The Hoover Carpet Cleaner is perhaps the best carpet cleaning machine, carpet shampooer or carpet steam cleaner on the market today. I used a steamvac with the clean surge and was thoroughly impressed by the sturdy nature of the machine but the fact that it was also relatively light and easy to handle. The clean surge I thought added a great deal of value as did having the heater option to use with warm water. The trick is where to find this machine without driving all over town.
The other option is the all terrain Hoover carpet cleaner:
* All-terrain carpet and hard-surface cleaner with 12 amp motor
* Dual V nozzle technology ensures equal suction across full width of nozzle
* SpinScrub brushes; heated cleaning; automatic detergent mixing; auto rinse
* Hard-floor accessories include squeegee, SpinScrub brushes, and soft wheels
* Measures 19 by 13-1/4 by 44 inches; 1-year warranty
My recommendation is to visit an online retailer to get a Hoover Carpet Cleaner where you can find the best price with free shipping.