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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Great Spot Cleaner for Families!

    Posted
    MommyTippit

    I received a Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner for review. All opinions are my own. My home is a mix of rugs and carpet. The rugs being over 10' x 7' make them not so easy to replace cost wise so the investment in a Rug Doctor made perfect sense for spills, stains and spot cleaning. In addition to that, the only carpet in my whole house belongs in the playroom/entertainment room. Sigh. I don't think I need to explain what happens to a floor when you have playdates. Regardless, I was pretty excited to test out the spot cleaner on old stains and new spills! First of all, the Portable Spot Cleaner is nicely tucked together which allows it to travel easily. There is a carrying handle, but also an adjustable handle that pulls out waist length to move around the house. The little wheels travel just fine on lower carpets, but I couldn't say if they push as easily on plush. The hose wraps around the front while the cord wraps around the back. Very efficient and great if your Mom comes over and wants to steal it like mine! I didn't have any problem getting the water containers out. Although I would suggest having your Cleaning Solution already open when filling it as the shape doesn't allow for you to set it down. You'll have to hold it and add the solution. It requires hot water from the tap and has clear distinct lines for water level and cleaning solution. The noise level is pretty high, but I kind of expected that as it generally means it has power suction (which it does!). It did take me a moment to get the idea of how to use it since the cleaner doesn't automatically come out and instead you have to push a button on the handle labeled SOAP. I found that it was easier for me to spray the soap on and let it sit a moment rather than spraying while doing the job. However, the nice part is that the handle is also motorized so you don't have to do the scrubbing! The brushes push apart the carpet for you! I LOVE this. You can turn it off and do the scrubbing yourself on big jobs though. Sometimes it does take some elbow grease. The suction on this little Rug Doctor is amazing, quite frankly. You can see it pulling the excess cleaner and dirt out of your carpet or rug. It leaves only a slight dampness behind that isn't really noticeable unless you're looking for it. I cleaned various types of spots and spills, spills were easier as they were new. Many spots came right up, but there were a few very old stains that have more than likely already dyed the carpet fibers that only faded. I ran it over these about 3 times and the Spot Cleaner faded it enough to smooth with the rug. This didn't bother me and is a lot better than having a hugely visible stain and again, I don't think it is due in part to the Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner more so than these stains have had time to dye the fabric. It was very horrifying seeing how dirty my rug was once I was done cleaning. On the good note, it meant this baby is doing its job! I used it on my couch that doesn't have removable cushion covers and it now looks gorgeous! I wholeheartedly recommend this not only for spots on rugs and carpets, but also for upholstery and furniture. Overall, it's very simple to cart around and isn't too much heavier than a vacuum or you can roll it. This makes traveling with it a breeze. It is a great spot cleaner to have on hand for spots, spills and high traffic areas. It may not pull up very old stains that have dyed the carpet, but it will fade them. It does a great job pulling up most other stains, can be used on stairs and furniture! It's super easy to get everything started and put away when your finished. It also is more cost efficient than purchasing new rugs or carpet and is a lot easier than using umpteen amount of different hand cleaners and trying to scrub the life out of your nice rug. I love this portable spot cleaner and I wholeheartedly recommend it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Innovative Machine for Small Cleaning Jobs

    Posted
    MichelleJ
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    “I received a Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner sample to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.” I have a household of four fur babies, a teen, and a very active six year old. As you can imagine my rugs get a lot of action! Dirty paw prints, accidental spills, and puppy mistakes are almost a daily occurrence in my home. My house is made up of mostly area rugs on hardwood floors on the first level, a carpeted stairs, and wall to wall carpet on the second floor in the bedrooms. The rugs get tons of high traffic use with the dogs constantly going in and out and the occasional puppy blunder that needs to be immediately spot cleaned. Using a full size steam cleaner on a regular basis for small jobs and on the stairs is impractical, so the Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner is the perfect solution for keeping my rugs clean and fresh smelling for those hard to clean areas and spot messes. The Rug Doctor has been around for 40 years and I have always found their full size professional-grade carpet cleaners to work magic on my rugs. Nevertheless, to constantly have to rent a machine to spot clean my rugs on a regular basis would just be unfeasible and tiresome. The Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner is handy to have for those small area jobs and works fantastic on lifting the dirt. BUT, it should not be confused with a steam cleaner, because it does not actually heat the water. You must use very hot tap water for best results and only use the Rug Doctor cleaning solutions. In fact, using any other cleaner will void the warranty and could damage your machine. In my opinion, the little machine is packed with some great features for the price including an “Easy Carry” and retractable handle, carpet friendly wheels for extra maneuverability, no tangle cord wrap, flexible hose with compact storage, motorized handheld brush with on/off switch, and easy to fill and clean tanks. It also has a very powerful suction for its size and gets down to deep clean those stains. However, one of the most attractive features for me (besides that it actually works) is that it has a slim design to fit on the stairs, which is a problem area in my home that gets plenty of foot and paw traffic. I had no problem using the machine on the stairs and it was easy to lift from one place to another. Plus, its small slim design is wonderful for trouble-free storage as well. The first time I used the Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner I spilled the filthy water while removing the waste water tank. Now knowing the top of the dirty water intake hole does not auto seal off during removal, I will be more careful to lift the tank straight up for emptying the grungy water. This is probably the only characteristic of the spot cleaner I would like to see redesigned, since it could be problematic without proper handling or if the tank becomes too full. Overall, Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner is a great innovative machine for those regular small cleaning jobs. It is perfect for busy moms and individuals who have pets, small children, or want something easy to use for quick cleanup messes. I found it to effectively work in deep cleaning my rugs and a cinch to use. The machine is also fantastic for using to freshen up upholstery and car rugs! I’m very happy with its performance!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good

