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Shark - Navigator Lift-Away Zero-M Speed Upright Vacuum - Red Peony-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 160 reviews

97%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Lighter And Tighter - A Solid Vacuum

    Posted
    VADarkstar
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

    The Shark NavigatorR Zero-MT Lift-Away SpeedT Upright Vacuum has a name that's big on R's and T's but it doesn't really do anything to radically advance vacuum technology. And while that's snarky, it'sn't really a bad thing. Shark made perfectly fine vacuums from the start and I think they have improved dramatically to take-on competitors. And now they make a very good vacuum. What wins with this vacuum is that it's designed primarily as an upright vacuum but it has a canister that can detach (Lift-Away! @@@@@@@ from the base so that you can carry it around easily while you vacuum hard-to-reach places (stairs, heights). Shark has made these detachable canister vacuums for years, but this new model feels like the best implementation of the concept. The detachable base isn't unique among brands but I think Shark gets it right. Note - a few years ago, Shark included a clumsy four-wheeled base for the detached canister (and it also held several unwieldy attachments) - you could park the detached canister on the alternate base and pull the vacuum around behind you - it was a disaster. I'm glad Shark let that go. Shark has given this model a sleeker profile and it's much lighter. The construction feels more secure (I have an older Shark that's kind of floppy feeling) and this new NavigatorR navigates easily without feeling excessively loose. And Shark has decided to provide a few wisely-designed attachments instead of a ton of arguably useless attachments. I feel like Shark decided to stay true to their brand here - this isn't an imitation of a Dyson or a Bissell - this is a slightly better Shark that's a really solid vacuum.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Chokes on thick pile carpet

    Posted
    DaveB
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Works fine on wood floors and low to medium pile carpets. Zero M feature also works well as none of our Collie's long fur got wrapped around the brush. The air driven Pet tool works good also. And my wife liked the lift-away canister for vacuuming the steps and furniture. But, it failed totally on two high pile area rugs. We've had quite a few uprights and canisters and this is the first that failed in this manner. Even our cheap battery powered Dirt Devil Swerve can handle them. So avoid this model if you have any high pile carpet or area rugs in your house.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Little Vacuum That Could

    Posted
    r0kit
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    Pros: light, maneuverable, great suction, hard floor/carpet setting, useful attachments Cons: no headlight, relatively short and stiff hose. I've inherited my family's Kirby Generation 3 that we've had since the late 1980's. It's a great vacuum and modular, but can be a gorilla to steer. We changed our floors from carpet to hardwood, tile and area rugs, so we don't have much carpet to vacuum and that's where the Kirby really shines. It relies on forming a partial seal with the floor surface and that quite doesn't happen with bare floors. We've been getting by with a Eureka Quickup. Without having to look it up, think: Dustbuster on a stick with a handle. Suffice it to say, the Kirby got relegated to vacuuming the car floors and mats in the garage (with hose attachment). Enter the Shark Navigator Lift-Away. The Shark is lightweight, nimble, maneuverable and modular. Suction is strong and a night and difference after using my dustbuster on a stick. I really like is the namesake feature of this little guy: Lift-Away. You can detach the main body from the brush roller assembly and tote it around like a canister vacuum of sorts. Pulling the handle out from the body to have a wand for hard to reach areas is pretty standard these days, but much like other vacuums I tried that has this feature, the hose is relatively short. and stiff so you can't wander far from the vacuum as you can with canister vacuum or even a kirby with the hose attachment installed. Getting too far will case the vacuum to tip over. I think it's best to tote the lightweight detached vacuum body when using the hose with attachments for extended use. Even still, for a quick changing modular vacuum, I'm willing to compromise that as a trade off. Suction is more than adequate for my two story house with bare floors. I also like that there's a brush roller speed setting for carpets (increased the velocity). Normal speed is perfect for bare floors and smaller rugs like bath mats. For larger area rugs, the extra speed in the carpet setting really agitates the pile and coaxes dust and debris out more effectively. The other minor niggle I've with the Shark Navigator Lift-Away is the lack of a headlight. l don't see many modern vacuums with a headlight and it's a pity that they aren't designed with them. It's very useful in dark nooks and crannies. Other than that, I find the Shark Navigator an overall well designed product and and absolute joy to use

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great powerfull lightweight vacuum cleaner

    Posted
    Prat
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    This is a lightweight upright powerful vacuum for both carpet and wooden floors. The vacuum comes with two option mode controlled by a switch to change between floor mode or carpet mode. It has great suction and easy to navigate and maneuver. Setup right out of the box was a breeze. The Lift-Away mode is awesome. You can separate the main canister and carry it as you are vacuuming area like stairs or places you can't carry the entire vacuum. The dust container is pretty good size and doesn't need to be emptied very often. The brush is designed to prevent the hair, etc. from getting wrapped, which is pretty neat feature. It comes with all the necessary attachments. It is loud, but so are every other vacuum unit. The powerful motor does pick up much better. The length of the cord was perfect for me. I didn't had to keep changing my plug outlet. I never had a Shark vacuum and now I can't recommend enough to give this a chance when looking for any big name branded vacuum.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Could be better...

    Posted
    Justin
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    To start this is not our first Shark Vacuum so I would like to compare this one to that model which is the Shark AX951. The new ZU562 model seems to share a good amount of features with that model however has some major drawbacks not only to that model but other vacuums in general. In the box you get the typical Vacuum itself with a few different heads to help with cleaning other surfaces that are not on the ground. This is normal for most vacuums these days. Also this one comes with the manual but lacks a carrying bag like the AX951 came with. Setting this unit up takes all of a few minutes which is great! Now getting straight into the performance of the ZU562 it works fairly well but with several drawbacks. As soon I starting using the vacuum I noticed the head or beater bar of this vacuum is VERY loud. Its almost so bad you might think something was wrong. After doing the floors for a while I noticed that the cord seemed stuck, well I figured out the cord is 5 feet shorter than our Shark AX951. This length was just enough to require moving the cord one additional time through the house. Not a big deal but another drawback nonetheless. The actual suction of the ZU562 is very good and on par with our older Shark. The canister contained quite a bit of hair and dirt but it also seemed to have more fuzz from the carpet than our other Shark picks up which makes me wonder if the different style brush is so good its tearing the carpet up as well. After doing an area with lots of longer hair I flipped the vacuum over and still found a few strands of hair wrapped around the brush. Not a big deal since it was easily pulled off but not as the vacuum advertises. Using the unit without the head is very easy because it is very lightweight! Stairs or whatever are easily done with the air powered spinning brush. One thing I noticed while using the vacuum in its normal up write position is the head lacks any form of lighting. To me this was a another major flaw. Lastly, the connector on the hose that secures the hose to the handle (Keeps it out of the way) does not stay in the hole well at all. I find it falls out with the smallest bumps to the hose. Overall the unit works fine but the missing features or inadequate aspects of this vacuum are very disappointing to see from Shark since our last vacuum was of much better quality although at a higher price. Pros: - Plenty of suction/picks up almost everything - Lightweight Cons: - No "headlights" on head of vacuum - Short Cord - Head is VERY loud when brush is spinning, motor itself is quiet. - Hose clip which secures hose to handle barely works - Switch to turn vacuum on and off is not on handle. Requires you to bend slightly For the price maybe these features are not realistic but the features that are here should work better. Vacuum itself works great but comes at a cost of noise, no lighting on the vacuum, a shorter cord. I would recommend checking out some of Sharks slightly more expensive models that seem to fix all of the downfalls of this vacuum.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend