Bissell 2003 Pet Stain Eraser Cordless Portable Carpet Cleaner

Bissell Pet Stain Eraser Cordless Portable Carpet Cleaner, model 2003, is what its name says - a portable carpet cleaner suitable for cleaning smaller carpeted and upholstered surfaces like stairs, smaller carpets, seats, cushions and similar. It is cordless unit powered with lithium ion battery which provides around 15 minutes of operation on full charge. Bissell 2003 Pet Stain Eraser is suitable for both regular cleaning and the cleaning in emergencies.

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Bissell 2003 Pet Stain Eraser is compact and lightweight carpet cleaner - it weighs only 4.6 pounds (~2.1 kg) and thanks to its design, it can be used using just one hand.

Basic model includes a trial of Professional Spot & Stain + Oxy formula, optimized for cleaning tough pet stains and odors from carpets, area rugs, stairs, seats, upholstery etc.

Cleaning width is 3 inches (~7.6 cm) and tank capacity is 8 oz (~0.24 l).

Note: although compact, Bissell 2003 actually comes with two tanks, one for cleaning solution and one for dirt liquid - it doesn't have 'dirt cup' or anything similar.

Some models also feature Window Cleaning Tool, helping the user to clean large window areas quickly, Round Bristle Brush and Straight Bristle Brush for deeper cleaning of thicker carpets and similar surfaces.

Nonetheless, basic Bissell 2003 is very affordable and capable spot cleaner.

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Bissell 2003 is powered with 7.2 V (two cells) lithium ion battery. Although 7.2 V doesn't sound much (some cordless vacuums for example, operate at 25 V), unit is strong enough to do its job. Also, its battery lasts 15 minutes when fully charged, which is more than enough to clean smaller areas, not to mention spots an stains in emergencies.

Unit doesn't come with charging dock/station - it comes with the wall charger which is manually plugged into the unit. When the battery is fully discharged, it takes 4 hours to charge it fully.

Battery indicator is easy to read, allowing the user to see the current status of the battery's charge.

Since lithium ion battery doesn't suffer from memory effect like old NiCd and up to the point NiMH batteries, when you are done cleaning, charge the battery again - there is no need to discharge the battery fully, before charging it again.

Nonetheless, to extend the battery life, occasionally discharge the battery fully and then charge it fully again. Also, when the battery is fully charged, unplug the charger from the unit (and perhaps from the wall).

Note: battery is not removable from the unit, at least not by the user.

Bissell 2003 doesn't feature water/cleaning solution heater - just use cleaning solution at the room temperature, no need to preheat it before filling the cleaning solution tank.

Bissell 2003 comes with two year limited warranty.

Bissell 2003 Operation

Bissell 2003 is designed to clean stains of various types from carpeted, upholstered and similar surfaces.

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Bissell 2003 combines the cleaning effect of ready-to-use cleaning formulas, built-in scrubbing brush and suction:

- cleaning formula is applied onto the dirty area. If possible, one should wait for few minutes for the cleaning formula to set before cleaning.

- scrubbing brush is used to help clean deeply embedded dirt and stains. Note: unit doesn't have scrubbing mechanism and the scrubbing effect is provided by the user.

- strong suction remove dirty liquid from the cleaned area.

Note: Before cleaning, check the manufacturer’s tag on carpets and/or upholstery. “W” or “WS” on the tag means one can use Bissell 2003 Pet Stain Eraser to clean such surface. Although Bissell 2003 is very simple to operate unit, before first cleaning it is important to thoroughly read the manual/instructions.

Bissell Cleaning Formulas

bissell 2003 cordless carpet formulasIn order to clean properly and last for a long time, it is important to use proper cleaning formulas.

For example, the use of cleaning formulas which contain lemon or pine oil may damage Bissell 2003 and void the warranty.

Also, chemical spot cleaners or solvent-based soil removers should not be used. Such products may react with the
plastic materials used in the carpet cleaner, causing cracking and other issues.

Unit comes with trial Professional Spot & Stain + Oxy cleaning formula, but there are other cleaning formulas available on the market - choose according to the personal needs and preferences.

When used according to the instructions, these cleaning solutions and formulas are harmless to humans and pets.


Long Story Short - Bissell Pet Stain Eraser Cordless Portable Carpet Cleaner is designed for regular cleaning and cleaning in emergencies of stains and spills from coffee, wine, soda, juice, urine, blood etc. It is affordable and compact unit, very simple to use.

If you have pets and kids, such unit can come very handy.

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