    Posted
    Gary
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    “I received a Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner sample to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.” I have a household of four fur babies, a teen, and a very active six year old. As you can imagine my rugs get a lot of action! Dirty paw prints, accidental spills, and puppy mistakes are almost a daily occurrence in my home. My house is made up of mostly area rugs on hardwood floors on the first level, a carpeted stairs, and wall to wall carpet on the second floor in the bedrooms. The rugs get tons of high traffic use with the dogs constantly going in and out and the occasional puppy blunder that needs to be immediately spot cleaned. Using a full size steam cleaner on a regular basis for small jobs and on the stairs is impractical, so the Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner is the perfect solution for keeping my rugs clean and fresh smelling for those hard to clean areas and spot messes. The Rug Doctor has been around for 40 years and I have always found their full size professional-grade carpet cleaners to work magic on my rugs. Nevertheless, to constantly have to rent a machine to spot clean my rugs on a regular basis would just be unfeasible and tiresome. The Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner is handy to have for those small area jobs and works fantastic on lifting the dirt. BUT, it should not be confused with a steam cleaner, because it does not actually heat the water. You must use very hot tap water for best results and only use the Rug Doctor cleaning solutions. In fact, using any other cleaner will void the warranty and could damage your machine. In my opinion, the little machine is packed with some great features for the price including an “Easy Carry” and retractable handle, carpet friendly wheels for extra maneuverability, no tangle cord wrap, flexible hose with compact storage, motorized handheld brush with on/off switch, and easy to fill and clean tanks. It also has a very powerful suction for its size and gets down to deep clean those stains. However, one of the most attractive features for me (besides that it actually works) is that it has a slim design to fit on the stairs, which is a problem area in my home that gets plenty of foot and paw traffic. I had no problem using the machine on the stairs and it was easy to lift from one place to another. Plus, its small slim design is wonderful for trouble-free storage as well. The first time I used the Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner I spilled the filthy water while removing the waste water tank. Now knowing the top of the dirty water intake hole does not auto seal off during removal, I will be more careful to lift the tank straight up for emptying the grungy water. This is probably the only characteristic of the spot cleaner I would like to see redesigned, since it could be problematic without proper handling or if the tank becomes too full. Overall, Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner is a great innovative machine for those regular small cleaning jobs. It is perfect for busy moms and individuals who have pets, small children, or want something easy to use for quick cleanup messes. I found it to effectively work in deep cleaning my rugs and a cinch to use. The machine is also fantastic for using to freshen up upholstery and car rugs! I’m very happy with its performance

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    First Carpet Cleaner

    Posted
    ProStudent25
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Full Disclosure: This is my first carpet cleaner and I have never owned one prior. I bought this after I ended up spilling spaghetti sauce on my carpet after eating in my living room. Oops. I was really upset because I try to be really clean and I didn't want this to get gross. I happened to find this on a Deal of the Day so I only paid $59 ($99 - $40 in reward certificates). For this price, I think I got a good deal since it retails $150 at this time, however, the cleaning fluid costs an additional $18 for a bottle. Still cheaper than hiring someone. Review: Easy to use right out of the box, I read the instructions. Put hot tap water into the clean water tank, added the soap that came with it... and brushed away my stain. Is it perfect... eh. I can still see a little of the border. I attached photos for reference. I have never used one before so I think it did an okay job. It was louder than I thought, louder than a vacuum cleaner. I have a beige carpet and I don't think anyone will notice it was once stained at a general glance. The suction worked well and the carpet dried in about 45 min. For what it did I would buy it again. Especially since it says I can use it to clean my car. However, I saw units that had steam and the description on the barcode on the shelf said steam, but this is only hot tap water, not steam. Also, my stain was sitting on the carpet for about a week before I could buy this and I'm glad I waited.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Give Your Elbow a Rest!

