Shark ICZ160UK

Review of Shark ICZ160UK

Review methodology:
1.0
Date published:
09-11-2021
Last modified:
09-11-2021

Pros

  • Dust container can be removed during cleaning
  • Replaceable battery
  • Comes with LED headlights and wheels on the nozzle
  • Comes with 5 cleaning attachments
  • With anti-hair tangle technology
  • DuoClean floor head is great for carpets and hard floors

Cons

  • No onboard tool storage
  • Expensive
  • Comes with only 1 battery
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Specifications

Battery
Max runtime
50 min
Charge time
210 min
Type of battery
Li-ion
Battery Voltage
28.8 V
Battery capacity
2900 mAh
Interchangeable battery
Yes
Cleaning and functions
Type de produit
Cordless stick vacuum cleaner
Dustbin capacity
0.6 l
Light on the nozzle
Yes
Telescopic tube
No
Material
Plastic
Attachments
Crevice nozzle
Yes
Furniture brush
Yes
Parquet nozzle
No
Electro-nozzle
Yes
Combi floor nozzle
No
Mini turbo brush
No
Turbo brush
No
Round brush
Yes
Dimensions and weight
Height
108.0 cm
Width
25.0 cm
Depth
26.0 cm
Weight
5.5 kg

Specification comparison

Updated February 20, 2024

Who should buy Shark ICZ160UK

  • If you have pets in your home, the Shark ICZ160UK might be an excellent choice because it has an anti-hair tangle system that prevents hair from getting stuck in the brush.
  • If you have different floor types, you might appreciate the DuoClean floor head of the Shark ICZ160UK because it has 2 brushes; the soft cleaner head, which is great for hard floors, and the motorized brush which can clean carpets thoroughly.
  • If you have a lot of low-lying furniture at home, you might also appreciate the 'Get-Anywhere' technology of the Shark ICZ160UK. It allows you to detach the dust container from the suction tube so that the nozzle can easily reach under the furniture.

Who should NOT buy Shark ICZ160UK

  • If you live in a large house, you might have to buy an extra battery because the Shark ICZ160UK only comes with 1 battery that lasts for a maximum of 50 minutes. The Shark ICZ260UK comes with 2 removable batteries, and the Dyson V11 Absolute Extra Pro has a maximum runtime of 120 minutes.
  • If you are on a tight budget, it would be better to look for other cordless vacuum cleaners, such as the Philips XC7042/01, or the Dreame V11, that can provide efficient cleaning at a cheaper price.

Verdict

The Shark ICZ160UK has a unique and bulky look compared to other cordless vacuums, such as the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute, that have their dust container just below the handle.

The dust container of the Shark ICZ160UK is detachable, so you can carry it in 1 hand, and the long hose in the other hand. This feature is called “Get-Anywhere”, which you can also see in the Shark ICZ260UK. You can reach any area you want without using much effort and energy because you’re only lifting the hose, which is lighter than having to lift the whole cordless vacuum with the heavy dust container. Despite it being heavy (it weighs 5.5kg), it lightens the load because you can carry the central unit to where you want it, leaving you with just the long hose to hold. However, the downside is that both your hands will be occupied unlike in the Shark IZ251UK, and the Philips XC7042/01, where you only use 1 hand and the other is free.
The dust container and battery slot are positioned at the bottom, which allows the Shark ICZ160UK to stand up by itself. This is great because you can quickly leave the cordless vacuum in its place, and you also won’t worry about where you will store it.

Another great feature of the Shark ICZ160UK is its DuoClean floor head. It is equipped with 2 roller heads which are the soft roller head and motorized brush on 1 cleaning attachment. The soft roller head is excellent for hard floors, and the motorized brush can deeply clean carpets. Therefore, the Shark ICZ160UK can efficiently clean any floor type without having to regularly switch cleaning attachments. It is also equipped with an anti-hair system, which is great for those who have long hair, or those who have furry pets.

Other than the DuoClean floor head, it also comes with an upholstery tool, crevice tool, brush and mini motorized tool. The mini motorized tool is great to use for cleaning pet hair from the sofa, bed or car seats. However, the Shark ICZ160UK doesn’t have tool storage in the cordless vacuum, so you have to hold the cleaning attachment that you are using.
The Shark ICZ160UK only comes with 1 detachable battery that can last for 50 minutes. This battery life is enough if you live in a small house, but if you live in a large house with a lot of areas to clean, you might want to buy an extra battery so you can replace the drained battery with a fully charged one for uninterrupted cleaning.

It is equipped with LED headlights in front of the cleaning nozzle, so that you can check if you vacuumed all the dirt even in dark areas. It also has small wheels which help in moving the cordless vacuum around. The minor inconvenience is that it doesn’t give you the option to turn off the LED headlights once you already turned the vacuum on.

Overall, the Shark ICZ160UK might have an expensive price, but it is worth it because it cleans efficiently on any floor type, can detach from its dust container and has an anti-hair tangle system that works well.

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Max runtime 50 min 60 min 60 min
Runtime (Turbo-mode) 8 min 7 min
Charge time 210 min 270 min 200 min
Type of battery Li-ion Li-ion NCA
Battery Voltage 28.8 V 25.2 V
Battery capacity 2900 mAh 3600 mAh 2600 mAh
Interchangeable battery
No. of batteries included
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Type de produit Cordless stick vacuum cleaner Cordless stick vacuum cleaner Cordless 2in1 vacuum cleaner
Dustbin capacity 0.6 l 0.77 l 0.76 l
No. of speed settings 3 3
Sound level 82 dB 87 dB
Suction power
Light on the nozzle
Telescopic tube
Material Plastic Plastic Plastic
Mopping function
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Crevice nozzle
Furniture brush
Parquet nozzle
Electro-nozzle
Combi floor nozzle
Mini turbo brush
Turbo brush
Round brush
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Height 108.0 cm 126.0 cm 124.9 cm
Width 25.0 cm 26.6 cm 25.6 cm
Depth 26.0 cm 25.0 cm 25.0 cm
Weight 5.5 kg 3.0 kg 2.7 kg

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