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With one click, you release it directly into a bin and then fit another one. Each standard purchase of the vacuum comes with 26 Henry pods which are made of up to 65 percent recycled material and are carbon offset, so you can go through them relatively guilt-free. Shark’s Detect Pro Cordless Vacuum (£199) might better suit anyone who enjoys Shark’s technologies but wants something a little more lightweight. All in all the vacuum feels sturdy and, although I’ll have to report back on this front, feels like it will last a long time. We still rate the Vax Blade 4 (£159) highly, which is slightly lighter at 3.1kg and comes with an extra battery for double the run time.

Reach for the Shark Rocket Pro Cordless Stick Vacuum to clean up pet hair and so much more. The shark handheld vacuum works for up to 40 minutes on battery power and features a self-cleaning brush roll. The Dyson takes up less room, has a much longer battery life, has a wider array of attachments, has a substantially more powerful suction motor, and is easier to maneuver. However, the Shark has a higher-capacity dustbin and feels a little bit sturdier. Our best stick pick, the Shark WANDVAC with Self-Empty Base, has a self-cleaning brush roll that’s also detachable, so the vacuum can easily convert into a compact handheld tool.

The S5 Combo offers edge cleaning, but only on one end of the motorhead. Its all-in-one cleaner head is effective on a variety of surfaces. In contrast to our pick from Dyson, this Ryobi model has a headlight on its single cleaner head, with a plush roll in the front for bare floors and a stiff-bristled brush in the back for rugs. Unlike with the V12 Detect Slim, you don’t have to swap between cleaner heads to optimize this vacuum’s cleaning performance. In our tests, it was equally effective at picking up Cheerios on slippery tiles and pet fur on a medium-pile rug.

On test, it offered powerful suction that whipped away discarded biscuit crumbs, ground-in dirt, cereal and cat biscuits almost instantly. However, we found the larger size made the vacuum cumbersome to use in handheld mode. Performance is top-notch but it’s also the most expensive vacuum we’ve tested, putting it out of reach of some.

And until there’s a robot vacuum mop that works as well as the upright mop vacs, I’m quite happy to push mine around the house for a few minutes a few times a week. Because a mop vac effectively and efficiently mops a floor while also sucking up dirt and debris, it cuts cleaning time in half. So if you have a substantial amount of flooring not covered by carpet, and you would like to spend less time cleaning those floors, a mop vac is for you.

CNET’s expert staff reviews and rates dozens of new products and services each month, building on more than a quarter century of expertise. In its defence, the HX2 is extremely powerful and definitely punches above its 322W rating. I’d say its suction power was equivalent to the Dyson Gen5 Detect at the top of this list.

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While the Shark is mostly comparable to the Tineco iFloor 3, it’s pricier (at most retailers) yet it felt a little less sturdy, it was a little louder, and it left my floor a little wetter. Nothing will make more of a difference to the cleanliness shark handheld vacuum of your home than finding the best vacuum cleaner. They come in all shapes and sizes, from traditional corded upright vacuums to “stick” or cordless vacuums, powerful cylinder vacuums and specially-designed vacuums for pet hair.

It’s nimble and flexible, and does well in tight spaces, reaching easily under the couch and twisting around coffee tables, too. You can use the Shark Vacmop to clean sealed hardwood, tile, and laminate floors, and it glides effortlessly on them all. At just five pounds, this vacuum-and-mop combo is lightweight, making it a great option for small spaces, multi-level cleaning, or for those with limited mobility.

We appreciated how all we needed to do was flick a switch to change the suction power and transition from hard floor to carpet. We did find it more effective on tile or concrete floor—it can shark stick vacuum scratch vinyl, so keep that in mind if you have vinyl flooring in your home. After we narrowed down some top picks, we brought them home to use with our furry companions for six months.