    Posted
    StacyUncorked
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I received a Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner to facilitate my review, but my opinions are mine, all mine and not influenced by outside sources. Two words: Life Saver. Or, they could be "Carpet Saver". Seriously. We have 3 dogs, 2 cats, 2 kids, and a hubby who tends to track odd things in on his shoes. Luckily only 50% of our house is carpeted - we just bought our new house in February, our old house (literally old - built in 1817) had all wood floors throughout and no carpets, so now having half our house carpeted is a new adventure in spills, spots and (ahem) hairballs. Yes, the life of a pet owner is a never ending sequence of miscellaneous clean-ups. The Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner has been a huge help in keeping those random messes clean - I'm picky about keeping things clean, I don't want guests coming over and deciding that having four-legged critters roaming about is a bad thing. Before getting the Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner, I was using those spot cleaners in a can - you know the ones, you spray the foam, let it sit, then scrub scrub scrub. And still you have some sort of staining left behind, no matter how much elbow grease you put into action. The Rug Doctor is easily portable – lighter weight than the full version, with wheels (wheeee!), and a telescoping handle that makes it easy to move the machine wherever you need it most. I had no trouble whatsoever carrying it upstairs to where it was desperately needed, and as I moved from one area to the next to re-clean the areas that weren't cleaned thoroughly from the spray can, the handle made it easy to pick it up and move it short distances. I love that the top of the motorized brush is clear plastic – being able to see how much water was being sucked up was a plus, so I could gauge how much water was still in the carpet before moving on to the next problem area. The cord is a good length – I didn't have to keep relocating it moving around our master bedroom, then on to the kids' rooms to clean up random messes. The suction strength is excellent – I felt confident that the underlying yuck was getting sucked up efficiently so there would be no trace left behind. The size is perfect for our needs – and so easy to store when not in use. I was extremely impressed at what a great job it did getting the residual stains removed from previous accidents – I was worried that they were now set in, since I couldn’t get them completely gone with good old fashioned elbow grease and that spray can spot remover. My OCD side is very, very happy. The residual stains are completely gone, and I can sleep easier at night. The machine does come with a small bottle of cleaning solution so you can start tackling those little jobs right out of the box - emphasis on ‘little’, only because it would take forever if you were thinking you would do your whole carpet with this particular unit. They have much bigger ones for the big jobs – there’s a reason this is called a “Spot Cleaner”, and it’s exactly what we needed! If you have pets, or kids, or a messy husband – I would highly recommend you pick yourself up one of these and have it handy. Your elbow and sanity will be forever grateful.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product! Cleans Great, Compact

    Posted
    BetweenTheKids

    I received a Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner sample to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. My husband and I were very excited to received our new Rug Doctor. At first, I was wondering if the compact spot cleaner would be able to get our mammoth carpet jobs done, but this product far exceeded our expectations. We have four kids. Three of these kids are younger boys, and one is a teenage girls. When we moved into our home two years ago, our carpets were pristine because the previous owners did not have any kids. That didn't last long. Anything and everything that can be dropped, spilled, wiped, or spewed onto this carpet has been, and up until now, I've done my best to get down on my hands and knees and scrub. I was absolutely amazed when a stain (from a year and a half old "spew" - I'll spare the details) came up within minutes with the Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner. Then, across the room, we made huge progress on getting up a red energy drink spill (more like purposely dumped by a 2 year old). It's no longer bright red! With just one treatment, it has faded to light pink. We're going to try again soon, and we're hopefully that the stain will eventually be so light that it will not be seen. I love that the spot cleaner is so portable, that we took it out to the carport and used it on the uphosltery in our car. The previous owner of our car was a smoker, and when water is spilled or dripped onto the seats, it leave a soot/smoke ring that makes us look pretty trashy! After using the spot cleaner on the seats for about 30-45 minutes, there was a noticeable difference, and no longer smell pungent cigarette smoke odors when we turn on the A/C now! The Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner is light weight, it's fun to use, an the cleaner that comes with it knows how to do it's job. I really like the fact that even though it uses water/cleaner to get the carpet and upholstery clean, it also sucks the majority of the moisture back into the holding tank so that you're not left with soaking wet floors. The dry time is pretty quick. My favorite features: - Size: The system is so compact that it's easy to use and easy to store. HUGE plus with a large family in a small house! - Portable on Wheels: I love the "luggage" like retractable handle where I can pull the Rug Doctor around the room or carport without having to bend over and pick it up. - Scrubber: The scrubber works great, but what's best about it is that part of it can be turned on to give a motorized scrub while cleaning. - Ease of Use: The system is so easy to use that we can put our 7 year old to work on the carpets and we don't even have to lift a finger. - Cleanup: My husband likes that there is a filter to grab larger particles so you can dump the dirty water directly down the sink. So easy. All in all, we have already recommended this product to our friends and family, and we will continue to do so. The price is great, and it's much better than having to rent clunky cleaners! Great product, Rug Doctor!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Carpet Cleaner

