Shark Apex DuocleanMan, was I excited when I got an email asking if we had any interest in reviewing the Shark APEX DuoClean Zero-M Powered Lift-Away Upright Vacuum. After years of hearing how great Sharks were, I was excited to finally review one.Thanks to reader contributions to the following blog posts:
- Best Vacuums for Ragdoll Cat Hair According to Ragdoll Cat Owners
- Best Vacuum for Long-Haired Cat Hair: According to Ragdoll Cat Owners
Unboxing Video:The Shark APEX DuoClean Zero-M Powered Lift-Away Upright Vacuum is heavier than my Oreck - by itself my Oreck weighs 8 lbs, whereas the Shark weighs 16 lbs., and of course, both weigh more as you pick up more debris and hair. However, over time, I got used to the heavier Shark and appreciated the greater arm work out.This Shark vacuum has three special functions:
- DuoClean® - which is a dual brushroll system that deep cleans carpets and delivers a polished look on hard floors.
- Zero-M™ - a technology that actively removes hair wrap from the brushroll so you don’t have to.
- Powered Lift-Away® - offers 3 ways to clean - upright mode for powerful floor and carpet cleaning, remove the canister and extend your reach with a motorized cleaner head brush or the above-floor mode which allows for heightened portability to clean above the floor.
Things I love about this Shark vacuum:
- LOVE the light on the front of the Shark. It shows cat hair between things like my oven and my cabinets.
- It gets under my cabinets in my kitchen unlike my Oreck.
- Love the ability to release the canister from the wand.
- How it gets litter scatter in one pass - I don't have to do multiple passes to get it - as you can see in the review video below. And that the litter scatter doesn't spit out in different directions as I vacuum.
- So far, after 5 weeks of vacuuming there is no hair wrap (except for on the motorized pet brush accessory - which I show in the review video below)
- It maneuvers really easily on tile, hardwoods and carpets while maintaining powerful suction.
Product Review Video:
AccessoriesI am not used to an upright vacuum having accessories. I am not sure which accessories come standard, as I think we got a few extras including:
- Anti-Allergen Dust Brush
- 12" Crevice Tool
- Shark Motorized Pet Tool
- Upholstery Tool
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We received the Shark Apex vacuum for review from the manufacturer. Receiving the free product and the review fee did not influence this honest post.Check out our other cat product reviews.