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Shark 'stick' vacuum

Anyone have one of these?

I've been tempted by a stick vacuum for a while, for the convenience and the smaller storage space needed. But are they genuinely as powerful as a corded vacuum, as they claim?

I was originally tempted by the Dyson V10 - but put off it and others by the astronomical price. But the top spec Shark is heavily reduced in the sales, so my (mouse) trigger finger is itching.
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I have a reasonably lightweight but very powerful (mains powered) Miele and am very impressed by it. It's pretty small and it is the hose that takes up most of the space.
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We have a Dyson cordless I picked up cheap a few years ago. It is utterly brilliant at dealing with point problems, such as a load of dog biscuits on the floor. It is rubbish at the general hoovering of dog hair from all over the house,.
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On holiday the cottage had a cordless g-tech thingy, and the missus rated it. it wasn't a stick but it was upright and compact.
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Don't have a Shark but we do have a Tefal Airforce stick vacuum. It's fine as a second cleaner - we use ours pretty much every day & it's great for zooming round the house quickly. Picks up a surprising amount for its small size too. BUT it can't do the stairs very well, the battery is dead in 15 minutes & it needs to be dismantled & cleaned after every use or the suction drops off. So the corded Dyson still comes out of the garage once a month to give the house a proper hoovering.
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We have a Dyson V6 cordless. When working it's very good for a quick whizz around the kitchen etc. Certainly powerful enough for hard floors and short carpets (no dog hair). But we are on battery number 4 in less than 1 year (all supplied without fuss by Dyson), but makes you wonder......

Not sure I'd be in the queue for a Dyson electric car.

Henry comes out for the weekly full on vaccuum.
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