10 Best Shark Vacuum Cleaners for Pet Hair for 2019

Shark vacuum cleaners are known as vacuums that can pick up various types of dirt from various floor types and even elevated surfaces.

However, picking up pet and human hair, fibers, lint and similar debris introduces new challenges that not many vacuum cleaners can respond properly. Knowing Shark's basic cleaning technologies may help in determining which Shark vacuum cleaner is the best cleaning pet hair vacuum and under which circumstances.

Published: September 4, 2019.

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Intro - The Most Important Features of Shark Vacuum Cleaners

1. Shark APEX AZ1002 DuoClean with Zero-M Powered Lift-Away Upright Vacuum

2. Shark APEX LZ601 UpLight Lift-Away DuoClean with Self-Cleaning Brushroll Stick Vacuum

3. Shark Navigator ZU62 Zero-M Self-Cleaning Brushroll Pet Pro Upright Vacuum

4. Shark Navigator ZU561 Zero-M Lift-Away Speed Upright Vacuum

5. Shark ZS362 APEX DuoClean with Zero-M No Hair Wrap Stick Vacuum Cleaner

6. Shark ION F80 MultiFLEX (IF281) Cordless Stick Vacuum

7. Shark Rocket IZ162H Pet Pro Cordless Stick Vacuum

8. Shark Rocket ZS351 Zero-M Ultra-Light Corded Stick Vacuum

9. Shark APEX AX951 DuoClean Powered Lift-Away Vacuum

10. Shark WANDWAC WV201 Cordless Handheld Vacuum

Additional Shark Vacuum Cleaner Models

Conclusion      


Intro - The Most Important Features of Shark Vacuum Cleaners

shark zero m zu560 zu561 zu562 mWhen picking up a new vacuum cleaner, perhaps the most important details are - personal preferences of the user. People have habits that they often don't like to change and vacuum cleaner type is often one of those.

Here are few important features, details and the Shark cleaning technologies that we find very important, so when choosing your new vacuum, have them in mind - and since we are all different, choose according to your own personal needs and preferences.

Suction Power - there are several values that are used to determine the vacuums suction power, with the Air Watts being perhaps the most important.

Air Watts (AW) are actual power of the air stream that flows into the vacuum though the suction nozzle and picking up the dirt. Air watts are not always stated by the manufacturers, but good full-size upright vacuum feature suction in the 200-300+ AW range, high-end cordless stick vacuum in the 100-150+ AW range, etc. On the other end of the scale are entry level cordless units and robot vacuums that feature suction strength in 10-30+ AW.

Another important features are rated power which is often given in the watts (W) and/or current (Amps). For the US market with the mains voltage of 120 volts, relation between watts and Amps is given by the formula:

Rated Power (W) = Voltage (120V) * Current (A)

For example, corded vacuum cleaner rated at 1200 W, during operation require 10 Amps of current.

Suction strength is often given in Pascals (Pa) or kilo-Pascals (kPa) and it is static suction pressure created during operation. Note that small vacuums can created large suction strength, but their air volume flow (often given in Cubic Feet per Minute (CFM)) during normal operation is relatively small. Large, full-size vacuums may create 20+ kPa of suction, while smaller robot vacuums may create 1-2 kPa of suction.

Nonetheless, the most important suction strength parameters are rated power (W), air watts (AW) and current (A or Amps).

Air Filtration: the following chart lists various classifications of air filters and air filtration according to the EN 1822 standard:

Filter Group Filter Class Filtration Efficiency Penetration
Efficiency Particulate Air (EPA) Filters E10 85 % 15 % 
E11 95 % 5 % 
E12 99.5 %  0.5 % 
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) Filters H13 99.95 %  0.05 % 
H14 99.995 %  0.005 % 
Ultra Low Penetration Air (ULPA) Filters U15 99.9995 %  0.0005 % 
U16 99.99995 %  0.00005 % 
U17 99.999995 %  0.000005 % 

Note that so-called 'true HEPA' air filtration commonly means the ability of the vacuum cleaner to retain or capture at least 99.97% of 0.3 microns or larger particles. Thus, 'true HEPA' vacuum cleaners are between H13 and H14 filter classes.

Shark often labels exact air filtration level of their vacuums and their models suitable as the pet hair vacuums often feature 99.9% air filtration of particles 0.3 microns in size or larger (very close to the H13 HEPA level).

Bagged or Bagless - while bagged vacuum cleaners that use disposable vacuum bags do have their own benefits, Shark vacuums are practically all bagless units. Good dirt bin design allows the user to empty the dirt bin directly into the trashcan, without making any additional mess. Dirt bins are mostly translucent, allowing the users to see type and amount of a vacuumed dirt. Dirt cup capacity differ significantly and ranges from 0.5 liters (or even less) in convertible stick models to half a gallon (or even more in some models) in large, full-size upright vacuums.

