This cordless vacuum cleaner allows you to reach every corner of your house. On a full charge, it works for up to 40 minutes, which is more than enough for a basic cleaning session. After use, the appliance compactly folds for space-wise storage.
Some users find the handle somewhat uncomfortable.
If you'd like to reach all the nooks and crannies, you can't go wrong with the Shark IZ2501UKT cordless vacuum. It's not tied to power sockets but still delivers excellent suction power to remove dust and pet hair from most surfaces. Also ideal for car interior cleaning.
Upright / Handheld
Cordless (3.5 hours charge, Up to 40 minutes of runtime)
25.2V removable battery
Motorised tool, Anti-hair wrap pet tool, Crevice tool, Dusting brush, Upholstery tool
Anti-hair wrap technology, Anti-allergen complete seal, LED headlights, Flexology wand
5 years (2 years for battery)
The high suction power of the vacuum combined with a swivel steering mechanism ensures perfect cleaning regardless of the surface you are using the device on. On-board tool storage makes adjusting the nozzles easier.
The hose is quite stiff.
This corded Lift-Away NV681UKT cleaner will definitely ease the process of vacuuming. Fitted with a washable filter, it will also remove allergens and germs both from the floor and from the air, making it a great choice for households with kids and allergy sufferers.
Upright / Handheld
Corded (8-metre cord length)
Pet Power brush, Upholstery tool, Duster crevice tool
Powered Lift-Away technology, LED lights, Onboard tool storage
DuoClean™ brush boasts the innovative Anti Hair Wrap technology. Even long hair and fur won't get tangled, which guarantees a consistently high suction power. LED headlights illuminate tricky areas.
Some users point out that it works loudly.
The Shark NZ801UKT vacuum cleaner has a wide motorised DuoClean brush and cleans hard floors and carpets equally well. Moreover, the brush bar is also powered in the lift-away mode, meaning you can get full performance in both upright and handheld modes.
Upright / Handheld
Corded (8-metre cord)
DuoClean™ brush, Pet Power brush, Upholstery tool, Duster crevice tool
Powered Lift-Away technology, LED lights, Anti Hair Wrap technology, Onboard tool storage
The long power cord (10 metres) along with a 4.5-metre stretch hose makes this model ideal for above-floor cleaning. The H13 HEPA filter (washable) effectively collects even the tiniest dust particles.
It's rather heavy.
The H-Upright 500 vac is a fully-featured upright that is great for general cleaning. It offers 15 metres of stretch, which should be more than enough for reaching every hard-to-get area. Plus, it comes with a wide variety of additional nozzles for all sorts of cleaning tasks.
Corded (10-metre cord)
Motorised brush, Mini turbo pet brush, 2-in-1 dusting brush and crevice tool, Long crevice tool, Extension tube
Multi-cyclonic technology, Intellicare™ technology, Onboard tool storage
The new high-flow AirTeQ floorhead effectively lifts pet hairs, while the Active AirClean filter makes sure to neutralise odours and keep the place smelling as nice as possible.
Replacement dust bags are pretty expensive.
The Complete C3 Cat and Dog PowerLine Bagged Vacuum Cleaner is the best cleaner on this list when it comes to collecting pet hair. It is also up there with the most complete high-end/mid-range cylinder cleaners. You'll be able to keep any place clean with comfort and finesse.
Corded (8.5-metre cord)
Turbo brush, Dusting brush with natural bristles, Upholstery nozzle, Crevice nozzle
Integrated accessories storage, Park system, Cable rewind, Carry handle, Wheels
Shark [IZ201UKT] Anti Hair Wrap Pet Hair
If you're looking for a reliable vacuum cleaner that would be able to remove dirt from any corner of your house, you can’t go wrong with the Shark IZ201UKT. What differs it from the competition is its cordless design allowing for great manoeuvrability and freedom of movement. With that, it doesn't sacrifice the performance and cleans effectively with no loss of suction.
Fitted with the branded DuoClean™ motorised floorhead, the vac hosts two brush rolls that continuously rotate - a softer roll in a combination with a bristled brush ensures highly efficient pickup of all sorts of debris while capturing 99% of fine particles and potential allergens. Meanwhile, a mighty motor supported by a solid 25.2V battery generates truly powerful suction, leaving dirt and dust on hard floors and soft carpets no chances.
Outstanding cleaning capabilities aside, there is one more feature that sets this Shark vac apart from the rivals, namely a one-of-a-kind Flexology stick design. Unlike other vacuums with straight wands, this model features a flexible wand, allowing you to bend it inwards for hassle-free cleaning under low-profile furniture such as coffee tables, sofas, beds, and couches. In addition, a smart set of accessories and a convertible construction make the Shark IZ201UKT a perfect match for cleaning above-the-floor surfaces. And since the vac isn't tied to power sockets, it's also perfect for cleaning car interiors or garden furniture.
In all, the Shark IZ201UKT is a great transformer cordless vac that can get just anywhere to clean pet hair, fluff, and other dirt. It's a perfect match for those pet owners that need total cleaning flexibility.
Shark [NV681UKT] Lift-Away
Remove Allergens Once and for All
This corded version of Lift-Away from Shark features a powerful, 750-watt electric motor that allows picking up dust particles and debris with ease.
First things first, the design of this particular Shark model allows using it as both a stationary and handheld vacuum. To turn the Lift-Away into a handy device that can reach almost any spot, you will have to detach the wand of the vacuum by pressing a button that will release it from the base of the device. The process takes just a few seconds, allowing you to reach hard-to-clean spots fast and easy.
