SHARK - DuoClean Powered Lift-Away Speed (NV801) Bagless Upright Vacuum - Cinnamon

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Energize your cleaning routine with this Shark Rotator Lift-Away vacuum. Its dual-brush rolls easily sweep up debris, while the detachable canister simplifies reaching under furniture or accessing tight spots. The sealed design and HEPA filter of this Shark Rotator Lift-Away vacuum keep 99.99 percent of dust and allergens trapped inside.

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    What's Included


    • Duster Crevice Tool
    • Owner's manual
    • Pet Multi-Tool
    • Shark DuoClean Powered Lift-Away Speed (NV801) Bagless Upright Vacuum
    • Under Appliance Wand

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (322 out of 332)

    Features


    Keeps carpets and hard floors looking great

    Care for surfaces of all types with flexible cleaning options.

    Bagless technology

    Saves time and energy with no bags to buy or replace.

    Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology

    A HEPA filter traps particles, so your living space can remain mostly free of allergens.

    DuoClean™ Technology

    Presents a bristle brush to deep clean carpets, and an additional soft brushroll to pull in larger particles and directly engage floors for a polished look.

    Pet multitool

    Removes ground-in dirt from stairs and carpets, as well as pet hair from upholstery.

    Crevice tool

    Allows you to clean in tight spaces. Combination dusting brush/upholstery tool helps you clean your furniture thoroughly.

    Wand for cleaning above the floor

    Extends to clean ceiling fans and other hard-to-reach places.

    0.3-gallon dust cup

    Holds an amount of dirt, so you can empty it less.

    Motorized brush for tough tasks

    Lifts stubborn pet hair and ground-in dirt from surfaces while powerful suction carries it away.

    30' cord

    Enables you to clean a large area before needing to change outlets.

    1550W input power

    For thorough cleaning performance.

    Powerful LED headlights on nozzle

    Allow to spot hidden debris throughout your home.


    Customer rating

    4.7
    97%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Wow! This was unexpected.

      Posted
      Namdnas
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      We currently own another "top" brand competing vacuum cleaner and really did not expect this Shark vacuum to come anywhere near it, especially given this Shark retails for half the price. Well, we were in for a pleasant surprise! This came just before the weekend. I think my wife squealed a little inside when it arrived, LOL. We LOVE our other vacuum, but wanted to have a 2nd one as backup and that was a little smaller that our existing one. We unboxed it and were really excited, just from the overall quality of it! We were even able to fully assemble it without the use of the instruction manual. Everything feels very sturdy and well-built. Even though most of it is made of out plastic, it's a really durable, hard plastic that has a great design and feel to it, as well as how everything is edged off and accented. My wife and I both tried this vacuum and we can't find any real complaints with it, as far as the vacuum itself goes. This thing has more suction than our other, much bigger vacuum cleaner. Granted, this is smaller, a little more compact and has less floor coverage (width), but it definitely seems to take up a lot more out of the carpet! I love that there are 3 modes - Hard Floor, Carpet/Low Pile and Thick Carpet/Area rug. For the attachments, they all use the "Hard Floor" setting and you can really tell if it's not on the right setting. Switch it to Hard Floor and the results are amazing! Another thing we love, when using Hard Floor on well, hard floors, we noticed that it sucks up all dirt/dust/hair, etc, immediately and doesn't blow it back out or shuffle it around. This impressed us the most, as any vacuum we've ever used has almost done this to some degree. Not this one. This thing is also fully modular. The canister detaches from the main floor head and can be rolled around, taken to your car, used on stairs, etc, for easy cleaning. We have a part hound, part beagle dog who sheds WAY TOO MUCH. Our other vacuum, as great as it is, just couldn't fight this hair. We rarely let the dog on the furniture, but somehow, hair still makes it's way there - we had to resort to using expensive lint rollers. We tried the small upholstery attachment and, making sure it's on the "Hard Floor" setting, it did a great job. While it didn't remove ALL the hair, it got about 90% of it. Good enough for us. :-) Our only complaints, which really are minor and I wouldn't even go so far as calling them complaints, are: 1) The cord is a lot shorter than other vacuums we've used/owned. This isn't a deal breaker, as we have plenty of wall outlets. We just find ourselves plugging and unplugging to move the cord more often than our other vacuum. 2) The canister. It's really small. If you look at the picture, you can get a good idea of the size of it. In reality, I think they could have made it a bit bigger. Simply looking at the vacuum from the front-on, it looks like a lot of wasted space above the canister. 3) The side of the vacuum, where the one attachment goes, is right beside the bottom cord hook. When wrapping the power cord between the bottom and top hook, the cord presses against the attachment itself. Also, as the dedicated ceiling fan cleaner of the house, I was really disheartened to see that none of the included attachments would work for ceiling fans and such. Our other vacuum has one that semi-works, but I've not yet found anything that works better than a wet towel and duster, lol. Maybe they will offer something like this as an accessory that can be purchased in the future? Outside of all this, however, we are REALLY happy with this vacuum. In fact, given the retail price, we would certainly recommend this over our other brand, even though it is smaller and takes a little longer to cover the same amount of space. Take care of this, keep it cleaned (canister, filter, etc) and it should last you forever! We cannot express how much we love this vacuum!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      All vacuums should have DuoClean!!

