Top positive review
105 people found this helpful
on 7 June 2013
WELL! I read loads of reviews, and studied each model in depth and, with some apprehension, due to negative reviews on various sites, decided this was machine for me. How right I was!
I personally found it very easy to use.
True- The instructions that come with the machine are a little vague, but with some thought and application, it alls comes together quite quickly.
True- It is quite bulky and a little heavy when full with water, but when it is full, you shouldn't need to lift it, if you put the tanks on it in situ?
True- It does leave water on the floor, but that's it's job, so long as you go over the carpet without pulling the trigger, it sucks up most of the excess water and the carpets dry within a couple of hours.It also leaves large patches of water when the return tank is full and needs emptying, but once empty, go over it and it dissappears, if this is a problem, empty the tank before it gets too full! The clean water tank holds more than the return tank, so you will have to empty the latter more than fill the former!
True- They are VERY small bottles of liquid provided with the machine, just enough for an average sized lounge, and the liquid seems quite expensive for the area it covers, but, after some research, this is the case with all carpet washers. If you are buying this machine with the intention of cleaning a large area, you would be advised to ensure you have a bottle or two on hand ready, or order a couple with the machine.
On the whole, as you can see from my initial reaction, I am extremely pleased with my new toy. It has lifted some sad old carpets, and refreshed some fairly new ones, and the house smells nicer too!
So, to summarise, a few, but not major, issues, but on the whole very pleased, I personally would recommend this one, and have just registered my 2 year guarantee!!