Shark Anti-Allergen Pet Power Vacuum Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed Aug 20, 2021 at 09:37 am
Shark Anti-Allergen Pet Power Picture
8.2
Bare Floor
7.4
Low-Pile Carpet
7.8
High-Pile Carpet
8.3
Pets
8.7
Stairs
7.9
Cars
Vacuum Type
Stick/Handheld
Bagless
Yes
Cordless
Yes
Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)
Yes

The Shark Anti-Allergen Pet Power is a cordless stick vacuum. It's lightweight, easy to maneuver, and has a bagless design that's easy to maintain and incurs minimal recurring costs. It also delivers fantastic performance on bare floors and does a good job clearing various kinds of debris on low and high-pile carpet. That said, it takes a very long time to recharge and has many parts that need regular cleaning.

Our Verdict

8.2 Bare Floor

The Shark IZ363HT is great for bare floors. It easily cleans pet hair, small debris like rice, and bulky material like cereal. Its bagless design and washable filters also keep recurring costs to a minimum. Battery performance is decent too, and its lightweight construction makes it easy to maneuver in tight spots. However, some components feel a little flimsy, and quite a few parts need regular cleaning. It also has a long recharge time, though its battery life is decent overall.

Pros
  • Lightweight, maneuverable design.
  • Incurs minimal recurring costs.
  • Decent battery life.
  • Superb performance on bare floors.
  • Easily clears pet hair and large debris.
Cons
  • Long recharge time.
  • Many parts require regular maintenance.
7.4 Low-Pile Carpet

The Shark IZ363HT is decent for cleaning low-pile carpets. This vacuum cleans pet hair and larger debris like sand without too much trouble but can struggle noticeably when it comes to cleaning fine debris like baking soda from this surface type. Also, you can't stop its brushroll, meaning that rug tassels can get caught in its vacuum head on occasion. Still, it's maneuverable, has a decently long battery life, and incurs minimal recurring costs.

Pros
  • Lightweight, maneuverable design.
  • Incurs minimal recurring costs.
  • Decent battery life.
  • Easily clears pet hair and large debris.
Cons
  • Can't turn off main head's brushroll.
  • Long recharge time.
  • Many parts require regular maintenance.
  • Struggles with fine debris on carpeted surfaces.
7.8 High-Pile Carpet

The Shark IZ363HT is a very good option for high-pile carpet. It sucks up pet hair without issue and does a good job when it comes to dealing with larger debris like sand. That said, you may need to make another pass to clear fine debris like baking soda. Thankfully, this vacuum's bagless design and washable filters keep recurring costs low. Unfortunately, some particularly shaggy rugs may get caught in the vacuum head since there's no way of turning off the brushroll.

Pros
  • Lightweight, maneuverable design.
  • Incurs minimal recurring costs.
  • Decent battery life.
  • Easily clears pet hair and large debris.
Cons
  • Can't turn off main head's brushroll.
  • Long recharge time.
  • Many parts require regular maintenance.
  • Struggles with fine debris on carpeted surfaces.
8.3 Pets

The Shark IZ363HT is great for dealing with pet hair. It has no trouble dealing with this kind of debris on any surface type, whether bare floors or high-pile carpets. It's also equipped with an allergen-trapping HEPA filter and comes with a separate dusting brush that's advertised as being well-suited to trap fine particles, which is good if your pet sheds heavily. While its brushroll isn't removable, it does have angled plastic fins meant to reduce the incidence of hair wraps. Unfortunately, the vacuum doesn't come with a motorized turbo brush.

Pros
  • Incurs minimal recurring costs.
  • Easily clears pet hair and large debris.
  • Has a HEPA filter.
Cons
  • No turbo brush.
  • Many parts require regular maintenance.
8.7 Stairs

The Shark IZ363HT is an excellent choice for cleaning stairs. Its lightweight design makes it easy to pick up and carry on long flights of stairs. You can also reconfigure it as a handheld vacuum for getting into tight spots a little more easily. It also delivers superb performance on bare floors and does a very good job on carpeted surfaces. However, it doesn't come with a turbo brush, which is a little inconvenient.

