Shark HV382 Review | 2020

Although the latest trend in vacuum cleaner brooms is to have the wireless or cordless product, the models with the cable still have their strengths. Those who do not want to have to worry about charging batteries or whom want to maximise suction will be better suited to a corded stick vacuum. 

Spoiler alert! The shark hv382 review I conducted, which has a lightweight design of just 9.9 pounds in weight,  800 watts of power and a spectacular performance to clean your floor without effort - is exactly what you'll need if you want the compact design of a stick vacuum with the functionality of something bigger.

If you run a busy household and you like to keep everything neat and tidy, having a stick vacuum that you can quickly whip out will make your cleaning days a little easier and more relaxed. Not to mention it's also a handy size for spot cleaning. 

In this way, if you need to remove the dust accumulated on your sofas, carpets or small spaces that are a bit difficult to reach, the presence of a vacuum cleaner broom  (or stick vacuum as most of us say) with cable is a great option - so long as it has enough power to get the job done. Just like I found the Shark hv382 to have. 

If that's what you are after then definitely read ahead as I have detailed my experience below. 

Shark hv382 Main Features

Power and suction capacity

For a good sledge vacuum to be effective sucking all types of particles, it must have good power. In this case, this Dyson model solves this issue by giving the vacuum cleaner a great power of 1200w, the power that gives it a great suction capacity to get thoroughly clean all types of soil, whether hard or soft.

In addition, and in terms of this suction capacity, you should know that this shark hv382 vacuum cleaner has an exclusive cyclonic system that will allow you to maintain the suction capacity in a sustained and continuous way without having to empty the tank during use.

Type of filtering and capacity

Inside the shark vacuum cleaners, we find models that work with a bag and others, like this one, that works without a bag. Specifically, this vacuum cleaner has a large deposit of 1.6 liters of capacity so you can vacuum the entire house without emptying the tank during work and, thanks to its design, you can empty easily and without releasing too much dust back in to the air.

As for your filter, this vacuum has a HEPA filter that prevents dust from returning to the environment after cleaning, so you will always get impeccable results in your home and eliminating from the environment even the most microscopic dust, mites, hairs, dandruff, any other particle that is present on the ground and in the environment of your home. This is certainly also a good feature for allergy sufferers.

Accessories and transport

This "sledge" type vacuum cleaner is easy to transport, carry around the house, lift in the air to get to hard to reach places, drag in to the garage etc. 

Plus thanks to its improved ball-shaped sled design, is much lighter and easier to maneauver around your floorings - making light work of the vacuuming ahead of it. 

So that you have everything you need to thoroughly clean your home, the Shark HV382 vacuum includes a Musclehead brush, a carbon fiber turbo brush, an articulated parquet brush that will allow you to reach every corner and a Tangle brush. And of course it comes with the all important built in HEPA filter.

PROS

  • ideal for small apartments
  • unlimited range of action
  • considerable suction power
  • solid accessory ensemble
  • easy handling
  • efficient nozzles
  • motorized brush roll

CONS

  • relatively frequent filter changes necessary
  • cannot stand vertically on its own

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Why does my vacuum smell like something is burning?

Since the vacuum cleaners are responsible for moving and vacuuming the dust, it is possible that part of his dust penetrates into the interior of the engine area. In case the dust comes in contact with any part of the engine, it is possible that it will burn, generating this burning smell.

However, if the smell persists, it is advisable to check the engine in case there is a problem. If we see sparks, we notice the loss of suction or we perceive some other smell, for example, rubber, it is definitely necessary to take the vacuum cleaner for a technical service to be checked.

  • Why has my vacuum cleaner lost suction?

In general, when a vacuum cleaner loses suction power or does not directly aspirate, it is because there is an obstruction that prevents air from circulating freely. To eliminate this obstruction, it is necessary to disassemble the product and check that there is no object obstructing the entrance area or any of the inlet hoses to the vacuum cleaner.

If this does not solve the problem, it is possible that the filters of the product may be built up with dirt, so you should also check and clean them to restore their capacity. As a clue, when the suction loss is sudden, it is usually due to a jam, while the loss of progressive suction is usually caused by a dirty filter. 

  • How do you clean a vacuum cleaner?

