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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    VERY GOOD AND POWERFUL HANDHELD VACUUM

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Attachments, Clean up, For hair
    Cons mentioned:
    For dust

    The Shark - UltraCyclone Pet Pro+ CH951 Cordless Hand Vac with Self-Cleaning Pet Power Brush is not just another handheld vacuum. It has a unique and very capable motorized pet hair / fur brush attachment that distinguishes this vacuum from the rest of the pack. The Shark CH951 comes with several accessories. Each of the attachments simply slip on to the front of the vacuum unit and are retained by friction. They include a narrow Crevice Tool, which measures only 1” x 0.5” on the end. This narrow orifice likely improves the suction of the vacuum by increasing air velocity, but it does not clean a very wide swath. It is most useful for cleaning corners, cushion seams, and other tight spaces. The “scrubbing brush” attachment has very short, ¼” long, stiff synthetic bristles. It’s good for surfaces which are not easily scratched, or for fabrics that will not be easily abraded. Generally, a brush attachment for a vacuum is referred to as an “upholstery brush” or a “dusting” attachment, and has longer, softer bristles. This brush is obviously different, and I will not use it to dust electronics or vehicle dashboard areas or anything else that requires a softer brush. The third attachment is the standout. The motorized, pet brush is really special. The motorized pet brush is different from typical vacuums. It installs easily by simply slipping it onto the nose of the vacuum, just like the other non-powered attachments. However, in order to power the motorized brush, there are two prongs which mate with the handheld unit and supply the battery power to the motorized brush. The effective cleaning width of the powered brush is 2-3/8”. Again, not a terribly wide cleaning swath, but not bad at all for this type of small unit. What is truly unique about the motorized brush, is that the “brushes” are not comprised of bristles. Rather, they are fabricated from what appears to be reinforced vinyl or vinyl fabric which serves as the “beaters” instead of the typical bristles brushes. Thus, when the brush unit is rotating and “beating” the surface being cleaned, pet (or human) hair does not become entangled or wrapped around the brushes. Brilliant! It would have been nice if a storage solution for the loose attachments was included; perhaps a drawstring bag. The main vacuum unit measures approximately 18” in overall length without any attachments affixed, and about 4” tall and 4” wide. There is a large loop style handle, with the thumb operated power switch immediately in front of the handle on the top of the unit. The balance is front heavy, but this is a relatively light appliance, and the weight and weight distribution are very comfortable. The vacuum motor is listed as being 8 amps. It is powered by a rechargeable, 2000 mAh Lithium Ion battery, which requires around six hours for a full recharge. The rechargeable battery is internal; not a removable battery pack where a second battery can be kept ready for lengthy cleaning sessions. It does not appear that the rechargeable battery is user serviceable. It appears that the unit will run for about 10 – 15 minutes on a charge, which is adequate for the type of cleaning tasks that this style of vacuum is designed for. It is a relative certainty that the operating time of the unit is reduced when the motorized brush unit is also being powered by the unit’s battery. There is an LED lamp adjacent to the pushbutton power switch, which indicates battery status when in operation, and the charging status when attached to the included low voltage charger. The vacuum motor is directly in front of the handle, and the exhaust is from both sides, at about a 45° angle. The vacuum is a bit loud, but not terribly so. The front of the vacuum motor is protected by a removable and washable frame mounted filter. Replacement filters are also available, which is good. Ahead of the filter is the dust cup, which collects the material ingested by the vacuum. The dust cup is not terribly large, but it actually held more detritus than I would have estimated. Dumping the contents of the dust cup requires only the press of a release button, and the hinged dust cup swivels downwards allowing the contents to be easily emptied. The Shark CH951 is relatively powerful for its compact size and weight. The suction is decent and it does a good job for small cleaning tasks. It is very well suited to a quick cleanup of a small area, the sofa cushions or a car mat or floor. Its small size and the small apertures of the cleaning attachments are clearly not intended for undertaking large cleaning tasks. We find it extremely handy to simply be able to quickly grab this self-contained vacuum for a quick cleanup. A caveat is that it is necessary to be attentive to the angle at which the vacuum is utilized, in order to maintain a relatively flat plane between the vacuum attachment and the surface being cleaned. If the angle becomes too shallow, the suction applied to the surface is reduced and the cleaning efficiency is diminished. The Shark CH951 is quite adept at collecting hair and fur, without the brushes becoming an entangled mess which is typical of other vacuums. The yellow synthetic strips which serve as the “brushes” do a nice job of removing hair and fur from carpets, which is the most difficult surface to remove fur from in my experience. However, I have to admit that this vacuum is no match for a prolific shedder like a German Shepherd, which is capable of producing fur/hair clumps the size of tumbleweed. This is evidenced by the extremely large bags of our central vacuum system, which are always bursting with Shepherd “wool”. For cleaning a small area, a few pieces of furniture, a car seat, or other limited areas, the Shark CH951 is terrific. The compact, lightweight and powerful Shark CH951 is really convenient, and very capable. It is handy to grab for quick cleanups and demonstrates very good cleaning performance.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great suction which doesn't clog with hair!

