Shark APEX Pros and Cons.
The Shark Apex is Sharks top of the line upright vacuum!
The suction is amazing! According to the tests we did it has exactly the same amount of suction as the top of the line Dyson, The Ball Animal 2, which claims to have more suction than any vacuum on the market, in fact it stood up to or defeated the Dyson is every test we performed.
Of course we love the Duoclean feature, it is just amazing how hungry the Apex is, it demolished the Dyson in our big mess test.
I was worried that the somewhat larger frame ( which is needed to support the bigger motor) would be cumbersome or tiring, but, with the upgrades to the swivel steering it is as easy to maneuver as the other duocleans.
All the features are pros, things like, the led lights on the floor nozzle and handle. The floor type suction adjustor, and the powered lift away feature which keeps the floor nozzle motorized for hard to reach places.
The final pro is that I really like its sturdy build and downright cool looks.
Moving on to the cons:
After using the powered lift away feature it always takes me a couple times to get the canister back on the unit, its just a little akward but Im sure Ill get use to it.
I love the powered lift away feature for small jobs like getting under beds, but I don’t like using the lift away feature for large jobs on carpet as the brushroll is too strong without the weight of the vacuum on it and its somewhat awkward to manuver. I prefer the standard upright mode for large carpet cleaning jobs.
We really think the Apex’s value is best demonstrated by the head to head tests we did with the Dyson Ball Animal 2, you can click on the links on the screen to see those test, or you can check out reviews of the APEX by clicking links to Amazon in description.
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