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Euro-Pro Shark SV800\VX63 Stick Vacuum
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The Shark SV800 Stick Vacuum is Great if you Have Pets!
Jan 11, 2011 (Updated Jan 13, 2011)
Review by Lorrie Cicerrella
Rated a Very Helpful Review
When I saw the ad on TV for the Euro-Pro Shark SV800 Stick Vacuum, I knew I had to have one! With all the cat hair I had to clean up, a cordless vacuum would be perfect.
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My friend tried to dissuade me from buying this model, for she owned one and every time she went to use it, the vacuum had no power. I knew that she wasn’t charging the battery properly and that was her problem.
I purchased my Shark SV800 Stick Vacuum from Bed Bath and Beyond and thought if I didn’t like it I would return it. I have been using it for over two years and I wouldn’t think of returning it now.
The Shark SV800 Stick Vacuum came in a box unassembled. The box included a handle, telescopic tube, filter, dust cup, motorized floor brush, crevice tool, three foam filters, battery charger base, charging adapter, and a Ni-Cd battery.
The Shark SV800 Stick Vacuum was easy to assemble. All I had to do was to attach the handle, telescopic tube which I adjusted to the proper height and the motorized floor brush. The battery comes uncharged and has to be charged for a full 24 hours before first use.
There are three positions on the switch: 1) On – low speed, 2) On – high speed, and 3) Off The Shark SV800 Stick Vacuum can be converted to a hand vacuum by removing the floor brush and the telescopic tube and handle, although I have no need to use it this way, for I have two other hand held vacuums.
I use the Shark SV899 Stick Vacuum on all my hard floors, low nap carpets, oriental rugs, even throw rugs. On throw rugs, you have to be careful not to suck up the edges for the vacuum is that powerful when the battery is fully charged. I vacuum my painted wooden steps leading down to the basement and it does a great job of picking up dust balls. It picks up litter from my painted basement floor, but I have to go over the area a couple of times. I have never tried to vacuum larger objects like nuts and screws like you see on TV, but it does do a good job of sucking up pieces of leaves and dirt on the throw rugs in my garage. It picks up so much cat hair that when I remove the filter, it is packed with cat hair. I do have to empty the dust cup if I am vacuuming an area with a lot of cat hair and dust balls such as the basement steps. I feed my cats dry food on a low nap throw rug and it picks up the spilled kibble - no bending over! I don't procrastinate emptying my shredder bin any more - it sucks up the spilled shredded paper off my low nap carpet in my office with no problem.
Emptying the Dust Cup:
You have to press the dust cup release which is located on the bottom of the dust cup in order to remove it for emptying. The dust cup cover is twisted to the left to disassemble it from the dust cup. It can be emptied over a trash container and should be emptied after each use. When emptying the dust cup, I always remove the foam filter and insert a clean one.
There are three parts to the dust cup cap: 1) a filter frame, 2) the foam filter, and 3) a filter compartment. I am surprised at how much cat hair accumulates on the foam filter. I change the filter each time I empty the dust cup. The filters can be washed in warm soapy water, rinsed, and left out to air dry.
The Ni-Cd battery will take several complete charges and discharge cycles to reach the full operating capacity. The battery should be charged in the battery charger for a full 24 hours before initial use. The battery should only be charged when it is fully discharged and only on the charging base provided. There is a red light indicator on the battery charger to signify that the battery is charging. The battery is easily clicked into place on the back of the Shark SV800. If you follow the directions above, your vacuum will be at its maximum performance. I can vacuum continuously for approximately 20 to 25 minutes before the battery runs out.
The Shark SV800 Stick Vacuum is mostly lavender in color with gray handles. It has a swivel motorized floor brush for maneuverability. It weighs approximately 9 lbs when the battery is attached. The dimensions are 10.25 x 5.3 x 49.2. It runs on 10.8V. It has great suction on hard flooring or low nap carpet.
The only problem I have had with the Shark SV800 Stick Vacuum is with the dust cup falling off if I haven’t attached it properly. An improvement would be to have a lever to lock it into place for more security.
I purchased the Shark SV800 Stick Vacuum from Bed, Bath, and Beyond for $69.99 and I used a 20% coupon for a grand total of $55.99 plus tax.
As long as I follow the proper care and maintenance of this cordless vacuum, I hope the Shark SV800 Stick Vacuum and I will have a long relationship.
Thank you for reading my review.
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