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    For hair, Handheld, Suction
    Cons mentioned:
    For dust

    This is the "dustbuster" you wish you always had. It has great suction, an easy to empty dirt container and a cyclone suction which prevents the filter from getting clogged. It’s very well-designed and will hopefully last me for quite a while. When you take it out of the box, you'll immediately notice the familiar size and shape of a handheld vacuum. You'll also notice a rotor attachment which is a little less common on such devices. This would be a great handheld vacuum even without the motorized rotor. It's well-balanced with the motor mounted in line in front of the handle. The pushbutton switch brings it to life with a quiet wine and lets you know you can easily pick up scattered litter, Cheerios, or any other dry mess which needs to be addressed. I even used it to suck the dust bunnies off my robot vacuum cleaner roller. It picked things up quickly and easily without having to go back over it multiple times. The motorized rotor puts this vacuum in a different class. Shark somehow built a rotor which is strong enough to scrape up hair and dirt from a rug, but also not send litter flying across the floor. I once forgot to take the rotor off before cleaning the area around his litter box. I had no worries as it was all sucked up in the end. I also used this vacuum to clean the stairs instead of lugging my upright around. One my bedspread, it quickly removed cat hair from where he sleeps. It scraped the hair off in a single pass at a moderate speed. When I was done, not one hair was stuck to the roller. It was all neatly deposited in the dustbin. A push of a button over the trash can, and one second later the dustbin was empty. When opened, the bin flaps down while still being attached to the vacuum. This allows for easy one hand operation to prevent the dust from flying everywhere. Battery life is in line with what I expected. It takes 5 to 10 minutes to vacuum the stairs and another 5 to 10 minutes cleaning up litter before the battery light starts blinking signaling it’s time for a charge. The manual says the charge will take about two hours. I just leave it on the charger overnight and worry about it the next day. I vacuum regularly, but never more than once in a single day.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good pet vac w/ some limits

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Attachments, Clean up, Suction

    The Shark UltraCyclone Pet Pro+ is a battery powered handheld vac that comes with the self cleaning Pet Power Brush, as well as a crevice and upholstery brush attachment. I have recently welcomed a furry friend back into my home after several year pet hiatus. My very floofy husky rescue provided all the fur I needed to test out this pet vac. Clocking in at 21”, the Pet Pro isn’t the most compact handheld I have used – my old DC59 is about 6” shorter. Weight of the vacuum isn’t too bad at 2.8lbs (about the same as my Dyson), and its weight is evenly distributed. There’s to trigger to pull on this, but rather a simple on/off button. The handle is a basic loop in the hand reminiscent of the old dust busters. The vac comes apart in 2 places – the dust/debris door and the filter opening. The filter is washable, but you will want to let it air dry completely before reinserting into the vac. I’ve used the vac quite a bit since my dog leaves traces of his fluffiness everywhere. I’ve tried it out on medium pile carpeted stairs, low pile runners, bedding, upholstery, and my car seats. I noticed that my dog’s fur is crinkly instead of straight hairs, which means it latches on to stuff even more than normal fur. With that in mind the Power Brush did really well on the medium and low pile carpet/rugs, bedding, and the microfiber surfaces of my car seats. I usually use my Dyson on the steps (wider head), but I felt that this did just as well at picking up the fluff. I also thought it did really well on my low pile carpet runners – an area that honestly too large to do this regularly but good for spot treatments. Where I most liked using the vac was on my bedding. My dog is very much a sleep-at-your-feet dog, so naturally my bed gets fluffy after a few nights. I used the Power Brush attachment and it strips the vast majority of fluff off the bed. I can’t even vacuum my duvet with the DC59 because it grabs up the bedding too much and stops the vacuum altogether. For me, this is the best area to use the vac on a frequent basis, and saves a ton of lint roller strips. I did try it out on my IKEA futon – no pile polyester upholstery – results were pretty dismal with the Power Brush. Using the upholstery scrubber attachment I was able to pick up the fluff, but it was super slow going. In this area my Dyson pulled most of the fluff, and I lint rolled the rest. The same story for my car’s carpeted areas – it did well on the microfiber seats though. The Power Brush didn’t have enough grip to pull the fluff out of fibers. The worst performance was on the back of my fold down rear seats – that extra fluffy carpet surface with no padding. It pretty much didn’t remove any fluff from that at all. To be fair the Dyson wasn’t perfect either, but it removed a lot of the fluff and made a noticeable difference. I actually had to break out my shop-vac with a brushy head to get the fluff out of this area. There is an available motorized bristled brush on Shark’s website. I’m thinking about picking it up for use in those poor performing areas. The tangle free head is very nice to use, but sometimes you have to have the bristles to dig the fluff out. Using the vac isn’t too bad. The dust compartment doesn’t fill up too fast because its decently sized. I don’t have a good estimate for battery life – maybe 10-15min with the Power Brush on a full charge. Longer if you are using a non-powered attachment. The push button on/off is better than holding the trigger down on my DC59, so I liked this. The dust compartment is easy to empty, and the filter is simple to pull out and clean. Charging it is straightforward – plug it in and leave it for 6 hours to hit a full charge. Ergonomics aren’t the best to be honest. Using the vacuum in any position other than down on the ground is somewhat tough on the wrist. The vac is long, the weight is evenly distributed, and the handle is just a loop makes it a poor combination. If the weight was more to the handle, or if the handle was a pistol-grip, or if the vac was shorter then this wouldn’t be an issue. But because its none of those things this leads to extra strain and discomfort. Vacuuming the back of carseat, the sides of my futon, or the faces of my steps felt uncomfortable without using my other hand to support the vac. For demographics - I’m an in shape man in my early 30’s. So overall the vac works pretty well depending on your use case. It has good suction, and the Power Brush achieves its claim of being tangle free. It certainly has its limitations – of which I found several – but that can be worked around with some other attachments. The ergonomics on the other hand are below average and not what I would have expected from Shark. This limits it the most in my eyes, and is something to keep in mind if you have a lot of sideways surfaces to clean. I want to give this 3.5/5 but there’s no half stars here, so it gets a 4.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Portable Cleaning !

