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Should You Buy a Shark Vacuum Cleaner?

Matthew
Updated 27 February 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 40,000 user and expert reviews and 90+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 4,600 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 $59 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 $361 for the RV720 which has a maximum input power of §W, is a dry vacuum cleaner and a robot vacuum cleaner. The average price of a new Shark vacuum cleaner is $198.

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. 3 best vacuum cleaner brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Shark is the 3rd best vacuum cleaner brand out there.

#1
United Kingdom
95%
95%
7,752 reviews
#2
Germany
91%
91%
4,143 reviews
#3
91%
91%
4,591 reviews
#4
88%
88%
2,810 reviews
#5
United Kingdom
87%
87%
682 reviews
#6
Germany
83%
83%
1,229 reviews
#7
United States
83%
83%
3,941 reviews
#8
Sealey
81%
81%
40 reviews
#9
81%
81%
254 reviews
#10
Atrix
77%
77%
1 review
#11
VAX
United States
76%
76%
5,337 reviews
#12
76%
76%
1,126 reviews
#13
Germany
71%
71%
675 reviews
#14
71%
71%
1,233 reviews
#15
Koblenz
70%
70%
0 reviews
#16
Neato
69%
69%
133 reviews
#17
Denmark
69%
69%
38 reviews
#18
69%
69%
28 reviews
#19
iLife
65%
65%
17 reviews
#20
PowerSmith
64%
64%
0 reviews
#21
Turkey
64%
64%
72 reviews
#22
FEIN
63%
63%
3 reviews
#23
Rug Doctor
63%
63%
0 reviews
#24
Eufy
63%
63%
287 reviews
#25
Sweden
63%
63%
20 reviews
#26
63%
63%
1 review
#27
Morphy Richards
United Kingdom
62%
62%
337 reviews
#28
South Korea
62%
62%
81 reviews
#29
Snow Joe
62%
62%
0 reviews
#30
Gtech
62%
62%
965 reviews
#31
Pifco
58%
58%
0 reviews
#32
Winkel
58%
58%
0 reviews
#33
Vacmaster
57%
57%
0 reviews
#34
Oreck
United States
55%
55%
0 reviews
#35
Metabo
55%
55%
0 reviews
#36
Thorne Electric
54%
54%
0 reviews
#37
Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner Co
54%
54%
0 reviews
#38
Kirby
53%
53%
0 reviews
#39
Viper
53%
53%
1 review

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

There's a wide selection of Shark vacuum cleaners available compared to other vacuum cleaner brands, with 10 Shark vacuum cleaners currently on the market in the US. Shark also 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%.

Shark have a number of great features including Pet Hair Tool, DuoClean Technology and boost function which sets them apart from the competition.

Shark vacuum cleaners 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 $20 (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
$292
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $10,849
Price Distribution of All Vacuum Cleaners
No. Of Vacuum Cleaners
Average Price
$198
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,149
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
3
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Shark logo

User Reviews

5 stars
3,602
4 stars
776
3 stars
115
2 stars
42
1 star
48
Shark has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its vacuum cleaners than most other brands.

Over 88% of expert reviews and 96% of user reviews for Shark vacuum cleaners are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 83% and 87% respectively across all Vacuum Cleaner brands.

Purchasers of Shark vacuum cleaners frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, and they have 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 Dyson iRobot Miele Samsung Neato Shark
Trusted Reviews logo
90%
4 reviews
68%
3 reviews
79%
11 reviews
80%
1 review
77%
5 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
96%
5 reviews
80%
2 reviews
70%
4 reviews
90%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
97%
6 reviews
60%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
CNET.com logo
70%
4 reviews
64%
7 reviews
techgearlab.com logo
67%
2 reviews
58%
1 review
68%
2 reviews
57%
1 review
78%
1 review
01net.com logo
78%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
40%
1 review
59%
2 reviews
toptenreviews.com logo
91%
3 reviews
95%
1 review
72%
1 review
89%
1 review
Chip.de logo
86%
2 reviews
81%
3 reviews
86%
1 review
Pocket Lint logo
80%
1 review
65%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
asia.cnet.com logo
60%
4 reviews
T3.com logo
90%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
70%
1 review
75%
1 review
40%
1 review
Techradar logo
90%
1 review
90%
1 review
80%
1 review
computertotaal.nl logo
100%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
videotesty.pl logo
90%
3 reviews
M3.idg.se logo
80%
1 review
90%
1 review
goodhousekeeping.com logo
90%
1 review
70%
1 review
Which? logo
100%
2 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
90%
2 reviews
wired.it logo
83%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
81%
19 reviews
78%
32 reviews
64%
9 reviews
57%
11 reviews
83%
4 reviews
86%
1 review
Average
87%
54 reviews
76%
53 reviews
74%
35 reviews
68%
26 reviews
79%
20 reviews
83%
8 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 Dyson iRobot Miele Samsung Neato Shark
Expert Reviews logo
4
1
1
1
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
2
3
2
Les Numeriques.com logo
4
1
Which? logo
2
Digital Versus logo
2
M3.idg.se logo
1
1
toptenreviews.com logo
1
1
Techradar logo
1
1
planet-sansfil.com logo
1
1
01net.com logo
1
techgearlab.com logo
1
twojepc.pl logo
1
Tweak.dk logo
1
techzine.nl logo
1
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
1
techarp.com logo
1
reviewed.com logo
1
agdlab.pl logo
1
PC Mag logo
1
ocworkbench.com logo
1
Other Expert Sites
1
2
1
Total
18
12
8
4
3
3

How Reliable Are Shark Vacuum Cleaners?

We checked over 40,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Shark vacuum cleaners. over 660 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

Well made
Tesco.com
Excellent Build Quality
Argos.co.uk
Very impressed with the build quality
ao.com

NOT RELIABLE

has a soft roller for hard floors so doesn't scratch the floor amazing
amazon.co.uk
unlikely to damage easily
ao.com
was so excited as mine had broken (Kirby
Tesco.com
Mediocre Build Quality
Argos.co.uk
it's broken three years later
Bestbuy.com
Seems like an engineering flaw
Walmart.com

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, DuoClean Technology and boost function.

Shark Pet Hair Tool

Shark vacuum cleaners that have a Pet Hair Tool include the Shark NV801 ($235) and the Shark IF200 ($0).

Shark DuoClean Technology

Shark vacuum cleaners that feature DuoClean Technology include the Shark NV801 ($235) and the Shark IF200 ($0).

Shark Boost Function

Shark vacuum cleaners that feature boost function include the Shark IF200 ($0).

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