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Should You Buy a Shark Vacuum Cleaner?

Matthew
Updated 15 May 2020
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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 52,000 user and expert reviews and 160+ 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 mid-range and moderately popular vacuum cleaners. Their vacuum cleaners start at $85 for the HV392 which has a maximum input power of 600W, is a dry vacuum cleaner and an upright vacuum cleaner and go up to $399 for the IF251 which has a maximum input power of §W, is a dry vacuum cleaner and an upright vacuum cleaner. The average price of a new Shark vacuum cleaner is $224.

Shark are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and moderately 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. 4 best vacuum cleaner brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Shark is the 4th best vacuum cleaner brand out there.

#1
United Kingdom
95%
95%
7,700 reviews
#2
Germany
90%
90%
3,667 reviews
#3
88%
88%
2,776 reviews
#4
87%
87%
5,504 reviews
#5
United Kingdom
85%
85%
698 reviews
#6
Sealey
84%
84%
40 reviews
#7
83%
83%
265 reviews
#8
United States
79%
79%
3,933 reviews
#9
Germany
79%
79%
1,297 reviews
#10
Atrix
77%
77%
1 review
#11
VAX
United States
77%
77%
5,466 reviews
#12
Denmark
75%
75%
40 reviews
#13
71%
71%
1,338 reviews
#14
Eufy
71%
71%
287 reviews
#15
Germany
71%
71%
675 reviews
#16
70%
70%
1,183 reviews
#17
Neato
69%
69%
133 reviews
#18
South Korea
68%
68%
88 reviews
#19
Koblenz
68%
68%
0 reviews
#20
iLife
64%
64%
37 reviews
#21
Turkey
64%
64%
72 reviews
#22
PowerSmith
64%
64%
0 reviews
#23
FEIN
64%
64%
3 reviews
#24
63%
63%
28 reviews
#25
63%
63%
1 review
#26
Gtech
62%
62%
957 reviews
#27
Snow Joe
62%
62%
0 reviews
#28
Rug Doctor
61%
61%
0 reviews
#29
Vacmaster
59%
59%
0 reviews
#30
Sweden
58%
58%
21 reviews
#31
Winkel
57%
57%
0 reviews
#32
Oreck
United States
57%
57%
0 reviews
#33
Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner Co
54%
54%
0 reviews
#34
Thorne Electric
54%
54%
0 reviews
#35
Pifco
54%
54%
0 reviews
#36
Viper
53%
53%
1 review
#37
Kirby
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 77%. Shark also have a number of great features including Pet Hair Tool which sets them apart from the competition.

The average review score for a Shark vacuum cleaner is 77%.

There's a smaller selection of Shark vacuum cleaners available compared to other vacuum cleaner brands, with only 10 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 $25 (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
$271
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,599
Price Distribution of All Vacuum Cleaners
No. Of Vacuum Cleaners
Average Price
$224
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,349
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
4
4 stars
4
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Shark logo

User Reviews

5 stars
4,103
4 stars
902
3 stars
148
2 stars
57
1 star
91
Shark has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its vacuum cleaners than most other brands.

Over 89% of expert reviews and 94% of user reviews for Shark vacuum cleaners are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 84% and 86% respectively across all Vacuum Cleaner brands.

Purchasers of Shark vacuum cleaners frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, easy to empty and easy to move around. Their vacuum cleaners have also won a total of 3 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 Samsung Dyson Ecovacs LG Shark
CNET.com logo
74%
5 reviews
63%
15 reviews
71%
7 reviews
56%
7 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
80%
8 reviews
75%
4 reviews
93%
8 reviews
53%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
69%
5 reviews
73%
3 reviews
90%
5 reviews
70%
3 reviews
40%
1 review
78%
6 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
80%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
97%
7 reviews
60%
1 review
Pocket Lint logo
65%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
86%
5 reviews
77%
3 reviews
Digitaltrends.com logo
80%
3 reviews
75%
2 reviews
78%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
01net.com logo
69%
4 reviews
60%
3 reviews
82%
1 review
92%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
80%
3 reviews
85%
2 reviews
78%
3 reviews
techgearlab.com logo
64%
2 reviews
77%
1 review
68%
3 reviews
44%
1 review
78%
1 review
PC Mag logo
70%
3 reviews
73%
4 reviews
40%
1 review
Chip.de logo
85%
4 reviews
82%
1 review
81%
1 review
69%
1 review
M3.idg.se logo
75%
2 reviews
75%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
45%
2 reviews
reviewed.com logo
91%
1 review
74%
1 review
85%
2 reviews
88%
2 reviews
computertotaal.nl logo
86%
5 reviews
100%
1 review
techstage.de logo
92%
2 reviews
92%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
90%
1 review
70%
4 reviews
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
75%
2 reviews
60%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
tweakers.net logo
80%
2 reviews
100%
2 reviews
40%
1 review
wired.it logo
76%
3 reviews
75%
1 review
85%
1 review
phonearena.com logo
65%
4 reviews
20%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
76%
64 reviews
65%
72 reviews
79%
43 reviews
80%
36 reviews
56%
30 reviews
88%
2 reviews
Average
77%
119 reviews
76%
118 reviews
81%
90 reviews
72%
65 reviews
62%
50 reviews
81%
9 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Shark Vacuum Cleaners Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 3 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 3 awards for its vacuum cleaners.

Compare all award winning vacuum cleaners

Number of Awards iRobot Samsung Dyson Ecovacs LG Shark
Expert Reviews logo
1
1
7
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
4
Digitaltrends.com logo
2
2
3
Trusted Reviews logo
2
1
2
01net.com logo
2
1
1
reviewed.com logo
1
2
1
Digital Versus logo
1
1
1
ixbt.com logo
2
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
3
Pocket Lint logo
1
2
M3.idg.se logo
1
1
Techradar logo
1
1
planet-sansfil.com logo
1
1
vonguru.fr logo
2
androidheadlines.com logo
1
1
Which? logo
2
tomshw.de logo
1
profesionalreview.com logo
1
prohardver.hu logo
1
pureoverclock.com logo
1
Other Expert Sites
11
21
4
3
3
1
Total
24
35
26
13
6
3

How Reliable Are Shark Vacuum Cleaners?

We checked over 52,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Shark vacuum cleaners. over 830 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

Excellent Build Quality
Argos.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

It just not durable on the outside
Bestbuy.com
They are not durable
Walmart.com
has a soft roller for hard floors so doesn't scratch the floor amazing
amazon.co.uk
I've broken it down into good
ao.com
was so excited as mine had broken (Kirby
Tesco.com
Mine was broke
Argos.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 Pet Hair Tool.

Shark Pet Hair Tool

Shark vacuum cleaners that have a Pet Hair Tool include the Shark NV681 ($0).

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