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Best Black Friday Dyson and Shark cordless vacuum deals – plus the alternatives to consider

Which? experts reveal the vacuum cleaner deals worth snapping up this Black Friday

Best Black Friday Dyson and Shark cordless vacuum deals – plus the alternatives to consider

Cordless vacuum cleaners don’t come cheap, so it’s not surprising that many of us will be searching for a good price in the Black Friday sales. But genuinely good savings can be hard to come by on some of the biggest brands.

Dyson and Shark both have lots of model variants, which can make it hard to compare prices. We’ve done the hard work for you, rounding up the deals that represent the best value, so you can buy with confidence.

We’ve also kept an eye out for deals on rival brands, such as Miele, Samsung, Tineco and more. You might find an alternative model can save you money and still have the features and performance you’re after.

Don’t get bamboozled by claimed discounts and artificially high ‘before’ prices on retailer websites, get straight to the best Black Friday deals with our round-up below.

Make sure you bookmark this page – we’ll keep adding new deals as and when they come in.


Latest deals update: Shark still has a number of good deals across its corded and cordless ranges. Some Shark deals have sold out, but others have come back into stock. We’ve also found good deals for the Dyson V7 and V8. Read on for the best of the deals so far, or jump straight to the brand you’re keen on, using the links below:


Best Shark vacuum deals for Black Friday 2020

Shark vacuums tend to fluctuate between full price and half price quite often.

It’s worth checking the variants of a model before committing, as sometimes versions with extra accessories (eg pet tool, extra battery) are cheaper than the standard option.

There are quite a few good Shark deals available, though some have sold out ahead of Black Friday:

Shark Cordless Anti Hair Wrap Flexology TruePet

  • IZ251UKTDB (triple battery) – deal price £349
  • IZ251UKT (twin battery) – deal price £297
  • IZ201UKT (single battery) – deal price £199
Shark Anti Hair Wrap with Flexology and TruePet IZ251UKTDB

We like: Great at cleaning hardwood floors

We don’t like: Weaker on low power settings

This cordless Shark vacuum comes with all the bells and whistles the brand is known for: a flexible hinged cleaning tube that allows you to get under furniture and fold over the vac for storage, LED headlights, an anti-tangle floorhead and extra mini pet tool.

Several variants are on offer. It all comes down to what extra tools you want and how much battery life you’re after:

Shark IZ251UKTDB (triple battery) – £349

This model comes with three swappable batteries so you don’t have to stop in the middle of cleaning.

We’ve seen it for £349 before, but it’s typically sold for around £499 – meaning this is still a good deal, particularly as spare batteries are usually a considerable extra expense on a cordless model.

Get our full verdict on whether this high-spec Shark is worth the cash in our independent Shark TruePet IZ251UKTDB review, or buy it now from Currys PC World.

(Note: a recent Which? investigation into Currys PC World suggests the firm has an issue with how it handles complaints about faulty products. So do consider this before making a purchase from Currys.)

Shark IZ251UKT (twin battery) – £297

If you don’t need all three batteries, this is another good-value option. It also comes with a pet tool, which can give you the upper hand in the battle against animal hair.

Check our full Shark IZ251UKT review or find the deal at Currys.

Shark IZ201UKT (single battery) – £199

This is a good price for the single-battery version. It has drifted in and out of stock, but is now available again at a number of retailers.

Read our full Shark IZ201UKT review, or find the deal at Argos and Currys. It’s also available on Amazon.

Shark Anti Hair Wrap LiftAway NZ801UKT – deal price £199 (plus ‘UKTDB’ exclusive version)

 

We like: Anti-hair-wrap feature works brilliantly

We don’t like: Could be better on hard floors

This corded Shark upright vacuum has a handy anti-tangle floorhead, so you won’t have to spend an age cutting hair free from the brush bar. It has a liftaway unit for cleaning things such as stairs and cars, and you can opt for either an extra mini pet turbo tool or the car cleaning accessory kit.

It’s a good price for this model, which typically sells for around £250 (although the full price that Shark quotes is £350).

Shark has the best deal on its website, with an exclusive Black Friday version of this model – the Shark NZ801UKTDB – which is black in colour, and comes with an extra cleaning accessory. You can find it for £199 at Shark.co.uk.

Find out if this Shark is one we rate highly in our full Shark NZ801UKT vacuum review, or buy it now from AO.com or Very

Shark Anti Hair Wrap XL LiftAway Pet AZ950UKT – deal price £229

We like: Anti-hair wrap and good for larger homes

We don’t like: Could be better on hard floors

This corded Shark upright vacuum has a handy anti-tangle floorhead, a liftaway unit for cleaning things such as stairs and cars, and an extra-large dust capacity for less frequent trips to the bin. You can opt for either an extra mini pet turbo tool, or the car cleaning accessory kit, if you buy via Shark’s website.

