THE SHARK ION F80 Cord-Free MultiFLEX
I recently purchased a SHARK ION F80 vacuum and want to share with you my review of this vacuum, so that you can make an informed decision if you are interested in purchasing one of these vacuums.
Name: SHARK ION F80
Purchase from: SHARK
Price: Check SHARK for the most up-to-date pricing.
Capability: Cleans both Hard floors and Carpet, Hand Vacuum, MultiFLEX wand, Removal batteries (2)
My Rating: 5 of 5
In my home, there are wood, tile. and carpeted floors…and FOUR SHEDDING DOGS…all my “kids”, and I wouldn’t be without any of them. The amount of dog-hair on the floor, however, is daunting and exasperating. With any corded vacuum, I have to unplug and replug at least four times, just downstairs alone.
WHAT I LIKE
This thing really SUCKS!!! I thought about putting this in the title of my post, but was afraid it might drive off readers. But yes, it really does suck, which is what, after all, vacuum cleaners are supposed to do–and it does that better than my sister’s vacuum (a Dyson). Now I’m not talking about putting a meter on each machine to see which one is rated best–and that Dyson is no slouch, either. What I’m talking about is how well each picks up dog hair in the most difficult places. I don’t need to vacuum up meters, I need to vacuum up dog hair…and leaves tracked in from the back yard…and the F80 does it!!!
Another plus is having two removable batteries and a dual charger, since I never remember to take the battery out and put it in the charger when I’m finished vacuuming. The result is the installed battery dies about 90% into my vacuuming job. No worries, however, I just pull that one out, put it into the charger, and then pull the charged battery out of the charger and put it in the F80 and finish the job. No kidding, I just now leaned down and checked the charger, and there is only one battery in it (although it is fully charged)…the other is in my F80.
I also am impressed with the MultiFLEX wand, which allows access under beds, couches, and other low pieces of furniture.
WHAT I DON’T LIKE
I have to think hard on this one…if I have to pick something, I guess it would be how often I have to empty the Dustcup (really, that’s what they call it). In reality, it is probably pretty much the same volume as most, and the issue is more of a function of the VOLUME OF HAIR that I have to vacuum from the floor, and I haven’t seen any vacuums with a ten gallon Dustcup.
Is the SHARK ION F80 vacuum for everyone? No, it isn’t. It might have more capability than some need. It might be a bit more costly for some. But other than those two items, I would definitely recommend the SHARK ION F80 vacuum.
I hope i have given you the information you need to make a decision. If you have questions or comments, please leave them below, and I will get back to you as soon as possible.