      Posted
      Orion
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      I’ve owned the Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away Speed with DuoClean for 2 days now and have put it to the test around my home. My house has a mix of hard floors and low pile carpeting. We have 2 dogs, one long-haired Border Collie and a short-haired Blue Heeler mix who both shed quite a bit. I typically vacuum the house 2-3 times per week and my previous vacuum is the Shark NV501, which I’ve owned for almost 2 years now. I wouldn’t normally have replaced my Shark NV501 if it weren’t for the opportunity to review their newest model. The Shark NV501 has been the best vacuum I’ve ever owned… until now. When Shark innovates and adds a new technology to something, they aren’t just adding a fancy new name to the product, they really are giving you something useful. The new DuoClean feature performs better than I was expecting. It pulls in the larger particles lying on the floor whereas other vacuums will often just push them further away from the vacuum until they are against the wall. No more tipping the vacuum back to suck in larger debris! I have a ficus tree that drops a lot of leaves and the DuoClean roller pulls them right up into the vacuum, it’s pretty cool because testing them side by side, the NV501 does tend to push the leaves around. Another benefit of the secondary roller is being able to vacuum right up to the wall, rather than needing to do a second pass along the edge or using a nozzle. I’ve found that it will pull in any particles and dog hair pushed into the edge much better than anything I’ve ever used. The design of this model is very user friendly, functional and looks great. Everything is labeled and all the parts click into place making it easy to assemble and clean. I really like that the top window panel of the head opens up allowing access to the rollers which both come out easily for cleaning. The bottom of the head has brushes around the back and sides of the roller area, preventing anything from escaping the suction. The LED headlights are bright and more uniform than my previous model, with little to no dark space on the carpet between beams. Another great feature is the bumper on the front of the vacuum. Along the front head there is a soft rubber bumper which I think this helps to protect the DuoClean roller but it also helps to prevent any damage to your furniture when bumping into it. The powered lift-away feature is great! The canister separates from the wand and head unit allowing you to reach far under furniture and into tight places, while still using the power of the rotating brushes on the head. The change between functions is fast and easy and the vacuum can stay on while changing. Holding the canister in your hand while vacuuming isn’t too bad but having the caddy would be great and at this price point I do think it should have been included. The head is a bit smaller than I am used to, about an inch and a half smaller than my previous vacuum and I wish the canister capacity was a bit more but I think the Speed models are meant to be more lightweight and portable. I’m okay with that given all the other great features I’m getting plus I don’t really find myself having to empty it that much more frequently than before. The Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away Speed with DuoClean has surpassed all of my expectations, it’s fast and really pulls itself along the carpet. It’s thoughtfully designed and incorporates innovative features. I’m once again impressed with Sharks design and will recommend this product to friends.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Lightweight Powerhouse!

