Pets are the blessed love that bestows us with their love. Your beloved pet’s presence makes your surroundings heavenly. But every good thing comes with little bad along with it. Pets come with pet hair. Pet hair can be acutely seen here and there if not taken care properly.
That is why you need a vacuum cleaner specially made for pet hairs. Shark co. is superior in this sector. Let’s delve into the best shark vacuums for pet hair precisely isolated from the others.
It can be very difficult to narrow down the best shark for pet hair from a very long line-up of shark vacuum cleaners. The manufacturer company Shark, however, have made vacuum cleaners specially designed for pet hairs. They are listed under the shark vacuum cleaner series ‘Shark true pet’ or ‘Shark pet perfect’. Different shark upright vacuum cleaners are under ‘true pet’ series and lightweight handheld vacuum cleaner made for directly applying upon pet hair are under ‘pet perfect’ series.
The thing is, there are some more vacuum cleaners that perform exceptionally well whenever pet hairs are considered. I have been into the world of vacuum cleaners for quite some time and within this period, I have pinpointed some other shark vacuum cleaners that are not listed as a pet hair specialist vacuum cleaner by Shark Co., but do great picking pet hair up. They are also enlisted here.
Things to look out in a pet-friendly vacuum cleaner
You will need to look for stronger suction, brush type roller cleaner head; if you want your vacuum cleaner to carry out pet hairs efficiently. And a bit heavy (for carpeted surfaces, can be omitted if excessive weight is a problem)
It’d be great if the brush roller were motorized, And a light if places that require regular vacuuming, lack light. Pet hairs can be deceptive, if not seen the location of pet hairs properly, chances are some might be left behind not vacuumed. Moreover, it will make the work easy to a great extent whenever you try to remove pet hair from stairs or other congested places like that.
Another thing, filtration is important here. Bagged or bagless, It’d be really good if the provided bag or filters respectively – are capable of blocking tiny dust particles and allergens sized down to 1 micron. HEPA filters will help you in this criteria, look out for HEPA standard filtration in your vacuum cleaner.
Overview of this article at a glance
Let’s understand first how this article is sorted. This will help you to get accustomed with the article easily and to find your desired vacuum cleaner according to your preferences.
If you are an owner of a multi-storied big home covered with a different type of carpeted surface and solid floors, you will need a vacuum cleaner that can handle pet hairs in all type of context and condition. Your vacuum cleaner should be a well-performer over the solid surfaces, carpeted surfaces, on the couches and of course on stairs. Well, lucky us – this type of vacuum cleaner exists. We will be going through that vacuum cleaner at the very first of the review segment.
Along with the corded vacuums, cordless choices will also be demonstrated if you do not like cords (wires can be annoying sometimes). Shark lift-away upright cleaners are both upright and a canister vacuum cleaner at a time.
If you like the maneuverability of an upright vacuum cleaner, but not the excessive weight of it – there are stick vacuum cleaners for you which will come then.
Lastly, for those who already have a vacuum cleaner but now need a cheap and tiny but yet effective solution for pet hairs – Shark pet perfect vacuum cleaners will be introduced to you.
Usually, shark vacuum cleaners are titled intelligently that expresses the strong zone of the respective vacuum cleaner. Like powered or rocket etc. Firstly we will go into the best shark vacuum picks for pet hair, later than the inner meaning of these titles will be broken down to ease you while picking up the best choice for your home condition.
We will try to be as specific as possible scientifically by collecting statistics. Where some tools to compare the performance with others.
Digital sound level meter to compare noise, a different state of particles – powder or large particle to compare one-pass performance, vacuum gauge to collect suction power info etc.
The first one described down below is the top shark vacuum for pet hair. It is reviewed elaborately for you to get a primary insight on which features to look for in a pet-friendly vacuum cleaner. Simply go through it, you will know exactly what are you looking for in your pet vacuum cleaner along with why the first one is the best choice out there.
Best Shark Vacuums For Pet Hair – Reviewed (In-DEPTH Updated Guide 2019)
Without any hesitation, this Shark True pet NV752 is the best-selling vacuum cleaner among all the vacuum cleaner will be discussed here. People say great things about this vacuum cleaner on different online marketplaces like Amazon, Kohl’s etc.
There is a reason that it is featured first here. And that reason is it being undoubtedly the best
Shark vacuum for pet hair. Not only for pet hair, for overall performances. If you are in a hurry, won’t mind a little extra weight and money, this is your pick. However, it is still priced under most of the cordless vacuum cleaners. It won’t break your wallet.
