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As the name suggests, the Ewbank Cascade Manual Carpet Shampooer is manual and doesn’t use electricity. It’s significantly cheaper than electric carpet cleaner machines, and doesn’t produce the loud high-pitched sound electric cleaners make. These factors could make it a good alternative to a regular carpet cleaner. But is it up to the job? Find out in this review.
- 5 litre tank
- Comes with a 500 ml bottle of Ewbank carpet shampoo
- Telescopic handle
Model number: 280
Weight: 1.8 kg
To use this carpet cleaner, you first fill it with water and carpet shampoo. You then push it across the carpet using the handle and pull the trigger to spray shampoo onto the carpet. The shampoo will help lift dirt from the carpet, so once the foam has dried you can use a vacuum cleaner to remove any debris.
This manual carpet cleaner doesn’t offer the same results an electric model would, but it can still be an effective tool at refreshing carpets. It’s better than getting down on your hands and knees and scrubbing stains, but it doesn’t match the performance of electric carpet cleaners.
One serious issue with this product is that several buyers have found that the water leaked out of the base of the water tank. While most people don’t experience this, it seems like a common enough issue to think twice about buying this carpet cleaner.
Pros and cons
Do you use hot or cold water?
The Ewbank Cascade Manual Carpet Shampooer is made of plastic, so you shouldn’t use very hot or boiling water. It will work fine with either cold or warm water.
Does it leave the carpet wet?
You can control the amount of water using the trigger, so it won’t get your carpet too wet.
Do I need to use Ewbank carpet shampoo?
No, you can use other kinds of carpet shampoo with this product.
The Ewbank Cascade Manual Carpet Shampooer has received very mixed reviews, so we’d advise caution before buying this product. Leaking is recurring problem with this product, though it might still be worth buying since it’s so much cheaper than electric carpet cleaners.
This product is ok for light carpet cleaning and minor spills, but isn’t really powerful enough for tough stains. In general it’s better to get a ‘real’ carpet cleaner unless you just want something cheap to help clean up small accidents.
One of the cheapest electric carpet cleaners on the market at the moment is the Vax VRS5W Rapide Spring Carpet Washer, which is small and light but offers more reliable results than the Ewbank Cascade Manual Carpet Shampooer. It will probably cost a bit more than the Ewbank Cascade, but it’s worth it for the difference in results.
Another inexpensive carpet cleaning product is the Maxi Vac Portable Carpet Floor Rug and Upholstery Washer. This carpet cleaner is handheld, so it’s very small and light making it an easy tool to use for cleaning up spills and accidents.