As far carpet cleaners go (call it a carpet shampooer if you wish), the Hoover FH520251 Power Scrub Elite has made a big impression on me. When one looks at the features of this wonderful machine and its cleaning capacity, the price tag seems incredibly low. While not the Cheapest, you can compare the Hoover Power Scrub Elite Pet carpet cleaner to others that are a good deal more expensive and the Hoover will still come up tops.
If you have a home with pets and young children, your carpets will take a hammering. Keeping your carpets and rugs clean and smelling fresh becomes a job and a half in the trying conditions of the busy family home. There are many options when it comes to carpet cleaners, some being cheap and not all that great while others can be prohibitively expensive for many household budgets. The Hoover Power Scrub Elite will come as a pleasant surprise to many, offering a lot of carpet cleaner for your money. This is why we’re providing you with an in-depth review of this wonderful product from a brand that we all know and trust.
The Hoover Power Scrub Elite Pet carpet cleaner is a step up from their Power Scrub Deluxe model. The biggest advantage of this carpet cleaner in its Elite guise is the Quick Clean mode. This model uses their HeatForce technology that helps the carpets dry faster, this blows hot air onto the carpet which speeds up the drying process. When used in Quick Clean mode, the Hover Power Scrub Elite will apply less liquid to the carpet which will mean that it won’t clean as deep into the carpet but, in conjunction with the extra heat assistance, your carpets will be dry and ready to walk on in about 45 minutes. Of course, this time estimation can vary with different climatic conditions. This is one of the fastest drying times for any carpet cleaner/shampooer and is ideal for family homes that might need more regular cleaning. You won’t be disrupting the normal activities of your family (and pets) every time you clean the carpets – at least not for too long.
When you want to give your carpets a thorough and deep clean, you always have the option of using the Deep Clean mode and this will give you the cleaning power that’s needed to remove trampled in dirt and stubborn stains. This is mostly due to the SpinScrub brush and powerful Dual V suction system that gently scrubs the carpet, reaching deep into the fibers without damaging them. It also has a rinse mode that will only apply clean water to remove any carpet shampoo residue left after you’ve done some serious cleaning. The Hoover Power Scrub Elite has side cleaning brushes and will clean right up to edges of your floors, runner boards, and walls.
The Antimicrobial Pet Tool attachment with an 8-foot extension hose is another bonus feature that the Hoover Power Scrub Elite offers you. This is a small handy brush attachment that is perfect for cleaning up pet mess and getting into hard to reach places. This is a very versatile little attachment with two inserts. The rubber insert is perfect for cleaning up pet mess because it has no bristles that will collect any foul smelling debris. It also has a bristle brush insert for scrubbing away tough dirt.
When it comes to convenient and easy use, it’s going to be tough to beat the Hoover Power Scrub Elite carpet cleaner. It weighs 18.5-pounds, this is remarkably light for a carpet cleaner that can hold its own among large commercial carpet cleaners or shampooers. In addition to this, it has four handles, positioned so that you can carry it really easily. Both the clean water and dirty water tanks are larger than most (1.25-gallons), so you won’t need to empty them too often – even when cleaning a large area. The water tanks and brushes are removable, making machine maintenance and filling the tanks a breeze. It also has automatic detergent mixing, so you’ll never get it wrong.
You really couldn’t ask for more, the Hoover Power Scrub Elite is fantastic for any home – especially if you have pets. It’s a Hoover, so you know that you’re getting a quality product and this is confirmed by a 2-year warranty.