Pros
  • Lightweight, maneuverable design.
  • Fairly wide assortment of tools.
  • Superb performance on bare floors.
  • Easily clears pet hair and large debris.
Cons
  • No turbo brush.
  • Many parts require regular maintenance.
7.9 Cars

The Shark IZ363HT is a very good choice for cleaning the inside of your car. Its cordless design ensures that you don't need to stay close to an electrical outlet, and you can easily convert it into a handheld vacuum for tackling tight spots in your car. While it doesn't come with a motorized turbo brush for tackling messes on fabric seats, there's still a fairly wide assortment of tools to choose from, including a crevice tool and a slim dusting brush. It delivers good performance on low-pile carpet, though it struggles somewhat with clearing fine debris on this kind of surface.

Pros
  • Lightweight, maneuverable design.
  • Fairly wide assortment of tools.
  • Easily clears pet hair and large debris.
Cons
  • No turbo brush.
  • Many parts require regular maintenance.
  • 8.2 Bare Floor
  • 7.4 Low-Pile Carpet
  • 7.8 High-Pile Carpet
  • 8.3 Pets
  • 8.7 Stairs
  • 7.9 Cars
  1. Updated Aug 20, 2021: Review published.
  2. Updated Aug 17, 2021: Early access published.

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Test Results

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Design
7.0
Design
Build Quality

The Shark IZ363HT feels decently well-built. It's similarly designed to the Shark Rocket Pet Pro with MultiFlex IZ163H, with a mainly plastic construction and a lightweight metal extension wand. It feels reasonably sturdy overall, though some components could be a little more solid, like its clear plastic dirt compartment, which feels like it could break if you drop it. Thankfully, the vacuum itself is easy to disassemble and reassemble, as all of its components clip together intuitively.

6.5
Design
User Maintenance

The Shark IZ363HT is easy to maintain. There are a few parts that need maintenance, but most parts are easy to access.

  • Dirt compartment: The dirt compartment can be removed by pressing its release latch on its right side. You should empty it whenever you notice that it's full. You can wash it with water whenever necessary.
  • Lint screen: The lint screen is located inside the dirt compartment, and it can be cleaned whenever necessary by taking out trapped debris by hand, but you can't remove it.
  • Brushroll: The brushroll isn't removable, but you can still access it by using a coin to undo three plastic locks holding the brushroll cover in place. The brushroll is advertised to be self-cleaning, though you can also carefully remove stuck-on debris or hair wraps by hand. Otherwise, this part doesn't need much maintenance as it should detangle hair by itself.
  • Pre-motor filter: The foam and felt pre-motor filters are located at the top of the dirt compartment assembly. You should regularly rinse both to maintain suction power and wash them with cold water once a month.
  • Post-motor HEPA filter: The post-motor HEPA filter is located inside the dirt compartment. This part should be washed once a year with cold water.

Any part that's washed with water should be left to dry for at least 24 hours before using it again.

8.0
Design
Recurring Cost
Bag Part Number
No bag
Filter Part Number
617FJ140
HEPA Filter Part Number
XHF161H

The Shark IZ363HT has very low recurring costs.

  • Pre-motor filters: The foam and felt pre-motor filters shouldn't need to be replaced if they're well-maintained, but they can be purchased as a single kit from Shark's website if necessary.
  • Post-motor HEPA filter: You shouldn't need to replace the HEPA filter if it's maintained according to manufacturer specifications. Still, you can purchase a replacement from the manufacturer's website if necessary.

6.5
Design
Storing
Height
33.11" (84.1 cm)
Width
10.35" (26.3 cm)
Depth
9.06" (23.0 cm)
Cord Storing/Management
Not Needed
On-Board Tool Storage
No
Vacuum Rack/Station
No

The Shark IZ363HT is okay to store. You can detach its body and mount it lower on the wand to reduce its vertical footprint, but it still doesn't come with a rack station or any onboard tool storage, so you need to find another place to put its accessories when not in use.

6.9
Design
Dirt Compartment
Dirt Compartment Volume
0.13 gal (0.50 L)
Full Dirt Compartment Indicator
Yes
Bag Included
No Bag Needed

The Shark IZ363HT has an alright dirt compartment. It's a little smaller than that of the Shark Vertex Lightweight Cordless and consequently needs to be emptied more often. It's made of clear plastic and has a fill line to let you know when it's reached max capacity, but it's a little hard to see. However, it's worth noting that some larger forms of debris, like rice or cereal, can get stuck in the middle portion of the dirt compartment rather than the bigger outer section. Thankfully, you shouldn't encounter this issue when cleaning up smaller debris like baking soda, sand, or pet hair.

