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100% truly recommend this vacuum!
Purchased on the 29/05/2021. I researched upright vacuums via my CHOICE membership and I decided on the Shark because of the additional features it offered as well as the availability in stores. Good Points: Easy to use. Great Suction and cleaning capability. Easy to disassemble. Easy to convert from Upright to a Hand-Held. Easy change from Hard floors to Carpet (slide of switch on the handle). Washable HEPA filter, I wash it in laundry detergent and when vacuuming you get a lovely smell. Availability of spare parts online via the Shark website. Bad Points: It makes me want to vacuum every day and the amount of Dirt/Dust it picks up is embarrassing LOL! 100% truly recommend this vacuum!
Purchased in May 2021 at Harvey Norman for $499.00.
We needed a new vacuum after finding our old Miele was no longer cutting it (we had used powdered carpet cleaner and it was barely shifting any of it). I hadn't heard of Shark before but after reading a (brutal) review on a Dyson model where the user chose a Shark instead, I did some research and liked what I found.
This vacuum is superb. It's sturdily made and easy to handle - though it is slightly heavy, so may be difficult for those with joint inflammation or muscle weakness in the hands/wrists/forearms. So many of the parts are detachab...le in different configurations allowing you to get into nooks and crannies, and even up into high places to do curtains etc. The bagless release is easy to use and fits nicely into a standard bin bag, so no bloom of dirt and dust. Carpet mode doesn't overwork the carpet pile and hardwood mode doesn't stick to the lino if it lifts a little - the brush roller is always in motion rather than being a static bar of bristles like in some vacuum heads. I have nothing but positive points to make. I would recommend this to anyone.
Purchased at Harvey Norman.
Amazing!! This actually makes me want to vacuum!
Easy to use. Amazing suction on carpet and tiles. I had thought my house was clean but in one room it filled with the amount of dust. Gross but AMAZING!
Purchased in May 2021 for $599.00.
Your floors arent clean if you dont have a Shark!
I have bought numerous vacuums over the last few years - i have 2 dogs with short hair which im constantly picking up! Was going to get the Dyson but after reading reviews for the Shark, i was sold. THANK GOD i went with the Shark - honestly, your carpet & floors are not clean if you dont have a Shark!
Just bought a new house & have not used one of the bedrooms since moving in 6 months ago. Ive just been in there with Sharky & it was literally pulling out dog hair from the previous owner! Thats how powerful the suction is. Its THE BEST vac ive ever used, HANDS DOWN! Makes me want to vac every single day!
I have both hard wood & carpeted floors
Purchased in April 2021 for $400.00.
Amazing price and great quality
Performs great on high pile rugs and tiles, you can put the power head on the end of the hose and have extra power in those hard to reach areas. The suction is as good as a Dyson for a fraction of the price.
Purchased in February 2021 at Kogan.com for $499.00.
Have been using it on Tiles and Carpet for about 10 days now (multiple times, yes I may have become obsessed with this vacuum!).
I've never felt a vacuum be so strong on my carpet (in a good way) where you can see all the dust come right out of it. It's amazing!
On Tiles it's also fantastic and doesn't leave anything to chance.
Getting to the hard to reach areas is so easy once you Lift Away the main compartment.
The size of the head is perfect and fits in all the areas where i've had issues in the past and even broke a vacuum head because of...those areas where the head got stuck and wouldn't come out. The brush-cleaning feature is also amazing and can see all the hair not getting caught at all (we have two Pomeranians) and making its way to the bucket. Bucket emptying is also a breeze and there's literally no dust push back when you dump it in the bin.
Purchased in December 2020 at Kogan.com for $495.00.
No more hair wrapped around the brush roller!
Shark advertise a “self-cleaning brushroll”, which as a long-term Dyson owner I found hard to believe. Having to pull apart the vacuum head after every use to unwrap the hairs collected from the two ladies in the household has been part of the regular routine with all of my previous vacuum cleaners. Yet I’ve been using the NZ801 for over a month now (almost daily), yet there’s still not a single hair trapped in the roller– it actually works as advertised!
This unit comes in a lot of pieces that need to be assembled together – a job I gave my...6 year old daughter, which she did pretty easily. It’s quite an unusual looking design, but includes a number of nifty features. Being a mains-powered device obviously means you are tethered to a power point, but it comes with a fairly long cord that wraps neatly around the side (and the hook holding it twists around to instantly let the coil of cord drop off all at once). It’s also quite heavy – noticeably so when the main unit itself is attached to the head in the “upright” configuration. I found that in doing the majority of my floors I preferred to remove this and hold it in one hand, leaving me with just the powered head and wand in the other. Unfortunately the main unit doesn’t have wheels on it – which would have made given it quite a bit more manoeuvrability in this configuration, but I found it easy enough to carry. Noise wise I found it to be quieter than the Dyson cordless, especially since it doesn’t carry the high-pitched whine of the “Dyson Digital” (brushless) motor – it carries a significantly lower note that doesn’t annoy my youngest child nearly as much. I particularly appreciated just how easy the bin is to empty, even with a container full of long hair that it ahd collected. My Dyson would always end up with these wrapped around the middle of turbine inside the dust bin, meaning that I’d have to physically pull them off every time I was emptying it (which just adds to the “ewww” of having to clear hair from the brush rollers as well). In the Shark, once you remove the dust bin correctly and press the release, ALL of the dust simply falls out leaving nothing behind – this is at least partly due to the clever shape of the bin which has sloped sides and nothing else inside for hair and debris to catch on.
