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Shark Duoclean Vs. Shark Apex | Upright Vacuums (Differences, Best Models)

February 5, 2020 by  
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DuoClean
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Shark DuoClean
NV803

Shark Duoclean NV803 Vs. Shark Apex AZ1002 Upright Vacuums (Differences): Shark has very capable upright vacuums, matching Dyson vacuums in power. Both vacuums provide the suction and powered brushroll to clean carpets of dust, dirt and pet hair. Both are not lightweight vacuums, but heavy duty, high powered cleaning machines. These two vacuums both have DuoClean Brushrolls. All Shark uprights are Bagless, where you empty the dust bin into a trashcan, with some of the allergens getting into the air. Both models have a lift-away canister and have LED headlights.

The main differences between the Shark DuoClean NV803 and Shark Apex AZ1002 are: The Shark Apex has a superior motorized pet tool, while the DuoClean has an air powered tool. The Apex has a larger dust bin 66% larger than the NV803 DuoClean, meaning less times emptying. The Apex has the newest “Zero-M technology” to prevent long hairs from tangling in the brushroll. Both models come with different cleaning tools. Both models are close in price, with the Apex AZ1002 being a little more expensive.

Shark DuoClean Vs. the Shark Apex
* Bagless Upright
* Swivel Head
* Turbo Pet Tool
* Pet Multi-Tool
* 7 Year Warranty
* HEPA Filter
* – – –
* Brushroll Controls
* DuoClean Brushrolls
* Lift-Away Canister
* .225 Gallon Dust Bin
* 30 foot cord
* 15.0 lbs.
* Headlights

Shark DuoClean

* Bagless Upright
* Swivel Head
* Mini-Motorized Brush
* Pet Multi-Tool
* 7 Year Warranty
* HEPA Filter
* Zero-M Technology
* Brushroll Controls
* DuoClean Brushroll
* Lift-Away Canister
* .375 Gallon Dust Bin
* 30 foot cord
* 16.6 lbs.
* Headlights

Shark Apex



Lift Away Canister and Tools

Detachable Lift-Away Canister & Tool

What makes Shark Unique- Main Differences: Shark vacuums use a Lift-Away system, where the vacuum can be lifted off the body. Traditional vacuums like Dyson use a wand +hose off the main body. Shark has LED headlights in most of its higher end uprights. The DuoClean system used on the NV803 and APEX models uses two brushrolls, one is a bristle brush to deep clean carpets, the other is a soft brushroll for larger particles and hard and hardwood floors.

Mini Motorized Pet Tool

Shark Apex Mini Motorized Pet Tool stores onboard.

Bottom Line DuoClean Vs. Apex : Both the Shark DuoClean NV803 and Shark Apex AZ1002 are both capable powerful vacuums. The Apex has a superior motorized pet tool vs. the air driven tool with the NV803. The Apex also comes with a 66% larger dust bin (less time to empty), and the newest Zero-M anti tangling technology, to prevent long hair (animal or human) from tangling around the brushbar. As both vacuums have Duoclean brushes, they are designed for multi-floor use. Choose the vacuum that is more suitable to your usage. The tools that come with each vacuum are different (see below).


Shark Apex AZ1002 Cleaning Tools: 12″ Crevice Tool, Pet Multi-Tool, and a Deep-Cleaning Motorized Pet Tool.

Shark NV803 Cleaning Tools: Pet Multi-Tool, Duster Crevice Tool, Pet Power Brush (turbo air driven), Under Appliance Wand, Accessory Bag.


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