Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe FH50150 Carpet Upright Deep Cleaner: Bring your carpets back to life with an exceptionally deep clean. A three-step process washs with a circular cleaning motion, rinses with clean water, and quickly dries your carpet with heated air for a thorough clean that you can see and feel.
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Exceptionally Clean Carpets
Posted by: OnlyAname from: on
I purchased this carpet shampooer (the Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe) about 1 week after bringing home a new puppy that was still being potty trained in a house where only the kitchen did not have wall to wall carpets. While you may question the sanity of bringing a puppy into such a home, the true insanity is how clean my carpets are now. First, let me say that I use the standard Hoover carpet shampoo with the Bissell pet oxy boost (1 full cap of oxy boost, then fill the shampoo reservoir with the regular shampoo)...wow, that is intense cleaning power.
So, I initially brought it home and thought all right lets try this thing out to see how it works, honestly I fully expected I'd be returning it. The 2 compartment design makes filling it super easy. You have one compartment for hot water and one for the shampoo of your choice. This does work with other brands of carpet shampoo, but as of yet my described combo is the best I have found. I usually fill the water compartment first because the shampoo reservoir that is above the water reservoir mixes via a gravity feed and so having the water reservoir open allows a slow trickle of shampoo in if the upper shampoo reservoir is full.
Anyway, I got it set up, which was remarkably simple (1 screw to hold the handle on) and figured I try it on one of the stubborn brown puppy stains on the light cream carpet. Keep in mind that I had spent abut 1.5 hours trying to scrub this stain out by hand, to the extent that I was messing up the carpet's pile by scrubbing so much. One pass back and forth over the spot and the stain almost disappeared!!! I was shocked, a second pass and it was gone. I couldn't believe it. It had taken less than 20 seconds to annihilate a stain that I thought had me destined for replacing carpets once my puppy was house broken. So I thought I'd try a stain that had plagued both my wife and I for years, since our youngest son had been 3. He had eaten I don't known what, gotten sick, and stained the rec room carpet permenently, or so I thought. After 6 years of renting carpet cleaners, scrubbing by hand, spot treatments, and 1 hired professional this marvelous machine managed to eliminate any trace of that stain in about 4-5 passes.
Since that day we have started putting this gift from the cleaning gods to use on the whole house almost every weekend. It's quick, it easy, and our house has never smelled better. You would not even know we have a pet.
It does do an excellent job sucking the liquid back off the carpet, but it will still take 45 minutes to 1 hour to dry completely.
The hand tools are helpful for stairs and upholstery but will not give you even close to the same result as the main brushes and suction...I would say this is expected, nonetheless the hand tools work well for what they are and successfully got our puppy stains and smells off of our carpeted stairs, though I have not tried them on any really tough stains.
The dedicated reservoir for dirty water is super heplful. I am consistently amazed by what a weeks worth of filth looks like getting poored out.
You do have to vacuum before you shampoo, but that is with all carpet shampooers.
It feels quite sturdy and I have put it through quite a bit of cleaning with zero malfunctions.
The "auto-shutoff" when the waste water is full is not really a shut off but does work and prevents overflows.
The built in carry handles are really convenient and perfect for carrying the reservoirs seperately too.
It's a little tough to handle on the stairs while trying to also use the hand attachments to clean. No more so than any other shampooer or vacuum, if anything its easier than any of the rented versions I've used.
The supposedly long cord (~20ft) is shorter than most vacuums, albeit longer than most shampooers. Fortunately my stairs have an outlet at the top and bottom, otherwise it wouldn't reach all the way from the top to the bottom.
Though comparable to in size to most shampooers, I would like a larger water and shampoo reservoir. As it is it is only enough for about 100-180 square feet at a time. I am thorough and probably could make it stretch more, still at least a 50% increase in capacity would be nice. Agreed, it would be heavier and harder to manage on stairs when full I guess. As it is it is ok, but I would personally make the trade of more weight for higher capacity.
