If you love your dogs, but can’t stand the pet hair they leave behind, then the Shark Rotator True Pet vacuum can be a total lifesaver. If you want an upright vacuum that’s powerful enough to suck up pet hair from a variety of surface types and one that won’t clog easily, then you’ve come to the right place. This vacuum is loaded with some great features that the pet owner will truly appreciate.
Overview and Features
The main thing a pet owner wants out of a vacuum cleaner designed specifically for picking up pet hair is power. The Shark Rotator True Pet vacuum doesn’t disappoint and goes one step further by featuring an innovative lift away design that allows you to remove the heart of the vacuum away from the base, making it easier to access hard to reach places.
However, we found that the vacuum tends to struggle on certain surfaces, which can be a huge drawback for some.
Overall, the True Pet upright is a reliable model that can easily handle pet hair, dust, dirt, and debris thanks to its innovative design. This vacuum is essentially two vacuums in one. You can use the vacuum in the traditional mode when you’re vacuuming large surface areas, or you can use the lift-away feature which allows you to remove the canister from the main unit for some serious deep cleaning.
This model is equipped with LED lights located on the wand. These bright lights will illuminate your path, so you can easily see dirt, debris, dust, and obstacles in your path.
The vacuum’s HEPA filter combined with its anti-allergen technology work to efficiently trap allergens.
This model weighs in at a little over fifteen and a half pounds and features a one-foot cleaning width complete with a thirty-foot power cord. It comes equipped with the popular microfiber pad which you can use on hardwood floors for bare floor cleaning, the Hard Floor Genie attachment, the True Pet mini motorized brush attachment designed specifically for suctioning up pet hair, the canister caddy, pet upholstery tool, dusting brush, and an accessory bag.
The shark vacuum’s lift away feature makes it one versatile upright model. The biggest difference between the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser and the True Pet Upright is the innovative lift away design, which allows you to easily haul this vacuum up and down stairs. Additionally, the brush roll is driven with the same motor that’s used when the vacuum is placed in the standard upright mode. You also can check out my Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Vacuum reviews.
When in the lift away mode you can use the dusting brush attachment to clean the ceiling, baseboards, and ceiling fans, easily. The motorized brush roll and powerful suction make this the perfect vacuum for tackling pet hair on stairs, under furniture, and other hard to reach places.
In terms of daily use, this vacuum is perfect for a variety of jobs around the home. We love how the brush roll still spins when you’re using this model in the lift away mode. This means it still packs the same type of power in the lift away mode that it does when it’s connected to the base.
Another plus is the vacuum’s fingertip controls, which are located right on the front of the handle for easy access.
You’ll have choices for area rugs, smooth surfaces, low pile carpets, and thick carpets. The vacuum will automatically adjust the brush roller’s height with just the flip of a switch.
Whether you or someone in the home has environmental or seasonal allergies, you’ll appreciate this top of the line filter that works overtime to efficiently trap allergens in the home.
The True Pet features a well-designed sealed filtration system. Not only does this system trap particles as small as 0.3 microns, but since it’s a fully sealed model it also prevents any of the allergens from leaking back out of the filter.
How to keep your house clean with cats can seem like a real challenge, but with this model by Shark, dealing with pet hair has never been so easy.
In total, this model comes with eight tools, which makes vacuuming faster and easier. You’ll love how powerful the Pet Power brush and Dusting Genie are. The Dusting Genie is basically a combination dusting and crevice tool. The included microfiber pad is a great option for hard floor surfaces. It offers a quick way to pick up dust and dirt and is machine washable.
The variety of attachments allows you to efficiently clean your home including your furniture and floors. The included Genie bare floor attachment can easily handle tile, vinyl flooring, hardwood flooring and other types of smooth surfaces.
The Pet Multi-tool is designed with pet hair in mind, which means improved suction power and a brush head designed to attract even the most stubborn pet hair.
This is perhaps the only drawback we encountered with this model. While the vacuum can easily handle hard, slick surfaces such as tile or hardwood floors, you’ll find that maneuvering it on carpeted surfaces can prove difficult. On smooth surfaces, the vacuum provides excellent control allowing you to easily maneuver under and around obstacles and furniture. But thick carpet, such as shag, can significantly impact the vacuum’s maneuverability.
If you’re looking for a pet hair vacuum that can handle thick carpeting, click here to view our buyer’s guide, which includes many of the leading models of pet hair vacuums on the market.
- Standard and lift away mode
- Lightweight design
- Includes a variety of cleaning attachments
- Pet hair specific cleaning tools
- Priced affordably
- The vacuum is difficult to maneuver and control on thick carpeting