Comparison Review: MaxExtract 60 and 77

The following brief & objective comparison article is going to contrast two of the very popular Hoover MaxExtract vacuum cleaners -- the 60 Vs 77 -- and highlight both their features & specifications against each other, so you can gain a clear overview of exactly what each has to offer (how they differ, how they are similar etc.). From this, you will then be able to easily indentify as to which model is best suited to your cleaning preferences & needs (yet it is still affordable i.e the MaxExtract offers value).

SpinScrub Cleaning - "like treating your carpet to a deep, massaging salon shampoo"

60: SpinScrub 60 | Edge-to-Edge Cleaning | Heated Cleaning

77: SpinScrub 77 & options | Edge-to-Edge Cleaning  | Heated Cleaning

What makes the maxextract cleaning machines unique is that they are integrated with a spin scrub device that is basically multi-directional, counter-rotating brush bars (60 brushes for the 60 model & 77 brushes for the 77 model) covered by carpet fibers that allow it to remove dirt & debris from 'every angle'.

With the 77 model you can also select from three specific options with the SpinScrub: i) Pick Up mode (just suction), ii) Gentle (rotates brushes at lowers speeds, ideal for hard flooring) and iii) Power (intensive scrubbing for carpets etc.). They are also installed with a pressurized edge-to-edge cleaning system that basically acts to produce a wall of water that removes and lifts dug-in stains with a continuous spray.

Hoover MaxExtract 60 - FH50220

Hoover MaxExtract 60 PressurePro Carpet Deep Cleaner, FH50220
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Pressure Pro Carpet Deep Cleaner

MaxExtract Dual V Nozzle Technology - "powerful heated cleaning"

They are also integrated with maxextract dual v nozzle technology -- this acts to use pressurized heat in conjunction with a powerful suction in order to remove the water from your floor to essentially speed up drying. So in essentially in the same pass -- you have thoroughly washed and then dried your flooring.

Hoover MaxExtract 77 -FH50240

Hoover MaxExtract 77 Multi-Surface Pro Carpet & Hard Floor Cleaner, FH50240
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Multi-surface ProCarpet & Hard Floor Deep Cleaner

Practical Feartures

60: SmartTanks System

77: SmartTanks System | Auto Rinse | Clean Surge | Multi-Surface

It is the smart-tanks system that manages to keep the clean water from the sucked up dirty water, hence you can easily fill & empty each tank separately. You will see that the 77 model has many additional features included such as the autorinse (acting to wash w. a detergent on the forward stroke & then on the following back stroke rinse it with fresh clean water), cleansurge (through a simple finger-tip button, you can release detergent to 'heavy traffic areas' and tough stains. You also get a squeegee tool for the 77 -- which makes the 77 ideal for cleaning hard-floor surfaces.

Further Information


Both cleaning machines are backed on a two year warranty.

Dimensions & Weight | Finish

60:  23.8 x 16.2 x 26.8 inches ; 21.85 pounds

77: 23.8 x 16.2 x 26.8 inches ; 22.5 pounds

Accessories - What's in the Box?

60: (auto conversion) Carpet & Upholstery Tool

77: (auto conversion) Carpet & Upholstery Tool, SpinScrub Hand Tool, Squeegee Tool

You get the respective cleaner (60 or 77) as well as a manual, 16 oz bottle of 2 x pro-strength cleanplus carpet cleaner with deodorizer, 9 ft active hose and (respective) accessory tools. The 77 also comes with 16 hard floor detergent and a larger 32 oz bottle of professional carpet & upholstery detergent.

Average Review Rating (sourced

60: 3.9 out of 5 (78%) from over 500 reviews.

77: 3.4 out of 5 (68%) from over 250 reviews.

Further Comparisons Between the 60 and 77

  MaxExtract 60 MaxExtract 77
Hose Length (blow molded) 9 feet 9 feet
Clean Water Capacity 147 ounces 147 ounces
Nozzle Width 13 inches 13 inches
Motor Amps/ Brush Speed 10 amps, 1 speed 10 amps, 3 speeds
Cord Length 20 ft 20 ft

Conclusion - Should You Buy the Hoover MaxExtract 60 or 77?

Clearly, the 77 is by far the more advanced cleaning machine -- offering a more sophisticated spins-crub mechanism (with an extra 17 brushes & customizable options) along with an extra range of features & accessories that come with it. So as you should expect, the 77 is the more expensive model. However, which model you depends ultimately on the difference in price between the two (you can compare prices above) -- if the 77 is more expensive by about $70 -- I'd go for the MaxExtract 60, however if the price differences is less than 70 bucks (like at the time of writing) -- I'd definitely opt for the 77 model.

Let me know which you will go for and why -- the Hoover MaxExtract 60 or MaxExtract 77.

Also, if you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding either the comparison overview -- Hoover MaxExtract 60 Vs 77 - or about either vacuum specifically (i.e the 60 or 77) with regards to general or specific advice (or finding clarification) then please do not hesitate to make them in the comments section (which you will find just below the fold) and we will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible.