Shark Rocket Corded Hand Vac (HV292)
Shark Rocket HV292 is corded, bagless, handheld vacuum cleaner. It comes with several cleaning tools and thanks to the corded operation, it provides excellent suction for such a small vacuum with no time limit.
Shark Rocket HV292 comes with TruePet motorized brush, 12" (~30.5 cm) crevice tool, and dusting brush. Unit also has flexible hose for easier control and access to tight and hard to reach areas.
Thanks to 400W motor and specialized cleaning tools, Shark HV292 is suitable for cleaning various types of dirt like dust, pet hair, loose objects etc. from various surfaces at home like furniture, upholstery, stairs, corners and other surfaces, often unreachable using main home vacuum cleaner.
Power cord is 15 feet (~4.6 m) long – it is long enough for covering and cleaning messes in a single room. For longer reach, either change power outlet, or use long extension power cord. Shark HV292 is excellent emergency vacuum cleaner, but it is not as fast as cordless models, that doesn’t have to be plugged into the power socket to operate. However, HV292 can operate as long as there is mains power present, it has motor comparable to the best cordless vacuums like Dyson V8, but it is much cheaper.
Shark HV292 uses cyclonic dirt air separation and washable mechanical filters. This is so-called Shark’s ‘Never Loses Suction Technology’, which basically means that suction is not decreased until the dirt bin is almost full, unlike some bagged models, which loses suction as the bag is getting filled. And on top of that, dirt bin is easy to empty – it is not detachable from the unit, it just opens on the bottom and emptied in the trash.
Shark Rocket HV292 weighs 3.7 pounds (~1.67 kg), and it is not the lightest handheld unit on the market. On the other hand, pound for pound, it is very strong and capable unit.
When being used, center of mass is usually right below handle, making the single hand use easy, even for elderly people and kids. If you plan on letting your kids use this vacuum, it must be done under supervision of adults – but the unit will help you kids clean their own messes and teach them some important work habits.
For cleaning of stairs, upholstery, even smaller carpets, most owners use TruePet motorized brush, with or without stretch hose, which is excellent cleaning tool for smaller surfaces – its width is ‘just’ 6 inches (~15 cm), much smaller cleaning nozzle when compared with larger uprights. However, HV292 focuses 400 W motor in 6 inches cleaning tool, providing very similar suction like 10 Amp vacuums with 12 inches cleaning nozzles. In the case of any issues with suction, turn off the unit, unplug it from the wall socket and check for any debris and hair clogs in the unit.
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