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
Tools included
Wash tool
Vacuum cleaner type
Carpet Cleaners
Weight Information Unpackaged weight


Click & collect

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Standard delivery within 5 working days


Next, named or Saturday UK delivery


Next/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

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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
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
Rapide V-026RRD Easy to use once someone was able to put it together. Stairs still hard work though. 08 April 2014
You'd better be good at diy! Just bought this. It took my poor long suffering husband over four hours to assemble/complete manufacture (and he's really good at Ikea type furniture). Don't buy it unless your patience and assembly skills are above average. DMM 25 January 2014
What a little beauty! I bought this following a radiator leak to suck up all the water which it did with amazing efficiency. Almost worth buying this product just to deal with such emergencies. I will now wash the carpet and going on the other reviews here I have no doubt that I will be pleased with the results. I have previously owned the 3 in 1 Vax (lasted 20+ years) but that was only available on-line whereas I bought the Rapide Deluxe in-store because I needed it today. Worth every penny and very good value. 23 July 2013
ideal product This WAS a really good buy as was cheaper than new carpet at moment. I was amazed at how clean the carpet was after one cleaning and the dirty water was an embarrassment. The only downside was putting it together I ended up with cuts and sore blisters but considered it worthwhile in the end. 12 January 2013
Carpet washer This washer was pretty straightforward to assemble. It was very easy to use and gave a good clean to the carpets. I've only used one other carpet washer which I hired from a DIY store. That was a bigger and heavier machine and was probably better but for everyday use round the house this was fine and at a reasonable price. 20 October 2012
An efficient cleaner We purchased this machine to clean fairly soiled carpets. This was accomplished well. 27 July 2012
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