When you live in a busy house, stains on the carpet are inevitable. Whether it’s the dog making a mess, kids bringing in mud, or you spilling wine after a hard day, there’s no way to avoid it. But there is a way to fix it. Carpet cleaners are products that use water and cleaning solutions to tackle tough stains and bring your carpet back to the way it looked when you bought it. There are a few different styles and a ton of different features that can clean carpets, upholstery, stairs, and more. We’ve found the best carpet steam cleaners on Amazon and put them on this list.
Hoover Smartwash Automatic Carpet Steam Cleaner
Hoover is one of the most famous vacuum cleaner manufacturers in the world. In the UK, people literally say ‘Hoover’ instead of a vacuum cleaner. Nowadays, the company is nearly as well known for its carpet cleaners. When it comes to carpet cleaning technology, they’re always at the forefront. They’re so good, we’ve picked four of their cleaners to be on this list.
The Hoover FH52000 is the most expensive of the bunch. In terms of cleaning power, added features, and all-round quality, it’s the only real direct competitor to the Bissell ProHeat Cleaner we looked at last.
Hoover PowerDash Pet Compact Carpet Steam Cleaner
For around half the price of the Hoover FH52000, you can pick up this carpet cleaner – the Hoover FH50700. In many ways, this is a smaller and lighter version. It basically works in the same way and still delivers impressive results, it’s just not as good for deep cleaning. We’d recommend the Hoover FH50700 for your basic carpet cleaning needs. In the Amazon Customer Reviews section, you’ll find loads of before-and-after images that prove this cleaner is worth its weight in gold, especially if you have pets.
The cleaning power is provided by the Powerspin Pet Brush Roll, which is basically a simplified version of the Flexforce™ Powerbrushes that you find in the more expensive Hoover carpet cleaners. The design is perfect for a mess made by pets because it has antimicrobial protection. Also, like the other Hoover machines, it has HeatForce technology to dry the carpet after you’ve finished cleaning.
Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Steam Cleaner
The next product is the Hoover FH50150, a step up from the Hoover FH50700 in both cleaning power and price. This is the cheapest of Hoover’s full-sized carpet cleaners and we think it’s one of the best carpet steam cleaners on the market.
That opinion is mirrored in the customer reviews on Amazon. It has over 16,000 reviews, so there’s no shortage of opinions to dig your claws into. When a product on Amazon has this many reviews and has managed to maintain a high average rating (this product is rated 4.3 out of 5), it’s a sure sign that it’s a good product.
Hoover Power Scrub Elite Pet Upright Carpet Cleaner
Hoover Power Scrub Elite Pet Upright Carpet Cleaner is one of the best home carpet cleaners on the market. It’s the second most expensive Hoover machine we’ve featured (the Hoover FH52000 costs around $20 more) and it’s well-reviewed by users and experts alike. When we tested this carpet cleaner, we fell in love with how easy it is to use. There are two settings – Quick Clean and Deep Clean. All you have to do is choose from one of these settings and get to work.
The Quick Clean setting is called ‘quick’ because your carpet will be bone-dry in just 45 minutes. It uses the HeatForce technology that we’ve seen in other Hoover carpet cleaners to dry up the moisture in no time at all. Granted, it only provides a surface clean, but run this over your carpet every few weeks and your home will look like a show house.