  • Good for pet stains
  • Cleans well
  • Well built
  • 2-year warranty
  • Little loud
  • Power cord could be longer
  • Kind of expensive
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