Vax Rapide Ultra 2 W90-RU-P Carpet Washer
Vax Rapide Ultra
I read all the reviews before selecting the product which i had found helpful. The machine is big and quite heavy, but if you take all the hoses off when you are not using them that helps a little. The machine is powerful and very effective. it takes time to clean carpets and it is important that you do not rush things. You really need to go over the surface 3 or 4 times to get all the dirt out and more to get as much water out as possible. highly recommend this product and if used regularly before really heavy soiling i think you could prolong the life of your carpets, well thats my plan anyway.
25 March 2014
I have no hesitation with recommending this cleaner.
Having read other reviews I was hoping it would live up to five stars but it does.
As others have said its easy to put together and it does look bulky but is easy to use.
The results are impressive and the carpet was left drier than when cleaned by professionals or when using hire machines.
It is much the same size as a vacuum cleaner and even with my bad back I found it quite comfortable to use and the small tools are great.
If you are hesitating - don't, it's well worth the money.
23 May 2013
A powerful cleaner
The cleaner was easy to assemble and the instructions were very easy to follow. There is a place for everything on the cleaner and although it looks a little bulky from the back with the cleaning attachments on it they do not get in the way once the cleaner is in use.
The pre-treatment wand is a great feature for removing the more stubborn stains from your carpets prior to washing them. It plugs easily into the front of the cleaner and you simply press the trigger and spray evenly over your carpet, leave for 10-15 minutes before washing them.
Operating the cleaner is very easy and the manual has very clear instructions. I am only 5ft tall so I was a little worried that the machine might have been too heavy for me to push but it did move very easily over my carpets and some of them have quite a thick pile. To operate you squeeze the trigger which is situated on the handle on the forward stroke and this releases the soap and water onto your carpet, you then release the trigger when pulling the cleaner back and the dirty water is collected in the dirty water tank.
The washing tools clip neatly onto the back of the cleaner when not in use and fit easily onto the front when they are. There is a brush which helps to clean the upholstery and the nozzle is just the right size to get into all the awkward places. The hose is fairly rigid which is the only downside to the washing tool, I think it would be better if it was a little more flexible, especially when cleaning stairs. In addition to using the washing tools for the obvious job - washing carpets - it can also be used for picking up spills.
I think the Rapide Ultra 2 is an excellent cleaner for carpets and upholstery. It is very easy to use and produces very professional results. I would have no hesitation recommending this cleaner, it is a fantastic price and will add years to your carpets and furniture – a great investment.
06 February 2013
This Vax is brilliant, highly recommended!
It was delivered in a very big box, but once unpacked the machine itself is a reasonable size, weight and very sturdy. I expected it to be really heavy to push around but it moved really easily along my different carpets. We have had carpet cleaners before which have left us with bad backs for days, especially my husband who is 6 foot 8, but as this is an upright machine and of a decent size, no back pain was experienced! We have a dog, and hoover daily so wouldn't have expected many dog hairs to be cleaned up, but the rotating brush on this machine got deep into the pile lifting lots of dog hairs out (which was a bit embarrassing really)!!
Cleaners we've used in the past have left carpets soggy and took hours to dry, but this machine left them virtually dry, and as it is January it's not like we had all windows and doors open to help them along, as we've previously had to do.
The hand held tool was brilliant for getting into tricky corners, and ideal for the stairs. We also used it on our sofa, chair and pouffe and it brought them up like new, you don't realise how grubby things have got until you clean them! I'm blaming our 2 year old daughter for that one! My mam and dad even commented how fresh smelling our living room was the day after!
I think this machine is definitely value for money, and would highly recommend it!
30 January 2013
NOT WORTH THE MONEY
PURCHASED THIS WASHER AS IT HAD HAD GOOD REVIEWS. IT REPLACED A BISSELL THAT I HAD FOR 8 YEARS. WISHED I HAD PURCHASED ANOTHER BISSELL. DIDN'T CLEAN MY CARPETS AS I WOULD HAVE EXPECTED. NOT SUITABLE FOR PURPOSE
04 January 2013
I did a fair amount of research to help me choose and all the reviews here offered high ratings. This machine is light and so easy to use which is very important after heaving furniture around. The booklet tells us the liquid amounts it holds (4.5 litres for clean water, 3.0L for dirty). I liked the suggestion from another reviewer about the funnel and measuring top - personally I use a 1L used tonic bottle with container placed in the kitchen sink! The carpets do dry very quickly and I am completely thrilled that my cream and fawn coloured carpets are renewed, stains cleared (we have three dogs) and smell so clean.
I have not ,so far, had need of the pre-treatment wand.
I managed to assemble the handle onto the machine reasonably easily and I am usually hopeless at these kind of things. I wish I had bought this earlier.
16 October 2012
Being a carpet type of person as opposed to a laminate /wood floor person. This product is perfect for me. The cleaner and stain remover took out an old stain that a professional carpet cleaner said could not be removed. Perfect if you have pets as pet stains come out too.
29 September 2012
Fantstic product - great quality carpet cleaning
I did a great deal of research before going ahead with the purchase, but I am 100% happy with this product and the cleaning results. The Vax Rapide Ultra 2 W90-RU-P Carpet Washer is easy to assemble and use. Although my carpets weren't even very dirty, I just really wanted to freshen them up, so was quite surprised that the extracted water was still quite"dirty" so this clearly indicates that it did work well at pulling out dirt that we may not even think is there. I have cream carpets and after claening they appeared brighter than before and softer to the touch. This is a good quality product that i would recommend. 10/10 from me I would rate the excellent customer service from the retailer equally!!!
12 September 2012