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Shark Cordless Pro [IZ562H, UZ565H] Vacuum Review

Tested using Methodology v1.1
Reviewed Jun 05, 2023 at 10:54 am
Latest change: Writing modified Jun 05, 2023 at 10:54 am
Shark Cordless Pro [IZ562H, UZ565H] Picture
8.1
Bare Floor
7.5
Low-Pile Carpet
7.6
High-Pile Carpet
7.3
Pets
8.3
Stairs
7.5
Cars
5.5
Workshop

The Shark Cordless Pro is a midrange cordless stick vacuum. It sits just below the flagship Shark Stratos Cordless and shares many of the same features, with the same Clean Sense IQ automatic power adjustment system and odor-neutralizing cartridge. However, there are a few compromises to justify its lower purchase price, with a smaller-capacity battery and a less potent suction motor. It uses a single-roller floorhead instead of the Stratos' dual roller arrangement; in a break from Shark's conventional approach, this fluffy roller with anti-tangle fins is fully removable, making it much easier to clear away any stuck-on hair or debris.

Our Verdict

8.1 Bare Floor

The Shark Cordless Pro is great for bare floors. It's very effective in dealing with solid debris and pet hair on this surface type, thanks partly to its Clean Sense IQ system that boosts performance when passing over dirtier surfaces. The soft texture of its brushroll also helps gather lightweight debris on hard floors or in shallower cracks, like the grout lines on a tile floor. It feels quite well-built, is easy to maintain, and incurs low ownership costs. Unfortunately, its max battery life of about 40 minutes is shorter than most of its peers.

Pros
  • Good build quality.
  • Effective automatic power adjustment system.
  • Superb bare floor performance.
  • Great at handling pet hair on floors.
Cons
  • Short battery life.
7.5 Low-Pile Carpet

The Shark Cordless Pro is a good option for low-pile carpet. It struggles a little with fine debris embedded in low-pile carpet fibers, but it does a great job with larger material and easily clears away pet hair on this surface type. A small amount of debris can get stuck to the base of its floorhead due to static buildup from cleaning carpets. Battery performance is on the shorter end of the scale when compared to pricier cordless stick vacuums, so you'll need to work quickly if you're cleaning carpets in its more potent suction mode.

Pros
  • Good build quality.
  • Effective automatic power adjustment system.
  • Great at handling pet hair on floors.
  • Good overall performance on carpets.
Cons
  • Short battery life.
  • No brushroll height adjustment feature or on/off switch.
  • Small amounts of debris can get stuck to the bottom of floorhead.
7.6 High-Pile Carpet

The Shark Cordless Pro does well on high-pile carpet. It's important to note that it doesn't have a height-adjustable head or a brushroll off switch, so it's liable to get bogged down on really thick-pile or shag carpeting. That said, on more conventional high-pile carpets, it can handle pet hair and small and large debris without too much fuss, though a very small amount of debris can get stuck to the bottom of its floorhead. The Clean Sense IQ system is effective in boosting power when required, though it's worth noting that it'll run out of juice fast in more potent suction modes.

Pros
  • Good build quality.
  • Effective automatic power adjustment system.
  • Great at handling pet hair on floors.
  • Good overall performance on carpets.
Cons
  • Short battery life.
  • No brushroll height adjustment feature or on/off switch.
  • Small amounts of debris can get stuck to the bottom of floorhead.
7.3 Pets

The Shark Cordless Pro is a decent choice for pet owners. It has no trouble dealing with pet hair on bare floors and low and high-pile carpeting, and its upholstery nozzle is a fantastic attachment for dealing with hair on fabric surfaces, like couches or car seats. Its odor-neutralizing cartridge also helps in masking unpleasant scents as you clean. Unlike most other Shark vacuums, you can remove its self-cleaning brushroll pretty easily, making it much easier to clear away the small amount of hair that can get stuck.

Pros
  • Removable brushroll.
  • Odor neutralizing feature.
  • Good air filtration performance.
  • Great at handling pet hair on floors.
Cons
  • Not meant for liquid spills.
  • No stain-clearing capability.
  • No turbo brush or pet grooming attachments.
8.3 Stairs

The Shark Cordless Pro is a great fit for cleaning stairs. While it's a little heavy for a cordless stick vacuum, it's still much more portable than most full-size vacuums, and you won't have to worry about tripping over a power cable as you climb or descend. It delivers good overall performance on most surface types, and you can easily reconfigure it into a handheld vacuum to clean tight spots or switch out attachments. However, there's no onboard tool storage.

