Home and Garden March 1, 2021
Hoovering your carpets will only get them so clean, it is like only brushing the crumbs off the kitchen counter and never wiping it down, you will be amazed by how much dirty water will come out of a seemingly clean carpet.
The Platinum SmartWash Carpet Cleaner is Vax’s best ever carpet washer and will kill over 99% of bacteria, it uses the next generation motion sense technology and comes with a range of attachments and Vax Platinum SmartWash Carpet Cleaner. Along with the SmartWash you get a 250ml spray bottle of Pre-Treatment Solution, two bottles of 250ml Platinum Solution, 2.5m Hose, SpinScrub Tool, 2 in 1 Antimicrobial Wash Tool and Accessory bag. Unlike some carpet washers which involve holding a trigger down to wash and releasing to dry, the motion sense technology does everything automatically, simply push forward to wash and pull back to dry. The FLEXFORCE Brushbars have flexible bristles which distribute the cleaning solution and water deep into the carpet fibres whilst agitating and lifting dirt and stains ready to be sucked up on the dry cycle.
The Dry Only Mode will leave carpets dry in as little as one hour, the hose and SpinScrub tool can be used to tackle the stairs, sofa, car or spot clean stains with the 9m cord making it easy to get into tight spots. Antimicrobial treatment protects the brush bar from the growth of bacteria and fungi, the brush bars can also be lifted out with minimal complication for cleaning and removing tangled up hair.
The Auto Mix provides the correct combination of solution and water without measuring, the cleaning tank offers 3.5L with the dirty tank delivering 1.9L which will need emptying out more regularly. The solution tank can be fully removed from the SmartWash in rinse mode when you just want water. The SmartWash is easy to manoeuvre around the house, it is a bit heavy at 7.4kg but glides about without too much effort, if your pets are scared of the vacuum cleaner, they will think this is the end of days, it certainly isn’t quiet. The noise is worth it for how lovely and clean the carpets come up, they are left smelling fresh, they are a little damp afterwards but after a few hours they were fully dry. If you have pets or your carpets see a lot of traffic with shoes on it could well be worth the investment. The SpinScrub was handy for the stairs as well as sofas and foot stools. However, it is worth bearing in mind it takes up quite a bit of space for something you probably won’t be using weekly. If you only have a few rugs you might be better off convincing your parents they need one and borrowing it a few times a year for a freshen up. RRP £299.99
- Carpets left noticeably cleaner, smelling fresher and more plush
- Fast drying
- Automatic motion sense technology
- Comfortable to move around
- Attachments for upholstery, car and stairs
- Dry Only mode
- Target specific stained areas
- Rinse mode
- FLEXFORCE Brush bars with antimicrobial treatment
- Easy to remove hairs from Brush bar
- Expensive (replacement solutions also pricey)
- Takes up a fair bit of space