BISSELL SpotClean Pet Pro Portable Upholstery Cleaner

Last updated date: October 2, 2020

DWYM Score

9.3

BISSELL SpotClean Pet Pro Portable Upholstery Cleaner

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We looked at the top Upholstery Cleaners and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Upholstery Cleaner you should buy.

Update as October 2, 2020:
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Overall Take

This powerful upholstery-cleaning tool brings a combination of suction, brushing action and solution to remove even the most stubborn pet stains. The self-contained stain-trapper tool will capture messes and isolate them to prevent them from getting to the rest of the machine and creating long-lasting odors or damage. You'll get a 5-foot sanitary hose and a power cord that's up to 22 feet in length to help you reach every nook and cranny.


In our analysis of 50 expert reviews, the BISSELL SpotClean Pet Pro Upholstery Cleaner placed 3rd when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Every Bissell purchase helps save pets. Bissell proudly supports Bissell pet foundation and its mission to help save homeless pets.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

9.8
7 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

9.2
1,811 user reviews

What experts liked

Combines powerful suction, brushing action, and professional pet cleaning solution to remove tough pet stains
- Spot Carpet Cleaners
There is also a self-contained tool known as the “Stain Trapper Tool” which is designed to isolate messes from your pets into the tool so that it doesn’t affect the rest of your machine, which might potentially cause damage or unwanted smells.
- HouseholdMe
The Bissell SpotClean Pet Pro uses hot water, strong suction, and powerful scrubbing action to clean deep-down stains that other cleaners can’t touch.
- Home Awakening
Provides a deep clean that leaves you with professional-style results.
- Upholstery Fits
Great for stains, pet messes, and other mid-size jobs
- The Clean Freaks
Equipped with a 5-foot sanitary hose and up to 22 feet long power cord makes it easy to clean hard-to-reach areas.
- The Golden Eagle Restaurant
The SpotClean Pet Pro has a large capacity tank holding ¾ gallons so you can really attack that pet or human mess.
- Products Brand Leader

What experts didn't like

Water tank leaks sometimes
- Spot Carpet Cleaners
Does not have wheels
- Home Awakening
The dirty water tank is tight, making it hard to remove.
- Upholstery Fits
This model does not have a built-in heater
- The Clean Freaks

An Overview On Upholstery Cleaners

As part of your household cleaning chores, you dust your furniture and vacuum your carpets. But you may be missing a large part of your home while you clean. For many households, it’s easy to neglect the sofas and chairs that family members and guests use regularly. Chances are, you even drink and eat while seated in those places, leaving behind crumbs and sticky residue.

Sweeping away dirt and debris is as easy as swiping over it with the attachment tool that came with your vacuum cleaner. You may find it even easier to use a battery-powered handheld vacuum. Even a once-monthly cleanup can make a big difference in refreshing your fabrics and reducing allergens.

But suction can only remove dirt and debris. If you have stains, you’ll need some type of cleansing action to remove it. Finding the right cleaner that will do the job without hurting the fabric isn’t difficult. There are plenty of options that can do the job. You simply need to narrow it down to the type of upholstery cleaner you need.

For serious stain removal, you may want a piece of equipment that makes application easy. These cleaners are similar to vacuum cleaners and usually have brush attachments to combine suction with cleanser application. These can be more expensive and tougher to store, though.

You may find it easier to go with a spray or foam upholstery cleaner. The biggest benefit of these is portability. You can clean your car’s interior and furniture with the same bottle. Some even come with an attached brush to keep everything in one place. Before you buy one without an attached brush, make sure you have a hard-bristle brush to dig into those set-in stains and a clean, lint-free cloth for applying water to rinse the cleanser.

The Upholstery Cleaner Buying Guide

  • If you go with a piece of equipment, consider how lightweight it is. One that is heavier in nature may pack more power, but you’ll also have to deal with carting it around while you work.
  • In addition to removing the appearance of stains, make sure the cleaner you choose has active ingredients that eliminate odors.
  • Some cleansers use enzymes to eliminate stains and odors without using chemicals. This makes it effective while also keeping it safe for pets and children.
  • Before using upholstery cleaner, vacuum all dirt and debris from the surface. This will ensure you don’t grind dirt deeper into the fabric, creating more work for yourself as you clean.
  • Make sure you check the fabric tag on your furniture before using a solution on it. The labels use code, but you can easily look up what those codes mean. A tag marked “W,” “WS” or “SW” means you should only spot clean using a specific type of upholstery cleaner. “S” means you should spot clean without the use of water, using a dry cleaning solvent, and “X” means you should never use water or solvent-based cleaner on the material.
  • Whatever cleaning process you use, be careful not to over-moisten the area. Use only the amount of water or solvent you need to get the job done.
  • After cleaning, let the sofa completely air dry before sitting on it or covering it. If possible, point a fan at the area to dry it as quickly as possible. If water soaks into the cushions without drying properly, it could lead to mildew.
  • When using a new upholstery cleaner, test a small area before applying it more liberally. Choose a spot that is on the underside or in an area that is out of sight. This will help you ensure that it doesn’t discolor or change the texture of the fabric.