Spring Cleaning: Hoover Platinum Collection Carpet Cleaner (Giveaway)
Posted Jan 21 2011 6:14pm
The holidays hit hard and it looks like a toy-filled bomb has exploded in our home! I’m quite certain that every Disney Princess visited the girls playroom while we were sleeping and they all forgot their dresses! With the holidays now behind us, it’s time to focus on spring cleaning, and after the large amount of traffic we incurred over the holidays, the carpets are the first item up for business!
Carpet is a funny thing isn’t it? A few spots don’t really seem like a big deal when your a mom. We see spots everyday…not only on the floor, but on the walls, the glass, the windows and if you live in my home, you’ll see spots of ketchup all over your pants at times. What’s surprising about carpet, however, is that those few spots actually contain an obscene amount of dirt and it wasn’t until we used the Hoover Platinum Collection carpet cleaner , that we really found out how utterly disgusting dirty the carpets really were.
Hoover Platinum Collection Carpet Cleaner
Keeping The Standard For Clean Set On HIGH, the Hoover Platinum Collection features six products designed to get floors truly clean – quickly and easily – so you can move on to other things in your life. The Hoover Platinum Collection Carpet Cleaner features Hoover MaxExtract Technology with a truly advanced combination of multi-action agitation, carpet washing, dirt removal and direct heat drying – all in one machine. Dual scrubbing, multi-directional brushes surround carpet fibers and remove dirt at every angle, then high velocity suction removes dirty water and detergent residue, followed by forced heat that further speeds the drying process, leaving carpet revitalized. The Hoover Platinum Collection Carpet Cleaner removes more dirt from carpet with less detergent than other leading brands of carpet cleaners. Its intelligent cleaning system effortlessly delivers a thoroughly cleaned floor in a room you can live in again within hours.
MaxExtract Technology – an advanced combination of multi-action agitation, carpet washing, dirt removal and direct heat drying provides the look of a professionally groomed carpet that you can live on within hours of cleaning Dual Scrubbing, Multi-Directional Brushes – engineered to surround carpet fibers, removing dirt at every angle High Velocity Suction – removes dirty water and detergent from the carpet while applying forced heat to further speed up dry timeIntegrated Spot Cleaning – applies extra detergent to stains and heavy traffic areas High-Intensity LED Spotlight – illuminates problem areas Carpet/Rug Setting – fine tune for wall-to-wall carpeting, short pile and throw rugs Computerized Cleaning Modes – simply select your carpet type and cleaning task, and let the pre-programmed modes take care of the rest Wash/AutoRinse – patented technology that automatically rinses your carpet with fresh water for a long lasting clean Rinse Only – puts down a fresh water rinse after spot cleaning or to dilute sticky spills Spot Clean – Stream setting for small spots and stains; Spray setting for heavy traffic areas Spill Pick-Up – suction-only mode picks up spills and pet messes quickly, before they become stains Illuminated Wash/Rinse Lights – instant feedback so you know you’re cleaning properly Tank Indicator Lights – alert you when a tank needs to be filled or emptied Stretch Hose – extends your reach for hand-tools Hoover Best in Class – Limited six-year warranty
On-Board Tools: SpinScrub® Powered Hand Tool – puts hard-to-reach cleaning in the palm of your hand Crevice Tool – helps clean nooks and crannies Upholstery Tool – helps get furniture clean
The set up took a matter of minutes, entailing snapping the top end of the cleaner to the bottom and inserting two bolts. Once completed, I filled the water tank and the cleaning solution tank and went to work!
The Cleaning Process:
Once the tanks are filled, the process of cleaning is really quite simple and the carpet cleaner does the majority of the work for you. The carpet cleaner features push button, computerized controls on the front of the unit, and light-up prompts let you know exactly where you are in the cleaning process. From the control panel, you can choose which surface you are planning on cleaning (Carpet or Rug) and this carpet cleaner is smarter than you would think, even letting you know when the dirty water tank is full!
The process of cleaning includes a wash cycle, rinse cycle and two dry cycles. Each time you push the carpet cleaner forward or backwards, it automatically knows what it’s doing, leaving the thinking up to the machine. If carpets have spots or stains, the carpet cleaner has a narrow and wide spot cleaning option to ensure proper cleaning.
The Hoover Platinum Collection carpet cleaner comes equipped with on board tools including a SpinScrub hand tool, cervice tool and carpet/upholstery tool. These on board tools allow you to clean stairs, upholstery or any other small areas using the attached hose. Oh how I wish I had these with my last couch!
Our girls entry way in their bedroom is a high traffic area and this is what we started with (I know, ewwwwe)….
(The Scrubbers in action!)
Final Thoughts I have to admit that I am apprehensive of any carpet cleaner. I have tried a few over the years and although a little bit of dirt came out, it certainly wasn’t what you would call… impressive. We typically use professional carpet services (of which doesn’t remove some of the spots and stains) and just used one of these services 4 months ago, so I wasn’t expecting much when I put the Hoover Platinum Collection carpet cleaner to work!
The professional carpet cleaners are now fired!
The spots are gone and the proof is right inside the dirty water tank! The Hoover Platinum Collection Carpet Cleaner surpassed all of my expectations and then some. Although a bit big in size, it’s amazing on board computerized control panel, multiple SpinScrub’s, sleek design, and ability to clean stairs and upholstery, make this carpet cleaner worth it’s weight in gold!
The Hoover Platinum Collection Carpet Cleaner retails for $399 and can be purchased online at Hoover or at Amazon . Additonally, you’ll need to purchase Hoover’s carpet and upholstery detergent, which will retails for around $20.
One Lucky “Deal”ectible Mommies reader will WIN a Hoover Platinum Collection Carpet Cleaner (RV $399)!
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