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Should You Buy a Shark Vacuum Cleaner?

Matthew
Updated 29 January 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 41,000 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 $50 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 $307 for the HV381 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 $185.

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%
7,794 reviews
#2
Germany
92%
92%
3,686 reviews
#3
90%
90%
4,577 reviews
#4
89%
89%
2,823 reviews
#5
United Kingdom
88%
88%
686 reviews
#6
Germany
84%
84%
1,235 reviews
#7
83%
83%
254 reviews
#8
United States
82%
82%
3,963 reviews
#9
Sealey
82%
82%
40 reviews
#10
VAX
United States
80%
80%
5,353 reviews
#11
Atrix
78%
78%
1 review
#12
77%
77%
1,126 reviews
#13
72%
72%
28 reviews
#14
Germany
71%
71%
677 reviews
#15
71%
71%
1,264 reviews
#16
Koblenz
69%
69%
0 reviews
#17
Denmark
69%
69%
38 reviews
#18
Eufy
67%
67%
287 reviews
#19
Xiaomi
65%
65%
12 reviews
#20
iLife
64%
64%
17 reviews
#21
Turkey
64%
64%
72 reviews
#22
PowerSmith
64%
64%
0 reviews
#23
FEIN
63%
63%
3 reviews
#24
Rug Doctor
63%
63%
0 reviews
#25
63%
63%
1 review
#26
Sweden
63%
63%
20 reviews
#27
Morphy Richards
United Kingdom
62%
62%
352 reviews
#28
South Korea
62%
62%
89 reviews
#29
Neato
62%
62%
133 reviews
#30
Germany
62%
62%
11 reviews
#31
Gtech
62%
62%
965 reviews
#32
Snow Joe
61%
61%
0 reviews
#33
Ecovacs
60%
60%
21 reviews
#34
Vacmaster
59%
59%
0 reviews
#35
Pifco
58%
58%
0 reviews
#36
Winkel
57%
57%
0 reviews
#37
Oreck
United States
57%
57%
0 reviews
#38
Metabo
54%
54%
0 reviews
#39
Thorne Electric
54%
54%
0 reviews
#40
Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner Co
54%
54%
0 reviews
#41
Viper
53%
53%
1 review
#42
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

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 DuoClean Technology, Pet Hair Tool 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
$274
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $10,849
Price Distribution of All Vacuum Cleaners
No. Of Vacuum Cleaners
Average Price
$185
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,199
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
3,604
4 stars
772
3 stars
107
2 stars
42
1 star
44
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 iRobot Dyson Miele Samsung Neato Shark
Trusted Reviews logo
68%
3 reviews
92%
6 reviews
80%
10 reviews
80%
1 review
77%
5 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
60%
3 reviews
94%
7 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
CNET.com logo
60%
2 reviews
70%
4 reviews
64%
7 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
80%
2 reviews
93%
3 reviews
70%
4 reviews
90%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
60%
2 reviews
67%
2 reviews
68%
2 reviews
57%
1 review
78%
1 review
01net.com logo
80%
1 review
60%
1 review
40%
1 review
59%
2 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
70%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
85%
2 reviews
75%
1 review
40%
1 review
Chip.de logo
78%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
86%
1 review
asia.cnet.com logo
60%
4 reviews
T3.com logo
60%
1 review
90%
2 reviews
PC Mag logo
70%
1 review
75%
2 reviews
planet-sansfil.com logo
78%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
videotesty.pl logo
90%
3 reviews
computertotaal.nl logo
100%
1 review
100%
1 review
smartson.se logo
88%
1 review
84%
1 review
muycomputer.com logo
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
81%
1 review
86%
1 review
altomdata.dk logo
90%
1 review
80%
1 review
gizmodo.com.au logo
85%
1 review
85%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
77%
32 reviews
84%
21 reviews
64%
10 reviews
59%
11 reviews
86%
2 reviews
89%
1 review
Average
75%
59 reviews
83%
51 reviews
74%
33 reviews
67%
25 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 iRobot Dyson Miele Samsung Neato Shark
Trusted Reviews logo
2
3
3
2
Expert Reviews logo
1
2
1
1
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
4
1
planet-sansfil.com logo
2
1
Which? logo
2
Digital Versus logo
2
01net.com logo
1
twojepc.pl logo
1
Tweak.dk logo
1
techzine.nl logo
1
Techradar logo
1
techgearlab.com logo
1
techarp.com logo
1
smartson.se logo
1
reviewed.com logo
1
ocworkbench.com logo
1
PC Mag logo
1
agdlab.pl logo
1
newgadgets.de logo
1
mashable.com logo
1
Other Expert Sites
2
1
2
1
Total
13
17
8
4
3
3

How Reliable Are Shark Vacuum Cleaners?

We checked over 41,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Shark vacuum cleaners. over 670 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

Excellent Build Quality
Argos.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

so I put a couple of heavy duty rubber bands on it to hold it in place
Bestbuy.com
Mediocre Build Quality
Argos.co.uk
isn't robust enough
ao.com
Seems like an engineering flaw
Walmart.com
was so excited as mine had broken (Kirby
Tesco.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 DuoClean Technology, Pet Hair Tool and boost function.

Shark DuoClean Technology

Shark vacuum cleaners that feature DuoClean Technology include the Shark NV801 ($245) and the Shark IF200 ($0).

Shark Pet Hair Tool

Shark vacuum cleaners that have a Pet Hair Tool include the Shark NV801 ($245) and the Shark IF200 ($0).

Shark Boost Function

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

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