The Best Carpet Spot Cleaning Machines

Carpet spot cleaning machines are typically carpet cleaners designed to clean small areas.

Hoover SteamVac F5914-900

These machines are usually easy to maneuver and more affordable than large cleaning machines. The best carpet spot cleaning machines should offer powerful spot cleaning, capability, durability and fit a budget that most home owners can afford.

The Hoover SteamVac F5914-900, according to Consumer Search, is a spot cleaner that offers "great results at an affordable price compared to the competition." As of November 2010, this steam cleaner sells for around $150.00. The Hoover SteamVac has two tanks for dispensing and collecting water, five spinning brushes for spot removal and a clean surge feature that dispenses an extra squirt of cleaner for hard-to-clean stains. User ratings are generally positive.

Bissell QuickSteamer PowerBrush 2080

The Bissell QuickSteamer PowerBrush 2080 is lightweight, easy to work into small areas and is priced to be affordable. While it gets positive reviews for being a good value for the money, there are downsides to the product. The biggest complaint is that it leaves carpets too wet. The tanks are small and need to be emptied and refilled. The price, as of November 2010, is about $100.00, making it an ideal cleaner for those on a budget. Compared to similar models, the Bissell QuickSteamer 2080 is typically rated higher by consumers.

Bissell SpotBot and Little Green

The Bissell SPotBot is a compact spot remover that rates high among consumers for both ease of use and its ability to remove even difficult stains. The biggest complaint some consumers have is that the areas cleaned by the SpotBot are too clean and stand out on the carpet. The SpotBot can be parked on a stain and left alone to work on the stain with its agitating brushes. A similar product from Bissell is the Bissell Little Green, which is less expensive than the SpotBot.

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