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Should You Buy a Shark Vacuum Cleaner?

Matthew
Updated 16 May 2021
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should you buy a Shark Vacuum Cleaner?

Shark is one of the most popular vacuum cleaner brands as well as being well known for its steam cleaners.

We've collated all the key information on Shark vacuum cleaners in this handy guide. We've analysed over 100,000 user and expert reviews and 310+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 3,500 vacuum cleaners to impartially compare each vacuum cleaner brand.

Shark are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular vacuum cleaners. Their vacuum cleaners start at £53 for the HV292 which has a maximum input power of 500W, is a dry vacuum cleaner and a handheld vacuum cleaner and go up to £521 for the NV601UK which has a maximum input power of 750W, is a dry vacuum cleaner and an upright vacuum cleaner. The average price of a new Shark vacuum cleaner is £204.

Shark are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular vacuum cleaners.

Is Shark the Best Vacuum Cleaner Brand?

So are Shark vacuum cleaners any good? We give every vacuum cleaner a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all vacuum cleaners we are able to impartially rank all the vacuum cleaner brands.

Shark is ranked the No. 8 best vacuum cleaner brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Shark is the 8th best vacuum cleaner brand out there.

#1
United Kingdom
95%
95%
3,425 reviews
#2
United States
94%
94%
10,635 reviews
#3
Germany
94%
94%
6,264 reviews
#4
Germany
93%
93%
4,086 reviews
#5
Germany
93%
93%
411 reviews
#6
92%
92%
10,088 reviews
#7
VAX
United States
91%
91%
8,668 reviews
#8
91%
91%
8,285 reviews
#9
91%
91%
713 reviews
#10
Beko
Turkey
90%
90%
316 reviews
#11
United Kingdom
90%
90%
10,792 reviews
#12
90%
90%
5,220 reviews
#13
Eufy
89%
89%
2,823 reviews
#14
AEG
Germany
89%
89%
1,736 reviews
#15
Sealey
88%
88%
100 reviews
#16
86%
86%
3,467 reviews
#17
Netherlands
86%
86%
718 reviews
#18
Denmark
86%
86%
55 reviews
#19
Germany
85%
85%
1,835 reviews
#20
United Kingdom
85%
85%
1,476 reviews
#21
Morphy Richards
United Kingdom
83%
83%
655 reviews
#22
Sweden
83%
83%
187 reviews
#23
Neato
81%
81%
3,859 reviews
#24
81%
81%
3,767 reviews
#25
Tower
81%
81%
14 reviews
#26
80%
80%
950 reviews
#27
Gtech
79%
79%
501 reviews
#28
South Korea
79%
79%
286 reviews
#29
Roidmi
78%
78%
16 reviews
#30
Rug Doctor
77%
77%
28 reviews
#31
iLife
77%
77%
141 reviews
#32
Makita
77%
77%
12 reviews
#33
United States
76%
76%
4,005 reviews
#34
76%
76%
26 reviews
#35
Daewoo
South Korea
75%
75%
0 reviews
#36
Germany
75%
75%
64 reviews
#37
Swan
74%
74%
50 reviews
#38
Germany
74%
74%
1 review
#39
Ariete
73%
73%
745 reviews
#40
Severin
73%
73%
16 reviews
#41
Xiaomi
73%
73%
289 reviews
#42
Domo
72%
72%
1 review
#43
Medion
71%
71%
11 reviews
#44
Polti
71%
71%
73 reviews
#45
Princess
70%
70%
1 review
#46
Zanussi
Italy
70%
70%
401 reviews
#47
Einhell
69%
69%
5 reviews
#48
Bomann
68%
68%
4 reviews
#49
Metabo
68%
68%
0 reviews
#50
Vileda
68%
68%
170 reviews
#51
Sencor
67%
67%
0 reviews
#52
Atrix
67%
67%
11 reviews
#53
Oreck
United States
67%
67%
2 reviews
#54
Viper
66%
66%
1 review
#55
LG
South Korea
66%
66%
35 reviews
#56
Essentials
United Kingdom
65%
65%
0 reviews
#57
Taurus
63%
63%
0 reviews
#58
Hitachi
Japan
63%
63%
2 reviews
#59
Dusty Bin
63%
63%
0 reviews
#60
Zelmer
63%
63%
2 reviews
#61
Pifco
63%
63%
0 reviews
#62
Koblenz
63%
63%
0 reviews
#63
62%
62%
3 reviews
#64
Eta
62%
62%
0 reviews
#65
Concept
62%
62%
0 reviews
#66
John Lewis
62%
62%
0 reviews
#67
Vinco
61%
61%
0 reviews
#68
Trisa
61%
61%
0 reviews
#69
TriStar
61%
61%
0 reviews
#70
Gallet
61%
61%
0 reviews
#71
Eureka
61%
61%
0 reviews
#72
Tefal
France
61%
61%
0 reviews
#73
Linsar
United Kingdom
60%
60%
0 reviews
#74
Raycop
60%
60%
0 reviews
#75
AquaVac
59%
59%
0 reviews
#76
Powerplus
59%
59%
0 reviews
#77
Shop-Vac
59%
59%
0 reviews
#78
3M
59%
59%
0 reviews
#79
FEIN
58%
58%
0 reviews
#80
Hyundai
58%
58%
0 reviews
#81
58%
58%
3 reviews
#82
Moulinex
57%
57%
0 reviews
#83
Adler
57%
57%
0 reviews
#84
Fagor
Spain
56%
56%
0 reviews
#85
Sinbo
56%
56%
0 reviews
#86
LEIFHEIT
56%
56%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Shark vacuum cleaners compare to the other vacuum cleaner brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All vacuum cleaner Brands
Shark Vacuum Cleaners

