SHARK - Rotator Professional Lift-Away HEPA Bagless 2-in-1 Upright Vacuum - Red

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Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away Upright Vacuum Cleaner: Finish vacuuming chores more quickly and easily with this 2-in-1 upright vacuum cleaner that gives you more convenient ways to clean.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • 12" Crevice Tool
    • Dusting Brush
    • Owner's Manual
    • Premium Pet Power Brush
    • Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away HEPA Bagless 2-in-1 Upright Vacuum
    • Straight Suction Nozzle
    • Wide Pet Upholstery Tool

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2702 out of 2776)

    Features


    2-in-1 Vacuum

    A lightweight 2-in-1 Lift-Away® upright vacuum with a detachable canister for portable cleaning power.

    Multi-surface cleaning with brushroll control

    Cleans all floor types. The motorized rotating brush loosens up dirt trapped deep in carpet fibers and is easily turned off with the push of a button when moving to bare floors.

    Advanced cyclonic technology for strong suction

    Dirt is separated from air inside the vacuum, so filters don't clog and cleaning power stays strong.

    Antiallergen Complete Seal technology for cleaner air

    Shark's Complete Seal technology with HEPA filtration reduces dust and allergens by trapping them inside the vacuum, so they can't escape back into the air.

    Easy and fast maneuvering

    Lightweight design with swivel steering easily moves around and under furniture. An extra-long stretch hose and 30' power cord provide more range and flexibility.

    Extra tools for removing pet hair

    Use the premium power brush and wide pet upholstery tool to remove pet hair, dust and ground-in dirt from stairs and upholstery.

    Quick-release wand for cleaning above the floor

    Extends to clean ceiling fans and other hard-to-reach places. Includes dusting brush and crevice tool for other unique surfaces.


    Customer rating

    4.7
    98%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    4.4

    Pros

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      I got Wowed

      Posted
      3cats1dog

      Wow. Wow. This has great suction, useful functions, transitions from hardwood to carpet, crosses door thresholds easily, is self propelled, and is shockingly quiet. Got this one after I returned a consumer reports top rated Hoover, which just didn't work for me. Confession: I think the commercials that I've seen for the Shark are a little hokey, and I thought all the "things" the vacuum can do was kinda gimmicky. Try prying it from my hands now. It's easy to push on the hardwood floor, and is very quiet with the brushes off. The brushes "on" only raise the noise level slightly. It pulls itself when the brushes are on, making it easy to use on carpet. It is fairly light. It does not need to have the height adjusted for different surfaces. The way the wand works is really clever. You can pull out the long wand, which is long enough for getting the floor corners or under furniture, or the short one, which helps with upholstery. The way the vacuum detaches from the roller brush is brilliant, making it easy to carry out to the car in the driveway to vacuum it. It has a rolling base that converts it into a canister vac, sort of, making it easy for this purpose. It has suction adjustment on the wand, to turn it down for delicate items like drapes. This is the only area that could use improvement-an arrow or something showing that you are increasing or decreasing suction would be good, but I don't use this feature, so I don't mind. With 4 pets, I need full suction, all the time. The cord is long enough-yes, I wish is was automatic rewind, but I am so happy with the way this vacuum functions, I can wrap it manually. The canister is easy to empty. I am very happy I gave it a chance, because it's great for me. Will likely order some additional attachments from the website soon.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Holy cow!

      Posted
      Soupsoup

      This vacuum is incredible. We just got this vacuum a few days ago, so this review is only my initial impression. I have never made a purchase of any household appliance that has left me so impressed. Overall, I rated the vacuum a five, but there are some design changes that would make it better to look at. BUT it's a vacuum, so it didn't bother me at all. The material and colors of the vacuum make it look almost like a cheap kid's toy (and almost made me not buy it) but the reviews were so good, so I took a chance. I'm glad I did. Although it looks cheaply made, it seems to be rather solid. All of the pieces snap together perfectly. Also the bin is very easy to empty. The steering control is intuitive and smooth. If you have a number of throw rugs to vacuum, I recommend having a kid stand on the edge of the rug while you vacuum. Otherwise, the suction is so strong that the vacuum tries to suck the rug up off the floor. My previous vacuum was a Dyson and I really liked it. I vacuum everyday and thought it worked beautifully... Then we decided to get another cheaper vacuum for the upstairs. I researched every kind of vacuum and found this one to be popular. Even though I vacuum the house daily, the first time I ran the vacuum in the living room, I picked up a bin full of nastiness. We have two cats, so most of it was hair that I thought the Dyson was picking up. Every room I vacuumed showed the same result! I was shocked and appalled. We have decided to now keep this as our primary vacuum and use the Dyson upstairs. Some of the previous reviews commented that they had trouble picking up kitty litter, but the vacuum did just fine for us. Also, several comments were made about it being top heavy... It is, so you just have to be careful to always make sure it is standing up before letting go of the handle. Finally, The cord is somewhat oddly placed, but that is not a problem, just odd. The minor design flaws are easy to overlook when you see the amazing job it does on the floors. I would highly recommend this to everyone looking for a vacuum

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Sweet!