It’s a good price for this model, which typically sells for around £250.

Check how it measures up to other Shark models – and rival brands – in our full Shark AZ950UKT vacuum review, or buy it now from Shark.

Shark DuoClean Cordless Anti Hair Wrap LiftAway ICZ160UKT – deal price £319

 

We like: Easy to use

We don’t like: Could be better on lower power settings

This cordless liftaway vacuum has the anti-tangle floorhead, plus a liftaway unit and flexible hose, which you don’t often find on cordless vacuums. You can opt for either an extra mini pet turbo tool or the car cleaning accessory kit.

It’s a decent price for this model, which is often sold for around £399, although it was available for £299 at Shark.co.uk in an early Black Friday deal.

Check if this cordless vacuum is worth splashing out on in our full Shark ICZ160UKT vacuum review, or buy it now from Amazon, where it’s cheapest at £319. It’s also available at Currys.

(Note: a recent Which? investigation into Currys PC World suggests the firm has an issue with how it handles complaints about faulty products. So do consider this before making a purchase from Currys.)

Shark Anti Hair Wrap corded stick with Flexology and Truepet HZ500UKT – deal price £165

We like: Slick, feature-packed and affordable

We don’t like: Small dust capacity

This slim corded stick vacuum, in eye-catching rose gold and black, is so new to Shark’s line-up it’s still being put to the test in our independent labs (results due early December).

Shark is relatively unique in having a corded stick vacuum range – handy if you don’t want to pay steep cordless prices for longer runtimes, but still want a more lightweight and slimline vacuum cleaner than a traditional upright.

This one looks ultra stylish and comes with all the attention-grabbing Shark features – anti hair wrap floorhead, dual brush bars, LED headlights and a flexible hinge. It also includes a mini turbo pet tool. It’s usually nearer £269 in price, so this is a good deal.

It has a small dust capacity so probably isn’t the one for larger households.

We can’t guarantee how well it cleans, as we haven’t tested it fully yet, but you can check our Shark corded vacuum reviews to see how other Shark models generally do in our tests. This deal is available for £165 at Currys.

(Note: a recent Which? investigation into Currys PC World suggests the firm has an issue with how it handles complaints about faulty products. So do consider this before making a purchase from Currys.)

Which? verdict on Shark Black Friday deals

It’s a good time to buy a Shark if you’ve had your eye on one. We’ve noticed even outside the official Black Friday deals, many Shark vacuums are at their lowest typical price.

It’s worth checking the Shark website for any extra accessory kit offers, and doing your research on the features you want, to get the best one for you. Think about the things that add the most value – eg extra batteries on cordless models can double your runtime and tend to be expensive extras otherwise.

Find out more:

Expired Black Friday deals on Shark vacuums

Some early Shark vacuum deals have sold out already. We’re keeping a note of them here in case they resurface elsewhere in the coming week, and so you can sense-check any other variations you spot.

  • Shark WV251UKDB handheld vacuum (twin battery) – deal price £99. This was a good offer for the twin-battery version of this slim handheld vacuum, and came with an extra accessory too. It was only at Shark.co.uk. Other retailers are selling the single-battery version (WV200UK) for the same price. See how it fares against rivals from Dyson and cheaper options in the full Shark WV251UK handheld vacuum review. It’s worth keeping an eye out if any other retailers drop the price on this one nearer the day.

Best Black Friday deals on Dyson vacuums

Deals are starting to trickle in on Dyson vacuums, so watch this space. As with Shark, there are lots of similar variants, so it’s worth doing a bit of digging to get the best version for you.

Here are the good ones so far:

Dyson V8 Absolute Extra – deal price £299

Someone using Dyson's Reach Under tool to clean under their sofa

We like: Dust ejector bin

We don’t like: Short battery life on turbo

There aren’t many deals around on Dyson cordless vacuums, but this is a decent one. It’s a version of the mid-range V8 Absolute, with additional mini tools on the usual package.

This is about as cheap as the V8 Absolute goes – it’s usually nearer £350. Plus you get some extra accessories, including the new reach-under tool.

You might want to hold out if you’re keen on the larger dust capacity and longer battery life of the V10 and V11 ranges, though.

Check our Dyson V8 Absolute review for our full verdict on this model, or buy the Dyson V8 Absolute Extra from Argos or Currys.

(Note: a recent Which? investigation into Currys PC World suggests the firm has an issue with how it handles complaints about faulty products. So do consider this before making a purchase from Currys.)