At an average purchase price of £204, Shark vacuum cleaners tend to be cheaper than most other vacuum cleaner brands which makes them a popular choice with consumers. Shark also have better reviews than the typical vacuum cleaner brand, with the average rating of a Shark vacuum cleaner being 78%.

The average review score for a Shark vacuum cleaner is 78%.

There's a smaller selection of Shark vacuum cleaners available compared to other vacuum cleaner brands, with only 21 Shark vacuum cleaners currently on the market in the UK. Whilst Shark have a number of interesting features including DuoClean Technology, Pet Hair Tool and easy clean brushbar, overall they tend to be less feature rich than their competitors.

When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Shark vacuum cleaner is £22 (based on a person typically using a vacuum cleaner for 2 hours per week), which makes them less efficient than most other vacuum cleaner brands.

No. Of Vacuum Cleaners
Average Price
£205
£0 £50 £100 £150 £200 £250 £300 £350 £400 £450 £2,049
Price Distribution of All Vacuum Cleaners
No. Of Vacuum Cleaners
Average Price
£204
£0 £50 £100 £150 £200 £250 £300 £350 £400 £450 £2,049
Price Distribution of Shark Vacuum Cleaners

What Do the Shark Vacuum Cleaner Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Shark vacuum cleaner to work out the average distribution of reviews for Shark and then compared this to the other vacuum cleaner brands.

Shark logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
7
4 stars
7
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Shark logo

User Reviews

5 stars
6,376
4 stars
1,306
3 stars
251
2 stars
131
1 star
209
Shark has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its vacuum cleaners than most other brands.

Over 100% of expert reviews and 93% of user reviews for Shark vacuum cleaners are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 85% and 84% respectively across all Vacuum Cleaner brands.