During my period of vacuum cleaner review, I have always suggested this vacuum cleaner along with some Dyson models and who bought this extra-ordinary vacuum cleaner according to my suggestion, never heard one of them regretting the purchase. And whenever you consider pet hair especially, it is definitely the best shark pet vacuum cleaner.
Let’s dissect the features and performance of the Shark Rotator NV752 Vacuum Cleaner. Why it is mentioned first here and why it stays ahead than the other vacuum cleaners.
The very first impressive thing is the conveniences it offers along with the very strong suction power. If the term ‘powered’ is mentioned at the title of a shark vacuum cleaner, this means the vacuum cleaner has a stronger suction power. Strong suction power is a must for efficiently picking pet hair up. As a result, this vacuum cleaner does exceptionally well in terms of picking up the pet hairs.
There are two motors here. Combined both, a very strong power is created which pet hairs can’t refuse and get sucked very easily.
Dyson is known for creating the most suction power in the world of vacuuming machine. The suction power of Shark NV752 is measured 24 Kilo-pascal which is very close to Dyson motor’s suction power 26 kPa. Our friend Nigel Russco did a thorough suction power comparison of this vacuum along with the Dyson dc65 and LG luv250c. He included the LG vacuum cleaner to point out the lacking of an average vacuum cleaner. The suction power of the LG vacuum cleaner was measured 9.5 kPa.
The suction power of this Shark Rotator TruePet Powered Lift-Away NV752 touches the best suction power containing vacuum cleaners in the world and it is more than necessary to deal with pet hairs.
Now about the second thing I mentioned earlier in this article, for effectiveness in pet hair – is brush roll. Only strong suction power is enough for picking pet hair up from hardwood floors but it is not enough to remove pet hairs from carpets.
Shark Rotator TruePet Powered Lift-Away NV752 is equipped with hard bristled brushroll inside the cleaner head. That makes this a great performer whenever pet hair comes into the scenario.
Moreover, the brushroll is motorized. This means the brushroll itself spins all by itself. Average vacuum cleaners brushroll does not have a motor installed with it, they spin with the aid of the vacuum suction.
The pet hairs must have to be spun and separated from the carpet by the agitation of the hard bristled brush first. Only then it can be sucked by the vacuuming system from the carpet.
Otherwise, the pet hairs will remain persistent on the carpet. Pet hairs get stuck on carpets easily and strong suction power itself won’t be able to pick it up. And if the carpet is a high-piled one, pet hairs are more likely to be fixed with the carpet. Hard bristled brushroller comes very handy in this context.
Here, the brushroll is self-propelled and that is why it never stops spinning, never stops getting all the pet hairs laying around.
Upholstery pet hair solution
There is a big ‘if’ left behind. What if you own carpeted stairs in your home? Or comfy couches which also seem to be very comfy for your pets too. Lots of pet hair on the sofa, you just cannot lift the whole vacuum cleaner wand up along with its’ wide cleaner head. A small but powerful pet attachment is required here.
There are a motorized mini pet vacuuming attachment called ‘TruePet Motorized Brush’ and a pet-multi tool available with a Shark NV752 vacuum cleaner.
The truepet motorized brush is a real deal as I have seen it on the action. It is a mini cleaner head which can be attached with the hose of a Shark NV752 vacuum cleaner. There a tiny hard bristle brush inside it and it is also self-propelled. A 1200 watt motor powers this tiny bristle brushroll. 1200 watt is pretty powerful counting the size of the brushroll I’d say. It enables the brushroll to spin strong enough to agitate the surface where the vacuuming is applied.
There’s another attachment named pet-multi tool available here for pet hairs which are not stuck strongly. If you feel that pet hairs are not stuck on your couch, you can just attach the pet-multi tool instead of attaching the truepet motorized brush.
It is the reason why I recommend every Shark Rotator Lift-away vacuum cleaner for pet hair. You may not have stairs at your home, but you do have sofas or couches and to get rid of pet hair from there, the conveniences that one Shark Rotator Lift-away vacuum cleaner offers aids great.
The next thing I mentioned is the weight of the vacuum cleaner. Though the extra weight of the vacuum cleaner can be painful for long time vacuuming session, it is needed for reaching the pet hair properly on a shag or high-piled carpets. If you do not own such carpets, no need of the extra weight but if you do, you should consider a bit heavy vacuum cleaner.