      Posted
      Lotsofcritters
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      We have a home with many animals; cats, dogs, birds, reptiles, fish, rodents and more so vacuuming is a common occurrence in our house. We liked a Eureka vacuum that was very inexpensive because it dealt with the animal issues very nicely. Biggest problem is that neither my wife nor I really care to spend time vacuuming so we are not very nice on vacuums. End result: we would get about 18-months with the Eureka before it would break to the point of disrepair. Well, Eureka changed their design and the new model did not perform as well as the old model. We decided that maybe it was time to spend more $'s and get one that would last. (save $'s and better on the environment). We tried a fiends Dyson that is comparable to this Shark. It was okay but required multiple passes when vacuuming bird seed and such around the bird cages. If you own birds you understand this issue and how often vacuuming needs to be done. For the price the Dyson wasn’t worth the hassles of the multiple passes needed. We decided to give this Shark a try since it is much less expensive than the Dyson, similar in concept, had good reviews in our research and if it didn't work on the bird seed issue we could use it elsewhere in the house. Wow, this vacuum is nice; it works great on the birdseed, is easy to use, light weight enough we both can just grab it and vacuum the stairs without hassle and seems to be of decent quality. My wife has preferred bagged vacuums due to the dust issue when emptying bagless vacuums. She liked how the Dyson bagless emptied and felt she could live with it. The shark empties just as nice as the Dyson and she has no problems with it. Our house contains pretty equal amounts of carpet, tile and wood. This vacuums work fantastic on all surfaces, including area rugs, without pushing multiple levers buttons and knobs when switching surfaces. Biggest issue is when vacuuming high pile carpet. The suction is so great it is hard to push. There is a valve on the handle you open to decrease the suction and it helps a lot, enough that it is not an issue for us but it is still a little harder to push than the Eureka was. The next issue is the limited space for the attachments. There’s no room for the power brush so you can only keep the crevice tool and small brush with the vacuum. So far that hasn’t been an issue since we’ve been able to do most everything without the power brush and those few times its been needed we just pull it out of the closet. In 12 months if this is still in good shape I’ll be getting a second one so I don’t have to keep fighting my wife for it!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Wish it would have worked out but had to return it

      Posted
      donberry
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I have been using a Dyson Animal for past 3-4 years. Was working good, except it did start to have a really bad smell I could not track down. We installed new frieze carpet and the Dyson did not fare too well. I have 4 dogs, with 5 often here (dogs people have dumped) and I have to sweep at least once a day, often I will do some areas twice a day as a couple of the dogs shed horribly no matter how much you brush them. I did quite a bit of research and pretty much everyone seemed to love the Shark Liftaway. Worried about the frieze carpet, I also found a couple of people saying it worked just fine on frieze. Bought it, brought it home and loved it. Excellent suction, loved the liftaway - but the auto height adjustment just did not work with the frieze. It was very hard to push the sweeper over the carpet and if the vacuum is running too low on the carpet, it will shorten the life of the carpet, plus frizz up the ends of it. I really liked the Shark and tried to see if there was a way I could physically raise the sweeper head up a bit without affecting the suction, but I really did not see a way. I hated to do it, but I ended up returning it for another sweeper. I am not a fan of canister cleaners plus I have to have bagless or I would go thru a bag a day with as much dog hair as I sweep up. I checked out the electrolux they had. It supposedly had different height adjustments on it, but I am apparently not too bright and couldn't see it. I am thinking it had to be turned on to adjust it and I couldn't find a handy plug. Not wanting to return another, I ended up with the Eureka "bagless for around $150. It has the easy to adjust height adjustments and works well with the frieze carpet. Seems to work well, but the Shark and Dyson seemed to have more suction. On a small entry carpet, the Shark and Dyson would suck it up, would have to hold it down with one foot and sweep off the carpet. With the Eureka I sweep it pretty much normally. BUT, it does seem to do the job. I seem to get all of the dog hair and a whole bunch of dirt.......wish the shark would have worked tho The one "negative" with the shark is you do have to have a place to keep the accessories.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Love it, love it

      Posted
      GATeacher
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Bought this last week because I finally wanted to invest a little more money on something decent. than my expensive Hoover that I have had for two years and is already losing suction. Was thinking about Dyson, but the price tag made me a bit wary and then I looked at multiple review sites for Dyson and this vacuum. This one was comparable, but had way better reviews than Dyson so I thought I would go for it. I have two small children and allergies so the complete seal was another bonus. So after a week I am completely impressed. I vacuumed my home with my Hoover prior to buying this and it picked up so much I was shocked and a little grossed out. It is lighter, easier to maneuver- swivels like the Dyson without the ball, and actually made vacuuming fun. It was great for reaching spider webs in the corners, the dust angle attachment had me cleaning ceiling fans and anything else I could get my hands on. Then I converted it (love this feature) to a canister to go vacuum out the family van. I will no longer go to those expensive car wash places that get out some of the dirt. This thing was awesome including getting out that sand from trips to the beach and behind car seats. True you can only attach two of the attachments and must store the rest, but that is a small issue since the two attached are what you use the most anyway. The canister is easy to dump and not like the other vacuums where you have to reach in there to clean that stuff out. Just open and shake and it all comes out. This is also much quieter than any other vacuum that I have previously used, the headlight is great and actually points out stuff you normally don't see and it is great at reaching those edges. Overall, it promises that it will never lose suction and has a five year warranty. I am impressed and keeping it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Cleans well so far. New item

