Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A Little History on Shark Vacuum Cleaner

If you are wondering about the origin of the Shark® brand, it is part of Euro-Pro, a family-run company that started back over a century ago. Originally, the company was primarily dealing with sewing machine and had its roots in Europe, catering mostly to European market. Three generation later, Mark Rosenzweig, the family heir, set his sight abroad and started his venture in Canada. Today, while still not deviating too much away from the housecare business, Mark has turned the family business into million dollars business empire. He established a strong name in the household business that addresses mainly the venus market. One of the most successful line of product from the multi-million dollar family-run business is the line-up of Shark vacuum cleaner.

One of the brand that Mark has built over the years is the Shark® brand of vacuum cleaners. As we all know it, no one makes a perfect product and the best-selling product is often well, not the perfect product. Borrowing from Apple's late Steve Jobs' words, consumers need devices that simply works. This means that for a product to have a mass appeal, it has to be darn simple to use. This is far more true particularly in the vacuum cleaner segment where users are mostly busy moms or working women who have little time to read all the manuals and instructions. This is what you can expect from any Shark vacuum cleaner.

Shark vacuum cleaner - Shark Navigator Upright Bagless Vacuum Cleaner, NV22L

Secrets behind Popularity of Shark Vaccum Cleaner

If there is a single reason as to why Shark vacuum cleaner is so popular compared to say bissell proheat 2x, it has to be the marketing done right. Personally, I've been using their vacuum cleaner for years now and I have little to complain about. Nonetheless, being an electronic product in nature, there is no such thing as 100% guarantee that every time you buy, you would end up with a perfectly working vacuum cleaner. I know my Bible-study mate who bought home her Shark Steam Mop S3601 only to find it to be non-working and has to be replaced.

Shark vacuum cleaner - Shark Navigator Professional Lift-Away Vacuum Cleaner - Model NV356E Shark Navigator Lift-Away Vacuum - Model NV352

But generally, they have done most of the market research right. They have different vacuum models that are catered to different users. Whether you are a stay-home mom with kids running around in the house all day long or you are a working mom who vacuums your home twice a week or you have a lovely dog in the house with furs flying around in the house. Whatever your need is, you can find a Shark vacuum cleaner model that is designed for your needs.

Shark Navigator Elite Professional Lift-away Rotator - Model NV501 Shark Lift-Around Pod Vacuum - Model NP319

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Things about Shark Vacuum Cleaner You Should Know Before Buying

Shark is another company that produces technology that eases the people’s working hassle. It is a company that produces high quality standard products that satisfy the public needs in terms of cleanliness. In today’s generation, people are aiming for effective, easy, stress free, and less time consuming in cleaning the house, hotels, stores, schools, and other establishments. Total cleanliness with good cleaning equipment gives effectiveness and health benefits to the cleaners in general that include mothers and janitors. One of Shark products is vacuum cleaner that eliminates dust, pet hair and dirt.

Vacuum cleaners are known around the world together with vacuum companies and the market that distributes them to the public. To make it more popular and to be the center of consumers’ eyes, advertisements give color to its new and formerly unseen products. Shark is introducing to the public their vacuum cleaners. Shark released vacuum cleaner products that suit to the public needs and demands that consumers’ surely prefer.

Shark Navigator Lift-Away Complete Seal Filtration Vacuum Cleaner - Model NV352

Shark is a widely trusted company in terms of vacuum cleaners. There are several vacuum cleaners from Shark that have different special features and offers. Every shark vacuum cleaner product varies from one model to another. Each model is unique and that make every model a special one. In buying shark vacuum cleaner, consumers should understand that there are some things to consider before purchasing a vacuum cleaner from Shark.

Shark VX3 Cordless Floor-and-Carpet Cleaner, V1950 Shark 2-in-1 Cordless Stick Vac and Handheld Vacuum Cleaner

First, consumers should consider the type of building it will be used; it may be in a school building, a hotel, restaurant, grocery store, department store or simply a house. Different establishments have different types and number of people coming in and out. In this case, the frequency of cleaning is crucial to a vacuum cleaner since not all vacuum cleaners have long lasting battery life in day. Together with this consideration is the wideness of the space of an establishment. The length of the vacuum cleaner cord is important in the wideness of the space in a place.

