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As a pet owner, this product does wonders!!!

byricsplac Nov 8, 2009
Helpful? 1 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Easy to Use, Great Design, Effective
Cons Waste water container
Recommended it? Yes

As a pet owner I needed a product that was powerful and heavy duty to get the job done, if your a pet owner I highly recommend this product. The only con is that the waste water container fills up quickly but overall it's well worth it money. Read full review »


Heavy machine that does a pretty good job

bymuzzin Nov 1, 2009
13 Helpfuls 14 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Consistent cleaning path width. Good suction. above average clean and dirty tanks sizes.
Cons Weak hinge causes gaps above lower tank. Loud. no retainer for suck hose end.
Recommended it? Yes

Despite some of its drawbacks, this machine's cleaning is above average to very good.

The tanks are large and sturdy.  Gaskets work well to keep liquids where they belong. Cord length and quality are very nice. Handle size and shape are very good. Switches are robust feeling, fairly smooth... Read full review »


Hoover Vacuum

byKaylaMarie1221 Oct 19, 2009
Helpful? 1 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Recommended it? Yes

If you like a clean house, this is the way to go. Hoover Vacuums are one of the best sweapers out! My hoover works wonders. After I get done sweaping, my house looks and smells good. It has great suctioning and is able to shampoo your carpets. Another thing I love, is the devices that come with it... Read full review »


Bichon & Polish Lowland Sheepdog's Cleaner-Upper

byfreekandy Oct 13, 2009
Helpful? 1 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Good dirt lifting ability, clear body verifies operation and looks cool
Cons Does not keep water heated, if you don?t empty tank it stinks!
Recommended it? Yes

The Hoover SteamVac V2 Widepath has an innovative clean rinse-wash cycle that washes the carpet when you move it forward while holding the trigger button down on the handle, and when you pull the unit backwards (in the same path as the wash cycle for best results) it rinses all the soap away with... Read full review »


Don't buy this machine!

bymaxchase Sep 13, 2009
1 Helpfuls 2 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros None
Cons Too expensive.  <br>Cheap parts that break easily.  <br>Unavailability of...
Recommended it? No

I bought this steam vac in Aug of 2007 because I liked the ability to use it on hard floors also but within 6 months it was leaking water from the back of the machine.  The flimsy plastic cord holder broke off and I was unable to replace it.  It was the most expensive machine and thought it would... Read full review »


Works great but won't last long without repair

byrogndeb Jul 14, 2008
5 Helpfuls 6 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros A fantastic steamvac, cleans better than any rental unit.
Cons Has problems with rubber stop valves from falling apart over time.
Recommended it? No

I purchased the Hoover SteamVac from Costco about three years ago. After two years the soap water container stop valve started leaking and eventually fell apart. I hobbled along by mixing soap into the clean water tank, then rinsing by replacing with fresh water. Another year later and the fresh... Read full review »


FALSE STATEMENT Hoover F7425-900 SteamVac V2 Widepath Upright Vacuum.

byheartusa Apr 22, 2008
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Cleans Beautifully and is quite easy to operate!
Cons Breaks down and quits working or leaks Hoover does not build a dependable product.
Recommended it? No

Completely FALSE STATEMENT. My opinion is DO NOT Invest in any HOOVER STEAM VAC Or Vacuum. Search for an alternative! Hoover makes a product that really does perform well, it is just not dependable! Read full review »


Great Machine

byabvgdh Mar 4, 2008
9 Helpfuls 10 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Cleans well. Six brushes. Onboard heat.
Cons Labor intensive
Recommended it? Yes

This is the fourth steamvac I have owned and each one keeps getting a little better. The new machines, suck the dirty water out better than the old ones. Also, this one has onboard heating, so you don't have to rush to work before the water cools off. This machine has six brushes. Some have five. I... Read full review »


Don't Even Think About It!

bycrspong Aug 3, 2007
11 Helpfuls 12 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Does a great job when it works.
Cons Leaks like a sieve and no support from Hoover.
Recommended it? No

This was my third, and last, Hoover carpet cleaner. I've had it for 6 months and 2 months of that has been in the "Hoover Repair Center". It's been there 4 times and each time I've gotten it home it sprung new leaks.

