I nearly frightened the poor little fella out of his skin. I felt terrible! But…
He had it coming.
He left a piggy mess all over his little mistress’s floor. Hay everywhere! Little pellets of who-knows-what! The carpet was in shambles.
Since he’s a pig, he can be excused.
He’s also stinkin’ cute with his black and white splotches and his ever-wigglin’ nose.
The vacuum, however, had no excuse!
It choked and sputtered. It clogged and refused to pick up the hay. I wasted a bunch of time trying to get it to perform its vacuum duties. The carpet looked terrible. No one would pay me for this kind of work!
No one should pay top dollar for a big name vacuum, either, that can’t handle a little guinea pig mess. Shame, shame, Dyson DC 40. It’s not the first time I’ve been frustrated with you! Your beater bar area is notorious for getting full of impacted crud that I have to clean out. Yuck!
So, I pulled out the mini-vacuum. The little, fiesty Shark Rocket went to war on guinea pig grime.
Ha! That day, the Shark ate the Dyson DC 40 whole and spit out its bones! In less than half the time, the straw was gone and no clogging. Now, I did use the hose, just like I tried with the Dyson. For some reason, the Shark’s hose handled the hay better than the Dyson.
The beater bar action of the Shark Rocket on the carpet was so much more effective!
The Shark Rocket “eats” the Dyson in a few more ways.
1.) Lighter-weight. This means less strain on Carpal Tunnel and aging joints.
2.) Easier to handle on stairs. If you have carpeted stairs, you will love this vacuum! I recommend using the easily-detached hose handle first on the crevices. Then put the beater bar head back on and use on the stair treds.
3.) Less storage space required. Ikea fans and Tiny House nation folks, this vacuum is your powerful, streamlined, space-saving dream come true!
One “con” that I will mention, since I am not being paid by Shark to promote their product, is that it is top-heavy. You can’t let it free-stand by itself. It will tip over easily! The Shark Rocket needs to be rested against a wall (rubber protecter is already on the vacuum to prevent marks on the walls) when you pause in your vacuuming.
If you have joint problems or chronic pain, I think the Shark Rocket is the vacuum for you.
I’ve “test-driven” many vacuums in my life. I generally use my client’s vacuums when I clean. However, for some of my jobs I have been bringing my older version of the Shark Navigator upright vacuum.
The Shark Navigator with the swivel head is also light-weight, an upright vacuum, and better for a family that will put a lot of heavy use on a vacuum. It handles pet hair, carpet, and hard wood floors very well with its high and low setting on the beater bar. I’m a Shark fan! I’m sharing the good news! You can bless me and support this blog by using my affiliate link to check out this helpful tool.