So you can imagine how insanely excited I was to be chosen to review an amazing carpet deep-cleaner from Hoover! (I practically *squeed* and did a dance.) Let me introduce you to the Hoover Max Extract 60 Pressure Pro Carpet Deep Cleaner.
When living in an apartment, unless new carpet was put down when you moved in, you can never be too sure what rested on/in your carpet before you got there. I decided to give our Max Extract 60 it's first run in our highest-traffic room: the living/play room.
Assembly was a cinch, only requiring a screwdriver to put together the handle-to-body connection. The water compartments are already set up and ready to use, including the dirty water and clean water/detergent containers. Just fill the detergent cylinder up with the appropriate amount of cleaner, then the clean water compartment with HOT tap water and get ready to be shocked by what comes out of your flooring!
Having only lived in our current apartment for about 3 years and only had a baby/toddler for the past one and a half, we don't have very many full-on stains. It's more of an all-over dingyness and gross feeling when your bare feet touch it. We did have one noticeable blemish though, and it was pretty ground in. It seemed to be some kind of gummy substance that, over time, had been mashed into the carpet fibers to form a kind of hard surface. Yuck! But I was confident that the Hoover cleaning fluid included with the machine would do the trick.
Since we were unsure as to how long it'd been since our floors had been cleaned I figured it'd be wise to do a test patch with just water (no detergent) to see what we were dealing with.
|Hubs getting ready to clean-it-up!|
|After cleaning about 1/4 of the living room with JUST water! Gross!|
|Here's where the stain was. Completely gone! I knew it could do it!|
(Me and a few of Jace's stuffed animals smelling the uber-clean carpet!)
We also decided to try out the upholstery hand attachment on one of our little man's huge stuffed animals. The poor thing seemed to have poop smeared and mated onto one of it's furry cheeks. After using the attachment to spray some cleaning fluid onto the bear and scrubbing the bristles back and forth over the spot, the stain was completely gone!
Overall, I'm SO pleased with the performance of the Hoover Max Extract 60. I am confident that our carpets are clean and safe for my little man to play and grow on, and very happy that I have the machine in-home in case any sudden spill occasions arise!
You can purchase your own Hoover Max Extract 60 online from Hoover, Amazon, or Target.
Disclosure: I received a sample of this product to facilitate my review, but my opinions are entirely my own.