Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner

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Rug Doctor technology in a Portable Spot Cleaning. Remove Spots and Stains with 2X suction and powerful handheld motorized brush. Use the retractable handle and carpet-friendly wheels to easily maneuver the machine to clean-up carpet, stairs, upholstery and autos. It is designed for quick and easy cleanup anytime, anywhere so you can get back to your life.


  • 2X Suction compared to leading portable spot cleaners
  • Powerful handheld oscillating motorized brush – Rug Doctor’s exclusive technology
  • Retractable Handle and Carpet-Friendly Wheels for extra maneuverability
  • Fast and Simple removable tanks for easy filling and emptying
  • Waste Water Tank wide opening lid for rinsing and drying


Unit Dimensions: (Handle Extended)H: 33.56" W: 16.03" D: 10.93"
Unit Dimensions: (Handle Retracted)H: 15.61" W: 16.03" D: 10.93"
Power10 amps
Cord Length15 ft
Hose Length5.5 ft
Clean Water Tank64 oz
Dirty Water Tank38 oz
Weight15 lbs
Cleaning Path4.5 in
Motorized BrushYes
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 Customer Reviews

Great For Messy Spills & Muddy Paw Prints
I received a Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner sample to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own

I have two young children and a very large puppy. As you can guess this combo leads to lots of messy spills and muddy paw prints. We have a very light color tan carpet in both our living room and our rec room. The living room is a high traffic area and I've been battling mud and dirt spots on it since we installed it 7 years ago or so. The rec room carpet is embarrassingly old. It was here when we bought the house and it had seen better days at that point. Some day we will replace it but until then I just keep trying to keep it as clean as possible. It's tough though and when it gets a stain it really sets in.

These problem areas are exactly why I was excited about the Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner. When it arrived I couldn't believe that I could take it out of the box and start using it within minutes. There was nothing to assemble, which was wonderful! I simply unboxed it, pulled out the clean water tank, filled it up to the water line, added soap up to the soap line, snapped it back in, unwound the power cord and brush, plugged it in and started using it. So easy!

I like that you can turn the motorized brush on or off and that there is a soap dispenser button. To use it once the spot cleaner is powered on, turn on the motorized brush with the push of a button, position the brush over the spot you want to clean, hold in the soap dispenser button and then put the brush on the spot. The brush bristles will move on their own and you can also move the entire brush as well. When you are done with the soap, let go of the button, and then you make a few passes over the area with the brush which will then suck up all the water into it and dispense it into the dirty water tank. It's neat to see the water being vacuumed up into the hose.

I do admit I was appalled when I saw how dirty the water was in the dirty water tank! I'm quite a neat freak so I was shocked that my carpet could be so dirty!

As for the muddy stains that were making me crazy, once I used the Rug Doctor on them I am thrilled to say they have completely disappeared! Even on the really old rec room carpet. I was amazed that it could get anything off of there. It's important to note that they were newer stains, within the last 6 month or so on the old carpet so that helped I'm sure. Either way I'm so happy to have my carpets looking so clean again!

I also have to say that I really like how compact and portable the Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner is too. It fits nicely on our carpeted stairs and with it's retractable handle and carpet friendly wheels it's easy to move around.

My other favorite feature is how long the power cord and the hose are. Often when I clean I think I'm just going to do one area, and then I spot another waaaay over on the other side of the room. It's nice to be able to pull up on the handle and roll it like a carry on bag to the next area.

I highly recommend the Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner and I've already started a list of family and friends who want to borrow mine!OhioMom123
Saved Me $2500 on New Carpets!
I received a Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner sample to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.

We are about to move across the country, and we are going to be renting our house out instead of selling it. Our property managers said that the stains in our carpets would never come out, and we would have to replace them at a cost of $2500. So when I was asked to review the Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner, I didn't have a lot of hope.

In all honesty, I was amazed. Our carpets were definitely in bad shape. They are white carpets, and I have two young children under 3 who have spilled food and drink and tracked mud and other debris throughout. There are stains from juice, which are set in, and there are tons of really horrible black stains from I don't even know what. I have been ashamed when we had guests over, and we had to buy a large area rug to cover up the carpets when they got to be too bad.

I started with a small square of carpet about 2 feet by 2 feet, using masking tape to mark it off. Then I followed the directions (which are incredibly simple!) and began using the cleaner. It took me less than five minutes, and the results were enough to make me literally squeal! I have included a before and after photo so you can see the results. In one afternoon, I actually ended up doing every inch of carpet in our living room and hallway, as well as our stairs. The results were astounding.

Our carpets look 100% better. I would NOT say they look brand new... they are at least 7 years old, and you just aren't going to make them look pristine. But all of the worst stains have been completely removed. Unfortunately, at this point, we still have some light pink staining around from juice spills that have already set. They used to be darker red, so it's a huge improvement, but it did not completely remove them.

