When it comes to carpet cleaner machines for the home, and general messes and pet messes and odors, there’s several brands and models to choose from.
Two of these brands are HOOVER and Rug Doctor, and we’ve put together a guide of a few of their more popular cleaner models.
In this Hoover Spotless Portable vs Rug Doctor Portable Cleaner Comparison, we’ve listed the main differences and similarities so you can get a good idea of which one might be best for you.
Let’s take a look at them!
(NOTE: this is a general information guide only, and is not professional advice, or a substitute for professional advice. A qualified vet or animal expert is the only person qualified to give you expert advice in regards to your pet/s)
HOOVER Spotless Portable vs Rug Doctor Portable: Cleaner Comparison
If you prefer, you can go straight to viewing these cleaners here:
HOOVER Spotless Portable Carpet & Upholstery Spot Cleaner (on Amazon)
Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner (on Amazon)
HOOVER Spotless Portable vs Rug Doctor Portable: Which To Get?
Both are very similar cleaners that are meant as portable spot cleaners for smaller areas and lighter cleaning.
Both provide spraying and suction to clean and dry the areas you are cleaning.
We would probably slightly lean towards the HOOVER Spotless Portable just because it’s probably a more reliable/durable cleaner overall.
It’s worth checking out the return policy and warranty conditions on both cleaners just in case you have any issues with the hose or motors.
You might check out the HOOVER Powerscrub Elite or HOOVER Powerdash as upright lightweight cleaner alternatives with good performance.
HOOVER Spotless Portable vs Rug Doctor Portable: Differences
- The Rug Doctor weighs around 15lbs, whilst the HOOVER weighs around 9lbs
- The Rug Doctor has a 64 oz tank, whilst the HOOVER has a 51 Ounces (clean tank) and 36 Ounces (dirty tank)
- The HOOVER has the Self Clean Technology
- The Rug Doctor has the retractable handle and carpet-friendly wheels for extra maneuverability
HOOVER Spotless Portable vs Rug Doctor Portable: Similarities
- Both have a limited 2 year warranty
- Both are smaller portable spot cleaners
- Both are electric/corded cleaners
- Both can be used on general mess and pet mess
- Both are for smaller areas and lighter duty cleaning
- Both can be used on Carpet, Upholstery, Cars, Stairs and more
- Both comes with a cleaning hose and cleaning attachments/tools
HOOVER Spotless Portable vs Rug Doctor Portable: Reviews
- Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner Review
- HOOVER Spotless Portable Spot Cleaner: Review
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