If you’re the type of person who doesn’t compromise on quality when buying an electric appliance, the Shark APEX DuoClean upright vacuum cleaner has been made for you. The Shark Apex has all the features that you’d want on the best modern vacuum cleaner and a whole lot more. It comes with the backing of the Shark Ninja brand which means unrivaled quality, attention to detail, and after sales service that knocks the socks off many of their competitors.
In this review, we’re going to focus our attention entirely on the Shark Apex vacuum cleaner. We’ll look at every detail of this spectacular machine and leave you to determine if it’s worth paying for. The Shark Apex DuoClean does carry a pretty hefty price tag, so you’ll want to know if you’re spending your money wisely. Straight off the bat, I’d say that this vacuum cleaner need not be ashamed of its price. This is a high-end appliance from one of the best brands. I know many people are prepared to pay for this if they’re getting a product that’s going to meet their needs. So this is what we’re going to do. After reading this review, you will have no doubt as to whether the Shark APEX has all the features that you’re looking for. Chances are, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. The Shark APEX is likely to have some additional plus points that you never even thought of.
The DuoClean feature is something that you find on most Shark vacuum cleaners. This basically refers to the two brush rolls that the machine uses. Like the others, the Shark APEX DuoClean has a bristle brush that’s designed to deep clean your carpets, it’s one of the best for plush, high pile carpets. The second brush roll has a soft buffing action which is ideal for lifting large debris and polishing your hard floors as it cleans. The brush rolls are designed for quick and easy release and fitment, so it will only take you a few seconds to change the brush roll to perfectly match the floor surface that you’re cleaning. This combination makes the Shark Apex DuoClean the best of both. It will clean any carpet with maximum efficacy and perform just as splendidly on hardwood floors – or any hard floor, for that matter.
Another area where the Shark Apex comes up tops is in its air filtration system. The anti-allergen complete seal design of the Apex model provides the cleanest air that you could possibly hope for. This filtration system outperforms any other HEPA air filtration system by a long shot, removing ten times more particles from the air. This air filtration system is not only great for people with allergies but is fantastic for pet owners too, as it’s highly effective at removing the odors that your pets leave behind. It also has a pet hair attachment for cleaning your upholstery.
The under appliance wand is offered as an optional extra for most Shark vacuum cleaners, but with the Apex, it comes standard. This is a flat suction pipe with a very low profile to get in under very low furniture and appliances. It’s also bent into a shape that allows you to get under these areas without actually bending down or straining in any way.
For a very powerful upright vacuum cleaner, the Shark APEX isn’t all that heavy (16 LBS). To make it completely effortless to use, it has swivel steering and Active Glide. The unique Shark Active Glide system assists the motion of the vacuum, making it move smoothly over any floor, no matter what the suction power is set for. You’re also able to detach the handle and cleaning head to transform the APEX into a canister vacuum, that’s light and easy to carry. So you have the convenience of upright vacuum comfort for cleaning your floors and when you want clean more difficult areas like stairs, curtains, and ceilings, you have a convenient, lightweight canister vacuum cleaner that you can carry easily in one hand. It also has powerful LED lights on the cleaning head for the best visibility while you’re working.
No one enjoys the noise that a vacuum cleaner makes. Shark has taken care of this when designing the APEX. It has noise reduction technology that makes it one of the quietest vacuum cleaners that you can get. I know my cats would love this, they won’t go scrambling for cover every time they hear the vacuuming beast spring into action. They can just snooze pleasantly while the Shark APEX whispers around the house, cleaning up after them and sucking up all that fine hair that they leave behind.
When you look at all the work that’s gone into making the Shark APEX one of the most versatile and easy to use vacuum cleaners, you can’t deny that it’s worth paying for. In this price range, you’ll be comparing the Shark APEX to brands like Dyson and the APEX has some stuff that will appeal to many, over the other top brands. I’m always very impressed with the warranty that Shark offers on their products and, as one of their top of the line vacuum cleaners, the Shark APEX has a better warranty than most of their other products – 7 years. You also have the advantage of Shark’s impeccable customer service and a wide variety of optional extras for their vacuum cleaners that will allow you to customize your Shark APEX to even better suit your needs.