User error, my 13 year old dragged it down the stairs instead of carrying it and broke the foot peddle to tilt the handle, no fault to Hoover at all. It was actually suprisingly well constructed and I was still able to snap it back on well enough that it can work.
Final verdict: if you're in the market for a carpet shampooer this one is spectacularly good. The spinning scrub brushes make a substantial difference over the standard rolling barrel. I highly recommend the Power Scrub Deluxe.
32 out of 32 found this review helpful.
I Love This Carpet Cleaner!
Posted by: AirlinerDude from: Florida on
After weeks of comparing different cleaners (both Hoover and Bissell) I decided on this model due to it being one of the newest models from Hoover and also due to the high reviews of the Hoover models.
The main reason I went with Hoover over other brands is becuase the Hoover has seperate tanks. If you are considereing other Brands with the "bladder" style tank, I would reccomend that you avoid them. I have used that style and it can be a major pain to clean. The seperate tanks on this Hoover model work very well and are easy to clean.
The cleaning results that I have seen from my cleaner are very good. I have a dog and clean my house on a weekly basis. However, after using this cleaner in my house, the dirty water in the tank speaks for itself.
The tank sizes are fairly small, and you will find yourself emptying and re-filling your tanks quite a bit if you are cleaning large areas.
Yes, the parts and tools are on the cheaper end, but for the price it is well within what one should expect.
One word of advice would be to make sure you clean out both tanks, the brushes, and the suction part after each use. All parts are removable and easy to clean.
If you are looking for a well designed, lightweight, and very efficent carpet cleaner for home use, then this model would be a great choice! I am very happy with mine so far.
14 out of 14 found this review helpful.
Posted by: petmom from: Dallas TX on
I have 3 long haired dogs and a long haired cat. One of my dogs is a puppy and loves to dig and play in mud. She constantly bringing in lots of dirt. Therefore, I have to clean the carpets on a regular basis. I previously had a Bissel which always left lots of clumps of dog hair on the carpet. Then after 4 months, it began dispensing the dirty water back onto the carpet. Instead of fighting with warranty claims and shipping it out, I went and bought this Hoover (which I should have bought originally). I loved how it cleaned the carpets. This machine is light weight and not bulky and is perfect for my small hallway. The amount of dirt and dog hair it pulled was insane. I do have to empty the dirty water container several times, but I think that doesn't really bother me. I want results of clean carpet and this machine does that.
I haven't used the upholstery attachments yet, so I cannot comment on those. The carpet dries pretty quickly which is a huge plus with animals, especially with a senior dog who sleeps in one of two places.
I am overall very pleased with this machine's performance. I like how the carpet feels after is cleaned.
12 out of 13 found this review helpful.
It's an embarrassment to my carpets
Posted by: RaptorX8 from: Clearwater, FL on
Not the carpet washer, mind you. But how dirty my carpets were and I didn't even realize it.
I've had two prior carpet washers before this one besides renting the professionals. The first one just plain died on me, and the last one I had started fighting with more than actually using it and I didn't think it was doing as good a job.
I did a lot of research to find the right one for me and settled on this one. The things that drew me in was how it did not have a water bladder so it kept the dirty water and the clean water completely separate and how it was smaller so I could fit it in tighter spaces. I bought it, got it home, and immediately unboxed it. It takes about two minutes to put it together with only two screws for the handle to put in. Read the directions, and immediately set to work.
Now I had just used my old cleaner not long prior and the water always came out dirty. But this thing... Oh, boy. I am now embarrassed. The water came out pitch black and you could clearly see where I had cleaned and where I hadn't. The carpet had been a medium brown, now it's more like a light orange -- it was orginally a kind of red color, but it's really old original carpet. It's survived two kids (I'm one of them), two dogs, and seven cats through its lifetime and is still going.
