The V-124 Dual V carpet cleaner from Vax is a big hit with the team at the Absolute Gadget website, who gave it 9/10 in their recent tests. The tester states: “It would take us a lot (and we mean a lot) to get us off our Dyson vacuum cleaner addiction. But Vax has a new carpet cleaner that threatens to run the cyclonic sucker out of town.” They then go on to give the machine a thorough testing on the office’s dirty shag pile carpet.
Initially they struggle to get the hang of the controls, but after realising the trigger only needs to be held down for dispensing the solution when it’s needed they say: “the results were very impressive. While we would not say that the carpet was back to showroom condition (it had gone far beyond that a long time ago) the carpet looked respectable enough to invite guest back around again. Stains we thought were going to stay forever, had disappeared completely in some cases.”
The tests then involve trying the machine in rinse mode only and then cleaning the stairs. Again they are impressed with the results. Even in rinse mode, container after container of almost pitch black water was poured out of the dirty water container. “In both modes the water from the container is heated up before being applied to the carpet and this should help loosen dirt that an ordinary vacuum couldn’t pick up in years”.
A big worry for most people thinking of washing their carpets is whether the carpets will dry out again afterwards. According to Absolute Gadget, this isn’t a concern with this model. “The cleaner manages to suck most of the water back out, meaning that you don’t have to wait too long before you can step on the floor again.” So no soggy feet after cleaning with this machine!
The reviewer’s overall conclusion is: “while a beast of a machine, it is good looking too and really effective as a carpet cleaner.”