Thursday, June 07, 2007

Review of the Spot Bot

First, thank you all again for caring about our little Princess and sending her lot of healing thoughts. She's definitely on the mend and although she's still a bit "loose", she's back to her normal peppy self and hasn't vomited since Tuesday night. She's enjoying a bland diet of yogurt, canned pumpkin and boiled buffalo meat. (I got a great deal on organic, free range ground buffalo. It was supposed to be mainly for us, well Scott actually (I don't do weird meat), but he didn't like it. The Dogs are thrilled about that. 10 lbs of buffalo all for them. Spoiled beasts!) By the weekend she should be as good as new.

"And I don't look like a Camel any more!"

On to the Spot Bot.

When I told Sherman about it he got very excited. "You brought me DOT SPOT??? Thank you Mom!!!"

Sorry buddy...not Dot Spot, Spot Bot (you see how he could be confused).

The Spot Bot is a compact deep carpet cleaner. I used to have a Little Green. The first day I used it I broke the little hand attachment and had to duct tape it together. It never really worked right & it got really funky & stunk. So I just threw it away.

But I wanted something else to spot clean the carpet because 3 dogs & a very clumsy Jenny make a very dirty carpet. So I got this:

It's way cooler than the Little Green. You just fill the tank with solution, put that little circular thing over the stain & turn it on. 3 minutes later...Voila! Spot gone. I got a chance this week to try it out on fresh pet stains and it works beautifully. I used it on the muddy paw prints and it was great. And I used it on an old stain of unknown origin that I have scrubbed & scrubbed with Nature's Miracle and couldn't get out. 3 minutes and the stain was gone. I used the hand attachment on smaller stains & was pretty happy.

My only complaint is that it cleans a little too well. The carpet in our living room is old & very well used. It's the highest traffic area in the house & we steam clean the whole thing a couple times a year. Using it on that carpet created very clean little circles that stand out like a sore thumb. But if that's my only be it.


umekotyan said...

Nice to meet you I am ume tyan of Japan.
It is a cleaner of the carpet.
It seems to be convenient.
The dirty powerful enemy of the housewife.
I am also the same as it. :)

from loved ume tyan

Huskee's Maid said...

Glad to know that Penny's doing better! Wow, the new carpet cleaner seems to be doing a great job! Haha, probably u can use the machine on random spots on the living room carpet. Then it'll look like a polka dotted carpet!! (sorry for the feeble attempt at a joke). Enjoy ur weekend, everyone and everydog!

Peanut said...

My mom has the little green. But says that one looks much nicer. I am so glad Penny is doing better.

MaPaw said...

Too clean can be a problem. I am sorry for Sherman, though, that must have been a disappointment.

wally said...

You guys have a ROBOT living at your house! Ohmydog. I've seen movies about this. Be careful. Don't let it boss you around.

Glad Penny's belly is doing better. When those things happen my ma ape is always terrified of a blockage (she lost a dog to one of those).

10 pounds of buffalo!!!!!! Whoa. That sounds like a meal for compact, black-furred, big-hearted, Brat Pack-lovin', big-boned, big-headed couple-a grumpy old men, eh Sherman?


Simba said...

mummy says we need one of them.

Simba xx

Marvin The Dog said...

So pleased to hear Penny is better now, she looks really well in the pics.

We have something to clean our carpets here, quite similar to the spot bot, it is always amazing to me how much dirt a carpet can hold - and ours is not long fitted!

love and light Jeannie xxxxx

licks to all from Marvin xxxxxxx

Blue said...

I was sooooooooo sorry to hear about all your troubles - have been following them, but didn't post before because you had so many good wishes from old friends!

Extra pats & best wishes to all

Lorenza said...

I am so happy Penny is recovering!
My grandma needs a carpet cleaner like yours because her carpet its a mess, in big part thanks to myself of course!
Enjoy your buffalo meat!
Have a nice day

Cubby said...

Clean circles - that's funny!

I'm glad Penny is feeling better, and that she gets to eat such nummies!

We had a clean line on our carpet for a while after I bit a little hole in the laundry detergent bottle when it just got home from the grocery store. Mom carried it dripping through the house. Ha!

FleasGang said...

Can you use it on furniture? Shelly has a bad habit of racing in from outside and occasionally leaves behind dirty paw prints on the sofa. Usually we just steam clean it every so often but it might be useful for those "in-between" cleanings.

The FleasGang

Tadpole said...

Oh.... Dot-Spot would have been much better....

But it's great to hear that the Princess is feel better!!!

Tofu Burger said...

Tofu's mom: Thanks for the review. I buy most everything based on recommendations from various dog blogs. Hhahahah I trust dogs with blogs owners wayyy more! Thanks Jenny.

Tofu's devoted best friend,

fig said...

That kinda looks like The Tornado that gave me seizures.... Better keep a close eye on it, you guys....

Anonymous said...

My mom has a little green too.....she says it is Phooey! She may have to try one of those Dot spot thingies!


Joe Stains said...

ooooh what a good review! We have a little green for my stains, but Mom said its old and stinky too. I say just leave the stains, they are my legacy!

Boo said...

well, penny should be feeling much better now that it has been 2 days since she got sick.

our little king simba got stomach upset too. well, he had accident in his house's carpet. i bet his mama would love to get that spot bot now!

wet wet licks


Rachael said...

I must get one of these spot bots, but I too must name it something else because the cats like to play "dot dot" with the laser pointer and I can just see problems brewing.

Bella said...

Hi Penny - glad to hear you seem to be on the mend - take care !!
wow that spot bot looks like one scarey monster - do you all bark at it??

Nugget said...

I am glad Penny is feeling better. I think our Mum needs a whole army of those spot bot thingys for sad carpet!

Amber-Mae said...

Oh glad Penny's all back to herself! Oh that robot looks funky... I bet it cleans up doggie mess real good. Hehe! Have a great weekend you guys!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Jackson said...

Wow, buffalo meat! What's your address, I'm heading over right now....J x

PerfectTosca said...

I get some buffalo meat too. Is that stuff yummy or what? The woman has one of those Bissel carpet cleaners. Just when I get everything smelling the way I want on the rugs, she hauls that fershtunkin' thing out. Then I have to start all over again. I tell you a dog's work is never done.

fee said...

sorry to hear penny's been under the weather. do get well soon!

ps: that spot bot looks completely chase-able!

Huskee Boy said...

So sorry to hear abt your earlier troubles and glad that things are looking better now for Penny and Sherman. Hope that they will 'sweep everything under the carpet', especially now that you have the new Spot Bot!!

Balboa said...

Glad you're feeling better Penny, you look good.

Mommy says she might have to get one of those.

Frenchie Snorts

Toby said...

Nice to meet you!! Mommy might have to get one of those mean cleaning machines too. Our carpet looks like a mosaic....

How's the buffalo? Sounds super yummy!~