Shark's Stratos vacuum cleaner is £100 off and includes a feature we never knew we needed

The new feature promises to banish that musty vacuum cleaner smell for good

Shark cordless vacuum cleaner under sofa
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If you're looking to invest in the brand new Shark Stratos vacuum cleaner, now is the time as it is currently reduced on the Shark website from £449.99 to £349.99 as part of its Shark cordless vacuum deals

Launched last month the Shark Stratos has already received a rave review from our Ecommerce Editor, Molly Cleary, who tested the Shark Stratos iz420ukt cordless vacuum and called it 'the most powerful she's tried.'

Shark Stratos Anti Hair Wrap Plus Cordless Vacuum IZ400UK £449.99 now £349.99 at Shark

Shark Stratos Anti Hair Wrap Plus Cordless Vacuum IZ400UK I Was £449.99, now £349.99 at Shark

One of our favourite new cordless vacuum cleaners in rose gold is currently £100 off. Featuring Sharks Anti Hair Wrap Plus, ideal for pet owners, Anti-Allergen Complete Seal and Anti-odour technology this is a hard-working vacuum cleaner worth snapping up now.

What we found particularly exciting about Shark's latest vacuum cleaner range were its claims to have found a solution to banish that musty vacuum smell for good. In our experience, even the best vacuum cleaners often develop an unusual dusty smell. 

Shark's new Stratos vacuum cleaner range has finally found a solution to stop that fusty smell with its new Anti-Odour Technology. The new Anti-Odour technology promises to transform bad odours into fresh-smelling air. It does this through a cartridge system in the dust cup that targets the main culprits of that smell - hair and dust.

Shark cordless vacuum cleaner under sofa

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Shark Stratos Anti-Odour technology - tried and tested

It might sound a little like cleaning witchcraft however, Molly Cleary, our Ecommerce Editor put the claims to the test while reviewing the Shark Stratos Cordless Vacuum for our round-up of the best Shark vacuums, and she was impressed.

'There's a space in the head of the vacuum for you to place the cartridge in, and then you can dial up the intensity to the level you'd like,' Molly explains.

'Using the cartridge really does create a noticeable fragrant difference, with a fresh smell emanating from the vacuum even as you begin to clean in different rooms. Plus, there's no trace of that horrible smell that you usually get as you empty the dust bin with it either. As someone who has reviewed plenty of vacuums, this cartridge was a very welcome innovation and would be a perfect feature for anyone sensitive to smells.'

Shark cordless vacuum cleaner close up of filter

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The Anti-Odour technology features in all five vacuum cleaners in the new Stratos range launched last month. They all also feature Sharks Anti Hair Wrap Plus, ideal for pet owners (or anyone with long hair) and Anti-Allergen Complete Seal, which promises to trap 99.9 per cent of dust and allergens inside the vacuum.

Rose gold Shark Stratos vacuum cleaner

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The range includes upright and cordless vacuum cleaners, however, the rose gold Shark Stratos cordless vacuum cleaner is currently the only one we've spotted in the Black Friday deals. However, you can still pick up the rest of the range on the Shark Website.

Here's hoping the anti-odour technology soon becomes a regular feature in more vacuum cleaners.

Rebecca Knight
Deputy Editor, Digital

Rebecca Knight has been the Deputy Editor on the Ideal Home Website since 2022. She graduated with a Masters degree in magazine journalism from City, University of London in 2018, before starting her journalism career as a staff writer on women's weekly magazines. She fell into the world of homes and interiors after joining the Ideal Home website team in 2019 as a Digital Writer. In 2020 she moved into position of Homes News Editor working across Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc, Real Homes, Gardeningetc and Ideal Home covering everything from the latest viral cleaning hack to the next big interior trend.