Second is the availability of facilities and presence of pets. Pets are very common in a family in a house. There are vacuum cleaners that remove pet hair and dusts. In a house, most common facilities are couches, carpets, kitchens and bedrooms. So it would be more efficient to have a vacuum that can tackle multiple areas effectively.  These two conditions are imperative to consider while purchasing any vacuum from Shark, Dyson or any another vacuum company.

Dirt Devil FeatherLite Cyclonic Canister Vacuum, SD40100 Shark VX3 Cordless Floor-and-Carpet Cleaner, V1950

Shark has produced a number of vacuum cleaners that can tackle multiple areas effectively and they are quite affordable and have a high quality. Some vacuums worth mentioning are the Shark Lift Around Portable Vac NP-320. It features a superlight weight frame. Shark also offers included accessories along with the Lift Around Portable Vac NP-320 which includes a straight suction nuzzle, two types of brushes and some other stuff. They also offer a 3 year warrant and a life-time filter making it a hassel free in terms of changing and handling the filter within the vacuum. The Shark Lift Around Portable Vac NP-320 costs 159.99$ plus shipping and handling if you buy online.

The great thing about Shark is that they offer great cleaning products. Shark vacuums get the job done easily and as well as any other product but they sell for a bit less. They can easily be bought if a budget is in place and a lot of their products can be effective and put to good use anywhere.

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Shark Sweeper V1950 Floor & Carpet Vacuum Cleaner

The Shark Sweeper V1950 is a cordless floor and carpet vacuum cleaner. It is a nifty cleaning assistance. This Shark vacuum cleaner is one of the highest rated model. It comes from the Shark brand, a brand that needs little introduction. The price tag of this Shark V1950 makes it among the easily most affordable range of vacuum cleaners. Read on to find out if the Shark V1950 is worth your bucks and the pros and cons that come with it.

Shark Sweeper V1950 promises easier and less hassle cleaning experience

The first unique key feature of this vacuum model is the fact that it is cordless. One common complain among most vacuum cleaner users is the cord. The typical cord length of most vacuum cleaners is in the range of 20 to 30 feet. If you have done the cleaning job yourself, you would agree with me that such length is typically not enough. The other problem associate with cord is it tends to get obstructed and wrapped around things lying on the floor. This can be frustrating at times.

Since Shark Sweeper V1950 is cordless, you can forget about all these problems. You can forget about unwrapping cords being tangled around your sofa or table. Another great thing that many people love about cordless vacuum cleaner is that you do not need to find the source of power plug. This means that with this wire-less vacuum cleaner, you can virtually go to any corner of your house, even those difficult to reach areas that you would normally ignore when you use cord-based vacuum. This is the one thing that I love about cordless vacuum cleaners.

Shark Sweeper V1930 Cordless Floor-and-Carpet Cleaner Shark Sweeper V1950 13 ft. Cordless Floor and Carpet cleaner

However, cordless comes with its own disadvantages. As it runs on a battery, this means that your Shark Sweeper V1950 vacuum cleaner needs to be charged on regular basis. This is the price that you pay for the mobility and convenience that you gain. Since it is operated on battery, you need to pay special care on how often and how long you charge it. As we know, battery technology is nowhere near the level that we all would like to see, but it is good enough, albeit you need to charge it everytime after you're done using it. Do not leave the charging for too long which otherwise would spoil the battery. On the other hand, you cannot wait till the battery is dead before charging as it will cause leakage and other problems. Typically, expect a battery life of about 1-year and after that, you have to replace with a new battery. This is something that you might want to take into consideration when preparing your budget.

The Shark Sweeper V1950 vacuum cleaner is designed to be used as a floor-and-carpet cleaner with maximum comfort and usability. It has a ball and socket type of joint creating a swivel action motion. This means that the Shark sweeper V1950 Cordless Floor-and-Carpet Cleaner is easy to use and would never cause any straining problems.  Most vacuum cleaners with this type of design are really stiff and rigid, making it hard to use. However the swivel-action built into the Shark sweeper V1950 Cordless Floor-and-Carpet cleaner allows for really fluid and smooth mobility.

