Overall, reviews for the Shark Rotator are positive, with the vacuum scoring a 6.5 on Top Ten Reviews. Some independent cleaning experts who tested the device were also impressed. Some pros included the 5-year warranty and the easy-to-use design.
In terms of weight compared to other models, the Shark Rotator has been rated 15.5 on Top Ten Reviews, (bearing in mind the lower the number the better), making it significantly lower than the average vacuum cleaner weight of 16.88 and easier to handle as a result.
The Shark Rotator has also been praised for the detaching canister design, which allows the user to separate the canister section and clean areas, such as stairs or small alcoves, that might normally be difficult using a full-size vacuum.
The vacuum is also much quieter than competitors during operation, making it more pleasant to operate around the home. This also means cleaning does not have to be limited to the daytime.
Both the cleaning path and the motor have also been rated well, equaling or surpassing most competitor models.
The most significant criticism resulted from the fact that the cord length is much shorter than most vacuums.