Shark® Rotator® Slim-Light Lift-Away® Vacuum Review

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Shark rotator slim light lift away vacuum review

I purchased the Shark® Rotator® Slim-Light Lift-Away® Vacuum (NV341) last Christmas (2014) and I love it so much, I decided to do a review! I am not paid or endorsed by Shark to do this, but I just really wanted to share how awesome this vacuum is!

First, it is bag-less. I have never had a bagless vacuum before so this was a huge deal for me. I love how easy it is to empty and I don't have to worry about buying new bags!

Another plus is that the cord is longer than I expected! With our last vacuum I had to switch outlets in order to clean one room, but with the Shark, I don't have to.

The best part is that it has a lift-away feature, making the vacuum lighter and more portable so I can do the stairs, and vacuum cobwebs and dust off the ceiling. It is fairly light, maybe around 12-13 pounds, not too bad to carry around until the container starts filling up, then it gets a bit heavy. I suggest emptying it out before carrying it around or when it gets half full so it is not so heavy.

The filters are also washable. It recommends washing every three months and maybe brushing off the dirt after each vacuum. Washing the filter is super easy, but the downside is it takes a day to dry out. I try to vacuum once a week (we have two cats and one dog), so I follow this cleaning schedule, but if you vacuum less often, you probably do not need to wash it as much.

You can also clean the canister if it gets super dirty, not really a requirement though as it is just going to get dirty again. The manual does not mention cleaning instructions for it cleaning it, but I have rinsed it out a couple of times with soap and water. Just make sure it is completely dry before the next use!

This vacuum also has headlights. Who would have thought that this would be a desired feature, but it is actually really nice for the darker areas in the house, and when going under furniture. It is not really necessary, but it was a nice little perk for us!

As for sound, yes it is loud, but most vacuums are. It is not as loud as our last vacuum (we had an old school hoover vac that used bags), so I have to say sound wise, it is not that bad because I have heard worse!

This vacuum also picks up way more hair, dust, and dirt than our last vacuum. Here are the pictures to prove it:

This is what it looks like when it's full!
Look at all that pet hair it sucked up!

Our old vacuum was never this good at picking up all that dust, dirt, and hair! This vacuum also has a brush roll option, so you can turn it off or on (brush roll is only for carpets!), so it works on hard floors. The only downside to this vacuum is having to pull hair that gets wrapped around the brush roll, but that is that same with all vacuums. I have not had one where you did not have to pull out tangled hair, probably does not help that I have long hair!

Overall, I give this vacuum an A+ and recommend it to anyone who has pets, just look at all that hair it sucked up!