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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 1736 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exceptionally Clean Carpets

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    OnlyAname
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    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. Some details: 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. The downsides: 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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's an embarrassment to my carpets

    Posted
    RaptorX8
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    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic!

    Posted
    PetOwner

    Normally I don't post reviews but this cleaner is so fantastic I just have to! First off let me say I saved a ton of cleaner by having the rinse option. With previous cleaners I would have to go over the same area multiple number of times to get all the gunk up all the while using the water\cleaner premixed in the fill tank. By taking a tip I saw in another review I used just plain water first with the rinse option to wet the rug. Using plain water alone I pulled up a ton of dirt and other unsavory stuff from the pets that I have. I then switched it to wash and that got even more yucky stuff out and I could literally smell the odors disappearing as I was cleaning. Then it was back to rinse to get the soap residue out which I really liked as to how I know that there were no chemicals left behind. One thing I did find useful while rinsing was to do a forward and backward pass with the trigger pushed down and then a forward pass with the trigger and then dry pass backwards without releasing any water. This method seemed to do better at getting the soap out then using water on all strokes. The carpet drys incredibly fast too with this cleaner. With previous cleaners I would have to make multiple dry passes to get most of the water sucked up and even after several there would still be water being pulled out of the carpet . After just one dry pass there was very little water being pulled up and rarely did I need a second pass. the carpet was even initially dry enough that I could kneel down on it to use the hose attachment to get to a hard to reach crevice without my knees even getting damp. I very much like the easy dump feature on the dirty water basin. I was so used to having take the whole lid off and have dirty water dribble every where that at first I did the same thing with this cleaner. Then I noticed the easy pour spot and it was wonderful. I was even able to get more water dumped out using that. Cleaning the machine is a breeze. The front is very easy to get off following the instructions and the brushes snap out very easily and are very easy to clean as well as to they all come apart individually. Putting it back together is just as easy too if not easier. There are also a ton of attachments included and nifty bag with a hanger to place them in along with the hose. My only complaint is that I wish the tanks were bigger to hold more water but hey, I'm not gonna complain considering how light it is and how this cleaner did a better job of cleaning my carpet then any previous one I have owned in the past. Does an even better job then rug doctors which I have rented before. I would had knocked off a half a star for the tanks not holding more water but they are average one gallon size for Hoover. Overall this cleaner deserves 5 stars. The fact that I got it on sale is even better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great cleaner for the price

    Posted
    Timothy
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    I have had the previous model of this cleaner and it lasted a good many years, until it finally stopped working last year. I definitely feel I got my money's worth out of it. In reviewing current offerings, this model still has good reviews, so I purchased again and have been happy. There have been a few minor updates from my previous version, including a much improved way to empty the dirty water. It still cleans well, and for the price, you are getting about as good a value as you can get. Sure, you can find better ones, but you will also spend a lot more. I only have a couple complaints. First, the rotating brushes still have very little power. Many times when operating, these hardly move. I noticed this with the previous model... even to the point where they often never rotated. And, I am very particular about cleaning everything after each use. It is just a matter that even relatively minor friction will cause these brushes to slow and sometimes stop. But, it still does seem to clean the carpet well... but I often wonder if there was a little better power here that it would do an even better job. The second issue is that I also like how it was advertised as having a 2 year warranty. However, when I got home, I noticed the box was stamped as "1 year warranty". I emailed the company who did reply and confirm it is a 2 year warranty. As you might imagine, I kept that email in case I ever run into issues during the 2 YEARS. Not sure why the box is labelled that way. Overall, I continue to be happy with this cleaner for a home use carpet cleaner. Again, know what you are getting... a consumer model (not a commercial model)... but you are also paying a much lower price than any commercial model. If you want perfect results, go for something better... but for most homes, this should work just fine. If I get the same multiple years out of this I will be very happy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I Love This Carpet Cleaner!

