Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Washer: Too Small?
The FH50150 Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Washer has become one of Hoover’s most popular products in terms of ratings and feedback. It was expressly designed for cleaning carpets, rugs and other kinds of upholstery, and has a special cleaning solution designed to clean carpet fibers from different angles. As this review will show though, there’s plenty more you need to know about it.
The Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Washer Review
The Hoover Power Scrub has several notable features, including the dirt and grime remover. With this, the Power Scrub is capable of removing dirt, hair and grime quickly and the remover is easy to detach. In addition, the brushes are easy to rinse and it has separate tanks for clean and dirty water. The cleaner isn’t just powerful, but it was also designed to clean carpets rapidly.
This machine also has the multi-directional brush Spin Scrub which goes around the carpet fibers to effectively remove dirt. Rather than clean from one angle, it cleans from every angle so all traces of dirt are removed. In addition, it has Max Extract Dual V Nozzle Technology, which allows the unit to clean along a large path while offering uniform suction power to clean evenly and quickly.
Aside from those features, the cleaner also has a special heated dryer that cuts down on the wait time and maintains the surface’s clean, fresh and dry appearance. And as reviews indicate, the unit is lightweight, less than 19 lbs. so you can carry it to the second floor of your home if necessary.
To recap, the cleaner has multidirectional brushes that envelop the carpet fibers, allowing it to thoroughly remove any embedded dirt regardless of the angle. The wash and rinse selector is also easy to use. You just wash the carpet with water and soap and rinse it with water to get rid of the residue.
Ease of Use
This deluxe scrubber doesn’t disappoint as far as usability goes. As user reviews indicate, it’s of good quality and easy to assemble. Once you unpack it, you just need to insert a couple of screws on the handle and it’s set. Since the Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe is compact you can carry it upstairs or clean tight spots that a regular vacuum cannot go through.
The two liquid compartments is another reason why the washer is easy and convenient to use. One compartment holds the solution and the other water, and when you use the wash feature it will mix the solution and water automatically. For rinsing, it’s simply a matter of turning a dial, indicating you just want to use water. Compared to mixing solutions in tanks, this is more convenient and practical. Once you’re done cleaning, it’s easy to clean the tank or do a refill.
The water and solution tanks are well designed and easy to attach. The water tank also has a stopper that pops up indicating if the tank is full. When the stopper shows up, the washer will stop taking in water and you need to empty the tank. As far as the controls go they’re as convenient as other as those on other Hoover products. You’ll have no trouble finding the trigger, and the dial is neatly placed at the front near the top. The handle release and the on/off lever are located at the washer’s bottom and can be accessed via pedals.
Aside from these, the Hoover comes with several useful tools and attachments. Unlike those on other washers, the tools are actually useful and extend its capability such as the upholstery tool and the hand tool that you can use to remove any dirt that’s been stuck.
- Upholstery tool
- Spin Scrub tool
- Crevice tool
- Product Weight: 18 lbs.
- Color: Red
- Nozzle Width: 11.25 inches
- Motor Power: 10 amps
- Height Adjustment: automatic
- Hose Length: 8 feet
- Cord Length: 20 feet
- Heated Cleaning: Yes
- Clean Water Capacity: 1 gallon
- Dirty Water Capacity: 1 gallon
- Water Level Indicator: Yes
- Wet Nozzle Brush Type: Spin scrub brush
- Removable Nozzle & Brushes: Yes
- Cleaning Solution: 2X CleanPlus Carpet Cleaner & Deodorizer
- Warranty; 2 years
- Product Manual
- Easy to clean, fill and empty
- Cleans carpets effectively
- Very easy to use
While review after review from people who own the machine say it does a fantastic job keeping their carpets clean and smelling fresh, there is one concern if you have a larger home with a lot of carpet, and that is the tanks are on the small side. If this is a concern for you, it’s good to know that you may need to empty and refill them midway through the job to be able to keep going.
However, at only 18 lbs., many users with large homes are fine with refilling the tanks, as if they were larger, the unit would weigh a lot more, especially when it’s full. If you have stairs you’ll need to lift it up or down, this could actually be a very good thing.
While this machine works great as a carpet cleaner and scrubber, it does not have the ability to also scrub hardwood and bare floors like the Shark Sonic Duo. If you need both features, you can check out the Sonic Duo review here.
What Consumers Say
Most of the reviews for the Hoover are positive, and it has received several five star ratings. According to one reviewer, the unit cleans carpets in such a way that it looks brand new, and another pointed how convenient it is vs other washers that use a single tank. Another reviewer noted that the Power Scrub Deluxe is one of the best in terms of being easy to use.
Should you buy it? If you live in a large house, you may be better off looking for another carpet cleaner, not because the unit can’t handle it but because the compact size requires several refills. However, this doesn’t seem to be a problem for most users.
If, on the other hand, you live in an apartment or small to medium size home, this carpet washer will be perfect. It is compact, easy to use and very convenient. As many reviewers have pointed out it’s easy to carry and it can squeeze in tight spots without difficulty.