Shark handheld vacuum CH950UKT vs Shark (double battery) WV251UK

The CH950UKT is the pet friendly vacuum with a solid capacity, while the WV251UK is nimble and easy to wield.

Shark has a few handheld vacuums you can buy. The CH950UKT is great if you have pets and want to clean larger spillages, while the WV251UK is for smaller homes for quick cleaning. We’ve put the two head to head so you can decide which one could be right for you.

Shark CH950UKT vs Shark WV251UK

Shark CH950UK

What owners think about Shark vacuums

Owner rating★★★★★
Owner value for money rating★★★★★
Owner reliability rating★★★★★
Would recommend87%

Round 1: Performance

Shark CH950UKTShark WV251UK
Hard surface cleaning★★★★★★★★★★
Carpet cleaning★★★★★★★★★★
Pet hair cleaning★★★★★★★★★★
Crevice cleaning★★★★★★★★★★
Finder rating★★★★★★★★★★

The CH950UK is overall the better vac for all types of debris. As it can store more in its dust chamber, it won’t get clogged with larger pieces of rubbish while the WV251UK will if you pick up too much. The CH950UKT is much better with pet hair as it has a motorised tool to pick up the smaller strands.

Round 2: Convenience

Shark CH950UKTShark WV251UK
Capacity (litres)0.450.1
Dirt release button
Charging dock

Both these machines are pretty convenient. The CH950UKT has a greater capacity so you don’t need to empty it often, whereas the WV251UK will need more trips to the bin. However, the former is tougher to empty, while the latter can be done with a flick of a button. The pet model doesn’t have a charging dock (because of its grander size) while the WV251UK can sit on the dock when not in use.

Round 3: Charge time and run time

Shark CH950UKTShark WV251UK
Charge time (hours)42.5
Run time (minutes)1016

The WV251UK comes out on top here with its extra battery that charges while you use the other. This gives it a total of over 16 minutes, while the CH950UKT can only hit 10.

Overall winner: Shark CH950UKT

While it has a short battery life, the CH950UKT will zip through most debris in a few sweeps and can clean pet hair much better than the WV251UK. It can hold a lot more so you don’t have to pause to empty it either.

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