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Think Your Carpet Is Clean? Think Again!
Easy To Empty
Easy to Use
Long Power Cord
If you will tolerate me while I digress to make a point, you will understand what I have to say. For years, I have prided myself on having a clean house and thought it was. It is not that I am a clean freak but we've worked very hard to have what we have and I want to keep the carpet and tile at its best for as long as I am able. My husband and I both began to cough but there is no cigarette smoke in our house. So, every other day, to alleviate our incessant coughing, I would dust and vacuum with my upright, heavier than a wheel barrow full of concrete, well known brand (push me pull you) containing a bag that took two mules and a horse to attach it tightly. Even after I vacuumed, I would have to dust the furniture again and wonder how on earth the dust returned so quickly. Sometimes the bag would stay on the vacuum and other times; all the dust would go inside the bag container. To get rid of the accumulated dust, I would haul the heavy thing outside and blow everything from its nooks and crannies. After several repairs to a wheel that flew down the hallway and cutting my fingers on the bag area, I banned the vacuum cleaner to my garage to use in that area. That is when I bought my Shark Rotator Lift Away Bagless Upright Vacuum, model NV501. It arrived earlier than its intended arrival time from a distributor.<br /><br />A week before it arrived, I had moved all the furniture in my house, cleaned all the curtains and drapery, washed all bedspreads and pillows and vacuumed with my old vacuum cleaner. The house looked clean. Anxious to try the Shark after I received it and to see if it lived up to its hype, I went to the bedroom and began vacuuming … this is one room! When I saw the miniscule particles of dust (so tiny it looked like someone poured a whole container of baby powder on my carpet) and sloughed off body skin (we all do that) I was mortified. What else was in my carpet? Dust mites … probably so but not for long! Allergens, you bet! The next day, once again I moved the furniture and did a deep clean on the floors and upholstery. I was aghast. The amount of dirt and dust collected by the Shark NV501 made me sick to my stomach. I couldn't believe all these years my carpeted bedrooms and living room floors contained this much filthy dirt. Believe this or not but I continue to get atomic sized particles from my carpet. However, each time I've vacuumed since I purchased the Shark, the amount is getting smaller and smaller. I am winning the battle and there is no more coughing.<br /><br />If you are wondering about the Shark NV501, I can attest it does what it is supposed to do. The head swivels, doesn't lose suction, is easy to maneuver, lightweight, will vacuum deep pile carpet and vinyl, hardwood or tile with a push of a button and the attachments are easy to change. The only two things that I might not like is how you push a tiny area with your foot to engage the handle downward and short hose but it is a moot subject. Very little dust is on my furniture and the house smells clean. Am I pushing this Shark NV501 … yes, I am and I am not affiliated with any one in the company, have stock in the company or asked to do this review. I am just a very pleased, color me a happy camper doing the Snoopy Dance consumer with this product.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.