When it actually works, it does a great job, but it can create more of a... Read full review »


BUYER BEWARE !! Durability Sucks - Cleans Great

bykchioffe Jul 1, 2007
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Recommended it? No

The steam cleaner is awesome. However I wish Hoover would BACK their product, I would not want my name associated with this product. I have owned mine for 9 months, during that time after the 3rd use the top chamber leaked, and the valves broke off a replacement cost of $63, after 2 more uses from... Read full review »


Hoover SteamVac All Terrain

bykingpablo May 29, 2007
10 Helpfuls 11 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros It works well when it is working, and the suction is impressive.
Cons The use of an inferior plastic in a key component scares me.
Recommended it? No

A History of Carpet Steaming
After reading the reviews on this machine, as well as that of Bissel, I decided that more stars mean a better machine. We have five cats and a dog, so we have always needed and purchased quality steam cleaners. Our previous Bissel died after four years, but for our... Read full review »


Steam Vac V2---Blessing or Curse?

bytasy1926 Mar 25, 2007
6 Helpfuls 7 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Cleans deeply--Carpets dry quickly
Cons Sometimes, it leaks
Recommended it? Yes

Shortly after purchasing new carpeting, my Bissell steam cleaner broke. It was only 1 1/2 years old and had some features I didn't like, so I decided to go with a Hoover. After reading a lot of reviews, I chose the Hoover Steam Vac V2 widepath. ( The Bissell was very heavy, hard to clean, didn't... Read full review »


Glad I have it, but it's not quite a professional job.

bypallal Mar 22, 2007
9 Helpfuls 10 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Good sucking action. Gets carpet almost dry.
Cons Detergent receptacle leaks if it is left full.
Recommended it? Yes

I bought this carpet cleaner a few years ago when I had 2 toddlers, 2 dogs and 1 cat. After cleaning up many doggie accidents and spills from the children, I finally broke down and bought myself a carpet cleaner. It was one of the best decisions I ever made. I had to kick myself for not doing it... Read full review »


Worked great...when it worked at all....now in the garbage

bypohlott Dec 29, 2006
7 Helpfuls 8 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Cleans well
Cons Not durable; expensive for something that will not last.
Recommended it? No

I had this SteamVac for a few years and used it approximately 2-3 times a year in my small house. It worked great! However, after about 10 uses the Spin Scrub brushes stopped working completely. We took it apart and got it to work again. That lasted for one more use, then no more spinning. Very... Read full review »


Was Great - for a while :( look for better design than this

byconsumerquo Dec 22, 2006
11 Helpfuls 12 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Good cleaning job, lightweight compared to industrial,
Cons costs alot when it breaks, breaks in different places. Cheap plastic parts
Recommended it? No

I was impressed with the cleaning power and abilities of this vacuum for the first few months, and so I took great care of it, kept it clean, and did not abuse it so that I could enjoy it for as long as I had enjoyed my hoover vac. I had lifted the water canister by the handle, and to my surprise... Read full review »


After 3 years, it is leaking.....

bytxpeach127 Dec 4, 2006
9 Helpfuls 10 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Cleans my carpet! Easy to use; I like the wide-path feature.
Cons Does not heat the water; Needs a new water/solution tank stopper/spring configuration to...
Recommended it? Yes

The cleaning job is very good on my carpet. I have used the cleaner about every two months for 3 years. This last use, it began leaking water from under the solution tank...the stopper/spring won't stay plugged in. Seems simple to fix, if I can get the part or a new solution tank. Searching the... Read full review »



bykj9t Aug 20, 2006
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Recommended it? No

Two had poorly designed water reservoirs which cracked and leaked. When I finally figured out what the problem was one was out of warranty and I spent $100.00 for a replacement tank of new design to correct the problem. An engineering design flaw which should have been taken care of in or out of... Read full review »


This one breaks your heart!!

byleighway Aug 13, 2006
11 Helpfuls 12 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Does the best cleaning job in living memory.
Cons I've bought 3 and all have broken!! Extremely poor construction.
Recommended it? No

For anyone who has read my reviews, you know we have dogs and cats and carpet. This means we have a need to clean the dogs, cats and carpets. The task of carpet cleaning ranked up there with inviting a migraine to begin.

My DH schlepped to the store for the Carpet Doctor machine, and we... Read full review »


Broken after first use...and still in the shop...

byhong99999 Jul 26, 2006
2 Helpfuls 3 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Not much to say for Pros
Cons Too many moving parts -- easy to breakdown
Recommended it? No

After paying almost $300 for it, I expected a durable machine, but it wasn't. I used it only once to clean a few rooms. Nine months later, I tried to use it again and the brushes would not move at all. I took it to the local Hoover shop and the replacement part was on back order. I called the shop... Read full review »


Doesn't work well for long

bymkdunn Jul 21, 2006
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros dries floor well and cleans well
Cons quality - it's leaking soap after 13 months
Recommended it? No

Fortunately, I read the reviews before purchasing this product and bought an extended warranty. I have used it 3 times and it is leaking some brown liquid all over the floor. The soap is brown and the dirty water is brown, so I'm not sure which it is. I think it's the soap since the soap container... Read full review »

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