“All I want for Christmas is a clean house,” my mother would lament every year. And then we would roll our eyes and ask her what she really wanted. I have to admit, though, that a clean house for Christmas would be an AWESOME gift. But if I can’t get that, I’ll take the next best thing… a really awesome vacuum cleaner.
When I first had to opportunity to review a Shark vacuum. I had the opinion that Shark was kind of like an infomercial brand. (Hey, I’m just being honest here). And I was seriously skeptical about whether or not it could compete with my vacuum with a British accent.
Let me just say it. The Dyson looks cools. It’s aesthetically pleasing and I was roped in by their commercials when they were first introduced. But frankly, I don’t think I’d ever buy another one. Because the Shark has captured my heart.
When I reviewed the Shark Rotator Vacuum, I was seriously impressed. It wasn’t the vacuum I would ever pick but it was versatile and powerful. It was everything a girl could ask for. Except for a few things.
Could you make it lighter?
Could you make it shorter?
Shark said yes and sent me a complimentary Shark Rocket Powerhead. Weighing in at 9 pounds (not including the cord), I expected this to be a “throwaway” version of my big Shark. I figured it would be nice to store in the closet and pull out when I needed to do a quick cleanup. Instead, I find that this Shark is now my go-to vacuum.
It can handle every floor surface, like hardwood, tile, carpet, and area rugs, and is designed to work efficiently on each surface. Here’s how.
The Shark Rocket Powerhead comes with two brush heads. One has softer bristles and is designed for all hard surfaces. Instead of just applying suction, like most vacuums do, the soft brush ensures better particle pickup instead of scattering it all. And changing it is easy.
Open the brush head compartment.
Pull the existing brush head out where indicated.
Pop in the new brush head. Ready for the carpets now!
But the real trick is how easy is it to empty and will I get my hands dirty? It’s as simple as this.
2. Remove with one hand.
3. Hold over the garbages and press the black “Empty” button.
4. Shake it a few times to make sure you’ve completely emptied the cup.
5. Marvel at how you could possibly picked up that much dirt since you only vacuumed yesterday. (or was it last week?)
6. Close the dust cup and set it back in its holder.
7. Push to close in the spot that is clearly marked “Push to Close.”
Then get vacuuming again!
When you’re all done, store this bad boy somewhere convenient. The handle lowers all the way and it’s only 9 pounds. I bet you could even get your kids to put it away. Right after you show them how to use it.
Check out my full video review to see this vacuum in action and to see how much I really enjoy my vacuuming.
The Shark Rocket Powerhead retails right around $200 but with the holidays, I’ll bet you can find a steal on one!