Compare Shark Duoclean upright vacuum cleaner

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Compare Shark Duoclean upright vacuum cleaner

Introduction

Shark Duoclean upright vacuum cleaner is Shark latest innovation, after the success of Shark Rotator and Shark Navigator series. The Shark Duoclean corded upright vacuum cleaners have a total of 11 models which are divided into 4 main groups based on differences in features, weight, filtration and dust cup capacity. This article will discuss the differences between them so you can pick the best upright vacuum cleaner Shark that fits your home.

Four series Shark Duoclean vacuum

  • Shark APEX DuoClean Powered Lift-Away Vacuum series (AX950, AX951, AX952)
  • Shark APEX DuoClean Powered Lift-Away Speed Vacuum series (AX912)
  • Shark DuoClean Powered Lift-Away Vacuum series (NV831, NV835)
  • Shark DuoClean Powered Lift-Away Speed Vacuum series (NV800, NV800W, NV801, NV803, UV810)

Why they are called Duoclean

Duoclean technology from Shark refers to the brush design. While most of the upright vacuum cleaners on the market are very powerful in suction, they might fail to remove the embedded dirt and pet hair on carpets and rugs due to the lack of sufficient brushing activities. Therefore, Shark has revolved in their vacuum brush design by using a hard bristle brush to remove the pet hair from carpets and a soft roller for picking up the bigger particles. This technology allows the upright vacuum to perform on multiple surfaces without losing suction.
shark duoclean brush design

Shark’s other technologies in Duoclean in upright vacuum series

Powered Lift-Away is the ability to remove the canister out of the vacuum body for more flexibility to clean under furniture. This design is a new concept that is first seen on Shark vacuum, followed by Hoover. Compared with Dyson Cinnetic Ball vacuum, it is much more flexible for you to clean areas under TV stand, nightstand or bed.

shark powered lift away technology

APEX technology is the improved design of the wheels that allow the vacuum to transverse from carpets to floors without losing suction.

Advanced Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology is trapped dust and allergens are trapped, emitting 10x fewer particles than HEPA standards required.

shark apex advanced filter

Differences of Shark APEX Duoclean, Shark APEX Duoclean Speed, Shark Duoclean and Shark Duoclean Speed

Shark APEX DuoClean Powered Lift-Away Vacuum series

The Shark APEX Duoclean models are known as the most advanced upright vacuum (corded) from Shark. This line is optimized in many aspects to resolve common troubles when using an upright vacuum cleaner. For example, the use of latest noise reduction technology in Shark APEX DuoClean allows you to use the vacuum quietly compared with the top rated upright model on the market.

Second, Shark APEX Duoclean resolves the losing suction issue when dealing with thick carpets and rugs. This model uses APEX – active glide technology (patented by Shark) allows the vacuum to move smoothly on the carpets and transverse between carpets and bare floors without losing suction.

Third, Shark APEX Duoclean allows you to clean under furniture easily by the Lift-Away canister, meaning that you can release the dust canister from the machine to turn the machine into a stick so that it can clean in hard-to-reach areas effortlessly. This feature is a phenomenon and Shark has applied this technology into all of its latest corded upright vacuum cleaners. Recently, Hoover also has a similar design with such portable canister on Hoover REACT full-size upright models. This feature is beneficial if you have a lot of furniture such as the bed, table, nightstand…at home (Dyson cinnetic ball vac does not have this feature)

Fourth, the Shark APEX duoclean uses a different air filter system called Advanced Anti-Allergen Complete Sealed Technology which will capture all of 99.9% of the dust in the bin (at the size down to 0.3 microns) and 10X more than standard HEPA filter technology. This air filtration level is the highest among all of the brands, which is higher than Hoover REACT upright parameter ( the size bigger than 0.5 microns) or Dyson V8 HEPA upright cordless stick vacuum (size down to 0.3 microns).

Shark APEX DuoClean Powered Lift-Away Speed Vacuum series (AX912)

This Shark APEX Duoclean Speed upright vacuum is the compact version of the above series where it retains all of the benefits, features but it reduces the machine size and weight so that the vacuum is much lighter (10%). This unit is much better if you are woman or old person so that you do not have to spend much labor when maneuvering the machine around.

