Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 122
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bridgety Fantastic buy
I wasn't expecting all singing all dancing just something that cleaned up dried in spills and muddy paw/ foot prints and this did exactly that! It did take a few goes of going over a certain area if it was badly soiled but once the solution had got through to the carpet enough it brought the dirt out very well. The only thing I would say is that it did leave the carpet quite damp. I used the cleaner before bed and the carpet was still damp 12hrs later. But what a great cleaner if you are on a budget like myself, it did a great job, it's easy to assemble, easy to use and I would certainly reccomended this product to friends and family.
28 November 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by Sullivan Not good!
This is really poor, I had to return the product to the retailer for replacement as it arrived without the four bolts needed for assembly. Following the first use of this I am considering returning it, the build quality is poor, it isn't powerful enough, the water needs replacing every few minutes and its leaving a trail of wet fluff on my carpet.
This was bought to replace a 6131 cylinder which had a pump failure after 2.5 years and so was just out of warranty. The 6131 was fit for purpose but this just isn't!
Not at all what I was expecting from VAX
31 January 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by LuckyDebs A good purchase
I've bought and used (and broken) 3 carpet cleaners in the last 20 years, and actually hired 2 as well. I can honestly say this is the easiest carpet cleaner to use by a long shot. If I didn't have to fill it up with water (5 second job) I would think I was using a normal vacuum cleaner. Emptying and rinsing after use is just as simple and easy. I have now cleaned all the carpets in my house and I'm really over the moon with the results.
The one draw back is if you are doing heavey footfall areas you have to do it twice.
21 August 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by geckogirl61 Lacks Power and Suction
Nice and light to use, but of course the trade-off is that the performance is really not that effective.
I had borrowed a more heavy duty carpet cleaner and with that one you could feel the carpet getting sucked in as the excess water was being extracted.
This one doesn't have any such effect and rather than clean I would say it simply freshened the carpet.
This said, for the money it's not a bad device and handy to have for minor spring-cleaning. For heavy duty cleaning (stairs, hallway) will get the professionals in.
24 December 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by Enid infuriating
For some reason the the locking pins in the upper handle will not align. The 'female' pin quite clearly is angled downwards inside the handle making it impossible to push the 'male' horizontally into its mate. No amount of pressure on any part of the machine will alter this sad state of affairs. The supplier has already exchanged the original purchase but the same problem exists. Is this a design fault? Is there any answer other than giving in and getting a refund?
11 December 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Herra Good enough for the money
This machine was really simple to put together and seems to work quite well. It certainly takes the dirt out of your carpets and freshens them up fine. Doesnt deal that well with stains but to be fair neither did the commercial carpet cleaning service that were in before so I wouldnt hold that against it. Its quite small so takes a while to do a whole room especially since you get the best results when going quite slowly with it - however for £40 I would say its well worth buying one.
25 October 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by TeamAlwyn Great for the price
Needing to clean small areas of carpets I decided that this was the best vax to invest in.
It's really easy to put together and get started I didn't really need instructions to start the cleaning!
My carpets look atot cleaner they are not like new but after 15 month with 3 kids I didn't expect them to be either.
Really easy to fill and empty and not to heavy to push either, it is quite a loud machine but doesn't wake up my newborn when i use it.
I'm very pleased with my purchase!
08 June 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by Lynn T Leaking product
After buying my Vax Rapide it worked perfectly first time and I was very pleased with what I had bought. However the 2nd and subsequent times I tried to use it, it leaked water all over the carpet. It is now collecting dust as the product is completely useless and totally unfit for purpose. Can't find any solutions to the problem so I'll think twice about buying Vax products in future as it's totally unfit for purpose. Sorry Vax but this is how I feel.
29 October 2014