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We have a large puppy and are potty training. This is so awesome! I wish I had found it earlier. It would have saved hundreds of dollars in paper towels. We have all hard wood floors. This sucks up the urine and then cleans it. After cleaning a spot, I have used a paper towel and gone back over it and the paper towel is clean with no urine smell!! WOW! I love that it’s cordless. I use it a lot during the day. And then self clean it at night and rinse everything to dry overnight. I do use it for long periods of time, so it works great with all the large potty spots!! Highly recommend!!Nov 05, 2021 08:26
The Roomba i6 robot vacuum unleashes powerful cleaning when, where, and how you want with a single command to your Google Assistant or Alexa voice assistant. When messes happen, just say, “Tell Roomba to clean under the kitchen table.” Smart navigation maps specific objects in your home, guiding it to the mess, right when the mess happens. With 10x the suction* and automatic, personalized schedules—even recommendations during pollen and pet-shedding seasons— its vacuuming that fits seamlessly into your life. *(compared to the Roomba® 600 series cleaning system) *(Alexa and all related logos are trademarks of Amazon.com or its affiliates. Google is a trademark of Google LLC)
I am a clean person and vacuum regularly. I upgraded vacuum recently and it pulled up more dirt than ever. This Irobot 6150 has serious suction power. I have 700 sq ft 1 bedroom and recommend a self empty base for larger places so it can clean longer. I love it and named him the Silver Surfer.Nov 02, 2021 15:59
Roombas are amazing, i run mine once a week and it takes care of my linoleum and carpet just fine. The area i have it clean is about 300sq ft and it can do it all in ~45 minutes.Oct 09, 2021 17:09
I love Rudy! He does a thorough job of cleaning the floors. He picks up all the dog hair and dust bunnies. He has made my life 100% easier! Our home is clean and beautiful!Nov 05, 2021 17:17
Intelligent full-size cleaning without the cord with a full-size bin and full-size cleaner head. Engineered for whole-home, deep cleaning the Dyson Outsize intelligently optimizes suction and run time across all floor types. Suction power, run time and tools designed to deep clean your whole home. 150% bigger bin than the Dyson V11™ for longer cleans between emptying. The High Torque XL cleaner head is 25% larger than the High Torque cleaner head to cover more of your home, faster.Dyson DLS™ technology automatically senses and adapts to changes in floor type to extend run time for the right balance of power and run time when you need it. LCD digital display shows run time countdown to the second and displays maintenance alerts, giving you complete control of your clean. Advanced, whole-machine filtration traps 99.99% of particles, dust and allergens as small as 0.3 microns³.
We saw that Dyson was coming out with a new cordless vacuum and had to give this new “Outsize” model a try and see how it compared to our old vacuums as one of them is pretty old “still working” but it’s about time to replace that one.
The Outsize came very well packaged, completely broken down with lots of parts to put together. This isn’t difficult if you are familiar with Dyson products, everything is simple snap in place. In the box there’s the main unit/motor, The High Torque XL cleaner head, mini motorized tool, extension tube, crevice tool, combination tool, stubborn dirt brush, soft dusting brush, docking station, two batteries “one already installed”, two chargers and documentation. Everything is packed in separate little boxes and they all arrived in perfect condition.
Setting up for first use:
It was sort of fun unpacking all those little boxes and finding all the accessories, sort of like unwrapping a X-mas gift. There are two batteries and two chargers included which is a nice touch as you can always have both batteries charging at the same time if needed. The included instructions said to charge the batteries before first use and that’s exactly what we did. About 3 hours later they were ready to go “really didn’t keep track of time for that though”. Assembling is pretty much the same as any other Dyson we’ve owned and it’s a simple click lock system “no screws involved”
Now our biggest concern was how well this would clean compared to our old stick Shark vacuum as it was our favorite for cleaning the carpet but it couldn’t quite do as well as our full sized plug in upright.
There’s a LCD screen on the back of the Outsize and as soon as you press the trigger switch “which only takes a very light touch to activate” it comes on showing which mode the unit is set on and how much time you have remaining. We mainly used the automatic “middle” setting and only used the power saving “low” or high mode just to see the difference.
To prepare for the test I used our old Shark stick vac and went over the house very thoroughly. Usually when we vacuum with it we use one fully charged battery pack, but this time I used almost two to make sure everything had been gone over very well. Now on to the Outsize to see how that works and if it will pick up more.
Operating the Outsize is exactly the same as the other Dyson stick vacs we have and have used, very simple, just depress the trigger and start cleaning. The trigger on this one though has a very light activation point and you really don’t need to squeeze it much at all to activate the vac. There’s also a silver button directly below the screen to set the power level. It’s a very simple solution compared to the Shark which had multiple buttons and an on/off switch that is easy to hit while trying to adjust settings, “my most hated thing with the Shark”.
Now it’s time for the Outsize and see how it preforms. I mainly used the middle power setting which enables “Auto” when the power head is attached. I went over all the carpet and bare floors at the same speed I would normally use the Shark for. With the “Auto”, middle setting you can actually hear the motor speed go up/down when transitioning between surfaces and it does so very quickly. I didn’t spend a lot of time in any one spot and just went over as quickly as I normally would. To our surprise the Outsize actually picked up more dog hair and super fine dirt the Shark didn’t get and you can see in the pic attached it’s a good amount for a house that’s already been gone over very thoroughly with a good old vacuum.
Next we tried out the attachments and were very interested in the small power head for cleaning off our sofa, love seat and chars. It worked perfectly and pulled out dog hair that was imbedded in the sofa with ease. The Outsize dustbin is a little large and sort of gets in the way when using that power head but you could hook it to the extension tube and uses it that way from a distance too. The stiff bristle brush works really well for brushing up the knap on our sofa and helped pull out imbedded dog hair. There’s even a little clear plastic piece included that snaps onto the extension tube so you can carry around your two most used tools keeping them handy.
The dust bin is huge on the Outsize, it’s easily 3-4x the capacity of our old Shark. I only had to empty one time where I would have to empty the Sharks 3 or more times during a normal cleaning, and it was always getting clogged and hard to clean out. Emptying the dust bin on the Outsize is pretty much like the other Dysons, it’s a single lever on the back of the dust bin, just go over to your trash “after removing the extension tube or any attachment”, press down on the red release lever and the whole dust bin moves down while the door snaps open basically throwing out all the debris. Make sure you are over your trash can or whatever you are emptying this into as it tosses out the debris with some force.
The filter simply “unscrews” from the back of the motor housing and it’s washable. The vacuum will also let you know when it’s time to clean the filter if you don’t keep up with it yourself. If you do a lot of vacuuming / cleaning like we do I’d suggest getting another filter from Dyson so you can let it dry out.
We never noticed any long hair wrapped around the brush roller like we have on the Shark “although being easy to clean it’s still a pain to have to do it all the time”.
This new Outsize model from Dyson is great, it’s cleaning head is full sized and has a nice wide cleaning path. It excelled at pulling more dirt out of the carpet than any of the other vacuums we’ve had before it. I did some noise level testing to see just how loud it is in comparison to our old Shark and a V7 we also have. The Outsize with the meter 16” away from the motor/main unit was registering right at +- 70db, the V7 was +- around 66db and the Shark showed +- around 72db. So noise wise it falls in between the three with it being a little quieter than the old Shark.
My only complaints about this is I wish Dyson would add a headlight like our Shark has, it’s nice to be able to see when vacuuming in / around / under dimly lit areas. This is something I can live without as the amount of dirt it picked up after using our old faithful vac was pretty amazing and we were really surprised by that.
Battery life has also been great; we normally used a full battery with the Shark and two if we really went around the house thoroughly. The Outsizes battery gave us two full “normal” cleanings and only used one full battery for a thorough cleaning, with it coming with two batteries we won’t have to be concerned about having enough power to get every nook and cranny cleaned. Our house is a little over 1600sqft with about 1/4th of that being tile, the rest being mid-level carpet. We also have one dog that sheds profusely and if this can pick up more than our old favorite then we are sold. So if you are looking for an excellent “and powerful” cordless vacuum that can clean as well as a corded upright this will be the one to get.Mar 23, 2021 14:12
Best Upgrades over the previous models
-Removable battery pack (x2)
-Full size brush head
-More powerful motor
-1800 sqft upstairs
-1000 sqft finished downstairs
-Living room rug 80sqft
-Upstairs 3 bedrooms carpet
-Living, Dining, Kitchen hard floors
-Downstairs all hard floor.
-4 x humans: 3 long hair, 1 short.
-2 x ~20 lbs dogs: 1 white short fur, 1, black/brown med fur
I have put some comparison photos in the review for size. We have been using the V11 Animal since it came out 2 years ago. It is still a fantastic cordless vacuum and will continue to use it. It will just be relegated to the finished basement only now. I also compare a bit to the V11. The great thing is that the accessories and even the chargers are the same, down to the wall mount. Read below though for one issue I ran into with the wall mount compatibility between the older V11 and the new Outsize.
Immediately in my carpeted areas I noticed an improved dirt pickup amount and I was able to do my 14ftx14ft bedroom without having to empty the dust bin 3 times like normal. Game changer!! In fact, I did the whole master room and living room without needing to empty the bin. The more powerful motor, and larger cleaner head is great. And as always the Outsize will adapt to the floor type to get the best cleaning mode to the conditions which is great for battery life too.
I also love how quite it is when using it. I was expecting to lose that feature with the increase in power, but NOT AT ALL. And honestly, I think that the decibel rating is a feature not advertised enough given the amount of power this and other Dyson models have.
Battery life is great. The battery time indicator fluctuates quite a bit during use and it is a learning system, so it will fluctuate a bit more at the beginning. But on first use I can do my whole house on 1 charge with a little power to spare. I could almost finish the whole house on the V11 Animal before, just would have to empty the dust bin about 10 or so times.
If you are going the extra mile and also dusting the blinds, base board, curtains, etc. The extra battery will be great here.
Having the full size cleaner head is great, the only section that it will actually be less useful is the carpeted stairs, but I still have the V11 and it can tackle it just fine or just swap out the cleaner head as they are compatible.
The upholstery tool is great and the no-tangle design of the brush is nice.
Due to the extra power, I have not even attempted a few of the smaller interior door mats. The V11 Animal already was too powerful for those and I know the Outsize definitely will be. They are only like 2.5ft by 1ft size so most things would suck them up into the cleaner head. Never thought of the couch attachment until writing the review, so will give that a shot!
Overall the Outsize is excellent and it's hard not to recommend. With the larger bin, if you have a lot of carpet, and the extra battery and charger, it definitely can be a great option for cleaning.
I do have a two caveats and unfortunately they carry over from the V11 Animal; these have nothing to with the quality of the product, I’ve had no issues out of use over the 2 years of ownership and with the removable batteries now on the Outsize I will get even more life out of this new unit.
That being said, Dyson prides itself in the efforts it takes in design and detail and I think they do achieve that with each product, but what irks me is the follow through on the full use of the product.
First, the dock. I highly recommend securing the wall mount to a stud if you have that option, if you don’t...DO NOT use the included wall anchors. They are not strong enough nor designed to handle the continued force of taking the vacuum in and out of the dock and will fail quickly (experience). I recommend a toggle bolt as it will definitely hold...IF you are adamant about wall mounting.
Second, where do I put all the accessories? It seems petty, but this should also be a part of the design process and included with the vacuum. The dock is very limiting and while it does achieve a nice minimalism design, its also not as practical, so the extra attachments get relegated to some where not usually as convenient.
Dyson does sell the Dok, and since the V11 wall mount works with the Outsize, there shouldn't be an issue with the Dok either.
(Side Note: I will add that while I did not remove the actual piece that mounts to the wall , I did have to swap out the part that the charger connection sits in. There does seem to be a slight difference in the design of the door that keeps the charger port on the dock seated. As soon as I swapped out that part, the Outsize slide right into place and started charging. Using the Outsize dock piece for the V11 had no issue and the V11 slid into place just as before to charge. So not really sure what the issue was there, it could have been as simply taking a part readjusted the charger port enough to adequately allow the Outsize to slid into place; which is what I am leaning towards at this point. It was too difficult to see that area when trying to figure out why it wouldn't slide down all the way at first.)
Back to my second caveat, the Dyson Dok does solve not wanting/needing to attach to the wall, but the accessories are still left without a home. Both of my caveats can be easily remedied with a search online and a lot of low cost options are available if you decide to not want to wall mount and/or looking for a solution to hold the extra accessories. Wish this was all figured out with the final product.
When it comes to size, the Outsize is just a tad taller than the V11 Animal and weight in the hand is unnoticeable, which makes dusting crown molding, blinds, and other tasks not resting on the floor just as easy as before. On the scales the weight difference is in ounces.
So to recap: stronger motor, bigger bin, removable and extra battery, larger cleaning head, nearly the same weight and size, backwards compatibility with accessories, dock, and charger, and still quiet! What’s not to like? It is hands down an upgrade and definitely worth it if you are going the cordless route.
And as the motto says…”everything can improve” and so it does.Mar 23, 2021 12:39
Dyson Outsize is a pricy high quality complete vacuuming solution for a large house and it replaces the need for the large heavy corded vacuum cleaners without sacrificing powerful suction, bin capacity, or versatility, and can be quickly switched to a hand held for smaller spaces, cars, and hard to reach areas. You will have no anxiety over battery run time with the 2 interchangeable batteries and the 2 chargers provided (one to be docked on the docking station and one that can be used to charge the spare battery.
The Dyson outsize is made in Malaysia.
****Environment where the Dyson Outsize is being used****
4 floors house of 2200+ square feet, with 48 indoor stair steps, hardwood, carpeting, kids, and 2 indoor pets.
The Dyspon outsize was competing with a full size corded vacuum cleaner from a big brand, another cordless stick vacuum cleaner from a big brand, and a smaller robot vacuum cleaner from a leading brand as well.
A full house vacuuming with the above mentioned non dyson cleaners used to take about 2 hours for a deep clean (about once a week) using all three of them on different floors with different settings for hardwood and carpet. We used to have to empty the stick vacuum bin at least twice, the robot vacuum cleaner twice, and the corded full sized vacuum cleaner once.
I didn’t know what to expect when we got the Dyson outsize because I always dreaded the task of vacuuming, and my wife and I would have bets and the loser would have to vacuum the house ( and I lost a lot!).
To save everyone the suspense, the Dyspon outsize did a full deep clean for the whole house and all the floors in 1.5 hours and the bin was emptied twice. This is a win in my book!
****Unboxing and getting ready for first use****
The Dyson outsize is packaged sensibly with no plastic bag waste whatsoever, everything was packaged neatly in recycled cardboard compartments and taking it out of the box was easy and pleasing.
What's in the box:
2 battery packs
Wall mounted docking station
High torque XL cleaner head
Hair screw tool
Mini soft dusting brush
Stubborn dirt brush
Wand storage clip
Battery charging guides, docking station installation manual, regulatory and safety information, and warranty activation guide.
Instructions said that I had to charge both batteries until full (about 4.5 hours) before using it for the first time. So while the batteries were charging I mounted the docking station on the wall using the supplied hanging screws (I used my own stud finder and drill to hang the dock safely and firmly in place in one of the storage cabinets we have). One of the 2 supplied chargers is to be used on the wall docking station so the vacuum is charging while sitting on the dock. The other one can be used with the extra battery using any electric outlet. The 2 chargers and the 2 batteries are identical and can be used interchangeably.
After the batteries were charged the Dyson outsize is now ready to be used.
****FEATURES AND PERFORMANCE****
Most notable features include:
A full size bin equal to full sized corded vacuums to reduce trips to empty the bin
2 swappable batteries for a peace of mind and enough run time to clean a larger house without running out of juice.
A very powerful Hyperdymium motor that delivers suction on par with my big corded vacuum cleaner
A full size cleaner head that covered more floor and cut the cleaning time by at least 25% without the need to use a corded vacuum cleaner and the need to switch between power outlets along the vacuuming process.
A dynamic load sensor which is very quick to change suction power and speed based on the floor you are vacuuming without the need to click, switch any buttons to make the vacuum conform to terrain change (between hardwood, carpet). This is very impressive and indeed time saving as you don't even need to change cleaner heads or floor mode. It works by increasing the suction power on carpet which makes the bristles dig deeper into the carpet to extract pet hair, and dirt while the soft carbon fiber filaments capture finer dust from hard floors and crevices. All of that extends the running time of the vacuum because it is always adjusting the suction power and speed depending on the flooring type its being used on without any lag.
There is an LCD screen on the dyson outsize that shows you remaining runtime, performance, and gives you the option to switch between modes (economy, automatic, and boost). Battery life will vary depending on the mode you are using. The eco mode can let each battery run to about 60 minutes of uninterrupted cleaning, while auto mode can deliver up to 40 minutes of runtime per battery, and finally the boost mode which you would rarely need to use can drain the battery in 5 minutes (this mode is used for intensive cleaning for ground in dirt)
The LCD screen also shows you when and how to clean and wash the filter and how to clear a blockage.
The Dyson outsize power doesn’t fade or gets less powerful when the battery is about to run out. It keeps working with the same power and suction until the battery is completely drained which allows for consistent cleaning everywhere the Dyson outsize is used.
The Dyson outsize can be easily transformed to a handheld to clean furniture, cars, smaller spaces.
You will appreciate how thought out this product and extensions provided because it is so versatile. I was able to easily clean SC vents, ceiling fans, floor vents, car vents and seats, furniture and upholstery, horizontal blinds and windows rails with so much ease. I have never ever done that in so little time and this much effectiveness.
One of the most impressive features is the mechanism of emptying the bin. It's very simple as you only need to lift the red toggle on the bin and it will release the dirt and empty the bin completely and comfortably. It's just a point and shoot function.
One of my favorite things about the Dyson outsize is the hair tool which is conically shaped to avoid tangling. It does suck out pet and human hair completely from upholstery, steps, and tight places.
The dyson outsize claims that it expels cleaner air that what it sucks in due to the machine filtration technology that traps 99.99% of particles, dust and allergens as small as 0.3 microns. So this is an added feature for me as it actually also cleans the air while running and captures the dust and particles that fly in the space where you are vacuuming.
With all the above mentioned features, using the Dyson outsize made vacuuming easier and less time consuming. The weight is balanced and it doesn’t make you tired while cleaning, doesn’t strain the arms, and it is a fairly lightweight weight at less than 8 pounds total. This is heavier than your usual stick cordless vacuum but what you sacrifice in more weight you get with exceptional battery life, bigger bin and oversized cleaning head.
The BOOST mode is great for carpets in high traffic areas. Yes it drains the battery faster but it absolutely sucks out all dirt and hair out of the carpet.
I really didn’t know what to expect before receiving and using the Dyson outsize, I didn’t dream that it could replace my fancy corded full sized vacuum cleaner, or that it will make the vacuuming process faster. It has exceeded all my expectations and it really became my go to for a full house vacuuming for all floors and stairs. It is comfortable to use, very well built and its intelligent as it does things like adjusting to the floor without any instructions from me and there is no need to replace the cleaner head to clean different types of floors. The XL cleaning head has a red switch to set the cleaning mode you want and I found that the middle setting is suitable for all floor types and I don't have to think about changing the order of cleaning anymore. Emptying the bin is easy and less frequent than any other cordless stick vacuum I know. Suction is powerful and amazing. Even the motor sound and loudness is very much less than my other corded and cordless vacuum cleaners.
Yes, the price is high. But if you can afford it, you will find no better, more comfortable, and versatile vacuum cleaner option that will do it all and last a long time.
This will replace any corded vacuum cleaner for indoor use no matter how good and powerful the vacuum is.
I am extremely satisfied with the Dyson outsize.Mar 23, 2021 12:10
I'll be honest, I was skeptical about a 'full size' cordless vacuum and it's abilities. Range anxiety. Effective cleaning. Weight.
Rest assured, this Dyson Outsize will absolutely change your opinion on all of those factors and more, about what is possible with a full size cordless vacuum.
First off, CHARGE THE BATTERIES! Don't be tempted to play around with the machine, charge them first for 4.5 hours for optimal battery life.
You couldn't ask for a better array of accessories and power than with this vacuum. It comes with 2 battery packs for a run time of 120 mins, that can be charged on or off of the machine. Two charging power cords are included as well, so you can charge both batteries at the same time. Now that makes sense, right?! And it also comes with a wall mounted dock, so you can charge the vacuum battery while it's in the vacuum, hung on the wall, and charge the other battery separately, ready for a quick change to prolong you vacuuming time. The tools it comes with include the main high torque XL head cleaner, a hair screw tool, mini soft dusting brush, dirt brush, a combination tool and a crevice tool.
In my experience with the vacuum, when I initially charged the battery and set about vacuuming my wood floors, in ECO mode, showed 78 mins of runtime. Across 2 batteries, that would equate to 156 mins! However, this does change, dependent on MODE, and FLOOR TYPE. If you set to AUTO mode (recommended), the suction increases, and the sensor in the head monitors the surface type, looking for carpet, wood floor, tile etc and adjusts the suction automatically. Obviously, with more suction, comes less run time, and with carpet, even more suction and less run time. On a full charge, my vacuum showed 34 mins run time on AUTO when on carpet.
If you switch to BOOST mode, you get the maximum suction available from the vacuum, and I swear this machine almost sucked the carpet off the floor in that mode. I tested it pretty intensely in this mode, cleaning all the carpet downstairs in this mode, and it showed 17 mins run time in BOOST mode. And it lasted all of that time. I ran it till it powered out, it gives you a 2 minute warning before losing complete power, I switched back to AUTO mode and got another 2 mins of run time. Very impressed with how it adapts, but I can't stress how good the suction is on this machine.
The high suction is due to the new Hyperdymium motor, coupled with heavy duty long life batteries. And it works. I never thought I would be so excited to vacuum the floors. Not only does it have the best suction of any vacuum cleaner I've owned (and I own two other Dyson products), coupled with it's full size bin means you really can clean the whole house with both batteries. I live in a 4000sqft house, with about 2500 sqft of carpet. I was able to deep clean my carpets, and cover the wood floors and tile all within the battery charge.
I vacuum regularly, I am somewhat OCD, however, on BOOST mode, I was amazed (and also disgusted) with what this Dyson was able to pull out of my carpet - especially as I had vacuumed the day before with our Dyson DC50. This Dyson Outsize just blew me away. I am incredibly impressed with its cleaning ability, its robustness, is ease of maneuverability, its durability and its battery life. And being cordless is so freeing. You don't have to keep check of the power cord, and in my case, moving the plug from outlet to outlet, limited by a 30ft cord. It really is such a great feeling to not be tethered. Makes it all feel like less of a chore.
I've included pictures of everything that comes with the vacuum, the LCD display during vacuuming, an image of the dirt it was able to pull from the carpet on BOOST mode, what the carpet looked like after, and it's adaptability to be used on stairs as well. It is a very versatile machine.
It is not the lightest stick vacuum out there, but that is because it's designed for long lasting battery life, and extensive cleaning, so the bigger dust bin, the battery capacity etc adds to the weight. It's not uncomfortable to use at all, but be mindful it is heavier than say a Dyson V7 Fluffy which is our other Dyson cordless vacuum.
However, the Dyson Outsize will replace both of them because is it really is THAT GOOD. I wholeheartedly recommend this Dyson Outsize vacuum cleaner. The combination of cutting edge technology, battery life and cleaning ability as the title says, BLEW ME AWAY! Nice one Dyson!Mar 23, 2021 12:51
There is something to be said that Dyson can continue to release products that keep people coming back even though on the surface they seem to not alter/improve all that much.
This being our 4th Dyson vacuum (and 7th product overall) I can attest to the fact that at first we were on the fence about them as a brand.
"Are they really worth it?"
"Do they really offer anything over brands that cost 1/2 as much?"
And the answer is yes. The warranty, design, performance, and quality is there in spades. These things simply hold up over time and perform well beyond when other makes sputter out and need to be replaced.
Case in point; we still have two 1st gen Dysons. An upright as well as a handheld. Both still perform excellent and are used in dirtier areas (garage/back yard/pets, etc etc) so they are ~10 years old at this point.
This all leads to the newest from Dyson in the vacuum world. Essentially it is the Torque Drive but with a 150% larger canister, this thing is our first to feature the anti-snag feature in the blades/rollers, as well as an updated digital display on the rear of the unit itself. The TD featured a single color (green on black) display while the Outsize has a multi-color HD screen which does little in the way of performance but looks so much crisper and nicer (especially at this price-point).
Having used it a week I haven't had a single snag or bit of buildup on any of the rollers that come with the unit which feature the anti-snag design. Also, the digital display (while simple) is extremely useful in that it allows you to change between the 3 modes (single button; Eco, Auto, Boost) as well as display the battery life left in MM:SS format. The unit ships with all the usual attachments as well as an updated Hair Tool which features an anti-tangle, conical brush bar to help get pet hair out of upholstery and tight spaces. This will be getting MUCH use in our home of three dogs. The extension tube is a sleek dark grey/silver color which clashes a lot less than the previous purple (or red depending on which edition you purchased) and allows for handheld use as well as upright cleaning.
Two batteries ship with the unit, which is great to know that you have a spare to throw in if the other dies on a really big cleaning job. I was able to charge them to 100% in 3 hours for the 1st battery and ~5 hours for the 2nd, so obviously that first one had a bit of juice in it straight out of the box. On auto mode the first battery lasted ~45 minutes and the 2nd lasted ~20 on boost mode only. I'm sure if you had only hardwood and/or no pets you could leave it on Eco and easily get ~60+ minutes out of each battery. If you are vacuuming that long requiring you to go through two batteries and are worried the first hasn't charged enough by time you deplete the 2nd, well...call in the professionals because that sounds like a HECK of a mess!
Auto mode is great in that it will automatically adjust the power used by detecting the type of surface you are on (this is called Dyson
Dynamic Load Sensor aka Dyson DLS). Smooth/hardwood floor? Less suction is required so it powers down. The thicker the carpet, the more that is required...so on and so forth. The display will adjust the time left instantly and let you know you have 17min on that thick carpet, but 35min left if you are doing smooth surfaces.
All in all, another excellent product that is well worth the price of admission. Highly recommended and looking forward to 10+ years of giving the Outsize all it can handle!Mar 23, 2021 19:33
The performance I expect from a corded machine, has gone high tech. With its two (2) high capacity batteries, my new Dyson Outsize allowed me to vacuum the first floor with power to spare.
The low profile beater bar head cleans a wide swatch of carpet or bare floor, yet being amazingly thin, fit under my couches. The powerful motor emits a pleasing yet almost futuristic whirl once engaged with the RED on/off switch. It did take a while for me to get use to holding the trigger, but like a power drill, it was quick and easy to release when the beater bar grabbed hold of something it shouldn't have.
The clear dirt canister is large enough for a spin around the house. It dumps easy enough, though the release button and motion was less than intuitive for me. Practice getting it open before you use the machine the first time. It slides nicely once the red latch is released and the bottom door swings open into the trash bin.
My older cloth or paper bag filters always left a strange dusty smell in the air after cleaning the floor. Not this one, the air is cleaner coming out than going in, 3-microns they state. amazing.
The vacuum head makes easy work on caret or bare floors. It senses the surface and provides just the right suction removing small and large particles. I was amazed how much dust and dirt it removed. Being wider, I finish sooner covering lots of ground.
The top LED display kept me informed of run time left and if the unit had any troubles like a stuck beater bar when I ran over the corner of a throw rug in the kitchen.
The power unit comes apart from the stick vacuum head for use with its multiple attachments. I use this in the car.Mar 23, 2021 23:21
Vacuum cleaners have slowly been making the transition from uprights that you drag around the floor (common design for many decades) into hand-held models, both wired and battery powered wireless. There are many similarities between makes and models, but Dyson has decided to up the game with their new “Dyson Outsize” model.
The Dyson Outsize is big… VERY big, for a hand-held. The dust and dirt collection bin is 150% larger (or more) than most other models on the market, and the roller/cleaner head is 25% larger as well. As a result, you can in theory, vacuum your whole house without having to stop in-between rooms to empty a small bin, as this one is large enough to handle most homes without stopping. The larger cleaner head also means fewer passes over a floor to cover the same ground compared to smaller units. Two batteries were included with my unit, so in theory you can also do that same house without having to recharge (well… maybe – more later).
I wasn’t wanting for accessories. Mine came with the larger cleaner head, a small power head for cleaning furniture, three dust/brush ends that would be good for small furniture or cars, and a thin longer crevice tool, also good for cars or behind cushions, etc. The main extension wand, two batteries, two chargers, and a wall hanging unit completed a very full box. Note, there is NO floor stand included as with some other brands (boo) – just a bracket you can screw into your wall to hang the Dyson from when not in use. I didn’t need to really read the instructions for assembly – literally you just snap the extender into the main dust bin body, and snap whichever end tool you want to that, and once the batteries are charged and you attach one to the handle, you are ready to go.
Pulling the trigger starts the unit and a small, round display screen facing you tells you which power level you’re using (auto mode, eco, or boost), as well as gives you a per-minute estimate on how long your battery will last before giving out. Dyson’s claim to fame on their models is that they will maintain full suction power until the battery dies, as opposed to weakening as the battery does, and I found this to be pretty much the case. Eco mode is for light cleaning (I found this best for harder non-carpeted floors) and gives you about 60 minutes of run time per full battery charge. Auto mode will vary the power depending on type of surface and need – more of a medium/normal clean, and gives you roughly 20-40 minutes of run time (I averaged around 30 minutes). Boost mode is a lot more powerful for deep cleaning, but, hold on… at best you’ll get 5-8 (or so) minutes from the battery using this mode. The batteries are pretty hefty in size and weight, and take about 3 ½ hours to charge (each).
The Outsize is powerful. It did pull up dirt from my carpet that a lesser model missed, especially in boost mode. The auto mode did a little better than many others, and the eco mode again is just for light cleaning which I found to be best picking up crumbs from the kitchen wood floor (the cleaner head adjusts automatically for floor type). It was reasonably quiet, and the HEPA filter near the top of the bin filtered the air well, though it did create a “breeze” that knocked a few sheets of paper off of nearly tables as I passed. In terms of cleaning power and battery life so long as I kept it on auto or eco, I consider this to be a very good machine.
Now… one thing: SIZE. As said earlier, this is a very large hand-held vacuum. By the time I got near the end of my house, my arm could definitely feel that I had been carrying a larger machine around. Not really a huge issue for me, but if you are buying this for someone else such as an older relative, a smaller person, or someone who’s not the strongest person around, they may have issues with the size and/or weight.
I have few other complaints about the Dyson Outsize, but one is as mentioned earlier, the lack of an included floor stand, which some other brand models have. Not everyone is able to hang this from their wall (or if in a rental/apartment, you may not wish to screw a wall mount into the wall). A floor stand is, in my opinion, more convenient, so it would have been nice to see one included. Last, the price. Dyson is a premium vacuum brand, and you do pay for that. It does come with a full two year warranty (personally I wish it were more like 5 years at this price point). Only you can decide if it fits into your budget or not, but again, it is a very good machine. So, with the considerations you’ll need to take with size/weight/budget, I do recommend the Dyson Outsize.Apr 09, 2021 00:12
This Dyson replaces my 3 year old Dyson that has seen daily duty for most of its life.
I live in a large home with 2 other adults and 7 strictly indoor cats, so any other brand that I have tried in the past struggles just to pick up surface hair and dirt.
All of my past vacuums have been corded so this was an entirely different experience for me.
If you've ever gotten the cord repeatedly stuck on any corner, chair or other object, you already know the "whip" maneuver to try to free the cord. This sometimes doesn't end well, trust me.
In the past, reports of short battery life or lack of power have prevented me from buying a cordless vacuum.
The Dyson Outsize came cradled in entirely recyclable packaging.
Kudos to Dyson for not using Styrofoam or other material that requires specialized recycling.
I charged both batteries (each came with its own charging cord) until they were at 100%, then I assembled the vacuum in a few minutes.
Once both batteries were charged I took the Dyson for a test drive.
This thing can pick up hair, dirt, whatever from carpets, rugs, hardwood flooring, linoleum, you name it!
You can get dirt/hair even from what you would normally call "clean".
The included attachments make the vacuum even more versatile to clean furniture, spiderweb from corners, under the fridge, ETC.
It also came with a handy wall mount that doubles as a charging port.
Emptying the tank is a breeze and it directs the contents straight into the garbage can so that the contents stay within the garbage can's confines.
The vacuum is filtered so that the air that comes out even when full is much cleaner than the air you breathe. Great for people who suffer from allergies.
The screen displays the mode as well as remaining battery life, so it takes the guesswork out of the equation.
I think the auto mode is the more versatile as it is a compromise between suction and battery life.
Eco works well for hardwood floors and linoleum and the battery life is doubled from the auto mode.
If you need serious suction, switch it to Boost.
But expect a workout because the suction is turned to the MAX and the battery life is much diminished in this mode.
Overall, I am very pleased with this vacuum cleaner but I do have a couple of things to comment further on...
I am 6' 2" of somewhat proportionate dimensions. So having to install the wallmount at 47.25" (120cm), it was not outside the norm for me.
My wife is a foot shorter.
She was surprised but not offended.
The battery lasts for a long time because they are high capacity. This means extra weight.
For a shorter person getting this out of its wallmount might be a challenge, so maybe the next generation will have lighter batteries...
Nothing I said above denies the fact that this is an incredible machine that exceeds expectations.Mar 24, 2021 21:14
This powerful Shark Rotator comes equipped with DuoClean PowerFins, a two-brushroll, no-bristle system to pick up more in every pass on carpets and give floors a polished look—with no hair wrap, thanks to the self-cleaning brushroll. (vs. original DuoClean)
The new Shark Rotator Lift-Away ADV Upright Vacuum with DuoClean PowerFins and Self-Cleaning Brushroll offers an excellent combination of impressive cleaning power, intelligent design and outstanding flexibility.
The Shark Rotator Lift-Away is a convertible model, which functions both as an Upright vacuum and as a Canister vacuum.
The central component of this vacuum is the motor housing unit with the dirt collection canister on top. Shark refers to this as the “Pod”. With the Pod installed on the base unit which has the roller brushes and wheels, the vacuum operates as an Upright model. The Lift-Away Pod is easily detached from the base by stepping on the release lever, whereupon the vacuum operates as a Canister model which can be carried by the large, top handle.
The hose, handle, extension wand and dirt cup are each easily detached from their respective mountings with convenient release buttons or latches, and they all simply snap back into place.
The dirt collection cup opens from the top for cleaning the filtration screen inside. For emptying, it is opened from the bottom by a simple press of the release button, whereupon the hinged bottom swings open and dumps the contents into the trash.
The base unit houses two brushrolls. The front brushroll is the self-cleaning brush. Rather than bristles, this brush is constructed of what appears to be microfiber, and does an excellent job of cleaning on both carpets and hard floors. There is a “comb” molded into the housing which cleans the microfiber roller on a continuous basis. The rear roller has an array of vinyl fabric and fiber “fins” which serve as the “beater” bars. This unique configuration performed extremely well on our carpets and rugs, as well as on our tile floors. Shark touts that pet hair will not wrap around these brushrolls, as occurs with conventional bristle brush rollers. That claim has proved to be absolutely truthful!
The vacuum power / cleaning power of the Shark is very impressive. Vacuum power may be quantified in inches of mercury, or water lift (sealed suction). Some manufacturers refer to the peak horse power of the motor. Most often the airflow, measured in cubic feet/minute (CFM) (probably the best and most useful measurement) and / or the air watts is listed. Some simply state the wattage of the motor or the amperage of the complete unit.
Shark does not provide much information pertaining to the power of this vacuum. The only data provided are watts and amps. The Shark and Best Buy websites both list the vacuum as being 10 amps. That does not appear to be accurate. The label affixed to the motor housing lists the amperage as being 8.0 amps. That amperage value applies to the complete unit, including the vacuum motor as well as the brushroll motor(s) and the LED headlamp. Calculating from the wattage of 910 watts (websites), at 120 volts (VAC), the vacuum draws 7.58 amps. Other, comparable vacuums list amperage ranging between 10 and 12 amps, with many rated at 11 or 12 amps (12 amps is the maximum amperage which UL allows for a vacuum). It is not possible to accurately quantify the cleaning power of the Shark vacuum or to conduct a valid comparison to other brands or models of vacuums, based on an analysis of empirical data. That data has not been furnished by the manufacturer. However, based on direct observation, the Shark appears to demonstrate very powerful suction and cleaning power.
There are two settings on the power switch. Position I is marked “Hard Floor” (also recommended for small area rugs). This mode appears to slow the rotation speed of the front, microfiber roller. Position II is marked “Carpet”, and both rollers operate at high speed. An LED “Brushroll Indicator” light is located on the top, right of the base unit. The LED is illuminated solid green when the brushrolls are functioning normally. Solid red indicates a jammed brushroll, and flashing red indicates an overheating condition. The handle has a two position Suction Control slider, marked “MAX” and “MIN”, which bleeds off some vacuum airflow when moved to the minimum setting.
Cleaning power is among the most significant criteria for evaluating a vacuum cleaner. It is because of the cleaning power of the Shark that I like it a great deal, and my wife is less enthused with it. Not only does this vacuum demonstrate powerful suction, but in the Upgright configuration, the brushrolls are extremely aggressive and produce high traction on carpets and rugs. Therefore, the vacuum cleaner pulls forward strongly, and requires effort to pull back towards the user. I don’t mind the upper body workout and strength training exercise, however my more diminutive wife found the required level of effort to be excessive, energy sapping and tiring hard work. The product weight is 12.3 lbs, according to Shark. I weighed it at 14.9 lbs (not including the air-powered, pet brush). The weight is not as light as most stick vacuums, but is not as heavy as some upright and convertible vacuums. It is essentially in the mid-range of vacuum weights.
When vacuuming small area rugs, even at Power Setting I (Hard Floor), and the Suction set to “Minimum” the vacuum lifts and displaces the rugs. It is necessary to hold small rugs or mats in place, in order to vacuum them. On all carpets and rugs, the Shark pulls forward strongly, and resists being withdrawn back towards the user. The vacuum operates with minimal effort on hard floors. The issue of requiring excessive effort could probably have been mitigated by including a “carpet height adjustment” feature on the Shark vacuum. In fact, every upright vacuum that we have previously owned featured a height adjustment, which accommodated bare floors, low pile carpets and high/thick pile carpets.
Maneuverability in the Upright configuration is very good. The union between the Pod and the base unit swivels and pivots, allowing the vacuum to be steered to either side. The depth of the Pod unit limits vacuuming underneath furniture with less than approximately 12” of clearance.
The base unit measures 12” wide. The Power Fin roller measures 10” wide, and the microfiber brushroll measures 9.5” wide. Thus, the effective cleaning path is 9.5” wide, which is slightly more than most stick vacuums, but is a few inches narrower than many other upright vacuums (typ. 12” -12.5”).
The electrical power cord is a generous 25’+, and can be coiled over lugs on the right side of the Pod unit for storage. There is also a molded hook on the rear of the handle, for securing the cord when using the vacuum in Upright mode (strain relief). The front, LED headlight provided adequate illumination. The dirt cup has a stated capacity of 0.89 quarts, which is small as compared to many other vacuums, however we vacuumed our home with room to spare in the canister.
