The Shark ION P50 pleased experts with its impressive cleaning performance across various surfaces. Reviewers from Rtings were delighted with how it cleaned bare floors, as their test results showed that it cleared up 91% and 97% of large and small debris consecutively.
They also tested it on rugs, where it picked up 85% of large debris from high-pile carpets and 91% of small debris from low pile rugs. This made it a better fit for rugs and hard floor cleaning than the Shark R76, whose test results are included in our Shark ION Robot R76 review.
Experts from Best Cordless Vacuum Guide liked that they could detach the dust canister and vacuum under furniture. It may not be as portable as testers wanted – see the Shark ION W1 WANDVAC vacuum review – but they still found it easy to maneuver.
However, reviewers didn’t like the limited array of attachments that the P50 shipped with. They also complained that its 0.36 kPa suction force was low and that many of its parts require maintenance.