Hoover SteamVac Review, multi-surface cleaner

Carpet Cleaners Reviews

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Hoover is definitely the best known name in vacuum cleaners and for good reason. They’re known for creating high quality products that not only do what they’re supposed to do, but go above and beyond what you would expect.

This particular Hoover is called the Hoover SteamVac and it combines everything you’ve always loved about the Hoover vacuum to create a high quality carpet and multi-surface cleaner. This steam-vac is able to work on just about anything you might want to clean and it’s moderately priced at the same time. Coming at a reasonable price, it’s definitely a must for anyone looking for the best way to keep their house clean.

If you want to find out more about this Hoover SteamVac you can check it out right here. We’ve got a whole lot more to tell you. If you want to check out other steam carpet cleaners you can check them out on our best carpet cleaners article or head over to our other carpet cleaners reviews.

Hoover SteamVac Review

The fact that Hoover makes this SteamVac makes it definitely worth a try and it’s definitely not going to disappoint. It has five brushes that work on absolutely anything and it’s easy to push around. It’s great how this vacuum is reasonably lightweight but it does so much, even with the small hand tool that can pick up dirt and stains off all the same carpet, upholstery and more. Definitely a great tool to have around the house.

Quick Facts

  • 20 x 11.2 x 44 inches
  • 20 pounds
  • Cleans carpet, hard surface floors, upholstery and more
  • 12-amp motor
  • 1 year warranty

Build and Design

Made by Hoover, this SteamVac is a great option for a number of reasons. For one, because it’s made by Hoover you get the same quality that you’ve always expected from the brand. It’s a larger cleaner than some, but it’s weight is right about average or even a little lighter than others. That makes it a lot easier to move.

SteamVac form Hoover Watter Tank in Sink

The design is just what you would expect for this type of cleaner and seems formed properly to make it easy to take out the tanks that need to be filled and easy enough to actually fill those tanks as well. It’s easy to use by just pushing the cleaner back and forth and overall seems to do a good job. It’s definitely a well-rounded unit.

The multiple brushes on the bottom definitely make for a great job with cleaning as well, so you want to clean before you use it but only a cursory cleaning because this cleaner will take care of a good amount for you.

How to use

If you’re ready to start using this cleaner all you need to do is fill up the tank water and detergent and chooser either hi or lo for your cleaning level. Start furthest from the exit to the room and squeeze the trigger to release the detergent onto the floor while you push the cleaner forward. Now do the same while you pull it back.

Hoover SteamVac Used in Car

Now you want to let go of the trigger and push forward and keep your finger off and pull back. This is considered one ‘stroke’ even though it’s a set of four small steps. Make sure you overlap as you continue to clean the rest of the carpet so you can be sure to get everything. You can use the CleanSurge to get even more dirt and debris and you can go back and forth over dirty areas more than once.


  • Works just about anywhere
  • 3 speed controls
  • No belts needed

Who is the Hoover SteamVac for ?

If you’re the type of person that spends hours scrubbing their floors every week (or even every couple weeks) then this is the cleaner for you.

If you’re the person who cleans their entire house with several different tools this is definitely going to help you save some time.

If you need a way to clean up your house without the time and effort then this is definitely the tool for you. It takes care of the dirt and debris a lot faster and a lot deeper than any vacuum. (Even your Hoover.)

What's in the box ?

Hoover SteamVac Accessories in Box

If you’re ready to pick up this unit you definitely need to know what you’re getting. Well you’re in luck because it actually includes several different features. First, of course, is the cleaner itself and the handle that goes with it. Also included are a hose holder, the hose and a tool holder with screw. That may not sound like much but you actually don’t need anything else to really get your cleaning going.

All of the tanks and even the detergent are also included so you’re ready to start cleaning right away. And you’ll be able to fill them up quite quickly and easily too. All you really need to do is take out the tank, fill it up and put in some detergent and you’re going to be off to the races. Don’t worry about a thing while you’re at it and just start sliding across the floor.

Final Thoughts


  • Moderate weight
  • Five brushes
  • Two tanks
  • Cleans carpet and upholstery and hard surfaces


  • Difficult to fill water tank
  • Works best for small areas
  • Very loud while in use

In all, this is a pretty good carpet cleaner that takes care of a lot of the dirt and debris you might otherwise find in your home. If you have a large home it could take a while to get through the entire thing as the tanks can be a little small and difficult to fill all the way, but the cleaning that you get is definitely going to be worth a little bit of extra work you have to put into the process.