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1. Hoover H3000 Floor Mate Hard-Floor
$149.99 list($169.99)
2. Hoover F4300 Floormax Supreme
$99.99 $99.00 list($188.99)
3. Hoover H2800 Floor Mate Hard-Floor
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4. Hoover H3010 Floor Mate Plus SpinScrub
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5. Hoover F2300 FloorMax
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6. Hoover F5300 Floormax
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7. Hoover F6024-900 SteamVac Widepath

1. Hoover H3000 Floor Mate Hard-Floor Cleaner
list price: $249.99
our price: $129.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00005R19P
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Hoover
Sales Rank: 61
Average Customer Review: 3.91 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Creating a new branch in the Hoover family tree while stilladhering to the company's reputation for innovation and quality,Hoover's Floor Mate is the ideal machine for anyone who has hard floors(including hard-wood floors, linoleum, tile, and others). A completefloor cleaner--and almost the definition of multifunctional--the FloorMate vacuums, washes, and dries a floor. It has both wet and dry pickupfunctionality (you make the choice via a foot-controlled pushbutton),meaning that it combines a broom and a mop, getting rid of the need fordustpans and mop buckets. There are two removable containers on thefront of the machine, one that serves as a receptacle for dirt and dustand another that can be filled with floor cleaner. The Floor Mate stands 43-3/4inches tall, is 11-1/2 inches deep, and has a 20-foot cord, whichconveniently wraps on the back. --A.J. Rathbun ... Read more

Features

  • Convenient wrap around cord storage
  • Great for cleaning hard floors (wood, linoleum, etc.)
  • Both wet and dry pickup functionality
  • Vacuums, washes, and dries the floor
  • Sturdy at 43-3/4 inches tall, 11-1/2 inches deep

Reviews (401)

5-0 out of 5 stars Cannot Live Without
After using this product for the past three months, I have decided that I could not live without it. I have tile floors in my kitchen and hallway - and the grout had become so dirty and I never felt that mopping was doing much more than redistributing the dirt. It is a pleasure to clean the floor with this machine! I use HOT water which really helps to kill the germs and by taking the dirty water up off the floor after it is scrubbed, it truly gets the dirt up and off the floor. Thirty years of dirt embedded into the grout is coming out - and my once blackened grout is now white again.

The other benefit of this is that the floor is dried almost instantly - which prevents my small children from slipping on a wet floor.

If this machine ever broke - I would replace it immediately. I put it in the same indispensible categories as my dishwasher, vacuum, and washer/dryer.

I recommend this machine - which is especially nice to be able to clean floors such as basement, garage, and other areas where a sink is not available to aid in mopping - besides, this gets it much cleaner.

4-0 out of 5 stars handy... but messy
My family has owned a Hoover FloorMate since March of 2002, and it has been a great investment. It's much easier than getting down on one's hands and knees to clean the floor. My mom, who is in a wheelchair, can run the machine if someone fills it for her and cleans it up afterwards. The floors in the house have never felt cleaner. Using it still feels almost novel even after a year and a half of use.

However, it's disgusting to clean out the dirty water (which I guess can be a good thing, as it means the machine is working). The filter gets dirty easily, as do the scrubbing bristles, and have to be cleaned out after every use. Sometimes the machine gets an odor that is reminiscent of wet dog. The dry pickup also does not work very well. It is usually much more efficient to sweep rather than use the dry pickup.

The pros definitely outweigh the cons, but this is a solid four-star performer: a better than average product, but not close to perfect.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Day my life Changed Forever.
I finally bought the Floormate after researching it for about a year. I have read many mixed reviews about it and decided to purchase it figuring I could return it if it was awful...nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Now I have A LOT of very shiny, smooth porcelain flooring throughout my new home that I would have to clean on my hands and knees; buffing each tile dry or I would get hazy, foggy streaks. It took me on average about 4 hours to get it perfect (and the kids, husband and dog approximately 4 minutes to dirty it up!)

I got it assembled no problem (all I needed was a screwdriver.) I loaded it up with water and vinegar (all I can use on this type of floor, besides white ammonia. ) I couldn't believe the job it did on my highly difficult floors. Beautiful, shiny clean floors! I was so excited I was screaming Thank you! Cleaning it up when I was through was a breeze. All the parts pop on/off for easy cleaning.

