Whether you have old stains you’re trying to get rid of or a new pet that’s making a mess of your carpets, a carpet spot cleaner is a great way to stay on top of things and keep your home looking and smelling great. There are so many options available so we researched the top-sellers and best-rated products to help you find the best carpet spot cleaner for you. Before we get started, let’s look at some key features to keep in mind.
Uses Cleaning Solution: Only some of these products use cleaning solution, the rest are steam cleaners that use concentrated steam. They both work great but if you prefer not to use any chemicals, steam cleaners give you that option.
Power: Basically, the more power these machines have, the better they clean. You’ll find that steam cleaners generally have a little more power. That’s because they rely more on pressure and heat which needs a little more power behind it.
Pieces: This includes the cleaner itself and any accessories. We didn’t count things like water tanks or hoses as separate pieces since they’re a part of the actual machine. But fill cups, brushes, and other accessories are all separate pieces.
Cord Length: The longer the cord, the more area you can clean without moving to a new outlet. Long cords come in handy for big jobs or using the spot cleaner on your car upholstery in the garage or driveway.
Weight: Although these are all considered portable, weights vary quite a bit. The lightest machines are usually handhelds so they’re easier to carry around. Heavier machines are often equipped with wheels and handles for easier transport.
Warranty: The good news is all of these items are covered by a warranty. They vary slightly but most run from 1 to 2 years. That said, we did find one really awesome machine that includes a lifetime warranty.
Now that you know what to look for, let’s move right into our product reviews. If you’re in a hurry, pay special attention to the first 2 items on our list. They’re our top and budget picks and give you a really great idea about the range that’s available. If you can, stick around to learn about all of our top picks. There’s a lot of variety here and you never know which one will catch your eye. Okay, let’s go!