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Compare Shark Rocket Complete with DuoClean HV380 vs HV380W vs HV381 vs HV382 Difference

The difference between these Shark Rocket Complete models are the color and accessories they come with.

HV380 is Cinnamon, comes with a 12-inch crevice tool, Upholstery tool, Dusting brush, On-board tool clip, Wall mount

HV380W is Charcoal Gray, comes with a 12-inch crevice tool, Upholstery tool, Dusting brush, Under appliance wand, On-board tool clip, Wall mount

HV381 is Plasma Blue, comes with an Upholstery tool, Under appliance wand, Pet multi-tool, Duster crevice tool, Accessory bag, On-board tool clip, Wall mount

HV382 is Charcoal Gray, comes with a TruePet mini motorized brush, Under appliance wand, Upholstery tool, Dusting brush, Duster crevice tool, Accessory bag, On-board tool clip, Wall mount.

Compare Shark Rocket Complete DuoClean HV380 Series vs Shark Rocket DeluxePro HV320 Series Difference

Both of these 2 Shark Rocket series are Ultra-light Upright vacuum cleaners.
The Shark Rocket Complete with DuoClean HV380 Series includes several models such as the HV380, HV380W, HV381, HV381C, and HV382.
The Shark Rocket DeluxePro HV320 Series also includes several models such as the HV320, HV320W, HV321, HV321C, HV322, and HV324Q.

The main difference between the HV380 and HV320 series is the floor nozzle design.
The HV380 Series features dual brushrolls, a soft velvet brushroll and a bristle brush, to clean small, large, and stuck-on particles from hard floors and carpets, they call it DuoClean Technology.
While the HV320 series models only has a bristle brushroll. However, the HV320 models can use the HARD FLOOR ATTACHMENT that will not work with the HV380 models to clean hard floor surfaces.
With the HV380 models they do not require this as they have the soft roller on the floor nozzle for cleaning bare floors.
Maintaining the Brushroll.
It is easier to remove anything that wrap around the brushroll on the HV380. You just press or slide buttons to remove the rollers from the HV380, whereas the HV320 requires you to use a coin or other tools to unlock the three locks on the bottom of the floor nozzle to access the brushroll to check for or remove any blockage.

Power Specifications
HV320: 120V, 60Hz, 500W, 4.2 A
HV380: 120V, 60Hz, 600W, 5.0 A

The HV380 is heavier than the HV320.

They have many similarities.
Two Speed Brushroll.
2X dust cup capacity versus HV300.
Can convert into a Hand Vacuum.
LED lights on the hand vacuum and nozzle to spot hidden debris.
Swivel Steering.
On Unit Storage Hook.
Onboard Accessory Storage.
Fingertip controls for carpet and bare floor cleaning.
Can be mounted on wall.

You can read manuals to learn more difference between Shark Rocket Complete series HV380 vacuums and Shark Rocket DeluxePro Series HV320 vacuums.
Shark HV320 Manual –
Shark HV380 Manual –

Compare Bissell Powerfresh vs Symphony what’s the difference?

These 2 Bissell stick units are designed mainly for hard flooring such as sealed hardwood, tile, stone, marble, ceramic, linoleum and laminate flooring.

The difference between them are as follow.
Bissell Symphony 1132A vs Powerfresh 1940

1, Cleaning Functions.
The main difference is that the Symphony have both steam and vacuum functions, you can use it to vacuum or steam separately, or steam and vacuum at the same time whereas the Powerfresh is only a steam mop that has no vacuum, you can use it to sanitize floor only.
Because of the additional vacuum function, the Symphony has dust cup and vacuum filter that the Powerfresh does not include.

2, Side Brushes.
The Symphony has 2 small side brushes near the front of the nozzle that help brush off dirt from baseboard or edges whereas the Powerfresh has no edge brushes.

3, Power Cord Length
The Symphony has a 25 feet cord versus 23 feet on the Powerfresh.

4, Controls
The Symphony has Low, High Steam and Vac On/Off settings, the controls are located on the handle for easy reach.
Whereas the Powerfresh has the controls on the body of the unit so you have to bend down to change steam levels, there are 3 steam levels to choose from – Low for delicate floors, Medium for regular cleaning, and High for durable floors or sticky messes.
The Symphony has a trigger on the handle, it has to be held to release steam whereas the Powerfresh steams continuously.

5, Weight
The Powerfresh is lighter, the Symphony weighs about 10 lbs versus 6 lbs on the Powerfresh.

Dyson V8 vs V6 what’s the difference?