The cleaning tools, for use with the corrugated, 6’ stretch hose, with or without the 27” metal extension wand, include a Crevice tool, a 4” wide Pet multi-tool / dusting / upholstery brush, with detachable brush and a Self-cleaning pet power brush, with a 3.5” cleaning path, which is powered by airflow (turbine power), rather than an electrical motor. Convenient tool storage is provided on either side of the Pod unit for two tools. The power brush must be stored separately.
There are four levels of filtration on the Shark Rotator Lift-Away vacuum. There is a conical “Lint Screen” within the dirt cup, which catches larger debris. Beneath the dirt cup, above the motor are a rinsable Foam filter and a rinsable Felt (fabric) filter, which prevent particulates from entering the motor, and the exhaust stream. The exhaust air receives a final filtration from a rinsable HEPA filter. This results in the air being discharged from the vacuum being clean and well filtered, which is important for health reasons, and also prevents redepositing dirt and dust back into the home. I like that all of the filters are rinsable for maintenance purposes. Although the filters will ultimately require replacement due to their inevitable deterioration and wear, it is both convenient and economical to extend their use through the cleaning regimen prescribed in the Owner’s Manual.
The printed Owner’s Manual is clear, concise and comprehensive, and provides ample, clear directions for the use and routine maintenance of the Shark vacuum.
The Shark Rotator Lift-Away vacuum is covered by a 5 year manufacturer’s warranty. The warranty does not cover the filters or brushrolls. SharkNinja pays the shipping charge for returning defective vacuums for warranty repair or replacement, however, SharkNinja charges a $24.95 fee to ship the repaired or replacement unit back to the consumer. There are references to the possibility of being “upgraded to VIP warranty service options”, however there is no further explanation included.
I am hopeful that the vacuum proves to be durable and reliable, but of course, only time will tell. This is our first Shark vacuum.
The Shark Rotator Lift-Away vacuum is powerful and flexible. It demonstrated very strong cleaning performance in both Upright and Canister configurations. The strong vacuum power, coupled with aggressive, high-traction brushrolls requires a high level of user effort on carpets and rugs when operated in the Upright configuration. The cleaning efficiency is excellent. This vacuum is demonstrative of a very intelligent design, particularly in the manner of easily reconfiguring the various component parts which provides for excellent flexibility for use as either an upright or carried canister unit. Other than finding the required level of effort to be increased due to the lack of a height adjustment feature, the Shark is an excellent performer. Its purpose is to clean thoroughly, and it most certainly does deliver very efficient and effective cleaning!Sep 23, 2020 08:23
I never thought much about vacuum cleaners - the whole point of them is just to get dust from one place to another, right? It wasn’t until this past weekend when I walked by an actual vacuum dealer and repair shop (that was still in business and apparently booming) that maybe there’s something more to it than the old canister on the ground and an obnoxious set of tubes, pipes, and a floor tool that liked to eat computer cords under my desk.
The Shark Rotator Lift-Away ADV DuoClean PowerFins Upright Vacuum with Self-Cleaning Brushroll, besides being named like a race car driver listing his sponsors after winning a race, is Shark’s latest midrange, upright vacuum that promises their strongest suction yet. Whether it’s truly an upgrade from their previous models or not, the Rotator ADV made me question whether canister vacuums have finally become obsolete.
- Unboxing, Initial Impressions
The Rotator ADV ships mostly assembled with just a few quick steps needed to lock the wand, hose, and tube into place to assemble into the standard upright vacuum cleaner. The vacuum’s plastics feel sturdy and the locking mechanisms between each of the various components feel strong. I was not as worried about premature wear on these as I was for an older Shark vacuum - though my time with the Rotator ADV is limited so far, it feels the company’s engineering and quality control significantly improved in the last two years.
My only major gripe lies in a simple design choice. With three included attachment heads (crevice tool, duster, and pet hair remover), the vacuum base only has two posts to put these away. The third tool must reside elsewhere, which is not a huge issue but still annoying as there seem to be a couple points where a ridge could have been cut into the plastic body to store the third tool.
- Cleaning Performance
As a corded vacuum, I expected strong suction from the motor and good pull from the carpet tool, but I didn’t expect the vacuum to nearly run away from me. The carpet tool pulls a lot harder than expected given its relatively narrow width compared to canister vacuums. At maximum suction I rarely ever needed more than a single pass over even the most trafficked carpets to get them clean, and the deposits in the dust cup were equally shocking with just how much got pulled out of a small area. You will reach the “max fill” line on the dust cup much sooner than you expect, which isn’t a bad thing with how much power this vacuum has. The wand has an adjustable suction power slider, which has no impact on the floor tool’s drum speed and will only affect the wand tools.
The crevice and dusting tools work as well as expected, but the pet hair tool will be the stuff of dreams for dog owners. The bristles and suction work nearly as well as the floor tool alone, but in a much more concentrated area. I would strongly advise testing this tool on an inconspicuous area of your furniture or rug before hitting it with max suction - even on a berber carpet I thought I was going to pull up a strand!
- Maneuverability & Noise
The “Rotator” moniker is indicative of Shark’s pivoting floor base. Once engaged by tilting the body back from the base, the floor tool has a unique pivoting mechanism that allows the head to rotate about 45 degrees either direction, making turning the vacuum while cleaning much easier. I found the pivoting head meant I could get closer to corners and further under furniture than with a traditional canister vacuum’s floor tool, and it made maneuvering around furniture feet and other obstacles a breeze given the weight of the vacuum.
A nice feature of the vacuum is that when the canister and motor are disconnected from the floor tool, there are no air intakes to be obstructed on the base of the motor. You can carry the base by the dust cup’s handle, and put the vacuum down on flat surfaces for short periods when cleaning with the wand. I found this very useful for cleaning my carpeted stairs using the pet hair tool on low suction. Otherwise I generally simply disconnect the wand and extension tool from the base with the push of a button when cleaning HVAC registers and shelves as the hose is fairly long and easy to move.
I found the vacuum’s noise to be on par with other canister vacuums; that is, you’re going to have trouble hearing much else besides the motor while the Rotator ADV is on. It’s by no means awful but I’m sure pets won’t appreciate the noise and anyone who needs to get your attention while vacuuming is going to need to flag you down first.
- Emptying & Maintenance
Emptying the dust cup could not be easier. One click to remove the dust cup, and another to release the swing door. It opens away from the user so it doesn’t risk dust getting all over your clothes, and the conical hair filter is easy to reach and remove stuck debris.
With the dust cup removed, the vacuum’s primary filters are exposed. Shark recommends cleaning the foam and cloth liners about once a month, rinsed without soap and then air-dried. There is also a HEPA air filter for the intake that needs a little more work to get to, but is still pretty easy to access and only needs to be cleaned or replaced annually. Unlike Shark’s smaller stick vacuums, these filters are not dirtying as fast despite the relatively tremendous suction power the Rotator ADV is delivering.
- Weight & Storage
One downside to the Rotator ADV’s design is that the weight is concentrated in the motor base, which does lend itself to some weight and thus difficulty in maneuvering while using the floor tool as the center of mass is usually ahead of the pivot point. Leaning the vacuum back further alleviates the maneuverability issue but makes holding the vacuum a little more fatiguing. Granted, there is little need to push the vacuum at all when the brushroll is engaged since it will pretty much pull itself along.
Another issue I have (though truthfully both items in this section are little more than nitpicks) is that the cord is not retractable. While easy enough to wrap around the posts on the vacuum base, I would have preferred a little more consideration in the design or even a detachable, locking power cord to make room for another wand tool post and eliminate a potential failure point from the cord fraying or otherwise becoming damaged at the point it connects to the vacuum base. Either way, the vacuum stores easily in a closet, taking up little floor space and tucking neatly away behind coats or other hanging garments.
- Bottom Line
It’s a vacuum, and a very good one at that. The Rotator ADV is a powerful, maneuverable vacuum that leaves little to be desired between its strong cleaning power, convenient maintenance, and general versatility. I had long thought that canister vacuums were the only way to get properly clean floors and upholstery, but Shark has usurped that notion with what is finally replacing my decades-old mentality, and indeed, my canister vacuum altogether.
That kind of paradigm shift means only one thing: the Shark Rotator Lift-Away ADV DuoClean PowerFins vacuum comes highly recommended!Sep 22, 2020 21:25
It’s probably a sign of age to be this excited about a vacuum, but holy smokes this vacuum is impressive. The floors in my house are about 50/50 non-carpeted (engineered hardwood & linoleum) and carpet. The dual rollers (the self cleaning, no hair wrap PowerFin roller and the soft roller) of this vacuum are what piqued my interested it testing it out. As someone with long hair, I am all too familiar with the constant cleaning of the brush roller on the average vacuum, and if I never had to deal with that again, that would be fantastic. My household also includes two cats who seem to endlessly shed fur. My old, brush roller vacuum wasn’t the most effective at vacuuming up all the pet hair off the hardwood floors, but the dual roller design on this Shark vacuum leaves practically nothing behind.
In addition to the impressive cleaning power on hardwood floors, this vacuum’s suction and cleaning power on carpeted floors is even more impressive. To test the suction power of this vacuum, I vacuumed a room with this vacuum first. The amount of hair, dust, and dirt this vacuum pulled from the carpet was equally impressive and disgusting at the same time. (I hadn't vacuumed for about 3 weeks, when I typically try to once a week.) I then re-vacuumed the room with my old vacuum, and then vacuumed the room a third time, but with the Shark vacuum again. What I found from this “test” was that one run through with the Shark vacuum was enough pull most of the debris from the carpet. Vacuuming a second time with my old vacuum pulled up very little additional debris. Vacuuming a third time, with the Shark vacuum, I still picked up a small amount of debris, but not enough to keep vacuuming. I didn’t expect to be this impressed with the suction power of this vacuum because I really didn’t think my old vacuum could be beat – I thought it was the best until I tested this Shark vacuum. Along with the suction power, I was also pleasantly surprised at how much quieter this vacuum was compared to my old vacuum.
After vacuuming my entire house, I inspected the rollers to see if any hair had wrapped around them, and to my surprise, there was none. The no hair wrap design is the real deal, which is a game changer for me!
In addition to the impressive cleaning power of this vacuum, it is incredibly light-weight and multifunctional. It maneuvers extremely well, and feels as if it is a self-propelled vacuum compared to my old vacuum. The cord is very long, which is nice to not have to continuously change outlets while cleaning. The led lights are very bright, which make it much easier to see debris in poorly lit areas. The included accessories work impressively well, and I like that the pet multi-tool is two tools in one. Using the pet power brush, followed with the pet multi-tool, I was able to quickly clean the pet hair off the cover of a chair that my one cat loves to sit on. My old vacuum also has a pet hair attachment and it isn’t even at the same level of effectiveness as the Shark’s power brush.
Last, the design and look of the vacuum is sleek and modern. The detachable pod detaches smoothly from the main roller head, and the vacuum hose seems to be a good length for reaching high spaces. The debris bin is easy to remove and empty, and the filters are easy to access for when they need cleaned.Sep 30, 2020 01:52
The latest innovation with vacuum cleaners, at least of the Shark line, is preventing hair wrap. After owning and using the same vacuum cleaner for 8+ years, it wasn't until I first heard about this feature that I was even remotely interested in a new vacuum. To me, as long as the vacuum is not too heavy or too hard to move around, I'm good. However, as someone who has alwayas had long hair, and has lived with long-haired dogs, hair-wrap is just inevidible with vacuuming.
I remained skeptical of this feature because it almost seemed too good to be true, and the reviews over the past couple of years seemed to be mixed. However, this new Duo-Clean (meaning it cleans your floors and the vacuum) uses something a little different. They call it "PowerFins". Traditionally, vacuums work at cleaning debris from your floor using small brushes. Whatever debris cannot be picked up by normal suction can be scraped with tiny nylon bristles that are grouped together. While the concept isn't bad, the one guarantee is that hair is going to get trapped in these bristles and wrapped around the roller.
The front-most roller of this vacuum is similar to a heavy felt. It is designed to brush over your floor surface similar to the way a towel would, grabbing hold of debris it comes in contact with. Behind that, you have the roller with the "PowerFins". This roller is designed to grab what the felt-like roller doesn't, and also to continuously roll over the first roller, grabbing whatever clings to it.
The "PowerFins" accompany rows of continuous bristles which are MUCH softer than traditional nylon ones. In an alternating patter, the rubber-like "fin" is attached to the roller in a swirled pattern, one that actually directs debris, especially hair, toward the center of the roller where is can more easily be drawn up into the dust chamber in the vacuum. On the rolls with the soft bristles, they are trimmed near the center, leaving only the fins to do the work within a couple of inches of the center of the roller.
I was anxious to see what kind of difference this technology could make. So far, I am more than just pleasantly surprised. I am excited! After vacuuming the downstairs of my home, and then my bedroom, I laid the vacuum on the floor and inspected the roller. I could not find one hair on it! Obviously the amount of time between vacuuming has a lot to do with how much hair it may run into, but I always have some with my old vacuum. What also excites me is I feel the design of the rollers is such that even if a few hairs got stuck in the rollers, I am not going to have to lay the vacuum down and get out a pair of scissors to clean it. I should be able to easily pull the hairs off the roller with my fingers. The felt-like roller (the front-most one) is even removable, meaning I could take it off the vacuum and run it over a piece of tape to clean it off. No longer is the chore of vacuuming accompanied by the next chore of cleaning the vacuum!
In terms of other features, this vacuum has the traditional lift-away option to help with stairs or areas that are hard to move a full vacuum into. It came with 3 attachments - a crevice tool, a dusting brush (the one with the normal nylon bristles that help to scrape debris loose), and a self-cleaning pet power brush, which uses the same "PowerFins" that the regular vacuum head uses.
I do have one complaint with the attachments, and that is the vacuum only provides two storage places for these attachments, so you have to decide which one you don't want to keep with the vacuum. My old one, also a Shark, had a slot in the back especially for the crevise tool, leaving the other two spots for other tools.
I will also say that this is a powerful vacuum. I had some difficulty controlling it at first, not because it's hard to control, but that the rollers spin and grib the floor in a way that actually pulls the vacuum forward. Thank of old cartoons where the character turns on the vacuum and it takes off with the character flying behind it like a kite! I can say this vacuum definitely pulls forward when the rollers are spinning. Also, if you have traditionally used a "non-rotator" vacuum and you suddenly start using a rotator vacuum, that will also take some getting used to, but it's a nice feature, especially for getting around table legs.
I highly recommend this vacuum if you or a household member have long hair, or if you have long-haired pets. I think Shark finally got this right, and it has eliminated a chore in my house!Sep 26, 2020 17:06
I really had high hopes for this product. I currently have one of Shark's robot vacuum and absolutely love it. I have also had a Shark Rotator in the past as well.
I will start with what Shark did right. This unit is extremely modular; meaning it comes apart in many ways to need different needs. I do love that the wand is built into the handle, keeping it out of the way but also making it easy to access. This wand does have much more suction than any of my past vacuums. I used the attachment with the bristles to dust my house and it worked great! The unit features a high and low suction switch so you can control the amount of suction on the fly. It also comes with a great upholstery/pet power brush tool. This has a rotating turbine to help loosen and remove pet hair and stuck on debris. I found this to work well.
Another feature is that it can lift away off of the base. This allows you to take the vacuum in hard to reach areas as well as stairs. The downside to this is that I found the vacuum canister to be quite heavy.
I have 3 dogs so I was excited to see how this does with dog fur and dirt. One of my dogs is part Husky and is currently in shed. This unit did indeed pick up the pet hair without tangling in the brush.
Now for the cons.
The canister looks huge like it could hold quite a bit of dirt and hair. This is NOT the case. If you look at the canister, about an inch up from the bottom there is a max fill line. I filled it to the line just vacuuming a 8x10 bedroom. This vacuum will need to constantly be emptied. I will say that I did not notice the fill line when I first used the unit and I filled it quite a bit higher than the line without any issues. If you have multiple shedding pets like I do, you may have to dump it more than once vacuuming the living room.
Most vacuums have roller adjustability for different pile and carpet heights. This is another thing this unit lacks which ultimately lead to my poor review of this product. It does have a switch at the bottom where you can choose hard floor or carpet. This seems to more so change the speed of the rollers but not the height of them. I have a medium pile carpet in much of my home. This vacuum was almost unusable on my floors!! There is an indicator light on the head of the vacuum that monitors the functionality of the rollers. It is green if they are working properly, red if they are not spinning or bound up.
This is where I encountered a HUGE problem; the rollers would bind and not spin on my carpet! Right out of the box the first time I turned it on the indicator was red and the rollers would not spin. I struggled with this for some time before resorting to the manual. This is obviously a known issue as there is a blurb about it in troubleshooting. I have attached a photo of the verbiage. Basically it says if there is no blockages than it may not like your carpet and to try vacuuming on low suction. So I tried this. It did work... sorta. Even on low suction it still stopped rolling 3 times in my small living area. If I did get it to work on high suction it would bind at lead 7 times in one room. On low suction I do not feel it cleaned super well like it did on high. This means to even get it to somewhat work, its pickup power and cleaning effectiveness is significantly reduced. Anytime the red-light comes on you have to shut off the machine, adjust and turn it back on. This is a huge hassel and becomes time consuming!
For this reason alone I would not recommend this unit to anyone with anything but low pile carpet. It will frustrate you more than it is worth!
My husband thought that since it has this issue on carpet, maybe it will work great on hard floors. Unfortunately this was not the case. As with most vacuums, on hard floors it tends to blow much of the dirt and hair around more than picking it up.
I did use it in my daughter's room which has a lower pile and it did work as it should.
All in all this will probably be moved to my closet and I will continue to use my cheap vacuum and my Robot vacuum only to pull this out when I need to use the attachments.Sep 24, 2020 09:36
I'm finding more use with this purchase , it's built to last .
Easy attachments make doing the carpeted steps , easy and quick,Feb 05, 2021 16:22
The Shark Rotator Lift-Away with Powerfins is my 3rd Shark vacuum. I gave one to my son for college, and I have another on the upstairs floor, this new one is my main floor, prime time vacuum.
Overall very impressed. I was most looking forward to the No Hair getting wrapped around the brush. I have 2 girls with very long hair in the house - and the brush on the Gen 1 lift-away is literally caked with wrapped up hair that you have to cut off nearly ever week!
I took the new vacuum into the girls room right away - did the whole floor and was impressed to see NO HAIR wrapped around the powerfin brush. Awesome! It won me over right there.
The vacuum has great suction, a nice sized dirt container, variable suction suction control, LED lighting, a long cord and a cleaning head that fits correctly on the stairs. There are another reason I've dumped by Dysons and switched to Shark.
There is one con though that nobody seems to get right. The vacuum cannot security hold all the accessories that it comes with - and there is only places to store 2 of the 3 included cleaning heads. You'd think that after all these years, find a clever place to store the accessories onboard the cleaner wouldn't be that hard. So now, they get thrown on the floor of the closet - probably never to be seen again. Let's work on that Shark! That why I gave 4 of 5 stars.
Again - love the vacuum, looks fancy, does a nice job and will work great for you too!Sep 24, 2020 16:43
Starting out with Shark Rotator Lift-Away ADVDuoClean Powerfins upright Vaccum turned to have a bit of a learning curve. However, after spending some time with it I realized that this vacuum is a well thought out piece of Vaccum Cleaner Engineering that is built to simplify usage by adding ease of use during the transitioning of it into it's different forms. Not only is it a great upright Vacuum Cleaner that has an impressive self-propelled feature and a very strong suction it is also a great portable Canister Vacuum with a crevice attachment and a 4" wide brush attachment which can conveniently be used to get in hard to reach places in the house as well as in your vehicle. The brush attachment is suitable for cleaning off couches and other household furniture and other types of upholstery like car seats or carpeted floorboards. In combination with the crevice attachment, you can Vaccum just about anything that needs it.
The Shark Rotator ADV DuoClean Powerfins compares very favorably when put up against our 3 other Vacuum's. It's maneuverability is on par with another popular Brand that we bought several years ago with the ball system. Then it's suction I fell like surpasses that Vaccum as well as another Brand that has been known through at least the 70's - the 90's to be a top of the line Vacuum that even had door to door salesmen and women at one time. To be fair I know that new Vacuum's generally have better suction than older one's since the motors tend to get weaker over time depending on the quality of the motor so time will tell how well the suction power will hold up. In my opinion, though this Vacuum seems to be a very high-quality piece of machinery.
One thing that really stood out to me after spending some time with this Shark Vacuum was how well thought out it is. Similar to other equipment I have it took spending some time using the Shark to get used to it's design functionality. For example, at first, I thought you pushed the red lever to tilt back the handle into floor Vacuum mode but you actually just hold your foot on the floor section where there is a little picture of a foot to tilt it back and the red lever is to detach the canister section into portable mode. However, I found the more I learned about this Shark Vacuum the more I liked it until I realized that the engineers at Shark really put some effort into making this Vacuum as user-friendly and as simple to use as possible. This has made me really appreciate and grow to like this Shark Vacuum more than any other Vacuum I have owned. It really is a joy to use. Both the carpet and hard floor modes work well, the canister is easy to take off and empty and the whole Vacuum section easily detaches from the floor suction/roller piece making it easy to carry around and detach the tube for versatility of ease of use all with just the push of a button or lever. Then each part easily clicks back into place with no hassle. It has a decent headlight better than others I have seen however I would still like to see it a little brighter with more throw to keep up with it's fast self propel function. I still find myself using my headlamp to light up things sufficiently.
This being my first Shark Vacuum I am very impressed. It is nice to see a company putting forth the effort to make a high-quality versatile piece of equipment that is designed with ease of use in mind all in one package. I would definitely have spent a couple of hundred less on this Vacuum if it were around and I knew about it several years ago when we purchased our other Vacuum. I would not hesitate to recommend this Shark Vacuum to anyone that is in the market for a new Vacuum cleaner! I feel like it is a great value in the Vacuum Cleaner market!Sep 28, 2020 21:44
The first handheld allergen vacuum to use Steamless Heat Technology.
As somebody who has suffered from allergies and asthma all of their life, this product really caught my attention. Before being introduced to this product, I had never really thought about dust mites or even really knew that they truly existed. It wasn't until I researched the topic that I discovered that not only are they microscopic pests that are not visible to the eye, but that they also feed on flakes of dead skin and dander that are shed by people and pets. As someone who also has eczema, I suffer from severely dry skin that sheds. Over the years I've learned to control my asthma by discovering what triggers it in the first place; allergies. If I can control my allergies, I can manage to control most of my asthma. I was extremely excited to come accross a product that could potentially help get rid of pesky allergen causing dustmites where I sleep.
This product couldn't have come at a better time as I've been suffering from spring allergies lately. The allergies have flared up my asthma and caused me to have to use my Qvar and Albuterol inhaler a lot more frequently. I've been using the Raycop UV+ Sanitizer for the past week and a half and it has made a significant difference. In order to greatly reduce the dust mite population in your fabrics, Raycop recommends frequently using the vacuum in the first weeks, then using it weekly to maintain low allergen levels in your fabrics. In the past week and a half, I've been using it almost daily. The first time I did a thorough cleaning by sanitizing my mattress, comforter, sheets, pillows, pillow shams, and sofas. Now I easily maintain the area where I sleep by spending less than 5 minutes vacuuming my bedding. It has led to virtually no allergies and has practically eliminated all of my sneezing.
This Raycop vac is incredibly easy to use. Just plug it in, power it on, and wait for the LED to turn a solid yellow. Then you pretty much just pass it over your fabrics as if you were ironing clothes. I recommend going in slow back and forth motions to allow enough UV light exposure and suction to thoroughly sanitize your fabrics. As someone who cleans their home pretty frequently, I was disgusted (and very surprised!) by the amount of dirt, debris, and dust that the Raycop vac picked up (see pictures). The cord is also generously long extending to about 16 feet so you shouldnt have much issues with distance. I was impressed to see that Raycop incorporated a safety feature that turns the UV light off when you lift up the vac from a surface in order to protect yourself, kids, and pets from being exposed to it.
The Raycop RS Pro Vac seems to be very well built but only time will tell as I will be using this thing at least weekly. Maintenance is extremely simple. After you notice a build up of dust or debris on the dust box and dust box filter, you just take it out and run it under water. Allow it to completly dry and it's ready to use again. The micro HEPA filter on the unit is good for about 60 hours (about one year if used every day for 10 minutes). There is a replacement alert chime that will sound when it's time to replace the filter. I really cant find any cons to this unit just because of how easy it is to use and the massive benefits that it provides to my health. I will be incorporating this allergen vac into my weekly house cleaning routine. The only thing that could possibly make this product better is a wireless version. However, I personally prefer having a wired version because a wireless version would likely mean a weaker motor or being limited on the amount of time I have to vacuum (the largest disadvantage). I love that I can just plug it in and take however long I need to clean. On that note though, be warned that the motor does have an auto-shut off feature. After 30 minutes of continued use, the vac will enter a standby mode in order to prevent the motor from over heating. Since I clean in quick 5-10 minute intervals (powering the vac on and off as I move to different fabrics), this has never been an issue. Overall, this vac easily gets 5 stars from me. There just isn't a price I can put on improving my health since I'm so sensitive to allergies and the adverse effect it has on my asthma. If you're someone like me that suffers from allergies or asthma, or you just want to ensure that youre free of dust mites on your fabrics, this vac is absolutely worth it.Apr 25, 2021 05:32
This is kind of a niche product for a part of the house I think most people completely overlook, their furniture/bed/tabletops. Or maybe that is just me. It comes with some unique features that I normally don’t see in a vacuum cleaner such as steamless heat technology, UV+ sanitizing feature, and Pulsating Brush. All of these features lead to a singular purpose to eliminate dust mites, pollen, pet dander, allergens, viruses, and bacteria from continuing to plague your couches, pillows, beds, countertops and other furniture while actively avoiding the spread of it by utilizing the PureAir HEPA filtration and AllergenLock. If you are someone who suffers from allergies this may be worth looking into as it certainly improved mine and I only suffer from them mildly.
The entire device is well put together and weighs a total of 4.6 lbs. With it being a handheld vacuum, I originally thought it was wireless which is incorrect on my part. It uses a 16.4 feet cord which is easy to manipulate and won’t get caught under the bottom of the device due to the side design (see picture). The very front of the device has some markings to show you where the brush and light are going to cover as the width of device is more than it cleans.
It uses a bagless design which is the tiny circle that you see on the top of the device. It takes some force to pull it out and put back in which is nice with it being tight fitting would make me assume it isn’t letting stuff out and alludes to the AllergenLock marketing. Additionally, this bag (for lack of better terminology) also has a second lock that you can pull out to empty the device. They recommend cleaning this every time with water and is reusable. Obviously ensure that it is fully dry before reinserting back into the vacuum. As it isn’t water related.
On the bottom of the device going from the top to the bottom you have your UV sensor, the “Pulsating Brush”, and then UV bulb. Both of which can be removed relatively easy if needed. The sensor will automatically turn off the UV light (for safety reasons) when it is lifted from a surface. There are also two LED’s on the top of the device on either side of the handle/filter that light up when the UV+ light is on and working so you can have some peace of mind (see picture).
Below that you have your steamless heat technology port where the hot air blows out. You can feel the heat on the surface after going over it a few times, so it works. There is also an LED above the power buttons that notifies you it is on. It will blink while it is heating up and then remain solid when there (see picture). They report it can take up to 30 seconds to heat up but for me it was less than that. If you are going from surface to surface it stays heated for some time so you don’t have to wait every time. The one downside to this is that they say you can only use the device for up to 30 continuous minutes to prevent overheating from occurring. I found that when cleaning multiple things at once that I didn’t run into this thirty-minute cap because it had time to cool off during switching so I wouldn’t worry too much about that.
On the very bottom you have the port for the HEPA filter which is extremely easy to replace when needed. Also, shown in the pictures.
Everything fells premium by coming across as solid and well put together. There is no creaking, rattling, or bending. Some may be concerned about the 4.6 lbs. but keep in mind that when using this vacuum, it will be placed on furniture or similar which will take all the weight and then you just push or pull it along which comes across as being very very smooth. The handle is comfortable and makes that very easy. The device is quite loud though.
HOW WELL IT WORKS:
As previously mentioned operability of this vacuum is easy and straightforward, and it is well built. I found that it did a good job at cleaning my mattress and pillows. But I thought it would pick more debris than it did. Especially, on my mousepad. This is either because A. I’m cleaner than I thought, B. That what it did pick up is a lot as I have no frame of reference, C. It didn’t do a good job. Or D. that what it did do isn’t noticeable to the naked human eye. Which knowing that this vacuum is hitting microscopic things would make a lot of sense. I can’t claim it does everything they report it does but there is research you can check as other reviews have mentioned. But what I have noticed is that after cleaning my bed and pillow that the allergies that I was having are nearly resolved without changing anything else. So, I would probably say it’s a combination of A, B, and D. But, I’ll let you decide which one(s) you think it is or if it is worth the money or not.Apr 26, 2021 16:17
Anyone with dust might allergies MUST have this gadget in their home. No question about it.
Dust might allergies in our home are one of the worst and top allergens causing a myriad of misery.
Let me tell you a little bit about our new best friend...effortlessly glides across the bed and pillows...just like it says, almost like an ironing board. You can see instantly the dust, skin sheddings collecting in the container that houses them. On dark sheets which I tried it on first, you can see the difference as you pass the vacuum over it...the sheets look like they were just washed. The heat dispersed is just enough so that the sheets aren’t getting super hot.
There are two light indicators on top of the vacuum, on either side of the collection cup....if by any chance you lift the vacuum or it doesn’t remain intact or flat with the surface you are vacuuming, the two lights will turn off to indicate the UV light underneath has turned itself off for your safety. It automatically turns back on the minute full contact has been made with another surface you are vacuuming.
The vacuum sound (decibels) is much lower than a regular vacuum which is great because I have sensitive ears and this was a more pleasant experience.
I would say it’s lightweight and easy to maneuver. The cord is partially attached to the side of the vacuum so it doesn’t interfere with the back and forward movement...genius whomever thought of that little aspect.
The unit powers up quickly and within 30 seconds the heat sanitizing feature is ready. If you use for 30 minutes without interruption, the unit will shut down for your safety. It will resume again afterwards.
The recommended areas to vacuum more frequently are the head and feet of the bed because those areas tend to harbor more dust mites. Also recommend is that at first you work more often on reducing the dust mite load and then use for less time but to upkeep all the efforts you put in prior.
I’ve included pictures so you can see the actual dust, skin sheddings collected by the vacuum.
Getting a good sleep, where you can REDUCE, but not completely eliminate dust mites from interfering with a good night sleep or from causing a massive allergy load come morning is something this device can help with.
One of doctors is waiting on our review of the product after I mentioned we had this prize in our home. She said she’d buy such a device to help alleviate her usual morning allergy overload to dust mites. I guess she’ll be a customer very soon.
It’s highly recommended you remove the collection cup and submerge in water so as not to release dust mites/particles back into the air. Once you submerge it, the dust will clump up and you can GENTLY scoop it with a brush or clean sponge (not included). Allow to air dry completely,away from sun and heat and then replace back into the unit. Ensure to separate the two pieces housing the dust to allow for proper drying, otherwise any moisture left in the cup/filter may contribute to malfunction of the unit.
Follow the instructions in the pamphlet to clean the UV light tube and the brush so that you don’t cause damage. Treat the unit as recommended so it will retain a longer life/use.
I would highly recommend all allergy doctors especially, to recommend this product to their patients, but I highly recommend to any and all consumers bothered by dust/allergic to dust mites.
I’d love to see a vacuum for the floor with same technology for those with rugs/carpeting.Apr 25, 2021 16:44
Raycop Rs Pro I gotta say I was totally impressed with the quality of the product. The product was very well packed and it comes with a manual that is very easy to follow. This thing was so simple that it was ready to use right out of the box. Of course this product is not wireless so it has to be connected directly to the power, that being said the cable is pretty long. This vacuum is not heavy at all compared to its size. This is not just a regular handheld vac, this one uses steamless heat so you don't need to add water and has a UV light on the bottom that is used to kill allergens.
I cleaned some of my high chairs and I was able to see all the dust getting trapped in the filter. After I was done with those chairs I never realized how dirty they were and I usually vacuum them using a rainbow vac. I could honestly tell the difference after I cleaned with this vacuum. I can tell you that this thing really works to clean your chairs and sofas leaving them like brand new. You can also clean your small rugs too if you don't mind being on your knees for a bit, this is also great for cars with cloth seats.
This was the first time I used a vacuum like this and I have to say I was impressed. I just wished It was wireless. Over all this vac those was it was intended for and on top of that is not a one time use as most of the parts are replaceable such as the UV light. In the box you get the vac and the manual.Apr 25, 2021 23:26
I frequently change my bed linen and vacuum the mattress. I thought I was doing a pretty good job of keeping the bed clean, so I was very surprised by what I saw in the filter of this Raycop RS vacuum after first use. There was a ton of dust, debris and general nastiness. The RS quickly revealed just how ineffective my frequent cleanings actually were. The RS vacuum isn’t overly loud and it easily vacuums across sheets, comforters, blankets, mattresses and mattress covers. We sanitize our linens in the washer but up until now had no option to sanitize the mattress aside from spraying it with a disinfectant. Like the spray disinfectant, the RS helps to sanitize the mattress against allergens, germs and dust mites. The entire bed feels cleaner knowing everything is now both much cleaner and sanitized. The heat sanitizer is safe on all of our bedding surfaces and feels perfectly safe on our delicate covers and foam mattress. The RS was easy and ready to use right out of the box. No setup is required, just plug and go. It’s also easy to disassemble for cleaning and maintenance. I have terrible sinus and allergy issues and have already noticed some improvement in sinus congestion after a few days of use.Apr 25, 2021 22:57
The Raycop RS Pro may have a comical look, but it combines a 1-2 punch that both kills bacteria, viruses, dust mites, and sucks them up with a fine bristled brush. Upon first glance, I thought it looked like a starship from star trek. But starting it, hearing the motor spool up and the UV light go on, told me this thing means business. I've used it on a mattress and on throw pillows and it doesn't look like it's picking up anything, but looking at the dust cup tells me it's extracting unseen particles that only after accumulating do you see the mesh filter turning greyish. I even tried using a pet brush attachment on our vacuum for our dog's bed which sucked up a lot of fine hairs. I then went over the same areas with the Raycop, and lo and behold, unseen particulate filled the mesh filter once again. It both kills germs and viruses according to the manufacturer using hot air and a UV light which are proven ways and to include both on this unit ensures a more effective cleaning of fabric surfaces than either one alone. The only negative issue I have is that there is nowhere to wrap the long cord aside from the strap attached to it, so not very convenient. Also the dust cup cleaning requirements suggest submerging it underwater prior to taking apart to prevent particulate from escaping into the air; it's quite thorough, but tedious. That said, this will be part of our cleaning regimen every time we wash the sheets.Apr 27, 2021 18:21
I am a member of Best Buy’s Technical Insider Network, TIN for short. Reviewers in this invitation-only program are provided products for the purpose of writing honest, unbiased reviews.
The RAYCOP RS Pro UV+ Handheld Allergen Vacuum is a unique combination of a handheld vacuum and clothing iron. The body of the device resembles a diamond shaped robo-vacuum with a long handle running half the length of the device. This vacuum is uniquely designed to clean your mattress and pillows. It is designed to collect dust, dead skin, dust mites, and other contaminates that make it into your bedding while it sanitizes using heat and UV light.
Does it work?
I change my sheets, blankets, and pillowcases every weekend. I do not spend much time in bed. I close my eyes at bedtime and, what seems like seconds later, its morning. How much of a mess can I make just laying there all night? And, like you, I am more concerned with flies and mosquitoes buzzing around my head at night than I am about the millions of microscopic bugs feasting on my dead skin cells while I sleep. Occasionally, I will use my vacuum cleaner on my mattress. But, most household vacuums are designed for floors, furniture, and pet hair removal. The RS Pro is designed specifically to clean and sanitize your mattress and pillows. The attached photos are images of the dust box after cleaning my mattress and after cleaning my pillows. What looks like a white screen is naturally a black screen with wider holes. Yeah, gross.
Just for kicks, I used the RS Pro on a towel that my cat has slept on for the last two weeks. It is a tiny one foot by one foot square. I collected enough hair and dander to prompt me to clean the dust box. So, yes, I would say this works.
Does this remove and kill dust mites?
I have no way to test dust mite concentrations before or after using the RS Pro. I also cannot tell you how many dust mites, or the concentration of their dander, I captured in the RS Pro. I can tell you that that UV light and heat sanitize. And the RS Pro does both. The UV light is located directly behind the brushes and vacuum opening. There are air vents that blast the mattress and pillows located towards the back of the RS Pro. The UV light auto shuts off when the unit detects it has been removed from your cleaning surface. I put my hand under the hot air blower. It is not air drier hot but it does get hot. The instructions indicate that you should slowly move the Pro RS slowly back and forth across your cleaning surface. And they mean slowly. If you give your cleaning surface the once over, like you were pushing a floor vacuum, then you will miss out on all the benefits the Pro RS purports. So, functionally, the RS Pro does what it says it does.
Using the RS Pro is super easy. I must give a big shout out to whomever wrote the RS Pro user’s manual. Usually, with devices like these, you get a quick setup card, a URL to the companies website, and maybe a URL to the product user’s guide in micro print. Half the time there is no user’s manual to speak of. The RS Pro’s user’s guide is well organized, thought out, full of easy-to-follow pictures, and accessible for pretty much anyone. The guide shows how to clean your mattress and pillows. It also guides you to where you should focus your attention: head and foot positions. The manual clearly shows how to remove and clean the filters, clean the roller, and replace the UV Light. The manual is exclusively written in English. You will want to check with the manufacture’s website for additional languages.
The RS Pro is heavy for its size. Most of the weight is at the front of the unit. I did not find the weight an issue. There are two fins on the front bottom of the unit to keep it up off the mattress. There is also a wheel at the back of the unit to facilitate easy movement across the mattress. The unit is designed to allow for your pushing force to go into this wheel. My wife did comment on the weight being a factor for her. She could see her arm or back getting tired if she had a large mattress or a lot of pillows to clean. Otherwise, weight was not an issue.
My only other issue with the unit is the placement of the power button. It is located at the top of the handle. This forces me to keep my thumb to the side of the handle where I have less control over my grip and control over the unit. I must bend my thumb at the knuckle if I want to keep my hand in the optimal position. But, if I shift my grip, or lower my thumb to increase my control, then I risk shutting off the unit. I would have preferred the power button be located somewhere else on the casing so that I would not have to modify my grip when operating the RS Pro.
Maintenance and care:
You will clean the dust box every time you use this RS Pro. The dust box is easily removed from the RS Pro by pulling it straight up. The Micro HEPA filter is hidden behind a small door on the rear bottom of the RS Pro. And the filter is easy to pull out. The protective grill, roller, an UV lights are easy to access, remove, and service. The maintenance and care of the RS Pro is well thought out and accessible for anyone willing to take a moment to review the easy-to-follow instructions in the manual.
I would have liked to have seen the including of cleaning brushes. The instruction manual recommends cleaning the filter in the dust box with a toothbrush and the UV Light cover with another kind of specialized brush or cloth. It would have been nice if they included the optimal tools instead of leaving me to guess if a soft toothbrush is better or worse than a stiff bristled toothbrush. Are they both equally suited or am I risking something using one over the other?
