Dirt Devil Spot Scrubber

Even though the Dirt Devil Spot Carpet Shampooer has a reasonable price tag, since customers have reported dissatisfaction with it, we caution against the purchase of this machine. After using it, customers have given the Dirt Devil Spot Scrubber overwhelmingly poor ratings among rug and carpet shampooers.

The Dirt Devil company states their machine is currently the most powerful on the market among handheld extractors. It was designed, however, for small spot and spills, and was not intended to use on large carpeted areas.

Product Features

  • Redesigned recently
  • Power Brush Rotates
  • 2.5 Amp Motor

This product is marketed by Dirt Devil to pet owners who need to clean stains such as urine and other pet stains, but Pet owners have reported that it does not perform well for this purpose. Dirt Devil states that after they redesigned the unit, it now has a 60% increase in power over the original model. Customers still continue to report that water sprays from the machine while using it and the problems with it rate poor overall results.


  • Easy to assemble and use
  • Inexpensive
  • Good suction power


  • Very noisy
  • Lid is hard to disassemble and remove
  • Difficulty in controlling sprayer
  • May spray user with water, or leak

Sample of Customer Reviews:

The number of negative customer reviews is overwhelming when reporting their Dirt Devil Spot Scrubber experiences. The most common complaints are being sprayed with dirty water while using the machine and the noise level. They also report the scrub brushes are ineffective.

Customers report difficulty in taking the unit apart and also with emptying the tank of dirty water. The majority of customers gave the unit a rating of two stars out of five.

Following are excerpts from actual customer reviews from those who bought and used the Dirt Devil Spot Scrubber.

“As you are working to remove a spot with this device, it will spew dirty water all over you at random from the side vents.”

“The rotating brush spins too slowly to get far enough down into the carpet nap. Also, dirty water will spray from the exhaust vents. This happened even when the reservoir only had a few drops of water in it.”

“This is a HORRIBLE machine that I borrowed from the landlord. In the past few years I have used my green machine that is now in storage. That one works very well, but the Dirt Devil does not work at all.”

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Anyone with pets needs good rug and carpet shampooers available. It is a must for cleaning up spots and accidents. Unfortunately, we cannot give a good recommendation to the Dirt Devil Spot Scrubber because of the vast number of complaints from customers. Other spot scrubbers are on the market, however, and many offer better performance and gather positive reviews. One such unit is the Bissell SpotBot Pet Hands-Free Compact Deep Cleaner. Some models are more expensive than the Dirt Devil Spot Scrubber, but this model is not one you should buy regardless of the price.


Additional Details of the Product:

Dimensions: 16x5x8 inches. Unit weighs 6.5 pounds.
Shipping Weight is 6.5 pounds.

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