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Shark Navigator NV22L vacuum cleaner

 
Approximate retail price:
$150
Summary: The 16-pound Shark bagless upright has a brush on/off switch, 31-foot, manual-wind cord, and a full-bin indicator to mark when the vacuum needs to be emptied.
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Type: Bagless upright vacuums
User Reviews
User Reviews

 
1.0
Waste of Money!
2/28/2015
Pros
Lightweight
Cons
Inefficient
Poor Design
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
(1) If you have allergies forget it. Bagless means every single time you use this thing (I have a very small studio apt and minimal dirt, no pets) you have to empty it. Only way to get all the dirt out is to use a bottle brush, and scrape it out into a BAG! So bagless is a meaningless description. At least regular bags on other machines are contained and very little escapes. (2)Portable, but hose ony 2' long. (3) Long wand has only a 1/2 opening so you can't suck up anything at all; attachment brushes don't fit the wand. Beater has no power at all. This horrible vacuum is totally not recommended, especially not for anyone with allergies. I have an asthma attack every time I have to empty the stupid little container. JUNK JUNK JUNK.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

 
1.0
Terrible Company, Horrible Product
2/23/2015
Pros
Cons
Poor Design
Short Power Cord
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
Simply awful. It's great for the first few months but soon, the hoses break. Believe me, I know because I've had two and it's happened to BOTH of them. The only way Shark will fix the problem is if you send it, at your expense, to them and then wait 4-6 weeks to get it back! So, you have a product under warranty that's broken and then have to spend $30-$40 to ship it AND not have a vacuum available for 4-6 weeks!!<br /><br />If it's your first one being fixed, they'll sell you another one at a reduced price at which point you find out upon arrival that not only will it have the same problem in a few months but that they've also reduced the length of the cord because they're trying to increase profits!<br /><br />Terribly Company. Terrible Product. Terrible Customer Service.<br /><br />KEEP AWAY FROM THIS GARBAGE!!!!!!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

 
1.0
Over rated
1/21/2015
Pros
Lightweight
Cons
Inefficient
Unreliable
Best Uses
Hardwood Floors
Comment:
It's built and runs like a toy, exept for the moving parts. Canister needs emptied out frequently. No H.P. Poor suction. With dog hair, it wraps around the agitator brushes to the point that it no longer picks up anything on the carpet. In just one room, I had to cut the hair to operate it again. The handle is attached to the end of the hose, and it was bulky to hold. Could not apply pressure with a tool on the end to maintain suction. When using an attachment, pulling on the hose, though flexibale, it pulls on the upright and tips over. Probably have to remove the canister and put it on a caddy. The hand power nozzle was used under a cabinet to clean the carpet, just a few swipes it stopped. Had to open it and pull or cut threads that wrapped around the end where the belt loops around.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
The Shark Navigator NV22L is part of the Vacuum cleaners test program at Consumer Reports. The Shark Navigator NV22L Vacuum cleaners features and specs include Manual-pile adjust, Bag, Brush on/off, Easy on/off, Weight (lbs.). In our lab tests, Vacuum cleaners models like the Shark Navigator NV22L are reviewed on Noise, Overall score, Pet hair, Tool airflow, Bare floors, Carpet, Emissions, Handling. Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Shark Navigator NV22L based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Shark Navigator NV22L include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Shark Navigator NV22L.
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