Vacuum Cleaners Buying Guide
Our buying guide will explain which type of vacuum cleaner would suit you most, how much you can expect to pay for one, and which features are worth looking out for.
The hose is bad quality
I bought this product 3.5 year ago. We really loved it as it is great idea, however not a great quality. Today I went to clean parts of my rug and the hose wasn’t flexible at all, it was really hard, after a while it was finally cut. Fully disappointed I went to find a replacement part in their website and I couldn’t find anything, I searched the internet and the cheapest I can get it is $80. What is the point to pay so much money just for this part that I’m it should have this wear so soon when I bought it $170 by the time?
This is a great tool for a spring clean or if you have pets. It scary how much dirt you find on your couch/ bed. The only downside to it. Is that there is a lot of physical work involved as you have to scrub I would say at least two times, three to four to really get it clean.
A longer hose would make it perfect.
I have the Auto version (black coloured) which I purchased from Supercheap Auto. Great product. Does as advertised. Cleaned the interiors of 3 of my cars so far. Follow the instructions carefully and use the genuine chemicals and you shouldn’t have any issues. Ensure you clean the unit before storage (run some clean tap water through the unit). For people with SUVs and people movers you will find that the hose is quite short, you will need to bring the unit into the vehicle.
- Does as promised
- Decent build quality
- Generous power cord length
- Not as noisy as I was expecting
- Hose is too short for people with SUVs/vans/people movers. There is no way to extend the hose. An extra 1 metre would make it perfect. ...
Perfect for those Small Stains
Love my spotclean! It’s easy to move wherever you need to use it, we purchased to clean our lounges after our dog had an accident on it and it worked a treat! Pretty noisy but that doesn’t bother me as it does exactly what it needs to do. The tanks are easy to fill and empty. The unit is quite heavy for its size but that’s not an issue as you only need to carry it and pop it down on the floor when you’re ready to start cleaning!
Rugs and couches like new almost!
Bought our Bissell spot cleaner for about what a profession steam cleaner was going to charge for our couches and rugs. Did the job better our selves with the Bissell.
Does take a while and a bit of physical effort but a good job, obviously not meant for cleaning whole furniture. Good now to have on hand for its actual job of cleaning up small spills or stains.
Also really great for car seats we found!
- Verified purchase
Handy & compact. A must if you have pets or you love a clean house.
We have the Bissell complete proheat all rounder as well as this spot clean.
Spot clean is so much easier to pull out and use. It is the size of a large handbag LOL.
Comes with a scrubbing brush & does a great job.
Only thing is the clean water tank is hard to completely empty, have to jiggle it to get the last drop of water out.
Anyway not a big thing to put up with.
Was a fantastic buy during a Harvey Norman EOFY sale.
Scary - Shorted due to leak after less than a year
I thought this product was pretty good, it takes the grossness out of cleaning toddlers/pet accidents. Not perfect though as it is quite heavy for such a small unit and the short cord (that has no-where to retract) is a hassel, I wear earmuffs it's so noisy, nevermind the cleaning liquid required is a ridiculous price (I will be making my own from oxy-action washing powder) However the worst of it all is after 1 year, the clean tank started leaking everywhere, turning the power off in my house as the saftey switch went off. I have only used it about 8 times. This is quite a unsafe design from one small leak. I will be purchasing a wet/dry vac instead and making my own cleaning concentrate in a spray bottle.
This is my lifesaver!
Purchased one back in 2015 and still going strong. Gets rid of almost all stains and dirt, works best with their recommended formula.
I use it to clean our couch, carpet, car seats, mattress and rugs, you will not believe how much dirt this little machine can get rid of, you've got to try this awesome machine! Highly recommended.
Saved our home from baby spew smell
After our daughter was born she threw up almost daily. We tried to contain the spew to our clothes and rugs but inevitably it went on the couch and carpets. It's just not something you can get out of carpet well with carpet cleaner and paper towel and it makes the whole house smell!
We saw this at HN and it was a life saver. It's always ready in the laundry to grab and clean up any mess made. It's impressive and kind of scary how black the water comes up even on "clean" carpet regularly vaccumed and less than a year old.
It's great for S...POT cleans but it's a hand held device with a short and not so flexible hose so don't think you can clean your whole carpet with it. I did the whole couch (it takes up half our lounge) and it took me ages. Glad I did it though. I've done 1m2 patches of carpet and my arm and knees were sore so a britex machine does still have its place every now and then. If we borrowed a britex machine every time our daughter spewed however we would be broke! My only complaint is the hose. I read that people have had issues with it cracking where it connects to the machine and I can totally see how that happens. The plastic is quite brittle so you need to be careful with it. Haven't had any problems with ours yet.
