Shark vs Dyson
Shark and Dyson are two brands in the manufacture of vacuum cleaners that are leaving a mark in the market, thanks to their diversity in the products they provide. Both brands have vacuum cleaners that promise performance without clogging and losing suction. Furthermore, they can be used on floors that are carpeted and those not carpeted.
In this comparison of Shark vs Dyson vacuums you will find that both brands utilize the same technology such as the use of bagless containers for collecting dust and dirt. Their vacuum designs share other similar features, such as a switch for choosing whether you want the brush to move if you are vacuuming carpets or you want it to remain stationary for floors without carpets.
However, the main difference is seen in the pricing, with the Dyson vacuum cleaners being more expensive than the Shark. They are also heavier. Sharks vacuum cleaners also have a shorter power cord, but they are also lighter.
Another difference is in their warranty; the main Dyson models have a 5-year warranty, yet the Sharks have 7-year warranty on their main models. Dyson's cordless models carry a 2-year warranty while Shark's lightweight Rocket models come with 5 years. Although Shark is the clear winner on warranty duration it should be noted that Dyson's warranty is also much longer than with most other vacuum cleaner brands.
Shark vacuum cleaners
Shark produces a variety of vacuum cleaners, which are generally categorized as:
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The cleaners are lighter in comparison to Dyson and therefore suitable for cleaning larger homes or homes with levels because of going up the stairs.
Shark also produce a canister vacuum, the Shark Rotator Lift-Away Canister and a cordless handheld vacuum, the Pet Perfect II. They have also recently expanded their cordless stick range by introducing the Shark ION range, which are a huge improvement on their older cordless stick, the Navigator Freestyle.
Looking to compare Shark vs Dyson Canisters?
We haven't featured any Canister Vacuums in this review but if you are interested in either the Shark Rotator Lift-Away Canister or the Dyson Cinetic Canister vacuums then be sure to check out our Canister Vacuum Reviews - both brands feature in our Top 5.
Dyson vacuum cleaners
Dyson produces vacuum cleaners that are unique and innovative. For instance, the cleaners have a rotating ball for easy turning and increased suction. Dyson also uses ‘Root Cyclone Technology’, a suctioning technology that ensures that hair, pollen, dust, dander get into the cleaner instead of being airborne.
Pet owners prefer Dyson because its Animal series does a good job of picking the pet hair including the long ones. Although the Shark has a similar feature, some users don’t find it as effective because the pet’s hair entangles in the cleaner and it has to be cut out or disentangled.
We previously reviewed three Dyson models including two that are featured in this Shark vs Dyson contest here. The key technology in the new range of cleaners is the Dyson Cinetic Science™, which translates to no filters to clean or replace and no loss of suction.
Historically, manufacturers based “no loss of suction” claims on a single test that can be completed before a vacuum’s bin is full. Dyson repeat that test to bin full 100s of times consecutively, amounting to 10 years’ worth of test dust, to ensure vacuums containing Dyson Cinetic™ science maintain constant suction.
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Comparison between Dyson and Shark vacuum cleaners
It is possible to compare Dyson and Shark, due to similarities between categories of vacuum cleaners from these two brands. For instance;
- Uprights - Shark Rotator Powered Lift Away vs Dyson Ball Animal 2
- Handheld - Shark Cordless Pet Perfect vs Dyson V7 Trigger
- Cordless and lightweight - Shark Rocket Truepet vs Dyson V8 Animal vs Shark ION Rocket
Indeed, both Dyson and Shark frequently compare their uprights directly with each other in their marketing and advertising. For example Dyson compare their Dyson Ball vs Shark Rotator NV752 in this page on their website. They state that the Dyson Ball Multifloor cleans carpets better than the Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away NV752 based on testing undertaken to ASTM F608.
- Uprights - Shark Rotator Powered Lift Away versus Dyson Ball Animal 2 Total Clean
- Handheld – Shark Cordless Pet Perfect vs Dyson V7 Trigger
- Cordless & lightweight – Dyson V8 vs Shark Rocket VS Shark ION
In conclusion, whether to choose Dyson or Shark vacuum cleaner is a decision that should be based on your needs. You should weight on factors such as performance, budget, ease of use, the area to be cleaned, pet hair and special needs, among others. It should not be about choosing one brand over the other just because you like it. However, it is most noteworthy that Shark is giving Dyson stiff competition if you compare their performance and price difference.