Bissell SpotClean Pro 3624 Review

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Bottom Line

With a good reach and a light weight, the Bissell SpotClean Pro 3624 is an effective way to clean up small messes from pets or spills; or to refresh high traffic areas of the home. The SpotClean is easy to tote around and store, and comes with a couple of useful accessories. This portable carpet cleaner does not have wheels, which many would like to see, and many say it's too small for bigger jobs -- but, for those, you are probably better served by a full-sized carpet cleaner, like our Best Reviewed Hoover Power Scrub FH50150.

ProsGood suction, Small footprint, Lightweight, Portable, Long power cordConsNo wheels

Features

Good for a few tasks. In keeping with its focus on small cleaning tasks, the Bissell SpotClean Pro 3624 includes a couple of handy accessories -- a 3-inch stain tool and a 6-inch stair tool. According to reviewers, they are identical except for size. The tools snap on and off easily. Bissell also includes a bottle of its highly rated 2X Professional Deep Cleaning Formula (Est. $20 for 48 oz.) [B004H1R8TY]. Other attachments are optionally available for SpotClean Pro 3624, including an assortment of brushes, some powered and some specifically for pet messes.

Performance

A good little cleaner. The Bissell SpotClean Pro 3624 gets rave reviews from people who want to be able to clean spills and stains without all the blotting and scrubbing that goes into using spray cleaners. Pet owners are particularly pleased, saying they feel like the SpotClean cleans pet messes more thoroughly and it's more sanitary after cleaning -- although Bissell doesn't bill this portable carpet cleaner as a sanitizer. Quite a few users say they bought this portable carpet cleaner to tackle older stains and that it works well even for that. The SpotClean has pretty powerful suction for such a small unit, and we read just a few comments that it leaves the floor too wet. The Bissell SpotClean is a great choice for cleaning automobiles, area rugs and upholstery as well. 

Ease of use

Very simple and straightforward. The clean and dirty water tanks on the Bissell SpotClean Pro 3624 are a single, but divided unit that detaches easily to fill and empty at the sink. Quite a few owners say they love how easy it is to thoroughly empty and clean the dirty water unit, making it less likely for odors to linger. At 13.2 pounds, the Bissell is quite light, but a few still say it's awkward or heavy to carry with one hand -- especially when filled with water -- and wish it had wheels. Some use the Bissell SpotClean for dealing with high traffic areas, but, unless you have a smaller home, that may be a tedious job with this little unit since you do have to kneel or stoop to use it. The cord is 22-feet long, a generous length for such a small carpet cleaner, and it stores onboard. The hose is 5 feet.

Durability

Very few durability issues. Although we saw a couple of complaints about various components of the Bissell SpotClean Pro 3624 breaking or failing, they were so few and far between that they aren't something that concern us. The SpotClean comes with a two-year warranty and Bissell customer service gets very high praise. The unhappiest customers seem to be those with the most unrealistic expectations; i.e. they thought the SpotClean would remove stains that had been around for a year or more, take care of very bad pet urine issues, or simply feel that this portable carpet cleaner is too small for all of the carpet in a home.

Our Sources

1. Amazon.com

BISSELL SpotClean Professional Portable Carpet Cleaner, 3624, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of May 2016

More than 1,810 Amazon.com users review the Bissell SpotClean Pro 3624, giving it an overall rating of 4.4 stars out of 5. Owners love it for cleaning up spot messes, upholstery and car interiors. They also rave about its ease of use, portability and compact footprint. A few would like if it had wheels, although they say it's quite light.

2. Walmart.com

Bissell 3624 Professional Spot Cleaner Deep Clean Portable, Contributors to Walmart.com , As of May 2016

The Bissell SpotClean Pro 3624 is also well liked at Walmart.com, where it earns an overall rating of 4.6 stars out of 5 in nearly 130 reviews; impressively, 100 percent of reviewers would recommend the SpotClean to a friend. Some reviews are imported from Bissell.com, others are unique to the Walmart site. The SpotClean gets raves for its ease of use, great performance and durability.

3. HSN.com

Bissell Spot Clean Pro Portable Deep Cleaner, Contributors to HSN.com, As of May 2016

In about 240 reviews, the Bissell SpotClean Pro 3624 earns an overall rating of 4.6 stars out of 5. Owners say it works very well and they love its portability. It's particularly popular with new puppy owners, who say it helps keep the stress of worrying about accidents at a manageable level.

4. Overstock.com

Bissell 3624 Spot Clean Pro Portable Deep Cleaner, Contributors to Overstock.com, As of May 2016

After more than 50 reviews, the Bissell SpotClean Pro 3624 gets an overall rating of 4.6 stars out of 5, with owners saying that it works well even on tough stains. They also like its portability and ease of use.