Here, the Shark NV752 propped a very wise stand. The whole vacuum cleaner itself weighs 15.4 lbs where the machine weighs 8 lbs without the vacuum wand. The machine is can be disconnected from the wand with just a push of a button.
Thus, you can take the advantages of a heavy vacuum cleaner with the lift-away pod attached. Or you can pop it out, leave it aside and vacuum using the lightweight 7.4 lbs vacuum cleaner only. Your choice.
Next comes self-light emission. It is not that important. If your home has adequate lighting, this can be overlooked.
The Shark NV752 has two bright LED lights under its’ hood. One is located at the front of the cleaner head, other located at an upper portion which lit the way while using the hose using it at canister mode.
Now comes the filtration. Pet hairs are organic. When agitated, pet hairs throw allergens. Not only pet hairs, while you are vacuuming generally; tiny pieces of dust also get blown by the air and pollute the surrounding air zone. Filters block these tiny pieces of dust particles and allergens from getting out to the air.
Shark NV752 has three filters. Two pre-motor filters and a post-motor filter which is a HEPA standard one.
Shark co. claims that this vacuum cleaner has what they call it – the anti-allergen complete seal. That means the machine itself is sealed solid that’s why tiny dust particles and allergens can’t get out of the machine before it reaches the post-motor HEPA filter. The HEPA filter takes charge here and takes care of the rest. It absorbs all the allergens and tiny debris.
The filters are washable. You can pop out the filters at any time and rinse it for cleaning. The only thing you should make sure here that you dry the filters completely before inserting it back into the vacuum again.
Shark Rotator TruePet Powered Lift-Away NV752 comes with a big 7-year warranty.
Well, that escalated fast. Look how detailed the Shark NV752 is! Anyway, explaining what to look for in a pet-friendly vacuum cleaner, in short, is finished along with the Shark NV752’s mastery over these features. Let’s move on to what additional conveniences it offers to us.
Remember the wise standing of Shark NV752 at the argument of vacuum cleaner’s weight? There is another argument in the world of vacuum cleaners. That is which type of vacuum cleaner is the best among canister and upright vacuum cleaners.
This vacuum cleaner again stays out of such an argument. It is both an upright vacuum cleaner and a canister vacuum cleaner at a time. There are three maneuvering modes of this vacuum cleaner. With everything at its’ own position, that’s the upright mode. There’s lift-away pod consisting of dust cup, motors and etc – in a word the whole vacuuming machine without the wand. You can just lift it out and place on to a shark canister caddy. The Shark NV752 is a canister vacuum cleaner now. Furthermore, you can just place the lift-away pod anywhere and get handheld conveniences out of it just by vacuuming using it’s hose.
The vacuuming wand here is comprised of a solid stick connected with a hose. The hose allows the lift-away pod to be detached from the wand with a lot of spaces for a hassle-free maneuvering.
There are three modes based on the rotation of the motorized brushroll situated at the cleaner head.
- Hardwood mode – keeps the rotation off
- Short carpet mode – keeps the rotation speed moderate
- High carpet mode – keeps the rotation fully powered for deep long piled carpets.
Another great convenience is here to prevent a mishap. As long as you start it, the brushroll is supposed to turn on too and start spinning. What if you want to pause vacuuming a bit. If the brushroll does not stop spinning then there occurs a chance of an accident. If you put it on to some carpet with the brushroll spinning, it might damage your carpet.
To prevent this, this vacuum is powered on by two steps. There’s place signed with a foot on the cleaner head. You have to put one of your feet there and bend the wand a bit from the cleaner head, in such a position which is preferable for vacuuming. The brushroll will start to spin only then. After a short session of vacuum cleaning, put it back to its’ previous position – the brushroll will stop spinning even the machine is still on.
The hose here can be stretched up to 8 feet and the length of the power cord is 30 feet. Pretty long. You shouldn’t have to think about wire shortage even while vacuuming a relatively long room.
Comparing the noise with other high-powered vacuum cleaners, it creates less noise.
Let’s compare with the Dyson DC65 again. With the brushroll off, the DC65 creates 75.3 db while the Shark NV752 creates 73.9 db. With the brushroll on, the DC65 creates 80.6 db while the Shark NV752 creates 78.6 db. [Comparison between the DC59 and V6, Read here]
Thanks to our friend Russco again who brought this detailed comparison into light along with the next comparison.
