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Shark Releases New Upright Vacuum: The Shark PowerDetect AZ4002

Shark has unveiled the Shark PowerDetect Powered Lift-Away Upright Vacuum Cleaner AZ4002, a significant addition to their lineup. This model introduces advanced detection technologies that distinguish the PowerDetect product line as a distinct and innovative series within Shark’s offerings, while also upholding classic Shark features like powered lift-away and dual rollers.

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Shark PowerDetect AZ4002 Powered LiftAway

The Shark PowerDetect swiftly became one of our favorites among upright vacuums, blending unparalleled power with groundbreaking features. Its exceptional performance in picking up all types of debris and hair on various surfaces, coupled with innovative technologies like the DuoClean roller and Shark's active hair removal system, solidifies its position as a top performer. The addition of 'detect' features—such as Floor Detect and Edge Detect—enhances its usability by automating adjustments for different cleaning scenarios, making it smarter than its predecessors. The Powered Lift-Away feature remains a standout, offering versatility in cleaning reach and method. Although it's on the heavier side and priced at a premium, the comprehensive capabilities and ease of use presented by the Shark PowerDetect justify its position as a leader in the vacuum cleaner market.

  • Excellent debris pickup
  • Advanced 'detect' features
  • DuoClean roller system
  • Active hair removal
  • Powerful suction
  • Complete Seal HEPA filtration
  • Powered lift-away versatility
  • Precise swivel steering
  • LED lights for visibility
  • Versatile attachment set
  • Comparatively heavy
  • Pull-forward effect on some carpets
  • Less concentrated airflow
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07/22/2024 09:10 pm GMT

Overview of Shark PowerDetect AZ4002 Upright Vacuum

This release adds to Shark’s new PowerDetect line, which includes several intelligent detection systems recently seen in the Shark PowerDetect Robot Vacuum:

  • Dirt Detect: Senses embedded dirt and boosts suction power to remove more debris.
  • Floor Detect: Adjusts brush roll RPMs and suction power based on floor type, increasing efficiency.
  • Edge Detect: Identifies corners and edges, increasing suction to clean tight spots effectively.

Additionally, the PowerDetect upright vacuum introduces a fourth intelligent technology, Direction Detect. This technology senses the direction of the vacuum’s movement, directing suction forward or reverse as needed for maximum cleaning efficiency.

Shark PowerDetect Technologies, dirt detect, edge detect, floor detect, and direction detect.

This Shark vacuum cleaner also includes an enhanced DuoClean Detect roller system that senses and adapts to various surfaces, ensuring optimal performance on both carpets and hard floors.

Shark PowerDetect DuoClean

Advanced Hair Wrap Capabilities

The Shark PowerDetect AZ4002 is designed to effectively handle long hair, short hair, and pet hair on both carpets and floors. The vacuum’s system grips and captures embedded hair, preventing wrap-around on the brush roll.

Shark PowerDetect Self Cleaning Brushroll

Classic Power Lift-Away Mode

The Powered Lift-Away Technology in the Shark PowerDetect AZ4002 allows users to detach the canister while keeping the brush roll spinning, making it easy to clean under furniture and reach high places like curtains and corners. This successful feature, seen in previous Shark models like the Stratos and Vertex upright vacuums, enhances versatility by transforming the vacuum into a stick vacuum. Users can also detach the wand for high and tight spaces, maintaining powerful and consistent suction.

Shark PowerDetect in Lift-Away Mode

Allergen Control and Odor Neutralization

The AZ4002 features an Anti-Allergen Complete Seal that captures and traps over 99.99% of dust and allergens with HEPA filtration. This ensures that allergens are kept out of the air you breathe, promoting a healthier home environment. Additionally, the vacuum includes odor neutralizer technology to combat bad odors, keeping your home fresh. One odor neutralizer cartridge is included with the vacuum.

Shark PowerDetect Filtration

Versatile and User-Friendly

The Shark PowerDetect AZ4002 includes several useful tools:

  • Duster Crevice Tool: For detailed cleaning in hard-to-reach areas.
  • Multi-Tool: Versatile attachment for various cleaning tasks.
  • HairPro Self-Cleaning Pet Power Brush: Ideal for removing pet hair from upholstery and other surfaces.
Shark PowerDetect Upright Vacuum Cleaner Attachments


The Shark PowerDetect Powered Lift-Away Upright Vacuum AZ4002 combines powerful suction, advanced detection technologies, and user-friendly features, making it a standout choice for consumers seeking the best in home cleaning solutions.

If Vacuum Wars reviews this product, we will make our findings available in the Upright Vacuum reviews area of this website.

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