For the best wet and dry vacuum cleaner, today we consider the brand new Hoover Elite Carpet Cleaner. It offers plenty of great quality of life features, aside from excellent cleaning performance. For example, it can dry as you operate the machine\u2014and even takes the guesswork out of mixing solutions by doing it for you.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - Hoover Elite Carpet Cleaner\r\nThe Hoover Elite Carpet Cleaner is a high performing wet and dry vac, capable of scrubbing deeply in your carpets for dirt and pet hair alike.\r\n\r\nPower\r\nProducing 10 amps from its motor, the Hoover Elite Carpet Cleaner works great at cleaning pet hair and crusty, questionable debris from your carpets. Of course, the other half of the equation is having the correct solution; the Hoover just provides the deep clean mode and suction power you need.\r\nSpeed & Efficiency\r\nThe Hoover Power Scrub Elite Pet Cleaner takes the guesswork out and mixes the right amount of water and solution from the solution tank for you. In fact, its rinse mode removes any residue left behind its 12-inch cleaning path. It even has a quick clean mode that warms the carpet as you clean, helping along the drying process down to 45 minutes.\r\nBin Capacity & Maintenance\r\nWe aren\u2019t surprised the Hoover Scrub Elite Pet Carpet Cleaner has a relatively large 1.25-gallon water tank. More importantly, it has a separate tank for dirty water, so that you\u2019ll always clean your carpets with clean water. And for maintenance, you simply dump the water, rinse, and you\u2019re good to go. However, it\u2019s only a fraction of the 5.88-gallon Prolux vacuum.\r\nDurability\r\nThe Hoover Elite Carpet Cleaner is one bulky piece of equipment, and kind of heavy. At nearly 20 lbs (18.5 lbs, specifically), the machine is well-built. It has to be, especially the water container. The wheels are smooth to prevent scratching on your hard flooring. The Ridgid Vacuum Cleaner is a bit more durable with its stainless steel chassis.\r\nValue\r\nWe won\u2019t argue with the performance of the Hoover Elite Carpet Cleaner: it works great, right down to its spinscrub brush. Considering it doesn\u2019t require anything but cleaning solution to work, you get back value simply by having this machine stored in your closet and breaking it out when you need it. For something compact, pick up the Bissell Crosswave Cleaner.\r\nHoover Elite Carpet Cleaner Wrap Up\r\nThe Hoover Elite Carpet Cleaner is the ideal companion to have in any home, despite lacking any automatic drying modes. In quick clean, your carpet will dry in 45 minutes, and it dries as you operate it anyways. More importantly, it\u2019s simple to operate: toss in a cleaning solution, add some water, and the vacuum does the rest.