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Shark DuoClean Powered Lift-Away (NV803), Standard, Cinnamon

Overall score: 92/100

This cordless vacuum folds in half for neater storage. It comes with five tools and two batteries, which take around three and a half hours to fully charge. One can always be charging, so when the power cuts you should have back up.

GHI EXPERT VERDICT


The foldable and cordless design of this vacuum is great for those with limited storage space and the two batteries are convenient for regular use. It's a good multipurpose cleaner that has lots of useful tools and scored well in our tests.

The outcomes of larger crumb and hard floor pick-up were superb. However, it was only satisfactory at removing fine dust from carpets. So, if you’ve got carpets, hang onto a full-sized vacuum for those deeper cleans. But for those with mostly hard floors or pet owners, it's an excellent choice. Thanks to its main floor-head and the motorised pet tool, it was excellent at picking up animal hair.

We found it easy and intuitive to use, and that it manoeuvred well on all floor surfaces. Though it felt a little heavy after prolonged use. The handheld unit was quite weighty and bulky, but this only became noticeable in more confined spaces (such as car cleaning) and after using it for a long time. We also liked that the flexible wand bends, which made it easier to vacuum under low furniture and helped those who generally struggle to bend down.


KEY SPECIFICATIONS


  • Bagged or Bagless: Bagless
  • Capacity: 0.33 litres
  • Running Time: 60 minutes
  • Charging Time: 3.5 hours
  • Variable Power: Yes
  • Tools: Dusting brush, upholstery tool, 30cm crevice tool, anti-allergen dust brush, deep cleaning motorised pet tool, accessory bag, two lithium-ion batteries, charging dock
  • Weight: 4kg

RATINGS


  • Ease of use: 4.7/5
  • Design: 3.5/5
  • Instructions: 5/5
  • Performance: 4.6/5

WE LIKED


  • Vacuum appears to be sturdy
  • Washable filters
  • The on/off switch doesn't have to be held down continually to operate the vacuum, as with some other cordless vacuums
  • Useful selection of tools
  • Can be used for overhead cleaning
  • Via a button the handle, the floor-head can be adjusted between carpet and hard floor modes
  • Easy to empty dust canister

WE DIDN'T LIKE


  • Handle is a bit chunky
  • Battery lasts just 11 and a half minutes on "boost" mode (but there are two batteries)

All product information provided by the manufacturer is correct at time of publication.


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