I am obsessed with this Shark vacuum cleaner, and it currently has £70 off for Black Friday

It even emits a scent to make your home smell nice as you clean

Shark Stratos Cordless [IZ420UKT] vacuum in box on sofa
(Image credit: Future/Annie Collyer)

If you need a new vacuum cleaner, whether your current one is on its last legs or you're upgrading from a corded to a cordless model, then we've got just the recommendation for you. Not only is this incredible Shark vacuum cleaner part of the brand's new Shark Stratos range, but it's also on sale meaning it's a lot less than its RRP price of £549.99. In short: This is the best time to buy a new vacuum, if you're looking to upgrade that is.

What makes this Shark vacuum so great? Well, I live in a spacious two-bedroom flat with my husband and my dog, and when I say that this vacuum cleaner has cut the time I spend cleaning in half, I truly mean it. I have dark flooring and a beige pug, which isn't the best combination. So, the time I spend cleaning my floors each week is in the triple digits. What I love about it is that it features built-in technology so that it automatically increases or decreases its suction depending on how dirty or clean your floors are. Clever, right? This way, I don't spend time fiddling around with buttons, I just press the power button and I'm off. Otherwise, there's also the added bonus that it works with scent pods to make your home smell nice as you clean. Because no one likes that dusty smell you get after vacuuming. Oh, and did we mention that its stick bends? You can use it to clean underneath your sofa, bed, and chest of drawers. It has even managed to reach places that my robot vacuum cleaner hasn't been able to get to and that haven't seen a vacuum in ages.

Back to the deal. For the first time ever, this incredible vacuum is discounted all thanks to Black Friday. Right now, you can get one for £433.14 at Currys (opens in new tab), or if you have a maximum of £350 to spend, the single version which has a shorter battery life is discounted to £349.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab), too. What are you waiting for?

Shark Stratos Cordless [IZ420UKT] | Was £549.99 (opens in new tab)

Shark Stratos Cordless [IZ420UKT] | Was £549.99, Now £433.14 (save £70.04) at Currys (opens in new tab)
Discounted for the first time ever for Black Friday (opens in new tab), in a nutshell, this vacuum offers incredible suction power and it's super easy to use. Anyone with a small amount of storage space will be pleased to hear that it folds, too, so you only need a teeny tiny corner of a cupboard for it to live. I actually leave it in the corner of my kitchen when it's not in use, and no one even notices it, yet it's always there just in case of a spillage.

The single battery version (opens in new tab) is on sale for £349.99 at Amazon.

Shark Stratos Cordless [IZ420UKT] vacuum head with scent pod in hand

Shark scent pod

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What else you need to know about this Shark vacuum cleaner

I am currently revieweing this Shark vacuum cleaner and it's safe to say that I'll be giving it top marks. Here's everything else you need to know about it:

It arrived to me in fully-recyclable packing, no plastic in sight. The only waste you will get from it would be from its scent pods, which are also recyclable. 

Scent pods
Pop one of these into the vacuum's floorhead and you'll soon smell a lovely fragrance whilst whizzing around your home. This is one feature in a vacuum I never knew I needed.

This vacuum comes with three tools for you to use to clean more than just your floors. Included in the box also comes a Shark bag to keep your tools inside.

Battery life
Two removable batteries come with the IZ420UKT to give it a 120-minute battery life. If you get the single version, it has a 60-minute battery life. Each battery takes 3.5 hours to charge.

This vacuum easily folds down into half its size, making it so simple to store.

What else to know? Check out more specs you might want to know about this Shark vacuum, before you hit buy!

Shark Stratos vacuum cleaner on sofa, dissembled with everything that comes in the box

Everything included in the box

(Image credit: Future/Annie Collyer)
  • Size: H11.4cm x W27cm x D17cm
  • Capacity: 0.8 L
  • Weight: 4.07 kg
Annie Collyer
Head Ecommerce Editor

Hi! I'm Annie, and I'm the Head Ecommerce Editor at Real Homes. Along with my team, I'm here to review all of the products you might be considering buying for your home. As someone who lives in a flat with a small amount of storage space to work with, and with two indoor pets to clean up after, I am forever searching for stylish yet functional appliances that won't blemish my decor if I can't fit them in a cupboard. I love decorating my living room for each season, while my other hobbies include drinking a decent cup of coffee, going on park walks with my dog and enjoying an Instagrammable brunch with my husband.