Vax V-026RD Rapide Deluxe Upright Carpet and Upholstery Washer
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- Lightweight and manoeuvrable--easy to fill, empty, use and store
- Wash tool and hose--cleans stairs, upholstery and car interiors
- Rotating brushbar--lifts and refreshes carpet pile
- Handle lies flat--for cleaning under furniture
- Washes carpets and sucks up accidental spills
- Free 2 year UK Vax warranty for complete peace of mind
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Why Wash Your carpets?
Vacuum cleaning on its own leaves behind grime and dried in stains embedded deep within the carpet pile, which can build up to eventually weigh down and flatten carpet fibres. Vax carpet cleaners remove this build-up of dirt, allergens and their accompanying odours, as well as being great for clearing up spills, making them ideal for homes with children and pets. Washing regularly will not only leave your carpet clean, hygienic and looking as good as new, but it will prolong its life and help to avoid the expensive costs of carpet replacement.
Vax V-026RD Rapide Deluxe Upright Carpet and Upholstery Washer
The Vax Rapide Deluxe is a lightweight, manoeuvrable upright carpet and upholstery washer that can also suck up accidental spills. Rotating brushes gently agitate carpet fibers to loosen and lift dirt, odours and allergens from your carpets, and put the spring back in the pile. The Rapide Deluxe is lighter than most conventional carpet cleaners, so it is very easy to manoeuvre and carry around your home, making the job of washing your carpets effortless. A Wash Tool is also included with this Vax carpet cleaner, which is ideal for cleaning stairs, upholstery and car seats so every part of your home is left looking spotless and smelling fresh.
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What can it clean?
|Carpets and Rugs||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Stains and Spills||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Clean Water Capacity (L)||4.5||4.5||2.7||4.5||4.5|
|Dirty Water Capacity (L)||3.0||3.0||1.5||4.2||3.9|
|Dual Rotating Brushbars - Dual rotating brush bars lift stubborn, deep down dirt from your carpets||No||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|Heated Cleaning - Heat is directed onto the carpet for improved washing and drying performance.||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Dual V Technology - Dual V twin air path technology delivers powerful suction so carpets are touch dry and ready to walk on again quickly.||Yes||Yes||No||No||Yes|
|SpinScrub Technology - Rotating SpinScrub brushes loosen embedded dirt giving a deeper, more thorough clean.||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Vax Guarantee||2 Years||2 Years||2 Years||2 Years||6 Years|
|Accessories Included|| || || || || |
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Top Customer Reviews
I currently have a huge Vax carpet cleaner which does a perfect job, but it's very big indeed and I have to heave it in from the garage when it has to do duty, so I don't use it as often as I should. Since my puppy is still learning the difference between 'house' and 'garden' in regard to doing *her* duty, cleaning up puddles is quite a frequent job at the moment, and I've been doing it with bucket and sponge...
So I was thrilled to find this Vax carpet cleaner because it's so neat and tidy: no bigger than the average upright vacuum cleaner: it fits easily in the cupboard under the stairs. It also carries all its tools on board, so I could go all round the house without going back to collect the tools. Also it's got a really long cord, so I could plug it in centrally. Excellent!
Basically, you fill the tank with carpet cleaner and warm water from the tap, and away you go. By holding the button under the cleaner's handle, the water is sprayed onto the carpet while you draw the cleaner backwards and forwards. There is a bar with brushes that scrub as you go (you can turn that off if you want). Then you take your finger off the button and the cleaner sucks the dirty water back into the machine. It couldn't be simpler - and the water was shockingly filthy!! I recommend you vacuum thoroughly before you clean because dog hairs clog it up in no time and it stops working properly.Read more ›
As for the cleaning process again follow the instructions, I found that cleaning small areas at a time provided the best results, when sucking the water up after dispensing the cleaning fluid do this very slowly while drawing the machine backwards over the carpet. We were quite shocked at how dirty the water was (and our carpet would be considered as clean). One bedroom carpet had suffered from heavy traffic and for this I left the cleaning fluid for 5 minutes before vacuuming up and it was restored to almost new.
Through Amazon I have saved in excess of £70 with free delivery, however there were 2 nuts missing from the hardware package which i provided my own rather than the hassle of getting replacement bits, so somewhere in the processing of orders package contents need to be checked more thoroughly, this is not the first time such an issue has arisen and one that should not arise irrespective of cost.
As for the machine its great, easy to assemble, use, gives very good results and yes its very noisy so if your planning on holding a phone conversation while using it then perhaps you may need an alternative cleaner. Very Happy
Overall I was very pleased with the results and ease of use of the Vax my only drawback was the noise. If you're only going to use it for a short while I guess you could live with the noise but for prolonged use I think it is too noisy.
The unit is reasonably easy to assemble although the instructions could have been clearer.
It is easy to operate and use, although as others have said, it's better to remove the hose attachment when not in use as it gets in the way. I didn't find it heavy to lift, it is lighter than my dyson Hoover when the water reservoir is empty.
Be warned, it is very noisy when in use!
Also be sure to have the dirty water container attached properly, I found this quite fiddly at first and it wasn't sucking water up as it wasn't on properly.
It made a reasonable job of all my carpets except the cream wool one which has a grubby 'track' mark from being repeatedly walked on (without shoes) which I couldn't get out despite going over several times both with the hose and the main unit.
I also found the hose attachment too short to reach from the top of my stairs to the bottom which is only 10 stairs in length. This resulted in me having to balance the unit on a stair to do the top stairs.
Overall it made a reasonable job but if I could go back in time I would probably gone for a different cleaner as it wasn't as good as I expected.
A word of warning: Vax claim to give a 2 year guarantee with this product but when I activated the guarantee it was only for one year.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Much lighter than the Bissell and far easier to fill and empty. Cleans well. Would recommend. Simple to use.Published 25 days ago by John Mackenzie
Not quite as good as I thought it would be, but OkayPublished 2 months ago by Mrs Virginia A Pearcy
After less than five years of occassional use, this machine now produces an acrid smell and smoke. I expect a VAX product with the accompanying price tag to be a lot more durable... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Handel P.
I bought this some while ago for my wife as we were moving house where the carpets were of a light colour and with two dogs, I thought that were would need move than just a vacuum... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Tony Betts