There are some downsides. NO, don't expect it to scrub the grout, it will reach down there but not very effectively. If your grout was gross like mine was, use baking soda and peroxide and several toothbrushes (or the Scum Buster, which I don't have, but I hear it has a grout attachment.) The Floormate also doesn't get into the corners/edges all that well (I just do minor touch-ups here and there when I am through.) Yes, it makes a loud noise like a vacuum. Big Deal. It does seem to go through a lot of solution and the canister is a little small, so expect to make a couple of trips to the sink to reload. Again, no big deal. No, it doesn't pick up big pieces of food or the like, but I wouldn't use it for that reason anyway, that's why I have a vacuum. It does pick up sand and dog hair and minor dirt, which are my main concerns. It also isn't very quick. To be effective, you have to move it slowly over the tiles (forward to clean, backward to dry.) It did, however, cut my torturous cleaning time in half (and saved my back.)

So goodbye (and good riddance) to all my old mops. Goodbye Clorox Readymop, Swiffer Wetjet, and the hideous, hated O'Cedar string mop and pail. I am in love with my new Floormate!!

1-0 out of 5 stars Manilow warned me that it sucks
This product sure tells a good story BUT...I ended up selling mine in a garage sale for $5!!! Not only did it not perform as promised, when I tried to clean the dirt sucked into the roller area, I couldn't get it out. Then it started making a squealing noise every time I turned it on. Hoover has lost their TRIED AND TRUE product status with me. This brand name will be the LAST one I look at for future purchases.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best!
I love this thing. Maybe the previous reviewers had defective machines. I think it is so easy to use, and my floors have never been so clean. I did the mop test too, where I cleaned the floors with a mop and then used my floormate, and you wouldn't believe what the mop has been leaving behind. I couldn't live without my floormate. ... Read more


2. Hoover F4300 Floormax Supreme
list price: $169.99
our price: $149.99
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Asin: B00002N63A
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Hoover
Sales Rank: 3461
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

This lightweight (10-pound), 205-watt machine keeps a house spiffy in a myriad of ways. Snap scrub brushes onto its two power shafts and it scours hard floors. With three sets of pads, it will then wax, buff, and polish those same floors. In carpeted areas, snap on two shampoo brushes and get the carpets deeply clean. For floors that can be cleaned with water, and for carpets, a removable 1-gallon tank serves for mixing water and floor cleaner (a 16-ounce bottle is included) or water and rug-and-carpet shampoo (a 16-ounce bottle is included) that is then dispensed using a finger trigger. The machine is 43 inches high, has a handle hole for hanging in a closet, and assembles with a single nut and bolt (which are included). An accompanying booklet provides instructions for cleaning and polishing various hard floors and carpets by using different materials and methods. Hoover warrants the machine against defects for one year. --Fred Brack ... Read more

Features

  • Assembles with one nut-and-bolt
  • Power scrubs, waxes, and polishes hard floors and shampoos rugs, carpets
  • Scrub and shampoo brushes and waxing, buffing, polishing pads included
  • Dispenses cleaning solutions with finger-trigger
  • Weighs 10 pounds, stands 43 inches high

Reviews (10)

5-0 out of 5 stars great rug shampooer
This machine is great. A child can use it. It was very easy to put together. Less then 5 minutes. I have 3 cats, a dog and 3 teenage girls that have friends over all the time. They all spill on my carpets and forget to clean up. My carpets had so many stains. I used this machine with the stiffest brushes and man did it get the stains out. I was amazed. I had a hoover once before and it did a great job. I was concerned this time because the unit was smaller. But it did the job just as well. I am very happy with this unit and would advise anyone to use it.