Design
In The Box

  • Vacuum head
  • Vacuum body
  • Vacuum wand
  • Brushroll cover
  • Dirt compartment
  • Felt pre-motor filter (with pink tab)
  • Foam pre-motor filter
  • Post-motor HEPA filter
  • Recharge cable
  • Battery
  • Crevice tool
  • Pet Multi-Tool
  • Hard bristle brush
  • Anti-Allergen dust brush
  • User guide

10
Design
Range
Cord Length
N/A
Hose Length
N/A

This is a cordless vacuum, so its range is limited only by the remaining battery life and the room left in its dirt compartment.

7.8
Design
Portability
Total Weight
7.50 lbs (3.40 kg)
Weight In Hand
3.75 lbs (1.70 kg)
Carrying handle
Yes

The Shark IZ363HT is very portable. It's lighter than the Shark Vertex Lightweight Cordless and has a carrying handle to make it easier to pick up and carry.

7.3
Design
Battery
Minimum Battery Life
19 min
Maximum Battery Life
56 min
Recharge Time
234 min
Recharge Dock
No
Battery Life Indicator
Yes
Removable Batteries
Yes

The Shark IZ363HT has satisfactory battery performance. Depending on your choice of suction power mode and attachments, it supplies roughly anywhere between 20 minutes to almost an hour of continuous runtime, which exceeds the Shark Rocket Pet Pro with MultiFlex IZ163H's battery life, but this can vary in the real world. The battery can be removed from the vacuum and charged separately, though be aware that it takes almost four hours to recharge, which is rather long. A trio of LED indicator lights can also provide you with a rough estimate of the remaining charge, as they gradually turn off as the battery drains.

Design
Quality Of Life Features
Rotating Head
Yes
Power Adjustment
Yes
Self-Propelled
No
Headlights
Yes
Easy On/Off
Yes
Surface Type Adjustment
Manual

The Shark IZ363HT has a couple of extra features. A slider on the vacuum handle lets you toggle between 'Hard Floor' and 'Carpet' modes, which decrease and increase the rotational speed of the brushroll, respectively. Pulling a separate trigger on the handle enables the vacuum's "MAX" power mode to increase suction power.

Design
Tools And Brushes
Brushroll
Yes
Brushroll On/Off
No
Removable Brushroll
No
Turbo Brush
No
Crevice Tool
Yes
Upholstery Tool
Yes
Soft Bristle Brush
Yes
Hard Bristle Brush
Yes
Extension Wand
Yes
Ceiling Fan Tool
No
Pet Grooming Tool
No

The Shark IZ363HT comes with a couple of tools and brushes. Its Anti-Allergen Dust Brush is advertised as being designed to clear fine debris. Its pet multi-tool comprises an upholstery tool with a soft-bristle brush that you can clip on and off. There's also a dedicated hard bristle brush for dislodging stuck-on dirt and a crevice tool for tackling messes in tight corners.

Design
Alternative Configuration

The Shark IZ363HT can be used in a handheld configuration by removing its wand.

Performance
9.0
Performance
Bare Floor (Hardwood, Laminate, Tiles)
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
100%
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
96%
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
90%
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
N/A
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
N/A
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L)
99%
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
98%
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Setting Used "Bare Floor", "MAX" Trigger Pulled

The Shark IZ363HT delivers superb performance on bare floors. It easily clears pet hair and small debris like rice on this surface type. While it still does a fantastic job of sucking up bulkier material like cereal, its performance in this respect still isn't quite as good as that of the Shark Rocket Pet Pro with MultiFlex IZ163H.

7.6
Performance
Low-Pile Carpet
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
96%
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
90%
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
95%
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
N/A
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
N/A
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L)
41%
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
38%
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Setting Used "Carpet", "MAX" Trigger Pulled

The Shark IZ363HT offers good performance on low-pile carpet. It sucks up pet hair and larger debris like sand with little trouble but has a harder time when it comes to dealing with fine material like baking soda. The suction performance also remains reasonably consistent as its dirt compartment fills, which is good if you have several large messes to deal with.

8.2
Performance
High-Pile Carpet
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
92%
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
90%
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
92%
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
N/A
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
N/A
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L)
41%
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
47%
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Setting Used "Carpet", "MAX" Trigger Pulled

The Shark IZ363HT is impressive on high-pile carpets. It clears most pet hair and large debris like sand on this surface type, but you may need to make another pass to fully clear fine debris like baking soda. If you want a stick vacuum that's better at picking up fine debris, check out the Roborock H6 Adapt.

