Thursday, April 30, 2015

Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away Vacuum - Review and Giveaway

I received product for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.
I've never necessarily minded vacuuming, but I've had my share of vacuums that don't make the job any easier.  In fact, I posted last year about one particular vacuum that my husband purchased for an arm and a leg.  The price was so high that we had to finance for it.  Yeah, crazy!  And to top it off, the only thing I liked about that specific vacuum is that it had good suction.  Every time I had to use it, I'd say a few choice words because it required going through a million steps to attach and reattach tools.  Not to mention that it was ungodly heavy.
 
A little over a year later, I've discovered my dream vacuum.  No joke.  And now the other, insanely expensive vacuum that I owned before will more than likely stay in a corner, never to be used again.
 
box of vacuum and contents
 
I was selected to review the Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away Vacuum and it's the best I've owned.  I can't rave about it enough.  It's a household appliance that's made my cleaning days so much easier.  Its features are amazing and its suction is powerful.
 
The vacuum itself arrived in a large box and needed to be assembled before use.  With the specific Shark model I received, it included several attachments.  Assembly of the vacuum was fairly easy.  I was able to do it on my own, with only one mishap (and that's because I was trying to put the canister on the back).  No extra tools were required for assembly.  I do recommend reading the instruction booklet before use to get familiarized with all the attachments and ways that the vacuum can be utilized. 
parts and accessories of the Shark vacuum
 
There are a lot of features of the Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away Vacuum.  For instance, it has an ergonomic handle with fingertip controls.  You are able to choose which setting you'd like to vacuum with.  The three settings are Thick Carpet/Area Rug, Carpet/Low Pile, and Hard Floor.  A handle is attached to the top of the canister to easily carry the vacuum from one room to another.  LED lights illuminate when the vacuum is powered on so you can clearly see which areas need cleaned.
front view

A large capacity, bagless canister holds more dirt for less frequent emptying. It's also transparent so you can see when it's filled. It opens at the top and bottom for easy disposal of dirt and debris. Advanced technology separates the dirt from the air, keeping it from clogging the filters. A completely sealed HEPA system captures and holds over 99.99% of dust and allergens inside the vacuum.  A washable filter is included that needs to be cleaned every three months.
The four modes of cleaning are Upright, Canister, Above Floor, and Lift-Away.  Upright cleaning is just like vacuuming the floors as normal.  Above floor cleaning is used with the hose.  With canister cleaning, you can convert your upright to a convenient canister.  And then there's lift-away cleaning, which is my favorite.  The vacuum pod detaches and I'm able to effortlessly clean my stairs and other places without lugging the entire vacuum around.
 
It took me a smidgen to get used to the advanced swivel steering feature.  With other vacuums I've owned, I've had to vacuum in a straight line.  With the swivel steering feature of the Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away Vacuum, I'm able to maneuver in between and around furniture.  More areas of my carpet are reached.

ergonomic handle
 
The attachments that came with this particular model are the Dusting Genie, Power Brush, Dusting Brush, Upholstery Brush, Hard Floor Genie, and a Caddy.  The power brush has come in handy with removing pet hair and the duster genie allows me to reach small places.  The other attachments have been quite useful as well.  With the caddy, I'm able to keep the cleaning tools close by.
 
If I had to detail the downfalls of this vacuum, it's that it is somewhat noisy but not any more than other vacuums on the market.  Also, the base is where you have to place your foot to tilt the handle back to start cleaning.  I'd prefer for there to be a tab for me to do that, so my foot isn't touching the actual vacuum.  Compared to the minor downfalls, the positive attributes are phenomenal.  I'd absolutely recommend the Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away Vacuum to anyone who wants to get a good deep clean on carpet and other surfaces.
vacuum in Lift-Away mode

The new Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away may be one vacuum, but its abilities are limitless. Essentially three vacuums in one, the capabilities will not only leave your floors, furniture, ledges, and even your ceiling fans looking as good as new, you yourself will feel better restored and refreshed for the spring.
 
