- Monday, 24 February 2020
Shark is a brand developed by Euro-Pro Operating LLC. Euro-Pro has its roots in home appliances and began in Europe over 100 years ago but now operates out of Massachusetts. Shark products are popular in the US and Canada and include sweepers, steam-mops and vacuum cleaners. We have reviewed their steam-mops, upright vacuums and stick vacs and consumer ratings for these products are often very good. Several Shark vacuums have made our "best" lists.
|Model||Type||Avg Rating / 100
|Shark Rotator NV752 TruePet||Upright Vacuum||94|
|Shark Rotator NV801||Upright Vacuum||94|
|Shark Rocket HV302||Stick Vacuum||92|
|Shark Rocket Complete HV382||Stick Vacuum||92|
|Shark Navigator NV356E||Upright Vacuum||92|
|Shark Rotator NV682||Upright Vacuum||92|
|Shark Navigator NV501||Upright Vacuum||92|
In the above table an effort has been made to highlight machines currently available
Avg. rating = 91/100
The Shark Rocket Pro cordless stick vacuum is a lightweight machine that is very easy to operate. Owners like the low profile, the self-cleaning brushroll, and the swivel steering. In addition, this is a two-in-one vacuum and can be used as a stick vacuum and a handheld vacuum. Our cleaning tests showed very good debris pickup on both low pile carpet and tile flooring. Run times are reasonable but not stellar and the unit does feel a little top heavy. Also, it does not come with a stand or a wall mount and it will not stand on its own.
Avg. rating = 86/100
The APEX Uplight bagless vacuum is another interesting machine from Shark. It is somewhere between an upright and a stick vacuum, but Shark has packed it with technology and features usually only found on their premier uprights. The Uplight has a HEPA filter, a sealed system, LED headlights, DuoClean Technology, Zero-M Technology, and the popular lift away feature. The vacuum even has retractable wheels that pop out when the unit is vertical, allowing it to stand on its own. So, does all this work while packed into such a small vacuum? For the most part yes, but the Uplight is not without issues.
Avg. rating = 87/100
The Shark Navigator Zero-M Pet Pro upright vacuum is designed for homes with pets. It is capable on carpet and bare floors and has a very large dust canister so you do not have to empty it frequently. It also has a special self-cleaning brushroll that removes tangled hair while you vacuum (the hair is removed and sent to the dust canister for disposal). In addition, the vacuum provides quality air filtration through its HEPA filter and sealed body. On the downside, it feels a little hefty and it doesn’t maneuver as well as some of the other Shark uprights we’ve tested. We also wish it had a longer power cord.
Avg. rating = 90/100
The Shark Navigator DLX (model NV70) is a reasonably inexpensive bagless upright vacuum cleaner. It does not come with a lot of bells and whistles but it does have a HEPA filter, a sealed system, and a large dust canister. Owners also report that the NV70 has powerful suction and is quite easy and cheap to maintain. However, the power cord and wand are a bit short and the cleaner head is rather narrow. The vacuum color is gold, or what Shark refers to as “champagne”.
Avg. rating = 92/100
Many consumers have weighed in on the Shark Rocket HV292 and the results are encouraging. Reviews are very good and the average rating is 92.3 out of 100, making it the highest rated handheld vacuum on our site (tied with the more expensive Dyson Mattress). The HV292 is corded so there is no need to charge it, and there is no limit to the run time. It includes several tools, one of which has a motorized brushroll which is great for picking up pet hair, cleaning upholstery, and doing carpeted stairs. Owners are using this in their homes, RVs, and cars. However it does not come with a HEPA filter.
Avg. rating = 90/100
The Shark Navigator Light NV105 is a very basic, simple vacuum cleaner. It does not have a lot of features or bells and whistles. Its competitive advantages are that it is very lightweight for an upright and that it is not particularly costly. This approach seems to have worked and most owners are pleased with their purchase. They like the light weight, powerful suction, lack of consumables (filters/bags), and small footprint of the machine. However there are some drawbacks such as the limited capacity of the dust canister, the short hose, and the small cleaner head.
