Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 451
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bp Finally
We have a lot of carpeting in our home, including in our finished basement. This is our third machine in in 8 years. This one is by far the best. I am very impressed especially with how well it sucks up the water. The carpets dry quickly.
Only 4 stars bc using the stair and brush attachments are a little cumbersome to use.
July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FG Great value for a carpet cleaner
I had previously owned one of these carpet cleaners, and am very happy with my new one. I decided to purchase one because I had some traffic stains in my carpets that I was hoping to improve. This cleaner did exactly that! The carpets look much better. I am very please with the clean surge feature-it gives a little boost to those high traffic areas. You will be surprised at the amount of dirt that is in your carpets. Mine feel much softer now and I notices a lot less dust in the house. The cleaner was able to extract most of the water, so I there was not too much drying time. I recommend using a fan to help circulate the air and hasten drying. The cleaner is easy to use. If you have pets or kids in your household I'd definitely own one of these!
June 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Great shampooer!
We have used Steamvac's for many years, and this latest is our third one! It is by far the easiest to use, and is quite a bit lighter in weight. I have tried other brands, but none work as well as this one. I recommend !
July 3, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BrendaSue Great Purchase
This steam cleaner cleaned my carpet better than any machine I ever rented. Very pleased with this purchase
July 14, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JohnTC The Hoover Steanvac does the job. But the older model was better.
I purchased my first Hoover SteamVac in 2002 and I’m so glad I did. It has worked perfectly for the past 14 years. I see the proof every time I empty the dirty water bucket and see the black water. So when it finally died this year, I immediately purchased a new Hoover SteamVac, without even considering any other makes or models. As such, I can easily compare the old and new models. The overall size, weight and design haven’t changed significantly in 14 years, and the new one is just as loud as the old one, maybe just a bit less. They’ve made some small improvements, but in some respects I think the old design was better.
First the improvements. The new one blows air down onto the carpet to help dry it. There’s also a “clean surge” button that dispenses extra cleaning solution for tough stains. This is an unnecessary gimmick since all you really need to do is squeeze the regular trigger an extra time. This model also came with a powered hand-held upholstery attachment. Nice.
Other design changes include the dirty water bucket. The old design had a built-in handle/locking mechanism. The new one has no carrying handle so you now need both hands to remove it and carry it. (Not nice.) Next, the hose. It used to be sturdier and permanently attached. Now it lighter and totally removable. This is good and bad. I removed the hose and all the attachments -- since I rarely use them --- to reduce the overall weight. That’s good. But to use the attachments, you now have a multi-step process to attach the hose properly. That’s not so good.
Next is performance. The Hoover SteamVac is very easy to use. The SpinScrub brushes do a great job fluffing up the carpet. However I do think the old model did a better job of drying the carpet. The new one leaves the carpet noticeably wetter even with multiple “dry passes”. To me, this means it doesn’t suck up as much dirty water. The most important thing is does it clean my carpets? The proof comes when I empty the dirty water bucket and see the black water. I hope this one lasts another 14 years! But I did like the old model better.
I have a few suggestions. First, always vacuum your carpet thoroughly before using the SteamVac. Second, let your carpet dry completely before walking on it. This will minimize footprints. (In fact, I usually use the carpet cleaner at night right before going to bed.) Third, always rinse out the dirty water bucket after each and every use, otherwise it’ll seriously smell.
July 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Judy Hoover steam vac carpet cleaner
The dirty water tank has no handle to pick it up to empty it. I returned it without using it because of this. When picking up a container of dirty water, it must have a handle, otherwise, it sloshes all over the place.
June 14, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Amandakay Good
Decent product would recommend. Does the job am happy with it
June 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Missy AMAZING carpet cleaner!
I bought this cleaner when my other one (which is exactly like this one) stopped working, I used it yesterday and it works wonderfully , it pulled up so much dirt and grime and the stains just disappeared ! I have a house of 19 rescue cats and dogs and so shampooing the carpets is a must , I would recommend this product to everyone !
May 1, 2016