Of all the ways to spend our downtime at home, cleaning isn't among our favourite activities, but of course, it has to be done.
We're constantly on the lookout for things that will make our chores easier, meaning we can get our home looking in tip-top shape and still have time to relax.
And we think we’ve found just the thing when it comes to cleaning carpets, that will save you money too...
Why we love it
Powerful and ergonomic, the Vax Platinum Power Max Carpet Cleaner is able to remove up to 93% of bacteria, along with other fungi and allergens, leaving your carpets fresh and dry within an hour.
It claims to be able to clean any stubborn spot stains and spills on just about any fabric item in your home, from carpeted floors and stairs to upholstery.
It also promises to lift away dirt deep-down in carpet fibres – great for the current months, when muddy footprints are everywhere.
With a large tank capacity, the Platinum Power Max is also equipped with seven SpinScrub and rotating brushbars, so is able to clean deep within the carpet fibres, removing embedded dirt that vacuuming alone can't reach.
That's not even the most impressive bit, it's currently on sale, reduced by £49.
What the reviews say:
The handy cleaning device has received nearly 6,000 five-star reviews on the John Lewis’ website, so it definitely seems to be a worthy investment. In case you’re not already sold, here’s what customers have to say:
"I bought this last month and I am so impressed with it. We have a dog that malts all year round so despite hoovering regularly I still get loads of dog hair. So pleased that this vax can easily be dismantled to clean the brushes etc. Would definitely recommend this product to friends and family."
"I can't tell you just how good this machine truly is. We have had several carpet cleaners over the years and nothing comes even close to this one. The performance of the machine gives a professional clean while leaving your carpets looking brand new."
"The Vax Platinum made such a good job, the carpet and rug look like new!! All the stains are gone, and the rooms smell really fresh and clean!"
"Amazing product, used on old carpets that desperately needed a clean, completely brought them back to life"
"This is a powerful yet gentle cleaner, lifting off the dirt, but not sagging the carpet as my steam cleaner had done. The electric cable is sufficiently long to clean a large room, and the tanks are easily removed, for cleaning and refilling."
Buy it: Vax ECB1SPV1 Platinum Power Max Carpet Cleaner | £199 (Was £249) from John Lewis
Also on sale at Currys
Vax’s Rapid Power+ Carpet Cleaner is also available and flying off the shelves. It's a little more, costing £219.99, but promises to deep clean your carpets, upholstery and car interiors with ease.