Dyson V7 Animal Extra – deal price £199

Dyson V7 Animal Extra

We like: Dust ejector bin

We don’t like: Short battery life on turbo

This is the best price you’ll typically get on a V7 model, and the deal includes some bonus accessories too. It was available more widely but now only seems to be in stock at Argos.

It has a relatively short battery life compared to many more recently launched competitors, at around 30 minutes, but if you’re keen on Dyson tech, this is the cheapest model there is, at its best typical price.

Get our full verdict in the Dyson V7 Animal review, or buy it now at Argos.


Dyson Black Friday: what to expect

Last year saw some genuinely good savings, including £100 off the typical price of the top-end Dyson V11 Absolute (usually £599).

Now that Dyson has introduced the mid-level V11 Torque Drive model (£549), which is identical to the Absolute except it doesn’t have the extra ‘soft roller’ floorhead, we may not see such big savings this time round, but if you do spot the Absolute for £500, it’s a relative bargain.

The Dyson V7 and V8 have had an update this year, including a new flexible hinged reach-under tool, so the older versions may be on sale. It’s worth checking which version you are getting as you don’t want to pay over the odds for old tech – though if you aren’t fussed about the extra tool you may get a better deal.

Be prepared with our full guide to getting the best deal on a Dyson vacuum, and check our Dyson cordless vacuum cleaner reviews and Dyson corded vacuum reviews so you know which models to look out for.

Which? verdict on Dyson Black Friday deals so far

How much is 10 minutes of extra battery life worth to you? £100? That’s the question to consider if choosing between the V7 and V8 deals this Black Friday.

Both models are at the best price you’ll get – though they have dropped to this level before (give or take a few accessories) and probably will again – nevertheless, it’s a good time to buy if you’ve had your eye on a Dyson.

10 minutes can make more difference than you think, but it really comes down to the size of your house, your budget and if you like to get the floors done in one go or not.

It’s worth also checking our cordless vacuum reviews to see what else you can get for your money, especially if you’re considering the V8.


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Best Black Friday deals on cordless vacuums from Miele, Samsung, Tineco and more

Miele and Samsung have both launched premium cordless vacuums earlier this year, with premium prices to match, so now could be a good time to look out for deals.

We’ll be keeping an eye out for offers on all the big cordless vacuum brands, so check back for any deals that have come in.

See how the different vacuum brands stack up against each other – and which come out on top – in our cordless vacuum reviews.

Samsung Jet 70 Turbo VS15T7031R4 – deal price £299

Samsung Jet 70 Turbo

We like: Superb cleaning on all surfaces

We don’t like: Replacement batteries can be expensive

If you’re thinking of buying a cordless vacuum, Samsung probably isn’t the first name that comes to mind. But if you’re looking for an alternative to Dyson and Shark, you’ll do well to find a better than this.

It usually costs nearer to £379, so this is a decent deal. It sold out earlier this week, but it’s now available again.

Find out how it compares to its cordless competition in our full Samsung Jet 70 review, or go straight to the deal at Samsung.com.

Tineco A10 Hero – deal price £134

We like: Brilliant at cleaning crevices

We don’t like: Lets some dust and allergens escape

This is a great deal on an already good value cordless vacuum. The deal was available earlier this month, but the price went up to £180 just before Black Friday. It’s now back to £134, which is probably the lowest it will go.

Read our full Tineco A10 Hero review to get our verdict on whether it cleans well for less, or head straight to the deal on Amazon.

Watch out for dodgy cordless vacuums this Black Friday

More than a quarter of the cordless vacuum cleaners we test are so bad at cleaning we name them Don’t Buys.

So if you’re sifting through the sales, chances are you might come across some real duds.

There’s no point bagging a bargain if your new vacuum can’t do the job properly, so make sure you check our list of Don’t Buy cordless vacuums before you click ‘buy’.

Cordless vacuums that last

It’s also worth checking if the model you’ve got your eye on has a replaceable battery.

Lithium-ion batteries gradually degrade over time, and are likely to die out before the rest of your vacuum is ready for the scrapheap. If you can’t replace the battery, you’ll have to replace the whole thing earlier than you might otherwise want to.

All our Best Buy cordless vacuums have replaceable batteries. If a cordless vac doesn’t, however good it is at cleaning, we won’t recommend that model.


Cordless vacuum buying guide – see our guide to what features you do and don’t need


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About this story

This story was originally published on 17 November 2020, but is being updated regularly to reflect the latest model, price and deal information.

Which? vacuum cleaner experts scour the market for the best deals and only include deals that represent genuine savings or one of the best prices you’ll get for the products featured.

We ignore the savings quoted by retailers, which are sometimes based on an inflated ‘before’ price, and instead compare savings with the typical selling price of a product, based on pricing research and our market knowledge.

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