Vax Rapide Deluxe V-026RD Carpet Cleaner

Product information

The Rapide Deluxe is a lightweight, maneuverable upright carpet and upholstery washer that can also suck up accidental spills.

Rotating brushes gently agitate carpet fibres to loosen and lift dirt, odours and allergens from your carpets, and put the spring back in the pile.

It has a wash tool and flexible hose for cleaning your stairs, upholstery, car seats and high traffic areas. As the handle lies flat to the floor, it's easy to clean under your furniture too

  • Washes carpets and upholstery, and also sucks up spills
  • Wash tool - cleans stairs, upholstery and car interiors
  • Lightweight and manoeuvrable - easy to fill, empty, use and store
  • Rotating brushbar agitates carpet pile to lift embedded dirt
  • Handle lies flat - for cleaning under furniture

Please note: this product requires assembly.

Vax have been making a full range of dry vacuum cleaners, carpet washers, steam cleaners, hardfloor cleaners and cleaning solutions for 30 years. Based in Worcestershire, they still sell an orange 3-in-1 wet-dry canister model that looks similar to the iconic 1980s carpet cleaner that first made their name.

Cable length
3.5L (clean water tank); 2L (dirty water tank)
H109 x W28 x D52cm
Eligible for International Delivery
Model name / number
Vacuum cleaner type
Carpet Cleaners
Weight Information Unpackaged weight


Click & collect

Free from John Lewis or Waitrose shops for collection Monday from 2pm
369 participating John Lewis and Waitrose shops

Standard delivery in 5 working days


Named or Saturday UK delivery


Named day UK delivery pre-10.30am


International delivery not available

We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.


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Q & As

Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 28 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Did an Okay Job I bought this machine to clean a rug that gets kitchen traffic. It was a little harder than I anticipated to get the carpet clean -which was probably the VAX carpet shampoo- and the rug became quite wet due to my having to go over stains repeatedly but I'm happy enough with it. I'll just have to spot treat any stains first. It's quite noisy as others have said but is a useful cleaning tool. 17 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Superb cleaning Excellent carpet cleaner, not too huge or expensive. Did a marvellous job of removing stains on cream carpet. Easy to use, highly recommended. 17 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by really works well very efficient works well good value for money carpets like new again 09 June 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Vax I'm really disappointed with my Vax Rapide Deluxe v-026RD carpet washer ,due to illness I've only used it twice,cleaning small areas once when I unpacked it in 2014 and again on 1/5/2015 when it started to make a noise and grey toxic smoke came from it. I phoned Vax and was told that as my guarantee had expired and that it might be too expensive to repair that they could sell me another machine. 02 May 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by does the job This was quite difficult for me to assemble but with a little patience I did it. It took me about 1 hour , although I didn't attach the long hose on the back . (just doing the carpets). When I switched this on I thought it was very noisy almost to the point where I was going to return it. However , I cleaned the sitting room carpet and it even removed a coffee stain that other products didn't. My carpet has only been down for 4 years, so I was amazed at the difference and quite shocked at the colour of the dirty water. my carpet looked brand new. Does a great job , only 4 stars because of the assembly and noise. 13 January 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Ok once you've put it together...sort of I had my doubts when I read on the box 'Don't take me back to the shop, call 0844...' It's a bit much to expect the customer to build the machine. Not just attach accessories, but actually assemble the thing, including cramming a stiff piece of cable into a 'pocket' clearly not big enough for it. The assembly instructions say nothing about having to have the dirty water tank rammed down tightly...not until you are reading how to empty the tank and put the machine away. But if you don't have the tank in place properly, it leaves your carpets wet. Why don't they ship it with the tank and the top half of the machine in place? The instructions to use the wash tool start with the sentence 'Turn power switch on and brush switch off', yet nothing happens until the brush switch is ON, which you discover once you've replaced the fuse, tried some different sockets and located your ear-plugs. The noise is ear-splitting. The only good thing is the liquid supplied, although that had to be applied neat on a damp cloth to some upholstery which had newsprint on it. So not a good experience so far. 20 October 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Compact, lightweight cleaner. In the past, I've always hired carpet cleaners from a well known dry cleaners, because it always seemed to be more cost effective than buying your own, and of course you have the problem of storing them (living in a flat means that storage space is somewhat limited for me). But this is the most compact carpet washer that I've managed to find, and it's not too difficult to assemble. You just need a phillips screwdriver, and there are only four screws and four nuts involved in the assembly. The instructions are quite straight forward, but if you do get stuck for any reason, there is a useful helpline that you can call (and they'll register your product at the same time, and give you tips on how to use it). It comes with a 250ml bottle of cleaning solution to get you started, and it really is an easy to use carpet cleaner, which produces very good results. 03 May 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Rapide V-026RRD Easy to use once someone was able to put it together. Stairs still hard work though. 08 April 2014
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