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Clean up, For hair, Handheld

    The Shark Ultra Cyclone CH951 is the latest entry in portable vacuum cleaners from Shark. Featuring wireless operation and a compact design, the CH951 is positioned specifically to handle small vacuuming duties, especially households with pets. In addition, it includes a motorized pet tool that specifically targets pet hair removal. As such, I was excited to test the CH951 to see how it would perform given various cleaning tasks. As one would expect, the CH951 is compact and easily fits in your hand. Clocking in at a mere 2.8 pounds, the CH951 is extremely light but definitely feels sturdy in its construction. It does not feel cheap at all. As for the various parts, everything should be fairly straightforward. On the front and back of the unit, you will notice the power button and charging port respectively. On the bottom, there is an eject button to access the small filter for cleaning. Additionally, on the button on the left side of the unit allows you to empty the dust collection bin. Furthermore, the Shark Ultra Cyclone includes three tools: the motorized pet hair removal tool as aforementioned, a tool for the baseboards, and lastly a brush tool. As for setup, you will need to charge the vacuum cleaner upon opening the unit. While the instructions note that it will take about six hours for a full charge, ours finished in roughly three hours. You will note the blue LED light will turn off once charging is completed. Moving on, I could not wait to test out our new vacuum cleaner. As for performance, the Shark Ultra Cyclone overall does what it was designed to do. Naturally, one should not expect the same suction as your larger vacuum cleaner, but given its wireless operation and size, the CH951 does extremely well. My first test was to see how much cat hair I could collect on our staircase. Using the pet hair removal tool, I proceeded to vacuum the first two stairs. On the corners of each stair, I applied a bit of pressure to lift up some more hair. Additionally, I ran the vacuum over each stair several times. Surprisingly, I was able to fill the whole dust bin after a few minutes of cleaning which was amazing. I also detached the pet hair removal tool and tried the baseboard tool around each stair to great results. Overall, it seemed to do a decent job. I also tried the pet removal tool on one of our chairs and once again I was able to collect quite a bit of hair, though not much as the staircase. I am fairly confident that most will be quite pleased with the results. Afterwards, I did not observe any hair clogged in the tool pet removal tool. In addition, I then proceeded to try the CH951 in one our vehicles to see how it will fare in a different environment. I took the driver side floor mat out of the vehicle and proceeded to clean. On this test, the suction seemed to be a little more varied. I seemingly had to work it a bit more in the various areas around the seat but as for the floor mat, I was quite satisfied with the results. Comparing the before and after pictures that I took, the CH951 seemed it was up to the task. Conclusively, I think the CH951 excels in small areas that are in need of cleaning. Overall, most will be happy with their purchase, provided that you understand the suction is limited when compared to larger cleaners. In conclusion, the CH951 is designed to be the perfect compact solution that will facilitate cleaning in areas where larger vacuums cleaners are more difficult to use. With its compact design and wireless operation, you will no longer be limited in areas where you can vacuum. I was pleasantly surprised with the pet hair removal tool which did a exceptional job on both my staircase and various chairs. The best part was that I did not see any hair clog inside the tool. As for my recommendation, the CH951 is best positioned as a supplement with your larger household vacuum cleaner, as trying to use this as a main vacuum cleaner would be extremely difficult or impossible. This will ensure that where you need more suction than the CH951 can handle, you will not be disappointed. With all things considered, the Shark Ultra Cyclone CH951 does its job very well. In addition, the CH951 is perfect for when you need to clean your vehicle as well other small areas around the house such as couches or chairs. Thus, as the perfect companion to your larger vacuum cleaner, the Shark Ultra Cyclone CH951 is recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Ok for a portable

