25 Jun Shark Anti Hair Wrap
Shark anti hair wrap technology is a newly designed brush roller fitted into the floorhead of some of the vacuum cleaners in their range that stops hair from becoming tangled. A comb has been added that removes hair as the brush spins leaving it completely hair free.
Hoovering your home on a regular basis is a job that needs to be done but it’s no one’s favourite job and you just want it out of the way and as pain-free as possible.
One of the most annoying things about vacuuming your home is the maintenance of the hoover itself. As if it wasn’t annoying enough that you have to get the hoover out once or twice a week and give everything a good clean you need to make sure that you look after it or things can start to go wrong pretty quickly especially in busy households where you put it through its paces and test it out to the max.
You need to keep the filter clean and empty the waste container often and give it a clean from time to time or you will start to find that it doesn’t pick up as well but even when you do that you sometimes feel that the performance is dropping and the suction isn’t quite as strong and you don’t know why.
So you turn the hoover on its side and look underneath the floorhead and see that the brush that spins round to help suck up the dirt into the hoover is thick with hair.
First of all, you have to try and remember how to get the brush out to make it easier to get to the hair and then you spend the next 20 minutes with a pair of scissors trying to cut through the hair without damaging the brush.
It’s also pretty disgusting and unhygienic to have to pull out all the pet and human hair and all the other dirt that is tangled up in the brush.
Not only that but without even realising it your hoover has been operating at below maximum performance for some time because the more the hair builds up on the brush the less suction you get and less effective the brush is at digging into your carpet to get the hair out.
It’s been that way ever since vacuum cleaners have been around and it hard to believe that we have sent people to the moon but we can’t produce a vacuum cleaner that doesn’t stop hair getting tangled up in the brush.
As one of the leading vacuum cleaner manufacturers in the world. Shark decided they should probably do something about that and so they have developed a new brush that cleans the brush roller as it spins.
It’s actually pretty simple and the good news is that it’s a pretty low-cost addition that doesn’t add very much at all to the price but you get a huge benefit from it.
How does Shark anti hair wrap work?
Shark have fitted a piece of plastic to the inside of the floorhead that has groves that remove any hair from the brush roller and literally combs it out of the roller as it spins around.
Here is a short video that shows it in action:
Some models come with anti-hair wrap “PLUS” which is even better than the standard version at eliminating hair being wrapped around the roller. This short video explains:
Is Shark anti hair wrap any good?
Things like this tend to be a gimmick a lot of the time and don’t really do the job they are supposed to.
How can something so simple be so beneficial and useful and not even cost that much to integrate into your vacuum cleaner?
This seems to be one of those things that no one has ever been bothered to think about but now Shark have and it works. Really well.
In vacuum cleaners without this anti hair wrap technology hair always gets wrapped around the brush and you have to spend ages cutting it out but now in the same house with the same pets and the same long human hair, nothing.
As the brush spins, the plastic comb removes any hair that is thinking about wrapping itself around the brush and scoops it up into the waste container.
Is the Shark anti hair wrap cordless?
Shark has always been brilliant at producing vacuum cleaners for all types of different homes and settings and their range of vacuum cleaners with anti-hair wrap technology is no exception.
Whether you live in a one-bedroom flat or a large six-bedroom home there is a Shark vacuum that will accommodate your needs.
Unlike Dyson who focus on the very premium end of the market with super expensive hoovers that are no good for smaller homes or anyone that lives in a flat Shark have created a large range of vacuum cleaners that have been carefully made with different features to accommodate different people’s needs.
The anti-hair wrap technology is available on some of their cordless vacuums as well as other corded vacuums in the range.
If you are sick and tired of hair getting stuck in the brush roller on your vacuum cleaner then any of Sharks anti-hair wrap hoovers will eliminate the inconvenience of dealing with it.
It will also keep your hoover performing at its best because the suction will not be hindered by a brush roller clogged up with hair.
These are the best Shark vacuum cleaners with anti-hair wrap technology:
Shark IZ400UK / IZ400UKT & IZ420UKT Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
This cordless model in the Shark “Stratos” range comes with Sharks most advanced version of anti-hair wrap, the “Plus” version which has additional “teeth” to ensure more hair than ever gets sucked into the waste bin and almost nothing will stay on the roller no matter how many pets or long-haired humans reside in your home.
This is of course only one of the great features that come with this hoover that rivals any Dyson but doesn’t cost as much. See prices and the full review below.
Shark Stratos HZ3000UKT Corded Stick Vacuum Cleaner
The Stratos range of vacuum cleaners has significant improvements across the board and anti-hair wrap is no exception. Original anti-hair wrap was good but now they’ve made it even better with anti-hair wrap plus. I’ve been using this vacuum cleaner in my home for a while now and it really works. Find out more in my full here:
Shark IZ300 & IZ320 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
As well as anti-hair wrap this model comes with a whole suite of Sharks best features and 50% more suction power than the previous year’s equivalent model and that range was one of Sharks best-selling models already so the IZ300 and IZ320 shows how much Shark focus on continuous improvement year on year and why they are the best selling brand of vacuum cleaner in the UK.
