Shark APEX vs Duoclean

Shark APEX vs Duoclean – Detailed comparison

Shark APEX vs Duoclean – A detailed explaination

Last update 5th July 2020

Shark has many upright vacuum series whose name is based on the most noticing technologies applied on that series. You may still wonder why some series is called Shark APEX, Shark APEX with Duoclean, Shark Duoclean Speed or Shark Rocket with Duoclean and so on.

We will explain the key difference so that you can have a better consideration when choosing a Shark upright vacuum.

What is Shark APEX

Shark APEX refers to a series of the upright vacuum, featuring the active gliding wheel of the unit (called APEX technology). This technology helps the vacuum to move smoothly on carpets or transverse easily from one surface to another one. This series is also Shark most advanced series.

Shark APEX with Duoclean live performance

There are two popular models

Shark APEX often combines other technologies into this series, such as Duoclean technology, Power-Lift away canister, noise reduction and so on.

What is Shark Duoclean

Shark Duoclean refers to the design of the brush roller, featuring 2 rollers on the same cleaner head, that’s why it is called Duoclean. Duoclean brush head has a hard bristle and a soft roller, therefore it can engage to the hard floors and pick the fine dust better than other upright units.

A Duoclean brush head (with Zero-M) has 2 separate rollers
A Duoclean brush head (with Zero-M) has 2 separate rollers

Shark Duoclean series features the Duoclean brush head, a compact canister (Lift-away style) and HEPA filters. They are generally lightweight, small dust bin capacity and small cleaning path width.

Famous Shark Duoclean models are Shark Duoclean NV803.

This brush roller design is Shark’s best cleaner head, therefore it is applied on many series. For instance,

You will notice some models such as

  • Shark Rocket with Duoclean – an ultra lightweight corded stick vacuum series
  • Shark IONflex with Duoclean – an ultra lightweight cordless stick vacuum series
  • Other models include Shark Flex HV391 Shark ION F80, F40, P50 models are famous cordless stick vacuum models with Duoclean brushroll.

Shark vacuum with No Duoclean technologies

There are other upright series without Duoclean brush head that you can also consider such as Shark Rotator and Navigator. Usually, their prices are much cheaper and more popular.

You can check for Shark Navigator, a low price vacuum with nearly 10 thousands feedback

Shark APEX vs Shark Duoclean – Which is better

This question is all about the price and benefits balance. The APEX series has more tools, lower noise, powered Lift-away canister so they are more flexible and comfortable to use. Its price is more expensive.

Shark Duoclean is compact and cleans the floor very well. The only downside is the small dust bin, therefore, it is more suitable for small apartments with a lot of fine dust.

You can also consider the Shark Navigator series as an alternative if you want a cheaper option. A detailed comparison between Shark APEX and Shark Navigator here can help.

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