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    Pros mentioned:
    Attachments, Clean up, For hair
    Cons mentioned:
    For dog hair

    I had a aging dust buster, and a Black and Decker hand held that thought this Shark Ultra could replace, and for light pet hair it works great, but with the pet hair attachment on it lacks the full suction that my other two units had initially. When I use the crevice attachment the suction is better but not great, I have to go over areas multiple times. Something I don't have to do with my full size upright shark. In terms of features, I will say that the pet hair cleaner does keep the roller clean, and wit longer hair this is very helpful. The unit does not come with a method to hang it on the wall (like my other portable units both had). When it is being changed, there is a blue LED that blinks until the unit is fully charged. This took about 2h on the initial charge. The Ultra is pretty quite. With either of my other portables, my dog runs away. With the ultra vac I could actually vacuum his back (short haired dog, would not try with long hair), and he didn't seem to mind, but some times any new attention is good. I had to have my AC serviced, and I have lot's of pink stuff that always escapes, no change this time. The Ultra Vac did a nice job of picking up the light fluff. A pass or two and I had most of it. But some got tracked down to an oriental carpet, and the Ultra shark would not suck it up, ut not enough sucking power and the brush had little effect. My upright Shark, had no problem. It is easy to empty and clean, quite intuitive. Rinsing out the capture cup is a convenient feature. So for pet hair it was not bad, but for general purpose use I'd say it's underwhelming.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Powerful Handheld Vac

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Attachments, Handheld

    The Shark Ultra Cyclone Pet Pro+ is small in size yet has a lot of power from the lithium powered electric motor. It has a built in lithium battery that can take up to 6 hours to fully charge. The charge so far has held up through cleaning a couch and some carpet with the motorized brush attachment and cleaning the baseboards of one room with one of the other attachments. It comes with a motorized brush, standard bristled attachment, and a narrow nozzle attachment. The motorized brush is advertised as a no hair wrap brush. Thus far, I haven't had anything wrap around the motorized brush. It took a few hours to charge out of the box, but the manual mentions that it can take up to 6 hours. It didn't come with a wall mount which would have been nice. The three attachments should cover most situations, so no issues with the attachments that come with it. Dumping the bin is simple enough. Shark has added a release button on the side which allows the bin to open for mess free dumping of the bin. It comes with a washable filter and the main compartment can be removed and washed as well. All in all, I'm impressed with Shark's hand held vac. Convenient when you need to grab something for a quick cleanup. The only complaint I would have so far is that it doesn't come with a wall mount for storing the Pet Pro+ in a convenient location.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Functional but could be more fun

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Handheld, Suction

    The Shark - UltraCyclone Pet Pro is powerful and effective- my base expectation for a cordless handheld vacuum, particularly when you have pets. I put mine to three tests. First was the regular household “I’m too lazy to use the floor vacuum” exercise. Using all the attachments - I cleaned my couch, crumbs in the kitchen, general floor areas and hit some baseboards. Great suction, not too loud, but it barely completed my two-room apartment before the battery ran out of juice. Next, the car. Power was more than sufficient for deep woven mats and dust. I wish the “swordfish” attachment was a little longer. However the linear design of the base unit was ideal for maneuvering in my tight sports car. Finally, the pet and long human hair test. I visited my girlfriend’s place. She has long hair and a curly haired labradoodle. A formidable opponent. The Shark performed admirably and, most of all, was easy to empty without creating another mess. In this era of well-designed products, the performance design is very good. I did find the aesthetics and lack of a storage solution lacking.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SharkNinja Product Expert
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      We appreciate the time you took to provide us with your review on the Shark UltraCyclone Pet Pro. We are happy to hear that it passed your 3 test that you put it through. We are sorry to hear that you find the aesthetics and lack of storage lacking. We would like to let you know that there is a dock available for purchase that allows you to store accessories as well. This can be purchased by reaching out to our Customer Care Team at 1-877-581-7375 Monday to Friday, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm EST, as well as Saturday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm EST.

