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Hoover - Power Scrub Elite Upright Deep Cleaner - Gray/red-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 442 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Must-Buy for the Holidays!

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    MaestroJanks
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    I was in the market for a deep carpet cleaner and wanted to find something that would be easier to use than the commercial rug cleaner you would typically rent from a store, something that was quieter, portable-friendly, and more than capable of handling some common carpet stains from high-traffic areas in the home. After reading some reviews, I chose this particular product, and was pleasantly surprised at how well it worked as advertised: it deep cleaned my carpet, lifted the stains in one go, quickly dried several areas as I finished another room, and remained relatively quiet like our vacuum. Aside from the many positive things about it, there were a few minor negatives during the whole cleaning process: for one, this unit definitely burned through warm water relatively fast, so I needed to empty the water tank and refill it about 2-4 times more than the dirty water tank, but it only took a couple of minutes to stop in between carpet treatments; second, depending on how much carpet area you want to touch up on, expect the small carpet cleaning solution reservoir to be the next thing to have to refill with another bottle, but this part lasted longer than expected, getting through a whole living room; and third, the product, through constant use, does in fact get heavier over time, so expect it to weigh more than when you began as it collects the majority of the water you had originally poured into it--your arm will get fatigued after 10-15 minutes. In my overall experience with this cleaner, I still highly recommend it to get the job done at its current market price, so you are definitely getting more bang for your buck right now during the shopping season. I just recommend you pick up 2-3 bottles of cleaning solution too! It is definitely easy to assemble and disassemble, clean out all working parts with water, and makes cleaning your carpet very easy, and seeing the results as you go is definitely rewarding.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great for cleaning apartment carpet

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    Jmcox1977
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    well I would like to say this cleaner does as it says it will. its easy and lightweight and is easy to empty in between jobs. the only thing I would say dont expect clear water if your renting and just cleaning up as maintenance or some spring cleaning. I know when I buy a house it will have new carpet if older then 1yr. as for pet smells or bathroom issues, I would say it works nicely, and takes care of smell but dont be discouraged if not gone after one cleaning, I would wait a week and clean steamer real good between spots from pet stuff. so as to not have the smell linger in the air. I have tested also that using fabulouso (a pine or floor cleaner) to add a lavender (citrus or pine) and more cleaning power does help with the smell, the cleaners they offer dont have in much of a way to freshen the smell of the cleaning job. it hasn't messed up yet, but I would also caution to watch or do 1/4 scented cleaner and rest their brand or Bissell's rug cleaner, the Fabulouso is just there for smell and all. if you do add a floor cleaner for scent and whatnot, make sure to clean the tank out nicely and throughly, and cehck tubes to make sure nothing clogs over time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Extremely efficient machine!

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    Dadona10
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    First off,gladly,the set up was surprisingly easy and straightforward.Fearing that I might have needed a bit of time to setup this bad boy,I waited for more than a week for a clear schedule,and boy was I wrong.Barely over half an hour.This machine goes deep but what really impressed me most of all was the rinsing capacity.The transparent nozzle not only lets you see the water as it is being sucked from the carpet but it just kept sucking dirty water from areas that didn't even feel that wet to the touch.And like I said,you can clearly see it in process.I repeated the rinse multiple times until the draw-off got satisfactorily clearer,but also out of amazement at the efficiency involved.In the end what was left was a barely dampened carpet that was no where near to the inconvenienvce that I had anticipated from the start.Yes,I could actually sit on it and that's no exaggeration.For both price and quality you can hardly go wrong with this Hoover.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Capable Machine

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    RosieB
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    We usually wait a while before submitting a review. But we were so impressed after the first use we decided to do one. Much of our house is hardwood but we do have a couple of good sized bedrooms. Also, we are rural, so renting a Rug Doctor. caused two 35 mile trips. We decided we might be able go get by with a machine like this Hoover. Much better that getting by! Once I got used to the slightly different control routine, the Hoover felt a lot like the Rug Doctor. This was most evident on the return pull where the brush and scrubbing resistance felt very much like the doctor. But feel aside, it does an excellent job. Our nine year old bedroom carpet had developed a pattern near the entry door we assumed was going to be permanent. Nope! I did take a couple of extra passes in that area and it looked great. If you take the time to do an extra vacuum pass or two the carpet dries very quickly. An 18' x 15' bedroom required one refill of the water tank and slightly more that one full shampoo tank. We will enjoy this machine for a long time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works very well