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138 comments:

Lisa Brown said...

since our family room is the most used daily, this room needs constant vacuuming.

Jackie said...

The family room needs it the most. It's on ground level, where we enter the house, and all the dirt from our shoes is left there.
Thank you!

Elle said...

The family room definitely needs the most vacuuming between kids and pets constantly in there.

Kelly Tupick said...

My living room is the room that i need this vacuum for. It is the most used room in the house and the carpet seems to collect everything.

Suburban prep said...

Other than the kitchen and the front hallway the condo is all carpeted but I would probably say the guest room because it is also the craft room.

DEBIJOT said...

The den needs the most vacuuming.

Julie Wood said...

My living room always needs vacuuming! It gets such a mess with everyone in the living room hanging out!

latanya t said...

the bedrooms

kbauer74 said...

My kitchen is the room that always need the most vacuuming.
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Amanda Rauch said...

The area needing the vaccuum the most is my front room. The boys and the dogs track in pine needles, mud and dirt and whatever else from the outside. It gets so incredibly dirty.

Emily Reviews said...

I vacuum the living room the most often because my dogs spend a lot of time there and lose hair everywhere.

Andrea DiMario said...

my bedroom for sure

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Elena said...

our family room needs vacuuming

Heather B said...

My entry way is constantly covered in pine needs from our trees, and the bathroom floor since we store our shoes in there.

Candice said...

I would have to say our living room. We have 3 dogs, and spend the most time in this room.

bayctygrl said...

the living room for between foot traffic and thats where my hairy dog sleeps

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Donna Hufman Warrington said...

We only have carpet in our living room and of course,that's the cats room as well.

Take care,
Donna

Rusthawk said...

The family room, where the dog spends much of his time.

Maryann D. said...

My dining room area near my table needs to be vacuumed the most.
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Birdie Bee said...

My living room requires the most vacuuming as that is where everyone and the dogs congregate.

Tabitha said...

The living room needs it the most.
We have a dog and the family spends most of our time in there. To make it worse it's carpet ;)
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musiclover22 said...

DEFINITELY THE UPSTAIRS ROOMS

Jessica Cox said...

My living room for sure needs the most vacuuming

MamaStace said...

My living room and kitchen. I vacuum them both multiple times a day.
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Xty C said...

Our living area is the part of the house that needs a lot of vacuuming.

Jennifer W said...

The family room for sure! The toddler makes sure of that :)

Ashley Charlebois said...

THe living room constantly needs vacuuming. It's where we spend the most time. Also, my dog hangs out in there a lot and plays with his toys... So, between his hair and the hair and stuffing from his toys... yeah, it's bad sometimes. Lol

Lauren said...

My family room needs to most vacuuming.

breanna pollard said...

Our living room needs a cleaning.

Cheryl said...

Our living room needs the most vacuuming.

Pam OLeary said...

My kitchen needs the most vacuuming.

lil_lady_dz said...

The living room is the high traffic area in my home so that is the room that needs the most vacuuming.

♥Heather Dawn♥ said...

My living room always needs vacuumed!

Michele P. said...

since my cat likes to hang out in the living room with us, our living room needs to be vacuumed the most.

Rachel S. said...

My living room always needs vaccuuming...I never seem to get all the crumbs

Stephanie Shipley said...

Our living room definitely needs the most vacuuming because we spend most of our time in it.

steve weber said...

The area in our dining room.. our dog thinks it's her bathroom sometime.. definitely needs a cleaning.

Pam Halligan said...

My living room needs the most vacuuming.

Shelly Peterson said...

My living room needs the most vacuuming.

Rita Alarcon said...

My computer room needs the most as it is the only room with carpeting. It catches everything!

618mom said...

The area by the og cage is the worst!

Linda said...

The bedrooms needs the most vacuuming.

penni said...

Our den definitely needs the most vacuuming! We're in there all the time!

Deb PelletierC said...

Living room is the one. But this will make it easier to clean the stairs.

Karrie Millheim said...

The living room needs it the most

Robin Wilson said...

