Not so good: Lacks SpinScrub technology. Not suitable for cleaning hard floors. Shorter power cord than others on the market.
Verdict: A highly-specified upright Vax carpet cleaner that is fast, manoeuvrable and effective whilst being as easy to use as an ordinary dry vacuum cleaner.
Whenever you try cleaning your carpet with an ordinary run-of-the-mill vacuum, you’ll find all kinds of grime and dirt left behind when you’ve finished. If you leave it to fester, it may well build up and end up weighing down the carpet and flattening its fibres. With a Vax carpet cleaner you can deal with the problem straight away, removing allergens and bad smells, and leaving your home looking spotless every time and allowing you to prolong its life while cut the costs of having to replace your carpet.
The Vax Rapide Ultra (model W90-RU-B) combines ease of use with the best deep cleaning technology. There is also a Rapide Ultra 2 (model W90-RU-P) which is a similar cleaner to the Ultra but includes a pre-treatment kit.
The Rapide Ultra is equipped with Dual V suction technology, so you’ll be able to clean your carpet and leave it touch dry in no time at all, so you don’t have to spend hours waiting to walk on it again. Thanks to the two V-shaped channels in the cleaner’s floorhead, you’ll be guaranteed consistently powerful suction wherever you tread on your carpet.
If you’ve got a busy household with youngsters running about or pets leaving their mark, then you’ll find these can impact very quickly on your carpet. The Rapide Ultra will help you clean up any accidental spills and stains before they become too deeply embedded in your floor, making it ideal if you want to use it on your stairs, your upholstery, or even the inside of your car.
The machine’s PowerJet technology provides jets of cleaning solution which are pumped deep into the pile, allowing you to dislodge any dirty or odours that are caught in it. The brushbar rotates at speed to bring dirt out of your carpet, with an action that also grooms the fibres of your carpet while the pile is lifted by suction. This will make your carpet feel soft and bouncy to walk on, and you’ll notice the difference.
What’s more, a sample of Ultra+ cleaning solution comes inside the box with your Rapide Ultra. The solution is Vax’s tough and hard-working cleaning product, specially produced to stop any sticky residue from emerging on your carpets, keeping them clean more thoroughly and for longer. Just fill up the Rapide Ultra’s tank and use the solution, which is also Woolsafe approved meaning you can use it on any and all types of carpet including pure wool. All you have to do is press the trigger to apply the cleaning solution while you push the machine forward. Then as you pull backwards, just release the trigger to enable the powerful suction to remove all the dirty water and lift the carpet pile. You can then pour away the dirty water and admire your freshly cleaned carpet. In barely a couple of hours, your floor will be dry again so you can walk on it and enjoy your home with the family.
In the box you’ll find, as well as your Vax Rapide Ultra carpet washer and Ultra+ cleaning solution, a stretch hose, an upholstery tool to allow you to clean your furniture more effectively, and an instruction manual and guarantee registration card so you can take good care of your equipment and use it to the best effect.
More technical details for this carpet cleaner can be found on the Vax website.
Vax Rapide Deluxe 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.
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