  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Just Ok for a Portable

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Clean up, For hair

    I have two aging handheld vacuums, I thought this new Shark Ultra could replace them. And for light pet hair it works great, but with the pet hair attachment on it lacks the full suction that my other two units had (initially) When I use the crevice attachment the suction is better but just not great, I have to go over areas multiple times. This is something I don't have to do with my full size upright shark. In terms of features, I will say that the pet hair cleaner does keep the roller clean, and with longer hair this is very helpful. The unit does not come with a method to hang it on the wall (like my other portable units both had, which I now understand you can order separately). When it is being changed, there is a blue LED that blinks until the unit is fully charged. This took about 2h on the initial charge. The Ultra is pretty quite. With either of my other portables, my dog runs away as soon as either is turned on. With the ultra vac I could actually vacuum his back (short haired dog, would not try with long hair), and he didn't seem to mind it, but sometimes any attention is good. I had to have my AC serviced, and I have lot's of pink stuff that always escapes, no change this time. The Ultra Vac did a nice job of picking up the light fluff. A pass or two and I had most of it. But some got tracked down to an oriental carpet, and the Ultra shark would not suck it up, it did not enough sucking power and the brush had little effect. My upright Shark, had no problem. The Ultra Shart is very easy to empty with making a mess, a real advantage in cleanup. So for pet hair it was not bad, but for general purpose use I'd say it's underwhelming.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best Pet Hair vac EVER!!!!!

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    For hair

    I live on a ranch, with dogs and goats shedding hair constantly. The dogs like to ride in the truck and the humans get covered in goat hair while working. The 'farm' truck which never goes anywhere but moving stuff on the farm, is literally covered in dog hair. This Shark vacuum scrubbed it right off with very little effort on my part. Picture worth a thousand words! Check out the blue truck seat and it's easy to see where I used the vacuum and where I did not. This seat had probably not been vacuumed in years, but it took only four or five minutes to really get the hair sucked up! Like all Sharks, it's easy to dump the dirt and hair. Charges quickly and it doesn't weigh much. For the tough areas, the hair had embedded itself, so I used different directions with the rotating pet tool to try to coax it out. Worked like a charm!!! It even worked on the carpet in the tan truck. This vacuum is ideal for those who have animals in and out of the car. It also works on upholstery inside the house, nooks in the carpet, well, just everwhere!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best Cordless Vacuum

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    Pros mentioned:
    Attachments, Clean up, Handheld
    Cons mentioned:
    For dust

    This is so far the best cordless vacuum that I've ever used. I've used couple of others before this one and can safely stand by my statement. We do not have any pets at home but our 4 years old makes just as much mess. My wife & I have suffer from hair fall problem, specially while combing. So our bathroom needs to be vacuumed pretty much every other day and this vacuum has been a life saver for us. It has a lot of suction power and can reach to certain areas where our other vacuums can't. We have another vacuum from Shark (its a stick vacuum or whatever you call them). Believe me the battery is just a nightmare on that. You use it for literally 10-15 mins max and the battery is gone. It's that bad. Before getting this new vacuum, I was afraid of the same problem but luckily, it isn't the case. This is a very light weight hand held vacuum. It comes with multiple attachments. Every other cordless hand vacuum I’ve tried had mediocre suction, but this one can even suck up the random M&Ms and paperclips my kid seems to leave everywhere. Most handheld vacuums are either bulky, poorly designed or not powerful enough. I love the fact that this is super light and has excellent suction. The size and weight is perfect so that your arm doesn’t get tired with extended use. I love the attachments and the super easy charging station. It only needs couple of hours to fully charge. It has an easy dump one button dirt canister. This hand vacuum literally has many uses around the house. You can use it on kitchen tables, chairs, or countertops. It can also be used to remove dirt and dust from a computer keyboard. You can use it to suck up spider webs from walls and crevices. I occasionally use it to clean my car as well which my previous hand held vacuums failed to do. You can also use it to keep sofas and upholstery clean, including behind couch cushions. Since we live in Arizona and it's the summer time, a lot of small bugs can be seen crawling around on the floor. We use it to vacuum up all those bugs. You can use it in corners or areas where a conventional full sized vacuum cleaner can't get to. The possibilities are endless! This miracle, sleek vacuum device is a game changer. I would definitely recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Powerful handheld with easy to use features

