Best Upholstery Cleaner for Cars 2018

#1 Bissell 3624 SpotClean Professional on Amazon:
#2 Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner on Amazon:
#3 HOOVER Spotless Deluxe on Amazon:

Previous test:

We tested 3 of the best upholstery cleaning machines for cars which also happen to be great for carpet and furniture cleaning as well.

We tested the Bissell Spotclean pro 3624, the Rug Doctor Portable spot cleaner and the Hoover Spotless Deluxe.

In a previous video which I will link in the description we tested these 3 units with stain tests and airflow test on carpet and found that although it was very close the Bissell SpotClean Pro did the best and was the easiest to use.

Our test on car upholstery was mainly to see if there was anything different with regard to their performance on auto upholstery.

As far as the performance, they all sucked out lots of gross stuff from this 200,000 mile truck but since there weren’t really uniform stains we will have to defer to the previous stain test and say that they were all nearly equal with the Bissell Spotclean pro doing just a little better.

But as far as specifics related to auto detailing, there are a few things to note

First the Bissell has the longest cord at 22’ which is good but you are most likey going to use an extension cord anyway when cleaning cars, but the extra 7 ‘ could be the difference in your situation.

The Bissell and the Hoover also come with 2 sizes of brushes, the smaller of which is specifically meant for auto detailing.

The Rug Doctor on the other hand only has the one brush. But its brush does have a feature where if you flick a switch it moves part of the brush around with a motor. I personally didn’t use that feature much because you have to put a lot of pressure on the handle to suck out the all the water and I didn’t want to put all that pressure on a motorized part of the brush.

The Rug Doctor has the longest hose of the 3 units but it’s the only hose of the 3 that doesn’t seem very sturdy, which is odd because the rest of the rug doctor seems very well built but the hose seems like it would be the first thing to break. In any case since all 3 units were able to fit on the floorboard the hose length was not an issue.

As with the carpet tests I would have to recommend the Bissell Spotclean Pro for car upholstery as well, as it was the easiest to use and based on the previous stain test it performed the best. I also found its construction to be very sturdy.

The Rug Doctor is a very close 2nd

And the Hoover is the only one I would not recommend at all, due to its being more cheaply made, harder to use and having the worst showing in the pervious stain tests.

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