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Shark Stratos Anti Hair Wrap Plus Pet Pro cordless vacuum IZ420UKT: tested by YourHomeStyle

We reviewed Shark's IZ420UKT cordless vacuum model to see if it's worth the money - keep reading to discover how it performed in our tests!

Our rating 
4.8 out of 5 star rating 4.8
Shark Stratos Anti Hair Wrap Plus Pet Pro cordless vacuum (2 battery) IZ420UKT

Our review

The Shark Stratos Anti Hair Wrap Plus Pet Pro cordless vacuum is a very worthwhile investment if budget is not an issue
Pros: Moves with very little effort, agile, quiet, no need to remove hair from the brush bar, four handy attachments, up to two hours of run time
Cons: Expensive
  • RRP £549.99
  • Dimensions H: 114 x W: 27 x D: 17
  • Weight 4.07kg
  • Capacity 0.7L
  • Floor types Carpet and hardfloor
  • Run time Up to 120 minutes
  • Guarantee Up to 5 years (2 years for battery)
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Buy Shark Stratos Anti Hair Wrap Plus Pet Pro cordless vacuum IZ420UKT from Amazon (£449.00), Shark (£449.99), Currys (£449.00)

How we tested the Shark IZ420UKT vacuum

We put the Shark Stratos Anti Hair Wrap Plus Pet Pro cordless vacuum to the test on both carpets and hard floors, looking at how effectively it picked up fine dirt as well as larger debris. We award each model up to 20 points for the following criteria:

Ease of use: (6 points) Is it comfortable to use | Is it light or heavy | Is it nimble and easy to manoeuvre | If there’s a cable, is it easy to pull out and retract | Is it easy to remove hair from the brush | Is it noisy

Features: (6 points) What attachments are included | What features does it offer | What’s the dust capacity | How long is the cord (if it has one)

Cleaning results: (6 points) Does it vacuum well | Is the suction good on both carpets and hard floors | If cordless, does it have a good run time

Value for money: (2 points) Is the quality good | Is it worth the money | Does it come with a warranty

Testing the Shark Stratos Anti Hair Wrap Plus Pet Pro cordless vacuum IZ420UKT

Short on time? Shark’s IZ420UKT vacuum in 30 seconds

Shark’s IZ420UKT cordless model is light and easy to manouvre in tight corners. It’s quiet, and has a dust container that empties at the push of a button. 

The vacuum removes hair from the brush roll as you clean, so you don’t need to remove it. It folds down for compact storage, and the wand bends to help you reach and clean underneath low furniture. However, it is very expensive. 

Ease of use:

Shark’s premium cordless stick vacuum is light enough to move from room to room with very little effort, and very agile, even in tight corners. It’s not too noisy, and the dust container empties at the push of a button. There’s no need to remove hair from the brush bar, more on this below.
5 points

Features:

It’s jam-packed with high tech features, such as Shark’s Anti Hair Wrap technology, which removes hair from the brush roll as you clean. CleanSense IQ automatically detects dirt and adjusts the cleaning power accordingly, while Flexology means that the wand bends to help you reach and clean underneath low furniture, and also folds down for compact storage. There are also four handy attachments to suit your every cleaning need.
6 points

Cleaning results:

With two batteries included, this gives you up to two hours of run time, so you can clean for longer without interruption. It tackled both carpets and hard floors with no hassle, thanks to its DuoClean technology.
6 points

Value for money:

This is the priciest of all the models we tested, but we feel that the range of features and clever technology make it a worthwhile investment if budget is not an issue. It also comes with a warranty of up to five years.
2 points

Final score:

Taking into account all of the criteria described above, we give the Shark Stratos Anti Hair Wrap Plus Pet Pro cordless vacuum (2 battery) IZ420UKT a total score of 19/20.

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We also tested Shark Stratos Pet Pro Anti Hair Wrap plus Anti-Odour upright vacuum NZ860UKT

Score 15/20

Buy the Shark Stratos Pet Pro Anti Hair Wrap plus Anti-Odour upright vacuum NZ860UKT from Amazon (£429.00), Shark (£429.99)John Lewis (£429.99)

Pros

  • Upright vacuum
  • Eight metre cord and 1.5 metre hose = great combined reach
  • Main unit can detach to make a portable vacuum
  • Crevice tool, multi surface tool and pet tool included
  • Anti-odour tech

Cons

  • Heavy at 6.5kg, cumbersome to move around if you have limited strength or mobility
  • Better on carpets than other surfaces

The Shark Stratos Pet Pro Anti Hair Wrap plus Anti-Odour upright vacuum NZ860UKT – Cleaning Results

This vacuum’s powerful 800W motor did cope with different floor surfaces, but we felt that its best performance was on carpets. On carpet, it very easily lifted dirt that we didn’t even know was there!

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