The cleaning process of the vacuum cleaner varies depending on the type of vacuum cleaner you are using, although the overall process will be the same. When cleaning the interior, we will have to remove the deposit or the paper bag as appropriate and clean the interior to remove the remains of the dirt. This certainly involves getting a bit dirty. 

You also have to do this when cleaning the filters, which are generally removable and can be passed under water with a strong water pressure to leave them as new for the next use.

As for the cleaning of the exterior, in general, it is enough to pass a soft cloth over its surface to remove any possible dust. And to top it off, check the cleaning brushes to remove the lint and other elements that may harm the cleaning.

  • How do I know when I need to vacuum?

There is no set time frame that you need to vacuum, but rather a set amount of dirt that you are happy to live with that will determine this time frame. It is something that depends on your specific preferences, traffic coming through the house/business and likelihood of dirt to be brought in to the house.  

However, it is true that it should be more frequent in dusty environments, in homes where there are people with respiratory problems or allergies or in homes where pets leave hair and other waste around the house.

What to consider when buying a handheld Vacuum?


Power

The power supply will have a significant impact of the vacuums suction ability. For that reason, it is important to ensure you take this in to account when choosing a handheld vacuum. 

Before determining which is the best hand vacuum cleaner you have to consider the utility that you will give it. If you need to perform demanding tasks, such as vacuuming the car or areas in which too much dirt accumulates, it would be more convenient to choose powerful models.

Depending on the type of work to be carried out, it may be sufficient to use models that work at 350 W of power, which will probably suck a considerable amount of dust quickly, which will allow you to complete the cleaning in less time.

But, on the other hand, if the cleaning work that you are going to carry out is simpler, then it will not be necessary to use such a powerful equipment, it will be enough with those models that work with a maximum power of 22, 65 or 100 W.

Always remember as each task is different, it is necessary that you can adjust the power level to the demands of them. There is equipment that allows to regulate it, in this way they contribute to achieving better results during the cleaning process.

Mobility

The more movements the machine allows you to perform, the greater your chances of accessing elevated or remote areas, for this reason, in this guide to buy the best hand vacuum, we recommend you to evaluate if the equipment you select guarantees good mobility.

There are vacuum cleaners with or without cables. The first ones obtain their energy directly from the electrical network, which allows them to work at a higher power level, but, because they must remain connected to the plug, their mobility will depend on the length of the cable.

If you do not want to lose the advantages offered by a powerful hand vacuum, nor do you want to give up maintaining a good level of mobility, then you can try those models that have long cables, there are some that can measure up to 5 meters in length, for that reason, allow you to move more freely from one site to another.

On the other hand, if you are one of those people who avoid cables, it will be better to perform cleaning tasks with wireless vacuum cleaners, which allow you to move around all rooms without ties.

Autonomy

This aspect is more related to the free models of cables because the other type of vacuum can be used for as long as it is considered necessary.

Wireless handheld vacuum cleaners must be charged for a considerable time and, depending on the level of autonomy they offer, it is possible to use them continuously for 30 minutes or more.

If the period during which it is in operation is very short, then you will have to pay attention that the charging process does not take long, so that you are energy can increase in just a few minutes and so continue with the cleaning of the house or the car.

How much a vacuum cleaner costs is a doubt that may arise when making your purchase, but the price of these products varies depending on their different characteristics and, although some models are expensive, you will also be able to find a good option in the market. economic that fits budget you have available.

Design

Carrying out the cleaning tasks can be complicated, therefore, in addition to making sure you have equipment that facilitates this process, it is also necessary to evaluate the level of comfort they provide you.

If you do not want to make an excessive effort when cleaning, you should look for a piece of equipment with an ergonomic grip, that you can hold comfortably, and that it be light, so you can handle it more easily and without getting tired excessively.

The dimensions of suction fittings, tubes, and other similar items also deserve to be reviewed. Vacuum cleaners with small nozzles are suitable for absorbing accumulated dust in confined spaces to which the larger equipment does not reach.

Conclusion

The shark hv382 is a practical and very modern tool. It is very light, but also has great suction due to the power supply. It seamlessly changes from carpet broom to handheld vacuum making it an asset to any household.