I received this Hoover SteamVac Plus Carpet Cleaner last week, and I couldn't tell you how thrilled I was to give it a go. I have a Hoover vacuum that I really love, and so having a steam vac/carpet cleaner combo from Hoover as well, made my week. The instructions were pretty easy to follow, and it didn't take me much time to put it all together from the box. My husband and I have 5 young kids, who are constantly making messes upstairs and downstairs - mostly my 14 month old, who things flinging food is a fun little game I enjoy playing. When she does so, I'm quick to get out my Hoover steam vac to clean up the mess effectively. It has three brush speeds (spill pick-up, gentle scrub and power scrub), and I find the power scrub gets those sticky messes up better than the other two. Steam cleaning my floors, while seems to work okay, it leaves more water on the floor to dry, compared to one of my other steam mops, which is lightweight. And this Hoover steam vac is quite large, so trying to hold my baby (to avoid her slipping and falling) and maneuvering the vac around is almost near to impossible. Also, one time I used the steam vac part, later that day, I noticed that it was leaking a little bit on my tile floor. Carpet cleaning-wise, I can't complain. It not only does a great job, but the cleaner includes a red button on the handle to give it a "clean boost"-which adds more detergent to stubborn carpet stains. I used this quite a bit in my kids' rooms, and it got the stains out very well. The carpet-cleaning attachments work just as well. It's easy to connect them to the cleaner itself to get the job done quickly and efficiently. My ultimate favorite part of this machine was the dirty water container itself. With every other carpet cleaner, the dirty water container was impossible to clean on the inside - then it just festers with the horrible smell that has infused itself within the container. This Hoover carpet cleaner container comes off so easy, and dumping out and rinsing it out is a breeze! Easy to clean, and put right back on the Hoover to use again without fail. I feel as though, since this is a rather large and heavy cleaner, I would recommend this to those who don't have physical issues. It's very powerful and worth it for the price. Just a few little complications for me. Love Hoover! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Cleaned up my chairs and area rugs. Worked great - pulled out a lot of dirt. They really needed it. Easy to operate once you get the hang of it.