Top positive review
January 9, 2018
I was afraid to to get this after my mom's review. Her Shark has a couple quirks that drive her crazy. She complained that hair gets wrapped up to easily in her brushes, it loses suction too quickly if you don't clean the filter frequently, and the tools don't turn for different angles. Mine picks up hair without getting caught in the brush at all, I don't mind cleaning the filter weekly as suggested in the manual, and my brush attachment DOES swivel!
Here's my pros and cons because those are always helpful in the reviews.
The suction is so strong that the brush almost makes it drive itself.
But-You can also adjust the suction and vacuum right over a small rug without it being eaten up
It's awesome on hard floors, too. You just flip the power switch to the middle position and you can ride right on to the next floor.
Previous vacuums I've owned, used to spit the dirt out of the back when vacuuming hard floors, but this just sucks it right up. I credit the incredible suction for this.
Let's talk about the attachments for a second... I prefer a longer crevice tool, but this one works just fine and because of the vent holes near the base of it, you don't have to worry about blowing up your vacuum when you shove it down better the curtains.
The brush tool is super awesome. It turns around for different angles making it easy to sweep different areas. For example, under my counter and vanity, by the kick boards, there's an area that seems to collect webs and hair pretty frequently, but this moveable tool makes it easy to get up under there without haven't to be on my hands and knees and upside down.
Now, the Upholstery tool! Oh. My. God! So, you know those lint brushes that are red and pick up everything on your coat or black dress pants? The upholstery tool has little strips of those on both sides! Not just that, but again, you can adjust the suction to sweep more delicate areas. We don't have mini blinds, we have bamboo shades that are pretty delicate and a brush tool just doesn't cut it. On the "less suction" setting, it's the perfect tool. On the full suction setting, it's the perfect step tool. I have previously had the pet attachments with the rolling brush and I loved them for doing the carpeted stairs, but this upholstery tool is all I'll ever need.
The flex hose is long enough for anything I would use it for. I can reach right up to my ceiling with no problem.
The machine isn't too heavy or hard to push.
It's easy to empty the canister, but because of the static, I like to wipe it with a dryer sheet.
Now, some cons. If you can even really call them that. I think it's just more me being picky.
There's no place for the upholstery tool to ride on the machine. Once the cord is wrapped up I just wedge the tool in there for storage.
Which brings me to my next con... I miss the automatic rewind feature of my previous vacuum. Not that it takes a long time to wind it, it was just one less thing for me to do.
Ok, one last complaint, if I'm really thinking about it. It's also about the power cord. If it was 2 feet longer, I could reach more rooms without having to change plugs.
Seriously, that's it. With three kids, it's important for me to have a good vacuum that does a lot and this one doesn't disappoint. I would recommend it to everyone. Well worth the money. Even if something should happen to the one I have, I'd buy this again in a heartbeat. Thank you, Shark, for making my life a little easier.