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Hoover FH50150 Carpet Basics Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Cleaner
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- Lightweight weighs less than 19 pounds. 8-Feet Ready-To-Use Hose and Upholstery Tool to deep clean stairs and hard-to-reach areas
- Easy to Fill, Empty & Clean with Smart Tank system making emptying and filling easy with no mess, no tools and no waste of time. The recovery tank comes with a quick pour spout
- SpinScrub Technology - 360 degree cleaning surrounding carpet fibers. Counter rotating brushes spin, not roll, for constant carpet contact. Brushes are removable for easy cleaning
- DualV Nozzle provides equal suction to clean surfaces quickly and evenly. Fast Dry Time with forced heated air
- 4 Easy To Access Handles allows for easy transport with 4 different choices of handles located on the unit
- Wash/Rinse Selector Wash your carpets with soap & water and then rinse your carpets with water only to remove soap residue
- Automatic Detergent Mixing System provides the correct mix of detergent and water for optimal cleaning results
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SpinScrub Brush System
The 360 degree SpinScrub brush system that safely scrubs carpet fibers from every angle to tackle the toughest dirt providing a complete deep clean.
Easy to Fill, Empty & Clean
With Smart Tank system making emptying and filling easy with no mess, no tools and no waste of time. The recovery tank comes with a quick pour spout.
Provides strong, equal suction to clean surfaces quickly and evenly.
Directly applies forced heated air to carpets to help lift and remove tough stains from carpet fibers and speed up dry time.
Dual Tank Technology
Two separate tanks for clean and dirty water let you fill, empty and rinse each tank easily.
Weighs less than 19 pounds.
Automatic Detergent Mixing
Provides the correct mix of detergent and water for optimal cleaning results.
8' Hose and Upholstery Tool
8' Ready-To-Use Hose and Upholstery Tool to deep clean stairs and hard-to-reach areas.
What's in the Box?
- Stair Tool.
- Upholstery Tool.
- Crevice Tool.
- Sample Bottle of Solution.
Help extend the life of your carpet with the Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Cleaner. Designed to clean many carpeted and fabric surfaces in and around your home. Make cleaning a breeze with spill free tanks that are easy to access, easy to fill, empty and clean. The Power Scrub Deluxe features SpinScrub multiple brush system, a rinse option, automatic detergent mixing, a DualV Nozzle for more efficient cleaning and forced heated air for faster drying time.
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|Item Dimensions||13.94 x 20.81 x 22.25 in||11 x 20.5 x 42.25 in||14.25 x 22.75 x 28 in||14.19 x 19.5 x 30 in||12.5 x 15 x 43.5 in||14 x 23.5 x 25 in|
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Several reviewers have commented that it uses a lot of detergent. I've found that it really helps to do the whole floor with plain hot water before adding any detergent at all. Maybe my floors are exceptionally gross, but I can't believe how much dirt I got up with plain water!
But here is the best part...by using plain water first, you have created a damp carpet. When you go over it again with the cleaning solution, the damp fibers will be naturally "thirsty" and will wick the detergent deep into the carpet where you really need it. It's the same principle that a watercolor artist uses when pulling excess paint into a slightly damp "thirsty brush." It works! I got so much more deep dirt out with this method, and saved soap in the process.
Just 2 philips screws that attach the handle. Everything else snaps easily in place.
SUPER EASY TO USE:
1st Water Tank - holds hot clean water. Also has a place for the cleaning solution to be poured in.
2nd Water Tank - picks up the dirty water. Machine shuts off automatically when you need to replace the water.
Carpet Miracle by Sunny & Honey - This carpet cleaning solution is far superior to Hoover's (works better and smells great).
Carpet Miracle - Carpet Cleaner Solution: Hoover, Bissell, Rug Doctor, Kenmore, Carpet Express
BEST CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS:
Vacuum the entire area you plan to clean.
In "RINSE" mode go over the entire are you plan to clean.
This step makes the carpet damp. The cleaning solution works much better with a damp carpet.
In "WASH" mode work over one area of the room at a time.
Switch the nob to "RINSE" mode and go over the same area again.
- This activates the carpet solution to work further to remove stains and odors.
- It also sucks up the remaining carpet solution that was initially left behind.
- Allow the carpet to air dry / use a fan / open the windows.
- Vacuum the carpet after it is fully dry to pick up any loose dirt / loose carpet fibers.
In the attached photo, I cleaned carpet that was never cleaned since it was installed almost 10 years ago, in 2006.
Today, it looks as if it was just purchased and installed. The stains are gone and the carpet fibers feel like new once again.