4-0 out of 5 stars could have used more info before I bought
The machine is very light, easy to set up and use, but the waxing, buffing and polishing that I wanted to do on my kitchen floors can ONLY BE DONE ON WOOD FLOORS, which I don't have. The instructions say it CANNOT be used on 'no wax floors"!(I tried it-took the shine off) The ads state you can wax and polish 'hard floors', which I took to mean non carpeted areas, so I probably would not have purchased it if I had known. There is no water extractor, so it's not good for large carpet areas. It will stay wet a LONG time. For just floor scrubbing, it's great! Light, easy, etc as above. Couldn't ask for an easier, lighter machine -- if only I could use it for more tasks!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Lasted Many Years
My mother bought one of these way back in the 70s! It performed flawlessly for over 20 years and let me tell you, it's been through some pretty rough times. It's been knocked down a flight of stairs, accidently stepped on and tripped over, banged into walls and radiators, flipped over a banister and fell about 15 feet to the floor, and the worst time, my mother literally strangled my sister after she borrowed it for her apartment. It was 1984 and she had just moved into the apartment. She said she needed it to shampoo the carpets real bad cause' they were filthy. But apparently after she shampooed them she decided she didn't like the color of the carpets. So she filled up the tank with navy blue dye and turned it on. She was successful at dying all of the carpets navy blue but the entire base/bottom, scrub brushes, and the tank were permanently stained blue. My mother pulled up in the driveway one day to find the thing sitting on the porch. After seeing the condition it was in she had a nervos breakdown and brought it inside. She immediatly called my sister and caused one of the worst fights between them ever. Saying that she must "have a screw loose", she's "off her rocker", etc. etc. My sister didn't talk to her for weeks and in the meantime my mother was nagging constantly and telling the whole town about what her daughter had done to her Hoover Carpet Shampooer Machine. The day that it happened, my Aunt was visiting and they tried to clean it and removed massive amounts of dirt clumps and cat hair from the scrubber area. For weeks I never heard the end of her nagging and swearing over the whole ordeal. But it still worked perfectly for many years to come! The blue stains faded over time and my mother and sister are close again. But my mother hesitates whenever she asks to borrow anything! Sadly, the mighty maching performed it's last shampoo job the other day straining to finish the job so it could finally rest in peace after it's long, hard knock life. It was a good carpet machine and will be greatly missed.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome Machine to have!
We got ours about a week ago and spent this past weekend scrubbing our dining room/kitchen floors- self-stick tiles. Awesome job, only took about 2 hrs of slow careful scrubbing, the machine does ALL the work, you only have to move it back and forth and mop up. Should've invested in this a long time ago, sure helped make our floors shine!

5-0 out of 5 stars Supreme Dream
I just noticed on the bottle of bare floor cleaner that came with this machine that you CAN use this machine on linoleum, tile, ceramic, no wax floors, etc. You can't use on wood flooring (what I thought you could only use the bare floor items on). That makes this machine even better! I love the lightweight feature of this machine and how well it cleans my carpets. I have never used the bare floor function because I thought it was for hard wood flooring only. A little bit of water will sling out onto the bottom of your furniture when you use the carpet shampooer if you get really close to the furniture. Other than that, this has been a supreme dream! ... Read more


3. Hoover H2800 Floor Mate Hard-Floor Cleaner
list price: $188.99
our price: $99.99
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Asin: B00009YFV9
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Hoover
Sales Rank: 1920
Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Keep that new slate entry hall or tiled bathroom floor looking as clean as the day it was laid with the Hoover Floor Mate. Designed especially for cleaning hard, sealed floors, including stone, wood, and laminate, the Floor Mate performs a triple-whammy: it vacuums, washes, and dries. Dual tank design for wet or dry cleaning, a deluxe grip with solution trigger, and a 13-inch cleaning path make cleaning a snap. Four rows of soft brushes safely and gently clean floors with the included 8-ounce bottles of Lysol and Old English concentrated solutions. The brush assembly and nozzle squeegee remove for cleaning, and the EZ-empty recovery tank automatically shuts off when full. Soft wheels mean no worries about dents or scratches on those gleaming floors. The Floor Mate measures approximately 29 by 10 by 15 inches, weighs 18 pounds, and is covered by a one-year warranty. --Ann Bieri ... Read more

Features

  • Soft wheels protect fine floors
  • Triple function cleaner vacuums, washes, and dries sealed hard floors
  • SoftTouch Brush System gently cleans in either wet or dry mode
  • EZ-empty recovery tank with automatic shutoff
  • Brushes and nozzle squeegee remove for easy clean-up

Reviews (5)

1-0 out of 5 stars If you want to get your dust wet and leave it as streaks ---
A miserable experience. I bought this through Amazon when I contracted to have my hardwood floors refinished. The contractor took way too long, so I didn't try to use it until yesterday. Only the dry vacuum function worked, and not very well. I tried to call Hoover. They don't have an 800 customer service number, so I had to pay for a looonnnnnggggg long distance call. Got a busy signal the first ten times, then was put in line ("Your call is important to us") for 47 minutes, a total of one hour 13 minutes before I got a human being. She first tried to tell me that she didn't know anything about their products and that I should take it to my local appliance repair shop. I insisted and she finally suggested that I unscrew the handle and screw it on again. I did. Nothing, though I noticed that the internal "controls" are a couple of flimsey plastic sticks, the very essence of nineteenth century technology, but with cheaper materials. Ever heard of a switch?

