I usually use the AAA cleaner...well, I did until I discovered soap did a better job than the AAA liquid! Too many passes with the AAA cleaner and the carpets were still not clean. Having once again cleaned the carpet laboriously with soap and water, I threw the towel in and decided to give Vax Ultra a go. All I can say is 'Wow!'. No pre-treatment and even the most deeply embedded dirt just lifted out. My carpet looks new...its about 10 year old. It gets abused by a dog, 2 cats and birds [not in the house when using it, not too sure if its birdsafe], a hubby with often very mucky feet, his mates with equally mucky feet, grandchildren....a lot gets trod through my living room and on my carpet
When hubby returned he stopped and just stared at the carpet, astonished! My Vax Rapide cleaner is aging but that didn't matter, the cleaner made short work of the carpet, even the heavy wear areas that really get dirty
As for the the limited edition orange scent...only bought cos it was cheaper than the regular. I did smell it initially when I began using it but that soon wore off for me. Hubby said he could smell it.
Definitely be buying the Ultra shampoo again. It is a little expensive compared to the AAA but a new carpet is even more expensive