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Of all the activities we could do in our downtime at home, cleaning is not among our favourites. But it has to be done.
We are constantly on the lookout for things that will make our chores easier, meaning we can get our home looking in tip-top shape and still have time to relax.
And we think we’ve found just the thing when it comes to cleaning carpets...
Why we love it
Powerful and ergonomic, the Vax Platinum Power Max Carpet Cleaner is able to remove up to 93% of bacteria, along with other fungi and allergens, leaving your carpets fresh and dry within an hour.
One. Single. Hour.
It claims to be able to clean any stubborn spot stains and spills on just about any fabric item in your home, from carpeted floors and stairs to upholstery.
It also promises to lift away dirt deep-down in carpet fibres - great for the current months, when muddy footprints are everywhere.
With a large tank capacity, the Platinum Power Max is also equipped with seven SpinScrub and rotating brushbars, so is able to clean deep within the carpet fibres, removing embedded dirt that vacuuming alone can't reach.
What the reviews say:
The handy cleaning device has received almost 5,000 five-star reviews on the John Lewis’ website, so it definitely seems to be a worthy investment. In case you’re not already completely sold, here’s what customers have to say:
“This purchase was more effective and a lot easier than having to repeatedly hire a machine; very pleased with it."
"I bought this carpet cleaner because we have light coloured carpets that were beginning to look way past their best. I cleaned my living room carpet last weekend and the cleaning was better than I expected, lifting coffee stains from various places around the room. I now intend to tackle other carpets around the house and looking forward to keep going over the carpets on a regular basis so that they don't get so dirty in future."
“I thought my carpets were fairly clean until we used this. The amount of dirt it got out was incredible. The carpets look like new.”
“ I've cleaned my lounge and stair carpet. The difference is amazing. I can't believe how much dirt it brought out. It was really easy to use and clean. I've had a really basic Vax for years but only really used it to clean up spills. I'll be using this frequent it's fantastic.”
“Was reluctant to buy this.. .but I have to say every home should have one love it.”
Buy it: Vax ECB1SPV1 Platinum Power Max Carpet Cleaner | £249 from John Lewis
Also available from Currys
Or if you’re after something a bit more affordable, Vax’s Rapid Power+ Carpet Cleaner is just £169.99 and is also flying off the shelves.