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Oreck Orbiter ORB600MW vs Orbiter Ultra ORB700MB vs Oreck Orbiter Commercial ORB550MC Multi Purpose Floor Machine what’s the difference?

The Orbiter Multi-Floor Machines can be used to tackle almost any floor surfaces with the appropriate attachments.
We will compare the Oreck Orbiter ORB600MW, Ultra ORB700MB and Oreck Orbiter Commercial ORB550MC, and list the main difference between them below to help you make an informed decision.

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These 3 versatile floor tools look very similar, the attachments are universal, but these machines are not exactly the same, here are some differences:

  • Use
    Th Orbiter ORB600MW and Ultra ORB700MB is intended for Household Use whereas the Orbiter ORB550MC is intended for Commercial Use.
  • Warranty
    Th Orbiter ORB600MW carries 5-year limited warranty on motor, 1-year limited warranty on all other components, Ultra ORB700MB carries 10-year limited warranty with free annual tuneups included while the Orbiter commercial ORB550MC is backed by 1-year limited warranty.
  • Motor
    The Orbiter ORB600MW has a 1/3 hp motor, the Ultra ORB700MB has a 1/2 hp motor, while the commercial ORB550MC has a 3/4 hp motor.
  • Cord
    The cord on the Orbiter ORB600MW and Ultra ORB700MB are black and 30-foot long, while the cord on ORB550MC is orange and 50-foot long.
  • Finish
    The Orbiter ORB600MW is white with blue highlights, Ultra ORB700MB is black with chrome highlights while the commercial ORB550MC is with metallic finish and orange highlights.
  • Weight
    The Orbiter ORB600MW and Ultra ORB700MB weigh 22.2 pounds while the ORB550MC weighs about 24 pounds.
  • Price (prices checked in November 2020):
    On Oreck official site, the list price of Orbiter ORB600MW is $439.99 whereas Ultra ORB700MB is priced at $549.99. The commercial ORB550MC is unpriced on, there is a “Call for Quote” button.

More information:
Some retailers sell the machines with no attachments included. The packages include the floor machines only, they do not come with any attachments to clean the floor. So you have to buy the attachments separately.
However, some sellers may include the accessories.
So always check what are included before placing an order.

Oreck offers a variety of different accessories for cleaning carpets and hard floors.
Here is information provided in the manual:

  • Bonnets
    Bonnets are designed to surface clean most surfaces. They are washable and can be reused.
    White Terrycloth Bonnet: cleans the traffic lane and spots in the carpet without wetting the entire carpet.
    Lamb’s Wool Bonnet: for everyday buffing to remove scuff marks on wood, tile and vinyl floors.
  • Pads
    Pads are designed to be porous and open-weave (except the beige pad) so that when it loosens dirt it can pick it up. The dirt goes inside the pad. All pads can be double sided used before cleaning or disposing. Pads may be hosed off in some instances and re-used.
    The pads are color coded depending on how aggressive
    they are (except for the beige marble pad):
    White Polish Pad:
    the least aggressive and softest, apply paste wax, clean and polish wood (coated & uncoated),linoleum, and laminate.
    Cleans all surfaces except stone.
    Blue Scrub Pad:
    medium aggressive, used for scrubbing, cleans tile and concrete.
    Brown Strip Pad:
    most aggressive, strips linoleum, vinyl, laminate and tile floors, cleans and scrubs tile and grout, wood decks, can be used on commercial vinyl, smooth concrete.
  • Beige Marble Pad:
    for restoring and cleaning marble floors only.
  • Brushes
    Brushes are designed to get into grooves and recesses on non-flat surfaces. Brushes lift and remove ground-in dirt and grime.
    Black Carpet Brush:
    the least aggressive, use with Oreck Dry Shampoo, safe, soft action needed for carpet cleaning.
    Can be used on textured linoleum, cleaning delicate, glazed ceramic, porcelain tile.
    Tan Polish Brush (Union Mix):
    medium aggressive, polish wood floors, get inside cracks of a wood floor, also used for marble, stone, and delicate tile floors.
    Orange Scrub Brush:
    the most aggressive, used to clean ceramic tile or concrete and many tough stains.

