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Stains Vanish as We Review Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner. Win 1 for Yourself

It’s portable, powerful and packs some serious cleaning punch.

If you’re looking to refresh your fabrics and remove those pesky spot stains, then check out this amazing portable spot cleaner.

Got a spot stain that just won’t go? Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner to the rescue!

We recently asked two Mum Central readers to trial and Review Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner and see just how it performs under pressure. Well, the results are in! Come find out what they had to say in our Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner review.

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‘I loved everything about this machine’ 

This nifty cleaning machine has been hailed a “cleaning essential”, with both reviewers amazed by the results! The portable device is lightweight, easy to manouvre and compact enough to store in a closet.

But it also brings its A-game to the cleaning table. We’re talking 2x the suction power of leading portable spot cleaners, a handheld oscillating motorised brush and removable tanks for easy filling and emptying.

Our mum reviewers used Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner on all sorts of fabrics – carpets, rugs, car interior, upholstery and even a child’s foldable couch. They tried the device on heaps of different stains too, including:

  • Food and spilled drinks
  • Dirt , muddy footprints and bird poop
  • Spilled liquids on the car seat
  • Pen marks
  • New stains and stains from over a year ago

And, well, let’s just say the before and after images speak for themselves!

Rug Doctor drink stain carpet before and after
This drink stain was easy work for the Rug Doctor Portable Spot Clean
rug doctor pull out couch before and after
This children’s fold out couch had some messy stains before, and looks a sight better after!
Marker spots were no match for the Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner. GONE!
These car seats never stood a chance … look at the incredible change in just one spot clean!
rug doctor dining chairs before and after
Everyday dining messes were quick to disappear with Rug Doctor’s Portable Spot Cleaner!

Even the before and after shot of the water from the removable water tank is impressive … wowsers!

rug doctor portable spot cleaner water before and after
take a look at the difference … that is some dirty water!


As you can see from all the images, Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner took care of some serious spot stain business, easily attacking grease, food and juice stains. And with minimal effort too!

‘An essential in every family’s home’ 

According to our reviewers, everything about the cleaning process is simple and straightforward, from the set up to the drying period.

I was SO amazed at just how effective the Rug Doctor Portable Self cleaner was! Not only was it quick and easy to setup, it was really straightforward to use!” – Maureen

For mum-of-four Sharee, the device especially wowed when pitted against her child’s fold-out couch (which we all know are hard to clean at the best of times!).

Being a parent with young children, I figured a lot of people would have those kid’s pull out couches in their homes. I was getting ready to chuck ours in the bin and buy a new one. But I gave it a go with the Rug Doctor and was excited at how easy it was to do without having to pull it all apart. Great results and the kids could use it almost right away.” – Sharee

9/10 Stars, 100% Recommendation Rating

Both of our reviewers agree that Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner is a winner when it comes to a spot stain remover.

Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner

9 Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner


  • Motorized Brush
  • Retractable Handle
  • Complete Spot Remover
  • Easy Manoeuvrability
  • Quick Drying
Easy to Use
Value for Money

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It was easy to assemble, easy to use and easy to pack away. I absolutely couldn’t live without it now after seeing the results firsthand and knowing we will save money in the long run.” – Sharee

I was about to call professional carpet cleaners in to do the lounge but now I don’t need to. It just paid for itself.” – Maureen

Want one for yourself? You can pick up your own Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner through Appliances Online for just $299!

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Mum's Choice Thumbs Up AwardRug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner is an effective, affordable and easy-to-use option for all your spot cleaning needs. After hearing from our reviewers we are happy to give Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner our Mum’s Choice Award.

This is a sponsored article for Rug Doctor. All opinions are those of the reviewers who were not paid for this trial.
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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.


  1. Avatar of Bree

    Would love to win this amazing magical machine with 5 kids my carpets and lounges could really use it!!

  2. Avatar of JOHANNE STONE

    This would be amazing – would finally see what colour my carpet and furniture is…Eeeeck!.. Thanks Mum Central for an AWESOME Comp. 🙂

  3. Avatar of Shona

    House full of little boys and 2 dogs this machine could be my sanity saver

  4. Avatar of Jaime Thompson
    Jaime Thompson Reply

    Really wanted to replace the carpets in our appartment before baby no. 2 arrived, but couldn’t afford it. This could be the reasonable alternative!

  5. Avatar of Amy Baker

    Omg this machine look amazing,Iam crazy about new cleaning products and ideas always trying you find new ways to keep the house Mickey Mouse

  6. Avatar of Krystal Garner
    Krystal Garner Reply

    Our carpets are that dirty I have to put rugs down so the kids can play. The stains a gross and I just can’t remove. I have tried almost everything but the RugDoctor. This would be the perfect addition to our family of 5 kids, my hubby and I.

  7. Avatar of Natalie Stoute
    Natalie Stoute Reply

    I would LOVE one of these! With three boys that love to slosh juice around, constantly drop their icypoles and a cat that never spews on the floor, but always the carpet grrrr…. this little machine would be my new best friend 🙂

  8. Avatar of Kristina S
    Kristina S Reply

    With 2 naughty puppies this would be put to good use. Results look amazing

  9. Avatar of Vicki Fraser
    Vicki Fraser Reply

    WOW. Those before and after shots are amazing. The possibilities with this Portable Rug Doctor Spot Cleaner are endless ….. as are stains!

  10. Avatar of Jessica Haynes
    Jessica Haynes Reply

    This looks amazing! It will make my floors, couch and even mattress look and smell amazing. I need this in my life.

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