Saturday, November 14, 2015

Holiday Cleaning Done In A Flash With The Shark Rocket Powerhead Vacuum

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 The holidays are upon us, which means we're not only welcoming the joys of the season, but for most of us, we'll be welcoming friends and family into our homes over the next several weeks. With four kids, a husband, and a dog, getting my house ready for hoards of guests tends to bring a little bit of stress to an already busy time of the year. But now, thanks to Shark, who sent me their new Shark Rocket Powerhead Vacuum at no cost to facilitate this review, every floor, in every level of my house, will be clean in no time! With powerful suction that never fades, weighing 9 pounds overall and less than 1 pound vacuum weight in hand,  this vacuum packs a powerful punch and is truly the cleaning machine every home has been waiting for! Check out all of the reasons why you will want to make sure you add this powerful vacuum to your cleaning arsenal!

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What's Inside?

While unpacking my new Shark, the first thing that struck me was how outrageously striking and sleek this vacuum is! I mean, if a vacuum could be "sexy" this one is at the top of the list! Having the opportunity to review various products means I've gotten pretty used to putting things together and I have to say, this one was an absolute piece of cake! In the box you'll find:
  • Deep Clean Carpet Brushroll
  • Gentle Touch Hard Floor Brushroll
  • Brushroll Holster
  • Handle with Telescoping Wand
  • Powerhead Nozzle

Easy Assembly

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 Putting the Shark Rocket Powerhead Vacuum together is as simple as it gets! In two steps I had this vacuum together and ready to clean! To assemble this vacuum:
  1. Insert the upper part of the wand into the lower portion
  2. Attach the Holster:
  • Undo the strap on the holster.
  • Align the dot on the holster with the dot on the wand.
  • Press the holster onto the wand until you hear a "click".
  • Wrap the holster strap around the wand and press to secure.
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The Shark Rocket Powerhead comes with two Brushrolls. One, Deep Clean Carpet Brushroll - for deep cleaning rugs and carpets and one, Gentle Touch Hard Floor Brushroll, that picks up large particles and stuck-on dirt - but doesn't leave marks on delicate floors. The holster attached to the side of the vacuum holds the Brushroll not currently in use. At first, I thought that having to change out these Brushrolls might get a little irritating, but then I realized just how easy changing them was. I also realized that with this feature, the Shark Rocket Powerhead is truly the only vacuum I need to keep all of my floors looking great - whether carpet, hardwood, tile, linoleum, rugs, and more!

Easy Brushroll Removal

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  1. Slide roller garage release buttons away from the unit and gently pull open
  2. Lift tab on the left side of the brushroll up and out.
  3. Replace and close the compartment. You will hear and audible click.
I don't always stay on top of my vacuum maintenance and while it might not be an absolute delight to change Brushrolls for the different flooring in my home, it does force me to remove hair and other fibers that have attached to the brushrolls. They are easy to remove by simply running scissors along the indented line.

Quick Release Dust Cup

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The Shark Rocket Powerhead Vacuum is the second Shark vacuum that I have owned and this Quick Release Dust Cup is even easier to empty than my full size vacuum! The easy to grip handle makes it easy to carry over to my trashcan, empty, and click right back into place.
  1. Step on "Dust Cup Release" pedal above left wheel.
  2. Lift dust cup off the platform.
  3. Press "Empty" to empty dust cup.
  4. After emptying, replace dust cup on platform.
  5. Lower dust cup onto nozzle and press firmly in center to close until you hear a click.

Cleaning Settings

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 The easy to grip handle features two cleaning settings: Setting 1: Lo Speed - Deep Clean Carpet Brushroll: Gentle on bare floors and area rugs. -Gentle Touch Hard Floor Brushroll: Good for large and heavy debris pickup.  Setting 2: Hi Speed - Deep Clean Carpet Brushroll: Deep cleans carpets by removing embedded dirt.  -Gentle Touch Hard Floor Brushroll: Removes loose and stuck-on dust and debris. 

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 This vacuum truly is the only cleaning system you will ever need for the floors in your home. This Shark, at only 9 pounds (not including the cord), is so lightweight that I had a hard time believing at first that something so easy to move over my floors could really have enough power to clean the way an upright vacuum does, but this vacuum left no doubt that it can hold its own when compared to upright vacuum cleaner models!  And I love that I don't have to lug my heavy vacuum up and down the stairs anymore! The Shark Rocket Powerhead turns on a dime, making it easy to vacuum underneath chairs, around tables, and between furniture!

