Bissell Spot Clean Pro

Bissell 3624 SpotClean Professional Portable Carpet Cleaner Review

Bissell is among one of the bigger names when it comes to vacuums and carpet cleaners, and may very well be one of the best manufacturers of this type of product. The Bissell Spot Clean Pro is a compact carpet cleaner designed for getting spots out of the carpet, stairs and upholstered furniture among other items. It’s compact, lightweight design makes it great for cleaning stairs, that stubborn area rug, or even the upholstery in your car. The rating that would probably be given for this product would likely be four stars out of five due to the reasons outlined below.

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Key Feature of Bissell Spot Clean Pro Portable Carpet Cleaner

The Bissell 3624 SpotClean features a twenty-two foot cord, a four foot hose and two separate brushes to fit your needs. The strong suction and specialized brushes make cleaning almost any stain simple, leaving more time in the day for other things. The machine itself is lightweight and has a carry handle, making it easier to haul up and down stairs.

Build Quality

The tanks are large and well made. They are easy to clean and to refill, as well as durable. The hose tends to have some problems when the brushes are attached, which would generally indicate that the hose is of low quality design. With the proper precautions, however, the hose will last as long as the rest of the machine. The machine itself is sturdy and durable, allowing for years of use before you ever need to think about repairs or replacements.

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Ease of Use

The Bissell SpotClean is easy to use. It comes already assembled, so you don’t have to waste time or effort putting it together. It is lightweight, so no matter where you need to bring it, it won’t put strain on your back or shoulders. The length of the cord and the hose make it so that you don’t have to struggle in order to clean under the furniture, up the stairs, or the seats in your car.

The Bissell SpotClean comes with a manual that can help you through nearly any problem you may come across. The support team will also make your life easier when you call with questions by offering a quick and efficient answer.

Pros:

  • The Bissell 3624 SpotClean comes ready to go; there’s no need for assembly, which means you can unpack it and use it within the first five minutes.
  • It has a 22 foot cord, which is longer than any of the similar models, allowing you to get to hard-to-reach places, such as the stairs and the car, without having to move the plug all around the house.
  • It has a two year limited warranty to give you peace of mind.
  • This compact, lightweight model has a larger tank than models before it, meaning you won’t have to refill the tank as often. The tank itself is ¾ of a Gallon, and the carpet cleaner is only thirteen pounds, making it easy to carry up and down the stairs.
  • The Bissell SpotClean comes with an eight ounce trial size of Bissell Professional Deep Cleaning formula so that you don’t have to wait to buy cleaning liquid in order to start deep cleaning your carpet, stairs or other upholstered furniture.
  • It will easily pay for itself with the amount of money you will save in carpet cleaning services, or detailing upholstery.

Cons:

  • There is a flaw in the hose design. The hose will bend and kink when the handheld brush is attached, causing the plastic to wear out. This causes the hose to crack, which will affect the suction strength of the Bissell SpotClean. If you do not attach the handheld brush, the hose will be just fine.

How Does It Compare?

Compared to other models, the Bissell 3624 SpotClean generally has fewer problems and is easier to use. It has benefits that some other models of carpet cleaners do not have, and it also has some issues that others may not have. The perfect carpet cleaner for your situation is up to you, but below are four more models that are similar to the Bissell 3624 SpotClean Portable Carpet Cleaner.

Bissell 3624 SpotClean vs Hoover FH11300PC Spot Cleaner

When compared to the Hoover FH11300PC Spot Cleaner, the competition is almost evened out. While the Hoover model has a self-cleaning hose and is lighter, there have been numerous problems reported with it. These problems include the device leaking from the solution tank, the suction in the hose being too weak, and in some cases, the sprayer stopped working altogether.

The Hoover Spotless Cleaner would probably be ideal for someone who does not want to spend a whole lot of money on a portable carpet cleaner yet wants a decent product.

Bissell 3624 SpotClean vs Bissell SpotBot 33N8A

Against the Bissell SpotBot 33N8A model, the competition is a little more one sided. The SpotBot uses too much shampoo, leading to increased costs. The recovery tank on the SpotBot, which is smaller than that on the SpotClean model, does not open, which means that it has the tendency to get nasty, despite its higher cost. The SpotClean model has stronger suction, which means getting a deeper clean, and the hose storage on the SpotClean is better on the SpotClean model; the SpotBot model requires the user to wrap the hose around the base, which leads to it getting tangled or kinked while putting it away and just causing more strife for you.

The SpotBot is a pound heavier than the SpotClean, and has a shorter cord, which means that getting to those hard to reach places will be more difficult. Benefits of the SpotBot are that is has a rotating brush, so you don’t have to scrub out a stain, and that it has a built-in antimicrobial that will fight bacteria in your carpet. This product may be best for a person who cleans up after pets or children and may require the antimicrobial properties built in to this device.

Bissell 3624 SpotClean vs Bissell Little Green 1400

Against the Bissell Little Green 1400, the stats are again a little more even. The Bissell Little Green model is considerably lighter than the SpotClean, but only has a 15ft cord, meaning the reach isn’t as long as it is on the SpotClean. Suction power on the Little Green model is not as strong as the SpotClean model. This model is cheaper than the Bissell SpotClean, and it is made almost entirely of recycled plastic.

The Little Green model only comes with the 3 inch stain tool, and there have been some reports of it no longer spraying. This model may be better for someone who would prefer a more lightweight product, or if someone wants a product with a smaller economic footprint, since the parts are all made from recycled products.

Bissell 3624 SpotClean vs Bissell 5207F SpotClean ProHeat

With the Bissell 5207F SpotClean ProHeat, the pros and the cons are about even. The ProHeat model will keep water warm using HeatWave Technology. Both models come with two brushes, however the brushes that come with the ProHeat are designed for different types of stains; one is the DeepStain Tool, which is designed for older, set-in stains, and the Tough Stain Tool, which is used to get rid of fresh spills or any other mess that isn’t set in yet. The ProHeat model is only nine pounds, so it will be easier to carry, but the cord is only 15 feet long. The tank is also smaller in the ProHeat model, with it only holding a little more than a quarter gallon. The ProHeat model may be ideal for someone who may want a heated deep clean, or someone who may want a lighter product.

Final Verdict

The bissell spot clean pro Carpet Cleaner could be a desirable choice for anyone who has children or pets, including the messes that come with them, and would prefer to save money, as a professional cleaning service of the same quality could easily cost hundreds of dollars in the long run. This may also be a smart choice for you if you would like to clean the upholstery in your car yourself, or if you have problems getting that deep clean on your stairs. If you want to be able to give your carpet a good deep cleaning, the Bissell SpotClean may be right for you.