    Posted
    MelissaP

    I received a Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner sample to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. Having just had my third child a few weeks back, my house is beyond chaotic (which I expected) but the problem that bothers me the most is the horrible carpet stains around my house. Just last week, my daughter spilled the infant's formula all over my living room carpet. If you do not know, formula stains badly and I thought I was out of luck until we took out the Rug Doctor. In no time at all, the formula stain was gone along with the horrible remnants of food stains, dirt, and even the dreaded wine stain, that has been unpleasantly stained deep in my carpet. I have tried many products before to try to get the stains out of my carpet, but inevitably I ended up hiring a carpet cleaning service to get the stains out. I just never found a vacuum that had enough force to clean up the stains and it would take me all day to get out one small stain. Now with my Rug Doctor, I never have to worry about stains in my house again since the Rug Doctor works so well! When I received the Rug Doctor, I was nervous to set it up because it came in a big package. Lucky for me, there was ZERO set up other than removing the Clean Water tank. I simply filled it with warm water and then added the soap to the fill line. I will tell you that the clear and removable water tank (which has an easy open and close cap) will get you very far in getting out lots of stains. I was surprised to see that I got so many stains removed and still had plenty of water left in the tank. Once the clean water tank is filled, I was ready to use my Rug Doctor. I absolutely loved the Rug Doctor's exclusive motorized handheld brush and the way the machine turns on with the press of a button. The suction of the brush is incredible. It actually has 2x the suction power of other carpet cleaners on the market and allows me to get a good, deep clean. I did not have to use much force or get down on my hands/knees to get the stains out. The vibrating brush did this all for me. Once I was done cleaning the living room carpet, I was ready to bring it on my stairs. Thankfully the Rug Doctor was so easy to maneuver and the slim design allowed me to fit it on my very narrow stairs. I had no problem taking it from point A to point B because it has an "Easy-Carry" handle, similar to a suitcase handle. They thought of everything when they invented the Rug Doctor! Other features I love with the Rug Doctor include the no tangle cord wrap and flexible hose with compact storage, which allows me to put away the Rug Doctor and not have to trip over any of the cords when I take it in and out. It also has carpet-friendly wheels for extra maneuverability and moves along easily on all carpet types, from rugs, to wall-to-wall carpet areas, and to even the interior of your car. The Rug Doctor is an incredible product that will help you deal with all those horrible stains and get your carpet looking new again! From its sleek design to the versatility of carpet areas that the Rug Doctor can be used on, you will have a great product that will work! I highly recommend the Rug Doctor!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Too difficult to use