Corded or Cordless - while cordless units feature great physical autonomy, their operating time is limited by the amount of energy stored in their onboard batteries. On the other hand, corded units feature physical autonomy limited by the length of their power cords, but they can operate as long as the mains power is present.

Thanks to the advances in chemistry (lithium ion batteries), performances of cordless vacuums are slowly catching up the performances of corded units. But, large corded units are still significantly stronger that their cordless counterparts.

duoclean floor nozzleDuoClean - DuoClean is Shark's cleaning technology and it basically means that the vacuum's main cleaner head comes with two different brushrolls that spin simultaneously and provide much better cleaner effect than individual brushrolls would do. First brushroll is usually optimized for vacuuming bare floors and large debris, while second one is optimized for small debris and pet hair.

Zero-M is another Shark's cleaning technology related to the brushrolls. Zero-M (Zero Maintenance) brushroll feature self-cleaning mechanism for stripping off tangled pet hair, human hair, lint and similar debris, saving the user both time and effort. Zero-M technology is often combined with DuoClean technology.

Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology means that the unit is designed and manufactured in such way that no air can escape out of the vacuum - entire air flow is released back into the cleaned area only after being thoroughly filtered out.

Powered Lift-Away Technology allows the user to detach the Lift-Away Pod and use it with the flexible cleaning hose, cleaning tools and attachments AND the powered main cleaner head. On the other hand, Lift-Away Technology is very similar since it also enables the user to detach the Lift-Away Pod and use it with the flexible cleaning hose, cleaning tools and attachments, but NOT with the powered main cleaner head. Vacuum cleaners featuring Lift-Away or Powered Lift-Away Technology are convertible units, easily adapted to different cleaning situations.

Of course, there are other features, specifications and featured Shark's cleaning technologies that often make difference, but these are the most important ones.

 


1. Shark APEX AZ1002 DuoClean with Zero-M Powered Lift-Away Upright Vacuum

shark apex az1002 1Shark APEX AZ1002 DuoClean with Zero-M Powered Lift-Away Upright Vacuum is large, bagless, corded upright vacuum cleaner that combines excellent suction, DuoClean with Zero-M main cleaner head, convertible Powered Lift-Away design, low maintenance costs etc. in one unit.

Physical dimensions of the unit are (L x W x H) 11.2 x 12.2 x 46 inches (~28.5 x 31 x 117 cm) and it weighs 17.1 pounds (~7.75 kg) - this is not lightweight unit. But, despite its weight, unit is rather maneuverable.

Power cord is 30 feet (~9.1 m) long, and in combination with 5.5 feet (~1.68 m) long flexible cleaning hose and wand, Shark APEX AZ1002 DuoClean has rather long cleaning reach.

Unit is rated at 11.3 Amps (1350 W) and features excellent suction, which in combination with DuoClean Zero-M main cleaner head and Powered Lift-Away technology ensures that no area is left uncleaned.

Shark DuoClean AZ1002 features multilayered air filtration system, based on the foam and felt pre-motor air filters and HEPA post-motor exhaust air filter.

Dirt cup is transparent, featuring capacity of 1.5 quarts and can be quickly and easily emptied directly into the trashcan.

Power controls are on the handle and easily reachable. They also include floor type selector, which includes setting for Hard Floor, Low-Pile Carpets and Thick Carpets/Area Rugs.

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To help the user clean elevated surfaces, Shark DuoClean AZ1002 comes with 12" Crevice Tool and Upholstery Tool.

Shark APEX AZ1002 DuoClean is large and powerful upright vacuum cleaner and at the moment, one of the best, if not the best Shark vacuum cleaner for pet hair.

And not just for pet hair - Shark APEX AZ1002 DuoClean is versatile unit suitable as the main vacuum cleaner even in large homes and apartments.

For more reviews and recommendations, check Shark APEX AZ1002 DuoClean with Zero-M Powered Lift-Away Upright Vacuum Amazon link (link opens in the new window).


2. Shark APEX LZ601 UpLight Lift-Away DuoClean with Self-Cleaning Brushroll Stick Vacuum

shark apex uplight lz601 1Shark APEX LZ601 UpLight Lift-Away DuoClean with Self-Cleaning Brushroll Stick Vacuum is rather versatile and configurable corded, bagless vacuum cleaner.

Shark APEX UpLight LZ601 features:

- DuoClean with Self-Cleaning Brushroll: main cleaner head comes with two brushrolls, including soft brushroll optimized for bare floors and larger debris and self-cleaning brushroll optimized for deep cleaning of carpets and pet hair, lint and similar debris,

- Lift-Away pod may be detached from the unit and used for cleaning surfaces that are hard to reach with upright or canister vacuums,

- washable air filters and very good, HEPA air filtration - it is designed to capture at least 99.9% of 0.3 microns or larger particles.