Since the design of the Shark Sweeper V1950 Cordless Floor-and-Carpet Cleaner incorporates a swivel action for fluid and smooth movement and a lightweight design, it will decrease the time spent cleaning. For example, assume that on average person cleans his or her home for a good hour or two. However, in most cases, we would spend about 15-30 minutes of that hour or two to navigate the vacuum around, plugging in and out the power cord, unwrapping the cords and etc. The design of this model eliminates all that hassle and inconvenience. The Shark sweeper V1950 Cordless Floor-and-Carpet Cleaner does run on a battery, the run time of the Shark sweeper V1950 Cordless Floor-and-Carpet Cleaner offers up to 50 minutes – about one hour – of pure cleaning time. This means all 50 minutes are spent cleaning. Furthermore, the 50 minutes of cleaning time is on one single charge of the product. Also, it is important to note that it will not take 50 minutes to clean a whole area. It may take more or less time depending on the size of the area and how much there is to clean. Simply put, this model of vacuum cleaner from Shark promises to reduce the time spent cleaning by maximizing it is productivity.

7.2V NiCD Battery for Shark Sweeper V1950 and VX3 Replaces XB1918 Euro-Pro Shark Replacement Battery Pack, EU-36075

The last and probably the greatest feature of this popular Shark sweeper vacuum model is its quietness. If you think that vacuum cleaners are ear-deafening, you have not tried this one. If you have small children in the house or pets roaming around the house, vacuum time is probably the time of the day that they hate the most. Do not expect your vacuum cleaning experience to be noise-free even with this one, but it is at least much less unpleasant and bearable. It can be used any time day and night and it would not disrupt the people inside the home or where ever it is being used.

In summary, I've seen first hand how Shark Sweeper V1950 Floor-and-Carpet Cleaner works and it is truly a great product. It is going to make your job easier and cleaning does not have to be that much of a pain anymore. It can cut your cleaning time and increases your productivity. The best and most important thing that you are going to love about this product is its price affordability.

If you are sold on Shark Sweeper V1950, and thinking of making your way to the local store, make sure you check out its price in online store first as you might enjoy savings of up to 35% OFF its retail price with some of the online retailers.

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Shark Vacuum Cleaner Maintenance

Cleaning is a daily habit. It is the very first and most important routine in a day. Without this, life is so disorganized and stressful. Establishments are maintaining cleanliness every second and every minute of every day to impress the people. To give a fast and a hassle free cleaning, Shark vacuum cleaner is available to make your day easier and stress free.

Since cleaning is a daily routine, owners should know how to maintain vacuum cleaners to its high functional condition. Vacuum cleaner maintenance is easy and affordable to customers. Here are the following filters that Shark vacuum cleaner products and other various companies use.

Shark NV42 Navigator Deluxe Upright Vacuum Cleaner

Shark Navigator NV22L Foam and Felt Replacement Vacuum Filter Kit 4-Pack by Crucial Vacuum Inc. It fits on NV22, NV22C, NV22L, NV22LC, NV22P, NV22T, NV22Q, NV22W Shark vacuum models. This filter kit is perfect to those people with allergies.  It has allergen filtration that perfectly captures and encloses dust to the filter leaving the area clean and dust free.

Cordless Pet Perfect Handheld Vacuum Cleaner Shark Navigator Freestyle Premium Cordless Vac - Model SV1100

Washable Foam and Felt Pre-Filter Replacement Kit by Crucial Vacuum is another filter product that fits on Shark Navigator Lift-Away Models: NV350, NV351, NV352, NV355, NV356, NV356E, NV357 and also the Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional Vacuum - Model NV356. It replaces Shark Part product # XFF350. In this product, it includes 1 Filter and 1 Felt Pre-Filter.

There are a lot of filter and replacement products as mentioned previously throughout the article. It is not such a difficult or hard process. However, it is imperative to know that instructions’ regarding filter replacement and belt replacement is found in the user manual of the products bought.

