Can’t keep up with pet hair around the home?
I think you might like the newest pet vacuum from Shark
They recently released their new, cylinder vacuum for pet owners. It’s a slight change of pace, as most of the pet vacuums we see nowadays are usually upright.
But with a cylinder vacuum comes more power, which is good news for pet owners. You can pick up all the hair your pets shed in one simple swoop.
Besides its powerful suction, the Shark Pet Vacuum Cleaner has plenty of other amazing features, so let’s take a closer look at them.
What I’ll Cover…
- Best features
- See it in action
- What’s in the box?
- Technical specifications
- Pros & Cons
- User reviews
- Is it the right choice for you?
- Best alternatives
OK, let’s get started…
Although it’s designed with pet owners in mind, don’t let that fool you. It’s still a powerful vacuum cleaner for both hard floors and carpets and features innovative technologies.
What makes it so suitable for pet owners is the Anti-Allergen Complete Seal, which captures 99.9% of all dust and allergens inside the vacuum without releasing them back into the air.
There’s also a handy LED headlight at the front that can illuminate all the little hairs you might have missed.
Let’s start by looking at the key features at a glance:
- Dynamic technology
- Easy to use
- DuoClean floorhead
Shark’s dynamic technology is an innovative combination of 3 unique elements – powerful, lightweight, and agile. They combine to deliver a powerful and comfortable vacuuming experience in your whole home.
The pod has an astonishingly powerful suction of 175 air watts, all packed together in a very lightweight package at only 4kg. It’s very precisely engineered for streamlined movement and excellent balance.
The third part, agility, refers to the 360° pivot wheels that rotate wherever you go. They ensure the cylinder follows your exact footsteps without tipping over. It’s perfect for manoeuvring around obstacles and edges around your home, so much that you might even forget you’re carrying it behind you.
Vacuuming an entire home can be tiresome work, especially if you have lower back problems. Cleaning under sofas will either require uncomfortable bending or moving the entire thing over. But not with the innovative wand in the Shark Cylinder Pet Vacuum.
At just the touch of a button, it bends halfway through to reach and clean anywhere you need without bending. And when you’re done using the vacuum, the same wand can be folded down to create a compact storage solution that stands on its own.
Easy to use
Cylinder vacuums can often be very frustrating to use. However, Shark and their expert design team have ensured that this model is the exact opposite.
It’s one of the easiest to use vacuums of all time, especially with the 360° pivot wheels that rotate wherever you go.
The flexible wand is slim and lightweight, which means you can easily reach high ceilings and curtains.
You can also remove the wand and use just the flexible hose for vacuuming sofas and other furnishings. Just attach one of the three attachments that come with it – crevice tool, multi-surface tool, and the Anti Hair Wrap Pet Power Brush.
You can also switch between different cleaning modes all from the LED screen located on the handle, so no more bending down unnecessarily. There’s even a button for stopping the vacuum when you’re finished, which is a nice extra touch.
The large floorhead combines two signature Shark cleaning technologies, the Anti Hair Wrap and DuoClean.
The DuoClean ensures that you can easily move across different floor types. Two motorised brush rolls both work together in one single floorhead.
One is designed for deep cleaning carpets with its bristles, while the other is a soft front brush roll that picks up debris and lifts fine dust from hard floors.
But the best part about these brush rolls is that they are self-cleaning. Hair is automatically removed as you clean, preventing tangles as well as manually removing pet hair from your roll.
Here are the highlights…
- Powerful pet attachments
- Anti-Allergen Complete Seal
- 360° pivot wheels
- Flexible wand
- 5-year guarantee
- Reputable vacuuming brand
- 175 air watts
- Only 4kg
See It In Action
What’s in the box?
- 1 x Handle
- 1 x Hose
- 1 x Flexology Wand
- 1 x Cylinder Pod
- 1 x Duoclean Floor Nozzle
- 1 x Crevice Tool
- 1 x Upholstery Tool
- 1 x Anti Hair Wrap Power Tool
- Cord Length: 9m
- Floor Types: Carpet and Hardfloor
- Capacity: 1.6L
- Wattage: 880W
- Filter: Foam/Felt/HEPA
- Hose Length: 2m
- Number of Speeds: 3
- Guarantee: 5 Years
What are People Saying…?
With a 4.7 rating on Shark’s website, and a 4.5 on Amazon, it’s clear that people who’ve bought the Shark Cylinder Pet Vacuum are satisfied with their purchase.
They are most impressed by the suction power, as well as the ergonomic design with the flexible wand and the buttons on the handle.
Let’s see what one of them had to say.
I’m not a fan of cylinder vacuums and having to pull behind me a weighty vacuum but I have to say, this is as lightweight as they come without feeling cheap & plasticky, it stays on its wheels and manoeuvres comfortably around furniture. I have 2 dogs who shed an incredible amount and after one use of this vacuum my cream rug was 4 shades lighter! Can’t believe how efficient it is. – Skye
What’s the Downside…?
Negative reviews are very rare for this vacuum, but it seems like a few people have had some issues with the Anti Hair Wrap feature. Longer, human hair would sometimes get stuck and had to be removed manually. Although it wasn’t nearly as bad as with other vacuums, it still presented an issue with this user.
Whilst the anti hair wrap does work for my pets, I’ve had to remove my own, bum length hair from it, which I did expect I guess but I so wanted it not to. This was nowhere near as tight or entwined like other vacuum floor nozzles though but it’s still a pain, as I know my hair gets everywhere! – Nikki
- Powerful suction
- Flexible wand
- Ergonomic design
- Anti hair wrap technology
- Anti-Allergen Complete Seal
- Motorized floorhead
- Slightly expensive
Is it Suitable for You..?
If pet hair has become your biggest nightmare around the home, I definitely recommend the Shark Cylinder Pet Vacuum. With its incredibly powerful suction, clever design, and anti-hair wrap technology, pet hair will become a thing of the past.
It’s very easy to use and manoeuvre around the house, as well as below furniture with its flexible wand.
The bottom line…
Overall, the Shark Cylinder Pet Vacuum is an amazing product designed with great care and precision, typical of Shark.
They went all out to create such an easy-to-use cylinder vacuum, which we all know is quite rare. Their flexology wand, together with the 360° pivot wheels, make vacuuming your entire home an easy task.
The powerful suction is perfect for picking up stubborn pet hair from carpets, and the self cleaning technology ensures that you won’t have to disassemble and use scissors to cut tangled hair ever again. Good news for every pet owner.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I turn on my Cylinder?
A: You have two options. Use the button on the pod or use your LED Smart display controls on your handle. This allows you to control floor type and suction control.
Q: What is the hose length?
A: The hose length is 1.7m.
Q: How many settings does this vacuum have?
A: 3 settings – suitable for hard floor, low pile and thick carpet.