It also did take some elbow grease to get up some of the stains. We had to use a metal scraper to pull up some of the gunk, and we scrubbed a little with the oscillating brush. But all in all, I was very impressed with the product and how it worked, and I would have NO hesitation in recommending it to anyone. I think the results speak for themselves. Especially when you see how dirty the water gets in the waste bucket!AMotherThing
Powerful Compact Machine that WORKS!
I received a rug doctor portable spot cleaner sample to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.

The Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner comes pre-assembled, meaning it is ready to use right out of the box. Once all plastic and tape is removed, hot water and upholstery cleaner will be added to the clean water tank and it is now ready to be used. You’ll enjoy that the reservoir is marked with a clean line for water and a soap line for the upholstery cleaner, no guessing is needed!

We have a new puppy so have numerous urine marks from her that stained and I also have a cat that has an upset belly often, vomiting leaving many marks on my carpets. The first place I wanted to use the spot cleaner was the landing on my stairs as there were black marks that I’m unsure what the stains were.

The machine is simple to use. You’ll turn it on and use the motorized handheld brush which has a flexible hose. The hose has an on switch. Place the brush on an area that needs to be cleaned and press the soap trigger to begin. The spots on my stairs were very old, but removed after a few moves over the stains. To remove excess water just pass the tool where soap and water were sprayed and it removes to the waste water tank.

I love the easy carry handle and that this machine isn’t at all heavy making it easy to carry upstairs or numerous areas around the home. It also has a retractable handle (just like a suitcase on wheels) to roll around. The cord isn’t very long but long enough for the jobs that need to be done. The flexible hose has a storage area.

My thoughts? I’m impressed with this spot cleaner removing stains that are old and new and how user-friendly the machine is. I had a pen ink stain on my couch that this didn’t remove, but the vomit, urine, mud marks and food stains were all removed with ease. I was disgusted at the waste water tank and how dirty the areas were that I spot cleaned in my home (stair landing, white on an area rug in my dining room, urine mark in the living room, juice stain at the top of my stairs and muddy paw prints from the puppy on my white couch.) This made most of the areas look brand new again as the suction was pretty powerful for such a compact machine. The wand is small enough to fit under furniture if need be.

This portable spot cleaner is definitely a must buy especially for pet owners or those with children. You just never know when spills may happen and to have a machine to clean them up instead of the old-fashioned way with a bucket and scrub brush is ideal. I’d highly recommend!nichol4511
Necessary for life with kids!
I received a Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner sample to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.

The Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner has been a lifesaver in my home. Let's do some abstract math: 3 kids under the age of 6 + beige carpets = yikes! We try to enforce the rule of keeping food in the kitchen and toys in the bedroom, but sometimes we mix up the two! Our carpets have been through drink spills, smooshed fruit snacks, potty training accidents, and lots and lots of baby spit up. So is life with kids!

Beige carpets don't stay clean easily (okay, even in my own room), but it's hardly ever convenient to use a full-scale carpet cleaner to clean the entire carpet. I love having the Rug Doctor Spot Cleaner, so that I can spot clean where we need it the most.

As you can see in the attached photo, the Rug Doctor did an excellent job. That particular stain had set in, so it took three times of going over it to get it to fade to that extent, but the Spot Cleaner is so quick and simple to use, that it was no trouble at all.

The Rug Doctor Spot Cleaner comes all assembled, and using it is very easy. All you have to do is fill the clean water tank with water and a little bit of the soap (which comes with it!), and then replace the tank into the machine. One button turns the Spot Cleaner on, and another button turns on the motorized brush. You squeeze the trigger while moving the brush over the spot you want to clean, and then you can move the brush back over the same spot, without using the trigger, to help it dry faster.
And that's it! Sit back and watch your stains fade away, along with all your worldly cares! Or at least your home cleanliness cares.

Bottom line: The Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner works. It is very quick and easy to use. It will make your home cleaner and your life a little easier.SurpriseReviewer
Works exactly like the big Rug Doctors
They took the highly successful rug doctor carpet cleaners you can rent and shrunk it into a home model. I have laminate floors, but need this to clean rugs due to a handicapped pet (and other happenings like muddy paws, bloody paws, etc. as well as the occasional human drink spills). It works just like the big model! At least the well maintained ones - in my experience Home Depot is the one place that maintains their rental equipment - grocery stores don't. It took me a couple hours to clean all the area rugs in our house, which was longer than it would with the large model, but the next day when I needed to use it again, was glad I now own it! Only advice I have if you're buying it for pets is to not use the cleaning solution they supply, but rather one of the enzyme products like nature's miracle. No more rentals for me!Michelle

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