Main cleaner head is excellent in removing pet hair from various surfaces, including bare floors, low-, medium- and high-pile carpets, area rugs and similar.

Self-cleaning technology included in the main cleaner head does its job well, but from time to time it is up to the user to check and remove pet hair and lint manually. Main cleaner head features translucent cover, allowing the user to monitor the condition of the brushrolls, while strong LED lights ensure good visibility even in low light conditions.

Cleaning path width of the main cleaner head is 9 inches (~23 cm). Dirt cup is also transparent and it features capacity of 0.66 quarts.

Additional cleaning tools include Duster Crevice Tool and Pet Multi-Tool, designed for cleaning different types of dirt, pet hair included, from elevated surfaces.

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Shark APEX UpLight LZ601 physical dimensions are (L x W x H) 46.19 x 10.44 x 11.38 inches (~117.3 x 26.5 x 28.9 cm) and it weighs 10.7 pounds (~4.85 kg).

Unit is rated at 700 watts (~5.8 Amps) and is powered via 30 feet (~9.2 m) long power cord, ensuring long cleaning reach, especially when combined with 4.2 feet (~1.3 m) long flexible cleaning hose, wand and cleaning tools.

For more reviews and recommendations, check Shark APEX LZ601 UpLight Lift-Away DuoClean with Self-Cleaning Brushroll Stick Vacuum Amazon link (link opens in the new window).


3. Shark Navigator ZU62 Zero-M Self-Cleaning Brushroll Pet Pro Upright Vacuum

shark navigator zero m zu62 1Shark Navigator ZU62 Zero-M Self-Cleaning Brushroll Pet Pro Upright Vacuum is robust and powerful, full-size upright vacuum cleaner with additional cleaning hose and several, very useful cleaning tools and attachments.

While Shark Navigator ZU62 Zero-M doesn't feature Lift-Away or Powered Lift Away pod, it comes with 12 feet (~3.7 m) long flexible cleaning hose, helping the user clean stairs and other elevated surfaces, while the main unit is safely on the floor.

Shark Navigator ZU62 Zero-M weighs 16 pounds (~7.25 kg), whith physical dimensions of (L x W x H) 9.8 x 11.9 x 45.2 inches (24.9 x 30.2 x 114.8 cm).

Power cord is 25 feet (~7.6 m) long - while the unit is rather large, it doesn't feature automatic power cord rewind system.

Shark Navigator ZU62 Zero-M is rated at 1150 watts (9.5 Amps), ensuring very strong suction across its 11.97 inches (30.4 cm) cleaning width.

Strong suction, rather wide cleaning width and long range, help the user clean large floor areas quickly, saving time and effort.

Shark Navigator ZU62 Zero-M main cleaner head comes with the so-called 'Zero Maintenance' (hence the 'Zero-M') brushroll - as the brushroll spins it helps the unit pick up different types of dirt, including deeply embedded pet hair from carpets and area rugs. Some of these hairs end up on the brushroll, but the automatic cleaning mechanism strips the tangled hair, which is then vacuumed into the dirt bin.

Power controls include three settings: '0' (Power Off), '1' (Hard Floors), and '2' (Carpets). Suction itself can be adjusted via so-called 'Suction Control Slider'.

For a pet hair vacuum, such brushroll with self cleaning mechanism is very important, since it saves time and maintenance tasks.

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Shark Navigator ZU62 also features Anti-Allergen Complete Seal technology, two pre-motor filters (foam and felt) and one post-motor exhaust HEPA air fitler.

Dirt cup is rather large, featuring capacity of 2.8 quarts.

Additional cleaning tools include Duster Crevice Tool, Dusting Brush and Upholstery Tool, helping the user clean pet hair and other dirt from stairs, sofas, beds, cars, pet beds, etc.

For more reviews and recommendations, check Shark Navigator ZU62 Zero-M Self-Cleaning Brushroll Pet Pro Upright Vacuum Amazon link (link opens in the new window).


4. Shark Navigator ZU561 Zero-M Lift-Away Speed Upright Vacuum

shark navigator zu561 1Shark Navigator ZU561 Zero-M Lift-Away Speed Upright Vacuum is convertible and relatively compact upright, corded, bagless vacuum cleaner.

Shark Navigator ZU561 Zero-M is well designed and optimized for removing pet hair and other types of dirt from all common surfaces found at homes from the floor to the ceiling.

Shark Navigator ZU561 Zero-M includes several very important Shark's cleaning technologies:

- Zero Maintenance (Zero-M) main cleaner head that automatically removes tangles pet and human hair, fibers, lint and similar debris from the brushroll.

- Anti-Allergen Complete Seal: no air can escape the unit - all air that is released back into the cleaned area is thoroughly filtered firs.

