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Shark Anti Hair Wrap Cordless Upright Pet Vacuum ICZ300UKT Shark Anti Hair Wrap Cordless Upright Pet Vacuum ICZ300UKT
Shark Anti Hair Wrap Cordless Upright Pet Vacuum ICZ300UKT 4.5

When it comes to homes with pets it is hard to beat a Shark Vacuum and although corded vacuums still have the edge their cordless range is still impressive, and we were please to get our hands on the ICZ300UKT to review.

This upright pet vacuum is suitable for both hard floors and carpets and features the Shark DuoClean Floorhead with PowerFins which have been engineered to pick up more hair. It works by using two motorised brush-rolls that work together to glide across the floor but also digs deep into carpets dislodging dirt. There is a soft brush-roll at the front that draws in debris and lifts stuck-on dust from hard floors. The floor head also features the Anti Hair Wrap Technology which separates and cuts the hair as the vacuum is moved around. It isn’t fool proof, you may find from time to time you will have to remove some hair, especially if there are lots of long-haired people living in the house but it isn’t nearly as often as regular brush roll vacuums.

The rechargeable battery can give up to 60 minutes run time depending on the settings used, this is long enough for most family sized homes and might even give you enough time to do the car too. The battery is removed for charging so there’s always an option of investing in a spare battery to keep one on charge if needed, there is an LED Smart Display that shows you in real-time how much power is left, it will also display the current suction level and selected floor type. There are three suction levels to choose from as well as two floor type settings, there is also an Anti-Allergen Complete Seal which captures and traps dust and allergens. The Power Lift-Away action lets you transform the vacuum into a handheld unit for stairs, high up areas, the car or soft furnishings.

There are four attachments included, Motorised Pet Tool for getting rid of hair, a dusting brush, wide upholstery tool and 20cm crevice tool. It can be a little awkward to turn into the handheld as you need to remove the floorhead and the handle, the main unit is then rather bulky to move about, but it’s fine for quick jobs. It weighs 6.2kg but don’t let that put you off, it actually feels surprisingly light to move around, when used on high power to produce a powerful suction that is impressive for a cordless but note that this will greatly reduce the battery life. There is a lot to like with the ICZ300UKT, the fact it stands up unsupported, a good-sized dust bin and powerful suction are a few of our favs, it does a great job with both pet and human hair, we would just recommend if you a planning to use the handheld more often you might want to look for something less bulky. RRP £299.99

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A powerful cordless vacuum makes light work of pet hair, we wouldn’t expect anything less from Shark.
  • Powerful suction
  • Handles well
  • Decent battery performance
  • Anti-hair wrap technology
  • Stands unsupported
  • Some of the attachments are fiddly to remove
  • Bulky main unit