This is part of the reason we love our Hoover Steamvac. Originally suggested to us by a friend who was simultaneously potty training a toddler and housebreaking a dog, we weren't surprised when it performed excellently in our own high-mess home. We love it for potty training accidents, we love it for post-spaghetti-night cleanup --- and we love it for the "what was I thinking when I gave the kids blueberries for snack then ran downstairs to check a recipe" disasters. To his credit, big brother tried to vacuum up his mess. And bless his heart he simply hasn't lived long enough to know that vacuuming blueberries just makes the mess worse.
So here it is - Hoover Steamvac vs. blueberry stains.
The only flaw I've found with the Hoover Steamvac is that it would occasionally mysteriously stop sucking up water for seemingly no reason. I'll confess, we lost the manual. It's possible it addresses the issue in there. But after much Google-ing, we discovered the two main reasons ours won't suck.
1) This little plastic flap on the water tank is out (hubby claims it has something to do with the hose attachment). If the flap on the far right there looks like this, your Steamvac will not suck up water.
2) The lid has to be on just right. Make sure you start with the section opposite the filter, then shut the filter side. If you start on the filter side, the back hinges won't properly lock, and the vacuum won't suck up water.
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