If you want to learn more details, you can download the user guide:

Oreck Orbiter Floor Machines Comparison

Floor MachineOreck OrbiterOreck Orbiter UltraOreck Orbiter Commercial
Power SourceCordedCordedCorded
Motor HP1/3 hp1/2 hp3/4 hp
On/Off Switchin the handlein the handlein the handle
CordBlack, 30-footBlack, 30-footOrange, 50-foot
Weight22.2 pounds22.2 poundsabout 24 pounds
Cleaning Path13-inch13-inch13-inch
SurfaceCarpet, Hard FloorsCarpet, Hard FloorsCarpet, Hard Floors
Above Floor CleaningNoNoNo
Warranty5-year limited warranty on motor, 1-year limited warranty on all other components10-year limited warranty with annual tuneups included 1-year limited warranty

If you find anything incorrect within the above info, please point it out below.
If you own any of these Oreck floor cleaning machines, please share your experience to help others make an informed purchase. Thank you.

Compare Bissell SpotClean Portable Carpet Cleaner Models

Below are some of the portable carpet cleaners from Bissell SpotClean series:

  • Bissell SpotClean ProHeat Portable Carpet Cleaner such as 2694
  • Bissell SpotClean Pro Portable Carpet Cleaner such as 3624
  • Bissell SpotClean Pet Pro Portable Carpet Cleaner such as 2458

images from Bissell infomercials

They can be categorized into two different machines.
The SpotClean ProHeat 2694 is different from the other two: SpotClean Professional 3624 and Pet Pro 2458, while the Pro and Pet Pro are almost the same.

Bissell SpotClean ProHeat 2694 vs Pro/Pet Pro

  • This ProHeat has a different shape from the pro and pet pro.
  • It features the HeatWave technology. Many people think that the HeatWave means there is a heater inside the machine. NO. It has no heater to warm up the water, the HeatWave is something that use the heat generated by the motor to help maintain the water temperature while you are cleaning with this spot cleaner machine.
  • This machine is smaller when compared to the pro and pet pro, its tank capacity is only 37 ounces, much smaller than the tank on the other two which have a capacity of 96 ounces. Smaller tank means you need to fill and empty the tank more frequently.
  • It is lighter, weighs 9.2 lbs versus 13.25 lbs of the pro and pet pro. So it takes less effort to carry it around.
  • It has a shorter power cord which is 15-foot long versus 20-foot on the pro and pet pro. So it may require you to switch outlets more often.
  • It has 3 amps motor while the other two have 5.7 amps motor.
  • The ProHeat comes with a 3-inch Tough Stain Tool, a Deep Stain Tool, and a HydroRinse Self-Cleaning Hose Tool, whereas the Pro comes with a 3-inch Tough Stain Tool and a
    6-inch Stair Tool, the Pet Pro comes with a 3-inch Tough Stain Tool and a Stain Trapper Tool.

SpotClean Pro 3624 vs 2458 Pet Pro
These two do NOT have the HeatWave feature.
They are very similar except for small cosmetic difference and included accessories.

  • The Pro is Black whereas the Pet Pro is Grapevine Purple and Black.
  • The Pro includes a 3-inch Tough Stain Tool and a 6-inch Stair Tool whereas the Pet Pro includes a 3-inch Tough Stain Tool and a Stain Trapper Tool.
    As the name shows, the 6-inch Stair Tool is designed for carpeted staircase cleaning, its wide cleaning path makes it easy to clean stairs.
    The Stain Trapper Tool is a hand tool for removing stains and has its own container to collect the messes.

    image from Bissell infomercial

  • The Pro comes with a trial-size bottle of PRO MAX Clean + Protect formula, whereas the Pet Pro comes with two trial-size bottles of PET PRO OXY Urine Eliminator formula.

Overall, if you want a smaller one with HeatWave technology, buy the Bissell SpotClean ProHeat 2694; if you want a more powerful one with larger tanks and longer cord, consider the SpotClean Professional 3624 or Pet Pro 2458. As for Pro and Pet Pro, just pick the one that is cheaper, or the one with color you like, or with tools you prefer.

