Shark DuoClean Cordless Upright Vacuum Cleaner with Powered Lift-Away

Shark hoovers offer a great range of cleaning equipment for you to use in your home – or wherever! They have upright Vacuum Cleaners, Cordless Vacuum Cleaners, Corded Stick Cleaners and Shark Steam Mops!

Shark DuoClean Cordless Upright Vacuum Cleaner with Powered Lift Away IC160UK

Deep cleaning, without the cord – combining the freedom of a cordless vacuum with the incredible performance you have come to expect from our advanced upright vacuum cleaner technologies.

  • DuoClean Technology
  • Powered Lift-Away Technology
  • Cordless Cleaning Freedom
  • Versatile Cleaning
  • Versatile Cleaning



“The ingenious combination of two innovative technologies brings you the Shark Powered Lift-Away Pet Vacuum Cleaner with Duo Clean Technology. Engineered to save you both time and effort whilst delivering the incredible cleaning performance and satisfying results only found in Shark Vacuum Cleaners.”

My Vlog on how to how to put it together and to use



Parts I received in the box

  • Main Unit
  • 20cm Crevice Tool
  • Dusting Brush
  • Wide Upholstery Tool
  • Accessory Tote Bag
  • Lithium-ion Battery
  • Lithium-ion Charger
  • Battery Charging Cradle
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Instruction Booklet




Powered Lift Away

Powered Lift Away instantly converts your upright into a lightweight portable vacuum cleaner, giving you the freedom to clean stairs, curtains, ceilings and high shelving. Continuously powered brush rolls rotate and draw in dirt, even in portable mode, offering a consistent clean underneath furniture without heavy lifting.

Engineered to improve your cleaning experience, they’ve also included extended reach and a selection of attachments to help clean sofas, surfaces and crevices. 

The main unit can be detached from the wand at the click of a button, turning your upright vacuum cleaner into a portable handheld vacuum cleaner, finally bringing ease and comfort when cleaning those usually troublesome stairs.

Powered Lift Away goes one step further delivering power directly to the brush roll head even in Lift Away mode.

The direct power drives the brush roll to rotate, unlike other vacuum cleaners that rely on suction alone. The Shark DuoClean is also a bagless vacuum, which is great. The dust cup is easily detached and you can then empty it from either end. It’s quite slim but you won’t need to empty after every clean (it has 1.1L capacity).


parts of hoover


Cordless Cleaning

No more messing around with plugs! With the Shark DuoClean Powered Lift – you get almost an hour of run time, so you can sort out several rooms in one go.

When you’re done, you can detach the battery for charging and leave the Shark IC160UK wherever you store it.



Crevice Tool, Wide Upholstery Tool and Dusting Brush are the extra tools you add to the wand. 

Detaching these parts makes it easy to clean ledges, curtains and more, and the tube is robust enough not to feel like it’s going to detach or break. You can either remove the handle or wand from the body, or lift away the entire dust cup itself with the wand.

The floor head is nicely articulated at the neck and is a good size without being too big or too heavy. It can be used as an upright cleaner fully assembled, or with the floor head attached to the Lift Away hose.

I’ve even just been using it to dust in the corners – this photo was me just taking out the wand and not adding the tool to the end.

Brush roll

The idea is that the two types of brushes together pick up a variety of debris, from fine dust on hard floors to chunky spillages on the carpet. Both brush bars can be removed with ease for cleaning. You even get a little hair removal tool stored under the top cover. It’s these sorts of details that turn a good cleaner into a great one.

The soft, velvet like brush roll replaces the floorhead’s front wall, making direct contact with floors. Rather than pushing dirt away, it actively draws in large and small debris and removes fine, stuck-on dust from hard floors. The second bristle bar gets deep into the carpet pile to draw out embedded dirt – removing small and large messes in a single pass and lifting stubborn stuck on layers of dust, whilst restoring floors natural lustre.

What the lights mean:

Solid Green: The brush rolls are on and working as they should.

Solid Red: There is a jam in the brush roll area. Turn your vacuum off and remove the blockage.

No Light: The brush rolls are off because the vacuum is off.


