This post is sponsored by Hoover but the review is 100% my own. Thanks to Hoover for sponsoring this post and hosting this giveaway! Be sure to read to the end to enter the giveaway!
Since becoming a dog owner almost 13 years ago (ahhh how is my “first born” almost 13!?), I have had to accept that my floors will never stay clean for any length of time. Adding a second dog into the dynamic increased the love, fun AND mess in my house! I vacuum my floors pretty much every single day (and get a full canister of hair and dirt) and clean my hardwoods several times a week with a spray mop.
I can confidently say that they are worth the mess they create. <3
Now that Finn is mobile and crawling around on the floors and rugs, my floor cleaning has gone next level. Sweet Finn is super familiar with the vacuum being run and usually tries to squawk and talk louder than the noise of the vacuum. (He does this with the blender too…haha.)
And now he has a new machine to watch mommy clean with…our Hoover Carpet Cleaner! You might remember that I made a trip to Home Depot a couple of months ago to buy a carpet cleaner. While vacuuming and mopping does the trick for the hardwoods, I wanted a way to give my rugs a deeper clean since Finn AND the dogs are all over them every day. I came home with the Hoover PowerDash Pet Compact Carpet Cleaner and deemed it “the best $99 I had spent in a long time.”
HOOVER SMARTWASH+ AUTOMATIC CARPET CLEANER
The team at Hoover recently reached out and offered to send me their full-sized SmartWash+ to try and I can honestly say that carpet cleaning is a new hobby of mine. But seriously, does anyone else find vacuuming and carpet cleaning to be immensely gratifying? It is not a chore I dislike doing! (Now if only I could feel the same way about laundry.)
Some of the things that I appreciate about the Hoover SmartWash+ include:
- It is incredibly easy to assemble. I had it out of the box, put together and ready to go in under two minutes. As someone who is “assembly challenged,” this was a pleasant surprise!
- Very simple to use. As easy as vacuuming! (for real) Push forward to clean, pull back to dry.
- Built-in drying feature. The drying happens through the SmartWash’s Auto Dry feature that delivers powerful extraction with HeatForce.
Out of the box, the SmartWash+ includes a 2-in-1 antimicrobial pet tool, a sample bottle of cleaning solution, an 8 ft. hose and an accessory storage bag.
A BETTER LOOK AT THE HOOVER SMARTWASH+
A few things I want to show you about the SmartWash+.
First, it has a one gallon water tank on the front, as well as the dirty water tank.
Second, the solution tank is located on the back. The water, solution and dirty water tanks are all easy to install and remove.
Hoover offers a variety of cleaning solutions and recommends use of their products for maximum cleaning results. For the photos you’ll see below, I used the Expert Grade solution.
This machine has an Auto Mix feature that precisely mixes and dispenses the correct amount of solution for optimal cleaning. You don’t have to do anything!
Third, the dry only button! I love having the option to keep running the dry cycle without having any more water or cleaner come through. The dry only setting works really well and my rugs felt almost 100% dry after cleaning them.
HOOVER SMARTWASH+ BEFORE AND AFTER
This area rug takes a serious beating. It’s in the kitchen and the kitchen table sits on top of it. It also gets a lot of foot traffic from the dogs coming in and out of the back door.
The SmartWash+ does a great job getting mud out of the carpet that the dogs track in and now food that Finn drops from his high chair. It uses FlexForce™ PowerBrushes to gently remove deep dirt, debris and pet messes.
I am a little embarrassed to show you that this was the water in the dirty water tank after cleaning just this one area rug! There was legit dirt in the bottom of the tank, despite my daily vacuuming.
Moving on. The massive area rug in my den takes a beating. The dogs and Finn are constantly on it playing and it tends to go from light gray to “greige” very quickly. Before on the left, after on the right.
Here is a close up of the difference mid-clean. This is both ick and amazing all at the same time.
The Hoover SmartWash+ Automatic Carpet Cleaner is simple to use and very effective. I have no doubt that mine will get a TON of use between the dogs and Finn. I know that very soon Finn will start contributing to the messes a little more. 😉
HOOVER SMARTWASH+ GIVEAWAY!
I’m thrilled to share that the team at Hoover is giving away one SmartWash+ to a reader!
If you’d like to enter for a chance to win, simply leave a comment below sharing one of your craziest floor cleaning experiences, or should I say challenges. I’m sure y’all have some good stories for me. 🙂 You can also just tell me why you need this carpet cleaner in your life!
Giveaway closes on Friday, April 5 at midnight EST. Limit one entry per person. U.S. residents only.