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Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner

Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner is simple, yet effective an very popular carpet, rugs and upholstery spot cleaner. Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner features two tank design, flexible cleaning hose with motorized brush for quick and thorough cleaning and strong suction for faster drying.

Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner can be used for cleaning at home, office, car, boat etc. Before cleaning delicate surfaces, it is recommended to test the surface sensitivity.

Published: March 13, 2019.

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Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner Features and Specifications

Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner is powered via 15 feet (~4.6 m) long power cord and uses 5.5 feet (~1.7 m) long cleaning hose for cleaning stains and messes.

Total cleaning reach is ~20.5 feet (~6.25 m) and is enough for most situations at home, office or apartment.

Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner features two tanks: one tank is used for clean water and another is used for dirty liquids.

Tank capacity is 64 oz (~1.8 liters), allowing the user to clean even smaller carpets or rugs without the need for refilling the tanks.

Although unit doesn't feature water heater, the use of warm water is recommended.

Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner weighs 15 pounds (~6.8 kg) with empty water tanks and it is not the lightest carpet spot washer/cleaner on the market.

However, Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner comes with large transport wheels, narrow design and two handles, one carrying handle and one retractable handle suitable for pulling (even pushing) the unit over various surfaces - rubberized wheels are gentle even to the sensitive carpets, just don't walk/drive the unit over wet carpets.

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Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner features motorized brush with bristles designed for deep cleaning of carpets, rugs, upholstery and other similar surfaces.

Motorized brush doesn't feature rotating brushroll - it oscillates ~1200 per minute (~20 Hz), cleaning stubborn messes and stains.

Motorized brush features two controls:

- On/Off button turns the brush On/Off, allowing the user to choose whether to clean with the motorized brush turned Off (sensitive surfaces) or with the motorized brush turned On (normal cleaning).

- SOAP trigger is used to release the cleaning solution over the dirty area. In order to speed up drying time, it is recommended to make several passes with the SOAP trigger Off, in order to extract as much dirty liquids as possible.

Note: Exact drying time depends on the amount of applied cleaning solution, thickness of cleaned carpet/rug, temperature, draft etc. In many situations, it is the best to let the surface dry over night.

Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner is simple to use spot cleaner, but just in case, before the very first use, read the manual thoroughly.

Motorized brush is 4.5 inches (~11.5 cm) wide, enabling it to reach and clean even awkward places, but also enabling the user to clean smaller carpets with ease.

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Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner is designed for cleaning carpeted stairs, smaller carpets and area rugs, car interiors, dog beds, sofas, etc.

How well it cleans, it often depends on the used cleaning solution.

Rug Doctor manufactures broad range of cleaning solutions, depending on the dirt type, cleaned surface etc.

Most popular cleaning formulas include Oxy Pro Carpet Cleaner, Pet Pro Carpet Cleaner, Upholstery Cleaner, Urine Eliminator Spray etc.

Note: When used according to the instructions, these cleaning formulas are safe for pets and kids. But, they MUST be used according to the instructions.

Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner comes with the trial 8 oz. cleaning solution.


Long Story Short: Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner is compact and powerful cleaning aid, which can be used in emergencies and for regular cleaning.

It comes with 10 Amp motor, providing plenty of suction and speeding up the drying time.

Also, trial 8 oz cleaning solution does a good job, but it doesn't last - so be sure to order a cleaning formula according to your individual needs and preferences.

Regardless if you are a pet owner or not, Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner can help you make your home safer and more pleasant to live.

For more reviews and recommendations, check Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner Amazon link (link opens in the new window).




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