Living in a house with children, a dog and a cat means our carpet is getting a work out at all times of the day. In the past nine months we have hired two carpet cleaning companies to come in and clean our carpets. This has been costly. We’ve had a couple of different carpet cleaners through the years, but they have sometimes left our carpets soggy and “off limits” for a day or so.
The Hoover MaxExtract 60 comes from a brand I grew up with, in fact, my 93 year old grandfather still has the same Hoover vacuum, in working condition that I grew up with so I know it’s a brand built to last.
I have spent the past week becoming well acquainted with our new Hoover MaxExtract 60. I have cleaned the carpets in four bedrooms, a living room, family room and hallway twice now.
After just a few passes with the Hoover MaxExtract 60, the carpet difference was noticeable. Initially, I used the carpet cleaner without cleaner and was surprised how much soap was left in the carpets after the professional carpet cleanings. The Hoover reached dirt deep and continued to pull dirt from the carpet, which surprised me after the cost of the professional cleanings. I thought the water should be murky, but instead, the Hoover pulled so much dirt that the first bucket of waste water was muddy.
Our high traffic areas are matted and worn extensively. The Hoover still improved these areas significantly.
One the second round of cleaning we used the Hoover Concentrate for pets. The machine automatically dilutes the cleaner and sprays it into the carpet by merely pressing a button. The house smelled much more “human” than pets, which is something we love. The Hoover removed the pet stains easily and penetrated deep to remove the odors. The machine is easy enough to use that we have been using the hand-held attachment for in-between clean-ups when the pets have accidents. The hose on the attachments is long enough that I don’t have to juggle the machine and try to clean the steps. I can leave the machine at the base of the stairs and clean all 22 steps without effort.
One of the most impressive features is the dry time. The carpets immediately after cleaning are damp, not saturated and the dry time was less than two hours for our shag carpet and about one hour and fifteen minutes for the more commercial grade carpet in the basement.
The cord on the Hoover MaxExtract is long enough that I can do the living room, hallway and creep into the bedroom without having to unplug. The water storage and waste compartment are adequate in size. The water storage conainter has a built in soap dispenser that is budget friendly, lasting about 2.5 loads of water.
Cleaning is easy with the pop off feature that allows you to rinse out the water waste container thoroughly. Beneath the water waste container is a screen. It tends to collect carpet fibers and hair, but cleans off easily with just a swipe of the fingers.
Hoover has come a long way in their quality of carpet cleaners. The Max Extract 60 did not leak, drip or pool water when the arm of the machine (that holds the clean water) was laid down on the ground, or when my six year old tipped the machine over.
The Hoover MaxExtract 60 is a powerful machine for use in the home. It reaches dirt embedded deep into the carpet and has a quick dry time. It’s easy to use for an entire room or to clean a quick mess. We’re cancelling professional carpet cleaning and using the Hoover MaxExtract 60!
I received a sample of this product to facilitate my review, but my opinions are entirely my own.