Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Hoover Max Extract 60 Carpet Cleaner (Review)

I don't often get excited about housecleaning.  But when I had the opportunity to try the Hoover MaxExtract 60 PressurePro Carpet Deep CleanerHoover, I was eager to see how it worked.

Hoover Max Extract60

Let me give you a little background.  Our carpets:  14 years old, inexpensive, synthetic fiber.  They get a lot of wear because someone is almost always home.  Me:  Never rented or used a carpet steamer.  Not the most mechanically inclined.

The assembly was a snap:  I just had to attach the handle to the lower part of the cleaner.  Only one bolt requires tightening with a screwdriver.

Because I'd never used a carpet steamer, I approached it with caution.  I read the manual and studied the diagrams.  The instructions are, at times, so detailed that I had to reread them.  I decided that I'd start with only hot tap water in the tank--no detergent--at first.

trigger in handle
handle with trigger
I first cleaned a high-traffic corner.  I carefully followed the directions ("wet, wet, dry, dry") to remember to hold the trigger forward and back, then release it for the next stroke.  When I was finished, the carpet was damp and fluffy, but I couldn't tell whether it was cleaner.

cleaned carpet

Next I tackled the stairs.  (Who doesn't dislike cleaning stairs?  I skipped the pre-cleaning vacuuming here.)  Using the upholstery attachment, I did just the bottom four steps.  The hose could certainly reach farther than four steps, but probably not the full flight.  Again, when I was finished, the carpet was damp and fluffy, but I couldn't tell whether it was cleaner.

I emptied the clean water tank.  (The MaxExtract 60 has separate tanks for clean and dirty water, so the dirt isn't returned to your carpet.)  Finally I lifted out the dirty water tank:
dirty water

The picture is out of focus, but you get the point.  Remember, I cleaned about ten square feet of carpet and four stair steps, and I used plain water.  I think the Hoover MaxExtract 60 works!

Disclosure:  I received a sample of this product to facilitate my review, but my opinions are entirely my own.  This post contains an affiliate link.  If you click through my link and complete a purchase, I will receive a small commission.  Thank you!

1 comment :

  1. braver than I am...
    lol, i could not post my dirty water! it is great though, isn't it? i am still loving ours


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