Vacuum Cleaners Buying Guide
Our buying guide will explain which type of vacuum cleaner would suit you most, how much you can expect to pay for one, and which features are worth looking out for.
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Amazing, so happy, pet hair & debris a breeze
Amazing. Got my shark lift away from catch. Set up easily yesterday in 15mins. My god, yes I hadn’t vacuumed in a week due to breakage of previous vacuum. But filled the container (same or more room than my previous bagged vacuum) with ease. Was amazed at how clean it got debris off my carpet, pet hair it breezes through. Love the headlights & other functions such as a tool to remove hair or threads from the brush rollers. Going to re-vacuum today & cant wait to try out the attachments
So Impressed with my Shark
Couldn’t wait to use my new 800 Shark. Hubby assembled it with ease and off I went.
To sum up my experience in one word is “ BRILLIANT “.
A little heavier than the Dyson. The longer cord that the Shark provides is appreciated and the suction on this little wonder is wow.
The headlines I thought were a novelty but in reality they are fantastic when doing those tricky areas.
Shark, you have made my day
Love the power
NV800 - DuoClean® Powered Lift-Away Speed - I use mainly on tiled floor and lounge room rug (low pile). The carpet function may be a little heavy for some people, however I love the strong suction and the bonus workout I receive. So flexible with the way it swivels and I especially like the lift a way feature for getting under beds etc...I also appreciate the LED lights, helps to see all kinds of little objects like LEGO. My only grump is the hose / wand suction isn't as powerful and I would prefer a brush head for the wand to have more bristles.
The best suction
Great suction,easy navigation,extra long cable, good features, however a bit heavy too for me .Will replace it with another shark as I am very happy with quality and especially with the suction.
Purchased in April 2015 for $800.00.
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A Shark that bites the dust... in your carpet!
I had seen this vacuum demonstrated on a TV shopping channel repeatedly, so I felt I knew its features quite well. Well enough to buy it online rather than from a local shop and certainly not from the TV channel. The RRP was $599, but I secured it from Bing Lee with an extra eBay discount for $473 (including delivery) so I was more than happy with the purchase price. The day of delivery was the same day that my cleaning lady had gone through the house using our Volta upright, which we thought was efficient, for it continuously filled the dus...t bag. After assembling the Shark vacuum, I was duty bound to try it out on the freshly vacuumed carpets. To my astonishment, the dust canister filled up within ten minutes and needed emptying! Clearly, the vacuum design had greatly improved upon the ten year old Volta. One of the significant improvements would be the double roller system, which is so powerful it practically powers the Shark along the floor and makes it quite an effort to drag it backwards especially if the roller bristles have engaged with a long pile carpet. Surprisingly, the Shark is only rated at 800 Watts in comparison to the old Volta at 1300 Watts., so there's a saving there too. The suction motor and dust canister can detach from the upright handle and powerhead so that the vacuum can be used with a hand wand to do stairs or other jobs such as carpets in the car etc. My only criticism is that the canister is so light in weight, that it continuously falls over as the flexible hose moves. If I was to want one other improvement, it would be to increase the capacity of the dust canister, which is very small in comparison to the old Volta paper bag, consequently, it will require emptying more often. Otherwise, this Shark vacuum can bite off much more than any old Volta can!
Excellent Vacuum - Love It
I bought this to have a good machine for carpets. It does an excellent job, is easy to empty and reaches under a beds and furniture with the lift away feature.
I love its versatility. I can take off the motor unit and it becomes like a stick vac getting under and around things easily. The wand or handle clip out easily so I can use the crevice tool on my way around the house to clean window tracks and hard to reach spots.
It is also great on hard floors and easily switches between carpet and hard. It cleans edges. It even cleans light rugs w...
Best vacuum ever
Can not fault it!! I absolutely love vacuuming now!. Way better than Dyson. I use it on laminate flooring and carpet and I love the easy switch from one to another.
Purchased in February 2019.
I never wite a review. For anything. Ever. I read them, but don’t submit any. Just got this vacuum and find it absolutely necessary to share my opinion. I liked my last Shark and it lasted seven years through heavy, daily use. I LOVE my new Shark even more! Someone complained about the cord length. Ok, it’s a little long and takes a minutes to wrap up, but it is no big deal compared to the ease of use and superior power. You can’t go wrong!
