Review: Shark Rocket Ultra-Light Upright Vacuum

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A month or so ago, I got an email asking me if I wanted to check out the Shark Rocket Ultra-Light Vacuum.

I was like, “Let me tell you about the dog hair in my house.” (Dog hair is #2 on the Top Ten Things I Hate About Having a Dog list that I’m going to publish as soon as I make an underground shelter to hide from the angry mobs wielding pitchforks that are bound to follow.)

An eight-pound vacuum with the power of a full-size Dyson? That I needed to see.

I’ve used it a number of times now, and I must say – I am impressed. It is just as light as advertised, and the “swivel steering” makes it easy to get around and under furniture or whatever is in the way. It has two levels of suction – one for a deep clean on carpet, and one designed for bare floors or area rugs.

It also picks up pieces of broken balloon like it’s nobody’s business.

But get this – I went to Shark’s Facebook page tonight to find a picture to use in this post, and I came across this shot.


{Insert screeching record sound} Hold the phone. It does what?

I had somehow missed the fact that the middle section of the vacuum could be taken out. I had to try it myself – and sure enough, it snapped apart and right back together, and made vacuuming the stairs (something I hate only slightly less than dog hair) quick and easy.

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Wanna know what else it does?

It becomes a hand-held vacuum.


AND it has a Dust-Away attachment that sucks up the dirt and debris you can see and a microfiber pad to get the tiny dust particles off your hard floor.

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All that comes in the standard package, and there’s also a Deluxe Tool Pack with all sorts of crazy attachments – including one that sucks dirt from under your appliances.

Like I said, I am really impressed with the Shark Rocket, and I love the versatility. None of us needs 42 different vacuums around the house – we want one that can do everything, and do everything well. The Shark Rocket fits the bill, and it’s priced right at $179. The only slight asterisk in my “two thumbs up!” is that the canister is rather small – vacuuming my stairs filled it up. But (there was a ton of dog hair), it’s easy to empty.

To learn more about the Shark Rocket, check it out on their website, Facebook page, and Twitter feed.

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  1. I just bought this vacuum a week ago! I love it too. 🙂

  2. Thanks for the review. We need to make a vacuum purchase so maybe this one??? Would be better for my bad back for sure!

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