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Hoover Carpet Cleaner SteamVac F5914900 Review

The best carpet steam cleaner on my list isn’t technically a steam cleaner. It is actually a deep clean system that is designed to clean the carpets of pet owners. However, it did such a wonderful job that I feel like the Hoover Carpet Cleaner SteamVac F5914900 is good enough to be placed on the list for the best carpet steamer.

This unit weighs about 20 pounds and its dimensions are about 11.25 x 20 x 44 inches. Which gives it a decent 11.25-inch nozzle width to clean a fair amount of carpet at one time. It also has a 3 speed-brush roll that can be set too high for normal cleaning, low to gentle cleaning and off for spill pick-up. It also has separate tanks for clean and dirty water. That means the dirty tank can just be emptied and rinsed out. My only gripe about the tank system is that it is kind of small. It only holds about 4 quarts of water and ideally, I would want it to have held at least 5 quarts. That may seem like a small detail but it really does make a difference to how often you’re emptying and filling up the machine.

Now, I don’t know why Hoover decided to call this cleaner a SteamVac—after all, it isn’t exactly the best steam carpet cleaner. It’s more like one of the best deep cleaner. However, it does heat the water for cleaning your carpet. It just doesn’t heat it up enough to produce steam.

It does have quite a few things going for it. One, it has an incredible brush system that spins in all different directions. This enables it to really isolate the carpet fibers and you can really tell the difference. When I used this system for the first time, my jaw just about hit the floor. It might not be the best carpet steam cleaner, but it is one of the better carpet cleaners I’ve used in a long time. It does an amazing job at cleaning the floor.

Another thing that I liked about this system is that it came with a hand-held tool that I could use for cleaning my upholstery. And even though this system doesn’t use steam, you can buy cleaners that will sanitize your carpets.

All things considered, I feel like this was a very good system. While not technically a steam cleaner, it does an excellent job on carpets. It is also very reasonably priced, which is always a good thing when it comes to searching for the best home carpet steam cleaner.

8.7 Total Score
Excellent

It does an excellent job on carpets and is also priced reasonably.

Quality
8
Ease Of Use
8.5
Performance
9
Features
9
Value
9
PROS
  • Deep Cleaning Power
  • Innovative Brush System
  • Lightweight & Easy To Use
  • Does A Professional Cleaning Job
CONS
  • Not A Steam Cleaner
  • Sanitizes Only With Added Chemicals
  • Not Eco-Friendly
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