Bissell SpotClean Models Comparison

MachineBissell SpotClean ProHeatBissell SpotClean ProBissell SpotClean Pet Pro
Power SourceCordedCordedCorded
Cord Length15-foot20-foot20-foot
Amps3 amps5.7 amps5.7 amps
Tools3-inch Tough Stain Tool,
Deep Stain Tool,
HydroRinse Self-Cleaning Hose Tool
3-inch Tough Stain Tool,
6-inch Stair Tool
3-inch Tough Stain Tool,
Stain Trapper Tool
Tank Capacity37 ounces96 ounces96 ounces
Formulaone trial-size Professional Spot & Stain + Oxy formulaa trial-size bottle of PRO MAX Clean + Protect formulatwo trial-size bottles of PET PRO OXY Urine Eliminator formula
Weight9.2 lbs13.25 lbs13.25 lbs
ColorTitanium/BlueBlackGrapevine Purple and Black
Warranty2-year limited warranty2-year limited warranty2-year limited warranty

Download directions to learn more:
Bissell SpotClean ProHeat 2694 manual:
Bissell SpotClean Pro 3624 manual:
Bissell SpotClean Pet Pro 2458 manual:

SpotClean ProHeat 2694 vs 2513G/5207G Little Green ProHeat what’s the difference?
Base on my research online, the SpotClean ProHeat 2694 and Little Green ProHeat 2513G/5207G are the same machine with different names.
The small difference between them is the color and included tools.

  • 2694 is Titanium/Blue whereas the 2513G/5207G is Titanium/ChaCha Lime.
  • SpotClean ProHeat 2694 comes with a trial-size Professional Spot & Stain + Oxy formula, a 3-inch Tough Stain Tool, a Deep Stain Tool, and a HydroRinse Self-Cleaning Hose Tool.
    Little Green ProHeat 5207G/2513G comes with a trial-size Professional Spot & Stain + Oxy formula, a 3-inch Tough Stain Tool, a 3-in-1 Stair Tool, and a HydroRinse Self-Cleaning Hose Tool.

SpotClean ProHeat 2694 vs 1400B Little Green Machine what’s the difference?

  • They have different shape;
  • the Little Green does not have the HeatWave which helps keep the water hot, the SpotClean ProHeat has this feature, this is one of the main difference between them;
  • the Little Green 1400B has a bigger tank which holds up to 48 ounces versus 37 ounces on the SpotClean ProHeat;
  • the Little Green is a bit heavier, but not much. It weighs about 9.65 pounds while the SpotClean ProHeat weighs 9.2 pounds;
  • the Little Green carry one year limited warranty versus two on the SpotClean ProHeat;
  • the Little Green comes with only the 3-inch Tough Stain Tool whereas the SpotClean ProHeat includes a 3-inch Tough Stain Tool, a Deep Stain Tool, and a HydroRinse Self-Cleaning Hose Tool;
  • the Little Green 1400B is Green whereas the SpotClean is Titanium/Blue.
MachineBissell Little GreenBissell SpotClean ProHeat
Power SourceCordedCorded
Cord Length15-foot15-foot
Amps3 amps3 amps
Tools3-inch Tough Stain Tool3-inch Tough Stain Tool,
Deep Stain Tool,
HydroRinse Self-Cleaning Hose Tool
Tank Capacity48 ounces37 ounces
Formulaone trial size spot & stain formulaone trial-size Professional Spot & Stain + Oxy formula
Weight9.65 lbs9.2 lbs
Warranty1 year limited warranty2-year limited warranty

Bissell 3624 vs 2458 VS 2891 vs 2505, any difference?

  • Bissell 3624 SpotClean Pro
  • Bissell 2458 SpotClean Pet Pro
  • Bissell 3624 Little Green Pro
  • Bissell 3624 Little Green Pet Pro
  • Just like the ProHeat models from the two series, these Pro and Pet Pro machines are almost the same except for small cosmetic difference. It seems that Bissell just use the same machine, and then change the color, print with different names, packed with different tool sets.

