Hoover FH50150 Power Scrub Deluxe Upright Carpet Cleaner Machine

Last updated date: October 19, 2020

DWYM Score

9.2

Hoover FH50150 Power Scrub Deluxe Upright Carpet Cleaner Machine

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We looked at the top Carpet Cleaners and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Carpet Cleaner you should buy.

Editor's Note October 19, 2020:
Checkout The Best Carpet Cleaner for a detailed review of all the top carpet cleaners.

Overall Take

This vacuum and shampooer makes it easy to deep-clean your rugs. It has a spinning brush system that is strong enough to clean thoroughly, all while being gentle on your carpeting. It comes with an upholstery tool, a stair tool, an 8-foot hose and some carpeting cleaning solution. This powerhouse also weighs under 19 pounds.


In our analysis of 15 expert reviews, the Hoover Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Cleaner Machine placed 3rd when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Spinscrub brush system: Safely deep clean carpets of the toughest dirt with powerful 360 degree brushes

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

7.5
2 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

8.8
22,433 user reviews

What experts liked

Lightweight and 20 ft cord. Easy to use. Includes dual tanks, a rinse option, and hot air blowers for drying.
- BestReviews
This floor scrubber performed ever so slightly better than the FH50130 and is a bit lighter.
- The New York Times

What experts didn't like

Some incidence of leakage and breakage
- BestReviews
Has some quality-control problems,
- The New York Times

An Overview On Carpet Cleaners

Carpet cleaners are not the same thing as vacuum cleaners. Vacuums suck up dirt, fur and other unwanted particles from carpets and floors, while carpet cleaners wash the floors using liquid carpet cleaning agents and water. Both may have attachments, which can make it easier to get into corners, use on furniture and work in other narrow spaces.

Carpet cleaners have brushes that spin fast, accessing deep rug fibers to loosen the dirt. The cleaning agent is deposited amongst the fibers and is then sucked back out into a wastewater container. Most carpets can dry on their own, but this can take time, depending on the type of carpet and cleaning method used.

Many people love carpet cleaners because of their multi-functioning capabilities. They act like two machines in one (vacuums and cleaners), which saves time and money. Carpet cleaners allow people to avoid renting expensive carpet cleaning machines, or having to hire companies to do the job.

Pet owners, in particular, can appreciate a good carpet cleaner because these tools make cleaning up after their furry friends much easier. Compact models are good for smaller jobs, but full-sized models may be more effective at cleaning up standard messes. You can find everything from smaller models up to industrial-grade varieties available for purchase, but the one you get should be able to effectively scrub, rinse and drain the dirt from your floors.

The Carpet Cleaner Buying Guide

  • Before making your purchase, check your carpet or flooring manufacturer’s warranty or website and search for the recommendations on how frequently you should clean them and the best products for doing so.
  • Carpets will usually dry after some time has passed, and some carpet cleaners have features that promote faster drying. Otherwise, hot water extraction (steam) cleaning should take from 6 to 12 hours to dry. To speed things up, you can turn on fans, open windows or turn on the air-conditioning in your home.
  • Do not walk on or put any furniture on carpet that is not completely dry.
  • Consumer Reports recommends plugging your carpet cleaner into outlets that have ground-fault circuit interrupters, since you will be working with both water and electricity at the same time.
  • These machines can be loud, so you may want to wear earplugs during use.