Slow, tempermental, very noisy but it does the job ... eventually.
After watching a professional carpet cleaner risk cracking tiles while lugging his heavy contraption up and down our back steps, I decided to save $$$ and pavers after seeing this inexpensive carpet cleaner in an Aldi store.
We waited until a warm summer's day arrived just in case there was a prolonged drying process - a good move. We'd forgotten to explore any available shampoo products, but a browse on-line revealed several home-made recipes, most based on vinegar, ammonia, a little dish detergent and a dash of our favourite 'essential' o...il. We made half a bucket full, and soon several more - 10lt is used up in no time! Our carpet is a wool sisal with occasional brighter patches showing where cat tummy upsets have been sponged away over the years. After filling the reservoir and clearing away some furniture, I turned it on. I should have turned it off right away and found some hearing protection - this thing is NOISY! The cleaning mix only flows when the trigger is pulled, and pulled hard. On the first run, this worked OK, however it did flow in distinct wet lines as the machine is pulled back, which, in the end results in cleaned and uncleaned parallel lines across the carpet. With the reservoir emptying rather quickly, it didn't seem wise to repeat the wetting runs more than once or twice, however I did several vacuum runs even though the first seemed to be the only one extracting any dirty water into the clear plastic hopper. The reservoir empties quickly despite seeming to only wet the carpet in narrow parallel strips and the catchment hopper fills quickly - it's probably smaller. While both are fairly easy to fill and empty, the hopper does have a mesh filter that, in our case, needed rinsing thoroughly each time.
Easy Home Aldi Carpet Cleaner IA0850
I should of researched this before buying. I found the carpet cleaner easy to use . The suction to pull the water up is terrible. It only pulled up less than 10 % of the water that it put out onto my carpet. It is very noisy and you would need to wear hearing protection to use. The amount of water left behind could potentially cause mould to form under carpet given the long period of time to dry.
Not great out of the box, but usable
Bought this as it was cheaper than a professional and not much more than hiring one. And, of course, if it was rubbish I could take it back. Well, I haven't taken it back yet, but...
It's best to understand a bit about how these work first. There is a clean water tank on the upright (holds 1.8L), and as you pull the trigger it slowly bleeds down tube into a spray head near the suction head. Pull the trigger as you move backwards to leave a trail of water on the carpet and then go over it a few times to suck the residue up.
Repeat a few...
Questions & Answers
My tank is broken, can i order a replacement?
My machine won’t release it cleaning water. I starting using with more problems then it just stopped releasing the cleaning water. I’ve checked & rechecked, everything is clicked in correctly but still no water release, any suggestions?
Where can I get replacement pads
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