Dirt Devil Accucharge 15.6 Volt Cordless Bagless Stick Vac with ENERGY STAR Battery Charger, BD20035RED Shark 87100730 Pressure Washer The Classic Surface Cleaner, 19-Inch

The degree of difficulty of filter installation and belt replacement would also very across the different products. However, that does not mean it is a difficult task at all. Shark products consistently offer easy and fast filter installation and belt replacement. The cleaning kits and the like are accessories. In other words, it does not mean it is an absolute necessity to have. Having the cleaning kits, the filter installation and belt replacement are things to make Shark products or any other type of vacuum cleaner last longer.

It is imperative to understand that a longer lasting vacuum cleaner means saving money. Also, a vacuum cleaner that is maintained better will before a better job over the year. However, this does not mean the vacuum cleaner will last longer. Having the belt changed and filter replaced and the cleaning kits just slows down the eroding process of any vacuum cleaner.

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Shark Steam Mop: S3601 vs MV2010

The Euro-Pro Shark S3601 is similar to the Shark Steam Mop MV2010. They share similar designs, features, and product capabilities. It is quite a task to differentiate between the two products. Try to keep in mind that each product has been designed for a unique cleaning experience and is also designed for unique cleaning situations. The Euro-Pro Shark S3601 has some better features than the MV2010 because these features are a bit more user-friendly than the ones featured on the MV2010.

The main feature of the Euro-Pro Shark S3601 is that it is highly flexible. It can utilize three steam modes, 3 types of cleaning pads, and 2 types of quick-release mop heads. These features added to the Euro-Pro Shark SC3601 are what make this product super flexible. The three different steam modes allows for a greater control during cleaning. It also means that there won’t be a high amount of energy wasted.

Euro-Pro Shark Steam Mop S3601 Professional Steam Pocket Mop Shark Steam Mop Vacuum cleaner MV2010

The first steam mode is essentially used for light-duty cleaning. It picks up dust and small dirt particles easily. The first steam mode is centered on every day cleaning. The second mode uses a bit more energy to pick up the harder stains and dirt particles that are in the floor or wherever. Lastly, the third mode is used to tackle those super difficult stains and really in-ground particles that require a good scrubbing. Furthermore, the three steaming modes are utilized even more with the three different types of cleaning pads that are designed to capture dirt particles. The cleaning pads are also washable and reusable and are fast drying. The shape and design of the two mop heads can reach places which might be a difficult to reach.

Another good feature of the Euro-Pro Shark Steam Portable Mop S3601 is the size of its water tank. Other mops or vacuum cleaners can be quite small, so a good portion of time is required to refill the tank meaning that there is less time spent on cleaning. The Euro-Pro Shark Steam Portable Mop S3601 has a bigger tank, so it does not to be refilled as often and more time can be allocated for cleaning. This is good for home owners whose house coverage isn’t so wide.

This is one problem in which the Euro-Pro Shark Steam Portable Mop S3601 has a hard time dealing with. Even though it has larger water tank, home owners with bigger houses shouldn not even consider using the S3601 model. Trust me on this. In the end, you would end up with having to spend considerable amount of time refilling the water tank for the S3601. However, the Shark Steam Mop S3601 compensates for this with its final feature.

EuroPro XT3601 Shark Steam Mop Replacement Pad Shark XLT3501 (EXTRA LARGE), Set of 4, Microfiber Cleaning Pads for the Steam Pocket Mop.

Lastly, the Euro-Pro Shark Steam Portable Mop S3601 has unique type of flat head. It allows the steam to really get in deep and give a good cleaning. The flat head is also designed with a regular rectangular shape and also a triangle head. These two uniquely shaped heads allows access to the more difficult spots within the house or area being cleaned as mentioned earlier.

Overall, the Shark Steam Mop S3601 and the Shark Steam Mop SC630D is essentially two of a kind. If you are in the line of cleaning professionals, you would find more use out of the Euro-Pro Shark Steam Portable Mop S3601 over the SC630D. However, if you are a home owner, the Shark Steam Portable Mop SC630D would simply be okay to use. Although, it is imperative to understand that both products are of high quality. It is just these products have different specialties when they were produced and made.

