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Should You Buy a Shark Vacuum Cleaner?

Matthew
Updated 07 October 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 3,500 user and expert reviews and 10 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 popular vacuum cleaners. Their vacuum cleaners start at $60 for the NV370 which has a maximum input power of 750W, 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 $169.

Shark are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and 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. 6 best vacuum cleaner brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Shark is the 6th best vacuum cleaner brand out there.

#1
United Kingdom
95%
95%
453 reviews
#2
Germany
94%
94%
25 reviews
#3
92%
92%
10 reviews
#4
United States
90%
90%
133 reviews
#5
88%
88%
541 reviews
#6
87%
87%
439 reviews
#7
United States
87%
87%
2 reviews
#8
Germany
86%
86%
39 reviews
#9
85%
85%
16 reviews
#10
Sealey
85%
85%
5 reviews
#11
Germany
85%
85%
5 reviews
#12
United Kingdom
83%
83%
172 reviews
#13
Germany
82%
82%
1 review
#14
81%
81%
181 reviews
#15
Koblenz
78%
78%
0 reviews
#16
iLife
77%
77%
0 reviews
#17
Denmark
76%
76%
13 reviews
#18
Netherlands
76%
76%
12 reviews
#19
74%
74%
11 reviews
#20
74%
74%
0 reviews
#21
AEG
Germany
74%
74%
87 reviews
#22
Neato
73%
73%
43 reviews
#23
South Korea
72%
72%
20 reviews
#24
Eufy
72%
72%
0 reviews
#25
VAX
United States
71%
71%
755 reviews
#26
Makita
70%
70%
1 review
#27
Atrix
67%
67%
0 reviews
#28
LG
South Korea
65%
65%
3 reviews
#29
Severin
64%
64%
0 reviews
#30
PowerSmith
64%
64%
0 reviews
#31
Zelmer
62%
62%
0 reviews
#32
Snow Joe
62%
62%
0 reviews
#33
FEIN
61%
61%
2 reviews
#34
Rug Doctor
61%
61%
0 reviews
#35
Sweden
61%
61%
1 review
#36
Oreck
United States
60%
60%
0 reviews
#37
Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner Co
60%
60%
0 reviews
#38
Moneual
60%
60%
0 reviews
#39
Gtech
59%
59%
1 review
#40
Taurus
58%
58%
0 reviews
#41
Winkel
58%
58%
0 reviews
#42
Thorne Electric
58%
58%
0 reviews
#43
DeWALT
56%
56%
0 reviews
#44
CleanMate
55%
55%
0 reviews
#45
Solac
55%
55%
0 reviews
#46
Beko
Turkey
54%
54%
0 reviews
#47
Viper
54%
54%
0 reviews
#48
Pifco
54%
54%
0 reviews
#49
53%
53%
0 reviews
#50
Ufesa
53%
53%
0 reviews
#51
Kirby
53%
53%
0 reviews
#52
Roidmi
53%
53%
0 reviews
#53
Omega
53%
53%
0 reviews
#54
DeLonghi
Italy
53%
53%
0 reviews
#55
Xiaomi
53%
53%
0 reviews
#56
Raycop
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 11 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 $31 (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 $1,449
Price Distribution of All Vacuum Cleaners
No. Of Vacuum Cleaners
Average Price
$169
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,649
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
1
4 stars
1
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Shark logo

User Reviews

5 stars
361
4 stars
58
3 stars
10
2 stars
2
1 star
6
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 96% of user reviews for Shark vacuum cleaners are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 86% and 85% respectively across all Vacuum Cleaner brands.

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 Dyson Neato Bosch iRobot Russell Hobbs Shark
Trusted Reviews logo
85%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
60%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
Which? logo
100%
2 reviews
100%
2 reviews
CNET.com logo
65%
3 reviews
muycomputer.com logo
80%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
Chip.de logo
85%
1 review
78%
1 review
01net.com logo
52%
1 review
computertotaal.nl logo
100%
1 review
Digital Versus logo
100%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
76%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
80%
1 review
Pocket Lint logo
80%
1 review
T3.com logo
80%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
78%
1 review
Average
87%
8 reviews
69%
7 reviews
88%
4 reviews
83%
3 reviews
60%
2 reviews
84%
2 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Shark Vacuum Cleaners Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 2 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 2 awards for its vacuum cleaners.

Compare all award winning vacuum cleaners

Number of Awards Dyson Neato Bosch iRobot Russell Hobbs Shark
Which? logo
2
2
Trusted Reviews logo
1
1
Digital Versus logo
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
1
techgearlab.com logo
1
Total
4
1
2
2

How Reliable Are Shark Vacuum Cleaners?

We checked over 3,500 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Shark vacuum cleaners. 20 of these reviews mention reliability of which 80% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Shark vacuum cleaner owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

80% 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
johnlewis.com
best built vacuum I have used
amazon.co.uk
I would love to see this company make a more robust hoover for professional use
Argos.co.uk
Comes with built in removable blade to remove hair from brush bar
Tesco.com
The Deluxe is definitely built better
Bestbuy.com
Although I have only had the vacuum for a week it does feel well built
ao.com

NOT RELIABLE

was so excited as mine had broken (Kirby
Tesco.com
The cheap plastic construction makes it nice
Bestbuy.com
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