Overall, I am satisfied with the RAYCOP RS Pro. It does pull a lot of nasty material out of my mattress and pillows. I was grossed-out when I saw what I was sleeping in every night. UV Light kills bacteria and other micro-organisms that do not tolerate UV Light. And the heat kills everything else. The proof is in the dust box. I have a few minor issues with the RS Pro that I think RAYCOP can fix in a future revision of their product. My final thought is I think I found a suitable replacement to using my regular vacuum to clean my mattress and pillows.Apr 25, 2021 20:32
I never saw a hand held vacuum like this before. As I read the description, I knew I wanted to have this. We had a visit from my Son and daughter-in-law who brought their two dogs. Of course there was hair from the dogs on the couches. When they left I took our regular vacuum and thoroughly cleaned the couches. They looked perfectly clean. Take a look at what this Star Trek looking vacuum picked up after I already thought the couches looked great. Wow. I have also used this on our bed, comforter and pillows. Also Wow. Got it on the Deal of the Day at a great price. I highly recommend it!Jul 11, 2021 07:03
Keep your robotic vacuum on track with this iRobot dual-mode Virtual Wall barrier. The virtual wall mode stops your robot from leaving the room by blocking openings up to 10 feet. This iRobot dual-mode Virtual Wall barrier has a halo mode that creates a circular barrier that prevents robotic vacuums from coming near items you want to protect.
Debated about purchasing this item for a while. Decided to buy it when it went on sale and I am so glad that I did! Perfect for those areas that you the bot to avoid such as the dog's food area or area with a lot of cords. No issues and would definitely recommend this product.Oct 15, 2021 19:58
Does what it says, just wish the distance was longer so it’s not in eyesightOct 20, 2021 14:02
Works great, and is smaller than I though so it can be tucked away easier for digression. Will definitely be buying more for areas like near the dog bowls.Jul 30, 2021 17:00
Works great with my roomba. I might buy another one.Oct 01, 2021 16:56
Works well, once I figured out how it works and use it correctly.Oct 17, 2021 19:57
Keeps the iRobot in check so he’s not sneaking into restricted areasJul 24, 2021 18:12
Product small in appearance but definitely did what it was suppose to do and that’s detour my iRobot vacuum. Recommend.Jan 15, 2021 21:06
This is great if you have a large area. I use it to break up the room into smaller areas to assure that the whole area is reached before the battery runs down or bin fills up! Super easy to set up and the battery lasts a long time.May 22, 2020 17:58
At under 9 lbs., this powerful ultra-lightweight corded stick vacuum handles all floor types and easily converts into a handheld vacuum. It boasts nonstop corded performance for whole-home cleaning from floor to ceiling. Swivel Steering allows for excellent control in tight spaces and additional tools give you the ability to clean in crevices and tackle stubborn pet hair.
This vacuum cleaner has great suction and is very light weight.Nov 19, 2016 12:16
I'm very very happy with this vacuum. It's very light and small yet so powerful. I love that I can reach high stuff like the fan and blinds. The suction is amazing for such a small vacuum. I'm very impressed with the performance of this vacuum definitely recommend it.Mar 06, 2021 23:24
I was looking for a small vacuum for my daughter to use at college. After reading all the reviews I decided on this one. It is great. The suction is strong and pulls dirt/dust out of the carpets amazingly. I was so impressed I bought another one to keep at home. It just has a light on the front. I attached a picture of all the dust it got out of my carpet in the living room. And I have a rainbow!! yuck!!Jul 10, 2015 22:29
I bought this to replace/supplement my Dyson handheld. I was having some battery issues where the Dyson would randomly shut off and sometimes not even turn on. I personally love the concept of these new handhelds and was very pleased with the power and versatility of this model. And of course, the price was definitely a huge plus.
Comparing the Shark Rocket with the Dyson handheld, here is how it breaks down. Carpet goes to the Shark Rocket, the corded power of the brush head had the Dyson destroyed when it came to carpets. Hard floors was a pretty easy win for the Dyson, the Shark has a hard floor attachment but it requires a cleaning pad that needs to be washed after pretty much every use and the brush head doesn't clean hard floors that well. Ease of use goes to the Dyson hands down, no cords and no need to say more. Price is a clear cut win for the Shark, almost 100% as good as the Dyson for less than 50% of the price...
These are the only two real contenders for the new class of handheld uprights and the only reason to buy the Dyson over the Shark is for the cordless convenience, but that's only if that convenience is worth about an extra $100-200.Nov 23, 2014 08:10
Our son moved out to one bedroom condo with hardwood floors and one area rug so it does the job for the area. Would not buy it for myself because the bin would be a hassle to clean every 30 minutes because it’s so small and not that easy to open and once you crack it open all the dust shoots around you and have to close and vacuum it again.Oct 15, 2021 15:48
Best vacuum out there. This is my second Shark rocket. Bought first model when it came out several years ago and very happy with it. This one's for my second floor. Use any other vacuum and Shark rocket after that and it'll still pick up a lot of dust. It gets anywhere, under your bed, couch etc.. Love it!Oct 01, 2021 20:24
We wanted to replace another stick vacuum with something that works better. I've been quite happy with the Shark. The brush head is a nice and useful option for this style of vacuum. The bare floor head with microfiber pad works well on our wood floor. Having the moving parts up high does make it a bit heavier in your hand, but it's not excessive. Having a cord means lots of power and that it won't run out midway through vacuuming - at the loss of some convenience (and more weight for a battery). But the shark has a longer cord than any of our full-size vacuums letting us go much farther without having to unplug-replug.
Finally, bagless vacuums can be messy. This Shark empties quickly right over the trash. It works well and limits the mess, and it's easy enough for you to just go ahead and empty it after every use.Feb 14, 2015 09:38
I purchased this vacuum last month, and so far so good. It picks up pretty much everything I've tossed at it: dirt, dust, puppy kibble, hair, lint, and small rocks. Both hardwood, linoleum, and short rugs. I don't have carpet, but I have used it on my couch on the 2nd faster setting. So far what I've seen, the 2nd setting only just increases the power/speed of the brush, not the actual suction power.
Vacuum comes with a ton of the typical accessories: extension pipe, crevice tool, brush tool, duster/curtain tool, floor duster, and powered carpet/upholstery brush.
The motor is light, and cord management for storage is simple. I have it mounted on a wall for storage, but the built in standing storage is easy and space saving.
The washable and reusable filter is a plus as well. I know eventually it will require a replacement as the foam doesn't look too durable, but so far so good - and no loss of suction yet. Will update when that starts to happen.
Overall, a fantastic, versatile vacuum.Oct 06, 2016 11:32
The Dyson V10 Animal cordless vacuum cleaner has powerful suction to deep clean everywhere. It has up to 60 minutes of runtime* and advanced whole-machine filtration.* Actual runtime will vary based on power mode and/or attachments used.
I found out about this vacuum when our work vacuum died and my boss brought in his from home and bought the v11 for himself. The one at work is V6 and I was instantly happy with it. I figured if the v6 is that good, now imagine the higher number ones. So I bought myself the v10 because the v11 had a feature i didn't need and wasn't worth paying the extra money for something I didn't need. I'm very happy with the v10. I used it when I first moved in to my apartment and after a professional carpet cleaning and I was blown away with how much dust it pulled out the carpet. Weirdly satisfying to see how much it pulled out. That's dust i won't be breathing in.May 02, 2020 09:02
I recall growing up and my grandmother having a vaccum cleaner that was so intimidating it made you not want to make a mess because you feared how easily it would be to notice we walked on her clean carpet.
Those days it was a large clunky machine with a paper bag. This Dyson Animal cord-free is of the future that I bet my grandma dreamt about! I'm giddy about a vacuum and that's okay! Right?
Overall this little guy is doing wonders. I have three dogs with short and prickly hair. You'll see my Frenchie here. In a matter of minutes and about five square feet the Dyson v10 collected hair I didn't even see on my tile. Again, grandma would be disappointed in me but proud of this machine.
Set up of course as always was easy, and the attachments are so simple to switch out. Besides the large cleaner head, I absolutely love the mini motorized tool. It's a compact version of the cleaner head that I can use on my cloth car seats where a lot of dog hair accumulates but is hard to remove.
This is why I repeatedly come back to Dyson because when I think they couldn't perfect something they go and add more power behind such a sleek tool. Right off the bat it revved up and gave me options on how strong the suction I wanted to use. THat comes in handy with my area rugs which have caused issues with other vacuums. The dogs and I are definitely fans of this Dyson (it cleans the areas they sit in and it is going to help with my allergies)! I can't imagine a large corded version of this Dyson!
Go get this and surprise grandma, I think I am!Feb 26, 2018 19:04
The Dyson V10 Animal is packaged in a diminutive box with clear instructions on how to assemble and operate. Having owned a V7 for a few years, this unit feels just as solid as any Dyson product but with one major caveat… it feels massively better in-hand & in use compared to its predecessors AND the competition. Not blowing smoke here… this design is a major step forward… as I will explain.
Setup was simple and straightforward. Assembling the few pieces were simple and required little effort. The unit comes with an internal battery pack that is rated to run up to 1 full hour on the lowest power setting. If there is an Achilles heel to Dyson stick products it is the mere fact that the batteries are concealed and non-removable. We assembled this beast in less than 5 minutes and proceeded to top off the battery – which took just under 2 hours. Being the ‘pet version’, this system comes with a full array of attachments which should please most pet owners.
The controls on the handle easy to identify and easy to use. No electronic switches for speed and surface control like the next big competitor but the switch action is positive & precise.
Two big drawbacks of the previous versions – in addition to the limited run-time and non-removable battery situation – has been noise and balance. And this is where I believe the Dyson engineers were put to the task of rethinking their design and did so in spectacular form.
There are three power (or motor speed) settings in the V10 and all are effective depending on the task at hand. We noticed straight away that even at the lowest setting this new design was extremely good at picking up even solid mass debris like sand and kibbles. To be quite honest, in the two weeks of usage we rarely found an instance where we needed to implement the highest power setting.
The redesign is just that good. The only time we found that the Max speed is preferred is when we wanted to really give our area rugs a solid thrashing, with the deepest extraction. And in that respect the V10 Animal doesn't disappoint. And the bonus here is that even at its lowest setting, the noise factor is a complete non-issue. The engineers struck Gold with this facet of the design change. In all honesty all three speeds are relatively quiet with the ‘Max’ setting still pleasant in use. I’ve always complained about the noise factor with Dyson ‘sticks’ and am pleased to see such advancement. Our dog approves too! Everyone has a different level of sensitivity to noise & pitch - but from my perspective - that annoying high pitched whine problem is a thing of the past with Dyson.
Having a look at the overall construction of the V10 compared to our aging V7, my best guess is that there is a more direct or linear flow-through approach to the design, from head to exhaust and a better designed motor in situ. And with the much larger dust bin cylinder in an inline, flow-thru orientation as well - compared to the older transverse design – kudos to the design team for this bit of ingenuity. The larger capacity bin is easier to empty with an intuitive latch control and slide-forward eject action. Brilliant!
The other huge step forward in this design is the overall weight balance of the vacuum in hand and the more smooth & precise swivel action of the cleaning head. The unit is definitely heavier in its design but that increase in mass is masked by a very well balanced layout. Again, more brilliant engineering prowess from the Dyson team.
There are three-stage led indicators in a clear line-of-sight position that shows the battery level in use, a smooth activating trigger button and a logical position for the charging connector. Small things in the bigger scheme of things but worth noting.
These trendy robot Frisbees got nothing on a beast like this.
I’ve written quite a few reviews over the past 18 months and I have to admit that this review has been the most exciting to do because of the sheer magnitude of the design improvements presented. Sure it’s just a vacuum cleaner but it far superior to anything Dyson has released previously and we’ve used and/or owned a few since 1999. Noise abatement, ergonomics and usability have all been massively improved and make the chore of vacuuming a pleasant experience – with noise factor probably being the biggest, noticeable advancement.
Ditch the robot and move around a little – in comfort.
Ease of setup.
Extremely quiet for its cleaning ability.
Does an excellent job of cleaning compared to the previous generation – even at the lowest setting.
Plenty of reserve battery power.
Excellent balance and comfortable to use.
Larger capacity dust bin that is easier to empty.
And did I mention – It’s extremely quiet to use for its cleaning ability/
Non-removable battery tech.
We cannot recommend this product enough – at just about any price.
It’s just that good.Mar 10, 2018 17:18
As soon as I got home I put it together in no time and started to test it out. I had just vacuumed my area rug earlier this week but wanted to see how it does on rugs. All I can say is WOW gross!! It filled up by just vacuuming my rug. It picked up so much dirt and hair that my old vacuum had left behind. If you’re like me and think “my old vacuum is probably just as good” think again. It isn’t.Dec 01, 2019 19:57
Great product!! Love it..
it has three solid levels of vaccum i also enjoy using the attachment sJan 02, 2020 21:23
i I like this vacuum cleaner. It’s very easy and comfortable for useMay 28, 2021 18:08
Dyson has a winner with their new design of the Cyclone V10. I own the Motorhead V7 which fell short in a few areas, fortunately Dyson has addressed these issues and now has hands down, the best cordless vacuum I have seen.
To start the V10 offers up to 60 minutes of run time on the base setting of the three modes. Dyson refers to it as ‘base’ instead of low for good reason, it has strong suction even at the lowest setting thanks to the 125,000 RPM ceramic shaft digital motor and the 14 cyclones. I only found myself switching to the higher powerful suction setting when vacuuming hard to reach places. The maximum setting only provided me with 7 minutes of continuous runtime, but I rarely found a need to switch it to that mode. For most of your day to day cleaning the base setting will provide plenty of power and battery life. I feel at the medium (powerful) setting the V10 outperforms my V7 in MAX, which says a lot about the performance of the new motor Dyson has built into the V10.
In addition to the improved performance and battery life, the V10 has a redesigned dust bin/cyclone rotating it 90 degrees. For the most part I liked the change. I feel the vacuum is better balanced and now has increased bin capacity. The bin also can be removed to be cleaned further, another short coming of many cordless vacs I have owned. I am also pleased that Dyson has a removable HEPA filter that can be easily cleaned as well. Though I wouldn’t recommend resting it against a wall, the V10 stays in place thanks to the rubber added to the base of the vacuum and the bottom of the torque drive head. The motorized torque drive head on my model does a great job of cleaning my thick pile rugs on base suction (the V7 would stall on the rugs) without hanging, though it is a bit tall to fit under some of my cabinets. Fortunately, the parts are interchangeable with my V7, a plus if you already own a lower profile head. In addition to the torque drive cleaner head, the Dyson v10 animal includes a great variety of other attachments such as the mini motorized tool, mini soft dusting brush, crevice tool, and combination tool; all of which are easily changed with a one had release button.
Other improvements include battery/clean filter/clog indicators, contoured handle, and faster charging at 3.5 hours. The only negative remark I have is the battery is not removable or user replaceable, but that is hardly a reason to discredit Dyson on what is otherwise a fantastic vacuum. If you are looking for the best cordless vacuum currently on the market, the Dyson V10 is the one to beat.Mar 05, 2018 18:33
It’s the best buy vacuum i ever had. Best buy, my one srop shop.Dec 19, 2020 01:08
The Shark Navigator® Lift-Away® ADV Upright Vacuum features a lighter and easier-to-detach Lift-Away® pod for go-anywhere cleaning. Anti-Allergen Complete Seal locks in 99.99% of dust and allergens, keeping them out of the air that you breathe (based on ASTM F1977 of particles .3 microns or larger). Also equipped with an easy-empty dustup and Swivel Steering to easily maneuver around obstacles.
The Lift Away Navigator ADV is our first upright vacuum from Shark, and we’re switching over from an older canister-style vac that used bags because these days bags are an unnecessary consumable, given the efficient dust capturing and filtering capabilities of modern vacuums. We like that the LA301 can be used as a floor vacuum with the detachable motorized brushroll base or handheld with or without the extension wand for off-the-floor cleaning like furniture, moldings, and ceiling perimeter.
When fully assembled with the brushroll base, the vacuum weighs about 13 lbs, which sounds heavy, but since most of the weight is on the floor, the vacuum really isn’t that hard to push around. This is made much easier by the fact that the pivot-point for the upright portion of the vacuum has a wide range of motion and swivels quite freely. While the vacuum is not self-propelled in any way, I still found it fairly easy to move around both over hardwood and carpet, though turning tight corners presented a bit of a challenge, requiring a few push and pulls to achieve full coverage.
The cord for the unit is an ample 25 ft, though it is not retractable, and must be manually wound onto the cord hooks on the side of the unit when storing. I do like that the upper hook rotates downward to easily and quickly release the looped cord without having to unwind it. There are also two “tool storage” posts at the sides of the dust bin, but since it comes with three accessory tools, you still need to store one off the unit.
When vacuuming, the motor of the floor brushroll only engages when the upright portion of the vacuum is tilted down past about 20 degrees. Above that angle or upright the brushroll motor shuts off. This vacuum features a fully sealed HEPA system that pulls in and traps 99.99% of dust and allergens without releasing them back out into the environment when the air is exhausted. I did notice that during and after vacuuming, I didn’t experience any dust related sneezing or irritation like I would get with our old vacuum.
One area where this vacuum struggles is accessing low-lying areas with the brushroll, for example, under couches and beds since when laid “flat” with the roller base installed, the vacuum’s height is just shy of 12 inches due to the large, 0.9 Qt dust cup. While you could get underneath low furniture with just the wand and a static brush accessory, you’d lose the deep-cleaning ability of the spinning brushroll. I found the same is true when using this vacuum on carpeted steps. The brushroll base is simply too large and cumbersome to try to run across each step, so I end up using just the handheld portion with the brush. I feel that I would get a deeper clean using the brushroll, but unfortunately, it cannot be attached directly to the wand. I should note that Shark offers another attachment, the pet power brush, sold separately, that can be used with the wand for this purpose.
That said, when using the vacuum handheld, I do like the convenience of being able to set down the motor unit and just manipulate the wand as it is pretty light -- only 1-2 lbs depending on which attachment you use and whether you attach the extension tube. The flexible hose portion has an expandable spring design which is about 30” long when retracted and can stretch to 5 ft or longer which helps a lot to reach into narrow spaces and up to the corners and edges of the ceilings where cobwebs like to hang out. There are two suction levels when using handheld (min or max), and the canister portion on its own, if you’re carrying it around, weighs about 6 lbs.
Since this model does not feature the self-cleaning brushroll, occasionally you’ll need to check the brushroll for hair wraps or tangles from other long, stringy debris. If the LED on the brushroll base turns red, this means you’ve got a jam, and you need to unclog or clear a tangle. Fortunately the roller brush has a groove that you can run a small pair of scissors through to quickly snip anything that is wrapped around it. If the LED flashes red, this indicates the brushroll motor is overheating and the unit needs to be shut off to cool down before you can safely use it again.
The dust cup for the vacuum is easy to remove, empty out, and clean. There’s one release switch at the top to lift the dust bin off the motor and a one-press release button at the bottom that opens the trap door on the bottom allowing the contents to drop into a trash can. The dust cup, foam and felt motor filters, and HEPA filter can be washed and rinsed with plain water to keep the unit running smoothly with good suction.
Overall, I feel that this vacuum performed well when vacuuming on carpet and hardwood and pulled in a lot of dirt and debris with its powerful suction while keeping our air quality clean and allergen-free. It’s lightweight, easy to maneuver, and works best for cleaning open spaces or reaching into narrow and high areas using the handheld wand. However, for getting under low-laying furniture and carpeted steps, you’ll need to forgo the motorized brushroll, or purchase an additional accessory suited for that purpose.Apr 20, 2021 16:41
Right off of the bat I can say that this is a great vacuum. The suction is powerful and ease of use is great. We have been in the market for a new vacuum as our old shark refused to hold suction, and this was right on time. Shark is known for quality vacuums and this is no exception.
It’s not too heavy. It moves and glides around effortlessly and it fits under our low furniture just fine. It isn’t too loud.
We lost our old vacuum over 2.5 mos. ago, and there’s no amount of sweeping that could do what this vacuum did in seconds. As embarrassing as it is, this shows the pure power of this vacuum. With kids, we knew our floors and rugs weren’t as clean as they could be without the use of a vacuum, but boy we weren’t expecting this. That’s a lot of dust and crud over that course of time. The included pics shows what it picked up in our living, hall and dining area. The shame, haha. But if you have doubt here’s examples of its power at our expense. You’re welcome. ;).
You can easily access all of the filters, and according to the instructions you don’t need to clean them too often but personally I would clean them more often based upon the amount of dirt you’re removing from your home. It’s easy to dispose of the dirt as there’s two hatches, one at the top and the entire bottom.
There a few things that I’m just not used to but these are personal reflections and don’t affect the operation of the vacuum. Before this canister style vacuum we were using one of their stick vacuums, so we are accustomed to that button placement, so I wish the on/off button were else where, like on the handle, so it’s easier to operate the entire unit with one hand and quicker accessibility. Alternatively, the entire canister is removable so you can take it to places that are harder to vacuum like the stairs or ceilings without having to carry the entire unit which is a plus.
The negatives for me is the shorter cord. I don’t understand why they shorten the cords in comparison with their other vacuums. It’s a disservice. I’m used to getting to certain areas with our older out-of-commission vacuum. So as I’m using this vacuum the plug would fly out of the outlet bc it’s not as long as I’m used to and cuts short of the areas I was able to reach.
Another negative but is common on vacuums are the hose that connects the canister and the removable stick portion of the vacuum. It’s so taut that it’s hard to use at times because it’s difficult to stretch out away from the canister, so you have to hold both the arm and canister very high to get to higher places such as ceilings. That can be tiring. Or risk the canister tipping if the cord is stretched further than a few inches.
Although it’s not difficult to remove the things that get caught or tangled in the rollers, I do wish the top covering the brushes/rollers were removable and I could remove the roller. But it’s a non removable feature, and not a huge negative.
Overall, the vacuum sucks. I mean it sucks everything you need it to and does better than a darn good job. It’s powerful, easy to maneuver and just a great vacuum. If you’re in the market get this.Apr 23, 2021 20:45
So lightweight. Easy to push, lift. Great versatility. Happy!Nov 01, 2021 19:07
This is a good vacome and i love and it geart and 5Aug 20, 2021 20:16
I normally don’t get too excited about home cleaning products, but this vacuum put a big smile on my face. It was so easy to pull out of the box and put together. It is lightweight, considering its size. And if you want to pull it off the roller head and carry it in one hand, it pops off with the press of a button. So cool. The picture I attached is after I passed the vacuum on a big rug I have in my living room. It picked up all the small visible trash without a problem but I was mind blown by all the dust it sucked out of the rug! OH MAN. No wonder I was having allergy problems at home. I can easily recommend this vacuum for people who want to clean up dust, pollen and pet / human hairs! It comes with several attachments for crevices and hard to reach areas. I love that I can pull it off the roller and carry it around the house to clean dust off areas with the included attachments. The canister is also easily removed for cleaning. It has a top that pops open so you can dump into your trash can outside. It has two filters that are also easily removable for rinsing / cleaning. I honestly enjoy cleaning with this vacuum, it makes for a better cleaning experience. It doesn’t feel like a chore when I’m using it :DApr 19, 2021 14:32
This is a fantastic vacuum. Compared to other models the suction is powerful for the size, the cord length is just right and being able to lift out the canister to go up steps is a plus. Being able to clean hardwood floors eliminates having to use another device(the broom). The only thing that I disliked was the fact that it does not have a light to be able to see underneath thingsApr 29, 2021 16:15
As a fan of Shark products, I expected an excellent vacuum and that is exactly what I got.
If you need a vacuum that sucks (sorry for being generic, but sucks a good way) this is a great option. There is a switch on the handle that allows you to use light suction for some types of carpets and rugs and also full suction for other types depending on what you are cleaning at the time. Both work really well. When you kick it into full suction, it's almost as if the Shark pulls itself. Couple that with the light weight and you have an extremely easy vacuum to operate. The power switch has two modes allowing you to select hard floors or carpets and the roller will behave differently depending on which one you choose. I find that the roller seems to go a little slower when using on hard floors. I am guessing this is so it will pick up debris more effectively instead of making it fly all over the place by going at the fastest RPM. In my use, I have found that both the hard floor and carpet settings work as intended. I vacuumed the day before with my old vacuum and also the next day when I received the new Shark and I was amazed at how much was in the canister when I was done. Yikes, but good!
The wand and the canister both release easily, enabling you to carry the canister without the base (making it even lighter) while doing hard to reach areas and stairs. With the added attachments, you can get just about any job done with ease. The wand can be used, or the handle alone can be removed (from the wand) and also used with attachments, making it even more versatile. In fact, the whole system is so modular that even removing the canister to empty or clean is a piece of cake.
The base leans at left and right angles while in use making it easy to go around corners with minimal effort. The base is also low profile, so you can go under some types or furniture a lot easier than older style vacuums. The base roller has a width of 10 inches, making this the width of your cleaning path.
The noise level seems to be on par with other vacuums I have used lately. Definitely not as loud as older vacuums, but pretty much on par with current offerings.
Lastly, this comes boxed up really well and requires very minimal assembly. You really only have to snap the wand and handle together and click them into the base and you are good to go. Easy easy.
All in all, this is yet another great and very well designed product from Shark. I expect it to last and perform well for years.
Incredible suction (two levels low and high)
Hard floor and carpet settings
Easy to empty and clean
Base rotates around corners and is low profile
Minimal out of box assembly
No LED headlightsApr 17, 2021 23:09
The Lift-Away feature is excellent, but unless you really need the extended range and reach that the detachable canister, the streamlined feature set on this vacuum may push you to look elsewhere. Suction is strong and consistent, whether the vac is operated in its normal, upright mode or with canister detached. It's reasonably well-engineered, too, with a rotary pivot that makes angling the head around tight corners really painless. The collecting canister is (thankfully) large, and easy to empty and clean. The vac is also reasonably quiet, provided you don't make the mistake of leaving the "carpet" power setting active over hardwood floors. The real draw, of course, is the Lift-Away feature, which enables you to basically detach the canister and nozzle and treat yourself to a handheld mobile vac. It's a nice feature, especially if you need to vacuum a cobweb from a high corner. If you have high ceilings, or the standard toollset on an average canister vacuum isn't up to snuff, you might want to look into this item.
That said, there are some disappointments, especially with the comparatively high sticker price. The toolset that comes with the vac is spartan, if we're being nice. Each attachment is rigid plastic, and no attachments come with suction-powered rotary brushes. The attachments are a bit on the short side, as well. More disappointing is the fact that there are only two power of floor settings. Suction seemed to be more than adequaate for both, but the vac is missing the more granular height adjustments you might need if you have carpets of differing depths. The head is a bit on the small side, but the pivot mechanism that enables easy movement and rotation kind of compensates for this. One area of concern relates to the vacuum's big draw - the hose doesn't seem easily removable fro mthe the detachable canister, so cleaning (which is an inevitability for any vacuum) may prove to be an issue down the line. Most vacs have fully detachable hoses, expecting that they'll become occluded at some part over their lifetime. This model has a handle attached to the top end of the hose, which will make a messy snaking of your blocked vacuum hose even more challenging than a normal job is.
If you really need reach and coverage, and aren't too insistent on more fine-tuned speed settings or use-specific attachments, this vacuum is for you. Suction is great, the LIft-AWay featuer is really impressive and useful, and the vaccum is well-built and thoughtfully engineered. If what you need is more customizability, you might need to look elsewhere.Apr 16, 2021 12:28
iFLOOR 3 saves you time by combining two chores – vacuuming and mopping, leaving you with shiny, clean floors. Pick up messy spills and pet hair on all sealed hard floors like hardwood, tile, laminate, vinyl, marble, and linoleum. Its dual tank technology guarantees that you’re always cleaning with fresh water, not just pushing around dirty water like a traditional mop. The self-cleaning cycle cleans the tubes and brush without the mess.
Seriously this is the best floor cleaner, I was using the Bissell Spin Wave and then cleaned my floor with the Tineco and the water was filthy, I feel like I have clean floors now and not just dirty water being pushed around, and it really does vacuum up large pieices.Oct 22, 2021 08:57
My new cleaning buddy... Tineco iFloor3.
Got this as a christmas gift and I've been loving it since. iFloor3 is a vacuum and a mop at the same time (for hard surface floor) AND it has a self cleaning mode. It saves me soooo much time! Definitely a must have. #tinecoifloor3 #tinecotime @tinecoglobalMar 22, 2021 01:10
Holy cow. I vacuum, sweep & mop my floors multiple times a day. So I imagine that my floors were clean.. nope! After using this for the first time today, I’m embarrassed but grateful. I absolutely LOVE my tineco! Do not hesitate to buy it.Oct 22, 2020 14:32
So after a lot of research I went with the tineco ifloor 3 instead of the Bissell crosswave Max first off it was very easy easy to set up and it was about 50% charged so I gave it whirl. My kitchen floor is pretty small and was pretty dirty with some cat and dog food dried onto it around the bowls and some crumbs here and there. The instruction that come in the box are pretty useless the do not tell you how to use the machine and I had to figure out on my own that the unit has auto water distribution. The reason for the 4 stars instead of 5 is because the tank had to be emptied 4 times and water refilled 4 times for one floor on Max mode. I had to go over anything that was stuck on floor 4 or 5 times to remove any grimes spots which was fine because it was stuck on there pretty good. It is self propelled which is nice (moves itself). The tank was filthy I couldn’t believe how dirty the floor was. The power ran out when I was almost done but I only had 50% charge so I guess that’s not too bad. Overall I am very happy with this purchase and I do recommend this product. If I knew the water would need to be refilled/emptied so often I may have splurged for the newer model which has bigger tank and battery but it said this unit would be good for my size household and that’s not really the case. It’s also $100 more. The floor was pretty dry when I was done. Haven’t tried on a new spill yet but I’m sure it will do great.Feb 15, 2021 17:10
I’m giving it 4 stars because I do love this thing! It definitely gets my floors clean with minimal effort! I have 5 animals and two kids- we are a busy household! Does it replace a vacuum? For me no- now someone who does not own pets or maybe a smaller number maybe. But with all my animals I have to vacuum every day and before I use the Tineco. Now it definitely picks up the hair but too much hair will have you start a self clean and I would have to do that like 20 times! Even after vacuuming the Tineco still seems to catch all the left over hair which is nice to see, plus all that dirty water!! So it doesn’t replace my vacuum but it definitely helps me clean my floors better than I could before. The self clean is a nice add on- you still have to empty the dirty water before and after the self clean but it’s really not that hard! The battery life has never died on me- when I first got it I thought it wasn’t going to last long enough but it’s been able to keep up with cleaning- honestly the only thing stopping me mid cleaning is emptying the dirty water or getting more clean water. All in all I love it, replaces my mops for sure. Would I recommend it-yes. Would I buy again yes! Wish it were less expensive but by now I feel like it’s earned it’s keep.Jul 02, 2021 08:47
There are 3 levels of this machine. Let's call them good, better, and best. My friend purchased the good one and I got the better one. I believe the only difference between the better and best is that it has "smart" options or something. But let me tell you how the better is the BEST purchase I have ever made. Far better than the good. This one automatically dispenses the cleaning solution so you don't over or under spray as with the good one. It is super easy to disassemble and clean which you'd be doing yourself a favor if you clean it after every use. No need to sweep the floor first (my favorite part). My friend has cleaned up globs of peanut butter and pudding with hers and I'm assuming mine would handle those tasks just as well. I have successfully cleaned up a pile of spilled cereal with this machine. That is about the most I've had to deal with so far. It's light, it pivots which makes turning corners and getting under furniture very easy. My only complaint is that it does not get all the way up to the edges but for me that's no big deal. I can just go along the edges once a week with a rag or something. Again.... WORTH EVERY PENNY SPENT.May 07, 2021 15:57
Very satisfied with it cleans good and easy to use but u have to know how to use it and clean it it took me a week untill i found outAug 20, 2021 17:26
Ok. So I’ve officially had this for 8 months now. The only con about this is the battery life.
However the pros outweigh that 100x over. It does an amazing job. I do suggest after putting on self cleaning mode to clean they parts individually. Also make sure you towel dry the roller brush because it will get a moldy smell very quickly.
I would buy this over and over.Oct 08, 2021 15:44
Intelligent full-size cleaning without the cord with a full-size bin and full-size cleaner head. Engineered for whole-home, deep cleaning the Dyson Outsize intelligently optimizes suction and run time across all floor types. Suction power, run time and tools designed to deep clean your whole home. 150% bigger bin than the Dyson V11™ for longer cleans between emptying. The High Torque XL cleaner head is 25% larger than the High Torque cleaner head to cover more of your home, faster.Dyson DLS™ technology automatically senses and adapts to changes in floor type to extend run time for the right balance of power and run time when you need it. LCD digital display shows run time countdown to the second and displays maintenance alerts, giving you complete control of your clean. Advanced, whole-machine filtration traps 99.99% of particles, dust and allergens as small as 0.3 microns³.
Dyson’s new outsize total clean is one of the intelligent, learning full size cordless stick vacuums on the market that is highly powerful, larger and efficient than the previous generation vacuums. It has got 150% bigger bin capacity, 25% bigger cleaner head compared to Dyson V15 detect.
We currently own Dyson ball multi floor upright corded vacuum and Dyson V8 stick vacuum and this outreach total clean replaces both of them. With most of the family members staying at home due to pandemic the cleanup/vacuuming is a daily chore and this machine is very efficient in cleaning my entire home that is around 3600sqft with the included removable rechargeable batteries in full charge. We have a mix of 1500 sqft of shiny porcelain tile, 1600 sqft of hardwood floor and 500 sqft of carpet area. To clean the entire home with the upright corded vacuum was not very convenient with the cords and maneuvering was time consuming and the same with stick vacuum where it runs out battery when needed. This model solves both the problems and we find that this as a great solution and fits our needs.
What’s in the box: Dyson outsize, High Torque XL cleaner head, 2 battery packs, Low-reach adapter, Light pipe crevice tool, Hair screw tool, Mini soft dusting brush, stubborn dirt brush, combination tool, crevice tool, wand storage clip, docking station, charger, warranty sheet, Manual/Printed User guide (QR code printed inside the box for easy online user guide option).
Design: Dyson new outsize total clean is similar to last year model (V11 outsize) that has LCD Screen, full size cleaner head and full-size bin that was designed to clean the entire home faster in single pass without the need for charging (in eco mode). It features Hyperdymium motor and High Torque XL cleaner head for powerful suction and deep cleaning without the need of changing the cleaning head for different floor types. High Torque XL cleaner head features DLS (dynamic Load Sensor) technology that spins the brush bar to intelligently senses and adapts to different floor types like hardwood, tile or carpet without the need to change any settings or pushing buttons. Also, larger 12.68” XL cleaner head adjusts power automatically with its stiff nylon bristles to remove deep down dirt on carpets, while anti-static fiber filaments remove fine dust on hard wood floors. Compared to my V8 this one weighs more due to its full-size bin and it’s not bulky but if you plan to use longer period of time cleaning large homes, hand may get little sore initially until getting used.
Setup: Upon unboxing and before using for the first time, its recommended to charge the both batteries to 100% (takes around 4.5hours for full charge). Setup is very easy, just click the wand and XL cleaner head to the unit and its ready to use.
On the cleaner head, there is a red toggle switch and is recommended to set at the middle setting for everyday cleanups of larger debris and fine dust. You can also select from three different cleaning modes (Eco, Auto, Boost) by just clicking the LCD screen.
LCD screen reports performance in real time and this machine will calibrate within one hour of first use. It’s a learning machine that continuously improves performance depending on the floors and usage. LCD screen is very intuitive and shows current power mode (eco, auto, boost), battery time remaining to clean based on the power mode, visual indication of machine blockage and the video tutorials of how to fix it or wash filters and for filter maintenance remainders.
To achieve longer runtime and for extended cleaning select eco mode and for intensive cleaning select boost mode. Keep in mind boost mode offers highest suction but consumes high battery and not suitable for cleaning larger areas. Up to 60 minutes of cleaning in a single full charge is advertised based on the eco mode setting and the time will differ on the floors. The best setting for optimize cleaning is auto mode that intelligently adapts suction between floor types and suction power accordingly.
This machine also functions similar to previous model by pressing down the trigger on the handle. No switch to just keep it on and this is to save battery life and increase run time.
After using V8 vacuum for years, this one is very powerful with the larger bin, removable battery, LCD screen, full size high torque XL cleaner head and very well outperforms the corded full-size machines. With no cords and the need not to recharge the battery in the middle of cleaning or empty the bin it saves time and the vacuum chore is no longer cumbersome. With the point and shoot bin makes it very easy to eject dirt into the garbage. The biggest feature is the advanced filtration which captures 99.9% of smaller particles of up to 0.3 microns. As mentioned earlier, this machine weighs little more compared to V8 due to full size bin
Newly included attachments like hair tool and light pipe crevice tool are worth mentioning compared to the previous models. NEW Hair tool is very well engineered with an anti-tangle conical brush bar that removes hair from plush carpets and upholstery very easily. Light pipe crevice tool is super cool with LED that lights up to see dark narrow spaces and is helpful when combined with the low-reach adapter tool for reaching under the bed or couch by adjusting the wand up to 90 degrees to clean. Very useful tool attachments and love it. Low reach adapter tool and light pipe crevice tool comes only with Total Clean model and costs $49 extra compared to the outsize that does include both these tools and is definitely worth for cleaning hard to reach areas.
Battery Life: This model comes with 2 battery packs for additional run time. This rechargeable seven-cell nickel-cobalt-aluminum battery is removable and is engineered to clean the entire home with run time of around 60 minutes in eco mode, 40 minutes in auto mode. Again, it depends on the floor type and the run time may differ based on the usage. But if both are fully charged for sure you can finish completing the cleanup without any interruptions. Both batteries do take around 4.5 hours for full charge. Battery charger is included to charge the spare battery and it also can be charged in the docking station.
Bottomline: If you are in the market for new cordless vacuum and have large home or space to clean without the hassle of cords with different floor types like mine with kids or pets then this machine will not disappoint and be a good investment besides saving time and convenience. This may not be for everyone given the high price point but with Dyson’s quality and customer support it will pay back in longer run for the investment. Few drawbacks are noise level at boost setting, price for total clean model and the total weight compared to previous gen models.Mar 23, 2021 12:18
Dyson is constantly pushing the boundaries of what home cleaning and electronic technology is capable of. Yet with any new innovation, especially at the outset, it can be initially expensive. However, weigh that with quality, performance, and how long what you’re purchasing will likely last until needing to be replaced.
That is how I always approach considering a Dyson product.
Right off the bat, after unboxing, just holding the main body of this vacuum, I felt like the ‘kick butt’ female space marine from the movie ”Aliens” wielding this thing. Seriously! And it wasn’t overly heavy either. Totally acceptable size and weight for handling what all this machine is made to do.
The Dyson Outsize Total Clean Cordless Vacuum is marketed as a ‘learning machine’, and I believe it.
You can actually hear the sound of the motor change as the vacuum automatically adjusts to the type of floor surface you are currently cleaning (wood/tile or carpet). The sound is discreet, and you will also feel only the slightest vibration in your hand holding the trigger handle.
