Shark Rocket DuoClean HV382

  • DuoClean Technology
  • True Pet brush roll, multi-angle and crevice tools
  • Adjustable suction power
  • LED lights on the front of the nozzle

$299.99 $174.49

8.5Expert Score
Why you should buy it:
Shark Rocket DuoClean HV382 does a great job picking up pet hair and is ideal for low-pile carpets and hard floors.
Design
8
Performance
8
Features
7.5
Ease of use
8.5
Value for money
9
PROS
  • Dual motorized brush roll provides enhanced dirt lifting and vacuuming.
  • Adjustable power setting
  • True Pet motorized pet brush
  • Perfect for cleaning the stairs, upholstery, furniture, and walls
CONS
  • Noisy
  • Low performance on high-pile carpets

Shark Rocket DuoClean Review

Shark Rocket Complete HV382 with DuoClean Technology is a corded stick vacuum that features a dual brush roll for picking up dirt and litter with over 0.9 gallons of dustbin capacity. The entire Rocket series is best for both bare and carpeted floors. The Rocket HV382 picks up every particulate of dust using its high-efficiency HEPA filter. Along with that, there are two adjustable power settings to facilitate customization. In our Shark Rocket DuoClean review, we shall go over the main features and take look inside the product.

Exterior and interior

Not many people may pay attention to the exterior of vacuums. This is because performance speaks louder than anything. Which is true for the most part. However, the way the interior components are aligned plays a major role in the total output. The Shark DuoClean HV382 has a metallic handle and stick. The exterior features a silver and dark grey coloration and a glossy 2.5 feet long wand.

The interior has two dual motorized brush rolls along with a HEPA standard filtration system. With this system, you are able to keep the exhaust air clean and pure. Powerful LED lights are featured at the front of the nozzle. These light up the way and make sure every particulate is dealt with. The design of the Shark DuoClean makes it easy to hold for hours. This model has a swivel feature that allows it to move around furniture legs.

The Shark DuoClean HV382 doesn’t have a front wall that makes sucking in the larger debris. The product itself only weighs about 10 pounds. This isn’t too heavy. The nozzle has a width of about 8.5 inches that catches more dirt and debris.

Suction and power usage

Suction is a huge defining factor for many vacuums. For one thing, without the proper suction, a vacuum can’t give you its best. Suction power is needed if you want to try your hand on carpets and high piles of food. The Shark DuoClean HV382 has higher suction power than any other vacuum cleaner. However, its performance on carpeted floors is a bit hindered. This could be due to the suction not being enough, or the brush roll not creating enough lift.

The Shark DuoClean HV382 uses about 600 watts of power. Power usage is a major issue with stick vacuums. Unlike robotic or cordless stick vacuums, corded stick vacuums use power directly from your home’s supply. So instead of just buying new batteries, you end up spending more on your monthly bill.

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Dual motorized brush roll

Wondering what is DuoClean Technology?

The Shark DuoClean HV382 uses a dual motorized brush roll that is powerful and lifts debris into the vacuum. This model features two brush rolls: bristle and smooth.

  1. The bristle brush roll is best suited for deep cleaning carpets. Although the Shark DuoClean isn’t meant for high-pile carpets, its low-pile performance is stunning. With the bristle brush roll, you are able to clean carpets effortlessly. Pet hair, food crumbs, dried liquids, and the like come off with zero resistance.
  2. The soft brush roll is suitable for bare floors such as hardwood and laminated. The smooth bristles of the brush keep the floor polished and don’t ruin its visual appeal. The brush picks up dust, which isn’t hard to lift on bare floors. It then lifts the dust into the vacuuming unit. With this motorized brush roll combo, you can tackle any surface and any kind of dirt.

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Adjustable power settings

Shark Rocket DuoClean HV382 does not have an adjustable suction power but allows you to adjust the speed settings. You get two options.

Setting 1 is for bare floors. In this case, the rotation speed of the brush is low, but sufficient for thorough cleaning of linoleum, tile or wooden floors. It also works on walls and the ceiling.

Setting 2 is for low-pile carpets. This mode is recommended for working on carpets and rugs.