The Shark Rocket Powerhead Vacuum:

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  •  Weighs a total of nine pounds, and less than one pound in hand
  • Interchangeable brushrolls are easy to assemble and clean via innovative roller garage
  • Carpet & Floor Brush and Gentle Touch Hard Floor Brushroll clean carpets, rugs and hard floor surfaces
  • Fingertip Controls for easy transitions between hard floors, carpet and area rugs
  • Multi-position adjustable heights tailored to personal preference and compact storage
  • Breakthrough engineering combines motor and dust cup in the head of vacuum, reducing airflow path and maximizing efficiency and power
When it comes to vacuums it doesn't get any better than the Shark Rocket Powerhead! In my home, there's no contest when it comes to which vacuum is my go to cleaning machine. Whether I'm cleaning to get ready for the arrival of company or just keeping up on the daily household chores that come from having a large family (with pets!), nothing makes the job easier than my Shark!

  The Shark Rocket Powerhead is one of the newest Shark vacuums and is now available at all major retailers nationwide, starting at $169 MSRP!

  After using this vacuum, I'm definitely a believer in Shark products! Click HERE to visit the Shark website to check out all of their amazing products!

 Make sure to follow Shark on their social media channels and never miss out on any of their promotions or new products!
  Shark GiveawayThat's right!!! One lucky reader will win their own Shark Rocket Powerhead!  The giveaway will end November 28th, 2015 at 11:59pm. Open to residents of the US only and must be 18 years old to enter. Enter using the Giveaway Tools entry form below.

  Disclosure: I was sent the items listed above at no cost to facilitate this review. Prize fulfillment is the responsibility of Shark Cleaning and not Our Southern Style or Thrifty Nifty Mommy. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest.


  1. I love how super light it is! 9 lbs and only 1 lb while vaccuuming??! So awesome!!

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  3. There are so many things I like about this vacuum. I like how light weight it is, how it can vacuum underneath things and how you can change the brush from a carpet brush to a hard surface brush. It's just a great little vacuum. dwelchert at yahoo dot com

  4. I like that at only 9 pounds it would be easy for me to lug up and down my stair.

  5. I love the fact that only weighing 9 lbs the Shark Rocket Powerhead Has the same cleaning power as the Upright Shark Vacuum cleaners. I think that Shark Vacuums are awesome. I love their cleaning power and how easy you can clean out the dirt canister.

  6. I love that it's light weight and it's maneuverability!!

  7. I love that it helps keep allergens down. I have bad sinuses, and even though I vacuum everyday, I still have sinus problems. This would help so much.

  8. I love the lightweight and compact size of it. It will be easy to use and I vacuum so often I hate having to take out a heavy vacuum!

  9. Love that this goes so easily from rugs to hard floor surfaces and how little it weighs. Great as we get older.

  10. I love the is it is so lightweight to use.

  11. I love how lightweight it is and that it can be used on any surface.This is a great vacuum :)

  12. Love that it's so light and go clean all floor types.

  13. Love that it's so light and go clean all floor types.

  14. I love that it only weighs 9lbs and that it's handle is adjustable for people of different heights!

  15. I love you can easily change the head for carpet and hardwood floors!!

  16. I have all hard surface and love that it should work for this purpose without blowing the dust around.

  17. I have all hard surface and love that it should work for this purpose without blowing the dust around.

  18. The light weight and different brush rolls would definitely fit our household needs. Love it!

  19. I love that this vacuum is light weight and can easily be handled and yet still has the suction power of a large vacuum

  20. I love that it has Carpet & Floor Brush and Gentle Touch Hard Floor Brushroll so that it can clean carpets, rugs and hard floor surfaces and that it has
    Fingertip Controls for easy transitions between hard floors, carpet and area rugs

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  22. I love that it fits all the nooks and crannies in my home

  23. I would love any of the steam mops

  24. I have been recently looking at Shark vacuums and they have such great reviews. I'm leaning toward the Shark Rotator series.

  25. i love that its only 9lbs making it easy for me to take it up and down the stairs.

  26. I like the idea of the Hard Floor brushroll. I have yet to have a vacuum cleaner that didn't just push dust around on a hardwood floor and my whole house is full of hardwood floors.

  27. I love how lightweight and maneuverable the Shark Rocket Powerhead is.

  28. I love how lightweight and compact this vacuum is! I also like the interchangeable brush rolls. We have a travel camper for when we go camping and cant take our normal vacuum cleaner along so we use this other rink dink vacuum and it doesn't cut it . This would be great to have for both inside the house and when we travel.

  29. I like that it is lightweight. I am so tired of dragging the heavy vacuum out!

  30. Thank you! Would love to win & give it to my sister. She just moved

  31. I love that this vacuum has a Carpet & Floor Brush and Gentle Touch Hard Floor Brushroll that can clean carpets, rugs and hard floor surfaces! Very cool.

  32. I like the shortened suction path and it's weight,would love to win !

  33. I have been reading your posts regularly. I need to say that you are doing a fantastic job. Please keep up the great work.