I then drove across the county to my Hoover dealer. He told me that there were two screws missing, which should have been installed at the factory, and replaced them. He also pointed out that the "scrub" function is a misnomer -- the thing doesn't scrub; its brushes aren't designed to move at all. He assured me that the tiny dribble of cleaning solution he managed to get out of it was all it needed.

I took my expensive toy home and tried it. The advertised three-way action is actually about a half dozen separate actions, only two of them (vacuuming and dribbling) done by the machine. You have to do the rest. First you have to dry vacuum the floor. Then you switch over to wet/scrub and three tiny streaks of fluid appear. Then you go back over it to spread the fluid around and, supposedly, to pick up the fluid and dirt. After a few minutes the floor dries and you see dirty streaks everywhere. Repeat process. Same thing. Repeat, repeat, repeat. Then go get a mop and do it properly.

As far as I can tell, the purpose of this appliance is to moisten dust, move it around a little and leave it on the floor as streaks. The machine has no effect whatever on dried spills, footprints, scuff marks, dirt or any of the other things that routinely find their way onto a floor. And the tanks are so small that you can only do about half a room before you have to empty and refill.

I have bought a lot of appliances since I started restoring my house. Some have been great (Bosch dishwasher, Mac woodchipper, Mikita powertools), most good (Amana gas range, ShopVac), but this Hoover is the biggest piece of crap, backed by the worst customer service, that I have enountered outside the former Soviet Union. I gave it one star only because you are not given the option of none. And now Amazon won't take it back because 30 days passed before I could use it.

4-0 out of 5 stars thought there was only one model
i too didn't realize there were diff.models [i researched it on the web] but saw it at brandsmart and thought i was getting a good buy. its not the magic bullet for tile but saves the mopping.who knew there were supposed to be spinning brushes?a little truth in advertising? problem is finding lysol concentrate for machine.is there somehing else to use?

3-0 out of 5 stars Get the FloorMate 3000 or 3010 for just a little more $$
We ordered the FloorMate 2800 model from the Home Shopping Network last week by mistake (paid $165, including shipping). We hadn't done enough prior research to realize there were THREE different FloorMate models, and this was the bottom-of-the-line model with immobile brushes.

It went together easily; probably 10 minutes and we were ready to go. Somehow we managed to get it out of the box and assembled without noticing the brush configuration (there was no need to turn it over during assembly).

I vacuumed and cleaned the white linoleum in our 500 sf kitchen in about an hour, using about 1.5 tanks of water + 3 oz of solution. It did a great job of picking up dog hair, pepper, sugar, etc, and did an OK job of cleaning the floor (still kind of dirty in the pits of the linoleum. I was disappointed that it took so long, but amazed at how filthy the water was, when we had just mopped a couple of days before.

While cleaning it out I discovered it didn't have the spinning brushes. After some quick research, we found that both the 3000 and 3010 models have the spinning brushes. The 3010 model (FloorMate Plus) has only been out since Sept 2003, costs only about $35 more than we paid, and also has a longer cord and extra set of brushes. It didn't take long to decide to send back the 2080 and get the 3010.

We weren't completely unhappy with the results of the 2080, but figured for $30 more, the 3010 would do even better.

5-0 out of 5 stars clean grout !!!!!!!!!!
I purchased this with a bit of scepticism. I'm not a cleaning fanatic, but I like a clean house. Well, the grout in our tile is now getting clean and the stained concrete porch with all the doggy footprints is getting clean as well. I highly recommend this product. I am so excited about it that I've told friends. I never talk about cleaning with my friends.

This is well worth the $!!!!!!!!!!

