The Hoover Steam Vac w/Power Brush FH50010 is part of the carpet cleaner
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, carpet cleaner
models like the Steam Vac w/Power Brush FH50010 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Shows how well each machine removed muddy topsoil from carpet.
Indicates how much solution was left behind. The best left a few ounces; the worst left over a pint in the area cleaned.
Ease of use:
Includes machine weight, cord length, and tank access, filling, and emptying.
About This Brand
Hoover introduced its first vacuum in 1907 and has established itself as one of the most recognizable brands in the country. It is owned by TTI Floor Care, which also makes Dirt Devil. The company markets several upright carpet cleaners. Hoover also makes upright and canister vacuums, hand and stick vacuums, bare-floor cleaners, central vacuums, and an outdoor sweeper. Products are available at a wide variety of mass merchants and home centers, including Home Depot, Kmart, Lowe's, Target, and Walmart.
Features & Specs - Hoover Steam Vac w/Power Brush FH50010
Hose Hose and accessories are useful for cleaning upholstery, stairways, and other areas.
Separate tanks Separate tanks for water and cleaning solution are better than having a single tank for both.
This machine did only a so-so job on the carpet and was very lound in doing it. Water was left behind, not only in the carpet area cleaned, but in a trail behind the machine whenever it was moved. <br /><br />Within 2 years, the bristles stopped turning. A lengthy search for solutions ended with a $200 estimate for repair. I almost welcomed its premature demise and the terrible customner service which clinched its replacement... with a different brand.