Not so good: Not suitable for heavy duty household cleaning. Can’t be used on hard floors or upholstery. Some customers deeply unimpressed.
Verdict: A lightweight regular-use dry carpet cleaner that you can easily carry around your home, ideal for washing carpets, sucking up spills, and leaving your home looking refreshed.
A light and compact machine that provides high quality cleaning performance around your home, the Vax Rapide Spring Clean (model W91-RS-B-A) is a Vax model made to help you clear up stubborn stains and spills. Thanks to its powerful suction, clearing your floor before a spillage becomes a problem will be easy. Designed as a dry vacuum cleaner best for regular use, this model is a great choice if you need to wash your carpets often but don’t want to spend as much money as you would on a heavy duty cleaner.
Though it takes more time for your carpet to dry after use than others in the Vax range, your floor will still be thoroughly cleaned and refreshed after usage, making it an effective buy at a reasonable price. It is a relatively louder machine, making more noise when you switch it on and use it around your home, but buyers on the whole have good things to say about their experience using it, and don’t find it too loud to operate. And weighing in at just 5.5kg, it is very portable so you don’t need to worry about having to heave a great big machine all around your home.
With its multi-row brushbar, you’ll be able to apply the cleaning solution to your floor to gently loosen and extract dirt that may have become embedded into your carpet pile far more effectively than you would be able to with an ordinary bog-standard vacuum cleaner. It is a good choice for family homes or households with pets where spills and stains can happen frequently. Even though it is not an effective cleaner on hard floors or for cleaning your furniture, it provides a good treatment for all kinds of carpet. When you buy your Rapide Spring Clean, you’ll also get a 237ml bottle of Ultra solution included in the box, so you can get on with cleaning your carpets and making your home smell and fell fresh once again straight away.
And as it belongs to Vax’s wide range of cleaning products, you’ll even be able to ring up Vax’s UK based helpline seven days a week should you have any problems and need some help in operating and maintaining your machine. As well as the carpet washer itself and the sample bottle of Ultra solution, you’ll also find in the box an instruction manual and a registration card to validate your two year guarantee. What’s more, this model even includes a Grime Master Handheld Steam Cleaner completely free.
Note that while we had no problems with our model, there’s quite a lot of negative feedback out there. For every delighted buyer there’s an unhappy one. In some cases the customer clearly didn’t have the cleaner set up correctly, but there does seem to be something up with this particular model that didn’t show in our testing. Might be worth paying a bit more for one of the other models.
More technical details for this carpet cleaner can be found on the Vax website.
Vax Rapide Spring Clean promotional video
Please note: this video is provided by Vax and is not an independent review. It is to show the product in use only.
Click here to return to the Carpet Cleaner comparison table