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BISSELL SpotBot Pet Handsfree Spot and Stain Portable Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner, 33N8A reviews

BISSELL SpotBot Pet Handsfree Spot and Stain Portable Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner, 33N8A reviews 

Last updated: 15th July 2018

BISSELL SpotBot Pet Handsfree 33N8A reviews

Bissell Spotbot 33N8 reviews

Bissell Spotbot Pet Handfree 33N8A is the unique portable carpet cleaner that has “automatic cleaning” feature. It means that, you can set the spotbot 33N8A on the stain and walk away, this spotbot cleaner will do the cleaning job. If you have to deal with stains and pet messes frequently and you do not have free time for cleaning the hand, Bissell Spotbot Pet Handfree 33N8A will be your lovely companion.

Apart from this special skill, Bissell Spotbot Pet Handfree 33N8A still have all of the required features of a portable carpet cleaner such as a decent motor power, hose and stain tool, on-board tool and additional cleaning formulas.

Especially, when you buy Bissell Spotbot Pet Handfree 33N8A, Bissell will donate  up to $10 to the Bissell Pet Foundationfor every pet product sold to help pets in need. Check for the technologies and benefits of Bissell Spotbot Pet Handfree 33N8A.


bissell 33n8a reviews
bissell 33n8a reviews

Technologies and benefits of Bissell Spotbot Pet Handfree 33N8A

Construction: the only “automatic cleaning” portable carpet cleaner, designed for spot cleaning and pet owners.

Decent motor power

The unit uses a 3 amps rating motor which is quite universal. Actually 90% of portable carpet cleaners on the market uses motors with such ampere rating. This motor is sufficient for giving scrubbing activities and suction water out of the spots on the carpet.

Automatic cleaning

The Bissell Spotbot 33N8A allows you to set the unit on the stain and walk away. You do not need to watch and control the machine. It will alert you once it have completed the cleaning cycle.

2 preset cleaning cycles and brush on/off features is a great plus point so that you can choose to clean the stain with speed mode to save time or to tackle the worst stain with a deep cleaning mode.

Specification of Bissell Spotbot 33N8A

  • Similar Models: 33N8, 33N82, 33N83, 33N84, 33N88, 33N8K, 33N8M, 33N8Q, 33N8R, 33N8V, 78R5
  • Warranty: 2 year limited
  • Surface Type: Carpet, Upholstery, Auto, Stairs, Low Pile Carpet
  • Power Rating: 3 amps
  • Heater: No
  • Weight: 14.1 lbs
  • Brush On/Off Switch: Yes
  • Power Cord Length: 16 feet
  • Hose Length: 5′
  • Tank Capacity: 32 oz.
  • Stain Tools: 3″ Tough Stain Tool
  • Carry Handle: Yes

Pros and cons of Bissell Spotbot 33N8A


This is the only automatic cleaning spot carpet cleaner. The model is a good option if you have to deal with pet stains, pet messes and human stains frequently and you do not have time for cleaning by hand. The model is easy to use, affordable, high rating and perform well for its intended uses.


It is designed for small stains cleaning on floor surfaces therefore it also has some limitations. For example, if you have to do the car detailing, this model has a short hose and circular body therefore it is not as flexible as Hoover Spotless with slim profile and similar features, it uses a motor of 3 amps rating therefore it is inefficient for commercial spot cleaning performance like Rug Doctor portable.

Compare Bissell Spotbot 33N8A with other portable carpet cleaners

 Bissell SpotBot Pet, 33N8ABissell SpotClean Pro, 3624Bissell SpotClean ProHeat, 5207FBissell Little Green, 1400BBissell Little Green ProHeat, 14259
Weight14 lb.13 lb.9 lb.9.6 lb.11.6 lb
Heater/Heatwave Technologynonoyesnoyes
Automatic Hands Free Cleaningyesnononono
FormulasPet Stain & Odor, Pet Oxy BoostProfessional Deep CleaningSpot & Stain, Oxy BoostSpot & StainSpot & Stain
Tools Tough Stain ToolTough Stain Tool, 6 inch Stair ToolTough Stain Tool, DeepStain ToolTough Stain ToolTough Stain Tool, Spraying Crevice Tool
Surface TypeCarpet, Upholstery, Area RugsCarpet, Upholstery, Area RugsCarpet, Upholstery, Auto Interiors, Area RugsCarpet, Upholstery, Auto Interiors, Area RugsCarpet, Upholstery, Auto Interiors, Area Rugs
Cord Length15 ft.22 ft.15 ft.15 ft.15 ft.
Warranty2-Year Limited 2-Year Limited 2-Year Limited 1-Year Limited 1-Year Limited

Recommendation of Bissell Spotbot 33N8A

  • Recommended for users who are dealing with pet stains daily
  • Against for users who need a professional portable carpet cleaner with more flexibility. Recommended models for you are Bissell Professional Spotclean 3624, Rug Doctor Portable and Hoover Spotless.

FAQs and troubleshooting of Bissell Spotbot 33N8A

what is the warranty on the spot bot
Answer: 2 years

Question: Can this product be used with 220v? I plan on taking it overseas.
Answer: you will need a 110V/220V converter

Question: what does formula + 1oz boost mean
Answer: A special little bottle that you add to the water and detergent. I was disappointed with this product.

Question: what line to use on the tank
Answer: There is a fill line to use so you don’t overflow the waste water tank on the back.

Question: how does this compare to the spotclean?
Answer:  the Spotbot is “Automatic, Hands Free Cleaning” . You put the Spotbot over the area needs cleaning and push the button and walk away. It will stop when it completes the cycle. Spotclean does not have such feature. Both model has the same motor power.

Question: Is this product good for area rugs?
Answer: Yes it is

Question: If there is a large pet spot on the carpet will this move/work its way around the stain by itself, Or, do you have to reposition it to clean?
Answer: You must re-position it. And fair warning that if the rest of your rug isn’t clean, you’ll see a nice clean circle where the spot bot was! It works really great, it is a little loud, but it doesn’t take very long.

Question: Would putting tape around the hose before use reinforce it and prevent it from tearing like so many reviewers say happens?
Answer: I only used the “Stand Alone” feature (not hand brush attach) so the hose has stayed in one piece….it works great! I’d reinforce it if it let looks like it will fall apart in use…..if it does, replace it (or call them since it’s under warranty, correct?)

Question: Does this come with the cleaning solution or just the spot bot?
Answer: It came with 2 an bottles of solution

Does the hose attachment also spray cleaning fluid?
Answer: Yes

Question: How many amps does the spotbot have
Answer:  this machine has a 3 amp motor.

Question: What is the suction power
Answer: suction power is pretty good. Seems to get the carpet pretty dry with the wand. I have not used to automatic part of the unit enough to know how well it sucks things up.

Question: Will it get up liquid vomi
Answer: Yes it will and red koolaid, too!

Question: Does it clean vomit
Answer: I wouldn’t use it for that. It is designed for stains in carpet. The area should be vacuumed prior to using. It would be useful after the vomit is cleaned up.

Question: Can you use it on wet vomit
Answer: Nope

Question: can you remove the hose to clean it?
Answer: Yes. The tube can be removed for cleaning. A well thought out product

Has anyone used this to clean their dogs? Ive seen a Machine exactly like this designed for dogs
Answer: Interesting idea. I would wonder if the shampoo might clog up the machine

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