1-0 out of 5 stars So dissatisfied with performance I returned it.
I ordered this item on the basis of customer reviews. I tried to use it on both tile (in the bathroom), linoleum (in the kitchen), and hardwood floors. In none of these cases did it give satisfactory results. ... Read more


4. Hoover H3010 Floor Mate Plus SpinScrub Hard-Floor Cleaner
list price: $230.00
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0000DASCG
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Hoover
Sales Rank: 43784
Average Customer Review: 3.86 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Now you can Hoover a stone or wood hallway just as you would carpets! The Floor Mate was designed for hard surfaces such as stone, wood, and laminate. Its triple-functioning mechanism lets you vacuum, wash and dry floors with just a single machine, saving time and storage space. A 700-watt motor and six SpinScrub rotating brushes gently scrub the floor with the included 8-ounce bottles of concentrated Lysol and Old English. A flip of the foot pedal changes the unit’s pick-up from wet to dry. The unit comes with an extra filter and brush block. The Floor Mate measures approximately 43 inches by 13 inches by 12 inches (H x W x D), weighs approximately 15 pounds, and is covered by a 1-year warranty. --Chris deMaagd ... Read more

Features

  • Extra filter and extra brush block also included
  • Designed for hard surfaces such as stone, wood, and laminate
  • 6 SpinScrub brushes for thorough cleaning
  • 35-foot cord provides a long reach
  • 8-ounce Lysol and 8-ounce Old English floor cleaning concentrates included

Reviews (7)

2-0 out of 5 stars I really wanted to love this machine, BUT...
the Hoover Floor Mate Plus didn't even come close to measuring up. The dry vacuum setting did not effectively pick up things that small children routinely toss or drop to the floor, like Cheerios or random elbows of last night's Mac-n-Cheese dinner. It would pick up finer particles (like bread crumbs), but in order to get anything bigger, I would have to pivot the vacuum up and set it directly on top of the item, sometimes having to do that two or three times before it would go in.

The wet scrubbing setting: A MAJOR fault of this brush design is that they are horizontal disks that spin sideways. This might work if you have Pergo floors that don't have any little crevices to speak of, but if you have ceramic or terra cotta tile with recessed grout lines, those flat little brush disks simply cannot get down in those crevices in order to properly clean them. The fact that I had to go back and re-mop those areas with the scrubbie side of my mop did not make for a happy mom. :-(

On the plus side, the wet vac part worked great. All the water was vacummed up with little residual dampness to speak of.

Bottom line? The Hoover will be returned for a refund. I will be ordering the new Dirt Devil hard floor cleaner that has just come out and see how that stacks up - seeing as it features a rotating brush (like on many vacuums), it seems like there might be a better chance of it getting into those "hard to reach" areas. ;-) With two young children, four Peruvian Paso horses, a shetland pony and a Newfoundland dog, we are a household in need of some pretty serious muscle power in terms of cleaners. I look forward to writing in my review of the Dirt Devil and seeing how they compare.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Product!
I purchased the Hoover H3010 2 months ago and I am extremely pleased with it. I previously used a swiffer wet jet on my laminate floor, but wanted something 'stronger' to clean the floors. I have 3 kids and a dog, and the floor mate allows me to vacume up the dirt and dog hair, then with a quick swich of a button, I can scrub the floors. It gets my floors very clean and is good at tackling the dried spills that collect under the table from my children. The floor mate is also great because the floor dries much quicker. It is very easy to operate and clean. I love this product.

5-0 out of 5 stars I haven't stopped cleaning
I got this as a Christmas/housewarming Gift from a male friend of my husband, who watched me sweep my new kitchen floor. With all the wet weather and at least one dog (sometimes three) when my daughter comes over, it was starting to become a joke trying to keep up. I had been using a swiffer, but knew the time was approaching when I would have to break down and really clean the floor. The first time I used the Floor Mate Plus, it left so little water, I wasn't sure if enough water was getting on the floor to do the trick. This machine did it all. The proof was in the DIRTY water afterwards and the almost dry floor immediately after the cleaning. It picked up the animal fur, pine needles, sand, outside dirt and dust. I love it for the tile floors but I love it even more for the wood floors. Buy it, you'll love it.

5-0 out of 5 stars I love this machine...
This is a great machine. I do not use it to vacuum, I have a little cordless stick vac for that, or my central vac, but this machine makes cleaning my big tile kitchen floor a joy. Gets every bit of dirt up and saves my bad back. I do not see any difference in performance between this one and the H3000, which I borrowed from a friend to try out, but the cord is longer, and the solution and return tanks seem easier to remove and replace. I recommend this machine to anyone with a lot of tile to keep clean.