My Living Room needs the most vacuuming.

laborders2000 said...

Our living room and den are the areas that need vacuuming nearly daily!

ReggieMann said...

In my home the Living Room needs the most vacuuming

Tabathia B said...

My family living room needs it the most

Heather Panjon said...

The Family Room Needs Vacuuming The Most.
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Wendi Watson said...

always in the breezeway and my boys rooms always need a vacuum lol

Derrick Todd said...

Our family room needs the most vacuuming. That is where we all tend to congregate and hang out and eat at times.

rubynreba said...

Our living room

Janice said...

The den needs the most vacuuming in our house.
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Sue Hull said...

Definitely my living room. I cant wait to move where I'll have new clean carpets. Then Im making everyone take their shoes off when they come in. I need a new vacuum. Thank you for the chance :)

Sue Hull said...

Definitely my living room. I cant wait to move where I'll have new clean carpets. Then Im making everyone take their shoes off when they come in. I need a new vacuum. Thank you for the chance :)

Rebecca Parsons said...

MY stairs believe it or not. Seems they attract the most dirt!

Tj and Amy said...

MY family room needs it the most!

Trish said...

My living room need it the most.

Shea123 said...

My living room needs it the most because thats where we spend the most time in our home.

Emily Endrizzi said...

Our living room needs the most vacuuming. It gets the most traffic.

Kristen said...

My family room needs the most vacuuming.

amber said...

Our family spends the most time in the Family Room (including the dog), so the floor in there needs the most cleaning.

Michele said...

Living room is always super dusty when the windows are open. Definitely could use some vacuuming

Dawn Monroe said...

Right now its my basement steps. I need a vacuum with attachments to get to them.

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

My kids playroom is the worst place for mess and always needs cleaning.

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

My living room always needs vacuuming thanks to kids and pets.

Jennifer Rote

kari728 said...

my living room

Brenda Haines said...

The living room needs a good vacuuming at least twice a day.

Angela said...

My living room needs cleaning

Holly E said...

Definitely, the living room. We have several cats that shed like crazy.

Natalie said...

My living room could sure use some vacuuming!

Courtnie Miller said...

Our living room could use the most vacuuming.

Katie Mar said...

our living room needs the most vacuuming, for sure!! thanks for hosting such an amazing giveaway!

Brittney Foreman said...

I have to vacuum the living room nearly every day.

Kristin Goodson said...

Our living room needs vacuuming the most. We have four dogs and they are always tracking in dirt. I vacuum once a day!

LauraJJ said...

Oh for us the living room, hallway, and kitchen need it the most. The dogs shed so much, its a daily thing around here!

bison61 said...

for sure the family room

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June Lisle said...

My bedrooms are the only rooms with carpet and they always need a good vacuum.

jakiesmom said...

Our tv room, my girls are starting to self feed and drop their snacks everywhere

pmj said...

My whole house. My vacuum is from the 70's. I have to take it apart after every other sweep, empty it, put it back together, and then hold it a certain way to get it to work. Hope I win.

DeAnna Keller said...

My living room always needs vacuuming. Thanks to two kids and two dogs! lol

Claudia N said...

The living room are and my son's room , Thank you!

wen budro said...

The bedroom needs the most vacuuming for some reason. Dust and dog hair tend to accumulate quickly in there.

bettycd said...

The pathway from livingroom thru the dining room into the kitchen - that intersects the hallway to the front door and also back to the bedrooms. Everyone walks thru there multiple times a day and the carpet seems to always need to be vacuumed

cjabdelnour said...

I would have to say that our living room needs the most vacuuming. Cheryl Abdelnour cjabdelnour@hotmail.com

Ashley said...

Definitely my living room and hallways to the bedrooms

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Amanda Stovall said...

Our STAIRS!!! Our current vacuum is AWFUL, especially when it comes to areas like stairs. :(

Angela Saver said...

Our kitchen always seems to need a good vacuuming more than any other room!

Susan Christy said...

My living room - especially right in front of the sofa where my dogs lay.

