Shark Rocket Complete with DuoClean vacuum cleaners come as HV380, HV381 and HV382 ultra-light upright, convertible vacuums. They are very similar and differ mostly in color and available attachments. Also, they are very similar to Shark Rocket HV320/HV321/HV322, except that they are stronger, slightly heavier, have newer and better cleaning tools and they, of course, cost little bit more.
Date: November 3, 2016.
Shark Rocket Complete with DuoClean Features and Specifications
This series of Shark's ultra-light upright vacuums is based on their 'DuoClean Technology'. Main cleaning head combines uses two different brushrolls spinning together, in unison. Soft brush is ahead of bristle brush and combined with good suction (strong air flow), they enable so-called 'Triple Particle Cleaning' - cleaning of large, small and stuck-on particles from floors and carpets.
One of the newer features is 'Brushroll Garage' - it provides quick access to the brushroll from the top of the DuoClean cleaning haed, making its maintenance quick and easy. Since the brushrolls spins, hair and other similar dirt can get entangled and prevent DuoClean head from operating properly.
This series also comes with various cleaning attachments, optimized for various surfaces and various dirt, enabling these vacuums the cleaning from the floor to the ceiling.
Since they are rather light (under 10 pounds) and have swivel steering, they maneuver easily around the furniture, corners and stairs. However, they are little bit awkward on the stairs and using other cleaning attachments in handheld mode is perhaps better solution for cleaning the stairs.
Also, they easily convert from uprights to handheld vacuums. LED lights on the floor nozzle and on the vacuum itself (hand vacuum mode), help spotting various dirt and other objects, and cleaning the floors under the furniture and in other low light conditions. These lights are often considered irrelevant, but when cleaning for example, kid's room, they help spot smaller items like small toys and similar and help avoid vacuuming them.
Dirt bin is transparent and one can easily see what is in it - dust, hair, socks etc. :)
Shark Rocket Complete with DuoClean vacuum cleaners come with Wall Mount Storage Hook (for storing vacuum while not in use) and On-Board Accessory Storage Clip (for storing accessory tools onboard vacuum cleaner). Also, HV381 and HV382 come with 'Accessory Bag'.
Shark Rocket Complete with DuoClean models comparison is given in the following table:
|Model||Shark Rocket HV380||Shark Rocket HV381||Shark Rocket HV382|
|Unit Weight||9.9 lbs (~ 4.5 kg)||9.9 lbs (~ 4.5 kg)||9.9 lbs (~ 4.5 kg)|
|Hand Vacuum Weight (without power cord)||3.5 lbs (~1.6 kg)||3.5 lbs (~1.6 kg)||3.5 lbs (~1.6 kg)|
|Power Cord||30 feet (~9.1 m)||30 feet (~9.1 m)||30 feet (~9.1 m)|
|Power||600 W||600 W||600 W|
|12" Crevice Tool||Yes||No||No|
|Pet Multi Tool||No||Yes||No|
|TruePet Mini Motorized Brush||No||Yes||Yes|
|Under Appliance Wand||No||Yes||Yes|
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Obviously, HV382 comes with the most accessories and is more than suitable to act as the main vacuum cleaner even in larger homes.
Also, since it comes with TruePet Mini Motorized Brush, pet owners can use it to thoroughly clean upholstery and other surfaces from dirt, dust, pet hair and other debris.
Shark Rocket Complete with DuoClean models differ in price, too, with HV382 being most expensive - additional cleaning tools, IMHO, justify the price difference.
If you don't have much issues with hair of any kind, Pet Multi Tool (found on HV381 model) will do proper job, too.
Shark Rocket HV382 vs Shark Rocket HV322 Comparison
Shark Rocket TruePet Ultra-Light Upright (HV322) vacuum cleaner (photo on the right) is very similar to HV382 vacuum. They differ in few important things:
- HV322 has 500W motor, while HV382 has 600W motor - that is 20% difference,
- HV322 main cleaning head is of somewhat older design. It does its job well, but DuoClean head on HV382 is simply better,
- HV322 is slightly lighter.
Both models have slightly different accessories, but both have the most important one: TruePet Mini Motorized Brush (IMHO, of course).
They both have swivel steering, XL capacity dirt bin, LED lights, and 30 feet long power cord.
HV322 costs more than other HV30* and HV32* vacuums, and HV382 costs more than other HV38* vacuums and more than HV322 vacuum.
For more on Shark Rocket HV322, please check Shark Rocket HV301, HV302, HV305, HV321 and HV322 Vacuums Review and Comparison article.
Long story short - Shark Rocket Complete with DuoClean HV380/HV381/HV382 is series of very capable, ultra-light upright vacuum cleaners. HV382 model comes with the most accessories, thus costs the most of them. If you don't need all those accessories, go for cheaper models.
However, in the long run, slightly higher initial investment justifies higher price.
For more details and special offers, check Shark Rocket Complete with DuoClean (HV382) Amazon link (link opens in the new window).