Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner (Machine)
After a week of camping in a place filled with dust, I was happy to be able to clean the car. Might as well wash the interior carpet while I’m at it.
Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner is perfect for the job. I’ve owned a number of spot cleaners and rug cleaners over the years. SpotBot is great for taking out spots in one concentrated area, but it wouldn’t do for a swath like the car. Spotlifter is weak and has no agitating brush. My upright carpet cleaner, Big Green, is simply too much carpet cleaner for the job, and no agitating brush on the hand tool.
Yes, agitating brush. It works like the hose attachment of a full size carpet cleaner. Spray on the cleaner and suck it up with the cleaning head. The suction is strong, but my favorite part is the brush, which does a great job getting the dirt up and out. When I’m done, the car’s carpet was clean and fluffed up.
A little larger than the SpotBot, much smaller than a full size carpet cleaner, this spot cleaner comes with wheels, a carry handle, and a retractable handle, so we can roll it around like a suitcase.
The power cord and hose are a little on the short side. We have to be somewhat near the outlet for what we want to clean, or carry an extension cord. The cord and hose both store neatly onboard, and there’s a quick release mechanism for the cord.
The detergent tank was much more than I ever needed to clean up the car. I could clean a fair number of cars with it. The dirty water tank is way too large, as it didn’t seem to fill up at all, but bigger never hurt. I always clean out the hose when I’m done by sucking up a quantity of clean water. Then, the tank was filled with very dark (almost black), filthy water. I knew the Rug Doctor did its job.
If you are considering this for stairs, it will fit on the steps of my stairs, but with the hose facing away from the stairs. I find the size awkward, but it will do. You will need an extension cord, though. The cord it comes with would be too short.
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