My previous vacuum was needing some repair and just seemed too bulky for me now. A friend had gotten a Shark and commented on how great it was. Looked up some reviews which were all positive. I am very pleased with this vacuum because it is sleek and easy to use whether the upright or the canister feature. The bagless complete seal dust cup is easy to empty. I also like the floor nozzle that works on all surfaces without needing adjustment since I have hardwood floors, area carpet, and carpet runners. With 2 dogs and 3 cats there is a lot of fur to be vacuumed up and the power brush does a great job cleaning their beds.
I have only 2 suggestions to improve this vacuum. An auto-retracting cord would be nice, and I have a hard time keeping the attachments getting the attachments to stay in the holders. Even without these fixes, this is a great vacuum - even better than the Oreck I used for 15 yrs!
I did some internet research before making this purchase and the only thing that worried me was the comment that it was top-heavy and tipped easily. My old vacuum had the same problem,but I dealt with it because it cleaned so well. I have two large indoor/outdoor dogs that shed, so I am very particular about the cleaning power and results I get. I was pleasantly surprised when I found that the Shark Rotator was not as tipsy as I feared. In fact, it hasn't tipped on me yet. And it cleans fabulously and at a much better price point than the Dyson. That is the very reason I looked into this purchase was because of claims that it was just as good or better than the more expensive Dyson. I have already recommended this to my friends!
I love this vacuum cleaner- I had a different brand that cost 3 times as much as the Shark. The Shark removed pet hair and dirt from my floors that the other model had missed. It is easy to use and does a superb job. A powerful machine- I love it! Have already gotten 4 friends to buy one.
I bought this after doing research because my highly rated Hoover upright that I used in the basement family room and Kenmore canister that I lugged around the rest of the house weren't working and I was expecting weekend visitors soon. The Shark is two vacuums in one- a swivel upright with beater option for rugs and has a roll around base and detachable canister. I have oriental and shag rugs throughout the house on hardwood floors. There's an attachment that makes it easy to switch back and forth between rugs and floors without turning the vacuum off. I have arthritis, herniated discs, and asthma. I was skeptical because it's bagless and was concerned debris would fly around when being emptied- this has not been a problem. The vacuum cleaner is not heavy nor did it even come close to tipping over. I am able to detach the canister easily to vacuum steps and walk around using the attachments. The suction is POWERFUL and easily adjustable. I couldn't believe all the dirt and cat hair it picked up on rugs that my other vacuum cleaners indicated were "clean". I highly recommended this vacuum cleaner and suggest reading the instructions. There's a lot going with this vacuum!!!
I used my new vacuum for the first time today . Wow ! I have 6 house cats & vacuumed just the livingroom & I could not believe the amount of hair it picked up. It is easy to manuver with the swivel function & not heavy & cumberson to push around. I can't wait to try all the dusting & cleaning tools on my ceiling fans, baseboards & much more. I think this is going to be the best vacuum I have ever used & I have had quite a few over the years. Love it.
had another vacuum with a bag, and thought it may be a major problem in dealing with a bagless model... all it did was shock me, as i saw everything that my old vacuum didn't get...my rug actually looks a true grey again ~ I no longer have to deal with pesky belts that have to constantly be replaced...If that wasn't bad enough, always had to wait for my husband to get home to replace it, as it takes MAJOR upper body strength to put the darn thing into place. You continue to need the upper body strength because the old vacuum (despite having a self propel feature), weighed a great deal.... thanks to my awesome new Shark Rotator and Overstock ~ my old vacuum cleaner is just a painful memory that was easily replaced... appreciate the great deal and service!
I had just vacuumed two days prevously to getting my shark so we decided to try out this new machine. I found it a little heavy but with the self propelld action of the brush on the carpet I was OK. My granddaughter tried it and thought it was fine. I am 74 and she is 30. We could not belive how much dirt it got out of two carpets on our hardwood floors. Great machine.
Was originally going for a refurbished Dyson but this was the same price and new so I finally replaced my tank of a Hoover. Shoulda done it ages ago because it's amazing how much more this thing picks up. Easy to maneuver, and alot lighter. A couple negatives....The cord isn't as long as I'd hoped and loses even more length when I attach it at the top to keep it out of the way. It could be because it's new but it also has a loud squeal when I engage the brush and has fallen down more than once - it seems to be top heavy and you have to have it lined up just so or over it goes. Overall glad I upgraded. Well worth the money.
This is a powerful machine in a fairly light frame. I moved into a new house, had it professionally cleaned, and had the carpet cleaned. This machine STILL picked up crazy amount of "stuff". I'm not obsessed with vacuuming and seeing how much I get.
I bought this vacuum cleaner after the handle on my Hoover "snapped off". For the first time I did research before buying one, and I am SO glad that I did. I was impressed with the reviews and the price was good-if it worked like the reviews promised. It was delivered in 2 days which was great (normal for Overstock.com). It's very easy to assemble and a lot lighter weight than I expected. It has plenty of attachments (I am grateful-I bought an Oreck a few years ago and it didn't have ANY attachments, used only Oreck bags and was hard to push around) and the cord is long enough to clean most of my house without having to plug it in again. I don't remember reading that it was "self-propelled" in the reviews or if it's because it's so lightweight, but the Shark almost vacuums by itself. The head swivels which is quite handy in corners and around table legs. I have two long-haired cats and the amount of hair that was vacuumed up the first time I used the Shark was totally amazing (and embarrassing). I vacuumed my house every day for the first week I had the Shark and I continued getting dirt and cat hair out of my carpet, which is wonderful but doesn't say much for my previous vacuums. I have never been so excited about a vacuum cleaner before, but I've never had one that exceeded my expectations like this one has. The only thing wrong with it-it's a little top heavy when using the wand and can tip over if you pull it by the wand instead of the handle on the top. I wouldn't mind if the hose/wand was a little longer either but overall I am very happy with it and would urge anyone-especially pet owners- to get this vacuum cleaner. You won't be sorry.