    • All of them have the same shape, 5.7 amps motor, 20-foot power cable, 5-foot hose, 96-ounce tank capacity, weighs 13.25 pounds, carry 2 year limited warranty. They have no heater, no HeatWave technology.
    • The two Pro models come with 2 tools: a Deep Stain Tool and a 4-inch Tough Stain Tool.
      While the two Pet Pro models come with 3 tools: a Pet Stain Tool, a 3-inch Tough Stain Tool, and a Spraying Crevice Tool.
    • And the Pet Pro models come with trial size formula designed specifically for removing pet stains and odors.
    MachineBissell SpotClean ProBissell SpotClean Pet ProBissell Little Green ProBissell Little Green Pet Pro
    Power SourceCordedCordedCordedCorded
    Cord Length20-foot20-foot20-foot20-foot
    Amps5.7 amps5.7 amps5.7 amps5.7 amps
    ToolsDeep Stain Tool,
    4-inch Tough Stain Tool
    Pet Stain Tool,
    3-inch Tough Stain Tool,
    Spraying Crevice Tool
    Deep Stain Tool,
    4-inch Tough Stain Tool
    Pet Stain Tool,
    3-inch Tough Stain Tool,
    Spraying Crevice Tool
    Tank Capacity96 ounces96 ounces96 ounces96 ounces
    Formulatrial-size bottle of PRO MAX Clean + Protect formulatwo trial-size bottles of PET PRO OXY Urine Eliminator formulaa trial-size bottle of PRO MAX Clean + Protect formulaone trial-size bottle of PET PRO OXY Urine Eliminator formula
    Weight13.25 lbs13.25 lbs13.25 lbs13.25 lbs
    ColorBlackGrapevine Purple and BlackBlack/ChaCha LimeBlack/Blue
    Warranty2 year limited warranty2-year limited warranty2-year limited warranty2-year limited warranty

    Shark Steam Mop S1000 vs S1000a vs S1000wm what’s the difference?

    The differences between the Shark Steam Mop S1000, S1000a, S1000wm is where they are sold and the amounts of pads that come with the units. Otherwise, they are the same.

    images from Shark infomercial

    • S1000, sold at several retailers, such as Amazon and Target, comes with 2 Dirt Grip Pads.
    • S1000a, sold at, comes with 2 Dirt Grip Pads.
    • S1000wm, sold at, comes with 1 Dirt Grip Pad. Since it only includes one pad, its price usually is lower.

    The Shark Steam Mops are designed for sealed hard floor steaming. They sanitize floors chemical free, because they use water only, the water tank holds up to 375 ml (12.6 fl. oz.). You push and pull the unit to generate steam while mopping. They are corded units, have a 18-foot power cord.

    How to use:
    You fill the water tank with distilled water or tap water.
    Then plug the unit into an outlet.
    It takes about 30 seconds for the mop to heat up and the steam to be ready.
    You use a pumping action to release steam, this is done by pushing and pulling the mop. This also allows you to customize the amount of steam you want. If you want more steam for tough grease and grime, just pump the handle in downward motion a few more times to generate additional steam.
    If you want to sanitize the floor, you have to wait for 3 minutes to get it ready. If it’s not hot enough, you may have to wait for another couple of minutes.

    Check Shark Steam Mop Price at Amazon

    Questions and answers:

    • Does it have an On/Off button?
      No. It is powered on once you plug it in.
    • Is there a trigger to be pressed to get steam?
      No. You push and pull the handle to release steam.
    • What kind of detergent does it use?
      It does not use any chemical cleaners. It uses only water.
    • Can you add detergent or vinegar to the water?
      No. It is recommended to use distilled or tap water only, distilled water is better.
      If you live in a hard-water area, it is recommended to use distilled water.
      Some users point out that using tap water will leave unsightly streaks on certain floors.
      The instrustions states “DO NOT add cleaning solutions, vinegar,
      scented perfumes, oils, or any other chemicals to the water used in the Steam Mop as this may damage it or make it unsafe for use.”
    • Can you leave water in the tank while storing?
      Shark recommends to empty it before storing. However, there are users do this without any issues. But, it is at your own risk to keep the remaining water in the water tank.
    • Can it be used for above floor steaming such as window glass and walls?
      No. This mop cannot be used on walls, counters, or windows.
    • Is the pad washable and reusable?
      Yes, they are machine washable. But do not use bleach, powdered detergent, or fabric softeners as they may damage or leave a coating on the pads that will weaken their performance and absorbency.
    • Does Shark offer a disposable pad for this steam mop?
      Not available at this moment.
    • How often should you replace the pads?
      It depends on the condition of your floors and how often you use the mop. Shark recommend to replace the pads every 3 to 4 months under normal use.
    • Which are the replacement pads for Shark S1000 series?
      The replacement Rectangle Dirt Grip Washable Pad part number is: P1000C5. Compatible with S1000,S1000A,S1000WM,S1000C,S1001C.
      You can buy it at Shark official site, here is the link (if the link does not work, search it there yourself):
    • (#ad) Check Shark Steam Mop Price at Amazon
    • How many settings does it have?
      There is no setting available for users to set.
    • Can you set the temperature?
      No temperature settings.
    • Can you use it on hardwood floors?
      This mop is designed to clean sealed hard floor surfaces that will withstand high heat. DO NOT use on unsealed wood or unglazed ceramic floors.
      There are users use it to clean sealed wood, laminate, vinyl planks, tile, marble, stone, linoleum floors, etc., without issues.
      However, you’d better contact your flooring manufacturer to verify compatibility before using it on your flooring.
    • Is there a carpet glider for S1000 that enable it to be used on carpet?
    • Does it have a swivel head?
      Yes, it swivels.
    • How heavy is the steam mop?
      Weighs less than 5 pounds, about 4.5 pounds.
    • What’s the warranty?
      It carries one year limited warranty.
    • Will the pads for S3501,S3601 fit S1000 series?
    • Will the pads for SK460 fit S1000 series?
    • How wide is the nozzle?
    • Does the steam mop stand upright by itself?
      Yes. The mop can be locked in the upright standing position.
    • Where is it made?
      Made in China.

    Shark Steam Mop S1000 Series

    ItemSteam Mop
    TypeSteam Mop
    Hard Floor SteamingSealed Hard Floors
    Carpet SteamingNo
    Above Floor SteamingNo
    Power SourceCorded
    Cord Length18-foot
    Power1050W, 8.8A, 120V,60Hz
    On/Off ControlNo
    Steam SettingsNo
    Water Tank375 ml (12.6 fl. oz.)
    Detergent TankNo
    Carpet GliderNo
    WeightUnder 5 lbs.
    Cleaning Path Width11-inch
    11" x 7.4" x 46.1"
    Warranty1 year limited warranty
    Official Site

    Shark Stratos AZ3000 series vs Vertex AZ2000 series vs Apex AZ1000 series Upright Vacuum Cleaners what’s the difference?

    We will compare Shark Stratos, Vertex and Apex upright vacuums in this post to help you make an informed purchase.

    The Shark Stratos is Shark’s latest vacuum series. According to Shark, the Stratos upright is the strongest Shark vacuum ever and has the best hair pickup ability.

    Below are some differences between Shark Stratos, Vertex and Apex upright vacuum cleaners, if you are deciding between these three vacuum series, the information below may be helpful to you.

    • Odor Neutralizer Technology
      This is one of the differences between the Stratos and Vertex.
      The Stratos has odor cartridge that helps deodorize whereas the Vertex and Apex do not have this Odor Neutralizer Technology. This feature is newly added.
      The fragrance of the odor cartridges may diminish over time, and the odor cartride should be replaced every
      6 months for optimal performance.

    • Brush Design
      The Stratos and Vertex use flexible silicone fins to replace the bristle brush on the Apex. Shark claims that the so called PowerFins dig deep into carpets and engage floors directly, it helps pick up more dirt, debris, and pet hair in every pass than the bristle brush.

      image from Shark infomercial

    • Headlights
      The Stratos and Vertex has only LED headlights on the nozzle whereas the Apex has LED lights on the nozzle and handle.
      The lights on the handle is useful when you use the accessories to clean low light spots. If you are one of those who love the lights on the handle, go for the Apex.
      The Stratos and Vertex headlights are at the center of the nozzle whereas the lights on the Apex are on the sides (at front).

      images from Shark infomercials

    • Bin Capacity
      The Stratos has the largest dust cup which holds up to 1.48 dry quarts versus 1 dry quart on the Vertex upright, whereas the bin capacity of Apex is the smallest which is 0.88 quarts.
    • Size
      The Vertex are a bit larger and heavier than the Apex.
    • Power Specs
      The Apex power specifications are 1350W,11.3amps.
      The Stratos and Vertex power specifications are 1400W,11.8amps.

