Hoover F5914900 Steamvac Carpet Cleaner Review

Have you been looking for a steam vacuum? If so, you should check out the Hoover SteamVac Carpet Cleaner F5914900 as it’s one of the best models on the market.

This unique appliance makes all the difference in how you clean your floors. It provides a revolutionary way of keeping your floor surfaces clean and fresh. However, the vac is simple to use even for people who never used a similar unit before.

Do you know how a steam vacuum works? Continue reading this review to learn all about this Hoover model featuring the Clean Surge option, and how it performs. We’ll discuss its features, specifications, and all the pros and cons you should know about.

This Vacuum is For:

  • Various types of floors – unlike other steam carpet cleaners, this one works on carpets, stone floors, tile, linoleum, and other such surfaces. However, its performance might vary from one type to another.
  • Who wants a low-maintenance unit – this Hoover vacuum doesn’t have a belt, so it cannot go out of service. Also, its brushes are easy to remove and clean whenever you feel the need. In addition, its Clean Surge option allows you to easily control the detergent amount.
  • Above-floor surfaces – since it comes with a stretch hose, you can use it to clean upholstery and other such areas.

This Vacuum isn’t For:

  • Who wants a lightweight unit – the Hoover SteamVac Carpet Cleaner F5914900 is quite heavy, which might be a problem for people with back pain. If you’re cleaning a large house, you might be somewhat sore afterward.
  • Who can’t safely handle boiled water – this Hoover cannot heat water but requires hot water to work. If you cannot handle hot water carefully, it might be better to choose another vac.
  • Who wants a quiet vac – this one can get quite loud, which might not work for all living conditions. It could be a problem if you live in an apartment building.


One of the best features of the cleaner Hoover SteamVac is the Clean Surge Control. It’s within hands reach and allows you to apply extra detergent and cleaning solutions with a simple press of a button. The Clean Surge option is ideal for areas that are a bit dirtier than the rest of your floor.

This carpet cleaner also has three brush speeds allowing you to choose based on how dirty the area is. These enhance the overall performance of this Hoover steam vacuum.


When it comes to the design of this carpet cleaner, it’s clear that people at Hoover took some time to think about it. It’s a well-thought-of design that makes it easy to use the vac.

This carpet cleaner has two tanks that are easy to fill. One keeps dirty water while the other keeps any cleaning solution of your choice.

The unit is grey with some black and red details. It looks attractive though it’s somewhat bulky.

Size & Dimensions

As we mentioned in this review, the Hoover SteamVac Carpet Cleaner is a bit big, so its size could be a problem for some people. It measures 20×11.25×44 inches in total while it weighs 20 pounds.

The size might be an issue if you have limited storage space. However, there’s a reason why the unit is as bulky. It holds two tanks, one for the dirty water and other for the cleaning solution, and has a wide cleaner head to make it easier to clean.

Keep in mind that this carpet cleaner is quite tall, so you won’t have to clean while bent.


First and foremost, the Hoover SteamVac Carpet Cleaner has enough suction to handle most house cleaning tasks. However, it’s not the most powerful unit out there when it comes to actually vacuuming the floors.

This carpet cleaner does a decent job at picking up different dirt and dust while it also cleans your floors with steam and detergent. Many people consider this to be much more efficient.

Also, this Hoover carpet cleaner has suction control as well as brush speed control for more versatile use.

Accessories & Parts

One of its main parts is the Hoover Spin Scrub Brush. It counter-rotates for 360° while brushing and scrubbing vinyl, tile, sealed wood, and other surfaces. The brush has three speeds for versatile cleaning, depending on how dirty the area is. In addition to the Clean Surge Control, the Spin Scrub Brush takes the versatility of this carpet cleaner to the next level.

The package also includes a powered upholstery tool and a stair tool for getting into those nooks and crevices of your staircase.


The Hoover SteamVac Carpet Cleaner comes with a two-year warranty. However, it’s only valid when used in regular household use and according to the user manual. The manufacturer won’t cover for any damage caused by misuse, unauthorized repair, neglect, vandalism, and nature.

You should contact the manufacturer for more information on what it does and doesn’t cover.


