Shark Vacuum Reviews

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The company behind the Shark vacuum cleaner is Euro-Pro. This company makes many different types of appliances and in fact did at one time make its own vacuum cleaner line but now they are sold under the Shark brand. Here is a look at the Shark vacuum cleaners and what customers are saying about them.

shark-vacuum-cleanersA lot of people may have seen some infomercials advertising Euro-Pro vacuum cleaners and for some that might indicate products that are less than durable. In fact Shark vacuum cleaners are not second rate and as well as being seen advertised there can also be found being sold by top retailers like Sears. Companies would not knowingly buy and sell products that were inferior, it would affect their reputation and their profits. They are considered among the best vacuum cleaners in the market. You can also buy Shark cleaners easily online and many companies that have physical stores also have websites that offer the same products. This means prices become more competitive and makes it possible for consumers to find some great deals. It also means it is easier to find spare parts when you need them.

shark-technologyMost consumers who have bought and used cleaners from Shark have said the suction power is good and that they perform well. Some models comes with HEPA filters, the best kind you can get and that makes them suitable for people with allergies. These filters are washable too so there is no need to have to buy replacement filters. You can also opt to get something bagless so you also do not have to remember to buy bags when the current one gets full. Some are aimed specifically at pet owners and some are cyclonic. You can also get different kinds of cleaners like canisters, hand held, industrial and uprights.

One of the other positive things about Shark vacuum cleaners is that they are usually less costly than many popular cleaner brands. This means they are great for people who are shopping on a budget, or perhaps they want a second cleaner for specific jobs and do not want to spend top brand prices.

Not everyone has praise for every Shark vacuum cleaner. The upright cleaner does better in reviews than the canister does. Bagless machines seem to have dust cups that are on the small side which means customers have to empty them more often. There have also been models that clog easily and some that over heat. The biggest problem though is probably that many who do have issues then have problems with Euro-Pro’s customer service.

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If you are looking for a vacuum that is affordable, usually cleans well, but has less bells and whistles than a Shark vacuum cleaner may be something to consider. If you have money though, and want lots of features then the other top brands are more likely to have what you need.

Upright vs Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner

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Choosing a vacuum cleaner – Upright or Cylinder?

When choosing a vacuum cleaner it is not just about the brand you want go with, or the features, it is also about what type of machine will work best for you and meet your needs. The two most common types of vacuum cleaner are the upright and the cylinder. If you are not sure what the differences are between them or what features each tend to have here is a look at both and also a quick guide on getting the best one.

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Upright vacuum cleaners

powerlite_uprightAn upright vacuum cleaner is one that you can push around as it has wheels or a ball that enables maneuverability. It cleans when its brush bar touches the rug and the suction power pulls in the dirt, dust and debris. To clean hard flooring most uprights have the option of turning off the beater bar so that it does not fling the dirt around the floor. If you are going to be cleaning different kinds of floors with your upright you will want to check you have that option.

Over the last decade or so there has been a huge amount of development and innovation in vacuum cleaner design, especially with the attachments and the brush bar. If you have a larger home to clean this is the better option for most people. However there are some things to consider first. Some cons to an upright vacuum cleaner include:

Suction may be too strong for some types of rugs and carpets and can actually pull the fibers out and damage them. You can though just trim them back to the right height (happens mostly with twist pile and shag rugs).

If you are tall, to use an upright you have to bend over and this can cause backache.

A lot of uprights are heavier and therefore require strength to use them, especially when moving them up and down the stairs.

A lot of uprights are also quite bulky in size so can be hard to maneuver in small spaces, you will also probably have to use the tools and attachments more to reach areas that are hard to get to.

On the stairs you should always use the attachment to clean rather than trying to move it on the step above you. It is easy to lose your balance this way and leave you with an injury. The hose is a lot safer.

Cylinder Vacuum cleaners

cylinder-vacuum-cleanerA cylinder vacuum cleaner is more compact, it is the type you pull around with you as you use a hose and the cylinder shape on wheels follows. These are much lighter machines and they come with good suction and are a lot easier to use on the stairs. Being small means as well as being easier to handle in terms of weight, they are also easier to store and to get in and out of a cupboard.