Pros
  • Effective automatic power adjustment system.
  • Superb bare floor performance.
  • Cordless design.
Cons
  • Somewhat bulky handheld configuration.
7.5 Cars

The Shark Cordless Pro is good for cleaning the inside of your car. Its cordless design ensures that you won't have to park your car close to a power outlet before cleaning, and you can easily reconfigure it into a handheld vacuum to clean any hard-to-reach areas. It comes with a crevice tool that can help you clean tight recesses, like the gap between the front seats and your car's center console, and the upholstery tool is very effective in dealing with debris on car seats. That said, it's worth noting the vacuum is a little unwieldy to hold onto for extended periods as a handheld.

Pros
  • Effective automatic power adjustment system.
  • Cordless design.
Cons
  • Somewhat bulky handheld configuration.
5.5 Workshop

The Shark Cordless Pro isn't designed for workshop cleaning. It can easily handle lightweight household debris on hard floors but isn't meant for cleaning heavier debris like wood or metal shavings. It also can't handle liquid spills.

Pros
  • Good build quality.
Cons
  • Short battery life.
  • Not meant for liquid spills.
  • 8.1 Bare Floor
  • 7.5 Low-Pile Carpet
  • 7.6 High-Pile Carpet
  • 7.3 Pets
  • 8.3 Stairs
  • 7.5 Cars
  • 5.5 Workshop
  1. Updated Jun 05, 2023: Review published.
  2. Updated May 31, 2023: Early access published.
  3. Updated May 26, 2023: Our testers have started testing this product.
  4. Updated May 17, 2023: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.
  5. Updated Mar 16, 2023: We've purchased the product and are waiting for it to arrive in our lab.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

A few variants of the Shark Cordless Pro are still available, which differ mainly in terms of included attachments. We tested the IZ562H variant, and you can see its label here.

Model Name Included Accessories Color Additional Features
IZ562H Duster Crevice Tool, Pet Multi-Tool White/Black  
UZ565H MultiFLEX wand, Anti-Allergen Dust Brush, Duster Crevice Tool  White/Black  
IZ531H Anti-Allergen Dust Brush, Crevice Tool Black/Black IQ Display

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

Compared To Other Vacuums

The Shark Cordless Pro is a cordless stick vacuum that sits somewhere near the middle of Shark's extensive lineup of cordless stick vacuums. It packs many features for the price, with an automatic power adjustment system, an odor-neutralization cartridge, an onboard HEPA filter, and a self-cleaning floorhead. That said, battery life is rather unimpressive compared to many of its peers, and its attachment set is somewhat limited.

If you're searching for an alternative, take a look at our list of recommendations for the best cordless stick vacuums, the best cordless vacuums, and the best vacuums for tile floors.

Shark Stratos Cordless

The Shark Stratos Cordless is a complete upgrade over the Shark Cordless Pro. The Stratos has a more powerful motor, yielding improved carpet performance and a higher-capacity battery. The Stratos also comes bundled with a folding wand to easily clean under tables and chairs, though you can find the same accessory on some variants of the Cordless Pro. The cheaper Cordless Pro does have its advantages. It's noticeably lighter and slightly easier to maintain by virtue of its removable brushroll, which makes it much less of a hassle to clear out any tangled hair.

Dyson V8

The Dyson V8 and Shark Cordless Pro each have their advantages. The Shark feels better built, is easier to maintain, and has a much higher-capacity dustbin. There are a few extra convenience features not found on the Dyson, like an automatic power adjustment system and an odor-neutralizing cartridge. It also charges faster while offering similar overall battery life. However, the Dyson is lighter, easier to maneuver, and has a broader assortment of tools.

Shark Cordless Pet Plus [IZ361H, IZ362H, IZ363HT, UZ365H]

The Shark Cordless Pet Plus and Shark Cordless Pro are similar vacuums, though the Cordless Pro is an improvement in most areas. The Cordless Pro has an automatic power adjustment system and is fitted with an odor-neutralizing cartridge. The Cordless Pro's fluffy brushroll is also fully removable, allowing it to clean cracks and crevices far more effectively than the Cordless Pet Plus.

Samsung Jet 75

The Samsung Jet 75 and Shark Cordless Pro each have their advantages. The Samsung has a rack station to hold two accessories, has a higher-capacity battery, delivers better performance on carpeted floors, is easier to maneuver, and makes less noise. Conversely, the Shark has a higher-capacity dustbin, can automatically adjust its suction power setting, and handles pet hair on furniture better with a simple straight-suction upholstery tool.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
7.5
Design
Build Quality
Vacuum Type
Stick/Handheld

This vacuum feels well-built. It's very similar in feel to most similarly-designed Shark stick vacuums, with a body mainly made from a dense plastic, a high-capacity dustbin that sits below the wand, and an aluminum wand. Everything fits together snugly, with no evident squeaks or rattles while in use. That said, the clear plastic dustbin does feel noticeably more fragile than the rest of its body.

