Rug Doctor Deep Carpet Cleaner – Best Carpet Cleaner For Mud
Rug Doctor might automatically be the name that comes to mind when looking for a carpet cleaner since you can rent them from big-box retailers and supermarkets.

This model, the red and gray Rug Doctor Deep Carpet Cleaner, though, can be purchased and become a permanent addition to your home cleaning collection.

This Rug Doctor boasts 75% more suction than other leading upright carpet cleaners. With its Dual Cross Action Brushes, every side of the carpet fibers gets clean, lending even more cleaning power to this 25-pound unit.

If you’re looking to clean very dirty spots of a carpet, perhaps a more heavy-traffic area, there is a new feature on this Rug Doctor, the Super Boost Spray. This feature allows you to increase the water and solution going to a particular area, which can help break up deeply ingrained dirt and mud.

If you have a particularly dirty spot, Rug Doctor also offers some of the best carpet cleaner solutions on the market for spot treating.

Some drawbacks are that the hose is the shortest of the list, listed at 7.7 feet, but with a 28-foot power cord, you can still reach far with this unit.

There is also no heated air dry, but with the superior suction power, the Rug Doctor does suck up most of the residual moisture. So, you won’t experience extended drying time.

The tank is also on the smaller end at 4 quarts, but you will be able to refill them very easy.

Like the previous models, there is also no water heater. So, if you want the extra cleaning power of hot water, you will need to physically add hot water instead of room temperature tap water.

Conclusion
This Rug Doctor Deep Carpet Cleaner lives up to the solid and trusted Rug Doctor name. Priced in the middle range, it does a great job on mud, stains and overall dirty carpets. The suction power really is superior to other brands, but there are some drawbacks that keep this Rug Doctor in the middle of the pack in terms of overall quality.

Hoover FH50220 – Ease-of-use Carpet Cleaner
Hoover SteamVac Max Extract Pressure Pro 60 FH50220 Carpet Washer – Best Carpet Cleaner For Cleaning StairsHoover is well-known and trusted brand name in vacuums and cleaning machines, and it delivers this blue and black carpet cleaner that is great for cleaning stairs.

Stairs and generally the most neglected carpet area in regards to cleaning, because let’s face it, no one wants to deal with the hassle.

This Hoover SteamVac Max Extract Pressure Pro does a great job with them!

At 22 pounds, it is lightweight compared to other carpet cleaner models and has a fairly long cord that will likely reach up to an entire flight of stairs. Combine the long cord with a 9-foot long hose, and you can get the entire flight of stairs done without having to unplug and lug the cleaner to the top of the stairs.

The Hoover SteamVac Max Extract Pressure Pro 60 will give you a great, deep clean. It has patented SpinScrub Technology that has 60 counter-rotating brushes to clean carpet fibers from every angle.

The strong suction and forced heated air features also allow for very fast drying carpets. While they will not be bone dry right away, you really can tell the difference in dry time compared to carpet cleaners that do not. The main reason for this is the Max Extraction part of the name. This carpet cleaner is fantastic for removing the majority of residual water in your carpets. If you have a company that drops by on short notice, this is the carpet cleaner for you!

This carpet cleaner also comes with the Smart Tanks System. This system has separate tanks for dirty and clean water, so you can clean, empty and fill them individually. They are also extremely easy to use and consumers have raved about the ease-of-use that this model boasts.

As great as this model is, there is a few drawbacks. There is only one attachment, which makes the Hoover a bit less adaptable than other models. The reservoir tank is also on the smaller end, so you will have to refill it often.
Conclusion
If you want a budget-friendly carpet cleaner that has much more upside than down, the Hoover SteamVac Max Extract Pressure Pro 60 is a great option. It is lightweight and maneuverable enough for stairs, but sturdy enough to tackle a large carpet cleaning job, while leaving your carpets fairly dry.