    Posted
    AirlinerDude
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    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work

    Posted
    2963102919

    This review is for the product only, not the store. I am wondering if hoover can return my money spent. Not able to upload my video showing the problem. The cleaner worked okay for the first time. When I used it for the second time, there was no cleaning action. The carpet was just made wet. This equipment does not dry the carpet, it is not even close. The smell of cleaner liquid stays on and never goes away for a couple of days so I wonder what the rinse cycle does ? With windows open in a summer afternoon and with the ceiling fan on, it took 3-4 hours for carpet to dry. So during the second use, I think I figured out why the machine doesn't work anymore - I am not an expert but maybe Hoover can diagnose better. The rotor brushes do not spin when the machine is upright or in use. It barely rotates when I tip the machine on its wheels. The collection tank does not collect any dirty water after the first use. The entire cleaning action seems to be dependent on the "powerful" rotation of the brushes which is the critical path. Since the critical path does not function, the machine is junk. Without rotation of brushes, this machine is merely a water spray on carpets and it doesn't dry.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Cleaner

    Posted
    petmom
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    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Good Carpet Cleaner!

    Posted
    Hannah
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    I've tried a few different brands of carpet cleaners and out of all the ones I've used, I think this is my favorite one so far! My carpets are SO clean! It's crazy to see how much dirt and debris came out of them that I didn't know was there. I have white/gray carpets and they seriously look brand new. This cleaner was super easy to figure out. I'm someone who doesn't like to take a ton of time reading instruction manuals and much more of a hands on learned and I think with the exception of having to look up what certain parts do, i figured it out very easily on my own. BUT! the manual does seem very useful if you're that kind of learner. My carpets dried pretty fast with the help of the fast drying heat technology. The noise of the machine itself is minimal to some of the other brands I've tried. The solution you mix with to clean the carpets is pleasant smelling and doesn't smell like you're inhaling chemicals. Lightweight to carry around and up and down stairs. Easy to clean after and you can put all of your tools in a little bag supplied and hang them off the cleaner so you don't loose them. Highly recommend!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This machine rocks!

    Posted
    dlylbca7203
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    I have had a Hoover Steam Vac (several years ago) and a Bissell (purchased in approx 2011). Both were heavy, cumbersome and just okay at cleaning. The Hoover was longer-lived than the Bissell (which as luck would have it, crapped out when I was about to shampoo the carpets after I moved out of the house I was renting). That night I did a quick online search, saw good ratings for this Hoover machine, liked the features, the price and especially that I could order it then and pick it up in the AM at Best Buy so I could shampoo those carpets! It was beyond easy to put together (like just snap on the handle and go) and when I started cleaning, WOW! It cleans so well that even the woman from the building management company was impressed when she did her walkthrough. It is also super easy to dump out the dirty water and clean the machine afterward. The Bissell was a total PITA to fill, empty (it had the same tank with a bladder inside that held the clean water so if you had clean water left but had to empty the dirty, you had to dump out both) and clean. I usually had to unscrew the floor vent/vacuum piece just to clean it properly or all the rug fuzz would clog and get matted in it...bad, bad design. Highly recommend this machine...it is lightweight, easy to maneuver and cleans better than even the Rug Doctor pro machines I've rented in the past!! Oh and it is red...my fave color!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Tremendously Impressed!!

    Posted
    lindab2323

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use cleaner

    Posted
    Homeowner
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    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Deep Cleaner

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    Frosty357
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    My first & last carpet cleaner was a Hoover and, since it was a workhorse that lasted 9 years with very heavy use (multiple pet home), I looked at the current Hoover models. It's been 10 years since I had my last Hoover carpet cleaner... Before I began shopping, I expected to spend $300.00 for a model comparable to the model I purchased nearly 20 years ago. Absolutely thrilled to find a machine that does a great job and for half of what I expected to spend! I appreciate the wide cleaning path and power of the FH50150. I've been using it on a medium pile area rug and a Berber-like rug and it's working very well. The power behind the brushes seems more than adequate and the suction pulls up much of the water so drying time is minimal. The medium pile area rug is light beige and badly suffered from wet, muddy paws. After a thorough (and long past due) shampoo, it looks like new. It was nice to find that the soap and water tanks are now separate which allows for the "new" option of rinsing with water only at the flip of a switch. I haven't used the crevice tool but can vouch that the upholstery brush is easy to use and does a good job. I've been very pleased with this purchase and would highly recommend it to friends and family.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product!

