Going back some years that one, my Grandmother and Mother had them back in the late 80s. However, they still smell it now, so it has definitely stood the test of time.
However, nowadays most carpet washers are almost exclusively the upright ones.
If you have been satisfied by the cyclinder one, you’ll be blown away by the upright ones, as they have an agitating/spinning brush in them, and offer a stronger extraction of water than the older ones .
I have had 3 vax upright and 2 Bissell upright ones over the years, and I have been very satisfied with them all. I have always been able to keep every carrot looking brand new. Even had a cream carpet that must have been 25 years plus old and it still looked brand new when I downsized a few years back.
I currently have the 4th one down on this page. I really like it.
dry enough to walk on about 4 hours, but will still be a bit damp, (Although i will usually walk on it straightaway but hot foot it across so only in bare feet) completely dry overnight. depends on temperature of and if there is a lot of moisture in the air.
Ggirl - oh yes, it's fantastic. We have the 'Big Green' (kept in the garage) which is the top end/range domestic cleaner. It's extremely amazing. Washes on the push and pull back, sucks up so much water the carpet is left damp rather than wet. Very good results. Is very cube shaped and folds compact for storage. Easy to use despite the size compared to other models. I use it no problem. I honestly recommend.
Miss Are renting Rugdoctors worth it for carpets with coffee stains?
I have a Bissell but I can't seem to get on with it. You pull the trigger to let the water down and then "Hoover" it to suck it back up. I think it would be good for a weekly whip round but not for a deep clean if you live with more than just a hamster