Disclosure: I was given a Shark Rocket Powerhead vacuum to review. No money exchanged hands. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Except for the stats about the vacuum itself which is fact, not opinion.
I was informed at BlogHer this past July that I’d be receiving one of those Shark Rocket vacuums to review, probably sometime in early Fall. Well, early Fall arrived and so did the vacuum.
Before I can even begin to write an honest review, I have to test the product out for awhile so that I am able to form a decent enough opinion.
You guys, this was love at first use. I’m not even kidding. I opened the box and my heart swelled.
We go through a lot of vacuums in my home, both expensive and inexpensive. Most of them don’t last. Including that yellow Dyson piece of crap (sorry but Dyson does lose suction). We also own a Simplicity, which has had its own set of problems but is still running fairly well, five or six years in.
The Shark Rocket Powerhead, even directly after using the Simplicity, sucked up more stuff in my rugs and off my floors that I would have thought possible. Which made me realize, even after obsessive vacuuming…because, with all these animals and children, I vacuum an awful lot; my floors and carpets weren’t as clean as I thought they were, post vacuuming.
The Shark Rocket is THE AWESOMEST THING EVER. Sorry, didn’t mean to scream. I just can’t even explain to you how much I love it.
It’s light. Right around 9 pounds not including the cord. Which means, it’s easier to carry up the stairs. Our other vacuum weighs more than a small child. That thing has caused dents in the walls when I’ve lugged it up our stairs. This Shark Rocket can be held easily in one hand.
It’s sucky. The power in that vacuum is ridiculous. It makes my floors crazy clean. No little hard pieces of invisible schmutz waiting to embed into your bare foot anymore! I will admit, I was vacuuming the powder room floor and somehow ended up vacuuming up an entire roll of toilet paper. This vacuum unrolled it so fast, I didn’t even have time to react.
It’s easy. It has this little dirt receptacle that, while it does fill up rather quickly but it’s simple to open, dump and put back in. It takes literally less than a minute. No bags to change out. Also, it’s easy to store because it’s fairly compact. So cute!
It’s flexible. It can reach under spaces that big vacuums can’t reach. It turns a wicked corner. It’s like a gymnast! And, it can go right from carpet to hard surface without having to do anything except push. Not to mention a height-adjustable pushy thing to make it even easier to use!
I believe it’s under $200 at most retail outlets like Bed Bath and Beyond.
Honestly, it’s my new best friend. Find a ton of different Shark Rocket products here (does contain an affiliate link).