As I mentioned in my last post, I have been on a cleaning kick lately. One of my pet peeves is my vacuum. I HATE it. It’s big and heavy and I don’t like to use it. Fortunately my wonderful husband is the one who does most of the vacuuming (did I mention my husband is wonderful?) but there are times when there is a little mess that I’d like to clean up quickly without lugging out my big ogre of a vacuum cleaner. I wanted a stick vac. I’ve been drooling over the Dyson cordless vacuum cleaner, but just can’t bring myself to pay that much for it. We spent less on our big vacuum! So I did some searching online. Then I went to our local HHGregg and got to try out the one I had my eyes on. It’s the Shark Rocket HV301. Below is my video of what’s in the box.
I really debated whether or not to get the Shark Rocket because it isn’t cordless. I wanted the convenience of the cordless ones like the Dyson. But what I found is that the cordless ones don’t seem to have suction that is as good as the corded ones. And I also saw that the other online reviewers complained about the short battery life. So… I went with the Rocket. There are a few things I would change after using it for the past week:
- I wish there was better cord management. If you use the carpet attachment with the long hose, you have the ability to wrap the cord around the little guides. If you don’t store it with those two things it’s a pain to deal with the cord. I tried wrapping the cord around the vacuum part, which was ok I guess, but it wasn’t easy to release the cord. It’s not a make or break issue for me, but I wish they would have thought more about the cord.
- I wish they would have included a better hanging system. Maybe something where you can hook all of the tools, or even the bigger tools and hose. It does come with an accessory bag, but there isn’t even a hook for the bag. There is just a hook to hang the main vacuum. At the very least I’d like to have seen an extra hook to hang the accessory bag.
- If it didn’t have a cord at all, that would be the best option and would negate my first wish!
Over all I’m pretty happy with the Shark Rocket. Would I buy it again? Probably. The price was reasonable enough (with tax it came to $201) and it really seems to do a good job of picking up the small spills. And as I said in the video, I love the floor attachment with the “swiffer” type of pad included!
Here’s to clean floors in my household!