I don’t know about you but sometimes I feel that housework is neverending – no sooner have I finished one task 10 more are waiting to be done and the vacuuming is one chore that never ends in our house especially now the summer holidays are in full swing and the boys are in and out of the garden. Recently AO.com sent us a Shark NV601IF200UK Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner and Cordless Bundle to review and I can’t tell you how happy this has made me ( it must be an age thing as I used to get excited about buying new clothes and nights out).
If like us your house is full of mid-sized humans and lots of four-legged friends of the very furry variety you will have your work cut out for you when it comes to keeping your carpets and floors debris free. There was a time when my vacuum was constantly plugged in ready to suck up any rogue grass or filth that the kids and dogs had brought in now thanks to having a cordless vacuum – I simply take it off charge and suck up the offending mess quick sharp.
The Shark bundle from AO.com is priced at £399. It comprises a Bagless Upright Cleaner and a Cordless Cleaner. Both cleaners come with crevice and upholstery tools, the cordless cleaner also comes with a brush head and a bag so that all the tools can be kept together in a safe place. The upright cleaner has room on its body for its tools.
The two cleaners are perfect for any household size. The cordless vacuum is ideal for every day quick once over cleans or for cleaning up spilt messes (in our house this week alone we have had spilt cereals and flour). It is lightweight and I love that it is easy to store and takes up very little space – space in our house is in short supply – finding room for one cleaner is hard enough so I was really worried about finding the space for two but I needn’t have worried. A full charge lasts about 20 minutes which is just enough time to clean my house (3 beds, living room, hallway and landing and kitchen) top to bottom. Although my floors looked clean before I started vacuuming I was surprised by how much dust was picked up. It is perfect for cleaning under beds and you can even clean the stairs easily with or without the base part.
The upright cleaner is ideal for when you are having your big weekly clean or deep clean. The LiftAway compartment allows you to clean your curtains, skirting boards, lampshades and all those other hard to reach places easily. Simply click the button and you can move around with a lighter vacuum.
I am a huge fan of Shark. I used to be a Dyson kind of girl and would swear that nothing would beat it but I admit now that I am wrong. I love how easy to manoeuvre the Shark Vacuum cleaners are. They are lightweight and you really don’t feel like you are holding them, unlike my Dyson where I really did feel it when trying to clean within our home. The Shark cleaners are easy to assemble and everything had a click button so that you can easily swap between hard and carpeted floors and you can adjust the amount of suction required with the flick of a switch on the vacuums handle.
So why have both a cordless and corded vacuum?
A cordless vacuum can be used to clean the car, clean up dry spills quickly and easily and is perfect for whizzing around the house when you are on a quick tidy up mission. I love that it only takes 3.5 hours to charge and will give you 22 minutes worth of cleaning which is enough time to do the car or your home from top to bottom.
I love using my corded vacuum on our big weekly cleaning sprees and when we spring clean our home. It is perfect to use when you are not in so much of a rush and for cleaning big areas of carpet or hard floors.
Both cleaners are reasonably quiet but don’t let this fool you into thinking that their suction is rubbish as this isn’t the case at all. My favourite feature is that you can swap between hard and carpeted floors on both vacuums and you can also adjust the suction amount. I would highly recommend this bundle to anyone who wants both a corded and cordless vacuum in their home.
*We were sent this product for the purpose of this review – all thoughts and opinions are my own*