Let’s make one last comparison that determines the great engineering made on this vacuum cleaner. The Dyson DC65 possesses a greater suction power, it is louder than the Shark NV752 too for the additional suction power. But whenever it comes to cleaning, the Shark performs slightly well than the Dyson.
Check the photos below that demonstrates the superiority of the Shark NV752 with just only one-pass on some mixed pieces of debris.
After one pass:
Pretty impressive, huh!
Let’s see what additional attachments you’ll get with a Shark NV752.
- Hard Floor Hero
- TruePet Mini Motorized Brush
- Pet Multi-Tool
- Crevice tool
The Shark NV752 review is almost over. I know what you are wondering right now, aren’t there any bad side of this vacuum cleaner? Well, I myself, had this thought and to reveal some bad side – I went through a lot of customer review. Here’s what I found –
“A bit heavy and no auto cord-rewind, no brushroll for bare floor and pet hairs get tangled with the brushroll pretty heftily”
It is a bit heavy vacuum cleaner, yes, but weight has its’ advantages. And about the auto cord rewind feature – 30 feet long wire can really be pretty annoying, an auto cord rewind would be great here; but I personally do not like auto cord rewind feature. It puts a direct pressure on the socket and brings impact on vacuum cleaners longevity.
Auto cord rewind puts direct pressure onto the power socket at the later end of the wire, this damages the socket over time ending up with a disconnection with the wire and the socket.
It has no special brushroll inside it for cleaning hardwood floor. Only suction does okay but it is very good to have a very soft brushroll dedicated for bare floor cleaning. Anyway, a special attachment called ‘Hard Floor Hero’ is available with it that partially solves the problem.
The only problem remaining is the pet hair getting stuck with the brushroll. The users have to use their own hand to tear off the pet hairs from the brushroll very often. This is a universal problem for all pet owners.
But there’s nothing to worry about this issue now. The engineers of Shark CO. has invented a new technology called “Zero-M technology” which actively removes hair wrap from brushroll. It is a new technology so that you won’t find this feature on Shark NV752. In my opinion, clearing out hairs from brushroll is a big letdown. Thus why this new innovation is needed in a vacuum cleaner for being a perfect vacuum cleaner for pet hair.
You can’t find this on the older models because this finding wasn’t available before. But it is available on the newer models. Currently, there are two full sized upright and a stick vacuum are available with the Zero-M technology. They are reviewed below.
First thing first, let’s know what Zero-M™ technology really is. How it works, ins and outs – everything.
The reason pet hair get all wrapped up with the brushroll is, there is nothing between the hard bristles on the brushroll. That’s why pet hairs or human hairs get stuck easily.
Here’s what the Zero-M technology does. It actively blocks all path among the hard bristles. There are spikes on the upper wall to block the paths vertically. And there are hard cloths placed between bristle rows to block the paths horizontally. With some extra rotation of the brushroll, hairs get unwrapped all by itself.
You’ll still need to put hairs out from the brushroll. But you won’t need a scissor and the work won’t be arduous like before. It’ll be nothing compared to the hard work required before.
Let’s get straight into the Shark® APEX® DuoClean® with Zero-M™ Powered Lift-Away® Upright Vacuum.
This is the flagship model of Shark vacuum cleaners from Zero-M standups. With the help of the Zero-M technology, this vacuum cleaner tops the Shark NV752 at every aspect. Let’s see how –
The motor backing power is 1350 wattage here whilst it was 1200 on the Shark NV752. The NV752’s suction power is already massive and nobody just cannot complain about the Shark NV752’s suction power. I have not received one single person complaining about the suction power of the Shark NV752.
In Shark® APEX® DuoClean® with Zero-M™ Powered Lift-Away® Upright Vacuum, the suction power is even more than the Shark NV752. Apprised before that this is a flagship model form shark. They exceed themselves here in all aspect.
Like the Shark NV752, this one also has hard bristled brush inside its cleaner head. Same old performance for pet hair, but this time the hairs won’t be stuck into the brushroll like before.
All the lackings that Shark NV752 has, are recovered here. Remember the Shark NV752 had no dedicated brushroll for bare floor? That is solved here.
To solve this issue, there is another technology invented by Shark Co. It is not a new invention from Shark, you might have heard of this before. It is called DuoClean.
It is an accumulation of two brushrolls placed one after another in the cleaner head. The one placed at the front is for bare floor, after that – the traditional hard bristle brushroll is placed wisely.
