Updated April 24, 2020 by Karen Bennett

The 10 Best Shark Vacuums

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This wiki has been updated 10 times since it was first published in February of 2018. If you're in the market for a new vacuum, the Shark brand probably has you covered, no matter what style you are looking for. It offers everything from powerful upright models to compact stick designs to modern robots with WiFi connectivity, without skimping on quality and functionality when it comes to attachments. Our selection will help you find the best one for your needs and budget. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best shark vacuum on Amazon.

10. IonFlex DuoClean

9. Pet Perfect II

7. Rocket Duo Clean

6. Wandvac Handheld

5. Rotator True Pet

4. IQ Robot

3. Rocket Pet Pro

2. Apex UpLight

1. Apex DuoClean

Editor's Notes

April 21, 2020:

Thanks to its powerful suction and convenient features like a large dust cup and easy-glide wheels, we deem the Apex DuoClean to be the best Shark vacuum on the market. As such, we’ve added it to the list in today’s update and given it the number one spot. It boasts one of the highest suction powers available on a Shark model, and holds up to 1.5 quarts of debris, so you shouldn’t need to empty it before you’re done cleaning your house. Its dual brush roll system includes both a soft and a bristled brush, so it can handle hard floors and carpets just as well. Its handy attachments include a 12-inch crevice nozzle and a pet tool. Like many Shark models, it’s equipped with a HEPA filter that traps dander and dust.

For a well-rounded list, we also added in a newer Apex stick model, the Apex UpLight, which offers a slim design and a smaller, 9-inch cleaning path that’s convenient for getting around the legs of tables and couches. Like most Shark models, it’s equipped with an easily removable component for reaching edges, corners, and up-high areas. It’s made with safety in mind, with an automatic shutoff feature to prevent overheating. For the convenience of a stick model but without the cord, look to the Rocket Pet Pro, which is actually as powerful as certain plug-in models and can run up to 40 minutes per charge. The battery is conveniently removable, so if you choose to buy a second one, you can swap out a dead one with a charged one and continue working.

Shark makes reliable robotic vacuums as well, and in this update we replaced the Ion Robot 750 with IQ Robot. This newer model proves to be more intelligent, as it maps your home and cleans row by row in each room. When it’s time to empty itself, it automatically returns to the base to do so, after which it returns exactly to where it left off. Scheduling and other controls can conveniently be handled via an app on your smartphone, or through Alexa or Google Home. It also senses when it’s nearing stairs and stays away from them.

In addition to the Pet Perfect II, Shark makes another convenient handheld model, the Wandvac Handheld, which we added in today. It’s great for light jobs and features a tapered nozzle for picking up all sizes of debris. It comes with multiple attachments and an efficient, powerful brushless motor. It charges quickly and is backed by a two-year warranty, so you can purchase it with confidence.


Karen Bennett
Last updated on April 24, 2020 by Karen Bennett

Karen Bennett lives in Chicago with her family, and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found practicing yoga or cheering on her kids at soccer games. She holds a master’s.degree in journalism and a bachelor’s in English, and her writing has been published in various local newspapers, as well as “The Cheat Sheet,” “Illinois Legal Times,” and “USA Today.” She has also written search engine news page headlines and worked as a product manager for a digital marketing company. Her expertise is in literature, nonfiction, textbooks, home products, kids' games and toys, hardware, teaching accessories, and art materials.


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