For a strong, affordable steam cleaner, the Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe may just be the best steam vacuum cleaner in its bracket. For starters, it keeps its clean water, dirty water, and cleaning solution separate\u2014so you\u2019re always cleaning with fresh water. At the same time, the 360-degree brushes are scrubbing away without damaging the carpet.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe\r\nThe Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe makes up for its lesser power through the use of 360-degree brushes that dig deep into your carpet to remove stains, without causing damage.\r\n\r\nPower\r\nIt doesn\u2019t have as much suction power as the Rug Doctor Mighty Pro X3, but the Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe shines when you take your time and move slowly. On a side note, the Rug Doctor is for commercial use, while the power of the Hoover carpet washer is more personal.\r\nSpeed & Efficiency\r\nSince you can\u2019t move too fast, the speed in which you\u2019ll clean rooms has to be at a snail\u2019s pace; otherwise you aren\u2019t getting the results you want. This gives the 360-degree brushes time to work their magic. The brushes are really tough on stains and gentle on your carpet, but only if you take your time.\r\nBin Capacity & Maintenance\r\nLike its brother, the Hoover Smartwash, the Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe makes the smart decision to separate dirty water, clean water, and cleaning solution. That means you\u2019ll always clean with the right amount of solution, in addition to clean water. Unfortunately, it doesn\u2019t heat its 1 gallon water tank.\r\nDurability\r\nWhile the Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe is primarily made of plastic, it\u2019s one bulky piece of machinery. Hoover made another smart decision by reducing the number of small, plastic pieces jutting out from its design. You\u2019re far less worried about breaking the machine.\r\nValue\r\nBy many accounts, the Rug Doctor Mighty Pro X3 is ultimately better, but the Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe is far more accessible due to being almost a third of the price. And its performance can comfortably compete with the X3. For that, it gets our seal of approval. If you want above-ground vacuuming though, stick to the Tineco Pure One S12.\r\nHoover Power Scrub Deluxe Wrap Up\r\nIf you take it slow, the Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe can compete with the big dogs of carpet cleaning. Sure, you have to heat your own water, but the carpet cleaner has a whole gallon to fill. The MVP here though is its 360-degree scrubbers that are tough on stains and easy on your carpet. Did we mention it\u2019s under $200? Now you know!