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Shark Apex vacuum with Duo Clean
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Post# 378861   9/24/2017 at 07:57 by Ocscott3085 (DMV)        

Has anyone picked one of these new machines up? It's the new TOL model that looks identical to the older Powered Lift Aways but now had a Duo Clean head. They've had the stick and Speed versions out for a bit now and those seem to have good reviews but I prefer a full size cleaner considering the tumbleweeds of dog hair I have roaming the house. My Shark Powered Lift Away died last week and rather than go through the hassle of shipping it out I figure I could just upgrade to the Apex or another machine altogether. I'd love to have a bagged upright with onboard tools that swivels but that just leaves me with the Felix (too pricey) or a Miele (been there done that). While I LOVE my Dyson V8 Animal I absolutely cannot stand the uprights so I'm considering just going back to Shark knowing it is a disposable machine.


Post# 378867 , Reply# 1   9/24/2017 at 10:35 by blackheart (North Dakota)        

It's 400?! There's no way I'd pay that much out for a shark. I paid about 100 for my refurbished powered lift away and hardly use the thing. I can think of a fair number of better vacuums for 400.

Post# 378868 , Reply# 2   9/24/2017 at 10:50 by Ocscott3085 (DMV)        

Well, curiosity got the best of me so I bought one this morning while running errands. All in all, I'd say it's a nice upgrade to the regular Powered Lift Away. This model claims to have noise suppression technology. While the suction motor sounds the same, when you turn on the brushroll the powerhead is nearly silent. It sounds like it is set to bare floor the entire time you use it. The nozzle is almost a full 12" wide which is nice change for those of us with a lot of square footage to cover. The duo clean brush roll does a really nice job on the hardwood floors and keeps the rugs/carpeting from looking like they've been raked the way most Shark nozzles leave the rugs. I also noticed that the steering is indeed a bit more refined. It doesn't seem to turn sharply to the left or right when steering and doesn't seem as "clunky" if that makes any sense. It feels like a really solid machine for the ~$330 I spent at BBB with a 20% coupon.

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