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You can actually get a functioning Best Cheap Carpet Cleaner under 50 for less than 50 pounds. At the time of writing there were two cleaners by Vax going for around 50 quid. These are:

  1. Vax VRS5 Power Max Carpet Washer and
  2. The best selling Vax VRS5W Rapide Spring Carpet Washer.

Both these cleaners are among the top five best selling cleaners in Amazon. However the Vax VRS5W Rapide Spring Carpet Washer is the most highly rated and actually tops the best selling ranks in Amazon. So what is it that makes the Vax VRS5W Rapide Spring Carpet Washer tick?

#1: Vax VRS5W Rapide Spring Carpet Washer Review

This cleaner has been ranked number one best selling cleaner in Amazon consistently for months. One of its strong points is that it is quite budget friendly and yet does a comparably good job of cleaning carpets thanks to its powerful high pressure steam jets.

The steam jets percolate water and cleaning solution deep into the carpet fibre to loosen any ingrained dirt. This combined with its stainless nozzle (24 cm wide) that suck dirty water through a filter located at the bottom of the cleaner make it perfect for every rug cleaning task.

The stainless nozzle is easy to clean and also fast tracks cleaning your carpets. Vax VRS5W Rapide Spring has twin tanks with clean water capacity of 2.1 L and the dirty water tank capacity is 1.7 litres.

It has a 6 meter long extension power cable that covers decent ground in most standard rooms. It comes with one of the best carpet cleaning solution Vax AAA.

Key Features

  • Ability to deep clean using powerful pressurised steam jets that loosen dirt at root of carpet.
  • It is light weight and rolls on wheels for increased portability.
  • It has a manoeuvrable floor head
  • Stainless nozzle that is easy to clean


  1. It does not have attachment to clean upholstery

Our recommendation:

This cleaner though cheap is good in cleaning carpets. It is the best steam carpet cleaner in the budget price range. It deep cleans with the power of powerful steam jets that dislodge deep seated dirt.  It is best carpet steam cleaner under $100.

The twin tanks minimise any chance of cross contamination of dirty water. Vax Rapide Spring is light weight and easy to store under your stair case. If you are looking for a hassle free cleaner that does the job of cleaning carpets, then get this cleaner.

It deals with stains alright and will generally keep your carpets clean and tidy. It is best carpet cleaner to get rid of dog urine at this price point. The Vax VRS5W Rapide Springhas high customer approval of 74% and provides value for your money.

#2: Vax VRS18W Power Max Carpet Washer Review

We have already reviewed the powermax above but here are its key highlights.

  • This cleaner is actually lighter than the Vax Rapide Spring. It weighs only 5.6 kgs.
  • It has a stainless nozzle (25cm wide) and a
  • 6 metres power cord.
  • It has an integrated brush bar that combines with the nozzle to provide deep cleaning of your carpets.
  • Vax VRS18W Power Max Carpet Washer sucks up the dirty water as you clean to minimise any chance of over saturation and also to dry your carpets quicker.
  • It can also comfortably clean pet urine, vomit.

To be honest in my opinion, there is not much difference between the Rapide Spring and the Powermax apart from the fact that the Rapide Spring Vax costs five pounds less than the Vax Powermax.

You can check the Vax VRS18W Power Max Carpet Washer in Amazon to see what others think about it .



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