The primary level of my home is a combination of hardwood and laminate flooring, which are covered with several different scatter and area rugs. The steps leading to the upstairs is entirely carpeted along with every one of the bedrooms. We have three dogs (youngest is a pup), two cats, teenager, and preschooler, so understandably my rugs get a great deal of messy traffic action.
In the past, to thoroughly clean my carpets I would rent a heavy duty steam cleaner from the grocery store and spot clean my upholstery and rugs using a little spot steam cleaner. The spot steam machine performs splendidly on small areas, but impractical for treating larger carpets. The heavy duty machine was a pain to haul, difficult to maneuver, costly, and would leave my carpets damp for days. I wanted something that would work effectively on both upholstery and large carpets, affordable, and user friendly. From the description, the Hoover Max Extract 60 Pressure Pro Carpet Deep Cleaner sounded like it was precisely the product I needed.
Hoover MaxExtract 60 Assembly
Extremely simple to put together! The Hoover Max Extract 60 came in four parts — Vacuum base, handle, tank, and upholstery nozzle. To assemble is was as easy as attaching the handle on the base with one screw, positioning the tank onto the cleaner, and wrapping the hose around the holster. It took under three minutes to put together. Hoover must have considered that busy moms and dads don’t have the patience nor time to spend on assembling products when they designed this carpet cleaner.
Operating the Hoover MaxExtract 60
Operating the Hoover Max Extract 60 is as easy as filling the clean water tank with hot water, pouring the detergent in the container, locking the tank back onto the cleaner, selecting the correct mode (wash or rinse) and pushing the red button on.
The detergent contains Anionic and Nonionic Surfactants, which can irritate and burn the skin, so you are going to want to avoid walking on the wet carpet once it has been treated with the cleaner. The best method of cleaning is to move in wet and dry strokes across the carpet by pushing the trigger located on the handle to release the solution as you move forward. Then pull the cleaner back slowly toward you over the same strip without pressing the trigger. The key is to not over saturate the carpet and to suck up as much water as possible. Continue going over the carpet with dry stokes until you see very little water passing through the dirty tank for fasting drying time of carpet.
Basically, if you can operate a vacuum you shouldn’t have any trouble using the Hoover Max Extract 60.
Cleaning is a Breeze
I found this carpet cleaner to be a breeze to clean compared to the other cleaners I have used in the past. The dirty tank has a cover latch that allows you to remove a sizable cover making it easy to rinse out the tank and clean out the dirt. There is enough room to be able to completely reach inside the tank and dry it out with a cloth. Very nice feature!
Hoover MaxExtract 60 Results
After pretreating the stubborn stains on my rugs and then using the Hoover Max Extract 60, the dirty spots came clean. In my honest opinion the cleaner worked better than the heavy duty machines I have used prior. This machine has very powerful suction and I could see the dirt lifting away with each stroke.
My son likes to drink those fruit pouches and his rug was crispy and sticky from all the squeezed out juice. The cleaner was able to remove the juice stains and lift up the pile making the rug smell and look much better.
Here is what I liked most about the Hoover Max Extract 60:
1. The machine is easy to operate, since the controls are conveniently located on the handle.
2. The powerful spin brushes help remove even stubborn stains.
3. The water tank is simple to remove, fill, and replace.
4. The dirty water tank is easy to clean and features a removable cover and pour out spout.
5. Carpets dry much faster due to powerful suction and forced heated air.
6. 9’ Active Hose makes it simple to clean and reach carpeted stairs.
7. Comes with an upholstery tool.
8. Features individual tanks
9. Has wrap around cord hooks and a hose holster for convenient storage.
10. Features non-marring wheels
11. Auto shut-off engages when the dirty tank is filled and requires emptying.
What I dislike about the this cleaner model:
1. Does not have auto rinsing.
2. Does not have SpinScrub Mode Selector with three agitator brush settings.
3. Does not include SpinScrub Hand Tool and Hard Floor Squeegee Tool
4. The dirty tank is located on top of the unit base making it heavy to use once the tank becomes filled.
5. Does not contain the Clean Surge button for dispensing extra solution.
6. Only Hoover Carpet Cleaner can be used and the use of non Hoover cleaning solutions may harm the machine and void the warranty (yet this is typical of most cleaner machines).
I recommend the Hoover Max Extract 60 to anyone who has pets plus kids and looking to economically clean their carpets. However, if you have hard floors, as well as carpets, I suggest purchasing the upgraded model featuring the SpinScrub Mode Selector and extra tools.
The Hoover Max Extract 60 Pressure Pro Carpet Deep Cleaner can be purchased at Amazon.com for $201.93, which ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping!
“I received a sample of this product to facilitate my review, but my opinions are entirely my own.”