Hi, guys and gals. Welcome to our review, this time, we are going to be taking a look at a great cordless and bagless, handheld vacuum cleaner. Our aim is to give you a closer insight into the benefits (or not) of this product. It is offered by Shark, and it’s the Pet Perfect II.
SharkNinja Operating LLC is leading the way with the design and manufacture of cleaning and house care appliances. Established in 1995 and based in Boston, U.S.A., SharkNinja has some of the top vacuum cleaner models on the market today.
So, let us move on and now give you an insight into the finer points in this Shark Pet Perfect II review…
This vacuum cleaner is one of just a few available that feature a motorized brush. A feature that allows it to suck up pet hair from upholstery, carpets, and other surfaces extremely effectively. It does it so well that Shark has even named this machine the Pet Perfect.
As well as the motorized brush tool, this cleaner also comes with two other attachments. You receive a crevice tool that will allow you to reach deep into those corners and tight gaps. Also included is a brush tool that allows you to run over shelving, door tops, and other hard surfaces picking up all the dust.
An 18-volt NiCad (nickel-cadmium) battery is used. However, it is not the lightest model of handheld machines available and weighs five pounds.
The initial first charge needs to be 24 hours. After that, it still takes rather a long time for a regular charge, at around 16 hours. The run time also lacks, and you will not get more than 15 minutes in one go. If functioning with the motorized brush tool, this will reduce battery time, even more, to just about ten minutes.
What it lacks in long charge and short run times, it does make up for in power. SharkNinja makes the claim that the Pet Perfect has up to 35% more suction power than its competitors.
To extend the battery life, Shark state you should unplug the wall mountable charger after the 16 hour charging period. They also state that the vacuum cleaner should be run until the battery is totally flat, before plugging it back in for a recharge.
Bare Floor Cleaning
The cleaning of bare floors gives very satisfactory results. The suction power combined with the motorized brush makes for a great combination at picking up all the dust and dirt and of course, any pet hair.
It does, however, have a tendency to spit out larger bits of dirt with the brush attached. If your floor has such debris scattered about, you would be better off to use it without any of the three tools. The suction will still be strong enough to allow it to be used in this way.
The crevice tool will clean baseboards and the corners of your rooms while the brush tool is great for tabletops and shelving.
For use on carpets, the motorized brush will only manage to suck up the finer dust and dirt. This is a compact tool with a small opening to the filter, so it will not manage to suck larger muck through into the dust cap.
If this is the case, you are better off using the brush tool, as this will deal with the problem just fine. As long as your carpets are not completely filthy, the brush tool, we found, does an admirable job on both carpets and any velour furniture upholstery too.
Pet Hair Cleaning
Now, this is where the Pet Perfect excels. If you have a dog, cat, both or many of either, you will be all too familiar with the problem of removing their discarded hair. Yet this is a cleaner that can keep your home free from their cast-off fur. This feature alone makes it one of the best shark vacuums currently available.
Whatever the surface, with the brush tool attached, a Pet Perfect cleaner does a top job at removing the lot. It is a shame that Shark did not think to allow the brush to rotate and swivel, though, we feel. Also, it can be a little heavy on the wrist while working it over contoured surfaces.
The Pet Perfect is a bagless vacuum cleaner that collects all dirt, hair, and debris in a dust cap and filter. Obviously, you must clean these out to prevent a build-up and to keep the suction performing at its peak. The process is simple enough, but make that you don’t forget or even not bother doing it. There is a push release button to separate the dust cap and filter from the motor.
The filter can be cleaned by running warm water through it. But remember to make sure the filter is completely dry before reinstalling it to the cleaner. If it is still wet or damp, it will clog and prevent dirt from entering the dust cap. Then just empty the dirt from the dust cap into the trash and job done.
It is a recommendation to buy some extra backup filters and to replace it every now and again with a new one. This will ensure suction is kept to its maximum.
This is a notable vacuum cleaner worth consideration if you love having furry friends around the house.
We particularly like the versatility of the Pet Perfect II. The three attachment tools allow for cleaning on different surfaces and crevices around your home. As it is a battery cleaner, you can also use this in your car, workshop, or RV. It is great for upholstery, carpets, and hard flooring.
As mentioned above, the performance when dealing with pet hair removal is quite remarkable, and the suction is super powerful. If you have pets around your home, this could well be the ideal handheld vacuum for your needs.
The downside to the Pet Perfect is obviously the charge time and battery life. This is not a cleaner that you can keep running for an afternoon cleaning session. It is more of a cleaner to be used on quick clean up spurts. Bear in mind, though, that it makes up for lack of life with the extra suction power.
There you have it then. We hope our Shark Pet Perfect II review has provided you with all the information you need about this handheld battery vacuum cleaner.