Cordless vacuums are definitely on the rise these days, with most manufacturers offering at least one model among their product lineup. And while their light weight makes them so easy to maneuver you can vacuum the whole house without feeling like you did much work at all, you still have to deal with the issue of battery life.
That’s where the Shark Rocket DeluxePro comes in. This lightweight two-in-one corded vacuum has the slim design of a stick vacuum, but it functions as both a handheld and an upright.
In this review, we’ll cover everything you want to know about the Shark Rocket DeluxePro and let you know if it’s worth the price or not.
The Shark Rocket DeluxePro vacuum is described as an ultra-lightweight vacuum, and that’s definitely true since it only weighs about 9 pounds.
The top part of the vacuum is removable and converts into a handheld unit that weighs just over 3 pounds, and it’s great for cleaning up smaller messes and upholstery.
The swivel head allows you to easily turn and maneuver around furniture and into tight spaces, and the LED lights will prevent you from missing anything. The vacuum also self-adjusts to any carpet height and has two brushroll speed settings: one high speed for high carpets and one low speed for hard floors and area rugs.
Depending on the model, the vacuum comes with a 27 to 30-foot cord, which is certainly long enough to get the job done without having to search for a free outlet in every room.
The Shark Rocket DeluxePro comes with a few different accessories depending on the model, and all come with an accessory holder that fits onto the vacuum and holds two tools for easy storage. You’ll also get a wall mount to hold the vacuum in place if you want to store it against the wall.
The basic version comes with a hard floor cleaning head attachment, so you can clean easily pick up larger debris and litter with excellent suction power without damaging delicate surfaces.
You’ll also get a crevice dusting tool and an upholstery tool for more versatility.
The TruePet version comes with a motorized pet tool that’s designed to grab pet hair from any surface, as well as a crevice dusting tool that’s ideal for edges and tight spaces.
This vacuum’s greatest feature is its versatility, and that’s clearly evident with the design. Shark provides plenty of intuitive cleaning options that make switching accessories and cleaning modes easy.
It’s incredibly easy to clean your home from top to bottom with this vacuum, and the somewhat small cleaning head is great for getting around and underneath furniture. Stairs aren’t even an issue with this vacuum, since it’s so nimble and lightweight.
The trigger-style handle is ergonomic and comfortable to use, so long cleaning sessions feel less intensive than with other vacuums. That makes this vacuum a great option for people who have trouble operating most full-sized uprights.
You’ll get a choice of two options when it comes to accessory use. One is to remove the handheld with the wand release button and attach any of the accessories to it for portable cleaning.
If you’d rather use the accessories at the base of the vacuum wand so you can take advantage of the extra reach, you can simply detach the cleaning head by pressing the wand release button, and attach any of the accessories in its place.
All of the accessories perform their intended functions quite well, but the motorized pet hair tool really stands out because of its ability to remove all types of pet hair from just about any surface.
When it comes to suction, this vacuum offers a lot of power. It easily picks up everything in a few passes, but be warned that larger debris and hair can become trapped in the wand or intake tubes on the dust cup or cleaning head, causing blockages which you’ll have to clean out to resume normal use.
The dust cup is rather small, and it only holds about 0.5 quarts of debris. If you’re dealing with a lot of pet hair or big messes, you’ll probably have to empty the cup frequently. The top or bottom-emptying design makes this easy to do, though, without getting your hands dirty.
All vacuums require some level of maintenance for proper functioning, and this one is about average. You’ll need to wash and rinse the foam and felt filters about once a month to keep them operating with top performance. Just make sure to let them dry completely before replacing them.
The post-motor filter should be cleaned once a year to maintain proper suction, and all you have to do is rinse it and let it dry.
All of the filters are designed for long-term use, but you can purchase replacements if you need to.
One thing to note is that while these filters do a good job at removing larger particles of dirt and dust, they aren’t HEPA-rated, so if you or anyone in your household has allergies, this might vacuum might not be the best choice.
The vacuum belts aren’t replaceable, but the vacuum automatically shuts off if there are any obstructions in the brushroll so you can clear them out and prevent damage to the belt.
The Shark Rocket DeluxePro vacuum line is on the more affordable side for what you get, with most models available for around $200. It comes with a 5-year limited warranty that covers any defects in workmanship.
Considering that this vacuum essentially functions as two different cleaning tools in one and you don’t have to spend money on replacement filters, you’re getting a pretty good deal.
Overall, we’d have to say that the Shark Rocket Deluxe Pro delivers on everything it claims to do. It’s most ideal if you’re looking for something lightweight and versatile for whole-house cleaning, but you’re not ready to shell out the cash for a more expensive cordless model.
The powerful suction, handheld option, and useful accessories make this vacuum a great alternative to a cordless stick design.
This vacuum does lose some marks because it tends to clog easily when you’re dealing with certain types of pet hair and larger debris, and the dust cup is on the small side. And if allergies are a concern in your household, you might want to skip this one because of its lack of HEPA filter.
Shark Rocket Deluxe Pro Review
- Overall - 8/108/10
The Shark Rocket DeluxePro is a lightweight corded vacuum that offers good suction power and tons of versatility for an affordable price.
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