The Hoover SteamVac Dual V Carpet Cleaner is really a wonder of industrial strength technology that has been adapted for home use. If you hate cleaning and spending money on home visits from the carpet cleaning companies then this machine will make it easier to get through the day.
If you have kids and pets who have “accidents” every so often, then at-the-ready, is a carpet cleaner that can make it all go away. Gone are the days of having to kneel down and scrub away soiled areas of your carpet. With a bit of preparation, the Hoover Dual V SteamVac will make quick work of those nasty spills, stains and dirt.
The Dual V (also known as the Hoover MaxExtract Dual V Carpet Cleaner) comes with 3 clear containers. One to hold clean hot/warm water, the other to hold the dirty water that is removed after cleaning, and a separate little container for the detergent solution. The cleaning solution is automatically mixed with the clean water as you go about cleaning the carpets. You can actually see the entire process take place as the dirty water is suctioned into the container. The bottom area (head) of the vac holds the 6 rotating scrub brushes that rotate counter to each other. This is Hoover’s SpinScrub® Technology with 360º cleaning of individual carpet fibres. SpinScrub® Settings give you several options:
- The “Spill Pickup Mode” is suction only – no brush agitation involved
- The “Gentle Scrub Mode” is for gentle scrubbing power- useful for delicate surfaces
- The “Power Scrub Mode” is maximum scrubbing action high-traffic areas that need deep cleaning
- The “DualV® Nozzle” directs suction for edge-to-edge cleaning power
The head of the vac also sports a carpet dryer blowing hot air to help dry the carpets. The clear nozzle at the front of the head is removable as are all the transparent tanks for easy cleaning. This is highly recommended as it can get quite unsightly. It is also advisable to remove the scrub brushes for cleaning after each use. It is a known fact that keeping any appliance or machine clean will extend its life.
-Patented SpinScrub brushes clean all sides of the carpet fiber – edge to edge cleaning
-Brushes are easily removed for cleaning
-Heat feature applies heat directly to the carpet for quicker drying
-Has a rinse button like your washer to make sure you have gotten all the soap out
-Easy to assemble
-Automatic Detergent Mixing System with separate resevoir for the detergent solution means no more hand mixing of detergent and water
-20′ Power Cord – less re-plugging necessary for larger areas
-12-Amp Motor for powerful cleaning
-Edge Cleaning Bristles to loosen dirt at areas like the baseboards.
-It’s a heavy machine -Takes much more effort to push
-Accessory hand tools are not great (leave things wet)
-Parts could be more durable -The “ears” on the dirty water handle are a bit fragile
SpinScrub® Powered Hand Tool – for cleaning of stairs and furniture
8′ Hose – above-floor cleaning with simple attachments for hard-to-reach areas
Removable Tool Caddy – handy when you need them close by
This is one of the best Carpet Cleaners on the market. One of the new functions we like best is the rinse cycle. Nothing like having the opportunity to rinse without a detergent solution. We have enough toxic materials around. With the clean water rinse, soap residue and lingering dirt get suctioned up quickly. Great if you or the kids are sensitive or have allergies to cleaning solutions.
There are comments of the Hoover Dual V as being heavy. Our feeling is that, it depends on who is pushing. Yes, for some it may be heavy, but if it were too light, people would complain that it is too fragile, badly constructed or not able to get a the deep down fibres. It seems that that having it all is not always possible. On the plus side, the price is great and we see that value is written all over this carpet cleaner.