Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 79
Rated 4 out of 5 by Senior citizen Side release tabs for cleaning solution top tank
I may be slow -- I know that I'm slow -- but I had the greatest difficulty removing the top tank that holds the cleaning solution.
I checked the owner's manual and it said "gently pressing the quick release tabs on the solution tank and sliding the tank off of the unit".
Well, I gently pressed the quick release tabs. Nothing happened. I pressed the quick release tabs with a little more force, then with a lot of force.
Nothing. I couldn't slide the tank off if I had a team of mules assisting me.
Then, finally, after forcing it off one way or another, I took another look at those quick release tabs.
And I finally noticed that if I pressed the quick release tabs on the ends TOWARDS the machine, vs. pressing them in the middle or pressing on the ends away from the machine, that the cleaning solution tank slipped off rather easily.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Apal A Staple Item for Our Household
My parents had bought me one of these spot lifter's years ago primarily to clean up cat messes. So quick and easy that I quickly came to consider it a staple.
I continued to use it when I got married (and thus added dog messes in with the cat messes) and got my husband hooked on it as well. He's a tough customer so his use and belief in this product is why I firmly give the 5 star rating. "Grab the Bissell" in our household means there's a potentially stubborn carpet stain that needs attention. Better than sprays and scrubbing for sure.
I must have had the first Bissell Spot Lifter for over seven years, and was able to buy, at very reasonable prices, two parts over those years using the Bissell site without any issues. When we recently realized that the compartment for the liquid had a leak, we went to buy a replacement part and started thinking about how long we had been using it and how we really needed to clean it - plus thought the price for a new one was also reasonable so we bought a new one.
Wow! We thought we were still happy with the old one but the new one is even better. Two points. One point being - the old one still would have worked with either some duct tape (ugh) or a new part....after 7 years and lots of clean ups. Other point being - this new one works fantastically; it rocks!
I recommend getting to stains as soon as possible and, hopefully obviously, to clean up any extra residue prior to using the Bissell which will help to keep the vacuum area clean and working well. Use the right solution and mixture and read the manual. We can't imagine not having one of these. It takes the hassle and 'disgusting' out of spot cleaning!
Rated 4 out of 5 by lental Just bought my second one
I just bought my second Spotlifter as a replacement for one which has had hard, everyday use for almost two years. We have four cats and keeping up with hairballs and other bodily fluids had been a difficult chore sitting on thr floor scrubbing spots with a rag and cleaner. The Spotlifter changed a multi-hour job several times a week to a few minutes every day. Our Spotlifter stays out and ready because with this many cats, we know we'll need it soon.
I've dropped my rating one-star because the part that failed on my old machine could not be replaced at the service center. It was the little plastic hexagonal fitting that drives the scrub brushes. That fitting had been worn almost round. This must be a design flaw or planned obselescence. That part should be made of metal (brass) or one of the new high-tech plasic materials since it takes the brunt of machine's work.
Nonetheless, my first Spotlifter lasted almost two years and that amounts to about $22.00 a year. That's a whole lot cheaper than renting a carpet cleaner at the grocery store and it's ready all the time.
I'll buy another one when the new one wears out.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Spikester11 Great Carpet Cleaner
Bought this small unit to help with pet stains and spills. Powerful little devil!!! Lifts stains out with little to no effort. Great bang for the buck!!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by cahunt1 Bissell Spot Lifter.
Have not used this item yet, but I do know someone that has one and it works great.
Rated 5 out of 5 by RK Pleasantly surprised
Entitled surprised as it didn't cost much and it worked very effectively. Having just cleaned my carpets, my dog threw up on the carpet. Apparently she'd been eating significant amount of grass, leaving quite the stain. Pre-treated with nature's miracle, I mixed the solution and began using this little cleaner without reading any instructions(very simple/intuitive). The bristle brush broke the stain free while the vacuum sucked up the remains(solution/stain). For the price of renting the carpet cleaner again, with all the hassle that entails, I took a chance and bought this little cleaner. Glad I did as I now have something I can use down the road.
Rated 5 out of 5 by GGait Great for small spots!!!!
Love this glad I got it!!!!
Rated 4 out of 5 by OhioGranny Really good for quick clean ups
Nice little product for quick & easy carpet care- does a really good job - lightweight - easy to handle, use and put away
Rated 4 out of 5 by OhioMolly Easy to use - good results - handy to use
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jensmithnkids Great Spot Cleaner
Great for small spots, the suction line is really thin, but it has pretty good suction considering. Very loud, but also powerful!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marvin Great Product
Works great on cat "oops". Easy to use and works like he larger versions.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Don Best yet
I'm 82 years old and have used a number of machines. None including professional carpet cleaners have been able to remove some stubborn stains from a very light bedroom carpet. This one did and was really very easy to use. Biggest problem was getting up and down from these old knees. The results were worth the effort. Looking forward to using it for cleaning furniture.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pat Great Little Machine
This is my second one. The first one I got from my daugther and she used it for a couple of years. I have had it for about 5 years and it is great. When it stopped working I just went on line and purchased another one! Great machine!
Rated 2 out of 5 by AllwetinNY Disappointed with suction
I purchased this product because I have three small dogs and they have occasional accidents so this looked like a perfect solution.