4-0 out of 5 stars Like the way it cleans but ---- it Leaks
Bought this unit to clean up after our 2 year old. I cannot believe how muddy the return tank was after. The floor was mopped (swiffer) just a day before it arrived but we wanted to know how well this performs. I got this for the sole purpose of wet cleaning and I do have a stick vac next to it for dry pickups. It is lighter and easier to move around.

I like the extra long cord. I wired extra outlets inside the my laundry room and kept the floormate and stick vac plugged in and ready to use.

I do notice that a small amount of water leaks out each time you remove the tanks. So expect a little puddle each time you empty them. We keep them in the laundry room with the tanks at least half full of the floor cleaner to keep it ready and it does not leak while in storage.

Beyond these minor nuances, I would recommend this unit. It definitely cleans better than any mop. The squeegee dries the floor out completely except where you stop (leaks). So just have some paper towels in your pocket and you will be fine. Wiping off a puddle is easier than walking all over a damp hardwood floor anytime. ... Read more


5. Hoover F2300 FloorMax
list price: $129.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00005068I
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Hoover
Sales Rank: 42912
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

This lightweight (9-pound), 205-watt machine keeps hard floors spiffy in a myriad of ways. Snap scrub brushes onto its two power shafts and it scours them clean. (A wraparound splashguard protects baseboards.) With pads, it will wax, buff, and polish those same floors. For floors that can't be cleaned with water, the machine can still be used for buffing. It's 43 inches high, has a handle hole for hanging in a closet, and assembles with a single nut and bolt (which are included). An accompanying booklet provides instructions for cleaning and polishing various hard floors by using different materials and methods. Hoover warrants the machine against defects for one year. --Fred Brack ... Read more

Features

  • One-year warranty against defects
  • Power scrubs, waxes, polishes, and buffs hard floors
  • Scrub brushes and polishing pads included
  • Weighs 9 pounds, stands 43 inches high
  • Assembles with one nut-and-bolt

Reviews (4)

1-0 out of 5 stars Joan's Floor Max
I need the sheep skin type buffers to use for polishing my floors. They were not included in my package plus the things to attach them to the brushes

1-0 out of 5 stars Not well made
I bought this item and the first time I used it the housing that holds the motor, broke. This happened when I touched the edge of a carpet. My old floor buffer would bounce away if something like that happened, not break. Hoover requested that I drive it to a service center miles away from me. I didn't do that because of the distance and location of the center. I wouldn't recommend a Hoover.

5-0 out of 5 stars Like I expected
This is easy to maneuver, cleans well and a good price. I wish there were more brushes available, i.e., pool deck brush. I'm very happy with this little cleaner as it is everything I need in my all tile house.

5-0 out of 5 stars This is must in floor care.
I had one 25 years ago and am thinking about buying another. I had it for 7 years and it was a dream. Scrubbing all thoses knucks and crannies. It made my floors shine like brand new every month. It even did a bang up job on carpet. When you own something that does more then one job you've got somehing. This jewel scrubs, waxes, and polishes floors. Scrubs carpets as well. It does not suck the water out of the carpet like the new carpet cleaners. This means more drying time for carpets. For ... it's an excellent buy. ... Read more


6. Hoover F5300 Floormax
list price: $199.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00005068J
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Hoover
Sales Rank: 48259
Average Customer Review: 4.15 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

When mere vacuuming no longer cleans floors and carpetsproperly, this appliance steps forward to do the dirty work withastonishing versatility. For hard floors, it power-scrubs then picks upwater and vacuum-squeegees the floors dry, then waxes, polishes, andbuffs them. For carpets and rugs, it shampoos them clean as a whistle.Included with the Floormax are six sets of pads and brushes to handleall surfaces and 16-ounce containers of bare-floor cleaning solutionand carpet shampoo. Features include finger-tip control of thecleaning-liquid dispenser, a splash guard to confine spray, atoe-operated on/off switch, wheels to easily roll the Floormax fromplace to place, and a hanging handle for convenient storage. Theincluded accessories: multi-purpose brushes, felt buffing pads,cleaning/waxing pads, soft-cloth pads, and shampoo brushes. --FredBrack ... Read more

Features

  • Bare-floor cleaning solution and carpet shampoo included
  • Power-scrubs, waxes, polishes, and buffs hard floors
  • Picks up the water and vacuum-squeegees floor dry
  • Shampoos rugs and carpets
  • Includes six sets of pads and brushes for all surfaces