Now, comparing this Dyson Outsize to the Dyson ‘Fluffy’ Cordless Stick Vacuum which I already own, the Outsize is the “mama bear” to the smaller “baby bear.” What I mean is, when they say outsize, they aren’t kidding. The full-size cleaner head is designed to work on all floors, and it does a good job covering a fair amount of surface area.
Another notable feature is the full-size dust bin, which is nice so that you won’t be having to empty it as often. And removing the brush bar is pretty straightforward and simple. The Outsize Total Clean runs relatively quiet too, especially compared to other brands of standard vacuums, as well as, previous Dysons I’ve owned.
On the handheld part there is an LCD display which allows you to set your preferred language, change alert settings, check battery health, and switch between the three modes - Eco, Auto, and Boost. The variety of included tools are easy to snap on and off, and should provide what you need for handling a multitude of cleaning tasks.
This Dyson Outsize Total Clean comes with two rechargeable batteries, which is quite useful, when you do want to switch them out.
I’ve really become a fan of cordless household cleaning appliances. They are simply so convenient, and that much easier to move about your home without having to deal with the annoying cord getting tangled, being a tripping hazard, or ‘accidentally’ running over the cord with the vacuum itself, potentially damaging it.
*Remember to review the online User Manual for proper care of your Dyson vacuum, so as to know the exact procedure for emptying the dust bin, and how to wash the attachment tools and filters. (This was a minor downside for me; there not being a printed version of the user’s manual included along with the vacuum.)
So, how was my own personal experience using this Dyson Outsize machine? Well, in a word ... impressive. Very close to being the best vacuum I’ve ever owned. Nearly. For its size, this particular Dyson was really maneuverable, even more so than the smaller Dyson Stick Vacuum I mentioned before. Controlling the cleaning head as I moved the Outsize vacuum across my floors wasn’t clumsy, and holding onto the handheld part of the machine wasn’t cumbersome at all, even during an extended cleaning session. And after having already “cleaned” my carpets with a different brand vacuum, going back over them with this Dyson, showed me how much dirt that other machine left behind. A noticeable difference. Most importantly, yes, I was able to clean my entire home, every room, tile floors and carpets alike, on just one fully-charged battery. But it was good to know I had the second battery charged and ready to go, if that had been necessary to finish the job.
Even with the amazing build quality and exceptionally consistent performance Dyson products are known for, this model is a bit pricey, in my opinion. Still, if you’re looking for a powerful, reliable, cordless vacuum, this Dyson Outsize Total Clean may be one to consider.Mar 23, 2021 12:15
Wow, this is a fantastic home cleaning appliance. I can't believe how much this Dyson Outsize Total Clean Cordless Vacuum impressed me right out of the box. The appliance looks pretty, but it's loaded with technology meant to make my cleaning easier and more efficient.
This cordless vacuum is lightweight and super easy to use with maneuvering. This particular BEST BUY Exclusive has some fantastic tools that come with it. Items such as, a low reach adapter for getting under couches or tight spaces, and the Dyson Light pipe crevice tool that has built in LED lighting allowing you to reach into dark spaces like the couch cushions for example. This is a full size cleaner head that comes with a full size bin to capture and contain all your dust and debris so you don't have to make as many trips to the trash bin. 2 battery packs are included that make your cleaning continuous to ensure you have enough power to get your whole area clean. Of course, there is that Dyson Hyperdymium motor that provides incredible and powerful suction that pulls up dust and hair that my robot vacuum didn't pick up just a day before. Another unique feature of this vacuum is the cleaner head that has a Dyson Dynamic Load Sensor that automatically senses the floor type and adjusts the power on the fly to clean properly and accordingly so that it won't damage any hard floor surfaces. Another nice feature is the LCD screen on the Dyson Outsize handle. An LCD display that gives the operator real time performance info and battery life remaining. There are different modes such as Auto, Eco, and Boost which create different suction ability and vary the battery life shown on the LCD display. A new feature offered here is a tool that gives you a Dyson Hair Tool that is brand new and offers anti-tangle and is easy to use and operate. Great for removing pet hair, cleaning couches, and for use on the stairs also. Ideal for anyone that suffers from air pollution or allergies, as this vacuum will pull allergens out of the air and expel cleaner air than the air it's pulling in.
The battery life with the 2 battery packs offers you up to 2 hours of usage, which is astounding and you won't have to stop your clean up. This is a full size vacuum that has the ability to transform into a handheld vacuum with full suction power and capability when you add on the accessories and tools. Clean ups are easy as well so you don't have to touch anything or get your hands dirty with the unique "point and shoot" bin.
This is a luxury appliance and yes it's worth it. The one and only vacuum you will need for a whole home cleaning. You get all the needed tools to keep your home clean for carpeted or hard floor surfaces. Gentle on your flooring, but powerful with it's suction. I was impressed by how much suction this offers that it pulled up dust and dirt that was just in a room that got vacuumed the day before. I highly recommend this vacuum for Dyson's suction ability, maneuverability, tools offered, and advanced technology. The Best Buy Exclusive Dyson Outsize Total Clean Cordless Vacuum is the one to get since you get some useful and helpful tools that will aid in your cleaning tasks.Mar 23, 2021 20:48
I was lucky enough to be one of the first to test the new Dyson Outsize Vacuum. Dyson is a great company that has for the last few years been making machines with industry leading technology and breakthroughs. The Dyson Outsize is one of those machines. This is my third stick vacuum to own of Dyson’s, I hate to call it a stick vacuum, but that best describes it. It has an exceptionally large dust bin; it seems to holds about 3 times as much as their other stick vacuums. No more stopping while you clean to empty the canister. The hygienic dust receptacle is point and shoot, just make sure your deep enough into your trash can for the amount of waste you have in the cannister, learned the hard way how much it holds. There is an LCD screen on the machine that reports performance in real time, giving you updates on which of the three power modes you are in, what is the life left on the battery, it will report a blockage in the machine, and give you updates on your filter.
As stated above there are three power modes (1.) Auto Mode, which is the one we, have been using, it will go from carpet to hardwood floor, and you can hear the suction increase as it rolls onto the carpet, and it is gentle on my hardwood floors. (2.) Eco Mode, which gives you the maximum run time on your battery, which seems ok on full house cleaning. (3.) Boost Mode, for the times you really need to get in there and get down deep in your carpets, but it will drain your battery pretty quick. Speaking of batteries, they give you two batteries and two charging cables, so you are never without a battery. The battery lasts for about an hour, so with the two batteries I give up way before they do.
The head unit on the machine is a full-size high torque XL cleaner head. Its pretty gentle on the softest wood floors. It gives you increased suction on carpet, has stiff bristles to get out ground in dirt, and a carbon filament to capture fine dust from hardwood floors and crevices. There is also a whole machine filtration that captures 99.99% of particles, dust, and allergens as small as 0.3 microns.
There are 7 attachments that come with the device when you purchase at Best Buy, you get the 5 regular attachments, but you also get a light pipe crevice tool that lights up when you use it to get too hard-to-reach places. The other exclusive tool from Best Buy, the low reach adaptor, which is a pivoting angle adaptor that adjusts up to 90 degrees to get under almost anything.
This is a great device that could replace two to three other machines that you are using now.Mar 23, 2021 16:04
Long lasting, most powerful suction
The latest version of the Dyson Outside total clean cordless vacuum is an absolute beast, in a good way. From unpacking to emptying the bin, the attention to detail and quality Dyson engineering put in, is top notch. This model comes with two larger 7-cell lithium-ion easily removable batteries that can last up to 120 minutes of combined usage - make sure you fully charge them for best results. If fully drained, it could take 4.5hrs of charge time. There is an intelligent LCD display on top of the motor casing that reports how much runtime you can expect from the battery. It also allows you to change the power mode and performance mode from Auto, to Eco to Boost modes. Auto mode worked well for me, it adapted to each floor surface type by adjusting suction power and preserving battery life. You can hear the motor slow down to different levels on hardwood and tile floors. One of our floors is fully carpeted, so the motor automatically cranked up in speed and suction power to perform a deeper cleaning of the thick carpet. The run time on the display changed accordingly to a lower number, but once I started vacuuming the hardwood steps, the expected battery life increased again.
Now onto the attachments and collection bin - the extra large Full Size Torque XL cleaner head is 25% bigger and wider and the bin has 150% bigger capacity so you can easily complete vacuuming a good size ~ 2,000 sqft home on a single charge, single bin and less walking back and forth. That more than makes up for the heavier feel of the entire unit. I received the BestBuy exclusive version that comes with additional bonus tools which came in handy. The Low-reach adapter is a wonderful addition that helps you get under furniture by adjusting the wand up to 90 degrees angle. The light pipe crevice tool comes in handy with the built-in LED light that guides you in darker, smaller spaces.
All in all I am totally impressed with the Dyson Outside Total Clean Cordless Vacuum. I had already vacuumed the fully carpeted floor a few days before and when I received this Dyson I did it once over and it picked up plenty of dust and hair that a corded Bissell vacuum didn’t even know existed. The Dyson did some serious deep carpet dust cleaning, filled up about a quarter of the bin - see pics. If you can afford it and don’t mind the heavier weight, this one checks all the boxes.Mar 23, 2021 19:44
When I first heard about a cordless vacuum, I suspected that it would be powerless and more of a quick pickup vacuum cleaner. I grew up in a small business household where we sold vacuum cleaners for a living. It truly takes a remarkable product to impress me to this level. This vacuum is a powerhouse and pulled an embarrassing amount of dirt, hair and sand from my carpet. I had to empty it almost immediately, despite the large capacity holding bin.
The first thing that I noted was how light this is. I assumed that the lightness would mean that it wouldn’t deep clean. I was mistaken. The head floats on any surface, including hardwood and cleans better than any other machine I have owned. Then I noticed how quiet it is. This is a very quiet cleaner and it sounds very scientific as the battery winds up the motor and then winds down. This is a next generation vacuum.
The brush roller in it is air driven, so there are no belts to replace. There are three settings for the floor tool, but I found that the middle position handles everything that I would want it to. The carpet strands stand nicely after vacuuming and the air is clean. With the filtration system, the air is actually cleaner coming out of it than it was going in.
The vacuum actually adapts to each floor type with a load sensor so there is no need to adjust it as it moves from room to room. It not only adapts to the proper height, it adapts the power delivered as well.
Dyson was not only generous with a very long lasting battery, they provide two of them. There is also a handy charging mount that can be hung on all, so you will always have a freshly charged battery available at all times. Each battery is rated to run up to an hour, so you have two hours of available power when both are fully charged. When the package is first opened, it is recommended that both batteries be charged for 4.5 hours. There are two charging cords included, so they can be charged at the same time. After two weeks, I have yet recharge, so they last a long time. There is a handy battery gauge that lets you know how much capacity is left each time the machine is used. There is a battery icon along with a minute counter.
The vacuum is so compact that it stores nicely in a very small area. Yet, it cleans like a full sized vacuum cleaner. It is sleek and doesn’t stand out if you want to store it outside of a closet.
In addition to the floating carpet tool, there is a low-reach adapter included that basically makes this flat. I can clean for close to 1 foot under my couches without moving the furniture. This was such a well thought out design. I never enjoy moving the couches and now I no longer need to. The height of the floor tool is low, so it can fit under most couches and beds.
There is also a very powerful upholstery spinning head included that easily tackles pet hair and other lint on furniture. It is powerful, yet gentle enough where I wouldn’t have any concerns about it damaging any upholstery. This would also be great for cars, floor mats and seats in an automobile. This tool is in addition to the normal tools such as a dust brush and upholstery tool. Additionally, it includes a Dyson light pipe crevice tool that allows for reaching into narrow spaces allowing you to see what you’re after.
The final factor that makes this the best and most intelligent around is the LCD control center. In addition to the battery information, it provides filter maintenance reminders and where a block is located. It even gives directions for clearing the block.
In summary, this is the new era of vacuum cleaners. The brush roll is designed to eliminate hair tangles, the information center gives a lot of information and it simply cleans better than anything I have ever owned.Mar 23, 2021 18:08
We are relatively clean people who sweep, swifter, and vacuum on a regular basis but the Dyson was an awakening into how much dirt, dust, dog hair, etc. we’ve been missing. Picture below was our 1st use. Entire home & under beds. It’s without a doubt ons of the best purchases of our lives and we can’t imagine ever going back to anything else.
Expensive but worth every penny.Jul 13, 2021 14:21
You would think if you spend $850.00 on this vacuum you would get a instruction booklet. Nope ! You get a sticker inside the box, stating that i need to download a app . Seriously i dont need a app to put a vacuum together and use it. They claim environmental reasons , frankly its a lame excuse to save a little money. Im returning this crap and getting a refund.Aug 06, 2021 19:10
Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away Deluxe 3-in-1 Upright Vacuum: Easily remove dirt, dust and debris from carpets and bare floors with a bagless vacuum that converts from an upright to a Lift-Away Pod with powered brush roll to a canister with caddy.
I should state upfront that I received the Shark - Rotator Powered Lift-Away Deluxe Bagless 3-in-1 Upright Vacuum model NV751 for purposes of providing an honest and unbiased review. In many ways, the NV751 is a good vacuum. I think Shark is a good, reliable brand. Perhaps my own critiques of the vacuum are more nitpicks, but I expected a bit more from the vacuum in terms of features and accessories. It's a good vacuum, and I recommend it. But, some of the design decisions seem a bit questionable and I would have loved an easier way to clean the roller. Still, it's a powerful vacuum and the ability to switch from upright to above floor mode to powered lift-away with just a few clicks, make the device super convenient.
Set-up: As an upright vacuum, the Powered Lift-Away Upright stands nearly 4 feet tall. The power cord reaches around 24 feet. The vacuum never felt too heavy to me, but even I can admit it isn't the lightest vacuum in the world. Power button and changes in floor type are set from the handle. Assembly from box to working vacuum shouldn't take more than a few minutes. There are a lot of buttons and latches on the device. It may take a bit to orientate yourself to which button does what, but it seemed pretty intuitive to me and my wife. With the exception of the roller, maintenance was pretty straight forward.
Pros: Powerful. The vacuum has some power to it. It picked up debris missed by other vacuums. The swivel head is, as always with Shark vacuums, great. I really appreciate the HEPA Seal. The included lights on the handle and the motorized head, are also a nice touch.
Cons: The motorized head accumulates hair. There's just no way around it. And it's not super easy to get to that head unit for cleaning. You have to flip the head unit upside down, remove a panel with either coins or a flathead screw driver (I recommend the coins), and then remove any hair with a straight edge or a pair of scissors. It's a clunky process and is easily my least favorite thing about the vacuum.
Then there are the accessories. It comes with a pet attachment and a 12" crevice tool. I feel like that's the bare minimum and I would expect those with any vacuum. The attachments are supposed to be stored on the back of the vacuum, but in my experience, the pet multi-tool got in the way of wrapping the power cord. I have to take that attachment off every time I want to spool or unspool the power cord.
Speaking of attachments, Shark has a lot of them on their website. There's home and car detail kit, dusting attachments, hard floor attachments, and the powered pet brush. I wish more attachments had come standard, but it's nice there are options that can be purchased separately.
Conclusion: Nitpicks aside, I have enjoyed the Rotator Powered Lift-Away Deluxe Bagless 3-in-1 Upright Vacuum. I wish more accessories came included, but what's here works pretty well.Mar 03, 2021 22:17
Shark - Rotator Powered Lift-Away Deluxe Bagless 3-in-1 Upright Vacuum - Rose/Gunmetal
I will start out by stating I am comparing to our DuoClean Shark Lift Away Speed that we have had a couple years.
This Rotator Powered Lift-Away if larger, heavier, wider roller and the suction is incredible. Almost too much to be honest. A little hard to move on our new thicker style carpet. You definitely have to use the high carpet setting.
I have had two of the Lift Away models and my wife loves them. You must make sure you maintain the filters and the roller. If you do, the vacuum will maintain great suction. The problem with the previous models we have owned is the hose at the bottom that goes from the handle to the vacuum head. After a few years that tube cracks, and you cannot replace it. You must replace the whole head ($96). (I point to this area in my picture)
It does appear that this model comes apart in a way that you should be able to replace just the tube in the future. Plus this unit has a 5 year warranty.
They power switch is also in the handle. I like the convenience of this, but it is hard to press and seems to hesitate to power up the unit after your press it. My wife and I both found this switch hard to work.
We do love the LED light in the handle. This makes it very nice to see the area you are cleaning with the hand tools. Lights on head are good as well.
I also found it a bit weird that when you wrap the cord for storage you end up pinching the bristles on the dusting brush.
We are unable to vacuum our light bathroom throw rugs. Either too much suction or too much lift from roller.
Standard crevice tool instead of the Duster crevice tool. The Duster tools is very useful, not sure why they don’t make this standard.
I also feel the cord is too short. It is 25 ft. I have to reconnect multiple times to cover great room.
LED light on handle
Larger container for debris
Powerful suction for deep cleaning
Lift away allows you to get under tight spaces and reach overhead
Future part replacement / maintenance
5 Year Warranty
Hard power button
Can’t do bath / kitchen throw rugs
Included tools are nothing special
25ft Cord (may not be a drawback for some)
Overall a powerful multi use vacuum. I would say if you have mostly carpet this would be a good choice. If you have mostly hard surface floors though I would upgrade to one with the DuoClean roller options. They pick up everything on hard surfaces and I prefer those models.
Forgive my dual color old vac. (Not a Shark issue)
~Reviewers in this invitation-only program are provided products for the purpose of writing honest, unbiased reviewsMar 09, 2021 22:05
I've owned Shark products probably as long as they've been on the market. When they started out, they were basically "2nd Vacuums", something to pull out quickly for a spill cleanup, keep in the basement, but not to do your major cleaning.
Times have changed - this is a powerful full sized vacuum. While it's the most expensive Shark I've owned, it's easily the best and a world away from their humble roots.
If you refer to the photos below, I think you can identify my need for a powerful machine - 2 golden retrievers, as well as a cat that loves to hide under furniture. Which highlights one of the best features of this machine - the lift away function. If you own an upright vac, you know how useless it is to get under a bed, tables, or any furniture for that matter. Separate the canister from the pole (with a click and lift), and you can get the brush head perfectly flat to maneuver under whatever area you're cleaning. Also a great feature to get under my toolboxes in the garage.
Aside from the power brush, you get the standard crevice tool, and what they call a "pet brush." It's really just a bristle brush, it has the ability to snap off the bristles to turn into an upholstery tool. I would've preferred the bristles to be somewhat softer, something to do electronics, keyboards, etc. Of course, everything is available at a price, my feeling is that in this price range, they could've thrown in a couple of extras.
That said, overall I'm very satisfied with the workhorse ability of this vac, and would recommend giving it a look over if you're a pet owner in the market for this style of machine.Mar 12, 2021 13:42
We've owned Shark vacuums in the past, but this is by far the best unit we've ever purchased. With a new dog as part of our household along with a new home in a much more dusty location out in the countryside, I felt we needed to get something more powerful than the stick vacuum we had to take care of our new wooden floors.
The power of this one is amazing! It picks up dog hair like there is no tomorrow. The suction is fantastic, something I've had problems with in the past. The package comes with a pet multi-tool and a 12" crevice tool which is ideal for getting at any cobwebs that form in the corners and crevices where the walls meet the ceiling. I love the lift away mode which just offers up a lot more flexibility when you're trying to get things cleaned.
Overall this is an amazing vacuum, with a 5 year warranty, and a great value (IMO) for what we paid.Mar 07, 2021 14:23
While at the Best Buy store, my wife and I purchased some Pringles to test the cleaning ability of several Shark brand bagless vacuum cleaners. We crumbled some chips and vacuumed away.
This model proved to be the only one to be able to pick up all the crumbled chips pieces in one pass. It is slightly heavier than some of their cheaper models but not enough to matter.
This model feels more substantial because it is more substantial. Also, the lights at the brush head and at the handheld wand have proven to be quite useful.
At home we compared it to our Kirby (significantly heaver and much more expensive) and it performed as well. The Shark's Lift-Away feature sets it apart from all vacuums that don't have this capability.Jan 16, 2015 18:28
Shark uprights keep getting better and better!!! I live on a farm with dogs, goats and people, so we have tons of dirt and hair that always need cleaning up. The Shark Rotator not only has incredible suction, it also is easy to use and oh, so versatile.
I think what I enjoy best is that I can be vacuuming the floor (carpet or hard surface) and quickly pull the handle out and get a spiderweb off the ceiling! Likewise, doing stairs, I can turn this Shark into a portable canister vac. This one comes with a pet attachment that will pull all animal hair off the upholstery with the pet multi tool, which comes with this version, and it works wonders.
Overall, one of the best things about a Shark is that YOU control the cleaning. Filters can be washed in the kitchen sink and dried. I ordered an extra so I always have a clean one ready to pop in there. ((Note that the HEPA filter in the front is not washable, but easily replaceable)) You can also SEE the roller and tell when you get something wrapped around the cylinder-- so nice to be able to see it, stop and clean it, rather than wonder why things are not getting picked up!~
Do I recommend Shark uprights? Heck yeah! If they can pick up the fine dust, pet hair and other stuff in my farmhouse, you know it will work well in yours!Mar 12, 2021 18:08
Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away Upright Vacuum
This is a really nice general purpose vacuum. It is relatively quiet, has good suction and is versatile in terms of configurations for various uses.
Assembly was pretty simple. There are just a few parts and they snap together easily without any tools.
In the “normal” upright configuration, the vacuum is easy to navigate on wood/tile floors or carpet. The rotator brush and suction seem to do well. We picked up quite of bit of dirt and lint in the dirt bin during our test even though it had not been that long since we last vacuumed. The brush head pivots when you rotate your wrist from side to side which makes maneuvering around objects a breeze.
The power unit can quickly be lifted off so the wand and brush head can easily slide under beds. You can then also pop off he rotator brush head and attach the crevice tool or small brush to reach high on a wall or in a hard to reach spot behind a piece of furniture or appliance.
The cord is of ample length to cover an average size room without constantly moving to a different outlet.
The dust bin is very easy to empty. Just be sure not to push the button to open the bin until you have it over a trash can. I made that mistake and had the opportunity to test the vacuum again!Mar 03, 2021 10:58
I have been a Dyson user for several years and my newest Dyson Ball pet vacuum took a crap after less than a year. I am so happy with my purchase and can't believe how much came up after using this once! Here I thought my carpet was clean as could be because Dyson is supposed to be the "best". The sales price couldn't be beat either ($199)Nov 23, 2021 12:55
Wash and dry carpets easily with this Hoover SmartWash+ automatic carpet cleaner. Pushing forward cleans the carpet, while pulling back activates the Auto Dry technology to extract water and apply heat. The AutoMix feature of this Hoover SmartWash+ automatic carpet cleaner mixes and dispenses cleaning solution so you don't have to guess on amounts.
I bought this after my old Hoover blew a belt and this had the best reviews of what was available in store and even online. I used it for the first time in my sons toy room as one of the dogs got into moldy raspberries (from the trash) and smeared them in the toy room (red streak in photo). We’ve lived in the house a month and it’s a highly used room other than our bedrooms.
Even after the first swipe of using this it was pretty dry. The smart feature of just pushing it and the solution water mixture coming out is pretty awesome too. After I finished the entire room I used the dry only feature and it was pretty much dry after using it. I am definitely impressed and love this!Sep 14, 2019 09:58
I love this carpet cleaner (but I do hate cleaning carpets)! I bought this Hoover SmartWash+ since I have a 10 month-old baby that's beginning to crawl. The wife wanted to me to vacuum the high traffic carpet in our family room and I knew that was not going to cut it so I made this purchase. It is pretty simple to use this carpet cleaner. If you can vacuum your carpet then you can use this cleaner. I like the push-to-spray and pull-to-dry feature. No buttons to have to push to dispense water and cleaner. It truly is a smart carpet cleaner. It does as good of a job at cleaning the carpet as any carpet cleaning service and saves money in the long run. I can also clean my carpets when I'm ready to without scheduling issues. I actually got the carpet clean in an area that a professional cleaning service could not clean. The amount of dirt that was picked up shocked me (see photo). This machine is good!
- The design is simple and just about like vacuuming a carpet.
- Great value. It will pay for itself after cleaning a few of rooms in your home.
- Due to the pull-to-dry feature the area you clean will be dry in about 45 min to an hour. No more 3 hour drying periods to walk through your home.
- If you read the instructions it is pretty easy to disassemble and clean the cleaner.
- The attachments make it easy to clean more than just the carpet.
- The instruction manual doesn't mention it but the Water Tank and Solution Tank probably need to dry fully before putting away the cleaner to avoid mold build-up in either. I had to sit the two near a sunny window to promote evaporation of the water from the top openings. It would be nice if Hoover made it easier to dry these out for quicker storage.
- You can only clean one room of about 17' x 17' on one full tank of water. (though I believe the cleaner would be difficult to use if the tank had a larger capacity.Sep 24, 2020 15:39
I've never deep cleaned my carpets, i had some bad stains by my front door that i covered with a rug, this magical machine removed them in no time! My carpet literally looks brand new! I highly recommend investing in this cleaner, it's worth it!May 09, 2020 10:12
This shampooer is so easy to use and easy to clean! I’m beyond pleased with it! I have four pets...two cats and two dogs. One dog is German Shepard and the amount of hair my vacuum was leaving behind is shocking to me. And it’s top of the line! My carpet was beyond stained and now looks fluffy and clean. I had horrible wax stains in my carpet from when my cat knocked over a lit candle. It splattered everywhere and this cleaner took out the stains with ease! Also the drying function works great! Helps the carpet dry faster by removing any excess water. This is shampooer is well worth the money! The only thing that can be improved on is the cord holder hook. It doesn’t hold the cord at all. Other than that super happy I bought it!May 03, 2020 12:57
I purchased thos in april 2021. Used it once snd then in july i got a puppy so ive used it more but still only 15 times ir so and the front roller brush just locked up on it. Then when i removed the nozzle to clean it the handle cane off of it and the pins fell out and niw i cant fet it back together. Called hoover on fri and was suppossed yo be called back well this is wed and im still waiting for call. It sucks wish id bought sonething else nowOct 13, 2021 12:54
Hoover Smart wash is poorly constructed; belt broke after 5 uses. Apparently they do not sell replacement belts, but offer a 30% discount on another machine. Really? Like I would do this again? It works well, until it doesn't Poor quality, disposable equipment. I am very disappointed in this purchase. Save yourself a headache.Nov 29, 2020 17:59
This is a great machine. The only flaw is the cord isn’t retractable. The upper part of the handle where the cord is supposed to go is a joke you could not wrap 2 rubber bands around it. So I tie the cord around the handle the secure it with a string, other then that the item is fineJun 28, 2019 17:34
Works REALLY WELL ! Even though on a survey it’s listed smack dab in the middle on scale of 1 - 10, it cleans like a BEAST! Light-weight. Auto wash forward - rinse/vacuum dry backing up; bristles did great too. Made an old carpet look new! The DRY button on the top seems to help dry the carpet faster than other units.
It is super easy to put together, fill up, we chose the no mix solution, the 2 sections ( 1 clean water 1 dirty water) was easy to take apart to clean, The bristles were even easy to clean.
Highly recommend! Best $ we’ve paid for such a unit!
I’d even recommend this to an enemy, if I had any!!!Feb 15, 2020 09:06
The Shark AI Robot Self-Empty combines the latest innovations for a whole-home clean. Features include: Shark suction power; AI Laser Navigation for precision cleaning; and a HEPA 60-day capacity base for collecting and trapping dust and allergens.
After using the Shark AI self-empty robot vacuum for over a week, this review will address all you need to know to make an informed decision before purchasing this vacuum like setup, app, noise level, mapping capabilities, battery life, self-empty features and so on. I will also be comparing this with another major high end robot manufacturer product that I own that has all the capabilities without AI and self-empty feature. Let’s get started:
What’s in the box: Shark AI Robot, 2 brush attachment (snaps on, no screws), base dock aka self-empty charger, Quick start guide.
Setup: Setup is very easy. Just snap the two front brushes (single prong) in place. Connect the base to outlet and remove all the plastic wrap and charge the machine to 100% before first use (took around 4 hours as there was 40% charge when shipped). Download the Sharkclean app from iOS or google playstore, create a new account if you don’t have one to get started. Once account is verified, you need to just add the device and it quickly detects the machine and adds it. You can name your machine of your choice.
Initial Run: On the first run, machine explores and maps the entire home and does not clean during this process. It just wanders around in different directions in a quite volume. You cannot skip this step and would encourage to view the map on the app to be sure if its satisfactory. You can also redo this and create a new map if required and name various room on the map for spot cleaning.
Main pro on this machine is the low noise level, better precision mapping with option to on-demand deep clean room/ spot clean high traffic zones, HEPA filtration with 60 days of self-emptying XL base.
My old machine from major competitor which is only 2 years old and paid over $800 at the time of release is very loud compared to this Shark. Shark is very quiet, and you don’t need to turn your TV volume or interrupt your phone conversations. Mapping on this machine is more intuitive on the app where you can name your rooms and send the vacuum to clean only to that room on demand which is a cool feature.
Self-empty 60- day capacity base works well and when the setting of evacuate and resume is selected to on, it will empty its dustbin more frequently. You have the option to do extended clean where robot will clean until it must recharge. This self-empty bagless technology is a welcoming feature to leave the vacuum for over a month and half without cleaning or emptying. To empty just press the button and lift the release button to empty the bin. Vacuum makes a loud noise when emptying the dirt which is acceptable after the first time.
Scheduling: You can schedule the robot to clean on a schedule. With my old machine, this feature will not work if the dustbin is full and was little frustrating to find the home not cleaner upon return from work. But with this self-empty XL bin with the option to select on-demand cleaning makes it possible to set the schedule for high traffic areas.
Battery: Battery is good compared and has good 120 minutes cleaning before it needs recharging. My home is 3600 sqft with various flooring (Tile, hardwood, and carpet). Entire home takes 2 charges for deep cleaning and runs for over 2 hours.
App: SharkClean app is very intuitive and easy to use. You can view the history, schedule your runs, view your map, and modify various settings. It has a support option on the app where you find lot of information about the robot without the need to browse online manual. It has how to videos for easy setup, troubleshooting, errors & notifications, FAQ, Manual, Parts, voice control setup for Alexa, google etc. Didn’t crash once and its very stable and loving it.
Voice Control: Supports Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant and it can be easily setup. For Alexa you need to enable the shark skill on the Alexa skill store and discover the devices on Alexa app. Once done, just say “Alexa tell shark to start cleaning”. You can also Alexa to stop cleaning, find the robot. For Google assistant, you would open the Google home app and click the + sign and set up device-> works with google -> select shark clean or search shark clean and link your account. Works well with both smart home devices with no issues.
Pros: Low noise/Quiet operation, Precision Mapping, AI Laser Navigation with precise row by row cleaning, HEPA 60-day capacity base for dust collection, Self-emptying bagless base, On-demand Spot Cleaning, Extended cleaning time (around 2 hours), Longer battery life, scheduling capability, detecting, and avoiding objects in its path, Intuitive app with option to find all resources in one place, Voice control with Alexa/Google assistant, reasonable pricing.
Cons: Loud noise when emptying, Low suction on normal mode unless ultra-cleaning mode is activated
Overall, its worth the investment if you are in the market for an AI based self-empty robot at a reasonable price. Highly recommend to anyone for its AI and LIDAR technology with the option of no-go zones in the app and for it’s self-empty XL .Sep 13, 2021 13:53
The Shark AI vacuum is simple to use, set it up once and don't mess with it again. This Vacuum is very simple to set up. Download the app follow a few simple steps and that’s pretty much it. In the box you get the vacuum, the docking station, two brushes and some manuals. Once all setup and connected to the internet, you will start by creating a map of your house. Mine took approx 25 minutes for 1900SQF, and it did a really excellent job on the mapping. I was surprised how accurate it was that the mapping looked like the actual house floor plan.
I am always on top of the cleaning of my house and for the most part is always clean, so I thought. After giving this vac it’s first run I checked on the trash bin and to my surprise I found dirt and other debris. That being said, this vacuum does work and the best part, it does it on it’s own. Something that will differentiate this from other robot vacuums is the way it cleans. This thing is not just going around different places cleaning, it actually does it in a grid pattern meaning better coverage and more consistency cleaning than just random moving around. I noticed that after it cleaned the first zone of the house it went back to the dock, empty itself and then continued to the next zone skipping the previous one, that was pretty impressive.
When it is on it will make some noise of course is a vacuum but is not super loud just loud enough to be noticed. What made a loud noise that actually scared me the first time was the docking station when it does the dust suction from the vacuum. Vacuum seems to be nicely built of course pretty much is made of plastic but the technology behind it and the components inside this thing is what makes it worth. The app is very easy to use and pretty much self explanatory and is a must for the initial setup. For this vacuum to work on it’s own you have to create a schedule within the app. Also in the app you can see when, where and how long it took to clean your house. You can also see a map of the zones it previously cleaned. That feature was not working properly for me at the time of this review. I was able to see the time it took to clean throughout the day but not the actual map.
Another cool feature is that it will work with Alexa and Google Assistance. I tested that with my Google home and it worked like a charm. All I had to do was tell Google Assistant to start shark and that was it, and if you want to send it back to the dock, just say ‘send shark back home”. That was pretty cool, and it worked almost instantly. The dust tray is pretty big, in my opinion. For my home it will take weeks or maybe months to fill it up. I cannot say for others with high traffic and pets. Overall this Vacuum does work and it does it in a systematic way, and the best part is to set it up once don’t mess with it again.Sep 10, 2021 19:46
I have several indoor cats, so I'm always looking for a new vacuum that will help with the fur. This Shark AI Robot Vacuum with LIDAR Navigation does a great job, and since it empties itself, I can let it run unsupervised.
Unboxing and setup took about 15 minutes; the only real assembly was the attachment of the corner brushes. The vacuum and base station don't have an over large footprint so you can place the unit practically anywhere. The guide suggests 3ft of space on each side of the base station, but I tried a little less than 2ft and I haven't had any trouble with the vacuum being unable to get back to the station. Downloading and installing the app was quick and simple, and after the vacuum was fully charged, I started the mapping process. This vacuum mapped my downstairs area, which is about 1800 sq ft, in about 15-20 mins. I thought it would take longer, but when I saw the robot making its way back to the base, I checked the map on the app and was surprised to see an extremely accurate depiction of my first floor layout. Once the mapping was completed, I used the app to mark rooms and a few high traffic zones as well as a couple of no-go zones. The app allows you to clean the whole area or you can specify certain rooms/areas. So far I'm impressed with how the robot covers the areas it cleans as well as how well it cleans those areas. I have a mixture of flooring, thick carpet, area rugs, wood, marble, and tile, and the robot does a great job on all of them. I'm especially impressed with how well it cleans the grouts lines on the kitchen tile. As a test, I threw some fine dirt/dust and other debris that I had in a dustpan onto my kitchen floor making sure to spread it into the grout... the vacuum picked everything! The other thing I really like about his product is that it does a great job of avoiding obstacles; the LIDAR allows it to 'see' objects instead of having to bump into them. It still bumps things once in a while, but it doesn't run into them repeatedly. One big advantage of this vacuum is that when the dust-bin is full, it makes it's way back to the base station to empty itself. If I have the vacuum clean the entire first level, it usually makes it way back to the base station 2-3 times, although one of those visits is usually to recharge the battery. So as far as the vacuum goes, I think it's a great product, but I'm hoping they update the app to fix the problems I'm having with it. The problems are more annoyances than major issues. I've noticed that almost every time I start the app, it has trouble connecting to my account... at least that's what I assume the problem is. I have to exit the app a few times for it to finally reset and allow access to the cleaning menu. I've also never been able to have the vacuum return to the base by using the dock command from the app. When I initiate that function, it appears that the vacuum receives the command but it continues to clean. I've had to use the dock button on the robot itself to get it to dock. I haven't had time to contact support about this yet, so it could be that the fix is a simple reset of the unit.
Overall, I am very happy with this product. The pathing and coverage of areas to be cleaned is incredibly good, and the vacuum picks up almost everything from any surface. If you're looking for a product to help you keep up with cleaning the floors, you should try it.Sep 20, 2021 01:43
I currently own another self-emptying robot by another manufacturer and am very pleased with it, but wanted a second self-emptying robot for another floor. I have had many positive experiences with Shark products and was curious on how this Shark AI robot would compare.
The robot vacuum looks a lot like its competitor, but has a large, raised platform for laser guidance (LIDAR). What makes it most different from its competition is that it has a bagless self-emptying base, as well as a single modified roller for cleaning.
After charging the robot on the base overnight, I was able to easily follow the directions for setup. A voice projected from the unit, but I had a hard time understanding what it said. The initial run to create a map was surprisingly accurate and didn’t take long. I like how I can modify the map to create No-Go zones and permanently block rooms I do not want to include.
I was very impressed with how quickly this robot cleaned all the rooms. I set the cleaning power to “Max” and it seemed quieter than my other vacuum at medium power. The Shark robot seemed to cover all areas while avoiding the areas I requested.
LIDAR floor map accuracy
Virtual No-Go zones
Bagless self-emptying base
Taller profile than competitor
After using this AI robot vacuum for about a week, I can state it is very impressive. It has great cleaning power, is quiet, and has great app features, all the while being able to keep the cost low. I would highly recommend this robot vacuum.Sep 14, 2021 14:23
This is the third robot vacuum I have used over the years so I have quite a bit of experience when it comes to knowing what I like and what I don't like. This is my first Shark brand vacuum and it does some things better than others for sure.
- The self-emptying feature is really cool. You can run this thing for days without having to empty the debris basin as it empties out when it gets back to the dock. You can also use the app to manual empty if you need to. Just don't forget to clean the filter. Self-emptying is nice, but would love to see a self-filter cleaning model next!
- It can climb up onto secondary carpets well. Other robot vacuums sometimes struggle if you have a carpet on a carpet.
- Good battery life! We had this thing run for about an hour straight on the highest power setting.
- Adjustable suction power is nice. You can get more battery life if you run it on a lower power setting for lighter jobs. But I recommend always running on high as robot vacuums rarely clean anywhere near as well as traditional vacuums.
- AI navigation was great. During testing this model did not get lost or have trouble finding its dock. It also covered every inch of the rooms that I used it in, performing a very thorough job.
- This vacuum runs very quietly! Even at high power, you can watch TV in the background without much issue.
-Filters are not as easy to clean as other robot vacuum models. This filter style can be cleaned with a gentle brush, but isn't as easy as some foam type filters I have used before. I've even run some filters through the washer and dryer in the past but you can't do that with this one. I foresee having to buy a new filter every 6-12 months for this unit. It would be nice if this vacuum shipped with 1 extra filter.
- Suction power could be better. While it is not poor by any means, some vacuums have more juice and will clean more deeply. This is a not so bad trade-off for how quietly it runs, though.
