Shark Vacuum Cleaners

Compare the 10 Best Shark Vacuum CleanersJanuary 2018(Last Updated 19 January 2018)

The best vacuum cleaners on the market, to help keep your house clean and tidy
Compare top brands including Hoover, Miele and Bosch
Every week we rank the best vacuum cleaners based on features, reviews and price
We compare: 4,290 Vacuum Cleaner Models 51,600 Vacuum Cleaner Reviews 17,400 Vacuum Cleaner Prices
We compare:
4,290 Vacuum Cleaner Models
51,600 Vacuum Cleaner Reviews
17,400 Vacuum Cleaner Prices
Scroll up to see results
View Today's Best Deals on Vacuum Cleaners
Rank
Overall Score
Reviews
Price
Maximum Input Power
Type
Cleaning Type
Weight
Running Cost
Release Date

83

NV350

Shark NV350

275 Reviews
 Compare  Compare

£196.00

Save £96
Amazon UK
Get Deal
900W
Edit
Upright
Edit
Dry
Edit
6.2kg
Edit
£78
Over 10 years
Nov 2015
A top-rated and cheap 900W upright vacuum cleaner, with low running costs and good features

79

NV340UKT

Shark NV340UKT

227 Reviews
 Compare  Compare

£154.99

Save £30
Student Computers
Get Deal
750W
Edit
Upright
Edit
Dry
Edit
6.1kg
Edit
£55
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
An astoundingly economical to run and astoundingly highly rated 750W upright vacuum cleaner, with a reasonable price and good features

78

NV800UK

Shark NV800UK

93 Reviews
 Compare  Compare

£249.00

Amazon UK
Get Deal
850W
Edit
Upright
Edit
Dry
Edit
6.1kg
Edit
£79
Over 10 years
Mar 2016
A top-rated and very popular 850W upright vacuum, with low running costs but representing only middle of the road value for money

77

HV320UKT

Shark HV320UKT

131 Reviews + 1 Award
Trusted Reviews - Recommended
 Compare  Compare

£169.99

RGB Direct
Get Deal
500W
Edit
Upright
Edit
Dry
Edit
4kg
Edit
£45
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A very popular and breathtakingly economical to run 500W upright vacuum cleaner, with good features and an industry award

74

NV680UK

Shark NV680UK

 Compare  Compare

£199.97

Save £81
Currys
Get Deal
850W
Edit
Upright
Edit
Dry
Edit
6.3kg
Edit
£63
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A very popular and very economical to run 850W upright vacuum, with good features and a reasonable price

74

HV380UK

Shark HV380UK

 Compare  Compare

£179.99

Save £49
eBay
Get Deal
600W
Edit
Upright
Edit
Dry
Edit
4.7kg
Edit
£51
Over 10 years
Mar 2016
A very popular and economical to run 600W upright vacuum, with a reasonable price and good features

73

NV600

Shark NV600

 Compare  Compare

£179.98

Save £70
Currys
Get Deal
850W
Edit
Upright
Edit
Dry
Edit
6.3kg
Edit
£62
Over 10 years
Sep 2015
A very economical to run but 2 year old 850W upright vacuum, with good features but representing only middle of the road value for money

72

IF200UK

Shark IF200UK

 Compare  Compare

£200.00

Save £69
eBay
Get Deal
n/a
Upright
Edit
Dry
Edit
4kg
Edit
(Unknown)
Feb 2016
A best selling but marginally out of date upright dry vacuum, with good features but representing only average value for money

70

IF250UK

Shark IF250UK

 Compare  Compare

£299.00

Save £81
eBay
Get Deal
n/a
Upright
Edit
Dry
Edit
4kg
Edit
(Unknown)
Feb 2016
A good spec but 2 year old upright dry vacuum, representing only average value for money
NV601UKT

Shark NV601UKT

 Compare  Compare

£269.99

Amazon UK
Get Deal
750W
Edit
Upright
Edit
Dry
Edit
6.1kg
Edit
£55
Over 10 years
Jul 2016
NV801UK

Shark NV801UK

 Compare  Compare

£349.99

Currys
Get Deal
750W
Edit
Upright
Edit
Dry
Edit
6.5kg
Edit
£71
Over 10 years
Jul 2016

No matching products found.

