The Hoover Steam Vac w/Spin Scrub F5914-900 is part of the carpet cleaner
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, carpet cleaner
models like the Steam Vac w/Spin Scrub F5914-900 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/Spin Scrub F5914-900
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.
Hoover no longer carries parts: specifically the handle.<br />When the dispensor button broke, my repairperson tried the get a new handle, but Hoover no longer carries it. The result is the machine is now useless. I had to throw it away.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Lisa B.
from Houston, TX
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Fine machine for the money
Good for small jobs
Not A Professional Job
Years ago we owned a cleaner from the competitor. IT didn't last long, and the repairman told us Hoover was better. We bought the previous version of this model--the same machine but without the heating element. We've had to replace the hose twice, but it still runs like a champ. Yeah, it's a cheap plastic machine. But when we have spills or pet accidents, it solves the immediate problem. The machine doesn't match up to a professional steam cleaning, which we still do once a year. But for us this machine has served its purpose well.