Dyson V6 Absolute vs V8 Absolute

Dyson just added a new vacuum – the Dyson V8 to its cordless vacuum cleaner familiy, this new vacuum looks similar to its predecessor – the battery driven V6. However, they are not identical to each other, there is design changes and improvements on the V8.
Below is some main differences between the Dyson cordless V6 and V8.

The Dyson V8 is powered by the Dyson digital motor V8 that is claimed to generate more powerful suction power than the Dyson digital motor V6 that powers the Dyson V6 vacuum.
The Dyson Digital Motor V8 operates at 425W while the Dyson Digital Motor V6 runs at 350W.

Suction Power
The Dyson V8 generates 115 air watts max suction power versus 100 air watts on the V6.

Battery and Running Time
Dyson V8 is powered by the new Nickel Cobalt Aluminum lithium-ion batteries whereas the V6 uses Nickel Manganese Cobalt Lithium-ion Battery.
According to Dyson, the new battery chemistry enables V8 to runs longer than the V6.
Based on the info provided by Dyson, the V8 can run up to 40 minutes with the small attachments like the crevice tool and dusting brush at standard mode, up to 30 minutes when using with mini motorized tool and soft roller cleaner head, up to 25 minutes when using with the direct-drive cleaner head. At max power mode, the V8 runs up to 7 minutes with any of the tools.
At standard mode, the V6 runs up to 20 minutes with the crevice tool and dusting brush attached, up to 17 minutes when using with the mini motorized tool, up to 16 minutes with the motorized floor tool and hard floor head attached. At max mode, it runs up to 6 minutes with any of the accessories attached.

Battery Life Indicator
The V6 only has a blue light to warn about low battery whereas the V8 now has a batter life indicator that tells the remaining battery power.

Charging Time
On the manual, it shows that the V8 needs 5 hours to fully charge whereas the V6 takes 3.5 hours to fully charge.

Dust Empty System
This is another big change.
With the new bin emptying design – hygienic dirt ejector on the V8, you can just pull and lift upwards the red lever to empty the bin without touching any dirt.
There is rubber collar that scrape off the mess that built up and stuck inside.
The V6 uses bottom empty dust cup, you press a red button to open the bin base to release the dirt. It does not have the mechanism that allows you to lift up the cyclone part to scrape off the collected mess. Sometimes you may have to use your finger to remove dirt and debris that stuck inside the bin.

Noise Level
According to Dyson, the V8 is quieter than V6.
This attributes to acoustic design improvements – acoustic engineered airways, post filter media, open cell foam, closed cell foam, acoustic felt, and acoustic baffle.
These regulate air flow paths, absorb vibrations, muffle sound, therefore reduce noise volume.

Dust Cup Capacity
Both have a small size bin, however, the V8 has a bit larger bin, its bin capacity is 0.14 gallons whereas the V6 holds up to 0.11 gallons.

The V8 is heavier. For example, the V8 Absolute weighs 5.75 lbs whereas the V6 Absolute weighs 5.1 lbs.

Dimensions (HxWxD)
The dimensions of V8 are 9.8″ x 49″ x 8.8″
The dimensions of V6 are 9.8″ x 47.5″ x 8.2″

You can download manuals to learn more if you like.
Dyson V8 Absolute Manual
Dyson V6 Absolute Manual

If you have any experience with these Dyson battery driven vacuum cleaners, please share below.

Bissell 1132A vs 1543A what’s the difference?

Bissell Symphony Pet vs Symphony Regular

The Bissell Symphony Pet All-in-One Vacuum and Steam Mop 1543A and the non pet version Bissell Symphony All-in-One Vacuum and Steam Mop 1132A are similar items. They are designed for use on sealed hard wood floors, ceramic tile, vinyl, marble, stone, and other types of hard floors. You can use them to vacuum, steam, or vacuum and steam at the same time. Based on our research, the difference between them is as follows.

The Pet version 1543A has some new or redesigned features that meet the needs of removing pet hair and eliminating pet odors.
It has imporved suction for better pickup, new bristles to help collecting pet hair, new dirt tank filter and redesigned dirt cup that make emptying pet hair and messes easier.
The 1543A comes with a SteamBoost tray to use with the Swiffer Bissell SteamBoost disposable mop pads for pet messes you want to throw away. Whereas the 1132A does not include these. However, some other 1132 models such as the 11322 has the Swiffer Bissell SteamBoost Kit.

The 1132A has a 5-way adjustable handle whereas the 1543A handle is no longer adjustable.

Aside from the above things, there is also price difference, and they come in different color as you can see from the product images. 1132A is blue whereas the 1543A is purple.

If you know other difference between Bissell 1543A and 1132 series, please share below.

You can also download the Bissell Symphony manuals from Bissell official site to learn more.
Bissell 1132 series user guide
Bissell 1543 user guide
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