Reviews (13)

5-0 out of 5 stars Received and used the Hoover F5300 Floormax
This has to be one of the all time great machines!! In a total of 4 hours from assembling everything to putting everything away, I was able to remove 17 years of wax and grime from my vinyl kitchen and utility room floors. The difference in the before and after floor color and shine is amazing. This machine was extremely easy to use. The directions were very clear. It is light weight and very efficient. The removal of the dirty residue with the vacume action was wonderful. I only had to empty the dirty water tank one time for the whole operation and that was extremely easy. Thank you, Hoover, for such a wonderful addition to my cleaning needs. Now I will not hesitate to do my floors again whenever they need it.

5-0 out of 5 stars This is a fantastic product!
I just received the Floormax F5300 as a gift, and I couldn't be happier with it. I am 9 months pregnant and trying to get my house as clean as possible before having the baby. This included stripping the 25-year-old linoleum on my kitchen floor of at least 5 years of floor polish and who knows what else. I tried this once before by hand and got nowhere and, of course, hands-and-knees scrubbing this time was out of the question. The Floormax allowed me to scrub up the old polish, rinse the floor and vacuum it dry in a total of hours -- with one hand. I never knew before what the floor's real color was!! It has also been very handy for shampooing our cream-colored rugs. I only had one small problem with fitting the handle into the body of the scrubber when it first arrived, and I was able to fix that without contacting Hoover. If you have floors, you will love this scrubber.

4-0 out of 5 stars Floor Max F5300
I just ordered the Floor Max from Amazon at the beginning of the week and now it's Friday. It came in record time (I love Amazon.com!) and I've already cleaned my kitchen and bathroom floors. I like the machine for the most part. I can clean my vinyl and tile floors in record time. It does a great job! My ONLY complaint is that the machine does not fit under the lip of my cupboards and therefore doen't clean right up to the baseboard. I have to do this by hand (approx. 2 1/2 inches). In cupboard-less areas it doesn't clean 3/4 inch of floor right next to the baseboard. I'd still buy this machine though.

2-0 out of 5 stars Hoover F5300 Floormax
Problems encounter: Had to guess work on what pads to use, directions weren't clear and no instructions on how to install the pads. The container that holds the cleaning solution doesn't snap in -- had to push in with the palm of my hands which got pinched. The container that holds the cleaning solution is not as large as the other reviewers made it seem (Maybe, a gallon). The machine itself is awkward to handle, the bottom is heavy and when lifting doesn't lock in the upright position. Which slammed on my hardwood floor and ceramic tiles due to the heavy motor. The lack of instructions on how to probably use the enclosed attachments (pads), assembly and the non-lock upright feature has made this product a disappointment. I was ready to send it back but will give it a second try now that I figured out the problem areas. As for the cleaning, don't know, will give it another try.

3-0 out of 5 stars have a question about this
I read the other reviews and am considering buying. But need to know if this works well for carpets too ? All the reviews seem to only talk about the Hard Floors. ... Read more


7. Hoover F6024-900 SteamVac Widepath LS
list price: $329.99
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Asin: B00005068M
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Hoover
Sales Rank: 47526
Average Customer Review: 4.16 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

This 1100-watt hot-water vacuum cleans carpets deeply and scrubs bare floors with six rotating brushes (two speeds) that cover a 14-inch path illuminated by dual headlights. With onboard attachments connected to a 10-foot hose, the vacuum accomplishes other chores as well. One powered tool brushes upholstery and stairs clean, a second scrubs hard surfaces, and a crevice tool reaches into tufted upholstery. The vacuum applies hot tap water and cleaning solution (two 16-ounce bottles are included) and then vacuums up the dirty water. Both clean-water and dirty-water tanks detach. Using the finger trigger, you can apply cleaning mixture as needed, and a thumb-activated button boosts the mixture's output by 50 percent for heavy soil. Made of plastic, the vacuum weighs 27 pounds, stands 45 inches high, has a toe-operated on/off switch, and comes with a 33-foot cord. Assembly requires just two screws (which are included). Hoover warrants the vacuum against defects for one year. --Fred Brack ... Read more

Features

  • 27 pounds; 45 inches high; 33-foot cord
  • Cleans with hot tap water, cleaning solution; no faucet hookup needed
  • Six rotating brushes span 14 inches to clean carpets and scrub bare floors
  • Dual headlights and 10-foot hose for onboard attachments
  • Powered upholstery/stairs tool, powered hard-surface scrubber, crevice tool

Reviews (19)

5-0 out of 5 stars It really works, with professional quality results!
I've wondered if these Hoover carpet cleaners were any good. We had the chance to borrow our friend's cleaner to clean our carpets. I am so impressed with the results that I came here looking to find one for myself.

