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4.0 out of 5 stars Creates work but I think it's worth it - edited review, 5 Dec 2013
This review is from: Vanish Powerpowder 650 g (Grocery)
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Firstly I do use shake n vac occasionally mainly because I close the curtains and do the song and dance routine while no one is looking!
So this is the 21st century version, and it promises to clean as well as freshen

Now, this does create a bit more work, let me explain why. Once you disperse some of the powder you need to brush it into the carpet, now this has a positive and a negative effect. The positive is it distributes it much more evenly, meaning you can be confident that the whole carpet is covered. But then there is a downside, because you are brushing the powder, it has a habit of getting everywhere! Skirting boards, hard to reach corners etc more on this later

So, you wait 20 minutes and start hoovering (I have a bagless vax for the record) and the ease of vacuuming is really going to depend on your Hoover, I found that if the powder had settled in an indented part of carpet (where chair legs have been for example) it just couldn't suck it up

This is where the extra work comes in. Once you have hoovered the whole room, then I needed to get my attachment and go round the entire outline again sucking up bits of powder close to the edges which my vacuum couldn't get, along wooden panels where the dust had been brushed onto and around bits of carpet which aren't as flat

Overall, the room looked incredible and smelt fresh and lovely. Did it "clean" the carpet? I don't think so, but because of the extra work involved I found myself hoovering the room to within an inch of my life meaning Vanish has tricked me into being more house proud than I really am (it was as if my mother was hovering as I was hoovering)

It's a bit pricey although I do have enough to do the room again, but I think I might go back to closing the curtains and doing the Shake n Vac advert instead

EDIT - I originally gave this three stars however the next day a friend came round and the first thing she said was "wow, have you cleaned your carpet?" So I have made it four stars now as clearly it is more noticeable than I had initially thought
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