 More  Loading…

Today's Best Vacuum Cleaner Deals

42% Price Drop
{Dyson DC55
8 reviews
£249.00
Was £430 (30 days ago)
Maximum Input Power
700W
Type
Upright
Cleaning Type
Dry
41% Price Drop
{Dyson Light Ball Multifloor Upright Bagless Vacuum Cleaner
£199.98
Was £340 (32 days ago)
Maximum Input Power
700W
Type
Upright
Cleaning Type
Dry
38% Price Drop
{Dyson Total Clean V7
£298.99
Was £480 (30 days ago)
Maximum Input Power
100W
Type
Upright
Cleaning Type
Dry
25% Price Drop
{Sebo 9849GB
£299.00
Was £400 (8 days ago)
Maximum Input Power
700W
Type
Upright
Cleaning Type
Dry
14% Price Drop
{VAX UCNBPCP1
£59.99
Was £70 (12 days ago)
Maximum Input Power
850W
Type
Upright
Cleaning Type
Dry
View More Amazing Vacuum Cleaner Deals

Trending Shark Vacuum Cleaner Comparisons

Dyson V8 Animal
Dyson
V8 Animal
£128.99
£170 cheaper
More popular
Hugely lighter
VS
Shark IF250UK
Shark
IF250UK
£299.00
Better brand
Shark NV340UKT
Shark
NV340UKT
£154.99
£45 cheaper
13% cheaper to
run over five
years
Lighter
VS
Shark NV680UK
Shark
NV680UK
£199.97
More popular
Dyson V8 Absolute
Dyson
V8 Absolute
£323.18
More popular
Lighter
VS
Shark IF250UK
Shark
IF250UK
£299.00
£24 cheaper
Better brand
Dyson V8 Animal
Dyson
V8 Animal
£128.99
£71 cheaper
More popular
Vastly lighter
VS
Shark IF200UK
Shark
IF200UK
£200.00
Better brand
Dyson V8 Absolute
Dyson
V8 Absolute
£323.18
More popular
54% lighter
VS
Shark IF200UK
Shark
IF200UK
£200.00
£123 cheaper
Better brand
Shark NV680UK
Shark
NV680UK
£199.97
More popular
VS
Shark NV600
Shark
NV600
£179.98
£20 cheaper
Cheaper to run
by £1 over
five years
30g lighter
Dyson Total Clean V8
Dyson
Total Clean V8
£369.00
Lighter
VS
Shark IF250UK
Shark
IF250UK
£299.00
£70 cheaper
More popular
Better brand
Dyson V7 Animal
Dyson
V7 Animal
£269.95
More popular
1.7kg lighter
VS
Shark IF200UK
Shark
IF200UK
£200.00
£70 cheaper
Better brand
Dyson V6 Absolute
Dyson
V6 Absolute
£150.00
£50 cheaper
More popular
Lighter
VS
Shark IF200UK
Shark
IF200UK
£200.00
Better brand
Shark HV320UKT
Shark
HV320UKT
£169.99
£10 cheaper
16% lighter
12% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
Shark HV380UK
Shark
HV380UK
£179.99
More popular
Dyson V7 Motorhead
Dyson
V7 Motorhead
£239.00
More popular
74% lighter
VS
Shark IF200UK
Shark
IF200UK
£200.00
£39 cheaper
Better brand
Dyson DC41
Dyson
DC41
£209.99
£39 cheaper
28% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
Shark NV800UK
Shark
NV800UK
£249.00
More popular
Better brand
User reviews
are better
Shark HV320UKT
Shark
HV320UKT
£169.99
£153 cheaper
More popular
Better brand
VS
Dyson V8 Absolute
Dyson
V8 Absolute
£323.18
Three more
awards
Better Trusted
Reviews review
score
Slightly better
expert reviews
Dyson Total Clean V7
Dyson
Total Clean V7
£298.99
More popular
74% lighter
VS
Shark IF250UK
Shark
IF250UK
£299.00
Better brand
Shark HV320UKT
Shark
HV320UKT
£169.99
£480 cheaper
Better brand
A bit better
expert reviews
VS
Neato Botvac Connected Robot Vacuum Cleaner
Neato
Botvac Connected Robot Vacuum Cleaner
£649.99
Three more
awards
Lighter
Dyson Total Clean V8
Dyson
Total Clean V8
£369.00
Lighter
VS
Shark IF200UK
Shark
IF200UK
£200.00
£169 cheaper
Better brand
Shark NV680UK
Shark
NV680UK
£199.97
More popular
Better brand
£3 cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
VAX U84-AL-Pme
VAX
U84-AL-Pme
£149.99
£50 cheaper
Slightly
lighter
Dyson Total Clean V7
Dyson
Total Clean V7
£298.99
74% lighter
VS
Shark IF200UK
Shark
IF200UK
£200.00
£99 cheaper
More popular
Better brand
iRobot Roomba 780 Bagless Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
iRobot
Roomba 780 Bagless Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
£531.04
A bit lighter
VS
Shark IF250UK
Shark
IF250UK
£299.00
£232 cheaper
Better brand
Bosch BCH65MGK
Bosch
BCH65MGK
£100.00
£100 cheaper
25% lighter
VS
Shark IF200UK
Shark
IF200UK
£200.00
More popular
Better brand

