Carpet Cleaners

Review Hoover Max Extract Pressure Pro 60 Carpet Cleaner, FH50220

Peggy Deloatch
Written by Peggy Deloatch

Review Hoover Max Extract Pressure Pro 60 Carpet Cleaner, FH50220

This versatile, easy-to-use machine removes water, dirt and grime with pressurized cleaning, and has heated drying for a fast dry time. Features a double chamber nozzle to power wash surfaces with even suction across a wide path, while the automatic detergent system provides the right ratio of detergent and water for the best cleaning results. Patented Hoover SpinScrub brushes gently loosen dirt and clean all sides of carpet and upholstery fibers, with an adjustable speed control for various floor surfaces, including a Spill Pick-Up mode so you don’t scrub in spills.

Performance

From the moment we turned the Pressure Pro 60 on, we could feel it working at the stains we created. This machine uses six small scrubbers underneath to get out dark, deeply set stains. We followed the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning carpets – two slow, steady strokes forward and backward while pressing the trigger to deliver cleaning solution to the stain below. Then we let go of the trigger and extracted the water and shampoo. A rinse followed and we were floored – the stain was gone. In fact, we saw the stain disappearing with the first pass. This Hoover got more of the stain out than any other steam carpet cleaner we tested. In addition to the stain we created, this carpet cleaner also brightened and refreshed the strip of carpet we didn’t intentionally stain.

It also got more water out of the carpet than most of the competition. A few slow passes was all it took to get most of the water. As much power as the machine seemed to have, it only draws 10 amps, which is lower than a couple of the models on our list. The low amps but impressive performance points to a machine with an efficient motor.

We noticed a reduction in suction during one pass but quickly figured out the issue, which is something that can happen with any carpet cleaner. If you experience any issues with suction, make sure the lint screens are clear – hair and lint can easily get trapped there.

Pros

  • This carpet cleaner is one of the best when it comes to design. It is lightweight at just under 21 pounds making it very easy to move around the house. The cord at 20 feet is long enough to allow the user to plug it to a nearby outlet. The hose length is also at a satisfactory 9 feet length, meaning users will be able to reach out to clean furniture and even stairs.
  • Its suction is powerful enough to clean dirty surfaces, and its rotating brushes can get rid of dirt at every angle. Its automatic detergent system ensures that users can mix the right combination of water and detergent for satisfactory cleaning results.
  • The heated drying can speed up the drying time of any cleaned surface.
  • It does more than just cleaning carpets and rugs. Apart from operating as a wet vacuum, it also cleans hardwood floors, tiles, and even tight corners, upholstery, and stairs.
  • It is easy to use, as the owner simply has to press the trigger to dump cleaning solution over the dirty surface, and switch on the rinse cycle to clean with water and get rid of the residue left by the cleaning solution

Cons

In user reviews, while people who bought the machine are very happy with it and think it’s a great value for the money, some of them say they would like the water tanks to be larger.

While this is a complaint with many home carpet and hard floor cleaners, as it would be nice to not have to empty and fill the tanks as often, it would also make the cleaner much heavier and more cumbersome. Its 21 pounds could easily double if the tanks were larger, and who

 Final Words

After all of our tests, the Hoover Max Extract 60 Pressure Pro proved to be the best of the bunch with its superb cleaning performance, its almost unequaled water extraction and impressive ease of use. Though it offers fewer attachments than some of its competitors, we found its cleaning prowess outweighed the convenience of extra accessories, which is why we consider it the best carpet cleaner available.
We had the awesome opportunity to receive a Hoover Max Extract 60 thanks to Mom Central. I 

have tried quite a few different Hoover products before, and last year was apart of the Hoover Insiders where we learned more detail about the products and company. I couldn’t wait to put the Hoover Max Extract 60 to the test. We had jsut moved from California to Texas and I wanted to clean the carpets in the new house just to be sure they were clean. I started by vacuuming the floor with my Hoover Platinum Vac. and then cleared the furniture out of the room. I knew that it would work great but I was surprised at how great it was. First off, it is easy to put together. Literally, all you have to do is screw the handle into the base, wrap the cord and the hose and your good to go! It took only one full tank of water/solution cleaner to do my entire living room. I liked that I didn’t have to change the water a ton or refill it. Before doing my carpet would take a good hour to clean the living room (same area size), and with the Max Extract 60 I had it done within 30 minutes! I LOVE the heated cleaning! The forced heated air really did help dry the carpet faster!


 Pros: 1. Really does a better job drying than other carpet cleaners out there. 2. Since it is an upright, it doesn’t take up too much space in my cleaning closet and is easy to pull out even for the smallest spills! 3. The dirty water bin is super easy to remove and carry! The liquids pour right out and the top half comes off to make clean up a breeze. Cons: 1. It leaks a little. When you finish cleaning and extracting the fluids from your carpet, the system drips some of the water back out upon power down. It is a bit frustrating to have that line of fluid. It isn’t a ton and not a major deal, but it is something that needs working on by Hoover. 2. It is HEAVY (a bit less than 30 pounds)! If it were self-propelled, it would be much easier to do. So, I have to do a small amount of carpet at a time because my arm just plain gives out! The moisture didn’t come out as easily with the hand tool as it did with the complete system. But, overall I was impressed. Yes, I was HIGHLY impressed and will be recommending this Carpet Cleaner until something better comes along… which might be a VERY long time! “I received a sample of this product to facilitate my review, but my opinions are entirely my own.


I don’t know what I was thinking when I bought a very light colored carpet a few years ago. I have a
4year old, and everyone knows that kids and stains go hand in hand… Just in the last year, he has spilled so much stuff on the carpet in every single room that it has faded to light brownish color that is not very appealing. Last month, I got tired of it and went to our local rental shop and rented a commercial grade carpet cleaner. I was out $20 bucks, 3 hours of time focused on one room, and ended up having to scrub the entire room on my hands and knees anyway! The first room I used the Max Extract 60 was the entryway in front of the door to my house. My husband works in a steel factory, so he is constantly bringing oil, dust, and Lord knows what else in on his boots. There were big stains that I concentrated on first and I couldn’t believe how much the Max Extract 60 lifted them. When I got done, the monstrosity eye sores that were there, were very faint and then gone after a couple of more uses. I’m very happy with this product and would recommend to anyone that finds themselves having a lot of foot traffic through their home. *I received a sample of this product to facilitate my review, but my opinions are entirely my own.*

 

About the author

Peggy Deloatch

Peggy Deloatch

Had some great experience working on cleaning tools supplier in New York. Spent college summers building DIY vacuum cleaner in Phoenix, AZ. Spent last 10 years developing strategies for cleaning team setup in Atlantic City, NJ.

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