Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 64
Rated 3 out of 5 by The Lady Not as good
I like the suction power and the easy of clicking things on and off but it is not as light as promised. The handle itself is kind of heavy. The suction hose is stiff and does not stretch so if you are using the canister on the portable riding thing you have to watch out or it will hit you from behind as it dances around so you end up carrying it around and it gets uncomfortable. The extra attachment flexible brush does not keep the position, when you apply a little pressure it bends out of the position you need.
On the positive side the suction is very good my hard floor and carpets were very clean when I was finished and it does run in front of you when using the upright mode. It is easy to change from floor to carpet suction. The size of the cup for the dirt is big enough and easy to empty.
If you are like me that wanted a light vacuum cleaner you might be better off with a different model.
Rated 5 out of 5 by gwenj Best Purchase from QVC
The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Vacuum is my all-time favorite purchase from QVC. I had previously owned an upright that I thought did the job, but it was loud, messy with bag replacements and awkward. After using this vacuum just one time, I was able to get up dirt that my old vacuum left behind. This is an all-star vacuum and great for those with pets.
Rated 5 out of 5 by lorgir Very Pleased!
Granted, I've only had the Shark for about 3 weeks, but it's amazing! It's easier to use and clean than my Dyson was. It looks like troubleshooting will be easier too. It's great on pet hair. It's very light and easy to manage. I love the lift-away feature. It makes cleaning stairs and upholstery much easier. It has great suction. So powerful that it won't even move on one of my area rugs. I have to use the suction relieving feature to get it to move.
The only thing that I'm not too happy about is the on-board tool holder. It holds two of the four attachments, but the long wand won't stay on while vacuuming. I just took it off and plan to store it with the other attachments. I knew this going in though, that there was not ample on-board storage. It's not a deal breaker. BUT, if you like to have all the tools at the ready, you may want to explore other Shark options.
All in all, I am very pleased with this vacuum.
Rated 5 out of 5 by caties Love this vacuum
I would recommend this vacuum cleaner. It is so easy to use. Very lightweight and performs wonderfully. Emptying the canister is a breeze. Best part it is very affordable!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gleeboy1015 Best Purchase EVER
I absolutely love this vacuum. It cleans I didn't know that was there. It have my air cleaner I don't have things coming out the vauum like my Eureka Airspeed one did spiting dust&dirt every where. Cleans my carpet , couch, beds ,air ,hard floor and furniture.Amazing 5*****rated vacuum
Rated 5 out of 5 by greekgirl07 Great Vacuum!
This vacuum is fantastic and cleans up everything- from kitty litter to other messy things. But, I just saw on the Shark site that there was a recall on the wand. This lift away vacuum in both the purple and red colors along with two others. They will replace it with another wand but wanted to aware everyone before they purchase this one.
Rated 4 out of 5 by sheela1972 Good Vacuum
I have had this for almost a year. I have 1 lab and 2 german shepherd's so you know dog hair is always an issue. The only bad thing with this is the canister that catches all the dog hair/debris isn't large enough. However I probably have an abnormal amount of dog hair as most don't have as many dogs who shed so much. Great product and qvc is awesome with their return policy.
Rated 1 out of 5 by ellie_may Horriable on thick carpet!
I have Mohawk "SILK" carpet and this vacuum is awful! The vacuum needs a height adjustment, I have dialed the suction to its weakest point and it is still EXTREMELY hard to push, I have to use both hands to push it and I'm no weakling! I have a cat and cat litter pan on this carpet and it takes several passes over the same spot just to pick up the cat litter! It seems to push the cat litter, I really think it needs a height adjustment. Which would help with both problems I have.I do like the features it has but I HATE the way it vacuums on carpet. I am looking to purchase a different vacuum.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Sunnygirl2 Just An Ok Vacuum....
This vacuum has ok suction & is light weight. The difficulty is in emptying the cannister & how fast the suction clogs. Because I have a dog who sheds year round (think miniature Golden Retriever)...I have a pet hair problem, and this vacuum struggles with that. In fact, I can finish vacuuming & there's still dust/dirt on my hard wood floors! It's maddening. Because the cannister & hose clog constantly, it requires multiple emptying trips. I have to put my hand in there to pull out all the stuff - pet hair clogs it. The lid & bottom pop right open, and it would be fine for dirt/dust, but with pet hair, not so much. I have to wash my hands every time I empty the cannister....and who wants to touch that stuff?!? Additionally, I have to constantly service it - hair gets wound around the roller & wheels. Even tho I'm constantly "servicing" this vacuum...but it's a small price to pay for a great dog. Would be a great vacuum for someone without a shed-heavy pet because it maneuvers nicely & is lightweight 12lbs (I have stairs). Also a struggle - it won't do edges well at all without the edging tool, even on hardwood floors, so it requires a constant tool swap while vacuuming - this is a pain, but necessary. Overall, a nice vacuum for a pet-free house, apartment, condo. Not for a big house with LOTS of carpet. So, I'm about to purchase a QVC Dyson Big Ball Animal vacuum & throw some money & technology at my challenges!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cheryl B57 WORKHORSE
I have owned this vacuum for 4 years now and believe me, it's taken a beating and then some....keeps on ticking no matter what. Just recently had to replace a small hose and also replaced the HEPA filter and the sponge filter. No problem. It has cleaned up everything with no problem. LOVE THIS....
Rated 5 out of 5 by Leidi AWESOME VACUUM!
I purchased this vacuum 10+ years ago. It has been an excellent vacuum since day one. I am now ordering another Shark Vacuum so that I can bring this vacuum to my office.
I have never once had an issue with this vacuum. I have used it to clean my home and also to use professionally when we have rehabbed homes. It is light weight and has very powerful suction. If you wash/replace the filters it is just like brand new all over again. I have used it so much that the hoses are starting (after 10+ years) to crack, but the rest of the vacuum operates the way it always has.
And although I need to replace some hoses after all this time, this vacuum has performed far beyond my expectations and I have never spent any extra money on parts or service for it.
My mother and sister both have a dyson and I have tried their vacuums at their homes and I was not nearly as impressed as I was with this vacuum.
So, if you see this vacuum refurbished in a store for sale, it is because it STILL WORKS and is probably way older than you might imagine!
Rated 5 out of 5 by bigmama best vacuum ever
All of my married life (53 years), I have searched for the perfect vacuum. From the most expensive to the least expensive; I have finally found what I have been looking for. It is easy to use and I could not believe the cleaning power.