- Lift-Away pod may be detached from the rest of the unit, allowing the user to carry the pod in one hand and vacuum elevated surfaces via cleaning hose and wand using another hand - very useful when cleaning stairs, furniture and similar surfaces.

- Speed technology: Shark Navigator ZU561 Zero-M is relatively lightweight (13.4 pounds,~6.1 kg) and compact unit (12 x 9.5 x 45.6 inches, 30.5 x 24.1 x 116 cm) upright vacuum cleaner and very maneuverable, regardless of the cleaned surface.

Shark Navigator ZU561 Zero-M comes with 25 feet (~7.6 m) long power cord and 6.6 feet (~2 m) long flexible cleaning hose. Unit is rated at 800 watts (~6.7 Amps) and features relatively large dirt bin of 2.2 quarts.

Air filtration is HEPA level, 99.9% of 0.3 microns or larger particles and is based on washable foam and felt pre-motor air filters and HEPA post-motor exhaust air filter.

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With its Zero-M main cleaner head and additional cleaning tools, including Duster Crevice Tool, Hair Removal Multi-Tool, and Wide Upholstery Tool, Shark Navigator ZU561 is well equipped for cleaning pet hair and other types of dirt from bare floors, carpeted areas and from elevated surfaces.

For more reviews and recommendations, check Shark Navigator ZU561 Zero-M Lift-Away Speed Upright Vacuum Amazon link (link opens in the new window).


5. Shark ZS362 APEX DuoClean with Zero-M No Hair Wrap Stick Vacuum Cleaner

shark apex zs362 1Shark ZS362 APEX DuoClean with Zero-M No Hair Wrap Stick Vacuum Cleaner is lightweight, convertible, corded, bagless stick/handheld vacuum cleaner.

Shark ZS362 APEX DuoClean Zero-M may be easy converted from stick to handheld vacuum cleaner and back and is used for cleaning both floors and elevated surfaces.

In stick configuration, Shark ZS362 weighs only 10 pounds (~4.5 kg) with the most mass resting on the floor - it may be easily used even by elderly people.

Shark ZS362 APEX DuoClean Zero-M physical dimensions are (H x W x D) 48.5 x 10.2 x 15.5 inches (~123 x 26 x 39.5 cm). Unit is powered with 30 feet (~9.2 m) long power cord and is rated at 600 watts (5 Amps), ensuring very good suction for such compact and lightweight vacuum.

Main cleaner head is 'DuoClean Zero-M' - it features two brushrolls that work in unison in order to clean as good as possible different types of dirt from various floor types, including long pet and human hair from carpets and rugs.

Also, main cleaner head comes with Zero-M technology - as the second brushroll spins, tangled hair are automatically removed from it, decreasing maintenance requirements.

Dirt cup capacity is 0.74 dry quarts and for vacuuming large areas it may be larger. However, considering the size and type of the unit, Shark ZS362 comes with the dirt cup of good size.

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Shark ZS362 APEX DuoClean Zero-M air filtration is based on cyclonic action and washable air filters. Air filtration is good, but Shark doesn't state actual air filtration level.

For detailed cleaning, Shark ZS362 APEX DuoClean Zero-M comes with 5" Crevice Tool, Pet Multi-Tool and Precision Duster.

For more reviews and recommendations, check Shark ZS362 APEX DuoClean with Zero-M No Hair Wrap Stick Vacuum Cleaner Amazon link (link opens in the new window).


6. Shark ION F80 MultiFLEX (IF281) Cordless Stick Vacuum

shark f80 if281 1Shark ION F80 MultiFLEX (IF281) Cordless Stick Vacuum is bagless, convertible, cordless vacuum cleaner, featuring several Shark's innovative cleaning technologies, including MultiFLEX and DuoClean, while two removable lithium ion batteries ensure long operating time.

Shark ION F80 (IF281) may be used as stick or handheld vacuum, with the transition being rather quick and easy.

Unit is rather lightweight and in stick configuration Shark IF281 weighs 8.7 pounds (~3.94 kg).

Shark ION F80 (IF281) physical dimensions (L x W x H) are 13.4 x 10.2 x 45.9 inches (~34 x 25.9 x 116.6 cm), with the cleaning width of 8.6 inches (~22 cm).

Unit comes with two 7-cells 25.2 volts lithium batteries, ensuring operating time of up to 80 minutes, using both batteries, non-motorized attachment in handheld mode, using standard suction.

Shark ION F80 (IF281) is rated at 300 watts with the controls allowing the user to set both surface type and suction strength.

Main cleaner head features DuoClean brushrolls, but with no automatic hair removal technology.

Also, main cleaner head features very low profile and LED headlights, helping the user to clean under beds and sofas and other similar low-light areas, while side brushes leave no area uncleaned - very important when vacuuming along the baseboards and similar surfaces.

