Review of Shark vacuum cleaners

Shark vacuum cleaners are among the most innovative and capable cleaning machines on the Australian market. One of several brands owned by cleaning appliance giant Euro-Pro, Shark has pioneered innovative new cleaning products for Aussie customers and shows no signs of slowing down! The company has been consistently rated highly in Canstar Blue’s annual star ratings, with strong recent results in the criteria of cleaning effectiveness and ease of use in particular. Get the full lowdown on Shark vacuum cleaners with this review.

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Rocket Complete DuoClean

The Shark Rocket Complete is one of the brand’s flagship models. Boasted as being the world’s first and only ultra-light upright vacuum cleaner to have zero loss of suction, the Rocket Complete brings a host of useful accessories to make cleaning different areas a breeze.

The DuoClean technology involves two brushrolls working in tandem to pick up as much particle matter as possible. With one soft and one bristly, they complement each other on different floor surfaces. Shark’s advanced swivel steering also provides great manoeuvrability, and the fingertip buttons allow you to switch between surfaces instantly. The Rocket Complete even comes with LED headlights to spot extra debris, and it can remove from the vacuum wand and convert to a portable hand vacuum at the press of a button.

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Rocket Powerhead

The Shark Rocket Powerhead provides a different experience to the Rocket Complete, combining the cleaning power of an upright vacuum with the lightweight feel and compact design of a cylinder vac. The Rocket Powerhead – as its name suggests – has most of its machinery built into the head of the vacuum. This keeps weight close to the ground and makes it a breeze to hold and handle. The short suction path helps optimise cleaning efficiency, whilst the interchangeable brush rolls and foot pedal dust cup release make maintenance easy.

Rotator Powered Lift-Away/Lift-Away Speed

Shark claims that the Rotator is the world’s first powered lift-away vacuum cleaner. The machine is capable of being wheeled around on the floor like a traditional stick vacuum cleaner, but can also be removed from its stand and carried around cable-free. This versatility makes it ideal for cleaning all surfaces – from open floors to tight stairwells. Cyclonic suction provides both power and longevity, whilst the intuitive controls make changing between modes super easy. The Speed version adds a more streamlined design, and includes anti-allergen HEPA filtration.

Rotator Professional Lift-Away/Slim Lift-Away

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Possibly the most powerful and capable vacuum cleaner that Shark makes, the Professional model is a very powerful upright vacuum with lift-away capability. It features a long 9m cleaning hose and an extra-large dust cup, whilst a quieter operation than other Shark vacuums ensures you don’t disturb the rest of the household whilst cleaning.

In addition to all the fine features of the models above, such as allergen protection and cyclonic suction, the Rotator Professional includes dusting and turbo brushes for removal of stubborn debris such as pet hair. The Slim model brings the same functionality but in a more compact, lightweight and futuristic-looking package.

Ultra Light Upright

One of the smallest and lightest vacuums in Shark’s stable, the Ultra-Light Upright is just what its name suggests – an upright vacuum cleaner with a compact control and suction module built into the handle. The whole ensemble weighs just 3.6kg, and the upper module can easily be detached with the foot pedal to be used as a handheld cleaner.

Shark vacuum cleaners have achieved top ratings in previous Canstar Blue customer satisfaction ratings, with consistent excellence across all of our rated criteria allowing the company to achieve high overall satisfaction. To find out more about Shark and the other brands we rated, check out our star ratings for vacuum cleaners.

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What do customers think about Shark Vacuum Cleaners?

In 2018, Australian customers gave Shark 4 out of 5 stars for Overall Customer Satisfaction for Vacuum Cleaners.

Shark Vacuum Cleaners

Canstar Blue
Award: Overall Satisfaction