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat are the difference between upright, cylinder and drum vacuum cleaners?
AUpright vacuum cleaners are the traditional models, pushed from the top. Cylinder/drum vacuums are both smaller and squatter, and use a long flexible hose to give a far greater degree of flexibility when hoovering.
QWhat is the benefit of a cordless vacuum?
AA cordless vacuum cleaner offers far greater flexibility, and you no longer have to worry about getting the cord tangled around furniture. On the downside, they tend to have a limited battery life, and so need to be recharged often.
QWhat is a robot vacuum cleaner?
AA robot vacuum cleaner is an autonomous vacuum cleaner that moves around the house while you're not there, cleaning the floor for you. They 'learn' the best routes, and what furniture is where, so become more efficient with time. They tend to be very expensive, but save you a lot of effort!
QWhat is the difference between wet and dry vacuums?
AWet vacuum cleaners combine the benefits of a standard vacuum with that of a steam cleaner, allowing the appliance to handle numerous different types of cleaning.
QHow does the power (wattage) of a vacuum cleaner affect it's performance?
AWattage is directly related to the suction power of the vacuum cleaner, and therefore how efficient it is at cleaning. Generally speaking, the higher the wattage, the better the appliance will suck up dirt and grime.
QWhy do some cordless vacuums not have power ratings?
ASome battery-powered vacuums are rated in 'air-watts' rather than standard watts. This doesn't have a direct comparison, so it makes it hard to measure the power of these vacuums against their corded cousins. Rest assured they will be powerful enough to clean your house thoroughly!

Vacuum Cleaner Buying Guide

There is a huge variety of vacuum cleaners available today. Buyers have a choice between upright and cylinder vacuum cleaners for average cleaning tasks and more specialised hoovers designed to pick up dog hairs or help allergy sufferers.

Finding the right vacuum cleaner may sound daunting but understanding what advantages and disadvantages the different technologies and features provide goes along way in finding the best hoover for your needs.

Upright Vacuum Cleaners

Upright vacuums are ideal for cleaning larger spaces and are particularly suited for cleaning carpeted areas. A rotating brush in the vacuum’s head combs the carpet to loosen dirt and dust. They are also very effective in picking up pet hair. Most models have a carpet height selector to adjust the cleaning head according to the carpet pile.

Uprights allow you to work in a comfortable position without the need to bed over a lot. They are ideal for those with lower back pain. Most models are very easy to manoeuvre and come with a set of tools for corners and stairs. Most upright vacuums are bagless as the bin is more accessible and easier to remove than in cylinder cleaners.

Resource ID 271

Benefits:

Rotating brush bar helps to loosen dust & dirt
Less motor power required
Easy to store
Great for large areas
Ideal for carpets
More difficult to use on stairs
Cannot be used on upholstery
Larger & heavier

Cylinder Vacuum Cleaners

Cylinder vacuum cleaners are usually smaller and lighter than uprights and therefore easier to move around. They are ideal for smaller spaces and the flexible hose and removable head let you clean corners and hard to reach spaces with ease. Because the distance between the cleaning head and dust bag is longer compared to upright vacuum cleaners, cylinder cleaners require a higher motor power in order to generate the same amount of suction.

Cylinder cleaners can be bagged or bagless. Bagless cleaners will be slightly more expensive but will save you money in the long run.

Resource ID 270

Benefits:

Cheaper
Well suited for smaller spaces
Smaller and lighter
Can be used on upholstery & stairs
Ideal for hard floors
Requires higher motor power
Less suitable for carpets
Smaller dust capacity

Wet & Dry Cleaners

Usually aimed for use in workshops, garages and environments that can get dirtier than the average household, wet & dry vacuum cleaners are robust and can handle a variety of cleaning tasks. They can hoover up sawdust, leaves, wet mud and even water.

Wet & dry vacuums are available from a number of manufacturers like Karcher, Vax, deWalt and Bosch. These multi-purpose vacuum cleaners have a robust construction and a large container volume. Filters can usually be washed and tools and accessories are stored within the industrial vacuum cleaners.

Bagged vs. Bagless Vacuum Cleaners

Since James Dyson invented the cyclone bagless vanccum cleaner, bagless models have become more and more popular. The dust bin can be emptied easily when full. There is no need to purchase bags, which is also more environmentally friendly and cost effective over time. Most upright vacuums are now bagless.

Filters may be replaced and cleaned after extended periods, but this is easier and cheaper than re-purchasing bags at regular intervals. Bagless vacuums don’t suffer from reduced suction, which can be a problem with bags as they fill up.

Some people prefer vacuum cleaners with bags is because there is less potential for dust accidentally being released into the air when emptying it. More care needs to be taken with bagless cleaners and the dust bin should also be washed regularly.