This design allows vacuuming stairs, upholstery, as well as the spots underneath the furniture. While the wand itself is quite flexible and long, the 8-metre long cord makes it easy to clean your house without having to switch between power sockets too often.
Moving on, the anti-allergen technology implemented in this vacuum cleaner is capable of capturing up to 99.9% of dirt and dust particles into a sealed container with a washable HEPA filter which blocks the spread of harmful allergens around your house.
All in all, the Shark Lift-Away is definitely worth your attention if you are looking for a powerful corded upright vacuum cleaner that can clean almost any surface effectively and quickly.
The Shark NZ801UKT is a strong performer that has a number of aces down its sleeve.
To begin with, it's fitted with an innovative DuoClean motorised head that is capable of removing messes of any size. The main brush roll with the soft roller catches large debris and fine dust on both hard floors and carpets with equal efficacy. Plus, the wide design of the DuoClean head makes sure you can get the job done in a fewer number of passes. On top of that, the vacuum is equipped with a set of twin LED headlights illuminating the area you're cleaning, which helps minimise the risk that you might miss something.
Moving on, the Shark NZ801UKT is featured with the Anti Hair Wrap technology which prevents the brush head from getting tangled with hair. As a result, the rollers do not clog up and automatically separate and remove hair, which makes it particularly useful for homes with pets.
For extra convenience, the vac comes with a special pet hair tool that does a brilliant job of removing fur from sofas, car seats and stairs. Also, the set includes a crevice tool and a brush attachment, both of which clip onto the body of the cleaner for neat storage.
Lastly, we would like to mention that the Shark NZ801UKT has a powered lift-away design and can be turned into a handheld when you need to reach more challenging areas. What’s especially handy, though, is the fact that the brush bar is still powered in the lift-away mode. So, if you'd like to get full performance in both upright and handheld modes, the NZ801UKT is an incredible all-rounder.
Hoover [HU500CPT] H-Upright 500 Reach
What we have here is one of the latest releases by the Hoover brand. The H-Upright 500 vac is a fully-featured upright that is great for both general cleaning and pet hair removal. Equipped with a long 10-metre power cord and a 4.5-metre stretch hose, the vacuum really shines in its ability to get into any dirty spot of your house. Actually, it offers about 15 metres of stretch, which should be more than enough for cleaning up the stairs and reaching hard-to-get areas. Plus, it comes with a wide variety of additional nozzles to remove dust and pet hair from all the nooks and crannies. To specify, the kit includes a 2-in-1 dusting brush & crevice tool, extension tube, long crevice tool, and a pet turbo brush for all sorts of cleaning tasks.
As for the hoover itself, it's quite manoeuvrable and fitted with a low-profile, swivelling floor nozzle. When cleaning carpets, you can turn on the brush bar to let the bristles penetrate deeply into the fabric and loosen pet fur. The suction is amazing on both carpets and hard floors, so the H-Upright 500 vac leaves no bits behind. Also, it effectively traps allergens and bacteria owing to the H13 HEPA filter. And the advanced multi-cyclonic technology pushes the dust away from the filter, thus, helping it stay cleaner for longer.
All things considered, the Hoover H-Upright 500 is surely a very useful vacuum for any furry animal keeper. It's very manoeuvrable, offers a very long reach, and has outstanding suction power. Maybe it's a little bit heavy, but the performance of the vac makes up for it.
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Miele Complete C3 Cat and Dog
One of the Most Powerful
The Miele 10660820 Complete C3 Cat and Dog PowerLine Bagged Vacuum Cleaner is completely different. As you've already noticed, it's a canister-type cleaner that far outperforms uprights in terms of cleaning efficiency. Fitted with the new high-flow AirTeQ floorhead, it lifts even the most stubborn pet hairs from all surfaces. The brush incorporates variable speeds that you'll be able to access using the sliding vent on top.
Also, you'll be able to use the switch between different power/speed settings, going from the minimum that's more suitable for cleaning curtains to the maximum power that's usually reserved for hard floors.
At the same time, the Active AirClean filter makes sure to neutralise odours and make the place smell as nice as possible. There's this nice little colour strip that lets you know when you ought to change the filter.
Apart from the turbo brush, the cleaner comes supplied with three other tools: an upholstery nozzle, the pretty much standard crevice tool, and the efficient dusting brush. The supplied tools push onto the tubes, while the floorheads incorporate this secure clip that makes sure the heads never accidentally detach.
Bottom line, the Miele 10660820 Complete C3 Cat and Dog PowerLine Bagged Vacuum Cleaner is surely one of the best vacuum cleaners when it comes to collecting pet hair. Using it, you'll be able to keep any place clean.
What Is a Vacuum for Pet Hair?
Do you know that pet hair is the most common trigger of indoor allergies? And if you often experience a runny nose, red eyes, or sneezing, more likely than not, you suffer from allergy to pet fur. So, if you need the best vacuum to clean up after your lovely pets, you're in the right place. Good vacuums for pet hair are usually much more powerful and manoeuvrable than usual vacs. Boasting super-strong suction, these vacuums can easily clean your house from pet hair, dander, fur and other sources of dust, dirt, and allergens. They are usually equipped with additional nozzles for pet hair removal and filters that lock in the finest particles. Like usual vacuums, they come in different shapes and sizes. For this review, we've picked some of the best models of canister vacuums, upright vacuums, and handheld vacuums suitable for cleaning dog hair so you can tackle that extra hair in your house with ease.
On the note of pets, we also recommend checking our review of the best dog leashes for different breeds. And if your dog spends most of the time outdoors, it might be a good idea to install a pet electric fence in your yard to keep your pet safe.
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