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Should You Buy a Shark Vacuum Cleaner?

Matthew
Updated 12 September 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 350+ 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 $100 for the SV1106 which has a maximum input power of §W, is a dry vacuum cleaner and an upright vacuum cleaner and go up to $200 for the NV480 which has a maximum input power of 700W, is a dry vacuum cleaner and an upright vacuum cleaner. The average price of a new Shark vacuum cleaner is $144.

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. 17 best vacuum cleaner brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Shark is the 17th best vacuum cleaner brand out there.

#1
95%
95%
10,207 reviews
#2
United Kingdom
93%
93%
10,813 reviews
#3
Germany
93%
93%
5,747 reviews
#4
Eufy
91%
91%
3,467 reviews
#5
United States
89%
89%
10,849 reviews
#6
88%
88%
3,880 reviews
#7
87%
87%
3,725 reviews
#8
United States
87%
87%
3,914 reviews
#9
84%
84%
765 reviews
#10
Sealey
84%
84%
100 reviews
#11
United Kingdom
84%
84%
3,689 reviews
#12
Germany
83%
83%
4,063 reviews
#13
Germany
83%
83%
1,832 reviews
#14
Germany
82%
82%
361 reviews
#15
iLife
81%
81%
141 reviews
#16
Neato
80%
80%
3,862 reviews
#17
80%
80%
8,467 reviews
#18
78%
78%
5,895 reviews
#19
AEG
Germany
78%
78%
1,581 reviews
#20
VAX
United States
77%
77%
9,392 reviews
#21
Netherlands
75%
75%
1,724 reviews
#22
Denmark
74%
74%
56 reviews
#23
Atrix
74%
74%
11 reviews
#24
Rug Doctor
73%
73%
86 reviews
#25
Koblenz
71%
71%
0 reviews
#26
Roidmi
70%
70%
46 reviews
#27
Makita
69%
69%
138 reviews
#28
Zanussi
Italy
68%
68%
401 reviews
#29
Ewbank
67%
67%
71 reviews
#30
Taurus
67%
67%
984 reviews
#31
PowerSmith
66%
66%
1 review
#32
Xiaomi
66%
66%
313 reviews
#33
Oreck
United States
65%
65%
2 reviews
#34
Gtech
64%
64%
603 reviews
#35
Beko
Turkey
64%
64%
393 reviews
#36
63%
63%
63 reviews
#37
South Korea
63%
63%
286 reviews
#38
Sweden
63%
63%
179 reviews
#39
LG
South Korea
62%
62%
36 reviews
#40
Raycop
60%
60%
0 reviews
#41
Germany
59%
59%
64 reviews
#42
Snow Joe
58%
58%
0 reviews
#43
Vacmaster
58%
58%
0 reviews
#44
Thorne Electric
55%
55%
0 reviews
#45
Kirby
55%
55%
0 reviews
#46
Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner Co
54%
54%
0 reviews
#47
Panasonic
Japan
54%
54%
0 reviews
#48
CleanMate
54%
54%
0 reviews
#49
Pifco
53%
53%
0 reviews
#50
Omega
53%
53%
0 reviews
#51
Viper
53%
53%
1 review
#52
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 79%.

The average review score for a Shark vacuum cleaner is 79%.

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 $3,049
Price Distribution of All Vacuum Cleaners
No. Of Vacuum Cleaners
Average Price
$144
$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
6
4 stars
7
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Shark logo

User Reviews

5 stars
6,572
4 stars
1,311
3 stars
237
2 stars
133
1 star
201
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, easy to empty and portable. 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
Trusted Reviews logo
69%
5 reviews
86%
11 reviews
85%
2 reviews
75%
2 reviews
77%
11 reviews
84%
5 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
72%
10 reviews
92%
10 reviews
97%
7 reviews
53%
3 reviews
70%
4 reviews
CNET.com logo
72%
9 reviews
71%
7 reviews
73%
16 reviews
80%
2 reviews
PC Mag logo
72%
5 reviews
70%
3 reviews
78%
4 reviews
43%
4 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
80%
1 review
83%
7 reviews
80%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
80%
2 reviews
100%
4 reviews
90%
2 reviews
67%
6 reviews
toptenreviews.com logo
61%
2 reviews
63%
2 reviews
70%
3 reviews
76%
4 reviews
89%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
58%
1 review
62%
1 review
63%
4 reviews
44%
3 reviews
68%
2 reviews
78%
1 review
01net.com logo
67%
5 reviews
70%
5 reviews
60%
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
Digitaltrends.com logo
73%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
77%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
M3.idg.se logo
75%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
80%
3 reviews
77%
3 reviews
pricerunner.dk logo
60%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
60%
2 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
73%
4 reviews
90%
1 review
80%
1 review
gadgetreview.com logo
88%
3 reviews
93%
4 reviews
91%
1 review
techstage.de logo
100%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
78%
3 reviews
92%
2 reviews
tweakers.net logo
80%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
pricerunner.se logo
30%
1 review
50%
3 reviews
70%
2 reviews
50%
1 review
tomsguide.com logo
67%
3 reviews
50%
1 review
80%
3 reviews
Other Expert Sites
76%
76 reviews
76%
59 reviews
82%
28 reviews
78%
56 reviews
72%
20 reviews
Average
72%
137 reviews
77%
120 reviews
79%
93 reviews
69%
90 reviews
73%
63 reviews
71%
13 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
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
8
5
1
Trusted Reviews logo
3
7
1
2
3
Expert Reviews logo
1
4
2
1
M3.idg.se logo
1
1
2
3
Which? logo
4
2
Digitaltrends.com logo
1
2
2
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
1
4
profesionalreview.com logo
4
Digital Versus logo
1
2
1
techadvisor.co.uk logo
1
1
1
Pocket Lint logo
2
1
01net.com logo
2
1
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
3
planet-sansfil.com logo
3
T3.com logo
2
1
agdlab.pl logo
1
1
Chip.de logo
1
1
gagadget.com logo
2
androidheadlines.com logo
1
1
techzine.nl logo
2
Other Expert Sites
8
7
4
6
3
2
Total
25
43
18
22
17
6

How Reliable Are Shark Vacuum Cleaners?

We checked over 100,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Shark vacuum cleaners. over 1,500 of these reviews mention reliability of which 96% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Shark vacuum cleaner owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

96% 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
Good Build Quality
Argos.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

The wands plastic handle broke in half after 5 months of normal use
amazon.co.uk
the demo had the same broken switch ours did
Walmart.com
although it was not put together it was very easy
Tesco.com
She likes it because of the heavy duty roll brush that allows it to pick up large things
Bestbuy.com
feels great compared to the plasticky look
ao.com
Poor Build Quality
Argos.co.uk
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