Shark Vertex Ultralight HZ2002 vs HZ251 UltraLight what’s the difference?

The Shark HZ2002 and HZ251 corded stick vacuum cleaners look similar. If you are deciding between them, we will help you make an informed purchase.
Below is the main difference between Shark HZ2002 Vertex Ultralight DuoClean PowerFins Corded Stick Vacuum and Shark HZ251 UltraLight Corded Stick Vacuum:

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VacuumShark Vertex Ultralight DuoClean Powerfins Corded Vacuum HZ2002Shark Ultralight Corded Stick Vacuum HZ251
DesignStick & Handheld 2-in-1Stick & Handheld 2-in-1
On/Off ButtonYesYes
Power SourceCordedCorded
Cord Length30-foot25-foot
LED DisplayYesNo
DuoClean TechnologyYesNo
Self Clean BrushrollYesYes
Brush On/OffNoNo
on the nozzle
on the nozzle
Dust Collection TypeBaglessBagless
Bin Capacity0.32 quarts0.32 quarts
Anti-Allergen Complete Seal SystemNoNo
HEPA FilterNoNo
Washable FiltersYesYes
Cleaning Path Width (inch)8.118.71
Accessories(1) Dusting Brush
(1) Crevice Tool
(1) Self-cleaning Pet Power Brush
(1) Onboard Storage Clip
(1) Anti-Allergen Brush
(1) Upholstery Tool
(1) Pet Crevice Tool
(1) Onboard Storage Clip
Weight9.05 lbs8.31 lbs
Dimensions (inch)10.24" X 10.24" X 45.27" (L x W x H)10.24" X 10.24" X 45.27" (L x W x H)
Warranty5 year limited warranty5 year limited warranty
  • Floor Nozzle
    The HZ2002 has a DuoClean PowerFins floor nozzle with self cleaning brushroll whereas the HZ251 has a one roller floor nozzle with self cleaning feature.
    The DuoClean PowerFins floor nozzle has two rollers: a soft roller to pull in large particles and fine dust for a polished look on hard floors, and a roller with flexible silicone fins to deliver non stop contact on carpets and floors, result in more dirt collection in every pass.
    Shark claimed that the self-cleaning brushroll will pick up hair without wrapping problems.
  • Cord Length
    The HZ2002 has a cord length of 30-foot whereas the HZ251 has a 25-foot cord.
  • Control
    The HZ2002 has a floor selector button that allows you to press to toggle between Bare Floor and Carpet settings. Whereas the HZ251 uses a slider to get things done.
  • LED User Interface
    The HZ2002 has LED Display that makes it intuitive when changing cleaning modes. While the HZ251 does not has the LED display.
  • Accessories
    HZ251 comes with a Pet Crevice Tool, Upholstery Tool, and an Anti-Allergen Dusting Brush, Onboard Storage Clip.
    HZ2002 comes with a Dusting Brush, Crevice Tool, Self-cleaning Pet Power Brush, Onboard Storage Clip.

    Pet Crevice Tool is a 8-inch tool designed for removing pet hair from corners, baseboard, and other hard-to-reach spaces.

    Upholstery Tool can be used to remove pet hair, dust, and large debris from delicate upholstered fabrics.

    Anti-Allergen Dusting Brush has nylon fiber bristles designed for removing cleaning the most delicate surfaces.

    Dusting Brush dusts and cleans delicate surfaces such as lampshades.

    Crevice Tool is for cleaning in tight places and hard-to-reach areas.

    Self-cleaning Pet Power Brush actively removes hair wrap as it cleans upholstery and carpeted surfaces.

    Onboard Storage Clip can be snapped onto the wand to store up to two accessories.

  • Weight
    The HZ2002 weighs 9.05 lbs versus 8.31 lbs on the HZ251.
  • Cleaning Path Width
    The HZ2002 has a cleaning path width of 8.11-inch versus 8.71-inch on the HZ251.


  • Corded.
  • 2-in-1 design: can be used as a handheld or a stick vacuum.
  • Featured self-cleaning brushroll.
  • Bagless, have a dust cup holds up to 0.32 dry quarts.
  • Both have two floor settings.
  • Have washable foam and felt filters.
  • Removable dust cup for emptying.
  • Hand unit can be hooked onto the wand for storage.
  • Carry 5-year limited warranty.

Questions and answers:

  • Do they have On/Off control or do you have to keep pressing the trigger?
    They have On/Off power button. You don’t have to keep holding down the button.
  • Do they stand upright by their own?
    No. When not in use it will need to be leaned against something or the hand unit need to be stored on the hook on the wand.
  • Do they have headlights?
    Yes, there are headlights on the nozzle. But no lights on the hand unit.
  • Do they have HEAP filter?
  • Are the filters washable?
  • Do they have a wall mount?
  • Can the rollers be turned off when cleaning delicate surfaces?
    No. In Bare Floor setting, the roller still spins, but at a slow speed.

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