    Buy Shark Vertex Upright at Amazon

    Except for the above differences, there are similarities between them:

    • Powered Lift-Away: allow you to release the canister and use the motorized nozzle to clean carpets and hard floors, this is useful when you want to vacuum under furniture; the lift away feature is also convenient when doing above floor cleaning, you can detach the pod and use the hose with accessories to clean stairs, counter tops, ceiling fans, etc.
    • Dual Brush Rollers: 2 brush rollers to tackle both hard floors and carpeted surfaces.
    • Self Cleaning Brushroll: Shark claims that the self cleaning brushroll technology actively removes hair with no wrapping issues when you vacuum.
    • Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology with a HEPA filter capture 99.9 percent of dust and allergens inside the vacuum, this is good for people who suffer from allergy and asthma.
    • Active-Glide Technology: maneuver smoothly on both hard floors and carpets while maintaining powerful suction.
    • Fingertip control for easy turning on/off, switching between surface modes.

    Comparison Chart of Shark Apex, Vertex, Stratos

     Shark Apex AZ1000 SeriesShark Vertex AZ2000 SeriesShark Stratos AZ3000 Series
    Power SourceCordedCordedCorded
    Power Specs1350W, 11.3A, 120V,60Hz1400W, 11.8A, 120V,60Hz1400W, 11.8A, 120V,60Hz
    Cord Length30-foot30-foot30-foot
    Path Width11-inch12-inch10.63 inches
    Dust Collection TypeBaglessBaglessBagless
    Capacity0.88 quarts1 quart1.48 quarts
    Powered Lift AwayYesYesYes
    On/Off Controlon the handleon the handleon the handle
    Surface Options3 settings: Thick Carpet/Area Rug, Carpet,Low Pile, Hard Floor3 settings: Thick Carpet/Area Rug, Carpet,Low Pile, Hard Floor3 settings: Thick Carpet/Area Rug, Carpet,Low Pile, Hard Floor
    DuoCleanYes, a bristle brush roller and a soft rollerYes, a roller with flexible silicone fins and a soft rollerYes, a roller with flexible silicone fins and a soft roller
    Self Cleaning BrushrollYesYesYes
    Brush On/OffNoNoNo
    Suction ControlNo separate controlNo separate controlNo separate control
    Anti Allergen Complete SealYesYesYes
    HEPA FilterYesYesYes
    Pile Height AdjusterNo separate height adjustmentNo separate height adjustmentNo separate height adjustment
    Hose5.5-foot hose5.5-foot hose2.95-foot hose
    Headlightson nozzle and handleon nozzleon nozzle
    Weight16 pounds16.38 pounds17.2 pounds
    Warranty5 year limited warranty5 year limited warranty5 year limited warranty
    (L x W x H)
    11.2" X 12.2" X 46"12" X 15.09" X 46.25"11.02" L X 12.2" W X 46.46
    User Guide

    Check Shark Apex Price at Amazon

    Some questions and answers:

    • Can you turn off the brush rollers when vacuuming hard floors?
      No. There’s no brush on/off control. If you turn on the machine, the brushes only stop when the vacuum cleaner is in upright position.
    • Can you adjust the suction level?
      There is no control to adjust the suction only. However, there are 3 surface settings to provide different levels of suction power.
    • Can you adjust the height of the brushrolls?
      They have 3 floor settings for hard floors and carpets, however, there is no control to adjust only the height of the rollers.
    • Do they have automatic cord reel?
      No. You have to wind the cord manually.
    • Do they have HEPA filter?
    • Are the filters washable?
    • Are they dual voltage, do they work on 220 volts?
    • Can you turn off the headlights?
      No, the lights cannot be turned off.
    • Do they use bags?
      No, they are bagless.
    • Do they use belts?
      Yes. They use belts to rotate the brushrolls.
    • Where are they made?
      Made in China.
    • Shark AZ1002C vs AZ2002C

    The Shark AZ1002C and AZ2002C are versions sold in Canada, otherwise, the Az1002C is the same machine as AZ1002 and the AZ2002C is the same as AZ2002.
    Color and accessories may be different.

