Vax Rapide Ultra W90-RU-B Carpet Cleaner

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However clean your carpet looks, you can never be too sure what’s lurking within those fibres! The Vax Rapide Ultra W90-RU-B carpet washer uses deep-cleaning action to give you professional carpet cleaning results at home.

Carpets and upholstery can easily be washed with the Rapide Ultra, and as it sucks up spills with ease it is always handy to have around. A deep clean is guaranteed: powered jets pump water and cleaning solution into the carpet, while rotating brushes gently agitate and lift out embedded dirt, odours and allergens.

New Dual V technology dries your carpets more quickly, while the inclusion of a wash tool and hose makes cleaning stairs and upholstery effortless.

  • Washes carpets and upholstery, and also sucks up spills
  • Powered water jets for deeper cleaning
  • Dual V technology for quicker drying carpets
  • Rotating brushbar agitates carpet pile to lift embedded dirt
  • Wash tool refreshes stairs, upholstery and car interiors

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
4.5L (clean water tank); 3L (dirty water tank)
H104 x W33 x D53cm
Eligible for International Delivery
Model name / number
Tools included
Upholstery wash tool
Vacuum cleaner type
Carpet Cleaners
Weight Information Unpackaged weight


Click & collect

Free from John Lewis or Waitrose shops for collection tomorrow 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 4.3 out of 5 by 23 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Extremely helpful product to have in household Booklet instructions were concise and clear enabling assemby of product an easy task. All carpets and upholstered items tackled were cleaned quickly and efficiently. They dried faster than anticipated and enabled rooms concerned to be returned to normal use. Found cleaning out of dirty water container time consuming and if some of the 'nooks and crannies' could be eradicated it would help. Fluff particularly appears to get stuck in some of these and cannot be removed despite numerous rinses. 17 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by One of our best buys. We love it, it's easy to use and wow, it certainly cleans the carpets. Ou carpets are only 3 years old and we can't belive the dirt it lifted out of them, they didn't look bad really, but the difference is remarkable, and the pile is visibly lifted too. One of the best buys we have ever made. 06 May 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good product does the job well Well made product with good features and easy to setup and use. Does a good job of cleaning carpets and upholstery. Only downside is that the product is quite heavy and can be a little tiring if cleaning large areas, 25 March 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Did what we wanted. It has cleaned the carpet very well, easy to operate. 20 January 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Dissappointing delivery and questionable performance I was using a 6+ yr old Bissell to tackle the carpets in the kids bedrooms. When it failed on Saturday, I quickly went online and chose 'click and collect' (Sunday by 2pm I was promised) for this Vax product - desperate to quickly return the house to normal chaos, rather than the upheaval of carpet cleaning! 25 minutes before the delivery time, I received an email telling me 'tomorrow'..... Tomorrow came and so did the vax BUT.... after fighting my way through the copious plastic bags and packaging, I quickly assembled it and tried to put it to work. During the process of cleaning a room, I pushed the machine up to the skirting board and 5+ times this seemed to dislodge the seal around the collection housing - causing it to loose suction. I had to stop the machine to reposition the housing (fiddling mid hoover wouldn't work), and then carried on..... I did not hit the skirting particularly vigorously, and as I realised what was happening, I tried to be as gentle as one can be with a heaving great hoover... still it reoccurred. I think I shall be sending it back. One star is for easy assembly and ok-ish cleaning 08 September 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lovely clean carpets We have found this to be fantastic. It has already made a real difference to the carpets. The only issue is that it is not easy to clean the dirty water chamber and empty out the debris which inevitably seems to collect there (however careful you are). 12 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Bought this to replace my old Vax carpet cleaner that had given up. Excellent machine did a really good job of cleaning my carpets. It is a bit heavy when using but a small price to pay for an excellent cleaner. 05 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Carpet Washer I spilt french dressing (oil & vinegar & herbs) on my carpet! This was 6 months ago. The Vax Rapide Ultra W90-RU B Cleaned the carpet like new. Excellent product. I did need to refill the clean tank & empty the dirty tank a few times as I was cleaning my living/dining room not just the french dressing stains. However I didn't mind that as I would rather have an upright cleaner that is easy to use rather than the cylinder cleaners. I am really pleased with this product & recommend it. Obviously it is heavier than an ordinary vacuum cleaner - that is because it has to hold the water tanks. Again this is a positive as it burns calories as you use it! Honestly it's not really heavy as you are pushing it on the carpet not lifting it into the air! Of course that could be a new exercise regime! Buy this it works! 22 June 2014
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