Updated 3 Oct 2016

Bissell

Spot & Stain Oxy Pro

Snapshot: Bissell Spot & Stain Oxy Pro is a spray carpet cleaner recommended for fresh stains. But how well does it clean?

Spot & Stain Oxy Pro
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$17

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Test results

Overall score
75
Red wine removal
?/10
Oil and dirt removal
?/10
Sauce removal
?/10
Coffee removal
?/10

Good points

  • Very good at removing red wine.
  • OK at removing dirt/oil.
  • Very good at removing sauce.
  • OK at removing coffee.

But

(No obvious bad points.)

How we test

Overall score includes:

Red wine removal (25%)
Oil and dirt removal (25%)
Sauce removal (25%)
Coffee removal (25%)

We use three test methods to test cleaners based on their application and removal methods, while also following any additional instructions on the packaging.

We tested on stains including red wine, oil and dirt, a mixture of tomato and soy sauce and coffee. We applied the stains to 100% wool carpet squares and let them set for a few days. We took reflectance readings of the carpet squares before and after cleaning to assess how much of the stain was removed. Each cleaner was tested four times per stain. The average of the reflectance readings is calculated.

Spray and applicator brush cleaners

Method A:
We apply 5ml/g of cleaner to the centre of the carpet square. The carpet is left for a set time, as specified on the packaging. We then gently rub/blot the cleaner into the carpet with a clean damp cloth for 30 seconds. The carpet square is then left to dry.

Foam spray and powder cleaners

Method B:
We apply 5g of cleaner to the centre of the carpet square. We then gently rub/blot the cleaner into the carpet with a clean cloth for 30 seconds. The carpet is left for a set time, as specified on the packaging, then the carpet is vacuumed.

Method C:
We apply 5g of cleaner to the centre of the carpet square. The carpet is left for a set time, as specified on the packaging, then the carpet is vacuumed.

Key data

Product

Avg price
$17
Type

Spray

Pack size
396mL
Price per 100ml/g ($)
4.29
Stain type

Fresh

Test method
A
Ingredients

30% water, <5% hydrogen peroxide, anionic surfactant, d-limonene, fragrance

Patch test required
Yes
Instructions for application

Perform a patch test. Vac area prior to clean to remove loose dirt. Blot up wet stains with a clean cloth. Fully depress button and spray in circular pattern, completely covering stain. Allow 5minutes for cleaner to work. Blot with clean, white, absorbent cloth. Stain fighters continue to work after blotting. Repeat as necessary.

Wait time (mins)

5

Tested time (mins)
5
Warnings

Nothing aside from safety warnings.

Origin

USA

More Info

Notes

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