Cylinders are great for those corners and tight small spaces that an upright is not good at reaching. But they are not as effective as uprights and are not good for larger homes. They are however a lot cheaper, you can find cylinder cleaners for under $50 even. Overall if you have a large home it would be a good choice to get an upright, but then perhaps something else for the stairs if using the hose looks too awkward. You could get a cylinder for the stairs for a fair price, or a handheld of some sort. If you just have a small space to clean though a cylinder is just fine.

What to look for in your vacuum cleaner

There are some things that are worth paying a little more for, or to look for in your vacuum cleaner before buying. These things include:

Bagless – Some people might be okay to change bags every time they fill up, deal with the dust that can escape, and the occasional cheaper kinds that burst on you. But there are some great bagless vacuum cleaners out there now that are light, easy to empty and easy to click back on. Plus you never have to remember to buy replacement bags again. Bagless may not be the way to go though if you are asthmatic as it can release dust into the air as you open into the bin.

Top filters – It is worth paying extra for the best filters. HEPA is the best, trap the smallest particles and are the best for those with allergies.

Pet hair – Any good cleaner should be able to deal with pet hair on floors but you also want one that gives you the right tools and accessories to get it off of upholstery, furniture and stairs too. Look for rotating brushes that can be put onto the end of the hose to allow you to do a more thorough cleaning.

Dyson DC59 Review

Taking a closer look at the Dyson DC59

If you are looking for one of the best cordless vacuums on the market today and budget is not a problem the Dyson DC59 is pretty hard to beat. At $500 you pay for that top performing technology but you get a cordless stick vacuum that can be used on your car and in your home for multiple jobs done with ease. The DC59 is a handheld and stick vacuum in one so you get the convenience of having two machines in one to take care of all the jobs using a top rate cleaning power.

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The vacuum sits on a wall mount when not in use.  On that docking station is will charge and then be ready when it want it. When it is time to give the floors a clean just grab it, give the carpets a deep clean that other brands will be hard to match and move on to your hard floors and clean those too without any fuss. Then when you need a crevice tool remove the head and use the wand to take care of cobwebs, walls, dusty furnishings, ceilings and so on. Get into the crack of each stair easily making stairs a breeze to keep clean. Or use it on your car cleaning up the debris that accumulates there with ease. This machine will out perform even its closest top 5 rivals.

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Top aspects of the Dyson DC59

  1. Convertible handheld and easy handling – The ergonomic design and the fact it is well balanced means this feels better in the hands and easier to handle. Then when needed the wand can be detachable to become an easy to use and effective handheld vacuum. You really can get all the jobs done with the Dyson DC59.
  2. Excellent performance on carpet and hard flooring – There are two parts to the motorized brush as there were in the DC44 model. There are carbon fiber bristles and a rubber squeegee to ensure all the debris is gather and collected. With its wider measurements at almost 10 inches it can now pick up more in less passes. And it works just as well on hard flooring.
  3. Comes with a good combination of attachments and tools – In most cases competitors with cordless stick vacuums do not include many if any attachments or tools. But the Dyson DC59 comes with a brush tool, pet tool, combination nozzle and crevice tool to help with your cleaning with the added bonus that they actually can be stored on the docking station when not in use. You do not have to find a place to keep them!
  4. Trigger ensures power is not wasted – With most vacuums the machine turns on and stays on while cleaning. But the DC59 actually has a trigger which you hold down while cleaning to keep it on, but when you release the trigger, say because you need to move furniture, the power turns off so you save all of the power for actual cleaning time.
  5. Re-engineered battery for better performance – Compared to the DC44 the DC59 has 1.5 times the power thanks to the re-engineered Nickel Manganese Cobalt battery. You can get a good 20 minutes of high suction power cleaning, if you have the motorized brush roll on it is 16 minutes. If you need a boost in suction still you can get 6 minutes of higher power while in boost mode.
  6. Effective even on tough pet hair – Pet owners find this a very effective tool for their fight against pet hair. Not only does it come with an attachment to help it gets even the toughest hair and does not clog up the vacuum. Plus when needed it is not hard to clean.