I was sent a Shark Rocket vacuum for review. These honest thoughts and opinions are all my own.
Y’all know I already own the larger Shark Rotator Lift Away (see my full video review here), and it’s my secret lover. <3 Seriously. I have vacuums rotting in other closets because that thing is so awesome. And though my love for it is great, the newest addition to the house is the smaller, lightweight Shark Rocket Vacuum. A smaller canister, stick vacuum, the Shark Rocket comes with multiple accessories and works on hardwoods, area rugs and even pile carpet.
Our new house has engineered hardwoods over the entire bottom floor, with tile in the mudroom and area rugs in the halls. Add an ever-shedding bulldog, a calico cat and a snacking toddler and you have an incredibly crummy, hairy, dirty floor. Ew… super gross. I find myself grateful for the lack of carpet so I can grab every ikky piece on the floor, but it also stepped up my vacuuming schedule to a daily level. But I find it easier with a smaller vacuum that snags even large pieces off the floor with ease. Check out my 6 reasons to love the Shark Rocket!
1. Lightweight Means I Can Go Anywhere
The vacuum is nice and light. It hangs via a small bracket on the wall, and is grabbable at a moment’s notice for cereal spills, post-meal cleanup and even regular duty on the hardwoods. I even like to use it on my carpeted stairs just because of it’s size. And it really gets the pet hair up and the job done in one swipe.
2. Compact, But With Full Power
My parents have another (very popular) brand of canister vacuum like this, but it’s battery powered and only works until the charge starts to go, which is a short period of time. I noticed the Shark Rocket keeps packing a punch despite it’s small size, and I really appreciate that having moved into a bigger house. It’s also strong enough to pick up a 1″ long piece of rose stem… I thought for SURE it would push it around, but NOPE; the Rocket picked it up and kept moving along!
3. Working Brush-roll
The brush roll really does work. I mean, it’s powerful. It grabs pet hair, cereal pieces and even glitter off an area rug (costume designer at work!!!). But it’s also too powerful to really suck up cat litter. I get some partial kickback, which means another accessory head is better suited to the job. The brush roll is left to the kitchen, stairs and 99% of the house.
4. Versatile Accessories mean Multi-functions
Like the Shark Rotator Lift Away, the Shark Rocket comes with a wiping pad head, a brush, a nozzle, brush roll and more. The long stick-like neck of the vacuum can also be removed to create a short vacuum for getting into lower surfaces or stair treads. That means I can get into lots of versatile spaces. The narrow brush roll head is actually a really handy size – it fits between the toilet and the wall….. I’ve NEVER had a vacuum fit that space, and I was embarrassingly excited when I discovered the Rocket fit into this space without an accessory change.
5. Shark Rocket has a Long Cord! (Must have!)
I must have a long cord to work with. I’ve lived in several places where outlets were more than scarce, and even with our new house having multiple places to plug in, I’m too lazy to move the plug. Lazy human. And this lazy human deems the Rocket’s cord to be adequate enough to hit multiple rooms and areas before I have to shift my plug focus.
6. Actually Works on Multiple Surfaces
I made sure to test one single accessory head on multiple surfaces: tile, hardwood, short pile area rug and regular pile carpet. The Shark Rocket kicked butt on all of them (save the 25% cat litter kickback).
It’s also replaced my fairly new (other brand) vacuum for the downstairs and I’m extremely happy with that move. Another perk to the Shark Rocket’s small canister and light weight? Red can help me clean up, and that will save me a LOT of trouble as soon as Baby Girl arrives. It’s a win, for me. I hope you get a chance to try one out and like as much as we do!