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Shark Vertex Pro Review

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Updated December 17, 2022
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The Shark Vertex Pro is an entry-level cordless vacuum released in 2020. It offers up to 60 minutes of runtime and a decent dirt compartment that can hold up to 0.7-liters of debris. With a weight of only 8.95 pounds, it is easier to maneuver than some of the top-rated vacuum cleaners on the market, and with a noise output of only 69.8 decibels, it is quieter than another popular Shark variant that you can read about on our Shark Vertex UltraLight Corded review.

The Shark Vertex Pro also has a flexible wand that allows easy cleaning under furniture. It ships with an anti-allergen dust brush, a crevice tool, and a combination upholstery tool/hard bristle brush pet multi-tool for cleaning different surfaces. The Vertex Pro also has a HEPA anti-allergen filter to filter out 99.999% of allergens and an OK suction power rating of 0.98 kPa.

Reasons to Buy

  • Has an anti-allergen HEPA filter
  • Low noise output
  • LED screen for status display
  • Large dirt canister
  • Lightweight and easy to maneuver

Reasons to Not

  • High maintenance requirements
  • Struggles with fine debris on low-pile carpet
  • Long charge time

Market Context

Compared to the same brand’s similar models: The Shark Vertex Pro has a longer battery life of up to 63 minutes compared to the Shark Vertex Lightweight Cordless, which, as we’ve pointed out in our Shark Vertex Lightweight Cordless review, only lasts up to 38 minutes. The Vertex Pro also offers more suction power than the Lightweight Cordless. The Vertex Pro peaks at 0.98 kPa, while the Lightweight Cordless offers 0.51 kPa.

However, the Vertex Pro takes a lot longer to charge, averaging 209 minutes, while the Lightweight Cordless takes only 184 minutes.

Compared to other brands’ similar models: The Shark Vertex Pro is equipped with a 0.7-liter dirt compartment, which is larger than the one on the Dyson V8, which has a 0.35-liter capacity. The Vertex Pro also has a longer runtime, averaging 63 minutes, compared to the V8, which can go for up to 41 minutes. Still, the V8 is easier to maneuver, as it weighs 5.58 pounds compared to the Vertex Pro, which weighs 8.95 pounds.

The Shark Vertex Pro is equipped with a larger 0.7-liter dirt bin compared to the Dyson V11 Animal, whose dirt bin has a capacity of 0.45 liters. However, the Dyson 11 has a maximum battery life of 76 minutes, which is longer than the Vertex Pro’s 63-minute runtime.

Critic Consensus

Product testers praised the Shark Vertex Pro for how well suitable it was for cleaning hard floors and high pile carpets. The testing team at Rtings used it to pick up 97% and 100% of large and small debris and verified that it could clean up to 90% and 53% of large and small litter on high pile rugs. Product reviewers from Digitweek were also impressed that it came with a display screen, which, as you’ll see on our Shark Wandvac System WS620 review, is missing on the WS620. On this LED display screen, they could read the vacuum’s battery level, suction power mode, and surface type setting. They also appreciated its maneuverability and its lightweight.

However, testers weren’t very impressed with its high maintenance requirements since many of its parts require constant cleaning. They also didn’t like that it struggled with cleaning fine debris on low pile carpet.

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