Shark Rotator Freestyle Pro (SV1112) is cordless, bagless, upright vacuum cleaner. Due to lightweight and maneuverable design and cordless operation, it is suitable as main vacuum cleaner in smaller homes and apartments for regular cleaning and cleaning in emergencies. Two speed rotating brush and LED headlights help clean various dirt off bare floors and carpets.
Date: July 25, 2017.
Shark Rotator Freestyle Pro (SV1112) features two speed brushroll, which is optimized for carpets and bare floors.
Unit is powered via Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) battery, providing 12 minutes of operation at full brushroll speed and 17 minutes at lower brushroll speed.
Changing between the modes is simple:
- press the power button once to turn on the full speed mode - this mode is for deep cleaning of the carpets. The brushroll will spin quickly to agitate and loosen deeply embedded dirt and debris, which are then removed via air flow.
- by press the power button for a second time, the bare floor setting is turned on. The brushroll will spin slowly to help vacuum all of the surface debris on carpet and bare floors.
- by pressing the power button for a third time, the SV1112 vacuum is turned off.
When it arrives, unit must be assembled, which is done easily, especially if the instructions in the manual are followed - highly recommended.
Although NiMH batteries are used, charging station is used as permanent storing/docking station. Charger is intelligent enough to prevent battery damage when the unit is stored in the charger.
When fully drained, in order to protect the battery, unit simply shuts off. To fully charge the drained battery, unit must be left in the charger for at least 4 hours - initial charging can last for up to 7 hours.
Although NiMH batteries don't have memory effect, at least not as NiCd batteries, it is good practice to periodically fully discharge the battery and then to fully charge it.
Shark Rotator Freestyle Pro (SV1112) is great cordless vacuum cleaner for pet hair - the brushroll is equipped with a raised cutting guide which easily cuts pet and human hair, threads, lint and other similar debris. And if required, brushroll is easily removed from the unit and cleaned.
Shark SV1112 is designed for dry dirt only. It is recommended to empty the dirt cup after each use or as debris approaches the MAX FILL line. Dirt cup is cleaned quickly and easily.
Air filtration is done using washable mechanical filter - air filtration is good, but not HEPA grade air filtration. Filter is washable using cold water - be sure to properly dry the filter before returning it into the unit.
Unit dimensions: weight 7.5 pounds (~3.4 kg), 10 inches (~25 cm) wide cleaning path, LxWxH 9.6 x 10.5 x 46 inches (~24.4 x 26.7 x 116.8 cm).
Cleaning head also features LED headlights for cleaning in low light conditions, especially behind or under furniture - headlights help spot the dirt, but also items that should not be vacuumed - smaller toys, socks and similar object which can jam the unit.
Long Story Short - Shark SV1112 is a good cordless, upright vacuum cleaner. One can find several issues easily like relatively short operating time when the brushroll is used at max. speed, lack of hand-held unit (this is true upright vacuum cleaner, not 2-in-1 unit), NiMH battery and not lithium ion battery etc. But, Shark SV1112 is popular because it is reliable, low maintenance unit and although it could be cheaper, it is still rather affordable unit, especially when found on sale.
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