Vax Dual Power Carpet Cleaner (Review)

I'm determined that although it is only the beginning of February, I definitely need to start Spring cleaning. Surely if I start embracing Spring now, it might entice it to turn up?

The other desire to get cleaning is that I've recently been sent the Vax Dual Power Carpet Cleaner to test out, and it has saved my sanity whenever I look at the new carpets we had fitted last Summer. I'm sure beige carpets were a good idea at the time? However they don't really mix well with a five and a half year old boy, Winter and muddy wellington boots.

We already had a Vax carpet cleaner, a traditional cylinder style which we bought five years ago once we discovered that The Boy has gastric reflux which made him a very sicky baby; it was used at least once or twice a week for eighteen months. We tend to use it once or twice a year as well, more in high traffic areas, to keep our carpets looking tidy and tip-top. However, it's a big old beast that lives under the stairs and isn't a particularly easy cleaner to set up and clean afterwards.

The Vax Dual Power Carpet Cleaner is a very easy to use upright cleaner with two compartments in the main body; one for the hot water and cleaning solution, and one for the dirty water. Both are an equal size and the flow between them via the brushes is powerful. It's also a lot easier to use than a cylinder carpet cleaner, especially for someone who suffers with a bad back.

Vax Dual Power Carpet Cleaner

It's a really simple and easy to use carpet cleaner; the top container fills easily from the hot tap (boiling hot water from the kettle isn't a good idea as it can shrink the carpet fibres), and both containers are easy to rinse and dry out. The cylinder cleaner I had didn't fit into our large Belfast-style sink and had to be topped up with a jug, and had to be cleaned in the bath. Being able to fill from a tap makes life so much easier. The only difficulty was cleaning the shield over the brushes.

I decided to test out the Vax Dual Power on the area of carpet in front of our patio doors, which is often covered in mud when The Boy comes in from the garden. After a particularly mucky outdoor play session, the carpet was crying out for some help.

There is a trigger on the handle which is pressed to release the cleaning fluid, and the trigger is released in order to stop the flow and suck the fluid back up. It took just minutes to clean the whole area and the mat, and the suction is very strong to ensure that there isn't any surplus water or cleaning fluid in the carpet. The set of photos below show the carpet before vacuuming but after The Boy had wiped his feet on it, the middle is before cleaning and after vacuuming, and the bottom is after cleaning with the Vax Dual Power carpet cleaner.

Vax Dual Power Carpet Cleaner

I'm sure you'll agree that it's done a really thorough job?

The Vax Dual Power carpet cleaner retails normally for £179.99 but is on special offer at the moment with £70.00 off and is available for £109.99.

This feature is brought to you in partnership with Vax, my opinion is honest and unbiased.

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  1. Cory Waltmathe says

    I really like this carpet cleaner, it made a lot easier to clean a carpet now with no worries. This is really amazing, thank you for sharing this.

  2. says

    I have one like this but I find the main head where all the water collects really difficult to clean. I bought it to clear up after our cat as she had bladder cancer, so we had a lot of cat hairs which stay trapped in the head. I've tried everything to get them out but there are so many crevices in the head, they are trapped and now everytime we use the machine it stinks. Any ideas for cleaning out the head gratefuly received.

  3. says

    I am really impressed! The Vax Dual Power Carpet Cleaner is something I need to get! We are cleaning many carpets each week and we are always looking for new methods! Thank you for sharing! :)

  4. Waneta Cox says

    There's been a lot in the news about the power of vacuum cleaners, but this machine shows that an efficient motor can achieve good results at lower wattages. The cable is long enough to make all but the largest spaces reachable from a single socket and the water tank is big enough to cover a reasonable area without too many refills and without it weighing a ton when 'loaded'. It worked really effectively on a very large rug which was, we now realise, embarrassingly grubby from being so near our multi-fuel stove. If only we had had one of these when we had two springer spaniels.

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