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Written on: 06/02/2013 by Ironstones (3 reviews written)
With 2 young children and a Labrador my cream carpets take a real beating. I am constantly having to get them cleaned, and this was becoming very expensive! After having the Vax spring cleaner before and being really disappointed with it, I was dubious about trying another carpet cleaner, but after reading the reviews I decided to give this one a go. The Vax Rapide Ultra 2 arrived in a rather large box, and upon opening I realised this was quite a large machine. It certainly looks like it means… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/02/2013 by meloncauli (1 review written)
I have previously used a Vax carpet washer and was pleased with the performance but the Ultra 2 beats it hands down! The instructions are easy to follow with good, straightforward diagrams. I particularly liked the 'one tank' feature, water and cleaning solution are mixed in a decent sized 5ltr tank, meaning you can do a room without having to refill it. You press the trigger on the handle during the outward push to release the fluid, let it go and on the pull back the used water is sucked… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/01/2013 by LouMeck (1 review written)
This Vax is brilliant, highly recommended! It was delivered in a very big box, but once unpacked the machine itself is a reasonable size, weight and very sturdy. I expected it to be really heavy to push around but it moved really easily along my different carpets. We have had carpet cleaners before which have left us with bad backs for days, especially my husband who is 6 foot 8, but as this is an upright machine and of a decent size, no back pain was experienced! We have a dog, and hoover… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/01/2013 by suzannepv (1 review written)
Vax Rapide Ultra 2 W90-RU-P Carpet Washer This machine comes with a 2 year guarantee which I registered online. It is extremely well constructed and assembled in next to no time without the need for any tools. The instruction leaflet was accurate and very simple to follow.The product description promised an easy to use and versatile upright machine, which washes your carpets, removes stains and sucks up spills. It comes with a separate attachment for using with the pre-treatment. The… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/01/2013 by Taylor-Everett (1 review written)
Upon receiving my brand new Vax Rapide Ultra 2, I became very excited as I am the epitome of this Carpet Cleaner’s reason, having three Children, a Dog and a cream carpet. Previously having no easy way to clean my carpets, the cream mid-pile carpet had flattened and turned a mottled shade of brown especially on the through routes from Hall to Living room and those from the Utility to the Dining room. I had stains on the floor from where Coffee and Cola had spilled in awkward places and had… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/01/2013
I would certainly recommend this washer to anyone, it is easy to use with simple instructions, it has a very handy pre-treatment wand, along with the furniture/stair attachment, is easy to attach and remove with no leaking, the machine itself is used just like a normal hoover, press the trigger on the forward stroke and release it on the backward stroke to suck up the dirty water. I was amazed at how much dirt came out and it is satisfying to see it! This washer has dealt very well with my… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/11/2012 by DuncanJones (3 reviews written)
Bought a vax rapide ultra 2 to help with my carpets and I have to sey, it has done a great job. Got the cleaner with £100 off and then free delivery. It came on time and has been really easy to use… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/07/2012 by Joff (17 reviews written)
Last year, I bought a Vax Rapide XL which turned out to be the worst cleaner ever scoring it a generous 2 stars. However, persistence is the name as after complaining again to Vax that I had tried all their methods to resolve the problem of it not dispensing the detergent and water together, they immediately replaced it free of charge for the Rapide Ultra 2. They restored my faith as compared to the XL, it is night and day! I would actually say that this model has done a better job the Bissell… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/07/2011 by LoneRanger (9 reviews written)
Having recently acquired a puppy my carpets were beginning to show signs of wear & tear! Purchased Vax Rapide from Argos at special offer price to replace my old non-upright Vax, which was messy to use. The box is big, but everthing fits together well producing a machine that looks huge. Gettting started is easy - just mix solution in the clean-water container (Vax needs to supply a small plastic measuring cup for this), replace the container in the machine and go. Initially have to get used to… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/10/2010 by magpiefairy (3 reviews written)
When I received the Vax Rapide Ultra 2 I was amazed at the size of the box, upon opening it became clear that the machine was quite a big machine, taking up most of the box! However once out although it was quite heavy it did look powerful. The instruction leaflet was short, with pictures rather than written instructions. A few more words would have been helpful! I had to look at the pictures showing elements of the machine in use to work out where everything went as the "set-up" pictures… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/10/2010 by buzz2therescue (2 reviews written)
I got very excited about receiving my Vax Rapide Ultra 2 Carpet Washer as my previous washer was very old now and did not do a great job. I loved the look of the machine on the picture and thought it looked a powerful up to date machine.
