Category Archives: Pet Odor & Stain Removal

Bissell 1132A vs 1543A what’s the difference?

Bissell Symphony Pet vs Symphony Regular

The Bissell Symphony Pet All-in-One Vacuum and Steam Mop 1543A and the non pet version Bissell Symphony All-in-One Vacuum and Steam Mop 1132A are similar items. They are designed for use on sealed hard wood floors, ceramic tile, vinyl, marble, stone, and other types of hard floors. You can use them to vacuum, steam, or vacuum and steam at the same time. Based on our research, the difference between them is as follows.

The Pet version 1543A has some new or redesigned features that meet the needs of removing pet hair and eliminating pet odors.
It has imporved suction for better pickup, new bristles to help collecting pet hair, new dirt tank filter and redesigned dirt cup that make emptying pet hair and messes easier.
The 1543A comes with a SteamBoost tray to use with the Swiffer Bissell SteamBoost disposable mop pads for pet messes you want to throw away. Whereas the 1132A does not include these. However, some other 1132 models such as the 11322 has the Swiffer Bissell SteamBoost Kit.

The 1132A has a 5-way adjustable handle whereas the 1543A handle is no longer adjustable.

Aside from the above things, there is also price difference, and they come in different color as you can see from the product images. 1132A is blue whereas the 1543A is purple.

If you know other difference between Bissell 1543A and 1132 series, please share below.

You can also download the Bissell Symphony manuals from Bissell official site to learn more.
Bissell 1132 series user guide
Bissell 1543 user guide
If the links not work, please search them at yourself.

Bissell Spotbot 78r5 vs Spot Lifter 1716b which is better for your spot cleaning needs?

Bissell Spotlifter vs Spotbot
We will dicuss the similarities and differences between Bissell Spotbot and Spotlifter below, hope it will help you buy the right carpet spot cleaner machine.

Both of them are designed for small cleaning jobs, such as carpet stain removal, stair and upholstery cleaning.
No built-in water header. (If you’d like to buy a spot cleaner with heater, you can have a look at the Little Green Proheat which equiped with a heater that heats hot tap water up to 25 degrees hotter.)
They have dual tanks, one for collecting dirty water and one for storing clean water or water with detergent.
Both have motorized brushes.
They are corded, not battery driven.


1, Hands Free Cleaning. The Spotbot has hands free cleaning feature which you can place it on the spots that you wish to clean, push a button, and it will automatically spray, brush, and remove stains and odors. Whereas the Spotlifter does not have this feature, you have to hold it to do the cleaning jobs.

2, Tools. The Spotbot comes with flex hose and a 3-inch tough stain tool that are convenient for cleaning upholstery, stairs, and auto interiors. Whereas the Spotlifter has no tools nor hose.

3, Weight. The Spotbot is much heavier than the Spotlifter.

4, Tank Capacity. Due to the small size, they both have little tanks, however, the Spotbot tank holds over 2.5X the capacity of Spotlifter.

5, Brush. The Spotbot has spiral brush whereas the Spotlifter has rotating brushes.

6, Motor Amps. The Spotbot has 3 amps motor whereas the Spotlifter has 2 amps motor.

7, Cord Length. The Spotbot has 16 ft. cord versus 18 ft. on the Spotlifter.

Please share your opinions below if you own Bissell Spotbot 78r5/Spotbot Pet 33N8 series machine or Spotlifter 1716 cleaners.

Compare Bissell Spotlifter 1716b vs Bissell Spot Lifter 2X 1719 Difference

Bissell Spotlifter 2x vs Spotlifter

Bissell Spotlifter 1716b and Bissell Spot Lifter 2X 1719 are small portable spot & stain cleaning machines. You can use them to clean up small spots on carpet, stairs, upholstery, etc.
They have some noticeable differences that can affect your buying decision.

Corded vs Cordless
The Spotlifter is corded, it has 18 foot cord. It uses 2 amps motor.
Whereas the Spotlifter 2X is powered by 9.6 volt battery, it runs up to 15 minutes, full charge takes 12 hours.
With the cord, you don’t have to worry about the running time; with the battery, you can clean any spots you want to.
So, just get the one that meets your needs better.

Motorized Brush vs Stationary Brush
The Spotlifter uses motorized dual brush roll whereas the Spotlifter 2x uses stationary brush.

Collection Tank Location
The Spotlifter has the collection tank at the back whereas the the Spotlifter 2x has the collection tank at the front.
Both of them have small tank capacity – 8 oz solution tank and 12 oz collection tank.

They have no hose, do not come with any tools, but includes a bottle of trial size formula.
You can download the user guide to learn more about these 2 Bissell spot cleaners.
Spotlifter 1716 series manual
Spotlifter 2x 1719 series manual

If you own these machines, please share your opinion below.

Compare Bissell Spotbot 78r5/Spotbot Pet 33n8a vs Little Green 1400B Difference

Bissell 33N8A vs 1400B

The difference between Bissell Spotbot 78r5/Spotbot Pet 33n8a and Little Green 1400B are as follows.
(Spotbot and Spotbot Pet are identical.)

The major difference that may influence your buying decision is that the Bissell Spotbot/Spotbot Pet has spiral brush at the bottom, and allows you to push a button to get it start cleaning carpet stains automatically. You just place the machine over the carpet spot that you want to clean, then it will spray, brush, and remove the stains and odors automatically.
Whereas the Little Green does not have this hands free feature.

Other differences are the tank capacity, product weight, included formula.
The Little Green has larger capacity, it holds up to 48 oz versus 32 oz on the Spotbot/Spotbot Pet.
The Little Green is lighter.
The Little Green comes with one bottle of trial size formula whereas the Spotbot/Spotbot Pet have 2 bottles – one bottle of 16 oz and one bottle of 8oz.

Below are some similarities.
Both of them do not have a water heater. Commonly, you should use hot tap water.
Both have 2 tanks – one for holding cleaning solution and one for collecting dirty water.
Both have hand tool and flex hose.
They carry 1 year limited warranty.

To learn more, you can download the manuals.
Spotbot/Spotbot Pet user guide

Little Green manual

Please share your reviews below if own any of these Bissell spot removers.

Compare Bissell Spotbot 78r5/Spotbot Pet 33n8a vs Little Green Proheat 14259 Difference

Bissell 78R5/33N8A vs 14259

There is big difference between these 3 Bissell small portable carpet spot and stain removers.
(Exactly only 2 machines, since Spotbot and Spotbot Pet are the same machine)

* The Bissell Spotbot/Spotbot Pet has a hands-free cleaning feature. It has spiral brush at the bottom of the machine. You can preset the cleaning cycles, then the machine will automatically spray, brush, and remove stains and odors.
While the Little Green Proheat does not have the spiral brush, hands free cleaning function.

* The Little Green Proheat has a built-in water heater whereas Spotbot/Spotbot Pet has no heater.

Other differences are the tank capacity, motor amps, and included tools.

The Little Green Proheat has dirty tank to hold up to 48 oz whereas the Spotbot/Spotbot Pet holds 32 oz.
The Little Green uses 9 amps motor versus 3 amps on the Spotbot/Spotbot Pet.
The Little Green Proheat comes with a 3″ Stain Tool and a 2-in-1 Crevice Tool whereas the Spotbot/Spotbot Pet comes with a 3″ Tough Stain Tool.

Download manuals to learn more.
Spotbot/Spotbot Pet manual
Little Green Proheat manual

Please share your opinions on the Little Green Proheat or Spotbot/Spotbot Pet to help others buy the right Bissell portable spot cleaner.