      Posted
      HonestJoe68
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      I purchased this Shark with my own money, it was Not a gift so my review is honest and unbiased. I now own three Shark vacuums (Rotator Powered Lift Away XL and the Rocket Complete DuoClean) and this new Shark is like both of those combined in one vacuum. I Love the dual brushroll feature as you can vacuum any floor type or surface with ease and get it spotless clean, combined with the powered lift away design. This Shark is lightweight (similar to the Shark Speed) and has sealed HEPA filtration and is relatively quiet. It's powerful and does a beautiful job cleaning. It's very easy to maneuver and I love the Lift Away feature to get low and underneath furniture. I highly recommend this vacuum and if you only buy one Shark, I recommend this model as it's the most versatile and great for all floor types. The only slight down side to this model, and it's not a deal breaker, is the location of the power switch. It is located low on the body of the vacuum near the dirt canister handle and as a tall guy, I have to reach down rather low to turn it on and off. Also, they put the Lift Away release button on the exact opposite side of the power switch, so there is a slight learning curve until you get used to which button is which. I wish the power switch was on the handle, like my Rotator Powered Lift Away XL. Other than that, I love it and have no complaints and recommend this to anyone needing a deep cleaning, easy to use vacuum. Oh, I also like that Shark gives this vacuum a Seven year warranty, most other vacuums offer one year or at best a five year warranty. This would be perfect for RV Campers and smaller homes too as it is very easy to store and is compact in size while still performing like a full sized vacuum. I currently use it on my main floor (mostly hardwood) and keep the other Shark lift away upstairs where most of the floors are carpeted. All around a great Vacuum, Thanks Shark, Thanks Best Buy!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      So much power, very versatile, and so easy to use!

      Posted
      MarilynB
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      This vacuum was easy to assemble and took about a minute or 2 with no tools required. It came with some awesome attachments (more about that later) and a very nice bag to store them in. The first time I used it, I wanted to try to vacuum up some tiny beads that had become lost in my carpet and since I had vacuumed the carpet very recently, I was hoping to vacuum up the beads without getting too much dirt that I would have to search through. Well, I did get the beads, but also quite a bit of dirt that my previous vacuum had not been powerful enough to pull out of the carpet. Performance: I am very happy with how well this vacuum performs. It really does a wonderful job in picking up the dirt. It out-performed every other vacuum that I've ever had. It is extremely maneuverable and swivels easily around tight places. I can see when the dust container needs to be emptied and it is easy to empty. I can see as I vacuum that the brush rollers are moving because there is a green light. The attachments work very well and are easily attached and removed as needed. Features: I love that the vacuum has 3 settings for hard floor, low pile carpet, or thick carpet. I tried them all and was very happy with all three. I also love how well it swivels and the width of the vacuum makes it easy for me to get in places where I couldn't get before. The Lift-Away feature is great. In fact, you have some options with that feature. With just a push of the "Lift Away" button, you can remove the canister (which they call a "vacuum pod"). Then use the "Wand Release" button or the "Handle Release" button to remove either the entire length of the wand or just the handle (which has a short wand), depending on which you prefer to use. You can also add any of the attachments to the long wand or shorter handle. There are 2 different buttons to push to release the handle. One releases the short handle and the other releases the full length of the handle. They are both easy to use. I had no problem pushing the buttons and releasing the handles. Then they click back into place when you replace them, so you know they are attached correctly. You can also release the handle, add an attachment, and use it without using the Lift-Away feature which is a bit faster for when you need to use a tool quickly and get right back to vacuuming with the entire unit. Underneath, the vacuum comes with a soft roller as well as a brush roll and they are both easy to remove if you need to remove string or hair that has become wrapped around the roller. The attachments that I received are: (1) an Under Appliance Wand which is long and flat and can be used to vacuum under the refrigerator or can reach under low furniture (it can be used "as is" to clean the floor under your appliance or its extension piece can be removed and flipped over to clean the underside of appliances), (2) a Duster Crevice Tool that has a brush attachment that can be slid into place when needed or moved out of the way when you only want to use the crevice tool, (3) a Pet Multi-Tool which has a stiff bristle brush that can be removed to reveal an upholstery tool (so you can use the brush to loosen stuck-on debris or use the upholstery surface for cleaning pet hair (or other debris) from your sofa or chair), and (4) a Pet Power Brush which can be used on the stairs or upholstery. You don't need a pet to appreciate how convenient this tool is. There are 2 places on the vacuum cleaner for storing 2 of the attachment tools. Other tools and accessories can also be bought (motorized brush, dusting brush, caddy, long crevice tool) but I was pleasantly pleased at the ones that came with the vacuum. The dust container can be removed easily using a single button and carried to the trash to empty. To empty it, just push one or both of the 2 buttons that open the top and bottom of the canister. The filters are located under the dust container and are easy to access and remove. The manual suggests rinsing them thoroughly every 3 months. Let them air dry completely before replacing. The unit comes with both an Owner's Guide and a Quick Start Guide.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      It Sucks...but thats the point!

