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Spotbot Carpet Cleaner by Bissell

Updated on September 21, 2014

So a couple years ago I saw an ad for the Bissell Spotbot & like most people I had that dream of never scrubbing pet bio hazards out of my rug again. Being the doubter that I am I assumed it was all hype & I'd waste $100 on another useless household gadget.

Once I finally broke down & bought one I was flat out amazed. This thing not only worked, it did better than I could hand scrubbing the carpet. It even pulled up several old stains I had given up on ever coming out.

I've had mine over 3 years & it's a daily part of cleaning around here. So far we've ad no technical issues & it works perfectly.

Bissell 1200B SpotBot Hands-Free Compact Deep Cleaner Carpet Cleaner

* Compact deep cleaner with hose and brush attachment

* Effectively brushes, sprays, and permanently removes stains such as red wine, cola, fruit juice, and coffee

* Pre-programmed cycles for surfaces and set-in stains

* Switches to manual setting to clean up quick spots and spills

* Large 24-inch-circumference brush head; limited 1-year warranty

The spinning scrubbing brushes

The spinning scrubbing brushes
The spinning scrubbing brushes

Bissell 1200A SpotBot Pet Hands-Free Compact Deep Cleaner, Blue Illusion

This is the slick blue pet version. Aside from the color it's pretty much the same as the original Bissell Spotbot.

* Compact deep-cleaning machine for hands-free removal of stains from carpet and upholstery

* Automatic Smart System removes the guesswork from cleaning; spiral brushing action scrubs away spots and spills

* Two cleaning cycles for either surface or set-in stains

* Includes onboard tools for manually cleaning stairs, upholstery, and car interiors

* Measures 9-1/2 by 20 by 14 inches; 1-year limited warranty

Spotbot Info...

Before treating any stain, you should first:

Gently scrape up semi-solids with a paper towel. Do not use a knife or other utensil with sharp edges because it could damage the carpet or upholstery. Blot up liquids with an absorbent cloth or paper towels. White materials are recommended because certain dyes may bleed and make the stain worse. Remove the remaining semi-solids and residue with a sweeper or vacuum. Be sure to pre-test any spot removal solutions or chemicals on an inconspicuous area first. This is extremely important; different dyes and materials could be damaged or discolored by a cleaning solution. If such a change should occur, try a different solution or just use plain water.

FAQ What is SpotBot?

It's a revolutionary spot cleaner that gives you the freedom to walk away while it does the work for you.

What does the SpotBot know about stains?

Everything. Bissell SpotBot has an Automatic Smart System that eliminates guesswork. SpotBot knows how to measure and distribute just the right amount of water and cleaning formula, suction up tough stains, and leave carpets clean. Just push a button and SpotBot does the rest.

How does hands-free cleaning save time?

While SpotBot gets the stain, you get back to your day. That's hands-free cleaning, and it lets you handle vacuuming, laundry, a workout, or anything else that's important to you today.

Is SpotBot safe for all carpet types?

SpotBot is safe on virtually all types of carpet. To be sure, Bissell recommends that you follow your carpet and upholstery manufacturer's fabric treatment instructions.

How does it work on pet stains?

All pets have accidents. That's why SpotBot is trained to remove pet stains in no time. Use the Automatic Smart System and Bissell specially formulated chemicals then "Spot It, Bot It, Got It!"

Bissell Spotbot

A must have if you have kids or pets!

Cleaner Options for the Bissell Spotbot

The Cons of the spotbot...

With everything there is the good, bad & ugly....

*It beeps when it's done. Every 15 seconds it beeps & doesn't stop until you hit the stop button. (I cannot stand beeping)

*the funky water collection container gets pretty gross...I mean Really hairy nasty gross & it's not possible to scrub out. I ended up replacing the collection tank with one of the newer Microban ones & it seems to have seriously helped.

Well that's it those are my only complaints about the Spotbot.

Easy to use push button controls

Easy to use push button controls
Easy to use push button controls

The reason we have the Spotbot...

This is Mookie, He and his band of furry friends have declared war on our clean carpet. Don't let that cute blank look fool you. He's a carpet killing machine....with a squishy ball on his head.


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      anonymous 5 years ago

      First time i try it and i loved it :)

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      carlajo73 7 years ago

      Looks like a great product!! Lensrolling to my Little Green Machine site.

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      lemonsqueezy lm 7 years ago

      Great review. We have a dog and three kids... it's about time I buy a spotbot.

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      WindyWintersHubs 8 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Great Lens Review. I have a Bissell Vacum that cleans really well. This SpotBot looks really handy and I'm a pail of hot water and vinegar. I could really use a spot cleaner like this one after my dear Grand Pups visit. Thanks very much for making this lens. :)

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      just got one, was everything I hoped it could be!

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      oztoo lm 8 years ago

      Sounds like a great product. Love anything that makes life easier

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      momto4 lm 8 years ago

      This looks like a really great product to have! Great lens!

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      JenOfChicago LM 8 years ago

      Great product review, thanks.

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      lakern26 lm 8 years ago

      Loved your lens! Might just have to get one of these Spotbots myself - my dogs and my kids have done their best to ruin our carpet! 5*

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      ulla_hennig 8 years ago

      Nice lens!

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      Sandy Mertens 8 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Looks impressive.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Great review! Mookie is a cutie!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 8 years ago from United States

      I have the Bissell Little Green Machine. This looks like a great improvement in size. Great Lens!

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      happynutritionist 8 years ago

      This is so cute! Only in my case it wouldn't be cat poop, Aspen the Yorkie would be the guilty one...won't go into detail now though:-) 5 starred and lensrolled into my Singer Featherweight lens:-)

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      bdkz 8 years ago

      Good one!

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      Carolan Ross 8 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      wow, what a machine! A friend loaned me a similar machine once and my floors were never cleaner. VERY well done lens here! The golden retriever in the photo looks just like mine. :-)

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      Bambi Watson 8 years ago

      Great info!