This is a head-to-head review of three Hoover carpet cleaners that are currently featured on the comparison chart on on the product page:
Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Washer, FH50150
Hoover SteamVac Carpet Cleaner with Clean Surge, F5914-900
Hoover MaxExtract 60 PressurePro Carpet Deep Cleaner, FH50220
We've had the SteamVac for about 5 years. It has done a good job of cleaning our carpets, which are kept dirty by three dogs. We reviewed the MaxExtract last year, and recently had a chance to compare those two against the PowerScrub. Here's how they compare.
A three-way tie. I used Hoover Premium Pet Formula Carpet/Upholstery Detergent in all three machines, according to the instructions for each (premix for the SteamVac, separate compartments for the other two). We cleaned separate sections of big spots with each machine. To our eyes, they were equally clean when wet, and also when dry. All three units are loud, like every other carpet cleaner.
The PowerScrub and the MaxExtract have a very nice feature: You add the detergent to a separate compartment from the hot water. A switch enables you to spray mixed detergent solution, or plain water. One complaint we had after using the SteamVac for several years is that the sections of carpet with the worst stains would sometimes get dirty again fast. These deeply stained areas got a lot of detergent sprayed on them during cleaning, and we believe the stains might come back due to detergent buildup in the carpet. With the newer PowerScrub and MaxExtract models, you can switch to plain water and rinse these areas (or your whole carpet!)
The SteamVac has a Clean Surge feature that applies extra solution to stains and heavy traffic areas. I never found this to work any better than a just passing over the area again the normal way.
HOW WET WERE THE CARPETS AFTER CLEANING:
The carpets were noticeably dryer with this MaxExtract model. If you live in a colder area, or a humid area, this could be a deciding factor for you. The MaxExtract carpet fully dried in about half the time that the SteamVac carpet took. The PowerScrub carpets seemed slightly dryer than the SteamVac, but not as dry as the MaxExtract.
HOW MUCH DETERGENT THEY USE:
An unexpected outcome was that the PowerScrub and MaxExtract use significantly more detergent than the SteamVac-my guess is 50-100% more. Even using the maximum recommended amount of detergent in the SteamVac, it uses less.
CLEAN WATER/DETERGENT TANK:
The MaxExtract and PowerScrub hot water and detergent tank is easier to fill because pre-mixing is not necessary. This is not a huge deal, but the MaxExtract and PowerScrub are clearly newer machines with nice refinements in this area.
DIRTY WATER TANK:
The PowerScrub wins big points for its redesigned dirty water tank. It has a plug that you open to pour out the dirty water. This is MUCH easier than the MaxExtract or the SteamVac, both of which require you to take off the lid to pour out the water. With the PowerScrub, you use the spout to pour out dirty water, then only take of the lid once at the end of the day to rinse the tank and sponge filter. When you clean a lot of carpets, this kind of refinement matters.
The SteamVac and the PowerScrub include a SpinScrub hand tool with a spinning brush. We found this tool to be nearly useless. It seems like a lot of the suction power that comes down the hose is used just to spin the brush, so there is less suction left to suck out the dirty water. We found the simple Carpet and Upholstery Tool included with all three machines worked much better.
SteamVac: Costs less to buy and use, but this is an older machine that does not have the refinements of the other two. Leaves carpets wetter, and may leave more detergent in the carpet unless you empty the detergent tank and fill it with water only.
MaxExtract: As its name suggests, leaves carpets drier than the other machines. Allows you to rinse with water.
PowerScrub: Easiest emptying of the dirty water tank, which is very nice. Allows you to rinse with water.
If you are cost conscious, buy the SteamVac. If you want the easiest experience, buy the PowerScrub. If you want dryer carpets quicker, buy the MaxExtract. You will get clean carpets with all three machines.
First, the Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Washer, FH50150 has been updated since we bought it about 10 years ago. The photos show a model that is very similar looking to ours, but with somewhat different details. The key points APPEAR to be the same, but I cannot tell because we have the old model, not the new one.
Second, I definitely prefer models with the RINSE feature at this point. This allows you to remove more detergent from your carpet by running across each section with plain water after washing.
Third, the chart supplied by hoover is WRONG on one detail: The MaxExtract 77 model clearly has a RINSE/WASH knob in the photos, but does not show a RINSE feature in the chart. The knob is grey, below the red round Hoover logo in the photos.
Finally, at this time (last week of December 2015) the price for the MaxExtract is just twenty more than the price of the other two (prices may change). At that price, I would recommend the MaxExtract 60 over the other two models.
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