Hoover SteamVac Review

I personally think the Hoover SteamVac Carpet Cleaner is one of the best on the market. I hope my review here today will help you in your buying decision.

It’s definelty a carpet cleaner that any home should have especially if you have pets or kids that are bound to make a mess on your upholstery. The Hoover SteamVac Carpet Cleaner comes with a bonus brush for you to deal with stains on your upholstery so it’s easy to deal with hard to reach places you can’t lift the carpet cleaner onto.

As usual here is a video for you to quickly watch before I get into the nuts and bolts of my review:

The Hoover SteamVac Carpet Cleaner Technical Specs:

  • Clean Surge
  • Powerful 12amp motor
  • 8 foot hose
  • 5 extra scrubbing brushes for upholstery cleaning with built in rotation indicator
  • 1 year warranty

My Hoover SteamVac Carpet Cleaner Review

The Hoover SteamVac Carpet Cleaner is on e of my favorite by far!

Hoover got this one right. Normally you have to buy upholstery cleaning equipment separate from the carpet cleaner you buy but this carpet cleaner is a combination of both.

The carpet cleaner itself is exactly what you should expect. It will get the job done and it cleans fast. This is thanks for clean surge. A feature of many Hoover machines that is well know to really get the dirt out of carpets. It’s not an over assumption to say that this machine can bring your carpets back to life in the same way that an expensive professional carpet cleaner that you hire would.

What I really like about the Hoover SteamVac Carpet Cleaner is that there are two separate compartments for water. Instead of reusing dirty water like some carpet cleaners do this model rotates the water it uses. This does mean that half way through your clean you may have to swap out the tanks to empty the dirty water and to add new fresh water but the end result is well worth it.

Upholstery Cleaning

I can’t forget to mention the upholstery cleaning feature of the Hoover SteamVac Carpet Cleaner. There are five different brushes that you can swap out on the carpet cleaner. You can select the brush you need with a special rotation function so you know what brush you are using.

The hose for the upholstery cleaner is 8 feet long. That is more than enough length to even get into tighter spaces as long as you keep the machine next to where you are cleaning.

If you have pets that run into the house with dirt or even kids who make a mess on the couch then you will be happy you have the upholstery feature of the Hoover SteamVac Carpet Cleaner available. You will be able to spot clean the stain right away.

Or if you spill a glass of wine on the couch. Wait, you’d never do that would you!

Sean’s Summary

A solid machine! I give the Hoover SteamVac Carpet Cleaner a 4.5 out of 5 star rating. I really love that is has an upholstery feature and the 8 foot cord is is ore than enough length to deal with any stains.

Like normal everything I recommend can be bought on Amazon.com.






Hoover Steam Vac Dual V Review

The Hoover Steam Vac Dual V is a great carpet cleaner for any household.

It has some niffy features that other carpet cleaners don’t have such as Hoovers patented SpinScrub technology. But it also has down sides also such as how long it takes to clean. But overall it’s a great carpet cleaner.

Before you read my review why not take a look at this short video about the Hoover Steam Vac Dual V and then below I’ll get into a detailed review.

This model by Hoover is definitely a more mid range carpet cleaner. The price point hovers around the $200 to $300 range depending on where you end up buying.

Hoover Steam Vac Dual V Technical Specs

So lets jump into some of the more technical specs first:

MaxExtract Technology:

The problem with tradition carpet cleaning with soap and then drying is that you never get everything out of the carpet. Left over soap eventually damages carpet overtime leading to expensive costs with full carpet replacement.

MaxExtract technology has a special heating technology that will dry the carpet so all the excess liquid is removed. It’s really that simple. A dry carpet is good and a left over damp carpet is bad. MaxExtract helps you dry up as fast as possible!

Dual V Technology:

The Hoover Steam Vac Dual V MaxExtract utilizes wide nozzles so you can use it on a large surface. Nothing is more frustrating that having a small nozzle and having to clean a large carpet!

So what does Dual V tech do exactly? It’s quite simple really. You get equal sucking draw from each part of your carpet clean nozzle on the Hoover Steam Vac Dual V.

Imagine for a moment the cheap $30 vacuum that we are all guilty of having bought in the past. Yes, I’m looking at you right now! Don’t deny it haha!

Think about the underside of the nozzle. It’s just that one pipe doing the drawing so when the edges of the nozzle go over the carpet then it’s not giving you the same pulling power as the middle of the nozzle right? Are you following? Good!

So Dual V technology simple means that every single square inch of the nozzle of you carpet cleaner gets strong pulling force. This way the carpet you are cleaning gets cleaned properly with not dirt or grim left behind.

So that is it for the technical specs that are specific to the Hoover Steam Vac Dual V.


While I don’t think this is really a con as I know a lot about carpet cleaners being an ex-profession cleaner. But for the average person this would be a con so it’s in this section.

It will take you about 20 minutes to clean the Hoover Steam Vac Dual V. If that is a con for you. Well, I’ve leave that to your discretion. For me it’s not but for you it maybe.

My experience has seen me use  500+ cleaners ranging from cheap $30 products to expensive machines worth thousands. And based on my experience what I have to say is that Hoover has done a great job with this model. It might take about 20 minutes for you to clean but it’s very easy to do!

Sean’s Summary

Because of the cleaning time needed I’m going to rate the Hoover Steam Vac Dual V a solid 4 our of 5 stars. It’s a great machine and I really love the MaxExtract technology as that helps your carpets dry faster.

If you need a good carpet cleaner to keep in the home and you don’t mind spending upwards of $300 I’d recommend you buy the Hoover Steam Vac Dual V MaxExtract.

Like usual everything I recommend is available on Amazon.