The product is small and the instructions are easy to understand. I liked the fact that filling the cleaning solution is easy to reach and the dirty water container was also convenient to remove for clean up. Unfortunately, the suction does not work at all. I tried every position I could think of, and none of the cleaning fluid I sprayed was removed. I had to bring out my larger carpet cleaner in order to remove the leftover water from the rug.
Rated 4 out of 5 by clean lover Wonderful product !!
I have owned a Spotlifter for many years now, and due to my own inattentiveness, needed to purchase a replacement. I pressed too hard on a sofa cushion with the brush part and it bent the pin that holds the gears that turn the brushes. My old one still sprays and vacuums liquids, but the brushes don't turn anymore. :( I immediately put a new Spotlifter on my list -- nothing but the exact replacement would do. I can't imagine how anyone can keep their carpets nice without a Spotlifter for those little accidents. It is a great gift and investment in your furniture and carpet. I gave it 4 stars only because I wished I could have purchased the replacement pin I needed as a separate part. It is a 5-star product!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by CALady95661 Great Little Cleaning Machine
I'm hooked! The Spot Lifter PowerBrush is just what I needed for the little surprises my cat leaves me around the house. One stain in particular was under her food dishes. I tried various products, but the stain was still there. A little Bissell pretreatment and the PowerBrush doing its thing and the stain was gone. I highly recommend the PowerBrush if you have a cat with a huge furball problem.
Rated 5 out of 5 by TXcamper Spot lifter - RVs
Brought for use in our RV. Just the right size. Also use it at home for small spots. Very easy to use. Love the size and ease of use. Glad we got this.
Rated 5 out of 5 by GBW Great!
We had a Spot Lifter for several years and it was great. We used it primarily for dog and cat accidents in the living room and bedrooms, no stairs. The recommended products were pretty good but I also used vinegar and water in it a lot. The water tank was small and it looks really really gross. Suction of the machine was pretty good also. Our old one finally stopped working (maybe 8 years) and I plan to buy another one. Right after I get a professional cleaner in here. The Spot Lifter does a great job for small jobs.
Rated 5 out of 5 by newt46r Great Spot Remover
This unit is a great spot remover. Just spray the soiled area and wait a minute and the unit sucks up the stain with ease. Very easy to use. It's not that heavy and stores easily in the closet. The power cord means you don't have to worry about battery life. Just plug in and go. Very powerful suction for such a small unit. Worked very well on our deep pile carpet and our low pile carpet. Well worth the money and it saved us from renting a steam machine for the same money but we own this machine to use for years down the road. I highly recommend this product.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Rosey The older model
My son has a model which has a separate attached brush which I expected when I received mine. With this newer one I must lift the whole machine to use the brush which at this time in my life is not convenient. The brush is also smaller. In conclusion, I was disappointed.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gary Two Dogs
This machine has helped me through two puppies, over 4 years and I'm getting ready to get a new Spot Lifter. The old one didn't wear out, my wife just wants a new one!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Skyclmbr Perfect for pet issues
I used to own the cordless one several years ago. And the battery lost it's charge capability.
The corded one works much better. Perfect for cleaning up after a hairball being coughed up by our cat.
Rated 1 out of 5 by dissatisfied terrible
used it once and won't work again. the sprayer does not work. biggest waste of money. should have rented a rug doctor.
Rated 5 out of 5 by charann Good hand-held vacuum
It did a great job on my carpeted steps. It picked up the nap again and got out dust I didn't know was there. Long cord so I could do the top steps plugged in upstairs and did the lower steps plugged in on first floor. Wish I would have found this sooner!
Rated 5 out of 5 by cindy55 Great little machine
Easy to use and cleans up the stain so well you cannot see where it was. Great product of the money.Recommend for anyone with pets!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Yak Cleaner Pro Cat Yak
Well, I must admit I think I made an excellent purchase. I just used this thing for the first time. I barely read the instructions, and I've had it for 3 days barely unpacked and I was blessed with a good case of cat yak/ hairball mix. I have to admit, I sprang into action grabbed the spot lifter along with their cleaner, filled to line, then with warm water, removed hair ball and this thing proceeded to clean the white carpet to original condition. I'm impressed, this is why i bought it. clean up of the machine after was a breeze. Time will tell as far as quality and longevity. Excellent product tonight!!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Julie45 So easy to use
I have been wanting a spot cleaner for a long time and after reading reviews I decided on the Bissel. I am not disappointed. It is very easy to used and does a wonderful job.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Doris Excellent Spot Cleaner!
This Bissell Spot Lifter PowerBrush does a fantastic job! It cleans pet accidents thoroughly and so quickly. It leaves the carpet looking like new. I highly recommend this product to anyone who has a pet.
Rated 4 out of 5 by abm Wedding Gift
We received this as a wedding gift and it has been helpful. It's size limited it use to small spills, stains, and our vehicles. I have never had any issue with it. We now have an upright but I continue to use this on our stairs, vehicles, and furniture.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Brenc33 Great
Recieved this model as a replacement for an older model. The parts seems sturdier so, that's great. This is a handy gadget for my rescue pup that was obviously taught that all area rugs are wee wee pads. Until he's retrained this spot cleaner is getting quite a work out. Thank you Bissell!