Filtration system

The Shark DuoClean HV382 vacuum cleaner puts more of its focus on its filtration system. Like every other vacuum, stick vacuums need to filter the air entering them. This is to ensure that the exhaust air is completely clean and dust-free. The Shark DuoClean vacuum cleaner uses a HEPA standard filter.

HEPA filters aren’t a type or brand. Rather, it’s a collective name of the filters that meet HEPA standards. In short, a HEPA filter filtrates about 99.97% of particles with a diameter greater than 0.3 micrometers. This means that most dust particles, allergens, bacteria, and viruses are captured by the multiple layers of this filter.

The Shark Rocket HV382 uses two HEPA filters that grab all of the dust and filter it out. The result? Better indoor air quality and lesser allergies. Vacuums without filters tend to sweep up a lot of dust. They transfer dust from the floor to the indoor air, which is no better. The HEPA filters used in the Shark DuoClean are washable and should be cleaned at least once every two weeks.

Convertible to handheld

This is one of the most unique features of the Shark Rocket Complete DuoClean. This stick vacuum is convertible into a handheld vacuum. This is for vacuuming those corners and edges that are hard to get. The handheld function uses the same hose and filtration system.

Converting your Shark Rocket DuoClean to a handheld can be useful. For one thing, pointing the entire vacuum towards the ceiling or walls isn’t easy. Handheld vacuums can easily vacuum and brush along the ceiling and walls.

Converting your Shark Rocket into a handheld is incredibly easy. First, detach the wand from the nozzle or the hand vacuum from the wand. Then attach your preferred accessory (brushes etc.) onto the top of the hand vac. And voila! You get a hand vacuum that can work in places that your regular vacuum can’t reach.

The Shark Rocket, complete with the wand and the nozzle, can bend under furniture and bedding. The nozzle has a swivel feature that lets it rotate around furniture legs and obstacles.

Floor types

The Shark DuoClean HV382 has some amazing bare floor performance. It performs extraordinarily well on bare floors due to its high suction power. It’s able to work splendidly on hardwood, laminated floors, and tiled floors.

Tiled floors are the easiest to clean as the surface is smooth and bare. Hardwood and laminated floors can be trickier. But the Shark gets the job done.

As for carpeted floors, this vacuum only works with low pile carpets. This means that higher pile carpets will reduce efficiency. If you have a high pile carpet, we do not recommend the Shark DuoClean. This vacuum features a motorized brush roll that can take on lower pile carpets. It even works on entire heaps of food crumbs from low-pile carpets and bare floors.

As for pet hair cleaning, the Shark DuoClean HV382 is the best of the best. It uses high suction filters and brush rolls to lift pet hair from carpets. Tangled hair stuck in low-pile carpets is a challenge. But the Shark DuoClean manages to find its way across.

Dust cup capacity

How much dirt and debris a dust cup can hold defines its ease of use and maintenance requirements. A smaller dust cup means you’ll have to constantly change it and wash it out. A larger dust cup means lesser frequent maintenance and more comfort. The Shark DuoClean HV382 has a dust cup capacity of 860 ml. This means that it can hold up to 0.9 quarts of waste. Keep in mind that handheld and robotic vacuums have a maximum capacity of 500 ml. So in comparison to other types of vacuums, the Shark Duo Cleaner gives you more.

As for among other stick vacuums, the Shark Rocket HV382 doesn’t stay behind either. The high capacity dust bin and high-efficiency motor put it at the top. A capacity of 860 ml may not sound much, but it certainly feels like a lot more.

The best part is that the Shark HV382 has a washable dust cup. So if your cup is getting dirtier by the hour, you can clean it. Most vacuums nowadays have a washable dust cup. So it’s not too unique. But the feature is definitely needed.

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Corded operation

There is a lot of debate as to whether the corded operation is better or worse than its cordless counterpart. The Shark Rocket with DuoClean has a corded operation with a cord length of about 30 feet. This allows you to pass the cord through furniture legs without worrying about tangling it. Corded vacuums are great as they provide an infinite power supply. And they can provide the same mobility as cordless ones too.

Durability and reliability

When it comes to stick vacuums, durability means a lot. These vacuums can be inherently very expensive. And cheaper versions can be unreliable. The Shark Complete DuoClean HV382 presents a lot in terms of reliability. For one thing, the suction never deteriorates. With stick vacuums, suction power can never be relied on. Cheap wiring and sloppy assembly can cause malfunctions. External factors come into play as well. A power surge, for example, can do more damage to your corded vacuum than bad manufacturing.