      Posted
      cva41
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      New item-Not a lot of use yet. So far I love the vacuum. I used my old unit, then re-cleaned after with the Shark Rotator. I was surprised how more much dirt/fiber/hair was picked up from the previously vacuumed carpet. The things I liked: 1) Lot of features (the 'lift away' canister is great). 2) Plenty of accessory tools. 3) The Brushroll on/off feature is my favorite. (My old vacuum ate spots of carpeting when using the hose atachment, and preassure was applied to the continuous roller). 4) The hose is attached lower on the unit which helps prevent tipping (when using the portable canister base). 5) Easy to steer around, and propels itself forward with no effort to push the unit. 6) Lightweight compared to my old Hoover Windtunnel (and quieter too). 7) Easy to dump out the dust cup each time I vacuum. 8) A multi angle dusting brush was a bonus that came with unit. (it is perfect for ceiling fans & flat/angled areas above your head). 9) Suction control on the wand handle to avoid making your curtains disappear. What I don't like: 1) Cord could be a few feet longer. (I can't reach the same areas as before without changing to a new elec outlet). 2) The unit is a little 'tippy' when using the wand while the motor is connected to the main base. Watch smaller, lighter floor rugs & take more care to clean. This vacuum has a lot of suction, even when you adjust for less, and may pick up the carpet occasionally. The brushroll will stop if something jams, which is good. Overall, this seems like a great vacuum so far. When I use it though, while pulling the vacuum backwards, I lower the handle to take weight off the roller. I just try to take some of the load off the motor. The motor works a little harder as it's still trying to pull forward. You can hear a difference. Note: this is just me, and there is nothing in the manual that says it is necessary to do so. Also bought the extended warranty. Don't normally, but it allows me to bring it back to my local Best Buy. (They cover a lot more than just 'materials & workmanship' like the manuf.) Otherwise, if anything happens I must ship it to the manufacturer, which would cost as much as the warranty.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great vac, but problem after 18 days

      Posted
      FanOfToshiba
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I bought this vacuum just over two weeks ago. I vacuumed with my old vac immediately before using the Shark for the first time. I could hardly believe how much the Shark picked up that my other vac had left behind. The dust cup is SO much easier to dump than the cup on my last vac. The accessories are all quite useful, though the wand is a bit heavier than I'd like. Unfortunately, it appears that the button that releases the wand no longer works (used about 4 times), and without being about to use the wand, quite a few of the Shark's functionalities are eliminated. To add insult to injury, Best Buy in Waterford, CT was unwilling to do an exchange since my purchase was 18 days ago. (Unbeknownst to me, they'd recently cut return time in half...) I bought it with the special 6-month financing, and I haven't even made my first payment yet! I was shocked that Best Buy was unwilling to exchange the vacuum within such a short time frame. Thus, I was forced to call Shark. Fortunately, they were much more accommodating. I will have to send the vacuum back to them, but they did say they would send a new replacement. Of course, this means that I'll be without a vacuum for a week or so. Unfortunately, I threw away the original box, so I'll have to dig up something the broken vac will fit into. The person at Shark was also surprised that Best Buy has such an unbelievably short return period. At any rate, I'm hoping that the now non-functioning wand button on my current Shark is the exception and not the rule, because otherwise I love this vacuum. I'll try to post an update after I receive the replacement vacuum.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Does way more than advertises!

      Posted
      HeyConway
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I've spent as much as $1500.00 on vacuum cleaners and NOT one of them rivals The Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away. This machine is easy to assemble, it took less than 3 minutes to put it together. Once I got it together, I plugged it in AND was surprised at how quiet this vacuum cleaner is and due to the fact it's light weight, it's easy to maneuver but don,'t let that fool you into thinking it's poorly made or isn't powerful. The This vacuum cleaner is bagless and and the canister that collects what the vacuum is picking up is clear. I was shocked to see what was coming up of my carpets. I have a no shoe policy after you enter the front door of my home and I do vacuum everyday, or so I thought I did. This vacuum cleaners brush REALLY GETS IN THE CARPET. And combined with the powerful suction I was mortified with what came up in the canister. It's and attachment reaches all those hard to get to areas with ease and the upholstery attachment made my couches look brand new. This machine converts from an upright to a canister easily! There's a dusting attachment that will only remove the dust and leave what you don't want vacuumed up. It's perfect for ceiling fans, I didn't need a step stool because the wand attachment with the actually reaches those hard to reach places without losing any suction. I'm 5'2" and its no problem reaching the top of the blades of the ceiling fans. Bottom line,there's not one negative thing I've found with this vacuum, and ask that it can do for you will take to long to list. You might not think even think you need a new vacuum cleaner, I didn't think I needed one. I thought wrong.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

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