    Posted
    SDGal

    I received a Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner sample to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. I used the Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner for the dozen mystery spots that appear on my wall-to-wall carpet every day. What I liked about it is that the suction is good and it does clean some stains. What I don't like about it is: It does not clean all stains; some stains it lightens by varying degrees but does not remove even after repeated passes. All set-in stains were only slightly lightened, not removed. It's heavy and bulky. I can't move it around myself, even though I have a low-pile carpet, because the little wheels dig in and won't budge; I have to have my husband bring it out for me. (I am tall, and not elderly or disabled in any way.) It takes too long to set up. Long before we have it ready to work, I could have sprayed cleaner on the stain and wiped it up. It is eardrum-shatteringly loud to use, especially in a small room, because your head has to be near the motor; I would not recommend using it without earplugs. The brushes area of the cleaning head is poorly designed. It looks like there are a lot of scrubbing bristles, but most of them are stationary; only one row actually scrubs, so you're maneuvering this big head around with only one row of bristles actually doing anything. The "pull handle" is very hard to get out, and sticks repeatedly when I try to fully extend it. The water tanks can be tricky to remove; if you don't pull them at the right angle, they won't budge. My husband is a big man, and he has struggled to remove the tanks. In addition, even with average fingernails for a woman, I found that the indentations around the handles are not deep enough for me to get my fingers in there and grab the handles; I am completely unable to remove the tanks. I'd suggest testing before you buy to be sure that you'll be able to do it. The water-spraying function is where this product totally fails for me. You have to hold a button down to get the water to come out; there is no way to make it stay down without holding it. I have hands as big as a man's, and I could barely hold the button down and move the cleaning head over the rug at the same time; my finger slips off after a couple of seconds, so I have to keep stopping and re-positioning my hand in order to keep the water flowing. For anything other than a tiny stain, this is a real pain. My husband's hands are stronger, and he can do it the way it's supposed to work, but unless we find a way to strap the button down I won't be able to use the this product myself without more struggle than it's worth. The Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner does not clean better than any other method, and not as well as simple hand-cleaning. It is so hard to use that I am unable to use it by myself. I do not recommend this product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Little Dynamo of a Cleaner!

    Posted
    MommiFried

    Our dog was recently diagnosed with cancer. She's lived a wonderful, full life at 11-years-old, but is now seeing some dreary days. She's having a difficult time making it to the door and outside to go the bathroom. As a result, our rugs are taking a beating. The Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner has literally saved the day. The product came packaged nicely, was very easy to remove, and had minimal excessive packaging (which is good for the environment). It arrived almost completely assembled, so there was no fiddling with parts or hefty directions. The directions for cleaning are easy to follow. The unit is definitely portable - equipped with a roller-luggage retractable handle and long reaching cord. There is no need to bend over or pick it up while in use. I was impressed with how easy it was to fill and replace the tank. On several machines that I previously owned, it was like trying to fit a square into a hole. This is not the case with the portable Rug Doctor. The machine is extremely lightweight, so that even the kiddos can help, when needed. The nozzle and sprayer are easy to operate, the scrubber is motorized to aid in cleaning, and the suctioning is powerful! The rug was left feeling only slightly damp, not sopping wet like experienced with other brands and models. The dry time was quick, too. We didn't have to wait hours upon hours before we walked on the surfaces. The spots that we tackled were between a month and a few days old. Each and every spot came clean--even the nastiest that appeared to have been accidentally stepped in by our pooch (who no longer has the best balance either). There are several places where the dog has tried to hide the fact that she had an accident. Most rug cleaners would not be able to reach these spots. The compact design and portability of this Rug Doctor machine is second to none. It was able to get to even the most elusive areas. I highly recommend the Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner to anyone with kids, pets, or lively life partners. It's ideal for quick cleanups and can tackle tough jobs. **I received a Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner sample to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.**

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Must Have for Pet Owners

    Posted
    BrandyN

    We have 4 cats, 3 dogs, 2 preschoolers, and a teenage boy. As you can imagine, messes happen, and often! Whether it's a spilled drink, grapes crushed into the carpet, mud, dirt, or even pet messes, it seems I am cleaning my carpet a few times a week, at least! This can be pretty annoying, especially when using a huge, bulky, full-sized shampooer. Luckily, the Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner does everything our large shampooer does, only better. The suction and scrubbing action is absolutely amazing, and this unit is highly portable. It's lightweight, and I love the luggage-style handle. This makes it very easy to move from place to place. We have used this on SO many different stains, from blood and mustard to cat gak and doggie diarrhea. Some of these stains were in odd places, so I can't really say how long they had been there before treating them. We have found that no matter how old or set-in the stain, the Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner removed them completely and quickly. The scrubbing brush is motorized, which definitely saves time while cleaning, and it also really gets down deep into carpets. I have found that when using this to clean pet messes, we don't experience any remarking later on. This is a huge plus, since with so many pets, getting stains and odor out is key when trying to prevent accidents. Changing the water and cleaner is also very easy. (MAJOR brownie points there!) Usually, I have to have my husband use our large shampooer since it's hard to snap the pieces in. With this Rug Doctor Spot Cleaner, I can have it ready to go in no time flat. Overall, I would definitely recommend this product to anyone with pets, kids, or both! It's been an absolute life-saver, and keeps our carpets looking clean and fresh between deep cleanings. This little gem is portable and powerful, making it our go-to product for any messes that come our way. **I received a Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner sample to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.**

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for my family full of kids!

