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Shall I buy a cordless Shark vacuum?

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2childrenandout · 09/06/2019 18:07

My Dyson vacuum is on its last legs so looking to replace it soon. We've just moved to a house with light tiled flooring and wooden floors downstairs and carpet upstairs. Light tiled flooring is a nightmare as it shows everything and I could do with hoovering everyday. Have a 3 year old and a 1 year old so needs to be quick and simple. My question the cordless as effective? What's the battery like? Or should I get a normal shark vacuum?

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Mummyilovejokes1 · 09/06/2019 18:26

Following with interest as we are looking to upgrade our hoover and also have a mixture of hard and soft flooring! I'm definitely leaning towards the new shark

Toooldtobearsed2 · 09/06/2019 18:32

I have 2, one upstairs, one down. They have the battery pack, so one is always charged/charging whilst the other is in use.
Personally, I think they are the dogs bollocks, brilliant best vac I have had (and i have gone through a lot).
You do need to clean the filter regularly to keep it running efficiently and the dust box is quite shite, but apart from that, brilliant!

Toooldtobearsed2 · 09/06/2019 18:34

Oh, go from hard floor to carpet with ease and the attachments are God.
The vac be da in the middle if you press a button so you can hoover under sofas, cupboards etc.
Is very multifunctional

Toooldtobearsed2 · 09/06/2019 18:35

The attachments are good, not God😁

Toooldtobearsed2 · 09/06/2019 18:37

Bugger, sorry - personally I think the corded vac is better on carpets - I have this one upstairs. Cordless heat on hard floors.
It is also much lighter and easier to use for a quick run round.

Toooldtobearsed2 · 09/06/2019 18:38

I do not work for Shark,😂😂

Paddingtonthebear · 09/06/2019 18:40

I had a Shark Rocket. It was amazing to start with but then began losing power and finally died in under two years. I was very disappointed. We had a small house it’s mainly hard floors and a couple of carpets so it wasn’t like it was heavy duty use. We have a Miele C3 now and it’s WAY better than the Shark and the Dyson we’ve had before.

Wellthatwastricky · 09/06/2019 19:51

Yes! We have a shark cordless and a similar home set up to you (including the similar aged children). Due to said children shedding crumbs like they're acting out Hansel and Gretel I have to vacuum certain spaces a couple of times a day and love the ease of the cordless. I'd definitely get the dual battery pack. I don't mind the dust compartment being small as it's only weekly the whole house gets done, otherwise I'm just using it for a couple of rooms at a time and it doesn't get full. Agree, must clean filter regularly.

Quite pricey to get the dual battery
Handle is heavy, takes a while to get used to
Need to clean the rollers quite often (pet hair mainly)
Changing the tools can be awkward

Powerful and really effective
Easy to switch between hard floor - carpet
Easy to manoeuvre
Little light makes it easy to see crumbs
Option to use low and high power

My parents have a Dyson and it's rubbish compared to the Shark.

2childrenandout · 09/06/2019 20:54

Thank you so much for your responses. I think you've helped me to decide to go for it. I need something that doesn't feel like a massive job when I need to hoover some areas a few times a day. I too have mini Hansel and Gretel Grin

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2childrenandout · 29/06/2019 11:44

Just to update, if anyone else is thinking about getting one.... do it. It's brilliant! Makes vacuuming a lot easier with 2 small children. I now vacuum at least once a day and it's not a massive effort like before with the cable etc.

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