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Another feture of the Shark F80 (IF281) is MultiFLEX wand, which bends, helping the user to reach and clean areas that are sometimes hard to clean with the vacuums having rigid cleaning wand.

Air filtration is based on the pre-motor foam filter with the filter frame, and the post-motor air filter - Shark doesn't state actual HEPA level of this unit.

Dirt cup is transparent and features capacity of 0.3 quarts.

Additional cleaning tools and attachments include Crevice Tool, Wide Upholstery Tool, and Dusting Brush, helping the user with the cleaning of elevated surfaces like furniture, beds, sofas, pet beds, stairs etc.

For more reviews and recommendations, check Shark ION F80 MultiFLEX (IF281) Cordless Stick Vacuum Amazon link (link opens in the new window).


7. Shark Rocket IZ162H Pet Pro Cordless Stick Vacuum

shark rocket iz162h 1Shark Rocket IZ162H Pet Pro is another convertible, cordless, bagless vacuum cleaner.

Shark Rocket IZ162H Pet Pro comes with self-cleaning brushroll featuring Shark's so-called 'Dirt Engage' technology and HEPA air filtration based on pre-motor foam and felt air filters and post-motor exhaust HEPA air filter.

Also, to prevent dirt air escaping the unit, Shark Rocket IZ162H Pet Pro features Anti-Allergen Complete Seal technology.

Shark Rocket IZ162H Pet Pro may be used as a stick vacuum cleaner or as handheld unit. Its physical dimensions are (L x W x H) 10.24 x 7.09 x 46.1 inches (~26 x 18 x 117 cm) and in stick vacuum configuration, it weighs 7.17 pounds (~3.25 kg).

Shark Rocket IZ162H Pet Pro is powered with removable 6-cell 21.6 volts lithium ion battery and rated at 181 watts (8.38 Amps).

Operating time depends on the cleaning configuration, mode and the surface being vacuumed, but generally it is 40 minutes in handheld mode, 25 minutes when vacuuming bare floors (standard suction mode), 22 minutes when vacuuming carpets and 10 minutes using boost suction mode.

Dirt cup capacity is 0.34 quarts and is large enough for quick cleanups.

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Additional cleaning tools include Crevice tool and Pet Multi-Tool, helping the user to clean even stubborn pet hair from both floors and elevated surfaces.

Shark Rocket IZ162H Pet Pro comes with 5-year limited warranty, which is great warranty for the vacuum in this class.

Shark Rocket IZ162H Pet Pro is very good vacuum cleaner, comparable with similarly priced models of other brands as well, however, its suction may be better - it is rated at 181 watts, for example, while Shark ION F80 (IF281) is rated at 300 watts.

For more reviews and recommendations, check Shark Rocket IZ162H Pet Pro Cordless Stick Vacuum Amazon link (link opens in the new window).


8. Shark Rocket ZS351 Zero-M Ultra-Light Corded Stick Vacuum

shark zs351 1Shark Rocket ZS351 Zero-M is convertible, corded, bagless vacuum cleaner, suitable as lightweight stick vacuum cleaner or as powerful handheld unit.

Shark Rocket ZS351 Zero-M is rated at 500 watts (~4.2 Amps) and is powered via rather long (30 feet, 9.2 m) power cord. As stick vacuum cleaner, Shark Rocket ZS351 Zero-M weighs only 9 pounds (~4.1 kg) and may be used even by elderly people and kids (kids under supervision of adults, of course).

Its physical dimensions are (H x W x D) 47.2 x 10.2 x 13.4 inches (~120 x 26 x 34 cm), and it features 0.4 dry quarts transparent dirt cup.

Air filtration is based on foam and felt pre-motor air filters and post-motor air filter - all filters are washable, helping the user to keep the maintenance costs low.

Main cleaner head doesn't feature DuoClean technology, but it comes with Zero-M technology - as the brushroll spins, tangled hair is constantly being removed from the brushroll and vacuumed into the unit. Zero-M technology decreases maintenance tasks required by the user and may be rather helpful to people having the need to vacuum pet hair from both bare floors and carpeted areas.

For vacuuming different floor types, power controls include three settings: Off, Bare Floors (Setting 1) and Carpets (Setting 2).

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For cleaning elevated surfaces, especially when being used as handheld vacuum, Shark Rocket ZS351 Zero-M comes with Duster Crevice Tool and Pet Multi-Tool.

Zero-M main cleaner head, Duster Crevice Tool and Pet Multi-Tool, ensures that the Shark Rocket ZS351 is able to clean pet hair (and not just pet hair) from bare and carpeted floors, carpeted stairs, car seats, pet beds, sofas etc.

For more reviews and recommendations, check Shark Rocket ZS351 Zero-M Ultra-Light Corded Stick Vacuum Amazon link (link opens in the new window).