You get an LED display that shows you how much battery you have left at any one time to ensure you don’t just run out of charge mid clean and you can also select floor type and suction power levels.
“Flexology” is a feature that allows the central column to bend so you don’t have to and makes it easy to get under low-level furniture and a duo clean floor head switches seamlessly between carpet and hard floor so you don’t even have to think about it.
There are 4 different options within the range to choose from. One or two batteries and with or without a pet tool.
Shark NZ801 / NZ850 / PZ1000 Corded Upright Vacuum Cleaner
When you compare the price of these Shark vacuum cleaners and compare them to Dyson you can see how much value for money you get with Shark.
In many cases, their vacuum cleaners are hundreds of pounds cheaper and now that they come with anti hair wrap technology as well it just makes them even better value for money than they were before.
In our view, the very best value lies in Sharks corded range of hoovers with anti hair wrap and the NZ801, NZ850 and PZ1000 are both corded and have anti hair wrap.
The only difference between the 3 of them is the size of the waste container so if you have a large home and you want to empty the waste container as little as possible then the PZ1000 has a huge 1.6 litre capacity. Most homes will be fine with either the NZ801 with 0.83 litres and the NZ850 1.3 litres
Shark’s corded vacuum cleaners are a lot cheaper than the cordless equivalent because there is no battery. Batteries are very expensive and so when you take that out of the equation you get the same level of performance in terms of suction power but you pay less.
The trade-off is that you do need to plug it into the wall but this one comes with an 8 metre cord so you won’t find yourself having to change the plug socket very often and you’ll never need to worry about the battery running out.
Suction is exceptional, producing a high-quality clean, equivalent to what you would expect from a far more expensive Dyson and it comes with a “DuoClean” floorhead that has both a soft roller and a hard brush so you can seamlessly move from hard floor to carpet with the press of one button on the handle.
It also comes with powered lift away that allows you to remove the main central unit from the main body of the hoover making it super easy to do the stairs and other areas that would be hard to reach in standard upright mode.
This video shows how powered lift away works:
This is available with or without a motorised pet tool so you don’t have to spend the money on the pet accessory if you don’t have any cats or dogs.
Shark IZ201 & IZ251 Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner
If you don’t want to mess about cords and plugs then this cordless model with anti wrap is a great option. The design has the waste container at the top making it really easy to convert into a handheld with just a simple click to remove the top section and add an accessory for easy easy cleaning of sofa’s, stairs, the car and more.
As a full-size vacuum cleaner the stick design makes it really versatile and easy to manoeuvre. It comes with duo clean so the soft roller and hard brush that are both built into the floorhead make it easy to clean both carpet and hard floor.
The battery is good with up to 40 minutes of runtime but expect around 20 minutes on full power which is normally enough for most homes but if not you get the option to buy it with a twin battery that ensures you’ll never run out of charge.
You can also buy the single and twin battery version with or without a pet tool so Shark have you covered whatever your requirements are ensuring you don’t need to spend more than what your needs demand.
Shark HZ400UKT Corded Stick Upright Vacuum Cleaner
We now instinctively look towards cordless vacuum cleaners because Dyson has kind of pushed the market that way but there are some great savings to be made if you choose the right corded hoover.
The HZ400UKT is corded and it has anti hair wrap and you get a massive 10-metre cord so changing the plug socket is not going to be much of an issue.
It has lift away capability so you can easily clean the stairs and get into hard to reach areas and it comes with or without a pet tool which is worth considering if you have any furry friends residing in your home.
Shark ICZ160 & ICZ300 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
This is one of Sharks flagship vacuum cleaners. It has all the best features and represents the best of Shark.
It has anti hair wrap, duo clean technology, powered lift away and its cordless with a battery that offers up to 50 mins of runtime on one charge with the ICZ160 and 60 minutes with the ICZ300
This is a brilliant vacuum cleaner that is better than any Dyson in our view.
Does anti hair wrap work on long hair?
It is very effective on all hair lengths regardless of whether it is long or short or pet hair or human hair.
We have tested it on varying amounts of hair, long and short and no hair gets tangled.
We have a dog and a cat and 3 females in the house and we previously had to deal with hair wrapped around the brush roller on any hoover we have ever had and the Shark just deals with it with ease.
Is Shark Cordless better than Corded?
Shark cordless vacuum cleaners are brilliant for convenience and they also come with very strong suction similar in performance to their best corded hoovers.
But for the convenience you have to pay a premium compared to their corded hoovers because the batteries that power them are expensive and they also only last for about 25 minutes on full power.
So if its convenience you are looking for and you don’t mind paying a bit extra and you can get the hoovering done in about 25 minutes then cordless is a good option.
On the other hand, if you want to get the most for your money and you don’t mind plugging your hoover into the wall then an equivalent corded vacuum cleaner from Shark will cost less than a cordless but it will do as good a job and you also never need to worry about the battery running out.
A cordless hoover from Shark is neither better nor worse than a corded one, it just depends if you are willing to trade the convenience of cordless to save money on a corded one.