Top 10 of the Best Shark Vacuums Reviewed 2017

IN THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE WE WILL BE HAVING A LOOK AT SOME GREAT SHARK VACUUMS TO HELP YOU HAVE A GOOD UNDERSTANDING OF THEM WHILST YOU ARE BUYING YOUR NEW VACUUM CLEANER.

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Product

Cord

Bag

Weight

Rating

Price

Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional (NV356E)

​30 Foot

Bagless

13.7 Pounds

Shark Navigator Lift-Away Vacuum (NV352)

​25 Foot

Bagless

12.5 pounds

Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away (NV501)

30 Foot​

Bagless

12.5 Pounds

Shark Rocket Ultra-Light Upright Vacuum (HV302)

​30 Foot

Bagless

7.6 pounds

Shark Navigator Deluxe (NV42)

25 Foot​

Bagless

15 pounds

Shark SV780 Pet Perfect II 18V Cordless Hand Vac

Cordless

Bagless

4.2 pounds

A Brief History of Vacuum Cleaners

For many years having to clean your house was a much more manual job than it is these days with most people having to use a broom or a mechanical carpet sweeper to sweep any flooring that you may have in your home in late eighteen hundreds the predecessor to the vacuum cleaners we know and love were invented using bellows that ran off of built in cams to create the power needed to move the bellows and there was versions that used belt driven fans to suck up the dirt from the floor but this was very cumbersome to use.

The very first motorized vacuum cleaner was given the nickname ‘Puffin Billy’ was invented by a man called Hubert Booth in 1901 which was a very large machine powered by an internal combustion engine and was so large it had to be drawn by a horse and carriage and although it was so large the machine had to be kept outside whatever property was being cleaned with the suction tubes with nozzles on the end being long enough to reach into all the rooms in the property. Then as electricity became more prevalent Booth created a similar machine that was powered by electricity instead of gas or petrol. Though both of these machines are very large and look extremely different on the outside the actual mechanics inside that do all the works are still run from the same principles as our modern vacuum cleaner.

Because of the size of Booths machine he did not even attempt to sell them, instead he decided to sell cleaning services and employed staff to use the machines even gaining the royal seal of approval as Booths Vacuum Cleaner was used to clean the carpets of Westminster Abbey before the kings Coronation in 1901.

The Modern Day Vacuum Cleaner

The very first vacuum cleaner that both would look and act as the vacuum cleaners that we see today was made in 1905 by Walter Griffith called Griffith's Improved Vacuum Apparatus for Removing Dust from Carpets. This had the familiar flexible suction tubes with different nozzle that you could attach for different jobs so this was advertised as being easily powered by one-person which at the time was a very big deal though this was still a chore as the user had to pump a handle to activate the bellows whilst moving the suction tube around the area that needs cleaning. Then in 1907 a janitor in a department store designed the first portable electric vacuum cleaner and even registered a patent for it but unfortunately he was not able to get enough funds together to actually make his vacuum so he sold the patent to a local businessman in 1908. This businessman was William Henry Hoover who added his own features to the design and sold their first vacuum, the model O in late 1908 and these and all his future vacuums became so popular that his name Hoover has become synonymous for vacuums worldwide.

Styles of Vacuum Cleaners

Canister / Cylinder Vacuum Cleaners

  • Canister or cylinder style vacuum cleaners are most popular in Europe and usually has wheels and a long flexible hose that doubles up as the way to pull the machine behind you whilst you are vacuuming, these usually have a powerful motor and feature many different heads or nozzles so no matter what the surface you can be sure that you definitely have a suitable head to clean it with.
  • Many canister models have power heads as standard or add-on equipment containing the same sort of mechanical beaters as in upright units, making them as efficient on carpets as upright models. Such beaters are driven by a separate electric motor or a turbine which uses the suction power to spin the roller via a drive belt.

There is only to downside to the cylinder vacuum really, first of because the vacuum has such a long hose as well as the actual motor unit they can take up a lot of room when trying to store them, to try and help with this in recent years the power cable has been made to retract into the machine. The other downside is that because of the size of the hose you have to have a more powerful motor to be able to get suitable suction from the machine so if you are somebody who tries to keep their effect on the environment as small as possible these power hungry beasts may not be for you.

Upright Vacuum Cleaner

  • Uprights are best for cleaning homes that predominantly feature carpet, as a brush combs the carpet pile to lift trodden in dirt. Uprights may be more suitable for those with lower back pain, as less bending down is required than with cylinders and some models are extremely manoeuvrable with easy steering.
  • Upright vacuum cleaners usually have a larger capacity than other cleaners, so you don't need to empty them as often, and some are specially designed to deal with lifting stubborn pet hair from carpets because the distance from the brush to the bag is very small, especially when compared to cylinder models you are able to get the same performance from smaller motors which in itself is better for the environment as well as your energy bills.
  • There is many upright vacuums that are specifically designed for removing hair and lingering odours from carpets and upholstery that all pet owners struggle with and also regularly come with mini turbo tools which are an attachment that goes onto the suction hose that is handheld and includes a beater bar that helps to get that stubborn pet hair from the nooks and crannies in your home.

