Whenever I review a product with a customer review rating above 4.5 stars, I know it’s going be a tough job to find anything bad to say. The Hoover Smartwash FH52000 has received impressive customer reviews, when you check online stores. This is a clear sign that people absolutely love this carpet cleaner. Though there have been a few (very minor) issues that have been mentioned and I’ll point these out when reviewing this machine.
I think the reason why people have rated this carpet cleaner so highly has a lot to do with the automated and very easy to use functions. Though this level of automation does mean that you have little control over how it works and some folks have found this to be less than perfect. More about that later.
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Need to Add Hot Water
From the get go, the Hoover FH5200 Automatic Carpet Cleaner simplifies things and leaves nothing to chance. It will mix your detergent for you and ensure a perfect a ratio at all times. It does not, however heat the water for you. So I’d recommend filling the water tank with warm water and make sure that it clips into place correctly. This may take some getting used to because it’s not always easy to see if this done. If the tank isn’t properly secured, the carpet cleaner won’t function. This is easy to get used to and, once you’re in the habit of checking this, the Hoover is effortless to use.
Does a Good Job on Stains
Once you get going, things are as easy as pie. When you push the carpet cleaner forward it cleans your carpets like few others can. The Flex Force Power Brushes get right down into the deepest fibers and remove all the dirt effortlessly. This carpet cleaner is great for pet owners, removing pet hair, stubborn dirt and odors. Then, when you pull the carpet cleaner backwards, toward you, it automatically dries the carpet with a blast of super-heated air. In one cation, you clean and dry your carpets in record time.
The detergent solution is automatically dispensed, so there’s no trigger to pull and your cleaning power is always optimized. This seems to be something most people really appreciate, but there are those who don’t. That’s the thing full automation, you cannot decide when you want to change things. So there’s no way to boost your detergent if you feel the need. You might have to give that area another go. But, for the most part, the Hoover cleans perfectly and I haven’t seen much response from users to dispute this. It has a great 12” cleaning path and the 1-gallon water tank, along with a 20 oz. cleaning solution tank, means that you can clean a lot of carpet without stopping to clean and refill.
Cleaning the brushes is a breeze. The nozzle unclips with a single touch and you have perfect access to the brushes. But, like the tank, make sure you clip the brushes and nozzle back correctly. The entire carpet cleaner weighs less than 19-pounds and the low profile cleaning head design means that you can get into places where many other carpet cleaners can’t. If you need to clean upholstery and other areas where a conventional carpet cleaner setup won’t do the trick, you can use the mini shampooer that attaches to an 8-foot hose. This mini scrubber is actually a 2-in-1 antimicrobial pet tool, another perfect accessory for a home with pets.
One of the Top Models from Hoover
There aren’t many carpet and rug cleaners that can gently scrub you’re your carpets and area rugs as effortlessly as this one. Hoover rank this model as their best carpet shampooer. The general perception amongst their customers seems to support this view. In the opinion of many, this could be the best carpet cleaner you’ll ever buy. But that is always open to debate. In my opinion, it can definitely stand proudly amongst the top models from any of the major carpet cleaner brands. They also supply a number of carpet cleaning products with the machine, these are optional. You can choose to add Hoover Clean Plus or Pet Plus to your purchase, or you can use the cleaning products that you’ve always used with your carpet cleaner.
For its simple and easy to use features, the Hoover Smartwash has won the hearts of many home owners. It’s a winner on every level and certainly, a carpet shampooer that I’d buy without a moment’s hesitation.