The Shark DuoClean vacuum cleaner features a few safety measures to keep the components safe. The internal components do not lose functionality and neither does the motor burn out. We used the Shark DuoClean for about a month and the suction power was always as good as new.

Cleaning performance

Pet hair picking up

Picking up pet hair has always been a challenge for stick vacuums. However, Shark HV382 overcomes this challenge in the niftiest way possible. It uses two motorized brush rolls to lift up pet hair and debris from carpets. The product doesn’t perform well on high pile carpets. But its low pile carpet performance is stunning.

The Shark Rocket vacuum cleaner includes a mini motorized brush from True-Pet. This brush roll is specially designed to pick up pet hair. The brushes pick up even tangled pet hair and lift it up into the vacuum. That’s where the filters catch the hair and prevent it from ever entering your household again.

More pet hair removal tools are included in the package. And you get a ton of other goodies. The pet hair performance of the Shark Rocket is 8 out of 10. This is because its multiple tools pick up fur incredibly well.

Carpet performance

Performance on carpets has always been the specialty of Shark Rocket vacuums. And the Shark Rocket HV382 is a testament to that. This model features two different brush rolls. The brush roll at the front contains smooth bristles that bring the dust in. They lift up deep-set dirt and even dried food. Next, the bristle brush roll at the back pulls the dirt into the vacuuming unit. Due to this, the product is able to pick up almost any type of dirt.

Unfortunately, the Shark was not made for high-pile carpets. This is because dust at the bottom of these carpets is impossible to pick up. The motor of the Shark isn’t efficient enough to pick up every dust particle. On low pile carpets, however, deep-set particulates are easily picked up by the nozzle.

On the bright side, the Dual Brush roll is a completely unique feature that makes carpet performance excellent. We tested out the brush roll in our Shark HV382 review. And the results were astounding.

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12” Crevice tool

Along with the multiple other tools, the Shark DuoClean features a 12-inch crevice tool. This tool is used to clean in crevices and other places where the nozzle won’t reach. The crevice tool is 12 inches long so it can easily reach under furniture and beddings. This tool is a great addition to the other accessories of the Shark Rocket Complete vacuum cleaner.

The crevice tool can be clipped on by removing the nozzle and attaching it to the wand. You can also attach the tool to the hand vacuum directly. This tool is best for cleaning the stairs or under the tables. Along with that, multiple accessories are also included in the entire package.

Noise level

Stick vacuums produce a ridiculous amount of noise. And the Shark Rocket Complete HV382 is no exception. This model has a maximum noise level of 86 dB. For reference, most traditional canister vacuums operate at this noise level. Robotic vacuums operate at 56 dB. The noise is the same as the older vacuums. This noise level can cause a lot of disturbance.

If you’re used to old-style vacuums you can learn to tolerate the noise. But for someone who has never spent time around older vacuums, the Shark will be harder to adapt to.

The noise level depends on the setting used. On the bare floor setting (Setting 1), the noise level is reduced. On the carpet floor setting (Setting 2), the noise level can reach up to 86 dB. Higher noise means a lesser efficient motor.

What is the difference between Shark HV380, HV381, and HV382?

Shark Rocket vacuums are the most memorable vacuum cleaners from Shark’s catalog. The HV381 has Triple Particle Cleaning technology that picks up all types of dirt. And the Shark HV382 features Dual Brush roll technology that keeps your carpets clean and tidy.

To start with, the Shark HV380 features an upholstery tool and a dusting brush. A duster crevice tool is missing from this model, whereas the 12-inch crevice tool is included. The crevice tools are used for vacuuming in tight spaces.

Moreover, the Shark DuoClean HV380 does not have a True Pet Mini Motorized Brush. With this, you could pick up pet hair and animal litter very easily. What’s more disappointing is that this product doesn’t even feature an under appliance wand. An under appliance wand is very necessary to clean under furniture and upholstery.

The Shark HV381, however, has an under appliance wand. This wand has the nozzle attached at an angle to allow the wand to go underneath appliances. Moreover, it features a pet multi-tool that can be used to pick up pet hair. But the True Pet Mini Motorized Brush is still missing.