      Posted
      Fred
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      Let me first provide a little background to my living situation. I live in a second floor apartment with hardwood floors throughout. I have multiple rugs of varying length throughout the apartment and the real kicker and reason behind trying a new vacuum is my very hair Australian shepherd dog. My conventional vacuum I thought did a great job on the rugs and carpets in the places that I have lived in the past but my current apartments has hardwood floors that includes a staircase. Thus, cleaning was a bit of a chore as I vacuumed all the rugs and then swept all the hardwood floors and had to hand sweep my stairs. Having not purchased a new vacuum in years (~7), I figured it was worth trying a lift away as that would help with the stairs. First, some assembly is required but it is not much and literally clicks together in a few minutes. Once assembled, the vacuum is heavier than one would expect from appearances. Similarly, the vacuum was much louder than I anticipated it would be and I believe it was, in fact, louder than my old vacuum. The rollers and subsequent vacuum head is smaller than most vacuums, less than a foot. In order to really see how well it worked I decided my living room rug was the best place to try it. You can see in the picture that the rug appears fairly clean prior to vacuuming. I used the Shark on one half of the rug and my conventional old vacuum on the other half of the rug. The shark moved very easily and has much better mobility which would allow it to get into tight spaces much easier than my old vacuum. Interestingly, the Shark only has three floor settings which can readily be adjusted on the handle making switching from surface to surface easy. As can be seen by my dirt piles, both vacuums can fairly readily pick up my dogs hair out of the rug. Interestingly, when I used the Shark over the area my old vacuum had cleaned I was able to pull out even more hair/dirt (middle pile in the picture). When I tried the Shark on the hardwood floors it was fairly loud such that I do not think I would use it that much directly on the floors. In short, this vacuum does a great job at exactly what it was designed to do, pick up dirt and hair from the floors. It does an excellent job at deep cleaning of shallow carpets, is easy to use, and can readily be detach to hand clean couches or steps. It offers a high degree of mobility and versatility in one compact package. However, the small brush path and small container volume would prove to be problematic in the cleaning of larger areas or places with multiple pets. This vacuum is likely best suited for small homes or apartments and that require a high degree of mobility/flexibility.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Very versatile vacuum, with a learning curve

      Posted
      daytonadan
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      No one enjoys the vacuuming chore but the Shark Liftaway Duo Clean at least provides the power and versatility to get almost any cleaning job done in short order -- once you get past the learning curve. This thing takes the form of a bagless upright when fully assembled but breaks down in a number of ways to deal with various cleaning problems. Want to clean the stairs? The lift away feature allows you to detach the main motor/cannister and top of the handle to turn into a canister vac. Then attach a small air driven power head. Want to clean under the bed or (some) appliances? The long handle that attaches to the power head pops off and Shark provides a nifty long flat attachment to get to the places you could never reach before. It is figuring out how to take it apart and put it back together that takes a little time. There are no screws or fasteners of any kind involved in initial assembly. Everything just clicks together and then comes apart with the push of a release button. There are LOTs of release buttons so take time to read the instructions to figure out the assembly that works best for your particular job. In fully assembled upright mode, this Shark is much like every other upright, except the power head is quite small, maybe half as wide as some competitors. And quite flat. So it makes it easier to get under some things. But it takes more passes to complete a big room. It is something of a mixed blessing. Steering is a bit odd, with turns accomplished by twisting the grip back and forth in a swivel motion. Takes some getting used to but works well. . The motor is not as noisy than some uprights but is still quite powerful. And thanks to its unique two roller design, it does seem to pick up more dirt. The front roller is covered in a short felt like material and is designed to get very small particles. The second larger brush is more traditional and gets everything else. A fairly bright headlight shows the the way and big indicator light on the power head warns of any tangles or overheating (by turning from green to red). A nice touch. I also was pleased to see the adjustment for floor type (bare, low carpet, thick carpet) high up on the handle. It is much easier to change on the fly than the dial type power head control on other competitors. And in my house, with two cats, it seemed to do the job, picking up a lot more gunk after I had just cleaned with my old vacuum. You better hope you don't have too much dirt though since the canister that collects the dirt is quite small, 75 percent smaller than many other bagless uprights. And yes, if you have pet hair, you still have to reach inside the canister to pull out the balls of hair. They don't just fall out. No improvement there. You have to empty after each use for obvious reasons and clean the filters ever few months. One other big disappointment is there no auto cord rewind, something that should be standard on a vacuum this expensive. You got wind it up by hand every time. Ugh. Speaking of the power cord, it is thankfully VERY long. I can almost reach my entire house from a central outlet, which is convenient. It's mostly plastic so not sure about long term durability. But seems sturdy and well designed and far more versatile than most other vacuums. If you need the versatility this unit provides, the Shark Duo Clean Liftaway could be the ticket.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Versatile cleaning demon vacuum