The Lithium-ion Charger and battery

It has multiple ways to be charged, via a docking station or straight into the hoover making it super practical and I also couldn’t believe how quiet it was for something with such almighty power. It has multiple ways to be charged, via a docking station or straight into the hoover making it super practical and I also couldn’t believe how quiet it was for something with such almighty power. It’s one of the quietest vacuums I have ever owned.

With up to 50 minutes run time from a single charge, the removable, rechargeable Lithium Ion battery can be charged on or off the vacuum, wherever suits you.

The charge lasts my whole house.


LED lights

LED lights help illuminate hidden dust, while swivel steering makes it easy to navigate around furniture – it does highlight the dust!

Shark’s Anti-Allergen Technology captures and holds 99.9%* of dust and allergens inside the vacuum, away from the air you breathe. *Particles 0.3 microns or larger

Extra information

  • Colour – Blue
  • Product Weight – 5.7kg
  • Product Dimensions (cm) – H:108cm W:25cm D:26cm
  • Floor Types – Carpet and Hard Floor
  • Capacity – 0.6L
  • Run Time – Up to 50 minutes
  • Charge Time – 3.5 hours
  • Filter – Washable filters & HEPA
  • Guarantee – 5 Years (2 Years for Battery)



Is it worth the cost

You’ll find a lot of hoovers are expensive – this hoover is currently £349.99 on their website – Shark duo clean you can pay in 4 easy instalments and get free UK next working day delivery. 

For me – the build quality and strength of this machine is a money well spent – and a 5 year warranty is a huge piece of mind.

Although Shark is the clear winner on warranty duration it should be noted that Dyson’s warranty is also much longer than with most other vacuum cleaner brands. 

You should weight on factors such as performance, budget, ease of use, the area to be cleaned, pet hair and special needs, among others. It should not be about choosing one brand over the other just because you like it. 


Overall thoughts

I was so happy to be sent this to review because I love hoovering, I’ve tried a lot of hoovers from Dyson to G-Tech to and this one has been great to use! The set up isn’t difficult, there’s different suctions for different requirements, different parts for different uses plus it’s cordless so you can just whip around the house with it!

There is so many fantastic features in this cordless vacuum. Battery life is great, suction is in a league of its own. You can do a deep clean with so much ease. When you hold the wand you can move the vacuum with ease in any direction – it feels as it it glides it’s so easy! I also use it as a hand stick to reach under my bed, table, sofa and when I’m vacuuming my stairs  – you can use it handheld so easy!

The addition of the second soft brush roll means you can enjoy a continuous deep clean between carpets and hard floors without stopping to switch heads for me feels like it’s worth the cost especially with how it’s designed to be less chunky with all the bits that go with it. I like how it has not one but two unique brush rolls that work together to effortlessly remove the three types of mess from carpets and hard floors.

Beautifully designed both in looks and down to every detail including the upkeep – filter access/ bin empty/ access to all parts a blockage may occur. I clean the pod and brush after each use and if you watch the YouTube Video I did you’ll be able to see how it’s put together, how it’s used and how it looks and holds! It is most noteworthy that Shark is giving Dyson stiff competition if you compare their performance and price difference.


  • The vacuum cleaner reaches even hard to reach areas due to its powered lift-away.
  • It’s a combination of three vacuums in one which you can use depending on your needs.
  • Cheaper in comparison to other models in the same category, including the Dyson.
  • Can be used by those with allergies due to its anti allergen capabilities of complete seal technology and HEPA filter.


  • Tends to drive forward

shark hoover lift away


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5 thoughts on “Shark DuoClean Cordless Upright Vacuum Cleaner with Powered Lift-Away

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  1. I hadn’t heard of this brand before so it’s great to discover an alternative. I really like the fact that it converts into a handheld portable vac – 2 for the price of 1! It seems to be an affordable option too. Popping over from #SnappedUp

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  2. It’s my first time to hear about the Shark cordless vacuum. It looks like a nifty cleaning tool! I own a Dyson and I must say that I love it a lot. Shark and Dyson have many common features. #SnappedUpLinky

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