Hoover PowerDash Pet Compact Carpet & Rug Cleaner

Last updated date: October 7, 2020

DWYM Score
8.2

Hoover PowerDash Pet Compact Carpet & Rug Cleaner

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 39 expert reviews, the Hoover Hoover PowerDash Pet Compact Carpet & Rug Cleaner placed 8th when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
7.9
6 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.8
20,661 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Offers two times the cleaning power of other lightweight carpet cleaners. The PowerSpin Brush Roll isn’t just designed for removing deeply embedded pet hair either -- it has antimicrobial protection to kill bacteria and germs too. The HeatForce feature also means faster drying, so you don’t have to worry about keeping the kids and pets off the carpet all day.
- BestReviews
We were impressed by how well this little machine—which only has about a 10-inch cleaning path—combatted pet grime and dog hair. Each time we used it, we noticed a significant amount of pet hair had been sucked up into the tank, and there was a noticeable color difference between the carpet we’d shampooed versus the area that still needed to be cleaned.
- The Spruce
A compact and lightweight carpet cleaner that performs superbly. It made shampooing carpets such an easy task and one that every member of the family could carry out. The reason is that apart from being lightweight, it offers no challenges to operate.
- Vacuums Guide
At 12.5 pounds and about 15 inches wide, the powerful yet lightweight device is easy to maneuver and store when it’s not in use. It uses a power-spin pet brush to remove messes and allergens, and its heat-force technology allows for quick drying.
- Better Homes & Gardens
This had the highest scores for maintenance and ease of use. You don't even have to measure out soap. You fill the tank to the water line, and then add soap until it reaches the soap line, and you're ready to clean. Tasks like emptying the tank were also easy.
- Top Ten Reviews
The concept of this model is to give users an ultra-lightweight carpet cleaner to deal with high traffic and pet stains on a daily basis. Therefore, the machine is constructed with the most crucial features and technologies, to keep the weight similar to a portable device.
- 10 Best Carpet Cleaners
What experts didn't like
There is a downside to that small tank, though. A half-gallon tank may be enough for small pet messes and spots, but it ran out quickly when we tried to clean large areas. We had to refill the tank three or four times to clean all of the carpet in an average-sized room. That could become time-consuming if the goal is to clean a large surface area.
- The Spruce
The power cord is short, which is not convenient if your home is large. Low capacity tanks that require you to either fill or empty them frequently.
- Vacuums Guide
Everything was in smaller proportions for this machine, including the cord., which was only 10 feet long – shorter than any other. You will have to constantly find a new plug on bigger jobs. The tank also is small, holding only 2 quarts where others hold up to four. The cleaning path also was noticeably small, at 10 inches.
- Top Ten Reviews

From The Manufacturer

The Hoover PowerDash Pet Carpet Cleaner easily tackles pet messes and everyday stains while delivering 2X More Cleaning Power than the leading lightweight carpet cleaner. Our new PowerSpin Pet Brush Roll provides a powerful clean for high traffic areas and small spaces. This easy-to-use pet carpet cleaner delivers a compact and lightweight design for efficient cleaning and storage. Plus, the PowerDash is designed with HeatForce power, to deliver even faster drying for any space. Ideal for your pet carpet cleaning needs!

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