Best Carpet upholstery cleaning machine
A full-sized carpet cleaner can be your home's best friend
There's nothing like the feeling of a just-deep-cleaned carpet to make your home seem completely refreshed. Owning your own upright carpet cleaner makes it easy to keep even high-traffic areas as clean as can be, and can be a rug-saver when it comes to instant disasters such as pet stains and tracked mud. A carpet shampooer also makes it convenient to do a whole-house cleaning once or twice a year.
If your carpet messes are just confined to a couple of spots here and there, though, you may be better off with a portable or spot carpet cleaner, both of which we discuss elsewhere in this report. Or, if you only need a one-time carpet cleaning and don't want to pay a professional, see what we have to say about rental carpet cleaners.
Few carpet cleaners get the kind of glowing reviews that we see for the Hoover Power Scrub FH50150 (Est. $160). Owners say it removes even stubborn, older stains and that it works well on most types of carpets, including light-colored ones. This machine has a row of five spinning brushes that can easily handle ground in dirt or oil stains, and pet stains are no match for its power. The suction on the Power Scrub is powerful enough to remove almost all the water, so that drying times are quite fast. They're sped up even further by the built-in, forced air heat. The Hoover FH50150 also includes a well-reviewed powered hand tool, a crevice tool, a stair tool and an upholstery tool. A mesh bag to hold the accessories also comes with this package.
The most popular feature on the Hoover Power Scrub FH50150 is its wash/rinse selector. It's an optional step that you can use to get even more of the solution out of the carpet, and is as simple as turning a dial. Reviewers not only don't mind the extra step of rinsing, they love it. Many say that it makes them feel as if they really have a deep-cleaned, fully rinsed carpet with no soapy residue left behind.