Let me first say that the name "SteamVac" is really misleading. There is no steam whatsoever generated by this product. It does not even heat the water, as it only takes the heated water/soap you put in, and sprays it on the floor.

Despite the misleading name, the product is really good. I cleaned several of our rooms with this machine using no soap, just hot water, and the dirt this machine extracted is amazing. Our carpets look as good as when the professionals clean it. The suction is powerful and leaves very little water in the carpet. With the clear plastic housing, you can watch the amount of water you are vacuuming up.

There are a few minor drawbacks with the product. The water containers are not very large, and I spent a lot of time going back and forth to the sink to dump the waste and refill the hot water tank. I probably averaged about 4-6 minutes per session. I continuously used the Cleansurge feature that squirts extra water on the carpet, and having to depress two triggers continuously, fatigued my fingers. It would have been nice to have a trigger lock for these triggers, or even better, not to have to exert as much force to engage them.

Overall, this is a winner!

5-0 out of 5 stars I don't know what I would do w/o it!
I have had my SteamVac Widepath LS for approx. 2 months and have already used it 4 times. I have used it for regular carpet cleaning, cleaning car floor mats, and, more importantly, to remove VERY SCARY messes (if you have a child/dog you know what I mean). So far, I have been very satisfied w/ the results. For the scary messes, I have had success using the following approach: first, I use the SteamVac in the upright position to clean and then, when things are less scary/smelly, I get down on the floor and use the tools. I've done this twice now and both times my carpets have come completely clean - no stain or smell!

I have owned both a Bissell Big Green Clean Machine and Little Green Clean Machine - the SteamVac cleans much better and is easier to use and maintain. Also, I was just as happy w/ the results of using the SteamVac as I have been when I've paid to have my carpets professionally cleaned. I have recommended this product to all of my friends.

3-0 out of 5 stars This cleaner sucks - in a good AND a bad way
The good suction:
I have used this cleaner on my entire house. I must say that both the clean and the dirty tanks are easy to clean and fill. The extraction is so good that the carpets usually are dry in about 1/2 hour. I have successfully removed dried cat vomit, gooey unknown substances left by a 4 year old, as well as standard filth with this cleaner.

The bad suction:
I have had problems getting the dirty tank to remain snapped into place to get a proper vacuum for removal of the solution. The cleaner does NOT like going from carpet to linoleum - I have multiple areas where my carpet is set next to the linoleum with no running strip near it. The solution usually gets sprayed unusually heavy in patches on smooth surfaces, and the machine has a hard time switching from carpet to smooth surface for extraction (i.e. it leaves a puddle on the linoleum). The rotating brush attachment for stairs is a total disappointment. No matter how many times I try to use that thing (at least 10) - it will not pull an adequate vacuum for extraction. The manual says to "purge the air from the system" by holding your hand over the inlet - still doesn't work. I end up using the upholstery tool on the carpets with adequate results - it usually takes a couple of days for them to dry due to excess solution being left behind though. Also, it is VERY hard to clean the extraction part of the cleaner, especially if you have short haired cats. I cannot for the life of me remove all the hair, even with the little flexible tool that is intended for this purpose.

For those with homes that do not have carpeted stairs - I think this cleaner would be fine, especially if you do not have unusual levels of filth from pets and kids. If you have stairs, keep looking.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great cleaner that has paid for itself many times over!
We have saved a lot of money and people can't believe how great our carpet looks. We used to rent the steam cleaners from the grocery store, but now we can clean it well any timw we want and not have to worry about bringing it back to the store. Just watch out because all your relatives and friends will want to borrow it!

1-0 out of 5 stars Not a happy customer
I had this product for a year (the warranty JUST expired) and after a year of light use, it is now fit for the trash. It leaks cleaning fluid either from the top by the resevoir or the bottom by the floor. When I say "leaks" what I mean is ALL the fluid spills out uncontrollably. I had heard a lot of good things about this unit but my experience with its reliability has been the worst. ... Read more


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