Rated 4.7 out of 5Â by 126
Rated 5 out of 5Â by xgnslngr Does what It Says It Does
I was a little skeptical about the vac when I saw the infomercial but it really has lived up to itâs claims. Great suction, easily maneuvered and versatile. I have two Rottweilerâs, a Bull terrier and a cat and it was a constant battle to get all the pet hair up. This vac does the job. Its well worth the price and easy to use. I wish it had wider rollers, a 12 amp motor and a bigger waste container. It also needs a place to hold the attachments. I added a black mesh drawstring bag for the attachments. I would be willing to pay the additional costs for a little bigger more powerful machine. But this does the job.
October 27, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5Â by JAYARR Best Vacuum I've Ever Used
Just moved into our first home. Prior owners own two full-sized dogs (one Golden Retriever, don't know the other breed). After I paid a guy to come shampoo all the carpets, there was still a lot of dog hair and other stuff in the corners of every room and on the stairs, as well as throughout the entire carpet.
Got online, read tons of reviews on many websites, and bought this vacuum yesterday from Home Depot. Just got done using it throughout the house and I'm so glad I got this vacuum.
This product shows great results, and in very little effort and time. I've had a couple other vacuums, and am quite pleased with the overall performance of this one.
-Gets good range in 'hard to reach places'
-Easy to use
-Fairly compact size
-Quality of job done
-Noise not super loud
-HEPA filter and seals makes airborne dust and 'blowout' from the vacuum non-existent (my last vacuum blew dust all over the place)
-Overall value compared to more expensive products
-Torque of collapsible vacuum hosing is a bit strong, making setting down the compartment unit after detaching from the rolling base a bit cumbersome. Would be nice if the material of the hose had more 'give' and less torque to allow for more freedom of distance between the compartment unit and the end of the nozzle. This led to the compartment unit tending to fall over when left free-standing and only going about three feet away.
-This vacuum, like many others, has hooks for manually wrapping the power cord. It would have been handy if they'd included in the design an automatic power cord retraction wheel, as I've seen on others. This is not by any means a deal breaker. For myself, it would have made an already exceptional product even better.
-Overall, great product for a great price! Gets the job done well and quickly, and the lightweight makes long and complex jobs much easier. The ability to go from carpets to hard floors is quite nice, and the range of the handle with the long attachments is impressive. I can reach the ceiling while sitting on the couch (spiders, beware!)
Go get this vacuum! The quality and cost are great. I am certainly glad I bought it and definitely recommend it.
November 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by PJisggma The very best vacuum I have ever bought in my 68 years.
A few months before I had bought another vacuum. I wasn't happy with that vacuum after spending alot of money. I have an indoor dog, and had to buy something hopefully better. I purchased the Shark, and I had no problem putting it together, and used the other vacuum for my own testing. The shark picked up so much missed hair on floor, I called my daughter and told her I wanted to sell this vacuum and become wealthy. I love so much about the Shark; lightweight, swivels, great suction, and easy to empty. I have never been so excited to vacuum my floors. Love it. I may give as upcoming presents for birthdays.
December 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by gogettem BEATS MY DYSON DC14 BY 100%
This vacuum is so easy to put together and use! I couldn't believe it! It beats my dyscon dc14 by 100%! If I could give this vacuum 10000 stars I would! I love it! I vacuumed my whole house 2 days ago with my dyson and it died on me. So I ordered the shark because it had 5 stars. I was thinking about getting a newer dyson but thought hmmmm 179 or 500...so I picked the shark! I vacuumed my whole house and picked up so much dirt it was insane! My dyson wasnt doing half the job that this little shark does! PLEASE GET THIS VACUUM IF YOU HAVE PETS OR ALLERGIES! ITS AMAZING!
May 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by dutchrub No Other Vacuum Will Do!
When my husband and I were searching for a replacement vacuum for our dead bag Hoover, I began to research all the major brands, particularly Dyson, Hoover, and Shark. We were looking for a few specific features: suction power, durability, portability/weight, hard floor/carpet cleaning, the ability to clean a shag rug deeply, and, of course, cost.
At first, we settled on a cordless Hoover. It was super light and convenient not to have to plug in, but when we got it and I tried to vacuum, I quickly realized it did not have the suction or the power to clean my carpets as deeply as I liked. The bar would not spin on the shag, and I refused to just use suction on my busiest (and dirtiest rug), so we returned it, and I went back to the drawing board.
After comparing the Dyson and this Shark, I settled on the Shark for the superior reviews. BEST DECISION OF MY CLEANING LIFE. Yes, this vacuum is of more substantial weight. Yes, it has the ever-annoying cord. Do either of these issues bother me? No. The reason is simple. This vacuum is extremely powerful.
It cleaned my shag rug beautifully. Unlike the Hoover, the beater bar performed exactly as desired, fluffing my rug and sucking up all the kiddo's cracker crumbs, loose hair, and dog fluff. After one pass on my 5x7 rug, I had picked up half a canister! Gross. But underfoot, it felt like new.
This weekend I tried the detachable feature on my carpeted staircase (which had not been vacuumed in a woefully long period of time). I used the small attachment with the beater bar, and it fluffed and cleaned the downtrodden fibers admirably.
After cleaning the stairs and entire upstairs (three bedrooms, hallway, and--strangely--one carpeted bathroom), the canister was mostly full, so I'd say it has a decent capacity. I don't mind emptying it frequently because it is extremely easy to dump out without making too big a mess (just have that garbage bag ready). On standard carpets, it almost propels itself forward, and when you pull back, you feel the powerful suction. Even with all the long hairs I shed, it doesn't stop the beater bar. I still have to cut them away, but it doesn't impede the vacuuming while its ongoing. The maneuverability is just fine, not anywhere near as stiff and awkward as the Dyson commercials would have you believe.
This vacuum is about as noisy as any I've used, so it's not quiet but it also doesn't sound like a monster (my dog still hates it). The number of attachments is good, and I've used all but one so far. I particularly like the little motorized head--great for the stairs and our fuzzy couch. Only downside is there's no place on the machine itself to store it, but that's no big deal for me.
It cleaned my laminates fine, but it was best just using the handle for spot treatment. I use my Hoover steam mop for a final polish.
The truth is, this vacuum took the carpets that were original to the house in 1983 and fluffed and cleaned them to a stunning state. I was honestly flabbergasted. My husband walked around wiggling his toes in awe. Clean carpets make a clean house look even better, and for once in my life, I don't care that I have to vacuum. I will only purchase Sharks from now on!
December 15, 2014