Thousands praise this Vax cleaner for making their carpets look as good as new

Maisie Bovingdon
Shopping writer
Cleaning is one chore we all dread, but this top-rated carpet cleaner claims to make light work of tidying. (Getty Images)

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While we can all agree that cleaning isn’t our favourite thing, the current lockdown has meant that whether we like it or not we’re all spending more time than usual tidying our homes.

More time inside has probably also lead to noticing a few more imperfections than usual, from realising your sofa has probably seen better days, to wondering how so many stains got on the carpet.

So, if, like us, you’ve been thinking of going in for a deep spring clean, we may have found the product that could not only make your home feel like it has had a revamp, but also, will turn out to be oh-so satisfying.

If you’ve been in your home a while, chances are, your carpets and upholstery has been through their fair share of muddy shoes, dropped food or accidental red wine spills.

And, if you want to restore them to their original shade (and glory) for an affordable price, a carpet cleaner is the device you need.

A quick online search for carpet cleaners throws up dozens of options, but there’s one that caught our eye due to the sheer volume of positive reviews in recent weeks.

Enter the Vax ECB1SPV1 Platinum Power Max Carpet Cleaner.

The £249 device claims to professionally clean your home - and has seen a flurry of interest on John Lewis.

Buy it: Vax ECB1SPV1 Platinum Power Max Carpet Cleaner | £249 from John Lewis & Partners

This household essential has a seven SpinScrub feature, as well as rotating brush bars, which works to removed up to 93% of dirt embedded deep within the carpet fibres that vacuuming alone will not be able to remove.

The cleaner boasts the Platinum Power Max wash and rinse function, which means it will not leave any shampoo reside in your carpet after it has been washed, and within just an hour your carpets will be bone dry again.

The Vax also has a hand wash tool and stretch hose, which will make it easier for you to clean those hard to reach areas, such as the stairs or car seats.

Plus, it can be used on your carpets as well as upholstery, so it is no wonder is has been hailed a bestseller.

The carpet cleaner has proved to be hugely popular with shoppers, as it has racked up almost 4,000 glowing reviews, and within the last 48 hours over 100 have been purchased.

One review read: “I brought this last week as during lockdown, spending a lot of time at home I noticed that my carpets were looking a little mucky!! After only one go on ‘deep clean’ the results were fabulous. I have never been a fan of carpet cleaners but this has got me on side.”

Another shared: “This is the best carpet cleaner I have ever used - and I should know as I own a pub - quick and really easy to refill and empty - best to use rinse mode to remove the top layer of dirt first then wash mode after few days - well done Vax.”

A third added: “Everybody in the household remarked how clean the carpets appeared after cleaning. It even felt restored to when it's new when walking on it for a brief while. I have a baby and toddler who enjoy dropping milk on the carpet, and although it won't be perfect, it’s comforting knowing my machine can pick up a lot of the dirt that hides in the carpets. Would recommend this.”

The Vax Carpet Cleaner retails for £249 and is available to buy online at John Lewis & Partners.