9. Shark APEX AX951 DuoClean Powered Lift-Away Vacuum

shark ax951 1Shark APEX AX951 DuoClean Powered Lift-Away Vacuum is large and sturdy, corded bagless upright vacuum cleaner that comes with several important Shark's cleaning technologies including DuoClean, Powered-Lift Away, Noise Reduction, Active Glide, and Advanced Anti-Allergen Complete Seal.

However, Shark APEX AX951 DuoClean doesn't come with Zero-M main cleaner head, requiring more maintenance tasks by the users when vacuuming pet and human hair, lint, fibers and similar dirt.

Shark APEX AX951 DuoClean physical dimensions are 10.1 x 12 x 46.5 inches (~25.6 x 30.5 x 118 cm) and it weighs 16 lbs (~7.25 kg). Unit is powered by 30 feet (~9.2 m) long power cord and rated at respectable 1350 watts (11.3 Amps).

Air filtration is based on foam and felt pre-motor air filters and HEPA post-motor air filter - Shark APEX AX951 DuoClean is true HEPA vacuum cleaner, being able to filter out at least 99.97% of 0.3 microns or large particles.

Shark APEX AX951 DuoClean also features LED lights on the main cleaner head and the handle.

Dirt bin is transparent and features bottom emptying system, helping the user to quickly and easily empty the dirt bin into the trashcan. Dirt bin capacity is 1.5 dry quarts, allowing the user to clean large area without the need to stop the cleaning task for emptying the dirt bin.

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Additional cleaning tools include Duster Crevice Tool, Pet Multi-Tool, Anti-Allergen Dust Brush, and MultiFLEX Under-Appliance Wand. Also, it comes with the Accessory Bag.

As a cleaning system, Shark APEX AX951 DuoClean is excellent unit and with technologies like Powered Lift-Away it may be used for vacuuming large homes and apartments, even those with stairs.

Technically, Shark APEX AX951 DuoClean is very similar to Shark APEX AZ1002 DuoClean, but the AZ1002 also features 'Zero-M' technology. Call me spoiled, but ... :)

Anyway, Shark APEX AX951 DuoClean has been tested by numerous users in real-life situations and it passed with flying colors.

For more reviews and recommendations, check Shark APEX AX951 DuoClean Powered Lift-Away Vacuum Amazon link (link opens in the new window).


10. Shark WANDWAC WV201 Cordless Handheld Vacuum

shark ion wv201 1Shark WANDWAC WV201 Cordless Handheld Vacuum is stylish looking, cordless, bagless, handheld vacuum cleaner, designed for vacuuming in emergencies and for quick cleanups at homes, apartments, cars, and similar.

Shark WANDWAC WV201 features power fade-free lithium ion battery, rather strong brushless motor, washable dirt cup and air filter and few other interesting features packed in compact, low maintenance unit.

Shark manufactures several similar models, with the main difference being the list of available cleaning tools - Shark WANDWAC WV201 featrues Duster Crevice Tool, Multi-Surface Pet Tool, Dual Onboard Accessory Storage, and ION Charging Dock.

Shark WANDWAC WV201 weighs just 1.4 pounds (~0.64 kg) and as as such can be easily used even by elderly people or children (children under supervision by adults, of course).

Unit is powered by 3-cells 10.8 volts lithium ion battery and is able to supply fade-free power for ~9 minutes. Although the unit is powered by very efficient 120W (11.1 Amps) brushless motor providing very good suction, during longer operation unit may get slightly warm.

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When the Shark WANDWAC WV201 is in the charging dock, their combined physical dimensions are (L x W x H) 4.1 x 8.1 x 15.2 inches (~10.4 x 20.6 x 38.6 cm) allowing the user to easily position the charging dock permanently on the location where it doesn't interfere with the daily activities, but the vacuum itself may be easily reached when required - very important when vacuuming in emergencies.

Despite being small, compact and lightweight unit, 120 W motor in combination with Multi-Surface Pet Tool allows the user to pick up and clean pet hair and other types of stubborn dirt from different surfaces like sofas, pet beds, car interiors, upholstery, stairs etc.

For more reviews and recommendations, check Shark WANDWAC WV201 Cordless Handheld Vacuum Amazon link (link opens in the new window).


Additional Shark Vacuum Cleaner Models

Shark manufactures broad range of vacuum cleaner, and it is rather hard to list 'just' 10 of them which are able to clean pet hair and other similar dirt (lint, fibers, human hair etc.) from most common surfaces found at homes, apartments, cars etc.

So, here are another 5 models that we think are worth mentioning - to say the least :)

11. Shark DuoClean NV803 Powered Lift-Away Speed Upright Vacuum

shark nv803 1Shark DuoClean NV803 Powered Lift-Away Speed is rather versatile convertible upright vacuum cleaner featuring DuoClean main cleaner head, Powered Lift-Away design and Anti-Allergen Complete Seal technology.