Overall, this is a buy. It is a great set it and forget it vacuum that you can create a regular cleaning schedule for within the app and just pop in to clean the filters a couple times per month. Check it out if you are in the market for a robot vacuum!Sep 12, 2021 19:06
I've tried a lot of robot vacuums, probably 10-12 over the past 5 years. I have a multi-story split level home, to have a robot to clean each area without having to move them, I need 4. I have 2 areas with oriental rugs with fringe (still left on it), some robots I've used are unsuitable for rugs with fringe on them. So I first find out if a new robot is going to suck up the fringe and possibly eat it (bad robot). It's largely been hit an miss, but having learned my lesson, for me it has to be tested. So the Shark - AI Robot Vacuum, succeed in NOT eating the remaining fringe on the rug under my dining room table. This is my great room area, where I want to deploy the Shark - AI Robot vac.
This robot uses LIDAR (think low power laser object detection, it can tell how far away objects are at a distance (and how tall to some extent). This allows it to approach objects without needing to bump into them. IT WORKS (really well)! in doing so it maps out your floorplan showing where it can freely move and where furniture and chair legs might require some neavigation. You do this setup before using the robot the first time. The Shark App was very easy to set up and install, it walked me through the initial set-up process with ease. It then show me how to get more sophisticated naming areas and defining high trafic zones or areas to spot clean. Of course by default you can always have it programed to clean whole area on a scheduled basis. Having used the Shark app before, I must say it's greatly improved, specifically providing for improved functionality that still easy to understand.
The Shark has 3 suction levels, I found normal worked well, and I could easily watch TV while it was running. On high I think I'd have prefered to be out of the room. On any schedule this set up can be changed. If I had animals around the house I probably would have used the high setting. And you can also specify how often you want the unit to return to its base for evacuation (self emptying into the charging bases large bin, this is relatively loud for about 30s). Depending on how dusty your floors might be they claim the base might only need to be emptied every 6 months (I'd say for my space this would be accurate).
When it was cleaning I threw some obstacles in it's path, I moved a chair after mapping and put some salt on a carpet and on a hard floor. It normally moves in a very orderly back and forth overlapping path. As I put something "new" in its path it slowed it approach and moved completely around the object, barely touching it. It did a good job with the salt directly in its path, the salt off to the side got blown to the side a bit, but a subsequent pass cleaned it all up. It has two replaceable twirling whiskers, that should pull in dust just outside it's reach. To some extent these work well on hard floors, but they are much less effective on rugs that meet wall/corners.
Like I said this robot works better than any other I've tried some costing 2-3x. Shark has a great deal for you here. If you have room for it, the base is 13" wide and 14" tall, it should be placed against a wall with 6" to the right and left "empty", so you need at least 2', where 3' would be better (so the robot can clean adjacent to the base). I love the idea of not needing to empty the robot every time it's used, or finding it's stopped because it's full. That won't happen with the Shark - AI Robot Vacuum. It will return to its base to empty itself as often as necessary, then pick back up exactly where it was. It does clean well, and did not eat my fridge. It had no problem crawling up on with rugs on pads. It was thin enough to get under toe kicks (which the robots 5 years ago failed to do). On hard floors it did a great job of getting into almost all corners.
Vacuum robots have continued to improve, having a self emptying robot is a big advance, and Shark had done a great job making this AI robot really smart. Recommended!Sep 15, 2021 12:53
I owned the RV750 that retired already. The SW has been greatly improved and the app functionality, as well. The first set up to connect the WiFi took longer than older Shark robots. But once you’re connected, this is where the fun begins.
The robot starts with exploring your house first. It’s mapping the floorplan of your house, and it’s very very accurate. It recognizes our kitchen island, etc. Once your floorplan was mapped, you can designate the rooms and label them accordingly. Once you’re done, you can select which rooms you want to clean.
Just like that! It’s very impressive. Our house is always clutter. I hate having to do declutter the whole house first before letting the robot does its job. This way, I have better control on which room I want to clean.
I work for a robotic company, and I must say this robot maps and navigates very very well. The new roll brush is also a lot better in minimizing hair tangles. We have a Siberian Husky, so we use this robotic vacuum a lot! Highly recommended!Sep 18, 2021 22:32
The self emptying Shark AI Robot Vacuum is by far the best robotic cleaning appliance I've had the pleasure to use.
We use this upstairs, as nobody seems to have a model that will climb stairs yet and it cleans the space impeccably. The robot seamlessly navigates the complete floor and cleans in spots that admittedly probably haven't been cleaned in years (I.e. under the beds) with ease.
Navigation is superior - after the easy unboxing experience (5 minutes from opening the box to ready to go), the robot runs a cycle where it basically learns the area that it's going to be cleaning. The iOS app then displays a map of the area, where you can cordon off individual areas that can be used to send the robot to clean. If you simply want to clean the bedroom, you can send the robot to clean the bedroom and then come home, it does not have to clean the entire area in a single job.
Starting a cleaning job is fairly easy - you open the app and hit "clean" and select a cleaning level - low, medium, or high. The higher the cleaning level you select, it will supposedly clean deeper, but it will consume more battery which in turn requires more trips back to the base station to charge to complete the entire job. After the cleaning job, you can look in the app and see the areas that were cleaned and how well the coverage was. If the robot gets stuck or some other error occurs with the cleaning job, it will send a push notification to your app.
You can also set up a schedule in the app to have the robot start cleaning on whichever days of the week you want at any start time in 5 minute intervals (I.e. 9:00A, 9:05A, 9:10A, etc...)
Aside from fantastic navigation, the robot has gotten stuck only once and that is when it encountered the drying rack that my wife hangs clothes on and it vacuumed up a piece of clothing that was touching the floor. Otherwise, it does a fantastic job of object avoidance.
If you have been considering a self emptying robot vacuum, don't wait. I never realized how much of a game-changer feature this is. When the robot docks, the loudest noise it makes is when the dock sucks all of the debris from the robot into the base station collection area. A few seconds and the robot is ready to go. I can't tell you how many times I've gotten notes from my other robot vacuum that it can't start because the bin is full when I'm not home and it's on schedule. I have yet to be prompted to empty the base station - however this will all depend on how big of an area you are cleaning and how much debris it collects.
Out of all the positives I've listed so far, by far my favorite feature is how quiet this vacuum is. Operation isn't silent, but I can't imagine a vacuum operating any quieter than this one does.
I have also installed the Alexa skill which allows this robot to be controlled via the Alexa app or via voice controls. The voice control app is fairly straight forward and the prompts are descriptive without being too wordy. As of this writing, the Alexa app does not have any graphics for Echo Show devices.
Shark really hit a home run with this one. If you're considering a robot vacuum, you need to give this model strong consideration - this device provides top notch performance at a price that is less than other brands with similar features.Sep 21, 2021 22:18
Clean floors fast with this two-pack of iRobot Braava m series washable pads. The dry sweeping pad uses microfiber for optimal removal of dust, and the wet mopping pad features wicking fibers for effective handling of spills. This two-pack of iRobot Braava m series washable pads is compatible with Braava jet robot mops for easy installation.
I Just got our Brava Jet and bought the extra pads to be prepared for when the original wears out. I figured the cloth reusable pads would be better than disposable ones. We have used the original pad 4-5 times and it work well. The quality seems to be good. Haven't used the disposable pad yet, but from watching YouTube videos, they work well also.
I rinse the pads out by hand in a white sink so I can see the dark water and flush the water out until it is clear. I am amazed by how much dirt comes off what we thought was our "Clean" floor.
Each time we rewash the floor the dirt seems less, so the floor is definitely cleaner.
One thing I have noticed (and it may be in the Manual I didn't read yet), is that if I don't remove the mop pad after cleaning moisture remains and also leaves the charging stand wet. After cleaning the pad, be sure to allow it to dry before replacing on Brava.
Very happy so far.Jan 08, 2021 16:46
I got these not only to save on money but to hopefully help the environment. I'd been using the ones that came with the m6 and thought these had to be better.
Firstly, they seem awful thin and don't do as did a job as the disposables at getting the floor clean and the disposables aren't that great.
Simple things like my sons boy tracks from coming inside remain on the hardwood floor. Im not sure if it's the pads or the cleaning solution as i have noticed a stickiness for several hours after the floor has dried and i am using less than the recommended about of their detergent.
Ii haven't had the issue of tie tracks unless i set the unit to deep clean.Oct 14, 2021 00:54
Best product ever . Was it as many times as you want.Nov 06, 2021 06:23
Nice alternative to disposable pads. We use the mop often so we had already gone through several boxes. The rinse of easilt in the sink and can air dry over night. Just make sure you get the right ones for your unit!Aug 20, 2021 19:02
I mistakenly bought these to go with my iRobot - Braava jet 240 Robot Mop. These pads are only for mSeries and will NOT fit the 240.Aug 11, 2021 10:40
I love that these pads do not leave standing solution in the grout like the disposable. This is simply a preference dependent on the individual. The solution will dry but not as fast if there is standing cleaning solution within the grout lines. If I want Braava to clean a certain area because of spill or expecting a guest, I’ll use washable. If I’m in no hurry, disposable it is!Jan 05, 2021 11:30
These are really good pads. The only negative is that I wanted to buy the mop pad only but you have to buy the mop and duster together.Aug 20, 2021 16:00
Mop came with this pad but wanted a extra that I could use when one is getting washed. Great pad.Jul 23, 2021 18:20
Meet the Shark Wandvac System, the ultra-powerful, lightweight 3-in-1 cordless vacuum ready for anything. Handle above-floor cleans in handvac or wand mode, or snap into stick vacuum mode in seconds to tackle floors & carpets with ease. Includes a sleek charging & storage base, HyperVelocity accelerated suction power, and a PowerFins brushroll to deep-clean dirt, debris, pet hair & more.
The Hoover® SmartWash™ PET Complete Automatic Carpet Washer is just as easy to use as our original SmartWash. Simply push forward to clean and pull back to dry. No trigger, and no mixing solutions. It’s literally as easy as vacuuming. And the SmartWash™ PET Complete is designed specifically for homes with pets. Use the Spot Chaser™ Pretreat Wand to pretreat stains before you clean or as you go. Plus, the antimicrobial FlexForce Pet PowerBrushes remove deep-down dirt while resisting pet odors. For those pet stains on stairs or furniture SmartWash™ PET Complete comes with an antimicrobial scrubbing tool.
So as the title states I can certainly say that the Smartwash Pet Complete has not only improved the mood of people within the house but it has also amazingly cleaned our area rugs in our large high traffic rooms! We have two dogs (a Golden and a German shepherd mix) as well as a long haired cat. Needless to say, we are vacuuming nearly everyday to keep up with the shedding. In the past, we have rented carpet cleaners when things have gotten extremely bad on the carpets, dark stains, color fading, rough feeling to the fibers of the carpet and so on. This has not been our favorite process through renting and the actual performance of the cleaner being inconsistent. Enter the Hoover Smartwash Pet Complete!
Less than ten minutes and we were up and running cleaning the first carpet. This cleaner comes mostly assembled with just the water and solution chambers as well as the handle needing to be attached. Super simple. We then filled the water chamber as directed and added the necessary amount of solution and the Smartwash was full go!
Operation couldn’t be easier, it is literally just like vacuuming with the same rhythmic movements of back and forth. The Smartwash cleans on the push move and then dries on the pull move, with no triggers to pull in order to engage cleaning/drying, everything is as described: AUTOMATIC! A major bonus is the drying capability of this cleaner, it is super efficient and noticeable. When renting equipment in the past we have typically had to wait almost 24 hours after cleaning before we could put the furniture back on the carpet and begin walking on it again, not the case with the Smartwash! Once cleaning was complete we waited maybe 3 hours to walk on and replace furniture!
The Paws and Claws stainguard solution also made a huge difference for us, as our carpets just feel better. The pile has returned to its near original quality and the feel of the carpet is soft and conditioned. The cleaning solution along with the super deep cleaning brushes got out dirt and hair that we would never be able to remove without the Smartwash system and I can’t stress that enough, this system works awesome! Clean-up was a breeze, the nozzle head removes easily as well as the brush system to be cleaned in a sink. Rinse out the tanks and let everything air dry!
My next task is to use the included 8 foot attachment hose to clean the carpets in our vehicles, which I typically use a very manual process of a hand brush, carpet soap and a shop vac so I am excited to see the performance of the Smartwash on a vehicle carpet! I will update once complete!
All in all, if you have ever considered getting a serious carpet cleaner after being fed up with borrowing or renting other units I highly recommend the Hoover Smartwash Pet Complete system, you will not regret the purchase and it will immensely lessen that burden of cleaning carpets!!Apr 13, 2020 16:26
As the industry leader for well over a 100 years Hoover has been designing and producing innovative and quality-built, home vacuum cleaners. So, when I had an opportunity to review the Hoover SmartWash PET Complete Automatic Carpet Cleaner in exchange for the product I did not hesitate. I have two lovable, pet, Bichons Frises, and six playfully, active Grandchildren. Heaven has truly Blessed me and Grandma. However, our tan colored, deep-piled carpet gets devilishly mistreated by both. The puppies love to go outside on the patio and venture into my garden. Have taught them lotsa' tricks, but wiping off their paws is not one of them that is trainable. Needless to say, our Grand Kids come running from outside at light-speed when Grandma tells them cookies are out of the oven, or, she has a Yummy Snack Plate ready. And, wiping their shoes off before coming inside is just something Grandpa says 'to-do' almost every time, but I am totally ignored. Yikes!
For the last two weeks I have enjoyed using this Hoover SmartWash PET Complete Automatic Carpet Cleaner to clean the carpeting in my entire house. It has taken me two weeks because I can only clean small sections at a time to keep the puppies and Grand Kids contained because they are so active. What is amazing to me besides the excellent carpet cleaning is that the areas I have shampooed dry so quickly. WooHoo!
What do I love about this Hoover SmartWash PET Complete Automatic Carpet Cleaner?
* EXCELLENT CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING – This is, undoubtedly, the main reason to purchase this Hoover SmartWash PET Complete Automatic Carpet Cleaner. I am so pleased with my results. In the past I have always used an expensive carpet cleaning service with the added expense of moving my furniture and extra charges for pre-cleaning my heavily, soiled areas. This Hoover is far superior to my past carpet cleaning service results, I will never, ever use them again. And, I can take my sweet old time doing area carpet sections without a total disruption of our regular household activities. Hoover folks have hit a home run out of the park with this amazing machine. YooHoo!
* EZ TO OPERATE – I am a senior citizen with arthritis in my hands, and was pleasantly surprised as to how easy this baby is to operate, fill, and empty. This Hoover is so 'Senior-Friendly'. Love It! I do not need to keep a trigger depressed on the handle as it has a 'Left Hand', ON/OFF foot peddle. It glides over my carpet as it washes while I move it forward, and, rinses/dry as I pull it backwards. It takes no more effort then my regular vacuuming. Although though this unit is not self-propelled it glides almost effortlessly thanks to the motion of both FlexForce Pet Power Brushes. There is also a foot peddle of the 'Right Hand' side, which releases the unit from 'Upright' to any angle I feel is comfortable to use while operating this Hoover. The on-board electrical cord is a generous 22 feet long, and has a cord clip on the 'Spot Remover' wand to keep the cord from interfering while I use this machine. It also has two cord hooks to wrap the electrical cord for storage.
* FEATURES – The top handle of this machine is actually a detachable 'Pre-Treat' wand with its own solution reservoir. Hoover has designed this wand for me/you to use its OXY 'Spot Cleaner' for heavy duty stains, and, or 'Paws and Claws' Deep Clean and Neutralizer at full-strength for pre-treatment cleaning. The 'Spot Cleaner' requires 10 minutes of activation time before using the machine. BTW – Hoover includes a 6 oz sample bottle of each along with a 64 oz sized bottle of 'Paws and Claws' Deep Clean & Neutralize. I purchased a separate, Value Sized, 128 oz, of 'Paws and Claws' Deep Clean & Neutralize from my local Walmart to finish my entire house. Pushing forward automatically sets this Hoover in 'Wash' mode, and pulling back sets it in 'Rinse/Dry' mode. On the Left Hand bottom of the unit at the 'Recovery Nozzle' there is an automatic 'Wash/Dry' LED Display. On the Left Hand side of the top unit there is a Auto Dry Button, which delivers powerful extraction and Heatforce™ for faster drying. It continues to suction water from my carpet while enhancing the drying process. Fantastic! This is an outstanding feature. It cuts down the drying time and pulls even more shampoo and rinse water out of my carpet. How cool is that?
TIP: Remove the 'Solution Tank' to further enhance the rinsing process of any cleaning solution residual in 'Dry Only' mode.
An 8 foot hose is included along with a 'Antimicrobial Pet Tool'. This can be used for spot stains on steps, anywhere in my house, and, or, upholstery cleaning too. The 8 foot auxiliary hose connection is just above the 'Recovery Nozzle' on the front of the unit. The cover just flips down to access the hose port. A convenient Accessory Storage Bag is included to contain the 8 foot hose and Antimicrobial Pet Tool.
* MAINTENANCE – The 'Dirty-Water' tank is easily removed by pulling up on the release latch. The filter can easily be rinsed and allowed to air dry. A clean filter is vital to the continued suction effectiveness. Cleaning the nozzle is upfront and easy since it is clear to see through any nap or debris build-up. Simply remove the nozzle and rinse, and or, remove carpet nap and debris. The two FlexForce Pet Power Brushes are also very visible through the clear ABS nozzle, and easily removed for cleaning under a strong flow of running water.
* BENEFITS – My house has never been as fresh and so clean-smelling since I cleaned all my carpet with this Hoover SmartWash PET Complete Automatic Carpet Cleaner. The carpet actually looks like it did when it was installed over 20 years ago. I love this machine because Grandma says I did 'Good'. A Happy Grandma makes for a Happy Grandpa. Our Grand Kids can now stampede from outside through our house to Grandma's cookies because if there is a carpet soiling problem Hoover has made it just a minor issue with Spot Cleaning.
In summary I highly recommend this outstanding Hoover SmartWash PET Complete Automatic Carpet Cleaner. Coupled with the 2X carpet cleaning, concentrated formula of Hoover's Paws & Deep Clean & Neutralizer, this machine does an excellent job of cleaning pet and Grand Kids carpet stains and 'accidents'. You certainly can buy a much more expensive carpet cleaner, but can you match the excellent cleaning results and ease of operation Hoover has designed for deep cleaning, pets and Grand Kids mishaps?Apr 21, 2020 21:17
It is important to understand that this Hoover is absolutely NOT a pet vacuum. Though it is named the “Smartwash Pet Complete”, it has almost no features that have anything to do with pets. The device uses a combination of water & stain remover to wash carpet, but it is not built to tackle any amount of fur, hair, or debris. As a matter of fact, the very first step in the instruction manual is to vacuum the floor (with a different vacuum) before using the Smartwash Pet Complete.
The reason that the “Smartwash Pet Complete” costs 33% more than the non-pet “Hoover Smartwash” is because this pet version has:
1) Spot Chaser Pretreat Spray Wand (battery powered): The handle of the carpet cleaner can be pulled off of the main body and used to spray carpet cleaner that it housed in a small bottle that is affixed to the handle.
2) FlexForce PowerBrushes: Hoover says these are antimicrobial brush rollers that are angled in a special way to remove pet stains while being made from a material that resists odors.
3) Antimicrobial Pet Tool: This is the manual hand tool accessory that can be used on stairs and furniture. The brush is rubber spikes (as compared to the standard bristle-style brush on the normal Smartwash Cleaner). Both the pet version & standard version are able to spray cleaner from the hand tool.
Here is what I do not like:
- There is no way to adjust the height of the vacuum (for different lengths of carpet).
- The cleaner automatically sucks up moisture when you pull back - meaning that the detergent doesn’t have a chance to sit / soak. It simply applies a quick rinse before sucking up the soap (and supposedly applying heat to help dry the carpet).
- Even after pre-vacuuming, the rollers quickly get clogged with wet hair & fur.
- The rollers do not clip in very well and seem to be held in place mostly by the top of the plastic cover.
- The suction does not pull up enough of the liquid from within the carpet. The user is required to put the device into dry/suction only mode and roll over the carpet several times. Even then, the carpet remains wet for several hours.
- Nearly the ENTIRE vacuum is made from plastic which makes it feel very cheap.
- The “Spot Chaser Pre-Treat Spray Wand” requires batteries.
- The “Spot Chaser Pre-Treat Spray Wand” spits out a single thin stream of carpet cleaner instead of a nice wide spray that would help to cover an entire stain.
- I don’t like that the manual hose is a separate attachment that cannot be stored on the vacuum. Instead it must be stored in an accessory bag.
- After each use the vacuum must be taken apart so that clumps of gross mushy gunk can be cleaned from every internal component & surface - much of it clogged in difficult to reach places.
- The reservoir that captures the dirty water is not shaped in a way that would allow for easy pouring & cleaning. There is a large lip around all edges that holds in dirt.
While the vacuum doesn’t feel as though it has any pet specific function, there are a few positives:
+ It does pull up a lot of dirt, even from carpet that appears to be clean. (My 5 year old son asked if the tank was full of chocolate milk.)
+ The vacuum head is clear so you can actually see the dirt being pulled from the carpet.
+ There are absolutely no filters that need to be replaced.
+ The user is not required to pre-mix water with carpet cleaner. The vacuum does this automatically.
+ The vacuum can be easily disassembled for cleaning.
+ The size of the water tank & cleaning solution tank are sufficient in size (meaning that you don’t have to re-fill them constantly).
+ The hose attachment has a spiky rubber brush head that helps to agitate stains and also pulls up pet hair.
If your goal is to purchase a carpet cleaner and not a pet vacuum, you might be satisfied with your purchase. I personally believe that the name is misleading - as it is not well equipped to deal with fur (which is an inevitability with pets). I believe that it would be worth saving 1/3rd of the price by purchasing the standard Hoover Smartwash. You will simply need to use a spray bottle to pre-treat (instead of the Spot Chaser Wand).
I would recommend the regular Hoover Smartwash instead of this Pet Version (even for those who have pets).Apr 23, 2020 17:26
This is the first carpet cleaner I have owned and I am super glad to have it on hand now.
- Out of the box assembly was extremely easy. No tools needed. Even folks with low skill can set this up.
- Accessories include a hose and handheld scrubber that you can use on staircases and other hard to reach spots.
- The "Dry Only" feature was awesome. Carpet cleaners I have borrowed from relatives in the past would clean as you push forward and suck the fluid back up as you pull backward. This one does the same, but you can turn on "Dry Only" with the push of a button. This allowed me to go over the wet carpet as long as I wanted to very easily, both forward and backward, in order to suck up remaining fluid. The results were a carpet that was nearly completely dry within a few hours instead of a day later!
- As you can see in my photos the cleaning was quite effective. The first photo shows a dirty area of carpet while the 2nd photo shows the results after cleaning along with the incredibly dirty fluid that has been sucked back up into the cleaner. Some more ground in stains did not come out easily, but I will allow the spot chaser formula to soak longer to see if that helps.
- The spot chaser wand is easy to use. You pull the handle out of the unit, and a battery-powered button sprays cleaning solution onto spots that need additional treatment.
- The unit is easy to clean. Sections come apart nicely so that you can pick out human and pet hair that have collected on the brushes and elsewhere.
- None! Buy this thing if you need a carpet cleaner. as the retail price is reasonable. I imagine it will work well whether you have pets or not.Apr 18, 2020 20:35
I have an older Dog that makes lots of messes on the carpet. well the new puppy does to. Glad to have this tool in my closet. works great and easy.Sep 30, 2021 15:17
This design of this carpet cleaner is well thought out and it is truly easy to use. It improved the look of every floor I used it on and got out some really ugly spots, but there were a few spots I couldn't get out even after pretreating.
- Filling the tanks and set up was intuitive. The hose for the spot tool has easy to use latches. The clean water and solution tanks are inserted and removed with a gentle tug. The dirty tank has a big latch to release it.
- The pretreat wand is great. You can easily treat spots while using the machine. It has good reach, the handle makes it easy to aim, and it sprays the solution out so there is no bending over.
- The forward to clean, back to dry, with a button for dry only makes it very easy to use. It even has a indicator built in to tell you when it is in each mode. It really is like a vacuum cleaner.
- The dry only mode lets you make a few extra passes and my regular carpet was dry in 3-4 hours.
- I have had a few other carpet cleaners and I hated cleaning them when I was done. I found it very easy to clean this one. Emptying the tanks was straight forward, with easy access to the dirty tank's strainer to clean it. The plastic cover to access the brushes also releases with just one latch.
- The spot treatment tool and hose have a mesh bag that can be hung from the handle when storing.
Things to Consider
- I threw some tough jobs at it. My dog has left many stains on my upstairs carpet and wet paws/shoes have taken a toll on my rug by the back door. It did a great job of cleaning up the dog's mess and removed some tough spots from the entry rug, but I had a few mystery spots that it couldn't get out. More regular cleaning may help.
- This is not a vacuum. You need to get as much dirty and hair up as you can before you use it or it will clog the filter or build up in the area with the brushes.
- Make sure you read the directions as this might not be ok to use on every carpet or piece of upholstery.
- You need to dry it completely before storing. So make sure you have a tile floor or other hard surface (not wood or laminate) to set it on while you clean and dry it.Apr 15, 2020 23:27
With 2 dogs, 1 cat and 1 toddler, I put this Hoover Smartwash Carpet Cleaner to the test!
• Very easy to use
• Relatively light to carry up the stairs
• Great implementation of the pretreat solution
• Does a good job on drying the carpet
• Long human hair gets tangled into the roller brushes
• Dirty water accumulates near the rollers that leaks out if not wiped down after every use
• Missing the “rinse” only mode
I’ve been a Hoover carpet cleaner fan for many years and still use their SpinScrub series. I was intrigued on the double “FlexForce” brushes and needed to see if the different way the brush agitates the carpet will yield a better clean.
Just as advertised, the new Smartwash is pretty darn easy to use. Very much like a vacuum, you push forward to wash and pull back to dry. The tank is easy to fill and rubberized touchpoints throughout the machine. The water tank, solution tank and waste tank are pretty much standard but the new pretreat wand is a new innovation I haven’t seen before. Press a lever near the handle and the entire handle comes out of the machine. Aim the handle and press the battery-operated sprayer onto your spots. Very cool feature to have. The stream of pretreat is pretty tight so you might end up using a lot more pretreat solution than one would normally use compared to a spray bottle.
Cleaning the carpet was a breeze and actually like it better than using the old “trigger” style carpet cleaner. One thing I do wish it had was a “rinse only” mode. Rinsing is always a good idea to get the soap out. The manual says to manually pull the soap tank to do a rinse only. There is a button for “dry only”, why can’t they add a button for “rinse only” too? Pulling the tank isn’t hard but that means you have to find a place to put it and it doesn’t stand up on its own. My suggestion for Hoover is either make a button or have the soap container dock on the machine itself if pulling the container is the only way to have rinse mode. The jury is out if SpinScrub or FlexForce does better cleaning. The SpinScrub doesn’t kick dirty water all underneath where the FlexForce flings dirty water all over underneath the clear viewing shield. I can finish carpet cleaning with the SpinScrub and leave the vacuum in its place while emptying the tanks without the worry of dirty drips. The new FlexForce will immediately start dripping dirty water where the machine sits so it’s an added step to move the cleaner to a tiled surface, empty the tanks, and then pull open the brush areas to dry. Its added work but it’s easy to do at least so there’s that.
I do recommend the Hoover Smartwash to pet and human parents as accidents happen so let’s make cleaning it easy!Apr 16, 2020 12:52
*Disclaimer: graphic details included in this review so squeamish folks beware.
The carpet cleaner arrived in a large box with Styrofoam dividers to protect the different components.
Included in the box were 2 smaller bottles of solution: Paws & Claws Deep Clean and Neutralize and a Spot chaser. A larger bottle of Paws & Claws Neutralize and Defend solution was also part of the package.
The cleaner itself was incredibly easy to put together without any tools. All parts snapped together easily and with a satisfying click sound to let you know parts were in place.
There is also a bag with a hose and brush scrubber for furniture or hard to reach places.
Once everything was assembled, the quick start guide gave a simplified overview of how the machine works.
This is the graphic part since I have cats and dogs in my household>
First, with so many pets, our carpet can at any time have hairballs, vomit, urine or feces.
I was able to use this machine to clean all of the above successfully and with ease.
I did have to pre-treat the vomit and feces stains with the Spot Chaser solution as they were noticeably darker and smelly.
The machine itself is very easy to operate and it moves/turns with ease.
Once you have added clean water and cleaning solution to their respective tanks, all you have to do is push it forward to start the the dispensing and brush action.
Pull back to start suctioning.
It's that easy.
Plus there's a button for suction only that is helpful to dry the carpet even further.
The suction in this machine is very powerful and after a couple of passes the carpet is virtually dry to the touch, which is much better than other brands I have tried in the past.
Emptying the dirty water tank and cleaning it is easy as pop off, dump the contents, rinse and replace in the machine.
My favorite part is that the brushes can be pulled out for cleaning. This is HUGE if you've ever had to cut hair that is stuck to the brush assembly while they are still in the machine. The ability to pull out the brushes makes it an almost pleasurable experience.
I would definitely recommend this machine to people with pets, kids or both.May 05, 2020 12:35
The Shark Cordless Pet Plus Vacuum with Anti-Allergen Complete Seal combines powerful suction with cordless convenience to deliver deep cleaning on all floor types. Its lightweight design and removable hand vac allow for cleaning from floor to ceiling.
The Shark cordless pet plus anti-allergen vacuum is a thing to behold.
Accessories are a mess
It's a trap!
Here are the pros I encountered using the Shark cordless pet plus anti-allergen vacuum. First, I have three dogs, and they shed terribly. On most days, I find myself vacuuming with my older cordless Dyson vacuum (which by, the way, is terrible; it does not hold a charge, and it does not pick up everything, and we maintain the vacuum). I found that it takes an hour to an hour and a half to fully charge the cordless vacuum, and you can use it on full power for about thirty minutes. What I mean is, there is a trigger located conveniently on the handle, where you pull it, and the power increases for hard-to-pickup hair/dust/crumbs. The increase in power ensures that I do not have to go over an area more than once while vacuuming (this is especially useful with dog hair), but also I can pick up dust that settles under hard-to-reach areas too (like under a bed). You can see the dust being removed from the floor on full power as you are vacuuming, thus removing any allergy-related particles that settle.
Additionally, the vacuum is powerful, and on full power, I can vacuum my 1,400 square foot house with no issues. However, with my cordless Dyson model with the same "power enhancement mode," I clean for ten minutes, and only half of my house is vacuumed. Again, this Shark vacuum holds a charge, its powerful suction is useful for pet hair and for allergens that pollute the air, but it also takes little time to recharge. More so, the accessories are good, but the specific wand that you use to vacuum pet hair off a couch is OK. The issue I ran into is that the hair sticks to the tool, and you are spending more time removing it from the attachment piece than from the couch. Although not a terrible thing (because it takes the hair off well), it can be a bother for someone who does not want to spend the time to clean the attachment wand off. Lastly, the Shark cordless vacuum can clean both hardwood floors (which I have) but also low-pile area rugs (which I too have) in my home. If you plan to use this on a high-pile (shag-like) area rug, be cautious as it does not do as good a job of vacuuming. I noticed the vacuum becomes louder, and crumbs do not come up as well; it is not a big deal for us as we have another vacuum that can vacuum this rug.
Now, the Shark cordless vacuum does not come with a stand of any kind. Meaning, if you plan to hang it up to charge, you will have to carefully lean it up against the wall to prevent it from falling (the wheels may slip, so place it up against another object to prevent the vacuum from slipping). Although this is not a deal-breaker by any means, I wish Shark followed suit with what Dyson does and include a wall mount for your vacuum to conveniently charge and a place to store the accessories when not in use. Speaking of the accessories, when you are not using them, you cannot attach them to the vacuum for storage, and they sit on your floor where you store the vacuum waiting for use. Hopefully, Shark provides a wall hanging mount that will allow you to attach accessories to it soon. Lastly, the trap on the vacuum is easy to release and remove the vacuumed debris. However, where the advertised "release and go" is not so easy to use. Once you press and release the trapped debris, sometimes hair gets tangled around the filter inside it; thus, the quick and release system fails, and you have to stick your hand inside the trap and pull out the hair that gets tangled in and around the filter.
Overall, the Shark cordless pet plus allergen vacuum is easy to use, and it has a lot of power to pick up dander, pet hair, and dust. Where it lacks is an accessory storage option and trap cleanout. Though, these faults should not sway someone from purchasing this vacuum. I highly recommend the Shark cordless vacuum, and it makes cleaning more enjoyable/painless.Jul 26, 2021 12:23
O.K., so, we have a variety of animals and we love them all! We have a cat, a dog (hound/beagle mix) that sheds like crazy, a few rats, a Black Mexican Kingsnake and coming this week, a Bearded Dragon! So, needless to say, we needed a good stick vacuum that's designed for pets, specifically. It sure beats pulling out the full-sized vacuum when you just need to quickly vacuum something simple, like some substrate spilling onto the floor during cleaning, stray treats and such, lol.
Enter this Shark vacuum. Now, I am a huge fan of Shark/Ninja products, but I will still review honestly, as I have had some Shark/Ninja stuff that have just been "duds" in the past. However, I love their Hot/Cold Coffee Brewing System, as well as their cooking products, such as the Foodi line (grill, pressure cookers, etc). I will say that this vacuum, pun intended, sucks in all the best ways.
Unboxing is pretty standard fare for a vacuum and you do feel that you get your money's worth. Inside is the vacuum itself, several attachments for it and the instruction manual. Now, Shark/Ninja branded items are notorious for putting shipment protection stickers all over the product. Which I don't mind, as they do tend to remove easily with no residue. This is the first Shark/Ninja product I've gotten that I've had problems in this department. All of the stickers and tape, etc, came off great and left nothing behind. But there was this one notorious one on the stick part of the vacuum, closer to the bottom where it attaches to the base. It was a yellow sticker and it just peeled off in pieces and left a ton of gunk. I had to take the Goo-Gone to it. Luckily, it removed everything and didn't eat away at the paint, so that's a plus. I also wanted to comment on the color. It's really nice - it's shiny and metallic looking and seems pretty durable.
It was already about half charged when we unboxed it, so I was able to do a quick test vacuum, immediately. I put it on charge and it was done pretty quickly. I really wasn't paying attention, as I've had a lot going on this past week, but if I had to guess, it was fully charged within 45 minutes or so. It does have a 40 minute run-time, according to the packaging. With all of my use of it this week, that seems to be about on par. I've used it on both carpet and regular flooring and both settings work fantastic. I was impressed with the floor/no carpet mode as with most vacuums, on a bare floor, it just scatters the dust around. Not this guy. It pulls it right in. I even vacuumed my Gaming/Media room over the weekend and it pulled everything out of the normally problematic areas I have in there. And what it didn't, the stick attachments too care of super easily. I love the Rubber parts of the underbrush, as this works great in pulling up hard to get pet hair. Our dog sheds a TON and her fur is so thick and course, it tends to "weave" itself into other fabrics. This vacuum has tackled her fur with ease. I also love the trigger that ups the power temporarily, when needed. If you have a problem piece of debris that's stuck and just won't pull up, hold the trigger in and odds are pretty good that it'll grab it then.
Outside of the above, I can't really think of any other cons besides the stickers. If I had to nit-pick, the only thing I can come up with is that I do wish the dirt bin was larger. I'm being honest...this thing pulls up way more dirt and stuff from the carpet than even our full-sized vacuum does....as well as more than our robot vacuum, even. But just the convenience of being able to quickly spot clean without dealing with cables is fantastic. Cleaning out the snake enclosure is super easy now, as once I get all the Aspen bedding out, the vacuum takes care of what little is left, even the dust from it. Stray rat pellets and treats or other food that's found it way to the carpet all come up great.
Overall, I'm giving this vacuum a 5/5 star rating. I just hope that it holds up well, over time.Jul 26, 2021 09:23
I currently own the Shark IONFlex 2X Douclean cordless pet vacuum and have been very happy with it. The only complaint I have is the roller accumulates hair that has to be manually removed. I was hoping this vacuum would fix that problem.
One problem battery operated vacuums have is the limited time of use before requiring recharging. I like that Shark made this battery removable; however, I wish they would have included a backup battery, since I find myself forgetting to charge the battery after cleaning.
This vacuum did a great job cleaning both hardwood floors and carpet. The boost trigger is a great addition, but seems to be designed for larger hands. The most awesome feature Shark included on this vacuum was the bristle head, which prevents hair from wrapping around it.
Great cleaning of hardwood and carpet
Bristle head prevents hair accumulation
Only one battery included
Debris catches on dustbin door (see photo)
Power boost trigger not designed for small hands
I would recommend this vacuum to anyone who would like a powerful battery operated unit that allows for swapping batteries. I would especially recommend this for anyone who has a family or dog with long hair. Just remember to pick up an extra battery or look for a package with two.Jul 26, 2021 12:25
I have tried a couple cordless stick vacuums before with varying levels of disappointment. Most suffered from inadequate suction / air velocity making them ineffective at picking up much.
So at first, when I received this Shark I was skeptical as to what it's abilities would be. But went ahead and put it through it's paces, keeping an open mind.
First, the box it was packed in was excellent, everything fitting in snugly. After pulling all the parts and accessories out of the box, putting the individual pieces together is a simple and straight forward task. All parts "snap" together, and are held with locking tab. To take apart, just hold down the lock tab and pull apart.
Next charging the battery. After a couple uses and charges, I found you can expect it to take around 2 1/2 hours for full charge.
Then popped in the battery and tested suction right at the power head. The power head has 2 settings for the vacuum motor, and I was quite surprised at how much suction and air velocity the unit developed.
Okay, so far, so good. Snapped on the power brush and went over the entire carpet. This thing picked up pet hair, dirt, and even some cat litter I sprinkled on the carpet as a test. It really did a good job - left nothing behind. I also liked the swivel power floor brush - it allows for easy maneuvering around corners, table legs etc.
As to run time, I got about 15 minutes with floor brush running. Although I didn't use it, there is a turbo mode for vacuum that will certainly shorten run times.
The included tools seem well thought out and designed. I tried the small brush with great results. Also included is a crevice tool, and a flat brush for such things as blinds, on top of shelves, etc.
One thing - when the power head is snapped to the wand and carpet brush, it will not stand up. You need to unsnap power head and hang on front of the wand as shown in pic.
In summary, this vacuum seemed to do nearly as good as the full sized (also Shark) vacuum we use. I am impressed!Jul 17, 2021 18:52
The Shark Rocket PowerFins Cordless Vacuum is an excellent addition to our home cleaning equipment. It was easy to unpack and assemble by following the box lid instructions.
After giving the vacuum a full charge, we used it to sweep the carpets, hardwood floor, and furniture in the living room. We have two cats which tend to be hard on any vacuum equipment that we have. The PowerFins vacuum handled our living room without any problems. The suction is impressive, and the device was able to pick up some cat hair that our regular floor vacuum did not. After 20 minutes of cleaning, the dust cup was full. The cup is easy to empty, and we're glad to see that it can be easily rinsed out under a faucet.
We especially appreciate the flexibility of the PowerFins vacuum. The included attachments and the ease of switching the attachments provide the ability to clean floors, carpets, furniture, stairs, desks, and automobiles. Due to the construction of this device, the unit will not stand on its own when fully extended. However, the central vacuum can clip to the top of the brush unit for easy storage.
The accessories quickly assemble onto the central vacuum.