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    TheMitchster
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    I like this carpet cleaner. I researched the Bissell Pet Pro and this Hoover Power Scrub Elite. Based on the reviews, both units were neck and neck. It seems as though both have a huge and positive following. My deciding factors on the Hoover over the Bissell were the following: The hoover has a 11 amp motor. The Bissell only had a 6.8 amp motor. The hoover has larger water bins. The hoover is a 12 inch wide cleaning foot print. The hoover has $189 as compared to the Bissell at $249. For me it became a clear decision. I couldn't be happier with it. Check out my picture. The proof is in the dirty water.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good shampooer

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    BoughtThis
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    This was bought to replace an old Bissell Pro 2X heat unit. That one was good but always leaked. Again that was the older unit. I got this one since it had a different way of scrubbing the carpet with rotating brushes. It works well. Here's my pro/con summary: Pro: Great suction and sucks up most of the water it puts down. Did a great job pulling up the dirt Light weight compared to my old unit and easy to carry Like the separated clean/dirty water compartments. Con: Too much plastic (but this makes is lighter) Attaching the hand wand is a pain. This is my biggest gripe as this is one thing I liked using. Almost seems like they made it a pain so you buy the hand held unit only. Overall...I would buy this again even with my cons.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Machine

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    ClassicCartoonFan
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    This machine cleans extremely well. The brush bar on my prior 2 year old Bissel only spun when I pulled the trigger. This one has multiple spin brushes that spin and clean the entire time. Makes a huge difference. Cleaned so well I could see small stripes in the carpet where I didn’t overlap my passes, and it hadn’t been that long since I shampooed (instructions say to overlap 1” and now I see why). One thing I was concerned about was that since the cleaning solution auto-mixes with no way to adjust, I was afraid it would unnecessarily use more solution (increasing operation cost). But that wasn’t the case at all. Seemed to use just the right amount. I also loved that I could rinse the carpet after shampooing. Left the carpet very soft and clean feeling. I would definitely recommend this machine. Strongly outperformed my Bissel.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Very Disappointed

    Posted
    Will

    Looks like I will have the first negative review on this product. We bought this yesterday. I used it for about 30 mins yesterday afternoon and it was OK, although its cleaning abilities didn’t seem to be any better than any other common cleaner we’ve used. This morning I got up to finish our living room and used it for about 20 mins when all of the sudden it started making a loud whaling sound and rattling. I had just emptied the dirty water reservoir, so I knew it wasn’t that filling up. When I tilted it back there were metal shards all over the floor. At first I thought I had ran over something, but I turned it back on while I was looking under it and could tell it was spitting metal shavings out of the pump housing. It’s going back to the store today (an hour away I might add). Maybe we just got a lemon.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cleans carpets very well! Like the large reservoir

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    LenCOH
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    This is our second Hoover carpet cleaner. The first lasted 7 years. We spot clean our carpets frequently due to our two dogs and we do full carpet cleaning a couple of times per year. The new unit seems reasonably well built. Obviously, it is mostly plastic but it is not flimsy. The best feature is the large capacity clean water reservoir as that means fewer refills. The unit cleans very well with deep cleaning into the carpet. The suction is very efficient so it leaves minimal amount of water and soap on the carpet after cleaning. Just be sure to move slowly. Don't move the unit as you would a vacuum cleaner as you need to give the unit time to dampen the carpet, scrub it and then suction away the dirt and water. A good buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for an apartment!

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    DerekForReal
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    was the perfect size for the apartment I'm in.works very well and the pro heat drys the carpets in like 15-20 minutes. and the upholstery attachment works great on the furniture. was about to do my whole living room & bedroom plus the hallway within 2 hours and everything was dry and put back! the hoover is a great product.It was very easy to put together only two screws that had to attach the handle using philllips head screwdriver ( not in the box) and within five minutes it's ready to use

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good for pet accidents

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    tarquid
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    We recently bought a previously owned dining table . We didn’t consider it might have animal odors on it beyond our olfactory’s ability to detect, but our cat did. Unbeknown to us, he began marking the carpet boardering the dining room on a daily basis for a number of weeks before we realized where the odor was coming from. After reading reviews we bought the Hoover-Power Scrub Elite. It took a number of passes, but with the addition of pet odor remover solution, we were able to get the stink out. The unit definitely is great for pulling the added moisture back out with minimal drying time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good machine

