Spring cleaning season is here, and there's no better way to whip your home into shape than with a vacuum that's going to get the job done right. And if you're in the market for a new one, Amazon has the Shark ION F80 Lightweight Cordless Stick Vacuum with MultiFLEX Duoclean on sale for only $214. With a total savings of $236 (52% off), it's a price tag you might not see on this vacuum again, so jump on this deal while it lasts.
Our Good Housekeeping Institute Cleaning Lab experts are always putting vacuums to the test, and the Shark has proven that it's capable of surviving our evaluations. When we examine a vacuum, we look at how well it picks up debris on bare floor and carpet, how well it picks up pet hair on carpet, how loud it is, how easy it is to empty the dust cup, and how heavy it is, among other things. In a previous stick vacuum test, we tried out a model extremely similar to the Shark F80 that aced our performance tests, coming out on top among all the other brands we looked at.
The MultiFLEX comes with two removable lithium battery packs so you run won't out of power if you play your cards right. Charge one while using the other and you could vacuum forever (though, if you're that into vacuuming, you might want to come work for the GH Institute!). Unlike other vacuums we've seen, the Shark has the ability to bend at the wand, so you won't have to crouch down to clean hard-to-reach areas. "I really love the feature where it goes low to sweep under furniture," one of our consumer testers raved.
In our tests, the Shark also received some of the most consistent scores. Another unique feature: The Shark's vacuum head has two brush rolls inside, which are designed to easily pick-up both fine dust and large debris on carpet and bare floors. While some vacuum manufacturers recommend switching the head for different jobs or floor types, the Shark's design eliminates the need for that step. We (and our consumer testers) also love the lights on the front of the vacuum's head — it makes it super easy to see any lingering dust. This bagless vacuum also includes a crevice tool and an upholstery tool — plus it doubles as a hand vacuum! We're sold.
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