The Hoover SmartWash Automatic FH52001 is part of the Carpet cleaner
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Carpet cleaner
models like the SmartWash Automatic FH52001 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Cleaning: Shows how well each machine removed red clay stain from carpet.
Dryness: Indicates how much solution was left behind. The best left a few ounces; the worst left over a pint in the area cleaned.
Convenience: Included machine weight, cord length, coverage area, and tank access, filing and emptying.