    Posted
    JennL

    I received a Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner to facilitate my review, but trust me, my thoughts and experiences are all true. I have 4 kids, with the youngest being a very messy and naughty 2 year old. We constantly have to clean up after him. Even though we just moved into our house about 14 months ago, the carpets have really taken a beating. I have spent hours cleaning it after he's gotten into anything from markers to colored bath soaps to makeup to pens and more. He can be gone for 3 minutes and create a mess that takes me 45 minutes to attempt to clean. Sadly, there are tons of old stains because of his little adventures and I'd frankly given up hope. One particularly peaceful Sunday, he decided to smear cream eye shadow all over my daughter's floor. As usual, I scrubbed it with a spray cleaner and a rag for 30 minutes before remembering that I'd received the Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner. I quickly ran down stairs and started putting it together. It took me a few minutes to read through the instructions and get the clean water tank filled with hot water and the cleaning solution included in the package. The sprayer mechanism was very easy to use and covered a large area. I used the rotating brushes to really scrub the cleaning solution and water into the stain before using the vacuum part to suck it up. I went over the stained area twice, sucked up the excess water, and was amazed at the results. It really took away that obnoxious black stain from my light beige carpet AND the vacuum sucked up all of that excess water. (I've used wet vac type products in the past that left my carpet really damp afterward, but the Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner really got rid of all the excess water!) Since this incident, I have used this a few other times and have always been pleased with the results. I am so glad to have it in my utility room, just waiting to clean up after my toddler. I've also used it on my stairs and it has made a huge difference in how nice they look. The clean and dirty water tanks are easy to care for. The rotating bristles work well for getting out ground-in stains. I'm in love!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Compact Size Perfect For Small Spills and Cleaning

    Posted
    musthavemom

    I received a Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner sample to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. I am a mom to 4 kids ages 6 and under along with a dog (and a husband!). We encounter our fair share of spills on the carpet, muddy paws and boots, mysterious stains that no one will cop to making, so I was extremely excited to try out the Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner on our stains. Out of the box set up was a breeze, as there really isn't any. Fill with water and cleaning solution and you are ready to begin. I love the compact size. We have an upright carpet cleaner (vacuum type of style) and it's so bulky that I can't haul it up from the basement to easily clean up spills. I reserve that for my husband to do and only when the spill is justified in doing so. Now I have a handy portable carpet cleaner that I can use on any spill! Yay for that. I had several stains to try it out on. I began with a set of stains on my light colored carpet made when my 2 year old dumped wet crayons on the floor. I had some ugly red stains on the carpet and the rug doctor took them right out. I also had various black stains on the carpet left from the dog and the kids running through with their shoes on. The rug doctor aced those as well. After i had tackled all the indoor carpet stains my husband stole the machine and went to town with it on the vehicles and the boat. It was the perfect size to detail the vehicles and boat with and he was thrilled with it. The motorized hand tool is perfect for detailing as well as getting in hard to reach places. In the past I used spray on carpet cleaner and paper towels to scrub stains. I never felt they got a good cleaning accomplished and with the rug doctor I feel that my carpet actually gets clean AND the stain comes out which didn't usually happen with spray on cleaner. Clean up is easy and I store the rug doctor in my cleaning closet so it's easy to pull out and clean up spills. I'd be lost without it now! If you have kids, dogs or even just a vehicle or boat then I highly recommend the Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Great Little Powerhouse Cleaner!

    Posted
    thxmailcarrier

    I received a Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner sample to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. Right out of the box, the Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner doesn't need any assembly and, other than adding water and soap, you can get started cleaning right away. I love that Rug Doctor made just about every aspect foolproof, as the markings on the tanks show exactly how much water to add, how much soap, and just when to empty the dirty water when it reaches the full line. Easy peasy! When it comes to using this little cleaner, the carry handle is just right if you want to move a small amount and the retractable handle (it moves up and down like a rolling suitcase) is perfect for rolling right into the next room or taking this in and out of storage. I love that it can be used on carpet, upholstery, stairs (the slim design sits right on a stair), in cars and more - it's just so portable and great for getting into small areas and tight corners. As for actual use, the motorized handheld brush is easy to turn on or leave off and its clear top on the nozzle makes it possible to see the water, soap and dirt being sucked in. The strong suction not only really gets the dirt up but it doesn't leave the cleaned area soaked - I've mainly used this in rooms where we have wall-to-wall carpet and it's great being able to get up all sorts of new and old stains and not have to worry that there are then going to be soggy spots for hours afterward. All in all, this is a wonderful cleaner and just so easy to use! Why pull out bottles and sprays and sit there scrubbing (which usually just ends up rubbing the stain in further) when the Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner can be rolled right out, filled, used and emptied (disposing of the dirty water is very easy) with so much less work? It's a must-have for households with kids, pets or simply anyone who doesn't want to deal with dirty, dingy carpet, rugs and upholstery!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I Love This!