Resource ID 264
Resource ID 261

Filters

A vacuum cleaner’s filtration system makes sure that the potentially harmful particles that get sucked up are removed from the air before it is expelled from the machine. Due to the large volumes of air a hoover sucks in, all the bacteria, fungal spores and other allergens that are being sucked up will create an indoor health hazard, which is quickly spread around the whole property unless the air is cleaned effectively.

Even if the air expelled from a machine looks clean, it might contain millions of microscopic particles that can transmit disease and cause allergies. Vacuum cleaners filter the air in several stages in an attempt to trap dust, hair and other particles. The number of stages can vary between 3 and 7, although this does not indicate how effective a hoover is a trapping unwanted particles.

Micro filtration usually refers to hoovers with at least 4 levels of filtration. It is important to remember that the number of stages advertised does not indicate the vacuum cleaner’s effectiveness at removing small particles from the air.

A ‘HEPA’ (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter removes at least 99.97% of particles which are 0.3 Micons or bigger from the air. Bacteria are between 1-10 Micons in size, so the exhaust air of a HEPA vacuum cleaner is considered biologically clean. Vacuum cleaners with HEPA filters are specifically designed to reduce the number of microscopic particles emitted when hovering, making them ideal for people suffering from allergies and asthma. Some HEPA vacuum cleaners are approved by the British Allergy Foundation.

Normal stage, HEPA and charcoal filters need to be changed after a certain period of time to ensure they remain effective. However there also exist lifetime filters are designed to last as long as the vacuum cleaner, eliminating the need to change filters.

Cleaning Efficiency

In a drive to ensure greater energy efficiency, the EU banned vacuum cleaners with a motor power above 1600W in 2014.

It is important that a vacuum cleaner’s power rating is not the only factor affecting the amount of suction it produces.

Less powerful models regularly outperform those with a higher power rating. Design, how full the bag is and how often filters are cleaned all contribute to how good a vacuum clear is at its job.

Look out for independent reviews that measure a vacuum cleaner’s suction power in relation to how full the dust bag or container is to get a better understanding of the suction power it produces.

New EU labelling regulations also mean manufacturers like Dyson, Hoover, Bosch and Samsung now need to display the effectiveness of their products across seven different categories including energy efficiency, dust pick-up performance on hard floors and carpets, and dust re-emission.

Attachments & Accessories

Most vacuum cleaners come with a number of accessories to clean upholstery and to reach narrow spaces and corners. Some models car store accessories inside the vacuum cleaner while some cylinder models have a holder attached to the telescopic tube.

Pet accessories

Pet hair can be difficult to remove from carpets are upholstery. To make cleaning after your furry friends easier, pet models are specifically designed to make lifting cat and dog hair easier.

Pet vacuum cleaners come with cleaning heads that include rotating brush bars, sometimes called power tools. They also use strong suction power to tackle even the most stubborn hair.

Resource ID 266

Other Considerations

Capacity

If you have a large home, you might want to choose a vacuum cleaner with a larger capacity. This allows you to clean more of your home before needing to be emptied. But keep in mind that a larger capacity also means the vacuum cleaner is bigger, heavier and more difficult to manoeuvre.

Cable Length

A longer cable makes cleaning easier as you won’t need to switch plugs as often. Check the cable length of a vacuum cleaner before buying, as there can be significant variations between models. If you want to avoid the hassle of having a cable altogether, consider a battery powered vacuum cleaner. They can be a great alternative, especially if your home is relatively small.

Noise Level

Larger vacuum cleaners and particularly uprights can get quite noisy as their motors work extremely hard. It’s worth checking the operating noise level before buying to avoid any unpleasant surprises.

Shark Vacuum Cleaners

Shark Vacuum Cleaner Prices

We currently list 9 Shark vacuums ranging from £169 to £299. The average price of a new Shark vacuum cleaner is £208 and 80% of Shark vacuum cleaners are priced between £180 and £249. The most expensive Shark vacuum that we found is the Shark IF250UK at £299, and the cheapest is the Shark HV320UKT at only £170.

Price Range of Shark Vacuum Cleaners

Shark vacuum cleaners start at £170 and the most expensive Shark vacuum costs £299. The 18th highest average vacuum price out of all brands is Shark vacuum cleaners with an average price of £208.

Average Rating of Shark Vacuum Cleaners

We have checked 279 expert reviews and 47,881 user reviews for vacuum cleaners available online and used these reviews to determine an average rating for vacuum cleaners of 94%. This means that Shark the best vacuum cleaner brand.

How Fast Do Shark Vacuum Cleaner Prices Drop After Release?

Most vacuum cleaners drop in price by 2% in the first 6 months after release, however Shark vacuums tend to depreciate slower. In the first 6 months after release, Shark vacuum cleaners drop in price by 1% on average. If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of £2 on a typical £178 new Shark vacuum by waiting 6 months before buying.