With weight 14 lb. Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional Upright NV356E vacuum never loses suction. I think Shark Lift-Away’s suction is adequate for all but the highest carpet piles. It has two motors, one for suction, and another to rotate the brushbar. The all-important brushroll on/off switch is present, allowing easy transitions from carpet to hard floors.
Brushroll shutoff when upright is automatic, saving carpet from wear-spotting when the vac is stationary. Navigator NV356E has no carpet pile-height adjustment but performs well on most carpets. With complete seal technology and a HEPA filter that traps 99.9 percent of allergens, it’s a great choice for allergy sufferers.
The upright vacuum features a unique detachable and portable canister that lifts away for effortless cleaning in and around the home. The extra-large capacity dustup and Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology traps over 99.99% of dust and allergens inside the vacuum.
The unique and innovative Dust-Away bare floor attachment with 1 reusable microfiber pad makes everyday cleaning on bare floors quick and easy.
Swivel steering provides complete control to maneuver in and around obstacles and furniture and the motorized brushroll can be turned on or off, providing superior performance on both carpets and bare floors.
Premium pet power brush, dusting brush, and crevice tool provide versatile cleaning throughout the home. An extra-long 30-foot long power cord provides maximum range for cleaning large spaces quickly and easily.
We have all hardwood floors, carpet, and two cats and I want vacuum cleaners that I could run it every night and then the upstairs carpet would stay clean but I don’t want spent much money for it.
I don’t know if it really does as good as they claim. My friend advised me to buy Shark Navigator NV356E upright vacuum cleaner.
She has been Shark Navigator NV356E 4 years and she is very happy about it. She says: “I’ve had my Shark Navigator NV356E for four years now, and I’ve never had any trouble. It easily switches between carpet, hard flooring, and the wand attachments. It’s a capable, well-rounded cleaner that can pick up all the typical types of debris like dust, crumbs, pet hair..from almost any kind of flooring including bare floors, stairs, short and long carpets.
Is Shark as Good as Dyson?
I used to be a Dyson fan and always wished for another brand. I purchased a Shark NV356E and love it, I have 4 dogs and carpet in 1/2 the house. Now I am ready to buy to another and want more in a product I already love using.
Before the Shark Navigator NV356E, I had Hoovers. My dad bought me a Hoover in 2001 when I went to grad school, and it was a fabulous machine. When we moved, the movers lost it so I bought a newer model of the same vac. It was a good vacuum too, but it died after six years of hard use. I switched to Shark Navigator NV356E, and I haven’t regretted it.
My fathers used Eurekas and Dirt Devils after her Kirby died which was also him favorite machine! Now, he has a Shark and he loves it. He uses it on her hardwood every other day to keep her cat’s hair to a minimum”.
Shark NV356E Navigator Lift-Away Professional is a multipurpose vacuum cleaner use on carpets and bare floors, It’s notable features include HEPA filtration with its own anti-allergen complete seal technology to trap 99.9 percent of dust or allergens from getting back into your home.
This model boasts a lift-away function that allows users to lift the canister from the head — a feature well suited for more efficiently cleaning those hard-to-reach places.
It is a powerful and lightweight that handles carpets, hard floors, stairs, and still manages to get into hard to reach spaces where dirt can hide, with Brushroll shutoff lets you minimize wear on your hardwood floors and deep clean carpet.
In my test pulling pet fur and spaghetti out of the carpet with Shark NV356E Navigator Lift-Away it’s really pretty quiet but extremely excellent cleaning ability! allergy sufferers with $250 budgets would do well to look at the NV356E. To that end, I also like of the washable microfiber pads; they did a relatively good job of wicking away dust from bare floors.
Video reviews and tests of the three brand vacuums I own and Shark Navigator winner !
The Navigator Lift-Away has been our favorite affordable vacuum since early 2015, we liked the price, the weight, the ease of use, the maneuverability, cleaning ability and nothing has come very close to replacing it. The Shark NV356E Navigator Lift-Away is an all-around excellent value that’ll work well for most people in large homes with pets.
Based on reviews, the Shark Navigator lift away professional NV356E will perform well on carpet, on one pass it will pick up most of the dirt though it does have a slight plowing effect (which you’ll see later in the video) when you clean larger debris like crushed chips or cereal.
It does an excellent job of dirt trapped underneath thicker pile carpet, so it has deep cleaning capabilities, which is an essential factor when choosing an upright vacuum.
While this has a swivel feature, it is not as smooth as other brands like a Dyson, but you’ll have to pay a few hundred dollars more for the later. The lift-away though is lighter, so this also helps in maneuverability.
Hardwood Floors Performance
Cleaning hard wooden floors can get irritating but that is where the Shark comes in. There is a Dust Away part with the detachable part which acts like a pro. This little bit is a clever extra part that works adeptly to bring out dirt that manages to get between the gaps of the plank-style hardwood floors.
There is an open part in the front part of the pad to grab the big stuff and following that is a pad that grabs the dust and fine particles that are mostly missed by the vacuum even when the beater brush is working.
Nonetheless, you will still need to wet mop the floor sometimes to get the stuck stuff removed. But for regular cleaning, this is a well-suited option.
Cleaning Pet Hair
On the more positive side, the cleaning attachment comes with a beater bar. This part has been cleverly built and it has a very interesting way of working. Powered by the suction machine but it is much smaller than the Dyson Animal attachment and evenly more useful.
Also being just about 4 ½ inches wide makes it even more perfect for use on chairs and sofas. This allows you to accumulate more dirt from the upholstery compared to a regular brush attachment. I wasn’t expecting such an inclusion in the package and honestly was surprised.
Pet owners also loved this because of the amount of pet hair; it is capable of picking up.
To maintain performance, you’ll have to remove pet hair that gets wrapped around the motorized brush at least once a month.
The lift-away feature is also popular among consumers because it allows them to clean “above the floor” areas that most uprights can’t. The pet hair brush tool will enable people to clean carpeted stairs as well.