We have recently been shifting things about in our house, getting ready to move out in a few weeks, and it’s slightly horrifying to pick up a piece of furniture and discover that the carpet underneath is a completely different colour to the rest of the room. Although many of us hoover regularly that is often as far as we go when it comes to taking care of our carpets, the Vax Platinum Power Max Carpet Washer could be just the thing to give them a new lease of life. This carpet cleaner claims to clean your carpets up to five times better than a high-performance vacuum cleaner and when used with the Vax Platinum solution, it can clean deep down into the pile and remove up to 93% of bacteria, leaving carpets looking clean and smelling fresh. This kit comes with 250ml Pre-Treatment Solution, 2 x 250ml Platinum Solution, a 4.6m Hose, accessory bag, hard floor adaptor, pre-treatment wand, SpinScrub tool, wash tool and user guide. It is a bit of a lump at 9.6kg which doesn’t make it the easiest thing to store when not in use, however considering this product can be used on hard floors, stairs, upholstery and car interiors it is about four products squeezed into one.
The XL brush bar and patented SpinScrub technology agitates and lifts away deep-down dirt from your carpet fibres, thanks to the seven SpinScrub bristles that sit just behind the XL brush bar and rotate in different directions. The rinse mode function and Dual V technology removes any shampoo residue and water left behind after carpet cleaning, which helps your carpets to dry in as little as 1 hour (tested in quick clean mode, results may vary). The 4.6m stretch hose and SpinScrub wash tool allows you to get at your stairs or stubborn spots, whilst the pre-treatment wand lets you spray a jet of cleaning solution directly on the stain before cleaning the carpet. The twin tanks keep the clean and dirty water separate, with the clean tank holding 3.5L and the dirty tank holding 2.9L whilst the generous lead is 9m in length. As I mentioned before, it is quite heavy but once it is switched on it is easy to navigate around the floor. The Platinum Power Max is easy and effective, it takes a couple of goes over one area of carpet before you see an obvious improvement and brightens up hard floors almost instantly, seeing all that filthy water come out of your carpet is also rather additive. RRP £249
4.5 out of 5
Washes carpet, hard floors, stairs, upholstery and car interiors
Fast and effective
Takes up a bit of storage space