7.5
Performance
Maneuverability
Under The Couch
Ok
Under Low Table
Ok
On Furniture
Excellent
Rug With Tassel
Bad
Electric Cord
Good

The Shark IZ363HT is quite maneuverable. Its lightweight design and pivoting vacuum head make it easy to maneuver in cluttered areas, and it's easy to reconfigure into a handheld vacuum and attach different accessories. That said, you need to crouch pretty deeply to clean under tables and chairs, and its wand storage clip can get in the way when cleaning under couches. In addition, since you can't turn off the primary vacuum head's brushroll, it can get stuck on loose rug tassels and some rugs.

Automation
0
Automation
Automation (Robot Vacuum)
Remote Controller
No
Automatic Bag Emptying
No
Automatic Recharging
No
Schedule Programming
No
Boundary Markers
No
Random Pathing
No
Smart Pathing
No
App Name
No App

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Shark Anti-Allergen Pet Power has two variants, which differ only in terms of included accessories. We tested the IZ363HT model, and you can see its label here.

Model Name Tools Included Wand Color
IZ363HT Crevice tool, dusting brush, pet multi-tool, anti-allergen brush Blue
IZ362H Crevice tool, upholstery tool, anti-allergen brush  Red

Let us know in the discussions if you come across another variant of this vacuum.

Compared To Other Vacuums

The Shark IZ363HT is a basic yet versatile cordless stick vacuum. It's very similar in design to the Shark Rocket Pet Pro with MultiFlex IZ163H though it lacks the former's flexible wand and comes with an additional dusting brush for collecting fine allergens.

If you're looking for alternatives, consider our recommendations for the best cordless vacuums, the best cordless stick vacuums, and the best cordless vacuums for pet hair.

Dyson V15 Detect

The Dyson V15 Detect is better than the Shark Anti-Allergen Pet Power. The Dyson features a rack station and onboard storage for its tools, weighs a little less, has a longer maximum battery life, comes with more tools, and delivers superior performance on all surface types. Conversely, the Shark is better built and has fewer parts that require regular maintenance.

Dyson V8 Animal

The Dyson V8 Animal is slightly better than the Shark Anti-Allergen Pet Power. The Dyson is more portable, incurs virtually no recurring costs, and comes with a few more tools and accessories, including a removable primary brushroll and a motorized turbo brush. It also delivers superior performance on bare floors and low-pile carpet. Conversely, the Shark is better built and offers better overall battery performance.

Shark Rocket Pet Pro with MultiFlex IZ163H

The Shark Rocket Pet Pro with MultiFlex IZ163H is slightly better than the Shark Anti-Allergen Pet Power. Both vacuums are similar in portability, dustbin capacity, user maintenance requirements, and build quality. However, there are some differences. The Rocket takes less time to recharge and delivers better performance on bare floors and low-pile carpet. If you buy the variant with the flexible wand, it's also easier to maneuver. Meanwhile, the Anti-Allergen has a longer maximum battery life and clears more debris on high-pile carpet.

Samsung Jet 90 Complete

The Samsung Jet 90 Complete is sightly better than the Shark Anti-Allergen Pet Power. The Samsung is slightly lighter, charges faster, comes with more tools and brushes, and performs better on bare floors as well as low and high-pile carpet. Meanwhile, the Shark feels more sturdily built and has fewer parts that require regular maintenance.

Dyson V7 Animal

The Dyson V7 Animal and Shark Anti-Allergen Pet Power each have strengths, meaning that one may suit you better than the other, depending on your needs. The Dyson incurs virtually no recurring costs, is notably lighter, comes with a motorized turbo brush, and clears debris more effectively on low-pile carpet. Conversely, the Shark performs much better on bare floors, especially when cleaning bulky debris like cereal, has a larger dustbin, lasts longer on a single charge, and feels better-built.

Shark Vertex Lightweight Cordless

The Shark Vertex Lightweight Cordless and Shark Anti-Allergen Pet Power both have advantages, meaning that one may suit you better than the other, depending on your needs. The Vertex has a larger dirt compartment, has a vacuum head with a removable soft roller, is easier to maneuver, and takes less time to charge. However, the Anti-Allergen has a longer maximum battery life, comes with a separate soft bristle brush, and clears more debris on low- and high-pile carpets.

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