This Editor-Approved Shark Vacuum is 30% Off at Macy’s Today Only

published Oct 15, 2019
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Love it or hate it, vacuuming is something you really can’t avoid. Sure, a robot vacuum is a great alternative for routine upkeep, but it doesn’t give you the deep clean and total control of a regular vacuum. We’ve talked about plenty of vacuums here at Apartment Therapy, and one of our favorite brands is Shark, thanks to their budget-friendly yet still hardworking vacuums. And for today only, Shark’s latest release, the APEX Upright Lift-Away DuoClean, is 30 percent off during Macy’s pre-Thanksgiving One Day Sale.

What’s so exciting about this vacuum, you ask? For starters, it combines the power of an upright vacuum with the compact shape and lightweight functionality of a stick vacuum. Its slim profile makes it invaluable for smaller-sized homes and apartments, especially since it easily transitions from carpet to hard floor. As necessary as a broom set is, nothing compares to the power of a vacuum at removing all the dirt and dust from your floors.

Our Associate Commerce Editor Nicole tested the Shark APEX in her own apartment and reported back that it gave her floors the deepest clean ever, even compared to more expensive brands she’d tried. We can all agree there is something deeply satisfying about seeing all the dirt collected into the canister after a good vacuuming, and the Shark APEX’s sucking power does not disappoint—and it has a HEPA filter to eliminate allergens too.

“I was pleasantly surprised at how great it works but a little disgusted that my other machines were leaving so much behind,” said one pleased vacuum reviewer. “This is definitely what I’m using from now on. It’s lightweight with lots of power, the attachments are nice to have and easy to use.”

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What really makes it stand out is the detachable pod, which is useful for cleaning hard-to-reach spots that need a little more attention. Use it on stairs, furniture, and even curtains to give your entire space a thorough cleaning, no additional handheld vacuum necessary.

From a performance standpoint, the vacuum is very easy to maneuver, and sucks up dirt and dust with ease. From a design perspective, it can stand upright and doesn’t take up much space when not in use. It does have a cord, which might be a drawback for some people, but it’s long enough that you don’t have to keep unplugging as you go—and you never have to worry about it losing battery life.

This post was originally published on October 15, 2019, and was last updated on November 19, 2019, to reflect current prices and offerings.