Review: Hoover SteamVac Silver – Momma Got New Carpet

Today my husband treated me to a new "toy".  After selling our riding mower, he went out and bought me a carpet cleaner!
I know, he’s SUCH a romantic right? Back off ladies, he’s mine.

We haven’t had carpet in our home in over five years.  Now that we are renting AND have carpet, he’s a bit touchy over how the house looks.  We used to own a Bissell.  My mom owns a Bissell.  It’s in my garage right now. I borrowed it before Christmas when we thought the landlord might stop by for a visit (I told you he was touchy).  Unfortunately, mom had twisted a seal on it and it leaked a lot. Not Bissell’s fault. Just made it a hassle to use. Which is why I haven’t used it again.

I went online to ask my friends for their suggestions and they all said they had Bissell’s, more specifically the Bissell ProHeat 2X, which is the newer version of the Bissell I used to own.

After a little online research, and a considerable difference in price tags, hubby picked out the Hoover SteamVac Carpet Cleaner with Clean Surge, F5914-900

Hoover SteamVac Silver

My father in law helped him put it together. It took them less then ten minutes total. Then they spent another ten arguing over how to hook up the hose (which was extremely easy, but you know how ‘boys’ are). As soon as our company left the building, I set out to see if it worked as well as the reviews stated it would work.

Here are the before and after pics:

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I started at 3:01pm.  The water/cleaner tank was easy to handle, easy to fill, and the cap doubles as a measuring cup. 

To quote Hoover, it’s pretty nifty.


The brushes do not rotate around like a vacuum cleaner. They are circular, and rotate to scrub the carpet.


At 3:43pm I was done, and able to SIT on the floor to test out the attachment on my couch.  Mr. B came inside a few moments later and was shocked to find 90% of the floor totally dry.  He was able to move all the furniture back in. 

What I won’t share are pictures of what the exit water looked like.  Horrid about covers it.

I spent roughly five minutes rinsing it out and getting it ready for storage.  I love it.


I used the cleaner that was boxed in with the product.  I wanted to make sure I didn’t fall to far away from the manufacturer’s directions so my review would be accurate and fair. 

It was loud, but not any louder than my Kirby vacuum cleaner.  I’m 29 weeks pregnant, and it was easy to maneuver across the floor. 

At a price tag of $140, it was well worth the investment.  My mom just paid a cleaning company almost $300 to come do two rooms (remember, I have her old, broken carpet cleaner).  It’s not as wide as my regular vacuum, so it is now taking up a handy residence in the kitchen. Little children spill things often, and the Hoover SteamVac is so quick and simple I won’t mind taking it out whenever the need arises.

From WalMart’s site, here are the details listed:

  • 12 amp motor
  • Beltless – no belts to break or replace
  • Heated cleaning for better cleaning action and quicker drying
  • 2 tanks keep clean, warm, water and dirty, cold water separate
  • Spin Scrub Brushes clean all sides of carpet fiber
  • Spin Scrub Brushes clean all sides of carpet fiber
  • Brushes are removable for easy cleaning
  • Brush Shut off for easy removal of spills
  • Upholstery Hand Tool
  • 21-foot cord
  • 8-foot hose

It weighs just under 28 pounds.

I think I’ll go bake my baby some chocolate chip cookies.  He earned them.

3 thoughts on “Review: Hoover SteamVac Silver – Momma Got New Carpet

  1. TaderDoodles says:

    I probably should not laugh but I think it’s funny that we both have borrowed broken machines!   I was really surprised with this one. Held my breath a little bit because everyone else had recommended the Bissell.   Good luck shopping!

  2. Dawn says:

    Yay! I’m glad you were able to get one, even if you didn’t get a Hoover 🙂 Having a carpet shampooer at home is a HUGE blessing, and when our last one died I was SO sad. 5 kids (over half teens) and all their friends do NOT help keep carpets clean! I was so glad when we were able to get a new one! Congrats!

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