Shark Navigator Lift Away Vacuum

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Shark Navigator Lift Sway Vacuum Cleaner Review

Euro-Pro are responsible for bringing to the market the Shark Navigator Lift Away cleaner. It has been well received by those looking for a good upright canister vacuum that is not too expensive and is good for those with allergies. It also comes with a very nice 5 year warranty, longer than many manufactures offer.

Shark NV350

The Shark Navigator Lift Away is also known as the Shark NV350 and uses effective cyclonic suction with a 10 amp motor that powers it. This cyclonic suction works because by spinning the air at such a high speed it lifts up debris and dust very easily depositing into the dust cup. Because a lot of that debris is away from the filters suction is never compromised with clogging. Often you will read the term ‘no-loss of suction’ technology and this is what it means.

Consumers who have bought this vacuum cleaner report mostly satisfactory or higher in their use of the Shark Navigator Lift Away. They praised how powerful the suction is, the fact that it is light weight and how long its power cord is, making cleaning easier as there is less need for finding a new power outlet as you move around the house. A lot also appreciate the washable lifetime filters as this means money is saved having to get replacements. The criticisms some had though was that the dust cup is not big enough which means frequent emptying interrupting the cleaning process and the attachments do not all have a place on the cleaner and have to be stored elsewhere.

The Lift Away NV350 is effective on both carpets and hard floors because of the motorized brushbar that can be controlled by the user, turn it on for carpets and off for hard surfaces. It also comes with a maneuverable swivel nozzle. It has a HEPA filtration sealed system which is the highest level you can get in cleaners. It ensures 99.97% of particles are gathered and that they do not escape. Particles of allergens, pet dander or dust as small as 0.3 microns or larger will be vacuumed up, and will not leak out of filters or cracks in the machine. It is not often you find this system in cleaners that cost less than $200. The British Allergy Foundation has certified the Shark Navigator Lift Away. If the Lift Away is not what you are looking for, check out the Shark Navigator swivel plus.

While the canister may be small in capacity it is easy to empty. The power nozzle is wide at 111/4 inches and the power cord is nice and long at 30 feet. It is light so any consumer can use it, even the frail or those with weaker hands and wrists, weighing just 12.8 pounds. This makes it easy to carry too up and down the stairs. There are several attachments that come with the Lift Away such as a crevice tool, turbo brush for pet hair (also good for upholstery cleaning and stairs), dusting brush, nozzle for bare floors, a stretch hose and holder for accessory tools.


The canister is detachable so you can take the handle and canister away from the rest of the machine making it easier to clean things other than floors, furniture, stairs, cobwebs up above, under beds and such. Its dimensions are 45 H x 11.4 W x 12.4 L. The reviews and ratings for the Shark Navigator Lift Away are positive and it is a popular vacuum cleaner on sites online like Amazon. The tools, features, good suction, HEPA filtration and good price make it a very desirable vacuum cleaner, especially with that long warranty. Just hope you like Lavender as that is all it comes in!

Shark Navigator Swivel Plus Vacuum Review

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Shark Navigator Swivel Plus Vacuum Cleaner Review

One of Shark’s popular models currently on the market is the Shark Navigator Swivel Plus, NV46. It comes with the technology that Shark promises means the cleaner ‘never loses suction’ as well as several cleaning accessories and tools from something to reach into small spaces, something to dust furniture with to something to help with pet hair. It is an upright vacuum cleaner that performs well on both carpeted floors and bare floors. The Shark Navigator Swivel Plus is much like the Navigator Lift Away Professional but does not have the canister part built in. So if you do not need that, this is a good alternative.

The Shark Navigator Swivel Plus is a durable vacuum cleaner that comes with a good sized dust cup so there is no need to buy bags, just empty it when it is full. Users have excellent control and maneuverability with its excellent swivel steering. It is easy to go around and under furniture with this vacuum and it is lightweight too. It also comes with a wand that is longer than many and allows you to clean high to reach areas. It is on board the cleaner and is easy to attach when you need it, then store it back on. It not only easy to handle it is also easy to transport, move up and down stairs and so on.

Tools that come with it include a crevice tool, great for reaching into areas like the back of the couch, a pet upholstery tool to take care of your cat or dogs hair around the home, and a dusting brush so instead of having several cleaning items you can dust at the same time you vacuum. It also has a top quality motorized brush roll that you can control. Off is good for cleaning hard floors, on to reach into the carpet fibers and clean rugs and carpeted areas. Most consumers say it is effective on both types. The brush roll does not have separate settings for different carpet heights but consumers say it is still good on different carpet pile depths.

Maintaining and cleaning it

Cleaning and taking care of the Shark Navigator Swivel Plus is quite a simple and easy process. The dirt cup is easy to empty, push a latch holding it over a bin and the debris will fall out and the cup will empty. Sometimes it is true that debris can become stuck in there, like wads of hair. In this case you will have to reach in with your hand to remove it, consumers say this is preferable to the mess of replacing and changing bags, and that added ongoing expense.

Taking care of pet hair

This is not advertized as a vacuum for pet hair specifically but both the Shark Navigator Swivel and the Shark Navigator Swivel Plus are effective at picking up pet hair. Even consumers who claim to be quite meticulous about their cleaning say they are happy with its performance and another even uses it to pick up people’s hair in her hair salon. The turbo brush it comes with gets into the soft furnishings and furniture and gets the pet hair off. A lot of low priced vacuum cleaners are not this effective when it comes to pet hair.


For people on the market for a good, effective basic vacuum cleaner that comes with some useful tools, the Shark Navigator Swivel Plus is a great option. It does not come with lots of extras or features but it is budgeted for less as a result and is still a good option if you like bagless upright vacuum cleaners.