What if you could own a vacuum cleaner that could remove both the pet hair from your furniture as well as all the debris from your car? Well, handheld vacuum cleaners can help you kill those two birds with one stone.
The innovative Shark Pet-Perfect II SV780 can solve all your problems when it comes to vacuuming. So, let’s examine the features of this model in more detail. After reading our in-depth guide, you’ll be more than ready to make an informed decision. You will know if Shark Pet-Perfect II is the right vacuum for your needs.
We start our Shark Pet-Perfect II review by taking a look at the aesthetic features of this appliance. Well, in terms of the design, Shark Pet-Perfect II will not disappoint even the most demanding of customers. For instance, this model comes with a soothing and lovely-looking Lavender scheme of colors.
Aside from the attractive color, this model also comes with a sleek and eye-catching shape. In a way, the Shark SV780 even reminds of a little baby shark. The body of the device is well-built, and the overall weight of the vacuum is 4 pounds. In case you don’t have arthritis or some similar condition, 4 pounds of weight should not be an issue.
Speaking of weight, the front part of the device is slightly heavier than the rest of the body. As a result, the device tilts forward, which offers a better angle when vacuuming. Likewise, the handle of the Shark Pet-Perfect II SV780 is made of durable rubber. Therefore, the handle offers great stability.
More importantly, the controls on the handle are easy to reach. By pressing the button on the front, you can turn the device ON or OFF. In a way, the controls are simple and straightforward, which does not come as a surprise. After all, Shark dustbusters are well-known for their usability and functionality. In a way, this model continues down the well-trodden path. Thus, you can rely on Shark Pet-Perfect II to be of use when you need a quick clean-up of hard-to-reach areas.
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Thanks to its compact design, this vacuum offers top-notch mobility. Of course, it can be said that this Shark handheld vacuum goes wherever you go. Yet, few handheld vacuums are as lightweight as this one. As a result, you can just grab it and clean the area before your guests walk in through the front door!
As the name of this model suggests, the Shark Pet-Perfect vacuum is designed with pet owners in mind. What that means is that this handheld vacuum can suck in all the frustrating fur that your pets leave behind. Of course, this process requires good suction power, and it seems that Shark Pet-Perfect II is not lacking in this department.
In fact, this model is powered by 18V motor which has a cyclonic airflow. As a result, this Shark hand vacuum produces around 80 decibels of noise. In a way, this falls within the industry standard. Of course, a more important aspect is the cleaning performance of the vacuum. And, our tests confirmed that this device can work best on stairs and furniture. When it comes to bare floors, the performances are not that great. Then again, such flooring types are not even close to the targeted types for any handheld vacuum on the market.
One look at the Shark handheld pet vacuum will tell you that this is a cordless model. Since there is no cable to bring power to the motor, the Shark handheld cleaner has to rely on batteries. In the case of this model, the old-style Ni-Cad battery can provide around 15 minutes of cleaning time. However, some reviews claim that the autonomy drops to around 10 minutes if you are using the motorized brush.
All told, the battery is not top-of-the-line. Yet, it comes with a convenient charging dock, which can even be wall-mounted. Moreover, the docking station also acts as a storage unit for the attachments that come with the Shark Pet-Perfect II SV780. To clarify, you can place the tools on the left and right sides of the charging dock. By doing so, the risk of losing the accessories should drop to a minimum.
Speaking of charging, Ni-Cad batteries are notorious for their problems with overcharging. So, if you leave the vacuum on the dock for an extended period of time, you could kill the battery. Luckily, the green LED light will tell you when the charging process is complete. More often than not, full charging of this Shark hand vacuum will take around 16 hours. Another ‘issue’ with the batteries is the fact that replacement batteries for this model cost around $50. Needless to say, buying a new battery does not make much sense. For a couple more dollars you could get a new cleaner, which seems like a much better option.
It goes without saying that compact devices such as the Shark SV780 cannot provide the same level of filtration as the bigger types of cleaners. The reason for this is simple – there is not enough space inside the body of a handheld vacuum. Even so, Shark has managed to create a cleaner that can offer decent protection against allergens and dust.
Namely, the Shark SV780 comes with a mesh filter that can capture a lot of debris. Admittedly, the filter does not provide a HEPA level of protection against microscopic particles. Yet, it will filter all the pet hair and dust that you collect around the house.
Nonetheless, it is important to keep the filter as clean as possible at all times. If not – the airflow will be disrupted and the motor may struggle with producing enough suction. Therefore, we recommend that you wash the filter every few months, depending on the frequency of use. The good thing about mesh filters is that they can be washed easily. So, rinse out the filter with clean water, without using any chemicals. After that, leave it to dry for at least 24 hours.
Once it goes through the filter, all the dust and debris will end up in the transparent cup at the top of the device. With the help of this convenient feature of the Shark Pet-Perfect II SV780, you can keep things under control at all times. In other words, users can always see how much space is left in the container.
To empty the cup, you need to press the button next to the ON/OFF switch. As with all other elements of this model, the controls are ergonomic and easy to use. So, once you release the hinge, the cup is easy to detach. Also, this will give you access to the filter. By detaching the clips on the side, you can release and pull out the filter as well. To be honest, the size of the container is not the biggest out there. Yet, this is another compromise you have to make if you want to use a handheld vacuum cleaner.
Earlier in our Shark handheld vacuum review, we mentioned some of the tools that come with this model. Well, now it’s time to take a closer look at those attachments. In total, this vacuum cleaner comes with three accessories. The most important one is the motorized brush, which acts as the primary cleaning head for this model. With its nylon bristles, the nozzle can agitate the floors and pick up pet hair even from low-pile carpets. Yet, the narrow cleaning path of 4.6 inches may force you to make a number of back-and-forward moves to clean a larger area.
The two other tools that come in the box with the Shark SV780 are the crevice tool and dusting brush. As you know, crevice tools are great for vacuuming those hard-to-reach areas around the house. But in the case of this model, the crevice tool could be of good use in your car as well. To be precise, many users are relying on this long-reaching attachment to vacuum the interior of their vehicle. All in all, the tools are easy to attach and remove. So, you should experiment and use them when needed.
After everything we said in this Shark Pet-Perfect II review, it is clear that this model comes with a range of benefits. At the same time, this device is not perfect, and it comes with a couple of noticeable downsides. Yet, if you are in need of a compact and portable vacuum cleaner, the mobility of the Shark SV780 could be right up your alley. After all, this vacuum cleaner is lightweight, eye-catching, and easy to use.