Shark DuoClean NV803 Powered Lift-Away Speed physical dimensions (LxWxH) are 11.8 x 11.9 x 46.1 inches (~30 x 30.2 x 117 cm) and it weighs 'just' 14.5 pounds (6.56 kg) - we say 'just', considering the size, strength and features of the NV803 unit.

Shark DuoClean NV803 is rated at 1150 watts (~9.5 Amps) and is powered with 30 feet (~9.2 m) long power cord. Cleaning path is 8.5 inches (~21.6 cm) wide.

Dirt bin capacity is 0.9 quarts which is enough for most cleaning tasks at homes.

Air filters include pre-motor foam and felt filter, and post-motor HEPA filter. Air filtration is excellent and NV803 captures at least 99.99% of 0.3 microns or larger dirt particles.

As a Powered Lift-Away vacuum, Shark DuoClean NV803 may be used in upright vacuum mode, Lift-Away mode and in canister vacuum mode, with the caddy being sold separately.

Additional cleaning tools include Pet Multi-Tool, Duster Crevice Tool, Under-Appliance Wand, and Pet Power Brush. Also, NV803 comes with Accessory Bag.

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Shark DuoClean NV803 Powered Lift-Away Speed upright vacuum is excellent unit, relatively lightweight, featuring good suction and cleaning tools able to clean even the toughest and deeply embedded dirt, pet hair included.

However, it doesn't have self-cleaning brushroll and in this class of vacuums there are other models that do feature such main cleaner head (AZ1002, ZU62, ZU561 etc.).

Other than that, it is really versatile and popular model - if you don't mind the fact that NV803 lacks Zero-M or similar self-cleaning brushroll and especially if you find it on sale, consider it as your next main home vacuum cleaner.

For more reviews and recommendations, check Shark DuoClean NV803 Powered Lift-Away Speed Upright Vacuum Amazon link (link opens in the new window).


12. SharkFLEX DuoClean HV391 Corded Ultra-Light Upright Vacuum

shark hv391 1SharkFLEX DuoClean HV391 is 2-in-1 corded, bagless vacuum cleaner, intended to be used as an ultra-light stick vacuum cleaner or as a powerful, yet compact handheld unit.

SharkFLEX DuoClean HV391 is designed to be used as the main vacuum cleaner in small to medium homes and apartments, or as a second vacuum cleaner in large homes and apartments

SharkFLEX DuoClean HV391 comes with several Shark's cleaning technologies, including MultiFLEX Technology, Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology, DuoClean Technology, Noise Reduction Technology and Active-Glide Technology.

In the stick/upright mode, physical dimensions of the Shark HV391 are 49 x 10.125 x 9.375 inches (~124.5 x 25.7 x 23.8 cm) and it weighs 9.8 pounds (~4.45 kg).

Transparent dirt cup feature capacity of ~0.45 liters and is large enough for most quick cleanups. Dirt cup is easily emptied directly into the trashcan.

Power controls include three settings:

- '0' Power Off: unit is turned off,

- '1' Bare Floors: unit is turned on and the brushrolls spin slowly.

- '2' Carpets: unit is turned on and the brushrolls spin at the maximum speed.

Power cord is 30 feet (~9.2 m) long, ensuring long cleaning reach using just one wall power socket.

Shark HV391 is powered by 600 W (~5 Amps) motor providing good suction.

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Additional cleaning tools include Pet Multi-Tool, Duster Crevice Tool and MultiFLEX Under-Appliance Wand. Also, Shark HV391 comes with an Accessory Bag.

SharkFLEX DuoClean HV391 is popular and versatile convertible vacuum cleaner, and thanks to the available cleaning tools, it is also capable of picking up pet hair and similar stubborn dirt.

Just its DuoClean main cleaner head doesn't feature Zero-M or any similar self-cleaning technology.

For more reviews and recommendations, check SharkFLEX DuoClean HV391 Corded Ultra-Light Upright Vacuum Amazon link (link opens in the new window).


13. Shark ION P50 (IC162) Powered Lift-Away Cordless Upright Vacuum

shark ion p50 ic162 1Shark ION P50 (IC162) Powered Lift-Away Cordless Upright Vacuum is bagless, cordless, convertible vacuum cleaner, featuring several Shark's cleaning technologies, not often found is a single unit.

Shark ION P50 (IC162) is cordless unit powered by 8-cell 28.8 volts lithium ion battery and rated at 260 watts.

Unit comes with ION Power Charging Cable and ION Power Pack Charging Dock/Cradle allowing the user to charge the battery directly or while the unit is being stored.