Has a mode for floors, a mode for carpet, and a pull ring for extra power.
The vacuum dust cup is easy to empty and does not require a bag.
Comes with a Crevice Tool, Dusting Brush, and Multi-Angle Dusting Brush.
Detachable dust cup.
Easy to clean brush roll for removing hair.
Includes a pre-motor filter and a post-motor HEPA filter.
Flexible floor nozzle for handling tight corners.
The floor nozzle sits low enough for getting under chairs and tables.
Bright headlamp on the floor nozzle for lighting the floor.
The Shark Rocket PowerFins Corless Vacuum is our quick go-to vacuum for touch-up, furniture, and tight spaces. While I would not recommend using it as your primary vacuum cleaner, I highly recommend it for handling any job too difficult for a regular vacuum cleaner.Aug 07, 2021 00:19
Shark - Cordless Pet Plus with Anti-Allergen Complete Seal - Blue
* Handheld. The unit is easily held in hand and is comfortable to use and maneuver.
* Familiar. This unit is similar to the IX141, which I also own and love.
* HEPA filtration. Captures fine particles down to .3 microns.
* Quick release waste bin. Press a button, shake, close the lid. You're done emptying.
* Designed for pets! This unit excels at lifting pet hair/fur from the carpet.
* Detachable battery. This is a new perk. The battery can be removed so you can plop in spares for long sessions.
* Attachments. The provided attachments cover most use cases. Tight spots. Sofas. Blinds and ledges.
* I don't have any cons. However, I will offer some wishes.
* I wish they included a wall mount system, or
* A battery charging dock as part of wall mount, or separate (similar to Tineco vacuums)
I have a townhome with four stories. I also have a miniature schnauzer and a corgi. The corgi sheds. A lot. Even with monthly grooming sessions, his hair can be a problem to manage when things get super busy. We have a Shark stick vacuum I assume this is an iteration upon model IX141. It is amazing. Just like that one, this unit maneuvers easily is easy to remove and replace attachments and is easy to empty. It does an amazing job picking up fur from my corgi that the other vacuums I own just don't compete as well.
One test we do is to use a vacuum on our dark grey colored carpet. Then after we're done removing what we can see, we use our hands to brush the steps from the outside in. Kind of like if you were trying to gather sand to the middle. We do that for a few seconds. For all of the other vacuums, there is invariably a ball of hair that they missed. We just suck that ball up or gather it by hand and throw it away. This vacuum, on the other hand, didn't leave anything for us to collect. It vacuumed everything we saw and everything we didn't. Fantastic! I really love how easy it is to use this unit on my stairs.
If you have a pet that sheds a lot and has carpet (and hardwood), I highly recommend this gadget. Pick up two or get several batteries. We keep a vacuum on each floor since each floor has different ratios of flooring types and traffic patterns.
I have attached a picture of the canister after only 4 (!!!) steps and about 3 minutes. The hand test (see above) revealed virtually nothing left behind. We vacuum the main floor daily with a robot. The steps we try and get to every week, sometimes two. This test occurred on steps that were vacuumed only a few days prior. The pictures posted on BestBuy and Shark's website more than do this product justice.Jul 21, 2021 19:28
To say I was skeptical of the promises of this vacuum is an understatement. I have a German Shepard and Terrier mix who both shed constantly, their hair is literally everywhere. With that being said, I actually vacuumed after they last left under the impression I had cleaned up most if not all of the hair, when this came I took it out of the box and charged it up which is simple and a very intuitive process and used it as soon as it was fully charged. The amount of dirt this picked up surprised me so much and what surprised me more, was the fact that the brush roll was just about as clean as it was when I unpacked it from the box! Additionally, I was able to vacuum my entire space which is a single level apartment without fully exhausting the battery and only needing to empty the dust bin once. I am so happy to have this and in one use it has replaced every other vacuum I own, it is totally worth the investment if you have extra furry fur-babies and need some aid in your cleaning game.Jul 23, 2021 09:09
Have owned this for less than a month now. The wife loves it. We have an older Shark that still works from time to time but the motor started to give out after owning it for 3 years. I don't know exactly how long these stick vacuums are supposed to last but these are great for people with minimal carpet and have no more than 1400 sq ft of space to vacuum. If you have anything above 1200sq ft with all carpet, I'd recommend two batteries or a corded vacuum. The battery lasts approx 40-50 mins if you're not using the extra turbo mode. Sucks exceptionally well and holds a little more trash than our previous model. We prefer removable batteries in case it fails we replace it vs the other brands with fixed battery and only last about 35 mins. Another plus is it stands on its own and doesn't require a wall mount. I find wall mounts unnecessary and hideous to look at. I don't know why people are upset that this doesn't have a wall mount. Not having a wall mount makes it versatile in storage and still takes up the same or less space.
The only reason I wouldn't recommend this particular model is because of the new wand design. Standard accessories from any other vacuum will not fit. No longer has a circular wand. It's a completely different shape and no available shark or aftermarket accessories that I have found on the market. So the cleaning reach is definitely limited. In my opinion that's worth removing 1 star.
If you use or like having the option of flexible wands or different type wands ... You're out of luck with this one.Sep 04, 2021 15:03
Vacuuming that fits seamlessly into your life. The i7+ learns your home and navigates to where the messes are, right when they happen—so you can effortlessly keep your floors clean. Just say to Google Assistant or Alexa voice assistant, “Tell Roomba to clean under the kitchen table” and consider it done. After each cleaning, the i7+ empties itself into Dirt Disposal bags that hold up to 60 days of debris so you can forget about vacuuming for months. Personalized cleaning recommendations and seasonal suggestions help keep floors clean year-round, and 10x the Power-Lifting suction* paired with self-emptying convenience help make life a whole lot easier.Compare Roomba robot vacuums.Compare models
This is our first Roomba. We spent weeks researching robot vacuums and considered less expensive brands and models but we always came back to the i7+. And I'm glad we did!
It was very easy to get started. I would recommend setting up the Smart Map before having it vacuum for the 1st time...though this isn't necessary.
It took our Roomba 3 passes (a total of 6 hours) to map our 2,000 SF 1 story house. Once the area is mapped, you can add dividers to rooms (where they aren't automatically detected) as well as room labels within the app so you can tell smart devices like Google Home "Have the Roomba vacuum the entryway" and it will make a bee-line for the entryway, vacuum that area, then return home.
--A Few Tips--
1) Pick up electrical cords or hang them on furniture so the Roomba doesn't get stuck on them or attempt to suck them up.
The i7+ includes a Virtual Wall Barrier device. When turned on, it will prevent the Roomba from vacuuming a certain area that you anticipate might cause problems. It can be set to create a halo around the area or a virtual wall to prevent the Roomba from entering a certain room (for example, you might want to keep it out of the kitchen while you're cooking). The app also allows you to set "Keep Out Zones"... more on that later in the App section.
2) From my experience, I've found that it's best to move kitchen and bathroom mats 7 inches away from the very bottom of cabinets (measuring along the floor).
If the mats are too close to the cabinet or flush underneath, sometimes our Roomba gets itself wedged in between and has a hard time getting itself un-stuck. We have 3.5" between the floor and our cabinets and that's almost the exact same height as the Roomba.
It takes our Roomba a total of 4 hours to clean our house (2.5 hours of actual cleaning time plus 1.5 hours where it needs to pause and re-charge in the middle of the cleaning process).
Even though our home is 2,000 SF, only 1,170 SF is the actual vacuum-able area due to a King Size bed that it cannot fit under as well as couches and other furniture that have less than a 3.5" clearance.
Although 2.5 hours of vacuuming might seem like a long time, hey, at least you're not the one doing it! I find that it motivates me to clean the house while it vacuums. I feel like I have 2 people cleaning the house at the same time instead of just 1 :)
--Cleaning the i7+--
If you're like me and feel a tad overwhelmed by the cleaning instructions in the manual, just watch the approximately 7 minute long video titled "How to clean your Roomba i7/i7+" on YouTube created by RoyYaBoi. He seems to be a teenager and I think he did a GREAT job. His video made cleaning the i7+ seem like a breeze!
I clean my Roomba after every complete job just to remove hair from the rollers and any nerf darts that might get stuck in it. In my case, I have to remove the rollers to find the hair stuck inside of them. It's not evident by just looking at the rollers.
Note: There was a nerf dart stuck in the port on the i7+ where the home base sucks out its contents. I would never have known had I not turned the Roomba upside down and checked it out. So if you have kids, at the very least, you might want to take a look at the underside after it cleans the house.
History - I like how the app keeps track of all of the vacuuming and smart mapping jobs. You can look at the map of each job to see exactly where it vacuumed.
Smart Maps - You can set "Keep Out Zones" which is great if you have several areas in your house that you want the Roomba to always avoid but don't want the hassle of running around the house moving the Virtual Wall Barrier from place to place.
--About our Floors--
We have hardwood floors and tile throughout with one large area rug in the living room. We do not have any pets. The Roomba works great on all of our floors!
In summary, I love our i7+ and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a robot vacuum!Nov 23, 2019 13:53
We purchased a non-Roomba robot vacuum 2 years ago. It could not handle our floor layout. I read several reviews of the Roomba i7+ and the i9+ and decided to purchase the i7+. We cannot be more pleased! With a new puppy, we had to vacuum often and with the i7+, the chore is done well! I learned to use the "non-cleaning" mapping mode first, as it discovers the floor plan much quicker without cleaning as it goes. To customize the Roomba map, It is easy to move the room dividers and name the rooms in the Roomba app. Now we tell Alexia, "Alexia, tell Roomba to vacuum the Master Bedroom." Away it goes, returns when done, and empties the robot canister. It does a great job cleaning and we are surprised at how much it picks up. We found the vacuum bags in the base last about 2 weeks. I certainly would recommend the i7+!Oct 26, 2021 12:38
A purchase I will not regret! I waited til cyber Monday because I knew it would go on sale. Easy to set up and use. It took about 5-6 runs for her to map my downstairs. I was able to label the rooms and keep her out certain rooms. I use her every other day. Eventually she will go upstairs once we get wood floors. Before you start her up, make sure there are no cords, crayons, food or liquid on the floor. Very happy !Dec 27, 2020 08:58
The Roomba is a very powerful and efficient robot. Prior to running it, I pick up all wires, curtains, or anything hanging on the floor to prevent any jams. It cleans my hardwood floors and porcelain tiles perfectly. It picks up all of the dog hair, dust, or small pieces of garbage. I was surprised to see how well it cleans the corners of my floor. If it gets to a spot that it can not reach, it will try several times and then reroute itself. It’s not loud while it’s running. However, I wouldn’t run it at night while I’m sleeping because I could still hear it and it takes about an hour to clean the floors (about 900 square feet). When It’s done cleaning, it goes back to its stations to get emptied and recharged. It’s really loud when it’s being emptied, but it’s quick to empty and it doesn’t bother me. When I’m done using it, I mop the floor and the mop is completely clean with hardly any dog hairs. This is the perfect floor vacuum for pet hair. I’m also glad that my dog is not afraid of it. I love this roomba it’s an amazing tool. I also like that I can control it and program it from the app which is easy to use. Getting the Roomba setup was also easy to do.Mar 29, 2021 17:26
I have 3 labs, they shed. While I love the convenience of not having to constantly empty the bin, Roomba i7+ doesn't perform well on carpeted floors. Clumps of debris (dirt & dog hair) were left behind. The vacuum doesn't always find its way back to the docking station & runs out. My house is a long rancher & I have it run twice a day. The app is great at relaying information. iRobot customer service is very good. They aren't sure why the vacuum is leaving the debris behind. They are sending me new rubber brushes, I hope this can solve this problem. We are also moving the station to different areas to see if that is better.
I clicked the "would refer" button. There isn't one for "unsure".Oct 04, 2019 16:07
I have only owned my Roomba 3 days, but I am already a believer. I work from home and have a fairly small, very dusty apartment with a cat. I have been thinking about a robot vacuum for years - but really thought it would be a waste of money. I have had chronic sinusitis and sinus surgery this past summer, I also struggle with fatigue, add to that the my fur ball cat that sheds everywhere, manages to kick litter and I’m not sure how she does it but she is the messiest eater. I read rice after review and settled on the shark self cleaning equivalent and was so excited. That lasted 1 day, their app is so glitchy that the robot wouldn’t connect even after a very long support call, resetting, etc. the batter didn’t charge even after 24 hrs plugged in, I brought it back to Best Buy and just went for it even though I thought even the sale price was ridiculous ($699- worth every penny’s) unlike the shark, it was very easy to set up, the app connected immediately and within 3 hours Rosie did her first run through of my apartment. Here is the best part - my cat, who is terrified of the vacuum and hiss for hours after every use had zero fear of the roomba. (Rosie the roomba). She watched it with a skeptical eye but as she worked her way through the apartment she got braver and followed her. The app shows where the trouble ‘dirtier’ spots are and it will spend more time on those areas I have hard wood floors and is able to easily go on frim the floor to the carpets, even over the high bathroom threshold and the bath mat, she fits under my sectional and the first run there were only a few spots she missed, but she has learned the apartment layout and now gets those spots. The suction strength is good, maybe not as strong as my dyson, but it picked up litter, crumbs, dust, cat hair. I have run it once a day - and I swear last night the cat was waiting for it to start like it is a toy. My apartment has never been cleaner. After 2 runs I was able to label my rooms so I can have Rosie clean a specific room. It is not very loud,y apartment is small and I was watching tv when I started the clean cycle tonight and it didn’t bother me at all. The app is also great, it should how long each cleaning was, and you can look at a map to see where the room a went and where the heavier dirt spot were. And the length of a full cleaning run has gone down by a few minutes each time, so maybe it learns the layout a bit more each time? Or maybe there is less dirt to pick up? It is only day three so time will tell, but so far I’m really impressed, my dyson might collect some dust in the closet!Dec 18, 2019 20:47
The robot does not properly pick up light dog hair on low carpet. This robot will pick up some hair temporarily...before depositing it elsewhere in the house. My dog is a light to moderate shedder. The carpet is a low-pile. I live in a temperate area with moderate humidity. In short, it’s a fairly unremarkable environment for a vacuum.
I have contacted iRobot customer service multiple times, and support has yet to solve this problem or replace the vacuum, even though my machine was still under warranty when the process began months ago. With a couple of pleasant exceptions, long wait times, poor guidance, and a lack of communication have been hallmarks of my experience. As one example, a customer support rep told me that, for the robot to work, I should periodically spray my carpet with a laundry anti-static spray. Or, alternatively, I need to “increase the humidity in my house.” I followed their instructions (though it seems pretty odd to me that I should have to walk around my house spraying my carpet with anti-static spray and using a humidifier just to get my vacuum to...well, vacuum), but it still didn't work.
Most recently, I sent it off for a (second) repair at iRobot’s request, and iRobot returned it saying that they were unable to duplicate the problem. This despite me sending pictures and a video of the Roomba spitting out hair. This is the second time they have returned the machine claiming that they could not duplicate the issue.
I have spent literally hours with support staff, and -- at bottom -- there have been no results. I really WANT this to work -- but I'm at the end of my tether with this failed device (and probably the company as a whole). The one redeeming factor it has is that the software is excellent, and the machine is easy to use. In other words: If it actually worked, it would be awesome.
Either the machine I have is a dud, and iRobot's customer service has taken hours and hours to find no solution and offered no replacement ... or the vacuum doesn’t work well. Either way, I’m very disappointed.Jan 16, 2021 11:47
Really love this i7 Roomba. It does a great job of vacuuming entire house plus empties the dirt itself. We have named our Roomba the “Magic Turtle”. I bought this item online from Best Buy due to extra warranty they offered. It was the easiest purchase I’ve ever made. Got to choose the time I wanted to pickup; plus they even brought it outside & loaded it in the trunk of my car. Perfect- no contact.Nov 16, 2020 22:24
Not every mess calls for a full-size carpet cleaning machine. BISSELL® Little Green® ProHeat® portable deep cleaner is a lightweight and compact machine that permanently removes tough spots and stains with the power of OXY. It’s engineered with Heatwave Technology® to help maintain consistent water temperature while cleaning carpets, upholstery, stairs, area rugs, auto interiors, or any other soft surface where stains can occur. It also comes with three specialized tools, including a 3” Tough Stain Tool, 3-IN-1 Stair Tool and a HydroRinse™ Self-Cleaning Tool, as well as a trial-size bottle of our PRO OXY Spot and Stain formula. And this portable deep cleaner doesn’t just clean up after pets, it helps save them! BISSELL proudly supports BISSELL Pet Foundation® and its mission to help save homeless pets. When you buy a BISSELL product, you help save pets, too. We’re proud to design products that help make pet messes, odors and pet homelessness disappear.
Being a pet owner of 3 dachshunds I encounter little messes almost daily. I used to have to spray the carpet scrub it let it dry, then call a major company every 3 months to come do a cleaning. No More!
BISSELL - Little Green ProHeat Handheld Deep Cleaner steps up to the plate to clean up those spills, and messes! I put this cleaner through its paces.
First thing I noticed right of the start is that it is lightweight. It took 6 simple steps to get running and the user manual was very easy to read and go through. The tanks are easy to fill and empty when you are cleaning. The tanks are 37 oz so can do a fair amount of cleaning for stains and spots as you are not looking to do large scale rooms with this.
I tested the deep cleaner on dog urine, wine stain on couch and dirt on Crème color carpet.
Test1: Dog Urine I used Bissel Stain removal pack and used the deep stain tool. I highly recommend keeping the tool in direct contact with the carpet as to not spray everywhere. The stain was lifted and left no acidic yellow residue behind and after drying 3 days later looked like nothing ever happened.
Test 2: Wine Stain I also used the pretreatment and let it set for 5-10 minutes before cleaning it. I popped on the 3/3” tool and went to work. I cleaned it twice leaving about a 30 min gap between the cleanings and couch looks great just took long time to dry. * make sure to use the mist solution as it helps
Test 3: The dreaded walk path dirt buildup. I was skeptical of this one area because of how impacted it is and the dirt gets deep in there. After pretreating the area and doing my first cleaning, I didn’t notice a big difference. But I thought maybe another round will help and I let it set overnight. Woke up I could tell it had changed shades of color but nothing drastic to the point I was in disbelief. So, I purchased the Bissel Oxy formula for the portable cleaners, did the pre treatment again and WOW it looks about 75% better than before. This impressed me as this little portable machine was able to handle this cleaning job!
My final take is the tanks are adequate for the small jobs, but wont last long trying to do anything more than a few spots and areas. I found this product to work perfectly for Area rugs, Pet Beds, Stairs Furniture and carpet such as low pile (not shag length). The build quality is great and comes with a 2-year warranty which makes me happy because I will be using it a lot!
So, if you are in the market for a portable cleaner then this is the product you’re looking for! Pet mess approved!Apr 24, 2019 09:05
I needed a small carpet cleaner to follow up on some pet stains. My cat has been vomiting lately and leaving food colored stains on my rug, and unfortunately, hand scrubbing wasn't getting the job done. This is where the Little Green ProHeat Handheld Deep Cleaner comes in to save the day. I woke up this morning to find that it was time to pull this thing out of the box as the cat had left his mark upon the carpet once again.
Setting this thing up was super simple - there were seven total pieces, including the main unit itself. Two attachments, and three organizing pieces (Cord holder, hose holder, and an attachment holder). All pieces securely snap into the main unit and are keyed to only fit in the proper spot. Also included was a small sample bottle of the Bissel cleaning solution plus Oxy. From the time I opened the box to the time I was ready to start fighting stains was about 5 minutes.
Down to what really matters - how well did it get the stain out of my beige carpet? The included 3" scrubbing/extraction attachment worked well and was easy to use, and the process is essentially foolproof common sense. Following the instructions that advised a 5 minute pre-treat by spraying the solution from the wand, waiting, then performing the scrub/extraction process essentially eliminated the stain. I attribute this to both the performance of the unit as well as the quality of the included cleaning solution. Even hours later after the spot had dried, there was no trace of the stain.
One note - it uses a remarkably small amount of water/cleaning solution. I thought for sure I had to fill the reservoir to the larger amount of water, but the smaller fill line would have sufficed and still left plenty of cleaning solution left over.
All in all, this unit really delivers. In reality, a lot of the stains that a household is going to run into are smaller in nature and will require a spot cleaning rather than dragging out larger equipment that is better suited to cleaning an entire carpet rather than spot cleaning. It's compact and fits perfectly in the bottom of the linen closet - and the ease of use encourages immediate stain treatment.May 11, 2019 19:14
Wow... Just... Wow. My couch was disgusting with old dog drool and it smelled awful. This was easy and quick to use (I hate reading instructions and this came with a quick guide and was super easy to read and follow). The pieces were all logical to put together. And then to actually use it was really easy. Note: If the Bissell stops working it's because the dirty water container needs to be emptied. Otherwise, such smooth use...and my couch is literally like new!!!Apr 09, 2021 16:31
I am very surprised. I moved to an apartment where they put a new carpet when I moved in . I rented a carpet cleaner from a store and cleaned it on my first day here, six months ago . I decided to test this machine in the living room. The water came out so dirty that I am 100% confident that if you have a carpet you must clean very often. We don’t use shoes at home . I am surprised how dirty it was . Even though is not made for a big spaces cleaning, because I live in a small apartment and don’t have a lot storage space, I believe his one is perfect for my needs.Oct 13, 2021 20:00
I used this on a couch old enough to have it’s own drivers license and let me tell ya, this thing put in work. It gave the couch a Kardashian level facelift. Before and after photos are of just one cushion.Jun 16, 2021 18:08
The suction does not need to be super powerful because it does the job as it is. I love this vacuum; literal love at first sight! (I had been waiting to get the right vacuum which explains why my seats are dirty but excuse that) In the photos, before and after, I was amazed and I only went over it twice!!Feb 19, 2021 22:23
We have IKEA sofa without washable cover. So I can’t just strip it and wash it. Also have a 3 year old kid that constantly spills drinks etc and even after cleaning there is water stains of the couch. This cleaner took care of it!
Next thing I will use it for my car seats :DAug 01, 2021 16:19
Purchased this after watching a youtube video on how to clean cars. Let me tell you my husband uses this truck for work alot of the times the carpet gets stains from grease this lifted grease from our trunk. The grease was years old i also used it to clean the seats and it did a great job. The car smelled like febreze when i was done no more stench in the car from different odors. I did spray down the seats and carpet with a spray i purchased from autozone for stains. For the price it did a decent job i have a before and after photo.May 22, 2020 18:54
The Shark® Steam & Scrub scrubbing and sanitizing* steam mop gently scrubs and sanitizes* all at once. The combination of steam and rotating pads delivers up to 2x better stuck-on stain removal vs. traditional steam mops** on sealed hard floors. This deeper cleaning removes dust, residue, grease, and bacteria while providing chemical-free sanitization*.
We have a few thousand square feet of glazed ceramic tile in our home, therefore we hoped that the Shark Steam & Scrub, Scrubbing and Sanitizing Steam Mop Model S7001 would be a new, better method of keeping those floors clean and sanitary. We have other Shark products which perform well, thus we had high expectations for the Steam & Scrub mop. My initial impressions are somewhat mixed, and somewhat less than we had hoped for.
The Shark Steam & Scrub Steam Mop requires very minimal assembly. Snap in the upper handle and it is ready for the attachment of the scrubbing pads, filling with distilled water and almost immediate use. The Model S7001 has a few upgraded features as compared to the more basic Model S7000.
The Shark Steam & Scrub uses two microfiber scrubbing pads, and comes with a total of four pads. The pads are composed of Polyester and Nylon which washes clean very easily, and should also be reasonably durable. Replacement pads are also available. The Steam & Scrub also comes with a plastic cup which Shark refers to as a filling “flask”, which is uniquely shaped to accommodate the narrow lid of the water tank. The cup holds approximately 8 ounces of water, and the water tank on the Shark Steam & Scrub has a capacity of approximately 16 ounces. I found that when operated primarily in the “Normal” cleaning mode, 16 ounces of distilled water provided approximately 30 minutes of steam operation.
Shark recommends using only distilled water, which is clearly intended to prevent the formation of mineral scale deposits which would occlude the steam producing components. Shark does not approve of using any other fluids or chemicals in the water tank, including vinegar. Since vinegar cannot be used, the Shark cannot be readily descaled if mineral deposits resultant from using tap water were to clog the internal components.
The supplied microfiber scrubbing pads are easily attached to the bottom of the unit. They are a large 7-¼” diameter which gives the Shark Steam & Scrub a wide cleaning path. The scrubbing pads have an integral donut shaped plastic ring with teeth that align with slots in the drive spindles. The attachment of the scrubbing pads to the spindles is completed with four Velcro pads. Even with the integral alignment aid, the scrubbing pads do not center absolutely perfectly, which results in minor oscillation of the mop head while in operation.
The Shark Steam & Scrub is equipped with a very long power cord of over 22 feet, which is very convenient in reducing the necessity to unplug and reconnect at other electrical receptacles. There is cord storage on the handle, but there are no provisions for storage of the scrubbing pads. The unit is very lightweight, and subject to tipping over if left upright and unattended with the power cord dangling.
The Steam & Scrub is rated at 1120 watts, which means that it is drawing 9.3 amperes of current. Resultantly, the electrical resistance potential of the long power cord can result in the cord and plug feeling slightly warm; but not dangerously hot.
Preparing the Steam & Scrub for use simply required filling the water tank with about 16 ounces of distilled water utilizing the provided filling flask, attaching two microfiber scrubbing pads to the spindles, plugging the unit in and cycling the single control button on the front of the unit to the desired cleaning mode. Tilting the handle back towards the operator activates the motor which drives the rotating scrubbing pads.
The Model S7001 has three Cleaning Modes, as compared to the two modes of the Model S7000. The Cleaning Modes are “Light”, “Normal” and “Deep”. The Model S7001 is differentiated by the addition of the Deep cleaning mode that the S7000 lacks. Both the amount of steam generated and the rotational speed of the scrubbing pads are controlled by each of the Cleaning Modes, with “Deep” cleaning mode producing the most steam (and consuming water fastest) and using the highest scrubbing speed. The Steam & Scrub carton label claims that the scrubbing pads rotate at 150 Revolutions Per Minute (RPM), presumably at top speed in Deep cleaning mode.
The S7001 is also differentiated by its mop head having two, four LED “headlights” which are very effective.
Shark also makes the product claim that the Steam & Scrub “Steam Sanitizes 99.9% Bacteria Removal”.
It is important to understand the steam sanitization capabilities and procedures in order to evaluate whether or not the Steam & Scrub will meet user needs and expectations.
The following is excerpted directly from the Shark Steam & Scrub User Manual, and explains how sanitization may be accomplished in actual use:
1 Attach clean Dirt Grip® Soft Scrub Pads to the scrubbing mop head.
2 Plug in the unit, tilt the mop handle down, and press the mode button to select the DEEP setting. The pads will then start spinning.
3 Wait 30 seconds for the unit to begin producing steam.
4 Start mopping with a forward and backward motion on an appropriate sealed hard floor surface. After three minutes, your unit will be ready to sanitize.
5 Using a forward and backward motion, move the mop head slowly and evenly over the area to be sanitized while applying continuous downward pressure. Slowly repeat at least 15 times.
* Sanitization studies were conducted under controlled test conditions. Household conditions and results may vary. With mop head in DEEP mode.
If steam sanitization of the floors is what a user hopes to achieve, the Steam & Scrub must be operated in Deep cleaning mode, and the mop must be drawn back and forth over each 14-½” wide area a minimum of 15 times, before moving to the next patch of floor. Users must evaluate whether that procedure is practical or not for their cleaning regime, as it certainly exceeds how most users would probably utilize the mop.
Once I set up the Steam & Scrub I began cleaning using the Normal cleaning mode, which is recommended for glazed ceramic tile floors. In about 30-45 seconds the unit started producing steam. However, there was a distinct, unpleasant odor produced along with the steam, possibly because the unit was new (however it was evidently steam tested at the factory based on the visible condensation on the inside of the transparent front of the water tank).
Operating the Steam & Scrub effectively removed light dirt, but had no perceptible impact on any of the heavier dirt. For those dirtier tiles I advanced the cleaning mode to Deep cleaning, however the improvement was very modest, and still below my apparently unrealistic expectations.
The cleaning efficiency of the Steam & Scrub might be enhanced by spraying floor cleaner / detergent on the floor in front of the Steam & Scrub thereby loosening and dissolving dirt with the floor cleaner which cannot be used in the water tank of the Steam & Scrub. That augmentation might also reduce the offensive odor of the steam mop, and replace it with the scent of the floor cleaner product.
The Steam & Scrub left floors very wet, even when utilized only in Normal cleaning mode. Resultantly, if you don’t quickly follow-up with a towel to dry the floors, they will likely exhibit the mottled appearance of water stains in any reflected light, as ours did.
The Shark Steam & Scrub steam mop does remove some dirt from floors, as is clearly depicted in the attached photograph comparing new and unused, clean scrubbing pads with the pads that were used to steam clean tile floors which are mopped on a regular basis. However, it is the cleaning efficiency and effectiveness of the Steam & Scrub which may, or may not meet user expectations.
Does the Steam & Scrub clean floors faster, easier or better than conventional floor mopping? Is the slow and laborious sanitizing process which is specified in the User Manual actually practical when performing routine housecleaning? Is the amount of residual water deposited and remaining on the flooring problematic?
In our estimation, although the Steam & Scrub has some capabilities, and may be quite satisfactory for some users and applications, we didn’t save any time or effort as compared to conventional mopping. Also, in our estimation the final results were not visibly better than mopping with floor cleaner. Additionally, we found that the Steam & Scrub left the tiles even wetter than a conventional mop.
In all fairness, the foregoing impressions are initial impressions which might change with continued use of the Steam & Scrub. However, as of this juncture, we find it easier and faster to use a conventional mop, which leaves the floors at least as clean, and also leaves the air smelling better. A current user of a non-scrubbing steam mop might like the Steam & Scrub, since the rotating scrubbing pads are undoubtedly superior to steam alone. Regrettably, the Steam & Scrub failed to meet our, perhaps unrealistic, expectations and will probably not result in the conventional mop and bucket being consigned to history.Aug 02, 2021 12:48
This Shark Steam and Scrub Steam Mop offers outstanding cleaning power and a lightweight, easy to handle design. The steering and maneuverability are remarkable, and make cleaning my hard floors as easy as can be. The smooth handling, low-profile design allows me to reach tight spaces around the house with ease. It is perfect for scrubbing big or small areas around the house.
Even though it is compact and lightweight, I was quite impressed with how effective it is at cleaning and sanitizing hard floors. The cleaning method it uses is a combination of steam and rotating heavy-duty cleaning pads. I really like that after it is used, all that remains is a very slight dampness that quickly dries, unlike a traditional mop.
It features 3 cleaning levels: Light, Normal, and Deep. Included is a water filling flask, and I was surprised by how little water it takes to fill the reservoir, and how long it lasted with the water tank filled. I used it on the Normal setting, and was able to clean my Master Bath, Home Office, and Living Room one one and half tanks of water. The water reservoir is very easy to fill because it takes so little water and thankfully there is no dirty water reservoir to drain.
It feels very well built and is exactly what I would expect at this price point. The cleaning pads are suitably heavy duty, and I expect them to last quite awhile. Shark has included 2 extra cleaning pads, for a total of four in the package. The cleaning pads are washable, but what I have been doing is hand washing them with dish detergent.
It features bright LED lights that are useful for illuminating hard to see areas. Another great feature is the 22 foot long power cord that minimizes the amount of times that I have to change outlets.Aug 01, 2021 12:30
This steam mop did a great job removing some tough stains on my kitchen tile. We had cleaned the floor with a regular mop last week, but it still felt and looked dirty. We own another steam mop that we seldom use, because it was hard work to get results – the spinning pads on this mop make steaming cleaning fast and easy.
- Easy to use and set up takes just a few minutes. Snap on the handle and cleaning pads, fill with distilled water, plug in and you are ready. You select a mode that fits your floor type (there is a chart in the instructions) and when you tilt the handle back the brushes start spinning.
- Not heavy or cumbersome – stands up on its own.
- After cleaning, floors feel clean and dry in just a few minutes.
- No chemicals, no fragrance or sticky feeling. Less worry for me because I have pets and kids who play on the floor.
- Includes 2 sets of cleaning pads. Cleaning pads are reusable and can be cleaned in the washing machine.
- Led lights to help in low light areas.
- Cord storage.
Things to Consider
- It needs a more aggressive cleaning pad option that would allow it to scrub grout lines better.
- It is only designed to clean hard floors. There are no attachments or accessories beyond replacement pads.
- Sanitizing requires following specific instructions and takes time. Per the instructions - You have to use the deep clean setting, let the mop get hot (3 minutes) and go very slowly (passing over each area 15 times).
- After using you need a place to store it to let it cool down and dry out.
- Distilled water is recommend and you don’t add anything else (no cleaners or vinegar). The deep clean setting worked great and produced a lot of steam, but required refilling the ~8oz reservoir often (2-3 times to clean a 10x15ft area). If you have a decent sized area to deep clean, I recommend that you have extra distilled water on hand.Aug 05, 2021 22:04
Shark - Steam and Scrub All-in-One Scrubbing and Sanitizing Hard Floor Steam Mop S7001 - Cashmere Gold
this is a very impressive hardwood steam mop.
we live in a house with each floor size coming to about 800 square with cats and little humans that require constant cleaning and sanitizing after them in order to avoid any illness.
this mop was very easy to setup!
- open box
- slap the pads to the bottom, they stick because of the velcro that is stuck to the bottom of the rotating discs.
- use provided water filler and fill the mop with water.
- start the machine using one of the 3 modes provided.
- it takes about 30 seconds for steam to start and it never stops or needs breaks after.
cleaning was fast and neat!
- it is very easy to use and have a similar feeling to using a vacuum cleaner with a slight difference where you would feel a tiny resistance from the rotating disks.
- after use you immediately notice the difference.
- no mop drips, no need for buckets, and no need to squeeze a mop! this makes mopping the floors very easy for any age group!
- my tiny humans took interest in it (lets see how long this lasts!)
- very easy to use
- one fill lasts about 800 square feet.
- the mop stands on its own when not in use which makes storage very easy.
- the pads are machine washable, and you have 4 pads in the box, so if 2 are being washed, you always have 2 ready to be used.
- this worked wonderfully on hardwood floors and tiles.
- a HUGE ADVANTAGE: this seems to clean the sides or the walls where i have hardwood side skirts along the walls. this was a pain before.
NONE.Aug 09, 2021 16:44
We’ve enjoyed using our steam mop thus far and have used it to clean several of our floors in our house. We have hardwood, tile, and even some finished concrete that it has worked wonders on.
With two younger kids, floors at our house can get dirty FAST. Having something to give us that extra peace of mind that they’re being cleaned really well is very nice.
As for the mop in particular, it’s very light, features a floor level light that helps identify tougher areas, and heats up FAST so there’s no waiting around to clean. Also, I like having the option to forego cleaning chemicals.
The only real knock I have against it is that the cup that can be used to fill the machine doesn’t store anywhere on the mop so, for us, it has to be stored somewhere else.
It doesn’t have a lot of bells and whistles but it fits our use case perfectly. Simple, quick cleaning.Aug 04, 2021 21:25
If you have large areas of hard floors wether its tile or pergo i highly recommend this product. It scrubbed pancake batter off the floor easily that my son felt needed to stay there all day to show us how much mess he can make. Easy to use.Sep 18, 2021 19:11
I needed something better than a mop for my tile floors in the kitchen and bathrooms. Got the Shark Steam and Scrub S7001.
Scrubbing and sanitizing steam mop claims 150 rotations per minute and that seems accurate. Easy to assemble out of the box.
Just insert the handle into the steam mop body and then click on the included pads by placing them on the floor with the plastic rings facing up and the pads down. Hold the nozzle over the pads, align the indents and lower the nozzle onto the pads pressing until they click in.
Two sets of two pads included are machine washable but I don't think I need to do more than hand wash and rinse them and hang up to air dry after use.
Small filling flask included to pour water into the tank after flipping down the lid. It is supposed to have a MAX FILL LINE but all I see is the curvy decoration on the flask. Use only water in the tank. Distilled water is recommended. No cleaning solvents, liquid soap, scented oils or vinegar. This is a STEAM MOP!
Only 3 settings. Light, Normal and Deep. Just press the MODE button on the front of the handle until the mode you need lights up.
Tilt the handle down to activate the spinning pads. Mop with a forward and backward motion. Each circular pad is 8 inches so a total width of 16 that fits between the toilet and bathtub in one bathroom and covers a decent amount of floor tiles as you work your way back and forth across the rooms. Depending on the texture of the tile I used Light on smooth tile in one bathroom, Normal in the kitchen and Deep in the other bathroom that has impossible to clean textured tile. Surprisingly cleaner look on the first try so regular use may make it look like new again. Or at least better than it has in years. Press the MODE button after use to return to standby then lift the handle to bring the steam mop into the upright position then you can unplug. Remove the pads after they have cooled and hand wash/rinse or toss in the washing machine then allow to line dry.
After the unit has cooled down, open the door on the water tank and pour out any remaining water into a bathtub or onto your lawn. Allow the unit to air dry before storage.
I'm really impressed at how fast and easy it was to steam clean my floors and the unit weighs less than my Shark vacuums so it moves from room to room easily.Aug 03, 2021 21:54
I love the Shark Steam and Scrub steam mop! This is my third Shark steam mop but first with the rotating heads - what a game changer! No more mop buckets and filthy water.
Cleaning hard floors has never been easier - and effortless. If you’ve ever used a Shark Steam cleaner, this will be just as familiar. Fill the water chamber, which is easier now with it's flip top cap rather than screw on like previous models. Snap on the two scrubbing heads which have a plastic guide ring and velcro to hold them in place. Select your cleaning mode - there are three to choose from, light, normal and deep cleaning - lower the handle and away you go. The rotating heads do all the work. And it has headlights to light up your way! The unit glides across the floor with minimal effort and the swivel head makes it easy to get into all your corners. Some dried on spills did take multiple passes to remove but this was expected. I feel that the efficiency and ease of use will have me cleaning my floors much more frequently than if I had to use a mop and bucket.
A couple things I noticed while using the Steam Mop. The instructions say to lower the handle which starts the rotating head (similar to most Shark vacuums) and wait about 30 seconds for the steam to begin flowing. I found that just selecting the mode while the unit is standing begins the steam, once this happens then lower the handle to begin your task. The instructions also say to press the mode button to stop the unit. Simply standing the handle back up serves the same purpose. Finally, the cord seems extra long giving you a huge range of movement without having to change the plug location.
It did seem to take a minute or so to saturate the pads with enough moisture to actually begin scrubbing my floors but once it started, cleaning was quick. The steam warms the floor so drying time is greatly reduced.
Pad care is also just as easy, peel them off and toss them in the washer then line dry.
The instructions indicate that the scrubbing pads should last about four months with normal use and extras are available. This unit comes with two sets, four pads.
I highly recommend the Shark Steam and Scrub Steam Mop for anyone who has hard floors!Jul 30, 2021 09:59
Remove every trace of pet hair from your home with this Bissell Revolution Pet Pro upright carpet cleaner. The CleanShot Pretreater helps remove even stubborn stains, and the low-profile foot reaches hard-to-clean spots under the couch. The lightweight design of this Bissell Revolution Pet Pro upright carpet cleaner is easy to move from room to room.
