Shark WandVac 2.0 WV270UK review 2022

This stylish vac is great for picking up the odd few crumbs off any surface and will sneak into crevices well. The downside is its small capacity, and its dust collector isn’t the easiest to clean.

  • Boost mode and great for crevices
  • Limited capacity and gets clogged picking up certain debris
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Details

Price£179
Capacity (litres)0.1
AccessoriesCrevice tool, Pet tool
Warranty (years)2
ColourBlue jean
Run time (minutes)15
Charge time (hours)3.5
Performance ★★★★★
Convenience★★★★★
Run time★★★★★
Overall Finder score★★★★★

Shark WV270UK 2.0 handheld vacuum review

How well does the Shark WandVac 2.0 WV270UK clean?

We tested this Shark handheld vacuum cleaner on carpet and hard floors to see how well it tackled cereal, biscuit crumbs and rice.

On carpet, it cleaned around 90% of a large handful of rice in 3 sweeps without any extra attachments. And there was no clogging or regurgitation.

Getting a handful of biscuit crumbs out of the carpet was tougher since small crumbs were stuck in the fabric. In 3 sweeps, using the multi-surface tool, around 80% of the crumbs came up, on standard mode. Hitting the boost button, and making 6 more scraping sweeps, got almost all the rest.

This WandVac became unhappy when picking up Cheerios. Before it got even half of our handful of cereal, this vac’s entrypoint became clogged and it simply regurgitated the extra pieces once switched off. The dust cup – located in the dust chamber of this WandVac – is larger than that of the Shark WandVacs WV200 or WV251, and it can get clogged much faster, despite all 3 having the same 0.1 litre capacity. Other vacs like the Gtech MK2 K9 or the budget Vax Gator did better with this type of mess.

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It couldn’t pick all of the cereal off of the carpet and clogged up due to its small capacity.Finder

This WandVac fares better on hard surfaces when picking up biscuit crumbs and rice (3 sweeps got the lot), but again struggles with cereal, which just doesn’t get on with this model.

We also tested this model on narrow ridges on the sofa, trying it on biscuit crumbs. The WV270UK fared well with its crevice tool and practically picked up all of them in 1 sweep with no clogging.

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It swept up even the most minuscule of crumbs off of the sofa’s edges in 1 stroke.Finder

Can the Shark WandVac 2.0 WV270UK clean pet hair?

We rubbed dog hair onto a velvet orange sofa and onto carpet to see how well this Shark could tackle it.

Shark states this model cleans pet hair, and includes a “pet multi-tool” to help with this. It does a pretty good job overall, cleaning around 80% of hair off both surfaces on standard mode in 3 sweeps. A few lodged hairs remained but boost mode came to the rescue, tackling them all in 4 more sweeps.

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It cleaned most of the pet hair off the carpet using boost mode in 4 sweeps.Finder

We found that on a sofa, this model was much louder than the Shark CHT950UKT or Gtech MK2 K9 for example, which were also much smoother over the velvet.

What’s the run time of the Shark WandVac 2.0 WV270UK?

Shark states a 3.5-hour charge time for this WandVac, but we found it was fully charged in around 3 hours. This Shark can hit 15 minutes of cleaning before a recharge is needed. This makes it one of the more efficient handheld vacuums we’ve reviewed.

If you’re looking for a longer run time on a handheld, check out the Dyson V7 Trigger, which charges in around 3.5 hours but has an impressive 30-minute stated run time on standard mode.

How convenient is the Shark WandVac 2.0 WV270UK?

The WandVac range comes with charging docks, and this model is no different but we found its dock to be a bit wobbly compared to the others. It’s only slightly wider and deeper than the other WandVacs (at 6.3cm wide and and 6.8cm deep), so it’ll be easier to store than other larger vacs, like the Gtech MK2 K9 or the Dyson V7 Trigger.

The WV270UK has a dirt-release button for ease of emptying, but you have to position the WandVac at the correct angle over the bin, otherwise its abrupt release will send dust flying onto your shoes. The dust cup, when filled with digestive biscuit crumbs, was a pain to clean.

As with the other Shark handhelds, if the battery fails after the 2-year warranty, you can buy a replacement.

As we’ve mentioned, the main downside is the 0.1L capacity. If you need a vac that can hold more, consider the Shark CH950UKT with 0.45L or the Vax Gator with 0.3L.

Is the Shark WandVac 2.0 WV270UK easy to use?

Of the models we’ve tested, this is one of the easiest to use. The crevice/duster tool and pet tool clip onto the end, and boost mode is clearly separated from standard mode.

It’s light, coming in just under 1kg, and you can easily clean dust off blinds, walls and high pieces of furniture. However, it isn’t the best for reaching tough areas like the top of a fridge. Better models to consider for this job are the Black and Decker Dustbuster Pivot or the Flexi.

Shark WandVac 2.0 WV270UK customer reviews

This model is new for 2022 so there are only around 30 reviews on Amazon. These are mainly positive so far. Customers praise the suction, boost mode, its cornering and stair cleaning capabilities and run time (last updated May 2022).

Pros and cons

Pros

  • Good design
  • Lightweight and easy to manoeuvre
  • Decent charge-to-run time
  • Great suction on light mess and pet hair
  • Easy-to-use attachments

Cons

  • Small capacity
  • Gets clogged quickly
  • Regurgitates bigger debris
  • Dust cup is hard to clean
  • Charging dock is a tad wobbly

Our verdict: Is the Shark WandVac 2.0 WV270UK any good?

This vac is a pocket rocket: small, powerful and easy to use. Its run time lets you zoom around a dusty car or entire staircase, and it’ll fit nicely in any part of your house on the charging dock. Shark offers a 2-year warranty for this model and you can get replacement parts, too. While this WandVac is great for small spills, and will zap pet hair away when boosted, it will let you down if picking up larger pieces of dirt. The capacity is tiny and cleaning the dust cup is tricky. But if you’re looking to clean light dust, hair and debris then this model could be for you.

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Reemul is a writer at Finder, specialising in product reviews and news. He's a qualified journalist having worked at local papers in the UK covering breaking news, food and restaurant reviews. He has an MA in Film from UCL and a BA in History and French from Durham University.

Expert review

The WV270UK is one of the more aesthetically pleasing handhelds we’ve seen, with its dark blue casing and silver embossed logo. A 3-hour charge time and 15 minutes of run time mean you’ve got yourself an economical vac that can handle cleaning your entire car. Add to this its lightness, attachments that are easy to clip on, and its smooth action on small pieces of debris – this vac would be a worthy addition to the household. It’s also pretty good at snaffling pet hair with its boost mode and pet tool. There are some key drawbacks which blunt this Shark’s teeth, however. The 0.1 litre capacity is a letdown – no sooner have you picked up some fallen bits of cereal, it will start to spit out the rest. And cleaning out the dust cup is a chore, especially when crumbs get lodged in its tiny holes.

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