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List of brands we tested in this review.
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We test carpet shampooers you can hire or buy outright. For hire models, we list the typical hire cost for 24 hours (it may be cheaper per day over a 48-hour period). The cost listed does not include cleaning solutions or additional upholstery tools that may not be supplied with the unit.
enter value/s in increments of 1 between 39 and 899
Performance consists of carpet cleaning (80%), stain cleaning (10%) and residual wetness (10%).
enter value/s in increments of i between 24 and 75
Ease of use score
Ease of use makes up 30% of the total score and consists of ease of filling emptying/tanks, mobility, controls and head movement.
enter value/s in increments of i between 53 and 74
Weight does not include the weight of the tank when it's full.
enter value/s in increments of i between 5 and 17
Reach from power point (m)
enter value/s in increments of i between 4 and 10
enter value/s in increments of i between 76 and 90
A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- Overall score
- Ease of use score
- Performance score
- Power stated (w)
- Noise (db)
- Carpet cleaning score
- Stain cleaning score
- Residual wetness score
- Good points
- Bad points
- Suitable to clean carpet
- Suitable to clean upholstery
- Cleaning solution supplied
- Cord retraction
- On-board storage
- Crevice tool
- Upholstery tool
- Brush tool
- Can be used as dry vacuum cleaner
- Cleaning solution used
- Reach from power point (m)
- Weight (kg)
- Power measured (w)
- Hire or buy