Tara said...

My dining room always needs vacuumed!

Allison Downes said...

Our living room needs the most vacuuming.

Thanks for the opportunity to win this!

Haydensmommy05 said...

My living room always needs the most vacuuming! At least twice a day!! Trisha Burgess

DONNA CHEATLE said...

Between the dogs, the cat, the kids, and the man, my livingroom can always use a quick vacuum!

Renee said...

The last room the kids and the cat were in--THAT'S the room that needs vacuuming the most.

Tish Wilson said...

Our family room gets the most traffic and has carpet. It definitely could use a great cleaning continually.

V Martinez said...

The area in my home that needs the most vacuuming in the living room. That is were the kids and adults spend the most time.

Ronnette Gideon said...

My front room where the dogs spend time

Veronica Clarkson said...

The entrance hallway needs the most vacuuming. So much traffic in that area.

Zenetta Smith said...

The living room and the stairs always need to be vacuumed.

M Clarkson said...

Our dining room gets messy.

jlee said...

Our living room and kitchen need to be vacuumed everyday!

GabbyLowe said...

My children's rooms are always the biggest mess. (Laura DeLuca)

Kim Reid said...

The living room needs vacuuming the most, thanks!

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Robin Abrams said...

I would say my living room. We have 1 dog and 8 cats.

AiringMyDirtyLaundry said...

The living room gets the nastiest. We also have a shedding cat, so that doesn't help.

snowwolf222 said...

Our living room for sure is the worst!

A Martin said...

The family room needs the most vacuuming!

Angela Ash said...

My livingroom needs the most vacuuming. I have the most carpet and the most time is spent there.

Mimi G said...

The area that needs the most vacuuming are the stairs. They are carpeted and they have the most dirt. lol.

Nancy said...

Our living room needs the most attention.

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chadro said...

My hallways need the most vaccuming but it's a close second on the living room too.

Jennifer Cervantes said...

My stairs need the most vacuuming in my house.

AngelWinner said...

Our sunroom needs it the most because everyone enter's and leaves that way so a lot of traffic going in and out with dirt and grass,,etc.

Darby Elizabeth said...

The kitchen!

Heather! said...

Our dog Jack's bed is in the living room, so we have a tough time keeping up with the vacuuming there.

Amanda Sakovitz said...

My family room needs this the most!

Tracy Cotton Pickin Cute said...

My house has mostly wood floors but the master closet needs vacuuming bad. This is a super giveaway. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Thomas Murphy said...

My living room needs the most vacuuming.

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Petra Huffmire said...

my bedroom carpet needs most cleaning

LesleyfromWI said...

My living room where my dogs like to hang out

James Robert said...

My living room where the kids and dog are always playing

dropastitch@yahoo.com said...

everywhere! between the dog and me I don't know who sheds the most, but I'm always running a vacuum

Mita said...

My living room need it.

Rachel DeMille said...

With 3 little kids and a dog, my family room needs it the most every day!

RambleSAHM W. said...

For sure our boys room! I need a good vacuum in there current one does a minimal job at best!

Darlene said...

My living room needs the most help as I have 3 black lab dogs.

Courtney B said...

eeck do I have to pick just one? probably our bedroom- kids love to eat snacks in there!!

terry maigi said...

Definitely our living room!

jbmthill said...

My family room, which is where my teenagers and husband always leave a trail of snack crumbs. Also seems to gather the most cat hair!
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Pink and Green Mom said...

Our family/living room has the most traffic plus we have a cat and dog - so it pretty much needs to be vacuumed daily or every other day!
Erika W.

KV H said...

The living room needs the most vacuuming.

Dana Cerrito said...

My living room and hallway always!

ellie said...

My family room needs it the most. especially the corner where the dog bed it.

Melanie Montgomery said...

Our living room gets the most foot traffic.

janetfaye said...

My family room needs the most vacuuming.

Ashley Garrett Nolan said...

Our living room! We spend the most time there...as does the dog!

lilyk said...

my living room