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Attachments, Clean up, For hair
    Cons mentioned:
    For dust

    The Shark Ultracycle Pet Pro+ (CH951) cordless vac is a small, modular, and powerful cordless vac. It comes with several attachments out of the box, including a powered, motorized pet power brush, crevice tool, and scrubbing brush. A 10w charger (with a peculiar voltage and amperage) rounds out the included accessories. The vac itself follows a very Shark design in both maintenance and dust bin emptying. Specifically the dust bin is released and hinged to make it easy to position it over a trash can and dump the canister. Simply pressing the button found on the top left side near the end will release the hinged door. It’s a thoughtful design, requiring you to be in control of both sides of the vac when dumping, avoiding the inevitable recoil I’ve had on some other designs where the spring hinge popping can cause some spewing of dust. If need be, it opens wide enough to pull out any dust balls that might become stuck if you overfill. Like with most of these designs, it’s better to empty early and often to avoid having to yank out balls of fur, but sometimes it's inevitable. The entire canister assembly, filter and all, can be detached by a button found on the bottom. That assembly is meant to be able to be cleaned with water, allowing you to restore a clean look to an otherwise dust covered transparent plastic. The power button is easily reachable on the top, and is topped with a power LED. The charging port is found near the bottom of the handle and inset. This design is obviously for the charging dock, which is not included and is a $30 extra found on Shark’s website. While it would have been nice to see that accessory (which also holds the tools) included in the box - for the MSRP of this vacuum - the omission is understood. The focus on solid capability of the vac practically sells the accessory, and I have it on order to mount this vac in the laundry room. Attachments attach by sliding into the tip. The powered brush attachment gives a satisfying click when attached unlike the others. The vac offers a 2000ma rechargeable lithium ion battery that can discharge at an impressive 100w (specs say 8 amp, which at the rated 10.8v is 87w, either way that’s a lot of power in a short amount of time). This creates a solid amount of suction for quick cleanup jobs at the cost of being slow to recharge. I’m assuming the engineering staff was concerned particularly with limiting battery wear with a slow charger (13.3v @ 0.75a - a paltry 10w charger) due to the designed output capacity and relative wear and tear that a high output lithium ion battery receives. Slower charing means lower temperatures and thus a longer lifespan of this ‘bright candle’ of a battery. Regardless, with a runtime of about 15 minutes give or take (the power brush takes an additional 12w, getting us close to that 100w figure - both empirical evidence and math tell us the 2000mah designed battery capacity at that discharge rate should give us approximately 15 minutes), that should be plenty of time for most to clean up the smaller messes this vacuum is designed for. One downside to the design is that the battery appears to be non-replaceable. This might not be a big deal given the shelf life and discharge cycles associated with lithium ion, but only time will tell how the battery holds up. The dust bin, accessories, and filters are readily available on Shark’s website. Sometimes there’s a concern that some of these products end up having a short life and parts become scarce. Shark seems to do a pretty good job of having available parts and support online. The overall design of the CH951 is shared with another model, the CH901 - meaning this series has some legs. So subjectively, I pushed this vacuum on microfiber furniture where our eldest cat sleeps literally all the time. It did a good job of picking on caked on cat fur with the included attachment after a bit of loosening. The result was a transformation of the chair back to its original state - nothing short of a miracle I attempt only once a year - and with much more manual effort. Our household is 2 adults, 2 cats, a dog (poodle, so less fur to worry about there) and 2 young children. Beyond pet fur, our two small children leave messes that are less difficult, but more frequently created. Cheerios carelessly thrown within millimeters of a small mouth - only to land on the floor and trampled to crumbs provide ample opportunity for this vacuum to prove its worth in our household. And prove it, it does with more reliability and power than lesser cordless hand-vacs I grew up with. Overall this is a solid vacuum worthy of a place in a home with pets. If you just want the vac, the CH901 appears to be a similar design - but without the powered attachment included, and with a less powerful motor. This might be a consideration, but as soon as you look at getting the attachment separately, this vacuum with it’s arguably more aesthetically pleasing yellow trim, and greater power output becomes a winner. The only real negative thing I can say is the lack of a user replaceable battery (which I’m sure when the time comes - well outside warranty - I’ll probably surgically alter this vac). Shark/Ninja products have taken a beloved place in our household - providing solid quality, power, and versatility - and the CH951 is no exception. Highly recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Handy Vac

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Attachments, For hair, Handheld
    Cons mentioned:
    For dust

