Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away TruePet vacuum review

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By helloBARK! staff
Updated on August 14, 2019

Owning a cat or dog comes with a lot of responsibilities.

You may immediately think about feeding your pet, making sure they’re insured, giving them their medication or ensuring they get enough exercise.

But one task that will require your regular attention is vacuuming.

Most dogs will be light, moderate or heavy shedders, while other canines are considered hypoallergenic so they don’t shed a lot.

In this article, we’re going to take a look at the Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away TruePet vacuum, what people are saying about the product and whether it represents value for money.

Website: www.Amazon.com

We’ll break this article into the following categories to give our readers a clear insight into this particular model:

• What is the Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away TruePet vacuum?
• Design
• Technology
• Ease of Use
• Customer Reviews
• Price
• Any negatives?
• Is this the best pet vacuum cleaner?
• Anything else to consider?
• Wrapping up – our final thoughts

Let’s get down to business and look at this pet vacuum in closer detail.

What is the Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away TruePet vacuum?

Shark’s website make some grand claims about the Rotator Powered Lift-Away TruePet vacuum.

The company promise the vacuum will deliver unparalleled floor-to-ceiling cleaning power.

Shark use “two innovative technologies” to create a powerful vacuum cleaner with zero compromise.

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Shark want to change the way you clean for the better. This high performance upright vacuum glides from room to room for seamless cleaning.

The ability to convert to a portable vacuum allows pet parents to tackle those troublesome and tricky areas.

The TruePet Mini Motorized brush will give cat or dog owners the ability to clean upholstery.

Design

Your eye will be drawn to the lift-away pod at the front of the Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away TruePet vacuum. This can detach in Lift-Away mode so pet parents can tackle ceilings and stairs.

The wand is red and silver in color with LED lights to illuminate debris, dirt and dust on the floor.

At the top of the wand are the controls, which are cleverly built into the handle.

It comes with swivel steering and smooth-gliding wheels that should make the Shark device relatively simple to maneuver.

The main brush has a 12-inch cleaning path to ensure you cover as much ground as possible.

The Shark Rotator vacuum has a 3.3 quart dust bin capacity so you won’t have to constantly empty the device.

Technology

The Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away TruePet vacuum has three different modes: Upright Mode, Powered Lift-Away Mode and Above-Floor Mode.

This is one of the key selling points of the product. Shark add that unlike vacuums which rely on suction alone, power is delivered directly to the brush-roll even in Lift-Away mode.

You’ll have the ability to control the cleaner with your fingertips. The controls are cleverly placed in the handle so you can effortlessly switch from carpets to bare floors.

Sometimes it can be difficult to see under furniture but the LED lights are a smart inclusion so pet parents can spot fur balls, dust bunnies and other dirt that you may have otherwise missed.

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Shark use Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology and a HEPA filter to ensure dust and allergens remain inside the vacuum. This is important for those who suffer with allergies.

The TruePet mini brush roll will give pet owners the chance to tackle embedded pet hair on furniture, which can otherwise be challenging to remove. The device comes with a Pet Multi-Tool as well.

Ease of Use

Activing the Lift-Away mode is simple. You detach the main unit from the wand to create a lightweight portable vacuum, perfect for easily cleaning stairs, ceilings and furnishings.

You won’t have to worry about changing heads when you move from carpet to hardwood floors thanks to Shark’s Fingertips Controls.

Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away TruePet vacuum uses Dynamic Swivel Steering. It gives excellent control when maneuvering around furniture and other obstacles in the home.

This model isn’t cordless. While you won’t have to worry about the Shark model’s battery dying mid-clean, you’ll have to consider the cord behind you.

The Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away TruePet vacuum weighs 15.6 pounds with a 30-foot power cord so it’s not the lightest pet vacuum on the market.

Customer Reviews

Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away TruePet vacuum (Photo: Screen grab / Amazon)

Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away TruePet vacuum (Photo: Screen grab / Amazon)

The Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away TruePet vacuum have an average of 4.4 stars out of 5 based upon 2,571 reviews on online retailer Amazon.

It gets 4.4 stars or above for suction power, for cleaning up hair, material quality, versatility, for stairs and durability.

A dog owner with a high shedding Labpei (Labrador and Shar Pei) was delighted with the performance of the Shark vacuum:

This machine not only does an excellent job of picking up dog hair, but it’s AWESOME at getting a load of fine dust out of our rugs as well. As an added benefit, the bare floor setting has excellent suction which does a very good job picking up dog hairs from our wood floors. I love that this machine has lights on the front AND on the handle.

Another reviewer with two dogs was delighted that the vacuum was unable to remove hair that had been on the furniture for six months:

I have a Lab and a Shepard that obviously shed A LOT. I tested the pet attachment on the couch and again the suction even leaves the pretty vacuum lines in the couch. It picked up hair better than any vacuum I have owned. It does swivel easily to get around corners. Used it on a low profile rug and again, impressive pet hair removal that I have been unable to get off for 6 months.

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One Amazon customer gave the ‘heavy’ device a four-star review:

Bottom line it does an excellent job with cleaning carpets and hard floors as well as miscellaneous things where all the attachments come in handy. It does amazing with pet hair and embedded dust and small particles in carpet. Just go at a smooth slower pace and repeat each area.

Price

Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away TruePet vacuum is priced at $299.99 on online retailer Amazon.

Any negatives?

We prefer pet vacuums that don’t have cords to avoid potential tangles involving your dog or furniture.

The Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away TruePet vacuum is heavier than a lot of models on the market.

Is this the best pet vacuum cleaner?

We like the Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away TruePet vacuum but we believe there are better models on the market.

Some pet cleaners are easier to use than this relatively heavy model.

You can check out our updated pet vacuum cleaner guide by clicking on this link.

Anything else to consider?

The Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away TruePet has Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology.

This is important for anyone who could be sensitive to allergens and dust.

If you encounter an issue with the vacuum, Amazon will provide free product support.

Wrapping up – our final thoughts

So there you have it, the Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away TruePet vacuum is reliable model that will do a good job on homes with pets.

However, it’s missing some features that we like to see in a pet vacuum.

If you have the budget, you may prefer to invest in a cordless hoover to give you more flexibility and versatility.

For more information and to buy, visit: www.Amazon.com

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