7.5
Design
User Maintenance

The Shark Cordless Pro is easy to maintain.

  • Dirt compartment: The dirt compartment can be easily removed by pressing the release button, though you'll need to detach the wand as well to remove it fully. A separate button opens the bottom door, allowing you to drop any accumulated debris into a trash bin.
  • Brushroll: Unlike the pricier Shark Stratos Cordless, its floorhead features only a single roller. It's also of a different design than the Stratos' main roller, with a soft texture meant to improve debris pickup on bare floors. However, it does have the same integrated fins to provide agitation on carpeted floors. These 'PowerFins' are also designed to prevent hair from getting tangled around the roller, a task in which they're very effective. In a major break from other Shark vacuums, the roller can be fully removed from the floorhead, making it very easy to clear away any small amounts of hair that can get trapped at its very edges, as seen here.
  • Pre-motor filters: The foam and felt pre-motor filters sit in a housing just ahead of the vacuum's grip, and you can only access it after you remove the dustbin. From there, you can just take them out. You should rinse these filters under water once a month.
  • Post-motor filter: The post-motor filter can be found in its housing within the main body of the vacuum and is only accessible after you've removed the dirt compartment. Per the user manual, this filter should be rinsed under water once a year.
  • Sensors: The dirt sensors for the CleanIQ automatic power adjustment system are found inside of the upper wand on the main body, with their location labeled with a set of 'IQ' logos, seen here. You should regularly wipe them down with a clean cloth for the dirt detection system to work properly.

Any part you wash with water must dry for at least 48 hours before reinstalling it.

Note: While there are no specific maintenance instruction requirements for the odor-neutralizing cartridge, it's important to note only to use the vacuum if a cartridge is inserted in the floorhead, even if it's completely depleted.

8.0
Design
Recurring Cost
Bag Part Number No bag
Filter Part Number XFFKIZ600
HEPA Filter Part Number XHFIZ500

This vacuum incurs few recurring costs.

  • Pre-motor filters: No replacement interval is given for the foam and felt pre-motor filters, but they're very similar in design to other Shark filters that need replacing every two and a half to three years. You can find a new set here.
  • Post-motor filter: No replacement interval is given for the post-motor HEPA filter, but it's similar to other Shark filters that need replacing every two and a half to three years.
  • Odor neutralizer cartridge: A single cartridge will work for six months. You can buy a two-pack of replacements here.

6.6
Design
Storing
Height
30.71" (78.0 cm)
Width
10.43" (26.5 cm)
Depth
9.06" (23.0 cm)
Cord Storing
Not Needed
On-Board Tool Storage
No
Vacuum Rack/Station
No

The Shark Cordless Pro isn't especially hard to store. You can dismount its canister body and slot it lower down the wand to minimize its vertical footprint when not in use. Unfortunately, there's no rack or onboard storage for the included attachments, so you'll have to stow them away elsewhere.

Opting for the UZ565H variant gets you a wand that you can fold, just like the Shark Stratos Cordless. Instead of detaching the main body and mounting it above the floorhead, you can just fold the wand to half its length with the body still attached to minimize its height.

7.6
Design
Dirt Compartment
Bagless
Yes
Volume
0.20 gal (0.75 L)
Full Indicator
Yes
Bag Included
No Bag Needed

The Shark Cordless Pro's dirt compartment is well-sized. It's big for a cordless stick vacuum, larger than other stick vacuums like the LG CordZero A9. It's made of clear plastic, so you can tell how full it is.

Design
In The Box

  • Vacuum body
  • Wand
  • Vacuum head/Floor nozzle
  • Brushroll
  • Dirt compartment
  • Duster Crevice Tool (not included with IZ531H variant)
  • Pet Multi-Tool (not included with UZ565H or IZ531H variants)
  • Pre-motor foam filter
  • Pre-motor felt filter
  • Odor neutralizing cartridge
  • HEPA filter
  • Power cable
  • Battery
  • Quick Start guide

The following accessory is exclusive to the UZ565H and IZ531H variants:

  • Anti-Allergen Dust Brush

The following accessory is exclusive to the UZ565H variant:

  • MultiFLEX wand

The following accessory is exclusive to the IZ531H variant:

