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Best i have found,
This review is from: Vax W90-RU-P Rapide Ultra 2 Pre-Treatment Upright Carpet and Upholstery Washer (Kitchen & Home)I have never had much luck with carpet cleaners and usually end up with a wet but still dirty carpet. That was until i came across Vax W90-RU-P Rapide Ultra Pre Treatment Upright Carpet and Upholstery Washer The first thing i noticed on arrival is how impressive it looked and it's weight. It isn't the lightest of machines but then again you wouldn't really expect it to be.
The first thing we tested it on was our volvo car seats, my husband has accidently spilt some coffee on his seat a few weeks previous to getting the machine and although we had tried to clean it at the time there was still a visable stain and the seats that are normally black had started going a dark grey colour through normal everyday use. What i liked about this machine is it has a wash tool, which is perfect for car seats and upholstery.
We filled up the water tank with Vax ultra treatment (it takes 40ml with 1 litre of water.) We used 1 litre and managed to clean all the car seats and part of our living carpet with it. I used the handy wash tool for the car seats and with a press of the trigger it releases the cleaning solution over the area that you need to clean and it's recommended to do this on a forward stroke and then it picks up the dirt and solution on the backwards stroke. What totally amazed me is that i could see all the dirty water being sucked up into the dirty water tank. Believe me..it's quite a satisfying feeling!
Within a very short amount of time our dark grey car seats had gone back to the lovely black colour that they had been originally.
Now for me the other big test for this machine was my living room carpet, for some reason everytime i get myself a cup of coffee or tea one of my little darling children manage to home in on it and spill it, and it's always been the same place so i didn't want to do the whole carpet, just the place that had been the target for the spills. I had previously rented a rug doctor and it had done nothing to help restore my carpet to its original state. I reclined the Rapide Vax machine so the brushes would rotate, if you leave it in an upright position the brushes do not rotate. Again like the wash tool i applied the solution on the forward motion of the machine with the trigger button on the handle and picked up the solution on the backwards motion. I was again amazed at the dirt being picked up and the fact it was leaving my carpet looking as if i had just had the carpet fitted. Now the trouble i have is that i have one beautiful patch of looking carpet where i had used the Vax, and now the rest of my carpet i thought was clean now looks not as clean so i will have to do it all to make it look like new.
Overall i have no complaints with this machine and think it's a bargain price especially when you consider how much it is to rent a machine or to get someone out to clean your carpets. It's not complicated to use, the results are visable and you can also use it to clean your upholstery.
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Initial post: 17 Jan 2011 10:37:32 GMT
J. Palmer says:
Wow, useful review; does it cook and babysit as well? Thanks
In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2011 11:12:32 GMT
haha..if only it could! Mind you i wouldn't be surprised if someone events a machine to do both one day in the future..though sadly i can't see it being in my lifetime.
This is a great machine though, and even cheaper than when i first posted. A worthwhile investment in my eyes. It has saved me much more money than i imagined and the carpets look as good as new.
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