Purchasers of Shark vacuum cleaners frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use and easy to empty. Their vacuum cleaners have also won a total of 6 awards.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Shark vacuum cleaners by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other vacuum cleaner brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score iRobot Dyson Neato Ecovacs Miele Shark
CNET.com logo
70%
8 reviews
72%
8 reviews
71%
23 reviews
80%
2 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
74%
10 reviews
92%
10 reviews
94%
10 reviews
53%
3 reviews
72%
5 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
69%
4 reviews
84%
8 reviews
85%
2 reviews
75%
2 reviews
78%
12 reviews
84%
5 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
80%
1 review
83%
6 reviews
80%
4 reviews
80%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
80%
2 reviews
100%
3 reviews
93%
3 reviews
67%
6 reviews
PC Mag logo
72%
5 reviews
70%
3 reviews
78%
4 reviews
50%
1 review
Digitaltrends.com logo
73%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
78%
6 reviews
80%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
58%
1 review
62%
1 review
63%
5 reviews
46%
3 reviews
68%
2 reviews
78%
1 review
toptenreviews.com logo
35%
1 review
85%
2 reviews
78%
3 reviews
76%
4 reviews
89%
1 review
Chip.de logo
80%
2 reviews
82%
1 review
86%
1 review
65%
4 reviews
81%
3 reviews
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
77%
1 review
84%
2 reviews
69%
4 reviews
72%
1 review
87%
3 reviews
pricerunner.se logo
37%
3 reviews
50%
3 reviews
70%
2 reviews
40%
2 reviews
01net.com logo
67%
5 reviews
71%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
M3.idg.se logo
75%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
80%
3 reviews
77%
3 reviews
ichip.ru logo
80%
2 reviews
82%
1 review
86%
1 review
61%
3 reviews
86%
2 reviews
tweakers.net logo
80%
2 reviews
87%
3 reviews
90%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
90%
1 review
85%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
75%
5 reviews
computertotaal.nl logo
88%
5 reviews
100%
3 reviews
gadgetreview.com logo
88%
1 review
92%
7 reviews
planet-sansfil.com logo
78%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
89%
4 reviews
Other Expert Sites
75%
63 reviews
78%
59 reviews
80%
40 reviews
78%
70 reviews
63%
17 reviews
58%
2 reviews
Average
75%
123 reviews
75%
118 reviews
82%
116 reviews
69%
110 reviews
73%
62 reviews
79%
14 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Shark Vacuum Cleaners Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 6 industry awards for Shark vacuum cleaners. The table below compares the number of awards received by Shark to other popular vacuum cleaner brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Shark has won 6 awards for its vacuum cleaners.

Compare all award winning vacuum cleaners

Number of Awards iRobot Dyson Neato Ecovacs Miele Shark
Trusted Reviews logo
3
5
1
3
3
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
5
4
Digitaltrends.com logo
1
2
5
1
Expert Reviews logo
1
3
3
1
M3.idg.se logo
1
1
2
3
Which? logo
4
2
gadgetgear.nl logo
1
3
profesionalreview.com logo
4
reviewed.com logo
4
Digital Versus logo
1
2
1
planet-sansfil.com logo
3
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
3
Pocket Lint logo
2
1
01net.com logo
2
1
techzine.nl logo
2
gagadget.com logo
2
Chip.de logo
1
1
techadvisor.co.uk logo
1
1
T3.com logo
2
agdlab.pl logo
1
1
Other Expert Sites
7
6
2
6
2
2
Total
23
34
16
28
15
6

How Reliable Are Shark Vacuum Cleaners?

We checked over 100,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Shark vacuum cleaners. over 1,300 of these reviews mention reliability of which 95% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Shark vacuum cleaner owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

95% of reviewers think Shark vacuum cleaners are reliable.

So, most people think that Shark vacuum cleaners are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Shark vacuum cleaners that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

The Shark is a very good vacuum with solid construction
CNET.com.au
Excellent Build Quality
Argos.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

I would use my heavy duty vacuum for actual home cleaning
Bestbuy.com
It came in with broken pieces
Walmart.com
I have broken both my hips I saw the hoover on tv thought could this be for me
Argos.co.uk
I've broken it down into good
ao.com
although it was not put together it was very easy
Tesco.com
When my Dyson's handle broke decided to shop the web
amazon.co.uk

Features to Look Out For On Shark Vacuum Cleaners

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Shark vacuum cleaners that set them apart from the competition. These include DuoClean Technology, Pet Hair Tool and easy clean brushbar.

Shark DuoClean Technology

Shark vacuum cleaners that feature DuoClean Technology include the Shark IZ201UK (£240), the Shark NV602UK (£140) and the Shark NZ801UKT (£180).

Shark Pet Hair Tool

Shark vacuum cleaners that have a Pet Hair Tool include the Shark NV681UKT (£189), the Shark IZ201UK (£240) and the Shark WV200UK (£99).

