In this review of the Hoover portable spot cleaner, model FH11300PC, we’ll look at why this is one of the best spot cleaners on the market.
Pros of the Hoover Spotless Portable Stain Remover
It has scrub brushes that pull up most debris. It can handle pet stains.
This carpet spot cleaner has a flushing system for the hose to help sterilize it after use. This makes this portable stain remover ideal for pet owners and those cleaning up any other biological messes (poop, pee, vomit) without having to thoroughly clean the device after every use. You still have to clean the brushes yourself, but the process is simpler with the Hoover Spotless. You can take the multipurpose tool off the carpet cleaner to rinse it in the sink.
The Hoover Spotless portable spot cleaner is made from antimicrobial materials that make it very difficult for mold or bacteria to grow, so you’re a lot less likely to have this unit start smelling like a cess pool because it wasn’t cleaned immediately after each use. You can even disassemble the dirty water tank to clean every nook and cranny of it so that the machine doesn’t stink after the debris stuck in corners of the tank start to rot.
The carry handle on the top of this carpet cleaner makes it easy to carry up the stairs and the narrow footprint means you can put it on the stairs while you clean them. It weighs only ten pounds empty, and it is less than twenty pounds full of water, so it can be used by almost anyone.
The clean and water tanks are not only separate but separately removable, perfect for only taking out the dirty water tank after cleaning up a pet mess to sterilize before you put the whole thing in the closet until next time. The large water tanks also mean it doesn’t have to be refilled very often.
The dirty water tank contains an automatic shut off so the unit won’t spill dirty water by running past the dirty water tank’s capacity.
Its small footprint makes it easy to store.
Cons of the Hoover Spotless
It doesn’t automatically scrub stains that have set in carpet, so you’ll need to make multiple passes with the hand tool for the vomit or liquid poop pet stains that may have seeped into the carpet.
The machine sometimes leaks water from the bottom of the machine.
The fourteen foot power cord is long enough to handle multiple spots in one room before you have to move the plug.
Hoover’s branded carpet cleaning detergent costs around sixteen dollars for 50 ounces if you get the pet specific formulation. The standard carpet cleaning detergent is cheaper.
This carpet cleaning machine doesn’t heat up the water, but it doesn’t have to do so in order for it to do a good job.
This is one of the best budget portable spot cleaners which is available for less than $100. It can handle light stains, heavy pet stains and everything in between and you can use it almost everywhere. It gets points for being easy to clean after handling pet stains so it doesn’t stink up after use.