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Should You Buy a Shark Vacuum Cleaner?

Matthew
Updated 10 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 good selection of popular and good quality vacuum cleaners. Their vacuum cleaners start at $75 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 $210 for the HV392 which has a maximum input power of 600W, is a dry vacuum cleaner and an upright vacuum cleaner. The average price of a new Shark vacuum cleaner is $143.

Shark are recognised for their good selection of popular and good quality 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. 18 best vacuum cleaner brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Shark is the 18th best vacuum cleaner brand out there.

#1
United Kingdom
95%
95%
11,914 reviews
#2
94%
94%
10,089 reviews
#3
Germany
93%
93%
6,331 reviews
#4
Eufy
90%
90%
2,810 reviews
#5
United States
90%
90%
10,602 reviews
#6
88%
88%
3,441 reviews
#7
United States
87%
87%
4,005 reviews
#8
86%
86%
706 reviews
#9
United Kingdom
86%
86%
3,405 reviews
#10
Germany
86%
86%
411 reviews
#11
85%
85%
3,466 reviews
#12
Germany
84%
84%
4,026 reviews
#13
Germany
84%
84%
1,836 reviews
#14
Sealey
83%
83%
82 reviews
#15
Neato
83%
83%
3,095 reviews
#16
iLife
81%
81%
141 reviews
#17
81%
81%
5,149 reviews
#18
80%
80%
8,281 reviews
#19
Netherlands
79%
79%
718 reviews
#20
South Korea
77%
77%
286 reviews
#21
Denmark
77%
77%
53 reviews
#22
VAX
United States
74%
74%
8,168 reviews
#23
AEG
Germany
73%
73%
1,736 reviews
#24
Rug Doctor
72%
72%
28 reviews
#25
Koblenz
71%
71%
0 reviews
#26
69%
69%
26 reviews
#27
Zanussi
Italy
68%
68%
401 reviews
#28
Makita
67%
67%
12 reviews
#29
Atrix
66%
66%
11 reviews
#30
Oreck
United States
65%
65%
2 reviews
#31
Xiaomi
65%
65%
203 reviews
#32
Beko
Turkey
64%
64%
316 reviews
#33
Roidmi
63%
63%
15 reviews
#34
Gtech
62%
62%
442 reviews
#35
LG
South Korea
62%
62%
35 reviews
#36
PowerSmith
61%
61%
1 review
#37
Germany
60%
60%
64 reviews
#38
Snow Joe
59%
59%
0 reviews
#39
Taurus
58%
58%
0 reviews
#40
Dusty Bin
57%
57%
0 reviews
#41
Thorne Electric
56%
56%
0 reviews
#42
Vacmaster
55%
55%
0 reviews
#43
DeWALT
55%
55%
0 reviews
#44
Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner Co
55%
55%
0 reviews
#45
CleanMate
54%
54%
0 reviews
#46
Pifco
54%
54%
0 reviews
#47
Omega
54%
54%
0 reviews
#48
Kirby
53%
53%
0 reviews
#49
Viper
53%
53%
1 review
#50
DeLonghi
Italy
53%
53%
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

Shark 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 5 Shark vacuum cleaners currently on the market in the US. Shark vacuum cleaners also tend to be cheaper than most other vacuum cleaner brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

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
$182
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $8,799
Price Distribution of All Vacuum Cleaners
No. Of Vacuum Cleaners
Average Price
$143
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,099
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
6
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Shark logo

User Reviews

5 stars
6,363
4 stars
1,327
3 stars
246
2 stars
123
1 star
208
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 5 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 Ecovacs Neato Miele Shark
Les Numeriques.com logo
73%
11 reviews
91%
11 reviews
56%
5 reviews
97%
6 reviews
72%
5 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
69%
5 reviews
86%
10 reviews
78%
4 reviews
85%
2 reviews
77%
11 reviews
84%
5 reviews
CNET.com logo
70%
8 reviews
70%
8 reviews
73%
17 reviews
80%
2 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
80%
2 reviews
84%
5 reviews
80%
3 reviews
80%
3 reviews
90%
1 review
Digitaltrends.com logo
73%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
78%
5 reviews
67%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
Chip.de logo
80%
2 reviews
82%
1 review
65%
4 reviews
83%
2 reviews
81%
3 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
80%
1 review
95%
4 reviews
100%
1 review
67%
6 reviews
PC Mag logo
70%
4 reviews
70%
3 reviews
50%
1 review
77%
3 reviews
toptenreviews.com logo
82%
1 review
63%
2 reviews
85%
2 reviews
76%
4 reviews
89%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
49%
1 review
71%
3 reviews
61%
3 reviews
68%
2 reviews
78%
1 review
pricerunner.se logo
37%
3 reviews
50%
3 reviews
63%
3 reviews
30%
1 review
01net.com logo
67%
5 reviews
71%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
ichip.ru logo
80%
2 reviews
82%
1 review
61%
3 reviews
86%
1 review
86%
2 reviews
techstage.de logo
100%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
92%
2 reviews
83%
4 reviews
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
90%
1 review
63%
6 reviews
80%
1 review
gadgetreview.com logo
88%
3 reviews
93%
5 reviews
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
77%
1 review
76%
1 review
84%
2 reviews
72%
1 review
87%
3 reviews
M3.idg.se logo
70%
1 review
60%
1 review
80%
3 reviews
77%
3 reviews
pricerunner.dk logo
60%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
60%
2 reviews
dinside.no/data logo
79%
4 reviews
50%
1 review
67%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
76%
72 reviews
77%
58 reviews
77%
59 reviews
85%
30 reviews
70%
15 reviews
47%
1 review
Average
74%
133 reviews
77%
119 reviews
71%
93 reviews
78%
93 reviews
71%
60 reviews
78%
13 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Shark Vacuum Cleaners Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 5 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 5 awards for its vacuum cleaners.

Compare all award winning vacuum cleaners

Number of Awards iRobot Dyson Ecovacs Neato Miele Shark
Trusted Reviews logo
3
6
1
2
3
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
5
3
M3.idg.se logo
1
2
3
Expert Reviews logo
4
1
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
1
2
2
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
1
4
Which? logo
3
2
androidheadlines.com logo
1
3
Chip.de logo
1
1
1
1
Digital Versus logo
1
2
1
planet-sansfil.com logo
3
01net.com logo
2
1
Pocket Lint logo
2
1
gagadget.com logo
2
techzine.nl logo
2
altomdata.dk logo
1
1
mashable.com logo
1
1
agdlab.pl logo
1
1
T3.com logo
2
vonguru.fr logo
2
Other Expert Sites
6
5
4
2
2
2
Total
23
37
18
14
13
5

How Reliable Are Shark Vacuum Cleaners?

We checked over 100,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Shark vacuum cleaners. over 1,400 of these reviews mention reliability of which 94% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Shark vacuum cleaner owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

94% 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
it doesn't look very durable
Bestbuy.com
Excellent Build Quality
Argos.co.uk
for the money it's a solid vac that is tough
Walmart.com

NOT RELIABLE

Its heavy when it's all put together so not so good for elderly folk etc
amazon.co.uk
the demo had the same broken switch ours did
Walmart.com
great suction that is adjustable for more fragile things
Bestbuy.com
Poor Build Quality
Argos.co.uk
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