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The Hoover Carpet Cleaner SteamVac with Clean Surge Carpet Cleaner is one of the classic upright carpet cleaner from Hoover. Appeared on the market for a decade, this upright carpet cleaner is now still a favored carpet shampooer, and it actually is the carpet shampooer bought by most of users until now. Despite the fact that this is a very classic model, why many people still want it nowadays?
What make Hoover Carpet Cleaner SteamVac with Clean Surge Carpet Cleaner special?
A lot of people choose this Hoover SteamVac upright carpet cleaner because
- This carpet cleaner is very cheap frankly. If you are looking for a carpet cleaner in the range of $100, this is the best one in this range.
- Although it is cheap, it cleaning results is wonderful, comparable to Hoover Carpet Cleaner Deluxe or Bissell Powerlifter PowerBrush carpet cleaner. It removes dirt and soils out of the carpet easily, reliving your carpet within a cleaning time.
- It is a ready-to-use carpet cleaner. You do not need to do installation or else. Therefore, a lot of people who are not so mechanical will love this fully-built model.
- This upright carpet cleaner is a lightweight machine, so ladies or old person will find it extremely easy to maneuver around.
- Finally, this Hoover Carpet Cleaner SteamVac with Clean Surge Carpet Cleaner has a long tracking records. It has been on the market for decades with a lot of positive reviews from purchasers. From Amazon, there are almost ten thousand positive reviews about this model partly.
If you are looking for a cheap carpet cleaner for regular cleaning with moderate dirt level while you do not care much about advanced functions, this Hoover Carpet Cleaner SteamVac with Clean Surge Carpet Cleaner Machine F5914900 will be one of the most suitable.
In case you want to enjoy a bit more using experience, the later version from Hoover: Carpet Basic Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Cleaner Model # FH50150NC will be a great alternative (full review here)
Features of Hoover Steamvac
Now, lets have a look at the model features
The Hoover Carpet Cleaner SteamVac with Clean Surge Carpet Cleaner Machine F5914900 is an old model but it has all of the features needed for effective carpet washing and cleaning.
- Built to be simple, this upright carpet cleaner will require less maintenance time, which is very useful when you do not have a lot of time to take care for machines.
- Interestingly, this model has a very powerful motor (12 amp.) which is perhaps the strongest motor used in all type of upright carpet cleaners from Hoover, Bissell and some others. The motor power is not directly translated into suction ability, but it is observed that the more powerful the motor used, the stronger the carpet cleaner cleaning ability can be.
- You can clean the carpet with 3 level of forces thank to 3-brush control speed. This is useful because some spot, stains requires stronger brushing force while casual cleaning just only need mild force to avoid carpet damage.
- You can pour more cleaning detergent on the spot by a button at your fingertip. This button will let you clean spot better with less time and effort.
- This carpet cleaner has heated drying technologies, aimed to speed up carpet drying time. It is observed that t will take around 4 hours for the carpet to dry after cleaning with this Hoover Carpet Cleaner SteamVac with Clean Surge Carpet Cleaner Machine F5914900 .
Other adding features such as:
- Lightweight (20 lbs.)
- Long power cord
- No belt so you do not need to worry belt breaking
- Wide cleaning path 11.25 inches
- Hand tools
- Dual water tank
- 1 year warranty
As clearly seen, this model does not have recent technologies such as smart tank, pressurized water or else, but as long as it can clean the carpet thorough, those advanced functions are just optional.
Hoover Steamvac compared to other models
Since Hoover SteamVac is an old model, a lot of buyers have compared this model against newer ones, such as with Hoover Carpet Basic Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Cleaner Model # FH50150NC, Hoover Max Extract 60.
When using the Hoover cleaning detergent in three models, these carpet shampooers give equal cleaning results when perform area cleaning and spot cleaning. They are the same when wet, as when dry too. However, when using to clean heavily soiled area or pet mess, Hoover Max Extract 60 out-performs the rest. About the noise level, the are the same.
The Hoover Max Extract 60 and Hoover Carpet Basic Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Cleaner give better experience. This is because both of them has water-rinse function which we can choose to clean by detergent solution or plain water only. Therefore, we do not need to change the water when rinsing. The Hoover SteamVac only has one water tank so we need to change the water when perform rinsing.
For heavily soiled area, the Hoover SteamVac requires more than 2-3 strokes on the stain to remove it completely.
- Cleaning results 8/10
- Soil removal 8/10
- Drying time 7/10
- Price 10/10
The classic Hoover Carpet Cleaner SteamVac with Clean Surge Carpet Cleaner Machine F5914900 provides outstanding cleaning results compared with some update models and it is one of the cheapest upright carpet cleaner on the market at the moment. This model is suitable for casual cleaning at home. If you do not need any thing else except for a clean carpet, this is one of the best model you can rely on.
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