Hoover has been in the business of making good products for years, and their SteamVac F5914900 is no exception.
Regardless of price, the F5914900 is a great product.
One question does stand out, however, for a product with a name like “SteamVac,” there is no steam feature.
One has to wonder why, but at the same time, this is a good cleaner that not only cleans and dries carpets, but it’s a breeze to maneuver, which makes the possibility of doing an entire job at a stroke a distinct possibility.
The SteamVac F5914900 is top-notch.
It’s rotating brush and powerful suction more than make up for any downfalls this machine has.
The 6-foot attachment hose makes whatever you are trying to clean easier to reach.
Furthermore, there’s a good heating mechanism to dry carpets as it cleans a little faster than usual.
CleanSurge For Problem Areas
Got a tough stain that needs an extra bit of work? Well, you’re going to be pleased with the CleanSurge feature on this one. Not only do the double brushes take up a nearly foot-wide cleaning path, but when you come upon that nasty stain, the CleanSurge will take care of it with the push of a button.
It is worth noting that most owners report that if you are willing to pre-treat stains on your carpets, the SteamVac can eliminate virtually anything, so it’s a real time and energy saver.
More Time and Energy Saving Features
There are other benefits/features available including:
- Brushes that pop out for easy cleaning.
- Spinning hand tool.
- Triple speed brush roll (although the third “speed” is “off.”)
- Water/Cleaner Tank System.
The only real downside to this cleaner is the fact that it’s a bit noisier than most, and besides that, the dirty water tank is a little small. Since the clean water tank is larger, you have to wonder what the maker was thinking when they designed it. A positive feature of the tank system is the fact that when the recovery tank is full, the machine shuts off.
Some Assembly Required
The SteamVac F5914-900 comes un-assembled, so that’s a consideration if you’re not good with some basic tools, or you don’t have the time and/or patience to spend putting the whole thing together.
Fortunately, the assembly booklet is pretty simple and easy to read, not only for the assembly, but for giving you the basics of how to put the machine to optimal use.
If you’re looking for a simple carpet cleaning machine that works really well, the SteamVac F5914900 is a good place to start. You’ll definitely want to check out some of the customer reviews for it first before buying though.