    Posted
    Lightning
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    I bought this product to obviously be able to clean my carpets! It works, and it works well. I use the hoover solution in the solution part of the container, and in the water part of the container, I put about 2-3 cups of white vinegar, and then fill it with the hottest water I can get out of the tap. I presoak any stains with white vinegar undiluted from a spray bottle. It has taken out urine from pets, cool aid that was spilled from the kids, and many other stains that I thought the carpet was ruined from. Take your time and move theaching SLOWLY, let the machine scrub as it is supposed to. If you use this product 3 times, it pays for itself versus renting a floor scrubber. And, you have the added benefit of having it available at the exact moment you need it instead of having to wait. For the price, I would also recommend the 4 year extended warranty. Had to use it to replace my first unit after about 1 year. I don't normally buy extended warranties, but for the price of this one, it was worth it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Disturbingly good

    Posted
    Marty6659
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    Today we discovered that our ancient Bissell has not had the brush rotating in the 5 years we have owned it; it's a miracle it was cleaning at all. We decided it was time to replace it. A quick look at Bestbuy.com showed that this Hoover was the favorite, and I can see why. I just spent the past hour shampooing a small 70 sq ft area and it kept producing brown water in the tank. I had no idea our previous carpet cleaner had left so much behind. I never did get the waste water to come up clear, but our carpet looks the best it has since we had the carpet installed four years ago. This cleaner cleans like crazy. I have only had the unit for a few hours but it is so good, I had to comment. The Good: * Cleans like I have never seen * Seems to like a little Oxiclean in the clean water tank (which I prefer to shampoo) * Light and easy to navigate * Nothing dangling off the side (hoses, attachments) allows for cleaning down the edge of walls without scoring the drywall * Cleans like crazy The Not So Good: * No indicator for when the clean water tank runs out, or the soap runs out or the dirty water is full and it has disabled the suction * Sails through water -- I was filling and emptying tanks every few minutes Did I mention that this thing cleans like crazy?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice upgrade to carpet cleaner

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    SWBPA
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    We purchased a Hoover Carpet cleaner a couple years ago and we only used it about 4 times and the trigger broke when we tried to use it this year. We had purchased the extended warranty which we don't usually do but I did after reading several problems people had with the older model. That led us back to the store to get the old one fixed. We found out that they don't fix them but you get a new one. We took this one home and tried it. It did a great job. I think it may work better than the last one. I didn't realize that you don't have to mix the cleaning solution so it took a few minutes to figure that out. It is a nice feature. The one thing that I had trouble remembering was to switch back and forth between solution and clear water. It is nice that you can rinse it with clear water. So far it works well for us. We usually do our carpets a couple times a year and we have a small house but it id definitely cheaper than paying somebody to come in. I know that it is to be better to use a dry cleaning for your carpet but our carpets are dry in a short time. I don't put a lot of water on the carpets and the carpets have cleaned up nicely.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome affordable cleaner

    Posted
    Momof3boys

    Got this on a sale I couldn't pass up. I have 3 boys and a husband that works on a dirty freight dock. Lots of nasty dirty grime on our carpets, plus lots of juice spills. This carpet cleaner was very easy to setup. Only 2 screws for the handle. Comes with a small bottle of cleaner. Enough to clean half of my small living room. So make sure to purchase a big jug to get started. Very easy to setup. Just fill with hot tap water in one hole. Cleaning solution in the other. Everything is clearly labeled and fool proof. This cleaner picked up so my grossness, I am a very happy mom. Now my kids can play on the carpet and I can feel better knowing it's clean. I had to refill the water tank about 6 times for my small living room. Refilled the solution only twice. I emptied the dirty water 4 times. But it was very simple to do, not a big hassle at all. The cord is just right for my small apartment. Everything was simple to take apart and clean. Even the brush part. Only thing I wish it came with is a little tool to pick the lint out of the brush bristles. But used a toothpick and bobby pins so it just took a little effort. I'm very happy with this cleaner. It was so satisfying seeing the dirty water pour down the drain. You need to invest in this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Results and easy to use

