Shark is one of the brands that have been developed by Euro-Pro Operating, LLC in order to provide easy to use products that make every day cleaning easier for the consumer. Shark mops and vacuums are lightweight and efficient so that you can keep your house looking clean in less time and with minimal effort. Shark makes both upright vacuums, cordless uprights, and cordless hand held vacuums so that you can address any kind of mess in your house.
Shark Upright Vacuum
The two Shark upright vacuums pictured above have at least on feature in common and that is that they both use Shark’s No Loss of Suction Technology. This patented technology allows the dirt and debris that is sucked in through the vacuum to be pulled away from the filter in order to avoid clogs and any loss of suction. Continuous suction will ensure that you pick up everything in your path without leaving crumbs or pieces behind like you do with many vacuums if you are not able to maintain suction.
The two upright vacuums, while similar in name, also have many differences. First, the Navigator Lift Away has swivel steering so that it is easier to maneuver than the Navigator as well as most traditional vacuums. The Navigator does not have the same maneuverability, but it does come equipped with smooth glide wheels so that it can run smoothly over all kinds of floor surfaces.
The second important difference is that the Navigator has two unique motor systems so that you can use it on carpeted surfaces as well as hard floor surfaces. When running the Shark Navigator on hard surfaces you can turn off the rolling brushes to avoid damaging the floor surface.
The Shark Navigator Lift Away has a detachable canister so that you have some portable cleaning ability. That makes it easier to clean upholstery and hard to reach places. The Navigator has some included accessory attachments for this purpose such as a twenty four inch crevice tool and a premium pet power brush for removing stubborn pet hair from upholstery.
The Shark Navigator Lift Away also comes equipped with Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology. This means that 99.99% of the dust captured stays inside the vacuum. Consumers with allergy problems will appreciate this feature because often times, running a vacuum stirs up a lot of dust that starts a sneezing attack or creates problems with watery eyes.
Shark Upright Cordless Sweepers
Ultra-light weight and convenient the Shark VX63 2 in 1 cordless hand and stick vac is the perfect partner for prepping the floor before using the shark steam mop. With its powerful suction it effectively picks up dirt, hair and food particles from hard floor surfaces and low pile carpet. Extremely versatile this 2 in 1 vacuum becomes a powerful hand vac with a crevice feature that is perfect for corners and tight spaces. As a stick vac, with shark swivel steering, a motorized brush and powerful suction it is perfect for both bare floors and carpets. The removable battery charges anywhere and the telescopic handle adjusts to different heights. Accessories included are rechargeable battery, battery charger and foam filters.
Cordless Shark VX3 floor cleaner combines the power of a vacuum with the convenience and maneuverability of a broom. Pick up heavy-duty messes including food, glass, nails, cat litter and more. Folding “backsaver” handle lets you reach under furniture without bending over. Effective on vinyl, tile, hardwood (won’t scratch), and carpeted floors. Side brush works along walls, dirt collects in a large capacity “no touch” removable tray. Weighs only four pounds and is ultra quiet. Included rechargeable battery lasts up to 50-minute -clean your whole house in a single charge.Features include:13 inch Motorized Brush Roll sweeps any size/type of debris into an easy to empty dust cup3 speed settings: Floor, Carpet, Turbo for superior cleaning on hard floors and carpetNo Touch Dust Cup effortlessly empties at the push of a buttonFolding Handle allows easy access to hard-to-reach places without bending over50 minutes of cleaning time on a single chargePatented Wall Hugging Technology(TM) with a motorized side brush that grabs dirt along wallsEasy to maneuver with our patented Swivel SteeringEasy reach a low profile and long reach makes it easy to get under furnitureMeasures approximately 13 by 12 by 42 inches Includes retail packaging
There are two products by Shark that fit into the category of upright cordless sweepers. The first is the Shark Cordless Stik Vac. This product is great for cleaning on both carpets and hard floor surfaces. There are two brush speeds so that you can switch from one to the other with a push of a button. For a cordless machine, there is an incredible amount of suction and it is quite effective at picking up hair, ground in dirt, and spills of larger pieces of food.
The handle of the Stik Vac is telescopic which means that when it is convenient for you, you can lower the handle and convert the Stik Vac into a handheld vacuum. In its handheld form, you can use the Stik Vac on upholstery or stairs. Since it only weighs six pounds, it is quite portable and easy to move around with. It even comes with a crevice tool that is stored on the unit for use in the seams of your furniture. When it is in the upright position, the swivel steering makes it easy to maneuver the vacuum around any obstacles like furniture. It is almost as maneuverable as the Swivel Sweeper G2.
This vacuum will run for about fifteen minutes before needing to be recharged again. The initial charge of the rechargeable batteries that power the Shark Stik Vac takes twenty four hours. Shark recommends that you fully charge and then fully discharge the vacuum cleaner three times in the beginning in order to get top performance out of your batteries. Shark also recommends that you fully discharge and charge for twenty four hours about once a month to get the longest life out of your batteries as possible. The included rechargeable batteries should last between twelve and sixteen months if you use the machine an average of four time per week.
The Shark Cordless Floor and Carpet Cleaner is a somewhat similar machine. It uses a brush and dust cup rather than a dust canister. No do not have to handle the dust cup at all though because it empties with the touch of a button. The motorized brush has settings for both carpet and hard floors. Just like the other cordless vacuum, this upright sweeper is lightweight and comes equipped with swivel steering for easy handling.
The handle on the floor and carpet sweeper is something special because it has a hinge in the middle that lowers the upper part of the handle down at an angle so that you can roll the sweeper under pieces of furniture, etc.. Shark calls this innovation the Backsaver folding handle. Another Shark patented feature is the wall hugging technology that includes a motorized side brush to collect dust and debris from along the walls.
The main advantage of this model over the Stik Vac is that you get about fifty minutes of cleaning time before you need to recharge the batteries. Maximizing battery life on the Shark Cordless Floor and Carpet Cleaner is the same as with other cordless products. The initial charge should be for at least twenty four hours. You should completely discharge before charging again and you should be sure to completely discharge the unit once a month.
Shark Handheld Vacuums
Handheld vacuums are an important cleaning tool to have around the house, especially If you have pets that shed on your furniture. The Shark Cordless Pet Perfect Hand Vac and the Shark Cordless Pet Perfect II Hand Vac are both excellent pieces of cleaning equipment with many admirable features. First, both have powerful batteries that allow a superior amount of suction in order to pick up pet hair that clings to upholstery and ground in dirt stains. However, the Pet Perfect II with it s18 volt battery has about 35% more power than the Pet Perfect with a 15.6 volt battery. Both units have removable and washable filters so you will always have your machine with the most powerful suction possible. There are no bags to throw away, but rather a bagless dust cup. The only other notable difference is that the Shark Pet Perfect II Hand Vac has a wall mounting system and a rubberized grip for easy access and storage and more comfortable handling.