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I purchased the Vax Rapide Deluxe a few years ago and think that overall it is a good cleaner that is good value for money.
The cleaner does a good job of cleaning the carpets in my house. The carpets smell nice after washing and arent left too wet. The tank holds a reasonable amount of clean water but on a downside it doesnt hold as much dirty water. I find the hose is a ideal length and that it makes cleaning the stairs easy.
The main downfall I have found is that it doesnt soak up all the water when cleanin upholstery as the kit uses a jet to squirt the fabric, this means the cushions are wet for a long time, however I now dont wash the cushions with the cleaner and just use it to clean the body of my suite. Another thing that is bad but i wouldnt call a disadvantage as such is the noise the cleaner makes, it is very loud and often scares my children. But to combat this problem i just use it when the children are in another room.
Overall I would recommend this cleaner
Having 2 young children you can only imagine what my carpet gets like when they have been let loose on it. I carpet clean alot as im a very house pride person and i like things looking like when they was bought. I bought the Vax and it was about £100 at the time (they have gone down quite a bit and i saw one other day for £59.99) This has been a god send, it really does get your carpet looking like its original condition when bought. Its so easy to use, just put the bottle/tank under the tap and put 3 capfuls of solution in and away you go. Its not as loud as i thought it would be and its als alot lighter than i thought it would be. When you go back round sucking the water up you can see how much dirt was burried in your carpet (even if you think your carpet looks clean it really isnt) I was going to buy a bissell for around£200 and im glad i didnt, the vax is just what i need.
I brought this vax after a verry disapointing try with a bissel, i payed £179 from littlewoods.
The vax comes in 3 pieces can be assembled in about 10 minutes very easily.
Eager to test it i put the water in to the tank which clips off very easily and holds a lot more water than my old bissel did the only real difference was that the bissel mixed its own solution with the vax i had to put 3 caps of solution into the water.
Clips back on very easily, plug it in and away i went.
This vax is like pushing a cloud around, its lighter than my hoover, this is great.
It gets right up to the skirting boards, cleans very well, has an attachment for furniture or stubborn stains and sucks the carpets almost dry even on a long piled carpet.
I was well impressed.
When it came to cleaning it it was a lot easier than the bissel aswell, all i had to do was swill the bottle and unclip the brushes and swill them.
My old bissel kept cloging because you couldnt remove the brushes.
This cleaner was exactly what i wanted and did the job brilliantly.
After a few months of deliberating whether to hire a carpet cleaner from a hire company or to buy one, I finally decided to buy one. We have inherited carpet from the previous owner of our house and at this moment in time cannot afford to replace them all. So I choose to buy a vax carpet washer.
I arrive home with my new little toy, time to for the ' easy to assemble' part. How many times have you heard that one! Well to be honest this wasn't at all difficult. The vax comes in 3 parts. Stand the main base up and push the mid-section on to the base making sure you align the tabs on the base. (This sounds more complicated than it is.) You then insert the 3 provided nuts into the mid-sections and tighten with a philips screwdriver. Again easy peesy, now I'm really chuffed with myself. There is nothing worse than not being able to finish before my other half gets home from work, then him having to do it and making himself feel really clever, while you feel like a helpless little female.
Right ready to go, just how easy is this ? Now just release the clean water tank, measure 3 and half capfuls ofVax AAA cleaning solution top up with warm water and we should be away.
Plug in switch on, and whoosh off we go, push the carpet washer forward whilst holding the trigger on the handle this releases warm soapy water, then pull the machine backward to suck it up.
Both the cats have bolted. This machine a quite noisy, the dirty water tank is now full, this is indicated by the value shutting off and the machines noise changing. So I unclip the tank at the front of the machine and pour down the sink. Well my o my the water is filthy.
I did three rooms in a hour. What a good job done. The carpets look great.
Hints for using this vax carpet washer.
Vaccum your carpet throughly.
Remove as much furniture as possible.
Only use the recommended AAA vaxcarpet cleaning solution.
Try not to walk on carpet until throughly dry.
Vax rapide carpet washer says it
cleans and revitalises
sucks up spills
quick and easy to set up
lightweight and easy to manoeure
I agree with all of this.
I would say if you want a cleaner that you can use as often as you like this is perfect. If you have a few stubborn stains you might have to give them a rub, for for cleaning and freshening large carpets this does an excellent job.
The Rapide V-025 is a Upright vacuum with 600 watts power / Short name: Vax V-025