Disclosure: I received this product to review in exchange for sharing my honest opinion.
First off I will say I had high expectations for this product because of previous experience with a traditional Rug Doctor. You know the Rug Doctor cleaners that you can rent in the grocery or hardware store? Yep I have loved renting that in the past but its obviously not something for the occasional spot or stain. I wasn’t sure a portable version could be just as tough but it is! I love the Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner! It is a simple spot cleaner with no settings to change or complex buttons, just on/off basically!
How did it perform? Since we had no current stains, I tested this cleaner out on my stairs which had some pretty bad set-in stains. I was skeptical since they were set-in stains of who knows what, but the Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner worked its magic on them! The stains not only disappeared with a little scrubbing but the carpeting looked new! It is so easy to use, I even had my 7 year old using it on stains I found throughout the house. Right out of the box it is ready to go as it does come with a small bottle of cleaning solution you add to hot water. You get about two full tanks of cleaning power with the solution before you will need to buy another bottle. I found that I was able to clean a lot on one tank and was pretty impressed as another brand spot cleaner I tried in the past seemed to go through cleaning solution so fast.
When your done cleaning, just empty the dirty tank, wrap up the cords and put it away. It’s that easy. My favorite feature is probably the handle that allows you to pull it around with you rather than carrying it, although it does come with a nice carrying handle as well. Overall, I’d recommend this cleaner for any household with stains or stainmakers! Its pricey for a portable spot cleaner but it will save you headaches and give you peace of mind of convenience and efficiency.
BUY IT: Check out the Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner for $129.94 currently on Amazon.