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Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away NV501
 
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$199.00 - $299.99
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Summary: This 17 - pound Upright from Shark is bagless and has suction control, HEPA filtration, a brush on/off switch, and a 30 -foot manual-wind cord.
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Community icon54 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Bagless upright vacuums
User Reviews
User Reviews

 
1.0
Horrible Vacuum. DO NOT BUY!!!!
7/15/2014
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Cant Get Crumbs Off Tile
Heavy
Inefficient
Noisy
No Vacuum Power
Poor Design
Unreliable
Best Uses
None
Comment:
DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT. WORST VACUUM I'VE EVER OWNED!<br />Has no suction, can't even pick up crumbs out of cracks in tile. DOES NOT work on tile, wood, carpet, vinyl, or any flooring.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

 
4.0
My Shark Rotator vacuum
7/12/2014
Pros
Easy To Empty
Easy To Maeuver
Easy to Use
Easy To Use Wand And Swit
Efficient
Lightweight
Long Power Cord
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Falls Over When I Am Usig
Best Uses
All Areas
Carpet
Hardwood Floors
Pet Hair
Stairs
Tile Floors
Comment:
I have 2 cats and a dog that sheds constantly. I like that I can be using the upright and am able to switch to using the wand without a big hassle. It makes me want to vacuum more.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

 
3.0
Performs well, but reliability uncertain
6/30/2014
Pros
Easy To Empty
Easy to Use
Lightweight
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Short Power Cord
Best Uses
Hardwood Floors
Stairs
Tile Floors
Comment:
Bought one four months ago at Sam's Club bundled with a steamer, replacing a Dyson (also from Sam's Club) that just didn't work for us. I have mostly hard floors (laminate or tile) with some area rugs, and the Shark worked better than the Dyson on all surfaces. There wasn't any of the constant declutching noise on the rugs, and the Shark is much lighter and easier to use on stairs. My only design complaint is the cord is roughly six feet too short.<br />That said, after about three months of using only once every two weeks, the thing just quit. I turned it off to move a rug, and the power button would not work after that. I tried the cooldown period recommended in the user's manual, nothing. Called Shark and spent over an hour going through troubleshooting to no avail. Their rep was very nice, and the company would repair under warranty, EXCEPT I had to pay shipping both ways! That cost me about $80, partly because I had to have the machine packed (who keeps the original box?). About a week later I received a notice a replacement was on its way and it arrived via FedEx in a couple days.<br />Can't complain about Shark's service, but for now I will have to hope the new vacuum lasts longer than the first one.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
The Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away NV501 is part of the Vacuum cleaners test program at Consumer Reports. The Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away NV501 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 Rotator Professional Lift-Away NV501 are reviewed on Noise, Overall score, Pet hair, Tool airflow, Bare floors, Carpet, Emissions, Handling. Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away NV501 based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away NV501 include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away NV501.
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