In upright mode, Shark ION P50 (IC162) weighs 12 pounds (~5.44 kg), and its physical dimensions (L x W x H) are 10.2 X 12.5 X 44.8 inches (~26 x 32 x 114 cm).

Cleaning path width is 10 inches (25.4 cm), helping the user to clean large area rather quickly.

Shark ION P50 (IC162) features flexible 6 feet (~1.83 m) long cleaning hose and the cleaning wand, allowing the user to clean both floors and elevated surfaces.

As Powered Lift-Away vacuum, Shark ION P50 (IC162) comes with detachable Lift-Away Pod weighing 5.42 pounds (~2.45 kg).

Additional cleaning tools include Duster Crevice Tool, Dusting Brush, and Upholstery Tool, ensuring thorough cleaning of various surfaces like sofas, beds, car interiors, pet beds, stairs etc.

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Controls of the Shark ION P50 (IC162) include Power Button, Surface Selector, and Suction Selector, allowing the user to set the unit as required.

Dirt cup capacity is 0.54 dry quarts and is large enough for most cleanups - it could be, perhaps, larger ...

Shark ION P50 (IC162) features excellent air filtration - unit is able to capture at least 99.99% of 0.3 microns or larger particles. All air filters are washable, decreasing the maintenance costs.

As pet vacuum cleaner, Shark ION P50 (IC162) is excellent unit, except that its main cleaner head doesn't feature any self-cleaning technology and that not many users require such unit - cordless Powered Lift-Away vacuum.

But, if you do require such unit, Shark ION P50 (IC162) may be of great help in keeping your home safe and more pleasant to live in.

For more reviews and recommendations, check Shark ION P50 (IC162) Powered Lift-Away Cordless Upright Vacuum Amazon link (link opens in the new window).


14. Shark IF251 IONFlex DuoClean Cordless Ultra-Light Vacuum

shark ionflex 2x duoclean 1Shark IF251 IONFlex DuoClean Cordless Ultra-Light Vacuum is convertible 2-in-1 cordless, bagless vacuum cleaner.

Shark IF251 IONFlex DuoClean is very similar to Shark F80 (IF281) MultiFLEX with the main differences being color, improved motor on F80 (IF281), the list of available cleaning tools and attachmetns and few other minor details. Other than that, these are two almost identical units.

Shark IF251 IONFlex features DuoClean main cleaner head with no self-cleaning technology. While it does excellent cleaning on various types of floors, it require more maintenance when compared with DuoClean main cleaner head with Zero-M or similar self-cleaning technology.

Shark IF251 also comes with 2 batteries, it is rated at 300 watts, weighs 8.7 pounds, and features dirt cup of 0.3 quarts.

Shark IF251 IONFlex DuoClean comes with Duster Crevice Tool, Pet Multi-Tool and Anti-Allergen Dust Brush.

If you are looking for a well balanced, 2-in-1 cordless vacuum, and you don't mind the lack of brushroll self-cleaning technology, consider Shark IF251 IONFlex DuoClean, especially when found on sale - it is affordable unit that does its job well.

For more reviews and recommendations, check Shark IF251 IONFlex DuoClean Cordless Ultra-Light Vacuum Amazon link (link opens in the new window).


15. Shark Rocket HV292 Corded Hand Vac

Shark Rocket HV292 is versatile, corded, bagless vacuum cleaner. It is designed to be used as powerful handheld vacuum, for detailed cleaning of the surfaces that are hard to reach and clean with the main home vacuum cleaner.

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Shark Rocket HV292 is rated at 400 watts (~3.3 Amps) and features 15 feet (~4.6 m) long power cord. Unit weighs just 3.7 pounds (~1.7 kg) and is light enough to be used by single hand in most situations.

Shark Rocket HV292 comes with the flexible cleaning hose, crevice tool, dusting brush and TruePet mini motorized brush, allowing it to deeply clean even pet hair and similar stubborn dirt from carpets, area rugs and upholstery

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Transparent dirt cup features 0.42 dry quarts capacity which is more than large enough for most quick cleanups.

Air filtration is based on the cyclonic action, felt and foam pre-motor air filters and post-motor air filter - all filters are washable. Thus, unit features very low maintenance costs.

If you are looking for cheap and reliable corded handheld vacuum cleaner that is able to thoroughly clean rather tough messes, consider Shark Rocket HV292. Just note that its power cord (15 feet, 4.6 m) may be too short in certain situations.

For more reviews and recommendations, check Shark Rocket HV292 Corded Hand Vac Amazon link (link opens in the new window).


Bottom Line: If you are looking for a vacuum cleaner that is able to clean thoroughly pet and human hair from various surfaces from the floor to the ceiling, Shark vacuums are good choice.

These models differ in design, rated power, energy source, available cleaning attachments, size, weight, price etc. so be sure to choose according to your own needs and personal preferences.