I'm not one to love cleaning. The finished product is satisfying, but I've never loved the actual process. One reason I don't love cleaning is because lugging a vacuum around my house was never fun. I have a partially torn rotator cuff, and it gets aggravated by activities such as vacuuming. Even the central vac in our old house was sometimes too much for my shoulder because of the hose. Enter the Shark Rocket. Lightweight and powerful, this vacuum cleaner gets the job done and rarely aggravates my shoulder!
The Shark Rocket is so light compared to a traditional vacuum, yet it is oddly powerful. It's nice to have the bulk of the motor weight (what little there actually is) where you hold the vacuum rather that at the end of the arm being pushed along. Much less torque is required to maneuver.
And speaking of maneuvering…the Shark Rocket maneuvers on a dime. It turns very easily so you can get into tighter angles. I love that the Shark Rocket comes with a variety of attachments for different purposes. It can be used as a hand-held vacuum as well as a regular vacuum.
When I vacuum, I'm usually surprised at how much dirt has been picked up. Dog hair and dirt gets hidden well enough in the carpet that I don't even realize how much is there, but the Shark Rocket finds it.
The fact that it is so compact is great for storage. I love that it takes up so little space in our closet! (Oh, and look at it sitting so nicely to its friend the Shark Sonic Duo…another floor cleaning gem!)
Con: The only thing I don't love about it is that it sometimes kicks back debris instead of sucking it up. I notice it with larger solid pieces of dirt/trash. I'm thinking it gets spun around the brush too hard/quickly and it bounces out instead of getting sucked up. That's my only con to this vacuum.