Upon receiving the washer I immediately noticed the weight of the machine it was very heavy and quite a big machine. I also saw all the parts and thought it would take a lifetime to put it together and fathom how to use it. Then the instructions are just a few… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/09/2010 by kevmcfad (1 review written)
Upon opening and unpacking the carpet cleaner the first thing I noticed was its sheer size - it's much bigger than a previous Vax carpet cleaner that I've used in the past. This does make it a little cumbersome and awkward to use in tight spaces but fortunately it comes equipped with a hand held device which is great at getting into tight corners or using on the stairs. It's a shame that on full stretch the cord can't reach the top 2 steps on a standard staircase. The carpet cleaner also… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/09/2010 by lisas28 (1 review written)
Wow!! This is a truly amazing cleaner. Having used Bissell previously I have definitely been converted. This is extremely easy to use and does the job really well. I have 2 pre-school age children, as you can imagine this equates to my carpets getting dirty fairly quickly, drinks tend to be spilt fairly frequently. I decided to use it first without the using the pre-treatment wand and found even the worst marks were barely visible. I have now used the pre-treatment on areas which required a bit… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/09/2010
This carpet cleaner really does the job! I knew my carpets were dirty, but didn't realise they were that bad... the water from the carpet cleaner was black when it had done it's job! It has a handheld cleaner hose too, which is really useful for getting into corners, on the stairs, as well as uphostery etc. Carpets were left really dry too, no waiting for days for them to dry out. We've got 2 cats and it managed to pull out a lot of fur from the carpets that my vacuum cleaner hadn't managed to… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/09/2010 by jayne midlands (1 review written)
Vax W90-RU-P Rapide Ultra Pre Treatment Upright Carpet and Upholstery Washer ...................
OK , WHAT CAN I SAY ABOUT THIS CARPET CLEANER , OTHER THAN 100% SUPERB
i have tried other carpet cleaners , and none compare to this one
with 2 young messy children and a long haired dog , our lounge carpet used to get quite messy at times
after using this just once on our lounge carpet it looked like we had , had a new carpet fitted
setting up this cleaner is very simple , instructions are… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/09/2010 by juliemil (1 review written)
Vax Rapide Ultra 2
Setting up the machine was really straightforward however the only complaint i have is how the long hose attachment which wraps round at the back. I have either done this incorrectly or it is just not a great design.
The preclean fluid and the gun attachment was excellent, smelled nice but not overpowering and the gun was easy to use and my 4 yr old had fun helping.
The main clean was also impressive as previous models i have had the shampoo goes on easily but the suction and… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/09/2010 by Nick0017 (2 reviews written)
The first thing that strikes me about this product is that it's comparatively light. A carpet cleaner is always going to be quite a bit heavier than a vacuum cleaner, but having used several shampoo machines over the years, this one is amongst the lightest I've used.
Assembling it out of the box was easy - really just a case of clipping on the handle. The instructions were clear and easy to understand.
So the most important bit - how well does it clean ? Well, being the owner of 3 kids, 2… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/09/2010
Easy to set up and get going on with, would have liked a measure for the solutions to make it easier to mix up. Cleaned the downstairs hall carpet with ease soon got into the swing of pressing the lever on the push and releasing on the pull. Easy and light to move around.
Then for upstairs, where there is grunion bluetac ( years old) and plaster of Paris ( again years old) treated easily with the wand and the pre- treatment solution, shame you need to rinse out the solution before adding the… Read Full Review
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