It helps the vacuum cleaner to perform better in bare floor. Moreover, the main reason we are here – pet hairs; also get sucked better with the aid of the two brushrolls from the carpet. Mainly the hard bristled brushroll do the job. But the soft brushroll helps loose hair to get inserted into the cleaner head, set aside the improvement it offers for bare floors.
Brushrolls are motorized here too, just to let you know.
Upholstery pet hair solution
For upholstery pet hair solution, like the Shark NV752, you still get a Deep-Cleaning Motorized Pet Tool for more efficiency on sofas or couches along with carpeted stairs. You also get a pet-multi-Tool for light pet hair solution like bare floor stairs or so. These conveniences make this vacuum cleaner the best shark vacuum cleaners for pet hair.
It is a tad lightweight than the Shark NV752, 16 lbs. This little reduction in weight has significance. Some complain about the Shark NV752 that whenever vacuuming, a bit pressure is put directly on the wrist. The manufacturers tried to solve that by reducing this weight around the handle.
Like the Shark NV752, LED lights on both the handle and the floor nozzle is available here too.
Like the Shark NV752, Advanced Anti-Allergen seal and HEPA filter are available.
Like the NV752, bin capacity is 1.5 quarts
Shark® APEX® DuoClean® with Zero-M™ Powered Lift-Away® Upright Vacuum (AZ1002) has a 5-year warranty
It is also a lift-away vacuum cleaner. You can lift the canister by pressing a button.
The noise is a bit reduced here. The noise is specially taken care of here
Like the Shark NV752, swivel steering is also available here.
Let’s know the available additional accessories here,
- A 12” crevice tool
- Pet Multi-Tool
- Deep-Cleaning Motorized Pet Tool
Unlike the Shark NV752, no complaint about the weight received. Some even recommended it for senior citizens for its conveniences.
Some complain about still getting hands dirty by removing hairs from the brushroll. The Zero-M is a mechanical concept. You have to keep vacuuming some more, go ahead and clean some more along with allowing the Zero-M some more time. With time and with the brushroll spinning, the Zero-M cleaning head clears the cleaner head from hairs.
This is a cheaper version of Shark® APEX® DuoClean® with Zero-M™ Powered Lift-Away® Upright Vacuum (AZ1002). By removing some features, the price is reduced a lot here.
Being corded, and a full-sized vacuum cleaner – I think this vacuum cleaner could do a bit better with its’ suction power. The wattage is a bit low here. It is listed as 800 wattages while the Shark NV752 possesses 1200 wattage. However, there is a reason for implying a bit low power on the motor side. It’s because it is a new model equipped with the Zero-M technology. They wanted to make the price of the vacuum on the minimal side so that people could get their hands on it more easily and check their new innovation.
Anyway, it is still strong suction power and it’ll do great on high pile carpet, you are just not getting the best. You will have to go back and forth a bit more while vacuuming.
Like the previous one, it does not have a DuoClean floor nozzle. Just filled with Zero-M technology. That means it has only one brushrool under its’ hood. The brushroll has hard bristle brush though. Will do good picking up pet hair from your high-piled carpet. You might have to maneuver some more.
The brushroll is motorized.
Upholstery pet hair solution
For upholstery pet hair solution, you won’t get a Deep-Cleaning Motorized Pet Tool. Only a pet Multi-Tool. It’ll do okay for pet hairs. However, you can purchase a Deep-Cleaning Motorized pet tool at a later time. You can buy it separately. Here’s the link –
The weight is very much reduced hare. It weighs 13.4 lbs
You won’t get LED lights here.
Like Shark® APEX® DuoClean® with Zero-M™ Powered Lift-Away® Upright Vacuum (AZ1002) Advanced Anti-Allergen seal and HEPA filter is available.
Bin capacity is big here, 2.2 quarts whilst it was 1.5 on the previously described ones. You can conduct a whole lotta cleaning at a time.
The Shark Navigator® Zero-M™ Lift-Away Speed™ Upright Vacuum (ZU561) is backed with a solid 5-year warranty.
It is a lift-away vacuum cleaner too. You can lift the canister by pressing a button.
Its reduced motor power is responsible for good convenience. It creates much less noise. If you do not own high piled carpets, and do not like noise – this is the one for you.
Like the Shark® APEX® DuoClean® with Zero-M™ Powered Lift-Away® Upright Vacuum (AZ1002), swivel steering is also available here.