Furthermore, the 12-inch crevice tool provided with the HV380 is no longer available in this. You can buy it separately, but the tool isn’t included. A duster crevice tool is provided, along with an upholstery tool.

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As for the Shark HV382, this model has it all. It features an upholstery tool and a dusting brush for cleaning your bed and couch. The 12-inch crevice tool and the duster crevice tool make a reappearance. A True Pet mini brush is also provided to get rid of deep-set pet hair. The under appliance wand is also included to help you clean every millimeter of your house.

In writing our Shark Rocket Complete DuoClean review, we discovered a few things. There are in fact a lot of similarities among the three models. For instance, all three weigh 9.9 lbs. All have the same dust cup capacity and unit wattage. And they all can be converted into a hand vacuum. In fact, the main differences have to do with the accessories provided.

Shark HV382 accessories

Accessories are what make products fun and exciting. Concluding our Shark Rocket DuoClean review, let’s see what accessories you get with this vacuum cleaner.

The first accessory you’ll notice is the 12-inch crevice tool. This tool is used to clean in tight places and hard to reach spots.

Other than that, a True Pet mini pet brush roll is also provided. This brush is best suited for picking up pet hair and litter. The package includes a dusting brush for cleaning the tops of furniture. This is a handy tool to clean the room more effectively. A multi-angle dusting brush is also included. This brush can swivel and bend to clean under the upholstery.

Speaking of upholstery, the Shark Complete vacuum features an upholstery tool as well. This tool is best for cleaning upholstery such as beddings, sofas, and seat cushions. An under-appliance wand is also provided that helps reach under furniture and electronics. This wand can be used in place of the regular wand. The nozzle goes on at an angle, so you can use the wand completely horizontally.

Apart from that, a user’s guide is also included. The guide is in simple English and helps you understand how to assemble the device. It also contains information on how to maintain the product and what to do in case of an emergency.

Warranty policy

A warranty policy secures the promise between the buyer and the seller. The Shark Rocket DuoClean has the highest warranty period out of any other stick vacuum. This corded vacuum cleaner is valid for warranty claims for up to 5 years. The warranty covers regular wear and tear damage, as well as malfunctions caused by a manufacturing fault.

The warranty does not cover user damage, such as mishandling, water damage, and electrical surges. You’ll start seeing issues with your equipment earlier if there are any. So, 5 years is a very reliable deal. With this warranty, you can bet that Shark HV382 is the most customer-friendly device out there.

Final thoughts

To summarize our Shark Rocket DuoClean review, this stick vacuum is a great companion for household cleaning. We love how it converts to a handheld device instantly. The hand vacuum is great for vacuuming stairs, uneven surfaces, and places where you fear damaging the nozzle.

Overall, the entire design of the product seemed high tech as compared to other stick vacuums. Of course, it doesn’t have the cordless feature. But the cord is 30 feet long and the vacuum can last for as long as you want with it plugged in.

Its low-efficiency motor counters the high-efficiency filter. We feel that if the motor were just a bit stronger, the Shark Rocket would be the best stick vacuum. Nevertheless, the product has its own benefits that are only for you to discover. We give the Shark DuoClean HV382 an 8,5 out of 10.

Specification: Shark Rocket DuoClean HV382

Type

Stick

Weight (lbs)

9.9

Max Suction Power

600 W motor

Adjustable Power

No

Noise Level (db)

88

Bagged/Bagless

Bagless

Dust Bin Capacity (ml)

861

Corded/Cordless

Corded

Battery

Runtime (min)

Charging Time (min)

Cord Length (ft)

30

Cord Rewind

No

Hose Length (ft)

Stick Length (ft)

2.5

Motorized Brushroll

Yes

Brushes

Bristle and soft brushrolls

Cleaning Path (in)

8.5

Filters

HEPA filters

Accessories

Dusting brush, 12-inch crevice tool, pet multi-tool, duster crevice tool, accessory bag, True-Pet mini motorized brush

Pet Hair Cleaning

Good

Carpet Cleaning

Good

Hard Floor Cleaning

Perfect

Other Features

LED lights, washable filter, hand vacuum

Warranty

5 years

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