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Bissell SpotClean™ Turbo Review: A New Hope

Kids equal stains, right? You know what I’m talking about. From babies to teens, they balance the love we have for them with their amazing ability to make mess. Once upon a time I dreamt of being able to maintain a pristine household even with little ones running around, but very quickly reality set in and I gave up the fight. With the kids becoming stain producing ninjas overnight, traditional stain-removing sprays and cloths had no chance. Furniture upholstery, carpets, beds and anything fabric laden suffered at the hands of our little darlings as my wife and I resigned ourselves to being the not-so-proud owners of aesthetically challenged surfaces.

All of this had been true for well over a decade. However, things suddenly changed a few weeks ago when I put my hand up to do a Bissell SpotClean™ Turbo review for Harvey Norman. All of a sudden there was a sparkling glimmer of hope…

The Bissell SpotClean Turbo

Bissell SpotClean™ Turbo Tools of the Trade

The sleek, lightweight design of the Bissell SpotClean™ Turbo is pure functionality, and it looks good too! Transportable, ergonomic and simple to use, getting started was a breeze. Identifying which part works for what area is easy too. There’s a tool for every job that needs doing. The lounge, carpet, mattress, car flooring and upholstery, if it’s stained, there’s a tool to combat it.

The tools that the Bissell SpotClean™ Turbo comes with include a 3-in-1 upholstery tool, the hydro rinse self-cleaning tool, a deep stain tool, 2-in-1 crevice tool, 6 inch tool, 3-in-1 tool, tool storage bag and a powerful trial-size formula that will keep things clean.

A person filling up the Bissell SpotClean Turbo with Bissell cleaning formula.
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The Bissell SpotClean™ Turbo Meets My Car

I figured the best place to do a Bissell SpotClean™ Turbo review was in my car! The back seat the bearer of my little stain-ninjas’ territorial markings, complete with signature slushy marks and chocolate fingerprints. The Bissell SpotClean™ Turbo’s 2.8 litre Large-Capacity Tank gave me confidence that we could erase those traces of summer after-school pickups and birthday parties.

The measurement markings on the tank made measuring the dose of formula and water really simple. Detaching and reattaching the tank was also very easy, both when empty and full. A simple lift to unlock and push-click back in provides a secure and sturdy foundation for the water flow, while the dirt tank sits equally secure in its housing. With the tank filled, I was just about ready to put the Bissell SpotClean™ Turbo to work.

An image of the Bissell SpotClean Turbo.

To get things started, my tool of choice was the 3-in-1 upholstery tool. Just the right size to tackle the car seats, flooring and boot. The tool has a trigger-spray function for the solution. I simply had to hold the nozzle over the stain before shooting the cleaning solution onto it. After that, in order to enhance the cleaning effectiveness, I waited five minutes, letting the solution settle in, and then proceeded to start up the Bissell SpotClean™ Turbo.

A person cleaning car seats with the Bissell SpotClean Turbo.
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Using the Bissell SpotClean™ to brush and suction, I began to notice a whole array of features while it was running. The nozzle, for instance, is transparent, so you can literally see the stain draining into the appliance. I thought, “This is awesome. I can just keep going until the seat no longer looks like 3-month old slushy.” The most amazing thing was it didn’t take long at all. In no time, the seat looked fresh, the colour was back, and the stain had Houdini’d its way from the car.

I got so excited after seeing the results on the back seat, I moved straight into the boot to refresh the beaten and battered carpet. The results were even better than I imagined. It’s hard to put into words how good it feels to have a near-new looking car interior. Especially off the back of a mere 30 minutes effort. The extra-long 6.7m power cord coupled with the 2.1m hose made getting in the tight spaces so easy – it was almost like using a hand-held vac.

Eliminating Unexpected Messes

Since the amazing experience with the car, I‘ve used the Bissell SpotClean Turbo™ to remove stains all around my home, including from furniture upholstery, rugs, and other high-traffic areas such as the stairs. In fact, cleaning the stairs is really easy as the Bissell SpotClean Turbo™ sits perfectly on them – another fine example of its functionality.

A person cleaning a staircase with the Bissell SpotClean Turbo.
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With so many things the kids have touched over the years back to near-pristine condition, I can now truly say that I’ve found the ideal cleaner in the Bissell SpotClean™ Turbo. With its combination of water, Bissell Concentrate Formula and powerful suction having taken stain removal to a whole new level, I feel as though I’m finally prepared for any unexpected mess – including red wine spilling on a white carpet. Check out the video below to see what I mean!

Where To Buy The Bissell SpotClean™ Turbo

To get your hands on the Bissell SpotClean™ Turbo and start fighting back against your own stain ninjas, you can shop online or at your local Harvey Norman store, where our friendly, expert staff will help with any queries you have!