Stick vacuum cleaners are an appealing prospect to many apartment owners because while they generally do not have the same power and capacity as an upright cleaner, they do have a sense of versatility and ease of use that make them convenient and desirable for small jobs. As this introductory guide to Shark Stick Vacuums aims to show, even though there are many similarities in the features and functions of these slim models, they actually have some important differences that ensure that Shark has created quite a versatile range to appeal to different users.
Best Shark Stick Vacuum Cleaners
Shark Rocket Vacuum HV301
The first model to consider here is the HV301 Rocket, a corded example that has the key selling point of multi-surface cleaning and great versatility as it promises to deep clean carpets while never losing suction. In order to provide this, the vacuum has a two speed brush roll that lets it clean carpets on the highest speed and switch to something more gentle for hard-floor surfaces. Buyers feel that the power provided to do this is more than adequate for a stick vacuum and many mention the satisfactory results they have achieved.
Multifunctionality really is the primary benefit here because buyers can use this device on a range of surfaces from top to bottom, thanks to the attachments for upholstery, crevices and the quick release wand for the ceiling, and it also has the swivel action and simple maneuverability that have become a staple part of these Shark stick vacuums – even with the presence of the cord. The only problems with this model are that its small, convenient size leads to a frequent need to clean it out and that it is top heavy, meaning it cannot stand up on its own.
Shark Rocket TruePet Stick Vacuum HV322
The creation of the HV322 Rocket is a great example of the versatility in the Shark range that was mentioned above because this one makes pet hair its main priority. It still retains many of the basic features and design elements of this minimalist, lightweight range, this TruePet weighing in at just under 8lbs, and it continues to be effective for bare floor cleaning; however, the inclusion of the motorized handheld brush for carpets means that this multi-surface cleaning gets an extra boost to allow it to be even more beneficial for pet hair.
This function should make this Shark stick vacuum a much more appealing model to pet owners but it must be noted that there are some flaws in the suction that mean that removal of pet hair is not quite as straightforward as it should be. Buyers love the fact that the dust cup is significantly bigger on this model but it would be even better if the hair went there straight away without getting caught on the brush. This issue aside, the vacuum does have some neat bonus features to increase its appeal further, such as the long cord and LED lighting, and it is still a helpful tool for pet owners in apartments.
Shark Navigator Cordlesss Stick SV1106
This final model in this introduction to Shark stick vacuums differs again because it has ditched the 30ft cord that was appreciated on the TruePet in favor of a cordless, battery operated design. Again there are many aspects that have been retained here, such as the simple, extra-slim look, the use of swivel steering and the ability to switch from carpet to hardfloor, but this time the unique selling point is the “cordless convenience” and the precision charger. This charger is said to charge the vacuum in less than 4 hours and buyers appreciate the simple, compact design and the ease of connecting it to the vacuum. The only issue with the cordless route is that uses get twenty minutes of power before users have to plug it in again.
Despite this, the feedback for this Navigator model is incredibly positive. It may be heavier than the True Pet at 11lbs but not so much that it makes it difficult to manoeuvre, as the shape means that it gets around and underneath furniture just as easily as the other two models, and it has a gentle, effective suction for a great, quick clean.