    The AZ1002C is in Espresso, includes:
    12″ Crevice Tool,
    Upholstery Tool,
    Pet Power Brush.

    The AZ2002C is in Rose Gold, comes with:
    Dusting brush,
    Pet Crevice tool,
    Self-cleaning Pet Power Brush.

    For othe difference between Shark AZ1002C and AZ2002C, you can read the comparison information within this post.

    Compare Shark UltraCyclone Models

    The Shark UltraCyclone Cordless Handheld Vacuum has a few models on the market at this moment:

    • Shark UltraCyclone Pro CH901
    • Shark UltraCyclone Pet Pro CH950
    • Shark UltraCyclone Pet Pro Plus CH951

    So, what’s the difference between the Shark UltraCyclone Pro CH901, Pet Pro CH950 and Pet Pro Plus CH951?

    images from Shark official site sharkclean. com

    The difference between them are as it follows:

    • Power specs:
      The Pro CH901: 7.2V, 65W, 9amps, (anyone know the battery spec, please share by commenting)
      Pet Pro CH950: 10.8V, 80W, 8amps, 2000ma battery
      Pet Pro Plus CH951: 10.8V, 80W, 8amps, 2000ma battery
    • Weight
      The Pro CH901 is lighter than the other two, it weighs about 2.2 lbs. While the Pet Pro CH950 and Pet Pro Plus CH951 weigh 2.8 lbs.
    • Accessories
      The Pro CH901 comes with a Crevice Tool to help clean tight corners, baseboard edges, and other
      hard to reach spots, and a Scrubbing Brush to scrub door mats, area rugs, seats,etc. to remove stuck-on dirt.

      images from shark official site

      The Pet Pro CH950 comes with a Crevice Tool and a Motorized Pet Power Brush with rotating brushroll to help clean pet hair and debris from car seats, upholstery, couches, and more.

      images from shark official site

      The Pet Pro Plus CH951 comes with a Crevice Tool, a Scrubbing Brush and a Self Cleaning Motorized Pet Power Brush which is claimed to be able to picking up pet hair from car seats, upholstery, couches, etc. without hair wrap issues.

      images from Shark official site

      All accessories above can be purchased at Shark official website
    • Color
      The Pro CH901 is in Green, Pet Pro CH950 is in Burgundy, Pet Pro Plus CH951 is in Black.
    • Price
      Commonly, the Pro CH901 is the cheapest while the Pet Pro+ CH951 is the most expensive.

    Check Shark UltraCyclone Pet Pro+ Price at Amazon

    These Shark UltraCyclone bagless handheld vacuum cleaners are powered by lithium ion battery. They can be used to clean home, boat, autos, and more. The two Pet versions also come with motorized tool to help remove pet hair from upholstered and carpeted surface.

    Specifications, information, questions and answers you may want to know:

    • Dust cup capacity is 0.45 quarts/0.11 gallons.
    • CleanTouch Dirt Eject feature allows users to empty the bin without touching the mess.
    • UltraCyclone technology that utilizes two cyclonic air streams to provide suction and help prolong filter and motor life.
    • Use lithium-ion battery.
    • Come with an AC adapter.
    • Carry 2 year limited warranty.
    • How long does it take to fully charged?
      Battery charging time is approximately 6 hours.
    • How long will it run per charge?
      The running time is approximately 10 to 15 minutes, depends on what accessory is used with.
    • Can you leave the UltraCyclone on the charger when idle?
      According to Shark customer service, Yes. They said it’s ok to leave the vacuum connected to the charger.
    • Do they come with a charging dock?
      No. The charger included is a plug in charger.
      Shark does offer a charging dock that can be purchased separately.
    • Do they come with a wall mount for storing the vacuum and accessory?
    • Is the battery swappable?
      No. You can not use an additional battery to swap, the built-in battery is not replaceable.
    • Do they use HEPA filter?
      No. They use a fabric filter which is rinsable, the filter should be replaced every 6 to 9 months to get best cleaning results.
    • Can they be used to pick up wet messes?
      No, they are not wet dry vacuum, they can only be used to vacuum dry debris.
    • Where are they manufactured?

    Check Shark UltraCyclone Price at Amazon

    Download Shark UltraCyclone manual to learn more: