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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Shark IZ363HT is easy to maintain. There are a few parts that need maintenance, but most parts are easy to access.
Any part that's washed with water should be left to dry for at least 24 hours before using it again.
The Shark IZ363HT has very low recurring costs.
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.
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.
This is a cordless vacuum, so its range is limited only by the remaining battery life and the room left in its dirt compartment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Shark IZ363HT can be used in a handheld configuration by removing its wand.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.