Written on: 29/06/2011 by Joff (8 reviews written)
There has never been a truer saying when one gets what they pay for. We used to own a basic Bissell and were delighted with that. However, having had that for many years and passing it on to a family member, we decided to purchase a newer machine. I had read the reviews and all I found that had been publishd as negative was the weight of the machine and a couple of issues dealing with ease of use when first coming to terms with the operation of the said item. We thought we must have done... (read more)
Written on: 28/08/2008 by miller161 (5 reviews written)
I would not buy this Vax Rapide XL again as it was not robust enough. Water pipe on the side is prone to splitting and leaking water all over the carpet, I have had to trim the split off several times and refit the pipe. The filter disintegrates quickly.
The machine in my opinion is excessively noisy. The AAA carpet cleaning product is good. (read more)
Written on: 18/03/2008
When comparing with other makes, remember to add the cost of replacement float chamber filters, which you will have to buy for the life of the machine. Vax customer services say they should last 3-6 months. My thought is that it's a bad design and a way for Vax to continue making money after the sale of the product. (read more)
Written on: 14/02/2008
The Vax Rapide XL is easy to operate, leaves a good finish to all carpets, the right price. Awkward to manoeuvre round corners. All in all the best carpet washer for the price. (read more)
Written on: 03/08/2006 by kiyawhite (56 reviews written)
The VAX Rapide Classic and VAX Rapide XL are both carpet cleaners to be proud of. They easily defeat the competition of VAX's competitor, Bissel, and are worth the money you pay for them (which ranges between £100 and £200 new in shops).
I don't have any carpets in my home, but just a lot of rugs and laminate flooring. I have a small number of materialised chairs and a set of leather sofas and other leather purchases.
We use the cleaner on our rugs, mainly.
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