Reviewing the Shark Rocket Powerhead

Back when I was single and childless, I’d devote a few hours every other weekend to give my house a top-to-bottom cleaning.

I don’t do that anymore. It’s hard enough squeezing in family time around errands that need to be run. The last thing I want to do is take time away from Travis and Jack to clean the house.

Now, I spot clean. For example, if I’m waiting for a sweet potato to cook in the microwave for 8 minutes, I’ll gab the windex and some paper towels and race around the house until the timer beeps. Same goes for vacuuming… I’ll typically run the vacuum over the floors and carpet of our downstairs while waiting for macaroni to come to a boil. Then, at another random time I’ll do the upstairs while waiting for Jack finish up with ‘sitting on the potty’ time.

Multitasking for the win!

My friends at Shark recently asked if I’d like to try out their brand-new Shark Rocket Powerhead and I jumped at the chance to further streamline my cleaning with a new vacuum.

Shark vacuum 1

The Nitty Gritty:
The Shark Rocket Powerhead weighs in at only 9 pounds, not including the cord, and a weight in hand of less than 1 pound. It has interchangeable brush-rolls that are easy to assemble and clean, fingertip controls for easy transitions between hard floors and carpet, and multi-position adjustable heights.

The Shark has breakthrough engineering that combines the motor and dust cup in the head of the vacuum, which reduces the airflow path and maximizes efficiency and power. The system just came out in August and is available at major retailers nationwide starting at $169.00 MSRP. For more information on where to buy, click here.

Shark vacuum 2

My Thoughts
If you are a quick-cleaner like me, pulling out this super lightweight vacuum to race around the house is great! The switch on the handle easily allows you to move between carpets and hard floors, so I can quickly go from the kitchen, to the living room to the foyer without pulling out a cumbersome hose and attachments. The only thing I miss is the opportunity to connect a small attachment to reach into corners and also clean the buttonholes on our leather ottoman that somehow collects fuzz like crazy.

I’m curious, do you set aside time to clean your whole house from top-to-bottom, or are you a quick-cleaner like me?


Disclosure: I received a Shark Rocket Powerhead for the purposes of my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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2 thoughts on “Reviewing the Shark Rocket Powerhead”

  1. I mostly clean a bit at a time like you, but every so often I get really crazy and clean the ENTIRE house top to bottom at once. Your house is always clean when I see it, just FYI. Also, if someone cares about being able to lick my floors, they should just never come to my house. There is a line from a Sugarland song called ‘Something More’ that goes,

    “I get home 7:30, the house is dirty… but it can wait
    Yeah, ’cause right now, I need some downtime,
    To drink some red wine, and celebrate”

    YES. Because life > clean house.

  2. I’m a total spot cleaner like you are. There are a couple of things that I’m very obsessive about (like counters, dishes, and the kitchen table) but otherwise I clean as I can. I clean the bathroom during bath time or while I’m waiting for him to “brush his teeth” and I do laundry on my lunch while I work at home. I don’t know how people keep up on laundry if they don’t work at home.

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