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Having recently purchased the Vax Platinum Power Max carpet cleaner, I am very pleased with the results. The improvements on previous carpet cleaners from Vax have made the machine much easier to use.
The lift off water tank incorporates a reservoir for shampoo which automatically mixes with clean water. This is much better than old system of measuring water and shampoo and mixing before putting tank on machine. Easy to clean by running under tank.
The dirty water tank is easy to lift off and once emptied just needs to be run under tap to clean.
There are two options for cleaning on the Vax Platinum Power Max carpet cleaner. Deep clean and Quick clean. Choice is made by simply turning the switch on the side. I have cleaned all of my carpets using Quick clean and this has done a very good job. Even my long hallway - lots of foot traffic - came very clean despite many stains and marks.
The much improved brush bar and addition of the spin scrub brushes have made an enormous difference in the efficiency of the Vax Platinum Power Max carpet cleaner. There is a rotary tool which also has the spin scrub brushes as well as an upholstery tool. I tried using the rotary on the stairs but found it too awkward.
The upholstery tool worked very well for me on the stairs removing any spots. The hose is now stretchy which had no problem reaching to the very top and is very easy to attach.
The only, maybe small, negative about the new Vax Platinum Power Max carpet cleaner is that cleaning the brush bar area of fluff etc. can be difficult. There are a number of screws to be removed to take it apart and although following the instructions is clear it is still time consuming and fiddly.
I feel this is an area which perhaps need improving in the future but as it is the only negative I have I do not have a problem with recommending this machine. Very pleased with cleaning results and ease of use.
Vax Platinum Power Max
If you want clean carpets without the expense of professional cleaners, this is a great choice.