      Posted
      PhotoFrank
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      This review is for the Shark Powered Lift-Away Speed with DuoClean. The Shark Lift-Away Duo Clean is an extremely versatile and powerful home vacuum cleaner. It has a self propelled floor and rug head that is built into the units handle. The power unit and dirt collection unit is a separate module that can be detached from the handle and carried, when doing stairs with the 6 inch powered carpet/ upholstery brush, cleaning blinds or dusting furniture or any other task that requires mobility. It is a cleaning demon. Way more than you would expect for the price. The carpet/floor head will fit under a two inch high opening to a depth of about 1 foot. The self propelled head can be pivoted at any angle and steered with the handle. The six inch powered carpet brush really works great on carpeted stairs. The long flat extension will reach 3 feet under appliances. It has a brush that will loosen the dust on the bottom of the refrigerator coils and suck it up through the slot. The flexible hose is sufficiently long enough for most jobs when the power unit is on the handle and long enough to clean the tops of ceiling fans when the power unit is detached and carried. The crevice tool has a brush that can be slid to the end or slid back to be used as a standard crevice tool. We used this vacuum for about three weeks before I wrote this review and no one in our house has any complaints. The lift away power unit is really cool and you can even buy an optional wheeled carrier for the power unit if you please. The carpet head is not real wide. it is about 10-11 inches wide, but it really cleans. The only issue that I noticed was that the self propelled action can be a little aggressive on a deep piled carpet if the head is set to an excessively low height. Great value, and all that most people will need. If you have a big house you can afford one of these on each floor and the basement, for way less than one of the premium vacuum cleaners. I own one of those premium vacuum cleaners and this little wonder is better than it is on everything but deep pile carpets. On a tight pile carpet it is the winner. It stores easily and has a nice bag for the attachments that can be hung on the unit when in storage. This Shark Powered LiftAway DuoClean is a 5 stars, thumbs up, great bang for the buck choice, in my opinion.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Really Great Little Vacuum

      Posted
      JJKBO
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      I bought this Shark vacuum to replace my Kirby. So far, I am very gad that I did!! This little Vac works really well on our hard tile floors and carpet. Easy assembly out of the box, excellent suction, lifts/vaccums up everything in its path, empties out very easily, cleans up very easily, very simple to lift away, steers easily, pulls itself along with no effort required by the operator. I would have given this Vac 5 stars but there are 2 things that I feel need to be addressed by the manufacturer. 1. The power head is too small and it would be a much better vaccum if the power head were bigger so you could vaccum a wider swath. The small power head does work well, but its just really small. It kinda makes me feel like I am using a toy vacuum. 2. The hose clip that pushes into the back of the wand to secure the hose when the vacuum is in upright mode will not stay secure in the holder and continuously pops out. This is really, really frustrating to me, so I put a couple of heavy duty rubber bands on it to hold it in place. The Shark engineers really need to come up with something better than this to secure the hose. If the power head were bigger and the hose clip would hold the hose to the back of the wand, I would have to say that this would be the perfect vacuum and I firmly beleive that if The manufacturer would address these 2 items, this machine would hands down be the very best vacuum available on the market. Don't get me wrong, the vacuum works very well like it is, but it could and would be better if these 2 issues were addressed, re-engineered and resolved. In a nut shell, you wont regret buying this machine as it does work quite well but could be even better.

      I would recommend this to a friend





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