Let’s know the available additional accessories here,
- A 12” crevice tool
- Pet Multi-Tool
- Wide Upholstery Tool
Though there are some positive sides of weighty vacuum cleaners, weight is a very big issue if you cannot handle heavy vacuum cleaners must. I mean, where’s the point if you cannot use the vacuum cleaner properly?
This very lightweight vacuum cleaner is for them, and it comes with Zero-M technology.
As a stick vacuum cleaner, no way it can be compared with the previously demonstrated Shark vacuum cleaners. All of them are full-sized upright vacuum cleaner with massive suction power. We are going to compare with other stick vacuum cleaner, and in terms of that, It did a pretty good job I say.
It does not contain a DuoClean floor nozzle. Only Zero-M technology. Only a hard bristled brushroll will do all the cleaning. Here’s one small problem, and that is it does not have a bare floor cleaning mode. That means there is no way that you can stop the spinning the hard bristled brushroll. Normal hardwood and bare floors can handle the teasing comes from it. But if you own an ultra-sensitive solid floor surface, this might not be the one for you.
The brushroll is motorized.
Upholstery pet hair solution
For upholstery pet hair solution, you won’t get a Deep-Cleaning Motorized Pet Tool nor a pet Multi-Tool.
This is the main reason we are here, the lightweight. This vacuum cleaner weighs very low. It weighs 9.3 lbs only.
Like the Shark® APEX® DuoClean® with Zero-M™ Powered Lift-Away® Upright Vacuum (AZ1002), it has two light. One locater at the cleaner head and another is near the handheld portion’s handle.
There are no official pieces of information from the shark co. about filters here. I am assuming the filters here are not HEPA standard.
Bin capacity is .74 quarts whilst it was 1.5 on the previously described ones. Now here’s another great thing of this vacuum cleaner. Being a stick vacuum cleaner, the bin capacity is very big. Usual stick and cordless vacuum cleaners have .2-.5 quarts.
Shark® Rocket® Zero-M™ Ultra-Light Corded Stick Vacuum (ZS351) has a 5-year warranty.
There are not that many additional conveniences. Actually, in some aspect, I think there are disappointments. There is no bare floor mode, filters are not HEPA.
There are lights, swivel steering is also available. And it has a big dirt cup – these are the pros of this lightweight vacuum cleaner.
- A bare floor tool for bare floor cleaning
- Dusting brush
If you want a stick vacuum cleaner which separates hairs from brushroll itself, a big dust cup comparing to other stick vacuum cleaners and with a very long cord, this is the one for you. But if weight is not an issue for you, you can get a lot better deal for you within this price. This is a good, but overpriced vacuum cleaner.
While we are on the track of XL capacity dust cup enriched vacuum cleaners, why not take a peek over a great shark vacuum cleaner for pet hair which has a very very big dust cup. It is Shark® Rotator® Powered Lift-Away® XL Capacity (UV795)
The suction power is exactly the same as what a Shark NV752 has. Same old suction power with a biiiig dust cup.
You can tell it another version of the Shark NV752. The same type of brushroll has been used here. It is hard bristled brushroll.
And the brushroll is also motorized.
Upholstery pet hair solution
For upholstery pet solution, the TruePet deep-cleaning mini motorized brush and pet upholstery tool will be provided in the box. You know the TruePet deep-cleaning mini motorized brush and how it is great for pet hair.
It is the heaviest shark vacuum cleaner of the list. It has the biggest dust cup and this increases the weight.
It weighs 17 lbs
There are LED lights at floor nozzle
Like the Shark NV752, it also provides an anti-allergen complete seal with the meeting the HEPA standard.
It has a biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig 3.57 quarts dust bin.
Like the Shark NV752, it is also backed by a 7-year warranty.
You have known the most appealing additional convenience of the Shark® Rotator® Powered Lift-Away® XL Capacity (UV795) already. It is a very big dust cup.
The next convenience is related to the recently told feature – big dust cup. The big dust cup does make the vacuum cleaner bulky. Then how will it fit under furniture?
It is also a Lift-Away vacuum cleaner, you can also lift the canister up anytime and let the wand sneak under the pieces of furniture.
Though extra weight helps to reach deeper into high piled carpets and let the vacuum hold a bigger dust cup, it is tough to conduct a long vacuuming session by a heavy vacuum cleaner. To ease you in this matter, a canister caddy will be provided. You can lift the canister up and set it onto the movable canister caddy and use it as a regular canister vacuum cleaner.