  • Crevice tool

10
Design
Range
Cordless
Yes
Cord Length
N/A
Hose Length
N/A
Minimum Wand Length
1.35 ft (0.41 m)
Maximum Wand Length
3.35 ft (1.02 m)
Total Range
N/A

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

7.9
Design
Portability
Total Weight
7.80 lbs (3.54 kg)
Weight In Hand
3.55 lbs (1.61 kg)
Carrying handle
Yes

This vacuum is quite portable. Its weight is just under a pound lighter than the pricier Shark Stratos Cordless, likely due to the latter's bulkier twin roller floorhead and more mechanically complex folding wand. However, both vacuums feel roughly the same when in use. It's far from the lightest stick vacuum on the market, so you might want to consider something like the Xiaomi Mi Vacuum Cleaner Light if that's a priority.

7.2
Design
Battery
Minimum Battery Life
14 min
Maximum Battery Life
42 min
Recharge Time
172 min
Recharge Dock
No
Battery Life Indicator
Yes
Removable Batteries
Yes

This vacuum's battery performance is decent. It uses an a1900 mAh battery, rather than the higher-capacity 2450 mAh unit used in pricier models like the Shark Stratos Cordless. This results in a shorter maximum runtime of about 40 minutes compared to the latter's approximately 60-minute max battery life. The Cordless Pro's battery life drops to just under 15 minutes when run continuously in its high-power 'Boost' mode, so it's only best suited for quick clean-ups for stubborn debris. When used in its auto-adjusting Clean Sense IQ system, real-world runtime will fall somewhere between those two extremes, though it'll obviously draw more power if you have very dirty floors. A trio of indicator lights will give you a rough estimate of the remaining charge as they go from white to green to yellow. You can always step up to the IZ531H variant of this vacuum if you want a display that shows a real-time percentage estimate of the remaining power.

Design
Quality Of Life Features
Rotating Head
Yes
Power Adjustment
Yes
Self-Propelled
No
Headlights
Yes
Easy On/Off
Yes
Head Surface Type Adjustment
None

The Shark Cordless Pro has a few quality-of-life features. There are three suction power settings: the energy-saving 'ECO' mode, the high-power 'Boost' mode, and the default 'Clean Sense IQ' mode, which uses the infrared sensors inside the wand to detect dirt and automatically modulate the vacuum's suction power between the two other settings depending on the quantity of dirt being sucked up. An LED strip on the floorhead serves as a visual indicator of how clean the floor is. Unfortunately, there's no way of changing the brushroll height or shutting it off. There's also a headlight mounted on either side of the vacuum head to illuminate dark areas, as seen here. The odor-neutralizing cartridge mounted in the floorhead smells fairly pleasant too, and you can adjust its intensity by twisting the cartridge in its slot. Still, it can quickly become overwhelming if you use the vacuum daily.

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 IZ562H comes with a couple of attachments. There's a crevice tool for cleaning tight spots with a slide-on dusting brush and a combination upholstery tool/hard-bristle brush for cleaning furniture and dealing with stubborn dirt.

The UZ565H and IZ531H models have an Anti-Allergen Dust Brush to collect fine debris from flat surfaces.

The IZ531H model also has a more rudimentary crevice tool with no slide-off soft-bristle dusting brush.

Design
Alternative Configuration
Blower Mode
No

You can use this vacuum as a handheld by removing its wand and floorhead.

Performance
9.5
Performance
Bare Floor Performance (Hardwood, Laminate, Tiles)
Setting Used "Clean Sense IQ"
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L) 99%
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) 97%
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) 99%
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

With the vacuum set to its Clean Sense IQ mode, performance on bare floors is superb. It has no trouble dealing with bulky debris like cereal or smaller debris like rice.

6.8
Performance
Low-Pile Carpet Performance
Setting Used "Clean Sense IQ"
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L) 81%
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) โ‰ˆ 81%
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) 42%
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) โ‰ˆ 42%
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

The vacuum performs fairly well on low-pile carpet in its Clean Sense IQ setting. It effectively handles larger debris like sand but struggles with finer material like baking soda, so you'll need two or three extra passes to clean up everything. It's worth noting that a small amount of debris can get stuck to the bottom of the floorhead due to static buildup, as seen here.

7.6
Performance
High-Pile Carpet Performance
Setting Used "Clean Sense IQ"
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L) 67%
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) โ‰ˆ 67%
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) 53%
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) โ‰ˆ 53%
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

The Shark Cordless Pro performs well on high-pile carpet when used in its Clean Sense IQ mode. You'll only need to make an extra pass to clear away larger debris like sand and finer material like baking soda. Similar to its performance on low-pile carpet, a small amount of debris can get stuck to the bottom of its floorhead rather than be sucked up, as seen here.

