As a dog-owner with all hardwood floors, this vacuum is a god send! It picks up all the hairs easily! I actually ENJOY vacuuming my place with this. I've actually had a self-proclaimed-best-vacuum-ever-Dyson and favor this Shark much much more. FIRSTLY, I had to exchange the first vacuum I received because the dirt container didn't snap into place (broken piece) rendering it completely useless. This is probably the drawback of blindly buying refurbished items. However, the OS rep I talked to gladly replaced the vacuum and the 2nd one received works perfectly - no issues! The suction on this thing is amazing. Some may find this to be a con while others a pro, but when using the hose, the suction is SO good it REALLY pulls the fabric off your sofa, etc. I like this because it lets me know it's working lol. Using the vacuum just as an upright also works well. It just glides across my floor with ease. There are also two settings on the vacuum - the first which is just suction, and the second which is extra suction with the brush. The 1st setting is generally quiet while the 2nd one is really noisy. The only two things I wish this vacuum would have: 1) telescoping handle. There is about a foot of handle that really inconveniences me sometimes. I wish it would telescope down into something so that it would be even more compact. Secondly, the hose is great to use for ceilings and such, but it isn't long enough with my 14 foot ceilings. So since the dirt canister can't be removed and carried (a different Shark model offers this), sometimes I have to lift the entire vacuum to be able to reach high up places. Overall, a good value and a happy purchase for me!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exact, but doesn't matter
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
- Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes