Reviews and FAQs of Shark Vertex DuoClean PowerFin AZ2002 Upright Vacuum

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Reviews and FAQs of Shark Vertex DuoClean PowerFin Upright Vacuum

Shark Vertex AZ2002 is the newest upright vacuum series from Shark brand released by Oct, 2020. This model can be considered as an upgraded series of Shark most successful series: Shark APEX Duoclean by adding a new brush roller design called Powerfin roller. 

Shark new roller: The Powerfin roller
Shark new roller: The Powerfin roller

What is Powerfin roller? The shark fin-like silicone roller can go deep down to the carpet foundation to lift up more dirt. We will go deeper about this new design in the below section.

Shark Vertex AZ2002 inherits the many features from previous series such as: 

Duoclean brushroll: the greatest roller design over many years which can pick up hair, fine dust, large debris in just 1 cleaning pass. 

Self- cleaning brush roll: You do not need to remove pet hair manually because the brush roll is capable of cleaning itself. You will save more time and energy.

Anti-Allergen Complete Seal: This Shark Vertex is designed for people with allergies because it can keep 99,99% of dust and allergens inside.

Power-Lift Away: You can clean under furniture with this lift-away feature.

Besides these perks, this Shark Powerfin series is added with 2 new features:

Strongest suction power: Shark Vertex uses new technology called Accelerated Suction to give more suction power compared to any Shark vacuum today.

Powerfin: a new design of the brush roll with flexible silicone in fin-like shape to dig down the carpet foundation and engage on hard floors to pull up more dirt in each pass. 

Here is the difference between the fins and brushes on rollers:

Technologies and benefits of Shark Vertex

One of the most annoying problems with any traditional upright vacuum is about the hair tangling issue. Over many years, Shark has focused on innovating many brushroll designs to solve the issue, and the Duoclean brushroll is perhaps the most efficient brushroll on the market.

Duoclean brushroll does not only pick up more fine dust and hair, but also reduce hair tangling issues.

However, the Duoclean brushroll along can’t dig deeply on carpet foundation to pick up embedded dirt, that’s why Shark upright vacuum models mostly have 2 brush roller: 1 Duoclean roller and 1 traditional roller to pick up dirt on carpet and rug, like this Shark APEX

Shark APEX brush roller system

Shark APEX brush roller system

Shark Duoclean brush roller system

Shark Duoclean brush roller system

In this Shark Vertex upright vacuum, a new roller is applied which is called Duofin roller -which resembles the Shark fins to dig down the carpets and rugs better. Here is how the Duofin roller works:

The aim of this is to pick up more dirt, debris and hair with no hair wrapping issue

How to use Shark Vertex: 3 ways to use Shark Vertex upright vacuum

Shark Vertex upright vacuum uses a Powered-Lift Away technology, which means you can detach the canister for cleaning under the furniture, bedding areas without losing suction. This is completely different from the Lift-away technology used on Shark Rotator, Shark Navigator series.

When you need to clean the ceiling, you just only need to attach the extended wand. While the detached canister is a bit more weighty than a cordless stick vacuum, the standard dust cup size is a great benefit because you won’t have to empty frequently

  • Canister weight: > 8 lbs.
  • Dust cup size: 1 quart

Casually, Shark Vertex works as an upright vacuum with bright LED lights, wide cleaning nozzle path (12 inches) and very maneuverable 

Dirt filtration system of Shark Vertex – perfect for allergic person

Like most advanced vacuum cleaners, Shark Vertex uses a HEPA filter to capture the dust, and its exclusive technology called Complete Sealed Filtration System to keep all the dust inside. Without the sealed system, the dust can be expelled out of the vacuum and cause air recontamination, like this illustration:

Shark Vertex suction – new technology to give strongest suction power

To boost suction power to a new level, Shark Vertex uses a technology called Hypervelocity, which is an accelerated suction power, to give more suction at the hose than any Shark vacuum. This test is done based on ASTM F558 criteria.

(This technology is currently exclusive to Shark Vertex series and Shark APEX UpLight model)

Shark Vertex Attachments

Specifications of Shark Vertex AZ2002

  • Type: Upright
  • Model Vector DuoClean with Powered Lift-Away; AZ2002
  • Power: 1344 Watt
  • Motor: 11.8 amp
  • Height 46.25″
  • Depth 11.2″
  • Width (inches) 15.09″
  • Weight 16.38 lbs
  • Hose: 5.5 ft
  • Floor Type: All
  • Filter: HEPA, Washable
  • Dust Bin: 1 quarts
  • Cord: 30′
  • Reach: 35.5′
  • Bagless: Yes
  • Returns: Varies by retailer
  • Warranty: 5-Year limited
  • 5-Year Limited Warranty
  • 60-Day Money Back Guarantee
  • User Manual – download here

Pros and cons of Shark Vertex AZ2002


  • Can clean efficiency all floor types and above floor cleaning
  • Strong suction and large dust cup
  • New brush roller design


  • Price is still high
  • Noisy

Performance of Shark Vertex AZ2002

The dirt and hairs pulled out of carpets

Replacements of shark vertex

  • Extension Wand
  • Foam and Felt Filter kit
  • Handle with hose
  • Post motor filter

Ratings of Shark Vertex

Average Ratings of Shark Vertex is 92/100, specifically

  • Quality: average rating is 98/100
  • Value: average rating is 94/100
  • Performance: average rating is 98/100
  • Design: average rating is 96/100

Should you buy Shark Vertex AZ2002 upright vacuum in 2020/2021

Shark Vertex AZ2002 is a great upright vacuum cleaner if you are looking for an all-in-one vacuum for seamlessly cleaning your home. However, its price is expensive so it depends much on your budget. Check the price of Shark Vertex AZ2002 on Amazon here.

If you need a cheaper upright vacuum with powerful performance, Shark APEX Duoclean can be a good alternative. 

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