Shark Multi-Task Stick Vacuum
After my Roomba died, I didn't want to deal with sweeping the hardwood floors. I read the reviews and figured I'd give this little guy a try. I've have handheld vacs (which this really is with a handle and foot# before and never been much impressed with them. But WOW, this blew me away. The ease of cleaning the floors, The convenience of becoming a hand vac #equally powered hand vac to boot).
May 8, 2013
great performance, horrible quality
Bought this vacuum 3 months ago. I only have hardwood floors in my place so I use a stick vac. Based on the 5 star reviews, I decided to buy the shark.
This performs extremely well. Very good suction and picks up all dirt and dog hair. It even sucked up a small piece of paper and candy bar wrapper. I also used this with the hose attachment to clean my car. I was impressed.
The downside is the durability and quality of this vacuum. As soon as I took it out of the box the very cheap plastic was obvious and it wasn't put together very well. Feels like a toy. Within the first week the dust canister had broke where it clips into the vacuum. One day I leaned it against the wall and it slid and fell over. The part of the canister that had originally broke turned into a crack going down the entire canister. Then a few weeks later the power button stopped working. No matter which way I flicked the switch it would stay off. I took the vacuum apart and rewired the power switch so it stays on when plugged in. So now I have a vacuum thats taped together and has no power switch. Also, the floor attachment or any attachment doesn't stay in. They always fall out.
Overall, I am very unhappy. Even the $20 bissel I got from walmart is still like new after 2 years so I just went back to using that. I would not reccomened this to anyone.
April 9, 2013
A good surprise with this Shark purchase.!
I bought this little Shark based on the positive reviews/ratings about it. But I had my doubts. It is small, plastic, very light wieght and does not look very "strong" for lack of a better word. It is FANTASTIC! It has excellent suction power, light wieght (so much easlier and than lugging out that huge vacumn from the closet) and easy to empty. It goes from vacuming the floors to a hand-held on the stairs in less than a second. Is great on carpets too. Has good, useable attachments too.
January 31, 2013
Super Light Weight & All Around Awesome
Extremely light, great suction power, and easy to switch between modes. Makes quick clean up jobs fast and easy. Light weight makes it great for stairs & furniture as well.
Surprising amount of suction for such a small device!
Got it on sale for $29.99 and it works better than my previous one which cost $100.
Works well on floor mats and entrance carpets.
If you have large carpeted rooms investing in a "true vacuum" would be wise, but this makes a great addition when you don't have time for the hassle of a large vacuum.
January 9, 2013
This vacuum is awesome!! A surprising amount of power! Great if you have a smallish place (like me). Performs really well on both hardwood and my shag rug. The attachments are really easy to switch. Awesome value! Definitely recommend. The only con is that it's a bit loud, and may not be enough if you have a lot of pet hair.
January 1, 2013
I got this on sale for $29.99 after reading about other comparable sticks that fall apart easily. This is very well built with a design that fixes the chronic slipped-stick problems. Might be the best bargain that I've got from CT. Oh, and as vacuums go, this one sucks pet hair well! Excellent job, Shark!
November 27, 2012
This is an excellent vacuum for light cleaning tasks, pet hair, crumbs in kitchen even heavier objects It's very light weight and has great suction for its size. Might be good on low nap carpets but wouldn't do on high nap types. Just as easy to use as a broom and dust pan. Easy to store and easy to maneuver even under chairs.The detachable handle makes it easy to use as a hand vac and it's the only hand vac that I've used that really works.
September 1, 2012
good liite vacuum
great for small spaces, lite weight, easy storage, does miss some dirt others would pick up but good for a basic vacuum.
August 28, 2012
Well worth the money
Surprisingly powerful for its size. Very simple to use and to clean. Seems durable, but we use it seldom, so cannot say for sure. Without doubt it is out of competition when on sale (only three times the price of a spare filter for it). A tip: wash the filter well and it will serve dozens cleaning sessions.
April 8, 2012