9.1
Performance
Pet Hair Floor Performance
Bare Floor
100%
Low-Pile Carpet
86%
High-Pile Carpet
85%

The Shark Cordless Pet Plus does a fantastic job clearing pet hair on many surfaces. The fins on its floorhead are quite effective in preventing hair wraps from occurring for the most part, but a small amount can still get stuck at the outer edges of its floorhead, as seen here. Thankfully, unlike most other Shark vacuums, its floorhead is fully removable, enabling you to easily clear away any tangled hair. It's worth noting that a small amount of hair can get stuck at the junction between the wand and the entry to its dirt compartment, close to the grip, as seen here.

4.4
Performance
Suction
Maximum Suction
1.7 inHโ‚‚O (0.43 kPa)
Setting Used For Maximum "BOOST"
Normal Suction
0.8 inHโ‚‚O (0.21 kPa)
Setting Used For Normal "Clean Sense IQ"
Hose Diameter
1.4" (3.5 cm)

This vacuum's real-world suction performance is poor. It doesn't generate as much power as a flagship cordless stick model like the Dyson V15 Detect. However, that doesn't necessarily mean it's a poor performer, as its fluffy finned brushroll sits close to the ground to improve surface agitation.

Note: The attachment point at which hose diameter is measured is D-shaped and doesn't form a perfect circle. As such, the hose diameter was measured at its widest point.

8.1
Performance
Noise
Bare Floor
76.7 dBA
Low-Pile Carpet
69.9 dBA

This vacuum isn't too loud. It's louder than alternatives like the Dyson V8, with the sound of it running in its 'ECO' setting being unlikely to mask the sound of a nearby conversation. However, it's much louder in its high-power 'BOOST' mode, so people nearby will likely be annoyed when dealing with stubborn messes.

7.0
Performance
Maneuverability

The Shark Cordless Pro is decently maneuverable. It's heavier than most cordless stick vacuums, and its floorhead doesn't pivot quite as smoothly as alternatives like the Samsung Jet 75. The bottom-mounted dustbin can also get in the way when cleaning under some couches and tables. Unlike the Shark Stratos Cordless, it doesn't have a flexible wand, so you must crouch deeply to clean under tables and chairs. That said, it's easy to switch out the various attachments as needed, and the vacuum can easily roll over obstructions like electrical cords. You'll need to be careful around shag-pile rugs, which can get tangled in the floorhead, as there's no brushroll off switch or brushroll height adjustment.

8.0
Performance
Pet Hair Furniture Performance
Sofa Pickup Post Test

This vacuum does a great job of handling pet hair on fabric furniture with its upholstery tool, as it easily clears away the vast majority of short and long strands of hair within a few passes. Since the dirt-detecting sensors are inside the upper part of the wand, the 'Clean Sense IQ' system still works when you use the vacuum handheld, allowing it to ramp up power when passing over an area with a lot of hair. The vacuum's bulky design can make it a little unwieldy to maneuver handheld.

Performance
Air Quality
Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)
Yes

The Shark Cordless Pro effectively seals fine allergens, thanks in part to its onboard HEPA filter. That said, some fine particulate matter can escape from gaps at the front of its floorhead.

8.0
Performance
Cracks
Wood Cracks Post Test

This vacuum does a great job of dealing with debris in cracks and crevices. While it isn't the most powerful cordless vacuum on the market, the fluffy surface of its brushroll can dig into shallow crevices to help dig out debris, like grout lines on a tile floor. Its Clean Sense IQ feature won't necessarily increase suction power when passing over perpendicular crevices. Still, it does recognize debris when moving the vacuum along the length of deeper cracks to them. You can always use the crevice tool to clear out deeper cracks.

1.0
Performance
Stains
Stain Pickup Post Test

This vacuum has no impact on stains.

0
Performance
Water
Wet Compatible
No
Water Pickup Post Test

This vacuum isn't rated to suck up liquid spills.

Automation
0
Automation
Physical Automation
Automatic Recharging
No
Automatic Bag Emptying
No
Pathing Algorithm
No Pathing Algorithm
Physical Boundary Markers
No
Scheduled Start Buttons
No
Cycle Control Buttons
No
Navigation Control Buttons
No

This vacuum has no automation capabilities.

0
Automation
Companion App Automation
App Name
No App
iOS Availability
No
Android Availability
No
Software Boundary Markers (No Go Zones)
No
App Scheduled Start
No
App Cycle Control
No
Navigation Control within App
No

There's no companion app integration for this vacuum.