Shark APEX DuoClean Zero-M Powered Lift-Away Upright Vacuum Product Review

Shark APEX DuoClean Zero-M Powered Lift-Away Upright Vacuum Product Review P1010946

Shark Apex Duoclean

Man, 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: I learned how great Shark vacuums are. As you can see in our unboxing video below, it was fairly simple to put together and each piece snaps into place, so you know it’s firmly attached, which is nice.

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. Shark APEX DuoClean Zero-M Powered Lift-Away Upright Vacuum Product Review P1010941 This Shark vacuum has three special functions: Shark Apex Zero M Duo Clean Powered Lift Away Technologies Shark Apex Brush Roll Underside
  • 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.
  • Shark Apex Brush Roll Underside
    Shark Apex Brush Roll Underside Spinning

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.
The waste canister is super easy to remove and empty, as I show in the review video. Although it has Advanced Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology + HEPA filter, it is still a bagless vacuum, so when you empty it dust and allergens can fly anywhere.  So those with severe allergies might not like this one. That’s probably my biggest problem with it – that it’s bagless.  I wish it had bags.  I learned long ago the importance of a bagged vacuum, especially if you ever get fleas in your house. It has noise reduction technology – which means that it is tuned to reduce noise and soften pitch – you can hear in the videos how loud it is. Height and Weight 11.2” L X 12.2” W X 46” H | 16lbs

Product Review Video:


I 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
I used the Shark Motorized Pet Tool and the nozzle the most.  Many praised the Shark Motorized Pet Tool on YouTube and it’s nice – but I probably wouldn’t buy it – I would rather just use my Lilly Brush and then maybe the upholstery tool. The 12″ Crevice Tool was my favorite – as you might have seen in the review video posted above – I LOVED the LED light that lights up when you remove the extension hose to use the accessory tools and the crevice tool was perfect for getting into those hard to reach places. It has a 90-Day Money Back Guarantee as well as a 5-year VIP Warranty. I am pumped we got this vacuum to review, as we will be keeping it to continue to use it in our home – it’s a keeper for sure!

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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.
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Hi, I’m Jenny Dean, creator of Floppycats! Ever since my Aunt got the first Ragdoll cat in our family, I have loved the breed. Inspired by my childhood Ragdoll cat, Rags, I created Floppycats to connect, share and inspire other Ragdoll cat lovers around the world,

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  1. Brendalynn Lapekes Eustice says:

    Thanks for doing this review, Jenny! Based on your review, I am now the proud owner of this vacuum as well!

  2. Meredith Gurr says:

    Charlie is the purrfect model sitting on top of the box. Pawesome!

    1. yes, he is a great helper with my product reviews =)

  3. Dana Rodriguez says:

    Very nice review. I have an older Shark and I LOVE IT! They are the best brand I have tried ..especially when it comes to picking up cat hair. Happy Holidays Jenny!

  4. SUPER FABULOUS & PAWESOME PRODUCT REVIEW POST (PICS & VIDEOS), Jenny! WOW!!! AMAZING VACUUM! I’m SOLD!! I’m always on the lookout for The Perfect Vacuum but have yet to find that elusive item! Looks like this Shark just may be IT!!! But, it’s very pricey for my budget so I have added it to my Wish List and will save my money! 🙂 <3

    Brilliant job detailing the features and performance! Great job, honey. Thank you soooo very much for all the great info and your hard work to make these videos!! 🙂 <3

    Big hugs & lots of love & Happy Holidays!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3

    1. it really is cool. i will continue to use it and see how it goes.

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