Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional Upright Standard Brush Roll

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Ardie Nelson Uses each vacuum in her home and at her customer's homes. She writes a review of each vacuum based on her findings.

Ardie Nelson

Ardie has used this vacuum both in her home and at other homes that she cleans for her customers. This review is based on a professional housekeepers opinion. These are her findings.


Shark Navigator Lift-Away

Shark Navigator Lift-Away

Shark is a manufacturer of mid priced floor appliances that are quite popular. The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional Upright Standard Brush Roll vacuum is one of their most popular vacuum cleaners and has the following features:

  • Never Lose suction technology
  • Lightweight XL capacity portable canister
  • Anti Allergen Compete seal Plus HEPA
  • Dust away hard floor attachment with 2 microfiber pads
  • Swivel steering
  • Vacuum weight 14 pounds
  • Power 1200 watts
  • Cord length 30”
  • cleaning path 9.5”
  • Comes with 8” crevice tool, 24” crevice tool, Dusting brush, Pet hair power brush, dust away hard floor attachment and 2 microfiber pads.

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The Shark Navigator Lift-Away is a mid priced vacuum that has many of the same features and functions of those high end vacuum brands for about 1/3 of the price making it in many people’s eye a great value.


What the Reviews Say about the Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional Upright Vacuum Cleaner


Reviews for this vacuum cleaner are exceptionally good with the majority of user being really impressed by the functionality of this vacuum. There are some negative reviews, but less than the standard 10% that is expected for most products and the complaints are scattered between vacuums losing suction and small plastic parts breaking. However, most users had few if any problem with their vacuum and noted the following benefits:

  • Great Suction- Users found this vacuum to have powerful suction that picked up even imbedded dirt in old carpets. In fact, several users stated that when they first purchased this vacuum they ran their old vacuum over an area of their home, and then ran this vacuum over the same area and were shocked by how much additional dirt this vacuum picked up.
  • Works Well on Carpet and Solid Flooring- Many users find that vacuum seems to work equally well on both carpeting and solid flooring, vacuuming up all dirt and debris in it’s path. Users especially like the fact that this vacuum actually picks up kitty litter instead of just throwing it around.
  • Great on Pet Hair- Although this vacuum isn’t specifically made for pet hair users find that it does a great job on picking up pet hair off the floor and the furniture.
  • Well Built- Most users find this vacuum to be extremely well built especially considering the price. Users feel that this vacuum seems somewhat fragile, but holds up well under normal use.
  • Large Dust Cup- Users also like the fact that this vacuum has a large dust cup that requires less stopping to empty the cup during normal cleanup. This may seem like a little thing, but to many users this is huge as it saves both time and effort.
  • Long Power Cord- Another small thing that makes a huge difference to many users is the long 30 foot power cord, that allows them to clean one or two rooms without having to stop to unplug and plug in the vacuum to get the entire room done.


While this vacuum may be the perfect solution for all users, the majority of users who purchased this vacuum felt that it both suited their house cleaning needs and their budget. From the viewpoint of someone who cleans house on a daily basis, this vacuum seems better than most for it’s price.  Check prices