Shark NV801 vs NV681 what’s the difference?

Both of the Shark Rotator Powered Lift Away Speed NV681,NV680,NV682,NV683 and Shark DuoClean Powered Lift Away Speed series nv800,nv800w,nv801,nv803,nv801q,uv810 are compact Shark upright models, they are lighter than the full size and have a smaller dust container. These 2 series have similar things such as the Powered Lift Away mode that allows you to lift away the vacuum pod and use the Powered nozzle to clean floor in the meantime. And both have LED headlights, swivel steering, HEPA filter. But what is the difference between them that might influence your purchasing decision?

Below we will discuss the main difference between them.
Brush System
The DuoClean Speed features Shark’s DuoClean technology which combines a bristle brush roller and a soft roller to clean both carpet and hard floors.
Whereas the Rotator Powered Lift Away Speed has only the bristle brushroll.

Floor Setting
The DuoClean has 3 surface settings – Hard Floor, Carpet&Low Pile, Thick Carpet&Area Rug, and the brushrolls are spinning in all of the 3 modes, however, the spinning speed is not the same, when in Hard Floor mode, the brushrolls spin slowly.
Whereas the Rotator has 2 settings – Hard Floor and Carpet. And the brushroll does not spin in Hard Floor mode.

Suction Control
The Rotator has a suction control slider on the handle that allows you to release suction to get variable suction power to meet different cleaning needs.
Whereas the DuoClean has no separate suction control, it seems that 3 preset cleaning modes provide different level of suction power. Hard Floor has the highest suction power.

Cleaning Path Width
According to Shark product specification, the DuoClean Speed clean path width is 8.5-inch versus 10.5-inch on the Rotator Powered Lift Away Speed.

Power Specifications
The technical specifications of the DuoClean Speed is 120V, 60Hz, 1150W, 9.5A versus 120V, 60Hz, 800W, 6.7A on the Rotator Powered Lift Away Speed.

The Shark nv800,nv800w,nv801,nv803,uv810,nv801q are the same except for the color and accessories.
The Shark NV680, NV681, NV683 are the same as NV682 except for the color and the tools they come with.
If you want to learn more about these Shark upright vacuum models, you can read the manuals.

Shark NV681 Manual –
Shark NV800 Series Manual –

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