The Bissell ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet Pro Upright Deep Cleaner is a strong, lightweight, upright carpet cleaning monster!
Opening the box is a little overwhelming, there are several pieces that are all pulled out one after another. There are 4 main pieces to put together and then an assortment of attachments to go with the cleaner. One screw holds it all in place, so set up was very easy to complete.
There are two samples of cleaner included with the machine. Both smell nice (to me) so the carpets have a nice fragrance after cleaning.
I used the 'express' clean option on two areas in my house where my dog constantly lays. In the bedroom and at the top of the stairs.
The top reservoir holds the 'clean' water and the lower reservoir holds the 'dirty' water. Everything remains pretty clean to use, it's all nicely self contained. I like that you can take out the clean water reservoir and the dirty water reservoir independently... sounds silly, but it just makes sense!
My carpets are only 8 months old (new build house) so there weren't particularly dirty, but I definitely noticed a difference where my dog lays. And you could see the results in the dirty water reservoir.
The machine itself wasn't too noisy at all. I wasn't running it for hours on end, and the only thing I did notice was that the carpets did take a little while to dry afterwards, so I am presuming that it's really getting in there to make things clean!
I would recommend this cleaner to friends and family!May 12, 2017 11:56
The Bissell pro heat 2X pet pro includes everything you need to deep clean your carpets.
Upon opening the box and removing the contents, everything was nicely packed and quality made, not cheap flimsy materials.
The Pro heat 2X was extremely easy to put together(5 minutes). The only tool needed was a Phillips screwdriver for one screw.
It comes with a detachable hose for upholstery or hard to get places like steps or under furniture. The hose can be attached on the front of the unit by the brushes and is easily attached/unattached.
There are two hose nozzles, one is a standard brush for wet spray that comes with all models, for the pet pro, the additional attachment can be used for wet or dry conditions. I like the fact that when you are finished with the pet tool, the front pops off to allow for hair removal as with past shampooers I have had issues cleaning all of the hair out of the non removable pieces. The Main unit also allows for the front to be opened for additional pet hair removal (something that previous or lesser models do not have) (I love this)
The attachments are stored in a net bag not on the unit. This is good as you will no longer having troubles with dragging or knocking off the hose and have to stop to put it back on the unit. Having it stored away makes things more easy. Bissell must have been listening to their users.
The water tank is on the top of the unit making it easy to remove and fill with water. The handy fill cap doesn't even need to be removed for adding soap(with purchased special designed Bissell soaps), you just push the bottle down until the desired amount is dispersed. The return tank is located under the fresh water tank. The tank is easily removed for emptying by pushing down on a lever which also acts as handle.
The unit has 3 settings for cleaning carpet, Deep, medium and express (express promises drying in about an hour)
I ran a test with deep clean and with express.
The express dried in about an hour like they said and cleaning was satisfactory. Deep clean is to be a deeper, better clean than the machines you can rent at local stores. This unit delivered and I was amazed at the cleaning ability of a home shampooer.
The pet pro also has a spot sprayer that can be used by pressing your foot which sprays out a stream of soap from the front of the unit. Let the spot soak for a few minutes before going over with the shampooer.
Cleaning the unit is super easy. Just wash both tanks out with hot water and dry them (I usually let my sit out for a few hours in the tub to finish drying so I wont put it away wet and it would be musty when used again.)
The return tank allows you to empty all contents for thorough cleaning as well, by flipping the unit upside down and unscrewing a cap that lets you remove the valves and float.
The rollers and container are easily removable by lifting up near the hose attachment. This pops off allowing to clean hair out and can be wiped down. The rollers are easily removable too by pressing down on 2 highly visible green buttons. This allows for the brush cover to be removed and gives you access to the belt and brushes that can be cleaned with the included hair removal tool (plastic stick with groves) This works as it described.
In conclusion the unit is easily more maneuverable and lighter than past models but don't let this fool you. It also cleans noticeably better.
I would not hesitate to tell my family and friends that this gets 2 thumbs up/5 stars It is worth every penny.May 05, 2017 12:42
I have a 4 month old puppy and i didn’t realize he was peeing on our carpet and we couldn’t see cuz it was black but once we lifted it . It was so so awfully stained . But thank god for this cleaner it took off all the stains if i could give it it 100 star review i would !Sep 04, 2019 14:25
As you can see from the photos, our carpet was originally white but turned dark grey due to all of the dirt from our dogs feet. We used the express cleaning method as we didn't have time to wait for 8 hours to dry (as stated in the manual for deep clean or the max clean setting). I'm sure if we used that setting our carpet would look even more brand new! We noticed that the cord kept getting stuck or in the way... they need to design a better method for that. But other than that, our carpet looks refreshed! Look forward to using this more.Feb 08, 2020 21:12
This cleaner is a pretty good choice over the rental ones. I had a high traffic stained area and using the deep clean mode I was able to get most stains up with one pass and no pre treating. Picture are included. I think the remaining spots will probably come up with a second pass. There's and express mode also with this model that works pretty good. It's more for upkeep instead of tough stains. I noticed pet hair came up even after vacuuming that area really good before hand. I used the hand held attachment for the stairs and that worked well. My arm got a work out but the stains are gone. The hose was the perfect length so that I could do all the stairs without having to relocate the main body. Bissell cleaner is about $20 at the store which is pretty much the going rate. I thought that it brought a little life into my old carpet. I can't really think of anything negative. I gave it only 4 stars just because I'll have to go over the area again to get up more stains.May 08, 2017 12:45
This is my first carpet cleaner but second Bissell product. I brought a vacuum of theirs last year and it's worked great but I had a stain in my carpet from my dog that I couldn't get rid of. As soon as I got home from the store I put the cleaner together and cleaned the carpet in my dining room and living room. The cleaner worked perfect the solution that I purchased with it that has febreze in it left those areas smelling amazing and the carpet looks great.Apr 06, 2018 18:31
Unless you live in an older home, you'll most likly will have wood or laminated floors but with any personalized home, I have a rug piece where I spend a lot of my time walking over, eating snacks, sitting and just watching TV; because this is rug sees a lot of traffic it has quite the stains a few stains and odors from my pets.... Yes... my pets.
The Bissell ProHeat 2X out of the box was easy to assemble just a few steps and you're done. Instructions were easy to read and understand. Only tool you'll need is a screw driver.
Cleaning was also easy to read and understand. You fill the clean tank with hot tap water from your faucet and 2.5 Oz of your choice of Bissell cleaner (the ProHeat 2X comes with trail samples), then you start cleaning, it really intuitive. Looking at my rug, I knew it was a bit dirty but I didn't realize how dirty it was until I emptied the dirty tank. Pictures included. Overall I would highly recommend this cleaner.May 11, 2017 03:18
My wife is really happy with this unit and if she is happy I’m happy too.
It does what it is supposed to do!Jul 16, 2021 17:35
The Shark Vertex Corded Stick Vacuum is Shark’s ultimate cleaning experience. DuoClean PowerFin features a PowerFin roller and a soft roller combine on all floors for continuous cleaning contact to dig deep into carpets, directly engage floors, and pick up more in every pass. (vs. original DuoClean).
The Shark Vertex, at first sight, you wouldn't be sure how it will perform. With its hard plastic grip and frame, this vacuum exceed my expectations by far. With the suction of a shop vac in a smaller profile, it should generate interest. While this is a corded vacuum and could be a let down, I've found that its performance makes up for it and I don't have to worry about the battery losing charge over time.
Upon using it on my large area rug and comparing it to past vacuums I've owned, I found this performs much better. The first thing I did when I assembled this vacuum was to try it on my 10' x 8' rug. I was taken aback by the powerful suction and the way that the vacuum pushes/drives itself. As soon as you turn on the vacuum, the wheels automatically start rolling. One thing Shark promoted about this vaccum was its' ability to vacuum hair well. I was astounded by the amount of hair it captured, period. I would not have known there was that much hair on my carpet! What won me over, however, is the way that the hair the vacuum picks up is filtered separately from the dust and dirt. This blew my mind because no other vacuum I have owned or used has been able to do that. Every other floor vacuum I've used is terrible at picking up hair, leaving it stuck at the brush rolls.
The vacuum, being able to disassemble and assemble it in two main configurations (floor vac and hand vac), I found it very convenient to use as a light hand-held vac. It is available to detach at two different places for longer or shorter reach. I noticed that the hand-held tip didn't even have to touch the surface for it to pick up the trash - that's just how powerful the suction is. The Shark Vertex also came with 3 different attachments to use for handheld cleaning as well. Cleaning the filter and dirt storage areas is simple and easy too. Simply remove the filter container, rinse the filter, and let it air dry. Shark recommends doing this once a month while patting out the dust from the trash deposit after each use.
My biggest gripe was that the Shark Vertex would not stand on its own without support. If I moved away from it, I would have to try and do a balancing act before it would eventually fall backwards. I found that the way for it to stay upright was to remove the vacuum motor (the part you hold with your hand, very easily removeable with a click of a button) and hook it to the bottom of the vacuum. While this is the best thing to do for storage purposes, I would prefer not to do it ever time I stop the vacuum. This is my only complaint and in my opinion does not deserve the removal of a star from the rating.
In the end I highly recommend this vacuum to anyone that has pets or simply wants to see a better job done after vacuuming your house or even your car. Having the ability to disassemble is convenient for storage and when using as a hand vac. It checks all of my boxes and I know it won't disappoint at its price.Sep 20, 2020 14:39
Purchased the same time as a complete garbage Dyson model. I needed something light and easy my 7, 6 and 4 year old could use (they always want to vacuum) and also one I can use easily between and during a two part ACL revision surgery (woo hoo washed up athletes!) For what I was looking for for our specific needs, this thing is GOLDEN. No it won’t clean up after our Saint Bernard’s shedding blowouts, but that’s not why we purchased it. My 4 year old hasn’t stopped vacuuming since I bought it July 1st. It’s great for steps and quick hard floors and area rugs. Very happy with it. I can’t give 5 stars for value yet because I do think it’s a bit pricey but if it lasts a year with a lot of abuse, I’ll change to 5!Aug 02, 2021 15:05
This Shark Vortex Ultralight Duo Clean Vacuum is a great little vac. There are some great features on this that make it a great option for a small stick vac with only minimal points for improvement.
First off, construction of this vacuum is very nice. The ergonomics are on point and it feels very nice in your hand while using. The layout of the buttons are as such that it is very easy to use with a single hand. The build quality is solid and well thought out and it is light! Assembly was extremely easy and it breaks down for different uses.
This vacuum is very mobile and gets under every piece of furniture I have with ease. The light on the front is nice and bright so you can see where you're cleaning if there is not a lot of light. This comes with attachments to easily clean corners, stairs, furniture, cars, etc. I love the self cleaning brush roll. Not once have I yet had to pull hair out and clean it myself. The suction it great and it picks up dirt fast!
Clean up is very simple as it has an easily detachable dirt cup. I did find that the dirt cup did fill up somewhat fast since it's not very large. I wouldn't say this is a bad feature of this since it's supposed to be small and streamlined. Just don't expect to vacuum an entire house without having to empty the cup multiple times. I will also mention that if you are using this for a whole house, it will get pretty warm if you use it for an extended period of time; not hot, just warm.
Overall, I think that this is a pretty nice, light weight, easily maneuverable, powerful suction corded stick vacuum. I would recommend to anyone looking for a nice versatile low profile vacuum.Sep 13, 2020 21:07
The Shark Ultralight DuoClean PowerFins Corded Stick Vac is a lightweight but powerful vacuum! Out of the box, you get the vacuum itself along with a brush cleaner head, crevice tool head, self-healing brush head and storage tool clip. The tool clip allows you to attach up to two heads directly onto the vacuum.
Because this is a corded model, its noticeably more powerful than most handheld wireless devices with the exception being a brand that rhymes with Tyson. The main reason why this model vacuums so well is because of the dual brush heads. There is the power brush head which has a lining to help clear the head during use and an additional traditional brush head with bristles and blades to help clean up afterwards. These two brush heads work in tandem to provide a very efficient vacuuming experience that leads to more content being picked up. I was very surprised how much hair and dust was picked up on first use! I was even more impressed to see that no hair was stuck on either the power brush head or traditional brush head. With a single pass, most visible debris on hardwood flooring is clearly picked up. If vacuuming larger contents such as cereal crumbs (fruit loop sized), two passes do the trick. This vacuum, though very light, is a real sucker!
Emptying out the bin is also very easy. The mechanism used to take out the bin is pretty simple and straightforward. Because this vacuum picks up quite a lot of content, having a bin that is easily emptied is very much appreciated.
The additional attachments, such as the brush cleaner head and crevice tool are easy to attach as well and very useful for getting into tight spots (e.g., sofa crevices) or up high (e.g., ceiling for spider webs). The self healing brush head is also quite awesome for vacuuming pet hair from sofas!
The only thing i could think about this vacuum improving on is it’s ability to stand independently. With the cord wrapped, there is more weight on the backside of the vacuum which does not allow it to stand on its own and would require users to lean it against a wall (or lay on the ground if not near a wall). Though this is a trait shared with many vacuums in this class, i wouldn’t necessarily think too much about it or have it being a deal breaker feature.
I would highly recommend this for anyone that is looking for a versatile compact and lightweight vacuum!Sep 14, 2020 00:00
The Shark Ultralight Corded Stick Vacuum is the best vacuum I have used to date! With the various accessories and multiple functions, this Shark vacuum will only make your cleaning seamless and trouble-free.
Upon opening the box, I was greeted with many different accessories and parts. The quick start guide on the flap made the assembly straightforward. I was surprised at how light and small the vacuum was once assembling the product. The hand vacuum hangs from the base of the wand and the onboard storage clip can be used to hang the extra accessories which help with storage. This unit came with multiple accessories that will assist you with all your cleaning needs. A dusting brush, a self-cleaning pet power brush, a crevice tool, and an onboard storage clip. You can see these accessories in the attached pictures.
I first tested out the floor nozzle upon assembling the whole vacuum. The beautiful LED user interface on the handle allows you to switch modes seamlessly. The two modes available are bare floor and carpet. This Shark Vacuum has some serious suction power. As I was vacuuming my carpet and floor, I picked up debris and particles I did not even see! Instead of using bristles like on most vacuums, this vacuum uses fins for continuous cleaning and no hair wraps! An excellent engineering choice by the Shark team. The bright headlights on the floor nozzle is a great design choice as well as it helps you see the ground better in dark areas. I found the vacuum extremely easy to maneuver due to the lightweight and flexible floor nozzle. The only problem I had is once you assemble the full vacuum, the vacuum will fall by itself as it is top-heavy due to the attached hand vac. Not too much of a hassle but one of these days I will forget that the vacuum is top-heavy and down it will go. This vacuum also has a stair cleaning mode where you attach the handheld vacuum to the floor nozzle.
I then decided to test out the hand vac. I detached the hand vac from the floor nozzle and tested out the multiple attachments. I found the hand vac to be lightweight and easy to use. Simply attach the suitable attachment and press the on button. The wand attachment made it easier to reach hard to reach areas like a ceiling fan or a high cupboard. The self-cleaning pet brush did a great job at the arduous task of picking up long pieces of hair and debris. I have an old vacuum with a pet brush that was nowhere close to the suction of this hand vac. This brush is truly a great accessory to this vacuum. Finally, I tested out the dust brush. All I can say is that this brush did its job at dusting. It picked up debris and particles like a champ!
I have not bought a new vacuum in forever and this one completely outperforms my old one in all the categories. If your vacuum is need of an upgrade, I would wholeheartedly recommend this vacuum. With the powerful suction, various accessories, and multiple ways to use this vacuum, this is something one should get behind.Sep 14, 2020 17:09
Is amazing the suction of this beauty; I gave 4 * because it is a little heavy...ok I was using the cheapest Bissel vacuum, and after using the vacuum I used Lola Rola Sticky Mop™ w/ extender handle to lift all the hair on the carpet. With this vacuum Shark, good bye roll; also, this vacuum has a lot of accesories and a really good ones.Nov 19, 2020 18:14
Initial review - Very impressed after the first use. I have a Dyson Big Ball vacuum, and this MUCH cheaper Shark picked up far more stuff than the Dyson. The dirt canister is pretty small, but for my apartment, it's plenty adequate. And it's ridiculously easy to empty. We'll see how it does over the long haul, but the first impression is awesome!!!Feb 06, 2021 21:42
This is an awesome vacuum. Its lightweight and has enough power. I have used used on carpet as well as hardwood and it impresses every time. The carpet becomes fluffy after use and it pulls out a bunch of dust. For me, the best part is that the brush roll is self cleaning. No tangles. The accessories are nice and easy to use.
The cord is long. Reaches every corner of my 700sqft 1st floor when plugged centrally. super flexible and slides under tables and sofas.
The brushroll has an array of tiny LEDs that help see the dust. The vacuum has 2 mode switches on the top.
Definitely a solid purchase.May 23, 2021 19:28
Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe FH50150 Carpet Upright Deep Cleaner: Bring your carpets back to life with an exceptionally deep clean. A three-step process washs with a circular cleaning motion, rinses with clean water, and quickly dries your carpet with heated air for a thorough clean that you can see and feel.
We've used it in one room in our apartment so far. We have beige carpeting and cats that love to knock over cups and cans so fair to say our living room has been through it. This cleaner has put carpets looking like they did 3 years ago at move in. Cannot recommend this enough!Nov 27, 2020 19:18
I think my expectations were a bit too high when I got this. I thought it would be a one and done type job but I typically have to repeatedly go over the same spots if I want real results especially when my dog pees on the carpet. Its good for spot cleaner but not power enough to really scrub odors from the carpet. The water container also fills up pretty quickly.
The water container is also starting to smell and stain even though no water is ever left in it.Apr 21, 2020 15:14
works great! So well my apartment that my apartment I moved out of thought I had it professionally cleaned and ended up saving me $350! I just wish it got a little hotter...Jul 07, 2017 02:26
Ok... I bought this less than a year ago and the seal is already started to detach from the dirty water container. I have only used it maybe three times. I will be searching out how to Return this item or get the seal replaced.Nov 08, 2020 17:50
I love how my carpet look like new excellent product very good results.Aug 22, 2021 19:16
I think it works really well! Great buy for the $May 19, 2017 17:57
For around $100 This thing does amazing things. As long as it lasts I Recommend it .Dec 12, 2019 23:45
This review is for the product only, not the store.
I am wondering if hoover can return my money spent. Not able to upload my video showing the problem.
The cleaner worked okay for the first time. When I used it for the second time, there was no cleaning action. The carpet was just made wet. This equipment does not dry the carpet, it is not even close. The smell of cleaner liquid stays on and never goes away for a couple of days so I wonder what the rinse cycle does ? With windows open in a summer afternoon and with the ceiling fan on, it took 3-4 hours for carpet to dry.
So during the second use, I think I figured out why the machine doesn't work anymore - I am not an expert but maybe Hoover can diagnose better. The rotor brushes do not spin when the machine is upright or in use. It barely rotates when I tip the machine on its wheels.
The collection tank does not collect any dirty water after the first use.
The entire cleaning action seems to be dependent on the "powerful" rotation of the brushes which is the critical path. Since the critical path does not function, the machine is junk. Without rotation of brushes, this machine is merely a water spray on carpets and it doesn't dry.Aug 15, 2015 08:33
The Samsung Jet™ 90 Complete Cordless Stick Vacuum features a lightweight and maneuverable design plus a telescopic pipe for comfortable cleaning. The removable battery is easily swapped for a spare and has a cleaning time up to 60 minutes; the Dual Charging Station provides charging for two* batteries at once. Compatible with the Samsung Clean Station™ for automatic emptying of the hygienic dust bin. *Extra battery sold separately.
I love this vacuum! There are no other words to describe what this thing can suck up and the power that it has. I don't even know where to start with this one but I'll try to dive into it as much as I can.
The design is one of the more modern designs I've seen with the recent line of vacuums from any company thus far fitting in with my lifestyle and design stand out too much when sitting out. Jet 90 comes with a stand you can charge the battery with the vac standing or take the battery out to charge on the stand. Overall if you have an extra battery you can charge up both at the same time. This was well-thought-out as it gives you the flexibility to have two batteries at the same time.
Putting together the vacuum is always a chore but I had this one up and running within minutes. Everything clicks and snaps in easy which is highly consumer-friendly. There are a few standard suction tools inside the box but there are two main ones here I want to point out more in this review. The first one is the "Turbo Action" Brush and the other one is the "Soft Action" Brush tool. Turbo Action Brush is the star of the show picking up dirt that I've never seen before in places around my home. Even on the lowest power, this brush eats up dirt unlike any other. This is the brush I've been using so far for the carpeted area and it makes the rug feels new again.
Soft Action brush is more for hardwood floors that don't destroy your floors. very soft bristles sweep the ground gently and seem to work pretty fine. Both do the job of picking up the dirt with no issues but there to me are the most powerful brushes of the group. Another thing I love about the Jet 90 is that it isn't a loud overbearing cordless vacuum, it's nice and silent on medium no disturbing my whole house.
Battery life was about 40 minutes on medium suction; 10 minutes on high. I can clean most of my home (first level) with one charge with no problem though I will admit the cycle of as on medium power. If you wondering if you need full power all the time; The answer is no as it picks up an insane amount of dirt on medium power. Even the low power mode is swiftly strong but the battery life isn't long-lasting. I will say that it does pick up the dirt in no time. There are no lights in front of the vacuum so I wouldn't be using this in the dark.
Samsung Jet 90 is also light and compact enough to move around from room to room, I was able to do my whole living room then quickly move it upstairs and back downstairs. I took the Jet 90 out to the car to vac as well doing a wonderful job getting deep dirt from the car mats. The cordless vacuum seems small in stature but its mighty power. It's one of the best vacuums you can certainly buy today with just a few shortcomings. In the end, though this was one of the best ones I ever used; I'm centrally surprised with Samsung's efforts in this space. I will be on the lookout for more of their products from now on as this is a solid strong vacuum at a great price (compared to Dyson). There isn't much to be said here, I give this vacuum a strong 5 out of 5 stars. Best experience so far.Nov 06, 2020 14:51
--- SETUP ---
The setup for the Samsung Jet 90 vacuum took about 30 minutes. You will need to use a screwdriver for the charging stand (required) and a drill to secure the stand to a wall (strongly recommended). The rest of the vacuum can be put together with the detailed instruction manual.
--- FEATURES ---
The key feature of this vacuum is that it is cordless yet powerful. It also uses a reusable filter and is lightweight enough for more users. It includes a variety of tools to use the vacuum on keyboards, curtains, bed sheets, carpet and hard floors. The vacuum itself has a stick that can be lowered or raised to suit the height of the user. The charging base includes a space for you to charge a second battery (not included).
--- PERFORMANCE ---
The performance of the vacuum varies depending on the attachment that you use. The bedding rubber attachment works great until it gets stuck with the bedding. The one for carpet works just ok, but I didn’t feel like it had a strong enough suction to pick up everything even on the high setting.. The attachment meant for hardwood has a thick sponge-looking roller. I found that using that attachment, I was able to get the best results on both the carpet and the hard floors. There are three choices of how powerful you want the suction to be: low, medium (default), and high. For hard floors, I just use the default. For carpets, I switch to medium. The issue I had with carpets is that it would pick up loose objects like paper or tufts of pet hair but struggles with things that may be clinging to the carpet, like lint from socks or sweaters.
If you’ve never used a cordless vacuum, the first thing you’ll notice is that the vacuum doesn’t go forward on its own. You will have to apply manual pressure and push the vacuum forward as opposed to corded ones that you feel you’re just nudging it in the direction you want. Additionally, this cordless vacuum will not stand on it's own. It has rubber nudges at the top end of the vacuum so that you can lean it against walls without it tipping over.
The receptacle that houses the dirt is decent-sized, and using it for everyday cleaning, I didn’t have to worry about dumping the contents until about a week and a half in.
--- EXPECTATIONS ---
The product meets my expectations for hard floors and for quick jobs on carpets. After using it for about 20 minutes, the battery pack showed it had decreased a third of the way. The fact that I can just leave it charging in the stand and ready for the next use makes it easy to pick up for things that require quick but minimum-level effort of attention. As the week went by, I noticed myself just grabbing it and vacuuming dry cat food spilled by the cats, frequently stepping on areas that are carpeted, and even a couch that cats lot to rest on. Though not as powerful as my corded vacuum, the convenience of it for quick jobs really makes me want to grab it and take care of the job right then and there because I don’t have to deal with a cord.
--- VALUE ---
The price for the Vacuum is justified considering the number of times you’ll catch yourself just grabbing it to do a quick clean because it doesn’t feel like a chore.
--- APPROVAL ---
I highly recommend this product for people who have a small to medium household and want to do daily maintenance to their carpeted or hard floors without it feeling like a burden.Nov 07, 2020 14:36
Samsung Jet VS90 Premium Cordless Vacuum is a complete kit for hard floors and carpeted surfaces.
Flexible storage options include a free-standing charging stand that can also be fitted to the wall with a small hook that connects the stand to the wall. Drilling two small holes is required.
Having experienced at least a dozen cordless vacuums, I always look forward to the next one. Over time, the designs have come ever closer to the target competitor, Dyson. This Samsung is about as close as I have seen. More on this coming up.
For experienced cordless vac users, this is an easily assembled model. Those new to the concept may take a little longer. Fortunately, a comprehensive manual is included. I chose to set up mine on its floor mount, at least for now. If I find a wall location that suits me, I will not hesitate to drill and mount on the wall.
Kudos for its ability to charge a pair of batteries simultaneously, though it comes with only one battery.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
Use it as a “stick vac” for floors or de-couple the pipe and floor care accessories, attach the extension crevice tool or the combination tool with brush for hand-held jobs. A mini-motorized tool should do well on bedding, upholstery and in vehicles as well as on stairs. The easy-empty bin is large enough without being burdensome and adding to the heft. This is among few others with reusable, washable filters, again, mimicking Dyson in the best possible way. This benefit and competitive advantage cannot be overstated and has been my main beef with wannabe Dyson imitators. Their filters quickly clog and require brushing after each use. And the others have a paper-based replaceable filter. Thankfully, this Samsung hits all the right notes with a washable permanent filter that does not require maintenance after each use and should not need to be replaced under normal use.
The dust filter is said to capture 99.999% of dust and dirt.
Its four-click height adjustable pipe will be useful to tall as well as “height challenged” users. Be sure to collapse the pipe when securing the assembled vacuum on its stand.
Brush assemblies on both the Soft Action Brush and motorized Turbo Action Brush are easily removed without tools. None of the brush heads provide illumination.
Should the Mini Motorized Tool’s brush require removal for cleaning, four screws must be extracted.
The Extension Crevice Tool has positive snaps at each level of its extension to hold the desired setting. Others I have tested have had extensions that all too easily collapse. The Combination Tool’s retractable brush has a similar positive snap-to position, so it ought to stay in its set position. The Flexible Tool is a handy piece with five adjustments allowing rotation from straight to what appears to be about 300º, handy for hard-to-reach places when connected to the Combination Tool or Extension Crevice Tool.
Storage for the Combination Tool and Extension Crevice Tool is provided by snap-to-hold spots on the charging stand.
The dustbin is easily removed and emptied. Disassembly is equally easy. There is an ultra-fine dust filter in a collar above the bin that comes off with a partial twist after the dust bin is removed. The bin, cyclone assembly inside the bin, the micro filter and the ultra-fine dust filter are all washable under gentle water pressure I like this!
Be sure that all of these washable parts are completely dry before being reassembled and installed back on the vacuum body. I do not recommend anything but air drying.
HOW DOES IT PERFORM?
Yes, it is powerful. I cannot quantify if it is more powerful than others I have tested. What I can tell you is that I have no complaints. With three power levels of Min, Mid and Max, battery per-charge battery life is stated at up to 60 minutes on Min, 40 minutes at Mid and 10 minutes on the Max setting. My experience bears out these specs.
I always begin cleaning with the Min setting. Loose dirt is easily sucked up and into the bin. On hard surfaces, Min is all that will likely be required. Experience will determine the need for and benefit of the Max setting. In my experience, the Max setting did not extract significantly more dirt from carpets or rugs than on the Mid setting. Your experience may be different.
The Soft Action brush has become my go-to. I have successfully used the Turbo Action brush on carpeting.
Display icons will illuminate to indicate if there is a clog and if the spinning brush becomes stuck.
On a full charge at Min setting I was able to finish cleaning downstairs with power to spare. As a test, I switched to the Turbo Action brush on hard floors. There was no appreciable increase to the dirt recovered.
Noise levels are less than expected from such a powerful vacuum.
Samsung Jet VS90 Premium Cordless Vacuum is an able performer, currently priced at $450. This one is a keeper!
Samsung Jet VS90 Premium Cordless Vacuum is covered by a one-year parts and labor warranty. The Digital Inverter Motor part (part only) is covered for 10 years.Nov 08, 2020 18:26
The Jet VS90 is an aesthetic marvel. It’s without a doubt, the most premium stick jet vac I’ve ever seen and used. It also has solid performance to back up its looks. Despite this, it is not the “end all” of high end jet vacuums. Considering the tier that this vac comes in at, I wish there were a few things that Samsung would have included and/or considered. I have compiled a list of pros and cons that I encountered during my time using this vac so far:
-Unparalleled build quality; all aluminum and premium plastic accents
-Adjustable vacuum stick length! I have never seen this before. Love that I can adjust it to cater to my height
-Don’t need to hold down the button/trigger to operate the vacuum; simply press on/off button and select low, medium, or max suction power
-Very impressive battery life; over 30 minutes on medium mode
-The stand is perfection. Rests on the floor and requires no mounting. Charges battery while vac is on the stand (up to two batteries) and also holds a couple attachments
-Best dust bin in the business, hands down. True no mess system that prevents dust clumps from getting stuck in the bin. Even better with the optional Samsung Clean Station
-Excellent main turbo action brush for carpet and soft brush for hardwood (no ratcheting or loose noises during vacuuming)
-Powerful 200W motor w/ True HEPA Filtration which leads to extremely strong suction performance
- Excellent attachments such as the mini motorized tool for bedding or furniture and the articulation tool which allows accessories to articulate in several angles!
-No LED or light to provide illumination on floor surface
-Spinning sweeper not included for wet use on hard surfaces
-Does not include spare battery even though the charging stand has a charging dock for a 2nd battery (several companies are including a 2nd battery for vacs in their premium line these days)
-When assembling charging stand, awkward placement of screw hole. Battery holder in the way of screwdriver handle. Must use stubby or very short screwdriver (see picture)
-No large wheels on main action brush. As a result, this adds a bit of resistance on carpet during the back and forth motion of carpeting
Overall, there are a lot of things that this vac gets right and a lot of innovative features that I absolutely love that haven't been seen in a stick vac before. If youre someone like me that doesnt like mounting anything on their walls, this vac is perfect. The stand it comes with is perfection. Not only does it sit upgright on it's stand (while charging the main battery) without having to mount it, but it also includes a spare battery charging dock (spare battery not included unfortunately). The stand also holds two accessories. Two other things that make this vac such a pleasure to use is the fact that the height is adjustable and the dust bin. The dust bin is in a league of it's own. I have finally found a dust bin where I don't need to reach in and get my hands dirty to remove dust clumps. I plan on purchasing the samsung clean station for the auto empty dustbin experience. If you want one of the best looking dry/wet vacs on the market with top notch performance and you don't mind spending a little extra for the spinning sweeper accessory, it's a clear winner.Nov 09, 2020 02:31
The Jet 90 is convenient, has powerful suction, excellent battery life, and is well equipped for any vacuuming job at home or in a car. My previous stick vacuum was the budget friendly Hoover Blade+, but the battery life was abysmal and the suction was only strong enough for a superficial surface clean. Every time I used the Blade+, I was shocked at how quickly the battery depleted. The Samsung Jet 90 is sturdy, well built, and the battery actually lasts long enough for me to complete vacuuming chores without having to stop to recharge.
I greatly appreciate that the Jet 90 has separate attachments for hard floors, as well as carpeted flooring. Each level of suction is a noticeable improvement in strength and I am truly confident that the vacuum is able to pull dirt from deep in the carpet for a superior clean. I was also incredibly relieved to find that the hard-floor brush is able to suck up larger crumbs. ...We have a 6 year old, so if a vacuum is not able to suck cheerios off of our hardwood floors, then it’s a huge fail for us. (Our previous stick vacuum sat so close to the floor that it would push debris across the floor instead of actually sucking it up. This is not a problem with the Jet 90).
What I don’t like is the charging station sits on the floor and takes up more space than wall-mounted stick vacuums. The charging station can only hold two out of the 5 included accessories. Since the accessories don’t all attach to the charging station (or the vacuum itself) storage ends up cluttered - which is frustrating. I also feel that the dust bin could be larger. I don’t think I have ever completed a single job without having to empty the bin multiple times. Having a bigger bin wouldn’t add much weight and the extra physical bulk would be worth the added convenience.
I was also surprised to find that the Jet 90 doesn’t actually come with the mop attachment. It turns out that the Jet 90 is compatible with a “Jet Spinning Sweeper Tool” that spins two disposable wet wipes, or two microfiber pads - But, this attachment is incredibly difficult to find and it is very expensive.
The V90 is quite expensive, but I believe the build quality, the suction power, the battery life, and the convenience of included tools all justify the price.
NOTE: To save around $100 there is the option of the Samsung Jet 75 Cordless Stick Vacuum, but it does not have as many accessories as the Jet 90. It does not have the freestanding Dual Charging Station, the ability to charge a second battery, the mini motorized tool, the telescopic pipe, or the ability to use wet and reusable microfiber pads (via the “Jet Spinning Sweeper Tool”).
+ Battery Life truly is long enough to complete cleaning tasks
+ The vacuum has excellent suction and each mode (low, medium, high) is actually a noticeable improvement over the previous setting
+ The vacuum head is raised high enough to allow it to suck up larger pieces of dirt & debris
+ The charging stand is able to charge a spare battery simultaneously
+ The charging stand holds two accessory attachments
+ The noise produced is quieter than similar stick vacuums
+ The HEPA filter does a tremendous job at trapping dirt and filtering the air that is pushed out
+ The filters can all be washed and cleaned
+ The telescopic pipe attachment can be used with all other accessories and makes the vacuum comfortable to use for users who are both short and tall
+ Even the mini upholstery head is motorized
+ The vacuum does a good job at recognizing when an object is clogged / stuck and stops the head from spinning (until the issue is corrected)
+ Unlike many other stick vacuums, the Jet 90 can stand up (you can lean it against a wall when emptying the bin, etc) - this is surprisingly convenient
+ The head of the vacuum has superior maneuverability as it rotates and pivots effortlessly
- The dust bin is quite small and needs to be very frequently emptied
- No accessories can be stored on the actual vacuum.
- The charging stand only has space to store 2 accessories (but the vacuum comes with 5)
- The telescopic pipe must be shortened to its smallest size in order to fit on the charging stand
- The advertised battery life of 60 minutes can only be achieved on the lowest suction setting and without any motorized accessories attached.
- The V90 does NOT come with the “Jet Spinning Sweeper Tool” - which spins two microfiber pads, or disposable wet pads. (This tool is incredibly difficult to find and is quite expensive.)
- There is no light on any of the vacuum attachment heads
- Cannot be hung up on a wall
- The upholstery attachment cannot reach the actual surface being vacuumed due to plastic guards that sit below the roller.
- The upholstery attachment does not open up like the full sized heads - which makes it much harder to cleanNov 16, 2020 22:29
The first thing I noticed when I started using this wireless vacuum was that it is light, the second thing was “man does this thing pick up everything!” It’s not without it’s drawback, but I feel like my cons are more of nitpicks. It performs very well.
We have a little pup and we were looking for something portable and capable. This vacuum checks off both boxes. The Samsung Jet 90 is very, very light. The first time we used it we went from room to room and it was able to easily clean up each room without issues. It was great not having to worry about the cord, or unplugging and replugging it in as we moved from room to room. The icing on the cake is that it picked up everything just as well if not better than our more traditional wired vacuum. The convenience of having the power and cordless form factor makes vacuuming less of a chore.
The battery life is something that should be considered when using these cordless vacuums. We’ve been able to use this a few times already and I can say that it lasts just about long enough to vacuum most of the rooms, so maybe shy of an hour. The recharging stand is easy to remount and charge back up. The stand also has another slot for an extra battery, which I think we will be investing in.
All of the attachments that come with this lightweight vacuum is a nice bonus. It is so easy to change out extensions/attachments to clean up different parts of the house. You have enough attachments to clean the entire house, from the ceiling fan, to the carpet. It comes with so many useful attachments, that my one complaint is that the included stand doesn’t have enough locations to store all of them. You can snap in 2, maybe 3 of the attachments to the stand along with the actual vacuum to charge it, but the rest of the attachments have to be stored some other way.
This is a very nice cordless vacuum. It’s powerful enough to clean up after our pet, portable enough to use from room to room without any issues. It is pretty quiet, didn’t freak out our dog. You also have enough attachments to tackle just about any cleaning job. The only thing I would say to keep in mind, is to maybe get an extra battery if you normally spend an entire Saturday morning cleaning up, versus just a quick clean-up. Also, you’ll need to find a place to store all of the attachments.Nov 08, 2020 16:06
When I said I'm sad about this vacuum, I meant it in a good way, I guess? This is the best vacuum I've have ever owned and I've owned a few but when you're getting excited about a vacuum, know you're old.
Let's get on with the review.
What you're getting:
Main Samsung Vacuum unit
3 interchangeable motorized brush attachments
and a few other accessories
Cordless vacuums have become the hot new thing for vacuums and Samsung's taken it to the next level with the Jet 90. My initial use, I was really impressed. I've owned a few cordless vacs but even from the big names brand the Jet 90 is now my favorite. One thing you'll notice is the vacuum power, which comes from 200 watts of power while being cordless. With other brand name products they''re good but not Samsung good. Another good thing about the Samsung vacuums, they use a sturdy and heavy stand instead of a wall mount. No needs to make holes in your wall. Also having a HEPA system helps eliminate allergens. Vacuum time, I was able to get about 30 mins of use with still more than half the battery left. My apartment is about 700 sq. ft. I'm able to do all rooms and dust on the curtains and base boards with no issues. Noise level was very minimal for so much vacuum force. It wasn't super quiet or anything but wasn't noticeable amount my other vacuums.
No place on stand for motorized attachments
No 2nd battery even though I might not need it. lolNov 08, 2020 14:52
The Samsung Jet 90 Complete Cordless Vacuum! It comes with a charging station stand, mini motorized tool, flex tool, and long reach crevice tool.
This vacuum sucks... a lot of gunk from the ground :) With it on medium power, i get ~35-40 minutes of use. On high power, i get ~10-12 minutes of use. Medium mode doesn’t pick up as much as high mode for obvious reasons but if your main use is on hardwood floors you will love this mode. For vacuuming carpets, medium mode still does a fine job however you may need to do multiple passes to ensure thorough cleaning. For the price, this vacuum performs almost on par with its cousin that rhymes with Tyson!