    I recently put the Shark UltraCyclone Pet Pro+ Cordless Hand Vac to use cleaning around my home and in my car. The unit itself is pleasing in appearance and was larger than I expected after viewing it online. It came fully assembled, minus the attachment (3 were included) and was very simple to charge and use. I tested the unit out removing hair and dirt from a rug and stairs, spilled sugar off of the kitchen floor, dust from vent covers, and dust and dirt from the crevices in my car. The UltraCyclone performed well in all of the aforementioned situations. After the initial charge I used the unit until it died (approx. 25-30min). As hand vacs go, I would definitely recommend this unit and give it a 5 star rating. Pros: Lightweight and portable @ 2.8lbs making it great to use on stairs and in vehicles, Moneysaving washable filter, Hands-free emptying of the CleanTouch dirt canister, Powerful suction vs. other hand vacs Cons: Charging time can be up to 6hrs when unit is “dead”, No wall mount to store unit or storage spaces for tools, dirt canister filled quickly/could be larger

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    A Hand Vac with Strong Suction!

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Attachments, Clean up, For hair

    I'm pretty impressed with the suction force of this portable vac and also the battery life. I vacuumed my couches, stairs, car seats, floor mats, and office chair in one sitting (about 30 minutes) and the vac had enough power to keep going. This hand vac performs very well. It easily picked up all the debris and small particles of trash and left my belongings spotless. The hand vac is pretty light and overall seems pretty durable. Don't expect any premium high quality materials like you would find on some of the higher end vacuum brand name manufacturers. The build is all plastic and feels decent. I wish they would have used a combination of plastic and aluminum or metal parts to add to the durability of the product .I know that would have added to the weight and cost of the item but I think it's a trade off worth having. I think most people will certainly enjoy the ergonomic type of handle this vac has. It feels so natural to hold and I never felt any fatigue during my multiple sessions when cleaning my belongings. For those who have pets, the included pet attachment is fantastic! We took my buddies dog to the park in my car and the roller/brush housed in the pet attachment did a great job of picking up all pet hairs. To my surprise the hairs did not get tangled in the brush. The only cons I really have about this product is that I wish that the trash/debris compartment was slightly larger. I also wish that the compartment opened from the top and not the bottom (closest to the vac attachment). I find that when I empty the compartment, some of the debris spills onto the attachment so I find myself having to clean it. It's a small design gripe that could be improved. As previously mentioned, I also wish that the materials used were a bit higher quality. Other than that, if you're looking for an inexpensive hand vac to keep in your car or simply throw in a closet to quickly clean up small to medium sized messes in your home, this is a great hand vac with stellar performance!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good handheld unit

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Attachments, Clean up, For hair

    I have had my share of shark handheld vacuums. I have warn out one pet pro 2 (model sv780) and am working on my second. I use it almost daily to clean up after my kids and just keep things tidy. I jumped at the opportunity to try this out. The pet pro really does well for the tasks I ask of it, so an updated version with lithium battery and tools, I was on board to test. I use the handheld vacuums to clean up crumb messes on my chairs, floors, touch up my stairs without pulling out my big vacuum, and in my vehicle between shop-vac uses. So, first of all, this vacuum is light, says 2.5lbs, but it doesn't feel like it. the size is slim and grip and angle to vacuum are comfortable. The tools are narrow, so I can use the power head on the vetrical sections of my stairs easily. The suction power is quite impressive, a far cry from the first black and Decker's I used in the late 80's, and is better than the pet pro 2. The power is consistent and I ran it from fresh charge to dead, and the power and suction was there until it wasn't, no fade. I lost track of time on it, but at least 15 to 20 minutes of vacuuming. I have one old chair that is feux suade and 2 cats that like to lay on it. The power head did an ok first pass on the hair, it does not tangle like the old bristle brush, but it also doesn't get the hair off the material as well. I used the brush attachment and that does the trick, though you do have to stop and pull the hair off the bristles at times to let it get sucked up. Emptying the dirt bin is quick, hold over a trash can and push the button, the flap opens and drops right out of the front. nice to not have to remove the whole cannister and dump and put back. You still can do that though and rinse the filter or the whole dust bin if needed. Two things that I see as a missed opportunity with this specific model are no stand for it to store the tools on and charge. My petpro 2 has a nice stand for the tools and the unit sits upright charging in it. this you just have laying on it's side with the cord plugged into it. Also I wish they still included a standard bristle power head with the no tangle. overall though this does what I need, great suction and power, I will give it 5 stars, but if I could do 4.5, that would be what I gave it because if not having a charging stand and storage for the tools. I don't know why they didn't. The price is a bit more than my old unit, but you do get a better vacuum with it. I do recommend this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Powerful, easy to clean but not ergonomic.

