Shark IONFlex DuoClean or Dyson V10 Cordless Vacuum?

When it comes to cordless vacuums there are many brands and models that might come to mind. Many are similar in weight, price, and cleaning ability with only subtle differences. However, if you are looking for the best choices for cleaning every surface in your home then your choice will really come down to two heavyweights…the Shark IONFlex 2X DuoClean or the Dyson V10!

These two lightweight stick vacuum cleaners stand above the competition in just about every way but they do it in different ways. We will compare them side by side, highlighting the areas they shine in and where they need improvement. And we will give our recommendation depending on your household cleaning needs (and budget). We’ll start with a little introduction to each model and then run through the popular categories to help pick out the winner.
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Bissell SpinWave Hard Floor Mop

The Bissell SpinWave is a fully powered mop that gets your hard floors like tile, sealed wood, and laminate clean without needing to scrub. The biggest concern homeowners have with smooth flooring is keeping it clean without damaging the surface at all. There are a lot of quality cleaners for doing this but the SpinWave stands above them in a few key areas. Saving time and energy is important for those living in a busy household and that is what this model was designed to do.

Before there were machines like the SpinWave if you wanted to get your floors looking like they were when they were first installed, you would be on your hands and knees scrubbing the surface. This was time consuming and difficult to say the least. Fortunately you don’t need to do that any more as technology has bridged the gap for you. This Bissell is a fully powered mop that has specially designed pads, spinning in such a manner as to quickly remove grime and caked on dirt from any hard floor. How does the SpinWave make it look so easy?
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Shark SharkFLEX DuoClean Lightweight Vacuum

The Shark SharkFLEX™ (HV391 model) is a very powerful and lightweight vacuum cleaner designed for cleaning the modern home. Today’s homes have a variety of floors as well as other surfaces like sofas, chairs, and window coverings that all collect dust. Plus many families have pets which tend to shed their hair and dander all over the house. This presents a problem that vacuums of a few years ago were not equipped to deal with. These traditional cleaners were large and clunky making them difficult to move into tight spaces. This is where an innovative company like Shark can really shine.

The SharkFLEX operates in a variety of modes to handle these various surfaces. You can use it in standard upright mode for larger, more open areas with either carpets or hard floors. Handheld mode is perfect for quick messes or tight spaces where you just cannot fit a large vacuum head into. Take the Shark into your car as well, giving you the ability to keep the interior free from dirt and dust on a regular basis. The unique MultiFLEX technology lets you bend the wand at an angle so you can slide the cleaning head under items that you previously could not. This feature alone provides a degree of cleaning that no other brand can boast but there is much more.
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Hoover Fusion Pet Cordless Vacuum

The Hoover Fusion Pet is a lightweight upright vacuum cleaner with a surprising amount of built-in technology. Like other modern cordless models it has a long lasting lithium ion battery that not only holds a charge much longer than prior generation batteries but also keeps the power constant. This is important because you don’t want your vacuum to slowly lose suction and cleaning ability as the charge fades, which was a big problem in the first generation cordless vacuums.

The biggest reason you would buy the Hoover Fusion is its’ versatility. It was designed to clean just about any surface, with the exception of medium to high pile carpets which are better suited to full sized vacuum cleaners. But if you need to clean hard floors like tile, hardwood, laminate, or even area rugs then a fast charging cordless makes a lot of sense. The modern household has many different types of flooring which is why just about every major vacuum brand has at least one portable model in their lineup. Many of them also can transform from stick to handheld, with the ability to use several different cleaning attachments.
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Shark IONFlex 2X DuoClean

The IONFlex 2X from Shark is a unique vacuum in that it provides the convenience of ‘on the go’ cordless cleaning while combining that with Shark’s DuoClean technology found in other models. DuoClean is a head design that works great on fine dust as well as large debris like rocks, food chunks, and dirt without changing the head or attachment. The lightweight design of the Ion Flex means you can move it around your home without difficulty and the different configurations (more on those below) make it easy to clean just about any type of floor, furniture, or high corner. It seems like today’s vacuums are all moving towards this type of flexibility since homeowners want to spend less time cleaning, and don’t want to buy multiple cleaners. And since Shark has always been on the forefront of technological advancements it is no surprise at how capable it is.

The 2X means you get 2 lithium ion batteries as well as a charging station that plugs directly into the wall. Each battery is removable so you can charge one while you are vacuuming your home using the other. This is a huge advantage over other cordless brands that only give you a set amount of time on each charge. You essentially have unlimited time as you can keep rotating (and charging) each battery.
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Miele Swing H1 QuickStep Stick Vacuum

The Miele Swing H1 QuickStep is a lightweight upright stick vacuum with stylish design and surprising performance. Similar to their other larger vacuums it is built to produce strong suction via a high flow of air without the excessive noise that other brands put out. And also like their popular canister lineup the Swing H1 works just as well on hard floors like tile, laminate, and hardwood as it does on carpeting. A variety of configurations and attachments means you will have the right setup for any surface. While you won’t want to use it exclusively for large carpeted homes it is an ideal choice for smaller apartments, kitchen spaces, offices, and even campers since it is so portable.

Some of the highlights of this model include a fully sealed filtration system with optional HEPA filter, 1000 watt motor with dual speed settings, and their newly designed FiberTeQ Combination floor tool that performs well on low to medium pile carpets and smooth floors. It is easy to transition from one room to another via different floor settings and for those thicker rugs there is also an optional PowerBrush. When deep cleaning is necessary it is recommended to use spinning brushes as they will agitate embedded dust particles so they can be pulled into the machine.
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