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Shark Steam Portable Mop SC630D [Review]

Home is our sanctuary. Home is our little paradise on earth. Keeping a house clean is a non-negotiable task that every household has to fulfil. It is the first key to healthy and hygiene living. Depending on the size of your house, there are many ways to make your cleaning job easier. I'm not sure about you. But my criteria in selecting a cleaning device to assist me in keeping my house tidy, neat and clean boils down to 3 words: Quick and Effective. Even with such constrained criteria, there will be always be another way of doing the same thing. One device that I relied heavily is vacuum cleaner. But with so many vacuum cleaner brands out there, which is the best? Euro-Pro Shark brand is my favorite and I'll tell you why

If you ask the question to one thousand people, you may end up with one thousand answers. Brand affinity and loyalty are shaped by our experience in using a product associated with a brand. As with any electronic products, there is always the probability of hitting into bad components. Regardless how strict the QA process may be, there are times when we hit into a bad product and many people tend to immediately form bad impression of the brand. When you happened to run into a product that is good and long lasting, you are considered lucky, at least in my point of view. That's why I would only say a brand is good if I've used several products of the same brand and they all turned out to be good. The Shark brand of vacuum cleaner is one of them.

One of the Shark's best-selling vacuum cleaner model is the Shark Premium Portable Steam Mop SC630D. This model is a specialty mop designed with steam powered cleaning in mind. A major difference between the Shark Premium Portable Steam Mop SC630D and any other vacuum is that it does not use chemicals. The use of cleaning chemicals is aimed to making cleaning easier. However, this is arguable and I've personally heard few horror stories about using chemical-based vacuum cleaner. The use of chemicals comes with a certain degree of danger and if not carefully maintained, it may be counter productive. In a number of models, a residue is often left behind that requires extra effort to clean and get rid of. The Shark Premium Portable Steam Mop SC630D does not rely on chemicals to clean. It saves you money as you do not need to buy cleaning chemicals. it also promotes a more natural clean environment.

Shark Premium Portable Steam Pocket Includes 5 Cleaning Pockets + 2 Quick Release Wands

The Shark Portable Mop SC630D deserves some more praise since it gives a deeper and more powerful cleaning power than other mops. The steam utilized by this mop allows it to get the dirt particles buried in deep into the ground giving a high percentage of cleanliness. This means that it would take less time to clean an area than any other mop without that steam power. The steam power feature on the SC630D is super effective. Not only does it need extra cleaning chemicals, but it also cleans more in a less amount of time.

Shark brand Steam Pocket Multi-Purpose Portable Steamer, SC630D DB-Tech Multi-Purpose Pressurized Steam Cleaning and Sanitizing System with Attachments - Great Handheld Steam Cleaner For Bed Bug Treatment - Indoors, Outdoor, Kitchen, Bathroom, Shower, Closet, Patio, Garage and Car

A common problem with vacuum cleaners is their mobility. Sometimes the cord could be too short or the vacuum cleaner itself could be bulky and cumbersome to move. The design of the Shark Portable Steam Mop SC630D is lightweight and mobility for this product is not an issue. Since it is lightweight, moving it to different parts of the house or from location to location – depending on how you’re using it – isn’t a problem. The Shark Portable Steam Mop weighs 2.6 pounds give or take a few. That only solves one of two issues that other vacuum cleaners have.

Euro-Pro Shark SC630D Steam Pocket Multi Purpose Portable Steamer Cleaner - Manufacturer Refurbished McCulloch MC-1275 Heavy-Duty Steam Cleaner

The Euro-Pro Shark Portable Steam Mop SC630D features a 20 ft. long power cord. Since it does not weigh heavy at all and it has a 20 ft. long power cord, mobility with SC630D is not a problem. Some places may be cramped or crowded making it hard for other vacuums to clean. That will no longer be an issue with the Euro-Pro Shark Portable Steam Mop SC630D. The Shark Premium Portable Steam Mop SC630D allows for a deeper cleaning in tighter spaces or hard to get areas since it doesn’t have a mobility problem.

The SC630D has a ton of features that make it a really top quality vacuum. Furthermore, this product isn’t too expensive making it affordable for anyone looking to pick up a quality vacuum for a cheaper price. In today’s market, saving money is always at the top of everyone’s concerns. Anyone on a budget can afford this product and for the amount of money spent on the Shark Premium Portable Steam Mop SC630D is well worth the price and will eventually pay itself off since there isn’t a need to buy any more expensive chemical cleaning products.

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