I am 100% satisfied with this vacuum. I used to own a Dyson Ball Animal--and this Shark is even better than the Dyson, and the price is better too. I have a cat and a boyfriend with allergies, since I got this vacuum, he says his allergies are better. I used the pet-hair hand-tool thing on the afghan on the couch and it pulled out sooo much hair and lint! The pet-hair hand-tool is awesome because it has a rotating brush head that really picks up cat hair--and dog hair too--I suppose. The suction is unbelievable. I started freaking out about how much dirt was coming out of my carpets and furniture and vacuumed my whole house. I like that the vacuum traps allergens with several filters--that are washable and reusable! And there is the "on-off" switch, you can turn that switch to a 'bare floor' setting--so that the brush head on the vacuum doesn't spin---that avoids dust, dirt and cat-litter getting scattered everywhere--it's just the suction going on. When you go back on the carpet, move the switch so the roller brush starts moving again. I have noticed my whole house is less dusty. From someone else's post I discovered that you have to take the whole dirt canister off--which is really easy to do---and dump it outside, in order to fully remove the allergens from your house. If you open the dirt canister and dump it in your garbage can inside your house, you just let them all escape back into the air--and those dust particles are very tiny--like a talc powder. I love this vacuum, it is the best one I've ever bought, I would wholly recommend it to anyone.
I highly recommend this to anyone who wants a very clean home. I use this vacuum daily and my house is clean. The dirt I vacuumed up the first time I used it was an OH MY GOSH moment. It has great hose suction power. I am so pleased I purchased this vacuum. Over all cleaning is fantastic.
I bought this unit because it was the same model # as the first one we bought . My wife wanted one just like the first one we bought in order to have one available on each floor of our house. Obviously she liked it very much. She can reach the ceiling with the tube and wand. There are many models of Shark , the newer ones, where this is not possible. Overstock was the only outlet I found that stocked this original model. She is very pleased.
I bought this for a small retail store to replace an old behemoth that my employees fought with for years. they could not be happier! vacuuming is now a breeze thanks to the lightness and swivel head features of this vacuum. emptying the large dirt cup is also a breeze so they do it more often unlike the old machine which they let get too filled because it was a pain to empty. 5 stars all around!!
I bought this because of the reviews by other pet owners. I have a yellow Lab and never knew how much these otherwise wonderful dogs shed. My husband's socks are always covered with her stiff hairs. despite the fact that I've been sweeping several times a day. I have sisal and sea grass rugs, hardwood and tile. This is a great vacuum cleaner.
My mother had a Tyson and I never thought it was as good as it should have been, especially when you look at the price.Shark is the only one that you can count on to do what it's supposed to do. Forget about other brands, they don't compare.
I just got released from a nurseing home and needed a new vacume cleaner for my new carpet that I had installed. Went on line and saw this so I order it 2 days later i had it. It has great suckion and is real easy to manover and gives me some phycial therpy its GREAT!