Avg. rating = 88/100
We looked at the Shark APEX (model AX952) back in December of 2017. It is a popular machine and it comes with the lift-away feature, two brushrolls, and a powered tool. The Shark APEX in this review is a newer machine and is model AZ1002. It has all the same features as the older APEX but also includes Zero-M Technology. Zero-M Technology utilizes a specially designed brushroll and comb in the cleaner head which remove tangled hair as you vacuum.
Avg. rating = 88/100
Like a number of other Shark vacuums we have tested, the P50 is somewhat unique. Shark has managed to pack a host of features into one machine and in so doing created a vacuum that is both fascinating and a little hard to classify. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t good. On the contrary, the P50 does many things well. It is lightweight for an upright, it is cord-free, it has a removable battery, it uses two brushrolls, and it can be used - to some degree - as an upright, a stick vac, or a handheld. However, it’s not as powerful as most full-size corded uprights, and it’s not as light and maneuverable as most smaller stick vacs.
Avg. rating = 84/100
The new Shark ION W1 cordless handheld vacuum gets big marks for sleek and stylish design. It looks good just sitting on your countertop or shelf. But does it back that up with performance? We were pleasantly surprised at how well this small, lightweight handheld worked. It is powerful for its size and in most instances pickup was good. The recharge time is also very reasonable. In addition, it has a washable filter and is easy to empty. On the downside, the dust canister is rather small and it does not come with a motorized tool which can be helpful when dealing with ground-in debris and pet hair.
Avg. rating = 90/100
The Shark Navigator Zero-M Lift Away Speed is a bagless upright vacuum with an interesting technology Shark calls “Zero-M”. This technology is designed to automatically remove tangled hair from the brushroll. In this review we test the claim. The vacuum is also capable of cleaning both carpet and bare floors, and it has HEPA level filtration as well as Shark’s famous lift-away system. Most owners seem very pleased with the vacuum and cite powerful suction, light weight, and the Zero-M technology as reasons. However, the power cord is a bit short and while there are several tools, only one stores on-board.
Avg. consumer rating = 91/100
The Shark Navigator Lift Away Deluxe model NV360 is reasonably priced for what you get. It is one of the higher consumer-rated vacuums in its price point. Owners like the strong suction, lift-away feature, rinsable filters, and swivel steering. It also has brushroll on/off controls which make the vacuum effective on both carpet and bare floors. In addition, it comes with four handy tools. However, the lack of height controls can make it difficult to push on deeper carpet, and it is also a bit top heavy so it gets pulled over easily when using the hose/wand/tools.
Avg. consumer rating = 85/100
I have to admit when I got the Shark ION Robot 750 I was somewhat dubious about robotic vacuums. I’m kind of old school and am used to upright vacuums, canister vacuums, stick vacuums – that kind of thing. I figured small robotic units were novel and interesting but perhaps not really that useful. I have now changed my tune – somewhat. Indeed the unit will not do the job of a larger manual vacuum but that is not really the intended purpose. This machine is designed to keep your floors “reasonably clean” with “minimal effort” expended on your part, and it does that fairly well.
In this article we highlight the pros and cons of the Shark IONFlex 2X IF252. There are two groups of IONFlex vacuums, those with 1 battery and those with 2 batteries. The models with a “2X” in the name come with 2 batteries.
Avg. consumer rating = 90/100
Shark refers to the APEX series as their “most advanced upright vacuums”. These are full size vacuums with DuoClean Technology (2 brushrolls), HEPA filtration, an anti-allergen complete seal system, noise reduction technology, a lift-away canister, and Active-Glide Technology. There are several APEX models and in this review we discuss the AX952. Owners are mostly very pleased with this powerful, all-around, bagless upright vacuum. This is a versatile machine and it can clean bare floors and carpet, it can do overhead cleaning, and also portable vacuuming (using the lift-away feature). The full size APEX vacuums are not particularly lightweight however.