The main downside to upright cleaners is that while they are great for manoeuvring around a single floor if you have to clean stairs it can be a pretty tough job although there is many accessories available to make this easier for you.

Cordless Vacuums

  • Small, compact and perfect for a quick clean or for cleaning a small area, Cordless vacuum cleaners are light and battery powered, so you can use them almost anywhere.
  • Cordless vacuum cleaners include stick vacuums, which are similar to upright cleaners but are lighter and smaller, and handheld vacuum cleaners, which are small and portable, making them perfect for spot cleaning and cleaning inside your car. Stick Vacuums can often convert into a handheld vacuum, giving you the best of both worlds.
  • There are now full size upright vacuums that are battery powered which combine the power and capacity of a traditional vacuums with the flexibility and ease of use of a handstick. As well as providing excellent cleaning for smaller spaces, they are easier to store than upright or cylinder cleaners thanks to their compact design. This makes them ideal for use in flats where storage space can be limited and a large capacity cleaner is not necessary.

Handheld vacuums are excellent for cleaning crumbs and mess from around your home, and for cleaning cars, caravans and other small spaces. They have a limited capacity, but are designed for light cleaning.

Here are our List of the Best Shark Vacuums in 2017

Now we will be looking at the best Shark Vacuums that are available today. Shark is a well-established company whose parent company Euro-Pro has been in business for over a hundred years. Euro-Pro is a pioneer in innovative cleaning solutions and small household appliances with the goal of giving today’s busy consumer better and more efficient products that fit their lifestyle. By providing appliances that are not only highly functional but also innovative and it was for this reason that Euro-Pro designed the Shark Vacuum and set them up as a brand in their own right.

Shark strives to provide easy-to-use, innovative solutions for fast cleaning of life’s daily messes. Some of the company’s most successful products are the Shark line of Sweepers which have revolutionized the way consumers’ clean messes in their kitchens and other areas of the house. These lightweight sweepers pick up what vacuums can’t, from soggy food to glass, replacing the need for bulky, heavy vacuums on a daily basis.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Swivel Steering
  • Anti-Allergen + HEPA
  • ​Never Loses Suction
  • ​30 Foot Cord
  • ​Bagless

First off we have the Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional (NV356E) and it is a wonderful piece of modern technology which Shark have put so much thought into every aspect of the design of this Shark Vacuum.

  • This upright Shark Vacuum has been designed to never lose suction no matter how full the extra-large canister gets, this also has a feature called Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology which traps at least 99.99% of dust or other allergens inside the vacuum itself unlike other brands that lets the dust blow through the extractor as well as using a HEPA filter to make this ideal for pets.
  • If you are somebody who has stairs in your home or different levels you will love the Lift-Away feature that lets you press a button on the vacuum to remove the canister and cleaning tube so you can easily take it up the stairs vacuuming as you go, this feature is also very helpful for those times when you need to reach higher up towards the ceiling or in the corners of your rooms.
  • They have even added an innovative Dust-Away system for hard floors makes cleaning hard floors a breeze with the two included microfiber cloths which attract any dust from the floors.

For a professional shark vacuum that packs so much in this is still an extremely cost effective vacuum and shows exactly that Shark strive for excellence in all their Vacuum cleaners.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Swivel Steering
  • Anti-Allergen + HEPA
  • ​Never Loses Suction
  • ​25 Foot Cord
  • ​Bagless

This featherweight Shark Navigator Lift-Away Vacuum (NV352) is the home version of the Shark Vacuum we reviewed earlier, being aimed towards home users they have made it even lighter and still been able to pack it with great features.

  • It’s much cheaper than its competitors and the bagless vacuum canister never loses suction with the swivel steering to make manoeuvering easy. It features a large capacity bottom empty dust cup and above floor cleaning attachment. It also features advanced cyclonic technology separates fine dirt from the air, preventing dirt from clogging the filters and keeping suction power strong over time. From the first use to the last room, you never lose cleaning power.
  • With its Lift-Away canister detaches and provides lightweight, portable convenience for quickly cleaning stairs, upholstery or accessing small, hard to reach areas in and around your home.
  • For those of you who are looking for a new Vacuum because you are fed up with keep purchasing new belts or filters as they keep breaking then you do not need to worry ever again as Shark state that the belt will never need replacing and high quality filters that only need to be rinsed out.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Swivel Steering
  • Anti-Allergen + HEPA
  • ​Never Loses Suction
  • ​30 Foot Cord
  • ​Bagless
  • LED Lights

Next we have another professional Shark Vacuum which as well as having the same great features that the NV356E we previously reviewed has this Shark Rotator NV501 has a few extra features for those of you who prefer a more hi tech version.