Like the Shark NV752, it also has three vacuuming mode – Bare floor, low-piled carpet and High-piled carpet.
- TruePet deep-cleaning motorized dust brush
- Pet upholstery tool
- Duster crevice tool
- Canister caddy
- And an accessory bag to put the attachments together.
If we really want to excavate bad side here, I’d say the weight – but the canister caddy has already solved the problem.
You can say of it not having a dedicated brushroll for bare floors. It is not a duoclean vacuum cleaner.
It does not have a Zero-M floor nozzle either. You will have to cat hair wraps from your brushroll often.
Let’s welcome a cordless one. Wires can be annoying. I am not blaming you if you do not like wires and are looking for a cordless solution for pet hairs. But you have to put one thing in mind, you will not get massive suction power like the corded one. And runtime is another issue on which you’ll have to descry very carefully.
Comparing to the Shark NV752, suction power is more than half of what Shark NV752 possesses. But that is in extended mode. The shark IONFlex 2X DuoClean Cordless Ultra-Light Vacuum (IF251) have two running mode. Max power and extended mode.
With the max power mode, you will get approximately .5 multiple of regular suction power with the sacrifice of battery life.
It is a Shark DuoClean vacuuming machine. The hard bristled brushroll is also there like the Shark® APEX® DuoClean® with Zero-M™ Powered Lift-Away® Upright Vacuum (AZ1002), with the soft brushroll at the front. Exact same good performance on both carpet and hardwood floor.
Usually, cordless vacuum cleaners weigh less. It is not devoid of that statement. It is a very lightweight vacuum cleaner weighing only 8.7 lbs
Filters are not capable of giving what we call HEPA filtration. But that is only by paper. While a Hepa filter can block 99.9% of dust and allergens, shark ion flex 2x’s filter block 99.8% of dust and allergens.
Usually, cordless vacuum cleaners have a smaller dust cup. It is not devoid of that statement. The bin capacity here is .3 quarts
The vacuum cleaner is covered by a 5-year warranty whilst the battery is backed with a 2-year warranty
Since it is a cordless vacuum cleaner, let’s share a word or two about the battery.
Here is the runtime of a shark Ion flex 2x vacuum cleaner,
- Without the floor nozzle: 11 minutes in max, 23 minutes in extended runtime mode
- Floor mode: 12 minutes in max power, 20 minutes on extended runtime
- Carpet mode: 11 minutes in max power, 14 minutes on extended runtime
Now a very interesting matter – there will be inconveniences. Different people have different need and one product can never fulfill everyone’s necessity. In this case, cordless vacuum cleaners are for those who do not like wires. But battery life is a fact here and you can never get the peace of mind as a corded vacuum would give you.
A very good thing about the manufacturer company shark is they adopt thoughtful approaches to reduce the problem as much as they can. Here, they provide an extra battery to double the runtime. You can just swap another pre-charged battery with the recently depleted one you are good to go again.
It has Multiflex technology within it. That means the wand is flexible at the upper mid portion of the vacuum cleaner. It helps you to clean under furniture and appliances without bending yourself. Here’s a picture for you to understand better. (PHOTO)
- Duster crevice tool
- Wide upholstery tool
- Anti-allergen dust brush (this is good)
The complaint I hear constantly of this vacuum is, it feels like it is a self-propelled vacuum cleaner. That means while vacuuming, when you push the vacuum cleaner forward – you will feel like the vacuum cleaner is going by itself. And you will have to put some extra energy while pulling it back. People tend to get accustomed with it in time though
The reason for this is – a relatively much powerful motor is implemented and the vacuum cleaner is very lightweight.
As promised, now its time to review a handheld vacuum cleaner. It is Shark® Cordless Pet Perfect™ II Handheld Vacuum (SV780). It is the top from Shark handheld SV series vacuum cleaners. Most powerful in this line-up.
It is a very lightweight yet powerful cordless handheld vacuum cleaner. Good solution for quick cleaning the places where a full-size vacuum cleaner cannot.
As a handheld vacuum cleaner, the suction power of the Shark® Cordless Pet Perfect™ II Handheld Vacuum (SV780) is strong, very strong. Handheld vacuum cleaners tend to occupy less suction power theoretically as it is a small machine powered by a battery. It just cannot get the space to produce energy. Battery level is also a concern as more suction power means less battery life.
