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Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away NV501
 
Price range:
$238.49 - $390.00
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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 icon67 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Bagless upright vacuums
User Reviews
User Reviews

 
4.0
Best for less
11/19/2014
Pros
Easy To Empty
Easy to Use
Efficient
Great For Dog Hair
Lightweight
Long Power Cord
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Best Uses
Carpet
Pet Hair
Comment:
While CR rated this vac as not good for dog hair, I disagree. I have three English Setters, and they shed a lot! This vac picked up most of the hair. The only vac that's better is the Kirby (which I also own). I use my Kirby for the areas most used by the dogs, but for ease of use and lightweight convenience, the Shark can't be beat for the price ($250 versus my Kirby at the deal price of $1500).
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

 
1.0
Not a 100% sealed system, dust gets out.
11/18/2014
Pros
Lightweight
Versatile And Good Tools
Cons
Not easy to clean
Poor Design
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
I bought the vacuum after watching the infomercial and 5 yr VIP warantee and advertived as 100% sealed system.<br /><br />But after some use I found out dust settled outside the container.<br /><br />Called Shark and they send me new one. This one had same issue along with high pitch noise from the motor and wheels squeaked.<br /><br />First few uses I was impressed, but after getting exchanged 2-3 times and the same problem, I see that it's a defect in design as the sponge gasket between the vacuume and the dust container comes off.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

 
2.0
Not satisfied
11/17/2014
Pros
Easy To Empty
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Heavy
Inefficient
Poor Design
Short Power Cord
Best Uses
Comment:
The hose is not flexible when cleaning furniture and staircases. It's very heavy, and I have a bad back, so the weight makes it difficult to use on staircases. I've gotten several bruises since purchasing due to it falling on my legs. The power cord is shorter than any vacuum I have ever owned. The appliance attachment doesn't go underneath my frig, washer or dryer. I'm very disappointed with it and wish I had gone with another vacuum.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not 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, Brush on/off, Easy on/off, Weight (lbs.), Bag. In our lab tests, Vacuum cleaners models like the Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away NV501 are reviewed on Tool airflow, Noise, Overall score, Pet hair, Carpet, Emissions, Handling, Bare floors. 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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