Shark Easy Clean Brushbar

Shark vacuum cleaners that feature easy clean brushbar include the Shark IZ201UK (£240), the Shark AZ950UKT (£200) and the Shark ICZ160UKT (£275).

Shark Anti-Allergen Complete Seal

Shark vacuum cleaners that feature Anti-Allergen Complete Seal include the Shark IZ201UK (£240), the Shark NV602UK (£140) and the Shark NZ801UKT (£180).

What is the Best Mid-Range Shark Vacuum Cleaner?

Shark IZ201UK

£239.99
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Shark IZ201UK
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Shark IZ201UK
2,450W
4.1kg
HEAVY
0.4L
DUST CAPACITY
40 Min
RUN TIME
£656
OVER 10 YEARS

A great mid range choice, priced at £239.99 is the Shark IZ201UK, which has a Kagoo Score of 86.

Features We Love:
Lighter than average (4.1kg)
Cordless
Washable filter
Brush tool
Crevice tool

A best selling and high-quality 0.4L dust capacity, 4.1kg heavy vacuum, with reasonable running costs and a fair price. It has a washable filter, a brush tool and a crevice tool and is cordless.

90
Features
Fully-Featured
93
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
78
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Age
3 Years Old
68
Running Costs
£660 Over 10 Years
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Looking across the entire Shark vacuum cleaner range, the average reviews for all Shark vacuums are excellent.

Shark Cordless IZ201UK Vacuum Cleaner Review With Anti Hair Wrap & Duo Clean
Shark Cordless IZ201UK Vacuum Cleaner Review With Anti Hair Wrap & Duo Clean
Unboxing and Setting Up the Shark Cordless Vacuum Cleaner with Flexology Anti Hair Wrap IZ201UKT
Unboxing and Setting Up the Shark Cordless Vacuum Cleaner with Flexology Anti Hair Wrap IZ201UKT
Shark IZ201UK Review | Tested on thick pile carpet | Cordless & Flexology
Shark IZ201UK Review | Tested on thick pile carpet | Cordless & Flexology

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What is the Best High End Shark Vacuum Cleaner?

Shark ICZ160UKT

£275.00
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Shark ICZ160UKT
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Shark ICZ160UKT
28.8W
5.5kg
HEAVY
0.6L
DUST CAPACITY
50 Min
RUN TIME

If you're looking for a high end Shark vacuum cleaner then the Shark ICZ160UKT takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 81, but is a bit more expensive at £275.

Features We Love:
Cordless
Washable filter
Removable filter
Hard floor brush
Upholstery nozzle

A very popular and newly released 0.6L dust capacity, 5.5kg heavy vacuum cleaner, with a good spec and a good price. It has a removable filter, a washable filter and a flexible hose and is cordless.

77
Features
Good Features
91
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
70
Value for Money
Good
91
Age
13 Months Old
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Looking across the entire Shark vacuum cleaner range, the average reviews for all Shark vacuums are excellent.

Shark Cordless Vacuum ICZ160UK Review 2021 Anti Hair Wrap Powered Lift-Away
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What is the Best Budget Choice Shark Vacuum Cleaner?

Shark NV681UKT

£189.00
Hughes
Shark NV681UKT
Buy Now
Shark NV681UKT
750W
6.3kg
HEAVY
1.1L
DUST CAPACITY
80dB
NOISE LEVEL
A

At only £189 and with a Kagoo Score of 88 the Shark NV681UKT makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Carpet cleaning performance class rating of B
Washable filter
Crevice tool
Flexible hose
Upholstery nozzle

Our review analysis indicates that this vacuum is very easy to use and well designed, and well-built. It's a best selling and excellently reviewed 1.1L dust capacity, 6.3kg heavy vacuum, with a good price and a very good spec.

97
Reviews
935 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
96
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
79
Value for Money
Very Good
91
Age
13 Months Old
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Customers report that Shark NV681UKT has outstanding user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this vacuum cleaner to others. Looking across the entire Shark vacuum cleaner range, the average reviews for all Shark vacuums are also excellent.

Review Of Shark NV681UK CORDED VACUUM
Review Of Shark NV681UK CORDED VACUUM
Shark Upright Vacuum Cleaner [NV681UK] - The Silent Reviews
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