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    Manders
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    ive purchased my fair share of carpet shampooers and I must say I've always been happy with Hoovers more so than any other brand. This particular model is lighter weight than the previous model I owned. It's easy to use and I like the length of the attachment hose so you can use it on stairs and/or for your car seats/carpets. The containers for water are also easy to figure out and dump when the water gets too dirty. I have two big dogs and use the shampooer frequently it gets out stains well and when using the pet odor shampoo solution you'll get even better results. I'd also recommend getting the geek squad protection on any floor care item as the protection always covers more than what the manufacturer will cover including normal wear and tear; so, even if you use it a lot, or store it in the hot garage in Phoenix during our 115 degree summers where some of your plastic things reach the wear and tear stage a little faster than other products, I'm usually able to exchange it for the newer model, as long as it's not physically damaged from abuse. Would definitely recommend to a friend, especially if they have pets!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use

    Posted
    woodsyeife
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    I have 4 cats. Two of them special needs. Of these 2 one of them uses puppy pads because she can not get into a box. Sometimes she misses the pad. The other one I inherited is a diabetic and somewhat neglected. He would vomit every night and not use the box all the time. Now that the issues are under control, the carpets needed to cleaned or replaced. Replacement seemed out of the question since accidents will continue. I bought the cleaner because of the Hoover name, the light weight and hopefully the ease of use. I was not disappointed. Only had to attach the handle (less than 5 minutes) fill the containers and start cleaning. I was a little trigger happy at first but got better. Carpets (one is old from previous owner) were dry within hours. Used the Hoover pet cleaner and all the stains came out. The "dirty" container filled with horrible black water. A couple of weeks later I did last room and redid parts of the previously cleaned. The previous cleaned had clear water return so the cleaner worked well. My only wish is that the return container top would be easier to clean. The top does not disassemble enough to clean it better or to get all the water out of it. It will be used frequently and will save a bundle on professional services. Love my cleaner.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Compact and Powerful

    Posted
    HeyMimi
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    I like this carpet cleaner a LOT. I've had the larger Bissel and Hoover versions before, and this smaller Hoover does just as good a job. It maybe even better at picking up more of the water you send down into the carpet. When I had the larger machines, I did a side by side test of those two. They seemed to do about the same job at cleaning, and retrieved equal amounts of the water. To me, this is an important feature, because I don't want a damp carpet for days. I hate a musty, mildewey smell more than anything, and I felt that the little red Hoover Power Scrub did a better job of sucking up almost every bit of water I began with. The smaller size was a plus too, when I came to narrow sections that my old larger unit would have never fit into. I'm really glad I purchased this cleaner. I'm very satisfied. Note: I also find that using a Pivoting Utility Fan that can blow toward the floor does an amazing job of drying carpet more quickly. Well worth spending $60 or so on one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Surprising Power

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    KETCATLV
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    We have had several carpet cleaners over the years. Recently, we've owned models from Hoover and Bissell. Having 4 dogs they have gotten their use. I did quite a bit of research before this purchase and ultimately chose this model for its overall value. Pros: Powerful Suction. Separate wash and rinse modes. Very lightweight. Ease of emptying dirty water. Surprisingly large clean water container. Cons: Narrow cleaning area. More frequent need to clean brushes. Delay in changing from wash to rinse mode (it takes a few passes for the lines to actually change from wash to rinse or vice versa. The soap and water are stored higher on the handle so the water lines have to clear) Overall this machine packs a powerful punch yet remains lightweight. It has the features that were important to us like the wash/rinse modes, separate containers for clean and dirty water and easy removal of dirty water. Could be the most powerful suction system out there which could be a result of its narrow cleaning path. If you can find it on sale, you won't be disappointed. It has great cleaning ability.

    I would recommend this to a friend