As we mentioned, this carpet cleaner is suitable for different floor and above-floor surfaces. It works on laminate, hardwood, carpet, vinyl, tile and other such floors. However, in this review we also mentioned that its performance might vary in some cases.

It usually varies depending on the type of dirt you’re cleaning and how concentrated it is. What makes it particularly handy is the Hoover Clean Surge feature.


The Hoover SteamVac Carpet Cleaner F5914900 is primarily a carpet cleaner, so you can expect impressive performance on such surfaces. It usually does better on low-pile carpets than thicker, high-pile ones. However, this also depends on how dirty they are.

This Hoover comes with a Spin Scrub counter-rotating brush that dives deep into all angles. It gets to all the fibers of your carpets, providing deep-cleaning results. On top of that, the Clean Surge button allows you to use more or less detergent.


Most steam carpet cleaners aren’t meant for hardwood use because the moisture can damage the surface. While this is correct, the Hoover SteamVac Carpet Cleaner might not create such a mess. In other words, the unit is suitable for wooden floors, but make sure to make swift movements without staying in one area for too long.

Also, we wouldn’t recommend you use the carpet cleaner too frequently on these floors.


Though the unit is tall and its brushes rotate, it might be a bit tricky to maneuver with in some cases. The Hoover SteamVac is a bit heavy, which makes it hard for some people to use it.

Its brushes are efficient in cleaning stairs, but the unit itself is probably a bit too bulky. For reference, it reminds of a classic upright vacuum.

Because this carpet cleaner weighs 20 pounds, some people might struggle to use it around furniture and other such obstacles.

A great addition to its convenience is the Clean Surge button which allows you to control the amount of detergent without manually changing it in the tank.


This Hoover carpet cleaner is generally simple to maintain. It doesn’t have a belt, which means it can never be out of surface due to a broken belt.

Its brushes are easy to remove and clean whenever you feel the need to. In some cases, you’ll have to do it quite frequently depending on how often you use the SteamVac.

The only issue you might come across is cleaning its water tanks, especially the one holding the dirty water. Adding clean water is something you have to do after each use because it could start smelling quite nasty if kept dirty.


As we mentioned, the Hoover SteamVac gets quite loud, especially when suction is on. Though this is somewhat common for this type of appliances, it can also be a bit of a problem.

Make sure only to use the unit at an appropriate time, especially if you live in an apartment complex.

Cordless or Cord?

The Hoover SteamVac is a corded unit that comes with 20ft of power cable. It’s not the most extended cable, but it should be enough for most households.

You’ll have to re-plug it a few times, but that shouldn’t affect its overall ease of use.

Bag or Bagless?

Since it’s a steam vacuum, it comes with water tanks. This carpet cleaner doesn’t have a dust bag as such, but two containers for a cleaning solution and dirty water that should be regularly replaced with clean water.

The two tanks are generally easy to use but a bit tricky to clean. As we previously mentioned, you’ll have to clean them quite frequently to prevent odor.


A steam vacuum might be among the best purchases if you have pets. We all know how messy animals can get, so it’s good to have something to help you deal with that. Luckily, the Hoover Steam carpet cleaner is quite efficient in cleaning after pets.

Kitty Litter

Though this Hoover carpet cleaner cannot actually pick up pieces of litter, it can clean the area rather thoroughly. Do you know the fine dust that’s left after you clean around the litter box? Use the Hoover SteamVac F5914900 to scrub the area, so no clay builds up in crevices.

Pet Hair

The Hoover SteamVac is among the best carpet cleaners to pick up fine hair. Short pet hairs tend to be quite persistent and hard to remove, which is where this unit shines. Thanks to its hot steam and cleaning detergents, it leaves the floors clean and shiny with no pet hair left behind.

Is the Hoover SteamVac F5914900 For You?

This carpet cleaner is among the best choices when it comes to this type of units. It’s easy to use, especially thanks to its Clean Surge option, and efficient on different types of floor surfaces.

Though it’s a bit heavy, it does a great job of scrubbing your floors. Even as bulky, the Hoover SteamVac F5914900 is an excellent unit for spot-cleaning. It’s maneuverable, so you probably won’t have issues to use it in different areas of your home.

As you could see in this review, the Hoover SteamVac might be the best choice for everyone interested in more than just a good vacuum cleaner.

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