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    Kristie

    First let me just say that my portable rug doctor carpet cleaner has changed my life. It might sound a little extreme, but please let me explain why I feel this way. We have had this mini doxie that refuses to use the bathroom outside. That was bad, but it was manageable. Then my husband rescued a larger dog and she seems to have learned from the little one that it is perfectly acceptable to use my carpeted floors to do her business. I had just finished renting a commercial Rug Doctor machine to clean all of the carpets when I learned there was a Rug Doctor portable spot cleaner. I have always loved how well the Rug Doctor machines work when I rent them and used to wish there was a smaller version that would make it easier to deal with messes right away without having to lug a huge machine around for a few small areas. I was so excited for the Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner to arrive! It came just in the nick of time. Literally 10 minutes after I opened it my son called me from the other room to tell me Molly had made another mess. It was SO easy to clean up the mess. The Rug Doctor has 2 containers. One is for clean water, and the other is for the dirty water. I filled the clean water tank with water and cleaner and turned on the machine. The hand help tool has a powerful rotating brush that can be turn on separately. The whole process is super simple and takes no time to get the job done. I was very impressed to see the portable Rug Doctor had the same suction power as the full sized versions if not more. It was fun to watch as all of the dirty water was sucked up. I would highly recommend the Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect For Moms In Small Spaces

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    BrandiJR

    I received this product to review. All opinions are my own. We live in an apartment with carpet only in the two bedrooms. Although I make everyone take off their shoes before going in the bedrooms, the carpet still gets spots on it. The reason? My 5 year old daughter LOVES crayons. And paint. And markers. And basically anything else that will make a mess on the floor! I don't get upset about it, I mean, I get it. She's a kid and that's what kids do, but I really needed a solution to the scrubbing on my hands and knees to get spots out. Not only was it a pain to do, but it really ruins the fiber of the carpet to scrub it that much. Fortunately, I have the Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner now. It's perfect for our family for a number of reasons. First, because we're in an apartment, we need something that can store easily. The retractable handle, and slim design makes the Rug Doctor easier to put away in the closet than I imagine another spot cleaner would be. The other reason it's perfect for our family is because we don't have a lot of space that needs to be cleaned, but the space we have needs to be cleaned often. I imagine that I'll be going in my daughter's room once every couple of weeks to clean up spots, so a lightweight machine that transports easily will come in really handy for me. Overall, I'd recommend the Rug Doctor. I used it to clean up both crayon AND marker the other day, and it worked like a charm. ESPECIALLY if you have a smaller place, this is the only carpet cleaner you need.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Family Household Saver

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    LaughingLindsay
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I received a Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner sample to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. I tried the Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner on some old spots of set-in globs of unidentifiable something from our shoes around the house. We had a couple of black spots of something and one red spot in the bedroom beside our shoes as well as a grey and somewhat sticky spot of something in the living room. These spots had been on the carpet for several weeks now and I wasn’t sure the Rug Doctor could handle them. However, I gave it a go anyways (we are renting an apartment and I didn’t want to leave those spots behind when we move). After following the super easy steps to get the Portable Spot Cleaner going, I first attempted the black and red splotches in the bedroom. After one go at them, I could see a difference. I did go over the spots a few times, just for good measure. Now, you can’t even tell there was anything there. In fact, I had my boyfriend look at the area when he came home from work and he couldn’t even tell where to look as he couldn’t remember the exact spot where the dots where! Additionally, the spot in the living room came out cleanly as well. I’m very happy with the Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner as it gets out stains that a normal vacuum cleaner can’t do anything with. Plus, it’s small and easy to move about the apartment with. Now, I don’t worry about accidents and spills as much because I know this thing can handle them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Portable, fast, thorough.