  • This Shark Rotator Professional has three different modes whilst being powerful and versatile, upright mode is the classic way to clean. Manoeuver easily with swivel steering and trap dirt with the large dust cup. Then you have the Lift-Away mode that detatches the canister and allows for portable easy cleaning so that you are able to easily vacuum the stairs and awkward areas in your home. Finally there is the Above-Floor Mode for when you are trying to do the corner between the ceilings and walls or even above cupboards and wardrobes you can extend your reach to new heights all around the house to cover every corner, crevice and ceiling.
  • This also includes their famous Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology which trap 99.99% of all dust and allergens from the air which also includes two foam filters to ensure that this Shark Vacuum can keep your family allergy free.
  • For those that are needing to clean up after their pets there is a tool that connects to the flexible hose and has a powerful beater bar to ensure it gets all the pet hair from any sofas or chairs or even any other furniture your pets decide to lay on. Another modern function is the addition of LED lights so that you are easily able to see any dirt and dust that may be gathering in the darker or duller places you are trying to clean.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Swivel Steering
  • Anti-Allergen + HEPA
  • ​Never Loses Suction
  • Ultra Lightweight Stick Vacuum
  • 30 Foot Cord
  • ​Bagless

The Shark Rocket Ultra-Light Upright Vacuum cleaner is amazing for those who struggle to use a full sized vacuum for any reasons such as arthritis or even if you just like the vacuuming to be less of a chore then this ultra-light vacuum will do you proud.

  • This Never Loses Suction, Never Loses Power vacuum cleans as well as a full-size upright without all the weight of one, it cleans bare floors and deep cleans carpets. Swivel steering provides the ultimate control to get in and around obstacles and furniture. The versatility of this vacuum allows for floor to ceiling cleaning.
  • The power brush has two settings for when you need to clean more delicate areas and you are worried about scratching the floor or for when you need to vacuum a precious rug. Use the handheld like a hand vac to clean stairs and furniture. The slim design is also great for cleaning under furniture.
  • The Shark Rocket Ultra-Light Upright Vacuum also has included in the package a tool specifically designed for car detailing with its micro tools clean the tiniest of spaces, such as a computer keyboard or the dashboard in your car.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Anti-Allergen + HEPA
  • ​Never Loses Suction
  • Lightweight and Powerful
  • 25 Foot Cord
  • ​Bagless

The Shark Navigator Upright Vacuum Cleaner is aimed towards those that are on a slighty tighter budget but still want the great design and premium features that Shark Vacuum cleaners provide. The Navigator is lightweight and easy to move. It will help you keep your home looking neat and clean. It is completely bagless and has powerful suction technology.

  • The Navigator weighs in at only 15lb so even though it is a powerful vacuum you can still clean your home from top to bottom without getting tired or achey wrists and it includes an extra-large capacity, bottom-empty bagless dust cup with twice the capacity of the original Shark Navigator. The motorized brush roll can be turned on or off, providing excellent performance on both carpets and bare floors.
  • This also includes a small crevice tool and a medium crevice tool but most importantly it includes a pet hair power tool that allows you to remove unwanted pet hair from any furniture you pets have taken a liking to. With its HEPA filter and extra-long hose this is a great Shark Vacuum for those pet owners that find it a hard slog keeping clean after your pets.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Anti-Allergen + HEPA
  • ​Never Loses Suction
  • Lightweight and Powerful
  • 30 Foot Cord
  • ​Bagless
  • Made In USA
  • LED Lights

No guide to Shark Vacuums would be complete without at least touching on the handheld Vacuums as whilst they are obviously less powerful than a tradition hoover there is times when you can’t live without one

  • With a powerful 18V battery that lasts for long enough for clearing up plenty of spillages as whatever small mess you need to take care of, the Pet Perfect II Cordless Hand Vac is up for the task. Not to mention, it comes packed with plenty of features that make operation a breeze. So when you want to get serious about cleaning, harness the power of this top-of-the line handheld vacuum. The extra-large detachable motorized brush provides deep cleaning that lifts pet hair and ground in dirt from carpet, car mats, or car seats.
  • This handheld Vacuum includes a charging stand that has an LCD display to indicate how much power is left in the battery a brush that has been designed for dusting as well as a crevice tool.
  • Removing the filter is simple and the best part is that you do not have to replace it as it is easy to wash it leaving it as good as new.
  • Hopefully after reading our guide you feel more confident whilst shopping for your new Shark Vacuum cleaner.
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