Vax V-125A Carpet Cleaner Review


A good alternative to expensive carpet cleaning services is to invest in your own carpet cleaner. This can be a long term, one time investment that can pay off in convenience and peace of mind.

If you are in the market for a carpet cleaner then you might want to consider this one by Vax. This brand is known for its products in this niche and the V-125A is the most popular carpet cleaner in the UK.

All Terrain Functionality

This carpet cleaner is known as one for all surfaces (in the USA it's branded as the Hoover All Terrain). This means that it can not only be used on carpets and rugs but other surfaces as well.

You can use it on your hardwood floors to remove any deep deposits of dirt and wash the area without any scratches. A detergent is paired with the machine, which is particularly meant for hardwood floors.

The SpinScrub brushes inside the cleaner are also meant to accomplish this task specifically. You will also receive a SpinScrub hand tool that can be attached to a long hose, so that the machine can also be used on separate stains that might be on your stairs or any furniture with upholstery.

Cleaning to Drying

To ensure that your carpets and hardwood floors do not accumulate too much detergent (which, in the case of hardwood floors, can actually be dangerous) the machine has an auto-rinse facility. This is very easy to use and very useful in the long run. When you move the cleaner forwards then the carpet is washed; when you move it backwards, it rinses, so that the surface is rid of any cleaning solution applied on the area.

To make sure that the surfaces do not remain wet the machine also has heated cleaning. What this means is that you can use the cleaner as you normally would to wash the surface, however instead of liquid solution, the cleaner will use hot air to dry the surface.


  • Weight: 11.5 Kg
  • Power: 1350 Watts
  • Cleaning Width: 31 cm
  • Clean Water Capacity: 3.7 litres
  • Dirty Water Capacity: 3.2 litres
  • Hose: 2.4 m
  • Cleaning Reach: 11.5 m
  • Power Cord: Yes
  • Cord Length: 9 m
  • Colour: Grey, Green
  • Also includes: SpinScrub Wash tool, Hard floor tool, Upholstery Wash tool, Hose
  • With 1.42 L detergent solution and 1.42 L hard floor detergent solution

As we said, this exact product is known in the USA as the Hoover All Terrain. Here's a good review of a chap discussing his purchase:


The Vax V-125A is a loud machine, and heavy, but that won't keep us from recommending it to you. Its cleaning power is superb and it's flexible enough to handle various tasks. If you've got pets or kids this is a real life saver (not literally!).

It's very quick and simple to assemble and the fact that it works across different floor surfaces make it one of the very best carpet cleaner solutions you can buy.

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