    Posted
    Jeff
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    This machine performs as promised. It's easy to use and the tank capacity is better than average for this price range. The machine is simple to assemble and operate, easy to fill and dump wastewater, and is not too heavy. Do be prepared to put in a lot of work if your carpets are heavily soiled, as you will have to make multiple wash/rinse passes to get the soil out. If your carpets start clean and you use this machine 1-4 times per year (depending on traffic) you should be able to keep your carpets very clean without too much effort. Pays for itself if you replace 1-2 professional cleanings, depending on the size of your carpets.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This carpet cleaner is great if you have pets

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    elsbeth
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    Very lightweight, came in one Hoover branded box and had all of the parts and necessary instructions to put it together. Pretty much you put the tank in its spot and the handle where it goes and boom you're ready. It COMES with a bottle of cleaner and it mixes the water and solution together so you don't have to worry about too much or too little. The tank is larger so you can do more cleaning and less back and forth to the sink. Great price and it uses steam heat while it cleans so it dries faster.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow, this thing is so much fun to clean with!

    Posted
    Ratestuff
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    After reviewing Consumer Reports, I went with the highly rated Hoover over the Bissel and SO GLAD I DID! This thing is awesome. I had new carpets installed about 5 years ago when I bought my house. I hold tech training classes in my great room and those guys are slobs. I honest thought my carpets were ruined. About two years ago I had a Eco Chem free place come out and was left with crusty carpet. Several passes using this new Hoover on low flow, heated dry fast mode, my carpets look and feel new. There are a ton of parts that can break, so think about Geek Squad for $25 bux more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great cleaner

    Posted
    ShannonV
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    I’ve had many cleaners, however this one cleans and freshen my home wonderful. I have 3 cats and 3 dogs ( you can’t tell). The good thing is they stay on the tile area downstairs so I mostly use it for upstairs. I love the power and the deep heater that pulles the dirt out. It’s easy it remove the container and empty it as well. It doesn’t even use a lot of detergent to clean your carpet. The rinse part is nice to, if your want to go back over and pick back up the detergent. It dries fast too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Quite good

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    5staro
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    Bought this to replace my 2nd broken Bissell cleaner. So far I like this one better. It seems to do a good job of cleaning and it is much easier than the Bissell to clean up the machine itself afterwards. I also like the fact that the Hoover has a rinse function - will probably help the carpet to last longer. On the downside, the dirty water tank on the Hoover doesn't seem to hold very much, which means you have to empty more often. Also, the design of the machine means that it will not fit under some furniture that the Bissell would. On the whole though, I'm happy with the purchase so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This carpet cleaner is the best on the market

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    carrie07
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    This cleaner blew me mind how well it works. I read reviews about this cleaner before buying and felt it would be a good purchase. The cleaner I had was older and not doing as well as it used to. So I decided to buy a new one and upon researching, this cleaner stuck out. I bought it and to say the least, I am floored. This cleaner met and exceeded my expectations by leaps and bounds. Definitely a purchase that I am happy with. If you are looking for a cleaner to do the job and meet and exceed your expectations, this is the one for you. It is a llttle more expensive compared to others, but is worth every cent.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cleaned up the mess and was easy to use

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    KSTAT
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    My wife and I have an older dog with a sensitive stomach so we have always had some form of carpet cleaner for him. Our old SpotBot stopped working and after some research we decided to get this carpet cleaner. The reviews for this product have been good and they are correct. Had to use three days after purchasing it and it did a wonderful job....better than our old product. Quick, clean, and effective. Did such a nice job my wife did the whole living room rug just to use it some more! I would recommend if you have a pet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love this steam cleaner!

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    aquariusbridget
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    I bought this steam cleaner because I had previously purchased the same brand and style of steam cleaner 10 years ago. It just recently took a crapper. But I was happy because I got a lot of use from it. Since it lasted so long, and I really had no complaints on the old one, I bought the same kind/brand again. I am glad that I did. This one works even better than my old one. I love that It has a separate section to put the solution from the water. It did not seem to make me empty/fill up as often too, which was nice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great carpet cleaner for the price

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    ExTxMarine
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    With eight grandchildren, many staying with us, a carpet cleaner was an evil necessity. I really didn't want to purchase one, when you can easily rent one at various locations. But, my wife convinced me that it would be worth the money. So, we shopped around and found this unit. It took out every stain and walk path in ONE use! I was really impressed that this little, light-weight unit was able to do such a thorough job. It worked beyond my expectations and I am glad that we only have to pay ONCE to use it!

    I would recommend this to a friend