Filling and emptying the water tanks is really easy to do. I love how the solution is kept separate so I can rinse the carpet after I clean it so I don't leave residue. Cleaning the dirty water tank is just a simple clip away to get out all the dirt that doesn't want to pour out of the spout. Another plus is how you can take off the front of the machine and clean where it suctions. My old machine kept getting clogged with hair (no matter how much I vaccuumed) and it was such a pain to clean. No issues with this one.
I used the spinbrush attatchment to clean the transition carpet edges because the machine couldn't get to them. I had an issue with the hose at first, I didn't realize I could put it on upside down and apparently I did, so it didn't work. The directions don't explain this at all.
One issue I had which is partially the fault of the cleaner I use and our softened water was that it foams so bad it kept popping the stopper. I had to buy an anit-foam and put a tiny amount into the dirty water tank and no more foam issue.
In the end, I cannot recoommend this product enough. It's a reasonable price and does a fantastic job. I have used this several times since I purchased it and every time I am amazed at how well it cleans and how dirty our carpets get.
9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Good quality item
Posted by: Rosered76 from: on
My carpet will never sparkle since we have kids and dogs, but this carpet cleaner got the worst stains out, lightened it significantly, and most importantly it doesn't smell like dog butt in our living room anymore.
10 out of 11 found this review helpful.
great carpet cleaner
Posted by: jodieblonde12 from: Knightdale, N.C. on
CLEANS GREAT AND THE PRICE WAS GOOD. POWERFUL.I will buy another hover when I need one. I like the 10 amp deluxe carpet cleaner. Easy to handle and store.
10 out of 11 found this review helpful.
Easy to use cleaner
Posted by: Homeowner from: Pittsburgh, Pa on
I purchased this item to replace an old Hoover Steam Vac that I had for many, many years. Since that carpet cleaner got a lot of use over those years and performed well, I wanted to go with the same brand when replacing it.
One of the deciding factors in choosing this model over other Hoover models was the “light weight” claim and, while it is certainly lighter than my old model, once filled with water it can still be a little hard to push over carpet -not a real big deal, but worth mentioning . I also liked the addition of the clean water rinse option but, after use, I am not sure I would choose this model again based on that fact. The main problem is that I had to stop and empty the dirty water tank and, also, refill the clean water tank three times after cleaning a relatively small room. It also seems to use more detergent than my old carpet cleaner.
As far as cleaning , it seemed to do a decent job – certainly there was a lot of dirty water! Suction seemed to be good also as my carpet dried fairly fast under humid conditions. Removal of both tanks is easier than my last cleaner but, again, having to do so often was more than a little annoying.
12 out of 14 found this review helpful.
Best machine for the money
Posted by: justshe from: Durham, NC on
I had been renting machines and even had a professional come in. This is small so it took a bit longer but it got the carpet drier than the rentals or even the pro.
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Posted by: lindab2323 from: Lombard, IL on
I picked this up today at my local Best Buy. Had it out of the box and running in about 5 minutes. I cannot tell you how impressed I am with the cleaning abilities of this machine. I knew our carpets were in desperate need to cleaning. To be honest, I may still have them professionally done, but at least now I will not have to hang my head in shame at having anyone else see the FILTH that came out of our off white berber carpet!! You do have to be PATIENT. And you do have to buy cleaning solution. I was only able to do about 1/4 of our small living room with the 16 ounce bottle included in the box. But again, our carpeting was very dirty. I just realized that i has been 11 years without steam cleaning. Not good.....
But like I said, patience is key here. Clean each section for as long as it is needed. If the extracted water is still brown (or black like it was when I started), you need to keep cleaning. Rinse twice as long as you think you need to so as to remove all residue. Don't stop until the water is fairly "clean" looking. Empty the tank, and then continue to go over the carpet in little "pulses" to extract as much of the water possible. If you do this you will be happy with the results.
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
like that it is lightweight
Posted by: targets from: billings, Mt. on
I would love this cleaner if it didn't keep losing suction periodically for no reason. I have owned other Hoover cleaners and loved them but I am about ready to return this one. When it runs it does a good job.