Shark AZ2002 Vertex DuoClean Review

If you’re searching for a vacuum that can do it all and provide an impressive clean, you should continue right to that purchase button. From visible dust on ground to debris, the Shark AZ2002 Vertex DuoClean suctioned it all with minimal passes required. And hair you ask? Never wraps around the self-cleaning brush roll or clog the vacuum shaft, so we think it’s definitely safe to say this vacuum cleaner is pet-parent approved.

The Shark AZ2002 Vertex Lift-Away Upright Vacuum with DuoClean PowerFins is an easily configurable vacuum, enabling the user to configure the machine effortlessly and with no tools required. Shark AZ2002 Vertex is created for efficient and thorough cleaning of different types of stubborn dirt and debris from surfaces found at homes, saving you time and effort.

Shark AZ2002 Vertex DuoClean Review
Shark AZ2002 Vertex DuoClean Review

Shark AZ2002 Overview


  • Self-cleaning DuoClean head
  • Lift-Away mode
  • PowerFins brushroll and a soft roller
  • Detachable pod
  • Pet Crevice Tool
  • HEPA filter
  • LED Lightheads


Self-cleaning DuoClean head

The Vertex is one of Shark’s most powerful machines ever, with ideal suction and advanced cleaning technologies.

Self-cleaning DuoClean head

It includes Shark’s unique self-cleaning DuoClean head, which is created to prohibit hair wrapping around the two rollers: one soft component for hard floors; as well as one brush for carpets.

This design is innovative, so you don’t have to change floor heads as you move from one floor type to another.


Lift-Away mode

It is created for more pet hair pickup with minimal to no hair wrap. It’s quite bulky and a fairly heavy, but for those who require the ultimate power and the ideal cleaning path for a big home, the Shark AZ2002 Vertex Lift-Away Upright Vacuum with DuoClean PowerFins is exceptional.

Lift-Away mode

With Lift-Away selection this big cleaner can transform into a more compact one getting into tighter areas, too. When it comes to power, again, the machine effortlessly picks up large and small debris, and the self-cleaning brush integrated with the crevice tool makes your carpets look like new again.


PowerFins brushroll and a soft roller

A soft roller and a PowerFins brushroll combine and work on all floors. Continuous cleaning contact to deep clean carpets, directly engages on floors, and pick up more dust and debris in every pass.

PowerFins brushroll and a soft roller

The main advantage of an upright with the Lift-Away technology is the versatility. First and foremost, this is a vacuum that is extremely stable when not in use, and is designed for both carpets and hard floors.


Detachable pod

It has a detachable pod for cleaning under furniture or you can easily detach the nozzle to clean on upholstery, above the floor, stairs, furniture, and much more.

Utilizing the cleaner in upright mode is effortless enough. You can easily tap the thumb selection to turn it on, and then utilize the slider to select power mode.


Pet Crevice Tool

The machine includes vacuum cleaner attachments such as a Pet Power Brush for deep cleaning with ultimately no hair wrap and a Pet Crevice Tool to eliminate pet hair from difficult-to-reach spaces like ceilings, corners, and between couch cushions.

Pet Crevice Tool

The core function of the Shark Vertex, involves two rollers to eliminate dirt and dust to enhance floor contact for ideal cleaning. The soft roller and a PowerFins roller uncover debris and dust from carpets and hard floors, and pick up more after every pass.


HEPA filter

The Shark AZ2002 Vertex DuoClean PowerFins works with a HEPA filter to trap 99.9%* of debris and dust inside the vacuum cleaner.

This vacuum consists of corded power (up to approximately 30′ cord) as well as 5.5′ flexible hose for maximum maneuverability and utilization. The Vertex design quality is equal to any other high-end vacuum we’ve tested.


LED Lightheads

It also has a 1-quart dust cup for maximized cleaning sessions. It has smooth maneuverability on carpets and hard floors while maintaining ideal suction.

Powerful lights highlight concealed debris and pet hair around your house. The brushrolls work perfectly together to agitate fibers for improved performance, while offering a gentle clean for surfaces like hardwoods or tile.

Pros & Cons

  • Powerful lights
  • 5.5′ Flexible hose
  • Pet Power Brush
  • Lift-Away technology
  • Relatively heavy for some



The Shark AZ2002 Vertex DuoClean is ready to tackle your entire home, especially surfaces like carpet and hard floors.  It is relatively heavy, so keep that in mind if you want to carry it up and down the stairs, but this powerful device is great for pet owners, families, and those with bigger homes.

Both the Shark Navigator Pet Pro upright vacuum ZU62  and the Vertex had many wonderful features that make it extremely versatile for cleaning various spaces, and while some struggled with its weight and had trouble with the Lift-Away, it provides exactly the type of clean many want.

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