We have found the Ashbys Sensei to be the perfect carpet cleaning machine for our needs. We specialise in end of tenancy cleaning, so the machine is ideal for cleaning carpets from one bed flats to larger houses. The Sensei is light and portable enough for small jobs, but also powerful enough to remove stubborn stains or clean larger areas. Would recommend.
Ashbys Sensei machine is robust and first class, as is the after sales service that I have received from Martin and his father.
I would recommend the Sensei and Ashbys to anyone thinking of starting a carpet cleaning business.
Ashbys Sensei is such a great carpet cleaning machine - my business couldn't run without it. With the option to add a flow-rate control valve and compact enough for one person to carry upstairs, the Sensei is the machine I started my business with. Mine’s a 135 psi pump, but you can select a 220 psi pump for greater pressure, giving the bigger machines a run for their money.
The Sensei is easy to maintain but the best feature for me, is that you only need 1 socket to run the heater, pump and vacuum motor! The Sensei’s compact design means it fits into the boot of most hatchbacks, giving you the option of NOT having to invest in a van straight away.
Ashbys friendly, knowledgeable staff are experts in helping you select the correct cleaning solutions which is vital when working on someone's home furnishings! And if you’re wondering whether the Sensei is the right machine for you, the customer’s reviews on my Facebook page speak for themselves - please take a look.
All the above pictures were kindly provided by Dan Salmon - Showcase Carpet Cleaning
I have a Sensei. Love it, just as powerful as the Ninja.
Best carpet machine I have had. Looks professional and cleans perfectly. This Sensei is 5 star.
Hi Martin, the Sensei is excellent. I bought it for the smaller jobs where the full power of my Ashbys Ninja is not required, e.g. smaller rooms, upholstery etc, also for flats and larger houses where the machine has to be taken upstairs. The Ninja is very good, but also heavy!
The Sensei does its job very well, runs two hoses with no problem and is very easy to load and unload. Where could it be improved? Well, it does need a lot of water to cover the heating element, a little wasteful if you have only one piece of furniture to do. But it does have a heater, some other machines don't... And I think a heater is essential. Many thanks.
I am very happy with my Sensei. So far I have had only carpet clean orders so had no chance to use it on upholstery. But I can confirm it does a great job on carpets. The heater is of enormous help as sometimes we clean properties with no hot water.
It is very powerful as well, so most of the moisture can be extracted which allows the carpet to dry quickly. We even had a complaint about this - a customer let the cleaner in in the morning and left for work. When they came back in the afternoon/evening they found the carpets "just slightly damp", so called me to say they were not cleaned properly because if that was the case "surely they would still be wet".
Couple of times my cleaners even took pictures of both the dirty and the cleaned parts of the carpet, to show customers what a difference it made. I would definitely give the machine 5 stars.
Out of 5 I would say 10 star! We are very very happy. It’s ideal. We have had plenty of work with the Sensei. We may look to buy another machine, a larger one. Ashbys customer service and helpfulness is fantastic when we have had a question. Thanks again.
This is my second Sensei machine, which shows that it meets my carpet and upholstery cleaning needs.
The reason that I opted for a Sensei is primarily the physical size of the machine. Most of my cleaning is in domestic situations where I have to work in small spaces and upstairs, often in three or four storey buildings. The Sensei is of a manageable size for one person to move it around such buildings.
Whilst larger machines can be left on the ground floor and upper floors reached by connecting multiple hoses, inevitably the situation would arise where there wasn’t quite enough hose to reach. With the Sensei I have always been able to access all parts of a building, attic rooms etc, simply by moving the machine and just using single hoses.
This is a compromise as very occasionally in commercial situations it would be good to have a larger cleaning solution and waste water capacity, hence the rating of 4 stars and not 5.
I would definitely recommend the Sensei to anyone whose work is predominantly domestic.
About 12 months ago I purchased an Ashby’s Enforcer which I still believe to be the Rolls Royce and ultimate carpet cleaning machine. It has, and continues to serve my business and my customers extremely well. The results I get are outstanding and I remain well impressed with this brute of a machine.
However, there are circumstances where a smaller machine is much more suitable, for example when cleaning blocks of flats. There are also occasions when you just don’t need to lug out a big machine, such as removing individual stains etc, hence my reason for purchasing an Ashby’s Sensei.
This is an incredible bit of kit and has improved my profit margins, especially so on those smaller and less assessable jobs. The set up time of this machine is much less, and it gets to places much easier, saving precious time where, bigger machines just cannot reach without metres and metres of cumbersome hose.
As usual Ashby’s have invested a great deal of time and thought into the Sensei’s design. They have incorporated a powerful vacuum motor, more than able to retrieve any stubborn muck and grime from the carpet fibres. This machine is relatively small but the designers have not compromised on the size of the detergent and retrieval tank, which are of sufficient size to do the job. This machine may be small, but make no mistake it certainly packs a powerful punch.
I now use my Sensei frequently and I find it an excellent addition to my Enforcer, they basically complement each other. Do not underestimate the capability of this well designed machine it does an excellent job cleaning carpets. I now use nothing but my Sensei to clean inaccessible carpets, sofas and mattresses.
All in all, this is a great little machine, well designed for the job, maneuverable and light enough for a single person to carry up and down stairs.
The overall service I received from yourselves was 5 star from the very start. You were extremely helpful when I was just enquiring about machines and pointing me in the right direction. As far as the Ashby Sensei is concerned, I feel 5 stars don’t quite do it justice, as my teams have used numerous machines and they say nothing is or has been even near the quality of the Sensei.
I am extremely impressed with the fact that although the machine is smaller than some of the others, it doesn’t compromise on power or quality. The Sensei fits easily into our Fiesta vans (that was one of the main factors in having to get a smaller machine), but as I said previously – it’s half the size not half the machine or quality.
I am a manager for a cleaning company and would recommend this machine to anyone in the market for a new carpet cleaning machine.