Avg. consumer rating = 78/100
The Shark IONFlex 2X IF252 is another interesting vacuum from Shark. It is a bagless, cordless, stick vacuum that sports 2 brushrolls, 2 batteries, and a flexible wand that can bend a full 180 degrees. Consumers like some aspects of this vacuum but are not too crazy about others. In our testing we found the IF252 suction to be strong, especially for a cordless machine, and the unit’s cleaning performance on carpet, bare floors and pet hair is quite good. It is a little on the hefty side for a stick vacuum and some folks feel the handheld component itself is bulky. The MultiFLEX Technology (bendable wand) is something of a hit and miss. It’s useful for storage and while it works for vacuuming under low furniture it can be a little awkward.
Is the Shark Rotator with DuoClean Technology (NV801/NV803) worth your hard earned money? In this article we take a hard look at the vacuum and analyze its features and performance to answer the question.
Avg. consumer rating = 94/100
The Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away Speed with DuoClean Technology (model NV801) uses the latest in upright vacuum technology from Shark. We’ve used this vacuum for a number of weeks and have also run it through several tests - so far we have been impressed. It is great on bare floors, effective on carpet, and capable on pet hair. DuoClean technology does appear to add to the cleaning ability of the vacuum. This is also a lift-away machine which really adds to its versatility. All of this has helped the NV801 make our list of the best Shark vacuums for pet hair. In terms of drawbacks, we would have liked a longer hose and the unit does have a rather narrow cleaner head.
Avg. consumer rating = 89/100
The Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away Canister Vacuum model NR96 is getting very solid reviews and ratings from owners. This is the first canister vacuum we have seen with the lift away feature - a feature that allows you to carry the motor/dust-canister assembly with one hand and the hose/wand with the other. Owners like the lift away feature in their uprights and they also like it in this canister. The vacuum also has HEPA filtration, a retractable power cord and a low profile nozzle. In addition, it performs well on carpet, bare floors and pet hair. The unit is on the small side however and this is reflected in the smaller nozzle and the dust canister.
In the following two videos we discuss the pros and cons of the Shark Rocket Complete TruePet with DuoClean – model HV382. Consumers are quite pleased with this vacuum cleaner and when we averaged consumer ratings from 5 different retail sites we found a score of 4.6 stars out of 5 (or 92 out of 100). This is a very good score. You may wish to read our detailed Shark Rocket Complete Review or simply get the quick facts in this article.
Avg. consumer rating = 92/100
The Shark Rocket Complete TruePet with DuoClean (HV382) is an interesting vacuum. In many ways it adheres to typical vacuum design but in some ways it does not. First, it is something of a hybrid between a stick vac and an upright. Second, it has 2 brushrolls in the main nozzle, and comes with an odd looking “under-appliance” wand. Differences aside, does it work? In our testing & analysis the vacuum works quite well. It is versatile, has great suction, includes useful tools, and has a long power cord. But it does have a few drawbacks - there's no HEPA filter and it won't stand on its own.
The Shark NV682 is a popular bagless upright vacuum cleaner and it has achieved a very high score on our site, placing it near the top of our Vacuum Cleaner Finder tool.
We have done a very detailed review of this machine which can be found here – Shark NV682 Review – but we thought it would be helpful to put together a short article with 2 quick videos highlighting the vacuum’s pros and cons. A video is worth a thousand words.
Avg. consumer rating = 92/100
The Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away Speed (model NV682) is a 3-in-1 vacuum cleaner. It can be configured to operate as an upright, a canister and a handheld. It has plenty of great features including HEPA filtration, a sealed system, a 30 foot power cord, 2 floor cleaning nozzles, and a very lengthy 7-year warranty. The NV682 is a good looking vacuum and is easy to use and maintain – it is bagless and all 3 filters are washable. The NV682 is lighter and smaller than its big brother the NV752 and as a result is easier to move but also has a shorter hose and smaller dust canister.
Avg. consumer rating = 94/100
The Shark Rocket PowerHead model AH452 is something of a hybrid between an upright and a stick vacuum. It is fairly lightweight (for an upright) and has some unique design features including placing most components in the cleaner head and interchangeable brushrolls. Consumer ratings are excellent and owners like the strong suction, easy operation & maintenance, and also the performance on bare surfaces and carpet. It does not come with a hose or attachments however and this reduces the machine’s ability to be an all-around vacuum cleaner.