Because it is a compact version, you might expect it will have a smaller dust bin. Specifically,

  • The Shark APEX duoclean has a brush width of and a 1.5 dry quarts dustbin tank, 16.3 lbs
  • The Shark APEX duoclean speed model has a brush width of and a 0.9 dry quarts dustbin tank, 14.8 lbs

Shark DuoClean Powered Lift-Away Vacuum series (NV831, NV835)

This series is similar to the Shark APEX Duoclean but it lacks the below benefits

  • Active glide technology
  • Noise reduction technology

However, it is cheaper than the APEX series therefore if you just don’t mind the casual noise of a powerful vacuum then the Shark Duoclean series will save you the money as the rest of this series is the same with Shark APEX.

Shark DuoClean Powered Lift-Away Speed Vacuum series (NV800, NV800W, NV801, NV803, UV810)

This is the first Duoclean upright vacuum and it is very similar to the Shark Duoclean series with the compact size and dustbin (0.9 dry quarts vs 1.5 dry quarts).

Comparison table of Shark APEX Duoclean and other Shark Duoclean upright vacuum cleaners

comparisonShark APEX DuoClean Powered Lift-Away VacuumShark APEX DuoClean Powered Lift-Away Speed VacuumShark DuoClean Powered Lift-Away VacuumShark DuoClean Powered Lift-Away Speed Vacuum
modelAX950, AX951, AX952AX912NV831, NV835NV800, NV800W, NV801, NV803, UV810
BenefitsShark most advanced full-size upright model
Deep clean on carpets, rugs, bare floors
Noise reduction, Sealed air HEPA filter
detachable canister
Active Glide technology: Smooth maneuverability on floors & carpets without loosing suction

compact version of the full size Apex Duoclean models
10% lighter with full features as APEX DuoClean Powered Lift-Away Vacuum
full-size upright vacuum with deep cleaning carpets, rugs, bare floors
Sealed air HEPA filter
Detachable canister
Similar features with Shark DuoClean Powered Lift-Away Vacuum but lighter in weight (15% lighter)
Dimensions12 x 9.8 x 46 inches12 x 11 x 46.5 inches12.2 x 10.6 x 47.2 inches11.8 x 11.9 x 46.1 inches
Weight16.3 lbs14.8 lbs.17.1 lbs14.5 lbs
Accessories (varied by model number)Onboard Deep Cleaning Motorized Pet Tool
MultiFLEX Under-Appliance Wand
Anti-Allergen Dust Brush
Pet Multi-Tool
Duster Crevice Tool
Accessory Bag
MultiFLEX Under-Appliance Wand
Anti-Allergen Dust Brush
Pet Multi-Tool
Duster Crevice Tool
Duster Crevice Tool
Pet Multi-Tool
Pet Power Brush
Mini Motorized Brush
Pet Multi-Tool
Duster Crevice Tool
Under-Appliance Wand
Mini Motorized Brush
Pet Power Brush
Flexi Crevice Tool
Precision Duster
Accessory Bag
TechnologiesPowered Lift-AwayTechnology
Active-Glide Technology
DuoClean Technology
Advanced Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology
Noise Reduction Technology

Compact upright vacuum
Powered Lift-AwayTechnology
Active-Glide Technology
DuoClean Technology
Advanced Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology
Noise Reduction Technology
Powered Lift-Away Technology
DuoClean Technology
Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology
Compact upright vacuum
Powered Lift-Away Technology
DuoClean Technology
Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology
Dust capacity1.5 dry quarts0.9 dry quarts1.5 dry quarts0.9 dry quarts

Prices of Shark APEX Duoclean

You can check for the current price of Shark APEX Duoclean upright vacuums and other Duoclean vacuum below.

Verdicts

Shark APEX Duoclean is the most advanced full-size vacuum cleaner on the market so far. It features by the best cleaning brushes, best noise reduction, best maneuverability and best air filtration. The Shark APEX Duoclean speed is a compact version which might be beneficial when you need to move around often. Shark Duoclean satisfies demanding users in cleaning efficiency with cheaper price.

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