The Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner is a compact but powerful little machine. It’s easy to manoeuvre and equally easy to store, taking up very little space when it’s packed away. Its small footprint means it also sits very neatly on the stairs when you’re mid-clean. It’s great for cleaning car interiors and dealing with spillages but it’s not ideal if you want to clean a whole carpet. Equally, we wouldn’t recommend it if you can’t spend much time on your knees, as there’s a lot of crouching and kneeling involved in using it.