Purchased in October 2020.
It bites the dust... in a good way.
I'm going to come right out and say it.... why would you spend big money on a "big brand" vacuum when you could just go and get this Shark. I liked everything about it. Except maybe the name. They really might want to rethink the name . I mean, when I think "shark", I kinda think of a dodgy salesman. Just saying.
Aaaaanyway.... I have had some pretty great vacuums over the years, but this one really surprised me. I considered getting one last time I had to replace a vacuum cleaner, and now I wish I had. But I didn't. Don't judge me.
Purchased in September 2020.
Shark Duo - The Astounding Vacuum Cleaner
The Shark Duo NZ801 proved to be quite a surprise for my wife, who considers herself somewhat of an expert and connoisseur of vacuum cleaners. She owns six heavy duty vacuum cleaners - two Bosch ones, two Electrolux ones and two Dysons - since we live in a large multi-storey, multi-living area, five-bedroom house with a Ragdoll cat that sheds an unbelievable amount of white fur everywhere, and it is easier for her to have vacuum cleaners around the house zones. She also has two stick vacuum cleaners for quick jobs, a Dyson and a Ko...
Purchased in September 2020.
Solid unit with great suction
Once I read the instructions and learned how it goes together I appreciated the logic in the releases, and it snaps together well and comes apart easily/elegantly.
It's a fairly big and powerful unit; was a bit worried it'd take effort to move about but thanks to the flexible swivel head it's surprisingly maneuverable and easy to steer around (helps that I'm a big and powerful unit also though). Possibly a bit heavy for lifting up and down stairs although that wouldn't worry me as I like the reassurance of a powerful vac.
The main reason I buy ...
Great vac and I'm very impressed!
We bough this to replace our ageing Bissell healthy home which was a great vac but were having to replace too many parts and was too heavy for my wife to push around. At the time of purchase I couldn't find many reviews of this particular model NZ801 (maybe I didn't look hard enough) and I ended up buying a slightly different model from what I thought I was getting, the NV801. They are different machines. Shark make it so hard as different models are allocated different model numbers depending on where they are sold and to which retailers. My ...fault, I guess (buyer beware). I should have been more careful, but its something to be wary of, especially as they look very similar. The main reason I wanted the NV801, as opposed to the NZ801, was the ease of removing the brush roller for cleaning (NV801 is removed from the top, NZ801 unfortunately not). We currently have a Dyson cordless V6 (SV03 or MD3-AU) and I'm so frikin tired of taking it apart to clean it, I really, really dislike how easily and often it gets blocked. However, I digress, this is a review of the Shark, and i'll tell you what I love about it. I haven't had to clean or remove the brush roller once since I've had it (around 6 weeks), even with two long haired women and a very hairy dog and cat in the house. With the Dyson it was a bi-weekly chore. So far, the reason I wanted the NV801 hasn't really mattered as the NZ801 does an excellent job at cleaning the brush roller, there's been no need to remove it to clean it. The head swivels (like aforementioned brand) which is good for maneuverability. It has adjustable suction, so if its hard to move on long pile carpet the air flow can be adjusted to aid maneuverability. The bin is easy and clean to empty, the filters are washable, it has a reasonably long cord, replacement parts are reasonably priced, its light, it has lights! and its pretty quiet . Now the negative (and so far there aren't many); the hose could be longer, its a bit top heavy, so you have to be careful or it will tip over and damage your walls (however its much lighter and less painful on your head than my Bissell), it is significantly narrower than both my Bissell and Dyson vacs and when I first opened it I thought wow "this is small" ( I didn't actually look at on in a shop). If I had, I may not have bought it, It means a few more passes over the floor but for me its not that big a deal and now that iv'e used it it wouldn't stop me buying another one. Being narrow also has its positives and negatives. It fits between chair legs easily but means more passes over larger areas. However, given that I don't need to clean it every day is a very small price to pay and is an absolute winner for me!! This model doesn't come with a power head and the plastic ball joint thing that's meant to hold the hose to the chassis doesn't even pretend to work, maybe i'm missing something. However, It does a great job of cleaning our tiles and carpet and given our 6 weeks use, I would definitely recommend it.
Questions & Answers
It will work fantastically and yes, you can alter the suction, it has a suction control valve. It is absolutely brilliant, you won't regret it.
We have recently renovated our house and have high pile carpet which is just beautiful but I fear the shark might be too powerful to push over the carpet. Can anyone please provide me with their review of high pile and the shark and if you can alter the suction if it is too much.
Hi Leesa, I have just seen your post. I had the same question, I spent hours looking and found a a review on you tube of a woman with every length carpet including shag pile that she was nervous going over. She reduced the air volume and it did not cause any damage. Seing it work on every possible type of carpet and floor, I ordered one straight away.
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