Very handy with kids or pets
It's always best to treat a stains as soon as possible and this is where the SpotClean comes in. While I have the Bissell Pro Heat, in a house with stairs and being such a bulky machine, it's just not feasible to drag it out for every small spill. The SpotClean is light, very easy to use and set up and really does an amazing job. I've used it on everything from hairballs to mud and it's hasn't missed a beat. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone.
- Verified purchase
Perfect for cleaning!
Had this product for a couple of months now and it is just perfect, my lounges came up so clean.
We also just purchased a new pup whom pooed/peed all through my car on our way home from picking him up (it was EVERYWHERE) the Bissell spot clean literally cleared it all up!
So happy I bought.
Does the job, with little effort...
Overall - satisfied with the product and the way it cleans (made me want to spot clean everything in my house the first time I used it!)
Having a household with a nearly 2 year old destroyer of all things, and a dog and cat that like to snooze inside of a night time, our couch was "once upon a time" a nice grey/blue fabric...which became riddled daily with Jam, milk, water stains, dirt, more milk, and occasionally tomato sauce...oh, and don't forget crayon!
I was sceptical, but fffaaarrrr out it did the job nicely ;) easy to use, easy t...o empty, scrub scrub scrub and the vac does dry it efficiently (just do it on a warm/hot day for a better chance of drying quicker!) the couch was brand new...for all of 2 days! That reminds me, better get onto it again, before the twin-nados arrive!
A must with pets!
Fantastic! It made my lounge like new again and got rid of the dog smell in it, you would never know the dogs use it like another bed :D Even got rid of a carpet stain that was there before I moved in almost 10 years ago.
I even bought the Symphony Pet with it!
Spotclean to the rescue!!!
I purchased this little beast from The Good guys via ebay 20% promo. Did a click and collect from Alexandria (I should have rather spent the damn $10 on postage as the traffic was a nightmare on the day).
As i live in a brand new apartment, this machine has saved me numerous times.
I went to the mechanic recently and there was grease on my shoes, i walked in and it stained the carpet, out came the spot clean and the grease soil was removed in 2mins!
My little 1 spilled a milkshake in the backseat of the car, out came the spot clean and...5mins later the mess was gone (just spray vinegar or glen 20 once dry to kill the bacteria which would cause any odour). I have even gone as far as cleaning my recliners and 3 seater - looks like new. It would be nice if the water usable was Boiling as that would remove glue residues from the couch/carpet.
A great machine....everyone should have one!
This is an absolutely great portable steam cleaner.. Cleans up any spots & stains with little effort and saves bringing out a large machine.. Required customer service and was treated with respect and had my concerns addressed immediately. A great machine & a great company. Have never been disappointed with my Bissell products.
Got this to clean my car seats. Did my lounge and mattress too. Couldn't believe how much dirt came out was so gross. Easy to pull apart and clean the handle and everything properly. Have had others that are terrible to clean. It is quiet noisy but it did the lounge room while kkds were in bed and no one noticed
- Verified purchase
Brilliant little shampooer for a hand held :)
This little hand held and very portable spot cleaner has been brilliant for cleaning small carpet spills and stains, couch and dining chair cleaning, as well as my car seats and mattresses.
The only down side is that the hose cracked fairly quickly and had to be replaced. it can be easily transported to work or family and friends to borrow. Oh, hang on, that could also be a down side haha
What a little beauty
This is a "must have" if you have soft furnishings. Easy to use, and cleans beautifully. No big equipment hoses or buckets, just fill the water reservoir add detergent and ready to go. Fantastic!!
The brush helps agitate stubborn stains and as soon as it's loosened it is sucked up. By the colour of the water, my dining room chairs were well overdue :-(
Good price, paid under $200 at Good Guys. No regrets!
great for a quick clean
this is a great little washer. I washed my lounges and my car seats with it and they came up pretty good, not totally like new but still clean. if you used it to clean a mess strait away I think it would fully clean the spot. I have the purple one which i think is the next version up. I do think it's a little heavy but mainly have it sitting on ground or close to wear I am cleaning. I do think it needs a longer hose as its not that long and you have to keep moving the unit. Also does use a lot if cleaning solution which can and up expensive if...your wanting to do a big area. I did do alot of research before ordering this and I wanted to get the hoover one as you can remove the hose to clean it but i couldn't find it in Australia. this was the next best one. Also bought it with Afterpay
This unit is a must if you have dogs or kids
My little one was sick one morn and deposited a mess on our carpet- I tried everything —�bicarbonate ,vinegar,carpet cleaning solution but was not 100% satisfied . I bought the bissell unit and managed to clean everything . Took a while going over the stain but was extremely satisfied with my purchase. Suction is good and it will suck most of the water from carpet. Your carpet will be slightly damp , but even professional cleaners will not give you a perfectly dry outcome, I bought the fragrance cleaning solution which was costly which is the only fault but otherwise a must have
Questions & Answers
So, Bissell representatives, what do you have to say regarding the inferior quality of the hose and the fact it costs so much to replace?
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