The different brush heads that come with this vacuum make it a breeze to clean a variety of situations. The mini motorized tool allows for easy cleaning on stairs, sofas, and in the car. The crevice tool enables users to get to tight spots and is extremely useful for sofas and car seats. The flex tool allows for cleaning tough to reach spots such as air vents and top of fridge. The best part of this vacuum is its weight, or lack there of. It comes in at just a bit over 6 pounds (2.72 kg), making it very maneuverable and easy to use for long periods of time without getting fatigued.
The waste bin is easy to remove and also dishwasher safe! Maintaining this vacuum has been fairly easy and routine as the parts are accessible and easy to take apart. The battery is also removable as well, a major plus if down the line you notice that the battery life isn’t what it used to be, you can swap it with a new one (something that is not available for the pricier cousin that rhymes with Tyson)! The charging stand is also great! It provides an option to charge an additional battery at the base and because its a stand, you don’t need to mount and drill holes in the wall to station your vacuum to charge!!!
Overall, i would highly recommend this vacuum to anyone that is ready to cut the cord! Its long battery life, multiple cleaning tools, and charging stand put it in a different league from other vacuums in this price range!Nov 19, 2020 20:00
The Roomba i3+ robot vacuum helps take vacuuming off your mind— cleaning in neat rows, emptying itself, and learning your habits to offer up personalized schedules. After each cleaning, it empties itself into a Dirt Disposal bag that takes up to 60 days to fill, so that you can forget about vacuuming for months. The i3+ uses 10X Power-Lifting Suction* and Dual Multi-Surface Rubber Brushes for an impressive clean. Using the iRobot Home App or just your voice with Google Assistant or Alexa, you control when your robot cleans. With the i3+, you can check vacuuming off your to-do list.Compare Roomba robot vacuums.Compare models
This is the 3rd Roomba that I have owned and by far the best one so far. The i3+ does the basics...cleaning the floor, but it also adds a bunch of features that make life easier for you.
First, setting up and getting to actually cleaning is very quick. From taking it out of the box to getting the Roomba online, it took less than 10 minutes. The directions were straight-forward and easy to follow.
One of my favorite parts is seeing the area of the floor that was cleaned. My past Roombas just went around the floor in random and always missed areas. This one actually maps the floor and cleans in small sections to ensure it covers the whole area. Inside the app you can see where the Roomba cleaned and if there were any areas missed (see image). I found the only missed areas was due to something blocking the floor like chairs or boxes.
The app also lets you schedule when to clean and will start and empty the robot when done. That is a big plus to me since I travel a lot and may not be able to empty the bin for weeks or months at a time.
Overall, this Roomba is quieter than the previous versions that I've owned...that is with one exception. When emptying the robot's bin, it sounds like you have a jet taking off in your house. My wife was on a call the first time this happened and she had to tell them to hold on since she couldn't hear anything. On the positive side, this only takes about 5-10 seconds to empty and worth it if I don't need to empty the bin myself (always feel like half the dust just gets all over the place every time I empty it manually). Eventually I will need to empty the base that collects all the dirt, but at least it is getting stored in a bag and I can just throw that out.
Another thing that comes up is the Roomba doesn't always make it back to the base. I have seen multiple reasons for this: gets stuck on something, closes the door to a room while cleaning, just doesn't make it back to the base before running out of charge, etc. I play the Find Roomba game every time I get home from a long trip. Most days, this isn't a problem, but with the old one it was about 25% of the time. So far, the new one has gotten back every time.
Lastly, and possibly most importantly, the i3+ does a good job of sweeping the floor. The sensor is supposed to identify areas needing additional cleaning and spend extra time to clean it. I haven't had that happen yet, but good to know.
I would definitely recommend the i3+ for anyone that likes someone (something) else to do the cleaning for them. This one is even better than my previous versions since it empties the robot bin itself and shows where it has cleaned (see image).Sep 18, 2020 14:23
My initial run with this vacuum has been pretty good. I previously owned a Shark robot vacuum which was okay but had room for improvement. The biggest upgrade for me here is that this iRobot vac has it’s own trash bin and empties itself.
Much like any other robot vacuum, this iRobot one is pretty standard in design and operation. One big thing I did notice between my two robot vacs is the noise. The Shark was pretty loud. It had three power settings you could toggle between and the most powerful one was obviously the loudest. This iRobot one is pretty quiet which is nice. I have hardwood floors so the noise from these robot vacs is amplified quite a bit. When cleaning my carpeted bedroom floors, much much quieter.
When you first use these robot vacs, they need to meander around your place in order to get the lay of the land, so to speak. This one does something so simple yet so effective; it goes in parallel lines. The first time I used my Shark, it went everywhere, round and round, bashing into furniture, etc. The iRobot will logically run in parallel lines and the sensors onboard know when there is a large object in its way. Basically, it learns much faster and logically compared to the Shark. After each run you can view the map it came up with to confirm accuracy,
The biggest issue for me is the trash bin. It’s great in that the vacuum empties itself but the biggest issue for me is it is LOUD when it empties the dust bin. The trash bin uses bags very similar to the old school vacuum bags so that’s where all the dirt goes and does need to be replaced. When the vacuum empties itself, it sounds like a jet turbine engine. I think it sounds louder than a normal, full sized vacuum cleaner. It’s loud and it revs much like a normal engine. Basically it spins up and spins down when the trash is being emptied. Kind of surprising how something that small can be so loud.
This vacuum has its own companion app as well being Alexa/Google Voice compatible. So far things have been pretty good and this vacuum performs as expected. Aside from the jet engine sound from the trash bin, this seems to be a great home automation device to have.Sep 18, 2020 20:29
The Roomba i3+ is a well designed and thought out robot vacuum with the added accessory called the Clean Base® Automatic Dirt Disposal unit, which enables the robot to automatically empty it catch bin, so you do not have too. Let’s first discuss what comes with this robotic vacuum system and then we’ll tackle any remaining features, provide some usage impressions, and end with pros and cons.
The i3+ comes with of course the Roomba I3+ robot and the Clean Base®. You get the usual assortment of manuals – one for each part of the product. The Clean Base® comes pre-installed with an AllergenLock™ bag and there is a spare in the kit as well. This will give you up to 120 days-worth of vacuum collection, and the bags are rated to trap 99% of pollen and mold. Additionally, the kit includes a spare High-Efficiency Filter. The Clean Base® is also the Robot’s parking spot and charging unit. Here are some additional features of the robot:
• Powerful Pick-Up and Suction – the robot has a 3-stage cleaning system that includes the 10x (vs the iRobot 600 series) Power-Lifting Suction.
• Smart navigation – navigates and maps your home via state-of-the-art floor tracking sensors to vacuum hardwood floors, tile, and carpet.
• Reactive Sensor Technology – helps the robot know where it can and cannot reach – so it does not get stuck and knows where to go. This combined with its Dirt Detect™ sensors means the robot will focus
on the areas that need the most cleaning.
• The robot can be controlled from the iRobot Home app – which allows for scheduled operations and multiple schedules, seasonal recommendations, and other options – so the robot works to your schedule.
It is also Google Assistant and Alexa compatible and you can get the robot moving with your voice.
The setup of the robot is easy and starts with strategically placing the Clean Base® and plugging it in. Next, one downloads the iRobot at home app, creates or logs into their iRobot account, and sync the robot to your WI-FI® network, and then sends the robot on its way. The app will also allow you to update robot and base settings and find your robot should it get lost! The only issue that I have been having it looking at the post job status items - this causes the application to crash on my Android phone but I have not missed this part of the application and I have not yet done proper troubleshooting.
Well, this robot has already found its place in our home. We love the fact that she will startup at 10 am and vacuum the entire lower floor while we work on other things. The robot has yet to get stuck and as needed she returns to the Clean Base® to get a recharge in and then she is off and running again to complete the job. All told it takes her just under 3 hours with 1 hour of recharge time included for vacuuming nearly 1300 square feet. She has already earned her place in my wife’s heart when she stated that she is on the list of items that are now must-haves for our home.
The unit retails for $599.99. Annual recommend maintenance costs for - Bags (6/year), filters (6/year), and brushes (1 set each year) are $140. This means the first-year cost of $710 dollars, with annual maintenance thereafter of $140.00 – which is likely to be far cheaper than hiring this work to a human.
Overall, we are thoroughly impressed with the vacuum and it has indeed found its place in our home. The fact that one does not have to do much with this device except replace the bag when it gets full is a real time saver. The ability to schedule the robot to run on your schedule allows one to automate the basic day-to-day cleaning and then focus in on other responsibilities and cleaning where the human touch is needed. Despite the app issues, this item is a winner and the app issues should be an easy fix.
Pros: Clean Base®, Smart Navigation, scheduling.
Cons: the app issues – which should go away.Sep 29, 2020 19:38
Love this smart vacuum. Was worried with having a dog the vacuum would not fully clean my home but I am really amazed. I have it run once a day and it dose a outstanding job. I love the fact it has a smart tracking feature and shows me where it was and where it had to spend a little more time with a deep deep cleaning feature. It will not fully replace your standard vacuum but will make it feel very obsolete only needing it for places the iRobot i3+ cannot reach. The vacuum is nice and quiet but still able to retain amazing suction the loudest part about this device is when it empties it’s self and sounds like a jet taking off I may be exaggerating a little but it is loud. With a sales tag this Black Friday of $399 without a doubt was worth it. It may not be as smart as the i7 with the room mapping but again at that price worth it. In conclusion this is one of those moments when I actually asked myself why didn’t I get this sooner.Nov 30, 2020 06:05
We have a Dogo Argentino puppy who is shedding like crazy. Now I’ve owned my fair share of big dogs but have never had this much shedding with any of them. I run this roomba 3x a week at night while we’re asleep and then the night before I do the floors just to save me some time. We have travertine floors and a 3500sq ft house. I just did the weekly maintenance on the device and you can CLEARLY tell it’s working. It’s even picking up my hair, my daughters hair and my sons girlfriends hair. It’s also been raining so the dog tracks in so much dirt. Trying to convince my husband to be me the mop device now! Lol
You won’t regret buying this. We do have two area rugs that it goes over and it isn’t the best on the rugs when it comes to the dog hair but is works for the crumbs my 4 year old.
I’ve been trying to convince my best friend to get one. She is like me and has a pet peeve about dirty floors.
Once the vacuum bag is full I plan to cut it open to really see how well it’s been working but I can tell by looking at my floors that it’s a game changer!
You do have to buy vacuum bags and filters. I just had my husband blow the filter off with our air compressor and it looks brand new. If you keep up with the maintenance I think it will last you much longer. The add on’s aren’t expensive tho.Mar 19, 2021 17:45
I cannot say enough positive things about this product! We just tore out all the main floor carpet and had new floors installed. I now see everything on the floor and just put the roomba to work!! I’m having issues with the app right now and am starting and stopping it manually until I get our WiFi signal figured out.Oct 02, 2021 12:45
At first, I was a bit intimidated. I did not know what I would have to do in order for the cleaner to clean the floors or how much time to do things such as setting boundaries, to make sure it didn't fall off stairs or get stuck. Little did I know that this little guy is actually pretty smart. The process to get it setup was super simple however, the instructions laid out the process to just get the base plugged in, connect the unit to the base and get it setup on the network via a mobile device app, and the vacuum just figures its way based on sensors. Some of my friends have had robot vacuums in the past and this steps is what they said made it very tough to get it up and running.
The cleaner and base unit materials seem very solid and do not seem fragile in any way.
I am very impressed with the technology and applications supporting this cleaner, such as setting up a cleaning schedule, even when an issue happens such as a jammed brush, the application alerts you and provides you instructions on how to look/repair the cleaner or reporting on the areas in the house it cleaned. (I have had a few problems with the dust ports getting clogged and not able to empty it in the base unit which requires manual intervention, however the fix is fairly simple.) This set of parameters gave me confidence that, even if there was an issue, that I could do some entry level diagnosis and fixing to get it back on track.
As a dog owner it is a constant battle on keeping the floors clean with hair but this cleaner does a very good job at cleaning the floor. Something that I didn’t realize it would do is that it even it will go under furniture as its slim design is very accommodating.
Overall this product is super solid and comes in very handy when trying to maintain clean floors with pets and kids. I highly recommend it due to its very intuitive fixing guidance and its slim compact build.Sep 23, 2020 08:53
I’m writing this review from the perspective of someone who has owned and used the Roomba 690 for the past few years. The i3+ is a huge improvement in every way and the Clean Base lets me set it loose on large areas without having to worry about emptying the bin. It doesn’t have the mapping features of the higher end models, but after seeing it in action and how it handles multiple rooms it’s not something I’m going to really miss. Unless you need to be able to specify cleaning to specific areas I don’t see any reason not to get this over the i7.
The clean base makes for a nice dock just for how much more substantial it is compared to my 690’s dock. I have had issues in the past with my 690 not quite lining up with its dock and it just ended up pushing it around for a while. Besides being taller it doesn’t take up all that much more space than my old Roomba and I was able to put it in the same spot. The base does use a bag that says it can hold up to 60 days of dirt. I’m guessing your mileage will vary on that one, but at least the box does include one replacement (as well as a replacement filter), so you should be good for a little while out of the box. Setting it up through the app was super easy and I’ve enjoyed seeing the improvements that iRobot has made over the years.
Onto the actual cleaning, I started off using it on my first first floor, which is all hardwood. It’s a single room consisting of a hallway, living room, dining room, and kitchen. It covered that area in 53 minutes the first day and 37 minutes the next day. I did notice an improvement in how much dirt it picked up and the navigation is much more predictable than my 690. It’s also much quieter. It does emit a low hum that seems to be amplified somewhat by my hardwood, but we had no issues hearing the TV while it was on. It didn’t bump into my furniture as aggressively as the 690 either, which was never too much of an issue before, but something I noticed. I also have the Bravaa m6 mop, which can be setup to run after the i3 finishes and that worked as expected. At the end of each job the vacuum returned to its base and was emptied. The base I will say is quite loud when it is sucking dirt out of the vacuum. It sounds like a shop vac. I don’t really have an issue with that, but if you’re not paying attention it might startle you.
At the end of the day, picking up dirt and dust from my hardwood was something my 690 did pretty easily. I moved the i3 upstairs to my 2nd floor, which carpeted. Its layout is 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a hallway. I was very pleasantly surprised to see that the i3 was able to navigate to each room, make trips back to the base to empty its been, recharge once, and remember where it had been the whole time. I watched it stop in the middle of cleaning the master bedroom, drive back to the base in the hallway, empty its bin, and drive right back to where it had been. There was a section of carpet in one of the bedrooms that I thought it wasn’t going to get, but it ended up coming back there towards the end of its job to get it. I know this doesn’t have the mapping functions of the higher end Roombas, but I really wouldn’t know it watching it. I’m not sure what magic they’re using to make this happen, but I’m genuinely impressed. It left the carpet clean enough that I didn't feel the need to go over it with a regular vacuum for a while and it was long overdue for a good cleaning. I will say this isn’t going to beat a good upright vacuum, but I don’t think any robot vacuum can do that. Overall with the bin emptying and recharging (which took about 45 minutes), it covered this area in about two and half hours.
I was ready to criticize the i3+ for not having built-in mapping, especially with competing vacuums offering that at a lower price, but after seeing it run these past few days I just don’t see it as that big of a deal anymore. Roombas are still the more expensive option in robot vacuums, but I think you’re getting your money’s worth with this one.Sep 21, 2020 09:04
BISSELL CleanView Allergen Pet Lift-Off is designed to give pet parents a quick, lightweight and convenient way to keep up with pet hair on multiple surfaces in their home. The innovative Lift-Off Technology boasts a removable canister that lets you easily clean pet hair anywhere. It's also packed with pet cleanup features, like a HEPA Sealed Allergen System, Tangle-Free Brush Roll, One Touch Easy Empty, and pet tools that store right on the vacuum. And this machine doesn't just clean up after pets, it helps save them, too! BISSELL proudly supports BISSELL Pet Foundation and its mission to help save homeless pets. When you buy a BISSELL product, you help save pets, too. We’re proud to design products that help make pet messes, odors and pet homelessness disappear.
Before this I had a 40 year old Kirby. I really think this machine is incredible, especially for the price (we got it on sale for around $160, original price was $200-220). I love the versatility! You can turn the brush off and make adjustments for low, medium or plush carpeting. When I want to vacuum my kitchen tile I just turn the brush off and adjust to the lowest carpet setting. I will use a broom to really get stuff from the corners and baseboards out to the middle of the floor first then come through with this puppy. Speaking of puppies.... I have a black lab that sheds like its summer time year-round and two fuzz ball cats. I don't think the carpet has been this clean since we moved in. I have a flight of 13 stairs that are carpeted as well and the attachment for steps works nicely. It has a tough spinning brush on it that pulls hair from the depths. I need to use my hands to brush hair out from the crevice where the steps meet because it does seem to have a hard time getting in there. Works great on the pet beds too. I am extremely happy with this machine. One of the ONLY down sides is that the detachable arm does not shorten or extend so you have a fixed length there. It would help on the steps if I could shorten it. When I first used this machine I had to empty the canister after every room. That's probably a testament to just how bad my old machine was as well as just how good this one is. The canister is on the smaller side so mind the FULL mark and empty often. Clean the removeable filters with soap and water every now and then too. I hated how the house would fill with this gross smell of burnt dog hair, it happens with a lot of cheap or old machines. NO SMELL! And it is pretty darn quiet. My kid and pets no longer run for the hills when I need to vacuum. It is light and very easy to move around (compared to a 35 pound kirby). BISSEL makes their vacuums with pet parents in mind! Obviously this machine is well used because you can see the dust and dirt on it in my pics lolJan 23, 2021 09:03
This vacuum sucks--and that is meant as a complement! Truly, this vacuum has changed the manner in which I go about my cleaning routine in my home.
First of all, I have found that it really does just seem to clean my carpet more thoroughly than my previous vacuum this is replacing. To test this, I used my previous vacuum over a section of my plush living room carpet and then followed up by using my new Bissell CleanView vacuum. To my delight, I actual had additional dirt and hair in the vacuum canister that I know that my previous vacuum wouldn't have gotten to. On the handle, the vacuum has an adjustment for bare carpet to plush carpet to modify how much suction the vacuum is employing. This seemed to assist in applying the right amount of suction to the different sections of flooring I vacuum, thus cleaning more thoroughly.
I am absolutely in love with how this beast handles hair. It is not pet hair that actually convinced me to want to go with this vacuum, but my girlfriend's hair. She has long, curly hair and sheds like a husky. On my previous vacuum cutting all of the hair off the vacuum brush turned into a monthly chore. With this CleanView vacuum, it just all piles neatly into the canister and dumps easily into the trash when emptying the canister.
I am really enjoying the lift off feature of the vacuum canister. It is really nice to leave behind the heavy, cumbersome vacuum head and walk around my furniture and drapes with only the handle and the vacuum canister. Talk about convenient!
As a word of caution, I will say that while this vacuum is powerful, it is not as nimble or as easy to maneuver as some vacuums. It has difficulty turning sharply and corning in tight spaces. The vacuum is small enough to fit under low objects like beds and between tight spaces, just not easy to control once you are there. I would say if someone has wrist or shoulder issues, they should probably avoid this vacuum altogether as it does require a rather firm hand to maneuver.
Speaking to the allergen reduction abilities of this vacuum, in some research that I did, it does appear that this vacuum employs appropriate micron-size filters to handle the majority of allergens that pile up on carpets and surfaces from pets and plants alike. If you or a loved one in the home suffer from allergies, this would be an excellent choice to investigate.
Overall, I am highly pleased with my new vacuum. While it may not be as nimble or as light as some, it does such an excellent job cleaning and is so convenient with the lift off feature that I feel it will remain a great choice for most!Jan 08, 2021 11:46
This Bissell Upright vacuum hits a lot of the targets you want in a vacuum. This vacuum is very flexible if you have a home that has many different flooring types. I personally have 90 percent hardwood and 10 percent carpet with 2 dogs. Overall, this product performed very well on all surfaces. It is lightweight and has options for maneuverability. Right out of the box it was simple and easy to use. The setup was very simple and fast.
I have used this vacuum extensively over the last few weeks even through a carpet to hardwood floor transition. There were pieces of the flooring throughout the house. I found that the vacuum performed very well. A few things to not is that once I was vacuuming up some flooring debris at the end of the day and noticed that it was picking up quite as good as normal on the current hardwood flooring. I discovered that the brush was not on, once I turned the brush on it picked up the debris not problem. I found it interesting that the brush had to be on in order to get all of the debris on hardwood flooring. The light design made this vacuum easy to use. I love the rubber feel of the housing around the brush head and the wheels. When you bump into a wall or something it doesn’t leave a mark or sound like you cracked your vacuum. I have one rug that has longer carpet pieces on it and the Plush Carpet feature really helped it to move better on the rug.
The lights are one of my favorite features of this vacuum. You do not know how much hair and dirt are on your floor until you see it with the lights on this vacuum. I was surprised the first time I used this machine.
Emptying the canister could have been though out a little more in my opinion as you have the top button to remove it from the machine and then to dump you have to push the button on the bottom of the canister getting dust and debris on you sometimes. I think the button to dump should be the one that releases it from the vacuum itself.
The noise level is average as far as vacuums go. I didn’t really notice that it was louder or quitter than previous vacuums that I have owned.
One last thing to mention is the power cord. The cord is long which is good, but it is made of stiff like material and is not very malleable. That is just a personal preference.
-Fast easy installation
-Had all the necessary parts to install
-Low or Plush Carpet settings
-Can remove the canister and hose from the base
-Button to empty canister is on the bottom
-Cord is stiff
-Without brush on it doesn’t get everything
Overall, this product worked well and as intended, and I would recommend this to a friend if they are in the market for device like this.Jan 19, 2021 11:17
This Bissell Pet Vacuum is a terrific product. Finally, I own a vacuum that actually can suck up dirt and pet hair. Right out of the box this vacuum is easy to put together. A simple set of instructions has you attach the hose, snap the unit together, and mount a few on board tools. The vacuum can be used on hardwood or carpeted floor and the transition is done by simply flipping a switch that you can reach while vacuuming making the transition both fast and smooth. The suction is first class. The beater bar works amazingly well and has a no tangle feature so that you won't be cutting threads off the beater brush. You can hear the vacuum picking up the dirt on the carpet. The upright vacuum pivots easily as it rolls extremely well on both carpets and hardwood flooring. We love that it doesn't have a bag and all the hassle that comes with that. The dirt and pet hair simply goes into a canister and with a press of your finger it detaches and can be emptied into your trash. The vacuum comes with a brush, crevice tool, and a powered stair turbo brush. That little brush is quite impressive in it's own right. Added features include an LED on board light and the detachable hose which allows you to reach high/low and hard to reach dirt areas with your attachments. The noise level is about standard for a stand up vacuum and I find the build quality to be very good. Bissell has a history of good products and they made a good vacuum here. I am also happy to own products of businesses that support causes near and dear to me and Bissell does that with pet cause contributions.Jan 09, 2021 19:10
Well, since Bissell loves pets, I love Bissell. Has been this way for a long time. They make affordable vacuums that survive the long haul. Since my pets seriously shed like there is no tomorrow, and since they are both long haired, it would be the same as saying the vacuum is aged by 10x as much as if I didn't have that hair to clean up. The long haired German Shepherd is a more coarse and fluffy type fur while the long haired Chihuahua fur is more fine and flat, both are a challenge to keep up after.
That said, my first tank is shown below. And this was done AFTER I just did a huge vacuum the evening before. So, you can see that even after the big vac job was done there was plenty left over because the dogs were not upstairs that long to leave that much hair anew.
The vacuum has some great features, from the stair tool attachment that is vacuum powered vs. electricity powered, to the dust/crevice attachment, to the lift to remove from the power head, to the multiple filters, and even the ability to remove the wand and do vacuuming without the power head or tank. It's a great value, a great product, a strong motor, easy to clean and dump the tank after each use, and from a name I will always trust, Bissell.
You won't smell the dog hair smell, and I'm supposing this is because of the allergen filtering system. This is worth alot to me being someone who has issues with dust and dander. It says it is HEPA filtration and I believe it as I have not smelled or seen dust flying around.
When going from carpet to bare floors, just turn off the power bar with the switch without changing anything! This is helpful, along with the roller that promises not to get hair all wrapped up around it.
So far it's been awesome!Jan 05, 2021 19:44
It’s a Vacuum it makes my wife happy and she smiles while using it so I guess that makes it worth it for sure
Thing destroys all the dog hair from Olive she sheds twice a year and this thing picks it up like crazy
Wife says best unit she has ever had in her lifeMar 26, 2021 22:27
BISSELL - CleanView® Allergen Lift-Off® Pet Vacuum
Bissell’s Upright vacuum manages to cover all of our cleaning chores with a very flexible design, that combines power with convenience, at a nice price. We’ve got a mix of floors, 80% split pretty evenly between carpet and hardwood, with 20% tile in the bathrooms. The Bissell can easily manage the brushed hair that ends up clinging to the carpets or throw rugs, the shed fur from our visiting cat, and the crumbs that escape the table tops. There’s no learning curve to master its simple feature set, so everyone can participate on cleaning day.
In actual use, we found it easy to maneuver the Bissell anywhere from the typical back-and-forth vacuum sweep to squeezing it under furniture. The head has a low profile and bright LEDs so you can see what you’re doing. There is some weight in the body of the vac, so controlling it at the lowest angles takes more effort, but it’s not excessive.
SETUP . . . Or assembly in the case of this Bissell. Not much more than align, push, click. I never looked at the instructions and it was together in a few minutes. Disconnecting the hose so the smaller Pet Turbo Eraser, or dusting brush/crevice tool can be attached is quick and easy. It’s all easier to do than to describe. Bottom line, the Bissell is pretty flexible and can accommodate floor cleaning, stairs, drapery or high shelves with very little fuss.
SOUND LEVEL: Adding to typical home noise (44dB), the Bissell averaged around 75dB peaking to 77dB. This is the level of a loud conversation or street traffic. This was measured using an uncalibrated iPhone App. The pitch (frequency) of the noise could get a bit annoying.
SURFACE TYPES: The Bissell ClearView isn’t very picky about floor type. Hardwood is very easy and dust or grit disappears quickly. I’m never sure what’s happening in my carpets, but the debris in the clear canister offers ongoing proof that some serious cleaning is happening. In fact, the Bissell excels on any type of carpet or rug, or fabric covered furniture. The swivel-head, floor brush roller covers a 13” path. The unique roller is designed to discourage hair getting tightly tangled and wrapped around it. In this time of COVID, we’re doing far more hair trimming that ever before. The vacuumed hair with our new Bissell always ended up either in the canister or on the brush, and never tightly wrapped around the roller ends which happened too frequently with our older vac. We thought the end result of vacuuming, when either cat or my wife’s lengthy hair was the target, was a success.
The 7 Amps of suction is always available and the bagless system doesn’t slow anything down. We never felt the need for more power.
EMPTY CANISTER and FILTER CHANGE: The good news? NO BAGS. The bad news? You will want to monitor and CHANGE OUT FILTERS.
Emptying the canister was a two step process: release from the vacuum with one button press; bring to trash bag and push the bottom release button, letting gravity do the rest. No bags to replace, ever.
You can remove and wash the pre-filters. You should replace the post-motor filter every 6 months, but it looks like you can simply tap-to-clean or lightly brush off as needed between replacements. Don’t wash it.
SUMMARY: Our Bissell is simple to use, and very effective at cleaning. It can manage several different cleaning tasks. Pet hair is its specialty. The unique tangle-free roller and the thoughtful clean-out design makes the post-vacuuming process less cumbersome. The powerful motor, well engineered filter system, attractive design, and suite of extra features usually come with a heftier price tag. This is an easy vac to recommend.Jan 05, 2021 18:40
As vacuums go, there aren't really any surprises here - this is a corded upright vacuum marketed to pet owners. It provides a lower cost alternative to Bissell's pricier models. Their only new-ish selling point here is the claim that the brushes on the beater bar don't get tangled in pet hair.
Setup and assembly were extremely intuitive - from closed box to use took less than five minutes.
Suction is adequate but not terribly strong - this certainly contributed to a real problem with edge cleaning (especially when moving along walls). The beater bar was powerful enough to help clean well in the direct path of the vacuum, but I found that the brushes on the beater bar did actually crate tangles of pet hair (see picture below).
Also, the debris separator above the collection canister has an internal ridge that is a magnet for pet hair - easy enough to clean by removing two screws but that seems like a design flaw.
Comes with two standard attachments - a combined crevice/brush tool and a smaller head with a motorized beater brush. The canister lifts off the base so you can carry it with you while you use the attachments.
Probably best for smaller house or apartment. There are always compromises with lower priced vacuums.Jan 08, 2021 13:02
The Shark® EZ Robot is your easy path to a smart clean. It combines the convenience of a self-empty base with powerful Shark® suction for a complete home clean. After each cleaning session, your robot automatically empties itself into the bagless self-empty base, which holds multiple sessions’ worth of dirt and debris so you can forget about vacuuming for weeks. Now that’s easy.
As most would certainly attest to, any daily chore requires the right tool when trying to accomplish any task as efficiently as possible. Robot self cleaning vacuum cleaners, in recent times, have seemingly gained in popularity; though as someone who has never used one, I still remained skeptical in their ability to effectively clean. In addition, it is also common to see these cleaners marketed as a complete solution to where you could substitute one in place of your standard vacuum cleaner. As a previous owner of Shark vacuum cleaner, I was curious to test their latest robot self cleaning vacuum cleaner with regards to cleaning performance in a pet environment to see if it could become a viable cleaning option.
Starting with installation, everything was straightforward and pretty standard. To keep with an out of box experience, we followed the quick start guide as most people will start there. Inside the box, you will note the main unit, the self cleaning base, and a hard mat for the dock should you decide to store it on carpet. The robot itself is fairly light at 12 pounds. You will also find two swivel feet that will need to be installed first. For charging, the main unit will require six hours to fully charge, however, ours came pre-charged with about 40% battery. As for setting up the base, you should not have an issue. You will note two blue lights once you have the robot placed correctly: one on the base and one on the unit. Once in place, your cleaner will chime and then engage the self cleaning. Do not be alarmed as this is normal. On the front of the unit, you will find two buttons: Clean and Dock. Additionally, you will note the battery and Wi-Fi indicators on the front of the unit. As for application setup, it all went fairly smooth. We did not have any issue connecting to Wi-Fi. The application prompted for approval to join the network and we were good to go.
As for our testing, it is imperative to note that your results will differ here, though hopefully this can give you an idea on what to expect. Our tests were done in a 2400 square foot home with a large golden retriever that is constantly shedding hair. Therefore, this was the perfect environment to test the cleaning performance. Also certain variables such as house layout and furniture placement will certainly impact your initial results. Furthermore, we ran two tests: one in a mixed environment with hard floors, furniture, and different types of rugs. The second was in the bedroom on carpet. In each setting, the robot was started from its base within that same vicinity. We ran it on continuous mode for roughly 20 minutes each.
On the first test, the robot began in the living room and went immediately straight. It appeared after a pass or two that it was going to clean up and down in a grid pattern, though eventually this was not the case. When it came into contact with the chair legs, it kept having to readjust, but nonetheless it eventually made it around all four. Regardless, I was pleasantly surprised with how well it stopped and swiveled itself whenever it did hit something. The same thing was noted as it went in and out between the rest of the furniture. In the laundry room, it was able to quickly get itself out of a small area between the door and the wall. In areas of high traffic, dog hair was effortlessly vacuumed. As time went on, you could see that the robot was learning the house layout fairly quickly. It did exceptionally well with wall detection and base boards throughout the bottom floor. Once it reached the bathroom, it was able to power itself over a thick woven rug that certainly delighted us. After making a few passes in there, it took a diagonal path out of the bathroom, which was certainly an improvement upon its up and down movements previously. Upon further inspection, this certainly proved to be true. Within the application, there was map of the portion of your house that it had already cleaned. Another feature we noted while cleaning, was that within the application, you can also set the cleaning mode. Default is set to normal. On Economy mode, there was an audible reduction in sound. On maximum, its suction increase. However, it wasn't any louder than a normal vacuum cleaner. There was also no lag in communication between the application and the cleaner, which was a plus. Once we had discovered this option, we left it on maximum. After leaving the robot in continuous mode for 20 minutes, we then called it back to base. Interestingly, the robot then proceeded to retrace its steps back the way came. As it reached the base, it reversed back into the dock and adjusted its alignment accordingly. It was quite exciting to see. Once it detected a charge, the loud cleaning process began. Another feature that we quickly tested afterwards was scheduled cleaning. We had set the cleaning to begin at 8 PM, which began on the dot. I was certainly impressed. We then emptied the cleaning bin, which was quite full of dog hair.
On the second test, we moved the docking station to the bedroom. We sat the docking station on the hard surface mat that came with the cleaner. Once resumed, the robot began cleaning in a straight up and down pattern as before. It did seem to adjust fairly quickly, even though in some small areas, it unintentionally went over areas it had finished previously. Once it reached bathroom, the transition from hard floor to carpet did not seem to faze it. Wads of pet hair were instantly sucked up as it continued on its journey. You could also see streaks in the carpet once it finished a pass that resembled traditional vacuum cleaners. In confined areas, the robot naturally took a bit longer to adjust its way out of it, but nonetheless, it was able to find its way out. As the cleaning progressed, once again the learning seemed to improve over time. Interestingly enough, once we called the robot back to base this time, the robot went directly to it as opposed to retracing its previous path. This was quite something. As before, the amount of hair that was picked up was quite a bit for such a small device. Overall, I was quite pleased with how it performed.
With both tests completed, there were a few observations that I think are worth noting. First and foremost, houses of multiple or large pets will have to empty their cleaner much more frequently than the stated 15 days mentioned in the app. Second, the robot could not locate the base if you start it from the dock then move the base to a different room while it is cleaning. Always leave it where it started. Third, after roughly 20 minutes of cleaning, the battery had used about 10%. The charging rate of the battery was also pretty decent. We had left the vacuum cleaner on the dock at 7:30pm with 20% battery. At 10:10pm, the battery was at 60%. In addition, when the robot hits low battery, it will tell you he is low. Lastly, you should move all loose cords out of the way. Our robot got stuck and started to drag some cords, though he did not suck anything up or knock anything over. I would also be mindful of anything fragile on shelves or anything loose that is not sturdy enough to withstand small hits from the robot. The robot never had the force to hit anything tremendously hard, but I rather you take these precautions to avoid an accident. Overall, I was quite happy with the results, though I can certainly say that there are limitations as it can only clean so much. This is certainly a very good supplement to your standard vacuum cleaner as opposed to replacing it. You will still need clean with a regular vacuum cleaner, but nonetheless, I think the robot still does what it was designed to accomplish.
In conclusion, the Shark Robot RV912S performed as it was designed to do. The initial installation and setup was simple and straightforward. Connectively, the application integration and communication was responsive. As the robot cleaning sessions prolonged, the efficiency vastly improved. The robot was able to take more direct paths where it still needed to clean and was aware of areas that it had already finished. In addition, it handled pet hair very well; filling the cleaning bin each time both our tests. As aforementioned, I feel the robot cleaner best acts as a supplement to your standard cleaner. It would not be able to clean everything, nor was it designed to do so. However, this does not diminish what it was able to accomplish. We could tell where it had vacuumed by just looking at the floor. Additionally, the robot was able to eventually navigate the house with ease. Given all of its caveats and features, and provided that you are content with these limitations, the Shark EZ robot should impress. Thus, with that said, the Shark EZ Robot Vacuum cleaner comes recommended.Jun 20, 2021 04:13
Never knew I needed a robot vacuums till I got this Shark robot vacuum. It is fantastic. The set up was super easy. Easy to read instructions plus added voice command from the vacuum itself made it a breeze. I took everything out of the box and within 10 minutes, it was working and mapping the house out. Although my house is kinda small, the living area is hard floor while the bedrooms are carpeted. The vacuum had no issues navigating between the two. It has picked up most items on the floor including some dog hairs. We have 2 dogs, but they don't shed much. The fill station on the dock is there to empty the vacuum when it docks. It is large enough where we don't have to empty it all the time. Maybe once every 2 weeks. The only real complaint, and it's a big one, this thing is loud. It was a lot louder than some of the ones I've seen at friends house. I don't know if it's supposed to be this loud, but it is very annoying. And when it docks and fills the tank with the dirt collected, it sounds like the vacuum at the car wash. LOUD. The only reason I give it 3 stars and not 5. I love how little I have to deal with it, but the noise might be a deal breaker for me.Jun 24, 2021 16:03
I will start off by saying I did get this product on sale, so the expectations I had for it being nearly half off blew me out of the water. I saw some negative reviews about how loud this vacuum is, but I want to clear the air on that issue by stating- it really isn’t that loud. You can have this cleaning the same room as you’re in and have a conversation with someone without raising your voice. The only loud part about the Shark RV912S is when it goes to the dock; that suction of it cleaning out the robots waste into the larger bin is extremely loud but only lasts perhaps 30 seconds max. This robot also comes with an extremely simple to use and feature packed application available for your smartphone. The app allows you to do things such as: schedule cleaning to begin at a certain time on certain days, adjust the suction power, start the robot remotely (even if you’re not on the same network), stop the robot remotely, and change the frequency of how often it docks while cleaning. As far as the actual cleaning is regarded, it certainly isn’t bad, but it may take several pass overs to get things on thicker carpet, and due to the design it isn’t too great in the corners. The pathing in general though is incredible, it’s ability to clean in straight rows is exactly as advertised and does indeed pick up where it left off, if it docks mid cleaning to empty the waste. It also has cleaned by our upper floor stairs plenty of times now and the first few times I definitely sat there and supervised it, but I’m now confident it will not fall. Finally, my one big con, and the reason this loses a star from me is the error codes. The app does make this slightly better, but generally the errors are very vague and leave you having to really search the bottom of the robot to see where things are getting stuck or where a blockage may be. All in all though, I’m so extremely happy I purchased one!Jul 11, 2021 08:25
I like this robot vacuum so much! The BEST thing About this vacuum is that when it cleans it goes in lines like you would with a normal manual vacuum! My roomba would randomly shoot off in every direction and I was never confident that it cleaned the whole room. This shark also empties itself in its own deceptively so you don’t have to empty it after every use. I have been so impressed at the dirt it picks up! This is the absolute best robot vacuum.Jul 16, 2021 07:55
The Shark RV912S is a nice little robot vacuum. It is pretty much a run of the mill robot vacuum, with one great additional feature; the self-empty charging base. I didn't think I would really care much about this feature at first. I already have another robot vacuum from a different manufacturer that I'm used to emptying fairly frequently. But this self-emptying thing is something I can get used to. They suggest you can go up to two weeks before needing to empty the bin. Of course, this all depends on how often you run the machine and how dirty your space gets. We decided to keep our EZ Robot on a floor that doesn’t get a lot of everyday use, so I only run the machine every 2 or 3 days. By the time I decided to empty out the bin, I’d figured there wouldn’t be very much to throw away. I was surprised at how much this little robot was able to collect for how infrequently the space was used over the span of a week and a half. The only bit I don’t really like about the self-emptying feature is that it is pretty darn loud. If you have children that take naps, I would suggest you schedule cleaning during times they’re awake.
Speaking of scheduling. The Shark app gives you the ability to set your robot up with a cleaning schedule. You can set