Wow well this is the best vacuum yet!! I now own 4 Shark vacs. I was a domestic cleaner for many years and have used every vacuum from old upright hoovers to Kirby's, electolux, weinheim, Dysons etc etc. I myself owned and loved my Nilfisk. Was a wonderful cleaner. One day we saw Target clearing the last of their Shark cleaners. Hubby decided to buy one for me. So I did an experiment. I vacuumed my rug with my Nilfisk (which was a fab lil cleaner). Then went over it like they do on TV. OMG I was shocked at what came out of it even though I vacu...um at least twice a week. Even though the suction from my nilfisk was great, the Shark was incredible. I love how the brush rollers pick up hair etc. I have a cat and a long haired husky and we have pet hair in the carpets and everywhere. This cleaner picks it up like it is nothing. When I saw the newer one come out with the foot that you could put floor pads on, I was like oh wow I have to have that. SO I bought it. The pad really did pre mop the floors. But having to change the floor attachment was a bit time consuming. Then next I see this amazing vacuum. No more changing attachments! It still gets all that fine dust etc which is like a pre mop and it saves time not changing over. It is perfection. I use this vacuum almost everyday. Only thing I wish is that they wouldn't have taken away the light on the wand. I got so use to having that on the other 3 units and I miss it like crazy. It is so easy to use. I recommend these to everyone. I would never buy any other brand.
The vacuum cleaner works great. Never had a problem with their product, only their warranty. It seems that another company has taken over the warranty of Shark and they seem to be quite reasonable. A huge improvement since my last post. Their vacuums are excellent value for money and work in my opinion pretty much as well as the top brand more expensive ones. The only disadvantage ive found is that little things go wrong after a number of years. still, they're worth buying.
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Summarised in 1 word: wow
My wife complained about the Dyson we had (which is saying something) so I did some research and decided on this vacuum for Christmas (yup she wanted a new vacuum). Having used the Dyson 2 days prior, we were absolutely amazed how this vacuum performed. We literally had to empty the drum for each room and pretty much in shock how much dust and crap was in our carpets.
Pros:easy to use, amazing results, helps lift up pile (carpet) a bit, not too loud, good design, lights, easy to empty
Cons: head could be slightly wider
So we only had this a week but wife is very happy. Hopefully it lasts
Had it and left it behind buy it again
Had a Shark while living in the USA but left it when moved to Australia. Recently our vacuum died and without hesitation I went for a Shark again. Best vacuum cleaner ever, light, convenient and best of all efficient. Cleand our tile floors as well as our carpets. Is not cheap but that ensures you won't get cheap results. Sharks are a good investment. Never go back to other brands,
Best vacuum I've ever had
This vacuum cleans perfectly on carpet or vinyl floors, especially picking up all my dogs hair.Its easy to use with ease and store. Easy to see how much dirt is in the filter which is also very simple to empty. A vacuum that actually does what it says it will.
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One of the best purchase i have ever made! Great suction with easy maneuver. Not as light at the cordless but still easy to handle. We have carpet, bamboo & porcelain flooring and couldn't be happier with the purchase. We also have pets around the home.
I find the machine not very quiet but decent for a powerhead vacuum cleaner. I have also had dyson in the past and the dyson is nowhere near compared to the shark.
best vacuumm on the market
love my new sharkpowered duo clean heaps off power clean so well i would only buy shark nothing else and yes it craps on all the other bands out yes u can get parts from mannandnoble at any time just and yes my old shark nv350nz last out but could not get any part any more and it was still under warranty so they gave me a new one for free which i was happy with as well from mannandnoble only took 7 days to come to wa perth from nsw will all ways do all my deals though mannandnoble any time off the day so over the moon with my new vacuum and it has nice 5 year warranty to not like the other bands 2 years and no replace for free only shark look after there people and do the right by the person.
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The best vacuum I've owned and the best company I've dealt with.
I purchased my first Shark in 2016 when my Dyson died (that was an $800 waste of money - never worked properly, the cheap plastic bits kept falling off, the cords kept retracting, finally the motor just died). My father said to try the Shark instead (he loved his and it was half the price with twice the power) and it made a HUGE difference - cleaning like a monstrous hurricane! I loved it! After 2 and a half years the roller stopped going around, so I asked if they could send me a replacement part. They said, 'Nah, we'll just send you a compl...etely new vacuum cleaner'. I'm not kidding! I have just opened up a brand new machine - sent by courier over night - two and a half YEARS after buying my first one. No charge. Not even postage! One phone call and an emailed proof of purchase - that's all they wanted! I'm amazed with their fantastically brilliant service AND my terrific vacuum cleaner. This thing makes life so easy. It comes apart to clean easily, it does a great job (it might lift up your rugs, be aware you'll have to stand on them to keep them from being sucked up - it does NOT fool around with that motor power so keep it away from fragile fabrics or curtains as it will destroy delicate things if you're a careless), it's light to push around, the body part comes off so you can get it under furniture easily, it has a bunch of little interchangeable heads, the main head is small and does stairs and tight corners well, and it no bags to mess around with. This thing is close to perfect and I cannot say enough about their great customer service (customer service is now outsourced to Mann And Noble company who were easy and friendly to deal with and got right onto this issue with a new machine). And now... I clean!
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