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Clean up

    Very nice and powerful. Comes with electric powered motorized power brush not like others that are powered by air. Very easy to clean, the whole dust housing comes out and the housing and the filter can be rinsed with water. I have a cat and cleaning the room is so much easier. It can also remove fleas. The major con is the handle, it is not ergonomic, hand feels tired very quickly, the front feels too heavy. Also very easy to accidentally press the on/off button. It comes with a power adapter as the charger, I wish it comes with a charging dock. Battery life I would say normal compare to others.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Powerful little thing!

    Posted .

    It’s powerful, much more so than other handhelds I’ve used. Yet, it is surprisingly lightweight, at least far lighter than I would have expected. It’s a bit on the noisy side, but not annoyingly so. Cleanup is fast and easy. The unit slides apart (and back together) easily to dump the contents without mess. We sometimes have to remove accumulated cat hair (nicknamed “Junior”) by pulling out, but the internal airflow causes it to be wound up in such a way that it comes out in one glob. A nice feature is that the filter is washable. I was expecting to have to purchase a supply of paper replacement filters, so this was a pleasant surprise. The only real downside is that the unit needs to be charged fairly frequently. A device like this is obviously designed for occasional “spot” use, but it works so well that we end up vacuuming entire rooms with it, so maybe it’s partially our fault.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Convenient

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

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    I love this little shark. I wish i would have gotten one a LONG time ago. I have two dogs and two cats and endless shedding. It is so much easier than getting out my big vacuum every time I want to clean some up. And its a lot easier in hard to reach places than trying to mess with the hose on the vacuum. Works great on window ledges, in between couch cushions, piles of dirt after sweeping, you name it. It as plenty of power and easy to just push button and dump out. Tip for new user, unless you empty out after use, do not store it facing down, dirt comes right back out the hole you sucked it up in.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Powerful Lasting Portable JET Suction

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Attachments, Clean up, Handheld

    I was in the market for a cordless hand vacuum to help with our cleaning load both for our home and our vehicle use. I am a fan of their no nonsense get her done mantra. My experience with Shark dates back with their flagship steam mop and a recent purchase of a new stand up vacuum cleaner. So when choosing my next cleaning tool to add to our home cleaning arsenal, it was a no brainer where I was going to begin my search. I will keep my review short and sweet, so you that I do not waste your time in evaluating your next hand held vacuum purchase. I'll begin my feedback of the Ultracyclone's by discussing it's strengths and will end with it's opportunities based on quality, performance, value and design. First, the ease of use makes this an attractive hand held vac, with it's quick and simple one button empty release, coupled with it's generous additional attachments made the cleaning experience easy to maneuver even in tight hard to reach areas in sofa crevices. I am most appreciative for the motorized self cleaning pet power brush. This attachment is great for carpeted stairways and small area rugs, don't have to hurt your back doing the work. Second, the power suction is amazing! Shark always delivers. I have owned similar hand held vacs from competitors in the past and have experienced buyer remorse due their inability to perform. Third, it holds it's battery charge very well for at least a good thirty minutes of continuous use. I had my son clean the stairway and his small bedroom in our apartment and still had enough mojo for the area rug in the living room. The Ultracyclone did have two opportunities, and I am sure it is due to it's technology and design challenges. The vac is immensely LOUD! I don't have anything to measure decibels, but you might want to use some earplugs. My other observation is that it's dust compartment chamber is so small. I had to empty the bin three times during that half hour of testing the product. The sound pollution reduced my review from a 4 star v.s a 5 star overall rating. Overall I am satisfied with Shark's Ultracyclone in performance, value, and quality end results. A powerful hand held vacuum will have it's design challenges by keeping it's noise pollution down. This said, it will be any brands next design challenge.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Works great, packaging is terrible!

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

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    Vacuum works as advertised, no complaints about performance. Only inconvenience is the lack of charging station or base. Makes it a little awkward to store and charge. Best Buy’s packing however was terrible. They shipped it in the original manufacturer box which wasn’t meant to be shipped. The box was super beat up and we were initially worried that it would be damaged. Luckily the product was ok. Best Buy, please get with the times and ship products inside an actual shipping box with packing materials inside so the condition of orders isn’t left up to chance.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Does what I want it to do; easy to use

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    I bought this vacuum cleaner when my old Shark died. I wanted it primarily to clean around my cat's litter box. Part of the surface is carpeting with a fairly high pile. I'm very happy with how well and quietly my new Shark works. The one thing I miss with this Shark is the stand for the old one that also held the attachments. On the other hand, I like it that the charging cable plugs directly into the new vacuum, not into a stand.

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    I would recommend this to a friend