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I’ve always gotten a bad rap for how messy I am in a kitchen. Don’t get me wrong, I’m the first to admit that I really do leave total disaster in my wake. Vegetable scraps on the counter, crumbs on the floor, splatters on the stove — you name it, I’m probably guilty of it. But here’s the thing: In my humble (and maybe backward?) opinion, a messy kitchen is the sign of a good meal. There’s a weird cosmic connection between the chaos of the process and the deliciousness of the end result. While I’m sure I’d be kicked out of culinary school for that very opinion, I am the boss in my own kitchen and therefore allowed to make as much of a mess as I please while I whip up wine-braised short ribs or lemon garlic skillet chicken. That being said, once bellies are full and leftovers are packaged up, I eventually have to deal with the cleanup — which is when a do-it-all vacuum comes into play.
Cleaning kitchen floors can be tricky. You need a vacuum that can span any number of surfaces (from hardwood and tile to the occasional runner) and make quick work of any number of sins (from dried grains and flour to chopped fresh herbs that have gone rogue) without spewing your mess throughout the rest of your kitchen. Enter: the Shark Vertex, a lightweight corded stick vacuum that’s adept at cleaning across multiple surfaces of your home.
The key lies in the Vertex’s powerful suction and dual-roller system. One set of flexible, silicone PowerFins helps the vacuum maintain constant contact with both carpeted and hard surfaces, while another soft roller ensures the machine pulls in debris effectively while also polishing hard surfaces. It is designed to pick up more with every pass so that your cleaning sessions will be quick and efficient.
In addition to the precision engineering, the Vertex also features a hand vac that boasts a tapered profile specifically geared towards getting into hard-to-reach areas, like against the baseboard beneath your cabinetry. Have pets? Don’t worry — the Vertex comes with a self-cleaning Pet Power Brush that will suck up Fido’s fur with ease (plus a crevice tool and dusting brush for any other issues that arise).