Euro-Pro Shark vacuum cleaners come in all types but Shark claims that its 15.6-volt cordless handheld vacuum, the SV736, is the most powerful on the market. It's a big claim to make, so let's take a closer look to see if Shark really does make the best hand-held vacuum.

So what do you get when you buy the Euro-Pros Shark handheld vacuum? First off you get something the company calls Twister Cyclonic Technology. This technology is supposed to give you greater suction power – and suction that lasts, even as the dust cup fills up. Well, I tested this out and was genuinely impressed with its suction but I have to be honest and say I didn't use it enough to test if the suction remained strong as the cup filled. Still, for such a small and lightweight appliance the cleaning power was impressive.

I always look at the build quality of vacuum cleaners; I want to buy a vacuum that's going to take a few knocks and will last the course. The Shark SV736 handheld vacuum came up trumps here as well. The appliance is solidly built and is well-balanced, making it easy to hold and, therefore, it feels light too. The SV736 comes supplied with a motorized brush that does a great job of loosening pet hair and other debris from fibers. You also get a crevice tool with it.

The instructions say that the appliance requires an initial charging period of at least 20 hours, so you can't use it straight out of the box, but this is to be expected with any rechargeable appliance. After the initial charge I used this vacuum for a full 30 minutes and it maintained a strong charge throughout.

This Shark vacuum cleaner is small but that does mean that the dust cup is small and you're going to have to regularly empty it, which means cleaning the filter; the filter should be replaced every 3 months. I'm not sure how the filters cost, but it is going to be an ongoing expense.

As expected, you get a mounting bracket designed to be fitted on the wall. If you use the bracket, bear in mind that it will require access to a 120-volt outlet. The bracket itself is easy to install; the vacuum doesn't come with any tools, so you'll need a small drill and screwdriver.

What is different about the bracket is that it's been designed to hold the appliance so that its nozzle points upwards – most other handheld vacuum cleaners point downwards when wall-mounted. I found this arrangement did make it a little bit tricky to get the vacuum in and out of the charger, but after a little perseverance I finally got the knack of it.

In summary, I really liked the Euro-Pro Shark SV736 cordless handheld vacuum and I would rate it above just about every other handheld vacuum on the market. Its pros were its excellence performance, build quality and great attachments. Its only drawback was getting the unit in and out of the wall bracket.

Source by Robin Cassidy