Shark co. has applied an innovative mechanism to get the most out of it. They name it as the Twister Cyclonic Technology. Within the very short space, the air is sucked using a cyclonic pattern. The air circles adjacent to the wall of the vacuum chamber and thus the travels the longest path in this chamber. Thus the suction power reaches its top as much as possible.
Comparing to other regular handheld vacuum cleaners, you will get a large brushroll with the purchase of Shark® Cordless Pet Perfect™ II Handheld Vacuum (SV780). Large brushroll means wide place covering, which means less maneuvering.
The brushroll is motorized, will do great while picking up pet hairs.
With the XL sized motorized brushroll attached, it weighs only 4.92 lbs and the weight of the handheld vacuum only without the brushroll attached is counted approximately 4.25 lbs.
LED lights are available for a better view while cleaning.
It is powered by a 18-volt nickel cadmium (Ni-MH) battery. For its powerful suction capability, the battery life is a bit reduced though. Some complain about battery life. But I never heard a single complaint of having less suction. It has a runtime of 10-minutes, which comparatively low.
It comes with a -2-year warranty
The charging dock of this specific machine is a beauty. You can put everything in place so organized while LED lights are used to indicate the current charging status.
Battery life is low
Other than this it has no negative view. However, in my opinion – getting better suction power is better than getting long runtime. It’d be great if we could get strong suction power along with a long battery backup. But the reality is these are a small sized handheld vacuum cleaner with limited capabilities.
These are for quick use, not for using an extended period. Longer battery life means less suction power and that means cleaning the same old places consuming much time using the extra battery life. You could get at most 3-5 minutes of extra runtime but to achieve this, suction power will be lessened and you will have to clean a place moving the vacuum back and forth more and more.
Still haven’t got the desired shark pet-friendly vacuum cleaner?
To enable you to find your Shark vacuum cleaner according to your preference here’s a guideline on how to reveal the strong zone of a Shark vacuum cleaner by its name.
Navigator: The term “Navigator” expresses that the vacuum cleaner can go anywhere. These are Lift-away vacuum cleaners.
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Lift-Away: It means you can separate the canister from the vacuum wand, this lets cleaner to be free from its previous bulky structure. Now it can vacuum under low furniture.
TruePet and Pet perfect: TruePet denotes full-sized upright vacuum cleaners specially made for pet hairs. Pet perfect denotes handheld lightweight vacuum cleaners made especially for pet hair.
Rotator: The term ‘rotator’ was firstly introduced to let you know that the vacuum cleaner has motorized brushroll when motorized brushrolls were rare. Anyway, you do not have to look out for this term now. Most of the vacuum cleaners have motorized brushroll in the floor nozzle nowadays.
Powered: These vacuum cleaners have very strong suction power.
DuoClean: It means there are two brushrolls inside the vacuum head. One is soft brushroll dedicated for bare floor cleaning, and the other is regular hard bristled brushroll which do great sucking dirt from carpets.
If you are looking for robot vacuum cleaners for pet hair, This Roomba guide might help you. Take a look.
So, the summery of this article?
The Shark NV752 is undoubtedly the best shark vacuum for pet hair, and all other aspects until there was a solution for pet hair wrapping on brushroll.
After that, the Zero-M technology is invented and The Shark® APEX® DuoClean® with Zero-M™ Powered Lift-Away® Upright Vacuum (AZ1002) released combining all the fascinations and the Zero-M technology, so currently it is the best shark vacuum for pet hair until now.
If you do not want to spend this much at first but try the Zero-M technology – Shark Navigator® Zero-M™ Lift-Away Speed™ Upright Vacuum (ZU561) is your pick.
If you do not like excessive weight and want a stick vacuum cleaner with the Zero-M – Shark® Rocket® Zero-M™ Ultra-Light Corded Stick Vacuum (ZS351) is for you
If you are okay with weight and frequently cleaning hairs from the brushroll with scissor but want to vacuum for a long time, a vacuum cleaner with a very big dust cup is what you need. Shark® Rotator® Powered Lift-Away® XL Capacity (UV795) will fulfill your need
If you are looking for a shark cordless vacuum cleaner for pet hair, Shark IONFlex 2X DuoClean Cordless Ultra-Light Vacuum (IF251) is for you
And lastly, Shark® Cordless Pet Perfect™ II Handheld Vacuum (SV780) is the best Shark handheld vacuum for pet hair.
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