Amazon Review by Daniel Bobinski
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Quick and Easy!
We looked at quite a few cordless/rechargeable sweepers before settling on this one. What we like:
Most of all: The dust trays on the Sharks are the best design going. The trays are wide and easy to empty. Other brands have smaller ports for dirt to enter/exit … the Sharks hold a lot, and even our four-year-old niece has no problem operating the unit and emptying the tray when she’s done.
Very lightweight. Like I said, even the four-year-old has no problem using it on either carpet or tile.
The “swivel steering” is easy to activate and makes it MUCH easier to get under furniture. Just press a button with your thumb (on the handle) and the middle section of the handle bends to allow very easy steering. Love it.
Two speeds. Instruction say use the slower speed for bare floors, and the higher speed for carpets. We generally follow that guideline, but an easy ‘step button’ on the right side quickly adjusts the speed.
Not so much:
It’s a tad noisier than we’d like, but we don’t use it for extended periods or for full household cleaning, just for quick pick-up jobs … so we deal with it.
The “edge-cleaning squeegee” feature is only on one side, and it’s design is “so-so.” Essentially, don’t expect close wall cleaning on the left side of the unit.
Overall, we really like the unit. A foot-operated button on the left side turns it on, and it’s quite lightweight and easy to use. Also, it holds a charge well for several uses (you’re not supposed to leave it plugged in once it’s charged), and you can tell it needs to be recharged when, after three or four days of use each day, it starts to sound a bit strained.
Also, the kids practically fight over who gets to use it to clean the kitchen area each day. They think it’s pretty cool – which is fine by us!!
To reiterate, the big thing for us is how much the tray holds, and especially how EASY it is to empty the tray. Smart designing went into these units.