Hoover Max Extract 60 Review – Tanks too Small?

The Hoover Max Extract 60 is specially designed to make cleaning of carpeted floors quick and hassle-free. This carpet cleaner has all the features you’ll need to get rid of stains, dirt, water, and grime, and if you’re on a budget, it could be a great choice for you.

This carpet scrubber has Hoover’s patented DualV Nozzle technology that vacuums up dirty water fast so not only does it not sit in your carpeting; it also lets it dry a whole lot faster. It also has pressurized water that jets out of the nozzle to really dig into those stubborn stains. The edge-to-edge cleaning feature means it gets up nice and close to baseboards where dust and dirt can really collect, and of course it has Hoover’s Spin Scrub brushes that hit the carpet fibers from every angle.

The Hoover Max Extract 60 Review

Some of the nicer features of the Max Extract are that it has heated cleaning, which makes your floors dry faster, and it has separate tanks for dirty and clean water so you know you’re not washing with the same water that just came up from the last stain you cleaned.

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  • Included: Upholstery tool & 16 oz. cleaning solution
  • Power Cord: 20 feet
  • Nozzle Width: 13 inches
  • Hose Length: 9 feet
  • Clean Water Tank Capacity: 147 ounces
  • Weight: 21.9 pounds
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Read the User Manual

Comparison vs Other Models

This Max Extract Pressure Pro is comparable with other models from the same company as well as those from Bissell and other manufacturers. When compared vs. other more advanced models from Hoover like the Max Extract 77 Multi-Surface Pro Carpet & Hard Floor Deep Cleaner, it suffers from the lack of some nice features, but it also has a lower price tag. For instance, it does not have a three-speed brush control and clean surge control. When compared to the Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe, it is actually very similar but has slightly larger water tanks and thus weighs just a bit more. The Bissell Deep Clean Premier Petis a bit heavier and has larger water tanks than any of them.

However, at just 21.9 pounds, this is one of the lightest carpet cleaners from Hoover. Compared to other carpet cleaners, it also has one of the longest hoses and widest nozzles.

How to Use

The Hoover Max Extract 60 comes with an instructional manual to guide first-time users, but it’s also pretty intuitive. Before using this carpet cleaner, it is recommended that the user vacuum carpets or upholstery first.  There is also a risk that furniture and wood flooring may get wet, or the carpet stained due to the moisture coming from the cleaner, so it is advised that these things are moved or covered before starting to use it.

The clean water tank should be filled with hot tap water. Compared to cold water, hot water can significantly improve the cleaning performance particularly in eliminating tough dirt and stains. The detergent container should also be filled with Hoover detergent (a 16 oz. bottle is included). After that, the user selects the appropriate Spin Scrub mode and gets to work.

There are also specific functions users can select depending on the type of cleaning job they have to do. One mode, the Spin Scrub function, is particularly designed for picking up spills. The user simply has to switch on the Spin Scrub selector mode, place the nozzle in front of the spill, and slowly pull the nozzle over the spill.

In cleaning hard floors, the user simply slides the Spin Scrub switch to gentle scrub, steps on the release pedal and lowers the handle to the surface. Switching on the Wash setting, the user releases the cleaning solution. He then slowly moves the cleaner forward and backward over the dirty surface.

In order to pick up the dirty solution, the user releases the trigger and slowly moves the Hoover Max Extract 60 over the area being cleaned. Forward and reverse strokes are needed to pick up the dirty solution. In case the user desires to rinse the floor, he simply switches on the rinse setting. While rinsing is not necessary, Hoover says it can help in removing residue from the floor.


  • This carpet cleaner is one of the best when it comes to design. It is lightweight at just under 21 pounds making it very easy to move around the house. The cord at 20 feet is long enough to allow the user to plug it to a nearby outlet. The hose length is also at a satisfactory 9 feet length, meaning users will be able to reach out to clean furniture and even stairs.
  • Its suction is powerful enough to clean dirty surfaces, and its rotating brushes can get rid of dirt at every angle. Its automatic detergent system ensures that users can mix the right combination of water and detergent for satisfactory cleaning results.
  • The heated drying can speed up the drying time of any cleaned surface.
  • It does more than just cleaning carpets and rugs. Apart from operating as a wet vacuum, it also cleans hardwood floors, tiles, and even tight corners, upholstery, and stairs.
  • It is easy to use, as the owner simply has to press the trigger to dump cleaning solution over the dirty surface, and switch on the rinse cycle to clean with water and get rid of the residue left by the cleaning solution


In user reviews, while people who bought the machine are very happy with it and think it’s a great value for the money, some of them say they would like the water tanks to be larger.

While this is a complaint with many home carpet and hard floor cleaners, as it would be nice to not have to empty and fill the tanks as often, it would also make the cleaner much heavier and more cumbersome. Its 21 pounds could easily double if the tanks were larger, and who wants to push that around the house?

Consumer Ratings

This model gets very positive reviews from many customers. More than one review says it’s easy to fill and easy to empty, and that it’s strong enough to get rid of all types of dirt and clean pet stains on carpets. Others liked the fact that they are spared from determining the right mix of the cleaning solution and clean water, as the machine does it automatically.


While the Max Extract 60 Pressure Pro doesn’t have quite as many fancy features as more expensive cleaners, it has all the basics and then some. Overall, it does a great job on both carpets and upholstery, and for the price, it’s a great machine to have in your home.

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