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    SlapDashMom

    I was sent a Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner sample in exchange for an honest review. So, my mother-in-law came to stay with us for two weeks (yeah, two weeks!). Even though we have a strict "no drinking in the living room" policy, she seemed to think that it was okay to drink coffee. In the living room. Of course, I don't have to tell you... she SPILLED COFFEE ON MY CARPET. Brand. New. Carpet. Anyway, enough about her... this is about how the Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner saved my marriage. My wife is extremely picky about the house, and likes it to be clean 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I knew I had to fix that huge coffee spot before she got home from work. I whipped out the Rug Doctor, and got started with nothing more than the Instructions booklet and a prayer. At first, I was a bit intimidated, but that wore off rather quickly. Perhaps because I was frantically trying to clean, or perhaps because the Rug Doctor was extremely simple to use! My favorite part, besides the compact size, would have to be the fast and simple removable tanks. They're super easy to fill and empty. In the past, I've had less-than-desirable experiences with similar devices. Do you know how gross it is to spill dirty carpet water all over the place because you're having difficulty removing the tank?! Overall, I'd recommend the Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner to my friends. It did the job very well - it cleaned my carpet with minimal effort on my part, and totally saved my marriage. ;) That might be stretching it jusssst a bit, but you get the idea. It's super handy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great cleaning gadget

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    SamHaveSippy

    I received a Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner sample to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. Messes happen. Even in the cleanest of homes they come about from either pets or kids or adults with clumsy hands. Whatever the cause Rub Doctor is to the rescue with their newest Portable Spot Cleaner. The spot cleaner is powerful and compact with all the bells and whistles you’d need to get out the most stubborn of stains. Little Man is a joy when he is eating but he of course makes messes and it always seems to be a staining food on the carpet or a staining juice on the carpet. So this little Spot Cleaner is perfect. Instead of Steaming or Shampooing your whole carpet you can set it to work on your most stubborn stainsjust use the included hand held cleaning tool. The Spot Cleaner consists of a double suction hand held motorized activation cleaning brush. Being hand held is great but the unit also sports a telescoping handle for easy movement from spot to spot. This unit is perfect for spots big or small. Using this unit we were able to get stubborn stains out of our living room carpet including but not limited to old pet stains, spilled juice and even Mexican food stains. All of which were almost a pleasure to clean. Included in the package is meant to act as your all in one spot remover. The package includes a Portable Spot Cleaner Complete Package comes with the Portable Spot Cleaner machine, an 8 oz. trial size cleaning solution, a spot finder black light, a fur remover brush, a 1 year extended warranty, and $20.00 in Rug Doctor Coupons.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must Have for any Family with carpet!

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    AtlantaBloggers
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I received Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.. Rug Doctor is a brand we have used and trusted for many years! I was so excited to learn about this spot cleaner! Let’s face it With Kids and pets, there are always going to be accidents no matter how careful you try to avoid them. The Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner is great powerful little machine to have around for every day spills, tracked in mud, and pet accidents! This machine is very lightweight and easy to tote or pull around, which is very important to me because I hated having to haul my full size carpet cleaner out for small jobs! I was very impressed how powerful this cleaner was. We were amazed how well it took out a stain in my son’s room that had been there for months. The MOTORIZED BRUSH makes the cleaning process so much easier. I also loved how much a tank of water and cleaner lasted. I have been going around the house cleaning every spot I can find and my carpet now looks great! The only con that I can find is when I opened the dirty water tank to empty it for the first time I wasn’t aware that the openings on the side of the tank and I spilled the dirty water back on the carpet and myself. My daughter found this very funny so I had to re-clean the area. Now that I am aware, I’ll be sure not to let that happen again. Overall, I give this a 5 star rating and have already recommended to family friends! Rug Doctor really lived up to their name as always and I am so glad I have this little machine!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Impressive Little Machine

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    everythingmommyhood

    I received a Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner sample to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. I recently received the Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner while I was out of town, and upon arrival I was so excited to use it. First thing I noticed was how compact it was, with everything you need all together and easy to reach. I LOVE that it's portable and not a big heavy machine to lug around. BUT Don't let the small size surprise you, it's packed full of steam cleaning power. It came with cleaning solution too, which was great, so I didn't have to run out and get some. I have two daughters (who are just as messy as boys) and a husband who are always making messes, spilling drinks, tracking in mud, dirt, and whatever else may stick to their shoes like a magnet. Our bedroom carpet by the door way was awful with stains. I had used carpet cleaner in the past and nothing seemed to work, so I wasn't sure that this little machine would either, but I was wrong! I love that this machine was easy to move around, it has wheels and a telescoping handle. I also love that the vacuum nozzle was clear too, you could see what you were sucking up while doing some spot cleaning on your carpet. All of the dirty, stained spots we had in the entry way to our bedroom are now completely gone thanks to the Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner. I'd definitely recommend this to a friend. Save yourself some time from scrubbing on your hands and knees with those spray foam cleaners that don't work, and just buy this product!

    I would recommend this to a friend