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Bissell 3624 Portable Carpet Cleaner Review

Last Updated: 4th May 2017

Bissell is one of the most trusted names in home cleaning products, including carpet cleaners. The company uses state of the art technology to create carpet cleaners that are easy to use and deliver powerful results, and the 3624 Spot Clean Professional Portable Carpet Cleaner certainly lives up to the standards that consumers have grown to expect from the Bissell name.

The Bissell 3624 Spot Clean Professional Portable Carpet Cleaner is the most powerful portable spot carpet cleaners in the manufacturer’s line of spot carpet cleaning products. Offering a compact, lightweight design, and powerful suction, this portable carpet cleaner is ideal for cleaning up stains, pet accidents and even the carpets in automobiles.

Pros and Cons

Like all products, there are some definite pros and a few cons that are associated with the Bissel 3624 Spot Clean Professional Portable Carpet Cleaner. If you are looking to purchase a product that will best suit your needs, it is important to understand both the pros and the cons.

Pros:

  • The compact, lightweight design of the Bissell 3624 Spot Clean truly makes it portable. It weighs just 13.2 pounds when it is empty, and it isn’t much heavier when it is full, which makes it very easy to transport.
  • The compact design also makes it easy to store this spot cleaning carpet cleaner when it isn’t in use.
  • A 5.7 amp motor provides this spot cleaner carpet cleaner with exceptional suction. In fact, the suction rivals that of full-size, upright Bissell carpet cleaners. The powerful suction allows this spot cleaner to remove deep stains and tough spots from carpets, stairs, upholstery, autos and more.
  • The power cord is a whopping 22 feet, which means that you have plenty of freedom to move about and reach large areas without having to constantly unplug the machine and find a new outlet to plug it into.
  • The 6-inch stair tool provides you with greater flexibility while cleaning; it can be used to clean stairs, overhead areas, furniture and other surfaces that are otherwise hard to reach.
  • The tough stain tool works hard on those ground in stains and heavily soiled areas to get them truly clean.
  • Large capacity ¾ gallon or 96 oz tank size means less interrupted cleaning time and fewer refills.
  • A two tank system, one that holds clean water and one that collects dirty water, means a better clean for your carpets.
  • Comes with a trial sized bottle of Bissell 2X Professional Deep Cleaning Formula.

Cons

  • Not ideal for cleaning large areas. Despite the fact that the capacity of the tank is large for a portable carpet cleaner, it is not intended to clean large areas.
  • Not meant to clean large debris and hair. Should the machine pick up these items, it will likely become clogged.
  • It does not have wheels, which means it has to be picked up to move; but, the lack of wheels reduces the weight of the machine.
  • The sprayer can be a bit messy if it is not used properly.
  • The bristles do not rotate.

Our Score

Performance9
Convenience9
Weight9.25
Accessories9
Warranty & Support9
Price9.5

Features and Benefits

Features

The Bissell 3624 Spot Clean Professional Portable Carpet Cleaner features Heat Wave technology. This internal water heater system keeps the water warm, thus improving the efficiency of the clean that the machine provides, as it is able to better remove deep, ground in stains and dirt. The compact, lightweight design of the machine makes this carpet cleaner truly portable. It is just 13.2 pounds and is 14 inches wide, 14 inches deep and 10 inches high, which also improves portability and makes storage a cinch. This portable carpet cleaner also features a two tank system; one tank holds clean water and the other tank collects dirty water, which helps to improve the degree of clean that this machine provides. The 22-foot power cord makes it possible to clean large areas without the need to unplug the unit and search for additional power outlets, which provides you with greater flexibility while you are cleaning.

Performance

The 5.7 amp motor provides this Bissell 3624 Spot Clean Professional Portable Carpet Cleaner with incredible suction power for a portable carpet cleaning machine. In fact, the suction power is comparable to that of full-size, upright Bissell carpet cleaners. With this power, you will have the ability to remove deep stains and ground in dirt without a problem. The long hose makes it possible to reach longer distances so you can easily clean your stairs, overhead locations and larger pieces of furniture without having to worry about moving the machine itself.

Convenience

Thanks to the compact and lightweight design, the Bissell 3624 Spot Clean Professional Portable Carpet Cleaner truly is portable and easy to use virtually anywhere you need it. The carrying handle is large and easy to grip, so transporting the portable carpet cleaner from location to location is a breeze, even when the tanks are full. Thanks to the long cord and long hose, you can reach larger areas without having to constantly unplug the machine or move it around. The dry time is great, too. Thanks to the powerful suction, a lot of the water is removed from the carpet while cleaning, which allow for a faster drying time. The tank size is large for a portable carpet cleaner, which means that you don’t have to empty out the tanks or refill them as often as you would have to with other comparable portable carpet cleaners.

Accessories

The Bissell 3624 Spot Clean Professional Portable Carpet Cleaner comes equipped with two spray and brush tools. A three inch Tough Stain Brush conveniently removes tough stains from confined locations that are hard to reach, including cushions, carpet corners, and upholstery in vehicles, while a six inch Stair Tool is great for cleaning wider spaces or the surface of the stairs. There is also the option to purchase additional tools for this portable carpet cleaner, such as a crevice tool.

Warranty and Support

The Bissell 3624 Spot Clean Professional Portable Carpet Cleaner is backed by a 2-year limited manufacturer warranty. Should anything happen to the carpet cleaner as a result of a manufacturer defect or poor craftsmanship within 2 years from the date of purchase, Bissell will repair or replace the machine.

As far as support goes, Bissell offers standard email and telephone support. You can also visit their website, where you will find further information about this carpet cleaner, including FAQ, tutorials, tips and strategies so you can get the most out of cleaning with this machine.

Summary

Overall, we found that the Bissell 3624 Spot Clean Professional Portable Carpet Cleaner is an excellent portable carpet cleaner. It offers exceptional suction power, which means excellent cleaning power. The powerful suction not only cleans ground in dirt and set in stains with ease, but it also draws more water out of the carpet, which means faster drying time for your carpets. The extra long power cord means that you don’t have to constantly unplug the machine and look for a power cord, and the long hose allows you to clean hard to reach areas with ease. Thanks to the two brushes, you have the ability to clean both large and tight areas. The tanks are easy to fill and empty, and the addition of the trial Bissell cleaning solution allows you to start cleaning right away.

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