Shark AZ910 & AZ950 Corded Upright Vacuum Cleaner

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Shark continue to innovate and offer even more choice to accommodate the needs of every home with their large range of excellent vacuum cleaners and the AZ910 & AZ950 range of corded hoovers are no exception.

The main point of difference with this range is the size of the waste container compared to other models that Shark offer making this ideal for anyone that doesn’t want to empty the waste container on a regular basis.

It’s also suitable for larger homes so that you never need to bother emptying the waste container mid clean ever again no matter how much dirt and dust there is as these have the largest waste containers out of all the vacuum cleaners that Shark offer.

What’s the difference between the AZ910 and the AZ950?

There are 4 models in this range with the difference between them being the size of the waste container and whether or not they come with a pet tool so you can easily select the one that is most suitable to your individual circumstances:

AZ910UK   – No pet accessory tool, Large 0.84 litre waste container

AZ910UKT – With pet accessory tool, Large 0.84 litre waste container

AZ950UK  – No pet accessory tool, Extra Large 1.65 litre waste container

AZ950UKT – With pet accessory tool, Extra Large 1.65 litre waste container

This is one of the things we really like about Shark compared to Dyson, they give you lots of options so you can choose the one that works best for you and most importantly you don’t waste any money buying features that you don’t need or won’t use

Maybe you don’t need an extra large waste container but you do have pets or maybe you do have pets but don’t need the extra large waste container.

Whatever your requirements are you can just choose the one that fits.

What’s in the box?

1 x large floorhead with anti hair wrap brush, soft roller for hard floors and brush roller for carpets.

1 x hose which is detachable for easy cleaning of stairs and all above floor area’s.

1 x Main wand / stick which is attached to the head and used to push the hoover across your floor.

3 x accessory tools. A long crevice and dusting tool which is great for getting down the side of sofa’s and hard to get to areas, upholstery nozzle for running across the surface of your sofa and curtains and depending on whether or not you choose the model with the pet tool ( models ending “T”) it comes with a pet tool specifically used to eliminate all pet hair.

1 x central unit which contains the waste container and the motor that powers the vacuum.

It all fits together very easily and in around 5 minutes you will be good to go.

Here is a good if a bit lengthy video showing you exactly what you get with the AZ910 and AZ950 corded upright vacuum cleaners:

Is it any good?

Shark has already proven themselves beyond any doubt as a brand you can trust and one that performs at a premium level without the super-premium price tag of Dyson cordless vacuum cleaners.

Shark is the market leader in corded upright vacuum cleaners because they know that not everyone wants to pay out big money for a cordless stick hoover that has a battery that you need to keep an eye on.

The best value for money in vacuum cleaners is with a corded upright like these AZ910 & AZ950 vacuum cleaners because they offer the same suction power as the best Dysons but they cost less and the battery will never run out because it’s plugged into the wall.

You don’t get the convenience of no cords but it’s not hard to argue the benefits of constantly super powerful suction and a lower price and you get an 8-metre cord so you are not going to be changing the socket that often anyway.

Some features make a big difference and this has lots of them but the biggest thing to pay attention to with any vacuum cleaner is the suction power.

If it’s not strong then it can have all the other bells and whistles but you need great suction to pick up all the dirt.

The AZ910 and AZ950 all have great suction power. As good as the best Dyson. Nothing gets left behind and almost everything gets sucked up in one pass saving you time and energy as you don’t need to go over the same area multiple times.

This is a very high spec vacuum cleaner that incorporates all of the best that Shark has to offer:

Duo Clean Technology. Whether you have carpet or hard flooring or a mixture of both this floor head deals with all floor surfaces. It has a hard brush and a soft roller so all you need to do is flick a switch when you switch surfaces and the vacuum cleaner does the rest.

Anti-Hair Wrap. All hoovers end up with loads of hair getting tangled in the roller which can affect suction power and its really annoying to have to get the scissors out and wrestle with it to get it out.

Shark has introduced a new brush roller that eliminates any hair from ever getting wrapped on the roller ever again. It really works and is really effective. Another excellent innovation from Shark.

Powered lift away. You can remove the waste container from the main hoover freeing you up to attach one of the accessories to make it super easy to clean above floor areas like the stairs and up to the ceiling.

Shark knows how good these vacuum cleaners are but to give you the ultimate peace of mind they come with a 5-year guarantee so if anything goes wrong in that time Shark will sort it out for you.

Verdict

The Shark brand name is now well known for its quality and value and the AZ910 and AZ950 offer superior cleaner performance and are great value for money as well.

These are real workhorses and will provide superior cleaning performance in medium to large sized homes that need a good cleaning on a regular basis.