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Perhaps your vacuum needs replacing or updating? Do you prefer corded or cordless? The choice is plentiful out there!

I recently evaluated the Shark Duo Clean Corded vacuum. My only concern was that this model may be a little heavy for some. Now I am trying out the Shark Rocket Corded True Pet Ultra-light!

Let me quote a short extract from the website:-

The Shark Rocket Corded Handstick Vacuum, designed to integrate the performance and cleaning ability of an upright, but with the light weight of a handstick. Complete with Pet Power Brush, perfect for Pet owners removing stubborn pet hair from your carpets and upholstery with ease. This versatile vacuum quickly converts from stick vacuum to a hand vac at the press of a button, ideal for vacuuming stairs, sofas, curtains and other hard to reach places.

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 Rocket True-Pet Ultra Light  Photo copyright Shark

This vacuum came neatly packed in its sturdy box and I was eager to assemble the product and try it out. The words on the box - Superior, Powerful, Convenient all say that this is a vacuum waiting to show off its' potential!

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Does what it says on the box!

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I wonder what all the accessories are for!

There is:-
A Crevice Tool which enables you to reach higher up and tight areas.

A Dust-Away With Washable Microfibre Pad which will clean bare floors.

A True Pet™ Motorized Brush which is capable of picking up pet hairs, loose debris and deep cleans dust and dirt from upholstery and other surfaces.

A Dusting Brush Again can be used for upholstery and hard surfaces

A second On-Board Upholstery Tool

A Wall Mount including screws and plastic anchors

A detachable clip to store up to two accessories on the vacuum

Once the vacuum was assembled, and the details read about the enclosed accessories, I was ready to try it out.

I began in the hall where as soon as I switched the Rocket on, the brightly lit headlights came on. Such a good idea and this feature helps guide to places you may miss with a conventional cleaner. There are two power settings, the first one is suitable for cleaning rugs and bare floor surfaces. I had my setting on the faster speed and the picking up of debris was brilliant.

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Starting in the hall!

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Easily vacuuming the stairs

The stairs were next and soon finished. With a 9m cord, this is by far the most I have ever had from a vacuum and if you are short of plug sockets in your house, this will be a bonus. 

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I used the True Pet motorized brush attachment on the handheld portion and the suction was amazing. This also makes light work of getting into the hard to reach areas. I also tried out the other accessories and all performed excellently. The microfibre pad that is included is ideal for people who have wooden floors and makes light work of cleaning the surfaces. The pad is also washable and it is advisable to replace the pad every 3-4 months. I am going to let my friend borrow the 'Rocket' to try out on her wooden floors. I am sure she will be impressed!

The dust cup is easily released to be emptied once the handheld portion is detached from the main unit. Quick and simple is the order of the day! The pre motor filter can be removed from the top of the handheld portion and it is recommended to hand wash once every month.

The wall mount accessory is a great idea for homes where space is limited.

Weighing 4.3kg and guaranteed for 5 years, this is a superb machine. R.R.P is £229.99 but is on offer at £179.99 as at today's date and also includes FREE next working day delivery.

If you decide to purchase this vacuum or any other from the Shark website, please mention that you read the article on OAPSchat and a 10% discount will be awarded. If you order directly online, enter the code oapschat10 and 10% will be deducted. Many thanks Shark!

Also, don't forget, one lucky winner will WIN this vacuum on Sunday 23rd April 2017! Don't forget to enter the competition! If you have registered for the website already, you are automatically entered into all competitions.

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