This is our verdict of the Shark CZ500UKT based on several hours of research of reviews from both experts and users.
The Shark CZ500UKT is a bagless vacuum cleaner in the upper price range. It is equipped with smart features such as Flexology technology, anti-hair wrap, and a DuoClean head, which make it a valuable tool in any household.
The DuoClean feature is also present in other Shark vacuums. It has two rollers in one cleaning attachment – a soft roller for hard floors and a brush that can deep deep-clean carpets. The DuoClean head is great for those who have long hair or pets that shed because it is equipped with anti-hair wrap technology that prevents the hairs from getting tangled in the brush. The Shark CZ500UKT also has LED headlights at the front of the cleaning nozzle which allow you to clean in dark areas.
Aside from the DuoClean head, the Shark CZ500UKT also comes with a crevice tool, brush cleaning attachment, and a mini motorized tool. The crevice tool is great for vacuuming hard-to-reach areas because it has a long and narrow nozzle, while the brush cleaning attachment is handy for cleaning delicate objects. The mini motorized tool efficiently removes pet hairs from soft surfaces like the sofa, bed, and car seats. The vacuum also comes with two handy storage clips that you can attach to the wand to easily access the two cleaning attachments you use most often.
The Shark CZ500UKT is equipped with Flexology technology, which is a hinge in the middle of the tube that bends when you press the button. It is a handy feature for those who have back problems and struggle to bend down to clean under the furniture. The Flexology technology also allows the vacuum to stand up on its own, making it more convenient to store.
Another feature that those with back problems will greatly appreciate is the accessibility of the controls. Unlike other vacuum cleaners, like the AEG VX9-2-ÖKO, which require you to reach down to the body to change the cleaning mode, the Shark’s CZ500UKT controls are located on the handle.
The Shark CZ500UKT is bagless, which means that you won’t have to buy a new dust bag every time the old one fills up. You will just have to remove the dust bin and empty it out. This can save you quite a bit of money in the long run. On the downside, the Shark CZ500UKT’s dust bin is quite small. At 1.6 L, it will require you to empty it out frequently, especially if your house tends to accumulate a lot of dirt.
The vacuum has a 9-meter long, retractable power cable that is neatly stored in the cylinder vacuum. If you live in a large house, the length might not be enough because it is quite short compared to vacuum cleaners like the Henry Numatic HVR200-11 which has a 26.8-meter cable.
Another minor inconvenience of the Shark CZ500UKT is that it weighs 7.99 kg, which might be too heavy for some people to carry up and down the stairs. If you prefer a lighter model, the 5.5-kg Philips FC9741/09 may serve you better.
Overall, the Shark CZ500UKT is an excellent product for those who have pets, back problems, and different floor types in their house. It might be more expensive than other vacuums, but its host of impressive features make it worth the price.