Shark Navigator Professional Upright Vacuum
First decent vacuum I've ever owned in over 50 years. Does everything I need it to do....bare wood floors, thick carpet, indoor-outdoor carpet, dog hairs, spilled messes...only thing is you need to use a little common sense and keep it reasonably clean and empty. It's not a armored tank but it's the best in it's class in my opinion. My step-mom has a $1500 Kirby and she asks me to come bring my Shark to vacuum a spot for her. Great machine.
Good but not GreatI
I brought this vacuum over a year ago and the suction is impressive and continues to be so.
It came with an attachment to use on bare floors so that you can get under chairs, sofa, etc. BUT there's no attachment for carpet so forget about cleaning under beds and furniture if you have carpet. I contacted Shark via email to see if the straight suction nozzle that goes with the Shark Rotator 3 in 1 lift away model could be ordered for THIS model, They told me their parts are not interchangeable from one model to another. So now I have to purchase a separate vacuum to clean under the beds, etc. Also, the flexible hose is VERY stiff and doesn't reach very far so the unit tips over easily when using it with the attachments.
In our home a vacuum is used at least once and many days twice a day. It gets a workout! Between two inside german shepherds and grandkids, it has work to do. I previously owned a Dyson but replaced it with this Shark. Am I glad I did? Am I pleased? You bet! The Shark has done everything I've asked it to. It's a breeze to maneuver on carpets which my Dyson wasn't. On bare floors I no longer have to chase dog fur across the floor. It stays there until the Shark sweeps it up. The Dyson vented in a way that many times I had to chase what I was trying to vacuum. The amount of dirt this Shark has pulled out of the carpet is either amazing or disgusting depending on your viewpoint. Ill go with amazing so I can overlook what had been laying in the carpet! It's a great product that im in love with.
I purchased this vacuum a year ago and it has been amazing. We are a household of 6, with a dog and a cat, plus lots of traffic throughout the day. It handles the pet hair with no problem on both the carpet and my wood floors. It has great suction and is very easy to empty the container. It was very simple to put together and I love how you can remove the canister to clean stairs or places higher up. I also appreciate that when the entire unit is completely upright the brush stops spinning. Years ago my husband set our previous vacuum on a chair to reach something higher and the brush spun burning a hole in the fabric before we realized it, so that feature is well appreciated in my home! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this vacuum to a friend and have been nothing but pleased with this purchase.
A Today'sSpecial that was the Best Buy EVER!
I bought this vacuum awhile back when it was on Special,about a year and a half ago, as a complete set, and WOW, what a great buy it has been for me, as well as a shock to see what came out of the carpet & floors, AFTER I used my other vacuum first!! This unit has held up very well compared to others that I have purchased over the years, and the versitility of the vacuum is great. Shark does it again with this vacuum!!
There are pros & cons (mostly cons for ME ) to this vac. If you have mostly floor & not carpet, it can be a nice sweeper. I did not like the small footprint or the "pattern" on the carpet that the "brush" left... a rake-like pattern on the carpet. I did like the airtight component keeping dust from the air as you vacuum, but the small footprint was the main negative for me. I don't have time to go over an area 500x's. I did like it as a sweeper in my kitchen, BUT I needed a vacuum NOT a sweeper. Just my opinion; hope it works for your needs, just not mine. I returned.