shark vacuum HV382 review

Shark HV382 Review (updated 2021)

Although the latest trend in vacuum cleaners is cordless vacuums, 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.  This shark hv382 review will guide you through some of the benefits of a corded stick vacuum.

Spoiler alert! The shark hv382 vacuum 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. It is exactly what you’ll need if you want the compact design of a stick vacuum with the functionality of something bigger.

My Shark HV382 Review

For whom is shark hv382 designed for?

If you run a busy household having a stick vacuum that you can quickly whip out will make your cleaning days a little easier. Not to mention it’s also a handy size for spot cleaning suited to a big home. 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 stick vacuum  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. It’s this  power that improves suction capacity. 

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

Type of filtering and capacity

Shark vacuums come in both bagged and bagless varieties. This Shark HV382 is bagless. This vacuum cleaner has a large deposit of 1.6l of capacity so you can vacuum the entire house without emptying the tank. Thanks to its good 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 reduce dust and mite particles in the air. This is certainly also a good feature for allergy sufferers.

Accessories and transport

This “sledge” type vacuum cleaner is easy to transport and carry around the house. You can lift in the air to get to hard to reach places or drag in to the garage with ease. Plus thanks to its improved ball-shaped sled design, is much lighter and easier to maneauver around your floorings.

The Shark HV382 vacuum includes a Musclehead brush, a carbon fiber turbo brush, an articulated parquet brush and a tangle brush. These accessories make it easier to reach every corner. And of course it comes with the all important built in HEPA filter.



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Why does my vacuum smell like something is burning?

Since vacuum cleaners are responsible for vacuuming dust, it is possible that part of this dust penetrates into engine. If this happens  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, notice the loss of suction or perceive some other smell, it is necessary to take the vacuum for a service.

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. To eliminate this obstruction, it is necessary to disassemble the product remove the obstruction. Check the entrance area or any of the inlet hoses to the vacuum cleaner to cover this base.

If this does not solve the problem, it is possible that the filters of the product may be built up with dirt. In which case 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. However, if the loss of progressive suction is usually caused by a dirty filter. 

How do you clean a vacuum cleaner?

To clean a vacuum cleaner you need to be prepared to take it apart to some extent. I recommend videoing yourself do this as a way to remind you where the parts go when you’re putting it back together. 


When cleaning the vacuum interior, you need to clean out the filter or the bag. This certainly involves getting a bit dirty. The filter is 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.

Look out for the fan and make sure this is not clogged up with dust. 

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.  

Cleaning will 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?


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, 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. These vacuums will suck a considerable amount of dust quickly, allowing you to complete the task faster.

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. In which case it will be enough  to have models with 22, 65 or 100 W power.

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.


The easier a vacuum is to move, the more places you’ll be able to clean. For this reason, in this guide to buy the best handheld 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.

Finding a stick vacuum with a long cord will give the best of both worlds – power, suction and mobility. 

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.


Wireless handheld vacuum cleaners must be charged for a considerable time and you may only get 30 minutes use. 

If you only need it for short periods then you will have to pay attention that the charging process does not take long. So that it can be charged quickly for reuse.

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 certainly should be able to find a good option in the market to fit your budget.


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.


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.